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Today in the World Countries
- Union Day is being celebrated in Tanzania
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2022
- Russia says it will stop supplying gas to Poland and Bulgaria, after the countries refused to pay in rubles, escalating the energy supply standoff between Russia and Europe.
- US infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci says that the country is out of the "Pandemic Phase" - for the moment.
- Ismail Ogan, Turkish freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 78kg 1964, silver 1960), who died at 89.
On this day in 2021
- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announces Turkey will go into full lockdown till May 17 to a curb COVID-19 pandemic surge and world's 4th highest caseload.
- Kanye West's Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototype trainers sell for a record $1.8 million in a private sale at Sotheby's.
- The US, the EU and other countries announce they are sending pandemic aid to India as it's COVID-19 pandemic crisis continues to worsen.
- US Census results shows its population growth second slowest in recorded history, population at 331,449,281 with only 7.4% increase on 2010.
- Tamara Press, Soviet athlete (Olympic gold shot put 1960,64; discus 1960,64), who died at 83.
- Albert "Al" Schmitt, American Grammy Award-winning recording engineer and record producer (Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand), who died at 91 .
- Dick Mann, American motorcycle racer (A.M.A. Grand National C'ship 1963,71; Motorcycle Hall of Fame 1998), who died at 86.
On this day in 2020
- Kristi Schmitt, Race Car Driver.
- Ron Marlenee, American politician (Rep-R-MT,1977-93), who died at 84.
- TV SERIES
- Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels: Season 1 is released.
Set in 1938 Los Angeles, detective Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto) and his partner Lewis Michener (Nathan Lane) investigate a shocking murder and soon find themselves facing strange and powerful forces like Magda (Natalie Dormer) in this next (but unrelated) chapter of John Logan's Penny Dreadful.
On this day in 2019
- Molly Hatchet singer Phil McCormack died age 58. He’d fronted the Southern rock band since 1996 after having performed with them previously, taking over from Danny Joe Brown..
- Six suspected militants connected to Sri Lankan terror attacks killed along with ten others in a shootout with police in Sainthamaruthu.
- " No religion" tops survey of American religious identity for the first time at 23.1% edging out Catholics 23.0% and evangelicals 22.5%, in long-running General Social Survey.
- Waorani people of Pastaza win landmark environmental case against the Ecuadorian government to protect half a million acres of their territory in the Amazon rainforest.
- David McNee, Scottish law enforcement officer (City of Glasgow/Strathclyde Police Chief Constable,1971-77; Metropolitan Police Commissioner,1977-82), who died at 94.
- Designer was released by Aldous Harding.
The third full-length release for the New Zealand singer-songwriter was produced by John Parish.
- Blue With Lou was released by Nils Lofgren.
The first new studio release in eight years for the E Street Band member features six songs co-written with Lou Reed.
- Hurts 2B Human was released by P!nk.
Th eighth full-length release for the pop singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Cash Cash, Khalid, Chris Stapleton, and Wrabel.
- I Need a New War was released by Craig Finn.
The third and final part of the The Hold Steady frontman's solo trilogy of albums that began with 2015's Faith In The Future was produced by Josh Kaufman.
- In League with Dragons was released by The Mountain Goats.
The 17th full-length studio release for the indie folk band led by John Darnielle was produced by Owen Pallett.
- In the End was released by The Cranberries.
The final release for Dolores O'Riordan (who passed away in January 2018) and the Irish rock band was produced by Stephen Street.
- Fever Breaks was released by Josh Ritter.
The 10th full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter was produced by Jason Isbell and features contributions from Amanda Shires and members of Isbell's the 400 Unit.
- Fishing for Fishies was released by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard.
The latest full-length studio release for the Australian psychedelic rock band features elements from blues music.
- Grim Town was released by SOAK.
The second full-length release for the Northern Ireland singer-songwriter was recorded with Ant Whiting.
- Peter Doherty & the Puta Madres was released by Peter Doherty & the Puta Madres.
The debut full-length release for Doherty's latest band was recorded live near a fishing village in France over four days and was produced by Jai Stanley.
- Seeing Other People was released by Foxygen.
The fifth full-length release for Jonathan Rado and Sam France was self-produced and mixed by Shawn Everett.
- Love + Fear was released by MARINA.
The fourth full-length album by Marina Diamand is the first with her shortened name (previously under Marina And The Diamonds) features a collaboration with Clean Bandit and Luis Fonsi.
- CrasH Talk was released by ScHoolboy Q.
The fifth full-length studio release for the Southern California rapper features guest appearances from 21 Savage,6LACK, Kid Cudi, Lil Baby, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ign, and YG.
- Oh My God was released by Kevin Morby.
The fifth full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter was produced by Sam Cohen.
- Violet Street was released by Local Natives.
The fourth full-length release for Los Angeles-based indie rock band was produced by Shawn Everett.
- The White Crow - R is released.
The story of Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West.
- J.T. Leroy - Not Rated is released.
A young woman named Savannah Knoop (Kristen Stewart) spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author and cult status character J.T. LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law (Laura Dern).
- I Trapped the Devil - NR is released.
Christmas is supposed to be a time for peace and joyful family reunions. But when Matt (AJ Bowen) and his wife Karen (Susan Burke) show up unannounced at the home of his estranged brother Steve (Scott Poythress) to celebrate the holidays, they are instead greeted with a horrifying surprise: trapped in the basement is a man. But not just any man. Steve believes that his hostage is none other than the devil himself. As shock and skepticism turn to fear and paranoia, Matt and Karen find themselves facing a terrifying quandary: is Steve dangerously unhinged? Or could the mysterious stranger really be evil incarnate? Either way, the stage is set for a true Christmas from hell. [IFC Midnight]
- Body at Brighton Rock - Not Rated is released.
Wendy, a part-time summer employee at a mountainous state park, takes on a rough trail assignment at the end of the season, trying to prove to her friends that she's capable enough to do the job. When she takes a wrong turn and ends up deep in the backcountry, she stumbles upon what might be a potential crime scene. Stuck with no communication after losing her radio and with orders to guard the site, Wendy must fight the urge to run and do the harder job of staying put - spending the night deep in the wilderness, facing down her worst fears and proving to everyone - including herself - that she's made of stronger stuff than they think she is.
- Avengers: Endgame - PG-13 is released.
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films.
- TV SERIES
- Chambers: Season 1 is released.
17-year-old Sasha Yazzie (Sivan Alyra Rose) looks into the circumstances behind the donor heart she received, only to start developing characteristics of the deceased in this supernatural drama created and written by Leah Rachel.
On this day in 2018
- Comedian Bill Cosby is found guilty of sexual assault in Pennsylvania.
- NFL Draft: Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield first pick by Cleveland Browns; 4 QBs taken in top 10 selections for first time in history.
- Serial killer "Golden State Killer" identified after 40 years as a former police officer, responsible for 12 killings,50 rapes in California.
- Charles Neville, American vocalist & saxophonist (Neville Brothers), who died of pancreatic cancer at 79.
On this day in 2017
- Gift Ngoepe becomes 1st black African to play in Major League Baseball, for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
- " The Handmaid's Tale" debuts on Hulu starring Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski, based on the book by Margaret Atwood.
- Raj Bagri, Indian-British merchant in metal, who died at 86.
- Jonathan Demme, American film director (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia), who died at 73.
- Obit - Not Rated is released.
It's a shame no one wants to talk to them at parties, because obituary writers are a surprisingly funny bunch. Ten hours before newspapers hit neighborhood doorsteps—and these days, ten minutes before news hits the web—an obit writer is racing against deadline to sum up a long and newsworthy life in under 1000 words. The details of these lives are then deposited into the cultural memory amid the daily beat of war, politics, and football scores. Obit. is the first documentary to explore the world of these writers and their subjects, focusing on the legendary team at The New York Times, who approach their daily work with journalistic rigor and narrative flair. Going beyond the byline and into the minds of those chronicling life after death on the freshly inked front lines of history, the film invites some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory, and the inevitable passage of time. What do we choose to remember? What never dies? [Kino Lorber]
On this day in 2016
- CEO of Chobani, Hamdi Ulukaya, announces that he will be giving his employees 10% of the shares in Chobani.
- A list of tracks by a death metal band was accidentally printed on the back of a new album by UK comedian Bernie Clifton.The 80-year-old (who is famous for riding a yellow ostrich), said he was "fuming and furious" about the error, which saw songs by the group Abhorrent Decimation printed on his new CD..
On this day in 2015
- FC Bayern Munich wins the 2014–15 Bundesliga for a 25th time.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev is re-elected President of Kazakhstan with 97.7% of the vote.
- 35th London Marathon: Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge & Ethiopian Tigist Tufa win.
- " The Vampire Diaries" actor Ian Somerhalder at the age of 36 weds Twilight actress Nikki Reed at the age of 26 in Malibu, California.
- Jayne Meadows, American actress (Dark Delusion, David and Bathsheba) & wife of Steve Allen, who died of natural causes at 95.
- Jayne Meadows, TV Actress.
- TV SERIES
- Happyish: Season 1 is released.
The dark comedy from Shalom Auslander originally set with Philip Seymour Hoffman before his death in 2014, sees Steve Coogan as Thom Payne, a 44-year old in advertising, who begins reevaluating what's important in his life after facing his new 25-year-old boss.
On this day in 2014
- Actor Brian Baumgartner at the age of 41 weds Celeste Ackelson in Los Angeles, California.
- Sandro Lopopolo Italian lightweight boxer (Olympic-Silver-1960), who died at 74.
On this day in 2013
- 30 people are killed after a bus crashes following a Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan.
- Cory Monteith is reported to have completed treatment at a drug rehabilitation facility.
- US country singer George Jones who had a string of No.1 songs between the 1950s and 1990s, died aged 81. Nicknamed Possum, his signature song was He Stopped Loving Her Today, a track about love and death. He was married to Tammy Wynette between 1969 and 1975 and the pair recorded several songs together in the 1970s..
- George Jones, American country musician (Golden Rings, Oh Lonesome Me), who died from hypoxic respiratory failure at 81.
- George Jones, American country singer-songwriter (" Golden Rings" ; "Oh Lonesome Me"), who died from hypoxic respiratory failure at 81.
- George Jones, Country Singer.
- Jacqueline Brookes, American actress (Jack & Mike, Another World), who died at 82.
- Graceland - Not Rated is released.
When a kidnapping goes horribly awry, a desperate father risks everything to save his daughter from the men who took her.
- An Oversimplification of Her Beauty - Not Rated is released.
With arresting insight, vulnerability, and a delightful sense of humor, Terence Nance’s explosively creative debut feature, An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty, documents the relationship between Terence and a lovely young woman (Namik Minter) as it teeters on the divide between platonic and romantic. Utilizing a tapestry of live action and animation, Terence explores the fantasies, emotions, and memories that race through his mind during a singular moment in time. [Variance Films]
- Arthur Newman - Not Rated is released.
Wallace Avery wants to change his life, so he fakes his own death, buys a new identity and hits the road as Arthur Newman. But his road trip is derailed when he meets Michaela "Mike"Fitzgerald. She sees through his scam and soon he sees through hers. As they continue on the road together, painful secrets are revealed and their new lives take shape.
- At Any Price - R is released.
A family's farming business is threatened by an unexpected crisis, further testing the relationship between a father and his rebellious son.
- Pain & Gain - R is released.
A trio of bodybuilders in 1990s Miami get caught up in a kidnapping and extortion scheme that goes terribly wrong.
- Paradise: Love - Not Rated is released.
Teresa travels to the beaches of Kenya as a sex tourist. There, she moves from one Beach Boy to the next, buying their love only to be disappointed and quickly learn that there, love is strictly a business. [Strand Releasing]
- Kon-Tiki - Not Rated is released.
The story of legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300 miles crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
- Midnight's Children - Not Rated is released.
At the stroke of midnight on August 15,1947, as India proclaims independence from Great Britain, two newborn babies are switched by a nurse in a Bombay hospital. Saleem Sinai, the illegitimate son of a poor woman, and Shiva, the offspring of a wealthy couple, are fated to live the destiny meant for each other. Their lives become mysteriously intertwined and are inextricably linked to India's whirlwind journey of triumphs and disasters. [Paladin]
- Mud - PG-13 is released.
Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.
- Sun Don't Shine - Not Rated is released.
A couple takes a tense and mysterious road trip through the desolate yet hauntingly beautiful landscape of central Florida.
- The Big Wedding - R is released.
A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding.
- The Numbers Station - R is released.
A CIA black ops agent and the young woman he's assigned to protect fight for survival after a team of heavily armed assailants attack the top-secret remote CIA base where she works as a code operator.
- The Reluctant Fundamentalist - R is released.
A young Pakistani man chasing corporate success on Wall Street finds himself caught between the American Dream, conflicting ideologies, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.