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Today in the World Countries

  • Colón Day is being celebrated in Panama

Today in Astrology

  • People born on this day are Scorpio as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Ben Smallbone, Director, born in Sydney, Australia.

On this day in 2022

  • Alex Ovechkin scores 787th career goal for the Washington Capitals surpassing Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings, for all-time NHL record for most goals scored for a single team, in 3-2 loss to Arizona Coyotes.
  • 37th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo; Duran Duran; Eminem; Eurythmics; Dolly Parton; Lionel Richie; Carly Simon; Judas Priest; Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis; Harry Belafonte; Elizabeth Cotten; Allen Grubman; Jimmy Iovine; and Sylvia Robinson.
  • Aaron Carter, American singer, rapper and songwriter, who died at 34.
  • Aaron Carter, Pop Singer.

On this day in 2021

  • Breeders'Cup Horse Racing, Del Mar Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Twilight Gleaming, Echo Zulu, Pizza Bianca, Corniche, Modern Games.
  • Eight people crushed to death and 13 hospitalized in a crowd surge during a Travis Scott performance at Astroworld Festival, Houston, Texas.
  • NFL Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rogers admits in interview he is unvaccinated and taking unapproved treatment after testing positive for COVID-19 pandemic and in isolation.
  • Roger Zatkoff, American football linebacker (Pro Bowl 1954,55,56; First Team All Pro 1954,55; Green Bay Packers), who died at 90.
  • Russell Ebert, Australian rules footballer midfielder,1968-85,4X Magarey Medals (Port Adelaide), and coach,1983-90, who died of leukemia at 72.
  • Russell Ebert, Australian Rules midfielder (4 x Magarey Medals; 6 x Port Adelaide FC B& F; Australian Football HOF) and coach (SA 1996-98), who died of leukemia at 72.
  • Ryszard Grzegorczyk, Polish soccer midfielder (23 caps; Polonia Bytom, RC Lens), who died at 82.
  • Marília Mendonça, Brazilian Sertaneja singer-songwriter, who died in a plane crash at 26.
  • Marília Mendonça, Country Singer.
  • Charlie Burns, Canadian ice hockey forward (world champion Whitby Dunlops 1958) and coach (Minnesota North Stars), who died at 85.

On this day in 2020

  • Geoffrey Palmer, British actor (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, The Madness of King George, Butterflies), who died at 93.
  • Len Barry [Leonard Borisoff], American singer, songwriter and producer (The Dovells - "Bristol Stomp" ; solo - "1-2-3"), who died of bone marrow cancer at 78.

On this day in 2019

  • Chinese government set new rules for gaming for young people to try to curb gaming addiction, including maximum 90 mins a day.
  • Actress Emma Watson interviewed in Vogue magazine says she is happy to be single "I call it being self-partnered" launching worldwide discussion on the term.

On this day in 2018

  • BBC opens its largest news bureau outside the UK in Nairobi, Kenya with 300 journalists.
  • Child suicide rate in Japan at 30-year high with 250 taking their lives 2016/17 according to Government Ministry.
  • More than 80 students and teachers kidnapped from a boarding school in Bamenda, Cameroon.
  • NASA's Voyager 2 probe leaves the solar system, becoming the second human-made object to reach interstellar space.
  • Spice Girls announce a new tour but without "Posh Spice", Victoria Beckham.
  • Spice Girls announce a new tour without "Posh Spice" Victoria Beckham.
  • " Big Brother" reality show has its last episode in the UK on Channel 5, having run since 2000.
  • Taskforce set up to identify and punish LGBT people in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

On this day in 2017

  • Typhoon Damrey strikes Vietnam's south-central coast killing at least 27, leaving others missing.
  • US President Donald Trump begins a 12-day trip to Asia in Toyko, Japan.
  • Paradise Papers are leaked; 13.4 million documents from offshore investment firm Appleby, mentioning Queen Elizabeth and Wilbur Ross US Secretary of Commerce.
  • New York City Marathon: Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya wins men's race in 2:10:53,3 seconds ahead of Wilson Kipsang; Shalane Flanagan (2:26:53) first American to win women's race since 1977.
  • Gunman shoots 26 dead and injures 20 at a church in Sunderland Springs, Texas.
  • Bodies of 26 migrant teenage girls recovered from the Mediterranean, another 400 migrants rescued.
  • American singer Robert Knight died age 72. He is best known for the 1967 US Top 20 hit 'Everlasting Love'. In the UK the song was an even bigger hit the following year when a version by Love Affair reached No.1, preventing Knight's version from progressing further than No. 40..
  • Talitha Maria Sotto, Family Member, born in Philippines.
  • Robert Knight, American pop singer (" Everlasting Love"), who died at 79.

On this day in 2016

  • Breeders'Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Champagne Room, Queen's Trust, Drefong, Obviously, Classic Empire, Highland Reel, Finest City, Tourist, Arrogate.

On this day in 2015

  • Collins Dictionary name "binge-watch" the word of the year, followed by "transgender".
  • Fundão dam in Brazil collapses, killing about 23, causing a second dam to fail, releasing a massive flood of mud down the Rio Dulce.
  • Japan's 1st officially recognized same-sex couple union - Koyuki Higashi and Hiroko Matsuhara in Tokyo.
  • Guido Masanetz, German composer (In Frisco ist der Teufel Los), who died at 101.
  • Dan Press, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2014

  • New Zealand Prime Minister John Key rules out sending troops to fight against Islamic State, but claims there are 40 New Zealanders on 'terror watchlist'.
  • 48th CMT Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, and Miranda Lambert win.
  • The funeral for Jack Bruce was held in London, attended by Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and noted musicians Phil Manzanera, Gary Brooker, Vernon Reid and Nitin Sawhney among others. Dozens assembled at the Golders Green Crematorium paying a last tribute singing "Morning Has Broken", "Strawberry Fields Forever"and "Theme for an Imaginary Western". The Scottish-born bass player and singer had died last month as a result of liver disease..
  • Stella The Stella Show, YouTube Star, born in United States.
  • Lane Evans, American politician (Rep-D-IL,1983-2007), who died at 63.

On this day in 2013

  • 4 people are killed after a 4-story building under construction collapses in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Lady Gaga split from Troy Carter, who had managed her since 2007. Carter was credited with masterminding some of Gaga’s success, including her massive social media audience. She had 60 million Facebook fans and was amongst the top figures on Twitter with 40 million followers..
  • Bill de Blasio is elected New York City Mayor.
  • Lee Crystal [Sackett], American drummer (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - "I Love Rock'n'Roll"), who died at 57.




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