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Today in the World Countries

  • Angolan Peace Day Holiday is being celebrated in Angola
  • Health Day is being celebrated in Kiribati
  • Jumatul Bidah is being celebrated in Bangladesh
  • People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

In the future 2173

  • Harcourt Fenton "Harry" Mudd, New Amsterdam, Arcturus (Star Trek).

In the future 2063

  • Earth's 1st contact with the extraterrestrial Vulcan species in the Star Trek universe.

On this day in 2023

  • Aya Ibrahim, TikTok Star, born in Egypt.
  • Ian McIntosh, Zimbabwean rugby union coach (South Africa 1993-94; Natal), who died at 84.
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie is released. While working underground to fix a water main, Brooklyn plumbers Mario and brother Luigi (Charlie Day) are transported down a mysterious pipe and wander into a magical new world. But when the brothers are separated, Mario embarks on an epic quest to find Luigi. With the assistance of a Mushroom Kingdom resident Toad (Keegan-Michael Key) and some training from the strong-willed ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom, Princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy), Mario taps into his own power.
  • Air is released. Air reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time.
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On this day in 2022

  • Shanghai lockdown extended to cover the whole city as COVID-19 pandemic cases increase, as China remains one of the last to employ a "zero-Covid" system.
  • Nehemiah Persoff, Movie Actor.
  • Bjarni Tryggvason, Astronaut.
  • Bobby Rydell [Ridarelli], American pop singer (" Wild One" ; "Wildwood Days"), and actor (Bye Bye Birdie), who died of pneumonia at 79.
  • Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off is released. A wide-ranging, definitive look at Hawk’s life and iconic career, and his relationship with the sport with which he’s been synonymous for decades. Hawk, born in San Diego, Calif., is a pioneer of modern vertical skating and one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. [HBO]
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urges UN Security Council to act against Russia, accusing Russian military of the worst war crimes since WWII, including execution, rape and torture of civilians.

On this day in 2021

  • Tropical Cyclone Seroja causes floods and landslides in southeast Indonesia and East Timor, killing at least 113 people according to local authorities.
  • India records over 100,000 new COVID cases for the first time, more than half in the state of Maharashtra, which begins a new lockdown.
  • Italy scraps its 1914 film censorship law that could ban films on moral and religious grounds.
  • Krzysztof Krawczyk, World Music Singer.
  • Paul Ritter [Simon Paul Adams], British actor (Friday Night Dinner; Chernobyl; Quantum of Solace), who died of a brain tumor at 54.
  • Hemingway is released. The three-part Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary narrated by Peter Coyote explores the life and work of the author with interviews with other writers, academics and biographers.

On this day in 2020

  • British monarch Queen Elizabeth II makes an address to the nation “we will meet again”, for only the 5th time in her 66-year reign.
  • Legacy Warren, YouTube Star, born in United States.
  • Peter Walker, English cricket batsman (3 Tests; Glamorgan CCC), who died after a stroke at 84.
  • Honor Blackman, English actress (Goldfinger, The Avengers), who died at 94.
  • Dougie Morgan, Scottish rugby union halfback (21 caps Scotland,2 British & Irish Lions; Stewart's Melville FP), who died at 73.
  • Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children: Season 1 is released. The five-part documentary series looks into the cases of kidnapping and murder of at least 30 African-American children, aged 7 to 17, in Atlanta between 1979 and 1981 that were recently reopened by the Atlanta Police Department in 2019 (and dramatized in the second season of Netflix's Mindhunter).
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to hospital suffering from COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Bobby Mitchell, American Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Pro Bowl 1960,62–64; First-team All-Pro 1962–64; Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins), who died at 84.
  • Ed Biles, American football coach (College: Xavier 1962-68; NFL: Houston Oilers 1981-83), who died from leukemia at 88.

On this day in 2019

  • Shawn Smith a long-time singer-songwriter on the Seattle music scene died age 53 due to complications from diabetes. He performed with the bands Brad, Pigeonhead and Satchel, among others. In a strange coincidence, fellow Seattle luminaries Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley (Alice in Chains) died on the same date in 1994 and 2002, respectively..
  • OKC guard Russell Westbrook becomes first player in NBA history to average a triple-double for the third consecutive season during the Thunder's 123-110 win at home over Detroit Pistons.
  • Wowaka, Pop Singer.
  • Sydney Brenner, South African biologist known for his contributions on the genetic code and molecular biology (Nobel Laureate 2002), who died at 92.
  • Suburban Birds is released. Hao (Mason Lee) is part of a team of young engineers called in to investigate a series of craters that have opened up on the edge of the city. As he and his team survey the subsiding area, another story is taking place in the same suburban landscape. A younger boy, also named Hao, spends long afternoons playing with friends and making mischief until one-by-one, his playmates start to disappear. As these parallel stories unfold, the connections between them proliferate and grow stranger. [Cinema Guild]
  • High Life is released. Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to deep space. The crew—death-row inmates led by a doctor (Juliette Binoche) with sinister motives—has vanished. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.
  • The Wind is released. Lizzy (Caitlin Gerard) is a tough, resourceful frontierswoman settling a remote stretch of land on the 19th-century American frontier. Isolated from civilization in a desolate wilderness where the wind never stops howling, she begins to sense a sinister presence that seems to be borne of the land itself, an overwhelming dread that her husband (Ashley Zukerman) dismisses as superstition. When a newlywed couple arrives on a nearby homestead, their presence amplifies Lizzy’s fears, setting into motion a shocking chain of events. [IFC Films]
  • Storm Boy is released. A contemporary retelling of Colin Thiele's classic Australian tale. 'Storm Boy' has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can't explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father. He recounts to his grand-daughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives. Based on the beloved book, Storm Boy is a timeless story of an unusual and unconditional friendship.
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  • The Public is released. In The Public, an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who often act as "de-facto social workers"and care for those regular patrons. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, the patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an "Occupy"sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening inside the building.
  • The Best of Enemies is released. Based on a true story, The Best of Enemies centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.
  • Shazam! is released. We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).
  • Peterloo is released. Filmmaker Mike Leigh portrays one of the bloodiest episodes in British history, the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819, where government-backed cavalry charged into a peaceful crowd of 80,000 that gathered in Manchester, England to demand democratic reform.
  • Pet Sematary is released. After relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family's new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.
  • The Haunting of Sharon Tate is released. Based on one of Hollywood’s most chilling murder cases, this spellbinding thriller follows 26-year-old actress Sharon Tate (Hilary Duff), a rising star about to have her first baby with her husband, director Roman Polanski. Plagued by terrifying premonitions, Sharon sees her worst nightmares come to life with the appearance of Charles Manson and his deadly cult.
  • Unicorn Store is released. A woman named Kit receives a mysterious invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams.
  • Warrior (2019): Season 1 is released. Set in the late 1800s, gifted martial artist Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji) immigrates from China to San Francisco and ends up as an enforcer for the one of the Chinatown tongs in this drama created by Jonathan Tropper and inspired by Bruce Lee's original writings.
  • Our Planet: Season 1 is released. The eight-part series from Planet Earth and Blue Planet director Alastair Fothergill was filmed over four years with 4k cameras and narrated by David Attenborough.
  • Love Keeps Kicking was released by Martha. This is the third full-length release for the British indie punk band.
  • Interview Music was released by Idlewild. The eighth full-length studio release for the Scottish rock band was recorded in Los Angeles and Scotland with producer Dave Eringa.
  • Morbid Stuff was released by PUP. The third full-length release for the Toronto punk band was recorded by Dave Schiffman and Darren McGill.
  • Free Spirit was released by Khalid. The second full-length release for the R&B artist features guest appearances from John Mayer and SAFE.
  • Brutalism was released by The Drums. The fifth full-length release for the New York indie pop project of Jonny Pierce was mixed by Chris Coady.
  • What a Boost was released by Rozi Plain. The fourth full-length release for the London-based singer-songwriter was self-produced and features contributions from Sam Amidon, Chris Cohen, Jamie Whitby Coles, Neil Smith, Kate Stables, and Joel Wästberg.
  • The Seduction of Kansas was released by Priests. The second full-length release for the Washington, D.C. post-punk band was produced by John Congleton and is its first without bassist Taylor Mulitz (who left to focus on Flasher).
  • Titanic Rising was released by Weyes Blood. The fourth full-length release for Natalie Mering was co-produced with Foxygen's Jonathan Rado.
  • Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey for PC is released. Victorian London is in peril. Jack the Ripper stalks the streets, tempting immortal Arthurian heroes, Sir Lancelot Du Lac and Morgana Le Fey, back to English shores. Will they arrive in time to end his reign of terror?
  • Feather for Switch is released. Feather is a relaxing bird simulation perfect for unwinding. Whether solo or with other online players, Feather will have you become a bird and explore stunning locations as you soar through the skies! No enemies, no combat, no threats - just peaceful flight by yourself or with other birds. Yes, the passive multiplayer in Feather allows you to join a flock and enjoy flying with others or just relax on your own!Explore a vast open world, finding new songs in every nook and cranny... Immerse yourself in a beautiful island that responds to your presence with a hum, tone and rhythm beyond human comprehension.
  • Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission for Switch is released. It's a strategic card battle game featuring characters from across the entire DRAGON BALL series. Collect cards & build your deck as you play through an all-new DRAGON BALL story.

On this day in 2018

  • Eric Bristow MBE ['The Crafty Cockney'], English darts player (BDO World Champion 1980-81,84-86), who died of a heart attack at 60.
  • Cecil Taylor, American pianist, poet, and one of the pioneers of free jazz, who died at 89.
  • Isao Takahata, Japanese anime film director, screenwriter and producer (Grave of the Fireflies, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya), who died of lung cancer at 82.
  • Impact Winter for PlayStation 4 is released. A mysterious radio transmission claims that help is inbound. Assume the role of Jacob Solomon: leader of a makeshift team trying to survive the aftermath of a devastating asteroid collision. The world you once knew is no more – buried deep beneath the constant snowfall. Your goal: keep your companions alive until a rescue is imminent.
  • Infernium for Switch is released.
  • Urban Trial Playground for Switch is released. UTP is stunt bike racing game set in sunny and colorful beaches of California. Mix tricks, flips and combos more than ever before. Compete on more than 50 levels, in various modes.

On this day in 2017

  • Pepsi ad featuring Kendall Jenner pulled after criticized for trivializing demonstrations.
  • María Luisa Ozaita, Spanish pianist, harpsichordist, musicologist, conductor, and composer (Pelleas y Melisanda), who died at 77.
  • Tim Parnell, Race Car Driver.
  • Brockmire: Season 1 is released. 10 years after his public breakdown over his wife's affair, former major league baseball announcer Jim Brockmire (Hank Azaria) takes a job with the minor league Morristown Frackers in this comedy that began as a short video on the Funny Or Die website.
  • Archer: Season 8 is released. Archer moves to FXX for its eighth season which is set in 1940s Los Angeles.
  • Paradigm for PC is released. Paradigm is a surreal adventure game set in the strange and post apocalyptic Eastern European country of Krusz. Play as the handsome mutant, Paradigm, who's past comes back to haunt him in the form of a genetically engineered sloth that vomits candy.
  • Yooka-Laylee for PC is released. Yooka-Laylee is an all-new 3D platformer from the creative talent behind the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country games. Our new heroes, Yooka (the green bloke with no pants) and Laylee (the wisecracking lady-bat with the big nose) were conceptualised from the ground up for stellar platforming gameplay, created by the same character artist behind the rebooted Donkey Kong family and legendary N64 heroes Banjo and Kazooie. Using an arsenal of special moves like Yookas tongue grapple and Laylees tactical sonar blast, players will explore and expand gorgeous 3D worlds drawn up by esteemed environment artist Steven Hurst (Banjo-Kazooie series, Viva Pinata) and through skill discover the plethora of delicious collectibles hidden within.FEATURES:* Heroes Built for Fun: Our new buddy-duo were dreamed up specifically for entertaining platforming gameplay and exceptional colour coordination. We think we've captured the spirit of our past heroes while introducing our most inventive moves yet.* An Arsenal of Abilities: Sonar blasting, tongue whipping, sky soaring a move roster built for platforming fun and unlocked with added freedom. Additionally, there may or may not be a move involving a giant fart bubble.* A Dream Soundtrack: David Wise (Donkey Kong Country) and Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie) combine in what's sure to be a melodic masterpiece! Seriously, clean out your ears - they're in for a treat.* Collect-em-up 2.0: A roster of shiny collectibles with gameplay progression at their core (as well as other, more valuable materials). Every collectible type in our new game will expand gameplay in a meaningful way. Yes, we employ the man responsible for DK64's myriad of trinkets, but we've had a stern word. Our main collectible, Pagies, are used to unlock and expand new worlds in Yooka-Laylee.* Expandable Worlds: Experience more of the playgrounds you love by spending collectibles to expand your favourites into bigger, more challenging worlds.* A Cast to Last: A huge cast of memorable characters to meet (or beat) brought to life by the art and audio teams behind Banjo-Kazooie and destined to endure in future games as part of Playtonic Universe. Expect all manner of grunts, squeaks and squawks.* Introducing Play Tonics: Discover these unique gameplay modifiers and use them to customise gameplay to suit your style. Will you run faster, hit harder or fly further? Also, are they named after our studio or vice versa? We'll never know.* Arcade machines: Each world hides at least one secret arcade game encasing old-school gaming goodness. Complete its retro-tastic challenge to claim your Pagie!
  • Vroom in the Night Sky for Switch is released. Vroom in the night sky is a magical bike action game.There are various night skies in this world, and it is the work of Magical Girls to collect Stardusts there.You become the Magical Girl Luna, ride a magical bike, fly around the night sky and collect Stardusts!The Magical Gate is floating in the night sky. In order to open the gate, you need to collect the necessary number of Keystars floating in the night sky.By collecting Keystars faster and entering the gate, you can get more Stardusts. Besides, by manipulating the motorcycle more technically, the number of Stardusts will be increased.By using the collected Stardusts, you will be able to get a new magical bike. If you get a powerful magical bike, you will be able to more easily collect Stardusts!
  • Blackwood Crossing for Xbox One is released. Blackwood Crossing is a single-player, first person narrative game. An intriguing tale exploring the relationship of Scarlett and Finn, two siblings who are growing apart. When their paths cross with a ghostly figure, an ordinary train ride evolves into a haunting adventure of love, death and magic.

On this day in 2016

  • Canadian hip hop artist Drake released the single 'One Dance'. The track reached No.1 in ten countries including the US and topped the UK Singles Chart for 15 consecutive weeks, making it the joint-second longest consecutive No.1 in the country with Scottish band Wet Wet Wet's cover of 'Love Is All Around'. The track also became the most played song on streaming media service Spotify, with over 950 million individual streams..
  • PayPal announces it is cancelling a $3.6 million investment in North Carolina after the state passes anti-gay legislation.
  • " One Dance" single Released by Drake (Billboard Song of the Year 2016).
  • San Francisco becomes the first US city to mandate paid parental leave.
  • Leon Haywood, American funk and soul singer, and keyboardist (" It's Got To Be Mellow" ; "I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You"), who died at 74.
  • Howard Marks, Autobiographer.
  • Quantum Break for PC is released. Quantum Break blurs the line between television and gameplay, integrating the two into one seamless, uniquely immersive experience. Quantum Break weaves the cinematic action of intense gameplay with the tension and drama of scripted television, creating a world where each has a direct impact on the other.
  • Enter the Gungeon for PlayStation 4 is released. Enter the Gungeon is a bullet hell dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.
  • Dead Star for PlayStation 4 is released. TEAM-BASED SPACE COMBAT - Select from a variety of unique ships as you engage in intense 10v10 dogfights, capture outposts to expand your presence, gather resources to upgrade your defenses, and discover secrets buried within galactic battlegrounds. LEVEL UP AND LOOT - Explore the unique skill trees of each ship to customize your gameplay, then equip loot to gain additional perks and fresh new looks for your fleet. Use Free Play to practice your load outs and strategies before taking them online- COMMAND A MASSIVE WARSHIP AND INVADE LIVE MATCHES - With the Dead Star about to explode and eradicate everything within an entire region, those within its range are left to fend for themselves amidst the debris of quickly-abandoned strongholds. Somewhere within this wasteland lies an abandoned warship, capable of escaping the Dead Star once and for all. []
  • DiRT Rally for PlayStation 4 is released. DiRT Rally features 39 of the most iconic and relevant cars from yesteryear through to modern day, representing the cars that the players want, and the ones that make the most sense for the surfaces they race on. Six rallies with over 70 stages. Head to the muddy paths of Wales, the dusty trails of Greece and the icy tarmac of Monte Carlo. Take on the legendary hillclimb of Pikes Peak, the snowy thrills of Sweden, and the epic scenery of Finland. DiRT Rally has the iconic locations to test your nerve and delight your senses. Race at the Lydden Hill, Holjes and Hell tracks in six of the fastest off-road cars and take on your friends in bumper-to-bumper multiplayer racing.
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Outer Rim for PlayStation 4 is released. Fight among the factories of Sullust and battle within Jabba the Hutt's palace on Tatooine.
  • Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure for PlayStation 4 is released. Take charge of Stikbold superstars Bjorn & Jerome as they set out on a heroic rescue missoin in the name of love... and glory! Partake on an epic journey that will test your skill as well as your friendship, and remember - "no one is a team alone!"
  • Skullgirls: 2nd Encore for PlayStation Vita is released. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is a beautiful, fast-paced 2D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Each of the 14 wildly original characters features unique gameplay mechanics and plenty of personality.Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the perfect fighting game for casual and competitive fighting game fans alike. Casual players will enjoy the fully voiced story mode, gorgeous animation and soundtrack by Michiru Yamane, while hardcore players will appreciate its balance, cross-platform multiplayer, and support for PlayStation3 system fight sticks.Use of PSN and SEN account are subject to the Terms of Service and User Agreement and applicable privacy policy (see terms at & *Online multiplayer also requires a PlayStationPlus subscription.
  • Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigns after the Panama Papers leak show a conflict of interest.

On this day in 2015

  • ANA Inspiration Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Brittany Lincicome eagles last hole to force a playoff, then beats Stacy Lewis on 3rd extra hole to win her 2nd major title.
  • Rolling Stone Magazine retracts its "Rape on Campus" story about a gang rape at the University of Virginia after being discredited.
  • Richard Dysart, American actor (Leland MacKenzie-LA Law, The Last Days of Patton), who died at 86.
  • Claudio Prieto, Spanish composer (Solo a Solo; Cantata manriqueña), who died at 80.
  • Tom Jensen, Race Car Driver.
  • The Lizzie Borden Chronicles: Season 1 is released. Christina Ricci returns as Lizzie Borden for the miniseries that picks up after her acquittal of the double murder of her father and stepmother in 1892.
  • A.D.: The Bible Continues: Season 1 is released. The miniseries from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey begins with the effects of the Crucifixion of Jesus (Juan Pablo di Pace) on his disciples, his mother Mary (Greta Scacchi), Mary Magdalene (Chipo Chung), and other old world leaders.
  • American Odyssey: Season 1 is released. An international conspiracy involving a major US corporation and terrorists is discovered by Sgt. Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel), former U.S. Attorney turned corporate lawyer Peter Decker (Peter Facinelli), and political activist Harrison Walters (Jake Robinson) with hacker Bob Offer (Nate Mooney), who must all come together to stop the people involved in the conspiracy.
  • Sinatra: All or Nothing at All: Season 1 is released. The documentary directed by Alex Gibney features interviews with his family, co-stars, journalists, as well as a variety of footage of Ol' Blue Eyes performing (including his 1971 "retirement"concert) to illustrate his life and influence on America.
  • Mad Men: Season 7.5 is released. The second half of the final season of the Matthew Weiner drama.

On this day in 2014

  • John Pinette, American comedian and actor (The Punisher, Junior), who died from an pulmonary embolism at 50.
  • Junior Spencer, Race Car Driver.
  • Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire picks up the 1,000th win of his MLB career as the Twins score a 7 - 3 victory over the Cleveland Indians.


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