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Today in the World Countries
- Independence Day Holiday is being celebrated in Tajikistan
- National Day Holiday is being celebrated in Gibraltar
- Saint George's Caye Holiday is being celebrated in Belize
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Hayls World, YouTube Star, born in South Africa.
- Kishtar, Twitch Star, born in Peru.
- Odett Bernath, TikTok Star, born in Hungary.
On this day in 2022
- Swedish General Election narrowly won by right-wing coalition defeating sitting center-left government headed by Magdalena Andersson.
- Alain Tanner, Swiss film director (Charles, Dead or Alive), who died at 92.
On this day in 2021
- 74th Cannes Film Festival: Audrey Diwan's "Happening" (L'Événement) wins the Palme d'Or.
- Twentieth anniversary of 9/11 marked by US President Joe Biden and former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton in New York.
- US Open Women's Tennis: Emma Raducanu ends Britain's 44-year wait for a women's Grand Slam singles title beating Leylah Fernandez of Canada 6-4,6-3; first qualifier to win a major title in Open era.
- Kerry Teague, Race Car Driver.
- Abimael Guzman, Politician.
- Mick Tingelhoff, American Pro Football HOF center (6 × Pro Bowl; 5 × First-team All-Pro; Minnesota Vikings), who died at 81.
On this day in 2020
- Toots Hibbert, frontman of the legendary reggae band Toots and the Maytals, died age 77 after being taken to hospital with Covid-like symptoms. One of Jamaica’s most influential musicians, he helped popularise reggae in the 1960s with songs like 'Pressure Drop', 'Monkey Man' and 'Funky Kingston'. He even claimed to have coined the genre’s name, on 1968’s 'Do The Reggay'..
- Huxley Robert Wood, Family Member, born in United States.
- (Frederick) "Toots" Hibbert, Jamaican singer-songwriter (The Maytals - "Pressure Drop"), who died with COVID-19 pandemic symptoms at 77.
- Nadhim Shaker, Iraqi soccer defender (57 caps; Al-Tayaran) and coach (Iraq), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 61.
- Charles Patrick, American do-wop singer and songwriter (The Monotones - "The Book of Love"). dies on his 82nd birthday.
- Sonny Allen, American basketball coach (ODU, Southern Methodist University, University of Nevada, Reno; WNBA Sacramento Monarchs), who died of Parkinson's Disease at 84.
On this day in 2019
- Water detected for first time on planet outside out solar system, on exoplanet K2-18b 110 light-years away, in findings published in "Nature Astronomy".
- American songwriter and artist Daniel Johnston died of a suspected heart attack at his home in Waller, Texas, at the age of 58. Kurt Cobain once described him as 'the best songwriter on earth' and famously wore one of Johnston's t-shirts to the 1992 MTV Awards. Other musicians who have covered Johnston's songs include Pearl Jam, Tom Waits, Wilco, Death Cab for Cutie, Sufjan Stevens and Yo La Tengo..
- Daniel Johnston, American musician and visual artist (Hi, How Are You), who died of a suspected heart attack at 58.
- Daniel Johnston, American musician and visual artist (" Hi, How Are You"), who died of a suspected heart attack at 58.
- Bacharuddin Habibie, Politician.
- B. J. Habibie,3rd President of Indonesia (1998-99) who liberalized Indonesia's press and political party laws, who died of heart failure at 83.
- T. Boone Pickens, American business person and oil tycoon (Shamrock, Mesa Petroleum Co) known as the 'Oracle of Oil', who died at 91.
On this day in 2018
- Suicide bombing in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, kills 68 and injures 165.
- " Fear: Trump in the White House" by Bob Woodward is published by Simon and Schuster.
- Russia launches its largest military exercise since 1981 involving 300,000 personal with Chinese troops participating.
- American-backed militia begins final push to oust militants from Hajin, Syria, last area under Islamic State control.
- Bus crash in southern Indian state of Telangana kills 53.
- Film "Green Book" directed by Peter Farrell and starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali premieres at the Toronto Film Festival (Academy Award Best Picture 2019).
- Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan lies in state in Accra, Ghana, ahead of a state funeral.
- Imprisoned Brazilian Ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva abandons his presidential campaign.
- James Anderson takes his 564th Test wicket to become the most prolific fast bowler in cricket history as England beats India by 118 runs in the 5th Test at The Oval for a 4-1 series victory; Alistair Cook's final Test.
- Jim Houston, American College Football Hall of Fame linebacker (Ohio State; Pro Bowl 1964-65,69-70; Cleveland Browns), who died of dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 80.
- Fenella Fielding, English actress (Carry On films), who died at 90.
On this day in 2017
- Norwegian Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg, heading a right-wing coalition, claims victory in Norway's general election.
- Hurricane Irma leaves 7 million US homes without power in Florida and Georgia.
- One million march on this state's national day in Barcelona in support of independence for Catalonia.
- UN imposes new export sanctions on North Korea.
- Peter Hall, Actor Director.
- Peter Hall, Director.
- Peter Hall, English stage, film and opera director (Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre director), who died at 86.
- Pierre-Simon, marquis de Laplace, French mathematician, astronomer and physicist (stability of the solar system), who died at 77.
- Joe Roletto, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2016
- US Open Men's Tennis: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland wins his 3rd major title; beats defending champion Novak Ðokovic 6-7,1-7,6-4,7-5,6-3.
- The Munsters actor Butch Patrick at the age of 63 weds Leila Murray at the Macon Roadhouse in Macon, Missouri.
- Alexis Arquette, American transgender performer (Last Exit to Brooklyn), who died at 47.
On this day in 2015
- A large crane collapses killing more than 100 people in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
- Ex-Governor of Texas, Rick Perry becomes the first candidate to drop out of race for the Republican nomination.
- Mark Ronson’s hit 'Uptown Funk!' became the fifth biggest-selling single in British chart history with over two million UK sales and overtaking Paul McCartney & Wings’ 1977 chart-topper 'Mull Of Kintrye/Girls’ School'..
- Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (The Big Bang Theory) are named highest earning TV actresses (28.5 million) by Forbes.
- " The Martian" based on the novel by Andy Weir, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival.
- Mateo Messi, Family Member, born in Barcelona, Spain.
- Liam Alves, Family Member, born in Brazil.
- Marcel Zeeuw, Surinamese soldier (coup 1982), who died at 61.
On this day in 2014
- American songwriter, singer, manager, and record producer Bob Crewe died aged 83. Crewe wrote a string of Top 10 singles for the Four Seasons, including 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Walk Like a Man', and 'Rag Doll'. He also had hit recordings with Lesley Gore, Michael Jackson, Bobby Darin, Roberta Flack, Peabo Bryson, Patti LaBelle, Barry Manilow and others..
- South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is found not guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (and is later found guilty of culpable homicide).
- Antoine Duhamel, French composer, who died at 89.
- Bob Crewe, American songwriter and producer (Big Girls Don't Cry), who died at 83.
- Bob Crewe, American songwriter and producer (" Big Girls Don't Cry"), who died at 83.
On this day in 2013
- 12 Alawite sect members are killed by rebel fighters in central Syria.