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  • Birthday of Kim Il-sung is being celebrated in North Korea
  • Cambodian New Year (Day 2) is being celebrated in Cambodia
  • Lao New Year is being celebrated in Laos
  • Pan American Day is being celebrated in Honduras
  • Songkran Festival is being celebrated in Thailand
  • Thingyan Water Festiva (Day 3) is being celebrated in Myanmar
  • People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Coachella Valley music festival returns after a two-year hiatus with Harry Styles the headlining act on opening night in front of 100,000.
    • Three independent artists - Wet Leg, Father John Misty and Jack White - took the top positions in the UK albums chart for the first time in more than 11 years. Wet Leg, the Isle of Wight indie duo, went in at No.1 with their eponymous debut. They managed to outsell the rest of the top five combined in the process..
    • DEATHS
    • Jack Newton, Golfer.
    • MOVIES: NOT RATED
    • Choose or Die is released. After firing up a lost '80s survival horror game, a young coder unleashes a hidden curse that tears reality apart, forcing her to make terrifying decisions and face deadly consequences.
    • The Tale of King Crab is released. Italy, today. Some elderly hunters reminisce about the local tale of Luciano. Luciano lives as a wandering drunkard in a remote village of the region called Tuscia. Spiteful actions ensue between him and the prince of the region over the right of passage through an ancient gateway. Fueled by passions and jealousy, these actions result in a horrible misdeed. Now an unfortunate criminal, Luciano is exiled to the distant Tierra del Fuego where, with the help of ruthless gold-diggers, he searches for a mythical treasure, paving his way towards redemption. However, in these barren lands, only greed and insanity can prevail.
    • We're All Going to the World's Fair is released. Late on a cold night somewhere in the U.S., teenage Casey sits alone in her attic bedroom, scrolling the internet under the glow-in-the-dark stars and black-light posters that blanket the ceiling. She has finally decided to take the World’s Fair Challenge, an online role-playing horror game, and embrace the uncertainty it promises. After the initiation, she documents the changes that may or may not be happening to her, adding her experiences to the shuffle of online clips available for the world to see. As she begins to lose herself between dream and reality, a mysterious figure reaches out, claiming to see something special in her uploads.
    • The Cellar is released. Keira Woods' (Elisha Cuthbert) daughter mysteriously vanishes in the cellar of their new house. She soon discovers there is an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to face or risk losing her family's souls forever.
    • MOVIES: NR
    • Paris,13th District is released. Paris,13th District today. Émilie meets Camille who is attracted to Nora, who crosses paths with Amber. Three girls and a boy – they’re friends, sometimes lovers and often both.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is released. Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines?
    • MOVIES: R
    • Dual is released. Upon receiving a terminal diagnosis, Sarah (Karen Gillan) opts for a cloning procedure to ease her loss on her friends and family. When she makes a sudden and miraculous recovery, her attempts to have her clone decommissioned fail and lead to a court-mandated duel to thedeath. Now she has one year to train her body and mind for the fight of her life.
    • TV SERIES
    • Anatomy of a Scandal: Season 1 is released. The legal thriller anthology co-created by David Kelley with Melissa James Gibson is based on the Sarah Vaughan novel of the same name about the scandal that endangers the marriage of an ambitious minister (Rupert Friend) in parliament and the barrister (Michelle Dockery) who prosecutes the case.
    • Outer Range: Season 1 is released. Wyoming rancher Royal Abbott (Josh Brolin) and his family are dealing with the disappearance of a family member, a rival family wanting to buy them out when something mysterious appears on their land in this Western sci-fi thriller created by Brian Watkins.
    • Roar (2022): Season 1 is released. The anthology series about how women deal with the world today from Carly Mensch and Liz Flahive is based on the book of short stories by Cecilia Ahern.
    • Swimming with Sharks: Season 1 is released. Originally slated for Quibi, the series inspired by George Huang's 1994 comedy of the same name follows intern Lou Simms (Kiernan Shipka) as she becomes obsessed with her boss, Joyce Holt (Diane Kruger), studio head of Fountain Pictures.
    • GAMING: SWITCH
    • Taito Milestones for Switch is released. Taito's arcade legacy began in the early 1970s, but it came into its own in the 80s. You now have the chance to play these milestone classics that paved the way for the decades of Taito's arcade dominance which followed.Ten games, each representing a specific breakthrough in development and gaming history, spanning a variety of genres. Platform, sports, shooting, puzzle and more. And now those 10 classics will be available for the first time as a collection on a modern console!
    • SPORTS
    • Andy Coen, American college football coach (Lehigh University Mountain Hawks 2006-18; record 85-64), who died from Alzheimer's disease at 57.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • A shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, leaves eight dead and five injured.
    • India record over 200,000 (200,739) daily new cases of COVID-19 pandemic for the first time with 1,038 deaths amid massive second wave.
    • Ivory Coast court in Abidjanv sentences former warlord Amadé Ouérémi to a life sentence for massacres by his militia after the 2010 election.
    • MOVIES: NOT RATED
    • The Banishing is released. A young reverend and his wife and daughter move into a manor with a horrifying secret. When a vengeful spirit haunts the little girl and threatens to tear the family apart, the reverend and his wife are forced to confront their beliefs. They must turn to black magic by seeking the help of a famous Occultist...or risk losing their daughter.
    • TV SERIES
    • Spy City: Season 1 is released. Set in Berlin 1961, British spy Fielding Scott (Dominic Cooper) seeks to uncover a traitor in this limited series created by William Boyd.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Shadow Man: Remastered for PC is released. He is coming, stalking criminals in the spirit world and the real world. A possessed man is coming, a voodoo mask in his chest and lines of power in his back. Shadow Man is coming, trailing evil from Liveside to Deadside. To stop an apocalypse. To save your soul.
    • The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark for PC is released. Delouse your room with sage and pack up your travel-sized ouija board, it’s time to re-enter Twin Lakes - America’s 34th most haunted city. Join Detective McQueen as he puzzles his way through 6 chilling cases, risking life and pixelated limb to solve the macabre mysteries that plague the poor town.
    • Ashwalkers: A Survival Journey for PC is released. From the co-founder of Dontnod (Life is Strange) Hervé Bonin's new studio Nameless XIII. Face the dark corners of your humanity and find out what lurks in the shadows. Set 200 years after the first geological disasters the earth is a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Survive the weather, the ash storm, the grey blizzard and the acid rain. A survival journey through a harsh world without rules or judgement. Only your choices matters in the face of moral dilemmas. Manage your party, food & equipment in this non-linear narrative survival sim with 34 possible endings.
    • GAMING: SWITCH
    • Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition for Switch is released. Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition is a farming adventure where you will have to take care of your tiny planet. Farm, craft, fight and explore the universe of Deiland. Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition is a relaxing farming adventure where you will have to take care of your tiny planet. Farm, craft and fight monsters to make your home a special place and help others with their quest. Discover the story of Arco in this single-player experience, a tale about growing up, helping others and revealing the secrets that lie on the heart of your planet. We’ve crafted a relaxing game, with a strong narrative and a cast of diverse characters for you to meet.- Customize your planet with trees, plants, crops, flowers or structures, and take care of your farm animals.- Discover how the whole planet changes through Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Each crop will only be available in the right seasons.- Over 12 characters to meet and befriend.- Day and night cycle that have an effect on the world with natural elements like meteor showers, storms, shooting stars, aurora borealis or hurricane winds.- More than 100 quests to uncover the secrets that the heart of your planet holds.- Play and relax. Smooth and cute graphics as well as relaxing soundtrack to ease up the bustling everyday routine.
    • Godstrike for Switch is released. Centuries after a divine power divided itself between seven mysterious masks, chaos reigns. Now inhabiting vessels called Heralds, these seven entities spend eternity fighting each other as the world decays around them. That is, all but one. Talaal, the forgotten seventh mask, and its new Herald Yissia stand alone. Only together can they stop their siblings’ apocalyptic war. Don the mask of Talaal and duel against devilish monstrosities in multi-stage boss battles with breakneck speed. Go in guns blazing, weaving through oncoming fire, and unleashing a torrent of heavenly abilities to overcome adversaries as quickly as possible. Time is of the essence, because in Godstrike as the seconds count down, so too does our hero’s health bar. Time is both life and a currency. Talaal and Yissia lose valuable seconds needed to complete their mission for every hit they take. So the pair must make calculated moves before each showdown, shuffling between an ever-expanding stockpile of skills to help defend against their foes’ strengths while taking advantage of weaknesses.
    • Stitchy in Tooki Trouble for Switch is released. Run, jump, slide, slam and glide to find your stolen corn in this side scrolling platformer. Save your corn and defeat troublesome thieving Tooki! As Stitchy, a dedicated scarecrow, you are on a mission to recover every stolen piece of corn and reclaim your fields from the evil wooden Tooki. Pursue your corn across several distinctive worlds. On your legendary quest you’ll have to dodge wooden piranhas in lush jungles, tackle Tooki in dark temples and try not to lose control on a snowy mine cart ride – and much more! Each world has 9 levels, a boss battle, and a secret level for the curious. Stitchy is easy to pick up and play on the go, and the charming fairy-tale art along with inventive enemies and intuitive controls make this an all ages platforming delight! Trust us – you’ll be a-maized.
    • SaGa Frontier Remastered for Switch is released. The 1998 PlayStation® classic is back: SaGa Frontier is remastered. The team of eight have returned – now with Fuse added as a playable character. Choose your favorite character and embark on your own unique journey. Each of the eight characters have different goals and endings. Your choices will affect how events unfold using the Free-Form Scenario System. This in-depth system will allow you to manipulate and expand a story all your own. Challenge yourself in nail-biting battles by using “glimmer"as well as learning new skills such as the ability to fire consecutive special attacks from multiple team members.
    • Rain on Your Parade for Switch is released. Rain on Your Parade is a slapstick comedy game where you play as a mischievous cloud determined to ruin everybody’s day. Play across a wide range of levels while unlocking new abilities and mechanics that get progressively more ridiculous. Travel across the world, inventing new ways of causing chaos and mayhem. Turn the perfectly dry and sunny wedding day into a wet one, unleash thunder and lightning upon the cities, bring pandemonium to supermarket shoppers, destroy farmer’s crops, sneak around military bases and rain down meteors on dinosaurs! Yes, not even the dinosaurs are safe! As you progress in the game you will unlock new and more comical methods of causing bedlam. Use thunder and lightning to scare people out of hiding and set things alight, tornadoes to suck up everything that gets in its path, rain explosive material that you can blow up and even entire meteors and much more.
    • POLITICS
    • " The failed response in Brazil has caused a humanitarian catastrophe" reports Dr. Christos Christou, president of Doctors Without Borders, as country records a quarter of world's COVID-19 pandemic deaths in last week.
    • SPORTS
    • Leroy Keyes, American College Football Hall of Fame and NFL running back / safety (Purdue; Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs), who died from heart failure at 74.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Revised death count for New York taking into account assumed COVID-19 pandemic deaths makes the city's per-capita death rate higher than Italy at 10,367 at this date.
    • US's deadliest day during COVID-19 pandemic with 2,752 deaths reported.
    • DEATHS
    • Paul Mcelearney, Race Car Driver.
    • Lee Konitz, American jazz saxophonist (Birth of the Cool), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 92.
    • (Leon) "Lee" Konitz, American jazz saxophonist (Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 92.
    • Adam Alsing, TV Show Host.
    • Brian Dennehy, American actor (Cocoon, Death of a Salesman), who died at 81.
    • TV SERIES
    • Mrs. America: Season 1 is released. Phyllis Schlafly (Cate Blanchett) seeks to stop the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment championed by feminists such as Gloria Steinem (Rose Byrne), Betty Friedan (Tracy Ullman), Shirley Chisholm (Uzo Aduba), Bella Abzug (Margo Martindale) and Jill Ruckelshaus (Elizabeth Banks) in the limited series created and written by Dahvi Waller.
    • Outer Banks: Season 1 is released. John B (Chase Stokes) and his friends search for his missing father and the treasure he was searching for off the outer banks of North Carolina in this teen drama created by Jonas Pate, Josh Pate, and Shannon Burke.
    • What We Do in the Shadows (2019): Season 2 is released. Mark Hamill will guest star on the second season of the comedy based on the 2014 film of the same name.
    • POLITICS
    • South Korea is 1st country to hold a general election under COVID-19 pandemic, President Moon Jae-in's ruling Democratic party wins in a landslide.
    • SPORTS
    • Dámaso García, Dominican baseball second baseman (MLB All-Star 1984,85; Silver Slugger Award 1982; Toronto Blue Jays), who died from a malignant brain tumour at 63.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • English songwriter Les Reed died age 83. His major songwriting partners were Gordon Mills, Barry Mason and Geoff Stephens, although he wrote songs with many others such as Roger Greenaway, Roger Cook, Peter Callander, and Johnny Worth. Reed co-wrote around sixty hit songs, and is best known for 'It's Not Unusual', 'Green, Green Grass of Home' and 'Delilah', (hits for Tom Jones) as well as 'The Last Waltz' (Engelbert Humperdinck)..
    • Aretha Franklin posthumously receives the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor, first individual woman to win it since 1930.
    • Measles cases jump 300% in first three months of 2019, according to World Health Organization, largest rise in Africa (700%) with 800 deaths in Madagascar.
    • Paris cathedral Notre Dame catches fire, toppling its spire and destroying its roof.
    • 123rd Boston Marathon: Lawrence Cherono of Kenya wins in 2:07:58, just 0.1s ahead of Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa; Worknesh Degefa of Ethiopia is women's champion in 2:23.31.
    • DEATHS
    • Owen Kay Garriott, American electrical engineer and NASA astronaut (Skylab 3, STS 9), who died at 88.
    • Les Reed, British songwriter (" It's Not Unusual" ; "There's A Kind Of Hush" ; "Here It Comes Again"), who died at 83.
    • Elmo Henderson, Race Car Driver.
    • Don Perry, Canadian NHL coach (LA Kings 1982-84), who died at 89.
    • GAMING: PC
    • One Finger Death Punch 2 for PC is released. The world's fastest brawler is back. Experience cinematic kung-fu in the most epic stickman fighter ever made. Staying true to the original, you play with only two buttons. Every press matters, do not button mash!
    • SPORTS
    • Los Angeles Clippers overcome an NBA record 31-point deficit to score an improbable 135-131 Game 2 playoff victory over the Golden State Warriors in Oakland; shooting guard Lou Williams 36 points.
    • 3 days after winning Hobey Baker Award as top college hockeyplayer, Cale Makar becomes first defenseman to score in NHL debut during the playoffs in Colorado's 6-2 Game 3 win over Calgary.

    On this day in 2018

    • DEATHS
    • R. Lee Ermey, American actor (Full Metal Jacket- Gunnery Sergeant Hartman), who died at 74.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Suicide car bomb targets buses carrying Syrian evacuees at Rashidin,126 killed including 70 children.
    • DEATHS
    • Sylvia Moy, American songwriter (" My Cherie Amour" ; "This Old Heart Of Mine" ; "It Takes Two"), who died of pneumonia at 79.
    • Emma Morano, Supercentenarian.
    • Clifton James, American actor (Live and Let Die, Silver Streak), who died at 96.
    • Allan Holdsworth, British guitarist, who died at 70.
    • TV SERIES
    • Class: Season 1 is released. Ram (Fady Elsayed), April (Sophie Hopkins), and Tanya (Vivian Oparah) are students at Coal Hill Academy who discover a secret shared by fellow student Charlie (Greg Austin) and their teacher Miss Quill (Katherine Kelly) in this sci-fi series created by Patrick Ness and set in the Doctor Who universe.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality for PC is released. Rick and Morty have teleported into your living room for a cutting-edge VR adventure from Adult Swim Games and Owlchemy Labs (Job Simulator). Play as a Morty clone as you explore Rick's garage, the Smith household, and alien worlds. Experience life as a clone of Morty and all the trauma that comes with it. Step through portals to strange worlds, help Rick with his bizarre experiments, and use your hands in VR to pick up and play in an interaction-filled 3D Rick-ality. Follow Rick's directions (or don't!) to solve puzzles and complete missions in this fully voice acted adventure.
    • SEPERATIONS
    • Country music singer and songwriter Sam Hunt (32) weds Hannah Lee Fowler (28) in Cedartown, Georgia; divorce in 2022.

    On this day in 2016

    • DEATHS
    • Morag Siller, TV Actress.
    • MOVIES: APRIL 15 2016
    • My Big Night is released. During the never-ending TV taping for a New Year's Eve program, peoples personal lives clash and eventually explode out into the open.
    • Colonia is released. Chile,1973. Lufthansa flight attendant Lena (Emma Watson) is in Santiago to visit her boyfriend, Daniel (Daniel Brühl), a talented graphic artist creating images in support of embattled President Salvador Allende. When Allende is violently ousted, General Augusto Pinochet's forces begin rounding up dissidents. Daniel is taken to the remote stronghold of Colonia Dignidad ("Dignity Colony"), home to a secret agricultural commune and crypto-fascist sect led by sinister minister Paul Schäfer (Michael Nyqvist). Daniel is interrogated and tortured, but feigns severe mental deterioration to stay alive. Valiant and wily, Lena travels to Colonia and offers herself up to Schäfer as a follower. She is determined to find and free Daniel — but first she must ensure that she herself can survive Schäfer's crushingly oppressive, viciously misogynistic practices.
    • MOVIES: NOT RATED
    • An Eye for Beauty is released. Luc is a brilliant young architect with a budding reputation. Opinionated, charming, and confident, he lives with his beautiful wife in the stunning countryside of Quebec. Luc's seemingly-perfect life begins to fall apart however when he meets and falls for a mysterious woman during a business trip. Caught in a triangle of emotions, Luc puts everything in jeopardy to pursue his affair, threatening to destroy the life he has built and the woman he loves.
    • Green Room is released. Down on their luck punk rockers The Ain’t Rights are finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, and are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon. What seems merely to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they witness an act of violence backstage that they weren’t meant to see. Now trapped backstage, they must face off against the club’s depraved owner, Darcy Banker (Patrick Stewart), a man who will do anything to protect the secrets of his nefarious enterprise. But while Darcy and his henchmen think the band will be easy to get rid of, The Ain’t Rights prove themselves much more cunning and capable than anyone expected, turning the tables on their unsuspecting captors and setting the stage for the ultimate life-or-death showdown. [A24]
    • Rio, I Love You is released. The third episode of the Cities of Love franchise, Rio, I Love You is an anthology, created by 10 visionary directors from across the globe. The story line of each segment focuses on an encounter of love in a different neighborhood of the city, demonstrating the distinctive qualities and character of that location. The film serves to bridge gaps between cultures, educating and entertaining the audience, while celebrating unique and universal expressions of love. [Screen Media Films]
    • Wedding Doll is released. Hagit, a young woman with mild mental deficiency, works in a toilet-paper factory. She lives with her mother Sarah, a divorcée who gave up her life for her daughter. Hagit strives for independence, and Sarah is torn between her desire to protect her, and her own will to live. When a relationship develops between her and the son of the factory owner, Hagit hides it from her mother. The announcement of the closing of the factory shakes Hagit and Sarah's life and jeopardizes Hagit's love story.
    • The Measure of a Man is released. At the age of 51 and after 20 months on unemployment, Thierry (Vincent Lindon) starts a new job that soon brings him face to face with a moral dilemma. How much is he willing to accept to keep his job?
    • MOVIES: PG
    • The Jungle Book is released. Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves, finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voiced by Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voiced by Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice by Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice by Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice by Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Sing Street is released. In 1980s Dublin,14-year-old Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised - calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos. [TWC]
    • Barbershop: The Next Cut is released. It’s been more than 10 years since our last appointment at Calvin’s Barbershop. Calvin (Ice Cube) and his longtime crew, including Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer), are still there, but the shop has undergone some major changes. Most noticeably, our once male-dominated sanctuary is now co-ed. The ladies bring their own flavor, drama and gossip to the shop challenging the fellas at every turn. Despite the good times and camaraderie within the shop, the surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, forcing Calvin and our crew to come together to not only save the shop, but their neighborhood.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Criminal is released. In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous death-row inmate (Kevin Costner) in hopes that he will complete the operative’s mission.
    • The Adderall Diaries is released. Stephen Elliot (James Franco), a once-successful novelist paralyzed by writer's block and an escalating Adderall dependency, becomes obsessed with a high-profile murder case as a way to escape his personal troubles. His interest leads him to meet Lana Edmond (Amber Heard), a smart, sexy reporter who gives him unique access to the case. As their relationship takes off, Stephen is suddenly thrust back into the past when his father (Ed Harris), a cruel and vindictive man, shows up to challenge the veracity of the memoir Stephen is writing. As Stephen simultaneously delves into the details of the murder case (which turns out to have some unexpected parallels to his own troubled upbringing) and reunites with his estranged father, he is forced to separate truth from lies and fact from fiction—ultimately leading him to finally reconcile his past and confront his future.
    • TV SERIES
    • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 2 is released. The first full season under Netflix and already renewed for a third season, the comedy finds Kimmy seeking a new love interest as she tries to avoid dealing with her past.
    • ALBUMS
    • Utility was released by Kowton. This is the debut full-length solo release for the British electronic producer, Joe Cowton.
    • This Path Tonight was released by Graham Nash. The first solo release in 14 years for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Shane Fontayne.
    • Singing Saw was released by Kevin Morby. The third full-length solo release for the former Woods bass player was produced by Sam Cohen.
    • The Diary was released by J Dilla. Originally set to be released in 2002 before being shelved by MCA, the sixth full-length posthumous release for the Detroit rapper featured production from such artists as Bink, Hi-Tek, Madlib, Nottz, Pete Rock, and Kanye West.
    • The Hope Six Demolition Project was released by PJ Harvey. The ninth full-length studio release for the British singer-songwriter was drawn from Harvey's travels to Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, D.C.
    • Santana IV was released by Santana. The guitarist is reunited with the 1970s band members Michael Carabello, Greg Rolie, Neal Schon, and Michael Shrieve along with current members Karl Perazzo and Benny Rietveld on the Latin rock group's latest studio release.
    • PersonA was released by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. The fourth studio release for the indie-folk group led by Alex Ebert was recorded in New Orleans.
    • Dead was released by Spectres. The British noise-rock band had artists as Andy Bell, Factory Floor, Hookworms and Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite remix its 2015 debut release, Dying.
    • Crab Day was released by Cate Le Bon. The third full-length release for the Welsh singer-songwriter was produced by Noah Georgson and Josiah Steinbrick.
    • BBF Hosted By DJ Escrow was released by Babyfather. The debut release for the Dean Blunt project features guest appearances from Arca and Micachu.
    • A Sailor's Guide to Earth was released by Sturgill Simpson. The third full-length release for the Grammy-nominated country artist features a cover of a Nirvana song and was self-produced.
    • Hold/Still was released by Suuns. The third full-length release for the Canadian quartet was produced by John Congleton and recorded in three weeks.
    • I AKA I was released by Ash Koosha. This is the second full-length solo release for the London-based Iranian electronic artist.
    • Lost Themes II was released by John Carpenter. The follow-up to the horror filmmaker's non-soundtrack release features more electric and acoustic guitars.
    • Love Letter for Fire was released by Sam Beam. The debut release for the collaboration between Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop was produced by Tucker Martine.
    • Nosebleed Weekend was released by The Coathangers. The fifth full-length release for the Atlanta punk trio was produced by Nic Jodoin.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Bravely Second: End Layer for 3DS is released. The successor to Square Enix’s Bravely Default game. Time has passed since the events of the previous game, bringing about plenty of new dangers to encounter. Agne´s Oblige has been kidnapped, and as a knight in her service, it’s up to our hero, Yew, to save her.

    On this day in 2015

    • BIRTHS
    • Trey Wallace, YouTube Star, born in United States.
    • DEATHS
    • Jonathan Crombie, Canadian actor (Anne of Green Gables), who died of a brain hemorrhage at 48.
    • SPORTS
    • Laureus World Sports Awards, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai, China: Sportsman: Novak Ðokovic; Sportswoman: Genzebe Dibaba; Team: German Men's National Football team.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • US TV series "Fargo" created by Noah Hawley, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, and Martin Freeman premieres on FX.
    • TV SERIES
    • Fargo: Season 1 is released. The series based on the Coen brothers’ Oscar-winning film begins with the arrival of Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) to Minnesota town. Lorne's actions brings major changes to the lives of insurance salesman Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman); Officer Molly Solverson (Alison Tolman), the daughter of former chief (Keith Carradine); and single father Duluth Deputy Gus Grimly (Colin Hanks). Other people in town include grocery chain owner Stavros Milos (Oliver Platt), widow Gina Hess (Kate Walsh), and Deputy Bill Oswalt (Bob Odenkirk).
    • ALBUMS
    • Fear in Bliss was released by Horse Thief. The second full-length release for the Oklahoma indie band led by Cameron Neal was produced by Thom Monahan.
    • Hard Boiled Soft Boiled was released by Odonis Odonis. The second full-length release for the Canadian band led by Dean Tzenos was produced by Colin Stewart.
    • Make My Head Sing... was released by Jessica Lea Mayfield. The third full-length release for the singer-songwriter was co-produced with her husband, Jesse Newport.
    • Overdrive was released by Shonen Knife. This is the 19th full-length studio release from the Japanese pop punk trio.
    • Built on Glass was released by Chet Faker. This is the debut full-length release for the Australian producer, songwriter, and singer Nick Murphy.
    • Do To the Beast was released by The Afghan Whigs. The seventh full-length release for the Cincinnati alternative rock band led by Greg Dulli is its first album of new material since 1998's 1965.
    • With Light and With Love was released by Woods. The eighth studio release for the Brooklyn folk rock band led by Jeremy Earl includes the use of a saloon piano, singing saw, and more percussion.
    • P.T.S.D.: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was released by Pharoahe Monch. The fourth solo release for the New York rapper is a concept album influenced by his own experience with depression and features guest appearances from Black Thought, dEnAuN, Talib Kweli, and The Stepkids.
    • Quack was released by Duck Sauce. The full-length disco house debut for the collaboration between Armand Van Helden and A-Trak includes previously released tracks "aNYway", "Barbra Streisand", and "It's You."
    • Red Beans and Weiss was released by Chuck E. Weiss. The first release in eight years for the Los Angeles blues rock artist was executive produced by Johnny Depp and Tom Waits.
    • The Birds of Satan was released by The Birds of Satan. The full-length debut release for the alternative rock band led by Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins features guest appearances from Dave Grohl, Drew Hester, Rami Jaffee, and Pat Smear.
    • The Both was released by The Both. The debut release for the collaboration between Aimee Mann and Ted Leo was produced by Paul Bryan.
    • Tarpaper Sky was released by Rodney Crowell. After his Grammy-winning collaboration with Emmylou Harris, the singer-songwriter returns with his 14th self-produced solo release.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars for 3DS is released. Monsters have invaded the world of Aterra, and only a few special individuals, imbued with the power of the Star God, are equipped to fight it. With only a small group of warriors and a narrow window of time in which their powers are at their peak, the solution is clear: combine your Star power to make magical Star Children to boost up your forces in battle. The life of a student can be complicated when youre exploring dungeons, fighting monsters, AND trying to maintain a high school lifestyle. Learn to balance your activities because the deeper the bond you have with your classmates, the stronger the Star Children youll make! In this stimulating JRPG, youll be able to create bonds with 7 different female Disciples and create 24 classes of Star Children, so you must learn how to create the perfect Star Children for any situation. In no time, youll have dozens of powerful kids with different skills that can take on everything the monsters throw at you.-Combine Star power to make magical Star Children-Create bonds with 7 different female Disciples-Save Aterra, venture through dungeons & defeat monsters
    • GAMING: PC
    • Dead Effect for PC is released. Fight for your life in the INDIE SCI-FI FPS game fit for both casual and hard-core gamers with a passion for hunting down hordes of zombies. Prepare yourselves for the incoming nightmare.
    • Moebius: Empire Rising for PC is released. Moebius: Empire Rising is a contemporary adventure that merges classic point-and-click puzzle solving with Jane Jensen’s sophisticated storytelling. Travel the world using Malachi’s unique deductive powers to analyze suspects, make historical connections, and uncover the truth behind a theory of space and time the government will defend at any cost.
    • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 3
    • 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil for PlayStation 3 is released. An all-new feature and one of 100 new animations, Over-the-Back Headers give players the ability to jump over top of the opposition to win the ball. On defense, jump over the back of a holding attacker to clear the ball to safety or while in attack, jump over your defender to unleash a header on goal.
    • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
    • Trials Fusion for PlayStation 4 is released. Trials Fusion melds the classic, proven Trials formula of simple yet addictive competition with the social and visual breakthroughs of the next generation of gaming.
    • GAMING: PLAYSTATION VITA
    • Dead Nation for PlayStation Vita is released. Dead Nation features online and offline two-player cooperative play, a lengthy campaign littered with hidden treasures, hugely upgradeable weapons and armor, and tremendous replay value thanks to a host of difficulty levels. The fifth and final difficulty level -- "Undead" -- will leave you breathless!

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • Boston Marathon bombings: 3 people are killed and 183 injured after two explosions near the finish line.
    • Two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, killing 3 and injuring at least 170 others..
    • 117th Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia men's winner in 2:10:22; Rita Jeptoo of Kenya wins women's section in 2:26:25.
    • 33 people are killed and 163 are injured in a wave of bombings across Iraq.
    • DEATHS
    • Sal Castro, Mexican-American activist, who died from thyroid cancer at 79.
    • Richard LeParmentier, American actor (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope), who died at 66.
    • TV SERIES
    • Defiance: Season 1 is released. In 2046, Joshua Nolan (Grant Bowler) returns to his hometown after the wars with aliens have transformed Earth.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Out of the Park Baseball 14 for PC is released. You'll love our 2013 roster set, which features not only up-to-date Opening Day rosters for all major league teams but also thousands of individually-rated players for all minor leagues and hundreds of players from the 2013 first-year player draft class. Major league player ratings are officially based on Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA projection system, which has proven to be the most accurate player stats projection system on the market!The 2013 season will have plenty of drama in store. Will Mike Trout be able to improve upon his already legendary rookie season? Will Washington with a healthy Stephen Strasburg and a more experienced Bryce Harper dominate the AL East? Will Toronto's all-in approach pay off? How will the AL West welcome Houston? Play OOTP 14 and find out!
    • POLITICS
    • Nicolás Maduro is narrowly elected President of Venezuela.

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