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Today in the World Countries
- Assumption of Mary Holiday is being celebrated in Colombia
- Ninoy Aquino Day is being celebrated in Philippines
- Youth Day is being celebrated in Morocco
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Leo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Banke Meshida Lawal, Makeup Artist, born in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
- Mick'El M Matthews, Comedian, born in Jamaica.
On this day in 2022
- 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.".
- David Armstrong, English soccer midfielder (3 caps; Middlesbrough 359 games, Southampton 222 games), who died at 67.
- TV SERIES
- 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).
On this day in 2021
- Flash flooding in Humphreys County, Middle Tennessee, kills 22 with dozens missing.
- Axel Oxlade-Chamberlain Jr., Family Member, born in England.
- Don Everly, Country Singer.
- Floyd Reese, American football administrator (GM Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans 1994-2006) and analyst (ESPN's NFL Live, ESPN.com), who died from cancer at 73.
- (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.
On this day in 2020
- 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.
- Mohamed Ben Rehaiem, Tunisian soccer midfielder (35 caps; CS Sfaxien), who died at 69.
- Pedro Nájera, Mexican soccer midfielder (FIFA World Cup 1954,62; Club América), who died at 91.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Neon was released by Erasure.
The latest full-length release from the British synth-pop duo was self-produced and recorded in Atlanta.
- 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.
- Androgynous Mary was released by Girl Friday.
The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based rock band was produced by Norm Block.
- 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.
- Chemical Hearts - R 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.
- Cut Throat City - R 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]
- Desert One - NR 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.
- Unhinged - R 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.
- The One and Only Ivan - PG 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.
- Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula - TV-MA 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.
- The Sleepover - Not Rated 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.
- The 24th - NR 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.
- Words on Bathroom Walls - PG-13 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.
- You Cannot Kill David Arquette - August 21,2020 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.
- Tesla - NR 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]
- Stage Mother - R 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.
- TV SERIES
- 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.
On this day in 2019
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Norma Croker, Australian sprinter (1st Olympic Gold from Queensland), who died at 84.
- Howard Ford, Race Car Driver.
- American Factory - TV-14 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.
- Ready or Not - R 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.
On this day in 2018
- Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman, is convicted on eight counts of fraud in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.
- Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer, pleads guilty to charges including illegal payment at direction of Trump to women Trump had affairs with.
- Water-ice first detected on the Moon by India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft (2008-9) in findings published by scientists.
- Californian Representative Duncan Hunter indicted for using campaign funds for personal expenses including holidays and flight for a pet rabbit.
- Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull calls for and wins a leadership vote 43-35 over Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton.
- Barbara Harris, American Tony Award-winning actress (Plaza Suite; Family Plot), who died at 83.
- 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.
- Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Icelandic actor (Lazytown), who died of cancer at 43.
- Stefan Karl Stefansson, TV Actor.
- The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl - PG-13 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.
On this day in 2017
- Total solar eclipse visible from North America.
- London's parliament clock Big Ben chimes for the last time before a four-year restoration process for its tower starts.
- Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417m to woman who developed ovarian cancer after using their talc-based products.
- 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.
- Geon Hoo Park, Instagram Star, born in South Korea.
- 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.
On this day in 2016
- 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.
- Swipey, Rapper.
On this day in 2015
- 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.
- European Refugee Crisis: Germany makes it easier for Syrian refugees to claim asylum by suspending their Dublin Regulations.
- Don Everly, the surviving member of the rock 'n' roll duo The Everly Brothers, died at the age of 84. Everly and his brother, Phil, had worldwidehits in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including 'Bye Bye Love' and 'All I Have To Do Is Dream'. They were known for their close harmonies, and influenced groups like The Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel. The Beatles based the vocal arrangement of 'Please Please Me' on The Everly's hit 'Cathy's Clown'..
- 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.
- 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.
- Toby Sheldon, Reality Star.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats was released by Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats.
The debut full-length release for the soul band led by the Denver-based singer-songwriter was produced by Richard Swift.
- 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.
- 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.
- Meliora was released by Ghost / Ghost B.C..
The third full-length release for the Swedish metal band was produced by Klas Åhlund.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- After Words - Not Rated 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]
- American Ultra - R 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.
- Being Evel - Not Rated 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]
- Digging for Fire - R 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 - R 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 - R 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]
- Guidance - Not Rated 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]
- Learning to Drive - R 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.?
- She's Funny That Way - R 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 - R 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.
- The Mend - Not Rated 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.
- The Iron Ministry - Not Rated 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 Curse of Downers Grove - Not Rated 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]
- Some Kind Of Beautiful - R 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]
On this day in 2014
- Israeli airstrike in Rafah kills Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al Atar and Mohammed Barhoum - 3 of Hamas's top commanders.
- 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.'.
On this day in 2013
- Sir Paul McCartney topped a list of the richest bassists in the world with estimated wealth of $1.2 billion according to the website www.therichest.com. 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..
- 37 people are killed and 16 are injured in a bus crash near Chin Swee Temple, Malaysia.
- 21 people are killed in flash floods in Qinghai province, China.
- 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.
- The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - PG-13 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]
- TV SERIES
- 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.