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Today in the World Countries

  • Aid el-Addha Holiday is being celebrated in Djibouti, Djibouti
  • Aid el-Kebir Holiday is being celebrated in Chad
  • Corban Bairam Holiday is being celebrated in Sudan
  • Edul Aajaha is being celebrated in Nepal
  • Eid al-Adha is being celebrated in Ethiopia, Guyana, Iran, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Turkmenistan
  • Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only) is being celebrated in Kenya
  • Eid al-Adha Day 2 is being celebrated in Egypt, Egypt
  • Eid al-Adha Holiday is being celebrated in most countries
  • Eid ul-Adha is being celebrated in Bangladesh, Pakistan
  • Eid-al-Adha is being celebrated in Indonesia
  • Eid-ul Al'haa Holday is being celebrated in Maldives
  • Father's Day is being celebrated in El Salvador
  • Hari Raya Aidil Adha is being celebrated in Brunei
  • Hari Raya Haji is being celebrated in Malaysia, Singapore
  • Id el Kabir Holiday is being celebrated in Nigeria
  • Id ul-Alha is being celebrated in Sri Lanka
  • Ide el Kabir Holiday is being celebrated in Comoros
  • Idi Qurbon Holiday is being celebrated in Tajikistan
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Iceland
  • Martin Miguel de Guemes Day is being celebrated in Argentina
  • National Heroes Day is being celebrated in Bermuda
  • Queen's Birthday is being celebrated in Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Saint Helena
  • Sacrifice Feast is being celebrated in Turkey
  • Tabaski is being celebrated in Mali
  • Tabaski Holiday is being celebrated in Burkina Faso, Niger
  • Youth Day Holidays is being celebrated in South Africa
  • People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.

Today in History United States of America

On this day in 2023

  • EVENTS
  • MLB Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani hits 150th career home run in a10-9 loss to Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • BIRTHS
  • Kevin Rubin, YouTube Star, born in Herzliya, Israel.

On this day in 2022

  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • Bitterbrush is released. In the remote and rugged mountains of the American West, two young women contemplate the future as they work alone herding cattle.
  • Brian and Charles is released. Brian is a lonely inventor in rural Wales who spends his days building quirky, unconventional contraptions that seldom work. Undeterred by his lack of success, Brian attempts his biggest project yet. Three days, a washing machine, and various spare parts later, he’s invented Charles, an artificially intelligent robot who learns English from a dictionary and has an obsession with cabbages. What follows is a humorous and entirely heartwarming story about loneliness, friendship, family, finding love, and letting go.
  • Wildhood is released. A rebellious two-spirit teenager runs away from home to find his birth mother and reclaim his Mi'kmaw heritage.
  • Wild Men is released. Armed only with a bow and an ensemble of animal skins, Martin sets off into the forest in a misguided attempt to overcome his midlife crisis. A chance meeting with a fugitive named Musa leads to a twisted trip through the fjords with police, drug runners, and Martin's family not far behind. As an unlikely friendship develops and wildly original set-pieces unfold, Martin's quest for manhood leads to deep and hilariously uncomfortable realizations about the presumed masculine ideal.
  • MOVIES: NR
  • Official Competition is released. In search of significance and social prestige, a billionaire businessman decides to make a film to leave his mark. To do so, he hires the best: a stellar team formed by famous filmmaker Lola Cuevas (Penélope Cruz) and two renowned actors, both enormously talented, but with even bigger egos: the Hollywood actor Félix Rivero (Antonio Banderas) and radical theater thespian Iván Torres (Oscar Martínez). Both legends, but not exactly the best of friends. Through a series of increasingly eccentric challenges set by Lola, Felix and Iván must face not only each other, but also their own legacies.
  • MOVIES: PG
  • Lightyear is released. A sci-fi action adventure and the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear (voice of Chris Evans), the hero who inspired the toy, “Lightyear” follows the legendary Space Ranger after he’s marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth alongside his commander and their crew. As Buzz tries to find a way back home through space and time, he’s joined by a group of ambitious recruits (voices of Keke Palmer, Dale Soules and Taika Waititi) and his charming robot companion cat, Sox (voice of Peter Sohn). Complicating matters and threatening the mission is the arrival of Zurg, an imposing presence with an army of ruthless robots and a mysterious agenda.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Jerry and Marge Go Large is released. A comedy inspired by the remarkable true story of retiree Jerry Selbee (Bryan Cranston), who discovers a mathematical loophole in the Massachusetts lottery and, with the help of his wife, Marge (Annette Bening), wins millions and uses the money to revive their small Michigan town. [Paramount+]
  • Abandoned is released. Sara (Emma Roberts), her husband Alex (John Gallagher Jr.), and their infant son move into a remote farmhouse, which harbors a dark, tragic history. As their home’s past is revealed, the mother’s fragility escalates to a state of psychosis that jeopardizes her own safety and that of her newborn son.
  • A Man of Integrity is released. Somewhere in a remote village in Northern Iran, Reza, having distanced himself from the urban quagmire, leads a simple life along with his wife and son. He spends his days working in his gold fish farm. Nearby, a private company with close links to the government and local authorities has taken control of nearly every aspect of the region. Its shareholders, accumulating wealth, power and economic rents, have been pushing local farmers and small owners to dilapidated farms and estates, to the benefit of the Company’s influential network and its monopoly. It is under their pressure that many villagers have themselves become local rings of the larger network of corruption.
  • MOVIES: R
  • Cha Cha Real Smooth is released. Fresh out of college and without a clear life path going forward,22-year-old Andrew (Cooper Raiff) is stuck back at home with his family in New Jersey. But if there’s one thing that belongs on his nonexistent résumé, it’s how to get a party started, which lands him the perfect job of motivational dancing at the bar and bat mitzvahs for his younger brother’s classmates. When Andrew befriends a local mom, Domino (Dakota Johnson), and her daughter, Lola (Vanessa Burghardt), he finally discovers a future he wants — even if it might not be his own.
  • Good Luck to You, Leo Grande is released. Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson) doesn’t know good sex. Whatever it may be, Nancy, a retired schoolteacher, is pretty sure she has never had it, but she is determined to finally do something about that. She even has a plan: It involves an anonymous hotel room, and a young sex worker who calls himself Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack). Leo is confident, dapper, and takes pride in being good at his job. He also appears to be intrigued by Nancy — one of many things to surprise her during their time together.
  • Spiderhead is released. In a state-of-the-art penitentiary run by brilliant visionary Steve Abnesti (Chris Hemsworth), inmates wear a surgically attached device that administers dosages of mind-altering drugs in exchange for commuted sentences. There are no bars, no cells, or orange jumpsuits. In Spiderhead, incarcerated volunteers are free to be themselves. Until they’re not. At times, they’re a better version. Need to lighten up? There’s a drug for that. At a loss for words? There’s a drug for that, too. But when two subjects, Jeff (Miles Teller) and Lizzy (Jurnee Smollett), form a connection, their path to redemption take a twistier turn, as Abnesti’s experiments start to push the limits of free will altogether. Based on the short story "Escape From Spiderhead"by George Saunders.
  • TV SERIES
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty: Season 1 is released. 16-year-old Isabel "Belly"Conklin (Lola Tung) suddenly finds she has the attention of two boys: Conrad Fisher (Christopher Briney) and Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno) in this adaptation of Jenny Han's young adult novel of the same name.
  • ALBUMS
  • Supernova was released by Nova Twins. The second full-length release for British rock duo Nova Twins was produced with Jim Abbiss.
  • Ugly Season was released by Perfume Genius. The latest full-length release for Perfume Genius began as a soundtrack to Mike Hadreas and Kate Wallich's dance project, The Sun Still Burns Here.
  • HONESTLY, NEVERMIND was released by Drake. The seventh studio album from Drake is a surprise release and features a guest appearance by 21 Savage.
  • In Amber was released by Hercules & Love Affair. The first release in five years for the Andy Butler project Hercules And Love Affair features guest appearances from ANOHNI and Elin Ey.
  • Life Is Yours was released by Foals. The seventh full-length studio release for British indie rock band Foals features production from Dan Carey, John Hill, Miles James, and A. K. Paul.
  • Farm to Table was released by Bartees Strange. The second full-length release for Washington D.C.-based Bartees Strange is his first on the 4AD label.
  • SPORTS
  • Kate Bush went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Running Up That Hill.' Originally released in 1985, the song had enjoyed a new lease of life after featuring in the Netflix sci-fi show Stranger Things. With 44 years between her 1978 No.1 'Wuthering Heights' and 'Running Up That Hill' the singer claimed the record of the longest time taken for a single to reach the top of the charts, the longest-ever gap between No.1 singles in UK chart history and she became the oldest female artist to ever score a No.1 on the Official Singles Chart, beating fellow icon Cher who was 52 when her hit 'Believe' topped the charts in 1998..
  • Hugh McElhenny, American Pro/College Football HOF halfback (University of Washington; 5 × First-team All-Pro; 6 × Pro Bowl; Minnesota Vikings, SF 49ers), who died at 93.
  • " Running Up That Hill" single by Kate Bush goes to #1 on the UK chart; originally released in 1985, the song was featured in sci-fi television show "Stranger Things", its record 44 year climb to the top also makes Bush (63) the oldest female artist to score a No.1.

On this day in 2021

  • EVENTS
  • US designates June 19 as a federal holiday "Juneteenth" is considered the date of the end of slavery, when word of the end of the Civil War and Emancipation was delivered to Galveston, Texas.
  • China launches its Shenzhou-12 spacecraft with three astronauts arriving at its new space station Tiangong six and a half hours later.
  • DEATHS
  • Kenneth Kaunda, World Leader.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Red Solstice 2: Survivors for PC is released. Sequel to the best-seller ?The Red Solstice?. Plan your strategy and infiltrate a real-time tactical battlefield - alone or with up to 7 squad members. Can you demonstrate the combat prowess to survive and secure a future for humanity?
  • Roguebook for PC is released. The ancients speak of a Book written since time immemorial containing all the world's legends. After many fabulous adventures, recounted in Faeria Chronicles of Gagana, this relic was lost in a well of Faeria. Through contact with this source of magic, the Book developed a wicked free will of its own and became the Roguebook!You are trapped in the Book of Lore of Faeria, and each page represents a new challenge. Lead your two heroes to victory in this roguelike deckbuilder developed in partnership with Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering. Put together the best synergies between cards, relics and abilities, and take on the Roguebook.
  • POLITICS
  • US President Joe Biden signs into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act making June 19th a federal holiday commemorating emancipation.

On this day in 2020

  • EVENTS
  • First major breakthrough in treating COVID-19 pandemic using steroid dexamethasone announced by Oxford University.
  • Former police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta charged with his murder and aggravated assault.
  • American actor Danny Masterson charged with raping three women. after a 3-year investigation.
  • Actor Danny Masterson charged with raping three women.
  • DEATHS
  • György Kárpáti, Hungarian water polo player (Olympic gold 1952,56,64), who died at 84.
  • Willie Thorne, English snooker player (1985 Classic), who died of leukaemia at 66.
  • Robert Buchanan, British archaeologist and founder of Bath University, who died at 90.
  • Paulinho Paiakan, Brazilian indigenous chief (led Kayapó people against Belo Monte dam), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at about 65.
  • TV SERIES
  • Love, Victor: Season 1 is released. The series set in the same universe as 2018 film Love, Simon follows new Creekwood High student Victor (Michael Cimino) as he adjusts to a new school, deals with family issues and comes to terms with his sexual orientation.
  • GAMING: SWITCH
  • Edna & Harvey: The Breakout - 10th Anniversary Edition for Switch is released. Time to go crazy! When Edna wakes up, she has no memories of her past, or why she finds herself in the padded cell of a sanatorium. Though she hasn't the slightest idea how she ended up in a cell, one thing is certain: She wants to get out of there. After all, she feels positively sane – and her talking plush bunny Harvey absolutely agrees. Together they try to make their escape and meet the weirdest inmates – from a man in a bee costume to the pseudo-siamese twins Hoti and Moti. But Dr. Marcel, the head of the sanatorium, does everything in his power to stop Edna from leaving. What is his endgame? And why has her memory been wiped? Bit by bit, Edna remembers the time before the sanatorium...
  • Pokemon Sword / Shield: The Isle of Armor for Switch is released. THE ISLE OF ARMOR - In The Isle of Armor expansion, you'll head to The Isle of Armor, the stage of your new adventure in the Galar region. The Isle of Armor is a giant island full of environments not seen in Galar beforeyou'll find wave-swept beaches, forests, bogs, caves, and sand dunes!, There are also plenty of Pokémon that make this island their home, living freely amid the lush natural surroundings., There's even a dojo here that specializes in some very particular training styles! You and your Pokémon will take up an apprenticeship under the master of this dojo and train hard to become even stronger.
  • SPORTS
  • Bill Groman, American football wide receiver (All-AFL 1960; AFL C'ship 1960,61,64,65; Houston Oilers, Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills), who died at 83.
  • Jerry Sturm, American football tackle (AFL All-Star 1964,66; Denver Broncos, NO Saints), who died from dementia at 83.

On this day in 2019

  • EVENTS
  • Activist Joshua Wong calls on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to resign after leaving prison amid street protests the day before of over 2 million people..
  • Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, Kate Gallego apologies for local police threatening to shoot African American family after their four-year shoplifted a doll.
  • DEATHS
  • Gloria Vanderbilt, American fashion designer, artist, heiress and socialite, who died at 95.
  • TV SERIES
  • Grand Hotel (2019): Season 1 is released. Santiago Mendoza (Demian Bichir) along with his second wife Gigi (Roselyn Sanchez) and their adult children run a luxury Miami Beach hotel but behind the scenes there is debt, scandal and secrets in this Eva Longoria produced-drama based on the Spanish series, Gran Hotel.
  • Das Boot (2019) is released. In the fall of 1942, U-612 begins its first voyage with a crew of 40 men led by Captain Klaus Hoffmann (Rick Okon). In the port of La Rochelle, translator Simone Strasser (Vicky Krieps) soon finds life complicated when she becomes involved with the French Resistance in this sequel to the 1981 film of the same name.
  • POLITICS
  • Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi dies after collapsing during a court appearance in Cairo.
  • Mohamed Morsi, Egyptian politician, President of Egypt (2012-13), leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, who died at 67.

On this day in 2018

  • EVENTS
  • " The Incredibles 2" sets a box office record for an animated release, earning $180 million its opening weekend.
  • World electric speed record broken by Jaguar Vector V20E in battery-powered boat at 88.61 mph (142.60 kph) Coniston Water, English Lake District.
  • Historic deal signed between Greece and Macedonia to end dispute over Macedonia's name - changing to North Macedonia.
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans: Former F1 world champion Fernando Alonso teams with Kazuki Nakajima and Sébastien Buemi to win for Toyota Gazoo Racing.
  • DEATHS
  • Randel Lee Ramage, Race Car Driver.
  • GAMING: SWITCH
  • Flashback for Switch is released. THE ACTION-ADVENTURE CLASSIC IS BACK TO CELEBRATE ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY!2142. After fleeing from a space ship but stripped of all memory, the eminent scientist Conrad B. Hart awakens on Titan, a colonised moon of the planet Saturn. His enemies and kidnappers are snapping at his heels. He must find a way back to Earth, defending himself against the dangers he encounters and unravelling an insidious extra-terrestrial plot that threatens the planetOn its 25th anniversary, rediscover this classic, consistently ranked among the best 100 games of all time! It was one of the first games to use motion capture technology for more realistic animations, with backgrounds that were entirely hand-drawn and a gripping science-fiction storyline.In addition to the original 1993 game, this version includes a Modern mode, with:* Post-FX graphic filters, * Completely remastered sound and music, * A brand new "Rewind"function, variable according to the level of difficulty* Tutorials for those who need a boost!See if you're up to the challenge with all the demanding gameplay of the period!
  • POLITICS
  • Ivan Duque is elected President of Columbia.

On this day in 2017

  • EVENTS
  • Forest fires in Pedrógão Grande, Portugal begin, kill 62 people, more than 1,600 firefighters fight 156 fires.
  • Collision at sea between U.S.S. Fitzgerald and ACX Crystal, a Philippine cargo ship kills 7 US sailors in Japanese waters.
  • Bill Cosby trial for aggravated indecent assault declared a mistrial after jurors couldn't reach a verdict.

On this day in 2016

  • DEATHS
  • Prince Be [Attrell Cordes], American rapper (PM Dawn), who died from diabetes complications at 46.
  • Rubén Aguirre, TV Actor.
  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • Seoul Searching is released. Seoul,1986. A raucous gaggle of Korean teenagers spill out of the Gimpo airport and onto buses that transport them to a location just outside the city. There, these high schoolers sent from all over the world—the U.S., Mexico, London, and Hamburg—are participating in a government-sponsored summer program to help them connect with their heritage. With a summer of partying ahead of them, they’re on a crash course to bring shame to their families, their ancestors, and their hosts—but with any luck, they might just figure out how to make friends, fall in love, and absorb some of their roots along the way.
  • Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made is released. After Steven Spielberg's classic Raiders of the Lost Ark was released 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys from Mississippi set out on what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to their favorite film: a faithful, shot-for-shot adaptation of the action adventure film. They finished every scene...except one; the film's explosive airplane set piece. Over two decades later, the trio reunited with the original cast members from their childhood in order to complete their masterpiece. Featuring interviews with John Rhys Davies, Eli Roth and more, Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made is just that: the story of this long-gestating project’s culmination, chronicling the friends' dedication to their artistic vision—mixed in with some movie magic—to create a personal, epic love letter to a true modern classic. [Drafthouse Films]
  • My Love, Don't Cross That River is released. 100-year old lovebirds Byong-man Jo and Gye-Yeul Kang have been inseparable companions for the past 76 years. Living in their small home by the river, they wear traditional Korean clothes, go shopping at the local market, have picnics with neighbors, and enjoy dance parties. Every night they go to sleep holding each other's hands. Observing this fragile couple for 15 months, director Moyoung Jin acts as a fly-on-the-wall, capturing their twilight days with tender moments that reveal simple acts of affection - from a good-natured leaf fight to a gentle caress of the cheek. [Film Movement]
  • Parched is released. PARCHED is an inspirational drama about women set in the heart of parched rural landscape of Gujarat, India. It traces the bittersweet tale of four ordinary women: traditional Rani, a young widow; lively Lajjo, who lives in an abusive marriage; outcast Bijli, a dancer and prostitute who becomes friends with Rani and Lajjo; and Janaki, a young teenager in a miserable arranged marriage to Rani’s son Gulab. We see the friends unapologetically talk about men, sex and life as they struggle with their individual boundaries and their inner demons. Gradually, they begin question the century-old traditions that have kept them locked in servitude. One fateful night, the women come together and take a bold step that will change the trajectory of their lives. [Wolfe Releasing]
  • Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) is released. George (Marilyn Lima), a pretty teen girl, falls in love with Alex (Finnegan Oldfield). To get his attention, she initiates a game with their friends, discovering, testing and pushing the limits of their sexuality. When the nature of their activities is revealed, each of them deals with the scandal in radically different ways. Faced with the implosion of their value systems, they move on by reassessing their priorities, finding love and their real desires.
  • Cosmos is released. Witold who has just failed the bar, and his companion Fuchs, who has recently quit his fashion job, are staying at a guesthouse run by the intermittently paralytic Madame Woytis. Upon discovering a sparrow hanged in the woods near the house, Witold's reality mutates into a whirlwind of tension, histrionics, foreboding omens, and surrealistic logic as he becomes obsessed with Madame Woytis's daughter Lena, newly married to Lucien.
  • Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes is released. Based on the international bestseller, the riveting first film in the Department Q series introduces maverick detective Carl Mørck (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) who, after majorly botching an assignment, is relegated to reviewing cold cases. With his new partner (Fares Fares), the moody Mørck begins digging into the unsolved disappearance of a high-ranking female politician (Sonja Richter) who supposedly committed suicide but whose body was never recovered—a mystery that plunges the investigators into a dark and disturbing conspiracy. A nonstop series of ingenious twists and shocking surprises keep the suspense simmering in this stylish thriller. [IFC Films]
  • Land and Shade is released. Alfonso is an old farmer who has returned home to tend to his son, who is gravely ill. He rediscovers his old house, where the woman who was once his wife still lives, with his daughter-in-law and grandson. The landscape that awaits him resembles a wasteland. Vast sugar cane plantations surround the house, producing perpetual clouds of ash. 17 years after abandoning them, Alfonso tries to fit back in and save his family.
  • MOVIES: PG
  • Finding Dory is released. Finding Dory reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Central Intelligence is released. A one-time bullied geek who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent (Dwayne Johnson) comes home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of the former “big man on campus” (Kevin Hart), now an accountant who misses his glory days. But before the staid numbers-cruncher realizes what he’s getting into, it’s too late to get out, as his increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than he can count.
  • MOVIES: R
  • No Stranger Than Love is released. What is stranger than the big hole that opens up in Lucy Sherrington's living room floor? As it turns out, love.
  • Tickled is released. After stumbling upon a bizarre “competitive endurance tickling” video online, wherein young men are paid to be tied up and tickled, reporter David Farrier reaches out to request a story from the company. But the reply he receives is shocking—the sender mocks Farrier's sexual orientation and threatens extreme legal action should he dig any deeper. So, like any good journalist confronted by a bully, he does just the opposite: he travels to the hidden tickling facilities in Los Angeles and uncovers a vast empire, known for harassing and harming the lives of those who protest their involvement in these films. The more he investigates, the stranger it gets, discovering secret identities and criminal activity. [Magnolia Pictures]
  • TV SERIES
  • Orange is the New Black: Season 4 is released. The prison dramedy returns for its fourth season with a commitment for another three seasons.
  • ALBUMS
  • Still Brazy was released by YG. The second full-length studio release for the Compton rapper features guest appearances from Bricc Baby, Burnt Out, Drake, The Homegirl, Kamaiyah, Lil Wayne, Joe Moses, Nipsey Hussle, Sad Boy, and Slim 400.
  • The Dreaming Room was released by Laura Mvula. The second full-length release for the British artist features guest appearances from Nile Rodgers and Wretch 32.
  • The Getaway was released by Red Hot Chili Peppers. The 11th full-length studio release for the alternative rock band was produced by Danger Mouse.
  • The Glowing Man was released by Swans. This is the fourth and final release for the Michael Gira-led experimental rock band's line-up that includes Christoph Hahn, Thor Harris, Christopher Pravdica, Phil Puleo, and Norman Westberg.
  • Undercurrent was released by Sarah Jarosz. The fourth full-length release for the singer-songwriter features contributions from Jedd Hughes, Parker Millsap, Aoife O'Donovan, Luke Reynolds, Joey Ryan, and Sara Watkins.
  • You Will Never Be One of Us was released by NAILS. The third full-length release for the California metal trio was produced by Kurt Ballou.
  • Weaves was released by Weaves. The debut full-length release for the Canadian indie rock quartet was recorded by Josh Korody and mixed by Alex Newport.
  • On My One was released by Jake Bugg. The third full-length release for the British indie singer-songwriter features three songs co-produced with Jacknife Lee.
  • No Grace was released by PAWS. The third full-length release for the Scottish punk trio was produced by blink-182's Mark Hoppus.
  • Magma was released by Gojira. The sixth full-length studio release for the French metal band was recorded at their own studio in New York.
  • Puberty 2 was released by Mitski. The fourth full-length release for the New York indie artist was produced by Patrick Hyland.
  • Post Plague was released by Odonis Odonis. The third full-length release for the Canadian band led by Dean Tzenos features guest vocals from New Pornographers' Kathryn Calder.
  • I, Gemini was released by Let's Eat Grandma. The debut full-length release for the British experimental pop teen duo of Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth was recorded by Will Twynham in a former nuclear bunker-turned-studio.
  • Emotions and Math was released by Margaret Glaspy. The debut full-length release for the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter was mixed by Shawn Everett.
  • Eyeland was released by The Low Anthem. The first new release in five years for the Rhode Island psych-folk trio is a concept album about a group of children whose lives are changed after a fire burns down one of their houses.
  • case/lang/veirs was released by Neko Case. The debut full-length release for the collaboration between Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs was produced by Tucker Martine.
  • Blood Moon was released by M. Craft. The Australian singer-songwriter's first solo release in seven years was influenced by his time at Joshua Tree.
  • Atomic was released by Mogwai. The Scottish post-rock band reworked a version of the soundtrack to Mark Cousins' documentary Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise for its.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Dreamfall Chapters for PC is released. Dreamfall Chapters continues and concludes the gripping story of Zoe Castillo, the Dreamer.
  • Space Run Galaxy for PC is released. Space Run Galaxy is the sequel to Space Run, the game from one-man studio Passtech, which seduced hundreds of thousands of players with its dynamic and original gameplay. By twisting the tower-defense game style, Space Run offered an addictive real-time spaceship construction strategy experience.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • Valentino Rossi The Game for PlayStation 4 is released. A videogame entirely dedicated to the career of Valentino Rossi, the 9 time World Champion. Experience the career of Valentino from his perspective in a series of 20 challenges from his first race in 1996 up to 2015. Jump into a new career starting at the VR|46 Academy and taking you up to World Champion. During the championship, Valentino will ask you to take part in different events like drifting, flat, R1M-only races, and rally in order to improve his abilities.

On this day in 2015

  • EVENTS
  • US Treasury announced that the image of Alexander Hamilton will be replaced from the US $10 bill by an image of a woman.
  • 9 people are shot and killed inside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, by a 21 year old gunman.
  • DEATHS
  • Glen Mcduffie, Race Car Driver.
  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • The Tribe is released. Somewhere in Ukraine, Sergey enters a specialized boarding school for the deaf. Alone in this new and unfamiliar place, he must find his way through the school’s hierarchy. Sergey quickly encounters the tribe, a student gang dealing in crime and prostitution. After passing their hazing rituals and being inducted into the group, he takes part in several robberies and begins to work his way up the chain of command to become pimp-protector for two of the girls, who turn tricks at the local truck stop. Finding himself in love with one of them, Sergey ultimately breaks all the unwritten rules of the tribe, with tragic consequences. [Drafthouse Films]
  • TV SERIES
  • Deutschland 83: Season 1 is released. Set in 1983,24-year-old East German Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay) is sent by the Stasi to spy on the West as an aide to a West Germany General (Ulrich Noethen) in this German-language drama.
  • POLITICS
  • Suleyman Demirel, Turkish leader, President (1993-2000) and Prime Minister, who died at 90.
  • Ron Clarke AO, MBE, Australian athlete (17 x WRs,5,000m,10,000m,20,000m; 2,3,6,10 miles) and politician (mayor Gold Coast), who died from kidney failure at 78.
  • SPORTS
  • John David Crow, American College Football Hall of Fame back and tight end (Heisman Trophy 1957, Texas A & M; Pro Bowl 1959,60,62,65; St. Louis Cardinals), who died at 79.

On this day in 2014

  • BIRTHS
  • Raquel Vaz Rabetão, Dancer, born in Brazil.
  • DEATHS
  • Patsy Byrne, English actress, who died at 80.
  • Paul England, Race Car Driver.
  • John McClure, American Grammy Award-winning classical record producer, who died at 84.
  • ALBUMS
  • Just Be Free was released by Big Freedia. The fourth studio and first major label release for the New Orleans rapper who popularized bounce music, a subgenre that mixes house and hip-hop music with chants, was produced by Thomas McElroy.
  • Jaded & Faded was released by Cerebral Ballzy. The second full-length release for the Brooklyn punk band was produced by Dave Sitek.
  • In the Lonely Hour was released by Sam Smith. This is the debut full-length release for the British neo-R&B singer-songwriter.
  • Last Dance was released by Keith Jarrett. The second release of jazz classic from Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden are from the same 2007 sessions as those on 2010's Jasmine.
  • If Anything was released by Greys. The debut full-length release for the Canadian noise rock band was recorded in ten days.
  • Deep Fantasy was released by White Lung. The third full-length release for the Canadian punk rock band was produced by Jesse Gander.
  • Colfax was released by The Delines. This is the debut release for the new band formed by Richmond Fontaine's Willy Vlautin with Amy Boone and Sean Oldham.
  • Favorite Waitress was released by The Felice Brothers. The tenth release for the upstate New York folk quintet was produced by Jeremy Backofen in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Familiars was released by The Antlers. The fourth album from Brooklyn indie band led by Pete Silberman was influenced by the Eastern philosophy books Silberman was reading.
  • Band of Brothers was released by Willie Nelson. Produced by Buddy Cannon, the latest release for the country singer-songwriter features nine original songs and a duet with Jamey Johnson.
  • A.K.A. was released by Jennifer Lopez. The eigth studio release for the pop singer features guest appearances from French Montana, Iggy Azalea, Pitbull, Rick Ross, and T.I.
  • Mutineers was released by David Gray. The first release in four years for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Andy Barlow.
  • Noise was released by Boris. The latest release for the Japanese experimental metal band includes influences from doom, psychedelic, punk, shoegaze, and sludge-rock music.
  • My Love is a Bulldozer was released by Venetian Snares. The 26th release for the Canadian electronic artist Aaron Funk is his first full-length in four years.
  • New Eyes was released by Clean Bandit. The debut full-length release for the British quartet known for its fusion of classical and electronic music features guest appearance from artists such as Jess Glynne, Love Ssega, Stylo G, and Elisabeth Troy.
  • Reality Testing was released by Lone. The fifth release for the British electronic artist Matt Cutler as Lone features hip-hop influences.
  • Shaken Up Versions was released by The Knife. Eight songs from Swedish electronic-pop duo's discography were rerecorded with their live tour arrangements.
  • Seek Warmer Climes was released by Lower. This is the debut full-length release from the Danish post-punk band led by Adrian Toubro.
  • The Hunting Party was released by Linkin Park. The sixth studio release for the nu metal group was co-produced by band members Brad Delson and Mike Shinoda with guest appearances from Page Hamilton, Daron Malakian, Tom Morello, and Rakim.
  • The Moral of the Elephant was released by Martin Carthy. The debut release for the British folk father-daughter duo of Martin & Eliza Carthy was produced by Oliver Knight.
  • The Air Between Words was released by Martyn. The third full-length release for the Washington, D.C.-based producer Martijn Deykers features collaborations with Kieran Hebden and Inga Copeland.
  • Ultraviolence was released by Lana Del Rey. The third full-length release for the pop singer-songwriter was produced by Dan Auerbach and recorded live with a seven-piece band.
  • Why Do the Heathen Rage? was released by The Soft Pink Truth. The second release for the solo side project of Matmos' Drew Daniel is an electronic black metal covers album.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 3
  • MotoGP 13 for PlayStation 3 is released. Speed. Emotion. Innovation. The full 2013 MotoGP season. Graphical excellence. The essential elements mixed with an adrenaline-fueled experience will characterize the brand new MotoGP 13, re-invented by Milestone. With genre-leading redesigned graphics, Milestone's new project will bring players into the 2013 championship through the eyes of a real MotoGP rider. The main game modes are: Official MotoGP will additionally offer players the opportunity to experience the 2013 Worldwide Championship, try the exclusive IRTA Test or prove their ability in a Quick Race. Career, the newly revamped career mode, will put gamers into the shoes of the riders, as it runs from first until the final race of the season. This particular game-mode will mix-in third and first person elements as well. Multiplayer will re-create exciting events - inspired by reality - to MotoGP's classic elements, that will keep fans glued to their sofa.
  • Battle Princess of Arcadias for PlayStation 3 is released. The kingdom of Schwert was one peaceful and beautiful. But now it's been overrun by monsters, and as the Battle Princess Plume, it's up to you to set things right in this colorful, high-speed action RPG!Collect a group of warriors and engage in skirmishes against small groups of enemies before taking on huge and powerful bosses in epic siege battles! As you fight and level up, you'll gain new skills, gather heaps of treasure, and upgrade your weapons and gear on your way to victory!
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • EA Sports UFC for PlayStation 4 is released. UFC Ultimate Fighting Championship is a mixed martial arts fighting game that uses the new EA Sports Ignite engine. When players beat career mode on pro difficulty or higher, they will unlock Bruce Lee and can test his legacy against the best of the best in the UFC across four different weight classes.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION VITA
  • Magical Beat for PlayStation Vita is released. Combines Drop-Down Puzzle with Beats. The main BGM is composed by the Nico Nico celebrity and sound creator, ‘Kikuo’. Last but not least, don’t forget the thirteen colorful pixel-art characters to take you through the game.

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