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Today's Star Sign

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

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Happening Today

  • BIRTHS
  • Eme, DJ, born in Brazil.

On this day in 2022

  • EVENTS
  • Queen Elizabeth II's coffin makes a ceremonial procession down the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles'Cathedral where 20,000 people queue to pay their respects.
  • 74th Emmy Awards: "Succession" Best Drama, "Ted Lasso" Best Comedy, "The White Lotus" Best Limited Series.
  • DEATHS
  • Harry Landis, British stage director and character actor (EastEnders,1995-97 - "Felix" ; Friday Night Dinner,2012-14 - "Mr. Morris"), who died at 90.

On this day in 2021

  • EVENTS
  • Taliban says women must study in gender-segregated classrooms in Afghanistan.
  • 40th MTV Video Music Awards: Lil Nas X, Justin Bieber, and Olivia Rodrigo win.
  • US Open Men's Tennis: Russia's Daniil Medvedev wins his first major title by shattering Novak Ðokovic's hopes of completing a Grand Slam in one-sided 6-4,6-4,6-4 final.
  • Paris's Arc de Triomphe covered in fabric in tribute to the late artist Christo, his unfulfilled project.
  • World's largest container ship, the Ever Ace,400m-long (1,300ft) carrying 23,992 containers arrives in Felixstowe on its maiden voyage.
  • DEATHS
  • Michel Maïque, French rugby league second rower (8 Tests; FC Lézignan) and politician (Mayor of Lézignan-Corbières 2014-20), who died from acute pancreatitis at 73.
  • Brandon Ashur, YouTube Star.

On this day in 2020

  • EVENTS
  • Chloé Zhao's "Nomadland" starring Frances McDormand wins the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
  • US Open Women's Tennis: Naomi Osaka of Japan wins her second US title; beats Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 1-6,6-3,6-3.
  • DEATHS
  • Barbara Jefford, British stage actress (James Joyce's Ulysses), who died at 90.
  • Terence Conran, English designer and restaurateur (Habitat), who died at 88.

On this day in 2018

  • EVENTS
  • More than 3,600 children reported abused by Catholic priests in Germany (1946-2014) in leaked report.
  • Oldest known human drawing discovered, a hashtag-like abstract drawing with red ochre,73,000 years old, in Blombos Cave, South Africa published in "Nature".
  • Oldest known human drawing discovered,73,000 years old, in Blombos Cave, South Africa published in "Nature".
  • European parliament votes to pursue disciplinary action against Hungary for anti-democratic actions, first ever such vote.
  • DEATHS
  • Rachid Taha, Rock Singer.

On this day in 2017

  • EVENTS
  • Monster fatburg 250m long,130 tons, size of 11 buses found in sewers under east London.
  • Apple unveils premium iPhone X costing $999, along with iPhone 8.
  • Hope Hicks appointed permanent White House Communications Director after working in an interim role.
  • Lady Gaga confirms her battlle with chronic illness fibromyalgia.
  • DEATHS
  • Edith Windsor [née Schlain], American LGBT rights activist (lead plaintiff in United States v. Windsor), who died at 88.
  • Mike Duvall, Race Car Driver.
  • Riem de Wolff, Indonesian-Dutch singer and guitarist (Blue Diamonds), who died at 74.

On this day in 2016

  • DEATHS
  • Hidayat Inayat Khan, British-French classical composer, conductor and Sufi teacher, who died at 99.

On this day in 2015

  • EVENTS
  • Jeremy Corbyn is elected leader of the UK Labour party.
  • US Open Women's Tennis: In an all-Italian final Flavia Pennetta wins her only Grand Slam title; beats Roberta Vinci 7-6,4-7,6-2; first Italian to win US title.
  • 12 tourists mistaken for militants, are killed by Egyptian forces in Egypts Western Desert.
  • DEATHS
  • Max Beauvoir, Haiti Chief Voodoo Priest, who died at 79.
  • Bryn Merrick, British musician (The Damned), who died at 56.
  • Frank D. Gilroy, American writer (Subject Was Roses), who died at 89.

On this day in 2014

  • DEATHS
  • Donald Sinden, English actor, who died from prostate cancer at 90.
  • Joe Sample, American jazz and session keyboardist and composer (The Jazz Crusaders), who died of mesothelioma at 75.
  • Ian Paisley, First Minister of Northern Ireland (Democratic Unionist Party: 2007-08), loyalist politician and Protestant religious leader, who died at 88.
  • Ian Paisley, Politician.
  • Salah El Mahdi, Tunisian composer, conductor, musicologist, and artistic director, who died at 89.

On this day in 2013

  • BIRTHS
  • Nisan Aktas, Instagram Star, born in Turkey.
  • DEATHS
  • Ray Dolby, sound expert/inventor (Dolby noise limiting system), who died of leukemia at 80.
  • Ray Milton Dolby, American engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system known as Dolby NR, who died of leukemia at 80.

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