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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
- Fast and Prayer Day is being celebrated in Liberia
- Good Friday at the Orthodox sects is being celebrated in Lebanon
- Lao New Year is being celebrated in Laos
- Nepali New Year is being celebrated in Nepal
- Orthodox Good Friday is being celebrated in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia
- Orthodox Good Friday (RS) is being celebrated in Bosnia And Herzegovina
- Sinhala and Tamil New Year Day is being celebrated in Sri Lanka
- Songkran Festival is being celebrated in Thailand
- Thingyan Water Festival (Day2) is being celebrated in Myanmar
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- 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.
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.
- TV SERIES
- The Kardashians: Season 1 is released.
Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie are back in this Hulu reality series.
On this day in 2021
- US President Biden says "It's time to end America's longest war" confirming his decision to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by Sept 11.
- American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter and Poco frontman Rusty Young died of a heart attack at the age of 75. Young is best known for writing the Poco songs "Rose of Cimarron"and "Crazy Love". A virtuoso on pedal steel guitar, he was celebrated for the ability to get a Hammond B3 organ sound out of the instrument by playing it through a Leslie speaker cabinet..
- Chicago White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodón no-hits the Cleveland Indians,8-0 at Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago.
- 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".
- Norman "Rusty" Young, American pedal-steel guitarist, singer and songwriter (Poco - "Rose of Cimarron" ; "Crazy Love"), who died of a heart attack at 75.
- Bernard "Bernie" Madoff, American fraudster and financier who committed the largest fraud in US history, who died in prison of natural causes at 82.
- TV SERIES
- 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.
On this day in 2020
- Barack Obama endorses his former Vice President Joe Biden for president.
- Parts of Europe begin to ease lockdown restrictions after 5-6 weeks with some shops opening in Austria and parts of Italy.
- 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.
- Former President Barack Obama endorses his former Vice President Joe Biden for president.
- US President Donald Trump freezes funding for the World Health Organization pending a review, for mistakes in handling the COVID-19 pandemic and for being "China-centric", prompting international criticism.
- PM Narendra Modi extends India's COVID-19 pandemic lockdown until May 3.
- 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.
- Paul Bayvel, South African rugby union scrum-half (10 caps; Transvaal), who died from cancer at 71.
- Butt Boy - Not Rated 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?
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 11 tornadoes hit US southern states killing eight in Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana.
- Birgitta "Bibi" Andersson, Swedish actress (Persona, Wild Strawberries), who died at 83.
- John MacLeod, American basketball coach (NBA Phoenix Suns 1973-87), who died of Alzheimer's disease at 81.
- TV SERIES
- 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).
On this day in 2018
- National Gardening Day, since 2018 and according to the National Day Calendar.
- Beyoncé is the first black woman to headline the Coachella Music Festival, her performance on this day the most-watched performance ever on YouTube.
- US, UK and French forces carry out airstrikes on sites associated with Syria's chemical weapons program, in response to Douma gas attack.
- 171st Grand National: Davey Russell wins aboard 10/1 Tiger Roll in a photo finish from Pleasant Company.
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Nina Simone; Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Bon Jovi; The Cars; Dire Straits; and Moody Blues.
- 33rd Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Nina Simone; Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Bon Jovi; The Cars; Dire Straits; and Moody Blues.
- Bibi Andersson, Movie Actress.
- TV SERIES
- 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
- Meethotamulla rubbish dump collapses onto houses in Colombo, Sri Lanka killing 26.
- 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..
- Kendrick Lamar releases his fourth studio album "Damn" (2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music).
- " 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.
- Manfred Jung, German operatic tenor (Wagner's heldentenor roles), who died at 76.
- IV was released by Part Chimp.
This is the first full-length studio release since 2009's Thriller for the British noise rock band.
- 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.
- Season High was released by Little Dragon.
The fifth full-length release for the Swedish electronic quartet was produced with James Ford.
- Sandy Wexler - TV-14 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.
- Tommy's Honour - Not Rated 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).
- The Fate of the Furious - PG-13 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 - R 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.
- Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary - Not Rated 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.
- A Quiet Passion - PG-13 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.
- Finding Oscar - Not Rated 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.
- Heal the Living - Not Rated 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 - Not Rated is released.
An interracial family struggles to adjust when they move from New York City to a small, predominately white town in Washington State.
- My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea - Not Rated 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]
- Mimosas - Not Rated 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]
- Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer - R 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.
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.
On this day in 2015
- 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..
- 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.
- Percy Sledge, American soul singer (" When A Man Loves A Woman"), who died at 73.
- Percy Sledge, American soul singer (When A Man Loves A Woman), who died at 73.
- Infinite House was released by Ava Luna.
This is the third full-length release for the Brooklyn-based quintet was self-recorded.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
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.
On this day in 2013
- 33 people are killed after a bus tumbled off a cliff in Trujillo, Peru.
- 11 people are killed and 50 are injured after a hotel fire in Xiangyang, China.
- 20 people are killed in attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia.
- Justin Trudeau, son of long-serving Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, is elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.
- Latin jazz percussionist Armando Peraza died of pneumonia at the age of 89. He was a member of Santana from 1972 until the early 90s appearing on over 15 of the groups albums. Born in Lawton Batista, Havana, Cuba, Pereza played congas, bongos, and timbales..
- Comedian Kevin Hart is arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in California.
- 77th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Adam Scott wins his first major title and becomes first Australian Masters champion with a 2nd hole sudden death playoff win against Ángel Cabrera.
- Sir Colin Davis, British conductor (Covent Garden,1970-85; Bavarian Radio Symphony,1983-93; London Symphony,1995-2006), who died at 85.
- Colin Davis, English conductor (Metropolitan Opera,1967-71), who died at 85.
- Colin Davis, English conductor (NY Met 1967-71), who died at 85.
- Dennis Moran, American computer hacker, who died from overdose at 30.
- John S Ragin, American actor (Dr Astin-Quincy ME), who died at 83.
- TV SERIES
- Nurse Jackie: Season 5 is released.
All Saints gains two new doctors: Dr. Carrie Roman (Betty Gilpin) and Dr. Ike Prentiss (Morris Chestnut).
- Endeavour: Season 1 is released.
Shaun Evans is the rookie detective Endeavour Morse in this prequel to the Inspector Morse series.
- Veep: Season 2 is released.
Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) seeks a larger role after her successful midterm election appearances.