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Today in the World Countries

  • Battle of Angamos is being celebrated in Peru
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Croatia

Today in Astrology

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

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Endomarfa, TikTok Star, born in Russia.

On this day in 2022

  • Landslide caused by unusually heavy rain kills at least 50 in Las Tejerias, Venezuela.
  • Gerben Karstens, Dutch road cyclist (Olympic gold 100km team trial 1964; 6 x stages Tour de France,14 x stages Vuelta a España,1 x stage Giro d'Italia), who died of stroke complications at 80.

On this day in 2021

  • British drummer and percussionist Everett Morton died age 71. As the drummer for the early 1980s ska band The Beat he enjoyed a string of hits singles, including ‘Mirror in the Bathroom’, ‘Too Nice to Talk To’, ‘Can't Get Used to Losing You’, and ‘Hands Off...She's Mine’..
  • Nobel Peace Prize awarded to journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia "for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression".
  • Everett Morton, Nevisian-born English drummer and percussionist (English Beat), who died at 71.
  • Raymond Odierno, War Hero.

On this day in 2020

  • FBI charge 13 men with plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and storm the Michigan Capitol.
  • English musician and songwriter Brian Locking died age 81. He was the bassist with The Wildcats in 1956 and The Shadows, between 1962 and 1963. During his time with the Shadows he appeared with Cliff Richard in the musical film Summer Holiday. Locking also toured as aa session player with artist’s including Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and Joe Brown, as well as Conway Twitty and Brenda Lee..
  • American poet Louise Glück is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Iranian classical singer, who died at 80.
  • Larry Hollenbeck, Race Car Driver.
  • Jim Dwyer, American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner, who died of cancer at 63.
  • Joseph Perez, Novelist.
  • Whitey Ford, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (10 x MLB All Star; World Series 1950,53,56,58,61 [MVP],62; AL Cy Young Award 1961; NY Yankees), who died from dementia at 91.
  • Whitey Ford, Baseball Player.

On this day in 2019

  • Malcolm ‘Molly’ Duncan died aged 74. He was a tenor saxophonist who co-founded the Scottish funk group The Average White Band who scored the 1974 hit 'Pick up the Pieces'..
  • Montgomery, Alabama, home of the US civil rights movement, elects Steven Reed as its first black mayor in 200 years.
  • Noble Prize for Physics awarded to James Peebles (work on evolution of the universe), and Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz (discovery of planet 51 Pegasi b, orbiting another star).
  • FBI confirm Samuel Little is America's most prolific serial killer, after verifying more than half of his 93 confessed murders.
  • Atlas Noa, Family Member, born in United States.
  • Frank Currey, War Hero.
  • (Malcolm) "Molly" Duncan, Scottish saxophonist (Average White Band,1972-83 - "Pick Up the Pieces"), who died of cancer at 74.

On this day in 2018

  • Major climate report by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the UN says planet will warm 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) by 2040 with dire results.
  • Nobel prize for Economics awarded to William Nordhaus for climate change and Paul Romer for endogenous growth theory.
  • New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees becomes NFL's all-time leader in passing yards; needs 201 yards to pass Peyton Manning's record; gets 363 & 3 TD's in Saints 43-19 win v Washington Redskins at the SuperDome.
  • Red Sox utility Brock Holt becomes first MLB player to hit for the cycle in a postseason game during Boston's 16-1 Game 3 rout of the NY Yankees in the AL Division Series at Yankee Stadium.

On this day in 2017

  • Wildfires ignite in Northern Californian wine country, killing at least 41 over the next week, with 20,000 evacutated.
  • Y. A. Tittle, American NFL quarterback (Baltimore, San Francisco, NY Giants, MVP 1963), who died at 90.
  • Jerry Kleczka, American politician (Rep-D-WI,1984-2005), who died at 73.
  • Ayatollah Rafsanjani, Politician.

On this day in 2016

  • New Zealand routs South Africa,57-14 in Durban to win their 4th Rugby Championship; undefeated All Blacks score 9 tries to 1,2 each to Israel Dagg, TJ Perenara and Beauden Barrett.
  • 140 people are killed in an air strike during a wake in Sanaa, Yemen.
  • " Teen Mom OG" star Maci Bookout weds Taylor McKinney at the Honey Lake Resort in Greenville, Florida.

On this day in 2015

  • Scottish singer-songwriter Jim Diamond died at the age of 64. His first hit was 'I Won't Let You Down' (1982), as the lead singer in the trio PhD, and the solo hit 'I Should Have Known Better', a UK No.1 hit in 1984..
  • Nobel prize for Literature awarded to Belarusian journalist and author Svetlana Alexievich.
  • American actress and singer Selena Gomez reveals she has Lupus.
  • Actress and singer Selena Gomez reveals she has Lupus.
  • Actress Angelababy at the age of 26 weds long-term boyfriend Huang Xiaoming in Shanghai, China.
  • Hugh Scully, British TV presenter (The Antiques Roadshow), who died at 72.
  • Jim Diamond, Rock Singer.
  • Jim Diamond, Scottish singer-songwriter (I Should Have Known Better), who died at 64.
  • Paul Prudhomme, American cajun chef (K-Paul), who died at 75.

On this day in 2014

  • The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is awarded the $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize.
  • The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is awarded the third $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize.
  • Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.

On this day in 2013

  • Philip Chevron, the guitarist with Irish folk-punk band The Pogues, died of cancer aged 56. He formed punk band The Radiators From Space in 1976 before joining The Pogues, who became best known for their 1987 Christmas hit single 'Fairytale of New York' featuring Kirsty MacColl..
  • Peter Higgs and François Englert win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the origin of the mass of subatomic particles.
  • Philip Chevron, Guitarist.
  • Philip Chevron, Irish musician (Pogues-Peace & Love), who died from esophageal cancer at 56.
  • Philip Chevron, Irish musician (Pogues - "Peace & Love"), who died from esophageal cancer at 56.
  • Rod Grams, American politician and television anchor, who died from cancer at 65.
  • Akong Rinpoche, Entrepreneur.
  • Andy Pafko, American baseball player, who died at 92.
  • Paul Desmarais, Entrepreneur.




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