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Today in the World Countries
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Kyrgyzstan, Trinidad And Tobago
- National Language Day is being celebrated in Moldova
- Raksha Bandhan is being celebrated in India
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Cindy Passanante Walton, Reality Star, born in Italy.
- Gladish Chan, Makeup Artist, born in Malaysia.
On this day in 2022
- Mary Peltola is the first Alaskan Native to be elected to US Congress, defeating Sarah Palin in a special election.
- Lee Thomas, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1962,62²; LA Angels, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs) and executive (GM Philadelphia Phillies 1988-93), who died at 86.
- I Came By - Not Rated is released.
A rebellious young graffiti artist targets the homes of London’s wealthy elite. When he discovers a dark secret about a prestigious judge, it leads him on a shocking journey endangering himself and those closest to him.
On this day in 2021
- 36-year old Cristiano Ronaldo is confirmed as a Manchester United player for a second time when his transfer from Juventus is ratified; Ronaldo left United in 2009 to join Real Madrid.
- Francesco Morini, Italian soccer defender (11 caps; Sampdoria, Juventus), who died at 77.
- Michael Constantine [Ioannides], American actor (Room 222 - "Mr. Kaufman" ; Don't Drink The Water; My Big Fat Greek Wedding), who died at 94.
- TV SERIES
- Only Murders in the Building: Season 1 is released.
After a death in their apartment building, fellow tenants Charles (Steve Martin), Mabel (Selena Gomez) and Oliver (Martin Short) discover they share a love for true crime and decide to investigate the case themselves in this comedic murder mystery co-created by John Hoffman and Steve Martin.
On this day in 2020
- Singer Akon lays first stone for Akon city, futuristic solar-powered city to be built in Senegal, saying will be real-life version of Wakanda in "Black Panther".
- US cases of COVID-19 pandemic pass 6 million with 183,300 deaths with California (699.000), Florida (619,000) recording the most (Johns Hopkins).
- Navey Mcbride, YouTube Star, born in United States.
- Lyra Sheeran, Family Member, born in England.
- Nina Bocharova, Soviet-Ukrainian gymnast (Olympic gold balance beam, team 1952), who died at 95.
- Tom Seaver, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NY Mets; NL Cy Young Award 1969,73,75; 12 x MLB All Star) dies of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19 pandemic at 75.
- Tom Seaver, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NY Mets; NL Cy Young Award 1969,73,75; 12 x MLB All Star), who died of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19 pandemic at 75.
- Tom Seaver, Baseball Player.
- Pranab Mukherjee, Indian politician,13th President of India (2012-17), who died at 84.
- Pranab Mukherjee, Politician.
- John Thompson, American Basketball Hall of Fame center, coach and broadcaster (NBA C'ship 1965,66, Boston Celtics; coach NCAA C'ship 1984, Georgetown), who died at 78.
On this day in 2019
- India removes citizenship status from 1.9 million people in state of Assam, leaving them off its new National Register of Citizens.
- Gunman kills seven and injures 22 during high speed chase in Odessa, Texas.
- Ellie Goulding married art dealer Caspar Jopling at York Minster Cathedral, England, in a wedding attended by Katy Perry and her boyfriend Orlando Bloom, Tracey Emin, Sienna Miller, James Blunt, Princess Eugenie, and Sarah, Duchess of York..
- US missile attack in al-Qaeda jihadist training camp in Idlib province, Syria, kills 40.
- Major track crash during Formula 2 race at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium kills Anthoine Hubert and critically injures Juan Manuel Correa.
- Minnesota Twins smash 6 HRs in 10-7 loss to the Tigers in Detroit; break MLB record by hitting 268th home run of the season.
- Singer Ellie Goulding at the age of 32 marries art dealer Caspar Jopling at the age of 27 at York Minister in York, England.
- British pop singer Ellie Goulding at the age of 32 marries art dealer Caspar Jopling at the age of 27 at York Minister in York, England.
- British pop singer Ellie Goulding at the age of 32 weds British art dealer Caspar Jopling at the age of 27 at York Minister in York, England.
- Anthoine Hubert, Race Car Driver.
- Wim Statius Muller, Curaçaoa conductor, pianist, and composer, who died at 89.
On this day in 2018
- 19-year old Indonesian boy rescued after 49 days afloat when his floating fish trap became adrift.
- " A Star is Born" film remake directed by and starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga premieres at the Venice Film Festival.
- Jocelyn Tremblay, Race Car Driver.
- New Hymn to Freedom was released by Szun Waves.
The second full-length release for the British trio that includes producer Luke Abbott, Triosk/PVT's Laurence Pike and Portico Quartet's Jack Wyllie was improvised and recorded live.
- Magus was released by Thou.
The fifth full-length release for the Baton Rouge-based doom/sludge metal band was recorded by James Whitten.
- Let's Go Sunshine was released by The Kooks.
The fifth full-length release for the British indie pop band led by Luke Pritchard was produced by Brandon Friesen and Chris Seefried.
- Big Red Machine was released by Big Red Machine.
The debut full-length release for the collaboration between Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National co-founder Aaron Dessner features contributions from Phoebe Bridgers, Bryce Dessner, Lisa Hannigan, Rob Moose, Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry, and This Is the Kit’s Kate Stables.
- Bloom was released by Troye Sivan.
The second full-length release for the Australian pop singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Ariana Grande and Gordi.
- Fixed Ideals was released by Muncie Girls.
The second full-length release for the British pop-punk trio led by Lande Hekt was produced and mixed by Lewis Johns.
- Hunter was released by Anna Calvi.
The third full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Nicolas Launay and features contributions from Adrian Utley of Portishead and The Bad Seeds member Martyn Casey.
- Indigo was released by Wild Nothing.
The fourth full-length release for indie pop project of Jack Tatum was produced with Jorge Elbrecht.
- Joy As an Act of Resistance was released by Idles.
The second full-length release for the British punk band was produced by Space and mixed by Adam Greenspan and Nick Launay.
- Kamikaze was released by Eminem.
The surprise release from the Detroit rapper features guest appearances from Joyner Lucas, Jessie Reyez, Royce 5'9", and Def Jam Records president Paul Rosenberg.
- KIN [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] was released by Mogwai.
The latest soundtrack score for the Scottish post-rock band is for Jonathan and Josh Baker's sci-fi crime drama film.
- Kin - PG-13 is released.
Chased by a vengeful criminal (James Franco) and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con (Jack Reynor) and his adopted teenage brother (Myles Truitt) are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.
- Destination Wedding - R is released.
Frank and Lindsay (Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder) meet on their way to a destination wedding. They soon discover they have a lot in common: they both hate the bride, the groom, the wedding, themselves, and most especially each other. As the weekend's events continually force them together - and their cheerlessness immediately isolates them from the other guests - Frank and Lindsay find that if you verbally spar with someone long enough, anything can happen. When debate gives way to desire they must decide which is stronger: their hearts or their common sense.
- Active Measures - PG-13 is released.
Relying on expert testimony and existing footage, Active Measures documents the surprisingly interconnected rise of two men, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. This film examines the evolution of Soviet influence techniques into modern warfare tactics that manipulated elections in several democratic nations, culminating in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Active Measures exposes what is possibly the largest and most effectively executed espionage operation in history.
- Let the Corpses Tan - Not Rated is released.
After stealing a truckload of gold bars, a gang of thieves absconds to the ruins of a remote village perched on the cliffs of the Mediterranean. Home to a reclusive yet hypersexual artist and her motley crew of family and admirers, it seems like a perfect hideout. But when two cops roll up on motorcycles to investigate, the hamlet erupts into a hallucinatory battlefield as both sides engage in an all-day, all-night firefight rife with double-crosses and dripping with blood. [Kino Lorber]
- Pick of the Litter - NR is released.
Meet Patriot, Potomac, Primrose, Poppet, and Phil—five spirited puppies who, from the moment they’re born, begin an incredible journey to become guide dogs for the blind. It’s a rigorous two-year process that will take the pups from the care of selfless foster volunteers to specialized trainers to, if they make the cut, a lifelong human companion. At every step of the way, the puppies will be tested, challenged, and evaluated. Only the best of the best will be chosen for the job of guide dog—who has what it takes?
- Reprisal - R is released.
Jacob (Frank Grillo), a bank manager haunted by a violent heist that took the life of a coworker, teams up with his ex-cop neighbor, Caden (Bruce Willis), to bring down the assailant. While the two men work together to figure out the thief's next move, Gabriel (Johnathon Schaech), the highly-trained criminal, is one step ahead. When Gabriel kidnaps Jacob's wife (Olivia Culpo) and daughter, Jacob barrels down a path of bloodshed that initiates an explosive counterattack and brings all three men to the breaking point.
- The Little Stranger - R is released.
Dr. Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson), the son of a housemaid, has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants - mother, son and daughter - are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.
- TV SERIES
- Ozark: Season 2 is released.
Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney) must juggle family life and dealing with the cartel's attorney Helen Pierce (Janet McTeer), as well as the Snells and Langmore Ruth (Julia Garner) in the second season of the crime drama created by Bill Dubuque.
- Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Season 1 is released.
John Krasinski takes over the mantle as Jack Ryan as the CIA analyst becomes involved in his first field assignment in the eight-episode season for Amazon.
On this day in 2017
- International Organization for Migration states 18,500 Rohingya Muslims have fled from violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state after 110 deaths, making for Bangladesh.
- Indicationss Neanderthals were the first to make glue out of tar strengthened by research published in "Scientific Reports".
- Indications that Neanderthals were the first to make glue out of tar strengthened by research published in "Scientific Reports".
- Edward du Cann, British politician and Chairman of the Conservative Party (1965-67), who died at 93.
- Richard Anderson, American actor (Oscar Goldman- The 6 Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman television series), who died at 91.
On this day in 2016
- Brazilian Senate votes to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, removing her from office.
- Jacques Leduc, Belgian composer, who died at 84.
- The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger - Not Rated is released.
The Seasons in Quincy is the result of a five-year project by Tilda Swinton, Colin MacCabe and Christopher Roth to produce a portrait of the intellectual and storyteller John Berger. In 1973 John Berger abandoned the metropolis to live in the tiny Alpine village of Quincy. He realized that subsistence peasant farming, which had sustained humanity for millennia, was drawing to an historical close. He determined to spend the rest of his life bearing witness to this vanishing existence, not least by participating in it. Berger’s trilogy Into their Labours chronicles the peasant life of this Alpine village and its surrounding countryside. Our portrait places Berger in the rhythm of the seasons in Quincy. The four essay films which comprise The Seasons in Quincy each take different aspects of Berger’s life in the Haute-Savoie, and combine ideas and motifs from Berger’s own work with the atmosphere of his mountain home. Each film was created as an individual work of art but they combine to make a feature film. The Seasons in Quincy shows how film can move beyond text, and beyond fine art, to offer a multifaceted and multilayered portrait.
- TV SERIES
- You're the Worst: Season 3 is released.
The third season picks up from the end of the second season finale.
On this day in 2015
- US President Barack Obama arrives in Alaska on a 3 day tour highlighting climate change.
- Violent protests in Kiev after Ukraine parliament vote leave 1 national guard dead,100 injured.
- President Obama officially re-designates Alaska’s Mt. McKinley as Denali, its native American name.
- Colin Hope, British Industrialist (Turner and Newall), who died at 83.
On this day in 2014
- Jimi Jamison, the lead singer for US rock band Survivor, who sang and co-wrote 'I'm Always Here' the theme tune for hit TV series Baywatch, died aged 63. The band are best known for their 1982 hit 'The Eye of the Tiger' which pre-dated Jamison joining the group..
- American model and TV host Jenny McCarthy at the age of 41 weds American singer and actor Donnie Wahlberg at the age of 45 at the Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois.
- American singer-songwriter Ashlee Simpson at the age of 29 weds "Hunger Games" actor Evan Ross at the age of 26 in Greenwich, Connecticut.
- Singer-songwriter Ashlee Simpson at the age of 29 weds "Hunger Games" actor Evan Ross at the age of 26 in Greenwich, Connecticut.
- Model and TV host Jenny McCarthy at the age of 41 weds singer Donnie Wahlberg at the age of 45 at the Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois.
- Jonathan Williams, Race Car Driver.
- Jimi Jamison, American rocker (Survivor), who died of a heart attack at 63.
On this day in 2013
- " Blue Crush" actress Kate Bosworth at the age of 30 weds director Michael Polish at the age of 42 in Philipsburg, Montana.
- David Frost, British broadcaster, who died from a heart attack at 74.