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Today in the World Countries
- Full Moon Day of Thadingyut(Day3) is being celebrated in Myanmar
- King Norodom Sihamoni's Coronation Holiday is being celebrated in Cambodia
- October Bank Holiday is being celebrated in Ireland
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Scorpio as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Karine Alourde, YouTube Star, born in Haiti.
- Yazeed77_, TikTok Star, born in United Arab Emirates.
On this day in 2022
- Several thousand black-clad fascist sympathizers march to slain Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's’s crypt in Predappio, Italy, commemorating 100th anniversary of his bloodless coup.
- Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is elected President of Brazil for a third term after a tight run-off race against sitting President Jair Bonsonaro.
- Dutch Red Bull driver Max Verstappen wins the Mexican F1 Grand Prix in Mexico City for his record breaking 14th GP win of the season; surpasses Michael Schumacher and fellow German Sebastian Vettel (13).
On this day in 2021
- Grand Ole Opry broadcasts its 5000th Saturday night radio program, from Nashville, Tennessee.
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Foo Fighters; The Go-Go's; Jay-Z; Carole King; Todd Rundgren; Tina Turner; Kraftwerk; Gil Scott-Heron; Charley Patton; LL Cool J; Billy Preston; Randy Rhodes; and Clarence Avant.
- World Leader agree historic corporate tax agreement of at least 15% at G20 summit in Rome.
- 36th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Foo Fighters; The Go-Go's; Jay-Z; Carole King; Todd Rundgren; Tina Turner; Kraftwerk; Gil Scott-Heron; Charley Patton; LL Cool J; Billy Preston; Randy Rhodes; and Clarence Avant.
- Pepi Bader, German bobsledder (World C'ship gold 2-man 1970; Olympic silver 1968,72), who died at 80.
- Jerry Remy, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1978; California Angels, Boston Red Sox) and broadcaster (NESN), who died from lung cancer at 68.
- Alan Davidson AM MBE, Australian cricket all-rounder (44 Tests,1,328 runs @ 24.59,186 wickets, best 7/93,42 catches; NSW), who died at 92.
- Alan Davidson, Australian cricket all-rounder (44 Tests,1,328 runs @ 24.59,186 wickets, best 7/93,42 catches; NSW), who died at 92.
- Bert Newton, Australian radio, television, and stage personality (Good Morning Australia; Logie Award ceremonies; 20-1), who died at 83.
- Bert Newton, Comedian.
On this day in 2020
- 7.0 magnitude earthquake in the Aegean Sea kills at least 64 in Turkish city of Izmir and Greek Island of Samos.
- New DNA study of dogs suggests they were human's first domesticated animal,11,000 years ago at end of the Bronze Age.
- UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces a second four-week lockdown for England.
- Nobby Stiles MBE, English soccer midfielder (28 caps; World Cup 1966; Manchester United 311 games) and manager (Preston NE, WBA), who died from dementia at 78.
- Herb Adderley, American Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback (Super Bowl 1967-68,71; Pro Bowl 1963–67; Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 81.
- Herb Adderley, American Pro Football HOF cornerback (Super Bowl 1967,68,71; 5 x Pro Bowl; 4 × First-team All-Pro; Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 81.
On this day in 2019
- Kashmir officially loses their autonomous status, their flag and their constitution, as India brings it under federal control.
- Baseball World Series: Washington Nationals beat Houston Astros,6-2 in Game 7 at Minute Maid Park, Houston to win first title in franchise history; MVP: Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg.
- Washington Nationals beat Houston Astros,6-2 in Game 7 at Minute Maid Park, Houston to win first Baseball World Series in franchise history; all 7 games won away from home.
- Twitter head Jack Dorsey announces it will no longer take political ads.
- The top-earning dead celebrities revealed by Forbes showed that Michael Jackson's earnings dwarfed others in the list for a seventh year in a row - he earned $60m (£46m) as streams of his music rose to 2.1 billion and money continued to pour in from his back catalogue. Elvis Presley was said to have made $39m (£30m), George Harrison an estimated $9m (£7m) in the last 12 months, while John Lennon made $14m (£10.8m)..
- World Series Baseball: Washington Nationals beat Houston Astros,6-2 in Game 7 at Minute Maid Park, Houston to win first title in franchise history; MVP: Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg.
- Ron Fairly, American baseball utility and broadcaster (MLB All Star 1973,77; LA Dodgers, Montreal Expos; Seattle Mariners), who died from cancer at 81.
- Ron Fairly, Baseball Player.
- Russell Brookes, Race Car Driver.
- Bernard Slade [Newbound], Canadian screenwriter (The Flying Nun; The Partridge Family), and playwright (Same Time, Next Year; Romantic Comedy), who died of Lewy body dementia at 89.
- Don Fraser, American boxing promoter (LA venues; colourful wardrobe & offbeat PR gimmicks), who died at 92.
On this day in 2018
- Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger killed in prison at the Penitentiary Hazelton in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia.
- Boston organized crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger killed shortly after arriving at US Penitentiary Hazelton in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, at 89.
- German ex-nurse Niels Högel admits in court to killing over 100 patients, making him one of the world's worst serial killers.
- WWF conservation group says "exploding human consumption" has caused a 60% decline in all wildlife between 1970 and 2014.
- US Pentagon sends 5,200 troops to Mexican border in advance of migrant caravan from Central America.
- Comedian Bob Sagnet marries TV host and actress Kelly Rizzo.
- [James] Whitey Bulger, American organized crime boss, killed at 89 shortly after arriving at US Penitentiary Hazelton in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia.
- Hardy Fox, American member of avant-garde band The Residents, who died at 73.
- Jin Yong, Novelist.
- Jin Young [Louis Cha Leung-yung], Chinese Wuxia novelist, who died at 94.
- Whitey Bulger [James Bulger Jr.], American mob boss, killed in prison at 89.
On this day in 2017
- US federal judge blocks President Trump's ban on transgender people in the military.
- President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort and associate Rick Gates are indicted on fraud charges, advisor George Papadopoulos pleads guilty to lying to the FBI.
- Kenyan election rerun, President Uhuru Kenyatta declared the winner with 38% turnout.
- Actor Kevin Spacey issues apology after actor Anthony Rapp accuses him of inappropriate sexual behaviour when he was 14.
- Daniel Viglietti, Folk Singer.
- M V Sridhar, Indian cricketer (scored 366 for Hyderabad v Andhra Pradesh 1994), who died of a heart attack at 51.
On this day in 2016
- Slovak tennis star Dominika Cibulková beats Germany's Angelique Kerber 6-3,6-4 to win the WTA Finals title decider in Kallang, Singapore.
- Oakland Raiders break the single game record for most penalties in an NFL game gaining 23 in win over Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- Canada and the EU sign free trade deal after opposition by Belgium.
- American songwriter Curly Putman died aged 85. He wrote 'Green, Green Grass of Home' which was covered by many artists including: Elvis Presley, Johnny Darrell, Gram Parsons, Joan Baez, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Porter Wagoner, Merle Haggard, Joe Tex and Tom Jones. He also co-wrote (with Bobby Braddock), 'D-I-V-O-R-C-E' made famous by Tammy Wynette..
- 6.6-magnitude earthquake hits central Italy - strongest in Italy for 36 years.
- John Young, Scottish actor and TV panelist (Masquerade Party), who died at 80.
On this day in 2015
- Adele went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Hello', the lead track from her third album 25. The track was streamed 7.32 million times in its first week, breaking the streaming record previously held by Justin Bieber's 'What Do You Mean?' The song also debuted at No.1 in Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia and Switzerland..
- Polish tennis star Agnieszka Radwanska wins the WTA Finals title at Kallang. Singapore; beats Czech Petra Kvitová 6–2,4–6,6–3.
- Mel Daniels, American professional basketball player (Hall of Fame 2012), who died at 71.
- Albert "Al" Molinaro, American actor (The Odd Couple, Happy Days), who died from illness at 96.
On this day in 2014
- Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks win the 2014 Japan Series.
On this day in 2013
- Baseball World Series: Boston Red Sox beat St Louis Cardinals,6-1 in Game 6 at Fenway Park to win title; MVP: Boston slugger David Ortiz.
- Boston Red Sox decisively beat St Louis Cardinals,6-1 in Game 6 at Fenway Park to win the Baseball World Series; Boston slugger David Ortiz MVP.
- 44 people are killed after a bus catches fire in Mahbubnagar, India.
- World Series Baseball: Boston Red Sox beat St Louis Cardinals,6-1 in Game 6 at Fenway Park to win title; MVP: Boston slugger David Ortiz.
- Pete Haycock, British blues-rock guitarist, vocalist, and composer (Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right"), who died of a heart attack at 62.
- Pete Haycock, English guitarist, who died at 62.
- Frank Wess, American jazz flutist, saxophonist ((Duke Ellington,1953-64; New York Jazz Quartet,1974-82) and composer, who died of a heart attack related to kidney failure at 91.
- Frank Wess, American jazz musician, who died from a heart attack at 91.