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  • Gai Jatra (Kathmandu valley) is being celebrated in Nepal
  • Independence Restoration Day is being celebrated in Estonia
  • Revolution Day is being celebrated in Morocco
  • State Foundation Day is being celebrated in Hungary
  • People born on this day are Leo as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • 22 million now at risk of starvation in Horn of Africa, up 9 million since January, according to the UN, after worst drought in 40 years.
    • Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland at the age of 31 marries reality star Wells Adams at the age of 38 at Sunstone Winery near Santa Barbara, California.
    • DEATHS
    • Tom Weiskopf, American golfer (British Open 1973; US Senior Open 1995), who died from pancreatic cancer at 79.

    On this day in 2021

    • BIRTHS
    • Gloria Parker [Rosenthal], American marimbist, glasspiel player, songwriter (Clap Your Hands and Shake Your Blues Away), and bandleader, born in Brooklyn, NYC (d. 2022).
    • DEATHS
    • Tom T. Hall, American country singer, songwriter (" Harper Valley PTA"), and author, who died at 85.
    • MOVIES: G
    • Paw Patrol: The Movie is released. The PAW Patrol is on a roll! When their biggest rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and everyone’s favorite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head on. While one pup must face his past in Adventure City, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty. Together, armed with exciting new gadgets and gear, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City!
    • Rare Beasts is released. Mandy (Billie Piper) a nihilistic young writer and mother who, while navigating her dysfunctional family and misogynistic workplace, falls for Pete (Leo Bill), a charming traditionalist searching for "restored"male identity.
    • Last Man Standing: Suge Knight and the Murders of Biggie & Tupac is released. Last Man Standing takes at look at Death Row Records and how L.A.'s street gang culture had come to dominate its business workings, as well as an association with corrupt L.A. Police Officers who were also gang affiliated. It would be this world of gang rivalry and dirty cops that would later claim the lives of the world's two greatest rappers: Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
    • Cryptozoo is released. Cryptids are creatures whose existence is disputed or unsubstantiated. When Amber and Matt get lost in the woods during a sex date, they stumble upon a high-security fence. On the other side, they find a cryptid—a unicorn—that would change their lives. Military brat Lauren spent her childhood nights in a nightmarish state, until a mythical baku came to eat her dreams, releasing her from nocturnal torment. Lauren decides to dedicate her life to rescuing and sheltering cryptids from those who seek to exploit them, so she becomes a cryptozookeeper. But when Lauren’s and Amber’s paths cross, Lauren begins to wonder if displaying these rare beasts in confinement is better than enabling these mythical creatures to remain hidden and unknown.
    • MOVIES: NR
    • Demonic is released. A young woman unleashes terrifying demons when supernatural forces at the root of a decades old rift between mother and daughter are revealed.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Reminiscence is released. Nick Bannister (Hugh Jackman), a private investigator of the mind, navigates the darkly alluring world of the past by helping his clients access lost memories. Living on the fringes of the sunken Miami coast, his life is forever changed when he takes on a new client, Mae (Rebecca Ferguson). A simple matter of lost and found becomes a dangerous obsession. As Bannister fights to find the truth about Mae's disappearance, he uncovers a violent conspiracy, and must ultimately answer the question: how far would you go to hold on to the ones you love?
    • MOVIES: R
    • Sweet Girl is released. A devastated husband (Jason Momoa) vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter (Isabela Merced).
    • The Night House is released. Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, Beth (Rebecca Hall) is left alone in the lakeside home he built for her. She tries as best she can to keep it together – but then nightmares come. Disturbing visions of a presence in the house calling to her, beckoning her with a ghostly allure. Against the advice of her friends, she begins digging into her husband’s belongings, yearning for answers.
    • The Protégé is released. Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody (Samuel L. Jackson) and trained in the family business, Anna (Maggie Q) is the world’s most skilled contract killer. But when Moody – the man who was like a father to her and taught her everything she needs to know about trust and survival – is brutally killed, Anna vows revenge. As she becomes entangled with an enigmatic killer (Michael Keaton) whose attraction to her goes way beyond cat and mouse, their confrontation turns deadly and the loose ends of a life spent killing will weave themselves even tighter.
    • Flag Day is released. Jennifer Vogel’s father John was larger than life. As a child, Jennifer marveled at his magnetizing energy and ability to make life feel like a grand adventure. He taught her so much about love and joy, but he also happened to be the most notorious counterfeiter in US history. Based on a true story and directed by Sean Penn, Flag Day stars Penn and his real-life daughter Dylan Penn in an intimate family portrait about a young woman who struggles to rise above the wreckage of her past while reconciling the inescapable bond between a daughter and her father.
    • The Chair (2021): Season 1 is released. Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim (Sandra Oh) becomes the first woman of color named Chair of the English department at Pembroke University in this dramedy series written by Amanda Peet.
    • ALBUMS
    • The Horses and the Hounds was released by James McMurtry. The first new full-length studio release for singer-songwriter in seven years was recorded in Santa Monica with producer Ross Hogarth.
    • The Ballad of Dood & Juanita was released by Sturgill Simpson. The latest full-length release for the singer-songwriter is a concept album about Dood's search for his kidnapped wife and features a guest appearance from Willie Nelson.
    • Woman on the Internet was released by Orla Gartland. The debut full-length release for the Irish singer-songwriter was produced by Pete Robertson.
    • Year of the Spider was released by Shannon and the Clams. The sixth full-length release for the Oakland, California-based garage rock band was recorded in Nashville by producer Dan Auerbach.
    • Solar Power was released by Lorde. The New Zealand pop star's third studio album finds her working again with producer Jack Antonoff. For environmental reasons, she has opted against a physical CD release in favor of a digital download.
    • Fever Dreams was released by Villagers. The latest full-length release for the Irish folk band led by Conor O’Brien was mixed by David Wrench.
    • Deep States was released by Tropical Fuck Storm. This is the third full-length release for the Australian avant-punk band led by Gareth Liddiard.
    • Love Will Be Reborn was released by Martha Wainwright. The latest full-length studio release for the Canadian singer-songwriter was produced by Pierre Marchand.
    • Infinite Granite was released by Deafheaven. The fifth full-length studio release for the San Francisco band was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen.
    • Into the Blue was released by The Joy Formidable. The fifth full-length studio release for the Welsh alternative rock trio was recorded in Utah.
    • Fracked for PlayStation 4 is released. Fracked is a PlayStation VR shooter that seamlessly combines relentless 'run-and-cover' gunfights with free and fluid skiing and climbing.Stranded in a remote mountain facility, you play as a reluctant hero forced into a final stand between the planet and a legion of interdimensional enemies. Created by nDreams (Phantom: Covert Ops) for PS VR and PlayStation Move controllers, an innovative cover system will have you peeking out from behind environmental objects and outflanking enemies to gain the advantage.
    • Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut for PlayStation 5 is released. Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut includes: Ghost of Tsushima full game; Iki Island expansion: New story, mini-games, enemy types and more*; Legends online co-op mode; Downloadable content: Digital mini art book, Director's commentary, One Technique Point, Charm of Hachiman's Favor, Hero of Tsushima Skin Set. PS5 Features: Dynamic 4K resolution targeting 60fps (requires compatible 4K TV or display). DualSense™ wireless controller haptic feedback and adaptive trigger resistance. 3D Audio (with analog or USB stereo headphones). Lip sync for Japanese voiceover. Ability to transfer PS4 saved progress to PS5 game.
    • Arietta of Spirits for Switch is released. Arietta of Spirits is a charming adventure game with emotion-filled narrative, no-filler gameplay, and fast paced combat. The game tells the story of Arietta and her family, visiting their Grandmother's cabin for the first time after her passing away a year prior. However, the family trip takes an unexpected turn when Arietta meets a mysterious new friend and gains the ability to see strange spirits that inhabit the island.-Explore a mysterious island with lush forests, murky caverns and dark secrets-Beautiful retro-styled pixel graphics and inspiring original soundtrack-Meet fascinating characters and discover the deep lore-Fight a wide range of enemies in reaction based combat-Easy to approach game mechanics, suitable for everyone
    • Yusuf Buhari, son of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, marries Zahra Nasir Bayero, daughter of the emir of Bichi, Nasiru Ado Bayero, in Bichi, in the country's celebrity wedding of the year.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny falls into a coma after a suspected poisoning (later confirmed to be Novichok poisoning).
    • Former adviser to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon arrested and charged with fraud over a fundraising campaign to build a wall on the Mexican border.
    • DEATHS
    • Chi Chi Devayne, Reality Star.
    • Frankie Banali, American heavy metal drummer (Quiet Riot -" Cum on Feel the Noize"), who died of pancreatic cancer at 68.
    • Random Acts of Violence is released. Comic book creator Todd Walkley, his wife, assistant and best friend, are heading to NYC Comic Con when bad things start to happen—people start getting killed. It soon becomes clear that a crazed fan is using his Slashman comic as inspiration for the killings. And as the bodies pile up, and Todd’s friends become victims themselves, he is forced to face the killer and put an end to his notorious comic once and for all.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Remnant: From the Ashes - Subject 2923 for PC is released. Remnant: From the Ashes – Subject 2923 requires ownership of Remnant: From the Ashes to play. Subject 2923 does not require ownership of the Swamps of Corsus DLC to play. In a brand-new continuation of the Remnant: From the Ashes story, meet unexpected allies, traverse unfamiliar zones and dimensions, and overcome new threats to save your world. Complete new quests and conquer unique bosses to acquire additional gear, increasing your chances of surviving the rugged wilderness of Earth and beyond, as you aim to put an end to the Root and restore humanity.
    • PGA Tour 2K21 for PC is released. ALL-NEW PGA TOUR CAREER MODE:Prove you’ve got what it takes to become FedExCup Champion. Take on PGA TOUR Pros during your very own career, earning rewards and gear along the way. PGA TOUR PROS AND NEW COURSES: Play against Justin Thomas and 11 top pros on stunning, real-life courses including TPC Sawgrass, East Lake Golf Club, and more. BUILD YOUR MYPLAYER & DREAM COURSE: Create and personalize your MyPLAYER with equipment and apparel from brands you love. Design your ultimate course with 1,000s of custom options. DOMINATE THE GREEN AT ANY SKILL LEVEL: Rookies can take advantage of real-time tutorials, tips and shot suggestions. Already a pro? Master your game with Pro Vision, Distance Control, Putt Preview, and other innovations. GET THE PARTY STARTED: Hit the links with friends by playing local and online matches, including Alt-Shot, Stroke Play, Skins and 4-Player Scramble. MAKE YOUR OWN RULES: Command your Clubhouse with Online Societies. Run full seasons and tournaments and earn bragging rights on the course. Create entry rules and requirements as well as handicap and event settings. THE MOST REALISTIC COURSES EVER: Real-world scanning brings the fairway, green, bunkers, trees, lakes and ponds to life! True-to-form PGA TOUR broadcast presentation features slick graphics, dynamic cut-scenes and a seamless replay system, all anchored by the play-by-play commentary of Luke Elvy and Rich Beem.
    • Peaky Blinders: Mastermind for PC is released. Welcome to Birmingham, during the aftermath of the Great War. Set right before the events of Season One, Peaky Blinders: Mastermind lets you join the Shelby family's criminal gang. Follow the rise of Tommy as he successfully uncovers a sinister plot to put the family out of business, proving himself worthy of being the true mastermind of the Peaky Blinders.Mastermind refers to Tommy's ability to plan complex scenarios in his head. As the player, you get to exercise this power by taking control of key members of the Shelby family including Tommy, Arthur, Polly and more. Become the Mastermind as you freely reset and rewind each character's path in order to tune all of their actions for perfect coordination.Achieve the highest mission rating by strategically utilising characters and stealth to solve increasingly complex puzzles with optimum timing.
    • Griefhelm for PC is released. Griefhelm is an award-winning tactical dueling game with lethal medieval weaponry. Skewer enemies, deflect blows, and push your advantage as you tactically overcome your foes in fast-paced duels. Prove yourself worthy of eternal reward.
    • Battletoads for PC is released. The Battletoads are Back. Rash, Zitz and Pimple are returning at last to Morph Attack their way through an all-new action-packed adventure of choreographed chaos, and couch co-op may never be the same again. 1-3 players take control of the Battletoads and team up to storm through wild and unpredictable stages with only one rule expect the unexpected. Teamwork makes the dream work in a drop-in, drop-out gameplay blast, filled with over-the-top combat that anyone can enjoy, but only a True 'Toad can master. With a unique hand-animated cartoon style and packed with memorable characters and locations, the Battletoads are back for a larger-than-life brawl across the universe that promises to be fun alone, and unforgettable together.
    • Gleamlight for Switch is released. This is a story of light - of Gleam, in a world of glass stained in darkness.Welcome to Gleamlight – a 2D action game that will take you through an adventure traversing a beautiful, transient world.Immerse yourself amid the beautiful stained glass artistry as you navigate without the reliance of any standard game UI, while tracing the world’s mysterious unspoken story.What will you, as Gleam, sense and feel through your travels across this beautiful, yet fearsome world of glass??A World Made of GlassThe world beautifully unfurls before you with lush trees, boulders of all sizes, and various paraphernalia, all in the form and shape of glass. Prepare to explore this fantastical world where light warms the glass and darkness stains it with bitter cold.?A Game Without UIThe game has been designed to immerse players into the world and story without being obstructed by any standard game UI, allowing players to organically enjoy the action and tension of defeating enemies and traversing the world.?An Unspoken StoryThe story behind what happened in this world, and what is to come is up to you as the player. Discover and piece together the story through your adventure, and save this beautiful, transient world of glass.
    • Phoenotopia: Awakening for Switch is released. Join Gail, a simple villager, who must heed the call for adventure when a great star ship appears in the night sky and abducts all the adults. As the new oldest member of her fragmented community, she must set out to solve this great mystery. Little does she know of the grand adventure before her, the evil lurking in the shadows, and the role she would play in the fight for Earth’s very existence!Features:- A narrative-driven single player adventure filled with charming characters, vibrant towns, and dangerous dungeons.- Over 10 different weapons & tools with which to combat enemies and solve puzzles. Fly with rocket boots! Blast with bombs! Play the flute!- Fight against over 50 different enemy types and 12 boss encounters.- A world brimming with secrets! Find 33 Energy Gems,55 Heart Pieces and 111 Moonstones.- An achievement system, with 33 badges to earn, for players seeking extra challenge and replayability.- Over 60 original songs ranging from mellow piano and orchestra to raging synth/metal rockers and bagpipes!- A main campaign length estimated at 25 hours of playtime. 50 hours for completionists.Solve the great mystery of the Phoenix!
    • Kamala Harris accepts her nomination for vice-president, becoming the 1st US woman of color on a major-party ticket saying "there is no vaccine for racism".

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Italian PM Giuseppe Conte resigns after Matteo Salvini calls for co-confidence vote.
    • Computer systems in 22 small Texas towns hacked and held to ransom in coordinated attack prompts FBI investigation.
    • NASA confirms mission to Jupiter's ice-covered moon Europa to search for alien life, to launch 2025.
    • DEATHS
    • Russ Conway, American sports journalist (Eagleson NHL scandal), who died of heart disease at 70.
    • Clive Benson-Brown, Race Car Driver.
    • The Yakuza Remastered Collection for PlayStation 4 is released. Complete The Dragon of Dojima's JourneyCelebrate Kazuma Kiryu's saga with the beautifully remastered Yakuza 3,4, and 5. With restored content and updated localization in 1080p and 60fps, experience the complete Yakuza collection on one console for the first time in history.
    • Truck Racing Championship for PlayStation 4 is released. The European Truck Racing Championship is one of the most spectacular and challenging motor racing competitions. The driving difficulty and many unique race features have been faithfully reproduced with the KT Engine (WRC). In ETRC, like on real-life race tracks, you need to control the temperature of your brakes so they don't overheat. You must also consider the weight of the truck when cornering, monitor tyre wear and find the best tactics for overtaking.
    • Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution for Switch is released. Experience over 20 years of Yu-Gi-Oh! history with Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution on Nintendo Switch. Build your Deck from over 9,000 cards and take on the most iconic Duelists from the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe. Relive the stories from the original animated Yu-Gi-Oh! series through Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, and challenge the newest generation of Duelists from the virtual world of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS!
    • Rad for Switch is released. RAD – a 3D action rogue-like set in a post-post-apocalyptic world, where humanity has faced armageddon not once, but twice.Playing as a teenage protagonist, you must venture into the Fallow — an ever-changing, radioactive wasteland filled with unknown and unspeakable creatures. It is here that you will find the solution to heal the world, and transform the cracked, barren landscape into a lush source of new life.But humanity’s future comes at great personal cost, as the deeper you journey into unknown lands, the more you will expose yourself to gnarly toxins which will wreak havoc on your fragile human form.The fate of the world depends on you, your trusty bat, and whatever strange new abilities you gain as the world around you ravages your body — twisting and mutating you into something far less than human, but far more powerful.But forget all that — go grab that sweet bat and help save the world…or what’s remaining of it anyway.
    • Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigns after Matteo Salvini calls for a no-confidence vote.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Measles cases reach record high in Europe with 41,000 infected first six months of 2018 with 37 deaths according to WHO.
    • Colorado man Christopher Lee Watts is charged with the murder of his wife and two daughters.
    • Polish immigrant and former volunteer Nazi guard Jakiw Palij (95) is deported from the US in New York to Germany.
    • Pope Francis releases letter to all Catholics condemning sexual abuse atrocities and clerical cover-ups "We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them".
    • Venezuela issues new currency the "Bolivar Soberano" in attempt to stop runaway hyperinflation.
    • DEATHS
    • Eddie Willis, American guitar and sitar player (The Funk Brothers), who died of polio complications at 82.
    • Brian Murray, Stage Actor.
    • Bad North for Switch is released. Bad North is a charming but brutal real-time tactics roguelite. Defend your idyllic island kingdom against a horde of Viking invaders, as you lead the desperate exodus of your people. Command your loyal subjects to take full tactical advantage of the unique shape of each island.Everything is at stake: fail, and watch the blood of your subjects stain the ground red.
    • Morphies Law for Switch is released. Morphies Law is a 3rd person 3D shooter through which you can steal mass from other players making them shrink while you grow, which balances the game. Size affects everything! what you can do, how you can navigate the different maps, how to play each gamemode and more. Customize your Morphie, choose your weapons and go steal some mass.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Des Moines G & CC: US retains Cup 16½- 11½; down by 5, Europe can only halve the singles 6-6.
    • DEATHS
    • Wilhelm Killmayer, German composer, who died at 89.
    • Colin Meads 'Pinetree', New Zealand rugby union player (All Black great), who died at 81.
    • Jerry Lewis [Joseph Levitch], American comedian (Martin and Lewis, MDA Telethon), who died at 91.
    • Fredell Lack, American concert violinist, and teacher (University of Houston,1959-2009), who died at 95.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • Chinese diver Chen Aisen does the Olympic 10m platform double in Rio de Janeiro; having already won the synchronised event, he wins the individual gold by a comfortable margin.
    • Controversial South African middle distance runner Caster Semenya retains her Olympic women's 800m title in a time of 1:55.28 in the final in Rio de Janeiro.
    • Suicide bombing in Turkish city Gaziantep during a wedding party kills at least 51.
    • BIRTHS
    • Roswell Dyches, YouTube Star, born in Utah.
    • Stand-up comedian Chris Hardwick at the age of 31 weds actress Lydia Hearst at the age of 44 in Pasadena, California.
    • Olympic figure skater Sasha Cohen at the age of 31 weds Tom May in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
    • DEATHS
    • Brian Rix [Lord Rix], British actor and activist (Mencap), who died at 92.
    • Irving Fields [Yitzhak Schwartz], American lounge pianist and composer (Ilona Massey Show; Bagels & Bongos), who died at 101.
    • Louis Stewart, Guitarist.
    • Matt Roberts, American rock guitarist (3 Doors Down - "When I'm Gone") dies of prescription drug overdose at 38.
    • ALBUMS
    • Blonde was released by Frank Ocean. Just a a day after he released his Visual album Endless, Ocean releases a 17-track album on Apple Music (and a 12-track version at pop-up stores included a Boys Don't Cry artbook/magazine) featuring contributions from Beyonce, Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Rubin, and Kanye West.
    • SPORTS
    • Canoeists Max Rendschmidt and Marcus Gross part of winning German crew in K-4 100m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; wrap up K-2 / K-4 1,000m double.
    • German canoeist Sebastian Brendel teams with Jan Vandrey to win the C-2 1,000m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; wraps up C-1 / C-2 1,000m double.
    • In a blanket finish American triathlete Gwen Jorgensen takes the Olympic gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 1:56.16; 0.40 ahead of Nicola Spirig Hug of Switzerland, and Great Britain's Vicky Holland by 0:45.
    • Star British runner Mo Farah wins the men's 5,000m in 13:03.30 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; wraps up 5k/10k double which he also completed in London 2012.
    • South Korean golfer Inbee Park wins the inaugural Olympic women's individual gold with a final score of 16 under par in Rio de Janeiro; Lydia Ko (New Zealand) 11 under par; Shanshan Feng (China) 10 under par.
    • Rio de Janeiro Olympics: team sports - China beats Serbia,3-1 for the women's indoor volleyball gold; in the men's water polo final, Serbia downs Croatia,11-7 for first Olympic title.
    • The Hungarian crew wins canoe sprint K-4 500m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Danuta Kozák becomes the only female to win K1, K2 and K4 at the same Olympics.
    • 4 women's high jump competitors tie at clearing winning height 1.97m at the Rio Olympics; all then fail at 2.00m; Ruth Beitia of Spain wins the gold based on having no misses prior to bar being raised to 2.00m.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • 30 students at West Point Military Academy are injured in a mass pillow fight.
    • DEATHS
    • Melody Patterson, American actress (F Troop) dies at 66.
    • Documentary Now!: Season 1 is released. Hosted by Helen Mirren, the six-episode documentary spoof series was created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Meyers.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • 3D Gunstar Heroes for 3DS is released. The Gunstar 9 planet was peaceful for many years until the vicious dictator Colonel Red kidnapped the Gunstar twins' older brother and used mind control to make him his slave. Now, face many different enemies and bosses in Gunstar Heroes, as you battle to stop the dictator from unleashing "Golden Silver the Destructor" with apocalyptic consequences!
    • GAMING: PC
    • Gryphon Knight Epic for PC is released. Gryphon Knight Epic is a 2D Medieval Shoot’em up currently in development for Windows, MAC & Linux. Mixing elements from classical shoot’em ups, exploration and duel-like boss battles, it tells the story of Sir Oliver and Áquila, an accomplished knight and his loyal gryphon that are forced back to adventure once again.Sir Oliver have already defeated a dragon, married a princess and saved the kingdom. But during his quest he will face adversaries he never imagined he would, because… in reality all of them were once friends. What happened? These heroes would never go rogue… and all at once? Something is rotten in the kingdom and its up to Oliver discover what.
    • Shadowrun: Hong Kong for PC is released. Shadowrun: Hong Kong is the 3rd standalone game in Harebrained Schemes’ Shadowrun cRPG series. Experience an all new crew, expanded magic and cyberware, a revamped Matrix, an upgraded Shadowrun Editor, and more.
    • RymdResa for PC is released. A roguelike space odyssey in a procedurally generated world. RymdResa is a challenging and evolving adventure where abstract poetry and art are expressed throughout a lonely and and calm journey in space. Travel through a mysterious cosmos, deep and beyond.
    • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power for PC is released. Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power is a fairytale journey which takes you on a quest with three heroes: Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight, and Zoya the Thief.
    • Freedom Planet for Wii U is released. Fight your way across the celestial world of Avalice where cats are green, motorcycles drive up walls and monster girls do most of the buttkicking. Freedom Planet is a cartoony, combat-based platform adventure that pits a spunky dragonoid and her friends against an alien attack force.
    • Egon Bahr, German journalist and politician (Ostpolitik policy), who died at 93.

    On this day in 2014

    • DEATHS
    • B.K.S. Iyengar, Indian yoga advocate, who died at 95.
    • Bks Iyengar, Teacher.
    • (Hugh) "Buddy" MacMaster, Canadian Cape Breton fiddler, who died at 89.
    • Expedition to the End of the World is released. On a three-mast schooner packed with artists, scientists and ambitions worthy of Noah or Columbus, we set off for the end of the world: the rapidly melting massifs of North-East Greenland. An epic journey where the brave sailors on board encounter polar bear nightmares, Stone Age playgrounds and entirely new species. But in their encounter with new, unknown parts of the world, the crew of scientist and artists also confronted the existential questions of life.
    • Winter in the Blood is released. Virgil First Raise (Chaske Spencer) embarks on a wild and darkly comic odyssey to retrieve his renegade wife and the beloved rifle she stole.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • " One Direction: This Is Us" 3D concert film of One Direction directed by Morgan Spurlock premieres in London.
    • 9 Islamist militants are killed by Russian police in North Caucasus.
    • Actor Maximilian Schell at the age of 82 weds opera singer Iva Mihanovic at the age of 35 in Carinthia, Austria.
    • DEATHS
    • Elmore Leonard, American author (Glitz, Mr Majestyk, Touch,52 Pick-Up), who died from complications from a stroke at 87.
    • Marian McPartland, British jazz pianist (Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz), who died at 95.
    • Richard Angas, British operatic bass singer (English National Opera,1980-2000), who died at 71.
    • ALBUMS
    • Paradise Valley was released by John Mayer. Produced by Don Was, the second Americana-influenced release from the singer-songwriter includes guest appearances from Frank Ocean and Katy Perry.
    • Nepenthe was released by Julianna Barwick. The second full-length release for the New York-based singer-songwriter was recorded in Iceland with Alex Somers.
    • No Better Time Than Now was released by Shigeto. The third full-length release from Detroit-based electronic producer Zach Saginaw was written after a move back to Michigan and the end of a long-term relationship.
    • Permanent Signal was released by Porcelain Raft. The second full-length release for Italian New York-based producer Mauro Remiddi includes contributions from Antlers bassist Darby Cicci, cellist Gaspar Claus and Yuck drummer Jonny Rogoff.
    • Perpetual Surrender was released by DIANA. The debut full-length release for the Canadian quartet of Kieran Adams, Carmen Elle, Paul Mathew, and Joseph Shabason was co-produced with Roger Leavens.
    • Sleeper was released by Ty Segall. The semi-acoustic release for the rock musician was written after the death of his father.
    • So You Are... So You'll Be was released by White Hills. The seventh full-length release for the Brooklyn-based space rock trio was produced by Martin Bisi.
    • Trap Lord was released by A$AP Ferg. The A$AP Mob's rapper debut studio solo release includes guest appearances from such artists as A$AP Rocky, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, French Montana, and Waka Flocka Flame.
    • Versions was released by Zola Jesus. The recording of songs reworked by JG Thirlwell with the Mivos Quartet was originally performed at the Guggenheim Museum.
    • Warp & Weft was released by Laura Veirs. Produced by Tucker Martine, the ninth full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Neko Case, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, and members of the Decemberists.
    • Where You Stand was released by Travis. Produced with Michael Ilbert, the Scottish alternative rock band returns with its first studio release in five years.
    • Made Up Mind was released by Tedeschi Trucks Band. The second studio release for the 11-piece band led by Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks was co-produced by Trucks and Jim Scott.
    • Moon Tides was released by Pure Bathing Culture. The full-length debut for Vetiver's Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille was produced by Richard Swift of The Shins.
    • Loud City Song was released by Julia Holter. The third full-length release for the Los Angeles artist was influenced in part by the film "Gigi."
    • I Hate Music was released by Superchunk. The tenth full-length studio release for the North Carolina Alternative rock band led by Mac McCaughan is said to be a darker album than 2010's Majesty Shredding.
    • I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams was released by Diarrhea Planet. The second full-length release for the Nashville pop-punk six-piece band was produced by Kevin McMahon.
    • Hero Brother was released by Sarah Neufeld. The debut solo release for the violinist best known for her work with Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre was produced with Nils Frahm.
    • Golden Suits was released by Golden Suits. The debut solo release for the Department of Eagles co-founder Fred Nicolaus was produced with Fraser McCulloch.
    • Flourish // Perish was released by Braids. Keyboardist Katie Lee left the band before the completion of the Canadian trio's mostly guitar-less second full-length release.
    • Doris was released by Earl Sweatshirt. The debut solo studio release for the Odd Future rapper includes guest appearances from such guests as Domo Genesis, Mac Miller, Frank Ocean, RZA, Vince Staples, and Tyler, The Creator.
    • Crimes of Passion was released by Crocodiles. The fourth full-length release for the San Diego duo of Charles Rowell and Brandon Welchez was produced by Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes.
    • Deep Trip was released by Destruction Unit. The latest release for the psychedelic rock band originally formed by Ryan Rousseau with Jay Reatard and Alicja Trout, now features Rousseau, his brother Rusty, N. Nappa, J. Aurelius, and A. Flores.
    • An Object was released by No Age. The fourth full-length release for the rock band was produced and recorded with Facundo Bermudez.
    • Big TV was released by White Lies. The changing dynamics of the relationship between a small town couple when they move to the big city is the concept behind the third full-length release for the British rock band led by Harry McVeigh.
    • Blue Gardens was released by E.M.M.A.. The debut full-length release for the Keysound contributor features guest appearances from Rebel MC and Sully.
    • Divekick for PlayStation 3 is released. Divekick revolves around two characters, Dive and Kick, where the action is controlled by two buttons, dive and kick.
    • Saints Row IV for PlayStation 3 is released. Saints Row IV is an open-world game that advances the story of the Third Street Saints by upping their status to the highest level - the leaders of the free world. After a catastrophic alien invasion occurs where the aliens transport the Saints to a bizarro-Steelport simulation, you've got to fight to free humanity from alien grandaddy Zinyak's mental grasp by utilizing gargantuan superpowers. Escape the simulation that's trapped the Saints crew, or die trying.
    • The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series - The Complete First Season for PlayStation Vita is released. The Walking Dead is an award-winning vision of Robert Kirkman's global hit comic book series. Experience the true horror and emotional impact of being a survivor of the undead apocalypse in a zombie game unlike any other. You will meet people and experience events that will impact the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes, and you will be forced to make decisions that are not only tough, but that will have a direct effect on the story that you experience. The undead are everywhere, but they're not your only problem. Starvation, betrayal, heartbreak and more will challenge you as you attempt to survive in the world of The Walking Dead.
    • GAMING: XBOX 360
    • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist for Xbox 360 is released. Unleash the force of the most lethal agent to ever exist. You are Sam Fisher, and you've been granted the ultimate license to protect innocents against an array of global terror attacks known as Blacklist - the freedom to use limitless power, to bend or break virtually every law, and to rise to the level of the world's most lethal operative. If you are successful, the President of the United States will deny your existence. If you fail, millions will likely face their deaths.
    • The Bureau: XCOM Declassified for Xbox 360 is released. It's 1962. John F. Kennedy is the U.S. President and the Cold War has the nation gripped with fear – but a far more viscous and insidious enemy than communism is threatening America. Known only to a scant few, a covet government unit called The Bureau begins investigating and concealing a series of mysterious attacks by an alien enemy. As special agent William Carter, you make the decisions, pull the trigger and lead your squad in a third-person tactical shooter set within a high-stakes, covert war to defend the human race. The Bureau’s mission is clear – survive, adapt and overcome the enemy threat (Heartbreak Ridge-style) to protect the citizens from the truth.


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