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Today in the World Countries

  • Revolution Day is being celebrated in North Macedonia

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • BIRTHS
  • Enrico Sangiuliano, DJ, born in Italy.

On this day in 2022

  • DEATHS
  • Angela Lansbury, TV Actress.
  • Joe Crozier, Canadian ice hockey head coach (Buffalo Sabres 1971-74, Toronto Maple Leafs 1980-81), who died at 93.
  • Willie Spence, R& B Singer.

On this day in 2021

  • EVENTS
  • Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden steps down after The NY Times details emails in which he made homophobic and misogynistic remarks; earlier reports alleged racist statements about a union leader.
  • Nobel Prize for Economics awarded to David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens for their work on "natural experiments".
  • Australia's largest city Sydney ends its 107-day lockdown, with restrictions easing for fully vaccinated people.
  • American musician and singer Deon Estus died at the age of 65. He is best known as the bass player of Wham! and as the bassist on George Michael's first two solo projects. Estus' single ‘Heaven Help Me’, with additional vocals by George Michael, reached No.5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1989..
  • DEATHS
  • Emani Johnson, R& B Singer.
  • Olav Nilsen, Norwegian soccer striker/midfielder (62 caps; Viking FK), who died at 79.
  • Kixstar, eSports Player.
  • Tony DeMarco, American boxer (NBA, NYSAC, The Ring welterweight titles 1955), who died at 89.
  • Tony Demarco, Boxer.
  • Trevor Hemmings, British businessman (Owner Preston North End FC; 3 x Grand National winners Hedgehunter [2005], Ballabriggs [2011], Many Clouds [2015]), who died at 86.
  • Trevor Hemmings CVO, British businessman (Owner Preston North End FC; 3 x Grand National winners Hedgehunter [2005], Ballabriggs [2011], Many Clouds [2015]), who died at 86.

On this day in 2020

  • EVENTS
  • Women's PGA Championship, Aronimink GC: Sei Young KIm wins her first major title by 5 strokes from fellow South Korean Inbee Park; shoots tournament record total 266.
  • NBA Finals: LA Lakers beat Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 to win record equalling 17th title; MVP: LeBron James; first to win the award with 3 different teams.
  • India records more than 7 million cases of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Ðokovic 6-0,6-2,7-5; 20th Grand Slam singles title; record 13th French singles title.
  • British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Eifel Grand Prix at Germany's Nürburgring to equal Michael Schumacher's record of 91 Formula 1 victories.
  • DEATHS
  • Ângelo Martins, Portuguese soccer defender (20 caps; Benfica 231 games), who died at 90.
  • Gary F. Jones, American thoroughbred racehorse trainer ($52.6m in purses; 1,465 race wins; US Racing HOF), who died at 76.
  • Boro Drljaca, Folk Singer.
  • Jon Gibson, American flute and saxophone player (Philip Glass Ensemble,1968-2019), and composer (The Voyage of The Beagle), who died at 80.
  • Joe Morgan, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (10 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1975,76; NL MVP 1975,76; Cincinnati Reds) and broadcaster (ESPN), who died at 77.

On this day in 2019

  • EVENTS
  • NBA YoungBoy releases the album mixtape "AI YoungBoy 2" which debuts at #1 on the US Billboard 200.
  • Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli scores career-best 254 not out to move past 7,000 Test runs on day 2 of the 2nd Test against South Africa in Mumbai; India wins by an innings and 137 runs.
  • Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed for peace deal with Eritrea.
  • Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for the peace deal with Eritrea.
  • DEATHS
  • Robert Forster [Foster], American actor (Medium Cool, Jackie Brown), who died of cancer at 78.
  • Alexei Leonov, Russian cosmonaut (Voskhod 2, first person to walk in space), who died at 85.

On this day in 2018

  • EVENTS
  • Russian Soyuz spacecraft makes emergency landing when rocket fails two minutes after liftoff, with American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut aboard.
  • Swedish dramatic soprano Nina Stemme is awarded the fourth $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize.
  • World's new longest flight flies from Singapore to Newark Airport, New Jersey takes 17 hours 52 mins.

On this day in 2017

  • EVENTS
  • TripAdvisor customer poll names The Black Swan in Oldstead, North Yorkshire, world's best restaurant.
  • BIRTHS
  • Adonis Graham, Family Member, born in United States.

On this day in 2016

  • EVENTS
  • Sir Rod Stewart said he was "on cloud nine"after being knighted by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace. The singer was honoured in the Queen's birthday honours list in recognition of his services to music and charity..
  • South Korean firm Samsung announces it will permanently stop production of Note 7 phones after complaints devices caught fire.

On this day in 2015

  • EVENTS
  • Presidents Cup Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC Korea: Zach Johnson and Phil Mickelson go undefeated as US wins for the 6th successive time with a 15½–14½ victory over the International team.
  • Camera Obscura keyboardist Carey Lander died from osteosarcoma, a rare form of blood cancer aged 33. The Scottish indie pop band's first album, Biggest Bluest Hi Fi, was released in 2001..
  • Nepal's parliament elects Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, leader of the Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist party, as Prime Minister.
  • DEATHS
  • John Berg, American art director (Columbia Records,1961-85), winner of 4 Grammy Awards for album art, who died of pneumonia at 83.
  • John Berg, American art director,4-time Grammy Award-winner for album art (Columbia Records,1961-85), who died of pneumonia at 83.
  • John Berg, American art director, who died at 83.
  • Dean Chance, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1964,67; Cy Young Award 1964; no-hitter 1967; LA / California Angels, Minnesota Twins), who died at 74.
  • Dean Chance, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1964,67; Cy Young Award 1964; no-hitter 1967), who died at 74.

On this day in 2014

  • DEATHS
  • Mats Rondin, Swedish cellist, conductor, and educator, who died at 54.
  • Tanhum Cohen-Mintz, Basketball Player.

On this day in 2013

  • EVENTS
  • The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wins the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 27 people are killed after a migrant boat sinks in the Channel of Sicily.
  • 10 people are killed and a hospital fire in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan.
  • DEATHS
  • Johnny Halford, Race Car Driver.
  • Maria De Villota, Race Car Driver.
  • Stu Gilliam, American actor and comedian (Roll Out, Harris & Company), who died at 80.
  • Wadih El Safi, World Music Singer.

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