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  • Battle Day Holiday is being celebrated in Falkland Islands
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Tanzania
  • National Youth Day Holiday is being celebrated in Albania
  • Saint Clement of Ohrid Day Holiday is being celebrated in North Macedonia
  • People born on this day are Sagittarius as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

In the future 2340

  • Worf, Fictional Klingon character in Star Trek Next Generation.
  • Worf, Klingon character on Star Trek Next Generation.

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Sheet of paper on which scientist Charles Darwin defended his theory of evolution in 1865 sells for a record $882,000 at Sotheby's.
    • DEATHS
    • Ruth Madoc, TV Actress.
    • One Fine Morning is released. Sandra (Léa Seydoux), a young mother who raises her daughter alone, pays regular visits to her sick father. While she and her family fight tooth and nail to get him the care he requires, Sandra reconnects with Clément (Melvil Poupaud), a friend she hasn’t seen in a while. Although he is married, a passionate relationship begins.
    • The Whale is released. A reclusive English teacher (Brendan Fraser) living with severe obesity attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.
    • To the End is released. A sequel to 2019’s Knock Down the House, To the End follows the intersecting stories of four visionary young women of color who are environmental leaders on the front lines of the fight for a Green New Deal—a bold and ambitious plan to stop the climate crisis and make racial and economic justice part of the solution. The film’s protagonists—Varshini Prakash (Sunrise Movement), Alexandra Rojas (Justice Democrats), Rhiana Gunn-Wright (Roosevelt Institute), and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—are each grappling with new challenges of leadership and power in the face of cynicism and uncertainty. Over three volatile years of crisis and upheaval, from street protests to the halls of Congress, the film tracks a historic shift in climate politics in the U.S. as these young leaders work together to defend their generation’s right to a future. A coming-of-age story for a movement, To the End gives audiences an unflinching look at how power works in today’s America, and a front seat view of history in the making.
    • Christmas Bloody Christmas is released. It’s Christmas Eve and fiery record store owner Tori Tooms just wants to get drunk and party, until the robotic Santa Claus at a nearby toy store goes haywire and makes her night more than a little complicated. Santa Claus begins a rampant killing spree through the neon drenched snowscape against a backdrop of drugs, sex, metal and violence, ultimately forcing Tori into a blood splattered battle for survival against the ruthless heavy metal Saint Nick himself.
    • Loudmouth is released. It tells the story of Rev. Al Sharpton, painting an intimate portrait of a tireless warrior who has never ducked a fight in his mission to transform the status quo.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Something from Tiffany's is released. Nothing compares to the magic and excitement of the holidays in New York City, where the streets blaze with lights, windows dazzle, and a special box from Tiffany could change the course of a person’s life. Or several lives. Rachel and Gary (Zoey Deutch, Ray Nicholson) are happy enough, but not quite ready for that big commitment. Ethan and Vanessa (Kendrick Sampson, Shay Mitchell), the perfect picture, are just about to make it official. When a simple mix-up of gifts causes all of their paths to cross, it sets off a series of twists and unexpected discoveries that lead them to where they’re truly meant to be. Because love, like life, is full of surprises.
    • Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is released. Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl, with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results. An adaptation of the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Empire of Light is released. A story about human connection and the magic of cinema set in an English seaside town in the early 1980s.
    • ALBUMS
    • S.O.S. was released by SZA. The second full-length studio release for R&B artist SZA features guest appearances from Phoebe Bridgers, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Travis Scott, and Don Toliver.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Choo-Choo Charles for PC is released. Navigate an open-world island in an old train, upgrade it over time, and use it to fight an evil spider train named Charles.
    • Dragon Quest Treasures for Switch is released. Players take control of Erik and Mia as they explore a treasure hunter’s paradise where boundless adventure awaits. Loot can be hidden in the most fiendishly inaccessible locations, so players must recruit a variety of well-meaning monsters and make use of their unique treasure-hunting abilities. These charming creatures will help players to race over open fields, scale cliffs with a single bound, and glide over gaping chasms. They will even provide assistance in battles against rival treasure hunters! Collecting treasure will increase the player’s vault value, allowing them to expand their home base and further build up their brigade of friendly monsters.
    • SPORTS
    • Dark fantasy game "Elden Ring", created by Hidetaka Miyazaki and George RR Martin, awarded Game of the Year at the Game Awards.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • David Lasley American recording artist, singer and songwriter died age 74. He was known for his contributions as a background singer and songwriter for such artists as Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, Luther Vandross, Chic, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield and Boz Scaggs..
    • Actor Jussie Smollett found guilty of falsely reporting a hate crime in 2019, in a Chicago court.
    • Jamaican musician Garth Dennis died from complications of pneumonia age 72. He was a founder member of Black Uhuru, later a member of The Wailing Souls for ten years. He grew up in Trenchtown and became friends with Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer..
    • DEATHS
    • Lina Wertmuller, Director.
    • Al Unser, Race Car Driver.
    • Demaryius Thomas, Football Player.
    • Brian Aldridge, New Zealand cricket umpire (26 Tests,45 ODIs), who died at 81.
    • Carmen Salinas, Soap Opera Actress.
    • And Just Like That...: Season 1 is released. Now in their 50s, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) are back, this time on HBO Max in the Sex and the City sequel series.
    • Anne Boleyn: Season 1 is released. The three-part series focuses on the last months of Anne Boleyn's life as Jane Seymour (Lola Petticrew) arrives in court and men like Thomas Cromwell (Barry Ward) try to undermine her.[Premiered originally in the UK on Channel 5 on 1 Jun 2021 and in the US on AMC+ on 9 Dec 2021]
    • GAMING: PC
    • After the Fall for PC is released. From the creators of Arizona Sunshine comes an epic VR action FPS with intense co-op gameplay at its core that pits up to 4 players against a post-apocalyptic VR world filled with ferocious undead, mutated and twisted by the relentless cold.Set in the ice-covered ruins of 1980s LA nearly 20 years after the apocalypse, After the Fall combines an evolving VR world shared with players on all platforms with action-packed co-op gameplay, built from the ground up for VR.Venture out into the remains of post-apocalyptic LA, wield deadly weapons and devastating powers with real-life movements as you develop your combat style, and join forces with players worldwide. Go head to head with hordes and towering bosses in a bid to leave the city a better place than your predecessors.
    • GTFO for PC is released. GTFO is a 4 player action/horror cooperative first-person shooter for hardcore gamers looking for a real challenge. Players get to play as a team of prisoners, forced to explore and extract valuable artifacts from a vast underground complex that has been overrun by terrifying creatures. Gather weapons, tools, and resources to help you survive - and work to unearth the answers about your past and how to escape.KEY FEATURES* 4 player cooperative PvE gameplay that puts you and your teammates through the ultimate cooperation and communication test.* Explore a massive underground complex with a dense and dark atmosphere.* Plan your expedition, equip and operate tools, combine your firepower, communicate and coordinate as a team - every detail counts if you are to survive the nightmare.* Search the complex for information and resources to help you and your team solve your objectives and come back alive.* The Rundown: New expeditions released regularly that always replaces the old expeditions. Our goal is to invent new ways of challenging you and your teammates in new and interesting ways.* Nightmarish atmosphere accompanied by music from acclaimed composer Simon Viklund.
    • Wytchwood for PC is released. Wytchwood is a crafting adventure game set in a land of gothic fables and fairytales. As the old witch of the woods, explore a strange countryside, collect magic ingredients, brew sorcerous spells, and pass judgement upon a capricious cast of characters.
    • Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX for Switch is released. Welcome to the magical world of Monster Rancher! The beloved series makes its triumphant return with Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX, bringing together the wildly popular simulation games – Monster Rancher and Monster Rancher 2 – all in one amazing collection. Raise your own monsters and train them to compete against other eccentric creatures in combat and tournaments. With hundreds of different monster types, each with their own skills and abilities, every Rancher will be able to raise and train a monster that's a perfect fit for their personality and play style. Returning fans and newcomers alike can enjoy the timeless monster training and battling experience in Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX!
    • Loop Hero for Switch is released. The Lich has thrown the world into a timeless loop and plunged its inhabitants into never ending chaos. Wield an expanding deck of mystical cards to place enemies, buildings, and terrain along each unique expedition loop for the brave hero. Recover and equip powerful loot for each class of hero for their battles and expand the survivors' camp to reinforce each adventure through the loop. Unlock new classes, new cards, and devious guardians on your quest to shatter the endless cycle of despair.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • American record producer, songwriter and musician Jason Slater died age 49. He was bassist and backup vocalist for the American rock band Third Eye Blind and Slater went on to produce many projects, including four albums by progressive rock band Queensryche..
    • Canada approves the Pfizer/ BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 pandemic.
    • United Arab Emirates is the first country to authorize China's Sinopharm vaccine for COVID-19 pandemic saying it is 86% effective.
    • DEATHS
    • Stanley Smith, Race Car Driver.
    • Ray Hunter, Northern Irish cricket all-rounder (28 international matches) and rugby union centre (10 Tests; British & Irish Lions 1962; Portadown RFC), who died at 82.
    • Chi Tai, Comedian.
    • Alex Olmedo, American/Peruvian tennis player (Australian C'ships, Wimbledon 1959), who died from brain cancer at 84.
    • Gordon Forbes, South African tennis player and author (French Open mixed doubles [Darlene Hard] 1955), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 86.
    • Unto The End for Xbox One is released. Unto The End is a challenging combat adventure game in the style of a cinematic platformer. The story is simple: get home to your family. Master read-react combat in intense sword fights. Spot opportunities to trade and use items. An adventure told through your actions, how will you make it home?
    • SPORTS
    • Ray Perkins, American football coach (New York Giants, University of Alabama, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arkansas State University), who died from heart disease at 79.
    • Paolo Rossi, Italian soccer striker (48 caps; FIFA World Cup 1982 [Golden Boot, Golden Ball]; L.R. Vicenza, Juventus), who died at 64.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at The Beacon Theatre, NYC; performers include: Sting, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Bob Geldof, Ricky Martin, Eurythmics, Deborah Harry, Shaggy, Zucchero, MC Rodriguez, and H.E.R..
    • US officials "deliberately misled" the public on progress of the Afghanistan war, hid that it was a lost cause, according to The Washington Post analysis of the "Afghanistan Papers".
    • White Island / Whakaari volcano, a tourist attraction in New Zealand erupts killing 16.
    • Chilean Air Force plane lost on flight to Antarctica with presumed loss of 38 lives.
    • BIRTHS
    • Charm Norris, YouTube Star, born in Newcastle, Australia.
    • DEATHS
    • Marie Fredriksson, Swedish singer (Roxette - Must Have Been Love), who died after a long illness at 61.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Frog Detective 2: The Case of the Invisible Wizard for PC is released. You're a detective, and a frog, and it's time to solve a mystery. Also there's a wizard.
    • SPORTS
    • World Anti-Doping Agency bans Russia from all major sporting events including 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2022 football World Cup in Qatar for manipulating laboratory data.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Winter storm hits US south east killing three, leaving hundreds of thousands without power, cancelling over 1,000 flights.
    • Tens of thousands march on Delhi, India, to demand Hindi temple be built on contentious religious site in Ayodhya.
    • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady breaks Peyton Manning's record for most touchdown passes in NFL history; moves to 582 with 3 TD passes during 34-33 defeat by Miami Dolphins; record includes TDs thrown in regular season & post-season.
    • Copa Libertadores Final, Madrid: River Plate beats Boca Juniors 3-1 in extra time (aggregate 5-3); Juan Quintero's stunning extra-time strike helps River come from a goal down to record historic victory over 10-man Boca.
    • DEATHS
    • Melvin Dummar, American gas station attendant, claimant to the Howard Hughes estate, and subject of the film "Melvin and Howard", who died at 74.
    • Riccardo Giacconi, Italian American astrophysicist, Nobel Prize for Physics 2002 for X-ray astronomy, who died at 87.
    • Counterpart: Season 2 is released. Howard Silk aka Howard Alpha (J.K. Simmons) is stuck in Echo, a black site, while Howard Prime (J.K. Simmons) is in our world working at the Office of Interchange and taking care of Howard's wife, Emily (Olivia Williams).
    • Armenia's acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan wins a snap election with 70.4% of the vote.
    • SPORTS
    • Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rogers breaks Tom Brady's NFL record with his 359th straight pass without an interception during Packers 34-20 win over Atlanta Falcons; finishes game with streak intact at 368.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Funeral for French rock star Johnny Hallyday draws hundreds of thousands onto Paris streets.
    • 83rd Heisman Trophy Award: Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma (QB).
    • LocoRoco 2 Remastered for PlayStation 4 is released. The LocoRoco are in danger again, the evil Moja have returned and this time they've brought with them a terrible song that sucks the life out of living things! The LocoRoco must once again save their planet - this time by making lots of sweet music. LocoRoco 2 is easy to play, instantly addictive and guaranteed to make you feel all warm and fuzzy while you hum along to the soundtrack! Explore 25 new stages, including hidden challenges, and meet a colourful cast of new characters. Enhance your LocoRoco through music and song, learning new actions to overcome the Moja. Perform new actions such as climbing inside shells to destroy thorns, jumping from grass blade to grass blade and swimming underwater. Expand your fun with six new mini games, including an Ad-hoc four player game.
    • Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declares victory over the Islamic State in Iraq, ending more than 3 years of conflict.
    • Same-sex marriage is legalized in Australia after being signed into law by the Governor General.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • The widow of Chris Cornell filed a complaint in a Florida federal court in a row over unpaid Soundgarden royalties. Court documents claimed that Cornell’s former bandmates were attempting to "strong-arm Chris’ Estate into turning over certain audio recordings created by Chris before he passed away.".
    • The Brand New Testament is released. God exists, and He’s a jerk. He lives in a high-rise apartment in Brussels and never gets out of His pajamas. He takes sadistic delight in dreaming up new “laws” to torment humanity, and He’s a petty tyrant to his wife and ten year-old daughter, Ea. Like her brother before her, Ea has had enough of her Father’s abuse and when she spies the right opportunity, she hacks into His computer and leaks to the entire world—by text message—the only thing He has over them: their inevitable death date. Ea, after escaping and with her Father in pursuit, gathers apostles and writes her own New Testament to try to fix the mess her Father has made of humanity. Her six apostles —a one-armed woman, a sex maniac, a killer, a woman who has been left by her husband, an office worker, and a gender dysphoric child—learn to celebrate life and love, and provide us with Jaco Van Dormael’s dark, witty and eccentric answer to the loaded question: what would you do if you knew exactly how much time you had left to live? [Music Box Films]
    • Slash is released. Freshman Neil's Vanguard stories are all he cares about...until he meets the older Julia, who pushes him to put his own fan fic online. When the website's moderator takes a special interest in Neil's work, it opens up a whole new universe.
    • Frank & Lola is released. Frank (Michael Shannon) is a brooding, staunch Las Vegas chef who always focused his energy into his culinary talents — until he meets Lola (Imogen Poots), a young and beautiful enigma. Together, Frank and Lola build an intense relationship that saves each other from their mutual despair. Cracks begin to show after Lola suddenly cheats on Frank, which leads to Frank’s evolving mistrust of Lola and a growing obsession with an imposing man from her past. As Frank is given the chance to cook for a famed Parisian restaurateur, he is overcome by extreme thoughts of betrayal, causing him to seek revenge and answers. But what he learns about Lola is not black and white, and trust gives way to a web of deceit.
    • All We Had is released. For fifteen-year-old Ruthie Carmichael (Stefania Owen) and her young mother, Rita (Katie Holmes), life has never been stable. Fleeing Rita’s latest boyfriend, they find themselves living out of their beat-up car, and heading east in search of a better life. When money runs out and their car breaks down, they become stranded in a small town where Rita ultimately lands a steady job waitressing at Tiny’s, a local diner where they begin to develop a family: tender-hearted Marty, the owner of the diner, and Pam, a transgender waitress with big dreams who becomes Ruthie’s closest friend.
    • Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America is released. Daryl Davis is an accomplished musician who was played all over the world. He also has an unusual hobby, particularly for a middle aged black man. When not displaying his musical chops, Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan. When many of these people eventually leave the Klan with Daryl's support, Daryl keeps their robes and hoods; building his collection piece by piece, story by story, person by person, in hopes of one day opening a museum of the Klan.
    • Burn Country is released. After being exiled from Afghanistan, a former war journalist (Dominic Rains) who worked as a fixer in his home country settles in a small town in Northern California and takes a job with a local newspaper. But when he attempts to cover local crime, he stumbles into local corruption that puts himself and others in danger.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • I Am Not Your Negro is released. Director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished - a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words. He draws upon James Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America. [Magnolia Pictures]
    • La La Land is released. Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail piano gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Land of Mine is released. As World War Two comes to an end, a group of German POWs, boys rather than men, are captured by the Danish army and forced to engage in a deadly task – to defuse and clear land mines from the Danish coastline. With little or no training, the boys soon discover that the war is far from over. Inspired by real events, Land of Mine exposes the untold story of one tragic moment in post-war history. [Sony Pictures Classics]
    • Office Christmas Party is released. When the CEO tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch, he and his Chief Technical Officer must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.
    • Abattoir is released. An investigative reporter works to solve the mystery behind a mysterious man who has been buying houses where tragedies have occurred. Set in a world where it always feels like night, even in daylight hours, real estate reporter Julia Talben’s life is turned upside down when her family is brutally murdered. It is believed to be an open and close case, but Julia quickly realizes there is much more to this story when she returns to the crime scene to find the murder room deconstructed and physically removed from her sister’s home. This ignites an investigative pursuit that eventually leads her and ex-lover Detective Declan Grady to the town of New English where they find the enigmatic Jebediah Crone and the Abattoir - a monstrous house stitched together with unending rooms of death and the damned. Julia comes to realize that her sister’s soul is trapped inside, but the Abattoir isn’t just a house - it’s a door to something more evil than anyone could have ever imagined. Julia and Grady are ultimately faced with the question: How do you build a haunted house? One room at a time.
    • Harry Benson: Shoot First is released. Harry Benson: Shoot First charts the illustrious career of the renowned photographer who initially rose to fame alongside The Beatles, having been assigned to cover their inaugural trip to the United States in 1964. With unprecedented “behind the scenes” access, Benson captured some of the most vibrant and intimate portraits ever taken of the most popular band in history. His extensive portfolio includes iconic images of Winston Churchill, Bobby Fischer, Muhammad Ali, Greta Garbo, Michael Jackson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Robert F. Kennedy assassination, and his work has appeared in publications including Life, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. Now 86, workaholic Benson has no intention of stopping.
    • ALBUMS
    • Peace Trail was released by Neil Young. Recorded over four days, the 37th full-length studio release for the Canadian singer-songwriter features Jim Keltner on drums and Paul Bushnell on bass.
    • The Rest Is Scenery was released by Richard Youngs. Each song on the British multi-instrumentalist's latest release was based on a single minor-guitar chord.
    • 4 Your Eyez Only was released by J. Cole. The fourth full-length studio release for the North Carolina hip-hop artist includes co-production with such producers as Elite, Cardiak, Chargaux, Ron Gilmore, and Elijah Scarlett.
    • Sky Force Anniversary for Xbox One is released. The legendary shoot-em-up is here to celebrate its 10-year anniversary in super-destructive style.Harnessing the intensity of classic arcade games combined with modern visuals, Sky Force Anniversary offers a stunning scrolling shooter experience with an incredible new social gameplay element.Over a decade ago, IGN said, "Put simply, Sky Force is amazing."Scoring an incredible 9.5 out of 10. And now i'ts back. Bigger, bolder and more intense than ever.This 10th anniversary edition adds incredible depth to the series through stunning 3D graphics, intuitive controls and a powerful upgrade system that'll keep you blasting for hours on end.
    • South Korean MPs vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye.
    • Ghanaian Presidential election won by Nana Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party.
    • SPORTS
    • Mosconi Cup nine-ball pool, London, England: Europe wins 7th consecutive title convincingly beating US,11-3; MVP: Albin Ouschan (Austria).

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • German Chancellor Angela Merkel named Time Magazine's Person of the Year, for her handling of debt and refugee crises.
    • Attack on Kandahar airport by Taliban forces kills at least 37 before Afghan forces retake control.
    • Amazon's best-selling book of the year is "Girl on a Train" by Paula Hawkins.
    • Stinking Heaven is released. A black as tar comedy charting the dissolution of a commune for sober living in 90's suburban New Jersey.
    • Starwhal for Xbox One is released. Flop it out with up to 4 players in a retro, epic narwhal battle in space.
    • Baseball Riot for Xbox One is released. Baseball Riot is a humorous physics based puzzle game. The player, as the baseball star Gabe Carpaccio, must travel through the US and clear more than 100 levels bristling with Explodz energy drink crazed villains. The gameplay is easy to pick up and play; the player simply lines up a shot, swings the bat and sees the ball knock out obnoxious fans, leery catchers, biased umpires and more. The player must bounce the ball of walls and obstacles to get the goons lurking behind cover.
    • SPORTS
    • Gheorghe Gruia, Romanian handball player, who died at 75.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • CIA Torture Report released, detailing the CIA's use of torture on detainees between 2001-2006.
    • DEATHS
    • José Feghali, Brazilian concert pianist (Van Cliburn Gold Medalist,1985) takes his own life at 53.
    • Mary Ann Mobley, American model/actress, who died from breast cancer at 77.
    • Winfred "Blue" Lovett, American singer (Manhattans-One Life to Live), who died at 71.
    • ALBUMS
    • 36 Seasons was released by Ghostface Killah. The 11th solo studio release for the Wu-Tang rapper features guest appearances from AZ, Kool G Rap, Nems, Pharoahe Monch, The Revelations, Kandace Springs, Shawn Wigs, and Tre Williams.
    • Monuments to an Elegy was released by Smashing Pumpkins. The tenth full-length studio release from the alternative rock band led by Billy Corgan includes Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee on drums.
    • 2014 Forest Hills Drive was released by J. Cole. The third studio release for the rapper was named after the address of his childhood home in North Carolina and was self produced with !llmind, Cardiak, CritCal, Omen, Phonix Beats, Vinylz, and Willie B.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy for 3DS is released. Prepare for intense courtroom showdowns by investigating crime scenes, collecting evidence, and questioning witnesses.
    • Tennis in the Face for PlayStation 4 is released. As you might guess from the title, Tennis in the Face isn’t a very serious game. Nor a tennis game, really. Instead it’s more about smashing furious tennis serves at creepy clowns, corrupt riot police, mad scientists and a couple of other worthy targets of some tough tennis street justice.
    • Destiny: The Dark Below for PlayStation 4 is released. Augment the Destiny experience with a myraid of weapons, armor, and gear earned in new story quests and missions,3 new competitive multiplayer arenas, and a new Strike and Raid. Under the surface of the Moon, a long-ago forgotten enemy awakens. Survive the true depths of the Hellmouth, and stop its dark army from invading Earth.
    • Flyhunter Origins for PlayStation Vita is released. Take on the role of Zak; a bumbling alien spaceship janitor and wannabe Flyhunter. He works on board the Flyhunter Crew’s legendary spaceship; ‘The Frog’, but deep down he longs for an exciting adventure of his own…
    • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris for Xbox One is released. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is the sequel to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. In her new adventure, Lara Croft travels to Egypt and realized she must join forces with rival treasure hunter Carter Bell and imprisoned gods Horus and Isis to defeat the evil god Set. Featuring a 4-player co-op story, players must work together to explore the temple, defeat hordes of enemies from the Egyptian underworld, solve devious puzzles, and avoid deadly traps. At the same time, players compete for treasure, powerful artifacts, and ultimate bragging rights.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • Mike Ditka's #89 jersey is retired by the Chicago Bears.
    • MLB pitcher Roy Halladay announces his retirement due to persistent back injury.
    • The Rolling Stones topped the UK chart with their latest album Blue & Lonesome, the bands first original studio album to reach No.1 for 22 years and the 12th album by The Rolling Stones to reach the top of the charts..
    • DEATHS
    • Rounder Saverance, Race Car Driver.
    • Eleanor Parker, American actress (Caged, Detective Story, Hans Brinker), who died from pneumonia at 91.
    • Barbara Hesse-Bukowska, Pianist.
    • Six by Sondheim is released. Newly filmed performances from Darren Criss, Jarvis Cocker, America Ferrera, Jackie Hoffman, Jeremy Jordan, Audra McDonald, Laura Osnes, and Will Swenson, are featured in the documentary directed by James Lapine that focuses on six of Stephen Sondheim's songs: "I’m Still Here"from The Follies, “Something’s Coming” from West Side Story; “Opening Doors” from Merrily We Roll Along; “Send in the Clowns” from A Little Night Music; “Being Alive” from Company; and “Sunday” from Sunday in the Park with George.
    • ALBUMS
    • Alternate/Endings was released by Lee Bannon. The debut full-length release for the New York City producer from Sacramento includes contributions from Juan Alderete from Mars Volta and Black Atlass.
    • Peggle 2 for Xbox One is released. Peggle 2 injects players into the peg-popping vista of the original while delivering an array of new features and functionality. Peggle 2 offers all-new levels, new and improved power-ups, fantastic multiplayer modes, gesture controls with Kinect for Xbox One, the ability to customize the "Peggle Masters"who host the game, and much more.


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