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Today in the World Countries
- Armed Forces Day is being celebrated in Egypt
- Day of the Race is being celebrated in Honduras
- Earthquake Remembrance Day is being celebrated in Turkmenistan
- National Day Holiday is being celebrated in China
- Tishreen Liberation Day is being celebrated in Syria
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Libra as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Sophie Robinson, Interior Designer, born in England.
On this day in 2022
- Former police officer with a history of drug use attacks day care center, killing at least 37, including 23 children with gun and knife, in Uthai Sawan, Thailand.
- (Myrna Joy) "Jody" Miller, American Grammy Award-winning pop and country music singer (" He Walks Like A Man" : "Queen of the House"), who died of complications from Parkinson's disease at 80.
On this day in 2021
- Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan for development of asymmetric organocatalysis (tool for building molecules).
- Los Angeles votes in some of the strictest COVID-19 pandemic vaccine mandates in the country, requiring vaccinations before people can enter indoor businesses and events.
- Carnegie Hall in NYC re-opens after 18 month pandemic shutdown with a concert by The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
- WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recommends world's first Malaria vaccine (Mosquirix) for children after a pilot program was effective in Africa.
- WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recommends world's first Malaria vaccine (Mosquirix) for children after a pilot program worked in Africa.
- Pat Fish [Huntrods], British guitarist (The Jazz Butcher), who died at 63.
On this day in 2020
- American singer-songwriter Johnny Nash died of natural causes age 80. He is best known for his 1972 hit 'I Can See Clearly Now'. Primarily a reggae and pop singer, he was one of the first non-Jamaican artists to record reggae music in Kingston..
- Eddie Van Halen, the revered guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Van Halen died at the age of 65, the Dutch-American musician had been receiving treatment for throat cancer. Halen, whose full name was Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, and his brother Alex Van Halen began performing together as teens, but formed the core of what would later become Van Halen after meeting David Lee Roth in the early seventies. Van Halen have sold more than 80 million worldwide, making them one of the best-selling groups of all time..
- Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea M. Ghez for work on black holes.
- Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American rock guitarist (Van Halen - "You Really Got Me" ; "Jump"), who died of throat cancer at 65.
- Eddie Van Halen, Guitarist.
- Johnny Nash, American pop-reggae-soul singer-songwriter and record producer (I Can See Clearly Now), who died at 80.
- Johnny Nash, American rocker (I Can See Clearly Now), who died at 80.
- Johnny Nash, Pop Singer.
- Ricky Gillespie, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2019
- Larry Junstrom, a founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd and longstanding bassist with the band.38 Special died at the age of 70. Junstrom played bass with Lynyrd Skynyrd from its formation in 1964 until he was replaced by Leon Wilkeson in 1971. He then joined.38 Special in 1976 with Donnie Van Zant, the younger brother of the Lynyrd Skynyrd frontman Ronnie Van Zant..
- Tens of thousands of Hong Kong protesters march in defiance of a new ban on face masks.
- Ginger Baker, the legendary drummer and co-founder of rock band Cream died at the age of 80. The drummer co-founded Cream in 1966 with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce. The band released four albums before splitting in 1968, after which he formed the short-lived band Blind Faith with Clapton, Steve Winwood and Ric Grech. Baker, one of the most innovative and influential drummers in rock music also played with Blind Faith, Hawkwind and Fela Kuti in a long and varied career. In 1962, joined Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated on the recommendation of Charlie Watts - who was leaving to join the Rolling Stones and later gained early fame as a member of the Graham Bond Organisation alongside bassist Jack Bruce..
- 99 Iraqis have died and 4,000 injured in protests over 5 days against living conditions, unemployment and corruption according to human rights group.
- Masaichi Kaneda, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (only Japanese pitcher to win 400 games; perfect game 1957), who died at 86.
- Ginger Baker, Drummer.
- Ciaran Carson, Poet.
- [Peter] Ginger Baker, English drummer (Cream), who died at 80.
- [Peter] "Ginger" Baker, English drummer (Cream), who died at 80.
- Rip Taylor, American actor and comedian (Gong Show, $1.98 Beauty Show), who died at 88.
On this day in 2018
- Oil tanker collision with a car leaves at least 50 people dead and one hundred with serious burns near Kisantu, Democratic Republic of Congo.
- Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed and sworn onto the US Supreme Court amid protests and after an FBI investigation.
- Australia records the biggest comeback in Rugby Championship history in beating Argentina 45-34 in Salta; Wallabies trial 31-7 at halftime but score 5 second half tries to none to overwhelm Pumas.
- New Zealand claims 6th overall, and 3rd straight Rugby Championship with 32-20 win over South Africa in Pretoria; All Blacks outscore Springboks 4 tries to 3.
- Khabib Nurmagomedov of Dagestan beats Irishman Conor McGregor by 4th round submission in UFC lightweight title fight in Las Vegas; instantly marred by ugly post-fight brawling incident; belt withheld pending investigation.
- Montserrat Caballe, Opera Singer.
- Montserrat Caballé, Spanish bel canto operatic soprano, and unlikely pop star (with Freddie Mercury - Barcelona), who died at 85.
- Montserrat Caballé, Spanish soprano, who died at 85.
- Scott Wilson, American actor (The Walking Dead, The Ninth Configuration), who died of cancer at 76.
- Scott Wilson, Movie Actor.
On this day in 2017
- Storm Nate kills at least 22 people passing through Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras.
- Vegas Golden Knights make their NHL debut in Dallas, winning 2-1 over the Stars.
- Vegas Golden Knights win first ever NHL game 2-1 away to the Dallas Stars.
- Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).
- British writer Kazuo Ishiguro is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
- Connie Hawkins, American professional basketball player,1961-76 ABA MVP-1968 (Harlem Globetrotters,1963-66; Phoenix Suns, L.A. Lakers), who died of cancer at 75.
- Terry Downes, British middleweight boxing champion (1961-62), who died at 81.
On this day in 2016
- Rebecca Wilson, TV Show Host.
- Mick Harvey, Australian cricketer (in Newcastle Brother of Neil Test umpire), who died at 95.
On this day in 2015
- Nobel prize for Physics awarded to Takaaki Kajita (Japan) and Arthur McDonald (Canada) for work on neutrinos.
- Kevin Corcoran, American actor (Swiss Family Robinson, Babes in Toyland), who died at 66.
- Billy Joe Royal, American country and pop singer (Down in the Boondocks), who died at 73.
- Billy Joe Royal, American country and pop singer (" Down in the Boondocks"), who died at 73.
- Árpád Göncz, Hungarian politician,1st post-communist President (1990-2000), who died at 93.
- Sandra Spuzich, American golfer (US Open 1966), who died of leukemia at 78.
On this day in 2014
- John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
- Ko Seung-Jae, Reality Star, born in South Korea.
- Marian Seldes, American actress (A Delicate Balance, Father's Day), who died at 86.
On this day in 2013
- 53 people are killed in political clashes in Egypt.
- Presidents Cup Golf, Muirfield Village GC: US wins for 5th successive time with an 18½–15½ victory over the International team.
- Prince Wilburn, Family Member, born in Atlanta, GA.
- Stefani Chaglar, Instagram Star, born in Turkey.
- Will Ogdon, American composer, who died at 92.