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Today in the World Countries
- Culture Day is being celebrated in Japan
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Dominica, Micronesia
- Independence of Cuenca is being celebrated in Ecuador
- Separation Day from Colombia is being celebrated in Panama
- Victory Day is being celebrated in Maldives
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Scorpio as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Gunslaya, YouTube Star, born in Philippines.
On this day in 2022
- Former Prime Minister Imran Khan survives an assassination attempt after being shot in the leg at a rally in Wazirabad, Pakistan.
- A Swiss gruyère by Vorderfultigen and Gourmino wins best cheese at the World Cheese Awards in Newport, Wales.
- Benoît Dauga, French rugby union lock, #8 (63 caps; Stade Montois), who died at 80.
- Edot Baby, Rapper.
On this day in 2021
- South African writer Damon Galgut wins literature's Booker Prize for his novel "The Promise".
- US begins vaccinating children aged 5 to 11 years with a lower dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 pandemic vaccine.
- 4-year old Cleo Smith found 18 days after she disappeared from a family tent, by police in Carnarvon, Western Australia.
- Warren Powers, American football running back (Oakland Raiders) and coach (Washington State University 1977, University of Missouri 1978-84), who died from Alzheimers at 80.
On this day in 2020
- Australia's Melbourne Cup won by Twilight Payment.
- Hurricane Eta makes landfall in Nicaragua as a Category Four storm with winds of 140 km, killing at least 235 people across Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Panama.
- John Sessions, Scottish actor and comedian (Whose Line Is It Anyway), who died of a heart attack at 67.
- Don Talbot AO OBE, Australian swimming coach and sport administrator (coach national swim teams - Canada, United States, Australia), who died from dementia complications at 87.
- Don Talbot, Australian swimming coach and sport administrator (coach national swim teams - Canada, United States, Australia), who died from dementia complications at 87.
On this day in 2019
- British Mercedes driver and defending champion Lewis Hamilton finishes second in the US Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas to clinch his 6th F1 Drivers World Championship.
- Delhi reaches worst pollution levels of the year, over 900 AQI, with authorities declaring public health emergency.
- Australian world #1 Ashleigh Barty beats Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6–4,6–3 to win the WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China, receives US$4.42m the biggest winner's prize in tennis history.
- Australian world #1 Ashleigh Barty beats Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6–4,6–3 to win the WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China, recieves US$4.42m the biggest winner's cheque in tennis history.
- Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, left his wife of 29 years to move in with a 'superfan' 15 years his junior. It was reported that the singer was now living with fitness instructor Leana Dolci at her Paris home..
- Olivia Newton-John's black leather outfit from the film "Grease" sells for $405,700 at auction in Beverly Hills, California.
- Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil producer Saudi Aramco, the world's most profitable company, announces its plans to go public.
- Yvette Lundy, French resistance fighter during WWII, who died at 103.
On this day in 2018
- Truck loses control hitting 31 cars and killing at least 15 people near a tollbooth in Lanzhou, China.
- Breeders'Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 2 winners: Shamrock Rose, Stormy Liberal, City of Light, Sistercharlie, Roy H, Expert Eye, Monomoy Girl, Enable, Accelerate.
- Sondra Locke, American actress and director (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter), who died at 74.
- Sondra Locke, American actress (The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter; Willard), and director (Impulse), who died at 74 of a heart attack while suffering from breast and bone cancer.
On this day in 2017
- Breeders'Cup Horse Racing, Del Mar Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Rushing Fall, Battle of Midway, Mendelssohn, Forever Unbridled.
- Pakistani woman charged with poisoning 17 members of husband's family in attempt to escape forced marriage in Punjab Province.
- Abdur Rahman Biswas, President of Bangladesh,1991-96, who died at 91.
- Sebastian Aguilar, YouTube Star.
On this day in 2016
- Wd Amaradeva, World Music Singer.
- Kay Starr [Katherine Starks], American pop singer (" Wheel of Fortune"), who died at 94.
- Kay Starr [Katherine Starks], American singer (Wheel of Fortune), who died at 94.
On this day in 2015
- Game Maker Activision Blizzard (Call of Duty) buys King.com (Candy Crush) for $5.9 billion.
- Melbourne Cup won by Prince of Penzance ridden by Michelle Payne; first female jockey to win the event.
- A former prison officer was jailed for 12 months after admitting selling stories about George Michael to the Sun newspaper for £2,150, ($3,249). Michael was jailed for eight weeks in September 2010 for crashing his Range Rover while under the influence of cannabis..
- Ahmed Chalabi, Iraqi politician (supported US 2003 invasion), who died at 71.
- Howard Coble, American politician (Rep-R-NC,1985-2015), who died at 84.
- Tom Graveney, Cricket Player.
- Tom Graveney, England cricket batsman (79 Tests; top score 258; 732 first class games), who died of Parkinson's disease at 88.
On this day in 2014
- New York's 104-storey One World Trade Center officially opens 13 years after the September 11 attacks.
- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for global action on climate change after warning from scientists.
- Mariam Fakhr Eddine, Movie Actress.
On this day in 2013
- 6 people are killed after an overcrowded ferry sinks in Pattaya, Thailand.
- 8 people are killed and 10 are injured after a turboprop plane crashes in northern Bolivia.
- Bobby Orr's autobiography "Orr: My Story" debuts at the #8 position on The New York Times best seller list for nonfiction.
- Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Cagliari, Italy: Sara Errani of Italy outclasses Russia's Alisa Kleybanova 6-1,6-1 for an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 4-0) and 4th title for the home country.
- New York City Marathon: Geoffrey Mutai becomes first repeat winner in 15 years in slow 2:08:24; fellow Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo wins women's race in 2:25:07.
- Nick Foles connects with Riley Cooper 3 times to become 7th passer in NFL history with 7 TD tosses in a game during Philadelphia Eagles’ 49-20 win over the Raiders at Oakland; Foles completes 22 of 28 for 406 yards.
- Bernard Roberts, Pianist.
- Neal Newberry, Race Car Driver.
- Gerard Cieslik, Polish soccer striker and manager (45 caps,27 goals), who died at 86.