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Today in the World Countries
- Angolan Peace Day is being celebrated in Angola
- Children's Day is being celebrated in Taiwan
- Chungmyung Day is being celebrated in North Korea
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Senegal
- Mahavir Jayanti is being celebrated in India
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Ameria, World Music Singer, born in Hungary.
On this day in 2022
- Economist Rodrigo Chaves elected President of Costa Rica defeating current president José María Figueres.
- Kourtney Kardashian and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker marry at the One Love Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas at the age of they later call it their "practice" as they didn't have a licence.
- Petar Skansi, Croatian basketball center (Olympic silver Yugoslavia 1968; Jugoplastika) and coach (Yugoslavia, Croatia, Jugoplastika, Benetton Treviso), who died at 78.
- TV SERIES
- Benjamin Franklin: Season 1 is released.
The life of Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the US, is explored in the two-part documentary written by Dayton Duncan and directed by Ken Burns.
On this day in 2021
- ANA Inspiration Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Patty Tavatanakit of Thailand wins her first LPGA Tour event by 2 strokes from NZ's Lydia Ko who cards a 10-under-par final round.
- 39th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford Cardinal defeat Arizona Wildcats,54–53 to win their third NCAA title.
On this day in 2020
- WrestleMania XXXVI, WWE Performance Center, Orlando FL, Part 1: The Undertaker defeats AJ Styles in a Boneyard match; Becky Lynch beats Shayna Baszler to retain Raw Women's C'ship.
- 4 April 2020, Patrick Francfort, died from COVID-19 pandemic age 64. As a member of The Gibson Brothers he had success during the disco boom of the late 1970s. Their best known hit singles included 'Cuba' and 'Que Sera Mi Vida'..
- Alexander Thynn,7th Marquess of Bath, who died at 87.
- Forrest Compton, American actor (Gomer Pyle USMC, Edge of Night), who died at 94.
- Rafael Callejas, World Leader.
On this day in 2019
- Kathie Lee Gifford leaves NBC's "Today" show after 11 years.
- Kathie Lee Gifford leaves NBC'sToday show after 11 years.
- US Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pledges to roll back anti-LGBT policies, including not baptizing children of gay parents.
- US Mormon church pledges to roll back anti-LGBT policies, including not baptizing children of gay parents.
- Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green fashion brand was rescued from administration by the JD Sports Group. It was reported they would keep the flagship store in Manchester open, but 11 other stores and 33 concessions in House of Fraser would close, putting 97 jobs at risk. Pretty Green was founded in 2009 by Gallagher and was named after a song by The Jam..
- Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel apologises for the kidnapping of thousands of mixed-race children during colonial period in Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda.
- Oscar Ramsay, Family Member, born in London, England.
- Amazon's Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos agree record-breaking $35 billion divorce settlement.
- Georgiy Daneliya, Director.
- Myer Skoog, American basketball guard (NBA C'ship 1952-4; Minneapolis Lakers), who died at 92.
On this day in 2018
- 21st Commonwealth Games open in the Gold Coast, Australia.
- Ray Wilkins, English former footballer and captain of the National Soccer Team, who died at 61.
- Ray Wilkins, Soccer Coach.
- Jonathan Pitre, Activist.
- Gertrude Jeannette, African American taxi driver, playwright and film and stage actress (Shaft, Cotton Comes to Harlem), who died at 103.
On this day in 2017
- Chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun, Syria by Syrian government forces kills more than 80 civilians.
- Alibaba becomes the world's largest retailer according to US Securities and Exchange Commission.
- Pink Star diamond sets world record price of $71 million for a gem at an action in Hong Kong.
- Samir Farid, Journalist.
- TV SERIES
- Prison Break: Season 5 is released.
When clues appear that Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) might still be alive, Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) and Michael's wife Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies) brings the crew (T-Bag, C-Note and Sucre) back together to locate him.
- Louis C.K.: 2017 is released.
The first of two comedy stand-up specials filmed for Netflix was recorded at Washington, D.C.'s DAR Constitution Hall.
On this day in 2016
- It was reported that David Bowie had dominated the UK album charts for the first quarter of 2016. Bowie had the most entries to the chart with six albums in the top 40, after fans sought out his music in the wake of his death in January with his final album Blackstar becoming the second best selling album of the year so far, (behind Adele's 25)..
- 78th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Villanova defeats North Carolina,77-74; Wildcats guard Phil Booth,20 points.
- Chus Lampreave [María Jesús Lampreave Pérez], Spanish actress (Volver, Belle Époque), who died at 85.
- Carlo Mastrangelo, Italian-American rocker (Dion & The Belmonts), who died of cancer at 78.
On this day in 2015
- Elmer Lach, Canadian NHL ice hockey player,1940-54,3X Stanley Cup, Hall of Fame (Montreal Canadiens), who died after suffering a stroke at 97.
- Elmer Lach, Canadian professional ice hockey player, who died at 97.
- John Read, British businessman, CEO (TSB Group), who died at 97.
On this day in 2014
- President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, claims that climate change will lead to battles over water and food within the next five to ten years.
- Allu Ayaan, Family Member, born in Hyderabad, India.
- TV personality Taylor Armstrong at the age of 42 weds attorney John Bluher at the Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades, California.
- Margo MacDonald, Scottish national broadcaster and politician (MP for Glasgow Govan 1973-74), who died at 70.
- Ilo Ilo - Not Rated is released.
Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Ilo Ilo chronicles the day-to-day drama of the Lim family - troublesome grade-schooler Jiale and his overstressed parents, Heck and Leng. Comfortably middleclass and with another baby on the way, they hire Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, as a live-in maid and nanny. An outsider in both the family and Singapore itself, Teresa initially struggles to manage Jiale's antics and find her footing in her new community. The two eventually form a unique bond, but just as Teresa becomes an unspoken part of the family, unforeseen circumstances in an uncertain economy will challenge the new normal yet again. [Film Movement]
- In the Blood - R is released.
When her husband goes missing during their Caribbean vacation, a woman sets off on her own to take down the men she thinks are responsible.
- Island of Lemurs: Madagascar - G is released.
Captured with IMAX® 3D cameras, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered.Join trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.
- Goodbye World - Not Rated is released.
When a mysterious cyber-attack cripples civilization, a group of old college friends retreat to a remote country home, where they must cope with an uncertain future while navigating the minefield of their shared past.
- Alan Partridge - R is released.
Famous DJ Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) finds himself at the center of a siege, when a disgruntled fellow DJ (Colm Meaney) decides to hold their station hostage after learning that he’s getting sacked by the new management.
- Alien Abduction - Not Rated is released.
A vacationing family encounters an alien threat in this thriller based on the Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon in North Carolina.
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier - PG-13 is released.
After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, lives quietly in Washington, D.C. trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy.
- Under the Skin - R is released.
An alien seductress (Scarlett Johansson) preys upon hitchhikers in Scotland.
- The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden - Not Rated is released.
Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden is a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the international press sensationalizes the exploits of the Galapagos’ “Adam and Eve”, others flock there—including a self-styled Swiss Family Robinson and a gun-toting Viennese Baroness and her two lovers. Clashing personalities are aggravated by the island community’s lusty free-love ethos, and when some of the islanders disappear, suspicions of murder hang in the air leaving an unsolved mystery which remains the subject of local lore today.
- The Players - R is released.
A series of short films about infidelity.
- Watermark - PG is released.
Award winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, beautifully weave together diverse stories from around the globe that eloquently detail humanity’s relationship with water through the ages: how we are drawn to it, how we use it, and the magnitude of our need for this rapidly depleting resource. Full of soaring aerial perspectives, this film shows water as a terraforming element and the scale of its reach. This is balanced by forays into the particular: a lingering memory of a stolen river, a mysterious figure roaming ancient rice terraces. These images, both beautiful and haunting, create a compelling global portrait that illustrates humanity’s past, present and future relationship with the natural world. [Entertainment One]
- Nymphomaniac: Volume II - Not Rated is released.
Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, recounts the erotic experiences of her adulthood.
On this day in 2013
- Poecilotheria rajaei, a giant tarantula with a 20cm leg span, is discovered in Sri Lanka.
- 74 people are killed after an illegally constructed building collapses in Thane, India.
- 9 people have been killed on an axe-murdering rampage in Chhattisgarh state, India.
- Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman turned himself in to British police after reports emerged suggesting he began a sexual relationship with his second wife, Mandy Smith, when she was 14 years old. After a brief meeting, the authorities decided not to pursue charges..
- Carmine Infantino, American comic book artist, who died at 87.
- Ian Walsh, Australian rugby league hooker, captain, coach (25 Tests; St. George), who died at 80.
- Roger Ebert, American film critic (Pulitzer Prize 1975), who died of cancer at 70.
- Roger Ebert. American journalist, critic, screenwriter.
- Roger Ebert, Journalist.
- TV SERIES
- Hannibal: Season 1 is released.
FBI head of Behavioral Sciences Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) brings together FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and as-yet-unknown-killer psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) to help solve difficult cases.