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Today in the World Countries
- Constitution Day of the RK is being celebrated in Kazakhstan
- Popular Consultation Day is being celebrated in Timor Leste
- Raksha Bandhan is being celebrated in Nepal
- Santa Rosa de Lima is being celebrated in Peru
- Victory Day is being celebrated in Turkey
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Chanderland, TikTok Star, born in Russia.
On this day in 2022
- In Jackson, Mississippi', the city's largest water treatment plant fails, leaving 150,000 people without safe running water, closing schools and businesses.
- Gheorghe Berceanu, Romanian Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic gold light-flyweight 1972, silver 1976; World C'ship gold 1969,72), who died at 72.
- Mikhail Gorbachev, World Leader.
- TV SERIES
- The Patient: Season 1 is released.
Psychotherapist Alan Strauss (Steve Carell) is held prisoner by his patient Sam Fortner (Domhnall Gleeson), who divulges he's a serial killer and wants Alan to stop his deadly impulses in this limited series from Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg.
On this day in 2021
- China restricts online gaming for under 18s to one hour on Fridays, weekends and holidays ordering companies to enforce this.
- Algeria becomes the last country to stop selling leaded petrol, ending 99 years of gasoline use worldwide, saving 1.2 million lives a year.
- America ends its longest-ever war of 20 years in Afghanistan as the last military evacuation plane flies out of Kabul.
- Tomiii 11, YouTube Star.
On this day in 2020
- Global cases of COVID-19 pandemic pass 25 million with death toll at 843,000.
- India reports world's highest single-day increase in COVID-19 pandemic cases at 78,761.
- TV SERIES
- Love Fraud: Season 1 is released.
The four-part documentary series from Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing follows the victims defrauded by conman Richard Scott Smith as they band together to seek justice by finding him before he steals another woman's money and disappears again.
On this day in 2019
- Second interstellar comet ever detected by Ukrainian amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov (later named 2I/Borisov).
- Outlook for the Great Barrier Reef downgraded to very poor according to official Australian report.
- Franco Columbu, Bodybuilder.
- Franco Columbu, Italian bodybuilder, powerlifter, actor and author (Mr. Olympia 1976,81), who died at 78.
- Valerie Harper, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda), who died of cancer at 80.
- Valerie Harper, TV Actress.
- Venus in Leo was released by HTRK.
The first full-length release in five years for the Australian duo of Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang was self-produced.
- Wallop was released by !!! [Chik Chik Chik].
The eighth full-length release for the New York City-based dance-punk band features a guest appearance from Meah Pace.
- Twelve Nudes was released by Ezra Furman.
The eighth full-length release for indie singer-songwriter was recorded by Trevor Brooks and mixed by John Congleton.
- The S.L.P. was released by The S.L.P..
The debut full-length solo project for Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno features guest appearances from Little Simz and slowthai.
- Threads was released by Sheryl Crow.
The 11th full-length release for the singer-songwriter is said to be her last and features contributions from Brandi Carlile, Chuck D, Eric Clapton, Gary Clark, Jr., Andra Day, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell, Kris Kristofferson, Lucius, Maren Morris, Lukas Nelson, Stevie Nicks, Margo Price, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, St Vincent, Mavis Staples, Chris Stapleton, Sting, James Taylor, and Joe Walsh.
- Forever Turned Around was released by Whitney.
The second full-length release for the ex-Smith Westerns duo of Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek was produced by Bradley Cook and Jonathan Rado.
- Fear Inoculum was released by Tool.
The long-delayed release of the fifth studio album from the Maynard James Keenan-led rock band comes after overcoming a number of issues between the 13 years since 2006's 10,000 Days.
- Hoodies All Summer was released by Kano.
The sixth full-length release for the British grime artist features guest appearances from D Double E, Ghetts, Kojo Funds, Lil Silva, and Popcaan.
- At the Party with My Brown Friends was released by Black Belt Eagle Scout.
The second full-length release for the solo music project of Katherine Paul was self-produced.
- Devour was released by Pharmakon.
The fourth full-length release for Margaret Chardiet as Pharmakon was recorded live in studio by Uniform's Ben Greenberg.
- Norman Fucking Rockwell! was released by Lana Del Rey.
The sixth full-length release for the pop singer-songwriter was produced with Jack Antonoff and features contributions from Louis Bell, Zach Dawes, Rick Nowels, and Andrew Watt.
- Let Love was released by Common.
The 12th full-length studio release from the rapper/actor features guest appearances from A-Trak, BJ The Chicago Kid, Leon Bridges, Daniel Caesar. Leikeli47, Jonathan McReynolds, Samora Pinderhughes, Jill Scott, and Swizz Beatz.
- Like the River Loves the Sea was released by Joan Shelley.
The seventh full-length solo release for the Kentucky-based singer-songwriter was produced with Sir James Elkington and recorded in Iceland.
- I, I was released by Bon Iver.
The fourth full-length release for the indie folk band led by Justin Vernon features contributions from such artists as James, Blake, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, BJ Burton, S. Carey, Aaron & Bryce Dessner, Phil Cook, Moses Sumney and Bruce Hornsby, and Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner.
- Powers was released by The Futureheads.
The first full-length release in seven years for the British post-punk band was self-produced.
- Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins - Not Rated is released.
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said "Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country."Molly's words have proved prescient. Now it's up to us to raise hell!
- The Fanatic - R is released.
Moose (John Travolta) is a rabid movie fan who is obsessed with his favorite celebrity action hero, Hunter Dunbar (Devon Sawa). When he is cheated out of his opportunity to finally meet Hunter, Moose gets a little help from his friend Leah, a well-connected paparazzi photographer, who knows how to find celebrity homes. Moose turns to stalking to get the celebrity interaction he feels he deserves, and while harmless at first, Moose's actions begin to take a dark turn as his obsession grows stronger. As the visits continue to escalate, Hunter Dunbar finds himself in increasing danger.
- Killerman - R is released.
Moe Diamond is a New York City money launderer who wakes up with no memory and millions of dollars in stolen cash and drugs. He must soon scour the streets in search of answers while trying to dodge a crew of violent and crooked cops.
- Official Secrets - R is released.
She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on United Nations Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm’s way. [IFC Films]
- Before You Know It - Not Rated is released.
Stage manager Rachel Gurner still lives in her childhood apartment—along with her off-kilter actress sister, Jackie; eccentric playwright father Mel; and deadpan preteen niece Dodge—above the tiny theatre they own and operate. Level-headed and turtleneck-wearing Rachel is the only thing standing between her family and utter chaos. Then, in the wake of a sudden family tragedy, Rachel and Jackie learn their presumed-deceased mother is actually alive and thriving as a soap-opera star. Now the sisters’ already-precarious balance turns upside down, and Rachel must figure out how to liberate herself from this surreal imbroglio.
- Angel of Mine - R is released.
A woman (Noomi Rapace) on the edge believes the daughter of a neighbor is actually her own.
- Don't Let Go - R is released.
After a man's family dies in what appears to be a murder, he gets a phone call from one of the dead, his niece. He's not sure if she's a ghost or if he's going mad, but as it turns out, he's not.
- The Load - NR is released.
During NATO’s bombing of Serbia in 1999, Vlada, a truck driver, is hired to undertake a treacherous path across his war-torn country and deliver mysterious cargo. On a journey where friend and foe prove indistinguishable, Vlada comes to realize the horrifying ramifications of his mission. [Grasshopper Film]
- TV SERIES
- Carnival Row: Season 1 is released.
Set in a neo-Victorian city where supernatural war refugees have settled, Detective Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom) reconnects with faerie Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingn) and investigates a number of murders in the fantasy drama series.
- The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance: Season 1 is released.
The prequel to the 1982 movie The Dark Crystal follows Gelflings Rian (voiced by Taron Egerton), Brea (voiced by Anya Taylor-Joy) and Deet (voiced by Nathalie Emmanuel) as they set out to to save the world after learning the secret to the Skeksis' power.
On this day in 2018
- Film "Roma" directed and written by Alfonso Cuarón, (Best Director 2019 Academy Awards) starring Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira premieres at the Venice Film Festival.
- Film "The Favourite" directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, starring Olivia Coleman (Best Actress Academy Awards 2019), Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone premieres at the Venice Film Festival.
- Argentina's central bank raises interest rates to 60% in attempt to stabilize the peso.
- Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine re-arrested attempting to leave the country.
- Jebat Jayden Ahmad, Family Member, born in Malaysia.
- Riley Kay Scott, TikTok Star, born in Scotland.
On this day in 2017
- Late author Terry Pratchett'unfinished works destroyed by steamroller as per his instructions.
- Hurricane Irma forms near Cape Verde Islands, will go on to become category 5 hurricane and kill at least 102.
- Authorities say floods across Bangladesh, Nepal and India have killed more 1200 people and damaged 697,000 houses.
- Brazilian court blocks President Michel Temer from abolishing Renca, which would open parts of the Amazon to mining.
- Dexter Pottinger, Activist.
- Louise Hay, Self-Help Author.
- Skip Prokop, Drummer.
- The Teacher - Not Rated is released.
In a middle school classroom in Bratislava in 1983, a new teacher, Maria Drazdechova (Zuzana Mauréry), asks each student to stand up, introduce themselves and tell her what their parents do for a living. It slowly becomes clear that perhaps the pupils' grades are related to how willing their guardians are open to helping her out with her errands, her housecleaning, and other random services. After one of the students attempts suicide, however, the director of the school has no choice but to call for an emergency parents' meeting to remove the teacher, but because Ms. Drazdechova is also a high-ranking official of the Communist Party, parents are hesitant to sign a petition to transfer her out. [Film Movement]
On this day in 2016
- US singer Chris Brown was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman told police he had threatened her with a gun. Beauty queen Baylee Curran told the LA Times Mr Brown had pointed the gun at her face after she had been admiring his friend's jewellery. Mr Brown came out of his home after a stand-off with police..
- The latest edition of Guinness World Records said that Ringo Starr's copy of The Beatles' White Album was officially the most expensive LP ever sold at auction. Guinness confirmed that a December 2015 sale at Julien's Auction House set a new high for album prices when the first-edition copy with the catalog number 0000001, which was kept in a vault in perfect condition by Starr for more than 35 years, sold for $790,000..
- Joe Sutter, American engineer and head of the Boeing 747 program, who died at 95.
- Vera Cáslavská, Czech gymnast (7 Olympic gold 1964,68), who died of pancreatic cancer at 74.
On this day in 2015
- English author Frederick Forsyth (The Day of the Jackal) reveals that he worked for MI6 for more than 20 years.
- Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad calls for the removal of then Prime Minister Najib Razak during the second day of street protests.
- Rap artist Kanye West announces he will run for President in 2020 at the MTV Video Music Awards.
- Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley at the age of 34 weds model Ariana Cooper at Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles.
- Oliver Sacks. British/ American neurologist, author.
- Oliver Sacks, English Neurologist and author (Awakenings), who died at 82.
- Brad Anderson, American cartoonist (Marmaduke), who died at 91.
- Wes Craven, American filmmaker (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream), who died at 76.
- Wes Craven, Director.
- Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz was released by Miley Cyrus.
The surprise release from the pop singer was a collaboration with the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne.
On this day in 2014
- Kate Bush followed her stage comeback by becoming the first woman to have eight albums in the UK charts at the same time. Two of the singer's albums were in the top 10, and eight overall in the top 40. It came after she returned for her first live concerts for 35 years.The only artists ahead of Bush are Elvis Presley, who had 12 entries in the top 40 after his death in 1977 and The Beatles who had 11 in 2009..
- Rose Dorothy Dauriac, Family Member, born in New York City, NY.
- NBA basketball star Dwyane Wade at the age of 32 weds actress Gabrielle Union at the age of 41 at Miami's Chateau Artisan castle.
- Philippe Gurdjian, Race Car Driver.
- Victoria Santa Cruz, World Music Singer.
On this day in 2013
- " 12 Years a Slave" based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2014).
- 15 people are killed by a liquid ammonia leak at a cold storage plant in Shanghai, China.
- Cinema's across the UK were handing out earplugs to parents taking their children to see One Direction’s new film. Accompanying chaperones could enjoy One Direction: This Is Us 3D without being worried by the high-levels of expected screaming and shouting in the auditoriums during the screenings. Humans are capable of screaming as loud as 120 decibels, which is the same as standing next to a running chainsaw..
- A 96-year-old who wrote a song for his late wife made the US iTunes top 10, alongside Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. Fred Stobaugh, whose wife Lorraine had died in April, had no previous musical experience and wrote the song on a whim for a competition. He submitted his handwritten lyrics by post and, although the contest was online-only, the organisers were so moved they put the words to music. 'Oh Sweet Lorraine' was No.7 seven on US iTunes and had seen over 1.9m YouTube views..
- A signed copy of John Lennon's whimsical 1964 book ‘In His Own Write’ sold for more than $5,600 after a flurry of 47 bids on eBay. Filled with cheeky quips and kaleidoscopic imagery — the author note was titled ‘About the Awful’ — Lennon’s ‘In His Own Write’ featured short stories, poems and drawings..
- Alfredo Betancourt, Essayist.
- Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature 1995), who died at 74 .
- Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature 1995), who died at 74.
- Seamus Heaney. Irish poet, playwright, Nobel Prize laureate.
- Seamus Heaney, Novelist.
- Lotfollah "Lotfi" Mansouri, Persian opera director (Canadian Opera Company,1976-88; introduced opera surtitles,1983; San Francisco Opera,1988-2001), who died at 84.
- Passion - R is released.
The rivalry between the manipulative boss (Rachel McAdams) of an advertising agency and her talented protégée (Noomi Rapace) escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder.
- One Direction: This Is Us - PG is released.
An all-access pass to the British pop sensation One Direction.
- Our Nixon - Not Rated is released.
Never before seen Super 8 home movies filmed by Richard Nixon's closest aides - and convicted Watergate conspirators - offer a surprising and intimate new look into his Presidency.
- The Lifeguard - R is released.
Leigh (Kristen Bell) quits her job as a reporter in New York and returns to the place she last felt happy: her childhood home in Connecticut. She gets work as a lifeguard and starts a dangerous relationship with a troubled teenager.
- American Made Movie - G is released.
American Made Movie looks back on the glory days of U.S. manufacturing and illustrates how technology and globalization have changed the competitive landscape for companies doing business in America, as well as overseas. By illustrating the successes of companies and entrepreneurs that, of their own accord, have prospered without adopting the practices of their competitors, American Made Movie shows the positive impact these jobs can have on national and local economies in the face of great challenges.
- Abigail Harm - Not Rated is released.
It comes to earth, removes its robe, and bathes in the water. If you hide its robe, it follows you home; if you care for it, it loves you; and as long as you keep its robe, it will never leave you. Abigail (Amanda Plummer) remembers this story and dares to believe it could be true.
- Afternoon Delight - R is released.
Deadened by the stultifying realities of preschool auctions, a lackluster sex life, and career thatâ
- I Declare War - Not Rated is released.
Armed with nothing more than twigs, their imaginations and a simple set of rules, a group of 12-year-olds engaged in a lively game of Capture the Flag in the neighborhood woods start dangerously blurring the lines between make-believe and reality. Rocks = Grenades. Trees = Control towers. Sticks = Submachine guns. The youthful innocence of the game gradually takes on a different tone as the quest for victory pushes the boundaries of friendship. The would-be warriors get a searing glimpse of humanity's dark side as their combat scenario takes them beyond the rules of the game and into an adventure where fantasy combat clashes with the real world. [Drafthouse Films]
- Getaway - PG-13 is released.
Brent Magna must get behind the wheel and follow the orders of a mysterious man to save his kidnapped wife.