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Today in the World Countries
- Australia Day is being celebrated in Australia
- NRM Liberation Day is being celebrated in Uganda
- Republic Day is being celebrated in India
- Spring Festival Holiday is being celebrated in China
- Tet holiday is being celebrated in Vietnam
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Five ex-Memphis police officers charged with murdering Tyre Nichols who they beat at a traffic stop on Jan 7.
- Reuben Solo, Comedian, born in Australia.
- Crystal Renay Smith at the age of 37 divorces American singer NE-YO at the age of 43 after 12 years of marriage.
- Billy Packer, American college basketball broadcaster (Raycom Sports, NBC, CBS), who died of kidney failure at 82.
- Teen Wolf: The Movie - TV-MA is released.
A terrifying new evil has emerged in Beacon Hills calling for the return of Alpha Werewolf Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), to once again reunite the Banshees, Werecoyotes, Hellhounds, Kitsunes, and other shapeshifters of the night. With new allies and trusted friends like Derek Hale (Tyler Hoechlin), Lydia Martin (Holland Roden), Jackson Whittemore (Colton Haynes), Malia Tate (Shelley Hennig), and the return of a long lost love, Scott and his pack just might stand a chance.
- TV SERIES
- Wolf Pack: Season 1 is released.
Teens Everett Lang (Armani Jackson) and Blake Navarro (Bella Shepard) are attacked by a supernatural creature during a wildfire and discover a connection to twins Luna (Chloe Rose Robertson) and Harlan (Tyler Lawrence Gray) Briggs in this series based on the novels by Edo Van Belkom.
- Poker Face (2023): Season 1 is released.
With the gift of knowing when someone is lying, Charlie (Natasha Lyonne) travels across the country and helps solve crimes in this drama series created by Rian Johnson.
- The 1619 Project is released.
The six-part documentary series expands on Nikole Hannah-Jones and the New York Times Magazine's "The 1619 Project"and delves into slavery's impact on such topics as capitalism, democracy, music, and race.
On this day in 2022
- Spotify removes Neil Young's music from its streaming platform after the singer-songwriter objected to COVID-19 pandemic misinformation in Joe Rogan's podcasts.
- Spotify removes Neil Young's music from its streaming platform after the singer-songwriter's ultimatum in objection to COVID-19 pandemic misinformation in Joe Rogan's podcasts.
- US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announces his retirement.
- (Clarence) "Bud" Brown, Jr, American politician (US Representative from Ohio,1965-83), who died at 94.
- Janet Mead, Australian Catholic nun and pop-rock singer (The Lord's Prayer), who died of cancer at 84.
On this day in 2021
- Antony Blinken confirmed by US Senate as Secretary of State.
- Alan Ashcroft, English rugby union number 8 (16 caps England,2 caps British & Irish Lions; Waterloo FC), who died at 90.
- John Mortimore, English soccer defender (Chelsea 249 games) and manager (Portsmouth, Benfica, Real Betis), who died at 86.
- Jozef Vengloš, Slovak soccer manager (Australia, Czechoslovakia, Malaysia, Fenerbahçe, Aston Villa, Celtic, Slovakia), who died at 84.
- Margitta Gummel-Helmbold, German track & field athlete (Olympic gold GDR women's shot put 1968), who died at 79.
- Sekou Smith, American sportswriter (The Clarion-Ledger, The Indianapolis Star, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; NBA TV), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 48.
- Peter Thorburn MNZM, New Zealand rugby union coach (North Harbour, NZ sevens, Bristol RFC, United States), who died at 81.
- Peter Thorburn, New Zealand rugby union coach (North Harbour, NZ sevens, Bristol RFC, United States), who died at 81.
- Wrong Turn - R is released.
Jen (Charlotte Vega) and a group of friends set out to hike the Appalachian Trail. Despite warnings to stick to the trail, the hikers stray off course—and cross into land inhabited by The Foundation, a hidden community of mountain dwellers who use deadly means to protect their way of life. Suddenly under siege, Jen and her friends seem headed to the point of no return— unless Jen’s father (Matthew Modine) can reach them in time.
On this day in 2020
- 62nd Grammy Awards: Billie Eilish wins 5 Grammys, including album, record and song of the year.
- NFL Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida: AFC beats NFC,38-33; MVP's: Lamar Jackson, QB (Baltimore Ravens), Calais Campbell, DE (Jacksonville Jaguars).
- LA Lakers basketball legend Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash in foggy conditions in the hills above Calabasas, southern California; considered one of the greatest players in the game's history.
- American singer and guitarist Bob Shane died age 85. He was a founding member of The Kingston Trio a folk and pop music group that helped launch the folk revival of the late 1950s..
- Billie Eilish swept the board at the 2020 Grammys, winning five awards, including best new artist and song of the year becoming the first person to achieve the feat since Christopher Cross in 1981. The 18-year-old also won album of the year for her debut, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go. She replaced Taylor Swift as the youngest person ever to win the award. Her elder brother, Finneas O'Connell, also picked up producer of the year for his work on Eilish's album..
- Bob Shane, American folk vocalist (Kingston Trio - "Tom Dooley"), who died at 85.
- Bob Shane, American folk vocalist (Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley), who died at 85.
- Kobe Bryant, American basketball guard (NBA champion 2000–02,09-10; NBA MVP 2008; 18 x NBA All Star; LA Lakers; Olympic gold 2008,12), who died in a helicopter crash at 41.
- Kobe Bryant, Basketball Player.
- Johnny Ray, Race Car Driver.
- Gianna Bryant, Family Member.
On this day in 2019
- Australian Open Women's Tennis: Naomi Osaka becomes world #1 ranked player with 7-6,5-7,6-4 win over Petra Kvitová of the Czech Republic; first Japanese player to win Australian singles title.
- Five people shot and killed in domestic deputes in Louisiana, a 21- year old gunman arrested a day later.
- 64th NHL All Star Games, SAP Centre, San Jose, CA: Metropolitan All Stars win four-team,3-on-3 tournament; MVP: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins, C.
- Gekyume Onfroy, Family Member, born in Florida.
- Michel Legrand, Composer.
- Michel Legrand, French composer, film arranger and jazz musician (Summer of '42, Windmills of Your Mind), who died at 86.
- Michel Legrand, French composer, film score arranger and jazz musician (Summer of '42; "Windmills of Your Mind"), who died at 86.
- Roger Camerota, Race Car Driver.
- Wilma Lipp, Austrian soprano (Vienna Opera,1945-81; Mozart's Die Zauberflöte - "Queen of the Night"), who died at 93.
On this day in 2018
- Residents left without heat in -27C in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan after boiler breaks in main power station.
- Igor Zhukov, Russian pianist, conductor (Moscow Chamber Orchestra), and sound engineer, who died at 80.
- Francisco Savín, Mexican conductor and composer (Quasar I), who died at 88.
- Freedom's Goblin was released by Ty Segall.
The 10th full-length solo release for the California singer-songwriter features a cover of Hot Chocolate's 1978 song, "Every 1's a Winner"with Fred Armisen on percussions.
- Knowing What You Know Now was released by Marmozets.
The second full-length release for the British post-hardcore band was produced by Gil Norton.
- Lionheart was released by H.C. McEntire.
The debut full-length solo release for the frontwoman of Mount Moriah features contributions from such artists as Phil Cook, Kathleen Hanna, Mary Lattimore, Tift Merritt, Angel Olsen, Amy Ray, and William Tyler.
- Marble Skies was released by Django Django.
The third full-length release for the London-based art-rock band features contributions from Metronomy's Anna Prior and Slow Club's Rebecca Taylor.
- Follow Them True was released by Stick in the Wheel.
The second full-length release for the British folk quintet led by singer Nicola Kearey was produced by the band's guitarist Ian Carter.
- Culture II was released by Migos.
The third full-length studio release for the rap trio features guest appearances from 2 Chainz,21 Savage, Big Sean, Cardi B, Drake, Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, Travis Scott, and Ty Dolla Sign.
- Dream Wife was released by Dream Wife.
This is the debut full-length release for the London based indie-pop trio of Rakel Mjöll, Alice Go, and Bella Podpadec.
- Con Todo El Mundo was released by Khruangbin.
The second full-length release for the Texas trio of Laura Lee, Mark Speer, and Donald “DJ” Johnson adds influences by Mediterranean and Middle Eastern music.
- Could It Be Different? was released by The Spook School.
This is the third full-length release for the Scottish indie-pop quartet.
- All Melody was released by Nils Frahm.
The ninth full-length studio release for the German electronic composer/producer was recorded in his studio in the East Berlin Funkhaus building.
- Shape the Future was released by Nightmares on Wax.
The eighth full-length studio release for George Evelyn features guest appearances from Allan Kingdom, Andrew Ashong, LSK, Mozez, Jordan Rakei, Kuauhtli Vasquez, Sadie Walker, and Wixarika Tribe.
- Snares Like a Haircut was released by No Age.
The fourth full-length release for the duo of Randy Randall and Dean Allen Spunt is its first on the Drag City label.
- The Thread That Keeps Us was released by Calexico.
The ninth full-length studio release for the Arizona-based rock band led by Joey Burns and John Convertino was recorded in California and was co-produced with Craig Schumacher.
- The Time Is Now was released by Craig David.
The seventh full-length release for the Britihs R&B singer features guest appearances from Bastille, Chase & Status, JP Cooper, Goldlink, Ella Mai, and AJ Tracey.
- Vessel of Love was released by Hollie Cook.
The third full-length solo release for former singer of The Slits was produced by Martin Glover.
- West of the Jordan River - Not Rated is released.
Amos Gitai returns to the occupied territories for the first time since his 1982 documentary Field Diary with this portrait of the citizens, Israelis and Palestinians, who are trying to overcome the consequences of occupation. West of the Jordan River shows the human ties woven by the military, human rights activists, journalists, mourning mothers, and even Jewish settlers. Faced with the failure of politics to solve the occupation issue, these men and women rise and act in the name of their civic consciousness. This human energy is a proposal for long-overdue change. [Kino Lorber]
- The Clapper - R is released.
Eddie Krumble (Ed Helms) moves to Los Angeles looking for a fresh start and becomes a professional paid audience member for infomercials and other live studio tapings, with his best friend Chris (Tracy Morgan) at his side. After a lifetime of drawing the short straw, Eddie seems to have finally caught a break as he forms a bond with winsome gas station attendant, Judy (Amanda Seyfried). But when Eddie's many disguises and telegenic enthusiasm catch the eye of a notorious late night talk show host and his producer (Adam Levine), they turn Eddie's life into the newest national obsession, threatening his budding romance.
- Maze Runner: The Death Cure - PG-13 is released.
In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.
- Please Stand By - PG-13 is released.
A young autistic woman (Dakota Fanning) runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood.
- American Folk - PG is released.
When their plane from Los Angeles to New York is grounded on the morning of September 11,2001, strangers Elliott (Joe Purdy) and Joni (Amber Rubarth) are unexpectedly thrust together amidst the chaos of that historic day. With little in common but both needing to get to NYC urgently, they accept help from Joni's family friend Scottie (Krisha Fairchild) who lends the duo a rusty old 1972 Chevy Van. The shock and stress of 9/11 quickly threatens to derail their cross country journey until the pair discover what they do have in common: a love for old folk songs. Armed with a pile of guitars left in the van from Scottie’s touring days, Elliott and Joni raise their voices together (and with those they meet on the road), re-discovering the healing nature of music and bearing witness to a nation of people who, even while mourning, manage to lift each other up in the wake of tragedy.
- A Ciambra - NR is released.
14-year-old Pio (Pio Amato) wants nothing more than the respect of his older brother, whom he emulates in every way—including his career as a petty criminal. When both his father and brother are arrested, Pio is determined to prove that he can step up and be the head of his sprawling Romani family. But a fateful night and a wrenching decision soon test just how ready he is. [Sundance Selects]
- A Futile and Stupid Gesture - TV-MA is released.
A Futile and Stupid Gesture is the story of comedy wunderkind Doug Kenney, who co-created the National Lampoon, Caddyshack, and Animal House. Kenney was at the center of the 70’s comedy counter-culture which gave birth to Saturday Night Live and a whole generation’s way of looking at the world.
- Like Me - Not Rated is released.
A reckless loner, desperate for human connection, sets out on a crime spree that she broadcasts on social media. Her reality quickly splinters into a surreal nightmare that escalates out of control and all in time for Christmas.
- Have a Nice Day - Not Rated is released.
A hard rain is about to fall on a small town in Southern China. In a desperate attempt to find money to save his fiancée’s failed plastic surgery, Xiao Zhang, a mere driver, steals a bag containing 1 million from his boss. News of the robbery spreads fast within the town and, over the course of one night, everyone starts looking for Xiao Zhang and his money.
On this day in 2017
- Mike Connors [Krekor Ohanian], American actor (Mannix), who died at 91.
- Barbara Hale, American actress (Della Street in Perry Mason), who died at 94.
- The Last Family - Not Rated is released.
Beksinski is a gentle man with arachnophobia, despite his hardcore sexual fantasies and his fondness for painting disturbing dystopian works. Beksinski is a family man who wants only the best for his loving wife Zofia, neurotic son Tomasz and the couple's aging mothers. His daily painting to classical music eventually pays off and he makes a name for himself in contemporary art. Good Catholic woman Zofia tries to hold the family together, but troubled son Tomasz proves to be a handful with his violent outbursts and suicidal threats. Their relief is brief when he starts dating women and becomes a radio presenter and movie translator, and the concerned parents must be on constant watch to prevent their son from hurting himself. But Beksinski never believed that family life would always be sunshine and rainbows. As he tapes everything with his beloved camcorder, the 28-year Beksinski saga unfolds through paintings, near-death experiences, dance music trends and funerals.
- TV SERIES
- Riverdale: Season 1 is released.
The new school year is haunted by the mysterious death of Jason Blossom, but Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) has his own problems: a damaged friendship with Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), the end of his relationship with music teacher Ms. Grundy, and singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) doesn't want to help him with his music. Betty Cooper's (Lili Reinhart) crush on Archie could be an issue between her new friend Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), who just moved to Riverdale. And then there's trouble from Jason's twin sister Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) in Greg Berlanti's live-action, present-day adaptation of the popular comic series.
On this day in 2016
- Cold snap across East Asia leads to more than 50 deaths and 60,000 travellers stranded in South Korea.
- English singer-songwriter Colin Vearncombe, who with Black had the 1987 UK No.8 single 'Wonderful Life', died at the age of 53. Vearncombe was involved in a road traffic accident, on Jan 10th 2016 near Cork Airport in Ireland, and placed in a medically-induced coma after sustaining serious head injuries. He died from his injuries at the intensive care unit of Cork University Hospital at the age of 53. Black sold over two million records worldwide with Comedy (1988) and Black (1991)..
- American guitarist T. J. Tindall died of cancer age 65. He was a member of MFSB and played on more than 30 hits produced by Gamble and Huff in the 1970s and 1980s. Tindall is considered one of the architects of the Philadelphia Sound. He can be heard on The Trammps' 1976 hit 'Disco Inferno'..
- Leader of Oregon militia occupying Malheur wildlife refuge arrested and another killed in shoot-out with Federal agents.
- Abe Vigoda, American actor (Barney Miller, The Godfather), who died at 94.
- Bryce Rohde, Pianist.
- Colin Vearncombe, British singer-songwriter (Black - "Wonderful Life"), who died from injuries in a car accident at 53.
- Colin Vearncombe, English singer-songwriter (Black-Wonderful Like), who died after a road accident at 53.
- TV SERIES
- Outsiders: Season 1 is released.
The Farrell Clan of Shay Mountain that includes Big Foster (David Morse), his son Lil Foster (Ryan Hurst) face a power struggle with Lady Ray (Phyllis Somerville) and a coal company who wants to mine the mountain.
On this day in 2015
- Libby Lane is ordained as the first female bishop of the Church of England.
- Rk Laxman, Cartoonist.
- Tom Uren, Australian politician, Australian heritage and conservation campaigner, who died at 93.
- Man It Feels Like Space Again was released by Pond.
The sixth full-length release for the Australian psychedelic rock band was actually written before 2013's Hobo Rocket.
- Modern Nature was released by The Charlatans UK.
The 12th studio release for the British alternative rock band is its first album without founding member Jon Brookes, who passed away in 2013 from brain cancer.
- Modern Streets was released by Beat Spacek.
A majority of the latest release for Steve Spacek as Beat Spacek was created on iPhone and iPad apps.
- Matador was released by Gaz Coombes.
This is the second solo release for the former Supergrass lead singer.
- Africa Express Presents...Terry Riley's In C Mali was released by Africa Express.
Co-produced and mixed by Mouse on Mars' Andi Toma, Africa Express reinterprets Terry Riley's In C Mali.
On this day in 2014
- Australian Open Men's Tennis: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland wins his first major title; beats Rafael Nadal 6-3,6-2,3-6,6-3.
- NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: Team Rice beats Team Sanders,22-21; MVPs: Nick Foles, Philadelphia, QB; Derrick Johnson, KC Chiefs, LB.
- 21 people are killed after a tourist boat capsizes off the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
- 56th Grammy Awards: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, and Daft Punk win.
- 30th Sundance Film Festival: "Whiplash", directed by Damien Chazelle, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic.
- " The Bachelor" star Sean Lowe at the age of 30 weds graphic designer Catherine Giudici at the age of 27 at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore in Santa Barbara, California.
- Reino Tulonen, Race Car Driver.
- Tom Gola, American basketball player, who died at 81.
On this day in 2013
- The United States Sentencing Commission is hacked by Anonymous in response to the suicide of Aaron Swartz.
- 10 people are killed and 20 are injured by a suicide bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
- 30 people are killed during a violent protest in Port Said, Egypt.
- Miloš Zeman wins the Czech Republic’s presidential election.
- Australian Open Women's Tennis: Victoria Azarenka of Belarus wins her 2nd straight Australian title; beats Li Na of China 4-6,6-4,6-3.
- Edwin London, American horn player, conductor (Cleveland Chamber Orchestra; Ineluctable Modality Choir), and composer (Dream Thing on Biblical Episodes), who died at 83.
- Hiroshi Nakajima, Japanese doctor, who died at 84.