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Today in the World Countries

  • Errol Barrow Day is being celebrated in Barbados
  • Lady of Altagracia Day is being celebrated in Dominican Republic
  • People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • 72 year-old gunman shoots and kills eleven people, injuring nine, at dance studio in Monterey Park, California. Attempts second killing nearby before being surrounded and killing himself..
  • Marc Gallagher, Comedian, born in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Bill Schonely, American sports broadcaster (Portland Trail Blazers 1970-98), who died at 93.

On this day in 2022

  • Adele postponed her entire Las Vegas residency, just 24 hours before the opening night due to half of her team having Covid. The shows would have been her first live concerts in five years and Adele was forecast to make more than £500,000 per performance..
  • Yemen detention centre in Saada held by rebel Houthis bombed killing more than 70 people.
  • Clark Gillies, Canadian Hockey HOF left wing (Stanley Cup 1980,81,82,83 New York Islanders; Buffalo Sabres), who died at 67.
  • Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom is released. A disillusioned schoolteacher is transferred to the most remote school in the world, cut off from modern life deep in the Himalayan glaciers. In a classroom with no electricity or even a blackboard, he finds himself with only a yak and a song that echoes through the mountains.
  • Introduction is released. Youngho (Shin Seokho) goes to see his father who is tending to a famous patient. He surprises his girlfriend, Juwon (Park Miso), in Berlin where she is studying fashion design. He goes to a seaside hotel to meet his mother and brings his friend Jeongsoo (Ha Seongguk) with him. In each instance, he anticipates an important conversation. But sometimes a shared look, or a shared smoke, can mean as much as anything we could say to those close to us.
  • Simple Passion is released. A mother falls into an addictive relationship with a Russian diplomat, with whom she has nothing in common.
  • The King's Daughter is released. King Louis XIV's (Pierce Brosnan) quest for immortality leads him to capture a mermaid's (Bingbing Fan) life force, but his immovable will is challenged when his long-hidden illegitimate daughter (Kaya Scodelario) forms a bond with the magical creature.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Redeeming Love is released. Based on the bestselling novel by Francine Rivers, Redeeming Love is a powerful story of relentless love and perseverance as a young couple’s relationship clashes with the harsh realities of the California Gold Rush of 1850. It is a life- changing story of the power of unconditional and all-consuming love.
  • Ozark: Season 4 is released. The fourth and final season is split into two parts, each with seven-episodes.
  • As We See It: Season 1 is released. The drama series from Jason Katims focuses on Jack (Rick Glassman), Harrison (Albert Rutecki), and Violet (Sue Ann Pien), twentysomething roommates on the autism spectrum, as they juggle work, families, relationships and independence.
  • Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock: Season 1 is released. Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley and Uncle Travelling Matt return with new music and adventures in this reboot of the "Fraggle Rock"series.
  • Archive Material was released by Silverbacks. The second full-length release for the Irish post-punk band Silverbacks was produced by Girl Band's Daniel Fox.
  • Change the Show was released by Miles Kane. The fourth full-length solo release for The Last Shadow Puppets/The Rascals frontman Miles Kane features a guest appearance from Corinne Bailey Rae.
  • Night Call was released by Years & Years. The third full-length release for Years & Years is now an Olly Alexander solo project after Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Türkmen stepped back as active members.
  • The Overload was released by Yard Act. The debut full-length release for the British band Yard Act was recorded with Ali Chant.
  • The Runner [Original Soundtrack] was released by Boy Harsher. The soundtrack for the short horror film Massachusetts electronic duo Boy Harsher also wrote and directed features guest appearances from Cooper B. Handy (aka Lucy) and Mariana Saldaña of BOAN.
  • The Gods We Can Touch was released by Aurora. The third full-length studio release for the Norwegian pop artist AURORA features a guest appearance from Pomme.
  • W was released by Boris. The latest full-length release from the Japanese post-rock band Boris is its first on the Sacred Bones label.
  • Strange Horticulture for PC is released. Welcome to Undermere, a quaint town surrounded by hag-infested forests and rugged mountains. You are the Horticulturist, owner of local plant store Strange Horticulture. As a cast of colorful customers come by your shop, you are quickly thrust into an occult mystery stretching back hundreds of years.Strange Horticulture is an occult puzzle game in which you play as the proprietor of a local plant store. Find and identify new plants, pet your cat, speak to a coven, or join a cult. Use your collection of powerful plants to influence the story and unravel Undermere's dark mysteries.
  • The Company Man for Switch is released. Battle the corporate machine in The Company Man! A 2D action-adventure where you can hit your crazy co-workers with a keyboard and shoot your evil bosses with emails. Survive the struggles of working life and fulfill your lifelong quest to be CEO!Jim finally graduates from university, ready to launch his epic career in the Good Water Company. But things quickly spiral into insanity as he finds himself fighting to keep his job.Drink coffee to survive the tortures of working life. Learn the quirks of each department, from the air-conditioned ice lands of accounting to the mountains of paperwork in human resources, beating every floor on your journey to the top!
  • Louie Anderson, American comedian, Emmy Award-winning actor (Baskets; Life With Louie; Coming To America), TV game show Host (Family Feud,1999-2002), and writer, who died of cancer at 68.

On this day in 2021

  • Avril Haines is sworn in as the first female US Director of National Intelligence by VP Kamala Harris.
  • David Bolton, English rugby league five eighth (23 caps Great Britain; Wigan, Balmain) and coach (Parramatta), who died at 83.
  • Jackson Mthembu, Politician.
  • Walker: Season 1 is released. After working undercover for two years, Cordell Walker (Jared Padalecki) returns to Austin and must juggle rebuilding his relationship with his children and his own parents, as well as a new partner (Lindsey Morgan).
  • Ocean's Heart for PC is released. Ocean’s Heart is an epic top-down action RPG in which you explore a beautiful archipelago as a young woman named Tilia. Take on contracts to fight monsters, descend deep into ancient dungeons, defeat menacing foes, and unravel the mystery of Ocean’s Heart. All done in beautiful, bright pixel art.
  • Skul: The Hero Slayer for PC is released. The human race attacking the Demon King's castle is nothing new and has happened countless times before. What makes this time different though, is that the Adventurers decided to join forces with the Imperial Army and the 'Hero of Caerleon' to finally succeed in the total destruction of the Demon stronghold. All of the demons in the castle were taken prisoner except for one lone skeleton named 'Skul'.Skul is no ordinary skeleton. In addition to his formidable fighting skills, he can gain new and exciting abilities depending on which skull he's wearing.Use up to 2 skulls at a time, each of which has its own unique attack range, speed and power. So choose ones that match your playing style and switch them in the heat of battle to bring your enemies to their knees. The power is in your hands!Skul has crossed paths with a party of Adventurers! They are powerful foes that hunt Demons for sport. But while Skul may be small, he still packs quite a punch. So just see who really is the hunter and who is the hunted...
  • RIDE 4 for PlayStation 5 is released. Choose among 176 Officially licensed bikes and ride on 30 tracks all around the world, carefully designed with an extraordinary level of detail! Every asset has been created starting from Cad data, laser and 3D scanning to achieve precision down to the smallest detail and let you enjoy the best two-wheel racing experience ever.choose your path - Jump into an amazing and dynamic adventure that interacts with your decisions and choose your own path from the regional events up to the professional leagues. Show your riding skills through challenging races, ability tests, track days and a huge set of events. You could even become an official tester for the most celebrated cycle, dynamic weather and Endurance Races - ride 4 features a fully dynamic weather conditions system and a complete day/night cycle. Experience the race in a new light and prove you are the best rider in any condition. And for the first time, the "Endurance"Mode will put your tenacity to the test, with animated pit-stops and long lasting races: prepare to face a world where strategy is the ultimate ingredient of your success.neural AI - let us introduce you to a.N.N.A. (Artificial neural network Agent), our revolutionary neural AI system based on machine learning. Race against faster, smarter, more accurate riders and compete with an AI more human than ever.expanded customization - Race with your own style! Choose among plenty of official brands for your rider's outfit and customize your bikes aesthetically and mechanically. Unleash your creativity and design your helmet, suit and bike livery in total freedom thanks to our new graphics editor. Once you're done, share your creations online or just discover the best designs of the competitions - Enjoy the most complete and Lag-free online multiplayer experience ever thanks to our dedicated servers.
  • NEOVERSE: Trinity Edition for Switch is released. Card actions, Don't lose your tension!Build a deck that suits your needs!Lady Luck Smiles to the smartest deck. NEOVERSE is a time warping multiverse game consisting of thrilling adventures that are packed with great and exciting challenges; combining roguelite, deck building, strategy gameplay all in one. It puts your skills to the test. Set off on an adventure with unique heroes to save the living realms regardless of time and space.
  • Tadpole Treble Encore for Switch is released. Face the music in Tadpole Treble Encore, a charming, harmonious odyssey.The award-winning rhythm-based action game is coming to you! Featuring “some of the best video game music ever” according to Real Otaku Gamer, Tadpole Treble invites players to embark on a thrilling adventure through sheet music. Escape predatory piranhas, flirtatious admirers and more as you make your way back home. Or forge your own path—and songs—in the game’s extensive Composition Mode.

On this day in 2020

  • World's oldest asteroid impact at 2.2 billion years old found in Yarrabubba, Western Australia, may have ended an ice age, reported in "Nature Communications".
  • Revival of Charles Fuller's stage drama "A Soldier's Play, starring David Alan Grier and Blair Underwood at the American Airlines Theatre, NYC; run suspended dut to COVID-19 pandemic closures, wins 3 Tony Awards.
  • Terry Jones, Comedian.
  • Frostpunk: The Last Autumn for PC is released. Learn about the tragic turn of events that lead to the grim world of Frostpunk in the prequel expansion, The Last Autumn. Vastly expanding upon the Frostpunk universe by introducing a brand new scenario, the expansion content also introduces game-changing new mechanics, unique architecture, and broaden's the game's deep lore and narrative.
  • Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha for Switch is released. Strikers 1945A revolution broke out in shooting games in 1995. The Japanese brand "Psikyo"introduced a new enemy's attack, "Spread bullets"not seen before then, and the history of a new shooting game began.Strikers 1945 IIIf you went to a video arcade, you might know a certain name. The name is "Psikyo."The Psikyo made an awful disaster that called "Psikyo Bullets."Many players felt indignation about speedy bullets from enemies and they cried at the end.However, they were attracted to the magical power of "Psikyo Bullets"before they know. Psikyo's games were named "Psikyo Shooting"by big fans and Psikyo Shooting is divided as a different game genre or not."STRIKERS 1945 II"... This is also one of the famous works of "PSIKYO Shooting."Psikyo is the best choice when you really want to enjoy shooting game!Strikers 1999Relive the ultra-difficult "Psikyo"Shoot 'em up experience! Make use of your fighter's weapons and make your way through a chaotic dogfight!!A shoot 'em up game released by Psikyo in 1999. Make use of Shots, Super Shots, and Support Attacks to make your way through a chaotic dogfight!Historical piston fighters, such as the P-38 Lightning, are ready to rumble!!A state of the art arcade shoot 'em up from the masters of the genre, Psikyo.Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores.Sol DivideVorg heard a rumor that the army of Satan was searching for treasures called Seirei stones which led him to think that the time for revenge has come. In addition, he also knows that one of the Seirei stones was entrusted secretly to King Silverna from Vorg's homeland, the Kingdom of Miltia.Vorg, who was a holy knight in Miltia, was in the forest town of Neraphai working for a mission when the king of Satan, Ifter, invaded the Kingdom of Miltia with Dhatilos armies.Upon hearing the news, Vorg immediately returned to Miltia, but the kingdom has been destroyed.After 7 years, a dark shadow went into the royal room inside the Silverna castle. That dark shadow was Satan, Ifter.Vorg heads to Silverna castle with his Helos. Satan owns the Sol Divide which is the pair of heilos.The tale of magic, sword, and vengeance starts now!!Dragon BlazeEarth, Water, Fire, Wind, Moon, and Sun. These four magic stones and the gods of the moon and sun brought prosperity in Megalith. Because of that, the people lived a peaceful and prosperous life.However, their peaceful life ended when Nebiros and his armies appeared.A long time ago, during the war of the gods when the world was created, Nebiros was defeated by the gods of the sun and moon. He was locked up by the 4 magic stones but was freed by summoning a country which aims to achieve victory in the war using him.Nebirus, as an act of revenge, controlled the mind of the god of the moon using his dark power. The god of the universe transformed people's form and spirit into hideous ones and made them as his armies. And the entire Megalith fell into the abyss of destruction and chaos.Nebirus' army has started to move towards the god of the sun. The god of the sun, who was threatened by Nebirus' move, entrusted the weapons of the gods to 4 dragon knights and ordered them to overthrow Nebirus.Zero Gunner 2Let's blast off every enemy's planes from various sides of your screen.Fans who have enjoyed Psikyo Shooting will definitely enjoy this Zero Gunner 2.
  • Morgan Wootten, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (46 seasons DeMatha Catholic HS, Hyattsville, Maryland; National C'ships 1962,65,68,78,84), who died at 88.

On this day in 2019

  • Li Na of China becomes first Asian player to be elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame; joins Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Mary Pierce of France as Class of 2019 inductees.
  • A light aircraft carrying EPL team Cardiff City's record signing Emiliano Sala of French club FC Nantes disappears near the Channel islands en route to Wales.
  • Ashley Lovelace, Instagram Star.
  • Emiliano Sala, Soccer Player.
  • Maxine Brown, American country music singer (Browns), who died at 87.
  • Russell Baker, American columnist, author and humorist (NY Times) dies at 93.
  • Harris Wofford, American politician (Sen-D-Pennsylvania 1991-94), head of AmeriCorps, who died at 92.
  • Golden State guard Klay Thompson sets an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range as the Warriors beat the LA Lakers,130-111; Thompson scores 44 points.
  • Kaye Ballard, American actress and comedienne (Kaye-Mothers-in-Law), who died at 93.

On this day in 2018

  • NFC Championship, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Eagles beat Minnesota Vikings,38-7.
  • AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: New England Patriots beat Jacksonville Jaguars,24-20.
  • Chartchai Chionoi, Thai boxer (WBC/WBA flyweight champion), who died of Parkinson's disease at 75.
  • Connie Sawyer [Rosie Cohen], American actress known as "The Clown Princess of Comedy" (Pineapple Express, Dumb and Dumber), who died at 105.
  • David Pithey, Cricket Player.
  • The Resident: Season 1 is released. Senior resident Dr. Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry) mentors first year resident Dr. Devon Pravesh (Manish Dayal) while juggling his on-and-off-again relationship with nurse Nicolette Nevin (Emily VanCamp) and dealing with the Chief of Surgery Dr. Randolph Bell (Bruce Greenwood) in this medical drama from Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi.
  • Gambian Dictator Yahya Jammeh finally concedes office and leaves Gambia 2 months after losing the presidential election.

On this day in 2017

  • Adam Hadwin fires only the 7th sub-60 round (59) in PGA Tour history in the 3rd round of the CareerBuilder Challenge at LaQuinta CC.
  • More than 2 million people protest worldwide in the 'Women's March'against Donald Trump, with 500,000 marching in Washington, D.C..
  • Maggie Roche, American singer-songwriter (The Roches - "Hammond Song"), who died of cancer at 65.
  • Emma Tennant, English writer (Pemberley: Or, Pride and Prejudice Continued), who died at 79.
  • Veljo Tormis, Estonian composer, specializing in choral music (Curse Upon Iron (Raua needmine)), who died at 86.
  • Terry Nichels, Race Car Driver.
  • Beaches (2017) is released. The remake of the 1988 film of the same name about the lifelong friendship between CC (Idina Menzel) and Hillary (Nia Long) is set in Los Angeles.

On this day in 2016

  • Freddie Tomlinson, Family Member, born in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Bill Johnson, alpine skier (first American to win alpine Olympic gold - 1984), who died at 55.
  • Ron Southern, Entrepreneur.
  • London Spy: Season 1 is released. Danny (Ben Whishaw), a warehouse worker falls in love with British spy Alex (Edward Holcroft), who ends up dead in suspicious circumstances, and draws Danny into the world of espionage in the drama created and written by Tom Rob Smith.
  • Baskets: Season 1 is released. Chip Baskets (Zach Galifianakis) dreams of being a French clown but real life interferes with his plans.
  • DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 is released. Rip Hunter's (Arthur Darvill) mission is to form a team that includes Ray Palmer/the Atom (Brandon Routh), Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Leonard Snart/Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) to help save the world and it's future.
  • Dinocide for PC is released. A classic NES inspired old-school single-player platformer in a prehistoric fantasy world. Dinocide tries to capture the drive and fun of that era and recreate it in a modern way.
  • Crashlands for PC is released. Crashlands is a story-driven crafting ARPG set in an outlandish world of hidden magic and high technology. Fight and tame alien beasts, craft resources into menacing weaponry, befriend the locals, and go toe-to-chin with a world-domineering maniac.
  • The Westport Independent for PC is released. The Westport Independent is a censorship simulator set in a post-war country, governed by the recently elected Loyalist Party. As the editor of one of the final remaining independent newspapers in the country, your task is to remove and edit the content of your paper, affecting the people’s opinion of both the rebels and the Loyalist government. With an increase of rebel activity and an ever watching government breathing down your neck, whose truth will you print?

On this day in 2015

  • An Israeli man was arrested on suspicion of hacking into the computers of pop stars including Madonna and selling unreleased songs online. During the investigation it appeared the suspect had broken into the computers of a number of international artists, stole unreleased demos and final tracks and sold them over the internet..
  • Italian fashion label Gucci names Alessandro Michele as its new creative director.
  • " One Tree Hill" star Chad Michael Murray at the age of 33 weds actress Sarah Roemer at the age of 30.
  • Pauline Yates, British actress (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), who died at 85.
  • Kemal Monteno, Pop Singer.
  • Martin Honeysett, British cartoonist (Punch, Private Eye), who died at 71.
  • Waldemar Kmentt, Austrian operatic tenor (Vienna State Opera,1951-2005), who died at 85.
  • Wolf Hall: Season 1 is released. The adaptation of Hilary Mantel's novels about the rise of Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance) during the reign King Henry VIII (Damian Lewis) is co-produced for BBC Two and Masterpiece.
  • Leon Brittan, British politician, Home Secretary and member of the European Commission, who died at 75.

On this day in 2014

  • Joanna Al-Bishi, Instagram Star, born in Saudi Arabia.
  • Tony Crook, Race Car Driver.
  • Tranquilizers was released by Dog Bite. With the addition of Woody Shortridge and Tak Takemura, the second release finds the band led by Phil Jones expanded to a quartet.
  • Transgender Dysphoria Blues was released by Against Me!. The sixth full-length studio release for the punk band led by Laura Jane Grace (who came out as transgendered in 2012) explores gender dysphoria.
  • Strong Feelings was released by Doug Paisley. The third full-length release for the Canadian singer-songwriter was recorded in Toronto with a band that included Gary Craig, Bazil Donovan, Robbie Grunwald, Garth Hudson, Emmett Kelly, and Mary Margaret O'Hara.
  • The Gloaming was released by The Gloaming. This is the debut Irish folk-influenced release for the collaboration from Martin Hayes, Thomas Bartlett aka Doveman, Iarla Ó Lionaird, Dennis Cahill and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh.
  • Warpaint was released by Warpaint. The second full-length release for the Los Angeles indie rock band was produced with Flood
  • Youth was released by Wild Cub. The debut release for the Nashville-via-Brooklyn five-piece band led by Keegan DeWitt was self-released in the UK in 2012.
  • Lord Steppington was released by Step Brothers. The debut rap collaboration from Evidence and Alchemist features guest appearances from such artists as Action Bronson, Fashawn, Domo Genesis, Roc Marciano, Oh No, and Styles P.
  • Mind Over Matter was released by Young the Giant. The second release for the Southern California indie rock band was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen.
  • Rave Tapes was released by Mogwai. The eighth full-length release for the Scottish post-rock band was produced with Paul Savage.
  • Shelter was released by Alcest. The fourth release for the shoegaze band was produced by Birgir Jón Birgisson and features a guest appearance from Slowdive's Neil Halstead.
  • AGE was released by The Hidden Cameras. The sixth studio release for the Canadian indie pop collective led by Joel Gibb is its first in five years.
  • Chiaroscuro was released by I Break Horses. The second full-length release for the Swedish indie project of Maria Lindén and Fredrick Balck was produced, written and mixed by Lindén.
  • Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son was released by Damien Jurado. The Shins' Richard Swift returns to produce the sequel to Damien Jurado's 2012 album, Maraqopa.
  • From All Purity was released by Indian. The fifth full-length release for the Chicago doom metal band was produced by Sanford Parker.
  • Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything was released by Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra. The seventh full-length release for the often described Canadian post-rock five piece band includes influences from blues, garage, and metal music.
  • Hard Working Americans was released by Hard Working Americans. The debut release of covers for the band that includes Todd Snider, Neal Casal of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Dave Schools of Widespread Panic, Chad Staehly of Great American Taxi, and Duane Trucks of King Lincoln.
  • OlliOlli for PlayStation Vita is released. OlliOlli mixes one-life gameplay with over 120 tricks and grinds across 50 levels,250 Challenges, Spots Mode and Daily Grind. Complete all challenges to unlock the super skillful RAD Mode. Rack up the biggest and coolest combos along the way then time your landing to perfection to rule the leader-boards. Just don’t slam on your face (you will slam on your face). OlliOlli rewards the most skillful and riskiest players, always tempting them to go for that for that audacious 360 backside flip and ludicrous chain of combos leaving them to time their landing to perfection - or risk losing their score.
  • Dead Rising 3: Operation Broken Eagle for Xbox One is released. Dead Rising 3: Operation Broken Eagle puts you in control of Spec Ops Commander Adam Kane on a mission that challenges everything he believes – to capture the missing President of the United States while battling the zombie apocalypse. This side story features a new mission, new weapons, new vehicle, and more.


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