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Today in the World Countries
- Chakri Day is being celebrated in Thailand
- Maundy Thursday is being celebrated in Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Nicaragua, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Uruguay, Us Virgin Islands, Venezuela
- Maundy Thursday (Many Regions) is being celebrated in Spain
- President Ntaryamira Day is being celebrated in Burundi
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2022
- Ed Sheeran won a British High Court copyright battle over his 2017 hit 'Shape of You'. Judge Antony Zacaroli ruled that Sheeran had "neither deliberately nor subconsciously copied"Sami Chokri's song 'Oh Why'. Chokri, a grime artist who performs under the name Sami Switch, had claimed the "Oh I"hook in Sheeran's track was "strikingly similar"to an "Oh why"refrain in his own track. After the ruling, Sheeran said "It's really damaging to the songwriting industry. There's only so many notes and very few chords used in pop music. Coincidence is bound to happen if 60,000 songs are being released every day on Spotify. That's 22 million songs a year and there's only 12 notes that are available."'Shape of You' was the UK's best-selling song of 2017 in the UK and is Spotify's most-streamed ever..
- Military Tribunal in Ouagadougou convicts former Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaoré in absentia, of the 1987 killing of his predecessor Thomas Sankara.
- John Creighton, New Zealand rugby union hooker (1 Test,6 apps NZ; Canterbury), who died at 85.
On this day in 2021
- Jeff Bezos, worth $177 billion, tops Forbes Billionaires list of 2,755 people, including new entry Kim Kardashian.
- Giants Being Lonely - Not Rated is released.
In a leafy, semi-rural Southern enclave; high-school seniors Adam, Bobby, and Caroline navigate their final year together through the ups and downs of love, sex, loneliness, friendship, baseball, and death – as the pressure mounts to make it out alive.
- TV SERIES
- Chad: Season 1 is released.
14-year-old Chad (Nasim Pedrad) begins his freshman year of high school determined to become popular in this comedy created and written by Pedrad.
On this day in 2020
- Cyclone Harold makes landfall in Vanuatu, leaving thousands of houses destroyed and 2 dead.
- Nadia, a tiger at the Bronx Zoo (New York City), tests positive for COVID-19 pandemic,1st known case of human-to-cat transmission.
- Nadia, a tiger at the Bronz Zoo, tests positive for COVID-19 pandemic,1st known case of human-to-cat transmission.
- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces state of emergency in seven prefectures and a nearly $1 trillion stimulus package as COVID-19 pandemic cases climb.
- 149th British Open Men's Golf Championship is cancelled for the first time since WWII due to the COVID-19 pandemic; Royal St George's GC to host event in 2021.
- US COVID-19 pandemic death toll passes 10,000 in six weeks, with more than 356,000 American infected, New York death toll reaches 4,758.
- James Drury, American actor (The Virginian), who died of natural causes at 85.
- Graham "Jock" Edwards, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests; 6 ODIs), who died at 64.
- Graham "Jock" Edwards, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests,3 x 50; Central Districts), who died from heart failure at 64.
- Radomir Antic, Serbian soccer defender (1 cap Yugoslavia; Partizan, Luton Town) and manager (Atlético Madrid; Serbia), who died from pancreatitis at 71.
- Al Kaline, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (18 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1968; 10 × Gold Glove Award; Detroit Tigers), who died at 85.
On this day in 2019
- American country musician Jim Glaser died age 81. With The Glaser Brothers they charted nine singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts and became members of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1960s..
- First ever "Marsquake" seismic event on planet Mars detected by NASA's InSight lander.
- Tampa Bay Lightning beats Boston Bruins,6-3 in the season finale for their 62nd regular season win, tying the NHL record held by Detroit Red Wings (1995-96); 128 points,4th in NHL history.
- Richard Green, American sexologist, lawyer, and author who advocated for gay and transexual rights, who died of oesophageal cancer at 82.
- Native Son - TV-MA is released.
Bigger “Big” Thomas, a young African American man, lives with his mother and siblings in Chicago. Half-heartedly involved with a girlfriend, he sports green hair and a punk jacket, smokes weed, and carries a pistol—but rebuffs his buddy’s “easy-money” scheme to knock off a corner store. Full of self-determination, Big accepts a job as the chauffeur for wealthy businessman Will Dalton’s family. Moving into their mansion, he begins driving Dalton’s vehemently progressive daughter, Mary. But his involvement in an accidental death places Big on a collision course with the powerful social forces pitted against him. [Sundance]
On this day in 2018
- Canadian Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team involved in a bus crash outside Tisdale, Saskatchewan that kills 16.
- Daniel Akaka, American educator and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii), who died at 93.
- Julien Van Remoortere [Piet Mortelman], Flemish writer (Fist), who died at 87.
- Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation was released by Dr. Octagon.
The follow-up to 1996's Dr. Octagonecologyst sees the return of Dan The Automator, MC Kool Keith and DJ Q-Bert as well as guest appearances from Paul Banks of Interpol and Del the Funky Homosapien.
- No. 4 was released by Christina Vantzou.
The fourth full-length release for the Belgium-based composer features contributions from such artists as Forma's John Also Bennett, Angel Deradoorian, Echo Collective, and Steve Hauschildt.
- Sex & Food was released by Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
The fourth full-length release for the Portland, Oregon-based project of Ruban Nielson was recorded in several locations including Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea, and Vietnam.
- I Don't Run was released by Hinds.
The second full-length release for the Spanish indie rock band was was co-produced with Gordon Raphael.
- Invasion of Privacy was released by Cardi B.
The debut full-length studio release for the New York rap artist features guest appearances from 21 Savage, Chance The Rapper, Kehlani, and SZA.
- Isolation was released by Kali Uchis.
The debut full-length studio release for the Virginia artist features guest appearances from BIA, Bootsy Collins, Steve Lacy, Reykon, Jorja Smith and Tyler, The Creator as well as production from BadBadNotGood, Gorillaz, Greg Kurstin, Kevin Parker, Dave Sitek, and Thundercat.
- Johnny Cash: Forever Words was released by Various Artists.
New songs were created from Johnny Cash's letters, poems and unfinished or rejected lyrics by T-Bone Burnett, Carlene Carter, Rosanne Cash, Chris Cornell, Elvis Costello, Dailey & Vincent, Robert Glasper, I’m With Her, The Jayhawks, Jewel, Jamey Johnson, Kris Kristofferson, John Mellencamp, Kacey Musgraves (with her husband Ruston Kelly), Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, and Union Station.
- Bellowing Sun was released by Mind Over Mirrors.
The latest full-length release for Jaime Fennelly's solo project was originally Commissioned by the ?Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and was produced by Tortoise's John McEntire.
- Construction Time & Demolition was released by Wreckless Eric.
The sixth full-length solo release for Eric Goulden under the Wreckless Eric name is his first in three years.
- Goat Girl was released by Goat Girl.
The debut full-length release for British rock band was produced by Dan Carey.
- Golden was released by Kylie Minogue.
The 14th full-length studio release for the Australian pop artist features influences from country music, with three tracks recorded in Nashville and a guest appearance from Jack Savoretti.
- Geography was released by Tom Misch.
The debut full-length release for the British artist features guest appearances from Poppy Ajudha, De La Soul, Loyle Carner, and GoldLink.
- The Deconstruction was released by Eels.
The 12th full-length release for the California indie rock band led by E (Mark Oliver Everett), who also produced the album with some tracks also produced with Mickey Petralia.
- Sister Cities was released by The Wonder Years.
The sixth full-length release for the Philadelphia pop-punk band was produced by Joe Chiccarelli.
- Song for Alpha was released by Daniel Avery.
This is the second full-length release for the British electronic producer.
- Total Xanarchy was released by Lil Xan.
The debut full-length release for the rapper features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, $teven Cannon, Diplo, and YG.
- The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs was released by Wye Oak.
The sixth full-length release for the Baltimore duo of Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack was mixed by John Congleton.
- 12 was released by Sloan.
The 12th full-length release for the Canadian power-pop band features three songs written by each of its four members.
- Years was released by Sarah Shook & the Disarmers.
The second full-length release for the North Carolina-based alt-country band is a follow-up to her 2015 self-released debut (that was re-released in 2017 by Bloodshot).
- You Were Never Really Here - R is released.
A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
- Where Is Kyra? - Not Rated is released.
In Brooklyn, New York, Kyra (Michelle Pfeiffer) loses her job and struggles to survive on her ailing mother's income. As the weeks and months go on, her problems worsen. This leads her on a risky and enigmatic path that threatens her life.
- The Miracle Season - PG is released.
Based on the inspiring true story of West High School girls' volleyball team. After the loss of the school's star player, Caroline "Line"Found, in an accident, the remaining team players must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hope of winning the state championship.
- Spinning Man - R is released.
Evan Birch (Guy Pearce) is a family man and esteemed professor at a distinguished college, where his charm and reputation have made his philosophy class very popular. When a female student named Joyce goes missing, Evan’s previous off-campus dalliances make his wife (Minnie Driver) question his alibi. Gruff police Detective Malloy (Pierce Brosnan) has even more reason to be suspicious when crucial evidence makes Evan the prime suspect in Joyce’s disappearance. Suddenly, the questions Evan faces aren’t merely academic – they’re a matter of life or death.
- Sweet Country - R is released.
Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia’s Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter war veteran, moves into a neighbouring outpost, the preacher sends Sam and his family to help Harry renovate his cattle yards. But Sam’s relationship with the cruel and ill-tempered Harry quickly deteriorates, culminating in a violent shootout in which Sam kills Harry in self-defence. As a result, Sam becomes a wanted criminal for the murder of a white man, and is forced to flee with his wife across the deadly outback, through glorious but harsh desert country. A hunting party led by the local lawman Sergeant Fletcher is formed to track Sam down. But as the true details of the killing start to surface, the community begins to question whether justice is really being served.
- The Endless - Not Rated is released.
Following their Lovecraftian modern cult classic Spring, acclaimed filmmakers Moorhead and Benson return with this mind-bending thriller that follows two brothers who receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier. Hoping to find the closure that they couldn’t as young men, they’re forced to reconsider the cult’s beliefs when confronted with unexplainable phenomena surrounding the camp. As the members prepare for the coming of a mysterious event, the brothers race to unravel the seemingly impossible truth before their lives become permanently entangled with the cult.
- Big Fish & Begonia - PG-13 is released.
It is a world within our world, yet unseen by any human, and the beings here control time and tide and the changing of the seasons. On the day Chun turns sixteen, she is transformed into a dolphin to explore the human world. She is rescued from a vortex by a human boy at the cost of his own life. Chun is so moved by the boy's kindness and courage that she decides to give him life again. But to do this, she must protect the boy's soul, a tiny fish, and nurture it to grow. Through adventure and sacrifice, love grows, yet now she must release him back to the sea, back to life in the human world.
- Blockers - R is released.
When three parents stumble upon their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal.
- A Quiet Place - PG-13 is released.
A family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.
- Chappaquiddick - PG-13 is released.
In the riveting suspense drama, CHAPPAQUIDDICK, the scandal and mysterious events surrounding the tragic drowning of a young woman, as Ted Kennedy drove his car off the infamous bridge, are revealed in the new movie starring Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne. Not only did this event take the life of an aspiring political strategist and Kennedy insider, but it ultimately changed the course of presidential history forever. Through true accounts, documented in the inquest from the investigation in 1969, director John Curran and writers Andrew Logan and Taylor Allen, intimately expose the broad reach of political power, the influence of America's most celebrated family; and the vulnerability of Ted Kennedy, the youngest son, in the shadow of his family legacy.
- 6 Balloons - Not Rated is released.
Over the course of one night, a woman (Abbi Jacobson) drives across LA with her heroin addict brother (Dave Franco) in search of a detox center, with his two year old daughter in tow.
- Lean on Pete - Not Rated is released.
Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse’s gruff owner Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi) and his seasoned jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny) help Charley fill the void of his father’s absence—until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend’s life. Charley and Pete head out into the great unknown, embarking on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn’t seen in years. They experience adventure and heartbreak in equal measure, but never lose their irrepressible hope and resiliency as they pursue their dream of finding a place they can call home.
- Lowlife - NR is released.
What happens when you throw together a fallen Mexican wrestler with serious rage issues, a just-out-of-prison ex-con with a regrettable face tattoo, and a recovering junkie motel owner in search of a kidney? That’s the premise of the berserk, blood-spattered, and wickedly entertaining feature debut from Ryan Prows. Set amidst the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, Lowlife zigzags back and forth in time as it charts how fate—and a ruthless crime boss—connects three down-and-out reprobates mixed up in an organ harvesting scheme that goes from bad to worse to off-the-rails insane. Careening from savagely funny to just plain savage to unexpectedly heartfelt, this audacious thriller serves up nonstop adrenaline alongside hard-hitting commentary about the state of contemporary America. [IFC Midnight]
- Do You Trust this Computer? - Not Rated is released.
Science fiction has long anticipated the rise of machine intelligence. Today, a new generation of self-learning computers is reshaping every aspect of our lives. Incomprehensible amounts of data are being collected, interpreted, and fed back to us in a tsunami of apps, smart devices, and targeted advertisements. Virtually every industry on earth is feeling this transformation, from job automation to medical diagnostics, from elections to battlefield weapons. Do You Trust This Computer? explores the promises and perils of this developing era. Will A.I. usher in an age of unprecedented potential, or prove to be our final invention?
On this day in 2017
- Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Florida for talks with US President Donald Trump.
- Armand Gatti, Screenwriter.
- Bob Cerv, American baseball player (Yankees), who died at 91.
- Don Rickles, American comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey), who died at 90.
- Don Rickles, Comedian.
On this day in 2016
- First baby born with DNA from 3 parents through mitochondrial transfer in Mexico.
- France passes legislation making it illegal to pay for sex.
- France passes legistration making it illegal to pay for sex.
- Protests in Lima, Peru by 30,000 against presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori on 24th anniversary of her father Alberto Fujimori's coup.
- US primary elections: Wisconsin won by Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Ted Cruz.
- Dennis Davis, American drummer (David Bowie), who died of cancer at 66.
- Dennis Davis, American jazz, rock and funk drummer (Roy Ayers; David Bowie,1975-80; Stevie Wonder), who died of cancer at 66.
- Merle Haggard, American country music singer (Death Valley Days), who died at 79.
- Merle Haggard, American country music singer-songwriter (" Mama Tried" ; "If We Make It Through December" ; "Okie from Muskogee"), who died on his 79th birthday.
- Merle Haggard, Country Singer.
- Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt - Not Rated is released.
The German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt caused an uproar in the 1960s by coining the subversive concept of the "Banality of Evil"when referring to the trial of Adolph Eichmann, which she covered for the New Yorker magazine. Her private life was no less controversial thanks to her early love affair with the renowned German philosopher and Nazi supporter Martin Heidegger. This documentary, with its abundance of archival materials, offers an intimate portrait of the whole of Arendt's life, traveling to places where she lived, worked, loved, and was betrayed, as she wrote about the open wounds of modern times. [Zeitgeist Films]
On this day in 2015
- 77th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Wisconsin,68-63; Blue Devils'point guard Tyus Jones,23 points.
- Israel Dillard, Family Member, born in Arkansas.
- James Best [Jewel Franklin Guy], American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard, Sounder), who died at 88.
- Milton Delugg, American orchestra leader (The Tonight Show), who died at 96.
- Milton Delugg, American pianist, accordion player, composer (" Hoop-Dee-Do"), and orchestra leader (The Tonight Show,1966; The Gong Show), who died at 96.
- Milton Delugg, American pianist, accordion player, composer (" Hoop-Dee-Do" ; "Santa Claus Conquers The Martians"), and orchestra leader (The Tonight Show,1966; The Gong Show), who died at 96.
- Dollard St. Laurent, Canadian ice hockey player, who died at 85.
- Gertrude Weaver, Supercentenarian.
- Dave Ulliott, English poker player (World Series of Poker bracelet 1997; World Poker Open 2003), who died of colon cancer at 61.
- David Leon Kaplan, American-Canadian music professor, conductor, and composer (Saskatoon Symphony,1962-72), who died at 91.
- David Leon Kaplan, American-Canadian music professor (University of Saskatchewan,1960-82), conductor (Saskatoon Symphony,1962-72), and composer, who died at 91.
On this day in 2014
- Kraft Nabisco Championship Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: 19 year old Lexi Thompson shoots a bogey-free final round 68 to win her first major title,3 strokes ahead of Michelle Wie.
- ICC Women's Cricket T20 World Cup, Dhaka: captain Meg Lanning's 44 from 30 balls leads Australia to 106/4; beat England 105/8 to win by 6 wickets (with 29 balls remaining); 3rd consecutive T20 WC.
- 49th Academy of Country Music Awards: George Strait, Jason Aldean, and Miranda Lambert win.
- Viktor Orbán's Fidesz is re-elected Prime Minister of Hungary.
- WrestleMania XXX, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA (75,167): Daniel Bryan defeats Batista and Randy Orton in Triple Threat title match.
- Jacques Castérède, French composer and pianist (Pandora's Box), who died at 87.
- Jacques Castérède, French composer and pianist, who died at 87.
- Mickey Rooney, American Emmy award-winning actor (Boys Town, The Black Stallion), who died at 93.
- Mickey Rooney, Movie Actor.
- TV SERIES
- Silicon Valley: Season 1 is released.
The Mike Judge comedy follows the lives of five software developers (T. J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, and Zach Woods) who try to develop a new software platform that will change the world, while living together in Silicon Valley.
- Game of Thrones: Season 4 is released.
The fourth season finds King Joffrey preparing to wed Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), as Jaime Lannister seeks to rekindle his relationship with his sister Cersei, while Daenerys add more people to her army, and Castle Black is about to be attacked by Wildlings.
- Veep: Season 3 is released.
Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) continues to pursue a larger influence as she travels to Detroit, London, and Silicon Valley.
- Turn: Washington's Spies: Season 1 is released.
Based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies, the historical drama series focuses on Long Island farmer Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell), who forms the first American spy ring with his friends in 1776.
On this day in 2013
- 166th Grand National: Ryan Mania wins aboard 66/1 Auroras Encore for trainer Sue Smith.
- 48th Academy of Country Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert & Jason Aldean win.
- Bayern Munich win their 23rd German Bundesliga title with 6 games to spare.
- 22 people are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing at an election campaign tent in Baquba, Iraq.
- 11 people are killed in an attack on a village in Midlu, Nigeria.