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Today in the World Countries

  • John Chilembwe Day is being celebrated in Malawi
  • Maghe Sankranti is being celebrated in Nepal
  • Makar Sankranti / Pongal is being celebrated in India
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday is being celebrated in American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico
  • Tamil Thai Pongal Day is being celebrated in Sri Lanka
  • People born on this day are Capricorn as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • At least 68 people killed in a plane crash by Yeti Airlines in Pokhara, Nepal, the countries worst crash for three decades.
  • British television director and producer Bruce Gowers died age 82. His music video for Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' brought him international recognition, leading to his relocation to the United States in the late 1970s. He also directed musical specials for Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, and Britney Spears..
  • Lakers LeBron James surpasses 38,000 NBA career points, joining only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in 113-112 loss to Philadelphia 76ers at Arena in Los Angeles, California.
  • Idil Ahmed, Self-Help Author, born in Somalia.
  • Axiore, YouTube Star, born in Malaysia.
  • Ahmad Hamdan, Instagram Star, born in Amman, Jordan.
  • Lloyd Morrisett, Psychologist.
  • Marilyn Martinez, TikTok Star.
  • Shaye Al-Nafisah, Saudi Arabian soccer forward (32 caps; Al-Kawkab FC), who died at 60.
  • Yoshimitsu Yamada, Martial Artist.
  • The Last of Us: Season 1 is released. Set 20 years after the destruction of civilization, Joel (Pedro Pascal) is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie (Bella Ramsey) out of a quarantine zone in this drama series based on the PlayStation video game of the same name.

On this day in 2022

  • Underwater volcano Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai violently erupts with 20km ash plume, sending tsunami over nearby Tonga, with shock waves heard in New Zealand.
  • Oil spill at La Pampilla refinery off Peruvian coast after waves from the Tongan eruption cause almost 12,000 barrels to leak into the sea.
  • Ralph Emery, American country music DJ and television host (Nashville Now), who died at 88.
  • Ramazan Rragami, Albanian soccer midfielder (20 caps; KF Vllaznia) and manager (KF Vllaznia), who died at 77.
  • Scot Palmer, Australian sports journalist (The Sun, Sunday Press, Seven Network; President Football Writers Association), who died at 84.
  • Joe B. Hall, American Basketball HOF coach (NCAA Division I C'ship 1978; University of Kentucky 1972-85), who died at 93.
  • Ed Cheff, American College Baseball HOF coach (16 × NAIA World Series; Lewis–Clark State College 1977-2010), who died at 78.

On this day in 2021

  • Global death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic passes 2 million (true total likely much higher).
  • 6.2-magnitude earthquake on Indonesia's island of Sulawesi kills at least 42 with hundreds injured.
  • TV series "WandaVision" starring Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as Vision debuts on Disney+.
  • Vicente Cantatore, Argentine soccer manager (Chile, Real Valladolid, Colo Colo, Real Betis, Sevilla, Sporting de Gijón), who died at 85.
  • Bruce Headley, American thoroughbred horse trainer and owner (Breeders'Cup Sprint 2000 Kona Gold), who died from a stroke at 86.
  • MLK/FBI is released. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered today as an American hero: a bridge-builder, a shrewd political tactician, and a moral leader. Yet throughout his history-altering political career, he was often treated by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies like an enemy of the state. In this virtuosic documentary, award-winning editor and director Sam Pollard (Editor,4 LITTLE GIRLS, MO’ BETTER BLUES; Director/Producer, EYEZ ON THE PRIZE, SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME) lays out a detailed account of the FBI surveillance that dogged King’s activism throughout the ’50s and ’60s, fueled by the racist and red-baiting paranoia of J. Edgar Hoover. In crafting a rich archival tapestry, featuring some revelatory restored footage of King, Pollard urges us to remember that true American progress is always hard-won.
  • My Little Sister is released. Lisa, once a brilliant playwright, no longer writes. She lives with her family in Switzerland, but her heart remains in Berlin, beating in time with that of her twin brother Sven, the famous theatre actor. Since Sven has been suffering from an aggressive type of leukaemia, the relationship between them has become even closer. Lisa does not want to accept this blow of fate, she does everything in her power to bring Sven back on stage. For her soulmate she neglects everything else and even risks losing her husband. Her marriage goes awry, but Lisa only has eyes for her brother, who reflects her deepest longings and awakens in her the desire to be creative, to feel alive again.
  • Some Kind of Heaven is released. Behind the gates of a palm tree-lined fantasyland, four residents of America's largest retirement community, The Villages, FL, strive to find solace and meaning.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • The Dig is released. As WWII looms, a wealthy widow (Carey Mulligan) hires an amateur archaeologist (Ralph Fiennes) to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain's past resonate in the face of its uncertain future?. [Netflix]
  • The Marksman is released. Hardened Arizona rancher Jim Hanson (Liam Neeson) simply wants to be left alone as he fends off eviction notices and tries to make a living on an isolated stretch of borderland. But everything changes when Hanson, an ex-Marine sharpshooter, witnesses 11-year-old migrant Miguel (Jacob Perez) fleeing with his mother Rosa (Teresa Ruiz) from drug cartel assassins led by the ruthless Mauricio (Juan Pablo Raba). After being caught in a shoot-out, a dying Rosa begs Jim to take her son to safety to her family in Chicago. Defying her cop daughter Sarah (Katheryn Winnick), Jim sneaks Miguel out of the local U.S. Customs and Border Patrol station and together, they hit the road with the group of killers in pursuit. Jim and Miguel slowly begin to overcome their differences and begin to forge an unlikely friendship, while Mauricio and his fellow assassins blaze a cold-blooded trail, hot on their heels. When they finally meet on a Midwestern farm, a fight to the death ensues as Jim uses his military skills and code of honor to defend the boy he's come to love.
  • Outside the Wire is released. Set in the future, Harp (Damson Idris), a drone pilot, is sent into a deadly militarized zone where he finds himself working for Leo (Anthony Mackie), an android officer, tasked to locate a doomsday device before the insurgents do.
  • Servant: Season 2 is released. Leanne returns to Dorothy and Sean's in the second season of the M. Night Shyamalan thriller series.
  • WandaVision: Season 1 is released. Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) are living in the suburban town of Westview and trying to hide their powers, but they soon begin to suspect something is up when life begins mirroring classic TV shows.
  • Spare Ribs was released by Sleaford Mods. The 11th full-length studio release for the British punk duo features Billy Nomates and Amyl and The Sniffers' Amy Taylor.
  • Two Saviors was released by Buck Meek. The second full-length solo release for the Big Thief guitarist was produced by Andrew Sarlo.
  • Nobody Is Listening was released by ZAYN. The third full-length solo studio release for the ex-One Direction singer features guest appearances from Syd (of The Internet) and Deviln.
  • Magic Mirror was released by Pearl Charles. The third full-length release for the Los Angeles singer-songwriter was produced by Lewis Pesacov.
  • Cheater was released by Pom Poko. The second full-length release for the Norwegian quartet was produced with Marcus Forsgren.
  • Drunk Tank Pink was released by Shame. The second full-length release for the British post-punk band was produced by James Ford.
  • WRITHE for Switch is released. Grab your guns and paint the floor with GRUBJUICE! WRITHE transports you to an alternate ‘70s Thailand, where an endless horde of mutant sago worms terrorize the good people of Bangkok. Suit up and lock ‘n’ load- it’s your duty as an exterminator to hold back this wriggling tide to the last breath.Blast your way through ceaseless swarms of grubs to a thumping industrial soundtrack, and throw yourself into an original arcade FPS that will test your mettle at every turn. Fight to survive for as long as you can and earn your place among top exterminators on the global leaderboards. WRITHE is about knowing when to run and when to gun in a desperate struggle for precious seconds.- Retro style graphics with a modern twist- Endless waves of grubs both big and small to exterminate- Dual-wield a deadly shotgun and plasma rifle combo- Three unique arenas to take on- Defend your rank on the online leaderboards- Slay smoothly in both 30 and 60 FPS modes
  • Dutch government led by PM Mark Rutte resigns after falsely accusing thousands of families of welfare fraud.

On this day in 2020

  • American multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Chris Darrow died of complications from a stroke age 75. He was considered to be a pioneer of country rock music in the late-1960s and performed and recorded with numerous groups, including Kaleidoscope and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Darrow played bass on Leonard Cohen’s debut Songs of Leonard Cohen..
  • Bobby Brown, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (5 caps; Rangers, Falkirk) and manager (St Johnstone; Scottish national team 1967-71), who died at 96.
  • Rocky Johnson, Canadian pro wrestler (father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson; with Tony Atlas first black champions in WWE history), who died of a pulmonary embolism at 75.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Weathering with You is released. The summer of his high school freshman year, Hokoda runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hokoda meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky. [GKIDS]
  • Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls for PC is released. Following in the grand tradition of the Wizardry series is the very first version available for today's Next-Gen gamers; Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls features a deceptively simple game system complementing deep and involving dungeon designs. Hardcore RPG fans will find an extensive and grueling 1st-person 3D grid-based dungeon crawl experience rendered in high-definition with hand-drawn characters and sprites by famous commercial artist Yuki Hayabusa. Players will develop a party of up to six members culled from a rich mix of five races and eight classes, and prepare to encounter over 120 different monsters.
  • Lightmatter for PC is released. Lightmatter is the atmospheric, first-person puzzle game inside a mysterious experimental facility where the shadows will kill you. Watch your movements closely through the sprawling tunnels and rooms or be swallowed into the vast darkness. The game tells a sci-fi story about a maniac inventor who has created the ultimate power source called Lightmatter. Players must explore the facility in an attempt to discover the hidden plot, while facing challenging puzzles that require mastering different light sources to survive.

On this day in 2019

  • Plastic will outweigh fish in the world's oceans by 2050 according to report by the World Economic Forum.
  • Theresa May's Brexit deal with the EU is rejected by UK parliament 432 votes to 202, largest parliamentary defeat in its democratic era.
  • Bomb blast and gunfight at DusitD2 hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, leaves at least 21 dead with militants group claiming responsibility al-Shabab.
  • American rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie tops US album chart with album "Hoodie SZN" selling a record low 823 copies of just digital sales.
  • A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie tops US album chart with album "Hoodie Szn" selling a record low 823 copies of just digital sales..
  • Beginning of humanity's largest gathering, the Kumbh Mela Hindu festival with 15 million people bathing at the joining of Ganges and Yamuna rivers, India. 120 million expected over next 49 days..
  • Chinese scientists confirm they have germinated a cotton seed on the moon on board the Chang’e 4 lander.
  • LGBTQ activists accuse the Russian republic of Chechnya of a new gay purge with 40 detained and two killed.
  • Carol Channing, American actress, singer and comedian (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello Dolly), who died at 97.
  • Roswell, New Mexico: Season 1 is released. The second adaptation based on the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz finds biomedical researcher Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason) returning to her hometown after 10 years. She soon learns her teenage crush Max (Nathan Parsons) is now a police officer and he's an alien. Liz agrees to keep his secret that also includes Max's sister Isobel (Lily Cowles) and his friend Michael (Michael Vlamis).
  • The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - The Final Season Episode 3: Broken Toys for PC is released. After years on the road facing threats both living and dead, a secluded school might finally be Clementine and AJ’s chance for a home. But protecting it will mean sacrifice. In this gripping, emotional final season, your choices define your relationships, shape your world, and determine how Clementine’s story ends.
  • Onimusha: Warlords for PC is released. As power-hungry warlords battle one another for control of feudal Japan, a young princess is kidnapped. Now, one lone swordsman, Samanosuke, boldly volunteers to rescue and avenge her. An entire legion of demon warriors stands between you and the princess, so you'll need all your weapons and magic to break through. The world of Onimusha: Warlords comes alive with waterfalls, wind effects, insects, and weather, but in order to triumph, you must stay focused on your mission.
  • My Time At Portia for PC is released. Start a new life in the enchanting town of Portia! Restore your Pa's neglected workshop to its former glory, grow crops, raise animals, befriend the towns quirky inhabitants and uncover the mysteries this charming post-apocalyptic land has forgotten!
  • Vane for PlayStation 4 is released. In a ruined desert, a strange golden dust transforms a free-spirited bird into a determined young child, setting off a chain of events that will reshape the world itself. From the team at Friend & Foe Games, Vane is a stunning, emotional and unnerving experience.
  • Smoke and Sacrifice for PlayStation 4 is released. Smoke and Sacrifice sees Sachi, a mother forced to give up her son, adventure into a grotesque underworld on a quest that will lead her to a darker truth. As she ventures into a hidden land, will Sachi ever discover the truth of what happened to her son?
  • Witness in El Chapo trial claims former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto accepted $100 million bribe from the drug cartel head.

On this day in 2018

  • Pope Francis arrives in Chile for a three-day visit amid child sexual abuse claims against church clergy.
  • US Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Simone Biles says she is one of more than 130 women sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar.
  • Operation in El Junquito, Venezuela, to capture terrorist group including Oscar Pérez, accused of mounting a coup, ends in 4 deaths.
  • Irish musician and singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries died unexpectedly while she was in London, England, for a recording session. The Cranberries had the 1994 hit singles ‘Linger’, 'Dreams' and 'Zombie' and the bands 1993 album Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We spent a total of 86 weeks on the UK chart..
  • Fashion photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber are suspended from magazines including Vogue, after allegations of sexual harassment in "The New York Times".
  • Chicago West, Family Member, born in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer (" Oh Happy Day"), who died of pancreatic cancer at 74.
  • Dolores O’Riordan, Irish musician and singer-songwriter (The Cranberries - "Zombie" ;, "Linger"), drowns in the bath at 46.
  • Joe Frank [Joseph Langermann], American radio personality (KCRW), who died of cancer at 79.
  • Mathilde Krim, American medical researcher and founding chairman of amfAR (Foundation for AIDS Research), who died at 91.
  • Peter Wyngarde [Cyril Goldbert], British actor (Department S and Jason King), who died at 90.
  • Protests against the current government turn violent in Tunis, Tunisia marking the seventh anniversary of the revolution.
  • Romanian Social Democrat (PSD) Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigns after 7 months in office.
  • Cyrille Regis, English former footballer, who died of a heart attack at 59.

On this day in 2017

  • Jimmy Snuka, Wrestler.
  • Jimmy 'Superfly'Snuka, Fijian-born American professional wrestler, who died at 73.
  • Randy Bateman, Race Car Driver.
  • The Young Pope: Season 1 is released. Newly named Pope Pius XIII, Lenny Belardo (Jude Law) grapples with the inner workings of the Vatican and comes into conflict with Cardinal Voiello (Silvio Orlando), who thought the 47-year-old would more biddable than another cardinal. Instead, Lenny has his own ideas and prefers seeking advice from Sister Mary (Diane Keaton), who raised him at the orphanage.The 10-part miniseries from Paolo Sorrentino premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September 2016.
  • Victoria (2016): Season 1 is released. The first season of the British TV series follows the young Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman) from when she takes the crown at 18, dealing with matters of the kingdom with the help of Prime Minister Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell) and her eventual marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes).
  • Homeland: Season 6 is released. Carrie is working with a foundation in New York to help Muslims living in the US as the first female president, Elizabeth Keane (Elizabeth Marvel), sets out to enter the White House.

On this day in 2016

  • Islamist militants attack a hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso killing 28, injuring 56.
  • Nineteen of David Bowie's albums entered the UK album charts in the wake of his death. His new album, Blackstar, reached No.1, and in the top 40, Nothing Has Changed - The Very Best Of was at No.5, The Best Of 1969 / 1974 was at No.11, Hunky Dory, No.14, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, No.17, Best of Bowie, No.18, Aladdin Sane, No.23, The Next Day, No.25, Low No.31 and Diamond Dogs, No. 37. Thirteen Bowie tracks also entered the top 100, led by 'Heroes' at No.12. Also his songs were streamed more than 19 million times on services like Apple Music and Spotify..
  • Noreen Corcoran, American actress (Bachelor Father), who died at 72.
  • Dan Haggerty, American actor (Grizzly Adams), who died of cancer at 73.
  • Sonny Bonnett, Race Car Driver.
  • The Benefactor is released. A newly married couple (Dakota Fanning and Theo James) are forced to navigate the all-consuming interest of a powerful, mysterious, and possessive philanthropist (Richard Gere).
  • Band of Robbers is released. Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are grown men, still searching for the hidden treasure that has eluded them since childhood.
  • In the Shadow of Women is released. Pierre and Manon (Stanislas Merhar and Clotilde Courau), a married couple working in fragile harmony on Pierre’s documentary film projects, the latest of which is a portrait of a resistance fighter (Jean Pommier), cheat on each other in this close look at infidelity—not merely the fact of it, but the particular, divergent ways in which it’s experienced and understood by men and women. [Distrib Films]
  • Intruders is released. Anna (Beth Riesgraf) suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don’t realize is that agoraphobia is not her only psychosis.
  • Norm of the North is released. A polar bear of many words, Norm’s greatest gripe is simple: there is no room for tourists in the Arctic. But when a maniacal developer threatens to build luxury condos in his own backyard, Norm does what all normal polar bears would do…he heads to New York City to stop it. With a cast of ragtag lemmings at his side, Norm takes on the big apple, big business and a big identity crisis to save the day. [Lionsgate]
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Ride Along 2 is released. As his wedding day approaches, Ben (Kevin Hart) heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James (Ice Cube) to bring down a drug dealer (Benjamin Bratt).
  • Moonwalkers is released. After failing to locate the legendary Stanley Kubrick, an unstable CIA agent (Ron Perlman) must instead team up with a seedy rock band manager (Rupert Grint) to develop the biggest con of all time—staging the moon landing.
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is released. An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.
  • A Perfect Day is released. It’s just another day on the job for a band of badass war zone rescue workers as they defy death and confront war’s absurdities. The setting is 1995, “somewhere in the Balkans.” Over the course of 24 breathless hours, Mambrú (Benicio del Toro), leads his team of humanitarians—including hard-bitten, wisecracking veteran B (Tim Robbins) and new recruit Sophie (Melanie Thierry)—as they deal with a most unexpected crisis, layers of bureaucratic red tape, and the reappearance of Mambrú’s old flame (Olga Kurylenko). Through it all, the group handles the less-than-glamorous realities of life in a combat zone the only way they know how: with selfless bravery and a healthy dose of irreverent humor. [IFC Films]
  • Cautionary Tale was released by Dylan LeBlanc. After walking away from his deal with Rough Trade Records due to alcohol and exhaustion two years ago, the Alabama singer-songwriter worked with the Civil Wars' John Paul White and the Alabama Shakes' Ben Tanner on his third full-length release.
  • Death of a Bachelor was released by Panic! At the Disco. The fifth full-length studio release for the rock band-turned-solo-act featuring Brendon Urie was produced by Jake Sinclair.
  • Confessions of a Romance Novelist was released by The Anchoress. The debut full-length release for the Welsh singer-songwriter Catherine Ann Davies was co-produced with Paul Draper.
  • Curve of the Earth was released by Mystery Jets. The fifth full-length release for the British indie rock band is its first with new bassist Jack Flanagan.
  • Everything Sacred was released by Yorkston. The debut collaboration between James Yorkston, Jon Thorne, and Suhail Yusuf Khan features influences from folk, Indian, and jazz music.
  • Guadalupe Plata (2015) was released by Guadalupe Plata. The fourth full-length release (and fourth self-titled album that was released in March 2015 in Spain) for the Spanish blues rock trio was recorded in London with producer Liam Watson.
  • Malibu was released by Anderson.Paak. The second full-length release for the California rapper/singer-songwriter features guest appearances from BJ the Chicago Kid, The Free Nationals, The Game, Rapsody, Schoolboy Q, and the Timon Family Choir.
  • Not to Disappear was released by Daughter. The second full-length release for the British indie trio was produced with Nicolas Vernhes.
  • The Revenant [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] was released by Ryuichi Sakamoto. Ryuichi Sakamoto worked with Alva Noto, and Bryce Dessner on the soundtrack of Alejandro G. Iñárritu's 2015 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • The Traveller was released by Baaba Maal. The 11th full-length release from the Senegalese singer-songwriter was produced by Johan Hugo.
  • Echoes Of Aetheria for PC is released. Two nations finally achieve peace, marked by a momentous royal wedding. But just as they seal it with a kiss, a group of soldiers sabotage the wedding and kidnap the bride! Follow the story of Lucian, Ingrid, and Soha, as they uncover the secrets of the conspiracy and expose the true villains.
  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen for PC is released. The next chapter in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise delivers a huge brand new area, missions, enemies and more, plus all of the content from the original game.
  • Oxenfree for Xbox One is released. Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller about a gaggle of friends who inadvertently open a ghostly rift. You assume the role of Alex, and you’ve just brought your new stepbrother Jonas to an overnight island party gone horribly wrong.
  • ZHEROS for Xbox One is released. ZHEROS is a 3D beat’em up, set on one goal: pure and fast action. Plenty of fights and an original style will take the player on a fascinating and twisted journey.

On this day in 2015

  • 20th Critics'Choice Movie Awards: Boyhood wins Best Film.
  • Kim Fowley, American record producer (the Runaways), who died at 75.
  • 3D After Burner II for 3DS is released. 3D After Burner II is the 1987 flight game first released on SEGA’s X Board arcade hardware. Delivering a vintage arcade experience, the re-mastered version features stereoscopic 3D visuals and offers a host of options and settings, including the ability to adjust the difficulty settings and other visual enhancements, such as smoke transparency that were not present in the original version. Players are able to choose from a number of real-life arcade cabinets wherein everything from the appearance to the environmental sounds of the specific cabinet are recreated, providing an arcade experience. The highlight of 3D After Burner II is the addition of the ’special mode’ which can be unlocked once the player completes the game. The ’special mode, ’ while maintaining the basics of the ’arcade mode, ’ provides the player with a completely new gaming experience and allows the players to control time by utilizing the ‘burst’ which makes avoiding incoming attacks easier and increases the number of lock-on targets.

On this day in 2014

  • Joachim Nowotny, German writer, who died at 80.
  • Generation War is released. In Berlin in 1941, on the eve of Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union, level-headed officer Wilhelm (Volker Bruch) is full of patriotic fervor as he heads for the eastern front with his sensitive younger brother Friedhelm (Tom Schilling). Charlotte (Miriam Stein) is a young nurse in love with Wilhelm who is serving in the Red Cross. Greta (Katherina Schüttler) is an ambitious singer who longs to become another Marlene Dietrich, while her boyfriend Viktor (Ludwig Trepte) faces a daily struggle for survival as a Jew in an increasingly oppressive regime. [Music Box Films]
  • When I Saw You is released. Jordan,1967. The world is alive with change: brimming with reawakened energy, new styles, music and an infectious sense of hope. In Jordan, a different kind of change is underway as tens of thousands of refugees pour across the border from Palestine. Having been separated from his father in the chaos of war, Tarek,11, and his mother Ghaydaa, are amongst this latest wave of refugees. Placed in “temporary” refugee camps made up of tents and prefab houses until they would be able to return, they wait, like the generation before them who arrived in 1948. With difficulties adjusting to life in Harir camp and a longing to be reunited with his father, Tarek searches a way out, and discovers a new hope emerging with the times. Eventually his free spirit and curious nature lead him to a group of people on a journey that will change their lives.
  • GAMING: XBOX 360
  • Assassin's Creed Liberation HD for Xbox 360 is released. Liberation is set in New Orleans between 1765 and 1780, in the period between the end of the French and Indian War, up to the middle of the American Revolution. The game tells the story of Aveline; a female Assassin of mixed French and African heritage. Brought up in a world of privilege and contrasts, Aveline becomes a strong willed woman and an avid opponent of slavery.
  • LA Dodgers sign pitcher Clayton Kershaw to the biggest deal in baseball history, a 7-year, $215 million package averaging $30.7 million per season.


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