March 28 Edition Change
Today in the World Countries
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.
Today in History United States of America
- Lowe Asmr, YouTube Star, born in Sweden.
- Yayahuz, Twitch Star, born in Brazil.
On this day in 2022
- Actor Will Smith issues an apology on Instagram to Oscars host Chris Rock for slapping him live on stage during the ceremony.
- Naci Erdem, Turkish soccer centre-back (31 caps; Fenerbahçe), who died at 91.
On this day in 2021
- Mexico revises its COVID-19 pandemic death toll up by 60% to more than 321,000 giving it the second highest COVID death toll in the world.
- British jazz bassist, record producer Malcolm Cecil died age 84. He was a founding member of a leading UK jazz quintet of the late 1950s, the Jazz Couriers and later joined Cyril Davies and Alexis Korner to form the original line-up of Blues Incorporated. Cecil subsequently collaborated with Robert Margouleff to form the duo Tonto's Expanding Head Band, which led to them collaborating on and co-producing several of Stevie Wonder's Grammy-winning albums of the early 1970s..
- Malcolm Cecil, Bassist.
- Malcolm Cecil, British jazz bassist, record producer, audio engineer and electronic musician (Ronnie Scott; Blues Incorporated; TONTO's Expanding Head Band), who died at 84.
On this day in 2020
- US President Donald Trump makes grim projection that 240,000 American could die from COVID-19 pandemic, even with restrictions in place.
- Tom Coburn, American politician (Sen-R-Oklahoma 2005-2015, Rep-R-Oklahoma 1995-2001), who died at 72.
- Linda Roper, TikTok Star.
- Jan Howard [Lula Grace Johnson], American country music singer and songwriter (For Loving You), who died at 91.
- Azam Khan, Pakistani squash player (British Open 1959-62), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 95.
On this day in 2019
- European parliament bans single-use plastics, including cutlery and straws by 2021.
- Study of a 71 year-old British woman who has never felt pain, for the first time understood as due to a gene mutation, published in British Journal of Anaesthesia.
- TV SERIES
- Abby's: Season 1 is released.
Abby (Natalie Morales) runs an unlicensed, makeshift bar in the backyard of her San Diego home where some of her regulars include Fred (Neil Flynn), Beth (Jessica Chaffin), and James (Leonard Ouzts) in this comedy from Josh Malmuth.
On this day in 2018
- Captain Steve Smith and David Warner are suspended by Cricket Australia for 12 months, and Cameron Bancroft (9 months) for their part in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.
- At least 68 people die and scores are injured in a fire caused by a prison riot in the cells at the Carabobo state police headquarters in Valencia, Venezuela.
- George Ezra was at No.1 on the UK album chart with his second studio album Staying at Tamara’s. It became the UK's best selling artist album of the year in 2018 and was nominated for British Album of the Year at the 2019 Brit Awards..
- North Korea's Kim Jong-un meets Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, his first trip outside of North Korea since coming to power in 2011.
- TV SERIES
- The Americans: Season 6 is released.
Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth's (Keri Russell) plans to return to Russia are stymied and their daughter becomes involved in the spy game in the sixth and final season of the espionage drama.
- Alex, Inc.: Season 1 is released.
In this sitcom based on Alex Blumberg’s Gimlet Media podcast "StartUp, "a journalist (Zach Braff) quits his job to start his own company.
On this day in 2017
- Britain introduces 1st new pound coin in 30 years with secret security feature inside to stop counterfeiting.
- Cyclone Debbie strikes north east Queensland coast as a category 4 storm.
- US confirms likely it is behind the air strike in Mosul, Iraq, that led to collapse of a building that killed more than 100 civilians.
- US President Donald Trump signs Energy Independence executive order undoing Obama climate-control measures.
- World's largest dinosaur footprint at 1.7 metres found in Kimberley, Western Australia.
- Ronald Hines, British actor (Not in Front of the Children, Pack of Lies), who died at 87.
- Christine Kaufmann, Austrian-born actress (Town Without Pity, Red Lips), who died at 72.
- Enn Vetemaa, Novelist.
- Janine Sutto, French Canadian actress and comedian (Guide de la petite vengeance), who died of natural causes at 95.
- Janine Sutto, French-Canadian actress and comedian (Guide de la petite vengeance), who died of natural causes at 95.
- Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada, South African anti-apartheid activist and politician, who died at 87.
On this day in 2016
- James Noble, American actor (Benson,1776, Airplane II: The Sequel), who died of a stroke at 94.
- Peggy Fortnum, British Illustrator (first to draw Paddington Bear), who died at 96.
On this day in 2015
- Gene Saks, American actor and director (One & Only, Prisoner of 2nd Ave), who died at 93.
- Douglas Leedy, American composer, who died at 77.
On this day in 2014
- 2 cases of Ebola are reported in Liberia among people who have travelled to Guinea.
- Russia increases the price of gas to the Ukraine by 80%.
- Tickets for Kate Bush first live shows in 35 years sold out in less than 15 minutes. The Before the Dawn concerts, which were booked to take place this August and September, marked the singer's first return to the stage since The Tour Of Life in 1979. Demand was so high that the singer's own website, as well as some ticket-selling sites, crashed as people tried to log on..
- Adela Bors, Dancer, born in Moldova.
- Cesar Chavez - PG-13 is released.
Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual’s ability to change the world.
- Blumenthal - Not Rated is released.
Celebrated playwright, Harold Blumenthal, has passed away after succumbing to cardiac arrest while laughing at his own joke. Now, Harold’s estranged and jealous brother, Saul, must confront his personal hang-ups to deliver himself from an epic bout of constipation. Meanwhile, Saul’s wife Cheryl and son Ethan must grapple with their own personal obstacles through a set of circumstances so improbably ironic they might as well have been lifted from one of Harold’s plays.
- Breathe In - R is released.
When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.
- Hide Your Smiling Faces - Not Rated is released.
Two brothers come of age through the experience of a friend’s mysterious death. The event ripples under the surface of their town, unsettling the brothers and their friends in a way that they can’t fully understand. Once familiar interactions begin to take on a macabre tone in light of the tragic accident, leading Eric and Tommy to retreat into their wild surroundings. As the two brothers vocally face the questions they have about mortality, they simultaneously hold their own silent debates within their minds that build into seemingly insurmountable moral peaks.
- Finding Vivian Maier - Not Rated is released.
Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. [IFC Films]
- Sabotage - R is released.
Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.
- The Raid 2 - R is released.
Following immediately after the events of The Raid, Ram (Iko Uwais) is forced to reinvent himself as an undercover cop in order to provide protection for his wife and child. Working for the anti-corruption taskforce led by the one person he can trust, Bunawar, he is given a mission to engage himself as an enforcer for a local mob boss, Bangun. Finding a way in through Bangun's son Uco, Rama must hunt for information linking Bangun with police force corruption. All the while, he harbors a dangerous and personal vendetta for revenge and justice that threatens to consume him- and bring both this mission and the organized crime syndicates crashing down. [Sony Pictures Classics]
- Mistaken for Strangers - Not Rated is released.
In 2010, rock band The National were about to embark on the biggest tour of their career. After ten years as a band, and five critically acclaimed albums, they were finally enjoying wider recognition. Lead singer Matt Berninger invited his younger brother, Tom, to join the tour's crew. A budding horror filmmaker, Tom - who is nine years younger than Matt and listens exclusively to heavy metal - decided to bring his camera along. Tom's at sea in the world of indie rock, and living in his brother's shadow brings out the younger sibling in him - he drinks, complains, and struggles to balance his ambition with his tour responsibilities. The result is a film about brothers and about making something of your own.
- Noah - PG-13 is released.
The epic, biblical tale of Noah and the ark.
On this day in 2013
- Pope Francis becomes the first Pope to wash the feet of women in the Maundy Thursday service.
- 143 rebels and 20 government troop are killed in conflict in Pibor County, Sudan.
- 15 students are killed and 7 are injured after a mortar strikes Damascus University.
- Justin Bieber ran into some trouble at Munich airport when customs officials detained and quarantined his monkey.Bieber had recently been given the capuchin monkey as a pet by record producer Mally Mall. Bieber apparently brought the monkey along to join him on the Austrian and German leg of his European tour, but he didn't have the documentation required to bring his new friend into Germany. Bieber went on to perform in Munich while the monkey was kept in the custody of authorities..
- American rock guitarist and session musician Hugh McCracken died of leukemia in New York City at the age of 70. He appeared on many recordings by Steely Dan, Donald Fagen, Billy Joel, Roland Kirk, Roberta Flack, B. B. King, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Monkees, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Bob Dylan, Carly Simon, Graham Parker, Eric Carmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, The Four Seasons, Hall and Oates, Gary Wright and Andy Gibb. Because of such high demand for his work, McCracken declined Paul McCartney's invitation to help form his new band, Wings after appearing on his 1971 album Ram..
- Banks in Cyprus re-open after having been closed for two weeks; the government agrees a 10 billion euro bailout deal with the EU and IMF.
- Hugh McCracken, American session guitarist (Aretha Franklin; Paul McCartney; Steely Dan; Billy Joel; John Lennon), who died of luekemia at 70.
- Soraya Jiménez, Mexican weightlifter, who died from a heart attack at 70.
- Richard Griffiths, British actor, who died from complications from heart surgery at 65.