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Today in the World Countries
- Liberation Day is being celebrated in Afghanistan
- Statehood day is being celebrated in Serbia
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Buffalo gunman Payton Gendron sentenced to life in prison, after pleading guilty to ten counts of first-degree murder and a count of domestic terrorism, the first in New York.
- Paul Berg, American biochemist (development of recombinant DNA techniques, Nobel Chemistry 1980), who died at 96.
- Paul Berg, Biologist.
- Raquel Welch, Movie Actress.
- Marlowe - Not Rated is released.
In late 1930’s Los Angeles, down on his luck detective Philip Marlowe (Liam Neeson) is hired to find the ex-lover of a glamorous heiress (Diane Kruger), daughter of a well-known movie star (Jessica Lange). The disappearance unearths a web of lies, and soon Marlowe is involved in a dangerous, deadly investigation where everyone involved has something to hide.
On this day in 2022
- Revival of Meredith Willson's musical "The Music Man", starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC.
- Floods and landslides after the heaviest rain in a century in Petrópolis, Brazil, leaves 146 people dead with 191 missing.
- (Alokesh) "Bappi" Lahiri, Indian disco and film music composer, singer, and record producer, who died of a lung infection at 69.
- Bappi Lahiri, Composer.
On this day in 2021
- Nigerian Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala becomes the first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization.
- Major winter storm in the US stretches from Texas to Maine killing at least 31, with over 3 million without power in Texas.
- Major winter storm in the US stretches from Texas to Maine, over 3 million without power in Texas, goes on to kill 210 people.
- UK is the first European country to require travellers from COVID 'hotspots'to isolate in quarantine hotels, following other countries such as Australia, NZ and Singapore.
- Vincent Jackson, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 2009,11,12; SD Chargers, TB Buccaneers), who died at 38.
- Vincent Jackson, Football Player.
- (Juan) "Johnny" Pacheco, Dominican-American salsa flutist, bandleader, composer, record producer and label executive (Fania Records), who died at 85.
- Leopoldo Luque, Argentine soccer striker (43 caps; River Plate), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 71.
On this day in 2020
- Beijing orders people returning to the city after Lunar New Year holiday to self-quarantine for 14 days to prevent spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
- Amie Harwick, Doctor.
- Caroline Flack, British television presenter (Love Island), commits suicide at 40.
- Caroline Flack, TV Show Host.
- Tony Fernández, Dominican baseball shortstop (MLB All-Star 1986,87,89,92,99; World Series 1993; Gold Glove Award 1986–89; Toronto Blue Jays), who died of polycystic kidney disease at 57.
- Vatroslav Mimica, Director.
On this day in 2019
- US President Donald Trump declares a national emergency to divert funds to build a border wall, after signing bipartisan spending agreement to avoid another government shutdown.
- A fired employee opens fire at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, killing five and injuring six.
- Al Mahmud, Poet.
- Bruno Ganz, Movie Actor.
- Gene Littler, American golfer (1961 US Open,29 PGA Tour titles), who died at 88.
- Ephyra was released by Woman's Hour.
This is the second and final release for the London-based indie pop trio.
- Czarface Meets Ghostface was released by Czarface.
The latest comic book-inspired hip-hop release for Czarface is a collaboration with Ghostface Killah.
- Brickbat was released by Piroshka.
This is the debut full-length release for the music project that includes Lush's Miki Berenyi, Modern English's Mick Conroy, Moose's K.J. McKillop, and Elastica's Justin Welch.
- ALL was released by Yann Tiersen.
The latest release for the French composer was mixed by Gareth Jones and includes field recordings from Califonia's redwood forests and Berlin's Tempelhof airport.
- Triage was released by Methyl Ethel.
The third full-length release for the Australian pyschedelic pop/rock band was produced and recorded by its lead singer Jake Webb.
- Psychedelic Country Soul was released by The Long Ryders.
The first new full-length release in over 30 years for the Alt-country/Americana band was produced by Ed Stasium.
- Ladytron was released by Ladytron.
The first full-length release in seven years for the electronic pop quartet features a guest appearance by Iggor Cavalera on drums.
- Head Above Water was released by Avril Lavigne.
The first full-length studio release in over five years for the Canadian pop-rock artist features a guest appearance from Nicki Minaj.
- Helium was released by Homeshake.
The fourth full-length solo release for Canadian indie R&B artist Peter Sagar was self-recorded and mixed in his apartment in Montreal.
- Hello Happiness was released by Chaka Khan.
The first new studio release of new songs from the Chicago R&B/funk artist since 2007 was co-produced by Sarah Ruba and David "Switch"Taylor.
- Unfurl was released by Ry X.
This is the second full-length release for the Australian, LA-based singer-songwriter.
- What It Is was released by Hayes Carll.
The sixth full-length release for the Nashville-based Texas-born singer-songwriter was co-produced by Brad Jones and Allison Moorer (who also co-wrote several songs).
- Hotel by the River - Not Rated is released.
An aging poet, Younghwan (Ki Joobong), summons his two estranged sons (Kwon Haehyo and Yu Junsang) to a solitary hotel beside the Han River because he feels his death is near. While waiting for them to arrive, he meets two women (Kim Minhee and Song Seonmi) out walking in the new-fallen snow and is struck by their angelic beauty. But the women have come to the hotel to do some healing of their own. As Younghwan moves between the women and his bickering sons, he also moves between his two minds: one that walks on the street and the other that communes with the eternal. [Cinema Guild]
- Patrick - TV-14 is released.
Sarah is unlucky in love and a bit of a mess. The last thing she needs is a mischievous dog. When she inherits Patrick the pug, not only does he turn her life upside down but also changes it forever.
- Ruben Brandt, Collector - R is released.
Ruben Brandt, a famous psychotherapist, is forced to steal 13 paintings from the world's renowned museums and private collections to prevent his suffering from terrible nightmares he has as a result of subliminal messaging he received as a child. Accompanied by his four patients, he and his band of thieves strike regularly and with great success. The Collector quickly becomes the most wanted criminal in the world. Gangsters and headhunters chase him around the world while the reward for his capture keeps rising, approaching a hundred million dollars. A cartel of insurance companies entrusts Mike Kowalski, a private detective and leading expert on art theft, to solve the Collector Case. [Sony Pictures Classics]
- Sorry Angel - Not Rated is released.
Paris,1993. Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps) is a semi-renowned writer and single father in his thirties trying to maintain his sense of romance and humor in spite of the turmoil in his life and the world. While on a work trip to Brittany, he meets Arthur (Vincent Lacoste), an aspiring filmmaker in his early twenties, who is experiencing a sexual awakening and eager to get out of his parochial life. Arthur becomes instantly smitten with the older man.
- The Breaker Upperers - Not Rated is released.
Fifteen years ago, Mel (Madeleine Sami) and Jen (Jackie van Beek) discovered they were being two-timed by the same man. Bitter and cynical they became fast friends and formed The Breaker Upperers, a small-time business breaking up couples for cash. Now they're in their late-thirties and business is booming. They're a platonic, codependent couple who keep their cynicism alive by not getting emotionally involved with anybody else. But when they run into an old victim, Mel develops a conscience and their friendship is truly put to the test.
- Donnybrook - NR is released.
Three desperate souls must fight their way out of a dead-end world in this bracing, gut-punching glimpse into America’s dark underbelly. Earl (Jamie Bell) is a struggling ex-marine and father determined to make a better life for his family—no matter what it takes. Angus (Frank Grillo) is a violent, unhinged drug dealer who leaves a trail of death and destruction in his wake. And Delia (Margaret Qualley) is a haunted woman who will do anything to escape a life of crime she can no longer bear. In their kill-or-be-killed world, all roads lead to the Donnybrook: an illicit backwoods cage match where bare-knuckled fighters brawl for a shot at a $100,000 prize. It’s either a last-ditch chance at redemption—or a death sentence. [IFC Films]
- TV SERIES
- Doom Patrol: Season 1 is released.
Cyborg (Joivan Wade) comes to Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief (Timothy Dalton) and his band of superheroes: Cliff Steele/Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Larry Trainor/Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Rita Farr/Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby) and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero) with a mission that will change their lives for forever in the second live-action DC Universe series.
- The Umbrella Academy: Season 1 is released.
Luther (Tom Hopper), Diego (David Castañeda), Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman), Klaus (Robert Sheehan), Vanya (Ellen Page) and Number Five (Aidan Gallagher) are brought back together by the death of their adoptive father (Colm Feore) in this series based on the comics and graphic novels by My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way.
- Proven Innocent: Season 1 is released.
When attorney Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre) was younger she was wrongly convicted and now she helps those like her with the help of her team that includes: attorney Ezekiel "Easy"Boudreau (Russell Hornsby), investigator Bodie Quick (Vincent Kartheiser), and communications director Violet (Nikki M. James) in this legal drama from David Elliot and Danny Strong.
- Lorena: Season 1 is released.
The four-part documentary series executive produced by Jordan Peele about the Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt case was directed by Joshua Rofé and includes discussion of issues such as the 24-hour news cycle, domestic violence and sexual assault.
On this day in 2018
- IBU Female Rookie of the Year, Hanna Öberg of Sweden wins 15k individual biathlon gold medal with 4 clean shootings at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; first victory and podium of her career.
- Denver's Serbian center Nikola Jokic records fastest triple double in NBA history (14 minutes,33 seconds) in the Nuggets'134-123 win at Milwaukee; Jokic finishes with 30 points,17 assists,15 rebounds.
- German figure skaters Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot set new ISU best free skating score of 159.31 on their way to pairs gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
- German women's luge singles champion Natalie Geisenberger and men's doubles winners Tobias Wendl & Tobias Arlt earn their 2nd Olympic gold medals in Pyeongchang in the team relay event.
- Frenchman Pierre Vaultier retains his Olympic snowboard cross title (Sochi 2014) with a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.
- Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns in a surprise move.
- First known case of transgender woman breastfeeding reported in "Transgender Health Journal" in US.
- Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in as South African President, replacing Jacob Zuma.
- Sochi (2014) Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the US wins the giant slalom at the Pyeongchang Winter Games; also takes combined silver.
- Vancouver (2010) Olympic super-G champion Aksul Lund Svindal of Sweden wins the downhill gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.
- Wynn Irwin, American actor (Lotsa Luck, Sugar Time), who died at 85.
- Vaclovas Paketuras, Lithuanian composer (The Sun Is Setting; Polyphonic Pieces), who died at 90.
On this day in 2017
- The Indian space rocket PSLV-C37 successfully launches 104 satellites in a single flight.
- TV SERIES
- Doubt: Season 1 is released.
Defense attorney Sadie Ellis (Katherine Heigl) becomes involved with a client (Steven Pasquale), who may have murdered a 15-year-old many years ago.
On this day in 2016
- 58th Grammy Awards: Best Song "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran, Best Album "1989" by Taylor Swift.
- Louis Lane, American conductor (Akron,1959-83; Lake Erie Opera,1964-72), and educator (Cleveland Institute,1982-2004) dies at 72.
- Denise Matthews "Vanity", singer (Prince protege) and actress (52 Pick Up), who died at 57.
- George Gaynes, Dutch-American singer, actor and voice artist (Tootsie, Police Academy, General Hospital), who died at 98.
- George Gaynes, Dutch-Finnish-American singer, stage and screen actor (Tootsie; Police Academy; General Hospital), who died at 98.
- TV SERIES
- Better Call Saul: Season 2 is released.
Season two finds Jimmy McGill a.k.a. Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) with the choice of staying within the law or trying more unethical ways to make more money as his relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn) changes.
- 11.22.63: Season 1 is released.
Produced by J.J. Abrams, high school history teacher Jake Epping (James Franco) travels back in time to stop the assassination of JFK in the adaptation of Stephen King novel's 11/22/63.
On this day in 2015
- 64th NBA All-Star Game, Madison Square Garden, NYC: West beats East,163-158; MVP: Russell Westbrook, OKC Thunder, G.
- Ella Osborne, Family Member, born in England.
- TV SERIES
- Indian Summers: Season 1 is released.
Set in 1932, Ralph Whelan (Henry Lloyd-Hughes), private secretary to the viceroy of India moves to Simla for the summer where his sister (Jemima West) draws the attention of Aafrin (Nikesh Patel), a Junior Clerk in the Viceroy’s office and WWI veteran Darius (Roshan Seth). Also in Northern India town for the season are socialite Cynthia Coffin (Julie Walters), who runs the Royal Club; Douglas (Craig Parkinson), a teacher at the missionary school; his wife Sarah (Fiona Glascott); and Scottish tea plantation heir, Ian McLeod (Alexander Cobb).
On this day in 2014
- Polish ski jumper Kamil Stoch wins his 2nd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics in the men's large hill event; also wins normal hill gold.
- Tammam Salam is elected Prime Minister of Lebanon after a 10 month gridlock.
- World champion Aleksandr Tretyakov of Russia wins the men's skeleton gold medal at his home Sochi Winter Olympics.
On this day in 2013
- Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk' reached the one million sales mark,10 weeks after it was first released becoming the 158th track to reach the million mark in British charts history. The song, from the soundtrack to the Fifty Shades Of Grey film also became the most-streamed track ever in the UK..
- 2012 DA14, an asteroid with a 50m diameter, comes within 27,700km of Earth the same day as the Chelyabinsk meteor hits Siberia.
- Chelyabinsk meteor breaks up over Chelyabinsk, Russia, injuring over 1,200 people, with 26 to 33 times energy of Hiroshima bomb.
- Escape from Planet Earth - PG is released.
Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.
- No - R is released.
In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a referendum on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. With scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free. [Sony Pictures Classics]
- Like Someone in Love - Not Rated is released.
Abbas Kiarostami, the writer/director of the critically acclaimed "Certified Copy, "travels even further afield from his native Iran for this mysteriously beautiful romantic drama filmed entirely in Japan. Like Someone in Love revolves around the brief encounter between an elderly professor (81-year-old stage actor Tadashi Okuno, here playing his first leading role in a film) and a sociology student (Rin Takanashi) who moonlights as a high-end escort. Dispatched to the old man by her boss—one of the professor’s former students—the young woman finds her latest client less interested in sex than in cooking her soup, talking, and playing old Ella Fitzgerald records. Eventually, night gives way to day and a tense standoff with the student’s insanely jealous boyfriend (Ryo Kase); but as usual in Kiarostami, nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. Are these characters—who conjure in one another the specters of regret and roads not taken—meeting by chance, or is it fate? Is this love, or merely something like it? (IFC)
- The Berlin File - Not Rated is released.
Exposed during an illegal arms trade gone wrong in Berlin, a North Korean agent finds himself in the crosshairs of an international manhunt. Not knowing if he was betrayed by his wife or his country, he must prepare to make the ultimate sacrifice.
- The Jeffrey Dahmer Files - Not Rated is released.
In the summer of 1991 Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee and sentenced to 957 years in prison for killing 17 people and dismembering their bodies. Through the use of archival footage and interviews with the local medical examiner, police detective, and Dahmer's neighbors, this documentary explores the ordinary man behind the horrifying acts.
- Saving Lincoln - Not Rated is released.
The true story of Abraham Lincoln's presidency is told from the perspective of his bodyguard, Ward Hill Lamon and with sets created via CineCollage from actual Civil War photographs.