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  • Mahavir Jayanti is being celebrated in India
  • Queen's Birthday is being celebrated in Falkland Islands
  • Tiradentes Day is being celebrated in Brazil
  • People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2023

  • Judy Blume Forever is released. Generations of readers have found themselves in a Judy Blume book. Her name alone launches a flood of memories for anyone who’s gripped one of her many paperbacks. For decades, Blume’s radical honesty has comforted and captivated readers – and landed her at the center of controversy for her frankness about puberty and sex. Now the beloved American author candidly shares her own coming-of-age story.
  • Other People's Children is released. When dedicated high school teacher Rachel (Virginie Efira) falls in love with Ali (Roschdy Zem), it’s not long before she also falls for his 4-year-old daughter Leila. The adolescent giddiness of Rachel and Ali’s late night rendezvous and secret sleepovers evolves into the familiar warmth of family picnics and after-school pickups. Although she feels like a mother, Rachel is not allowed to forget that Lelia is another woman’s daughter. She begins to long for a child of her own, but as a forty-something woman, she is abundantly aware that she has limited time to begin a family. Rachel must decide whether to embrace the inherent entanglements of her current situation, including the looming presence of Ali’s ex-wife Alice (Chiara Mastroanni) or strike out again on her own. [Music Box Films]
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  • Chevalier is released. Inspired by the incredible true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. The illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, Bologne (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) rises to improbable heights in French society as a celebrated violinist-composer and fencer, complete with an ill-fated love affair and a falling out with Marie Antoinette (Lucy Boynton) and her court.
  • Evil Dead Rise is released. A twisted tale of two estranged sisters whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.

On this day in 2022

  • Mwai Kibaki, World Leader.
  • The Flight Attendant: Season 2 is released. Flight attendant Cassie is now in Los Angeles working flights with a side gig with the CIA but she soon finds herself a witness to a new murder.
  • Teardown for PC is released. Prepare the perfect heist in this simulated and fully destructible voxel world. Tear down walls with vehicles or explosives to create shortcuts. Stack objects to reach higher. Use the environment to your advantage in the most creative way you can think of.
  • Trolley Problem, Inc. for PC is released. There is a runaway trolley careering down the railway tracks. On the tracks are five people unable to move. You are next to a lever. If you pull this lever the trolley will switch to a different set of tracks. However, you notice that there is a person on the other track.Watch the situation play out and five people die. Choose to pull the lever and only one person gets killed - but by you.What will you do?Trolley Problem, Inc. is a darkly comedic narrative game based on real world philosophical papers, in which you are asked to make a series of impossible choices from two awful answers. Wrestle with your moral compass, decide the fate of millions - and compare your choices with the rest of the world.
  • MotoGP 22 for PlayStation 5 is released. All the heroes of the 2022 season and more than 70 historical riders to enjoy the most complete racing experience!
  • Chernobylite for PlayStation 5 is released. Chernobylite is a new game from the creators of the critically-acclaimed Get Even.It's a science-fiction survival horror experience, mixing the free exploration of its disturbing world with challenging combat, unique crafting, and non-linear storytelling. Play as a physicist, one of the Chernobyl Power Plant's ex-employees, and investigate the mysterious disappearance of your beloved. Try to survive and reveal the contamination zone's twisted secrets. Remember, the military presence is not your only concern.Get ready for a thrilling adventure of survival, conspiracy, horror, love, and obsession. One that will prove to you that it's not about how you face your fears, it's about how you survive them.SURVIVEAlly or compete with other stalkers of the Chernobyl zone to survive. Remember that life is fragile, and it's your decisions that determine the fate of your companions. You can spend as long as you need preparing, however, be aware that your story is still being written. Every passing moment, your chances of success are dwindling: comrades are dying, supplies are running out, or an unexpected patrol could discover you. And on top of all this, supernatural dangers are arising around you in mysterious patterns. Each day brings new challenges with the ever-increasing severity of your current situation. Plan your strategy carefully if you want to survive.PLAY BY YOUR OWN RULESCraft your gear and weapons to protect yourself from the hostile military personnel and supernatural threats lurking in the zone. Make use of the sophisticated tools at your disposal to aid you in your struggle while navigating the rough and contaminated environment. Stay undetected and gather all the evidence you can to piece together events from the past.Decide what happens in the world around you by making choices and finding, or avoiding, the truth.EXPERIENCEMaintain your resolve and keep your wits about you the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is not what it once was. No one can foresee the horrors that may have befallen your beloved.CHERNOBYLITE MAIN FEATURES:* Explore the beautiful and horrifyingly accurate 3D-scanned recreation of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.* Collaborate or compete with other stalkers of the Zone, but whatever you do, never fully trust them. Remember everybody has a hidden agenda. Always.* Face and survive the natural and supernatural threats.* Immerse yourself in the thrilling non-linear science-fiction horror story.* Make good use of your character's physics and chemistry knowledge to craft your equipment and manage your supplies.* Fight against the savage creatures pouring from the alternate reality.* Investigate and collect data with a set of sophisticated environment and substance analyzing tools.
  • Lila's Sky Ark for Switch is released. Lila’s psychedelic world is in grave danger. Help her and her eccentric friends stop the Conductor’s minions from destroying all things musical and magical in this meditative action-adventure game. Explore this dark yet groovy world as you unravel the poetic mystery that is Lila’s story. Discover secrets, solve puzzles, and battle bizarre beasts and punishing bosses as you attempt to unite the Spirits and save the mysterious Sky Island from ruin. Along the way, hunt down alchemy recipes to unlock new weapons. Battle enemies with rocks, Titan Eyes, cluster bombs, and anything else you can throw at them as you wander this music-inspired pixel dreamscape during Lila’s strange yet beautiful journey.
  • Roguebook for Switch is released. The ancients speak of a Book written since time immemorial containing all the world's legends. After many fabulous adventures, recounted in Faeria Chronicles of Gagana, this relic was lost in a well of Faeria. Through contact with this source of magic, the Book developed a wicked free will of its own and became the Roguebook!You are trapped in the Book of Lore of Faeria, and each page represents a new challenge. Lead your two heroes to victory in this roguelike deckbuilder developed in partnership with Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering. Put together the best synergies between cards, relics and abilities, and take on the Roguebook.
  • Revita for Switch is released. A nameless child with no memories awakens in the metro with only a vague sense of purpose and desire to reach the distant clocktower, hoping to find answers at the top. On the way they will discover a melancholic world filled with masked characters, monsters and perhaps the answers that the child seeks. A fast paced twin-stick roguelite platformer. Climb an ominous clock tower in a series of procedural encounter rooms and past challenging boss fights on your way to reclaiming your lost memory.
  • Ex-president of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernández extradited to the US to face drug trafficking and weapons charges.
  • Daryle Lamonica, American football quarterback (Pro Bowl 1970,72; AFL MVP 1967,69; Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills), who died at 80.

On this day in 2021

  • Indonesian submarine RI Nanggala sinks off the coast of Bali with the loss of all 53 people on board.
  • Manhattan district attorney's office announces it will no longer prosecute prostitution, dismissing 914 open cases, part of growing movement to change approach to prostitution.
  • Håkon Brusveen, Norwegian cross-country skier (Olympic gold 15 km, silver 4 × 10 km relay 1960), who died at 93.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin warns the West not to cross a "red line" in his state of the union address, amid massing of 100,000 Russian troops on Ukraine border.

On this day in 2020

  • At least 25,000 extra people across 11 countries have died during COVID-19 pandemic that were not previously counted according to new mortality figures.
  • Mexico says it is entering stage three of its COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, with rapid spread and hospitalizations from 8,772 infections and 712 deaths.
  • Milt Sunde, American NFL guard (Pro Bowl 1966; NFL Champion 1969; Minnesota Vikings), who died from Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease at 78.
  • Laisenia Qarase, Politician.
  • Florian Schneider, German musician (Kraftwerk), who died of cancer at 73.
  • Teruyuki Okazaki, Japanese karate master (10th degree black belt Shotokan Karate; founder International Shotokan Karate Federation), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 88.
  • Ghost Town Anthology is released. In the small isolated town of Irénée-les-Neiges with a population of 215, supernatural activities begin to unravel after a man dies in a car accident. The stunned townspeople are reluctant to discuss the circumstances of the tragedy. From that point on, for his family and a handful of others, time seems to lose all meaning.
  • Help Will Come Tomorrow for PC is released. In a uninhabitable Siberian wilderness, in a wake of October Revolution, a group of passengers survives the mysterious catastrophe of Trans-Siberian railway train. They must endure in a harsh ice-clad climate until rescue arrives. Facing many dangers, their own weaknesses and, above all, their own prejudice.
  • The Shattering for PC is released. The Shattering is a first-person, story-driven, psychological thriller. Its defining features are the dynamic environments, beautiful aesthetic and intriguing story. The gameplay is meant to submerge you in the mind of John, as you take each step forward into the twisted mystery of what happened.
  • The Flower Collectors for PC is released. Barcelona,1977. An ex-cop in a wheelchair witnesses a murder, and teams up with a young ambitious journalist to bring the truth to light. With camera, binoculars and transmitter in hand, uncover the town’s secrets from your balcony in this soul-searching detective mystery.
  • South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announces $26 billion aid package and plans for gradual reopening of economy as cases reach 3,465 with 58 deaths.
  • Health Secretary Matt Hancock and UK government come under criticism for lack of personal protective equipment and testing for COVID-19 pandemic (despite pledge to test 100,000 a day only 19,000 done April 20th).

On this day in 2019

  • Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at a Extinction Rebellion protest in London amid city-wide climate protests where Waterloo Bridge was occupied over four days.
  • Terror attacks on churches and hotels on Easter Sunday in three Sri Lankan cities, Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa kill at least 253 and injure hundreds.
  • Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky wins the country's presidential election in a landslide.

On this day in 2018

  • Oakland A's left hander Sean Manaea no-hits the Boston Red Sox.
  • Nabi Tajima, Japanese supercentenarian and the last living person certified to have been born in the 19th century, who died at 117.
  • Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Brazilian movie director (Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês, Vidas Secas), who died at 89.
  • Verne Troyer, American actor (Mini-Me in Austin Powers movies), who died at 49.

On this day in 2017

  • Taliban attack army base at Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, killing more than 100.
  • Actor David Henrie at the age of 27 weds former Miss Delaware Maria Cahill in Southern California.
  • Magdalena Abakanowicz , Sculptor.
  • Ugo Ehiogu, English soccer defender (4 caps; Aston Villa, Middlesborough), who died from cardiac arrest at 44.
  • Tyre Rakestraw, Race Car Driver.
  • Born in China is released. A wildlife drama that follows the families of endangered animals in China.
  • Citizen Jane: Battle for the City is released. In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions.
  • The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki is released. The true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title. Immensely talented and equally modest, Olli’s small town life is transformed when he is swept into national stardom and suddenly regarded as a symbol of his country. There’s only one problem: Olli has just fallen in love. Inside of the ring, it’s Finland vs. the USA, but outside, boxing and romance become unlikely adversaries vying for Olli’s attention. [MUBI]
  • The Student is released. Veniamin is a high school student who recently has become a fervent Christian, reciting Bible passages from heart for seemingly every occasion. He is convinced that the world has been lost to evil, and begins to challenge the morals and beliefs of the adults around him. When the school psychologist teaches sex ed using condoms on carrots, he tears off his clothes to rail against fornication. Neither his mother, an Orthodox priest, nor the principal can discipline the increasingly vehement evangelist. His next steps, attempting miracles and smiting sinners.
  • Tomorrow is released. Today, we sometimes feel powerless in front of the various crises of our times. Today, we know that answers lie in a wide mobilization of the human race. Over the course of a century, our dream of progress commonly called “the American Dream”, fundamentally changed the way we live and continues to inspire many developing countries. We are now aware of the setbacks and limits of such development policies. We urgently need to focus our efforts on changing our dreams before something irreversible happens to our planet. Today, we need a new direction, objective... A new dream! The documentary Tomorrow sets out to showcase alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy and education. It offers constructive solutions to act on a local level to make a difference on a global level. So far, no other documentary has gone down such an optimistic road.
  • Tramps is released. Danny (Callum Turner) is an aspiring chef whose hustler brother asks him to complete a job for him. It all seems simple enough: meet a driver with a briefcase, proceed to a rendez-vous spot and exchange one briefcase for another. But Danny swaps the wrong bag, sending him and the driver Ellie (Grace Van Patten) on a two-day odyssey through the boroughs and suburbs of New York City. [Netflix]
  • The Promise is released. It is 1914. As the Great War looms, the mighty Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Constantinople, the once vibrant, multicultural capital on the shores of the Bosporus, is about to be consumed by chaos. Michael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac), arrives in the cosmopolitan hub as a medical student determined to bring modern medicine back to Siroun, his ancestral village in Southern Turkey where Turkish Muslims and Armenian Christians have lived side by side for centuries. Photo-journalist Chris Myers (Christian Bale), has come here only partly to cover geo-politics. He is mesmerized by his love for Ana (Charlotte le Bon), an Armenian artist he has accompanied from Paris after the sudden death of her father. When Michael meets Ana, their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between the two men. As the Turks form an alliance with Germany and the Empire turns violently against its own ethnic minorities, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to survive even as events threaten to overwhelm them.
  • Slack Bay is released. The bourgeois and extremely eccentric Van Peteghem family have settled in for another summer at their cliff-top villa overlooking the picturesque Slack Bay. Their leisurely rhythm of sunbathing and seaside constitutionals is soon interrupted by the arrival of two bumbling inspectors investigating a string of tourists gone missing. [Kino Lorber]
  • Unforgettable is released. Tessa Connover (Katherine Heigl) is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David (Geoff Stults), becomes happily engaged to Julia Banks (Rosario Dawson)—not only bringing Julia into the home they once shared but also into the life of their daughter, Lilly (Isabella Rice). Trying to settle into her new role as a wife and a stepmother, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her put her own troubled past behind her. But Tessa’s jealousy soon takes a pathological turn until she will stop at nothing to turn Julia’s dream into her ultimate nightmare. [Warner Bros.]
  • Free Fire is released. Justine (Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Armie Hammer), who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired during the handover, complete pandemonium ensues, with everyone at the scene suddenly thrust into a heart-stopping game of survival.
  • Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent is released. Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent explores the remarkable life of Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy. Tower began his career at the renowned Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1972, becoming a pioneering figure in the emerging California cuisine movement. After leaving Chez Panisse, due in part to a famously contentious relationship with founder Alice Waters, Tower went on to launch his own legendary Stars Restaurant in San Francisco. Stars was an overnight sensation and soon became one of America’s top-grossing U.S. restaurants. After several years, Tower mysteriously walked away from Stars and then disappeared from the scene for nearly two decades, only to resurface in the most unlikely of places: New York City’s fabled but troubled Tavern on the Green. There, he launched a journey of self-discovery familiar to anyone who has ever imagined themselves to be an artist. [The Orchard]
  • Sand Castle is released. Set in Iraq in 2003, Sand Castle follows a group of American soldiers in the early days of the second Gulf War. Bearing witness to the heat and the horror is the inexperienced Private Matt Ocre (Nicholas Hoult), who, together with several fellow soldiers, is ordered to the outskirts of Baqubah to repair a water pumping station damaged by U.S. bombs. But, as Ocre discovers, in an atmosphere where resentment and anger fester, trying to win the hearts and minds of the locals is a task fraught with danger. It’s here, in the streets, squares and schools that he discovers the true cost of war. [Netflix]
  • Girlboss: Season 1 is released. Sophia (Britt Robertson) was a broke anarchist selling vintage clothes online but before she knew it, she became the boss of a fashion empire in this comedy series based on Sophia Amoruso's memoir.
  • Guppy was released by Charly Bliss. This is the debut full-length release for the New York pop rock band led by Eva Hendricks.
  • Devout was released by Mr. Mitch. The second full-length release for the London-based grime producer features guest appearances from such artists as Denai Moore, P Money, Palmistry, and Py.
  • Electric Lines was released by Joe Goddard. The debut full-length solo release for the Hot Chip artist-producer features a guest appearance from SLO (Jess Mills).
  • Death Song was released by The Black Angels. The fifth full-length release for the Austin psych rock band was produced by Phil Ek.
  • Be Myself was released by Sheryl Crow. The ninth full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter was co-produced with Jeff Trott and Tchad Blake.
  • Americana was released by Ray Davies. Inspired in part by his 2013 memoir, the first solo studio release for the Kinks founding member in a decade was co-produced with Guy Massey and John Jackson.
  • Love Is Love was released by Woods. The 10th full-length release for the New York folk rock band was recorded in two months after the presidential election.
  • Life. Love. Flesh. Blood was released by Imelda May. The fifth full-length release for the Irish singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Jeff Beck and Jools Holland and was produced by T-Bone Burnett.
  • Narkopop was released by Gas. This is the first full-length studio release in 17 years for Wolfgang Voigt's ambient techno project.
  • Risk To Exist was released by Maxïmo Park. The sixth full-length release for the British rock quartet was co-produced with Tom Schick.
  • Robyn Hitchcock was released by Robyn Hitchcock. The latest solo release for the artist was produced with Brendan Benson with a full studio band that included Grant-Lee Phillips, Pat Sansone, Emma Swift, and Gillian Welch.
  • The Last Rider was released by Ron Sexsmith. The 14th full-length solo release for the Canadian singer-songwriter was recorded with his touring band and was produced by Ron and Don Kerr.
  • Tara Jane O'Neil was released by Tara Jane O'Neil. The latest full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Chris Cohen, Carolyn Pennypacker-Riggs and Joan Shelley.
  • 8 was released by Incubus. The eighth full-length studio release for the Southern California alternative rock band was co-produced by Dave Sardy and Sonny John Moore (aka Skrillex), who also mixed the album.
  • Wrangled was released by Angaleena Presley. The second full-length solo release for the Kentucky singer-songwriter features a guest appearance from Yelawolf and was co-produced with Oran Thornton.
  • Wilson's Heart for PC is released. Wilson's Heart is an immersive first-person psychological thriller set in a 1940's hospital that has undergone a haunting transformation. In this original VR adventure, you become Robert Wilson, a patient who awakens to the shocking discovery that his heart has been replaced with a mysterious device. As the hospital hauntings intensify, you and your fellow patients must traverse increasingly maddening corridors, overcome frightening environmental hazards and work together to defeat the sinister inhabitants in your pursuit to reveal who stole your heart... and why. Wilson's Heart leverages an eccentric cast of characters, compelling narrative, striking visuals, and the immersive nature of Touch to bring you into an interactive adventure of mystery unlike any other game. [Twisted Pixel]
  • De-formers for PlayStation 4 is released. Prepare for an epic battle Deformers is a fast and frantic multiplayer combat arena game. Smash up your friends in couch co-op, or team up and fight against others online.
  • Cities: Skylines - Xbox One Edition for Xbox One is released. Developed by Colossal Order, Cities: Skylines offers sprawling landscapes and maps with endless sandbox gameplay and new ways to expand your city. Key to progression is the ability to influence your city’s policy by incorporating taxation into districts. All this including the ability to mod the game to suit your play style makes this the definitive city building simulation.

On this day in 2016

  • American musician Joe Long died from complications of COVID-19 pandemic age 88. He is best known as the bass guitarist for the Four Seasons that became internationally successful in the 1960s and 1970s. They are one of the best-selling musical groups of all time, having sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide..
  • Adele was named as Britain's richest ever female musician, in the latest Sunday Times Rich List. A list of the top 50 music millionaires in the UK and Ireland placed the singer's £85m fortune in 30th place - an increase of £35m compared to last year..
  • Prince was found dead at his home in Minnesota at the age of 57, after Police were summoned to his Paisley Park estate and found his body in a lift. The acclaimed and influential musician became a global superstar in the 1980s, with albums such as 1999, Purple Rain and Sign O' the Times and recorded more than 30 albums..
  • Prince. American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actor.
  • Prince, R& B Singer.
  • Prince [Rogers Nelson], American funk, rock, R& B singer-songwriter and musician (" 1999" ; "Purple Rain"), who died from an accidental overdose of painkillers at 57.
  • Peter Williamson, Race Car Driver.
  • Lonnie Mack, American rocker (" Baby What's Wrong"), who died at 74.
  • Battlefleet Gothic: Armada for PC is released. Developed on Unreal Engine 4, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada is an RTS in which the player takes command of one of these battlefleets composed of the most powerful spaceships from the Imperial, Chaos, Eldar and Ork forces, in a no-quarter-given struggle for the control of the Gothic sector of space.
  • The Climb for PC is released. The Climb brings alive the excitement and thrill of rock climbing in virtual reality. Players will scale new heights and explore environments in a new gaming experience developed exclusively for VR, using the power of CRYENGINE.
  • UEFA EURO 2016 for PlayStation 4 is released. KONAMI’s official UEFA EURO 2016 title is added to PES 2016’s main menu screen and instantly visible on loading the game. The disc-based release contains both the full PES 2016 game and UEFA EURO 2016 content. The UEFA EURO 2016 mode features full iconography and presentation elements from this year’s tournament, and also includes the Stade de France stadium, which hosts the final in July. From the 24 qualified teams that feature real players with hundreds of authentic player faces,15 fully licensed teams will be included with the latest strips for England, Wales, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Iceland, Turkey, Albania, Northern Ireland and hosts France, all perfectly recreated. All squads will also be in line with those of the qualifying nations with the various playing styles perfectly replicated via the game’s innovative Player ID and Team ID systems, which mimic the exact playing styles of both individual players and the team as a whole. [Konami]
  • US President Barack Obama begins a 4 day visit to the UK with Michelle Obama.
  • Peter Ruckman, American Baptist minister and founder of Pensacola Bible Institute in Pensacola, who died at 94.

On this day in 2015

  • Ripe was released by Slug. The debut solo release for the project of former Field Music bassist Ian 'Blackie' Black was co-produced with Peter and David Brewis of Field Music.
  • Sound & Color was released by Alabama Shakes. The second full-length release for the southern rock band was produced by Blake Mills.
  • Untethered Moon was released by Built to Spill. The eighth studio release for the indie rock band led by Doug Martsch is its first with new bassist Jason Albertini and drummer Steve Gere.
  • Wire was released by Wire. This is the 14th studio release for the British post-punk band led by Colin Newman.
  • A Forest of Arms was released by Great Lake Swimmers. The sixth studio release for the Canadian folk rock band led by Tony Dekker was partially recorded in Ontario’s Tyendinaga Caverns and Caves.
  • Damogen Furies was released by Squarepusher. The British producer recorded the album mostly on the road in single takes with no edits.
  • Foil Deer was released by Speedy Ortiz. The second full-length major studio release for the Massachusetts indie rock band led by Sadie Dupuis was produced with Nicolas Vernhes.
  • Love Story was released by Yelawolf. The second full-length studio release for the Alabama rapper features a guest appearance from Eminem.
  • Lucid Dreaming was released by Say Lou Lou. This is the debut full-length release for the electro pop twin sister duo of Miranda and Elektra Kibley-Jansson (daughters of The Church's Steve Kilbey and Pink Champagne's Karin Jansson).
  • Hi Honey was released by Low Cut Connie. The third full-length release for the Philadelphia rock band was produced by Thomas Brenneck with contributions from Dean Ween and tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus.
  • Kindred was released by Passion Pit. The third full-length release for the indie pop band led by Michael Angelakos was co-produced with Chris Zane, Alex Aldi, and Benny Blanco.
  • Jackrabbit was released by San Fermin. The second full-length release for the Brooklyn chamber pop band led by Ellis Ludwig-Leone features vocals from Allen Tate and Charlene Kaye.
  • N.E.W. was released by Death. The Detroit garage/hard rock band's remaining members of Bobby Hackney, Dannis Hackney, and Bobbie Duncan recorded songs written by the late David Hackney as well as new songs for its first new recordings since 1976.
  • No Control was released by Turbo Fruits. The fourth full-length release for the Tennessee band features production by Patrick Carney on two tracks.
  • Not Real was released by Stealing Sheep. This is the second full-length release for the British trio of Rebecca Hawley, Emily Lansley, and Lucy Mercer.
  • Convoy for PC is released. Convoy is a tactical roguelike-like inspired by Mad Max and FTL in which you cross a wasteland in search of parts for your broken ship. Presented in pixel art and set in a future post-apocalyptic setting, Convoy is a squad based tactical combat roguelike-like in its core.
  • Infinity Runner for PlayStation 4 is released. The Infinity is the grandest spaceship ever built by mankind; thrust into the void of space to secure humanity a new home among the stars. However, instead of discovering paradise, the inhabitants of The Infinity unlocked the door to a long-forgotten nightmare.
  • Ziggurat for PlayStation 4 is released. Dungeon-Crawling First Person Shooting at its finest! Fast-paced combat! Dozens of perks, spells and enemies! Level ups! Random Dungeons! Traps! Badass bosses! Carrots! Ziggurat is the best combination of First Person Shooter and Rogue-LITE you have ever seen. Become a neophyte sorcerer, and get ready for your rite of passage: Enter the labyrinth and face dangerous challenges to prove your worth and become a powerful wizard! The game focuses on fast-paced first person shooting, with an old-school vibe, and updated handling and game mechanics. Dungeon crawling and RPG/Roguelike elements are added into the mix, resulting in a fun, challenging and varied game, with lots of content to discover. Fight almighty bosses, get through rooms filled with traps, and treasures that may help you in your journey... Each game is a whole new experience!
  • The Evil Within: The Consequence for PlayStation 4 is released. This is the final installment of a two-part, story driven experience where players take on the role of detective Juli Kidman, Sebastian Castellanos’ mysterious partner, in a concurrent story that looks to answer some of the questions surrounding her whereabouts during The Evil Within. Along the way she will encounter disturbing new enemies, discover new mysteries, and uncover new horrors.
  • Sayonara UmiharaKawase + for PlayStation Vita is released.
  • Shovel Knight for Xbox One is released. Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. It's a hot mashup of new and old! You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this land with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and quest for his lost beloved. He wields a Shovel Blade: a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly!But, between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress, and will pursue their mission at any cost. If you love games with perfect platforming, beautiful art, infectious music, crazy bosses, humor and levity, and real heart... Shovel Knight is for you!
  • Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China for Xbox One is released. 16th-century China: The newly appointed Jiajing Emperor instigates a sudden and ruthless purge of all he felt were a threat to his recently-acquired throne, including the Chinese Brotherhood of Assassins. A youthful Assassin, Shao Jun, fled to the West to complete her training under the legendary Assassin Ezio Auditore in the animated short Assassin’s Creed Embers and has returned, determined to restore the Chinese Brotherhood of Assassins. In Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, players come back to Shao Jun’s story as she returns to China hell-bent on retribution. Her story takes players to famous locales including the Maijishan Grottoes, Port of Macau, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China. Armed with stealth, agility and a combination of deadly weapons and equipment including a sharp and swift jian, a secret shoe blade, lethal rope darts and daggers, players deliver payback to those who decimated the Chinese Brotherhood of Assassins. [Ubisoft]
  • American rock, blues and country singer-guitarist Lonnie Mack died of natural causes in hospital near his log-cabin home, seventy miles east of Nashville, Tennessee. In the early 1960s, he was a "pioneer" in virtuoso rock guitar soloing whose recordings were pivotal to the emergence of the electric guitar as a lead voice in rock music. For this, it has been said that he launched the era of "modern rock guitar". He scored the hit single instrumentals, 'Memphis' and 'Wham!'.

On this day in 2014

  • Phil Rudd, drummer of AC/DC, changed his plea to guilty on a charge of a threat to kill, in a court in Tauranga, New Zealand. The court heard Rudd was unhappy about his album's launch party and asked for a former employee to be "taken out". He had previously denied the charge. He also pleaded guilty to cannabis and methamphetamine possession. The court heard that he had fired a number of employees last August after the launch of his solo album, Head Job..
  • George H. Heilmeier, American engineer (helped invent LCD displays), who died at 77.
  • Out of the Park Baseball 15 for PC is released. In OOTP 15 you guide your team to glory. Set up your roster, trade players, draft the next superstar, negotiate with free agents, discover talent in the rule-5 draft, keep an eye on your minor leaguers, scout foreign countries or other leagues, it's all here. On top of the GM features, OOTP sports a great baseball simulation engine with stunning statistical accuracy and extensive play-by-play. It is widely regarded as the most realistic baseball game available, by far! You call all the shots from the dugout and see the game unfold before your eyes.

On this day in 2013

  • 185 people are killed in a conflict between Islamic extremists and the Nigerian military.
  • Robin Thicke's controversial hit single 'Blurred Lines' was named the UK's most-downloaded song of all time. The song had sold 1.54 million copies since it was released in May 2013, despite criticisms of its explicit lyrics. About 20 university student unions banned the track, saying it promoted "date rape culture", an accusation Thicke consistently denied..
  • Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo win the 2013 London Marathon.
  • Shakuntala Devi, Indian writer and mental calculator known as the "Human Computer", stops calculating at 83 due to complications from severe respiratory problems.
  • Jean-Michel Damase, French pianist and composer, who died at 85.
  • Leopold Engleitner, Austrian Holocaust survivor, who died at 107.
  • Chrissy Amphlett, Australian singer- songwriter (Divinyls - "I Touch Myself"), who died of breast cancer at 53.
  • All The President's Men Revisited is released. The two-hour documentary narrated by Robert Redford includes archival footage and interviews with Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stein, David Frost, Tom Brokaw, Rachel Maddow, Joe Scarborough, James Carville, Mary Matalin, and Fred Thompson about the Watergate scandal and the impact of "All the President’s Men, "the Oscar-winning 1976 film it inspired.
  • LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins for 3DS is released. LEGO City Stories is an open world game for the Wii U and 3DS.
  • Horacio Cartes is elected President of Paraguay.


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