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Today's Star Sign

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Anita Pelayo, Instagram Star, born in Spain.
  • Sara Abu Sheikha, YouTube Star, born in Jordan.
  • Shaikha Alaslawi, Pop Singer, born in Kuwait.

On this day in 2022

  • UK's ruling Conservative party appoints Rishi Sunak as their next leader and Prime Minister, replacing Liz Truss after six weeks; Sunak is the first PM of color in the country's history.
  • US Mint issues first US currency featuring an Asian-American - silent film actress Anna May Wong; coin is part of American Women Quarters Program celebrates female trailblazers [2].
  • China continues its Covid-zero policy with 28 cities and 207 million people affected by some form of lockdown, including Wuhan.
  • Ashton Carter, American military civilian official (Secretary of Defense,2015-17), and academic administrator, who died of a heart attack at 68.

On this day in 2021

  • COVID-19 pandemic cases in Eastern Europe pass 20 million with Russia, Ukraine and Romania in top five countries reporting deaths globally.
  • Tom Brady becomes first quarterback in NFL history to record 600 touchdown passes when he hits Mike Evans in 1st quarter of the Buccaneers 38-3 rout of the Chicago Bears in Tampa Bay.
  • Strongest storm to ever hit the West Coast of the US, with California recording barometric pressure of 945.2 mb, and San Francisco its wettest October day.
  • Michael Jordan's 1984 Nike Air Ships sell for $1.472 million at Sotheby's, a new record for sneakers at auction.
  • Mamat Khalid, Screenwriter.
  • Sonny Osborne, American bluegrass banjo player (The Osborne Brothers - "Rocky Top"), who died of a stroke at 83.

On this day in 2020

  • Colombia records more than 1 million cases of COVID-19 pandemic, the 8th globally and 3rd in Latin America.
  • Deadliest shipwreck of the year claims 140 lives on a ship that sank with 200 migrants on board off the coast of Senegal.
  • Haji Azim, Prince.
  • Kevin McCarra, Scottish sports journalist (The Guardian, Scotland on Sunday, The Times), who died from Alzheimer's disease at 62.

On this day in 2019

  • Bangladesh sentences 16 men to death for the murder of Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who was set on fire after accusing a teacher of inappropriate behavior.
  • Remains of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco removed from mausoleum in Valley of the Fallen and reburied in private family vault in Madrid.

On this day in 2018

  • Scientists confirm East Island in Hawaii, half a mile long, has been wiped out after contact with Hurricane Walaka.
  • Pipe bombs sent to prominent US Democrats including the Obamas, Clintons, John Brennan and CNN, but safely defused.
  • Largest jackpot in US history at $1.6 billion won by one person in South Carolina.
  • Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge named UN Person of the Year for setting a new marathon world record and for his work with AIDS/HIV in Kenya.
  • Indian cricketer Virat Kohli becomes the 12th and the fastest-ever to score 10,000 runs in one day international matches, taking just 205 innings.
  • EU directive bans single-use plastics by 2021.
  • Darijan Božic, Slovenian composer and conductor, who died at 86.
  • Tony Joe White, American blues and swamp rock singer (Polk Salad Annie), who died at 75.
  • Tony Joe White, American blues and swamp rock singer (" Polk Salad Annie"), and songwriter (" Rainy Night In Georgia"), who died of a heart attack at 75.
  • Wah-Wah Watson [Melvin Ragin], American session guitarist in Motown's Funk Brothers (Temptations - "Papa Was A Rollin'Stone"), who died at 67.

On this day in 2017

  • Crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman vows to return Saudi Arabia to moderate Islam after announcing 500bn independent economic zone.
  • Albert Einstein's "Theory of Happiness", written as a note for a bellboy instead of a tip in Tokyo in 1922 sells for $1.56 million.
  • Dog doping scandal confirmed by officials of Iditarod, Alaskan dog sled race after dogs test positive for a banned substance.
  • Travis In Wonderland, YouTube Star, born in Philippines.
  • Robert Guillaume [Williams], American actor (Rafiki- The Lion King, Sports Night, Benson, Soap), who died at 89.
  • George Young, Music Producer.
  • Antione "Fats" Domino, American rhythm & blues star of the early rock ’n’ roll era (Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday), who died from natural causes at 89.

On this day in 2016

  • Suicide bomb kills 61 and injures 117 at a police training academy in Quetta, Pakistan, ISIS claims responsibility.
  • Pete Burns, English singer (Dead or Alive, "Spin Me Round"), who died of a cardiac arrest at 57.
  • Bobby Vee, American pop singer (Night has a Thousand Eyes), who died at 73.
  • Bobby Vee [Velline], American pop singer (" Devil Or Angel" ; "Take Good Care Of My Baby"), who died at 73.
  • Jack Sellers, Race Car Driver.
  • Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, Politician.
  • Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, Uruguayan politician, President of Uruguay (2000-2005), who died at 88.

On this day in 2015

  • Even results in Argentine Presidential Election between Daniel Scioli and Mauricio Macrieven trigger 1st ever Presidential run off 22 Nov.
  • Finley Lanning, YouTube Star, born in California.
  • American Idol winner and singer Phillip Phillips at the age of 25 weds longtime girlfriend Hannah Blackwell at the Resora Plantation in Albany, Georgia.
  • Comedian Tig Notaro at the age of 44 weds girlfriend Stephanie Allynne in Pass Christian, Mississippi.
  • Dave White, Race Car Driver.
  • Maureen O'Hara [FitzSimons], Irish-American actress and singer (Miracle on 34th St, The Quiet Man), who died at 95.
  • Maureen O'Hara, Movie Actress.

On this day in 2014

  • Natalia Guerrero, Instagram Star, born in Philippines.
  • Natalia Ongsee, Family Member, born in Philippines.
  • Marcia Strassman, American actress (M*A*S*H; Welcome Back, Kotter - "Julie Kotter"), who died from breast cancer at 66.
  • Marcia Strassman, American actress, who died from breast cancer at 66.

On this day in 2013

  • St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to tie the MLB 2013 World Series 1-1.
  • Country music singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe at the age of 27 weds MLB pitcher John Danks at the age of 28 at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee.
  • Frank Perconte, American sergeant from Easy Company during WWII (portrayed in Band of Brothers), who died at 96.
  • Héctor Quintanar, Mexican composer, who died at 77.
  • Henry Taylor, Race Car Driver.




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