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Today in the World Countries

  • August Bank Holiday is being celebrated in Ireland
  • August Monday is being celebrated in Anguilla, Montserrat
  • Civic Holiday (Many regions) is being celebrated in Canada
  • Commerce Day is being celebrated in Iceland
  • Constitution Day Holiday is being celebrated in Cook Islands
  • Emancipation Day is being celebrated in Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts And Nevis, The Bahamas
  • Farmers' Day is being celebrated in Zambia
  • Festival Monday is being celebrated in British Virgin Islands
  • Founders' Day Holiday is being celebrated in Ghana
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Burkina Faso
  • Kadooment Day is being celebrated in Barbados
  • National Children's Day is being celebrated in Tuvalu
  • Picnic Day (NT) is being celebrated in Australia
  • Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day is being celebrated in Croatia
  • Youth Day Holiday is being celebrated in Kiribati
  • People born on this day are Leo as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

In the future 2186

  • Kevin Thomas Riley, Tasvennir, Tarsus IV (Star Trek).

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Actress Anne Heche crashes her car into a house in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, igniting a fire that puts her in a coma and destroys much of the house.
    • DEATHS
    • Jô Soares, TV Show Host.
    • Issey Miyake, Fashion Designer.
    • (William) "Clu" Gulager, American actor (Virginian; The Tall Man; The Last Picture Show), who died at 93.
    • MOVIES: AUGUST 5 2022
    • Easter Sunday is released. Stand-up comedian Jo Koy stars as a man returning home for an Easter celebration with his riotous, bickering, eating, drinking, laughing, loving family, in this love letter to his Filipino-American community.
    • MOVIES: G
    • Luck is released. Luck centers around the story of Sam Greenfield (Eva Noblezada), the unluckiest person in the world. When she discovers the never-before-seen Land of Luck, Sam must unite with the magical creatures there to turn her luck around.
    • Memory Box is released. Maia, a single mother, lives in Montreal with her teenage daughter, Alex. On Christmas Eve, they receive an unexpected delivery: notebooks, tapes, and photos Maia sent to her best friend from 1980’s Beirut. Maia refuses to open the box or confront its memories, but Alex secretly begins diving into it. Between fantasy and reality, Alex enters the world of her mother’s tumultuous, passionate adolescence during the Lebanese civil war, unlocking mysteries of a hidden past.
    • Mija is released. Mija chronicles the emotional and complex stories of Doris Muñoz and Jacks Haupt, the daughters of undocumented immigrants from Mexico, navigating their careers in the music industry. For these two, “making it” isn’t just a dream, it’s a necessity.
    • Bodies Bodies Bodies is released. When a group of rich 20-somethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game goes awry in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends, and one party gone very, very wrong.
    • They/Them is released. Kevin Bacon plays Owen Whistler in this slasher horror film set at an LGBTQIA+ conversion camp. Several queer and trans campers join Whistler for a week of programming intended to "help them find a new sense of freedom". As the camp's methods become increasingly more psychologically unsettling, the campers must work together to protect themselves. When a mysterious killer starts claiming victims, things get even more dangerous. [Peacock]
    • MOVIES: R
    • Prey is released. Set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, this prequel to the Predator franchise tells the story of a young woman, Naru, a fierce and highly skilled warrior. She has been raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters who roam the Great Plains, so when danger threatens her camp, she sets out to protect her people. The prey she stalks, and ultimately confronts, turns out to be a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal, resulting in a vicious and terrifying showdown between the two adversaries. [Hulu]
    • Bullet Train is released. Ladybug (Brad Pitt) is an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug's latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe—all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives—on the world's fastest train.
    • I Love My Dad is released. Inspired by writer, director, and star James Morosini’s true life experience, I Love My Dad follows Chuck (Patton Oswalt), a hopelessly estranged father who desperately wants to reconnect with his troubled son, Franklin (James Morosini). Blocked on social media and concerned for his son’s life, Chuck impersonates a waitress online and starts checking in with Franklin. But things begin to spiral when Franklin falls for this imaginary girl (Claudia Sulewski) and wants nothing more than to meet her in person, as Chuck has inadvertently catfished his own son.
    • The Sandman: Season 1 is released. Morpheus/Dream (Tom Sturridge) escapes from a 100+ years sleep and seeks to revive his kingdom in this series adaptation of Neil Gaiman's comic book series of the same name.
    • ALBUMS
    • Funk Wav Bounces, Vol. 2 was released by Calvin Harris. The sixth full-length release for Scottish electronic producer Calvin Harris features guest appearances 6LACK,21 Savage, Busta Rhymes, Chlöe, Donae'o, Halsey, Latto, Coi Leray, Lil Durk, Dua Lipa, Normani, Offset, Pusha T, Charlie Puth, Shenseea, Jorja Smith, Snoop Dogg, Stefflon Don, Swae Lee, Justin Timberlake, Tinashe, Pharrell Williams, and Young Thug.
    • All 4 Nothing was released by Lauv. This is the second full-length release for Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter/producer Lauv.
    • GigaBash for PlayStation 5 is released. After centuries spent slumbering in the bowels of the earth, the primordial beasts known as Titans have awoken. Now they must battle humanity - and one another - for total world dominance.GigaBash combines the chaos and creativity of titles like Power Stone, Super Smash Bros Ultimate and War of Monsters with the jaw-dropping scale of the classic kaiju movies. Play as either a rampaging Titan or a Titan-hunting mecha; summon lightning from the heavens, use a radio tower as a baton, or roll a whole district (and your enemies) into a single massive snowball. Wreak enough havoc and you'll evolve into your final form, the terrifyingly titanic S-Class.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • FC Barcelona confirms record breaking Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi will leave the club because of Spanish La Liga regulations on player payments.
    • Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts (80) announces he will be unable to accompany the band on its 2021 U.S. tour, based on medical advice; American Steve Jordan tapped to fill in.
    • DEATHS
    • Terry Davies MBE, Welsh rugby union full back (21 Tests Wales,2 British & Irish Lions; Swansea RFC, Llanelli RFC), who died at 88.
    • Emilio Ballack, Family Member.
    • Brian Henderson, TV Show Host.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Dodgeball Academia for PC is released. In a world where dodgeball is life, you join Otto at the academy and train to become the ultimate dodgeball champion. Across eight episodes, you’ll forge friendships and create rivals, all in the name of developing the best dodgeball team. Level up Otto and develop a dynamic team across a vast and customizable party progression system. All the while, explore the vast Dodgeball Academia and uncover the long hidden truths that reside within the very walls you live, learn, and dominate in.
    • Dreamscaper for PC is released. A surreal, roguelite inspired ARPG with modernized hack'n'slash combat about lucid dreaming. Warp the dreamscape around you to battle a nightmarish depression that lives in a young woman’s subconscious. DREAM. DIE. WAKE. REPEAT.
    • Jupiter Hell for PC is released. Jupiter Hell is a turn-based shooter from the depths of cosmic hell, built on a classic roguelike framework updated with modern 3d graphics. Rip and tear zombies, demons, and heavy metal monstrosities with chainguns and chainsaws. Like chess... with shotguns.
    • The Falconeer: Warrior Edition for PlayStation 5 is released. Soar through the skies aboard a giant warbird in this BAFTA nominated air combat game. Soar through the skies aboard a majestic warbird, explore a stunning oceanic world and engage in epic aerial dogfights, in this BAFTA nominated air combat game from solo developer, Tomas Sala. You take on the role of Falconeer, a powerful airborne warrior traversing a vast oceanic world torn apart by generations of poisonous decisions and dissent. Throughout multiple campaigns, you will experience life from many different perspectives and loyalties as you embark on a journey of discovery, and solve the mystery of the Ursee, its people and history. Progress through perilous missions and side quests, wielding your lightning caster to protect ships against pirates, kraken and other threats. Dive through the deep ocean depths, soar above the clouds to do battle with giant crab cities or engage in furious dogfights against the mysterious Mancer Order that controls and regulates technology. The Falconeer: Warrior Edition includes the fully updated game, plus 'The Hunter' DLC, adding a new player class with a flyable Ormir dragon and a set of pyro pot guided rockets, and the new 'Edge of the World' DLC, containing 3 additional side quests and new boss encounters.
    • Haven Park for Switch is released. Explore a tiny and peaceful open world. Meet and talk to the campers, find the resources required to build cosy little campings and keep the campers happy. You will also have plenty of side quests on your journey. But no rush, this place is your safe haven to discover. Haven Park was inspired by games like A Short Hike or Animal Crossing, so if you are a fan of those, this game is definitely for you.
    • Doomsday Vault for Switch is released. You're on a lone mission in a post-climate collapse Earth. Adventure around the world in your robotic suit and use your suit's tools and abilities to explore challenging environments. Navigate desolate landscapes, flooded cities and derelict buildings to find seeds from critical plant species and return them to the safety of the Doomsday Vault. Be aware, not everything is as it seems - you will need to evade the AI bots left behind to guard corporate interests.Collect nutrients, restore Carbon Eaters, collect the seeds and nurture them in the Vault to create a sustainable crop.
    • SPORTS
    • New Zealand canoeist Lisa Carrington wins her third Olympic gold medal of the Tokyo Games by winning K-1 500m; 5th career gold for Carrington.

    On this day in 2020

    • DEATHS
    • Aritana Yawalapiti, Brazilian indigenous cacique (leader) of Yawalapiti people, who sought to preserve the Amazon, who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 71.
    • Isidora Bjelica, Playwright.
    • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the cornerstone for a new Hindu temple at Ayodhya Ram to replace a previous Muslim mosque.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • July 2019 confirmed as world's hottest-ever month recorded according to Europe's Copernicus programe.
    • Brazilian drug dealer Clauvino da Silva tries and fails to escape Rio de Janeiro jail by dressing up as his teenage daughter in silicone mask and wig.
    • Widespread strike in Hong Kong and demonstrations against Chinese policy towards the territory bring huge disruption, including cancelling 200 flights.
    • DEATHS
    • Toni Morrison [Chloe Anthony Wofford], American writer (Tar Baby, Beloved, Song of Solomon), first African American woman to win a Nobel Prize (2010), who died at 88.
    • Indian government announces it is changing the status of Indian-controlled Kashmir from a state to a union territory, revoking Article 370 in response to security concerns.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • 6.9 magnitude earthquake on island of Lombok, Indonesia, kills at least 460 people and displaces 350,000.
    • English swimmer Adam Peaty breaks his own world record in 57.00 as he wins his 9th European 100m breaststroke title in Glasgow, Scotland.
    • British Open Women's Golf, Royal Lyham & St. Annes: England's Georgia Hall wins her first major title by 2 shots from Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand.
    • Vintage Junkers Ju-52 plane crashes near Flims, Switzerland, killing all 20 on board.
    • DEATHS
    • Barry Chuckle, Comedian.
    • Byron Beatty, Race Car Driver.
    • Charlotte Rae, American character actress (Facts of Life - "Edna"), comedian, singer and dancer, who died at 92.
    • Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declares "now we are a land of droughts" as 99% of New South Wales affected.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Jamaican sprint super-star Usain Bolt finishes 3rd behind Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman in his final individual race, the 100m at IAAF World Championships in London.
    • UN Security Council votes to impose sanctions on North Korea for its continued missile program.
    • Super Rugby Final, Ellis Park: Canterbury Crusaders (NZ) travel to Johannesburg and beat Lions,25-17 for their 8th SR title.
    • DEATHS
    • Doug Insole, English cricketer (England batsman of the 50's, nine Tests), who died at 91.
    • Mark White, American politician, lawyer, and 43rd Governor of Texas (1983-7), who died at 77.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • English indie pop band Blossoms from Stockport, Greater Manchester released their self-titled debut studio which peaked at No.1 on the UK chart. The band take their name from The Blossoms public house at the corner of Bramhall Lane and Buxton Road in Stockport..
    • Five Nights in Maine is released. A young widower (David Oyelowo), reeling from the tragic loss of his wife, travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his cancer-stricken, estranged mother-in-law (Dianne Wiest).
    • Front Cover is released. Ryan (Jake Choi) is a handsome fashion stylist living in New York City who rejects his traditional Asian upbringing in favor of enjoying his life as openly gay. However that all changes when Ryan is assigned to style Ning (James Chen), a famous Chinese actor, for an important photo shoot for his firm. Despite a rocky start, an unlikely romance develops between the two, leading Ryan to re-examine his roots and consider an enticing new path for his career. [Strand Releasing]
    • Neither Heaven Nor Earth is released. French Army Captain Antares Bonassieu and his squad are assigned to monitor a remote valley of Wakhan, Afghanistan on the border of Pakistan. Negotiating control of the region between local shepherds and possible Taliban sympathizers grows more and more tenuous for them as men from all sides start mysteriously disappearing. Unable to explain this eerie phenomenon, the soldiers find themselves embroiled in an existential nightmare, desperate for their own safety. [Film Movement]
    • Sun Choke is released. As Janie recovers from a violent psychotic break, she’s subjected each day to a bizarre holistic health and wellness regimen designed, and enforced, by her lifelong nanny and caretaker. But when she develops an obsession with a stranger, Janie’s buried demons begin to surface.
    • The Mind's Eye is released. Zack Connors and Rachel Meadows were born with incredible psychokinetic capabilities. When word of their supernatural talents gets out, they find themselves the prisoners of Michael Slovak, a deranged doctor intent on harvesting their powers. After a daring escape, they are free from his sinister institution, but the corrupt doctor will stop at nothing to track them down so that he may continue to siphon their gifts for his own use. [RLJ Entertainment]
    • The Tenth Man is released. After years away, Ariel (Alan Sabbagh) returns to Buenos Aires seeking to reconnect with his father Usher, who founded a charity foundation in Once, the city's bustling Jewish district where Ariel spent his youth. In the process of trying to meet his father and getting entangled in his charitable commitments, Ariel meets Eva (Julieta Zylberberg). Eva's independent spirit motivates Ariel to come to grips with the traditions that once divided him and his father.
    • Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny is released. One of the foremost American filmmakers of our time, Richard Linklater achieved cult immortality with the ‘90s classic Dazed and Confused, won critical respect for the sublime Before trilogy, and redefined cinematic storytelling with the groundbreaking Boyhood. But along the way, the director’s unconventional working methods and fierce independence have frequently put him at odds with the industry. Through interviews with both the filmmaker and many of his closest collaborators, this revealing profile traces Linklater’s life and work—from the DIY landmark Slacker to his latest comedy Everybody Wants Some!!—shedding light on how a creative visionary carved out a one-of-a-kind career unbeholden to the Hollywood machine. [IFC Films]
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Nine Lives is released. Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) is a daredevil billionaire at the top of his game. His company is nearing completion on the tallest skyscraper in the northern hemisphere. But Tom's workaholic lifestyle has disconnected him from his family, particularly his wife Lara (Jennifer Garner) and daughter Rebecca (Malina Weissman). Rebecca's 11th birthday is here, and she wants a cat. Tom hates cats but needs a gift. He finds a mystical pet store where the owner, Felix Perkins (Christopher Walken), presents him with a tomcat named Mr. Fuzzypants. En route to his daughter's party, Tom has a terrible accident. When he wakes he discovers he is trapped in the body of the cat. Adopted by his own family, he begins to experience his life through a new perspective. In order to return to his family as the husband and father they deserve, Tom will have to learn why he has been placed in this peculiar situation.
    • The Little Prince is released. At the heart of this adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s masterpiece is The Little Girl (MackenzieFoy), who’s being prepared by her mother (Rachel McAdams) for the very grown-up world in which they live – only to be interrupted by her eccentric, kind-hearted neighbor, The Aviator (Jeff Bridges). The Aviator introduces his new friend to an extraordinary world where anything is possible. A world that he himself was initiated into long ago by The Little Prince (Riley Osborne). It’s here that The Little Girl’s magical and emotional journey into the universe of The Little Prince begins. And it’s where The Little Girl rediscovers her childhood and learns that ultimately, it’s human connections that matter most, and that it is only with heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
    • Little Men is released. Jake (Theo Taplitz) is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony (Michael Barbieri) at his grandfather's funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute between Jake's father, Brian (Greg Kinnear), and Tony's mother, Leonor (Paulina Garcia), threatens to become contentious.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Suicide Squad is released. It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super-Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself? [Warner Bros.]
    • ALBUMS
    • Spend the Night With… was released by Cheena. This is the debut full-length release for the punk band formed by Pharmakon's Margaret Chardiet, Anasazi's Keegan Dakkar, Walker Behl and Eugene Terry of Crazy Spirit and Hank Wood & the Hammerheads's Logan Montana.
    • The Disco's of Imhotep was released by Hieroglyphic Being. This is the debut full-length solo studio release for Chicago house producer Jamal Moss.
    • No Man's Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe [Original Video Game Soundtrack] was released by 65daysofstatic. The soundtrack from the British post-rock band features six tracks of soundscapes along with 10 originals for the first-person survival video game released on Playstation 4 and Windows PC in August.
    • Oddments of the Gamble was released by Nonkeen. The second full-length release from the trio that includes Nils Frahm, Frederic Gmeiner and Sebastian Singwald features more tracks made from their early 1990s four-track recordings.
    • Tween was released by Wye Oak. Digitally released in June, the Baltimore indie duo of Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack collected and completed eight outtakes from its previous two albums for the band's fifth studio release.
    • Lovers was released by Nels Cline. The instrumental jazz double-album from the Wilco guitarist features an ensemble of 23 musicians conducted by Michael Leonhart and was produced by David Breskin.
    • Impossible Dream was released by Haley Bonar. The latest solo release for the Minnesota-based singer-songwriter was produced with Jacob Hanson.
    • Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not was released by Dinosaur Jr.. The 11th full-length release for the rock trio features nine songs written by J. Mascis and two by Lou Barlow.
    • Guidance was released by Russian Circles. The sixth full-length release for the Chicago instrumental rock trio was produced by Kurt Ballou.
    • Blossoms was released by Blossoms. The debut full-length release for the British indie pop band was produced by Rich Turvey and The Coral's James Skelly.
    • Boy King was released by Wild Beasts. The fifth full-length release for the British indie rock band was produced by John Congleton.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Little King's Story for PC is released. A blend of RPG, simulation and light Real Time Strategy gameplay, the action in Little King's Story is all about improving your skill level and those of your followers as a means of gaining wealth and territory, which will in turn benefit the overall health of your subjects and your status as king. As players enter their humble town after finding their crown, they are assisted by their advisors, especially Howzer, in taking on missions in the immediate area of town. With the success of each, as well as activities like farming and natural resources development, they will gain wealth in the form of in-game currency called 'Bol.' Once an essential infrastructure has been established in town a suggestion box is set up through which in-game characters can make quest suggestions to supplement those of your advisors. During quests players in the role of young King Corobo can control multiple subjects of his kingdom who follow and serve based on your kingly status. These subjects have different professions which come in handy in specific as well as general quest scenarios and should be chosen wisely. Additional training facilities can be constructed to retrain existing subjects as well as those that are added to your kingdom as it prospers and eventually needs to expand into surrounding territories. The world of Little King's Story is expansive and set on many levels. Although each level contains multiple possible boss battles, progression through the game levels always requires the defeat of a substantial boss. Battles become more intense as you set out to conquer the lands that surround your kingdom, although these are never too overbearing due to the game's easy to alter difficulty settings. As these campaigns against neighboring kingdoms proceed you are kept aware of the health and happiness of your subjects at home and that of your troops via an information bar at the top left, as well as a ticker scrolling across the screen. Balance their needs with the needs of an expanding kingdom and you may indeed become the best king ever.
    • Road to Ballhalla for PC is released. Prepare your balls for an epic journey to Ballhalla. Feel the rhythm to overcome deadly hazards and marble at awful puns in the roll playing game of the year. May the torque be with you.
    • SPORTS
    • XXXI Summer Olympic Games officially open in Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    • Indie band Viola Beach scored a UK No.1 album, six months after they were killed in a car crash. The self-titled debut was compiled by the band's families, using live sessions and studio recordings, many of which were originally bound for an EP. All four members of the Warrington band and their manager Craig Tarry died when their car plunged into a canal in Sweden in February 2016..

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • Fishing boat carrying around 600 migrants sinks of the coast of Libya,373 rescued.
    • Torrential rains and flooding leave at least 178 people dead in India, in the wake of Cyclone Komen.
    • BIRTHS
    • Adley Mcbride, TikTok Star, born in United States.
    • Actress Jennifer Aniston at the age of 46 weds fellow actor and producer Justin Theroux at the age of 44 at their home in Los Angeles.
    • DEATHS
    • George Cole, English actor (Minder), who died at 90.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Shaun the Sheep Movie is released. When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.
    • Mr. Robinson: Season 1 is released. By night Craig (Craig Robinson) is the lead singer and keyboardist for the funk band Nasty Delicious, but to pay the bills, he works as a substitute high school music teacher.
    • Difficult People: Season 1 is released. Originally developed for the USA Network, TV blogger Julie (Julie Klausner) and her best friend Billy (Billy Eichner), who works as a waiter, try out stand-up routines at night in New York City in this comedy from Amy Poehler and Dave Becky.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Obama signs The Iron Dome Bill providing $225 million in additional funding for Israel's Iron Dome defense.
    • DEATHS
    • Chapman Pincher, British journalist and author (about secret service), who died at 100.
    • Jesse Leonard Steinfeld,11th US Surgeon General (1969-73), who died at 87.
    • ALBUMS
    • Gist Is was released by Adult Jazz. The debut release for the British alternative quartet led by Harry Burgess was produced by Tom Howe.
    • Long in the Tooth was released by Billy Joe Shaver. The first release in six years for the country artist features a guest appearance from Willie Nelson.
    • Frozen Letter was released by Spider Bags. The fourth full-length release for the North Carolina garage rock band led by Dan McGee features a guest appearance from Superchunk's Mac McCaughan.
    • Feel It Like a Scientist was released by Chrome. This is the first release in a dozen years for the San Francisco-based experimental rock band now led by guitarist Helios Creed with Anne Dromeda, Steve “Trash” Fishman, Tommy GrenasKeith Thompson, Aleph Omega, and Lux Vibratus.
    • End Times Undone was released by David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights. The latest solo release (his second with the Heavy Eights) from the former co-founder of New Zealand indie-pop band the Clean was recorded over three years.
    • Angus & Julia Stone was released by Angus & Julia Stone. The third full-length release for the Australian brother-and-sister duo was produced by Rick Rubin.
    • Being was released by Mozart's Sister. This is the debut full-length release for solo electro-pop project of Caila Thompson-Hannant (formerly of Shapes & Sizes).
    • Sand+Silence was released by Rosebuds. Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp worked with Justin Vernon on their sixth full-length release.
    • Television Man was released by Naomi Punk. The second full-length release for the Olympia, Washington, garage-punk band was self-recorded.
    • They Want My Soul was released by Spoon. The eighth studio full-length release for the indie rock band is its first with new member Alex Fischel and was produced by Joe Chicarelli and Dave Fridmann.
    • Time Is Over One Day Old was released by Bear in Heaven. The fourth full-length release for the Brooklyn rock band was produced by band leader, Jon Philpot.
    • Wild Onion was released by Twin Peaks. The second full-length release for the Chicago rock band was produced with R. Andrew Humphrey and Colin Croom.
    • GAMING: PC
    • MIND: Path to Thalamus for PC is released. MIND: Path to Thalamus is a First Person Puzzler that throws you into a fantastic and surreal environment. You will bend the natural elements to your will in order to progress in this emotive, mindbending tale.
    • The Swapper for PlayStation 4 is released. The Swapper features a unique art style that uses real-world clay-models and found objects to create an explorable space station realised in unique detail; gameplay sees players swap between different bodies to achieve otherwise impossible tasks. The game has won awards from IndieCade, Develop and Freeplay, and been a finalist in many more.
    • Road Not Taken for PlayStation 4 is released. Road Not Taken is a roguelike puzzle game about surviving the surprises in life. You assume the role of a ranger adventuring through a vast, unforgiving forest in the aftermath of a brutal winter storm, rescuing children who have lost their way. Randomly generated levels deliver a limitless supply of possibilities to explore and challenges to overcome. Your actions influence not only your own story, but the stories of the villagers you hope to befriend and the town you call home.
    • Table Top Racing for PlayStation Vita is released. Table Top Racing offers fast and furious combat racing; featuring all manner of crazy cars and trucks from Ice Cream vans to Supercars and even a Bunnymobile, all pitted against each other in a world of table top race tracks and oversized obstacles. The cars are bonkers, the competition is fierce, the action relentless.
    • Metrico for PlayStation Vita is released. Dutch indie developer Digital Dreams makes its console debut with Metrico, a unique infographic puzzle action game. Set in a world filled with infographics, Metrico challenges players through 6 worlds filled with bar charts, line diagrams and pie charts, each of which directly react to the player’s movements, actions and input. For example, one bar diagram might grow with each step a player takes to the left, while another might decline with every jump. Players must explore Metrico and carefully analyze every move to see how they affect the world and what will help them advance. This game mechanic, called “Input Morphing”, forces players to think about actions that they normally wouldn’t consider in a video game. Metrico is a combination of exploration, skill, experimentation, but above all: thinking outside of the box. [Plan of Attack]
    • GAMING: XBOX 360
    • Sacred 3 for Xbox 360 is released. Sacred 3 is an action role-playing game experience with accessible yet sophisticated gameplay.
    • SPORTS
    • Arvind Apte, Indian cricketer (brother of Madhav Scored 8 & 7 in one Test), who died at 79.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • American musician, composer, singer and producer George Duke died from chronic lymphocytic leukemia aged 67. He released over thirty solo albums, of which A Brazilian Love Affair from 1980 was his most popular. Duke worked with other musicians, particularly Frank Zappa and also appeared on Michael Jackson's Off The Wall album..
    • Samantha Power becomes the 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
    • Rain intervenes to end the 3rd cricket Test between Australia and England at Old Trafford; England retains the Ashes after winning the first 2 Tests.
    • 160 people are killed by flash floods across Afghanistan and Pakistan.
    • The world's first bovine stem cell lab-grown burger is eaten in London.
    • BIRTHS
    • Pyper Braun, TV Actress, born in Los Angeles, CA.
    • DEATHS
    • George Duke, American Grammy Award winning jazz and funk keyboard player, and composer, who died from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67.
    • ALBUMS
    • The Drop was released by Pinkunoizu. The second full-length release for the Danish psychedelic rock band includes two tracks from its Second Amendment EP.
    • Where the Heaven Are We was released by Swim Deep. The full-length debut release for the British indie rock quartet was produced by Charlie Hugall.
    • SPORTS
    • MLB bans New York Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez for 211 games as a result of the Biogenesis Laboratories scandal.


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