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  • Ninoy Aquino Day is being celebrated in Philippines
  • Youth Day is being celebrated in Morocco
  • People born on this day are Leo as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Masai Graham wins funniest joke at Edinburgh Fringe with "I tried to steal spaghetti from the shop, but the female guard saw me and I couldn't get pasta.".
    • House of the Dragon: Season 1 is released. Set 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones, ” the prequel focuses on House Targaryen that includes King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine), his younger brother Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) and the king's daughter Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy).
    • SPORTS
    • David Armstrong, English soccer midfielder (3 caps; Middlesbrough 359 games, Southampton 222 games), who died at 67.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • Flash flooding in Humphreys County, Middle Tennessee, kills 22 with dozens missing.
    • BIRTHS
    • Axel Oxlade-Chamberlain Jr., Family Member, born in England.
    • DEATHS
    • Don Everly, Country Singer.
    • (Isaac) Don Everly, American rock and roll singer-guitarist (The Everly Brothers - "Bye, Bye Love" ; "Wake Up Little Susie" ; "When WIll I Be Loved"), who died at 84.
    • SPORTS
    • Floyd Reese, American football administrator (GM Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans 1994-2006) and analyst (ESPN's NFL Live,, who died from cancer at 73.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Korean pop group BTS releases single "Dynamite, "; becomes 1st video to be watched more than 100 million times in 24 hours on YouTube.
    • Koreon pop group BTS releases single "Dynamite, "; becomes 1st video to be watched more than 100 million times in 24 hours on YouTube.
    • BTS's release new single Dynamite, becomes 1st video to be watched more than 100 million times in 24 hours on YouTube.
    • American golfer Scottie Scheffler makes birdie on 4 of final 5 holes to become 12th player in PGA Tour history to shoot 59 in 2nd round of the Northern Trust at TPC Boston.
    • Actress Lori Loughlin sentenced to two months in prison along with her husband for her role in US college admissions bribery scandal.
    • American actress Lori Loughlin sentenced to two months in prison along with her husband for her role in US college admissions bribery scandal.
    • DEATHS
    • Mohamed Ben Rehaiem, Tunisian soccer midfielder (35 caps; CS Sfaxien), who died at 69.
    • MOVIES: AUGUST 21 2020
    • You Cannot Kill David Arquette is released. Branded as the most hated man in wrestling after winning a highly controversial WCW World Heavyweight Championship in 2000, actor David Arquette attempts a rocky return to the sport that stalled his promising Hollywood career. Dangerously determined to redeem his reputation and reclaim his self-respect, Arquette will stop at nothing to earn his place in professional wrestling.
    • The Sleepover is released. In this family adventure-comedy, Clancy (Sadie Stanley) and her kid brother Kevin (Maxwell Simkins) discover that their seemingly normal stay-at-home mom Margot (Malin Åkerman) is actually a former high-end thief in the witness protection program. When both their mom and dad (Ken Marino) are kidnapped and forced to pull one last job with an ex-flame of Margot’s (Joe Manganiello), the siblings must team up to rescue their parents over the course of one action-packed night that they’ll never forget.
    • MOVIES: NR
    • The 24th is released. The 24th tells the incredibly powerful and timely true story of the all-black Twenty-Fourth United States Infantry Regiment, and the Houston Riot of 1917. The Houston Riot was a mutiny by 156 African American soldiers in response to the brutal violence and abuse at the hands of Houston police officers. The riot, which lasted two hours, led to the death of nine civilians, four policemen and two soldiers and resulted in the largest murder trial in history, which sentenced a total of nineteen men to execution, and forty-one men to life sentences.
    • Tesla is released. Brilliant, visionary Nikola Tesla (Ethan Hawke) fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition, then faces thornier challenges with his new system for worldwide wireless energy. The film tracks Tesla’s uneasy interactions with his fellow inventor Thomas Edison (Kyle MacLachlan) and his patron George Westinghouse (Jim Gaffigan). Another thread traces Tesla’s sidewinding courtship of financial titan J.P. Morgan (Donnie Keshawarz), whose daughter Anne (Eve Hewson) takes a more than casual interest in the inventor. Anne analyzes and presents the story as it unfolds, offering a distinctly modern voice to this scientific period drama which, like its subject, defies convention. [IFC Films]
    • Desert One is released. Using new archival sources and unprecedented access to key players on both sides, master documentarian Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA) reveals the true story behind one of the most daring rescues in modern US history: a secret mission to free hostages captured during the 1979 Iranian revolution.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • The One and Only Ivan is released. Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Words on Bathroom Walls is released. Witty and introspective Adam (Charlie Plummer) appears to be your typical young adult – a little unkempt with raging hormones and excited about a future pursuing his dream of becoming a chef. Expelled halfway through his senior year following an incident in chemistry class, Adam is diagnosed with a mental illness. Sent to a Catholic academy to finish out his term, Adam has little hope of fitting in and just wants to keep his illness secret until he can enroll in culinary school. But when he meets outspoken and fiercely intelligent Maya (Taylor Russell), there is an instant soulful and comforting connection. As their romance deepens, she inspires him to open his heart and not be defined by his condition. Now, with the love and support of his girlfriend and family, Adam is hopeful for the very first time that he can see the light and triumph over the challenges that lie ahead.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Unhinged is released. Rachel (Caren Pistorius) is running late to work when she has an altercation at a traffic light with a stranger (Russell Crowe) whose life has left him feeling powerless and invisible. Soon, Rachel finds herself and everyone she loves the target of a man who decides to make one last mark upon the world by teaching her a series of deadly lessons. What follows is a dangerous game of cat and mouse that proves you never know just how close you are to someone who is about to become unhinged.
    • Stage Mother is released. When conservative, Texas church-choir director Maybelline (Jacki Weaver) inherits her recently deceased son's drag club, she surprises her closed-minded husband and everyone else she knows by moving alone to San Francisco to save the club from bankruptcy. In this raucous, racy new environment, she begins to open up and find new meaning for her life, even becoming a mother-figure to the club's flamboyant performers until a surprise visit threatens to upend her new life.
    • Cut Throat City is released. Four boyhood friends from New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward return after Hurricane Katrina to find their homes decimated, no jobs, and no help from FEMA. Reluctantly turning to a local gangster for work, the friends are hired to pull off a daring heist in the heart of the city. But the job goes bad and they find themselves on the run, hunted by two idealistic detectives and a neighborhood warlord who thinks the friends stole the heist money. With their only way out to buy their way back, the friends decide to get what they need by turning the tables on the casinos that have taken from their city for years… by doing a little taking of their own. [Well Go USA]
    • Chemical Hearts is released. Seventeen-year-old Henry Page (Austin Abrams) has never been in love. He fancies himself a romantic, but the kind of once-in-a-lifetime love he’s been hoping for just hasn’t happened yet. Then, on the first day of senior year, he meets transfer student Grace Town (Lili Reinhart) and it seems all that is about to change. When Grace and Henry are chosen to co-edit the school paper, he is immediately drawn to the mysterious newcomer. As he learns the heartbreaking secret that has changed her life, he finds himself falling in love with her — or at least the person he thinks she is.
    • Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula is released. Peninsula takes place four years after the zombie outbreak in Train to Busan. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best—or worst—of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances.
    • Hoops: Season 1 is released. Hot-tempered coach Ben Hopkins (Jake Johnson) helps a terrible high school basketball team in hopes it will lead to opportunities to the big leagues in this comedy created by Ben Hoffman.
    • ALBUMS
    • King's Disease was released by Nas. the 13th full-length solo release for the rapper features guest appearances from Anderson Paak, ASAP Ferg, AZ, Big Sean, Brucie B, Cormega, Dr. Dre, The Firm, Fivio Foreign, Foxy Brown, Hit-Boy, Lil Durk, Don Toliver, and Charlie Wilson.
    • Imploding the Mirage was released by The Killers. The sixth full-length studio release for the rock band features guest appearances from k.d. lang and Weyes Blood.
    • Freeze, Melt was released by Cut Copy. The Australian indie electronic band's sixth full-length studio release was mixed by Christoffer Berg.
    • Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was was released by Bright Eyes. The first release for the indie rock trio since 2011 album The People's Key features contributions from Jon Theodore and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea.
    • Androgynous Mary was released by Girl Friday. The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based rock band was produced by Norm Block.
    • Twelfth was released by Old 97's. The 12th full-length studio release for the alt-country band was recorded in Nashville and was produced by Vance Powell.
    • The Neon was released by Erasure. The latest full-length release from the British synth-pop duo was self-produced and recorded in Atlanta.
    • Songs for the General Public was released by The Lemon Twigs. The third full-length release for the brother duo of Brian and Michael D'Addario was self-produced and recorded.
    • Source was released by Nubya Garcia. The debut full-length studio release for the British jazz saxophonist was produced with Kwes.
    • SUGAREGG was released by Bully. The third full-length release for Alicia Bognanno's rock project was produced by John Congleton.
    • Motherhood was released by No Joy. The Canadian shoegaze band becomes a Jasamine White-Gluz solo project for its fourth full-length release produced with Jorge Elbrecht.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Inmost for PC is released. Escape the depths of an otherworldly labyrinth in this cinematic puzzle platformer. Explore a hauntingly beautiful world, with three playable characters, in one dark, interconnected story.
    • New Super Lucky's Tale for PlayStation 4 is released. The adventure of a young fox who embarks on a journey through the unknown and becomes a hero.
    • Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time for PlayStation 4 is released. Become Samurai Jack, the greatest warrior of the past, present and future. Journey through time to finally stop Aku’s evil reign in this new adventure told by the creators of Samurai Jack. Encounter your favorite characters from the show including The Scotsman, Scaramouche, Sir Rothchild and more.
    • One Line Coloring for Switch is released. Over 100 carefully designed models to uncover and collect 6 unique themes to showcase completed models Playful scenes presented as dioramas for players to create Pastel, eye-catching visuals to relax our mind Engaging dot connecting mechanics to spice up the gameplay Fresh twist to a classic, dot-to-dot games Creative puzzles easy for children, engaging for adults
    • PGA Tour 2K21 for Switch 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.
    • Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue for Switch is released. Welcome to a world where people fly freely through the power of anti-gravity shoes. Become a coach for players who race in the sky and make the acquaintance of four charismatic girls. Follow their adventures as you all grow closer in this emotional story of hope, love and sportsmanship.
    • SPORTS
    • Pedro Nájera, Mexican soccer midfielder (FIFA World Cup 1954,62; Club América), who died at 91.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Nigeria goes three years without a case of polio in landmark toward eradication of the disease.
    • The Rock [Dwayne Johnson] named highest paid actor for a second year in a row, earning $89.4m.
    • 74,155 fires caused by land clearing are burning in the Amazon rain forest, the most ever recorded, according the Brazil's National Institute for Space Research.
    • German Chancellor challenges British PM Boris Johnson to find a solution to a no-deal Brexit in 30 days at their meeting in Berlin.
    • DEATHS
    • Howard Ford, Race Car Driver.
    • Norma Croker, Australian sprinter (1st Olympic Gold from Queensland), who died at 84.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Ready or Not is released. A young bride (Samara Weaving) joins her new husband's (Mark O'Brien) rich, eccentric family (Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell) in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival.
    • MOVIES: TV14
    • American Factory is released. In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
    • US President Donald Trump says Danish PM Mette Frederiksen was "nasty" to him over his interest in buying Greenland and cancels his trip to Denmark.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Water-ice first detected on the Moon by India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft (2008-9) in findings published by scientists.
    • Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman, is convicted on eight counts of fraud in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.
    • Californian Representative Duncan Hunter indicted for using campaign funds for personal expenses including holidays and flight for a pet rabbit.
    • DEATHS
    • Barbara Harris [Sandra Mankwitz], American actress (Plaza Suite, Family Plot), who died at 83.
    • George Andrie, American NFL defensive end (5-time Pro Bowl), who died of dementia at 78.
    • Stefan Karl Stefansson, TV Actor.
    • Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Icelandic actor (Lazytown), who died of cancer at 43.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl is released. As a group of teens go out for a night on the town, a sophomore known only as “The Girl with Black Hair” experiences a series of surreal encounters with the local nightlife… all the while unaware of the romantic longings of Senpai, a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her, in an effort to win her heart.
    • Track Lab for PlayStation 4 is released. Put on your PlayStation VR headset and enter a virtual space full of musical potential. Exclusive to PS VR, Track Lab lets you easily create new beats by moving musical building blocks around in their virtual environment.With an intuitive and extensive toolkit at your fingertips, every genre from techno, to hip-hop, to rock can be mixed to make your perfect track. No musical experience is required -- but if you need a helping hand to get you started, Evolver mode teaches you patterns and musical constructs by solving puzzles in different musical genres.When you've created a masterpiece, share the love and stream your performances to the world, via PlayStation Network.
    • Guacamelee! 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. Head back to the Mexiverse in this sequel to Guacamelee! Uppercut your way to victory across stunning new hand-crafted levels. Featuring full 4-player co-op, fancy new wrestling moves, sassy new bosses, twice the enemies, and 300% more chickens.
    • All-Star Fruit Racing for PlayStation 4 is released. Go bananas for a lightning-fast kart racer for all ages and abilities. All-Star Fruit Racing propels players into vibrant worlds filled with fast action.
    • Brawlout for Xbox One is released. Brawlout packs a punch with couch and online play modes, blending platform fighter mechanics and traditional fighting game play into a stylish and fluid battle royale. Rather than slow-paced defensive battles, Brawlout goes all-out with the lightning-fast aerobatics which platform fighters are famous for. Striking the balance between the growing competitive scene and the genre’s party game roots, Brawlout hopes to cater to the veteran platform fighter, the casual fan and the newcomer looking to make their mark.
    • Shenmue I & II for Xbox One is released. A tale of revenge.In 1986, teenage jujitsu artist Ryo Hazuki returns to the dojo of his father, Iwao Hazuki, only to witness his murder by a Chinese man, Lan Di. Lan Di steals a mysterious artifact known as the Dragon Mirror. Ryo vows to avenge his father's death and sets out tracing Lan Di's path.The first game in the series, Shenmue begins the tale as Ryo travels around Yokosuka, Japan, gathering clues about his father's murder and dealing with nefarious gangsters along the way.The sequel Shenmue II continues Ryo's quest, this time crossing the sea to Hong Kong, China. Ryo ventures deeper into the criminal underworld, meeting martial arts masters who aid him on his journey and offer insight into his father's death, and unravels the mysteries of the Dragon Mirror that his father kept hidden.Gameplay:* Take the role of Ryo Hazuki.* Explore a 3D open world searching for clues, examining objects, and talking to NPCs.* Battle enemies and bosses making full use of the moves of Hazuki-style jujitsu.* Beat quick-time events (QTEs) and mini-games.Key features:The best Shenmue experiencePioneering Dreamcast classics available for the first time on PCUpdated user interfaceChoice of modern or classic controlsJapanese audio available for the first time for a global audienceFully scalable screen resolutionsAn epic legendA tale of revenge on a grand scaleSolve the mystery of your father's murderAn experience never to be forgottenThe world feels aliveTalk to anyone, scour the world for cluesNPCs live independent lives on their own scheduleFaithful recreations of 1980s Japan and Hong Kong, ChinaDistract yourself with arcade games, collectibles, duck racing, and more
    • Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer, pleads guilty to charges including illegal payment at direction of Trump to women Trump had affairs with.
    • Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull calls for and wins a leadership vote 43-35 over Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Chile's constitutional court approves bill to ease country's total abortion ban.
    • Destroyer USS John S McCain collides with an oil tanker near Singapore leaving 10 missing and 5 injured.
    • Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417m to woman who developed ovarian cancer after using their talc-based products.
    • London's parliament clock Big Ben chimes for the last time before a four-year restoration process for its tower starts.
    • Total solar eclipse visible from North America.
    • BIRTHS
    • Geon Hoo Park, Instagram Star, born in South Korea.
    • DEATHS
    • Abdur Razzak, Bangladeshi actor and director (Ki Je Kori, Chandranath), who died at 75.
    • Thomas Meehan, American writer (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray), who died at 88.
    • GAMING: PC
    • The Escapists 2 for PC is released. Craft, Steal, Brawl and Escape! It’s time to bust out of the toughest prisons in the world as you return to the life of an inmate in The Escapists 2, now with multiplayer! Have you got what it takes to escape?

    On this day in 2016

    • DEATHS
    • Swipey, Rapper.
    • SPORTS
    • Brazil takes 3rd Olympic men's indoor volleyball gold medal at the Rio Games with 25–22,28–26,26–24 win over Italy.
    • Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge wins the Olympic men's marathon gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in a time of 2:08.44; Feyisa Lilesa (Ethiopia) second in 2:09:54, and Galen Rupp (US) third in 2:10:05.
    • Kevin Durant scores 30 as the US retains the Olympic men's basketball title with a comfortable 96-66 win over Serbia at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • European Refugee Crisis: Germany makes it easier for Syrian refugees to claim asylum by suspending their Dublin Regulations.
    • After 108 years a "message in a bottle" put in the sea by UK Marine Biological Association is announced found on a beach in Amrum, Germany.
    • Terrorist attack on train between Amsterdam and Paris thwarted by 4 passengers overpowering gunman.
    • 1st British unmanned drone hit on a UK citizen outside a conflict - ISIS fighter Reyaad Khan in Raqqa, Syria.
    • DEATHS
    • Toby Sheldon, Reality Star.
    • Anna Kashfi [Joan O'Callaghan], Welsh actress and 1st wife of Marlon Barando, who died at 80.
    • Bob Hepple, South African-born academic and Nelson Mandela's lawyer, who died at 81.
    • Jimmy Evert, American tennis coach (father of Chris Evert), who died at 91.
    • Jimmy Massey, Race Car Driver.
    • Guidance is released. David Gold,36, a pathologically immature former child actor, has never been able to get over high school. Recently diagnosed with skin cancer, unemployed and with nothing left to lose, he fakes his resume and gets a job as a high school guidance counselor. Quickly winning over the students at Grusin High with his laidback attitude and similar interests, he befriends Jabrielle, a teenaged outcast and soon learns that sometimes you can go too far, especially when it comes to committing a ridiculous crime. [Strand Releasing]
    • Being Evel is released. A generation of Americans grew up worshipping self-styled hero Evel Knievel – watching him every Saturday on Wide World of Sports and buying his Ideal toys. For producer/subject Johnny Knoxville and so many others, he was the ultimate antidote to the disenchantment of the 70's. But few knew the incredible and often complex aspects of his epic life, which, like his jumps, was sometimes glorious and sometimes disastrous. With an entire genre of sports ascending from his daring inventiveness, now is the time to look at this extreme man and his complicated legacy. [Gravitas Ventures]
    • After Words is released. Jane (Marcia Gay Harden), a bookish introvert, loses her job as a librarian and spirals downward into depression. The library and all of its books gave her life a meaning. Jane contemplates suicide and decides to see something beautiful before she dies, traveling to tropical, picturesque Costa Rica. Once there she meets a younger man named Juan (Óscar Jaenada), a charming, charismatic tour guide who makes his living off the many single female tourists who come to town. Together, they embark on an adventure into the heart of Costa Rica. The awkward pair experience a transformational journey where Juan reads his first book and Jane comes to appreciate what "Pura Vida"("Pure Life") has to offer in a way that may change her plans to "end it all"in paradise. [Level 33 Entertainment]
    • The Curse of Downers Grove is released. The town of Downers Grove looks like your average suburban neighborhood, but Downers Grove has a disturbing secret. For the past eight years, one senior from every high school graduating class has met a bizarre death right before graduation day. And this year, Chrissie Swanson (Bella Heathcote) has a terrible feeling that she is going to be the one to die. Can Chrissie survive the curse of Downers Grove or will she, like those seniors before her, fall prey to the town's deadly secret? [Anchor Bay Entertainment]
    • The Iron Ministry is released. Filmed over three years on China’s railways, The Iron Ministry traces the vast interiors of a country on the move: flesh and metal, clangs and squeals, light and dark, language and gesture. Scores of rail journeys come together into one, capturing the thrills and anxieties of social and technological transformation.
    • The Mend is released. NYC brothers, loose cannon Mat (Josh Lucas) and put-upon Alan (Stephen Plunkett) stagger dimly towards some understanding of love, women, masculinity and what it truly means to be a brother.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Some Kind Of Beautiful is released. Richard (Pierce Brosnan) is a successful college professor who gives up a steady stream of one-night stands and beautiful undergrads for fatherhood with much younger Kate (Jessica Alba). Three years later when Kate falls in love with someone else and moves out, she sends her sister, Olivia (Salma Hayek), to make sure Richard is properly caring for their son. Assuming Richard is back to his irresponsible playboy lifestyle, Olivia is shocked when she starts to fall in love with him herself. [Lionsgate]
    • She's Funny That Way is released. When established director Arnold Albertson (Owen Wilson) casts his call girl-turned-actress Izzy (Imogen Poots) in a new play to star alongside his wife (Kathryn Hahn) and her ex-lover (Rhys Ifans), a zany love tangle forms with hilarious twists. Izzy’s therapist, Jane (Jennifer Aniston), is consumed with her own failing relationship with Arnold’s playwright Joshua (Will Forte), who is also developing a crush on Izzy. [Lionsgate]
    • Sinister 2 is released. A protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon) and her 9-year-old twin sons (Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death as the evil spirit of Bughuul continues to spread with frightening intensity.
    • American Ultra is released. Mike (Jesse Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner is enjoying his small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (Kristen Stewart), when his world is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent. In the blink of an eye, as his secret past comes back to haunt him, Mike is thrust into the middle of a deadly government operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive.
    • Digging for Fire is released. The discovery of a bone and a gun send a husband and wife on separate adventures over the course of a weekend.
    • Hitman: Agent 47 is released. Agent 47 is an elite assassin, genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine and known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research – and forty-six earlier Agent clones — endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies,47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe. [20th Century Fox]
    • Grandma is released. Elle Reid (Lily Tomlin) has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle's granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 bucks before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets. [Sony Pictures Classics]
    • Learning to Drive is released. Wendy (Patricia Clarkson) is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for a younger woman; Darwan (Ben Kingsley) is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she’s never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her, her unraveling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit. But as he shows her how to take control of the wheel, and she coaches him on how to impress a woman, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the joy, humor, and love in starting life anew.?
    • ALBUMS
    • John Howard & the Night Mail was released by John Howard & The Night Mail. This is the latest release from the British singer-songwriter with Andy Lewis and Ian Button.
    • Hermits on Holiday was released by Drinks. This is the debut release for the collaboration between Cate Le Bon and White Fence's Tim Presley.
    • Hidden Fields was released by The Telescopes. The eighth full-length studio release for the Britih psychedelic rock band led by Stephen Lawrie features a 15 minute track.
    • High Country was released by The Sword. The fifth full-length release for the Texas heavy metal band was produced by Adrian Quesada.
    • High was released by Royal Headache. The second and final full-length release for the Australian garage punk band with its lead singer Shogun, who left the band in 2014, but agreed to finish this sophomore album.
    • Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied was released by The Fratellis. The Scottish rock band returns from its 2009 hiatus with its fourth studio release produced by Tony Hoffer.
    • E-MO-TION was released by Carly Rae Jepsen. The third full-length release for the Canadian pop singer features songs co-written by such artists as Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend, Dev Hynes, Dan Nigro of As Tall As Lions, Ariel Rechtshaid, Sia, and Peter Svensson of The Cardigans.
    • Dark Black Makeup was released by Radkey. The debut full-length release for the punk trio of brothers from Missouri was produced by Ross Orton.
    • All Around Us was released by Briana Marela. The second full-length release for the Seattle artist was recorded in Iceland with producer Alex Somers.
    • Music for Dogs was released by Gardens & Villa. The third full-length release for the Los Angeles-based duo of Chris Lynch and Adam Rasmussen was produced by Jacob Portrait.
    • M was released by Myrkur. The debut full-length black metal solo release for Ex Cops' Amalie Bruun was produced by Kristoffer Rygg.
    • Moth Boys was released by Spector. The second full-length release for the British indie rock band was produced with Dev Hynes, Duncan Mills, and Adam Jaffrey.
    • Meliora was released by Ghost / Ghost B.C.. The third full-length release for the Swedish metal band was produced by Klas Åhlund.
    • The Meth Lab was released by Method Man. The first full-length solo release for the Wu-Tang rapper in nine years features guest appearances from Carlton Fisk, Donny Cacsh, Chedda Bang, Dro Pesci, Eazy Get Rite, Hanz On, Hue Huf, Inspectah Deck, iNTeLL, Kash Verrazano, Killa Sin, Masta Killa, Mack Wilds, Raekwon, Redman, Streetlife, and Uncle Murda.
    • The Making Of was released by The Bohicas. The debut full-length release for the British indie rock band was produced by Mark Rankin, Chris Hughes, and Oli Bayston.
    • The Expanding Flower Planet was released by Deradoorian. The debut full-length release for the Dirty Projectors' bassist Angel Deradoorian was co-produced with Kenny Gilmore.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • LBX: Little Battlers eXperience for 3DS is released. Assume the role of Van Yamano, a boy who accosts a unique LBX – a complex, customizable, palm-sized robot. Use it – and team up with familiar characters from the hit TV series – to take down the evil corporation known as the New Dawn Raisers.
    • Risen 3: Titan Lords - Enhanced Edition for PlayStation 4 is released. The Enhanced Edition offers a graphical quality level comparable with the "Ultra"settings on the original PC release of Risen 3: Titan Lords and surpasses the originals visuals in a number of areas.
    • Bridge Constructor for Xbox One is released. Bridge Constructor puts you in the role of an engineer! Design and create bridges that span deep valleys, dangerous canyons, city streets or raging rivers. Sure you got it right? Send cars and trucks over your bridges and see what happens! Bridge Constructor features complex physics, realistic materials, and an introductory tutorial. Creativity and ingenuity required!

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • After the Westboro Baptist Church, famous for their anti-gay demonstrations, staged a protest before a Foo Fighters concert in Kansas City, the band responded by driving a truck in front of the demonstrators and Rickrolling them by blasting a version of Rick Astley's hit 'Never Gonna Give You Up.'.
    • Israeli airstrike in Rafah kills Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al Atar and Mohammed Barhoum - 3 of Hamas's top commanders.
    • DEATHS
    • Roy Miller, West Indian cricket all-rounder (1 Test; Jamaica), who died at 89.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Shadowgate for PC is released. Nearly 30 years after the original version premiered on the Macintosh, Shadowgate returns, fully re-imagined and updated for today’s gaming landscape. With 4K-capable resolutions, Shadowgate not only features a stunning level of hand-painted detail but also tons of new mind-bending puzzles and more objects to interact with to help you on your quest. There are also plenty of throwbacks to the original version, so veterans and newcomers alike will all relish their journey through Shadowgate… if they survive.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • Sir Paul McCartney topped a list of the richest bassists in the world with estimated wealth of $1.2 billion according to the website Coming in at No.2 were Sting and Gene Simmons, both with a net worth of $300 million, followed by Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, U2's Adam Clayton and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers..
    • DEATHS
    • Sid Bernstein, American music producer/promoter, who died at 95.
    • C. Gordon Fullerton, American USMC Colonel, and NASA astronaut (STS-3; STS-51-F), who died at 76.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is released. Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary joins forces with a group of Shadowhunters who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York City called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. [Sony Pictures]
    • Modern Dads: Season 1 is released. The reality show follows four fathers: Rick, stay-at-home dad; stepdad Sean; Stone, a single dad; and Nathan, a first-time dad.
    • GAMING: XBOX 360
    • Flashback for Xbox 360 is released. Assume the role of Conrad B. Hart of the G.B.I. and unveil an intricate and deadly alien conspiracy that threatens everything that is human. However, before you can save the human race you have to rediscover who you are, as you look for the missing data files containing your memory to weave the puzzle together. Twenty years after the original game’s launch, Conrad is re-enlisted to active service for the triumphant return of one of the beloved adventure-action game.


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