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  • Majority Rule Day is being celebrated in The Bahamas
  • Vaudoun Day is being celebrated in Benin
  • People born on this day are Capricorn as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • American jazz and rock guitarist Dennis Budimir died at the age of 84. He was a member of The Wrecking Crew and worked with many artists including Joni Mitchell, The Carpenters, Brian Wilson, Barbra Streisand, Frank Zappa, Linda Ronstadt an Dusty Springfield. He also played on more than 900 movie soundtracks from the early 1960s until the 2000s..
  • English guitarist Jeff Beck died age 78 from a bacterial meningitis infection at a hospital near Riverhall, England. He rose to prominence as a member of the Yardbirds, and afterwards founded and fronted the Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice. In 1975, he switched to an instrumental style with focus on an innovative sound, and his releases spanned genres and styles ranging from blues rock, hard rock, jazz fusion and a blend of guitar-rock and electronica. Beck's highest-charting album Blow by Blow (1975) and produced by George Martin was a hit in the US, reaching No.4 on the Billboard album charts, eventually selling a million copies..
  • Prince Harry's memoir "Spare" goes on sale worldwide revealing controversial details of his upbringing and falling out with the British royal family.
  • Blu Amal Saleh, Family Member, born in United States.
  • Bruce Murray, New Zealand cricket batsman (13 Tests,5 x 50, HS 90; Wellington), who died at 82.
  • George Pell, Religious Leader.
  • The Golden Globe Awards is released. Jerrod Carmichael hosts the Golden Globes Awards as NBC returns to broadcast the awards presentation.

On this day in 2022

  • The US Mint issues quarter coins commemorating poet Maya Angelou, first black woman to be depicted.
  • 79th Golden Globes: Best film "The Power of the Dog" (drama), "West Side Story" (comedy/musical), Best TV series "Succession", Best Director Jane Campion (Motion Picture).
  • US reports 1.34 million new COVID-19 pandemic infections, a global record, with Omicron variant accounting for an estimated 95% of cases.
  • Crytocurrency Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, now one of the world's richest billionaires, with net worth of $96 billion according to Bloomberg.
  • Alfred Gager, Austrian soccer midfielder (6 caps; Austria Wien, FC Wacker Wien), who died at 79.
  • Khan Jamal [Warren Cheeseboro], American jazz vibraphonist and marimba player (Sounds of Liberation; Creative Art Ensemble), who died of kidney failure at 75.
  • Don Maynard, American Pro Football HOF wide receiver (Super Bowl 1969; First-team All-AFL 1968,69; AFL All-Star 1965,67–69; NY Titans/Jets), who died at 86.
  • College Football, National Championship, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana: #3 Georgia beats #1 Alabama,33-18.

On this day in 2021

  • America records more than 3,000 deaths a day for the first time reaching 3,249, passing 375,000 deaths in total a day later.
  • Donald Smith, English cricket batsman (3 Tests; Sussex), who died at 97.
  • David Barclay, British hotel magnate (The Ritz) and multi-billionaire, who died at 86.
  • Hubert Auriol, French off-road motorcyclist and auto racer (Dakar Rally 1981,83,92), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 68.
  • All Creatures Great and Small (2021): Season 1 is released. New graduate James Herriot (Nicholas Ralph) travels to the Yorkshire village of Darrowby for an assistant position with veterinarian Siegfried Farnon (Samuel West) in this reboot of the 1970s series based on the books written by Alf Wight (under the pen name of James Herriot). [Premiered originally in the UK on Channel 5 on 1 Sep 2020; set to air in the US as part of PBS's Masterpiece in Jan 2021]
  • Tiger is released. The two-part documentary series directed by Matthew Heineman and Matthew Hamachek chronicles the career of golfer Tiger Woods and features interviews and previously unseen footage.
  • PGA of America pulls 2022 PGA Championship from Trump National GC at Bedminster, NJ, days after supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the US Capitol.
  • Dee Rowe, American college basketball coach (UConn Huskies men's team 1969-76; 103–78 [.569]), who died at 91.

On this day in 2020

  • Brian James, Rugby Player.
  • Petko Petkov, Bulgarian soccer forward (33 caps; Beroe Stara Zagora, Austria Wien), who died at 73.
  • Qaboos Binsaid Al-Said, Sultan.
  • Guido Messina, Italian road and track cyclist (World C'ship gold individual 4000m pursuit 1948,53,54,55,56; Olympic gold team 1952), who died at 89.
  • Les Misérables is released. Stephane, only just arrived from Cherbourg, joins the anti criminality brigade of Montfermeil in a sensitive district of the Paris suburbs. Paired up with Chris and Gwada whose methods are sometimes "special"he rapidly discovers the tensions between the various neighborhood groups. When an arrest starts to get out of hand, a drone is filming every move they make.
  • The Woman Who Loves Giraffes is released. In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas,23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. In The Woman Who Loves Giraffes, Anne (now 86) retraces her steps, and with letters and stunning, original 16mm film footage offers an intimate window into her life as a young woman, juxtaposed with a first hand look at the devastating reality that giraffes are facing today. Both the world’s first ‘giraffologist’, whose research findings ultimately became the foundation for many scientists following in her footsteps, and the species she loves have each experienced triumphs as well as setbacks.
  • The Sonata is released. A gifted musician (Freya Tingley) inherits a mansion after her long lost father (Rutger Hauer) dies under mysterious circumstances. She discovers his last musical masterpiece riddled with cryptic symbols that unravels an evil secret.
  • Three Christs is released. In 1959, psychiatrist Dr. Alan Stone (Richard Gere) arrives at a mental hospital in Ypsilanti, Michigan armed with the radical belief that schizophrenic patients should be treated not with confinement and electroshock therapy but with empathy and understanding. As his first study, he takes on the particularly challenging case of three men—Joseph (Peter Dinklage), Leon (Walton Goggins), and Clyde (Bradley Whitford)—each of whom believes they are Jesus Christ. Hoping that by getting them together in the same room to confront their delusions he can break through to them, Dr. Stone begins a risky, unprecedented experiment that will push the boundaries of psychiatric medicine and leave everyone involved—including Dr. Stone himself—profoundly changed. Based on a remarkable true story, Three Christs is a fascinating and moving look at one man’s journey into the deepest mysteries of the human mind. [IFC Films]
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Underwater is released. A crew of underwater researchers must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory.
  • Like a Boss is released. Best friends Mia and Mel (Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne) are living their best lives running their own cosmetics company they’ve built from the ground up. Unfortunately, they’re in over their heads financially, and the prospect of a big buyout offer from a notorious titan of the cosmetics industry Claire Luna (Salma Hayek) proves too tempting to pass up, putting Mel and Mia’s lifelong friendship in jeopardy. The beauty business is about to get ugly.
  • Inherit the Viper is released. For siblings Kip (Josh Hartnett) and Josie (Margarita Levieva), dealing opioids isn’t just their family business—it’s their only means of survival. When a deal goes fatally wrong, Kip decides he wants out. But Kip’s attempt to escape his family’s legacy ignites a powder keg of violence and betrayal, imperiling Kip, Josie, and their younger brother, Boots (Owen Teague), in this searing crime-thriller that builds to a shattering conclusion.
  • AJ and the Queen: Season 1 is released. The comedy series follows the adventures of a drag queen named Ruby Red (RuPaul Charles) and AJ (Izzy Gaspersz), the 11-year-old who stowawayed in Ruby's RV.
  • Deadwater Fell: Season 1 is released. Dr. Tom Kendrick (David Tennant) is the prime suspect behind the house fire that killed his wife and three children in this crime drama Created by writer Daisy Coulam. [Premiered on UK's Channel 4 on 10 Jan 2020]
  • I Disagree was released by Poppy. The third full-length release for the artist first discovered on YouTube is the first on the Sumerian Records label.
  • Making a New World was released by Field Music. The effects of World War I is the theme for the 19-song cycle that originated as a project for the Imperial War Museum from the British rock band.
  • Rare was released by Selena Gomez. The third full-length solo release for the pop artist features guest appearances by 6lack and Kid Cudi (plus Kygo, Gucci Mane and Marshmello on special editions).
  • Walking Like We Do was released by The Big Moon. The second full-length release for the British pop quartet led by Juliette Jackson was produced by Ben H. Allen.
  • The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City was released by Beach Slang. The fourth full-length release for the Philadelphia indie rock band led by James Alex features contributions from former Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson.
  • Seeking Thrills was released by Georgia. The second full-length release for the British electo-pop artist features guest appearances by Maurice and Shygirl.

On this day in 2019

  • 13 year-old Jayme Closs escapes her kidnapper after 3 months in captivity in Wisconsin.
  • Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi proclaimed winner in Democratic Republic of the Congo presidency elections in a disputed result.
  • Philip Glass'Symphony No. 12 (Lodger), based loosely on David Bowie's 1979 album "Lodger" premieres with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by John Adams, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California.
  • Oceans warming faster than previous thought due to fossil fuel burning, according to data published in journal "Science".
  • Lady Gaga apologises for working with R. Kelly in light of docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly".
  • Canadian astronomers report fast radio bursts (FRBs) of probable extragalactic origin, one repeating six times at the CHIME observatory, British Columbia.
  • Kevin Fret, Rapper.
  • Fam: Season 1 is released. Clem (Nina Dobrev) and her fiancé Jay's (Tone Bell) new life together is disrupted when Clem's half-sister Shannon (Odessa Adlon) arrives seeking escape from their father (who Clem claimed had died).
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 6 is released. Cancelled by Fox, the comedy returns for its sixth season on NBC.
  • A Fisherman's Tale for PC is released. Bend and twist reality in A Fisherman’s Tale, the mind-bending VR puzzle adventure game in which being turned upside down and inside out is not merely a play on words.
  • Bury me, my Love for Switch is released. Bury me, my Love tells the story of Syrian refugee Nour and her husband Majd, as Nour undertakes a perilous journey to safety in Europe. Bury me, my Love is a Text Messaging Adventure game about Nour, a Syrian migrant trying to find her way to Europe. Her husband Majd, who remains behind in Syria, communicates with Nour through a messaging app, advising her as best he can so that she reaches her destination safely.
  • Double Cross for Switch is released. Developed by 13AM Games, the studio behind award-winning Runbow, Double Cross is an exciting action adventure game that has players take on the role of Zahra, an agent of R.I.F.T. (Regulators of Interdimensional Frontiers and Technology) whose job it is to maintain peace and order between all dimensions. A recent attack on R.I.F.T. headquarters thrusts players into a thrilling new case where they must use their R.I.F.T. developed gear to sling, swing, fight and investigate across distinct dimensions. During their travels players will gather clues to bring themselves one step closer to finding the identity of R.I.F.T.’s attacker and save every variation of the universe.
  • Elli for Switch is released. A whimsical hand-crafted single-player adventure. Discover a delightful world, inhabited by the playful and usually helpful Mandragora. Collect gems and and hidden coins and exchange them for a variety of robes, staffs and hats. Simple pick up and play controls, suitable for kids and big kids! Elli is a psuedo-isometric 3D puzzle-platformer. Journey through a varied and whimsical world solving a variety of puzzles, avoiding pitfalls and meeting a cast of characters, explore to find hidden items to switch up your appearance, all while chasing down the mysterious Ghasti!
  • Everything for Switch is released. Discover what it's like to be the Universe in this beautiful interactive nature simulation.Everything is an interactive experience where everything you see is a thing you can be, from animals to planets to galaxies and beyond. Travel between outer and inner space, and explore a vast, interconnected universe of things without enforced goals, scores, or tasks to complete. Everything is a procedural, AI-driven simulation of the systems of nature, seen from the points of view of everything in the Universe.Learn to change what you are to create worlds within worlds within worlds, or let go any time to allow Everything to take over and produce a never ending documentary about the world you live in.Narrated by the inspiring philosophy of Alan Watts, and featuring a rich score from composer Ben Lukas Boysen, Everything will give you a new perspective on life.
  • Sega Ages: OutRun for Switch is released. Brace yourself for the most realistic racing experience yet. And to play, you've got to have what it takes: NERVE, SKILL and BRAINS. NERVE - you're behind the wheel of a supertuned race car with one speed only: fast. SKILL - you're maneuvering a car that can nearly reach a simulated 270 KMH. BRAINS - because you're in control of your car's speed and handling at a dangerous pace, you have to use your head and not just your hands to survive. So get geared for the ride of your life and stay alert. The track may look terrific, but at these speeds anything can turn into a danger zone.
  • Aftercharge for Xbox One is released. AFTERCHARGE is a 3 vs 3 competitive game pitting invisible robots against an invincible security squad in high-octane tactical skirmishes. The robots must sneak around to destroy all the energy extractors on the site while the guards are tasked to spot the attackers and stop them.

On this day in 2018

  • British guitarist Eddie Clarke, who was a member of heavy metal bands Fastway and Motörhead died in hospital, where he was being treated for pneumonia. He was 67 years old. Of Motörhead's classic lineup, which consisted of Lemmy, himself and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, he was the last surviving member..
  • Jeff Bezos becomes the second man worth over $100 billion as his wealth hits $106 billion due to a rise in Amazon's share price.
  • " Fast" Eddie Clarke, British guitarist (Fastway, Motörhead), who died from pneumonia at 67.
  • Doreen Tracey, British-born American performer (Mickey Mouse Club-Mouseketeer), who died at 74.
  • Burden of Truth: Season 1 is released. Corporate attorney Joanna Hanley (Kristin Kreuk) returns to to her hometown of Millwood to represent her client but after winning the case, she decides to stay.
  • Tom Luken, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), who died at 92.

On this day in 2017

  • Tony Rosato, Italian-born Canadian comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live), who died at 63.
  • Steven McDonald, New York City Police Department patrolman who was shot and paralyzed in the line of duty, who died at 59.
  • Clare Hollingworth, British war correspondent who was the first to report on the outbreak of WWII, who died at 105.
  • Buddy Greco, American jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House), who died at 90.
  • (Armando) "Buddy" Greco, American jazz and pop singer (" Ooh! Look-A There, Ain't She Pretty" ; "The Lady Is A Tramp"), pianist, and television personality (Away We Go), who died at 90.
  • Oliver Smithies, British biochemist (2007 Noble Prize for gene targeting), who died at 91.
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone - Colorful Tone for PlayStation 4 is released. Explore the infinite world of Hatsune Miku through the most comprehensive Project Diva game ever released! Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone Prelude comes with two songs and modules to customize. To unlock the full potential of Future Tone, purchase two packs bursting with 220 songs: Future Sound and Colorful Tone. []

On this day in 2016

  • 73rd Golden Globes: "The Revenant", "The Martian", Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson win.
  • Woo Wop, YouTube Star, born in United States.
  • Anahita Hashemzadeh, Instagram Star, born in Isfahan, Iran.
  • Dizzy Dean, Race Car Driver.
  • David Bowie [David Robert Jones], English rock singer-songwriter (" Space Oddity" ; "Changes" ; "Ziggy Stardust", who died of cancer at 69.
  • English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter, and actor David Bowie died from liver cancer at his New York home two days after releasing the album Blackstar on his 69th birthday. His first UK Top 40 single was the 1969 'Space Oddity' which became a UK No.1 in 1975, plus over 50 other UK Top 40 hits including five No.1's. Bowie has also scored two US No.1 singles, the 1975 'Fame' and 1983 'Let's Dance'. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists..

On this day in 2015

  • Junior Malanda, Soccer Player.
  • Brad Stephen "Taylor" Negron, American actor and writer (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money), who died of liver cancer at 57.
  • Timothy Lee Drummond, American musician, who died at 74.
  • Robert Stone, American novelist (Dog Soldiers, WUSA), who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 77.

On this day in 2014

  • Sam Berns, Activist.
  • Aram Gharabekian, Armenian conductor (National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia; Boston SinfoNova,1983-96), who died at 58.
  • Chander Pahar (Mountains Of The Moon) is released. Faced with the prospect of a dim future in his impoverished village, young Shankar bids farewell to his family in rural Bengal and makes a journey to the fabled Mountain Of The Moon in search of gold and diamond mines.
  • Free Ride is released. In search of a better life for her family and desperate to escape her tumultuous relationship, Christina (Anna Paquin) hastily moves to Florida and enters the dangerous world of the underground drug scene. She quickly learns that dealing drugs at the height of South Florida’s smuggling heyday has its price. As law enforcement closes in on Christina and her drug operation, she must find a way to salvage the life she has desperately worked to repair before it all comes crashing down. [Phase 4 Films]
  • If You Build It is released. If You Build It follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what's possible.
  • In Bloom is released. Set in the Georgian capital of Tblisi in 1992, friends Eka and Natia look to leave childhood behind as they ignore societal customs and work to escape their turbulent family lives.
  • Raze is released. A young woman (Zoë Bell) is abducted by an elite, secret society and wakes to find herself in the company of fifty other women who are, just like her, forced to fight for their lives in an unimaginable hell. [IFC Films]
  • The Rocket is released. A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him leads his family and two new friends through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by the legacy of war, to prove he's not bad luck he builds a giant rocket to enter the most exciting and dangerous competition of the year: the Rocket Festival.
  • The Truth About Emanuel is released. Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario), a troubled girl, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious, new neighbor (Jessica Biel), who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. In offering to babysit her newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper. [Tribeca Film]
  • The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box is released. Mariah Mundi's world is torn apart when his brother Felix gets kidnapped from the streets of Victorian London. Mariah unites with the strange adventurer Captain Charity and takes off in pursuit. The trail leads to the Prince Regent, a majestic hotel filled with sinister villains, child-catching creatures, and an extraordinary box that turns everything to gold. Mariah, with the help of the illusive Charity, must discover the secrets of the hotel, save his brother, and unravel the truth behind his parents' disappearance.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • The Legend of Hercules is released. In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time.
  • The Banshee Chapter is released. When journalist Anne Roland (Katia Winter) goes looking for a missing friend, she uncovers the U.S. government's most terrifying secret.
  • Cold Comes the Night is released. A struggling motel owner (Alice Eve) and her daughter are taken hostage by a nearly blind career criminal (Bryan Cranston) to be his eyes as he attempts to retrieve his money from a crooked cop.
  • Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1 is released. Return to the Class of Nuke 'Em High follows a young couple that are up against the school glee club. Unfortunately, the glee club has mutated into a gang called The Cretins. When the other students begin to undergo mutations, our couple must solve the mystery and save Tromaville High School.
  • Enlisted: Season 1 is released. Staff Sergeant Pete Hill returns home from Afghanistan after punching a superior officer and is assigned to lead a group of soldiers at Fort McGee including his two younger brothers, Derrick and Randy.
  • Helix: Season 1 is released. The sci-fi series executive produced by Battlestar Galatica showrunner Ron Moore finds Dr. Alan Farragut (Billy Campbell) of the Centers for Disease Control leading a group of scientists to Arctic Biosystems, an arctic research facility, to investigate a possible disease outbreak.
  • Larry Speakes, Acting White House Press Secretary under President Ronald Reagan, who died at 74.


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