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Today in the World Countries
- Good Friday is being celebrated in American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle Of Man, Isle Of Man, Isle Of Man, Italy, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Kiribati, Latvia, Lesotho, Macau, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Montserrat, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts And Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Tanzania, The Bahamas, Tonga, Trinidad And Tobago, Turks And Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Us Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
- Good Friday at the Catholic sects is being celebrated in Lebanon
- Health Day is being celebrated in Kiribati
- Holy Friday is being celebrated in Timor Leste
- Karume Day is being celebrated in Tanzania
- Mozambican Women's Day is being celebrated in Mozambique
- People's April Revolution Day is being celebrated in Kyrgyzstan
- Tutsi Genocide Memorial Day is being celebrated in Rwanda
- World Health Day is being celebrated in International
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Rio Lawler, TikTok Star, born in Ireland.
- Chevalier - PG-13 is released.
Based on the true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, who rises to heights in French society as a composer before an ill-fated love affair.
- Joyland - Not Rated is released.
Gentle and timid, Haider (Ali Junejo) lives with his wife Mumtaz (Rasti Farooq), his father, and his elder brother’s family in Lahore, Pakistan. Following a long spell of unemployment, Haider finally lands a job at a Bollywood-style burlesque, telling his family he is a theater manager, when in actuality, he is a backup dancer. The unusual position shakes up the steadfast traditional dynamics of his household and enables Haider to break out of his shell. As he acclimates to the new job, Haider becomes infatuated with the strong-willed trans woman Biba (Alina Khan) who runs the show—an unforeseen partnership that opens his eyes and ultimately his worldview, in ways both unexpected and intimate.
On this day in 2022
- Ketanji Brown Jackson becomes the first black woman to be confirmed by the US Senate to the Supreme Court in 53-47 vote.
- British rapper Dizzee Rascal was given a restraining order, curfew and ordered to wear an electronic tag for attacking his ex-fiancee during a row over child contact and finances. The grime artist had been found guilty of assaulting Cassandra Jones by pressing his forehead against hers and pushing her to the ground during a "chaotic"row at a residential property in Streatham, south London, on June 8 2021..
- The Kidd Creole, a founding member of the US rap group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, was found guilty of manslaughter over the fatal stabbing of a homeless man on a New York street. John Jolly was stabbed twice in the chest with a steak knife in 2017. Prosecutors accused the rapper, whose real name is Nathaniel Glover, of stabbing Mr Jolly,55, after becoming enraged because he thought he was hitting on him..
- Rayfield Wright, American Pro Football HOF offensive tackle (Super Bowl 1971,77; 3 × First-team All-Pro; 6 × Pro Bowl; Dallas Cowboys), who died at 76.
- Motoo Abiko, Cartoonist.
- Return to Space - Not Rated is released.
For the first time, Oscar-winning directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (Free Solo, The Rescue) point their lenses to the sky, covering the inspirational rise of SpaceX and Elon Musk’s two-decade effort to resurrect America’s space travel ambitions. Offering rare access inside the first crewed mission launched from U.S. soil since the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011, this is an intimate portrait of the engineers and astronauts chosen for the historic moment. Following NASA veterans Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley, and their families in the leadup to launch, Return To Space brings viewers along for their thrilling ride to the International Space Station, and into mission control with Musk and the SpaceX team as they bring them back to Earth for a dramatic splashdown return. [Netflix]
- TV SERIES
- Tokyo Vice: Season 1 is released.
Set in the 1990s, reporter Jake Adelstein (Ansel Elgort) covers the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat for a Japanese newspaper in this crime drama series loosely inspired Jake Adelstein's memoir.
On this day in 2021
- UK COVID-19 pandemic variant B.1.1.7 (Alpha) now the dominant variant in the US according to the CDC, as 108 American have received at least one vaccine dose.
- UK COVID-19 pandemic variant B.1.1.7 (Alpha) now the dominant variant in the US according to the CDC, as 108 million Americans have received at least one vaccine dose.
- UK COVID-19 pandemic variant B.1.1.7 now the dominant variant in the US according to the CDC, as 108 American have received at least one vaccine dose.
- Recording-breaking price of $3.25 million for a comic book as Action Comics #1, that introduced Superman for the first time, sells at auction.
- Tommy Raudonikis, Australian rugby league halfback (20 Tests; Rothmans Medal 1972; Wests, Newtown) and coach (Wests, NSW), who died from cancer at 70.
- Viktor Kurentsov, Belarusian weightlifter (Olympic gold middleweight 1968; silver 1964; 5 x World C'ship gold middleweight), who died at 80.
- James Hampton, American actor (F Troop - "Bugler Dobbs" ; Teen Wolf), writer, and director, who died from Parkinson’s disease complications at 84.
- Doug Holden, English soccer winger (5 caps; Bolton Wanderers, Preston North End), who died at 90.
- Anne Beatts, American comedy writer (National Lampoon magazine; Saturday Night Live,1975-79; Square Pegs), who died at 74.
- TV SERIES
- Exterminate All the Brutes is released.
The four-part documentary from Raoul Peck uses archival material as well as animated and dramatic scenes to explore the destructive history of European colonialism and its impact on today's world.
- Kung Fu (2021): Season 1 is released.
Nicky Shen (Olivia Liang) drops out of college to go to a Shaolin monastery in China. When she returns home to San Francisco, she finds crime running rampant and begins using her skills to help her community in this reimagining of the 1970s series of the same name.
- This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist: Season 1 is released.
The documentary series directed by Colin Barnicle looks into the still unsolved case where two men dressed up as Boston police stole 13 works of art worth more than $500 million from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990.
On this day in 2020
- Wisconsin holds its Democratic primary with in-person voting in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, after a mail-in voting rejected by the Wisconsin Legislature.
- US acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigns after calling Capt. Brett Crozier of the USS Thomas Roosevelt "too naive and too stupid" in address to the crew.
- US Acting-Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly resigns after calling USN Capt. Brett Crozier of aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN71) "too naive and too stupid", in an address to the ship's crew.
- US folk and country singer John Prine died aged 73 due to complications from COVID-19 pandemic. He released his debut album in 1971, and put out 19 studio albums in all. While wider mainstream success eluded him for years, he earned a sizeable following, including some of the 20th century’s greatest songwriters. Bob Dylan said in 2009: "Prine’s stuff is pure Proustian existentialism. Midwestern mind trips to the nth degree. And he writes beautiful songs.".
- China ends its lockdown of Wuhan, the city at the center of the COVID-19 pandemic after 76 days as the country reports no new deaths for the 1st time.
- Australia's highest court overturns the child sexual abuse conviction of Catholic Cardinal George Pell.
- American guitarist, composer and lyricist Steve Farmer died aged 71. He is best known for his composition with Ted Nugent in 1968, 'Journey to the Center of the Mind', performed by their group The Amboy Dukes..
- John Prine, American country folk singer-songwriter (Hello in There, Angel From Montgomery), who died at 73.
- John Prine, American country folk singer-songwriter (" Hello In There" ; "Angel From Montgomery" ; "Paradise"), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 73.
- Hal Willner, American music producer (Lost In The Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill; Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films; The Carl Stalling Project), who died with symptoms of COVID-19 pandemic at 64.
- Harv Schmidt, American college basketball coach (University of Illinois 1967-74), who died at 83.
On this day in 2019
- ANA Inspiration Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Ko Jin-young wins her first major title by 3 strokes over fellow South Koran Lee Mi-hyang.
- ANA Inspiration Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Ko Jin-young wins her first major title by 3 strokes over fellow South Korean Lee Mi-hyang.
- US President Donald Trump announces Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security is leaving her position.
- US President Donald Trump announces Kisrtjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security is leaving her position.
- 38th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Baylor beats Notre Dame,82-81; Lady Bears'point guard Chloe Jackson,26 points.
- WrestleMania XXXV, Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ: Becky Lynch beats Raw women's champion Ronda Rousey and SmackDown champion Charlotte Flair to win both titles.
- Retiring NBA legends Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas) and Dwyane Wade (Miami) play their final home games, both victories; Magic Johnson sensationally quits as LA Lakers president of basketball operations; Houston Rockets convert NBA record 27 three-point field goals in 149-113 win over Phoenix.
- Rebel force the Libyan National Army under General Khalifa Haftar begins advancing on Tripoli with 21 killed and 27 injured over next few days as they try to take the capital.
- Rwanda marks 25 years and the beginning of 100 days of mourning since the genocide that killed 800,000 people.
- Averie Ann Morales, YouTube Star, born in United States.
- Joe Miceli, American drummer (John Fred and His Playboy Band - "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)"), who died at 74.
- Mya-Lecia Naylor, TV Actress.
- Seymour Cassel, American actor (Faces, Plain Clothes, Valentino), who died at 84.
- TV SERIES
- Killing Eve: Season 2 is released.
The second season picks up seconds after the season one finale, with Eve (Sandra Oh) unsure if Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is going to be alive, but goes on to search for her.
On this day in 2018
- Suspected gas attack on Douma by Syrian government airforce kills more than 40 people and injuries more than 500.
- Vegas Golden Knights suffer a 7-1 end of regular season defeat at Calgary but finish with an NHL expansion team record 51 victories; previous record 33 by Anaheim Ducks & Florida Panthers 1993-94.
- TV SERIES
- Paterno is released.
Directed by Barry Levinson, the film focuses on Penn State's football coach Joe Paterno (Al Pacino) as the story of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal breaks and ultimately leads to Paterno's termination.
On this day in 2017
- 32nd Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Joan Baez; Electric Light Orchestra; Journey; Pearl Jam; 2Pac Shakur; Yes; and Nile Rodgers.
- Truck driven into a department store in Stockholm, killing 4 in a terror attack.
- US President Donald Trump orders missile strike on Syrian airfield after chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun.
- Smurfs: The Lost Village is released in the United States.
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez, Yes, Tupac Shakur, Journey, and Pearl Jam inducted.
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Joan Baez; Electric Light Orchestra; Journey; Pearl Jam; 2Pac Shakur; Yes; and Nile Rodgers.
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez, Yes, Tupac Shakur, Journey, and Pearl Jam.
- Tim Pigott-Smith, English actor (Jewel in Crown, King Charles III), who died at 70.
- The World's Best American Band was released by White Reaper.
The second full-length release for the Louisville rock band led by Tony Esposito was produced by Kevin Ratterman.
- Write In was released by Happyness.
The second full-length release for the British rock trio was self-produced and mixed with Adam Lasus.
- Whiteout Conditions was released by The New Pornographers.
The seventh full-length release for the Canadian indie rock band led by A.C. Newman does not feature Dan Bejar (he was working on music for a Destroyer album).
- Silver/Lead was released by Wire.
The 40th anniversary for British post-punk band brings its 15th studio release that was partly recorded in Wales.
- Sincerely, Future Pollution was released by Timber Timbre.
The sixth full-length studio release for the Canadian trio was recorded in France.
- Swear I'm Good at This was released by Diet Cig.
The debut full-length release for the New York pop-punk duo of Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman was produced by Christopher Daly.
- The Assassination of Julius Caesar was released by Ulver.
The 13th release for the Norwegian experimental rock trio was self-produced.
- The Far Field was released by Future Islands.
The fifth full-length release for the synthpop trio features a guest appearance from Debbie Harry and was produced by John Congleton.
- Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars was released by James Yorkston.
The second full-length collaboration from James Yorkston, Suhail Yusuf Khan and Jon Thorne was self-produced.
- Love in the 4th Dimension was released by The Big Moon.
The debut full-length release for the British indie rock band led by Jules Jackson was co-produced with Catherine Marks.
- Memories: Do Not Open was released by The Chainsmokers.
The debut full-length release for the electronic duo of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart features guest appearances from Jhené Aiko, Coldplay, Florida Georgia Line, Louane, and Emily Warren.
- Pure Comedy was released by Father John Misty.
The third full-length release for the singer-songwriter Josh Tillman as father John Misty was produced with Jonathan Wilson.
- Hopeless Romantic was released by Michelle Branch.
The third full-length major studio release for the pop singer-songwriter was produced by Patrick Carney.
- Arca was released by Arca.
The third full-length release for the London-based electronic producer is the first to feature him singing in Spanish.
- August by Cake was released by Guided Voices.
The latest release from the Robert Pollard-led band features a new line-up that includes new members Bobby Bare Jr. and Mark Shue.
- All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ was released by Joey Bada$$.
The second full-length studio release for the New York rapper features guest appearances from Chronixx, Nyck Caution, Meechy Darko, J. Cole, Kirk Knight, Schoolboy Q, and Styles P.
- Belladonna of Sadness was released by Alexandra Savior.
The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter was produced by James Ford and Alex Turner.
- Belong was released by San Fermin.
This is the third full-length release for Ellis Ludwig-Leone chamber pop solo project-turned seven-piece indie rock group.
- Death Peak was released by Clark.
The latest release for the British electronic producer features vocal/choral recordings.
- Double Roses was released by Karen Elson.
The second full-length release for the British singer-songwriter features collaborations with Patrick Carney, Father John Misty, George Harrison’s son Dhani, Laura Marling, Wilco’s Pat Sansone, and Bright Eyes’ Nate Wolcott.
- Gifted - PG-13 is released.
Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.
- Going in Style - PG-13 is released.
Lifelong buddies Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine) and Al (Alan Arkin), decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. [Warner Bros.]
- Graduation - Not Rated is released.
Romeo Aldea (Adrian Titieni) is a seemingly honest doctor who regrets having settled in his native Romania, a country still teeming with corruption and back dealings. He channels his ambitions for a better life into his teenage daughter, Eliza (Maria Dragus), who’s just one exam away from securing a scholarship to a prestigious British university. But when Eliza is attacked on the eve of her test, endangering her ability to pass, Romeo takes matters into his own hands to ensure her success. [Sundance Selects]
- Colossal - R is released.
Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an ordinary woman who, after losing her job and being kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.
- All These Sleepless Nights - R is released.
After Kris breaks up with his long-time girlfriend, anything seems possible and Warsaw is his playground. Along with best friend Michal, handsome and wide-eyed, they roam the metropolis at night, floating from party to party, dancing until dawn in makeshift clubs and city squares. With only instinct and desire as their guides, big ideas intermingle with drugs and sex and one thing seamlessly gives way to another. However, when Kris falls for Michal’s ex-girlfriend, the indomitable and alluring Eva, the relationship between the two best friends falls apart. Determined to find his true self Kris navigates between his memories and future hopes soon realizing that his crusade to understand life has starting to overshadow living it.
- Aftermath - R is released.
Two strangers' lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash. Inspired by actual events, Aftermath tells a story of guilt and revenge after an air traffic controller's (Scoot McNairy) error causes the death of a construction foreman's (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wife and daughter.
- Queen of the Desert - PG-13 is released.
Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman) chafes against the stifling rigidity of life in turn-of-the-century England, leaving it behind for a chance to travel to Tehran. So begins her lifelong adventure across the Arab world, a journey marked by danger, a passionate affair with a British officer (James Franco), and an encounter with the legendary T.E. Lawrence (Robert Pattinson). [IFC Films]
- Mine - Not Rated is released.
A U.S. soldier (Armie Hammer) stranded after a mission goes awry must single-handedly battle for survival against his enemies, the unforgiving desert environment, and the creeping psychological toll of his treacherous situation.
- The Ticket - Not Rated is released.
After James (Dan Stevens), a blind man, inexplicably regains his vision, he becomes possessed by a drive to make a better life for himself. However, his new improvements-a nicer home, a higher paying job, tailored suits, luxury car-leave little room for the people who were part of his old, simpler life: his plain wife (Malin Åkerman) and close friend Bob (Oliver Platt). As his relationships buckle under the strain of his snowballing ambition, it becomes uncertain if James can ever return from darkness. Fluk masterfully paints a visual world that reflects the mesmerizing effect that newfound sight has on James; the vibrant backgrounds and the sun-drenched rooms are captivating in their beauty. His dreamy and subjective style combines with an astute sense of character to craft a modern fable about what it really means to be blind. [Shout! Factory]
- The Transfiguration - Not Rated is released.
Troubled teen Milo hides behind his fascination with vampire lore. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo’s dark obsession, blurring his fantasy into reality. [Strand Releasing]
- The Void - Not Rated is released.
In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman. As the horror intensifies, Carter leads the other survivors on a hellish voyage into the subterranean depths of the hospital in a desperate bid to end the nightmare before it's too late.
- The Assignment - R is released.
Hitman Frank Kitchen (Michelle Rodriguez) is given a lethal assignment, but after being double-crossed, he discovers he’s not the man he thought he was—he’s been surgically altered and now has the body of a woman. Seeking vengeance, Frank heads for a showdown with the person (Sigourney Weaver) who transformed him, a brilliant surgeon with a chilling agenda of her own. [Saban Films]
- Smurfs: The Lost Village - PG is released.
In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!
- SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock - Not Rated is released.
SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock is an odyssey into the colorful and bohemian tales of rock 'n' roll's history. A cinematic adventure that delves deep into the mind of one of rock's greatest living photographers: Mick Rock. Through the poignant lens of rock 'n' roll mythology; icon-maker, psychedelic explorer, poet, and custodian of dreams Mick Rock navigates his story from the glam rock shimmer of London to the snarl of NYC punk, and deep into the new millennium. Mick turns inward to face himself and the experiences as the visual record-keeper of myths and legends that propelled him into a living icon in this rock n’ roll comeback story.
- Salt and Fire - Not Rated is released.
The leader of a small scientific delegation is deliberately stranded with two blind boys in an area of gigantic salt flats.
- Win It All - TV-MA is released.
Eddie Garrett agrees to watch a duffel bag for an acquaintance who is heading to prison. When he discovers cash in the bag, he's unable to resist the temptation and winds up deeply in debt. When the prison release is shortened, Eddie suddenly has a small window of time to win all the money back.
- Your Name. - PG is released.
The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint. When a dazzling comet lights up the night’s sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection—a chance to meet, an opportunity to truly know each other. Tugging at the string of fate, they try to find a way to each other. But distance isn’t the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars? [FUNimation]
- Truman - Not Rated is released.
Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Julián (Ricardo Darin) has decided to forgo treatment, and spend his final days tying up loose ends. When childhood friend Tomás (Javier Cámara) pays his ailing friend an unexpected visit, he quickly realizes he won’t be able to change his mind. In what will be their final reunion, the two friends set out to finalize Julián’s funeral arrangements, settle his accounts and, most importantly, find a home for his beloved dog, Truman, in this heartfelt and surprisingly humorous film. [FilmRise]
- TV SERIES
- American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story: Season 1 is released.
The docuseries features interviews, archival footage and dramatizations to tell the story of Hugh Hefner's magazine.
On this day in 2016
- American singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimmie Van Zant died in a hospice in Florida after several years of treatment for liver cancer. He began playing guitar and piano as a child, mentored by his cousin Ronnie Van Zant, but largely gave up music until the 1977 plane crash in which Ronnie, the founder and lead singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd, was killed. He then then took up a career playing Southern rock music..
- Bruce Springsteen cancelled a concert in North Carolina, joining business groups in condemning a state law that rolled back protection for gay and transgender people. In a statement Springsteen said, "Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry which is happening as I write is one of them.".
- Longest-ever captured python found on Penang in Malaysia (26ft/8m).
- Ziya Elyse, Family Member, born in United States.
- Charlie Mincey, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2015
- 34th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Notre Dame,63-53; Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis & Moriah Jefferson,15 points for Huskies.
- The original manuscript of Don McLean's 'American Pie' sold for $1.2m (£806,000) at a New York auction. The 16-page draft had been expected to fetch as much as $1.5m (£1m) at the Christie's sale. McLean said writing the song was 'a mystical trip into his past'. The repeatedly mentioned phrase 'the day the music died' refers to the plane crash in 1959 which killed early rock and roll performers Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens..
- Kardam, Prince of Turnovo, eldest son of King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his wife Doña Margarita Gómez-Acebo y Cejuela, who died at 52.
- Living Fields was released by Portico.
Portico Quartet becomes a trio named Portico on this release that features guest appearances from Alt-J's Joe Newman, Jono McCleery and Jamie Woon.
- Ivy Tripp was released by Waxahatchee.
The third full-length release for the New York-based Alabama singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield was co-produced with Kyle Gilbride and Keith Spencer.
- Makes a King was released by The Very Best.
The third full-length release for the duo of Malawian Esau Mwamwaya and Swedish producer Johan Hugo feature contributions from Baaba Maal, Seye, and Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend.
- New Glow was released by Matt and Kim.
The fifth full-length studio release for the Brooklyn indie-pop duo is their first on Harvest Records.
- No Pier Pressure was released by Brian Wilson.
The latest solo studio release for the Beach Boy was produced with Joe Thomas and features guest appearances from Blondie Chaplin, Peter Hollens, Mark Isham, Al Jardine, David Marks, Kacey Musgraves, Nate Ruess, Sebu Simonian, and She & Him.
- Captain of None was released by Colleen.
The sixth full-length release for the French artist was self-recorded and produced in Spain.
- Culture of Volume was released by East India Youth.
The second full-length release for William Doyle as East India Youth was recorded at home.
- Dark Red was released by Shlohmo.
The second full-length release for Henry Laufer as Shlohmo features a guest appearance from D33J.
- Global was released by Todd Rundgren.
The latest solo studio release for the Hawaiian-based Pennsylvania producer/musician features influences from electronic, rock, and soul music.
- Future Hearts was released by All Time Low.
The sixth full-length studio release for the punk-pop band was produced by John Feldmann and features guest appearances from blink-182's Mark Hoppus and Good Charlotte's Joel Madden.
- American Wrestlers was released by American Wrestlers.
The debut full-length release for the solo project of ex-Working for a Nuclear Free City member Gary McClure was recorded in his St Louis home studio with a Tascam eight-track cassette deck.
- Bashed Out was released by This Is the Kit.
The third release for the British folk-rock band led by Kate Stables was produced by Aaron Dessner.
- Beat the Champ was released by The Mountain Goats.
The 15th studio release for John Darnielle is a professional wrestling-themed concept album.
- The Ruffian's Misfortune was released by Ray Wylie Hubbard.
The 16th studio release for the Texas-based singer-songwriter was produced with bassist George Reiff.
- The Air Conditioned Nightmare was released by Doldrums.
This is the second full-length release for the Canadian producer/songwriter Arick Woodhead.
- Something in the Water was released by Pokey LaFarge.
The seventh full-length release for the Americana singer-songwriter was produced by Jimmy Sutton.
- Strange Trails was released by Lord Huron.
The second full-length release for the indie folk band led by Ben Schneider was originally started as an idea for a feature film.
- Undertow was released by Drenge.
Produced by Ross Orton, the second full-length release for the British rock band formed by the Loveless brothers includes a new bassist, Ron Graham.
- What For? was released by Toro y Moi.
The fourth full-length release from Chaz Bundick features contributions from Julian Lynch and Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Ruban Nielson.
- White Men Are Black Men Too was released by Young Fathers.
The follow-up for the Edinburgh trio's Mercury-winning debut release was recording while on tour.
On this day in 2014
- 76th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Kentucky,60-54; 2nd time a school has won both men's & women's Div I national titles in same year.
- Peaches Geldof, English columnist and daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, who died of a heroin overdose at 25.
- Peaches Geldof, Journalist.
On this day in 2013
- 15 people, including 9 children, are killed by an air strike on Aleppo by the Syrian Air Force.
- Kraft Nabisco Championship Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Inbee Park wins her 2nd major title,4 strokes ahead of fellow South Korean So Yeon Ryu; first of Park's 3 straight major victories in 2013.
- Andy Johns, the veteran producer and engineer died at the age of 61. He worked on many classic albums including The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street (1972), Television's Marquee Moon (1977), and a series of albums by Led Zeppelin during the 1970s. His sound is exemplified by Free's album Highway, which he engineered and produced..
- Sweden wins the 2013 World Men's Curling Championship defeating Canada.
- WrestleMania XXVIII, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ (80,676): John Cena defeats The Rock to win his record 11th WWE Championship.
- Andy Johns, British sound engineer and record producer (Humble Pie; Free; Joe Satriani), who died at 62.
- Les Blank, American documentary filmmaker, who died at 77.
- Lilly Pulitzer, Fashion Designer.
- John St Aubyn,4th Baron St Levan, English peer (St Michael's Mount), who died at 94.
- Marty Blake, NBA executive (GM Atlanta Hawks, NBA Director of Scouting), who died at 86.
- TV SERIES
- Mad Men: Season 6 is released.
The sixth season begins with a two-hour premiere.