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Today in the World Countries

  • Chinese New Year is being celebrated in Brunei, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Suriname
  • Chinese New Year Holiday is being celebrated in Taiwan
  • Chinese Spring Festival is being celebrated in Mauritius
  • Korean New Year Holiday is being celebrated in South Korea
  • Lunar New Year is being celebrated in Macau
  • Plurinational State Day is being celebrated in Bolivia
  • Second day of Lunar New Year is being celebrated in Hong Kong
  • Seollal Holiday is being celebrated in North Korea
  • Sonam Losar is being celebrated in Nepal
  • Spring Festival Holiday is being celebrated in China
  • Tet holiday is being celebrated in Vietnam
  • Traditional Day of Offering is being celebrated in Bhutan
  • People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

In the future 2179

  • Hikaru Walter Sulu, Fictional Star Trek character, born in San Francisco, California.

Happening Today

  • China's northernmost city, Mohe, records record low temperature of -53C (-63F).
  • Nikos Xanthopoulos, Movie Actor.
  • Accused (2023): Season 1 is released. Each episode features a new defendant preparing to hear the verdict before flashbacks tell how they ended up on trial in the Howard Gordon crime drama anthology series based on the British series of the same name.

On this day in 2022

  • Andrew Ezergailis, Teacher.
  • Antonio Fernández, Spanish soccer manager (CD Málaga), who died at 79.
  • António Lima Pereira, Portuguese soccer central defender (20 caps; FC Porto), who died at 69.
  • Don Wilson, American rock guitarist (The Ventures - "Hawaii 5-0 Theme" ; "Walk, Don't Run"), who died at 88.
  • Thích Nh?t H?nh [Nguyen Xuan Bao], Vietnamese Thi?n Buddhist monk, teacher, peace activist, and writer (Love Letter to the Earth; The Art of Communicating), who died at 95.
  • Joe Yukica, American college football coach (University of New Hampshire, Boston College, Dartmouth College) dies at 90.

On this day in 2021

  • James Purify died Pensacola, Florida, of complications due to COVID-19 pandemic. The R&B singing duo, James & Bobby Purify biggest hit was ‘I'm Your Puppet’ in 1966, which reached No.6 in the US Billboard Hot 100..
  • Lloyd Austin confirmed as defense secretary by the US Senate, and the first black head of the Pentagon.
  • Luton Shelton, Jamaican soccer striker (75 caps; Vålerenga, Karabükspor, Sheffield United), who died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 35.
  • Nick Drake-Lee, English rugby union prop (8 caps; Leicester Tigers), who died at 78.
  • Tony Jones, American NFL tackle (Super Bowl 1997,98; Second-team All-Pro 1994; Pro Bowl 1998; Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos), who died at 54.
  • Aeneas Chigwedere, Politician.
  • Identifying Features is released. Middle-aged Magdalena (Mercedes Hernandez) has lost contact with her son after he took off with a friend from their town of Guanajuato to cross the border into the U.S., hopeful to find work. Desperate to find out what happened to him—and to know whether or not he’s even alive—she embarks on an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous journey to discover the truth. At the same time, a young man named Miguel (David Illescas) has returned to Mexico after being deported from the U.S., and eventually his path converges with Magdalena’s.
  • Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself is released. Storyteller and Conceptual Magician Derek DelGaudio attempts to understand the illusory nature of identity and answer the deceptively simple question 'Who am I?'
  • You Will Die At Twenty is released. During her son’s naming ceremony, a Sheikh predicts that Sakina’s child will die at the age of 20. Haunted by this prophecy, Sakina becomes overly protective of her son Muzamil, who grows up knowing about his fate. As Muzamil escapes Sakina’s ever-watchful eye, he encounters friends, ideas and challenges that make him question his destiny.
  • Spoor is released. Retired civil engineer Duszejko lives a secluded life in a mountain village close to the border between Poland and the Czech Republic. She is charismatic and eccentric, a passionate astrologer and a strict vegetarian. One day her beloved dogs disappear. On a snowy winter’s night shortly afterwards she discovers the dead body of her neighbour and, next to it, deer tracks. More men die in a similarly mysterious way. All of them were pillars of the village community, and all were passionate hunters. Were these men killed by wild animals? Or has someone been provoked to pursue a bloody vendetta? At some point Duszejko herself comes under suspicion.
  • Our Friend is released. [Formerly known as "The Friend."] After learning that his terminally ill wife has six months to live, a man welcomes the support of his best friend who moves into their home to help out. His impact on the whole family is much greater than anyone could have imagined.
  • PG: Psycho Goreman is released. Siblings Mimi and Luke unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord who was entombed on Earth millions of years ago after a failed attempt to destroy the universe. They nickname the evil creature Psycho Goreman (or PG for short) and use the magical amulet they discovered to force him to obey their childish whims. It isn’t long before PG’s reappearance draws the attention of intergalactic friends and foes from across the cosmos and a rogues’ gallery of alien combatants converges in small-town suburbia to battle for the fate of the galaxy.
  • Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time is released. After 20 years in the United States, Márta, a Hungarian neurosurgeon, returns to Budapest for a romantic rendezvous with a fellow doctor she met at a conference. When the love of her life is nowhere to be seen, she tracks him down only to have the bewildered man claim the two have never met.
  • No Man's Land is released. Border vigilante Bill Greer (Frank Grillo) and his son Jackson (Jake Allyn) are on patrol when Jackson accidentally kills a Mexican immigrant boy. Bill tries to take the blame but Texas Ranger Ramirez (George Lopez) sees through the lie, spurring Jackson to flee south on horseback across the Rio Grande to become a gringo "illegal alien"in Mexico. Chased by Texas Rangers and Mexican federales, Jackson journeys across deserts and mountains to seek forgiveness from the dead boy's vengeful father (Jorge A. Jimenez), as he falls in love with the land he was taught to hate.
  • Atlantis is released. Eastern Ukraine,2025. A desert unsuitable for human habitation. Water is a dear commodity brought by trucks. A Wall is being build-up on the border. Sergiy, a former soldier, is having trouble adapting to his new reality. He meets Katya while on the Black Tulip mission dedicated to exhuming the past. Together, they try to return to some sort of normal life in which they are also allowed to fall in love again.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • The Human Factor is released. With unprecedented access to the foremost American negotiators, The Human Factor is the behind-the-scenes story from the last 25 years, of how the United States came within reach of pulling off the impossible – securing peace between Israel and its neighbors. Today, the need to learn from past mistakes couldn't be more urgent.
  • Brothers By Blood is released. In the City of Brotherly Love, eight-year-old Peter Flood helplessly watches on as his little sister is killed by a neighbor’s reckless driving. Tormented with grief and resentment, his father finds revenge as the only solution, leaving lasting generational wounds. Thirty years later, Peter still wrestles with the guilt he feels over his sister’s death and his father’s vengeance. As he tries to distance himself from the criminal family business, his cousin, Michael, becomes more powerful in the hierarchy. Bonded by blood, neither man can escape violence as they are dragged further into a chilling cycle of betrayal and retribution.
  • Notturno is released. Filmed over three years on the borders between Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria and Lebanon, Notturno captures the everyday life that lies behind the continuing tragedy of civil wars, ferocious dictatorships, foreign invasions and the murderous apocalypse of ISIS.
  • Painting With John: Season 1 is released. John Lurie reflects on life and the lessons he's learned as he paints at his home in the Caribbean.
  • Palberta5000 was released by Palberta. The fifth full-length release for the New York-based trio of Ani Ivry-Block, Lily Konigsberg and Nina Ryser was recorded over four days with producer Matt Labozza.
  • The Last Exit was released by Still Corners. This is the fifth full-length release for the duo of Tessa Murray and Greg Hughes.
  • Cooler Returns was released by Kiwi Jr.. The second full-length release for the Canadian quartet was self-produced and mixed by Graham Walsh.
  • Isles was released by Bicep. The second full-length release for the London-based electronic duo from Belfast features guest appearances from Julia Kent, Clara La San and machìna.
  • Redout: Space Assault for PlayStation 4 is released. Redout: Space Assault is arcade space battle, coupling the trademark Redout adrenaline with the thrill of combat. Outsmart, outmanoeuvre, overpower, outclass your opponents in lightning-fast, adrenaline-inducing single-player space combat.
  • Hank Aaron, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (MLB record 755 HRs; NL MVP 1957; 25 × MLB All-Star; Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers), who died at 86.

On this day in 2020

  • China locks down city of Wuhan and its 11 million people, in effort to control the COVID-19 pandemic with death toll at 17, over 500 people ill.
  • Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens: Season 1 is released. 27-year-old Nora Lin (Awkwafina) seeks a grander life with help from her friends and her more accomplished cousin (Bowen Yang) while still living with her father (BD Wong) and grandmother (Lori Tan Chinn) in Queens.

On this day in 2019

  • Ronnie Foden, Family Member, born in England.
  • Albert Gilbert, Photographer.
  • Charles Vandenhove, Belgian architect (Standard-Omnisporthal, Luik), who died at 91.
  • The Hong Kong Massacre for PC is released. Blast your way through the streets of Hong Kong in a fast-paced, top-down shooter. Inspired by classic action movies, The Hong Kong Massacre places you at the center of a hard-boiled revenge story, filled with brutal, cinematic shootouts and vivid underworld locations.
  • Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal for PlayStation 4 is released. Originally released under the name SENRAN KAGURA Burst in Europe and serving as a "director's cut"-style take on the inaugural entry in this now storied series, SENRAN KAGURA Burst Re:Newal brings the prior release's classic 2.5D action to modern hardware with a full 3D remake and a fresh retelling of the story that started it all.This fast-paced brawler will provide updated combat mechanics and character models, as well as all-new special effects for a voluptuous visual feast! The series' popular Dressing Room mode continues to see expansions too, with a wealth of new outfits and options that allow players to customize their favorite girls' looks and styles.With additional DLC episodes to come that will reveal new story episodes for Yumi and Miyabi detailing their histories prior to meeting Asuka and Homura, SENRAN KAGURA Burst Re:Newal delivers an authentic recreation of the original game while ensuring that series fans will have plenty of new content to look forward to!
  • A Fisherman's Tale for PlayStation 4 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.
  • The Raven Remastered for Switch is released. London,1964. An ancient ruby is stolen from the British Museum. At the crime scene: a raven feather. Is somebody trying to follow in the footsteps of The Raven, the legendary master thief who disappeared years before? Constable Anton Jacob Zolner finds himself in the middle of the kind of murder mystery he so far only knew from reading his favourite crime novels. Nothing is what it seems. Everyone has something to hide. And the Raven is always one step ahead...

On this day in 2018

  • Netflix becomes the largest digital media and entertainment company in the world worth $100 billion.
  • New Orleans Pelicans'DeMarcus Cousins has 44 points,24 rebounds & 10 assists in 132-128 double-OT win over Chicago Bulls; 1st player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1972) with 40+ points,20+ rebounds & 10+ assists.
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, American sci-fi author (The Left Hand of Darkness, Tombs of Atuan), who died at 88.
  • The Alienist: Season 1 is released. Alienist (aka criminal psychologist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl), New York Times society illustrator John Moore (Luke Evans) and secretary Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning) are recruited to investigate in secret a series of murders of prostitutes in New York City by new police commissioner (and future president) Theodore Roosevelt (Brian Geraghty) in this adaptation of Caleb Carr's novel set in 1895.
  • Mosaic: Season 1 is released. The Steven Soderbergh and Ed Solomon drama that centers on the disappearance of children's book author/illustrator Olivia Lake (Sharon Stone) and the two men she knew: Joel (Garrett Hedlund) and Eric (Frederick Weller), first premieres on the Mosaic app as a branching narrative drama in November before the six-part and more linear miniseries airs on HBO.
  • The Red Strings Club for PC is released. The Red Strings Club is a cyberpunk narrative experience about fate and happiness featuring the extensive use of pottery, bartending and impersonating people on the phone to take down a corporate conspiracy.
  • Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 4: What Ails You for PlayStation 4 is released. The star of this installment in Telltale's Batman series is John, the would be Joker, who finally unravels, going from the well-meaning if a bit unhinged friend to something much closer to the Clown Prince of Crime we're used to seeing terrorize Gotham City and Batman. [GameSpot]
  • ChromaGun for Switch is released. Welcome to ChromaTec's test lab! You're here to test our newest, state-of-the-art military-grade color-technology: The ChromaGun (patent pending)! Use it to try and solve our meticulously designed test chambers. The basic principle is as easy as applying it is complex: Exit the chambers via the exit doors. But be weary of the WorkerDroids in charge of maintaining the chambers. They’re not exactly what you and I would call "human friendly."Use the ChromaGun to colorize walls and WorkerDroids to progress in the chambers. WorkerDroids are attracted to walls of the same color. Using that mechanic, try to reach the exit door of each chamber. Some doors are more complicated to use than others: They can only be opened using door triggers and only stay open as long as the triggers are occupied. [Nintendo]
  • US government ends three-day shutdown after an agreement in Congress to extend funding.

On this day in 2017

  • Chile declares a State of Emergency and requests international assistance as wildfires rage out of control.
  • German drummer Jaki Liebezeit died of pneumonia aged 78. He was best known as a founding member of the experimental rock band Can who were hailed as pioneers of the German krautrock scene. He also worked with Jah Wobble, Depeche Mode and Brian Eno..
  • English bass guitar player Pete Overend Watts and founding member of the 1970s rock band, Mott the Hoople died from throat cancer aged 69. Watts helped start the Buddies with guitarist Mick Ralphs, a band that evolved into Mott the Hoople after periods in which it was known as the Doc Thomas Group, the Shakedown Sound, then Silence. They became Mott the Hoople after Ian Hunter joined in 1969. Watts continued with Dale Griffin, Morgan Fisher and Ray Major in the Mott successor British Lions. He later became a record producer, producing albums for artists including Hanoi Rocks and Dumb Blondes..
  • Jaki Liebesit, German rock drummer (Can), who died at 78.
  • Andy Marte, Baseball Player.
  • Yordano Ventura, Baseball Player.
  • Pete Overend Watts, English bass guitar player (Mott the Hoople - "All Young Dudes"), who died from throat cancer at 69.
  • Jared Kushner is sworn in as Senior Advisor to US President, Donald Trump.

On this day in 2016

  • Winter storm conditions strand 500 motorists for 24 hours in Somerset and Bedford counties, about 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
  • Elias Buble, Family Member, born in Vancouver, Canada.
  • Anthony Simmons, British writer and film director (The Optimists of Nine Elms), who died at 93.
  • Aferim! is released. Eastern Europe,1835. Two riders cross a barren landscape in the middle of Wallachia. They are the gendarme Costandin and his son. Together they are searching for a gypsy slave who has run away from his nobleman master and is suspected of having an affair with the noble's wife. While the unflappable Costandin comments on every situation with a cheery aphorism, his son takes a more contemplative view of the world. On their odyssey they encounter people of different nationalities and beliefs: Turks and Russians, Christians and Jews, Romanians and Hungarians. Each harbors prejudices against the others which have been passed down from generation to generation. And even when the slave Carfin is found, the adventure is far from over. [Big World Pictures]
  • Ip Man 3 is released. In this explosive third installment of the blockbuster martial arts series, when a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer (Mike Tyson) make a play to take over the city, Master Ip (Donnie Yen) is forced to take a stand. Fists will fly as some of the most incredible fight scenes ever filmed play out on the big screen in this soon-to-be classic of the genre.
  • Synchronicity is released. Daring physicist Jim Beale has invented a machine that can fold space-time and ruthless corporate tycoon Klaus Meisner will stop at nothing to get it. When Jim uses the machine to tear open the fabric of the universe, a rare Dahlia appears from the future. But in order to keep the rights to his invention he must prove that it works by finding the flower's identical match in the present. Jim soon discovers that the Dahlia lies in the hands of the mysterious Abby, who seduces him into revealing his secrets. Convinced that she is in league with Klaus to take ownership of his life’s work, Jim travels back in time to stop the conspiracy before it can happen. But once in the past, Jim uncovers a surprising truth about Abby, the machine, and his own uncertain future.
  • Monster Hunt is released. The cute baby monster Huba is the child of a human man and a monster queen, threatened by both monster-hating humans and monsters attempting to capture the new-born in an ancient world based on medieval China.
  • Naz & Maalik is released. Over the course of one Friday afternoon in Brooklyn, two closeted Muslim teens have their secretive lives rattled by FBI surveillance.
  • Martyrs is released. Ten-year-old Lucie flees from the isolated warehouse where she has been held prisoner. Deeply traumatized, she is plagued by awful night terrors at the orphanage that takes her in. Her only comfort comes from Anna, a girl her own age. Nearly a decade later and still haunted by demons, Lucie finally tracks down the family that tortured her. As she and Anna move closer to the agonizing truth, they find themselves trapped in a nightmare – if they cannot escape, a martyr’s fate awaits them…
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • The Boy is released. Greta is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village, only to discover that the family’s 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that the parents care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their actual son 20 years prior. After violating a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring Greta’s worst nightmare to life, leading her to believe that the doll is actually alive. [STX Entertainment]
  • The 5th Wave is released. Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. [Sony Pictures Entertainment]
  • Mojave is released. Thomas (Garrett Hedlund), a brilliant, near-suicidal artist, attempts to escape his privileged existence into the desert only to encounter a homicidal, chameleon-like drifter—Jack (Oscar Isaac). Their first encounter at a campfire sets up a nonstop, violent duel of physical and intellectual equals. The game intensifies when Jack, while in murderous pursuit of Thomas, witnesses Thomas’ accidental killing of an innocent man he has mistaken for Jack. The chase moves from the spectacular vistas of the American desert to a noir Los Angeles, where Jack discovers Thomas’ notoriety as an artist and continues to remake his own identity in relentless pursuit of his victim, culminating in a vortex of criminality and brutality as Thomas emerges as an equally dangerous opponent. [A24]
  • JeruZalem is released. Two American girls (Yael Grobglas and Danielle Jadelyn) on vacation follow a mysterious and handsome anthropology student on a trip to Jerusalem. The party is cut short when the trio are caught in the middle of a biblical apocalypse. Trapped between the ancient walls of the holy city, the three travelers must survive long enough to find a way out as the fury of hell is unleashed upon them. [Epic Pictures]
  • Dirty Grandpa is released. Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick (Robert De Niro), to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights, and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, “dirty” Grandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can learn from one another and form the bond they never had. [Lionsgate]
  • Mad Dogs (2016): Season 1 is released. Based on the British series of the same name, Milo's (Billy Zane) early retirement brings together his college friends (Ben Chaplin, Michael Imperioli, Romany Malco and Steve Zahn) in Belize where their vacation exposes secrets and involves them in murder.
  • Love Over Will was released by Alex Smoke. The latest full-length release for the Glasgow-based techno producer Alex Menzies features his own vocals.
  • M:FANS was released by John Cale. The Velvet Underground founding member reworked the tracks from his 1982 solo debut, Music For A New Society.
  • Moth was released by Chairlift. The third full-length release for the Brooklyn duo of Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly was inspired by New York City.
  • New View was released by Eleanor Friedberger. The third full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter was produced with Clemens Knieper and recorded live to tape in upstate New York.
  • Night Thoughts was released by Suede. The seventh full-length release for the British alternative rock band was produced by Ed Buller.
  • Original Machines was released by Conrad Keely. The debut full-length release for the lead singer of...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead was written partially while on tour and traveling through Cambodia.
  • The Waiting Room was released by Tindersticks. The 10th full-length studio release for the British indie rock band features guest appearances from Jehnny Beth of Savages and Lhasa De Sel.
  • Third Law was released by Roly Porter. This is the third full-length solo release for the London-based experimental electronic artist.
  • The Catastrophist was released by Tortoise. The first studio release from the Chicago post-rock band in over six years features vocals from Yo La Tengo's Georgia Huble on one track.
  • Skilled Mechanics was released by Tricky. The debut release for Tricky's side project features guest appearances from Francesca Belmonte, Ivy, DJ Milo, Oh Land, and Xdare.
  • Something About April II was released by Adrian Younge. The sequel to 2011's Something About April features guest appearances from Bilal, Karolina, Raphael Saadiq, and Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier.
  • Songs for Our Mothers was released by Fat White Family. Drugs, murder, and abusive relationships are some of the dark subjects of the second full-length release from the British band.
  • Dystopia was released by Megadeth. The 15th studio release for the Los Angeles metal band features new guitarist Kiko Loureiro and Lamb Of God's Chris Adler on drums.
  • Each Other was released by Aidan Knight. The third full-length release for the Canadian singer-songwriter was produced by Marcus Paquin.
  • Emotional Mugger was released by Ty Segall. The eighth full-length release for the garage rock artist was produced with F Bermudez.
  • Jesu/Sun Kil Moon was released by Jesu. The debut collaboration between Jesu and Sun Kil Moon features contributions from such artists as Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock, Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, Low, and Will Oldham.
  • Jet Plane And Oxbow was released by Shearwater. The ninth full-length release for the indie rock band was produced by Danny Reisch and features contributions from such artists as Howard Draper, Jesca Hoop, Lucas Oswald, Brian Reitzell, Abram Shook, Cully Symington, and Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner.
  • In the Magic Hour was released by Aoife O'Donovan. The second full-length solo release for the Crooked Still member was inspired by memories of her Irish grandfather and was produced by Tucker Martine.
  • Here Come the Rattling Trees was released by The High Llamas. The first release in five years for the band led by Sean O’Hagan is a concept album based on a stage production about the changes that happened in Peckham, a district in south-east London.
  • Infinite Summer was released by Nzca/Lines. The second release for the solo project of Michael Lovett features the addition of Charlotte Hatherly and Sarah Jones as well as more influences from rock music.
  • A Coliseum Complex Museum was released by The Besnard Lakes. The fifth full-length release for the psychedelic rock band led by Montreal husband-and-wife duo of Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas features two new band members, Sheenah Ko and Robbie Macarthur.
  • Adore Life was released by Savages. The second full-length release for the post-punk quartet was produced by Johnny Hostile.
  • ATGCLVLSSCAP was released by Ulver. The 12th full-length release from the Norwegian experimental group features tracks recorded live from 12 different shows in February 2014.
  • Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam for 3DS is released. Paper Mario jumps out of a book and into the bizarre adventures of Mario & Luigi, resulting in hijinks. Become the superstar team of Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario to take on quests, take down enemies, and untangle these two unique universes in this playful new entry in the Mario & Luigi series.
  • Between Me and The Night for PC is released. A surrealist action adventure game that walks the thin path between sanity and madness. Take on the role of a young boy and explore and interact with the mysterious house in which he lives.
  • Death by Game Show for PC is released. A twitch-action and strategy game, a hybrid in which reaction and resources are equally important. Inspired by the movie Idiocracy, pop culture, and our skewed sense of humor, this is a twist on frenetic-off-the-wall-strategy.
  • Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink for Xbox One is released. Delve into this exciting detective adventure game with a steampunk twist! Strange earthquakes are causing the worlds cities to crumble to ruin. The brilliant Dr. Ambrose Ink hopes to expose the underlying cause of this phenomenon, but he needs the assistance of his longtime friend, Agent Evangeline Glass. The heroine will have to storm the castle of the General Engineer of Gottland to find out the truth and stop the cataclysm.
  • Cecil Parkinson, British politician (C), who died at 84.

On this day in 2015

  • In the first successful celebrity case of its kind, Rihanna won a legal battle against UK high street store Topshop over a T-shirt bearing her image. The Court of Appeal in London upheld a ban on the store selling a sleeveless T-shirt featuring a photo of the star without obtaining her permission. The star had sued Topshop's parent company Arcadia for $5m (£3.3m) back in 2013 over the T-shirts, which featured a photo taken during a video shoot in 2011..
  • Harold Beal, Race Car Driver.
  • We'll Never Have Paris is released. Quinn (Simon Helberg) has been in a devoted relationship with Devon (Melanie Lynskey) for several years, and is ready to propose marriage until a gorgeous blonde co-worker reveals her love for him. Quinn immediately has second thoughts about matrimony and ends up terminating his relationship with his long-time better half. After a brief relationship with the blonde, Quinn quickly realizes he’s made the mistake of a lifetime, so he sets off to Paris, where his one and only true love has moved, to win her back.
  • Cucumber: Season 1 is released. Russell T. Davies, the creator of Queer As Folk returns with two (three if you count the web series, Tofu) separate but connected series. This hour series focuses on Henry Best (Vincent Franklin) after he ends a nine-year relationship with Lance Sullivan (Cyril Nri).
  • Backstrom: Season 1 is released. Originally developed for CBS, the Hart Hanson comedic crime drama based on the book series by Leif G. W. Persson focuses on Portland detective Everett Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) and the Serious Crimes Unit.
  • Wendell Ford, American politician (Sen-D-Kentucky,1974-1999), Governor of Kentucky (1971-74), who died at 90.

On this day in 2014

  • Water vapour is detected on the dwarf planet Ceres.
  • Roy Cicala, American sound engineer (Record Plant Studios (NYC) - Jimi Hendrix; John Lennon; Frank Sinatra), who died at 74.
  • Wahlburgers: Season 1 is released. The question of the expansion of the burger restaurant begun by Paul Wahlberg, the older brother of actors Donnie and Mark, is the focus of this by reality show.
  • Broad City: Season 1 is released. Produced by Amy Poehler, the web comedy about two twenty-something best friends (Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer) in New York City comes to television.

On this day in 2013

  • A series of Baghdad car bombings kill 17 people.
  • The Bank of Japan doubles its inflation target to 2% and announces open-ended asset purchases for 2014 in the hope of ending deflation.
  • Sienna Ameerah Kasyafani, Instagram Star, born in Indonesia.
  • Milan Piqué Mebarak, Family Member, born in Spain.
  • Leslie Frankenheimer, American film set designer, who died from leukaemia at 64.
  • Ellen Blazer [Esther Clara Blazer], Dutch TV director (Sonja), who died at 81.
  • Give Me All You Got was released by Carrie Rodriguez. The fifth full-length studio release for the Texas-born singer-songwriter was produced by Lee Townsend.
  • Goldenheart was released by Dawn Richard. The debut full-length release from the former Danity Kane/Diddy Dirty Money singer was produced by Andrew "Druski"Scott, The Fisticuffs, and Deonte. It is the first of a planned trilogy of albums about love, loss, and redemption.
  • FIDLAR was released by FIDLAR. This is the debut full-length release for Los Angles surf punk rock quartet.
  • In Focus? was released by Shugo Tokumaru. The fifth release for the Japanese experimental pop artist was recorded by Tokumaru and mastered at Abbey Road Studios.
  • Home was released by Nosaj Thing. The second full-length solo release for Jason Chung as Nosaj Thing features Blonde Redhead's Kazu Makino and Chaz Bundick of Toro y Moi as guest vocalists.
  • La Costa Perdida was released by Camper Van Beethoven. The first album in eight years for the alternative rock band was self-produced and influenced by their California roots.
  • A Wonder Working Stone was released by Alasdair Roberts. The latest release from the Glasgow-based folk artist includes contributions from such artists as Olivia Chaney, Rafe Fitzpatrick, Ben Reynolds, and music ensemble Concerto Caledonia.
  • Anything In Return was released by Toro y Moi. The third full-length release for Chaz Bundick was inspired by his recent move from South Carolina to Berkeley, California.
  • was released by This Town Needs Guns. The second album for the British rock band is its first with new lead singer Henry Tremain (Stuart Smart left in 2011). The band announced they were transitioning to the name TTNG with this record.
  • Adam Ant Is the BlueBlack Hussar In Marrying The Gunner's Daughter was released by Adam Ant. The first studio release in 17 years for the British pop singer was produced with Boz Boorer.
  • Almanac was released by Widowspeak. The second release for the duo of Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas was produced by Kevin McMahon.
  • Brokeback and the Black Rock was released by Brokeback. Douglas McCombs of Tortoise returns to his side project with a new band that includes Pete Croke, Chris Hansen, and James Elkington for his fourth release.
  • Centralia was released by Mountains. The sixth release of acoustic instrumentation and electronics for the Brooklyn-based duo was self-recorded, edited, and mixed.
  • Badwater was released by Speck Mountain. The third release from the Chicago self-described "ambient soul"duo of Marie-Claire Balabanian and Karl Briedrick added drummer Chris Dye and organist Linda Malonis to the band.
  • Beta Love was released by Ra Ra Riot. Produced by Dennis Herring, the third studio release for the New York indie band shows a more synth pop sound on its first album without cellist Alexandra Lawn.
  • Coming Out of the Fog was released by Arbouretum. The fifth full-length release for the Baltimore psych-folk rock band led by Dave Heumann includes a guest appearance by Dave Hadley.
  • My True Story was released by Aaron Neville. The first release on Blue Note for the R&B/Soul singer co-produced by by Keith Richards and Don Was covers some of the classic doo-wop songs that influenced his works.
  • Set You Free was released by Gary Allan. The ninth studio release for the country singer features co-production with Greg Droman, Jay Joyce, and Mark Wright.
  • No Beginning No End was released by José James. The R&B/jazz singer-songwriter's fourth full-length was co-produced with Pino Palladino and Brian Bender.
  • Reasons To Live was released by Hilly Eye. This is the debut full-length release from the duo formed by former Titus Andronicus member Amy Klein and Catherine Tung.
  • Petra Goes to the Movies was released by Petra Haden. Petra Haden returns with a follow-up to her 2005 a capella album of The Who Sell Out with an album of a capella movie themes.
  • Oak Island was released by Nightlands. This is the second solo release for The War On Drugs' Dave Hartley as Nightlands.
  • Target Earth was released by Voivod. The 13th release for the Montreal metal band is the first new guitarist Daniel Mongrain, who replaced the late Denis "Piggy"D'Amour's and the return of bassist Jean-Yves Thériault.
  • Wash the Sins Not Only the Face was released by Esben and the Witch. This is the second full-length release from the Brighton indie rock trio.
  • Torres was released by Torres. The debut album for Nashville's Mackenzie Scott was recorded live to tape over five days.
  • True Hallucinations was released by Ex Cops. Produced by John Siket, the New York duo of Brian Harding and Amalie Bruun expands into a indie rock quintet on its debut full-length release.
  • True North was released by Bad Religion. The 16th release for the Southern California punk band was co-produced by the band and Joe Barresi.
  • We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic was released by Foxygen. The second full-length release for the psychedelic rock duo was produced by Richard Swift.
  • Wolf's Law was released by The Joy Formidable. This is the second full-length release from the Welsh alternative rock trio.
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for PlayStation 3 is released. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, is a tale of a young boy named Oliver who embarks on a journey into a parallel world to bring his mother back from the dead. Along the way, Oliver makes friends and adopts many of the incredible creatures that live in the world, raising them to battle other creatures with him as he takes on threatening enemies. Developed by LEVEL-5 with animation by the Studio Ghibli, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch combines unique animated visuals, signature storytelling and a sweeping score into an epic role-playing adventure.
  • The Cave for Wii U is released. SEGA of America Inc. and Double Fine Productions have joined forces with legendary game designer, Ron Gilbert, to create The Cave. In this 2D puzzle action and adventure game, players will assemble a team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, each with their own unique personalities and stories. From there, you will descend into the mysterious depths to explore locations including a subterranean amusement park and a medieval castle, not to mention a fully armed and ready-to-launch nuclear tipped ICBM. The Cave awaits.


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