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Today in the World Countries
- Archbishop Janani Luwum Day is being celebrated in Uganda
- Birthday of Kim Jong-il is being celebrated in North Korea
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Lithuania
- Statehood Day Holiday is being celebrated in Serbia
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
In the future 2335
- Geordi La Forge, character on Star Trek Next Generation.
- WWII: US Naval History and Heritage Command confirms identity of the wreck USS Albacore, a submarine lost in 1944, discovered by University of Tokyo sonar team in 2022 off of Hokkaido, Japan.
- Simone Ann-Marie Edwards, Basketball Player.
- Chuck Jackson, American pop and R& B singer (" Any Day Now" ; "I Don't Want to Cry" ; "I Keep Forgettin'"), who died at 85.
- Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey - Not Rated is released.
The days of adventures and merriment have come to an end, as Christopher Robin, now a young man, has left Winnie-The-Pooh and Piglet to fend for themselves. As time passes, feeling angry and abandoned, the two become feral. After getting a taste for blood, Winnie-The-Pooh and Piglet set off to find a new source of food. It’s not long before their bloody rampage begins.
- TV SERIES
- Star Trek: Picard: Season 3 is released.
The third and final season sees Jean-Luc Picard reunited with his friends on the U.S.S. Titan.
- Animal Control: Season 1 is released.
Cynical Animal Control officer Frank Shaw (Joel McHale) has a new rookie partner, the optimistic Fred "Shred"Taylor (Michael Rowland) in this workplace comedy from Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg and Dan Sterling.
On this day in 2022
- Johannes Høsflot Klæbo teams with Erik Valnes to win the men's team sprint for Norway and clinch the cross country freestyle sprint double at the Beijing Winter Olympics.
- Gail Halvorsen, Pilot.
- Vasilis Botinos, Greek soccer winger (12 caps; Olympiacos FC 140 games,120 goals), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 77.
- Prey//IV was released by Alice Glass.
The debut full-length solo release for ex-Crystal Castles singer-songwriter Alice Glass was produced by Jupiter Keyes.
- TV SERIES
- jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy: Season 1 is released.
The three-part documentary from Clarence "Coodie"Simmons and Chike Ozah about the life and career of rapper Kanye West features footage shot over 20+ years.
On this day in 2021
- Lauryn Hill's 1998 album The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill was certified Diamond for 10 million sales in America, making her the first female hip-hop artist to earn that certification. When first released the album debuted at No.1 on the Billboard chart, selling over 422,000 copies in its first week, which broke a record for first-week sales by a female artist. Worldwide, the album has sold over 20 million copies..
- Athens and parts of Greece covered in unusual heavy snowfall.
- US Winter storm continues with Dallas recording its lowest temperature in 70 years minus-2 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Actor Nicholas Cage marries for the fifth time to Riko Shibata at Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas.
- Actor Nicolas Cage weds Riko Shibata in Las Vegas, his fifth marriage.
- Soul Jah Love, Reggae Singer.
- Wayne Giardino, Canadian football linebacker (Grey Cup 1968,69,73; Ottawa Rough Riders), who died at 77.
- TV SERIES
- Young Rock: Season 1 is released.
The comedy series created by Nahnatchka Khan and Dwayne "The Rock"Johnson is based on the significant moments in Johnson's younger years before wrestling.
- The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song is released.
The four-hour, two-part miniseries hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the history of black churches that began when slaves were brought from Africa to the Americas.
- Kenan: Season 1 is released.
After the death of his wife, Atlanta morning show host Kenan (Kenan Thompson) juggles work and raising his two daughters as his father-in-law (Don Johnson), brother (Chris Redd), and co-workers try to give him advice.
On this day in 2020
- NBA All Star Game, United Center, Chicago, IL: Team LeBron beats Team Giannis,157-155; MVP: Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers, F.
- America evacuates 400 citizens from COVID-19 pandemic-infected cruise ship Diamond Princess quarantined in Yokohama port, Japan.
- 'Ghost ship'cargo vessel MV Alta washed up on the Irish coast near Ballycotton by Storm Dennis, after drifting across the Atlantic from Bermuda.
- Cordero Jr So Cool, Family Member, born in United States.
- Barry Hulshoff, Dutch soccer defender (14 caps; European Cup 1971,72,73; Ajax Amsterdam), who died at 73.
- Larry Tesler, American computer scientist (invented copy, cut, paste), who died at 74.
- Harry Gregg, Irish soccer goalkeeper (25 caps Northern Ireland; Manchester United) and manager (Shrewsbury Town, Swansea, Crewe Alexandra), who died at 87.
- Harry Gregg, Soccer Player.
- Tony Fernandez, Baseball Player.
- Tony Fernández, Baseball Player.
- Tony Fernández, Dominican MLB baseball shortstop,1983-2001,5X All-Star,4X Golden Glove (Toronto Blue Jays, and 6 other teams), who died of multiple medical issues at 57.
On this day in 2019
- 69th Berlin International Film Festival: Israeli film "Synonyms" wins the Golden Bear.
- India's new high-speed train the Vande Bharat Express breaks down on its first return trip on Delhi to Varanasi route.
- Needing 78 for an unlikely victory, Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera 153no and Vishwa Fernando 6no put on a record 10th wicket stand for a 1 wicket win vs South Africa in the 1st cricket Test in Durban.
- Pope Francis defrocks ex-cardinal and archbishop of Washington Theodore McCarrick for sexually abusing minors and adults. First Cardinal to be removed for sexual abuse..
- Cayden Correia, Reality Star, born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
- Charles Mungoshi, Novelist.
- Don Bragg, American pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1960), who died of a stroke at 83.
- Don Bragg, American pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1960), who died of results of stroke at 83.
- Ken Nordine, American voice-over and recording artist (World Jazz), who died at 98.
- Theodore Isaac Rubin, American psychiatrist and author credited with popularising psychotherapy, who died at 95.
On this day in 2018
- Sochi (2014) Olympic downhill champion Matthias Mayer of Austria wins the super-G gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.
- Swiss cross country skier Dario Cologna wins 4th career Olympic gold medal in the 15k freestyle in Pyeongchang; wins event in Vancouver (2010), and 15k classical & 30k skiathlon in Sochi (2014).
- National state of emergency declared in Ethiopia in wake of anti-government protests.
- More than 100,00 orangutans killed in Borneo since 1999 according to study published in "Current Biology".
- Hubert Doggart, English cricket batsman (2 Tests; Cambridge University CC, Sussex CCC) and executive (President MCC 1981–82), who died at 92.
- Hubert Doggart, English cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950), who died at 92.
- In a Poem Unlimited was released by U.S. Girls.
The sixth full-length release for Meg Remy as U.S. Girls was recorded with a live band and was co-produced with Steve Chahley.
- How to Solve Our Human Problems, Pts. 1-3 was released by Belle and Sebastian.
The 15-track release for the Scottish indie pop group led by Stuart Murdoch was produced by Leo Abrahams. It collects the songs from three earlier EPs released in December, January and February into one full-length album.
- Landfall was released by Laurie Anderson.
Hurricane Sandy is the subject of the debut collaboration album from Laurie Anderson and the Kronos Quartet.
- Last Night All My Dreams Came True was released by Wild Beasts.
The final release for the British rock band features 13 of its hit songs recorded live in studio over two days.
- Music For The Long Emergency was released by Poliça.
This is the debut full-length collaboration between Minneapolis electro-pop band Poliça and the Berlin-based orchestra collective Stargaze.
- Loma was released by Loma.
This is the debut full-length release for the project formed by Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg, and Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski of Cross Record.
- Make Way for Love was released by Marlon Williams.
The second full-length solo release for the New Zealand singer-songwriter features a guest appearance from Aldous Harding and was produced by Noah Georgeson.
- One for the Ghost was released by Pete Astor.
The latest solo release for the British artist features contributions from James Hoare, Franic Rozycki, Jonny Helm and Pam Berry.
- Onion was released by Shannon and the Clams.
The fifth full-length release for the Oakland, California quartet was produced by the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach.
- Glass was released by Alva Noto.
The latest collaboration between Ryuichi Sakamoto and Carsten Nicolai was recorded at the Glass House in Connecticut in 2014.
- Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell was released by Everything Is Recorded.
The full-length debut release for Richard Russell features guest appearances from Peter Gabriel, Giggs, Green Gartside, Ibeyi, Infinite, Obongjayar, Owen Pallett, Sampha, Kamasi Washington, Wiki, and Rachel Zeffira.
- By the Way I Forgive You was released by Brandi Carlile.
The sixth full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter was co-produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings.
- async: Remodels was released by Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Alva Noto, Arca, Cornelius, Electric Youth, Fennesz, Jo´hann Jo´hannsson, Motion Graphics, Oneohtrix Point Never, Andy Stott, S U R V I V E and Yves Tumor remixed some of the tracks from Ryuichi Sakamoto's 2017 release.
- Sir was released by Fischerspooner.
The fourth full-length release for the electroclash duo was produced by R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and features guest appearances from Andy LeMaster, Johnny Magee, Holly Miranda, and Caroline Polachek.
- Room Inside the World was released by Ought.
The third full-length release for the Canadian post-punk band was produced by Nicolas Vernhes.
- Silver Dollar Moment was released by The Orielles.
The debut full-length release for the British indie pop trio of Esme Dee Hand-Halford, Sidonie Hand-Halford, and Henry Wade was produced by Marta Salogni.
- Three/Three was released by Dabrye.
The third and final part of Tadd Mullinix's trilogy features guest appearances from Danny Brown, Clear Soul Forces, Denmark Vessey, Doom, Fatt Father, G & D, Guilty Simpson, Ghostface Killah, Silas Green, Intricate Dialect, Kadance, La Peace, Roc Marciano, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Nolan The Ninja, Dudley Perkins, Phat Kat, Quelle Chris, Shigeto, and Jon Wayne.
- Twin Fantasy was released by Car Seat Headrest.
Will Toledo re-recorded songs from his Bandcamp-released 2011 album of the same name with a full-band for this release.
- Uncle, Duke & The Chief was released by Born Ruffians.
The fifth full-length release for the Canadian indie rock band was produced by Richard Swift.
- What a Time to Be Alive was released by Superchunk.
The 11th full-length studio release for the indie rock band led by Mac McCaughan features guest appearances from David Bazan, Katie Crutchfield, Sabrina Ellis, Skylar Gudasz, and Stephin Merritt.
- Wait For Love was released by Pianos Become the Teeth.
The fourth full-length release for the Baltimore post-hardcore band was produced by by Will Yip.
- Western - Not Rated is released.
Western follows a group of German construction workers installing a hydroelectric plant in remote rural Bulgaria. The foreign land awakens the men’s sense of adventure, but tensions mount when, Meinhard, the strong, silent and newcomer to the group, starts mixing with the local villagers. The two sides speak different languages and share a troubled history. Can they learn to trust each other — or is the stage being set for a showdown?
- The Party - Not Rated is released.
Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill (Timothy Spall), seems preoccupied. Janet’s acerbic best friend, April (Patricia Clarkson), arrives and others follow, some with their own dramatic news to share, but an announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that gradually unravel the sophisticated soiree, and a night that began with champagne may end with gunplay.
- The Boy Downstairs - PG-13 is released.
A young woman is forced to reflect on her first relationship when she inadvertently moves into her ex boyfriend's apartment building.
- Black Panther - PG-13 is released.
After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.
- Early Man - PG is released.
Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home.
- Nostalgia - R is released.
A mosaic of stories about love and loss, Nostalgia explores our relationships to the objects, artifacts, and memories that shape our lives.
- Looking Glass - R is released.
After losing their daughter to a tragic accident, shattered couple Ray (Nicolas Cage) and Maggie (Robin Tunney) purchase a motel in the middle of nowhere in the hopes of starting a new life. But Ray begins to notice strange goings-on, and starts to piece together the history of a bizarre murder associated with the motel. Poking around in a basement one day, Ray discovers a crawl space, which leads to a two-way mirror into one of the rooms. As he becomes obsessed with the unusual activities that happen beyond the looking glass, his marriage, sanity and his very life are threatened. [Momentum Pictures]
- Irreplaceable You - Not Rated is released.
A couple who have known each other since 8 are destined to be together until death do them apart.
- TV SERIES
- Everything Sucks!: Season 1 is released.
Set in 1996, the teenagers in the high school's A/V Club and Drama Club come together to make a movie in their hometown of Boring, Oregon.
On this day in 2017
- Car bomb in Bayaa, Baghdad kills at least 48, Islamic State claims responsibility. 3rd attack in 3 days.
- Suicide attack on shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Sehwan, Pakistan kills 72, Islamic State claims responsibility.
- Alaya Morales, YouTube Star, born in Salt Lake City, UT.
- Dick Bruna, Children's Author.
- Dick Bruna, Dutch illustrator (Miffy books), who died at 89.
On this day in 2016
- Former French President Nicholas Sarkozy is placed under investigation for campaign funds.
- China announces it will relocate 9,000 people in Guizhou province, before completion of world's largest telescope (FAST), designed to look for extraterrestrial life.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Egyptian politician and 6th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1992- 96), who died at 93.
- Boutros Boutros Ghali, Politician.
- Gwyneth George, Welsh cellist and teacher, who died at 95.
- Neil Cole, Race Car Driver.
- TV SERIES
- The New Yorker Presents: Season 1 is released.
The newsmagazine series produced by Alex Gibney features short films, comedy, poetry, animation, documentaries, and interviews.
On this day in 2015
- American singer, songwriter, actress and activist, Lesley Gore, died of lung cancer aged 68. She is best known for the 1963 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'It's My Party' which was produced by Quincy Jones. Gore composed songs for the soundtrack of the 1980 film Fame, for which she received an Academy Award nomination for ‘Out Here on My Own’, written with her brother Michael..
- Lesley Gore, American pop singer (" It's My Party" ; "You Don't Own Me"), who died of lung cancer at 68.
- Lesley Gore, American singer (It's My Party, You Don't Own Me), who died of lung cancer at 68.
- Lesley Gore, Pop Singer.
- Robert Wade-Gery, British diplomat (High Commissioner to India 1982–87), who died at 85.
- Rr Patil, Politician.
- Tangier Sessions was released by Sir Richard Bishop.
The latest solo release from the former Sun City Girls guitarist was self-recorded in Morocco.
- Ten Love Songs was released by Susanne Sundfør.
The fifth studio release for the Norwegian singer-songwriter features contributions from Anthony Gonzalez of M83, Lars Horntveth of Jaga Jazzist, Svein & Torbjorn from Röyksopp, and the Trondheimsolistene Chamber Ensemble.
- We Slept At Last was released by Marika Hackman.
The debut full-length release for the British singer-songwriter the was produced by Charlie Andrew.
- Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon was released by The Wave Pictures.
The 13th full-length studio release for the British rock trio led by David Tattersall was produced by Billy Childish.
- Everything Ever Written was released by Idlewild.
The first release in five years for the Scottish rock band and is its first with new members Luciano Rossi and Andrew Mitchell.
On this day in 2014
- At age 36, American Bode Miller becomes the oldest medalist in Olympic alpine skiing history when he ties for bronze in the super-G in Sochi.
- Netherlands sweeps the medals in the women's 1,500m speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Jorien ter Mors wins gold ahead of team mates Ireen Wüst and Lotte van Beek.
- Netherlands sweeps the medals in the women's 1,500m speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Jorien ter Mors wins gold ahead of teammates Ireen Wüst and Lotte van Beek.
- 63rd NBA All-Star Game, Smoothie King Centre, New Orleans, LA: East beats West,163-155; MVP: Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, G.
- 67th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "12 Years a Slave" Best Film, Alfonso Cuarón Best Director.
- 67th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "12 Years a Slave" Best Film, Alfonso Cuaron Best Director.
- 67th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "12 Years a Slave" Best Film, Alfonso Cuarón Best Director.
- Johnny Crisstopher Sarantakos, Family Member, born in Australia.
- Michael Shea, American sci-fi author (World Fantasy Award: Nifft the Lean, Growlimb), who died at 67.
- Raymond Louis "Ray" Kennedy, American songwriter (" Sail On, Sailor"), session and touring singer, musician, and record producer, who died at 67.
On this day in 2013
- 84 people are killed and 190 are injured after a market bombing in Hazara Town, Pakistan.
- Lionel Messi scores his 14th consecutive goal in La Liga and his 300th goal in 365 appearances for Barcelona.
- Anthony Carmona is elected President of Trinidad and Tobago.
- Angelina Jolie undergoes a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer due to a defective BRCA1 gene.
- " Devious Maids" actress Dania Ramirez at the age of 33 weds director Bev Land on the beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
- Tony Sheridan, British singer-songwriter and guitarist who collaborated with The Beatles (" My Bonnie"), who died at 72.
- Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist who collaborated with The Beatles, who died at 72.
- Tony Sheridan. English singer-songwriter, guitarist.
- TV SERIES
- Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream is released.
Beyoncé stars and co-directed this documentary that includes her decision to end management ties with her father and the birth of her daughter, Blu Ivy.