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Today in the World Countries
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Grenada
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- LeBron James scores 38 points to become NBA's all-time leading scorer as the Lakers go down 133-130 to Oklahoma City Thunder in Los Angeles; surpasses Kareem Abdul Jabbar's 38,387 career points.
- Lola Montez, Bodybuilder, born in Canada.
- František Cipro, Czech soccer forward (SK Slavia Prague 232 games) and manager (SK Slavia Prague, SK Dynamo Ceské Budejovice), who died at 75.
On this day in 2022
- French President Emmanuel Macron meets with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Moscow amid build-up of Russian troops on border with Ukraine.
- European security facing its most dangerous moment since the Cold War, amid fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to EU foreign policy chief.
On this day in 2021
- Himalayan glacier crashes into the Dhauliganga river, destroying a dam and causing a huge flood in Uttarakhand province, India, killing 26, leaving 150 missing.
- Producer Elliot Mazer died at the age of 79. He is most famous for his work with Neil Young, working on a string of releases including Harvest, Journey Through The Past, Times Fades Away, Tonight's The Night, American Stars & Bars, Hawks & Doves, Everybody's Rockin', Old Ways, Lucky 13 and the recently released "lost"album Homegrown. He also worked with The Band, Janis Joplin, Rory Gallagher and many more..
- Sarah Thomas becomes the first woman to referee a Super Bowl in Tampa Bay, Florida.
- Super Bowl LV, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers dominate defending champion Kansas City Chiefs,31-9; MVP: Tom Brady, TB Bucs, QB; Brady's record 7th SB win.
- The Weeknd becomes the first Canadian solo artist to headline the Super Bowl half time show (Super Bowl LV).
- Ralph Backstrom, Canadian ice hockey center (6 x Stanley Cup with Montreal Canadiens; 6 x NHL All-Star), who died at 83.
- Pedro Gomez, American sports journalist (ESPN 2003-21), who died at 58.
- Mario Osbén, Chilean soccer goalkeeper (36 caps; Unión Española, Colo Colo, Cobreloa), who died from a heart attack at 70.
- Leslie Laing, Jamaican athlete (Olympic gold men's 4x400m relay 1952 WR 3:03.9), who died at 91.
- George P. Shultz, American economist, businessman and 60th Secretary of State (1982-89), who died at 100.
- Elliot Mazer, American audio engineer and record producer (Chubby Checker; Neil Young), who died of a heart attack at 71.
- TV SERIES
- The Equalizer (2021): Season 1 is released.
Divorced, single mother Robyn McCall (Queen Latifah) uses her skills to help those find justice when the system fails them in this reimagining of the 1980s series of the same name.
On this day in 2020
- Steve Weber, American folk guitarist, (Holy Modal Rounders), who died at 76.
- Li Wenliang, Chinese doctor who tried to raise the alarm over COVID-19 pandemic, who died of COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan at 34.
- Harold Strachan, South African writer, anti-apartheid activist, and explosives expert, who died of liver disease complications at 94.
- Orson Bean, American actor and comedian (To Tell the Truth), killed in a traffic accident at 91.
- Nexhmije Pagarusha, Albanian singer ‘the Nightingale of Kosovo’ and actress, who died at 86.
- Never Not Together was released by Nada Surf.
The ninth full-length studio release for the New York alternative rock band was recorded in Wales.
- LP5 was released by John Moreland.
The fifth full-length solo studio release for the singer-songwriter was produced by Matt Pence.
- Father of All… was released by Green Day.
The 13th full-length studio release for the Northern California punk trio was produced with Chris Dugan and Butch Walker.
- All or Nothing was released by Shopping.
The fourth full-length release for the post-punk trio was mixed and produced by Nick Sylvester.
- Big Exercise was released by Homesick.
The second full-length release for the Dutch indie trio of Jaap van der Velde, Erik Woudwijk and Elias Elgersma was recorded in Amsterdam.
- Supervision was released by La Roux.
The third full-length release for the synth-pop artist was self-produced with some assistance from Dan Carey.
- We're New Again: A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven was released by Gil Scott-Heron.
The final release of Gil Scott-Heron is reimagined by Makaya McCraven with contributions from Jeff Parker, Junius Paul, Brandee Younger, as well as samples from Agnes Zimondi and the Stephen McCraven Quartet.
- West of Eden was released by HMLTD.
The debut full-length release for the London-based quintet features songs about masculinity, repression, violence, and western capitalism.
- Workaround was released by Beatrice Dillon.
The debut full-length solo release for the London-based electronic producer features contributions from such artists as Batu, Kuljit Bhamra, Laurel Halo, Kadialy Kouyaté, Jonny Lam, Lucy Railton, and Untold.
- U Kin B The Sun was released by Frazey Ford.
The third full-length solo release for the Canadian singer-songwriter was produced with John Raham.
- UNLOCKED was released by Denzel Curry.
The eight-track soundtrack to the short film of the same name is a collaboration between Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats.
- The Lodge - R is released.
A family retreats to their remote winter cabin over the holidays. When the father (Richard Armitage) is forced to abruptly depart for work, he leaves his children, Aidan (Jaeden Martell) and Mia (Lia McHugh) in the care of his new girlfriend, Grace (Riley Keough). Isolated and alone, a blizzard traps them inside the lodge as terrifying events summon specters from Grace’s dark past.
- Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made - PG is released.
An 11-year old boy who believes that he is the best detective in town runs the agency Total Failures with his best friend, an imaginary 1,200 pound polar bear.
- Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) - R is released.
You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.
- Cane River - Not Rated is released.
Written, produced, and directed by Emmy Award-winning documentarian, Horace B. Jenkins, and crafted by an entirely African American cast and crew, Cane River is a racially-charged love story in Natchitoches Parish, a “free community of color” in Louisiana. A budding, forbidden romance lays bare the tensions between two black communities, both descended from slaves but of disparate opportunity—the light-skinned, property-owning Creoles and the darker-skinned, more disenfranchised families of the area.
- And Then We Danced - Not Rated is released.
A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the conservative confines of modern Georgian society, And Then We Danced follows Merab, a devoted dancer who has been training for years with his partner Mary for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another male dancer, Irakli—gifted with perfect form and equipped with a rebellious streak—throws Merab off balance, sparking both an intense rivalry and romantic desire that may cause him to risk his future in dance as well as his relationships with Mary and his family. [Music Box Films]
- Come to Daddy - R is released.
A man in his thirties travels to a remote cabin to reconnect with his estranged father.
- Horse Girl - Not Rated is released.
Sarah (Alison Brie), a socially isolated arts and crafts store employee, finds herself more content in the company of horses and supernatural crime shows than people. But when a series of strangely surreal dreams upend the simplicity of her waking life, Sarah struggles to distinguish her visions from reality.
- TV SERIES
- Locke & Key: Season 1 is released.
After the murder of their father, the Locke siblings (Jackson Robert Scott, Connor Jessup and Emilia Jones) return to Keyhouse, the family home, where they discover mysterious keys that could be connected to their father's death in this drama based on graphic novels by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez.
- Mythic Quest: Season 1 is released.
The comedy series executive produced By Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day follows a team of video game developers led by creative director Ian Grimm (Rob McElhenney) as they ready the launch of an expansion of its most popular multi-player game.
On this day in 2019
- Measles cases in Europe highest in a decade, tripling in a year to 82,596 according to WHO.
- Measles outbreak declared in the Philippines with 1,813 cases and 26 deaths.
- New kangaroo fossil research published from Riversleigh, Australia, show Kangaroos learned to hop 20 million years ago, much earlier than first thought.
- First reports of poisonous homemade alcohol killing people in the Indian states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, will go on to kill about 100.
- France recalls its Italian ambassador from Rome after Italian deputy PM Luigi Di Maio met with yellow vest protesters.
- Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio declares national emergency over rape and sexual assault violence after instances double.
- Rocky Lockridge, Boxer.
- Frank Robinson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, manager (MVP 1961-NL 1966-AL), who died of bone cancer at 83.
- Frank Robinson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, manager (MVP 1961-NL and 1966-AL), who died of bone cancer at 83.
- Frank Robinson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, manager (14 x MLB All-Star; NL MVP 1961; AL MVP 1966; World Series 1966,70; Baltimore Orioles), who died of bone cancer at 83.
- Albert Finney, English actor (The Dresser, Under the Volcano), who died at 82.
- Fabio Legarda, Reggaeton Singer.
- John Dingell, American politician (D-Michigan,1955-2015), who died at 92.
On this day in 2018
- DNA analysis of Chedder Man, UK's oldest complete skeleton shows he had dark skin and blue eyes.
- Missing Nigerian painting masterpiece of Ife princess Adetutu Ademiluyi by Ben Enwonwu announced rediscovered in London.
- All citrus fruit can be traced to the southeast foothills of the Himalayas, according to DNA study published in "Nature".
- Angel Merkel's Christian Democratic Union party reaches a coalition deal with Social Democrats after four months.
- Armed groups release 300 child soldiers from Yambio, South Sudan according to UN.
- White House aide Rob Porter resigns in wake of physical abuse allegations by ex-wives.
- " The Los Angeles Times" is bought by LA doctor Patrick Soon-Shiong from Tronc for $500 million.
- Mickey Jones, American musician and actor (Home Improvement, Justified), who died at 76.
- John Perry Barlow, American lyricist, essayist and activist (Grateful Dead - "Eyes Of The World"), who died at 70.
- John Perry Barlow, American lyricist, essayist and activist (Grateful Dead), who died at 70.
- John Perry Barlow, American lyricist (Grateful Dead - "Estimated Prophet" ; "I Need A Miracle" ; "Cassidy"), essayist, internet pioneer, and activist,, who died at 70.
- TV SERIES
- Queer Eye (2018): Season 1 is released.
The reboot of the Bravo series on Netflix begins in Atlanta and introduces a new Fab Five: food and wine advisor Bobby Berk, culture advisor Karamo Brown, fashion advisor Tan France, stylist advisor Antoni Porowski, and design advisor Jonathan Van Ness.
On this day in 2017
- Richard Hatch, American actor (Battlestar Galactica), who died of cancer at 71.
- Svend Asmussen, Danish jazz violinist, known as "The Fiddling Viking" (The Swe-Danes), who died at 100.
- TV SERIES
- Detroiters: Season 1 is released.
The Jason Sudeikis-produced comedy about two ad men (Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson) in Detroit who make commercials for local TV and dream of landing a big client.
On this day in 2016
- Super Bowl L, Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA: Denver Broncos beat Carolina Panthers,24–10; MVP: Von Miller, Denver, LB.
On this day in 2015
- American bass player, songwriter, Joe B. Mauldin died aged 74. He was best known as the bassist for the early rock and roll group The Crickets and later became a recording engineer at Gold Star Studios, the Los Angeles studio which became the "hit factory"for Phil Spector, Brian Wilson and other major 1960s rock performers..
- Billy Casper, American golfer (US Open 1959,66; US Masters 1970), who died of a heart attack at 83.
- Dean Smith, American actor & relay runner (Olympic gold 1952), who died at 83.
- Dean Smith. American basketball player, coach.
- Joseph M. Gaydos, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), who died at 88.
- Joe B. Mauldin, American rock double-bass player (The Crickets), songwriter, and recording engineer (Gold Start Studios), who died of cancer at 74.
- Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron, English publisher and multi-millionaire (St Ives Group), who died of a heart attack at 84.
- René Lavand, Magician.
On this day in 2014
- XXII Winter Olympic Games open in Sochi, Russia.
- German treasurer Helmut Linssen resigns amid a scandal involving offshore banking accounts in the Bahamas and Panama.
- 7 Boxes - Not Rated is released.
It's Friday night in Asunción, Paraguay. Víctor, a 17-year-old wheelbarrow delivery boy, dreams of becoming famous and covets a fancy cellular phone in the infamous Mercado 4. He's offered a chance to deliver seven boxes with unknown contents in exchange for a $100 bill. But what sounds like an easy job soon gets complicated. Something in the boxes is highly coveted and Víctor and his pursuers quickly find themselves caught up in a crime they know nothing about.
- Cavemen - Not Rated is released.
Cavemen follows LA playboy Dean (Skylar Astin) who is fed up with one-night-stands and empty relationships and realizes that he wants something more out of life than just a party. With a little inspiration from his nine-year-old nephew and his best friend Tess (Camilla Belle), Dean decides to try his hand at finding true love for the first time - which proves to be much more difficult than he thought in modern-day Los Angeles. [Well Go USA]
- A Fantastic Fear of Everything - R is released.
Jack is a children's author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in his script, what should be his big break rapidly turns into his big breakdown, as Jack is forced to confront his worst demons; among them his love life, his laundry and the origin of all fear.
- A Field in England - Not Rated is released.
During the Civil War in 17th-Century England, a small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by an alchemist (Michael Smiley), who forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field. Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descend into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field.
- After the Dark - R is released.
Faced with an impending nuclear apocalypse, a group of twenty college students must determine which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race. The decision quickly becomes deadly as each in the group turns against each other in a desperate fight for survival.
- Love & Air Sex - Not Rated is released.
When brokenhearted Stan (Michael Stahl-David) flies to Austin for the weekend in hopes of "accidentally"running into his ex-girlfriend Cathy (Ashley Bell), he arrives to find their best friends Jeff (Zach Cregger) and Kara (Sara Paxton) in the middle of their own vicious breakup. Before too long, battle lines are drawn – and with the Air Sex World Championships in town, anything can go down.
- Kids for Cash - PG-13 is released.
Kids For Cash is a riveting look behind the notorious judicial scandal that rocked the nation. Beyond the millions paid and high stakes corruption, Kids For Cash exposes a shocking American secret. In the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a small town celebrates a charismatic judge who is hell-bent on keeping kids in line...until one parent dares to question the motives behind his brand of justice. This real life thriller reveals the untold stories of the masterminds at the center of the scandal and the chilling aftermath of lives destroyed in the process - a stunning emotional roller coaster.
- Nurse 3D - R is released.
By day, nurse Abby Russell (Paz de la Huerta) lovingly attends to the patients at All Saints Memorial Hospital; by night, Abby prowls nightclubs, luring unfaithful men into dangerous liaisons. After Danni (Katrina Bowden), a young, sensitive nurse, joins the hospital staff, Abby pursues her friendship. But when the friendship turns to obsession, Danni spurns Abby, unleashing Abby’s fury and a rampage of terror.
- The Monuments Men - PG-13 is released.
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR to go into Germany, rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys—seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1—possibly hope to succeed?
- The Outsider - Not Rated is released.
Recalled from the battlefields of Afghanistan to identify the remains of his daughter, British mercenary Lex Walker arrives in Los Angeles to find that the body in the morgue belongs to a stranger. With his daughter now missing, Walker convinces a street-wise detective that his daughter is still alive and in danger. The two follow a trail of high-tech intrigue that leads them to his daughter's former boss, a crooked cyber-millionaire who will do whatever it takes to protect his empire - including taking down anyone who gets in his way. Driven by desperation and rage, Walker must fight his way through an army of thugs and hired killers to save the one person that means more to him than life itself.
- The Pretty One - R is released.
Audrey has all of the qualities that her identical twin sister Laurel wishes she possessed: confidence, style, independence. Alternately, Laurel, sweet but painfully awkward, feels stuck in her life, still living at home, coddling their father and obsessed with the boy next door, for whom she used to babysit. When the sisters reunite for their birthday, tragedy strikes and a fateful mix-up leaves Laurel faced with an opportunity to reinvent herself—and her life—as her beloved sibling.
- Vampire Academy - PG-13 is released.
Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human/vampire, guardians of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discretely within our world. Her legacy is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. This is her story.
- Welcome to the Jungle - Not Rated is released.
A company retreat on a tropical island goes terribly awry.
- The LEGO Movie - PG is released.
An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together.
- The Attorney - Not Rated is released.
Song Woo-seok has no clients, connections, or even a college degree, but his eye for business and appetite for money turn him into one of the most successful lawyers in town. But right at the peak of his success, a local teenager is falsely accused of a crime, then beaten and tortured while waiting in jail. Shocked by these conditions, Song changes the course of his life, and takes on the case no one else will. [Well Go USA]
- TV SERIES
- Bosch: Season 1 is released.
Los Angeles homicide detective Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) is under trial for killing a serial killer as he searches for another killer of a child in this series based on the books by Michael Connelly.[Pilot first released 6 Feb 2014]
On this day in 2013
- Azerbaijan launches its first satellite, Azerspace-1.
- Eugène Delacroix's painting "Liberty Leading the People" is vandalized at the Louvre-Lens museum, Northern France.
- Music venues and fans criticised "heartless" touts and agencies selling tickets for guitarist Wilko Johnson's farewell tour at inflated prices. The former Dr Feelgood guitarist, was suffering from terminal cancer and was playing a series of farewell dates in February and March. Originally tickets sold for £20, but were now being offered online at prices of £225..
- 63rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Child's Pose" wins the Golden Bear.
- Krsto Papic, Director.
- TV SERIES
- Community: Season 4 is released.
The fourth season returns after being delayed from its initial premiere date of 19 Oct 2012. Expect to see exit of Pierce Hawthorne as Chevy Chase left the show in November 2012.