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Today in the World Countries
- Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution is being celebrated in Iran
- Armed Forces Day is being celebrated in Liberia
- Lateran Treaty Day is being celebrated in Vatican City
- National Foundation Day is being celebrated in Japan
- Youth Day is being celebrated in Cameroon
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Nicole Ortega, Blogger, born in Philippines.
- Tito Fernández, World Music Singer.
On this day in 2022
- Australia lists the koala as endangered for the first time in Queensland, New South Wales and ACT after a steep decline in numbers.
- B Flat A was released by Trupa Trupa.
This is the sixth full-length release for the Polish rock band Trupa Trupa.
- Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You was released by Big Thief.
The fifth full-length release for Brooklyn indie rock band Big Thief was recorded it was recorded in California, Colorado, upstate New York, and Tucson.
- Earthling was released by Eddie Vedder.
The third full-length solo release for the Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder features a guest appearance from Elton John and was produced by Andrew Watt.
- Everything Was Forever was released by Sea Power.
This is the seventh full-length release for the British band previously known as British Sea Power.
- Good Morning Gorgeous was released by Mary J. Blige.
The latest full-length release for R&B artist Mary J. Blige features guest appearances from DJ Khaled, Dave East, Fivio Foreign, Anderson.Paak, and Usher.
- Heterosexuality was released by Shamir.
The latest full-length release for Philadelphia artist Shamir was produced by Hollow Comet and mixed by Justin Tailor.
- Lucifer on the Sofa was released by Spoon.
The 10th full-length studio release for the Austin indie rock band Spoon was produced with Mark Rankin.
- The Dream was released by Alt-J.
The fourth full-length release for the British indie rock trio Alt-J was produced by Charlie Andrew.
- Visitor was released by Empath.
The second full-length release for the Philadelphia noise-pop band Empath was produced by Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Jake Portrait.
- The Pact - Not Rated is released.
Aged 63 Karen Blixen is at the pinnacle of her fame and next in line to win the Nobel Prize for literature. It has been 17 years since she gave up her famous farm in Africa only to return to Denmark with her life in ruins. Devastated by syphilis and having lost the love of her life she has reinvented herself as a literary sensation. She is an isolated genius, however, until the day she meets a talented 30-year-old poet. She promises him literary stardom if he in return will obey her unconditionally even at the cost of him losing everything else in his life.
- The Sky Is Everywhere - PG-13 is released.
Tucked among the magical redwood trees of Northern California and surrounded by her grandmother’s gargantuan roses,17-year-old Lennie Walker, a radiant musical prodigy, struggles with overwhelming grief following the sudden loss of her older sister, Bailey. When Joe Fontaine, the charismatic new guy at school, enters Lennie’s life, she’s drawn to him. But Lennie’s complicated relationship with her sister’s devastated boyfriend, Toby, starts to affect Lennie and Joe’s budding love. Through her vivid imagination and honest, conflicted heart, Lennie navigates first love and first loss to create a song of her own.
- Marry Me - PG-13 is released.
Kat Valdez (Jennifer Lopez) is half of the sexiest celebrity power couple on Earth with hot new music supernova Bastian (Maluma). As Kat and Bastian’s inescapable hit single, “Marry Me, ” climbs the charts, they are about to be wed before an audience of their fans in a ceremony that will be streamed across multiple platforms. Divorced high-school math teacher Charlie Gilbert (Owen Wilson) has been dragged to the concert by his daughter Lou (Chloe Coleman) and his best friend (Sarah Silverman). When Kat learns, seconds before the ceremony, that Bastian has cheated on her with her assistant, her life turns left as she has a meltdown on stage, questioning love, truth and loyalty. As her gossamer world falls away, she locks eyes with a stranger—a face in the crowd. If what you know lets you down, then perhaps what you don’t know is the answer, and so, in a moment of inspired insanity, Kat chooses to marry Charlie. What begins as an impulsive reaction evolves into an unexpected romance. But as forces conspire to separate them, the universal question arises: Can two people from such different worlds bridge the gulf between them and build a place where they both belong?
- Minamata - R is released.
Celebrated war photographer W. Eugene Smith (Johnny Depp) goes against a powerful corporation responsible for poisoning the people of Minamata, Japan in 1971. With the glory days of World War II far behind him, Smith has become a recluse. Between an impassioned Japanese translator called Aileen (Minami) urging him to go and a much needed commission from "Life"Magazine editor Ralph Graves (Bill Nighy), Smith is finally convinced to journey back to Japan to expose the devastating annihilation of a coastal community, victims of corporate greed and complicit local police and government. Armed with only his trusted Nikon camera, Smith must find the images that will bring this story to the World.
- Here Before - Not Rated is released.
When a new family moves in next door to Laura (Andrea Riseborough) and her family, their young daughter, Megan, quickly captivates her, stirring up painful memories of her own daughter, Josie, who died several years previously. Before long, Laura's memories turn to obsession as Megan's unsettling behaviour begins to convince her of something supernatural. As Laura's determination to get to the bottom of it becomes all consuming, her family begins to fracture and the line between the extraordinary and the real becomes ever more obscured in this haunting story about a mother's love.
- I Want You Back - R is released.
Peter (Charlie Day) and Emma (Jenny Slate) are total strangers, but when they meet, one thing instantly bonds them: they were both unexpectedly dumped by their respective partners, Anne (Gina Rodriguez) and Noah (Scott Eastwood), on the same weekend. As the saying goes, “misery loves company, ” but their commiseration turns into a mission when they see on social media that their exes have happily moved on to new romances, Anne with Logan (Manny Jacinto) and Noah with Ginny (Clark Backo). Terrified that, in their 30s, they have lost their shot at happily ever after and horrified at the prospect of having to start over, Peter and Emma hatch a desperate plot to win the loves of their lives back. Each will do whatever it takes to put an end to their exes’ new relationships and send them running back to their arms.
- Playground - Not Rated is released.
Following 7-year-old Nora and her big brother Abel, we see Nora struggling to fit in before finding her place on the schoolyard. One day, she notices Abel being bullied by other kids, and though she rushes to protect him by warning their father, Abel forces her to remain silent, while he endures more humiliation and harassment by his peers.
- Fabian: Going to the Dogs - Unrated is released.
Berlin,1931. Jakob Fabian works in the advertising department of a cigarette factory by day and drifts through bars, brothels and artist studios with his wealthy and debauched friend Labude by night. When Fabian meets the beautiful and confident Cornelia, he manages to shed his pessimistic attitude for a brief moment and falls in love. Not long after, he falls victim to the great wave of layoffs sweeping the city, plunging him back into a depression, while Cornelia’s career as an actress is taking off thanks to her wealthy boss and admirer – an arrangement that Fabian finds difficult to accept. But it’s not just his world that is falling apart; all of Germany is about to self-destruct.
- Death on the Nile - PG-13 is released.
Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travelers, and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement.
- Bigbug - TV-MA is released.
In 2050, artificial intelligence is everywhere. So much so that humanity relies on it to satisfy its every need and every desire - even the most secret and wicked. In a quiet residential area, four domestic robots suddenly decide to take their masters hostage in their own home. Locked together, a not-quite-so-blended family, an intrusive neighbor and her enterprising sex-robot are now forced to put up with each other in an increasingly hysterical atmosphere! While, outside, the Yonyx, the latest generation of androids, are trying to take over. As the threat draws closer, the humans look elsewhere, get jealous, and rip into each other under the bewildered eyes of their indoor robots. Maybe it’s the robots who’ve got a soul – or not!
- Blacklight - PG-13 is released.
Travis Block (Liam Neeson) is a government operative coming to terms with his shadowy past. When he discovers a plot targeting U.S. citizens, Block finds himself in the crosshairs of the FBI director he once helped protect.
- Catch the Fair One - NR is released.
A Native American boxer embarks on the fight of her life when she goes in search of her missing sister.
- A Night of Knowing Nothing - Not Rated is released.
Through fictional love letters found in a cupboard at the Film and Television Institute of India, we meet L, a film student writing to her estranged lover while he is away. Gradually we’re immersed in the drastic changes taking place at the school and in the lives of young people across the country as they take to the streets to protest widespread discrimination.
- TV SERIES
- Inventing Anna: Season 1 is released.
Vivian (Anna Chlumsky), a journalist investigates purported German heiress Anna Delvey (Julia Garner), who may be a con woman in this limited series from Shonda Rhimes inspired by the New York Magazine article by Jessica Pressler.
On this day in 2021
- California's COVID-19 pandemic death toll overtakes New York's, reaching 45,496 amid first sign of falling infection numbers (Johns Hopkins).
- US President Joe Biden rescinds the national emergency order used by Donald Trump to fund the border wall with Mexico.
- UK Kent COVID-19 pandemic strain set "to sweep the world" and become the dominant strain globally according to UK scientist Sharon Peacock after strain detected in over 50 countries.
- UK Kent COVID-19 pandemic strain set "to sweep the world" and become the dominant strain globally according to UK scientist Sharon Peacock after strain detected in over 50 countries (later named Alpha).
- World's second oldest person French nun Sister André'celebrates her 117th birthday after surviving COVID-19 pandemic in Toulon.
- Phil Horrocks-Taylor, English rugby union fly half (9 caps England,1 British & Irish Lions; Leicester Tigers), who died at 86.
- TV SERIES
- Clarice: Season 1 is released.
FBI Agent Clarice Starling (Rebecca Breeds) returns to work six months after the events of "The Silence of the Lambs"in the series co-created by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet.
On this day in 2020
- American drummer Paul English died after a bout of pneumonia age 87. He was Willie Nelson's long-time drummer and was the titular "Paul"of the Willie Nelson album Me and Paul as well as the title track of that album. English also had a role in Nelson's movie Red Headed Stranger (1986)..
- Bernie Sanders wins the New Hampshire Democratic primary.
- Largest wave ever surfed by a woman by Brazilian Maya Gabeira riding a 73.5ft (22.4m) wave at Nazaré, Portugal.
- Largest wave ever surfed by a woman by Brazilian Maya Ganeira riding a 73.5ft (22.4m) wave at Nazaré, Portugal.
- US attorney general, William Barr recommends cutting suggested sentence of Roger Stone, prompting prosecutors to resign.
- Snow falls in Baghdad, Iraq, for only the second time in a century.
- Katsuya Nomura, Japanese baseball catcher and manager (first NPB batter to win Triple Crown 1965; Nankai Hawks), who died of heart failure at 84.
- (Bhekizizwe) Joseph Shabalala, South African singer, songwriter, founder and musical director of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who died at 79.
- TV SERIES
- Cherish the Day: Season 1 is released.
The first season of the anthology series from Ava DuVernay follows Gently James (Xosha Roquemore) and Evan Fisher (Alano Miller) as they meet and fall in love.
- For Life: Season 1 is released.
Inmate Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock) passes the bar exam to become a lawyer and represents other prisoners as he seeks to overturn his own conviction in this legal drama created by Hank Steinberg and inspired by executive producer Isaac Wright Jr.'s life.
On this day in 2019
- Artificial Intelligence system meant to assist diagnosis in the future, pitted against physicians in test to diagnose 600,000 patients in results published in "Nature Medicine", A.I. won, just.
On this day in 2018
- Dutchman Sven Kramer becomes only male speed skater to win same Olympic event 3 times, claiming gold in the 5,000m at Pyongchang; first man to win total 8 Olympic medals in the sport.
- Norway sweeps the medals in the Olympic 30k cross country skiathlon at Pyeongchang; Simen Hegstad Krüger wins gold ahead of team mates Martin Johnsrud Sundby & Hans Christer Holund.
- Norway sweeps the medals in the Olympic 30k cross country skiathlon at Pyeongchang; Simen Hegstad Krüger wins gold ahead of teammates Martin Johnsrud Sundby & Hans Christer Holund.
- Russian airliner crashes south-east of Moscow, killing all 71 on board.
- MOMA opens a major solo exhibition for Brazilian artist Tarsila do Amaral in New York.
- Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], American singer (On the Street Where You Live), entertainer, actor and TV presenter (Vic Damone Show), who died at 89.
- Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], American singer (" On the Street Where You Live"), entertainer, actor and TV presenter (Vic Damone Show), who died at 89.
- TV SERIES
- Here and Now: Season 1 is released.
The seemingly perfect family of philosophy professor Greg Bishop (Tim Robbins), his lawyer wife Audrey (Holly Hunter), their three adopted children (Jerrika Hinton, Raymond Lee and Daniel Zovatto) and lone biological daughter (Sosie Bacon) is tested when one of the children starts seeing things in this Alan Ball drama.
- Our Cartoon President: Season 1 is released.
The animated parody about the 45th president and his White House was executive produced by Stephen Colbert, R.J. Fried, and Chris Licht.
On this day in 2017
- Actor Bug Hall at the age of 32 weds Jill Marie DeGroff in Encino, California.
- Fab Melo, Basketball Player.
- Harvey Lichtenstein, American head of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, who died at 87.
On this day in 2016
- Last of Oregon militia occupying Malheur wildlife refuge surrenders to authorities after 41 days.
- Sixth Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast on CNN and PBS, and held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
- Discover of gravitational waves (through collision of two black holes) announced by physicists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (Ligo).
- Riot between rival drug cartels at a prison in Monterrey, Mexico, leaves 52 dead.
- David Hankin, Race Car Driver.
- TV SERIES
- Those Who Can't: Season 1 is released.
Grawlix stand-up comics Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy are teachers at Denver's James Buchanan High School in the comedy that was originally a pilot for Amazon before the series was picked up by TruTv.
On this day in 2015
- Francesco Schettino, Captain of the Costa Concordia that ran aground 2012, is convicted of manslaughter in Grosseto and sentenced to 16 years in jail.
- Bob Simon, American TV correspondent (CBS,60 Minutes), who died after a car crash at 73.
- Roger Hanin, French actor (Navarro), who died at 89.
- Roger Hanin, TV Actor.
On this day in 2014
- Slopestyle freestyle skiing event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; Canadian Dara Howell is inaugural women's gold medallist.
- Queen made UK chart history by becoming the first act to sell six million copies of an individual album. Their first Greatest Hits collection, which includes the hits 'We Will Rock You' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' had extended its lead after being Britain's highest-selling album for several years. The Official Charts Company said one in three British families now owned a copy of the 1981 compilation..
- Peace talks resume in Geneva as leaders attempt to bring an end to the civil war in Syria.
- 11 people are killed after a grenade was tossed into a movie theatre in Peshawar, Pakistan.
- 77 people are killed after a military transport plane crashes in Algeria.
- Alice Babs [Nilson], Swedish jazz singer (The Swe-Danes; Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts), and actress (Swing It, Teacher!), who died of Alzheimer's disease complications at 90.
- Acoustic at the Ryman [Live] was released by Band of Horses.
The ten-track live acoustic release from the indie rock band features songs recorded at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium in April 2013.
- Animal Heart was released by Nina Persson.
The former A Camp and Cardigans singer releases her first solo release under her real name.
- Benji was released by Sun Kil Moon.
The sixth full-length release for Mark Kozelek as Sun Kil Moon includes contributions from Owen Ashworth, Will Oldham, Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley, and Jen Wood.
- Cheatahs was released by Cheatahs.
The debut full-length release for the London-based band led by Nathan Hewitt was self-produced.
- Galore was released by Thumpers.
The debut full-length release for the British duo of Marcus Pepperell and John Hamson, Jr. was produced with David Kosten.
- Emmaar was released by Tinariwen.
Saul Williams, Matt Sweeney and Josh Klinghoffer appear as guests on the sixth release for the desert blues rock band from Mali.
- Death After Life was released by Thug Entrancer.
This is the debut full-length techno release for Chicago-based producer Ryan McRyhew.
- Dizzy Heights was released by Neil Finn.
The Crowded House co-founder worked with Dave Fridmann on his first solo work since 2001's One Nil.
- Poemss was released by Poemss.
This is the debut release for the collaboration between producer Joanne Pollock and Aaron Funk of Venetian Snares.
- Small Town Heroes was released by Hurray for the Riff Raff.
The latest release for the folk ensemble led by Alynda Lee Segarra is its first on the ATO label.
- Ledges was released by Noah Gundersen.
The debut full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter who previously headed up The Courage was self-produced.
- Let's Go Extinct was released by Fanfarlo.
The third full-length release for the London-based band was recorded in Wales with producer David Wrench.
- +++ (Crosses) was released by +++ (Crosses).
This is the full-length debut for the side project formed by Deftones' Chino Moreno Far's Shaun Lopez. and Chuck Doom.
- Sun Structures was released by Temples.
This is the debut full-length release for the psych rock-inspired British quartet led by James Bagshaw and Tom Warmsley.
- The Ghosts of Then & Now was released by Illum Sphere.
The debut full-length release for Ryan Hunn as Illum Sphere features guest appearances from such artists as Shigeto, Shadowbox, and Mai Nestor of Facit.
- The Lights from the Chemical Plant was released by Robert Ellis.
The third full-length release for the Nashville-based singer-songwriter was produced by Jacquire King.
- The Outsiders was released by Eric Church.
The fourth full-length studio release for the country rock artist was produced by Jay Joyce.
- You're Gonna Miss It All was released by Modern Baseball.
The second full-length release for the Philadelphia indie pop band was mastered by Will Yip.
- War Room Stories was released by Breton.
The second full-length release for the British indie electronic band was recorded at an old Soviet radio studio in East Berlin.
On this day in 2013
- Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415.
- 18 coal miners are killed in an explosion in the Komi region, Russia.
- Erik Cassel, Entrepreneur.
- Rick Huxley, British rock guitarist (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), who died from emphysema at 72.
- Rick Huxley, English guitarist (Dave Clark 5), who died at 72.
- Painting was released by Ocean Colour Scene.
This is the tenth studio release for the British rock band led by Steve Craddock.
- II was released by K-X-P.
This is the second full-length release from the Finnish electronic rock band.