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  • Battle of Boyaca Day is being celebrated in Colombia
  • Festival Wednesday is being celebrated in British Virgin Islands
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Ivory Coast
  • People born on this day are Leo as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • British Open Women's Golf, Muirfield GC: South Africa's Ashleigh Buhai wins her first major title; beats In Gee Chun of South Korea on 4th hole of a sudden death playoff.
    • DEATHS
    • David McCullough, American author (Truman; John Adams), popular historian, TV documentary host and narrator (Seabiscuit; The Civil War), who died at 89.
    • My Life as a Rolling Stone: Season 1 is released. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and the late Charlie Watts are the focus of this four-part documentary narrated by Sienna Miller and directed by Oliver Murray and Clare Tavernor.[Premiered originally in the UK on BBC Two on 2 Jul 2022 and set to air in the US on Epix on 7 Aug 2022]

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • Dennis Thomas singer with Kool & The Gang died age 70. With Kool & The Gang he had the 1981 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Celebration', and the 1984 UK No.2 single 'Joanna' plus over 15 other Top 40 hits..
    • As part of the winning American 4×400m relay team in Tokyo, Allyson Felix takes her total to 11 Olympic medals; becomes the most decorated female Olympian in track and field history.
    • Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra makes history winning his country’s first-ever Olympic track and field gold with 87.58m in Tokyo.
    • DEATHS
    • Jane Withers, American film child star (Bright Eyes; Ginger), character actress (Giant), and commercial spokesperson (Josephine the Plumber), who died at 95.
    • Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas, American funk saxophonist (Kool & The Gang - "Who's Gonna Take The Weight"), who died at 70.
    • Dalal Abdul Aziz, Movie Actress.
    • (Marjorie) "Markie" Post, American actress (Night Court,1984-92 - "Christine" ; There’s Something About Mary), who died of cancer at 70.
    • Markie Post, American actress (Night Court,1984-92 - "Christine" ; There’s Something About Mary), who died of cancer at 70.
    • Mike De Palmer, American tennis player and coach (coach Boris Becker), who died at 59.
    • I'm Fine (Thanks for Asking) is released. When a recently widowed mother becomes houseless, she convinces her 8-year-old daughter that they are only camping for fun while working to get them off of the streets.
    • SPORTS
    • Kevin Durant with 29 points leads USA to his third and the team's 4th consecutive Olympic men's basketball gold medal with an 87-82 win over France in Tokyo.
    • Dutch athlete Sifan Hassan wins 10,000m gold medal in 29:55.32 at the Tokyo Olympics to claim the 5/10k double.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • French pop music record producer, composer, singer, musician Mark Wirtz died from Pick's disease age 76. Wirtz is best known for the never-completed A Teenage Opera concept album, a project he devised while working under contract to EMI at Abbey Road Studios with Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick. The first single from the planned album, 'Excerpt from A Teenage Opera' by Keith West, was a No.2 hit on the UK Singles Chart in September 1967..
    • Cardi B releases single "WAP", featuring Megan Thee Stallion, debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100.
    • DEATHS
    • Gennadi Touretski, Russian swimming coach (Soviet Union, Australia national teams; Alexander Popov, Michael Klim, Ian Thorpe), who died at 71.
    • Mark Wirtz, French pop music record producer, and composer (" Excerpt From A Teenage Opera"), who died from Pick's disease at 76.
    • Lê Kh? Phiêu, Vietnamese leader, General Secretary (1997-2001), who died at 88.
    • Tony Charmoli, American dancer, choreographer, and director (Dinah Shore, Danny Kaye), who died at 99.
    • Waiting for the Barbarians is released. The Magistrate (Mark Rylance) of an isolated frontier settlement on the border of an unnamed empire looks forward to an easy retirement until the arrival of Colonel Joll (Johnny Depp), whose task it is to report on the activities of the ‘barbarians’ and on the security situation on the border. Joll conducts a series of ruthless interrogations, which leads the Magistrate to question his loyalty to the empire.
    • Work It is released. When Quinn Ackerman's admission to the college of her dreams depends on her performance at a dance competition, she forms a ragtag group of dancers to take on the best squad in she just needs to learn how to dance.
    • Out Stealing Horses is released. November 1999: 67-year-old Trond (Stellan Skarsgård), lives in self-imposed isolation and looks forward to welcoming in the new millennium alone. As winter arrives he meets one of his few neighbors, Lars (Bjørn Floberg), and realizes he knew him back in the summer of 1948. 1948 – the year Trond turned 15. The summer Trond grew up.
    • Spinster is released. After her partner breaks up with her on her 39th birthday, Gaby tackles her fears of loneliness as well as preconceptions of what it means for a woman to be single.
    • Black Water: Abyss is released. Deep in the forests of Australia, a group of friends explore a remote cave system when a tropical storm hits. As rising flood waters trap them deep below the surface, something even deadlier emerges from the darkness – killer crocodiles.
    • A Thousand Cuts is released. Nowhere is the worldwide erosion of democracy, fueled by social media disinformation campaigns, more starkly evident than in the authoritarian regime of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Journalist Maria Ressa places the tools of the free press—and her freedom—on the line in defense of truth and democracy.
    • Creem: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine is released. Capturing the messy upheaval of the '70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, the film explores CREEM Magazine's humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse - spotlighting iconic features, interviews, and anecdotes along the way - then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and genius clown prince, Lester Bangs, a year later. Fifty years after publishing its first issue, "America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine"remains a seditious spirit in music and culture.
    • MOVIES: NR
    • Made in Italy is released. Bohemian London artist Robert (Liam Neeson) returns to Italy with his estranged son Jack (Micheal Richardson) to make a quick sale of the house they inherited from his late wife. Neither expects to find the once beautiful villa in such a state of disrepair. Renovations go badly, with father and son soon finding themselves at odds. Robert’s comical lack of DIY experience leads him to seek help from some colourful locals including the no nonsense Kate (Lindsay Duncan), an ex-pat making her living selling villas who quickly captures his attention. For Jack, the state of the house seems to mirror his search for memories of happier times with his mother. He soon falls for Natalia (Valeria Bilello), a vivacious young Italian chef, who restores both body and soul with delights from her local trattoria – until the pair find their developing relationship in jeopardy from Natalia’s jealous and threatening ex-husband. As Robert and Jack painstakingly restore the villa to its previous glory, they also start to mend their relationship. The future may now look quite different and surprise them both.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • The Secret Garden is released. Set in England during 1947, The Secret Garden follows a young orphan girl who, after being sent to live with her uncle, discovers a magical garden on the grounds of his estate.
    • The Tax Collector is released. David (Bobby Soto) and Creeper (Shia LaBeouf), are “tax collectors” for the crime lord Wizard, collecting his cut from the profits of local gangs’ illicit dealings. But when Wizard’s old rival returns to Los Angeles from Mexico, the business is upended, and David finds himself desperate to protect what matters more to him than anything else: his family.
    • Howard is released. The story of songwriter Howard Ashman who penned the lyrics for Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast before he died of AIDS at the height of the AIDS crisis in 1991.
    • ALBUMS
    • Jaguar was released by Victoria Monét. The debut full-length release for the R&B singer-songwriter features contributions from Khalid and SG Lewis.
    • Eight Gates was released by Jason Molina. The posthumous release for the Ohio singer-songwriter was recorded in 2008.
    • Dreamland was released by Glass Animals. The third full-length release for the British psychedelic pop band led by Dave Bayley (who also produced the album) was executive produced by Paul Epworth.
    • Limbo was released by Aminé. The second full-length studio release for the Oregon rapper features guest appearances from Injury Reserve, JID, slowthai, Vince Staples, Summer Walker, Charlie Wilson, and Young Thug.
    • Microphones in 2020 was released by The Microphones. The first album in 17 years for Phil Elverum under the name The Microphones features one track that is nearly 45 minutes long.
    • Purple Noon was released by Washed Out. The fourth full-length release for Atlanta-based chillwave producer Ernest Greene was mixed by Ben H. Allen.
    • Pyramid was released by Jaga Jazzist. The four-track album from the Norwegian ensemble was self-produced and created over two weeks in Sweden.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Company of Crime for PC is released. Company of Crime places you in the heart of 1960s London. Will you build an influential criminal empire, or head up an elite Scotland Yard task force and crack down on the rising tide of corruption? Case out targets, then dive into the melee with your hand-picked team of gangsters or detectives.
    • Fast & Furious Crossroads for PC is released. Gear up for an epic new chapter in the Fast & Furious saga with high-speed heists, cinematic nonstop action, and adrenaline-fueled stunts in exotic locations.
    • Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition for PC is released. Experience Aloy’s legendary quest to unravel the mysteries of a future Earth ruled by Machines. An outcast from her tribe, the young hunter fights to uncover her past, discover her destiny… and stop a catastrophic threat to the future. Use devastating tactical attacks against your prey and explore a majestic open world in this action RPG.
    • King of Fighters R-2 for Switch is released. Mix it up in COLOR with King Of Fighters R-2 now on NEOGEO Pocket Color! Get SKILLS in the MAKING Mode and create your very own custom-made character! You can also play two-player VS. MODE battles and trade SKILLS using the NEOGEO Pocket Link Cable! 14 characters to choose from including 2 new characters make King Of Fighters R-2 H-O-T!

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Largest single-state immigration raid in Mississippi as nearly 700 people arrested.
    • Bodies of two teenagers at center of huge manhunt and suspected of killing three people on remote British Columbia roads found after apparent suicides.
    • BH90210: Season 1 is released. The six-episode "event series"reunites Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Green, Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling and Ian Ziering, to play versions of themselves who have come together to attempt to reboot Beverly Hills,90210.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure for PC is released. Crazy cultists. Cthulhu. A talking cat. Gibbous takes you on an expansive, traditionally animated, hand-painted adventure. Play as three protagonists and explore a lushly rendered Lovecraft-inspired world, unraveling ancient conspiracies. A comedy cosmic horror adventure made in Transylvania.
    • The Forbidden Arts for Switch is released. The Forbidden Arts is an action adventure platformer with a focus on discovery and exploration. When the hero of the game, Phoenix, seeks the counsel of a druid to make sense of his visions, she awakens the latent pyromancy within him. This begins an epic journey from Phoenix’s humble beginnings as he seeks to master the element of fire.
    • Damsel for Xbox One is released. Speed through dozens of missions as Special Agent Damsel, the first and last line of defence against the seedy world of corporate vampires. Rescue hostages, disarm bombs, hack servers and dispatch the undead with precision, speed, and style. Balance frenetic action with split second choices, and pay attention, you never know where the next vamp will come from. Enter a fully realised comic book world and help Damsel take on Red Mist, the powerful vampire corporation that’s adding a new (and illegal) ingredient to their popular vampire drink. Uncover the secrets of the new recipe and stop the corporation from achieving their ultimate plan, the total dominance of vampires on Earth! Use Damsel’s powerful ultraviolet shotgun, quick reflexes, devastating melee, and lightning fast dash to string together stylish attacks. Tight and responsive controls let you move around each arena while avoiding the deadly hazards fiendishly placed to stop you in your tracks.
    • Wanda Vazquez becomes Puerto Rico's third governor in a week after her predecessor Pedro Pierluisi is removed by the supreme court.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Mendocino Fire becomes the largest recorded fire in California's history at 290,600 acres, overtaking 2017 Thomas Fire.
    • " Crazy Rich Asians" first Hollywood film with all-Asian cast, starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh premieres in Los Angeles.
    • Swedish furniture brand Ikea opens its first store in India in Hyderabad.
    • CW network announces Ruby Rose cast as lesbian superhero Batwoman.
    • Australia's population hits 25 million according to Australian Bureau of Statistics.
    • BIRTHS
    • Harlee Quinton Louise Dougherty, TikTok Star, born in New York.
    • DEATHS
    • Karunanidhi, Politician.
    • Stan Mikita, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (4 time NHL scoring leader), who died of Lewy body dementia at 78.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Overcooked! 2 for PC is released. Overcooked returns with a brand-new helping of chaotic cooking action! Journey back to the Onion Kingdom and assemble your team of chefs in classic couch co-op or online play for up to four players. Hold onto your aprons... it's time to save the world (again!)FEATURES:* Online/Local Multiplayer Madness - You'll knead to work together to get the highest score in chaotic local and online multiplayer.* Feast Your Eyes On This - Cook in new kitchens ranging from sushi restaurants, magic schools and mines!* Romaine Calm! - Travel through teleporters, across moving platforms and save time by throwing ingredients across dynamic kitchens that shift and evolve.* Whet Your Appetite! - Cook up a range of new recipes including sushi, cakes, burgers and pizzas.
    • H1Z1: Battle Royale for PlayStation 4 is released. H1Z1 is a fast-paced, highly competitive, battle royale shooter. Parachute in and search for weapons, ammo, vehicles and supplies to stay alive. As a toxic gas cloud compresses the map, develop your strategy and prepare for the spectacle of mayhem. Go solo or group with a team of two or five to be the last ones standing. Now Free To Play!NEW MODE: AUTO ROYALEPlay Battle Royale on Wheels. Drive into battle as part of a four-person vehicle of mayhem. Fight for power-ups to equip your squad and upgrade your ride. Outdrive, outshoot, and outlast the competition to BE THE LAST TEAM DRIVING!#CALLSHOTGUNNON-STOP HIGH OCTANE ACTION* Work as a four-person team* Find power-ups to outfit your vehicle* Destroy vehicles with weapons and traps, using your favorite H1Z1 weapons* Escape the fast moving toxic gas ring* If you're not first, you're deadTAKE THE WHEEL1 person drives,3 people shoot* You never run out of gas, keep that pedal to the metal* Speed through the map for power-ups, weapons, and vehicle upgrades* Drop landmines, shoot enemy vehicles, and fire up your boost to kick things into high gear.* Find ultra-rare weapons like Light Machine Guns and Explosive Arrows in airdrops* Work with your team to outshoot, outdrive, and outlast the competition.
    • Dead Cells for PlayStation 4 is released. Dead Cells puts you in control of a failed alchemic experiment trying to figure out what's happening on a sprawling, ever-changing and seemingly cursed Island. Tough but fair combat, responsive controls, challenging foes, permadeath and of course, the emergency panic roll to get you out of trouble, make for a demanding, visceral and cathartic action game.Experience a roguevania, mixing an interconnected world, branching paths and unlockable skills with the constant adrenaline-pumping threat of permadeath. No checkpoints. You either vanquish the final boss in one go, or you try again. However, you keep some of your progress for successive runs; new paths you've unlocked, access to new levels, mutations, abilities and weapons.Speaking of weapons, Dead Cells features a plethora of ways to slay your enemies. A large variety of swords, bows and of course spells, but also whips, grenades and turrets, each one with its own unique twist. Plus, mutations and scrolls allow you to build and customize your character differently with each and every run.At the end of the day though, it's your skills as a player that matter most! Roguelites are about constantly sharpening your skills, until what was an insurmountable obstacle becomes a walk in the park. Patience, you'll get better!... eventually.FEATURES:* Roguevania: The progressive exploration of an interconnected world, with the replayability of a rogue-lite and the adrenaline pumping threat of permadeath.* 2D Souls-lite Action: Tough but fair combat, the iconic dodge roll, more than 90 weapons and spells with unique gameplay... The unforgiving action wed to the absence of any kind of safety net makes for an adrenalin pumping ride each and every run.* Nonlinear Progression: Sewers, Ossuary or Ramparts? Once unlocked, special permanent abilities allow you to access new paths to reach your objective. Opt for the path that suits your current build, your play style, or just your mood.* Exploration: Secret rooms, hidden passages, charming landscapes. Take a moment to stroll the towers and breath in that fresh sea mist infused air.
    • Flipping Death for Xbox One is released. Welcome to Flatwood Peaks, a small whimsical town with a problem -- Death is on vacation. Play as Penny and help trapped ghosts with your trusted scythe. Flip the entire world around to solve puzzles on both the living and the dead side and slowly uncover the mystery surrounding your own demise.
    • China bans release of Winnie the Pooh movie "Christopher Robin", after character used to mock Chinese President Xi Jinping.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • England breaks 19-year drought in home Test cricket series against South Africa; beat Proteas by 177 in 4th Test at Old Trafford; Moeen Ali 75no and 5/69.
    • DEATHS
    • Janet Seidel, Australian jazz pianist, vocalist, arranger, and educator, who died of ovarian cancer at 62.
    • David Henry Maslanka, American composer (Angel Of Mercy; Sea Dreams), and educator, who died of colon cancer at 73.
    • David Maslanka, American composer (Angel Of Mercy; Sea Dreams), and educator, who died of colon cancer at 73.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice for PC is released. An independent game from Ninja Theory - makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West & DmC: Devil May Cry. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice takes you on a journey into savage viking heartland with Senua, a Celtic warrior struggling with trauma & psychosis.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • Jim Furyk fires 12-under-par 58 in final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC at River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut, becoming 1st player to shoot 58 in a PGA Tour event and 1st PGA Tour pro to card 2 sub-60 rounds.
    • Miami Marlins veteran Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki becomes the 30th member of the 3,000 hit club in a 10 - 7 win v Rockies.
    • DEATHS
    • Bryan Clauson, Race Car Driver.
    • SPORTS
    • British swimmer Adam Peaty records a world record 57.13 to win the gold medal in the men's 100m breaststroke at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
    • Sarah Sjöström of Sweden breaks world record in 55.48 to win the gold medal in the women's 100m butterfly at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
    • United States men's 4 × 100m freestyle relay team wins the final in 3:09.92 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Michael Phelps'record 19th Olympic gold medal.

    On this day in 2015

    • DEATHS
    • Sbu Khomo, World Music Singer.
    • Rod Spalding, Race Car Driver.
    • Louise Suggs, Golfer.
    • Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian-American FDA Director (stopped thalidomide use in the US), who died at 101.
    • Call Me Lucky is released. Barry Crimmins is pissed. His hellfire brand of comedy has rained verbal lightning bolts on American audiences and politicians for decades, yet you've probably never heard of him. But once you've experienced Bobcat Goldthwait's brilliant character portrait of him and heard Crimmins's secret, you will never forget him. From his unmistakable bullish frame came a scathingly ribald stand-up style that took early audiences by force. Through stark, smart observation and judo-like turns of phrase, Crimmins's rapid-fire comedy was a war on ignorance and complacency in '80s America at the height of an ill-considered foreign policy. Crimmins discusses another side of his character, revealing in detail a dark and painful past that inspired his life-changing campaign of activism in the hope of saving others from a similar experience. Interviews with comics like Margaret Cho and Marc Maron illustrate Crimmins's love affair with comedy and his role in discovering and supporting the development of many of today's stars.
    • Catch Me Daddy is released. Laila, a teenager from a ruthless criminal family, flees home with her boyfriend, Aaron. Laila’s family, who disapprove of the relationship on the grounds of religious principles, decide to hire a couple of mercenary thugs to chase them down – a pursuit that takes them deep into the muck of the Yorkshire Moors. [Oscilloscope Laboratories]
    • The Falling is released. At the centre of the epidemic are intense and clever Lydia Lamont (Maisie Williams) and admired and rebellious Abbie Mortimer (Florence Pugh), both 16 years old. They carve their initials into a majestic English oak tree by a magical pond and vow never to lose touch. But Lydia already feels that Abbie is drifting away from her and soon her fears are confirmed. Struggling to find solace within the volatile, strange atmosphere of the school and her troubled home-life, Lydia feels driven to discover what is really behind everything that seems wrong. As the fainting escalates Lydia confronts the authority figures around her: her self-absorbed mother, Eileen (Maxine Peake), the unbending and indomitable deputy head Miss Mantel (Greta Scacchi), and the enigmatic and powerful headmistress Miss Alvaro (Monica Dolan). Eventually Lydia’s actions force old secrets to rise to the surface and she finds herself faced with a truth that she never expected. [BBC Films]
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is released. Set in a Mediterranean sea-side village, Kamila (Salma Hayek) cleans house for exiled artist and poet Mustafa (Liam Neeson), but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter, Almitra, (Quvenzhané Wallis) out of trouble. The three embark on a journey meant to end with Mustafa’s return home – but first they must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in his words will incite rebellion. [GKIDS]
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Fantastic Four is released. Four young outsiders teleport to a dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. [20th Century Fox]
    • Ricki and the Flash is released. Ricki Rendazzo (Meryl Streep) is a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family, including her daughter (Mamie Gummer), her ex-husband (Kevin Kline) and his new wife (Audra McDonald). [Sony Pictures]
    • MOVIES: R
    • The Diary of a Teenage Girl is released. Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother's (Kristen Wiig) boyfriend, "the handsomest man in the world, "Monroe Rutherford (Alexander Skarsgård). What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl's sexual and artistic awakening, without judgment. [Sony Pictures Classics]
    • The Gift is released. Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo (Joel Edgerton) at first, but after a seemingly coincidental series of encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from their past is uncovered after nearly 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones?
    • The Runner is released. In the aftermath of the BP oil spill, an idealistic but imperfect New Orleans politician (Nicolas Cage) finds his plans of restoration unraveling as his own life becomes contaminated with corruption, scandal and deceit. [Alchemy]
    • Dark Places is released. Libby Day (Charlize Theron) was only seven years old when her mother and two sisters were brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. In court, the traumatized child pointed the finger at her brother, Ben (Tye Sheridan), and her testimony put the troubled 16-year-old in prison for life. Twenty-five years later, a broke and desperate Libby has run through donations from a sympathetic public and royalties from her sensational autobiography, without ever moving past the events of that night. When Libby accepts a fee to appear at a gathering of true-crime aficionados led by Lyle Wirth (Nicholas Hoult), she is shocked to learn most of them believe Ben is innocent and the real killer is still at large. In need of money, she reluctantly agrees to help them reexamine the crime by revisiting the worst moments of her life. But as Libby and Lyle dig deeper into the circumstances surrounding the murders, her recollections start to unravel and she is forced to question exactly what she saw—or didn’t see. As long-buried memories resurface, Libby begins to confront the wrenching truths that led up to that horrific night. [A24]
    • Cop Car is released. When two good-natured but rebellious young boys (James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford) stumble across an abandoned cop car hidden in a secluded glade they decide to take it for a quick joyride. Their bad decision unleashes the ire of the county sheriff (Kevin Bacon) and leads to brutal consequences.
    • Sneaky Pete: Season 1 is released. Marius, a conman (Giovanni Ribisi) takes his cellmate's identity (Pete) and ends up working with the unsuspecting family's bail bond business as a skip tracer with Pete's cousin (Marin Ireland) in this drama from Bryan Cranston and David Shore.
    • ALBUMS
    • Thank You for Stickin' with Twig was released by Slim Twig. The fourth full-length release for the Canadian producer includes contributions from Michael Rault and Slim Twig's wife, Meg Remy of U.S. Girls.
    • Positive Songs for Negative People was released by Frank Turner. The sixth full-length release for the British folk-punk artist was produced by Butch Walker.
    • Lovers Know was released by The Mynabirds. The third full-length release for the indie pop band led by Laura Burhenn was produced by Bradley Hanan Carter.
    • Pain was released by Deaf Wish. The fourth full-length release for the Australian indie rock band is its first on the Sub Pop label.
    • Trackless Woods was released by Iris DeMent. The poems of Russian Anna Akhmatova are the basis of the latest release from the singer-songwriter.
    • Weirdo Shrine was released by La Luz. The second full-length release for the Seattle-based indie rock band was recorded in a Southern California surf shop and produced by Ty Segall.
    • Compton was released by Dr. Dre. Released exclusively on Apple Music/iTunes, the third full-length studio album for the rapper features guest appearances from such artists as Marsha Ambrosius, BJ the Chicago Kid, Eminem, The Game, Ice Cube, Justus, Kendrick Lamar, Craig Owens, Jill Scott, Snoop Dogg, and Xzibit.
    • Death Magic was released by HEALTH. The fifth release for the Los Angeles noise rock band was produced by The Haxan Cloak.
    • Dornik was released by Dornik. The debut full-length release for the British pop/R&B singer was produced by Pop Wansel.
    • Abyss was released by Chelsea Wolfe. The fifth full-length release for the singer-songwriter features contributions from Russian Circles guitarist Mike Sullivan and was produced by John Congleton.
    • Another One was released by Mac DeMarco. The eight-track mini-album was self-recorded by the Canadian singer-songwriter.
    • Give Up Your Dreams was released by The Phoenix Foundation. This is the sixth full-length studio release for the New Zealand six-piece band.
    • Green Lanes was released by Ultimate Painting. The second full-length release from the indie rock duo of Mazes' Jack Cooper and Veronica Falls' James Hoare was recorded on one-inch tape.
    • Georgia was released by Georgia. The full-length debut for the British artist who worked with Kwes and Kate Tempest was self-produced.
    • Faded Gloryville was released by Lindi Ortega. The third full-length release for the Canadian country singer features a duet with former Civil Wars member John Paul White.
    • Kill the Lights was released by Luke Bryan. The fifth full-length release for the country singer features a duet with Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild.
    • Ivywild was released by Night Beds. The second full-length release for the music project of Winston Yellen features influences from R&B and electronic pop.
    • Submerged for Xbox One is released. Submerged is a 3rd-person, combat-free game in which the gamer explores a mysterious, flooded city and discovers the beauty of desolation in vast outdoor environments. She takes on the role of Miku, a young girl who has brought her wounded brother to the city in their small fishing boat. [Uppercut Games]
    • US Presidential candidate Donald Trump says in a CNN interview that news anchor Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever”.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Ed Sheeran was at No.1 on the UK album chart with his second studio album X. The album has been certified 10x platinum in the UK with sales of over 3 million copies, making it the third best-selling album of the 2010s and one of the best selling albums in the history of the UK..
    • Garfunkel & Oates: Season 1 is released. The comedy series follows the (fictional) adventures of real-life comedy-folk duo of Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates).
    • GAMING: PC
    • Cloud Chamber for PC is released. Navigate a strange 3D database and work with other players to determine what happened when a secret signal from another appears. Discuss your way through fragments of found footage films, journals and documentary clips about space.

    On this day in 2013

    • DEATHS
    • Kelly Garrett, American actress and singer (The Night That Made America Famous), who died of cancer at 69.
    • Kid-Thing is released. In the outskirts of Austin, the days of 10 year-old Annie are filled with solitary mischief. Annie has no friends her age; her father, a goat farmer-cum-demolition derby driver, does little parenting. Playing in the woods one day, she hears a plaintive call for help from a woman in an abandoned well. Though Annie feels driven to visit the well daily, she is unsure about how to deal with the woman's plight.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is released. The son of Poseidon and his friends head into the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece.
    • MOVIES: R
    • We're the Millers is released. A small-time pot dealer creates a fake family as part of a plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.
    • Broadchurch: Season 1 is released. Recently transferred Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (David Tennant) takes the lead of the investigation into the death of 11-year-old Danny Latimer (Oskar McNamara) in the fictional Dorset town of Broadchurch over local Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman).
    • GAMING: XBOX 360
    • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons for Xbox 360 is released. Help guide a couple of brothers on a fairy tale journey from Swedish film director, Josef Fares and developer Starbreeze Studios. Control both brothers at the same time as you experience co-op play in single player mode. Solve puzzles, explore varied locations and fight boss battles, controlling one brother with each thumb stick.


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