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Today in the World Countries
- Children's Day is being celebrated in Taiwan
- Second Republic Day is being celebrated in Guinea
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Max Etienne, Multimedia Artist, born in Haiti.
On this day in 2022
- Pakistan plunges into constitutional crisis after Prime Minister Imran Khan dissolves parliament and calls for new elections, avoiding a no-confidence vote.
- 64th Grammy Awards: Jon Batiste wins Album of the Year, Olivia Rodrigo three awards including Best New Artist, Silk Sonic Best Song "Leave the Door Open".
- Winners at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas included, ‘Leave the Door Open’ by Silk Sonic, Album of the Year went to Jon Batiste for We Are, Olivia Rodrigo won Best New Artist and Best Pop Solo Performance for ‘Drivers License’. Best Rock Performance went to Foo Fighters for ‘Making a Fire’, their ‘Waiting on a War’ won Best Rock Song and they also won Best Rock Album for Medicine at Midnight..
- June Brown, Soap Opera Actress.
- Gene Shue, American NBA basketball guard,1954-64,5X All-Star (New York Knicks, Fort Wayne/Detroit Pistons, and 2 other teams), and NBA coach,1966-89,2X Coach of the Year (Baltimore/Washington Bullets, Philadelphia 76ers, and 2 other teams), who died from melanoma at 90.
On this day in 2021
- Gloria Henry [McEniry], American actress (Dennis the Menace), who died at 98.
- Jill Corey [Norma Jean Speranza], American pop singer (Your Hit Parade), who died at 85.
- Yevgeniy Zagorulko, Russian high jump coach (Andrey Silnov, Yelena Yelesina, Anna Chicherova), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 78.
On this day in 2020
- US aircraft carrier captain Brett Crozier cheered off his ship after being fired for a letter demanding more help for his sailors infected with COVID-19 pandemic.
- London's Nightingale hospital opened by Prince Charles (remotely) after nine days with 4,000 beds to treat COVID-19 pandemic patients at the ExCeL Centre.
- 27 people swept off a ferry and feared dead in the Solomon Islands during Cyclone Harold.
- Robert Armstrong [Lord Armstrong of Illminster], British peer and civil servant (Spycatcher trial), who died at 93.
- Tom Dempsey, American NFL kicker (Pro Bowl, First-team All-Pro 1969; New Orleans Saints; longest winning field goal,63 yards), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 73.
- Viscerals was released by Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs.
The third full-length release for the British band began recording the album with the songs only about 80% complete.
- Womb was released by Purity Ring.
The third full-length release for the Canadian electronic pop duo is their first new album in five years.
- Never Will was released by Ashley McBryde.
The second full-length release on Warner Music Nashville for the country artist was produced by Jay Joyce.
- Revel in the Drama was released by Ren Harvieu.
The first full-length release in seven years for the British singer-songwriter was written and produced with Romeo Stodart of the Magic Numbers.
- Migration Stories was released by M. Ward.
The latest full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter was recorded in Montreal with Arcade Fire's Tim Kingsbury and Richard Reed Parry, and with production from Craig Silvey and Teddy Impakt.
- Heaven to a Tortured Mind was released by Yves Tumor.
The fourth full-length studio release for Sean Bowie as Yves Tumor was co-produced by Justin Raisen.
- I Feel Alive was released by TOPS.
The fourth full-length release for the Canadian pop band led by Jane Penny and David Carriere is its first with Marta Cikojevic.
- If You're Dreaming was released by Anna Burch.
The second full-length release for the indie-pop singer-songwriter was produced with Sam Evian.
- I'm Your Empress Of was released by Empress Of.
The third full-length release for Lorely Rodriguez as Empress Of was written over two months between tours.
- It Is What It Is was released by Thundercat.
The fourth full-length release for the Los Angeles-based artist features guest appearances from and Steve Arrington, Childish Gambino, Louis Cole, Zack Fox, Steve Lacy, Lil B, and Ty Dolla $ign.
- A Billion Heartbeats was released by Mystery Jets.
The sixth full-length release for the British indie rock band was inspired by recent protests and produced with Matt Twaites.
- Born Again was released by Ellis.
The debut full-length release of Canadian singer-songwriter Linnea Siggelkow was produced by Jake Aron.
- Clover - Not Rated is released.
Two brothers owe money to the wrong guy at the wrong time. While they go on the run trying to pull together the money they become burdened with a teenage girl and hunted by assassins they don't know are following their every move
- Coffee & Kareem - TV-MA is released.
While police officer James Coffee (Ed Helms) enjoys his new relationship with Vanessa Manning (Taraji P. Henson), her beloved 12-year-old son Kareem (Terrence Little Gardenhigh) plots their break-up. Attempting to scare away his mom's boyfriend for good, Kareem tries to hire criminal fugitives to take him out but accidentally exposes a secret network of criminal activity, making his family its latest target. To protect Vanessa, Kareem teams up with Coffee - the partner he never wanted - for a dangerous chase across Detroit. [Netflix]
- Almost Love - Not Rated is released.
Does every relationship have an expiration date? Adam and Marklin are about to find out. Their 5-year relationship has gone from a passionate flame to a medium burn, forcing them to reconcile with each other’s shortcomings all while watching their support network crumble around them. Best friend Cammy’s latest beau checks all of her boxes – if you don’t count that he actually lives in a box; Haley’s student is more interested in studying her than for the SATs; and Elizabeth and Damon – the “stable” ones – are on the brink of divorce after 15 years of so-called bliss. But, in this mess, hope springs eternal as they all muddle their way through to try and make life work.
- Elephant - April 3,2020 is released.
Narrated by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, Disneynature’s Elephant follows African elephant Shani and her spirited son Jomo as their herd make an epic journey hundreds of miles across the vast Kalahari Desert, from the Okavango delta to the Zambezi river, just as countless generations of their ancestors have done before.
- Slay the Dragon - Not Rated is released.
After the 2008 election, a secretive, well-funded partisan initiative poured money into state legislative races in key swing states to gain control of their redistricting processes and used high-tech analytics to dramatically skew voting maps based on demographic data. The result is one of the greatest electoral manipulations in U.S. history, one that poses a fundamental threat to our democracy and exacerbates the already polarized atmosphere in Congress and state houses across the country. Gerrymandering, the practice of redrawing electoral maps to serve the party in power, has been around for centuries. But in today’s hyperpartisan political environment it has been taken to unprecedented extremes, fueled by the elimination of corporate campaign contribution limits and the availability of vast amounts of personal information. The effects of this insidious strategy have continued to bear fruit through the 2018 midterms. But voters, fed up with cynical efforts to sidestep the will of the majority, have begun fighting back. In one example, a grassroots movement led by a young woman with no political experience gathered hundreds of thousands of signatures to put an anti-gerrymandering initiative on the ballot in Michigan. The new documentary Slay the Dragon shines a light on this timely issue, and follows a handful of citizens’ groups, outraged by what they see as an attack on the core democratic principle that every person’s vote should count equally, as they battle party operatives and an entrenched political establishment to fix a broken system.
- The Other Lamb - NR is released.
For her entire life, the cult she was born into has been all that teenage Selah (Raffey Cassidy) has known. Along with a band of similarly cloistered young women she lives seemingly unstuck in time, cut off from modern society in a remote forest commune presided over by a man called Shepherd (Michiel Huisman), a controlling, messiah-like figure with a frightening dark side. But when her insular world is rocked by a series of nightmarish visions and disturbing revelations, Selah begins to question everything about her existence—including her allegiance to the increasingly dangerous Shepherd. [IFC Midnight]
- TV SERIES
- Tales From the Loop: Season 1 is released.
The sci-fi series based on the art book by Simon Stålenhag focuses on the townspeople who live where The Loop, a machine built by by a group led by Russ (Jonathan Pryce), allows them to experience "impossible"things.
- Home Before Dark: Season 1 is released.
A young investigative reporter (Brooklyn Prince) moves to her father's (Jim Sturgess) hometown from Brooklyn where she discovers the truth behind a cold case everyone else wanted buried forever in this mystery series inspired by real-life pre-teen investigative journalist Hilde Lysiak.
On this day in 2019
- Ex-Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak goes on trial for the 1MDB corruption scandal in Kuala Lumpur, pleads not guilty.
- Brunei brings into force new Sharia laws punishing gay sex and adultery with death by stoning, prompting widespread condemnation.
- San Antonio coach Geg Popovich is ejected after an NBA record low 63 seconds in the Spurs 113-85 loss in Denver; receives 2 technical fouls in a verbal confrontation with a referee.
- Paul Marconi, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2018
- David Edgerton, American entrepreneur and founder of Burger King, who died of complications of surgery at 90.
- TV SERIES
- Legion: Season 2 is released.
The second season of the drama based on the X-Men comics character sees David meeting Farouk (Said Taghmaoui) face-to-face.
- The Last O.G.: Season 1 is released.
Tracy Morgan is an ex-con who returns to Brooklyn after a 15-year sentence to find his ex-girlfriend Shay (Tiffany Haddish) raising their twins (Taylor Mosby & Dante Hoagland) with her white husband (Ryan Gaul) in this comedy created by Morgan, Jordan Peele and John Carcieri.
On this day in 2017
- Bomb on St Petersburg metro kills 11,2nd bomb defused.
- 79th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina defeats Gonzaga,71–65; Tar Heels point guard Joel DeWayne Berry II,22 points.
- Herb Tillman, Race Car Driver.
- Kishori Amonkar, Indian classical Hindustani singer, who died at 84.
- Mike Taylor, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2016
- ICC Women's Cricket T20 World Cup, Eden Gardens, Kolkata: Hayley Matthews with 66 from 45 balls leads West Indies to 149/2; beat Australia 148/5 by 4 wickets with 2 balls to spare.
- Panama Papers published - 11.5 million confidential documents from offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca expose widespread illegal activities including fraud, kleptocracy, tax evasion and the violation of international sanctions by the world's elite in the world's largest ever data leak.
- ANA Inspiration Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins by 1 from Charley Hull & Chun In-gee for her second major title.
- WrestleMania XXXII, AT& T Stadium, Arlington, TX (101,763): Roman Reigns defeats Triple H; The Undertaker beats Shane McMahon in "Hell in a Cell".
- Donald "Don" Francks, Canadian actor, singer and musician (Terminal Choice, Finian's Rainbow), who died at 84.
- Erik Bauersfeld, American voice actor (Star Wars'Admiral Ackbar "Its a trap"), who died at 93.
- George Murray, Race Car Driver.
- Joseph Medicine Crow, Native American chief and historian, who died at 102.
- TV SERIES
- Undercover: Season 1 is released.
Barrister Maya Cobbina QC (Sophie Okonedo) is approached to become the Director of Public Prosecutions, only to find secrets from her husband's past threaten not only her family but also her 20-year-long appeal of death row inmate Rudy Jones (Dennis Haysbert) in this Peter Moffat drama.
On this day in 2015
- Bob Burns, the American drummer who was in the original line-up of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd died in a car crash in Georgia when his car struck a mailbox and a tree with the front of the vehicle. Burns was the only occupant of the car and was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. He appeared on the band's 'Sweet Home Alabama, ' 'Gimme Three Steps' and 'Free Bird.'.
- Bob [Robert Lewis] Burns, American drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd), who died in a car crash at 64.
- Andrew Porter, British organist, opera director, music critic, and librettist, who died at 86.
- Bob Burns, American drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd), who died in a car crash at 64.
- Sarah Brady, Activist.
- Sarah Brady, American gun-control activist, who died at 73.
- The Girl Is in Trouble - Not Rated is released.
A failed Lower East Side DJ struggling to keep his life together becomes entangled in a murder mystery involving a desperate woman, a missing drug dealer, and the scion of a powerful investment firm.
- The Hand That Feeds - Not Rated is released.
At a popular bakery café, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick. Mild-mannered sandwich maker Mahoma López has never been interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back.
- Lambert & Stamp - R is released.
Aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert set out to find a subject for their underground movie, one that will reflect the way it feels to be young and dissatisfied in postwar London. This unlikely partnership of two men from vastly different backgrounds was inspired by the burgeoning youth culture of the early 1960s. Lambert and Stamp searched for months and finally found in a band called the High Numbers a rebellious restlessness that was just what they were looking for. Abandoning their plans to make a film, they instead decided to mentor and manage this group, which evolved into the iconic band known as the Who. The result was rock 'n' roll history.
- Last Knights - R is released.
A fallen warrior (Clive Owen) rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master (Morgan Freeman).
- Manos Sucias - Not Rated is released.
From the port of Buenaventura, the most dangerous city in Colombia, three men embark on a journey over the dark murky waters of the Pacific. A set of mysterious coordinates is their guide, a fishing net is their cover, and a narco-torpedo filled with 100kg of cocaine is their cargo.
- Cut Bank - R is released.
Dwayne McLaren (Liam Hemsworth) dreams about escaping small town life in Cut Bank, Montana, “the coldest spot in the nation, ” with his vivacious girlfriend Cassandra (Teresa Palmer). When Dwayne witnesses an awful crime, he tries to leverage a bad situation into a scheme to get rich quickly but he finds that fate and an unruly accomplice are working against him. Thrust into the middle of a police investigation spearheaded by the local sheriff (John Malkovich), everything goes from bad to worse in this all-American thriller. [A24]
- Boychoir - April 3,2015 is released.
A rebellious preteen (Garrett Wareing) with a remarkable gift is challenged by a demanding vocal teacher (Dustin Hoffman) at one of the most prestigious music academies in the country as they prepare for the National Championship.
- Effie Gray - PG-13 is released.
A look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise) and his teenage bride Effie Gray (Dakota Fanning).
- Furious 7 - PG-13 is released.
After Dominic Toretto and his crew helped take down Owen Shaw, his brother, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), wants revenge.
- 5 to 7 - R is released.
A chance encounter on the streets of Manhattan draws 20-something aspiring writer Brian (Anton Yelchin) into a passionate love affair with a glamorous French woman (Bérénice Marlohe). The catch? She’s married, and can only meet him for hotel room trysts between the hours of 5 and 7. As Brian yearns for more than just two hours a day with the woman of his dreams, he learns hard won lessons about life and love.
On this day in 2014
- Marie Louise Coleiro Preca is elected President of Malta.
- Pope Francis canonizes François de Laval, first bishop of Quebec, as a Catholic saint.
- Who's the Boss actor Danny Pintauro at the age of 38 weds partner Wil Tabares in Dana Point, California.
- Tommy Lynn Sells, American serial killer, executed for murder at 49.
- Freda Kida, American cartoonist, who died at 93.
- Ed Spencer, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2013
- 24 people are killed after a bus plunges off a cliff in Papua New Guinea.
- 46 people are killed and 100 are injured by a court-house suicide bombing in Farah, Afghanistan.
- 50 people are killed by flooding across Argentina.
- Robert Ward, American composer (Pantaloon), who died at 95.
- Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American novelist and screenwriter, who died from pulmonary failure at 85.
- Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner - Not Rated is released.
Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner is an exploration of the life and work of Andre Gregory, groundbreaking director, actor, artist, and raconteur, filmed by prize-winning documentarian Cindy Kleine, his wife. Through her close-up lens, Cindy introduces us to this cultural icon and master storyteller, and tells the unusual story of a good marriage that thrives in collaboration, art, and humor, celebrating the great vitality of the later years in life.
- TV SERIES
- How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life): Season 1 is released.
After her divorce, Polly (Sarah Chalke) and her daughter, Natalie (Rachel Eggleston), move in with her parents (Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett).
- Rogue: Season 1 is released.
Undercover detective Grace Travis (Thandie Newton) seeks answers to her son's murder, even as she develops feelings for the mob boss (Marton Csokas) who may have had a hand in it.