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Today in the World Countries
- Armed Forces Day is being celebrated in Mali
- Heroes' Day is being celebrated in Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin marries his longtime love Anca Faur on his 93rd birthday.
- Gwen Knapp, American sports journalist (Philadelphia Inquirer, SF Examiner, SF Chronicle, New York Times), who died from lymphoma at 61.
- Stella Chiweshe, World Music Singer.
- Rush! was released by Måneskin.
The third full-length release for the Italian rock band Måneskin features a guest appearance from Tom Morello.
- Time's Arrow was released by Ladytron.
The seventh full-length studio release for British electronic pop band Ladytron took over two years to complete due to COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns.
- Radio Songs was released by Dave Rowntree.
The debut full-length solo release for Blur's Dave Rowntree was produced by Leo Abrahams.
- Gigi's Recovery was released by The Murder Capital.
The second full-length release for the Irish post-punk band The Murder Capital was produced by John Congleton.
- Five Easy Hot Dogs was released by Mac DeMarco.
The second instrumental release for Mac DeMarco was created while he was on a cross-country road trip in 2022.
- La La Land was released by Guided Voices.
The latest full-length release from Robert Pollard's prolific band Guided by Voices was produced by Travis Harrison.
- Mercy was released by John Cale.
The latest full-length solo release for John Cale features guest appearances from Actress, Animal Collective, Sylvan Esso, Fat White Family, Laurel Halo, Tei Shi, and Weyes Blood.
- Does Spring Hide its Joy was released by Kali Malone.
The latest full-length release from composer Kali Malone features Sunn O)))'s Stephen O'Malley and Lucy Railton.
- After Love - Not Rated is released.
Set in the port town of Dover, Mary Hussain suddenly finds herself a widow following the unexpected death of her husband. A day after the burial, she discovers he has a secret just twenty-one miles across the English Channel in Calais.
- Missing - PG-13 is released.
When her mother (Nia Long) disappears while on vacation in Colombia with her new boyfriend, June’s (Storm Reid) search for answers is hindered by international red tape. Stuck thousands of miles away in Los Angeles, June creatively uses all the latest technology at her fingertips to try and find her before it’s too late. But as she digs deeper, her digital sleuthing raises more questions than answers...and when June unravels secrets about her mom, she discovers that she never really knew her at all.
- Kids vs. Aliens - Not Rated is released.
All Gary wants is to make awesome home movies with his best buds. All his older sister Samantha wants is to hang with the cool kids. When their parents head out of town one Halloween weekend, an all-time rager of a teen house party turns to terror when aliens attack, forcing the siblings to band together to survive the night.
- The Wandering Earth II - NR is released.
??In the near future, after learning that the sun is rapidly burning out and will obliterate Earth in the process, humans build enormous engines to propel the planet to a new solar system, far out of reach of the sun’s fiery flares. However, the journey out into the universe is perilous, and humankind’s last shot at survival will depend on a group of young people brave enough to step up and execute a dangerous, life-or-death operation to save the earth.
- When You Finish Saving the World - R is released.
Evelyn (Julianne Moore) has devoted herself to helping people in hard times, but she struggles to connect with her son Ziggy (Finn Wolfhard), an aspiring internet star oblivious to the problems of the world. As Evelyn attempts to become a parent figure to an unassuming teenager she meets at her shelter, and Ziggy fumbles through his pursuit of a brilliant and politically conscious young woman at his high school, this emotional comedy reveals a funny and sharply perceptive portrait of a mother and son who may seem at odds but who are more alike than either would care to admit.
- You People - R is released.
A new couple (Jonah Hill, Lauren London) fall in love and find themselves confronting societal expectations and generational differences amidst their families (Eddie Murphy, Nia Long, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, David Duchovny) clashing cultures, in this comedy from Kenya Barris. [Netflix]
On this day in 2022
- 19-year-old aviator Zara Rutherford becomes the youngest woman to fly solo around the world landing at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, Belgium.
- Meat Loaf [Marvin Lee Aday], American rock musician and singer-songwriter (" Bat Out of Hell" ; Two Out of Three Ain't Bad"), who died at 74.
- Meat Loaf, Rock Singer.
- Heidi Biebl, German alpine skier (Olympic gold women's downhill 1960), who died at 80.
- Bob Goalby, American golfer (US Masters 1968), who died at 92.
- Elza Soares, Brazilian samba and jazz singer, named one of the Singers of the Millennium by BBC Radio, who died at 91.
- The Last Thing Mary Saw - Not Rated is released.
Southold, NY,1843: Young Mary (Stefanie Scott), blood trickling from behind the blindfold tied around her eyes, is interrogated about the events surrounding her grandmother’s death. As the story jumps back in time, we witness Mary, raised in a repressively religious household, finding fleeting happiness in the arms of Eleanor (Isabelle Fuhrman), the home’s maid. Her family, who believe they are seeing, speaking, and acting on God’s behalf, view the girls’ relationship as an abomination, to be dealt with as severely as possible. The couple attempt to carry on in secret, but someone is always watching, or listening, and the wages of perceived sin threaten to become death, with the tension only heightened by the arrival of an enigmatic stranger (Rory Culkin) and the revelation of greater forces at work.
- TV SERIES
- Single Drunk Female: Season 1 is released.
A very public breakdown forces 20-something Samantha Fink (Sofia Black-D'Elia) to move in with her mother, Carol (Ally Sheedy) and try to sober up in this comedy created and written by Simone Finch.
On this day in 2021
- US President Joe Biden signs 15 executive orders on his first day in office to re-join the WHO, the Paris Climate Agreement, revoking the Keystone XL Pipeline and mandating masks on federal properties.
- Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States of America and Kamala Harris as the 49th Vice President, the first female, black or south Asian Vice President. Amanda Gorman recites "The Hill We Climb"..
- Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States of America and Kamala Harris as the 49th Vice President, the first female, black or south Asian Vice President. Amanda Gorman recites "The Hill We Climb" ; previous office holder Donald Trump is first outgoing president to refuse to attend the inauguration of his successor since 1869 P.
- Mira Furlan, TV Actress.
- Baby Ceo, Rapper.
- Ted Thompson, American NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers) and executive (GM Green Bay Packers 2005-17), who died from autonomic disorder at 68.
- Peter Swan, English soccer defender (19 caps; Sheffield Wednesday, Bury), who died at 84.
- The Salt of Tears - Not Rated is released.
Driven by his desire to become a cabinetmaker, Luc arrives in Paris. Lost in the banlieues, he asks Djemila for directions. In the girl's shyness, Luc glimpses the chance of an adventure. The two meet again but then Luc has to return home to his father, who is also a carpenter. There, he meets Geneviève, whom he knows from the past, and begins a romance with her. When Luc is offered a place at the renowned furniture-making school École Boulle, he follows his dream and moves to Paris, leaving Geneviève behind. Soon, a third young woman enters his small apartment, bringing the freedom of the big city with her.
On this day in 2020
- Australian actor Liam Hemsworth and American singer Miley Cyrus divorce after 1 year of marriage.
- Actor Liam Hemsworth and singer Miley Cyrus divorce after a year of marriage.
- American former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow at the age of 32 weds South African Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters at the age of 24 in Cape Town, South Africa.
On this day in 2019
- AFC Championship, Arrowhead Stadium, KC: New England Patriots beat Kansas City Chiefs,37-31 OT.
- NFC Championship, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans: Los Angeles Rams beat New Orleans Saints,26-23 OT.
- Senna Paige Mulligan, Family Member, born in San Francisco, CA.
- Dumisani Kumalo, South African anti-apartheid activist and UN ambassador, who died at 71.
- Muriel Pavlow, British actress (Murder, She Said, Reach for the Sky), who died at 97.
- Masazo Nonaka, Supercentenarian.
- TV SERIES
- Black Monday: Season 1 is released.
The comedy from David Caspe, Jordan Cahan, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg takes a look at Black Monday--October 19,1987, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street, through the lives of Rod “The Jammer” Jaminski (Don Cheadle), who was the self-made head of the financial firm where trading prodigy Blair Shmerman (Andrew Rannells) and the first female head trader Dawn Darcy (Regina Hall) works at.
On this day in 2018
- Bob Smith, American author and a groundbreaking gay comedian (The Tonight Show, Funny Gay Males), who died from Lou Gehrig’s disease at 59.
- John Coleman, American journalist, co-founder of The Weather Channel and broadcaster (1953-2014), who died at 83.
- Graeme Langlands, Australian rugby league fullback, captain and coach (24 Tests; St. George), who died from dementia and Alzheimer's disease at 76.
- Howard Lew Lewis, English comedian and actor (Maid Marian and Her Merry Men and Brush Strokes), who died at 76.
- Jack Whitten, American abstract painter, who died of chronic leukemia at 78.
- James "Jim" Rodford, English rock bassist (The Kinks; Argent; Zombies), who died after a fall at 76.
- James "Jim" Rodford, English rock vocalist and bassist (The Kinks, Argent, Zombies), who died after a fall at 76.
- Jim Rodford, English rock bassist (The Kinks; Argent; Zombies), who died after a fall at 76.
- Naomi Parker Fraley, American who inspired "Rosie the Riveter" poster, who died at 96.
- Paul Bocuse, Chef.
- Paul Bocuse, French great chef (Legion of Honor), who died of Parkinson's disease at 91.
- TV SERIES
- Planet Earth: Blue Planet II is released.
Airing simultaneously on AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV, and WE tv, the seven-part mini-series takes a look at life in the world's oceans with narration by David Attenborough.
On this day in 2017
- Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America and Mike Pence as the 48th Vice President.
- Car ploughs into pedestrains in central Melbourne, killing 6 and injuring 27.
- Ronald Mundy, American doo-wop tenor vocalist (The Marcels -" Blue Moon"), who died of pneumonia at 73.
- Pas Pire Pop, I Love You So Much was released by Avec le Soleil Sortant de Sa Bouche.
This is the second full-length release for the Montreal kraut-funk band that includes Jean-Sebastien Truchy, Sebastien Fournier, Eric Gingras and, Samuel Bobony.
- Stellular was released by Rose Elinor Dougall.
The ex-Pipettes singer worked with Oli Bayston (aka Boxed In) on her second full-length solo release.
- Yesterday's Gone was released by Loyle Carner.
The debut full-length release for the British rapper features guest appearances from Kwes, Tom Misch, Mum and Rebel Kleff.
- 50 was released by Michael Chapman.
The British folk singer-songwriter worked with Steve Gunn, who also produced the album features guest vocals from Bridget St John and a band that includes Nathan Bowles, James Elkington, and Jimy SeiTang.
- Voyager was released by Vitalic.
The fourth full-length studio release for the French electronic producer features guest appearances from Mark Kerr, Miss Kittin, and David Shaw And The Beat.
- Wake in Fright was released by Uniform.
This is the second full-length release for the New York City-based industrial metal duo of vocalist Michael Berdan and Ben Greenberg.
- AFI (The Blood Album) was released by AFI.
The 10th full-length studio release for the alternative rock quartet was produced by band guitarist, Jade Puget, with co-production by Matt Hyde.
- Embers was released by Throwing Snow.
The second full-length release for the British electronic producer Ross Tones includes natural field recordings from around the small English village he held the recording sessions at.
- Epoch was released by Tycho.
This is the fourth full-length studio release for the Scott Hansen-solo-project-turned-ambient-trio.
- Foxhole was released by The Proper Ornaments.
The second full-length release for the band leed by James Hoare and Max Oscarnol was recorded on an eight track.
- Future Politics was released by Austra.
The third full-length release for the Canadian electronic band led by Katie Stelmanis was inspired from her time living in Montreal and Mexico City.
- Anything Could Happen was released by Bash & Pop.
The second full-length release for the band led by ex-Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson was recorded live in studio.
- Apocalipstick was released by Cherry Glazerr.
The second full-length release for the Los Angeles rock band led by Clem Creevy (and a new lineup from its debut) was produced by Joe Chicarelli and Carlos de la Garza.
- A Shadow in Time was released by William Basinski.
The two-track release from experimental artist was a tribute to David Bowie.
- Intoxicated Women was released by Mick Harvey.
The final Serge Gainsbourg covers release from the Bad Seeds member features guest appearances from Sophia Brous, Channthy Kak, Jess Ribeiro, Andrea Schroeder, Lyndelle-Jayne Spruyt and Xanthe Waite.
- He's Got the Whole This Land Is Your Land in His Hands was released by Joan of Arc.
The latest release for the Chicago indie rock band led by Tim Kinsella was self-produced by the band.
- Hang was released by Foxygen.
The fifth full-length release for the indie rock duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado features a full symphony orchestra conducted by Trey Pollard and contributions from Matthew E. White, The Flaming Lips' Steve Drozd and The Lemon Twigs.
- Modern Ruin was released by Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes.
The second full-length release for the British hardcore punk band was mixed by Catherine Marks and recorded by Thomas Mitchener.
- Antarctica: Ice and Sky - Not Rated is released.
French glaciologist Claude Lorius discovered his destiny as a college student when he joined an expedition to Antarctica in 1955; land essentially untouched by scientific experiment. He would go on to participate in twenty-two expeditions during his long career, facing unforgiving conditions and brutal personal challenges that were rewarded with an amazing discovery: using ice cores thousands of meters deep, tiny air bubbles suspended in the ice reveal the composition of the planet’s atmosphere over nearly a million years. Through remarkable archival footage and stunning drone cinematography, Antarctica: Ice and Sky is an epic tale where science and adventure meet, equal parts contemplative memoir and an ardent call to action. [Music Box Films]
- Detour - Not Rated is released.
Harper (Tye Sheridan), a seemingly naive law student, obsesses over the idea that his shifty stepfather was involved in the devastating car crash that left his mother hospitalized and comatose. He drowns his suspicions in whiskey until he finds himself suddenly engrossed in conversation with volatile grifter Johnny (Emory Cohen) and his stripper companion, Cherry (Bel Powley). As daylight breaks and the haziness of promises made becomes clearer, how will Harper handle the repercussions (not to mention the violent duo—on his doorstep)? [Magnet Releasing]
- xXx: Return of Xander Cage - PG-13 is released.
Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons.
- Trespass Against Us - R is released.
Three generations of the Cutler family live as outlaws in their own anarchic corner of Britain’s richest countryside. Chad Cutler (Michael Fassbender) is heir apparent to his bruising criminal father, Colby (Brendan Gleeson) and has been groomed to spend his life hunting, thieving and tormenting the police. But with his own son, Tyson (Georgie Smith) coming of age, Chad soon finds himself locked in a battle with his father for the future of his young family. When Colby learns of Chad’s dreams for another life he sets out to tie his son and grandson into the archaic order that has bound the Cutler family for generations. He engineers a spectacular piece of criminal business involving a heist, a high-speed car chase and a manhunt, which leaves Chad bruised and bloodied and with his very freedom at stake.
- They Call Us Monsters - Not Rated is released.
They Call Us Monsters takes viewers behind the walls of the Compound, the facility where Los Angeles houses its most violent juvenile criminals. To their advocates, they’re kids. To the system, they’re adults. To their victims, they’re monsters.
- The Founder - PG-13 is released.
The true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.
- The Red Turtle - PG is released.
Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.
- My Father Die - Not Rated is released.
Deaf and mute since having his hearing knocked out at the age of 12, Asher has been training for almost two decades to avenge himself on Ivan, the man that killed his older brother,21 years ago. And now that his nemesis is out of prison, he gets his chance. But Asher's target also happens to be his father.
- Split - PG-13 is released.
Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him—as well as everyone around him—as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.
- Starless Dreams - Not Rated is released.
Starless Dreams plunges us into the lives of young teenage girls sharing temporary quarters at a juvenile detention center on the outskirts of Tehran. Director Mehrdad Oskouei, one of Iran’s most prominent filmmakers, spent seven years securing access to this all-female facility. As the New Year approaches, the girls bond, and reveal—with playfully disarming honesty—the circumstances and acts that resulted in their incarceration. They have killed their father, robbed a bank, or were arrested for carrying 651 grams of cocaine. Outside the prison walls, danger is everywhere, even within their own families. [Cinema Guild]
- Staying Vertical - Not Rated is released.
Filmmaker Leo is searching for the wolf in the south of France. During a scouting excursion he is seduced by Marie, a free-spirited and dynamic shepherdess. Nine months later she gives birth to their child. Suffering from post-natal depression and with no faith in Leo, who comes and goes without warning, Marie abandons both of them. Leo finds himself alone, with a baby to care for. It’s not easy, but deep down, he loves it. Through a series of unexpected and unusual encounters, struggling to find inspiration for his next film, Leo will do whatever it takes to stay standing. [Strand Releasing]
On this day in 2016
- David G. Hartwell, American editor and anthologist, who died at 74.
- George Weidenfeld, British publisher (Weidenfeld & Nicolson), who died at 96.
- Bleak Street - Not Rated is released.
In the early morning hours, two elderly prostitutes go back to their hovels. They are not tired from working; they are tired of not working. One has problems at home with her teenage daughter and cross dressing husband. The other lives with her invalid mother and loneliness. But that night, they have a date to celebrate the victory in the ring of two wrestlers, twin midgets wearing masks. At the hourly hotel, in order to rob the tiny men of their earnings, they drug them with eye drops. But the dose proves fatal. Scared and confused, they decide to hide from the police and run away together to live, as they always have, on Bleak Street. [Leisure Time Features]
On this day in 2015
- Musical "Hamilton" starring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Ramos premieres at The Public Theater in Lower Manhattan, New York.
- Canserbero, Rapper.
- Edgar Froese, German musician (Tangerine Dream), who died at 70.
- Edgar Froese, Pianist.
- Ghost Culture was released by Ghost Culture.
The debut full-length release for London-based electronic producer James Greenwood was co-produced by Erol Alkan
- B4.DA.$$ was released by Joey Bada$$.
The debut full-length studio release for the Brooklyn rapper features guest appearances from Action Bronson, BJ The Chicago Kid, Chronixx, Kiesza, Dyemond Lewis, Raury, Maverick Sabre, and Elle Varner.
- American Beauty/American Psycho was released by Fall Out Boy.
The sixth full-length studio release for the Chicago pop-punk band is its second since returning from its five year hiatus in 2013.
- Moonlight was released by Hanni el Khatib.
The third full-length release for the San Francisco-born artist was produced by Dan Auerbach.
- Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance was released by Belle and Sebastian.
The ninth studio release for the Scottish indie pop band was produced by Ben H. Allen III.
- Irreal was released by Disappears.
The fifth full-length release for the Chicago indie rock band was produced by John Congleton.
- How to Die in the North was released by BC Camplight.
Brian Christinzio's first album in seven years was recorded in Manchester, England.
- Nervous was released by Siskiyou.
The third full-length release for the Canadian band led by Colin Huebert features contributions from Colin Stetson and Owen Pallett.
- No Cities to Love was released by Sleater-Kinney.
The first release in ten years for the indie rock trio of Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Weiss was produced by John Goodmanson.
- Viet Cong was released by Viet Cong.
This is the debut full-length release for the Canadian quartet that includes members of the band Women.
- Tetsuo & Youth was released by Lupe Fiasco.
The fifth studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Ab-Soul and Nikki Jean.
- The Pale Emperor was released by Marilyn Manson.
The ninth full-length studio release for the rock band was co-produced with Tyler Bates.
- What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World was released by The Decemberists.
The seventh studio release for the Oregon indie band led by Colin Meloy was produced by Tucker Martine.
- Vulnicura was released by Björk.
Originally scheduled for a March release, the ninth studio release for the Icelandic singer-songwriter was released early on iTunes after an illegal leak of the songs was available.
- TV SERIES
- Justified: Season 6 is released.
The final season for the drama finds Raylan working on getting Ava and Dewey Crowe to turn on Boyd, who seeks one more big score. However, more trouble comes to Harlan in the form of formerly exiled gangster Avery Markham (Sam Elliott) and (Garret Dillahunt), a former Special Ops soldier working security.
On this day in 2014
- Credit cards of at least 20 million South Koreans are hacked.
- Claudio Abbado, Italian composer and conductor (London Symph-1982), who died at 80.
- Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor (La Scala,1969-86; London Symphony,1979-87; Berlin Philharmonic,1989-2002), who died of stomach cancer at 80.
- Wanderlust was released by Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
The fifth full-length release for the British indie singer was co-written and produced by Ed Harcourt.
- TV SERIES
- Klondike (2014): Season 1 is released.
The miniseries produced by Ridley Scott and based on the Charlotte Gray's book "Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike, "follows the challenges best friends Bill Haskell (Richard Madden) and Byron Epstein (Augustus Prew) face as they set out in the late 1890s to the Yukon Territory to try to strike it rich.
On this day in 2013
- AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: Baltimore Ravens beat New England Patriots,28-13.
- Austria votes to maintain compulsory military service in a referendum.
- NFC Championship, Georgia Dome, Atlanta: San Francisco 49ers beat Atlanta Falcons,28-24.
- Bob Engemann, American singer, (The Lettermen), who died at 77.
- Freddie Williams, Welsh motorcycle speedway champion, who died at 86.