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Today in the World Countries
- 2nd Day of Eid-ul-Fitar is being celebrated in Indonesia
- Eid al-Fitr Holiday is being celebrated in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Libya, Mauritania, Qatar, Somalia
- Eid Ul Fitr Holiday is being celebrated in Bangladesh
- Eid ul-Fitar Holiday is being celebrated in Pakistan
- Eid-al-Fitr Holiday is being celebrated in Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
- Eid-ul Fithr Holiday is being celebrated in Maldives
- Feast of Saint George is being celebrated in Vatican City
- Hari Raya Aidil Fitri is being celebrated in Brunei
- Hari Raya Puasa (Day 2) is being celebrated in Malaysia
- Ide el Fitr Holiday is being celebrated in Comoros
- National Sovereignty and Children's Day is being celebrated in Turkey
- Ramadan Bairam Holiday is being celebrated in Sudan
- Ramadan Feast Holiday is being celebrated in Turkey
- World Book Day is being celebrated in International
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Atte Rytkã¶nen, Blogger, born in Finland.
- Zoey Di Giacomo, Instagram Star, born in Venezuela.
On this day in 2022
- Venice Biennale's top award, The Golden Lion (Best National Participation) awarded to UK's Sonia Boyce for her work "Feeling Her Way".
- 59th Venice Biennale contemporary art exhibition opens, with 80 participating. Main exhibition "The Milk of Dreams" curated by Cecilia Aleman..
- Actors Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead marry in Los Angeles.
- Arno [Arnold Hintjens], Belgian rock singer-songwriter (TC Matic), pancreatic cancer at 72.
On this day in 2021
- Bill Whittington, American auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1979), who died in a plane crash at 71.
- Bill Whittington, Race Car Driver.
- Charlie Black, American country music songwriter (Anne Murray - "Shadows in the Moonlight" ; K.T. Oslin - "Come Next Monday"), who died at 71.
- Charlie Glotzbach, Race Car Driver.
- Flat White Moon was released by Field Music.
The eighth full-length studio release for the British rock band led by brothers David Brewis and Peter Brewis was inspired in part by music from The Beatles, Free, Fleetwood Mac, and Led Zeppelin.
- Surrounded by Time was released by Tom Jones.
The latest full-length covers release from the Welsh artist was co-produced by Ethan Johns and Mark Woodward.
- Sweep It Into Space was released by Dinosaur Jr..
The 12th full-length release for the Massachusetts rock trio was produced with Kurt Vile.
- Mutator was released by Alan Vega.
The posthumous solo release of the Suicide frontman's songs recorded with Liz Lamere in 1995-1996.
- Nurture was released by Porter Robinson.
The second full-length studio release for the Atlanta-based electronic producer features a track Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
- My Wonderful Wanda - Not Rated is released.
Wanda (Agnieszka Grochowska) is a Polish caretaker who has left her own small children in Poland to look after Josef (André Jung) the stroke-ridden patriarch of the wealthy Wegmeister-Gloor dynasty. Wanda is adept in navigating the tricky family dynamics between the two grown (if still childish) offspring and the elegant if controlling matriarch Elsa (Marthe Keller), along with the sporadic intervention of animals stuffed or alive. But an unexpected turn of events turns everything upside down.
- Mortal Kombat - R is released.
In Mortal Kombat, MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld's Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family's safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?
- Sisters with Transistors - Not Rated is released.
Narrated by legendary multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, Lisa Rovner’s Sisters with Transistors showcases the music of and rare interviews with female electronic pioneers Clara Rockmore, Delia Derbyshire, Daphne Oram, Éliane Radigue, Maryanne Amacher, Bebe Barron, Suzanne Ciani, Pauline Oliveros, Laurie Spiegel, and Wendy Carlos.. As Rovner’s documentary demonstrates, these women—many of whom were classically trained musicians, brilliant mathematicians, or a combination of both—relished the freedom of electronic music, even as they were discriminated against because of their gender and because of their chosen medium. (More often than not, these biases intersected: Ciani, who was asked to score 1981’s The Incredible Shrinking Woman—a vehicle for Lily Tomlin, written by Jane Wagner—by a female executive, had to wait nearly 20 years until another woman was in charge of a studio to get another such offer.) Through their inventiveness and rebellion, these trailblazers’ music went on to influence musicians working in a variety of genres, and proved the worthiness of going electric. Sisters with Transistors is an essential primer for those interested in discovering this vital, oft-overlooked history but also offers plenty of pleasures for crate-digging experimental music obsessives who know the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s output like the back of their hand. Contemporary musicians, such as Holly Herndon and Kim Gordon, also offer insights into their forebears’ indelible music and their personal significance. [Metrograph Pictures]
- Tiny Tim: King for a Day - Not Rated is released.
The story about the outcast, Herbert Khaury's rise to stardom as Tiny Tim. Either considered a freak or a genius Tiny Tim left no one unaffected.
- Together Together - Not Rated is released.
When young loner Anna (Patti Harrison) is hired as the gestational surrogate for Matt (Ed Helms), a single man in his 40s who wants a child, the two strangers come to realize this unexpected relationship will quickly challenge their perceptions of connection, boundaries and the particulars of love.
- Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train - R is released.
Tanjiro and the group have completed their rehabilitation training at the Butterfly Mansion, and they arrive at their next mission on the Mugen Train, where over forty people have disappeared in a very short span of time. Tanjiro and Nezuko, along with Zenitsu and Inosuke, join one of the most powerful swordsmen of the Demon Slayer Corps, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, to face the demon aboard the Mugen Train.
- Wet Season - Not Rated is released.
As Mandarin-language teacher Ling continues with fruitless IVF treatment while taking care of her ailing father-in-law, she finds herself slowly drawn towards a promising student who seems to have been abandoned by his parents. Outside it’s monsoon season, but Ling’s inner turmoil looks set to get her into a heap of trouble.
- Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street - PG is released.
Take a stroll down Sesame Street and witness the birth of the most impactful children's series in TV history. From the iconic furry characters to the classic songs you know by heart, learn how a gang of visionary creators changed our world.
- TV SERIES
- Romeo & Juliet is released.
Directed by Simon Godwin, Emily Burns' adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet was filmed at London's National Theatre with Jessie Buckley and Josh O'Connor as the doomed young lovers airs as a part of PBS's Great Performances series. [Premiered originally in the UK on Sky Arts on 5 Apr 2021]
- Shadow and Bone: Season 1 is released.
Young soldier Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) discovers she has a power that could free her country but she must learn how to use it while avoiding those who seek to stop her in this series based on Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse novels.
On this day in 2020
- NFL Draft: LSU quarterback Joe Burrow first pick by Cincinnati Bengals.
- Ecuador's COVID-19 pandemic death toll is then one of world's highest per capita after 7,600 more deaths than usual (503 official toll), in report by "The New York Times".
- Ecuador's COVID-19 pandemic death toll possibly one of world's highest per capita after 7,600 more deaths than usual (503 official toll), in report by "The New York Times".
- First findings of a frog fossil 40 million years old, found on Seymour Island, Antarctica (2015) published in "Scientific Reports".
- First findings of a frog fossil 40 million years old, found on Seymour Island, Antartica (2015) published in "Scientific Reports".
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns this is "not the end phase but still just the beginning" of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- US President Donald Trump suggests COVID-19 pandemic might be treated by injecting disinfectant or UV lights into a human body at a White House press briefing. Government officials and disinfectant companies quickly state doing so is not only extremely dangerous but potentially deadly..
- Bernardino Lombao, Spanish handballer (Atlético de Madrid 1967-69), coach (Nat basketball teams) and TV presenter (De Olimpia a Los Ángeles, Objetivo 92), who died at 81.
- Norbert Blüm, German politician, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, who died at 84.
- TV SERIES
- Gangs of London: Season 1 is released.
The British crime drama created by Gareth Evans begins with the assassination of crime lord Finn Wallace (Colm Meaney), which creates a power vacuum. His son, Sean Wallace (Joe Cole), seeks to take over with the help of Ed Dumani (Lucian Msamati), but the Albanian Mafia, the Kurds, the Pakistanis, and Welsh travellers all see an opening to expand their own power.[Premiered originally in the UK on Sky Atlantic on 23 Apr 2020, will premiere in the US on AMC+ on 1 Oct 2020 before airing on AMC in 2021]
On this day in 2019
- Ed Sheeran was forced to knock down an outdoor sauna and ditch a huge pub sign at his £1.5 million Suffolk mansion after he failed to get planning permission. He had named his home pub after his wife Cherry Lancaster Seaborn, calling it The Lancaster Lock - but council officers weren't happy. They demanded he take down the 16ft sign after finding he'd broken planning rules during a site visit..
- At least 54 jade miners buried by a mudslide in Kachin state, Myanmar.
- Second of two major earthquakes strikes island of Samar, Philipines, magnitude 6.3, a day after magnitude 6.1 hits Luzon Island killing at least 16 people.
- Second of two major earthquakes strikes island of Samar, Philippines, magnitude 6.3, a day after magnitude 6.1 hits Luzon Island killing at least 16 people.
- Southampton striker Shane Long scores fastest goal in English Premier League history when he nets after 7.69 seconds in 1-1 draw at Watford.
- World's first malaria vaccine, giving partial protection to children, begins in Malawi by the WHO.
- Neal Carter, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2018
- Mario Abdo Benítez is elected President of Paraguay.
- Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War" directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr and large ensemble cast premieres in Los Angeles.
- Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan resigns after 10 years in office after mass protests against him beginning an unconstitutional third term.
- Van deliberately driven into pedestrains in Toronto, Canada, killing 10 and injuring 13.
- Prince Louis Arthur Charles, Prince, born in London, England.
- Prince Louis of Cambridge, English son of Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge, born in London.
- Prince Louis of Cambridge, second son of Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,4th in line to the English throne, born in London.
- Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese baseman nicknamed Tetsujin, meaning "Iron Man", who died of colon cancer at 71.
- Bob Dorough, American jazz vocalist, pianist, composer, songwriter, arranger, and producer (Schoolhouse Rock!; Too Much Coffee Man), who died at 94.
On this day in 2017
- Kerry Turman, a longtime bassist for The Temptations died of natural causes age 59 after performing at a show in Missouri. Turman had performed with The Temptations since the 1980s..
- Johnny Roe, Irish jockey (9 x Irish flat racing Champion Jockey; National Stakes 1971; 1000 Guineas Stakes 1975), who died at 79.
- Kenny Sears, American NBA player (NY Knicks), who died at 83.
- TV SERIES
- Silicon Valley: Season 4 is released.
Pied Piper becomes PiperChat in the fourth season of the Mike Judge comedy.
On this day in 2016
- Beyoncé releases her 6th album "Lemonade" with a 1 hour film on HBO.
- Banharn Silpa-archa, Prime Minister of Thailand (1995-96), who died at 83.
- Lemonade was released by Beyoncé.
The sixth solo studio album for the singer premiered as an hour-long HBO special before streaming on Tidal. A physical release is set for May 6.
On this day in 2015
- Loretta Lynch is confirmed as the first African-American woman as US Attorney-General, succeeding Eric Holder.
- Sawyer Sweeten, American actor (Everyone Loves Raymond), commits suicide at 19.
On this day in 2014
- 60 people are killed & 80 are injured after a train crashes in The Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- Patric Standford, British composer (Taikayoku; Christus Requiem), who died at 75.
- Benjamín Brea, Spanish-Venezuelan jazz saxophonist, arranger and teacher, who died of stomach cancer at 67.
- Volker Wangenheim, German conductor & composer (Sinfonia Notturna), who died at 85.
- Bicycling With Molière - Not Rated is released.
Two actors (Lambert Wilson and Fabrice Luchini). One play (The Misanthrope). Can the differences between two egocentric men be put aside for the sake of friendship and theatre?
On this day in 2013
- A 1% flash crash hits the US stock market after a news agency was hacked and claimed injury to President Obama.
- 28 people are killed and 70 are injured during clashes between police and Sunni Muslims in Hawija, Iraq.
- 21 people are killed during violent unrest in Xinjiang, China.
- " Star Trek Into Darkness" directed by J. J. Abrams starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres in Sydney.
- The French National Assembly passes an amended bill legalizing same-sex marriage.
- West Indian cricketer, Chris Gayle, smashes the fastest century in history (30 balls).
- Robert W. Edgar, American businessman and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 7th district), who died from a heart attack at 69.
- Robert W. Edgar, American businessman & politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 7th district), who died from a heart attack at 69.
- Bob Brozman, American world music guitarist, ethno-musicologist, and educator, commits suicide at 59.
- Bye Bye 17 was released by Har Mar Superstar.
Sean Tillmann's fifth full-length release was co-produced with Jim Eno and recorded with a full band.
- Blood Speaks was released by Smoke Fairies.
This is the second full-length album of folk and blues music from Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies.
- A Bad Wind Blows in My Heart was released by Bill Ryder-Jones.
The second solo release for the ex-Coral singer was recorded at his mother's house and produced by James Ford.
- Bankrupt! was released by Phoenix.
The fifth full-length studio release for the French rock band was co-produced with Philippe Zdar of Cassius.
- Love Has Come for You was released by Edie Brickell.
Produced by Peter Asher, the third release on the Rounder label for Steve Martin sees the comedian/banjo player teaming up with Edie Brickell on this album of bluegrass music.
- Junip was released by Junip.
This is the second full-length release for the Swedish indie rock trio.
- I Love You was released by The Neighbourhood.
This is the debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based indie rock quintet led by Jesse Rutherford.
- Spirit in the Room was released by Tom Jones.
Tom Jones latest release is a disc of covers of contemporary blues and classic rock songs.
- Tape Deck Heart was released by Frank Turner.
The fifth full-length solo studio release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Rich Costey.
- Ultramarine was released by Young Galaxy.
The fourth release for the Canadian pop band was recorded in Sweden with producer Dan Lissvik.
- Raw Solutions was released by Slava.
This is the debut full-length release for the Russian-born New York-based electronic artist and producer.
- Reincarnated was released by Snoop Lion.
Executive produced by Diplo and Major Lazer, the debut release for rapper Snoop Dogg under his new name was influenced by reggae and dancehall.
- Wait to Pleasure was released by No Joy.
The second release for the Montreal noise pop trio was produced by Jorge Elbrecht.
- #willpower was released by will.i.am.
The fourth solo studio release for the Black Eyed Peas members includes guest appearances from Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, Skylar Grey, Nicole Scherzinger, Eva Simons, and Britney Spears.