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Today in the World Countries
- Curaçao Day is being celebrated in Curacao
- Fiji Day is being celebrated in Fiji
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Cuba
- Maroons Day is being celebrated in Suriname
- Moi Day is being celebrated in Kenya
- National Day is being celebrated in Taiwan
- Party Foundation Day is being celebrated in North Korea
- World Mental Health Day is being celebrated in International
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Libra as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Evy Rosas, Facebook Star, born in Mexico.
- Martina Dwamena, TikTok Star, born in Ghana.
On this day in 2022
- Nobel Prize for Economics awarded to Ben Bernanke, Douglas Diamond and Philip Dybvig for discoveries which improved how society deals with financial crises.
- Anita Kerr [née Grilli], American pop and country singer, composer, and producer (The Anita Kerr Singers), who died at 94 .
On this day in 2021
- Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen says country won't bow to Chinese pressure in defiant speech on Taiwanese National Day, day after Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to "fulfil reunification".
- Ruthie Tompson, Animator.
- Abdul Qadeer Khan, Physicist.
On this day in 2020
- French Open Women's Tennis: 19 year old Iga Swiatek of Poland wins her country's first singles major title; beats American Sofia Kenin 6-4,6-1.
- Italian teenage computer genius Carlo Acutis, who died of leukemia at 15, beatified by the Catholic Church in Assisi, Italy.
- Leon Biriotti, Uruguayan composer and oboist, who died at 90.
- Vasili Kulkov, Russian soccer defensive utility (20 caps Soviet Union,21 Russia; Spartak Moscow, Benfica), who died from cancer at 54.
On this day in 2019
- 3,500 women are the first to be allowed to attend a football match in Iran for a World Cup qualifier in Tehran, since the Islamic revolution.
- 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Austrian Peter Handke.
- 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, after a year's delay due to Swedish Academy scandal.
On this day in 2018
- Hurricane Michael makes landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a category 4 hurricane with winds of 155 mph (250 km/h), going on to kill 27, having killed 15 in Central America.
- Flash floods kills at least 10 in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, Majorca, Spain.
- Mary Midgley, British-American philosopher (Animals and Why They Matter), who died at 99.
On this day in 2017
- " Thor: Ragnarok" directed by Taika Waititi, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Cate Blanchett premieres in Los Angeles, California.
On this day in 2016
- Nobel Prize for Economics awarded to UK-born Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom of Finland for work on contract theory.
- Actress Shailene Woodley arrested for trespassing while protesting against proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.
- Actor and director Shia LaBeouf at the age of 30 weds "Nymphomaniac" co-star Mia Goth at the age of 23 at Viva Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Graham Carleton Greene, British publisher (Jonathon Cape), who died at 80.
- Tony Adamowicz, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2015
- American tenor saxophone player Steve Mackay who worked with the Stooges, Violent Femmes, Snakefinger, Commander Cody and others died from sepsis at a hospital in Daly City, California at the age of 66..
- Bombing at a peace rally in Ankara, Turkey kills at least 95, injures 200.
- Actor Victor Garber at the age of 66 weds artist and model Rainer Andreesen in Tofino, Canada.
- Supermodel Hilary Rhoda at the age of 28 weds former pro hockey player Sean Avery at the age of 33 at the Parrish Art Museum in Long Island.
- " True Detective" actress Leven Rambin at the age of 25 weds True Blood star Jim Parrack at the age of 35 in Austin, Texas.
- Saša Britvic, Croatian conductor (Croatian Baroque Ensemble,1999-2015), and pedagogue, who died at 51.
- Hilla Becher (née Wobeser), German artist, worked collaboratively with husband Bernd Becher, who died at 81.
On this day in 2014
- Taylor Swift was named Billboard's Woman of the Year 2014, making her the first artist to receive the award twice. The award goes to the female artist who "has shaped and inspired the music industry with her success, leadership and innovation"over the last year..
- Malala Yousafzai & Kailash Satyarthi win the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
- Fred Zack, Race Car Driver.
- Curtis Otto Bismark Curtis-Smith, American pianist, composer, and educator, who died at 73.
On this day in 2013
- Alice Munro is awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature.
- Paul McCartney and his band surprised New Yorkers by performing songs from his "New"album in a short impromptu free concert to roughly 3,000 people on a long truck parked in the middle of Times Square..
- Scott Carpenter, American astronaut (Mercury 7-Aurora 7), who died from complications from a stroke at 88.
- David Cooper, YouTube Star.
- Janice Lynn Kuehnemund, American rock guitarist (Vixen - "Edge of a Broken Heart"), who died of cancer at 59.
- Kumar Pallana, Indian character actor and vaudevillian (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore), who died at 94.