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Today in the World Countries

  • Bengali New Year / Bihu is being celebrated in Bangladesh
  • Cambodian New Year (Day 1) is being celebrated in Cambodia
  • Lao New Year is being celebrated in Laos
  • Songkran Festival is being celebrated in Thailand
  • Thingyan Water Festival (Day 2) is being celebrated in Myanmar
  • People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • European Space Agency's mission to Jupiter's moons, the Juice satellite launches on an Ariane-5 rocket from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana.
  • El Makabelico, Rapper, born in Mexico.
  • Michal Zolik Smutny, Twitch Star, born in Slovakia.
  • Sandra De La Vega, Family Member, born in Mexico.
  • Thandow, Pop Singer, born in South Africa.
  • Ken Archer, Australian cricket batsman (5 Tests; Queensland CA), who died at 95.
  • Hilma is released. Lasse Hallström’s Hilma brings to life the story of a woman who posthumously revolutionized the art world as one of the first abstract artists. In this immersive biopic starring Tora Hallström as the young Hilma, and Lena Olin as the mature Hilma, we follow the artist from her early life through her rising artistic career and spiritual awakening after the loss of her beloved younger sister Hermina. Hilma explores af Klint’s spiritualism, her unconventional love life, and the impetus behind her work — from the writings of Rudolph Steiner to the strong influence of the Theosophic Movement, and her belief in its mystical philosophy — in a portrait of a woman well ahead of her time. [Juno Films]
  • Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman is released. Tokyo, a few days after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Kyoko suddenly leaves her husband after spending five days in a row glued to unfolding earthquake footage on TV. Her helpless husband Komura takes a week’s leave from work and heads north to deliver a box and its unknown contents to two young women. His colleague Katagiri, a simple debt collector by profession and an awkward loner in life, returns home one evening to find a two-metre-tall frog asking for his help to save Tokyo from an imminent earthquake. Through memories, dreams and fantasies, Kyoko, Komura and Katagiri, influenced by their visions of earthquakes—which are manifested as evil willow trees, giant earthworms, secret vows, mysterious boxes and a dark, endless corridor—attempt to rediscover their true selves.
  • Ear for Eye is released. British and American Black characters of different generations navigate their way through today's society, offering a critical perspective on the state of the nation.
  • Suzume is released. In a small, peaceful town on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu,17-year-old Suzume has lived with her aunt ever since she lost her mother as a little girl. One day on her way to school, she meets a mysterious young man named Souta who is in search of a door. She follows him into the mountains and finds a dilapidated old door standing alone among ruins. On an impulse, Suzume turns the handle, and at once sets free all the calamities the portal was meant to contain. All around Japan other doors open, threatening a population unaware of the looming danger. Together, Suzume and Souta set out on a journey to close them all again. [Berlin]
  • Wild Life is released. Wild Life follows conservationist Kris Tompkins on an epic, decades-spanning love story as wild as the landscapes she dedicated her life to protecting. After falling in love in mid-life, Kris and the outdoorsman and entrepreneur Doug Tompkins left behind the world of the massively successful outdoor brands they'd helped pioneer -- Patagonia, The North Face, and Esprit -- and turned their attention to a visionary effort to create National Parks throughout Chile and Argentina. Wild Life chronicles the highs and lows of their journey to effect the largest private land donation in history.
  • Personality Crisis: One Night Only is released. From his days leading The New York Dolls to his reinvention as lounge lizard Buster Poindexter, David Johansen is a chameleonic one of a kind performer. Featuring a live performance at Café Carlyle in New York City, where he performs as Poindexter singing the Johansen songbook, along with new and archival interviews, the film is a testament to a lost New York and a performer who remains as fresh and exciting as ever.
  • De Humani Corporis Fabrica is released. Five centuries ago, anatomist André Vésale opened up the human body to science for the first time in history. Today, De Humani Corporis Fabrica opens the human body to the cinema. It reveals that human flesh is an extraordinary landscape that exists only through the gaze and attention of others. As places of care, suffering and hope, hospitals are laboratories that connect every body in the world.
  • Beau Is Afraid is released. A paranoid man embarks on an epic odyssey to get home to his mother.
  • Renfield is released. In this modern monster tale of Dracula’s loyal servant, Renfield (Nicholas Hoult) is the tortured aide to history’s most narcissistic boss, Dracula (Nicolas Cage). Renfield is forced to procure his master’s prey and do his every bidding, no matter how debased. But now, after centuries of servitude, Renfield is ready to see if there’s a life outside the shadow of The Prince of Darkness. If only he can figure out how to end his codependency.
  • Mafia Mamma is released. While seeing to her long estranged (and now deceased) grandfather’s affairs in Italy, a mild mannered suburban mom (Toni Collette) unexpectedly inherits his mafia empire and finds herself stuck in the middle of a deadly mob war. Guided by the firm’s trusted consigliere (Monica Bellucci), she hilariously defies everyone’s expectations, including her own, as the new head of the family business.
  • The Pope's Exorcist is released. Inspired by the actual files of Father Gabriele Amorth (Russell Crowe), Chief Exorcist of the Vatican, The Pope’s Exorcist follows Amorth as he investigates a young boy’s terrifying possession and ends up uncovering a centuries-old conspiracy the Vatican has desperately tried to keep hidden.
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 5 is released. Midge is at the cusp of at getting what she wants in the fifth and final season of the Amy Sherman-Palladino comedy series.
  • The Last Thing He Told Me: Season 1 is released. Hannah (Jennifer Garner) seeks to build a relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter (Angourie Rice) as they look into why her husband (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) disappeared suddenly in this thriller based on Laura Dave's novel of the same name.
  • Multitudes was released by Feist. The sixth full-length studio release from Canadian singer-songwriter Feist was produced with Robbie Lackritz and Mocky.
  • 72 Seasons was released by Metallica. The first full-length studio release of new material from heavy metal band Metallica since 2016's Hardwired... to Self-Destruct was produced with Greg Fidelman.
  • Big Picture was released by Fenne Lily. The third full-length release from British indie folk artist Fenne Lily was produced with Brad Cook (and one track with Christian Lee Hutson).
  • I Came from Love was released by Dave Okumu. The second solo full-length release from Dave Okumu features guest appearances from such artist as Raven Bush, Eska, Grace Jones, Anthony Joseph, Wesley Joseph, Kwabs, Robert Stillman, and Byron Wallen.
  • Henry St. was released by The Tallest Man on Earth. The latest full-length release from Kristian Matsson as The Tallest Man on Earth was produced by Sylvan Esso's Nick Sanborn and features contributions from CJ Camerieri, Phil Cook, Ryan Gustafson, TJ Maiani, Rob Moose, and Adam Schatz.
  • Keep Your Courage was released by Natalie Merchant. The first full-length solo studio release in nine years for singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant features a guest appearance from Abena Koomson-Davis and contributions from Kinan Azmeh, Steve Davis, and Lúnasa.
  • Glorious Game was released by El Michels Affair. The debut full-length collaboration from El Michels Affair and Black Thought features guest appearances from Brainstory, KIRBY, and Son Little.
  • Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection for PlayStation 4 is released. All 10 mainline games in the Mega Man Battle Network series return!The year is 200X. Rapid growth of internet technology has given rise to Network Society. People carry with them PETs, mobile devices equipped with sentient programs called NetNavis, which they use in order to enjoy the many benefits the network provides. But even though the network has improved their way of life it has also brought with it new outlets for cybercrime.The protagonist, Lan Hikari, and his NetNavi, MegaMan.EXE, must work together to solve numerous incidents.

On this day in 2022

  • Russian ship Moskva, flagship of its Black Sea fleet, sinks in the Black Sea during the invasion of Ukraine amid conflicting accounts.
  • Bollywood actors Alia Bhatt at the age of 29 and Ranbir Kapoor at the age of 39 marry in Mumbai.
  • The Kardashians: Season 1 is released. Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie are back in this Hulu reality series.
  • Cat Cafe Manager for PC is released. Travel to the sleepy village of Caterwaul Way and rebuild your grandmother's cat cafe. Renovate your restaurant, befriend the local cats and townsfolk, forge lasting friendships, unravel catty mysteries, and build a home for dozens of unique felines!
  • Tormented Souls for Switch is released. While investigating the disappearance of twin girls at Winterlake - something terrible happens to Caroline Walker. Waking in the dead of night, naked in a bathtub - and hooked up to some decrepit medical equipment, Caroline must fight for her life as she explores the halls of an abandoned Mansion turned hospital.Tormented Souls deliberately sets out to draw inspiration from classic survival horror. From Resident Evil and Silent Hill, to Alone in the Dark - Tormented Souls is a modern take on the fixed-perspective adventure, offering a modernised control scheme and a more dynamic camera, while retaining everything that made those games so beloved by fans.
  • Nobody Saves the World for Switch is released. When the ancient Calamity re-awakens, who can save the world? Nobody! (That's you, you're Nobody.) Master the art of transformation to become a Slug, Ghost, Dragon, and more in this new take on Action RPGs from the creators of Guacamelee!Complete quests to discover and swap between 15+ varied and distinct Forms. Mix and match abilities in unexpected ways to unlock and complete even MORE challenging quests. Explore a vast overworld - on your own or with a friend online - while clearing shape-shifting dungeons in an effort to stop The Calamity and save the world!
  • Road 96 for Xbox Series X is released. Summer 1996. Today is the day! You hit the road. Adventure. Freedom. Escape. Run. Flee the Regime. Try to survive. On this risky road trip to the border, you'll meet incredible characters, and discover their intertwined stories and secrets in an ever-evolving adventure.But every mile opens up a choice to make. Your decisions will change your adventure, change the people you meet, maybe even change the world.There are thousands of roads across the authoritarian nation of Petria.Which one will you take?

On this day in 2021

  • Coinbase becomes the first major cryptocurrency company to trade shares on the New York stock exchange.
  • Former Minnesota police officer who shot Daunte Wright with a gun instead of a taser is arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter.
  • Human cells grown in monkey cells for 20 days reported by US-Chinese team at the Salk Institute in "Cell".
  • Bernard "Bernie" Madoff, American fraudster and financier who committed the largest fraud in US history, who died in prison of natural causes at 82.
  • Norman "Rusty" Young, American pedal-steel guitarist, singer and songwriter (Poco - "Rose of Cimarron" ; "Crazy Love"), who died of a heart attack at 75.
  • Michel Louvain, French Canadian singer (" Buenas Noches Mi Amor"), who died at 83.
  • Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!: Season 1 is released. Single dad Brian Dixon (Jamie Foxx) wants to be the best father to his teenage daughter Sasha (Kyla-Drew) with the help of his own father (David Alan Grier) and sister (Porscha Coleman) in this comedy inspired by Foxx's relationship with his daughter.
  • Forgotten Fields for PC is released. Forgotten Fields is a cozy narrative game about Sid - a struggling writer who travels back to his childhood home one last time before it's sold off. Visit old friends, relive memories, solve puzzles and play through sections of Sid's book in this warm game about nostalgia and the passage of time.
  • TASOMACHI: Behind the Twilight for PC is released. Yukumo is a young girl traversing the world in her beloved airship. Upon arriving at a certain town, her airship breaks down. She decides to explore the town to search for parts for repair; however, the town has fallen silent, with no trace of its inhabitants...
  • The Longing for Switch is released. AN UNUSUAL MIX OF ADVENTURE AND IDLE GAME. Play as a lonely Shade, the last servant of a king who once ruled an underground kingdom. The king's powers have faded and he falls asleep for 400 days to regain his might. It is your duty to stay in the earthen palace until he awakens. As soon as you start, the game inevitably counts down the 400 days - even when you stop playing and exit the game. It is now up to you to decide what to do with your solitary existence beneath the soil. Don't stress yourself, you have plenty of time.
  • There is no game : Wrong dimension for Switch is released. There is no game. So don't go messing things up by clicking everywhere. You don’t want to be kicked out of your video game world, do you? Of course not! "There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension"is a Point&Click comedy adventure (and Point&Click only!) that will take you on a journey you never asked to go on, through silly and unexpected video game universes. Will you be able to play along with the "Game"to find your way home? We sincerely think NOT.
  • Fez for Switch is released. Gomez is a 2D man on a voyage of discovery into the mysterious 3rd dimension. Change your perspective and look at the world in a different way.

On this day in 2020

  • IMF warns the global economy expected to contract by 3% in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic "Great Lockdown", steepest downturn since the Great Depression.
  • Parts of Europe begin to ease lockdown restrictions after 5-6 weeks with some shops opening in Austria and parts of Italy.
  • PM Narendra Modi extends India's COVID-19 pandemic lockdown until May 3.
  • Paul Bayvel, South African rugby union scrum-half (10 caps; Transvaal), who died from cancer at 71.
  • Ron Wylie, Scottish soccer forward (Notts County, Aston Villa, Birmingham City) and manager (WBA), who died at 86.
  • Hank Steinbrenner, American businessman and MLB team owner (New York Yankees 2010-20), who died of liver condition at 63.
  • Butt Boy is released. Chip Gutchel, a bored married IT Engineer, has a reawakening after a routine prostate exam. What starts as a harmless rectal kink, soon grows into a dangerous addiction as he becomes responsible for a missing child. Chip eventually buries his desires in Alcoholics Anonymous and tries to move on with his life. Years later, he becomes the sponsor of Russell Fox, a newly sober detective. After Chip relapses, Russell is brought in to investigate another missing child at Chip's office. Russell begins to suspect that Chip's addiction may not be to alcohol, but something much more sinister. It's up to Russell now to prove that Chip is responsible for the child's disappearance. But who's going to believe his wild theory?
  • Fallout 76: Wastelanders for PlayStation 4 is released. In addition to introducing fully voiced NPCs to the world of Fallout 76, Wastelanders brings a brand-new main questline, new locations, new enemies, new weapons, a new reputation system and much more.
  • Former President Barack Obama endorses his former Vice President Joe Biden for president.
  • Barack Obama endorses his former Vice President Joe Biden for president.

On this day in 2019

  • Congresswoman Ilhan Omar at center of controversy over comments about 9/11 at speech to Council on American-Islamic Relations after tweet by Donald Trump, defended by Nancy Pelosi.
  • 11 tornadoes hit US southern states killing eight in Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana.
  • 83rd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Tiger Woods wins his 5th Masters title by 1 stroke from Xander Schauffele, Dustin Johnson & Brooks Koepka; Woods'15th major and first in 11 years.
  • Birgitta "Bibi" Andersson, Swedish actress (Persona, Wild Strawberries), who died at 83.
  • Game of Thrones: Season 8 is released. The eighth and final season sees Daenerys Targaryen arrive at Winterfell as Jon, Sansa and Arya are together once again.
  • Les Miserables (2019) is released. Andrew Davies' six-part dramatic adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel about the French in the 19th century including Fantine (Lily Collins), her daughter Cosette (Ellie Bambe), Marius (Josh O’Connor), Éponine (Erin Kellyman), her parents Monsieur Thénardier and Madame Thénardier (Adeel Akhtar and Olivia Colman), ex-convict Jean Valjean (Jean Valjean) and his nemesis police inspector Javert (David Oyelowo).
  • Seychelles President Danny Faure makes first-ever live speech from a submersible pleading for better marine protection.
  • South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg officially announces his presidential campaign in Indiana, first openly gay candidate to run for US president.
  • John MacLeod, American basketball coach (NBA Phoenix Suns 1973-87), who died of Alzheimer's disease at 81.

On this day in 2018

  • Beyoncé is the first black woman to headline the Coachella Music Festival, her performance on this day the most-watched performance ever on YouTube.
  • 171st Grand National: Davey Russell wins aboard 10/1 Tiger Roll in a photo finish from Pleasant Company.
  • 33rd Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Nina Simone; Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Bon Jovi; The Cars; Dire Straits; and Moody Blues.
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Nina Simone; Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Bon Jovi; The Cars; Dire Straits; and Moody Blues.
  • National Gardening Day, since 2018 and according to the National Day Calendar.
  • US, UK and French forces carry out airstrikes on sites associated with Syria's chemical weapons program, in response to Douma gas attack.
  • Bibi Andersson, Movie Actress.
  • Colin Bland, South African cricket batsman (21 Tests,3 x 100, HS 144no; Eastern Province, Orange Free State), who died from colon cancer at 80.
  • Elvis Presley: The Searcher is released. The two-part three-hour film directed by Thom Zimny takes a look at the pop legend's life up until the 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions with new interviews, never-before seen pictures and video.

On this day in 2017

  • Kendrick Lamar releases his fourth studio album "Damn" (2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music).
  • Harry Styles's debut single 'Sign of the Times' broke Ed Sheeran's 13-week run at the top of the UK charts. The One Direction star achieved his first No.1 as a solo artist with this release - the first from his self-titled debut album..
  • Meethotamulla rubbish dump collapses onto houses in Colombo, Sri Lanka killing 26.
  • " The Fate of the Furious" directed by F. Gary Gray, starring Vin Diesel and The Rock opens worldwide - highest-grossing weekend at $532 million.
  • Actress and model Nicky Whelan at the age of 36 weds former NFL player-turned-actor Kerry Rhodes at the age of 34 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles.
  • Bruce Langhorne, American session and touring folk guitarist and tambourine man, who died of kidney failure at 78.
  • Manfred Jung, German operatic tenor (Wagner's heldentenor roles), who died at 76.
  • Mimosas is released. Winner of the Critics' Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Oliver Laxe’s stunning new film, Mimosas, is a breathtakingly shot Western that follows a mysterious caravan carrying a dying sheikh into the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. Somewhere in the desert, a caravan is escorting an elderly sheik to the village where he was born. His last wish is to be buried with his loved ones. But death does not wait. Without their leader, the company grows fearful. And at the foot of a mountain pass, they refuse to continue, entrusting the body to two men who agree to carry on and bring it to its final destination. But who are these men? And do they really know the way? In another world, a mysterious young man is chosen to find the caravan. [Grasshopper Film]
  • My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea is released. Dash (Jason Schwartzman) and his best friend Assaf (Reggie Watts) are preparing for another year at Tides High School muckraking on behalf of their widely-distributed but little-read school newspaper, edited by their friend Verti (Maya Rudolph). But just when a blossoming relationship between Assaf and Verti threatens to destroy the boys’ friendship, Dash learns of the administration’s cover-up that puts all the students in danger. As disaster erupts and the friends race to escape through the roof of the school, they are joined by a popular know-it- all (Lena Dunham) and a lunch lady (Susan Sarandon) who is much more than meets the eye. [Gkids]
  • Tommy's Honour is released. Set against the early days of the sport and stunning landscape of Scotland, Tommy's Honour is based on the intimate and powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between “Old” Tom (Peter Mullan) and “Young” Tommy Morris (Jack Lowden), the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. As their fame grew exponentially, Tom and Tommy, Scotland’s Golf Royalty, were touched by drama and personal tragedy. At first matching his father’s success, Tommy’s talent and fame continued to outshine his father’s accomplishments as founder of the Open Championship in 1860, playing record and as a local caddie master, greenskeeper and club & ball maker. But in contrast to Tommy’s public persona, his personal turmoil ultimately led him to rebel against both the aristocracy who gave him opportunity, led by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews chief Alexander Boothby (Sam Neill), and the parents who disdained his passionate relationship with his girlfriend-then-wife Meg Drinnen (Ophelia Lovibond).
  • Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary is released. Featuring never-before-seen Coltrane family home movies, footage of John Coltrane and band in the studio (discovered in a California garage during production of this film), along with hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and rare television appearances from around the world, Coltrane's incredible story is told by the musicians that worked with him (Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Reggie Workman), musicians that have been inspired by his fearless artistry and creative vision (Common, John Densmore, Wynton Marsalis, Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Kamasi Washington), and many others.
  • Heal the Living is released. Heal the Living follows three seemingly unrelated stories that carefully weave together: a French teenager and his friends on a surfing road trip that leads to tragedy; a woman in another town who learns that her weak heart is beginning to fail and action must be taken; and two teams of doctors and medical experts who struggle through their day-to-day attempts to save lives. Ultimately, it is an impassioned story of personal connections that philosophically, spiritually and literally plumbs the depths of the human heart. [Cohen Media Group]
  • Little Boxes is released. An interracial family struggles to adjust when they move from New York City to a small, predominately white town in Washington State.
  • Finding Oscar is released. Finding Oscar is a feature length documentary about the search for justice in the devastating case of the Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala. That search leads to the trail of two little boys who were plucked from a nightmare and offer the only living evidence that ties the Guatemalan government to the massacre.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • A Quiet Passion is released. The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.
  • The Fate of the Furious is released. Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.
  • The Lost City of Z is released. In 1925, Lieutenant Colonel Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), a British military-man-turned-explorer, searches for a lost city deep in the Amazon. His quest grows into an increasingly feverish, decades-long magnificent obsession that takes a toll on his reputation, his home life with his wife (Sienna Miller) and children, and his very existence.
  • Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer is released. Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.
  • MOVIES: TV14
  • Sandy Wexler is released. Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) is a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s, diligently representing a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business. His single minded devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his newest client, Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson), a tremendously talented singer who he discovers at an amusement park. Over the course of a decade, the two of them play out a star-crossed love story.
  • Season High was released by Little Dragon. The fifth full-length release for the Swedish electronic quartet was produced with James Ford.
  • AZD was released by Actress. The fifth full-length studio release for electronic artist Darren Cunningham was inspired by such things as Blade Runner, Rammellzee, and Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem.
  • DAMN. was released by Kendrick Lamar. The fourth full-length studio release for the Compton rapper features guest appearances from Rihanna, U2, and Zacari.
  • IV was released by Part Chimp. This is the first full-length studio release since 2009's Thriller for the British noise rock band.
  • Flinthook for PlayStation 4 is released. Live the life of space captain Flinthook. Armed with your mighty hookshot, your uncanny slow-motion powers, and your trusty blasma pistol, plunder and fight your way through an infinite variety of randomly-assembled spaceships for treasure, loot, and fame.

On this day in 2016

  • Luna Stephens, Family Member, born in California.
  • Actor Trai Byers at the age of 32 weds Grace Gealey at a mansion on Grand Cayman Island.
  • Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan for PC is released. Aurion is an epic action RPG set in a wonderful African Fantasy world with a unique, open and dynamic fighting gameplay.
  • Goetia for PC is released. Goetia is a point & click adventure where you play the ghost of a young lady. You are Abigail. Abigail Blackwood.
  • Everybody's Gone to the Rapture for PC is released. Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture transports the player back to the brief moments leading up to the apocalypse to explore the choices people make when they’re faced with world-shattering events beyond their control.
  • Final Fantasy IX for PC is released. The last Final Fantasy for the PlayStation, Final Fantasy IX returns to the pure fantasy roots that spawned the series. This latest installment features highly detailed characters, vehicles, and environments, and breathtaking cinema-graphics. The addition of brand new features such as the story-enhancing Active Time Event system and the return of minigames that grant additional gameplay make Final Fantasy IX not only a memorable gaming experience, but also a significant step forward in the series.
  • Soda Drinker Pro for Xbox One is released. Soda Drinker Pro mixes the accuracy of Microsoft Flight Simulator with the soda of soda, leaving the player no longer thirsty and trapped in a beautiful world where they can experience every aspect of soda.Tightly engineered controls allow the player to decide when to bring the soda cup to mouth, and when to sip.Soda Drinker Pro even gives the player the much-anticipated ability to walk to the top of a hill and drink a soda at whatever speed they wish.Anything is possible in soda drinker pro, and soda is possible.

On this day in 2015

  • Archaeologists announce they have found at Lomekwi in Kenya 3.3 million-year old stone tools, the oldest ever discovered and which pre-date the earliest humans.
  • Archeologists announce they have found at Lomekwi in Kenya 3.3 million-year old stone tools, the oldest ever discovered and which pre-date the earliest humans.
  • American R&B and soul singer Percy Sledge died of liver cancer at his home in Baton Rouge aged 73. The inspiration behind his 1966 US No.1 hit 'When a Man Loves a Woman', came when Sledge's girlfriend left him for a modelling career after he was laid off from a construction job in late 1965..
  • Percy Sledge, American soul singer (" When A Man Loves A Woman"), who died at 73.
  • Suuns & Jerusalem in My Heart was released by Jerusalem in My Heart. This is the debut release for the collaboration between Canadian indie electronic quartet Suuns and Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (a.k.a. Jerusalem In My Heart).
  • Second Hand Heart was released by Dwight Yoakam. The 16th full-length release for the Grammy-winning country singer was self-produced and features two cover songs.
  • Same As You was released by Polar Bear. The sixth full-length release for the British experimental jazz band led by Seb Rochford was produced by Ken Barrientos.
  • The Past We Leave Behind was released by Pale Blue. This is the debut full-length release for the electronic project of the New York electronic producer Mike Simonetti, Elizabeth Wight and Jana Hunter.
  • Darling Arithmetic was released by Villagers. The third full-length release for the Conor O'Brien solo project was self-recorded and produced at home.
  • Constant Bop was released by Bop English. The debut full-length solo release for White Denim frontman James Petralli features contributions from his bandmates and ex-Shearwater bassist Kevin Schneider.
  • Desolation Sounds was released by Gallows. The fourth full-length release for the British hardcore band is its first without Steph Carter, who left in 2013 for his own band, Ghost Riders In The Sky.
  • Edge of the Sun was released by Calexico. The latest release from the Tex-Mex band features guests such as Sam Beam from Iron and Wine, Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses, Neko Case, Gaby Moreno, Carla Morrison, Amparo Sanchez, Takim, and Nick Urata from Devotchka.
  • Cherry Bomb was released by Tyler, The Creator. The third full-length studio release for the Odd Future rapper features collaborations with Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Schoolboy Q, Pharrell Williams, Toro Y Moi, Charlie Wilson, and Cole Alexander of The Black Lips.
  • Glitterbug was released by The Wombats. The third full-length studio release for the British indie rock band was inspired by trips to Los Angeles.
  • Kathryn Calder was released by Kathryn Calder. The third full-length solo release for the New Pornographers singer/keyboardist was co-produced by Colin Stewart.
  • Infinite House was released by Ava Luna. This is the third full-length release for the Brooklyn-based quintet was self-recorded.
  • Age of Wonders III - Eternal Lords for PC is released. Eternal Lords is the major, second expansion for the acclaimed strategy game Age of Wonders III. With the introduction of the Tigran and Frostling races and the new Necromancer class, players must adapt to a world on the brink of cataclysmic change. New features such as the Race Governance system, which allows players to tailor features of each race in their empire to meet their strategic needs, add new layers of depth to empire development and diplomacy.
  • Titan Souls for PlayStation 4 is released. Between our world and the world beyond lie the Titan Souls, the spiritual source and sum of all living things. Now scattered among the fallout and guarded by the idle titans tasked with their care, a singular hero armed with a solitary arrow is once more bringing together shards of the Titan Soul in a mission for truth and power.
  • WE ARE DOOMED for PlayStation 4 is released. We Are Doomed is a twin-stick shooter in which you zap polygon baddies with an absurdly overpowered laserbeam. The laserbeam can be charged into a SUPERBEAM, which goes all the way across the screen zapping everything it touches in short order. The game features a unique lo-fi aesthetic, with bold shapes, glitching geometry, and neon colours. [Vertex Pop]
  • Teslagrad for PlayStation 4 is released. Teslagrad is a 2D puzzle-platformer in which you play as a young lad who suddenly finds himself embroiled in an ancient conflict that will shake the foundations of his entire existence, and bring a gruesome truth to light. The game revolves around the use of electricity and magnetism, and your ingenuity will be put to the test as you employ the amazing technology of the Teslamancers to traverse the abandoned Tesla Tower. The game is completely devoid of both text and dialogue, and prefers to tell the story purely through visual means.
  • Mortal Kombat X for PlayStation 4 is released. Mortal Kombat X combines cinematic presentation with all new gameplay to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever, offering a new fully-connected experience that launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy. For the first time, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style. Players step into an original story showcasing some of the game’s most prolific characters including Scorpion and Sub-Zero, while introducing new challengers that represent the forces of good and evil and tie the tale together.

On this day in 2014

  • Armando Peraza, Cuban jazz, Latin jazz, and rock percussionist (George Shearing; Cal Tjader; Santana,1972-90), who died at about 89 [birth year disputed].
  • Amphetamine Ballads was released by The Amazing Snakeheads. This is the debut full-length release for the Scottish rock trio of Dale Barclay, William Coombe, and Jordan Hutchinson.
  • Minimum Rock N Roll was released by Chain & the Gang. The fourth full-length release for the band led by Ian Svenonius was recorded in Oregon and mixed by Brendan Canty in DC.


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