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Today in the World Countries

  • National Army Day is being celebrated in Armenia
  • People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • American salsa singer Marc Anthony at the age of 54 weds, for his 4th time, Paraguayan fashion model and beauty queen Nadia Ferreira at the age of 23 at the Perez Art Museum in Miami, Florida.
  • Lisa Loring, TV Actress.
  • Carlo Tavecchio, Italian sports executive (President Italian Football Federation 2014-17), who died at 79.

On this day in 2022

  • Guy Laporte, French rugby union fly-half (16 Tests, Grand Slam 1986; SC Rieumois, SC Graulhet), who died from a heart attack at 69.
  • Futura is released. Following in the footsteps of a long line of documentarians, a collective of three Italian filmmakers known for their politically acute cinema—Pietro Marcello (Martin Eden), Francesco Munzi (Black Souls), and Alice Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzaro)—set out to interview a cross-section of their nation’s youth about their hopes, dreams, and fears for the future. With today’s political divisions, socioeconomic unease, overreliance on technology, and global weather crisis, the conversations they foster feel particularly urgent—these 15- to 20-year-olds together ask the implicit question: is there a future at all? At the same time, the intelligence, expressiveness, and foresight evinced by these teenagers in this moving and masterful film kindles a form of hope in itself. [Grasshopper Film]
  • Charli XCX: Alone Together is released. Charli XCX was riding high after an electric headline global tour in 2019. However, everything changed when the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down. Lost in the early days of quarantine Charli turns to music and announces she will make an album at home in 40 days by enlisting the help of her fans online. The boundaries take Charli on a unique creative and emotional journey as she confronts mental health issues, rekindles her relationship with her boyfriend, connects with her fans, and ultimately produces the music for how i’m feeling now.
  • Brighton 4th is released. Former wrestler Kakhi (played by real-life Olympic champion Levan Tediashvili) embarks on a journey from his home in the Republic of Georgia to visit his son Soso (Giorgi Tabidze) in the Russian-speaking neighborhood of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. There he finds him living in a shabby boarding house populated by a colorful group of fellow Georgian immigrants. Soso is not studying medicine, as Kakhi believed, but is working for a moving company and has accrued a $14,000 gambling debt to a local Russian mob boss. Kakhi sets his mind to helping his hapless son out of his debt, leading to situations as often comic as they are dire.
  • A Taste of Hunger is released. A power couple within the Danish gourmet scene run the popular restaurant Malus in Copenhagen. The couple is willing to sacrifice everything to achieve their dream — getting the coveted Michelin star.
  • Clean is released. Tormented by a past life, garbage man Clean (Adrien Brody) attempts a life of quiet redemption. But when his good intentions mark him a target of local crime boss (Glenn Fleshler), Clean is forced to reconcile with the violence of his past.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Rifkin's Festival is released. A married American couple go to the San Sebastian Festival and get caught up in the magic of the event, the beauty and charm of the city and the fantasy of movies.
  • Sundown is released. Neil and Alice Bennett (Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg) are the core of a wealthy family on vacation in Mexico with younger members Colin and Alexa (Samuel Bottomley, Albertine Kotting McMillan) until a distant emergency cuts their trip short. When one relative disrupts the family’s tight-knit order, simmering tensions rise to the fore.
  • The Afterparty: Season 1 is released. Each episode features one character's point-of-view of what happened when someone was murdered at a high school reunion afterparty in this comedy mystery series created by Chris Miller.
  • The Woman In The House Across The Street From The Girl In The Window: Season 1 is released. Anna (Kristen Bell) spends her days drinking wine and watching her neighbors when one day she thinks she sees someone murdered at her new neighbor's (Tom Riley) house in this limited series from Rachel Ramras, Hugh Davidson, and Larry Dorf.
  • JANET JACKSON.: Season 1 is released. The four-hour, two-night documentary about the life and career of Janet Jackson airs on both Lifetime and A&E.
  • Motordrome was released by MØ. The third full-length release for the Danish artist MØ features production from Ariel Rechtshaid, Jam City, SG Lewis, Lotus IV, Sly, Stint, Ronni Vindahl, Linus Wiklund and Yangze.
  • Extreme Witchcraft was released by Eels. The latest full-length release for indie rock band Eels was produced by frontman E and John Parish.
  • Anaïs Mitchell was released by Anaïs Mitchell. The latest full-length release from singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell features contributions from Thomas Bartlett, JT Bates, Aaron Dessner, Josh Kaufman, Michael Lewis, and Nico Muhly.
  • The Alien Coast was released by St. Paul & the Broken Bones. The fourth full-length release for Alabama soul group St. Paul & the Broken Bones was recorded in Birmingham and was produced by Matt Ross-Spang.
  • Three Dimensions Deep was released by Amber Mark. This is the debut full-length release for New York-based R&B artist Amber Mark.
  • 11:11 was released by Pinegrove. The fifth full-length studio release for the New Jersey rock band was self-produced and mixed by Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla.
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection for PlayStation 5 is released. UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection includes UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End and UNCHARTED: The Lost Legacy remastered for PS5™. Play as Nathan Drake and Chloe Frazer in their own standalone adventures as they are forced to confront their pasts and forge their own legacies.
  • Pokemon Legends: Arceus for Switch is released. A Bold New Direction. The Pokémon Legends: Arceus game honors past Pokémon games' core gameplay while infusing new action and RPG elements. You'll need to catch, survey, and research wild Pokémon in a long-gone era of the Sinnoh region to create and complete the region's first Pokédex. -Catch Pokémon-To catch Pokémon in the Pokémon Legends: Arceus game, you can observe them to learn their behavior, then carefully sneak up, aim your Poké Ball, and let fly!You can also have your ally Pokémon battle wild Pokémon that you hope to catch. Just throw the Poké Ball holding your ally Pokémon near a wild Pokémon, and you'll seamlessly enter battle and command your Pokémon by choosing from moves it knows.-An Adventure in the Sinnoh of Days Gone By-You'll be brought to the Sinnoh region, the setting for the Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl games. But this story unfolds in a long-gone era, before ideas such as being a Pokémon Trainer or having a Pokémon League even existed.All around, you'll find Pokémon living wild in harsh environments that make for a Sinnoh unlike the region you may remember from the days of the Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl games.The Poké Balls of old were apparently built a little differently from the ones we know so well. They were made mostly of wood, and steam puffed from their tops when Pokémon were caught. -Meet Your First Partner Pokémon-As you start off on your adventure to create the region's first Pokédex, you'll be able to choose Rowlet, Cyndaquil, or Oshawott as a partner.These three Pokémon arrived with a Pokémon Professor, who encountered them on research excursions to various regions. RowletCategory: Grass Quill PokémonType: Grass/FlyingHeight: 1'Weight: 3.3 lbs.Rowlet is a Pokémon from the Alola region. It uses photosynthesis to store up energy during the day, while becoming active at night. Silently it glides, drawing near its targets. Before they even notice it, it begins to pelt them with vicious kicks.CyndaquilCategory: Fire Mouse Pokémon Type: FireHeight: 1'8"Weight: 17.4 lbs.Cyndaquil is a Pokémon from the Johto region. It is timid and always curls itself up in a ball. When it's surprised, the flames on its back flare up stronger. When it is attacked, it uses its flames to protect itself.OshawottCategory: Sea Otter PokémonType: WaterHeight: 1'8"Weight: 13 lbs.Oshawott is a Pokémon from the Unova region. With the scalchop on its stomach, it blocks opponents' attacks, then retaliates immediately by slashing. Its scalchop can be used to break open hard Berries as well.ArceusHolding the key to this tale is the Pokémon known as Arceus. Arceus is said to have shaped all there is in this world. Just how is this mighty Pokémon connected to your journey?Category: Alpha PokémonType: NormalHeight: 10'6"Weight: 705.5 lbs.
  • Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth for Switch is released. Deedlit awakens suddenly in a mysterious, unknown place.Where am I? Why am I here?With nobody around to respond, her questions are met with only silence.Seeking answers, Deed eventually sets off on foot, alone...Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth is a 2D action adventure game based on Record of Lodoss War. Immerse yourself in the gorgeous pixel animations, use a variety of weapons and the power of elemental spirits on your journey to solve the arcane mysteries of the labyrinth.

On this day in 2021

  • Bernie Sanders mittens worn to the inauguration raise $1.8 million for Vermont charities after images go viral.
  • Mexico's COVID-19 pandemic death toll becomes the world's third highest, overtaking India's at 155,145.
  • Eddie Connachan, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (2 caps; Dunfermline Athletic, Middlesbrough, Falkirk), who died at 85.
  • Cicely Tyson, American stage and screen actress (Roots; The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman), who died at 96.
  • Curious Expedition 2 for PC is released. Curious Expedition 2 is the follow-up to the award-winning 19th century expedition simulation. Join the legendary Explorer Clubs and venture on unprecedented expeditions to regions never explored before for fame, science and treasures.
  • Disjunction for PC is released. Disjunction is a cyberpunk stealth-action RPG set in the dystopian underworld of a 2048 New York. Experience a reactive, intertwining story of three playable characters, working to uncover unfortunate truths that will change the fate of their city forever.
  • Olija for PC is released. Olija is a game about Faraday's quest, a man shipwrecked then trapped in the mysterious country of Terraphage. Armed with a legendary harpoon, he and other castaways try to leave this hostile country to return to their homelands.
  • Heaven's Vault for Switch is released. Aliya Elasra is an archaeologist, exploring a strange region of space called the Nebula with her robot sidekick Six, hoping to uncover the secrets of the long-forgotten past. When a roboticist from the University of Iox goes missing, Aliya begins a trail of discoveries that will lead to the very edge of her world - and the ancient secret of Heaven's Vault.Heaven's Vault is not your usual linear adventure game. Progress through the game in any order you choose - the game's fully adaptive narrative remembers every choice you make, every discovery and every action you take, influencing what happens next. Meet a diverse cast of characters who remember everything you say, and who's attitude to you will change with how you act. Some are friendly, some are cautious, and some are out to trick you.Who will you trust? What will you find? What will you learn? What will you risk? What will you lose?
  • Gods Will Fall for Switch is released. You are the last hope for humanity. The gods’ torturous rule over humanity has lasted for millennia. Bent on cruelty and suffering, they demand to be served with blind worship through an oath of fealty pledged from every man, woman, and child. To those who don’t submit to the gods’ will, a slow and merciless death awaits. Experience the brutal trials of a venturous band of warriors in their desperate plight to sever the gods’ callous grip on humanity. Every man and woman who can muster a blade, having suffered the brutality of the gods’ reign for too long, will be called upon to form your clan of eight Celtic survivors and rise up to take on the legions of horrific beasts and minions that dwell in each of the gods’ hellish realms. A personal tale emerges with every decision made. Succeed and see legends born. Fail and watch lives turn to dust.
  • Golden Force for Switch is released. Defeat forces of evil along with Gutz, Spina, Drago, and Elder! Have some fun with their individual skills and movesets in a journey through Muscle Island.The King of Demons set his sights on Muscle Island, a paradisaical and peaceful place where it’s good to live. This evil person settled his army and persecutes the population with the help of his generals.Wasting their last coins in the taverns of the island, mercenaries from the feared GOLDEN FORCE enjoy their last moments of vacation when they receive a new contract: beat down this new evil in order to take back the mountain of gold in his possession.When there is gold and a promise of great battles, you can count on the GOLDEN FORCE to save your skin!
  • Citizens Unite!: Earth x Space for Switch is released. Citizens Unite! is a comical adventure RPG which includes both Citizens of Earth and Citizens of Space. It’s two games in one for double the fun. Citizens of Earth tells the story of the Vice President of the World who realizes that many strange calamities are cropping up around the Earth. By joining forces with its unique Citizens, their investigation into the mysterious disappearance of the local coffee shop is only the beginning of their globe-trotting adventure. In Citizens of Space, the Earth has gone missing! And it’s up to the Ambassador from Earth to lead a new cast of colorful Citizens on a journey around the galaxy in search of the missing Earth. On top of that, Citizens Unite! includes brand-new elements that can be enjoyed by going back and forth between the two titles, with your actions in one game influencing the other. A true ending that unites the stories of the two games awaits players who play through both games and the new content!
  • Sword of the Necromancer for Switch is released. Help Tama to save Koko using the powers of the forbidden Sword of the Necromancer. Turn your foes into allies and reach the depths of the Necromancer's dungeon. Defeat the guardians to gain enough soul power to bring Koko back from the dead, no matter the cost.
  • TOHU for Switch is released. Explore beautiful environments and solve intricate puzzles in a brand new adventure game set amongst a world of wonderful fish planets.Experience a brand new adventure game set amongst a world of weird and wonderful fish planets. Explore beautiful environments, solve intricate puzzles and discover the truth about a mysterious little girl and her mechanical alter-ego, Cubus.Adventure as a little girlExplore vivid and atmospheric locations, meet intriguing characters, and solve elaborate puzzles - all on your quest to repair the Sacred Engine. As The Girl you are light and nimble, and so can reach areas of the world that others can't.Utilise the might of CubusAt any time you can transform into The Girl’s mechanical friend, Cubus. Need something heavy lifting? Need big strong arms to catch lightbulb flies as they pass by? Need to win an impromptu arm wrestle with an arcane and somehow tangible mirror image of yourself? Cubus has you covered.Discover gorgeous handcrafted worldsEach fish planet in TOHU is brought to life through bewitchingly beautiful artwork and is packed with detail. Meet a cast of bizarre characters and uncover cute critters to collect!Solve intricately crafted puzzlesYou'll need your wits about you to solve TOHU’s unique and wacky conundrums. From a simple search for critters needed to power your expanse-traversing fly-ship, to learning how to operate a moustache-imbuing mole cannon.Bathe in an entrancing soundscapeTOHU features a musical score by Christopher Larkin, the award winning composer responsible for the soundtrack of Hollow Knight.
  • The Yakuza Remastered Collection for Xbox One is released. Complete The Dragon of Dojima's JourneyCelebrate Kazuma Kiryu's saga with the beautifully remastered Yakuza 3,4, and 5. With restored content and updated localization in 1080p and 60fps, experience the complete Yakuza collection on one console for the first time in history.
  • The Medium for Xbox Series X is released. Become a medium living in two different worlds: the real one and the spirit one. Haunted by the vision of a child's murder, you travel to an abandoned hotel resort, which many years ago became the stage of an unthinkable tragedy. There you begin your search for difficult answers. As a medium with access to both worlds, you have a wider perspective and can see more clearly that there's no one simple truth to what others perceive. Nothing is what it seems, everything has another side. The Medium features a "dual"soundtrack by Bloober Team's Arkadiusz Reikowski and legendary composer Akira Yamaoka of Silent Hill fame.
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising: A New God for Xbox Series X is released. As Fenyx, overcome the legendary trials and challenges of the gods of Olympos to change the Greek Pantheon and fulfill your destiny.
  • Share trading app Robinhood, favored by Reddit, suspends trading of Gamestop amid huge surge in share price of the previously short listed stock by Wall Street.

On this day in 2020

  • Nicholas Parsons, British presenter, comedian and actor "the ultimate quiz show host", who died at 96.
  • Mohammad Munaf, Pakistan cricket fast bowler (4 Tests,11 wickets), who died at 84.
  • Bob Nave, American rock and blues Hammond B-3 organist (Lemon Pipers - "Green Tambourine"), jazz radio DJ, and philanthropist, who died at 75.
  • Warcraft III: Reforged for PC is released. A Classic Favorite, Reforged. Warcraft III: Reforged is a reimagining of the real-time strategy game that laid the foundation for Azeroth's most epic stories. It is a remake featuring a thorough visual overhaul, a suite of contemporary social and matchmaking features, and more. Command the Night Elves, Undead, Orcs, and Humans as alliances shift and armies clash in this timeless real-time strategy game.AZEROTH, BORN ANEW!Experience an Epic StoryThe founding of Orgrimmar. The fall of Lordaeron. The reign of the Burning Legion. The rise of the Lich King. Veterans and newcomers alike will experience these pivotal events in Azeroth's history like never before.The Battlefield AwaitsPlay through the points of view of four distinct factions: the mighty Orcs, the noble Humans, the ancient Night Elves, and the insidious Undead. Gather resources, build your base, and assemble an army. Recruit powerful heroes to lead your forces, and meet your foes in battle. Destroy the enemy base to win the game!Vast CampaignsRelive the events of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne. Enjoy an epic saga retold with over four hours of reshot cutscenes and updated voice-overs that breathe new life into the earliest renditions of Azeroth's key characters, across more than 60 single-player missions that span Kalimdor, Northrend, Lordaeron, and beyond.Reimagined VisualsEvery character, structure, and environment has been recreated to emphasis the depth, dimension, and personality of this rough-hewn fantasy world. Behold Warcraft III's classic units in glorious 4K, with updated animations that bring them to life like you've never seen.World Editor & Custom MapsReturn to the game that started it all. Discover a vast universe of player-created games, including tower defense, MOBAs, RPGs, survival games, and moreor build your own with the upgraded World Editor.Multiplayer MatchmakingChallenge opponents with modern multiplayer matchmaking, search for custom game lobbies, and connect with friends through the Blizzard app. With updated UI and countless quality-of-life improvements, its never been easier to get into Warcraft III.
  • Journey to the Savage Planet for PlayStation 4 is released. In this colorful, co-op adventure game you play as the newest recruit to Kindred Aerospace. Dropped onto an uncharted planet with little equipment, you must determine if this planet is fit for human habitation but perhaps you are not the first to set foot here…
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire for PlayStation 4 is released. Pursue a rogue god over land and sea in the sequel to the multi-award-winning RPG Pillars of Eternity. Captain your ship on a dangerous voyage of discovery across the vast unexplored archipelago region of the Deadfire. Bend the world to your will, as you explore the depths of infinite possibilities, including detailed character customization, total freedom of exploration, and more meaningful choices at every turn.Features:* Immerse yourself in a deeper single player RPG game experience -- enriched with cutting edge technology and features, Deadfire builds on the foundation of classic D&D gameplay with vastly improved graphics, deeper game mechanics and a whole new hand-crafted adventure where choices truly matter.* Discover the new region of the Deadfire -- plot your own course by ship and explore the rich and exotic islands of the archipelago region, discovering new places interacting with their inhabitants and engaging in a variety of quests at every port.* Build your party and customize your companions -- choose from 7 different companions to join you on your quest and assign multiple classes and deeper abilities for each. Witness their personal relationships and interactions unfold with the addition of the new companion system.* Captain your ship across the seas -- as your stronghold on the seas, your ship is much more than simply a vessel for exploring. Upgrade your ship and crew and choose what skills you improve in order to survive dangerous encounters along the way.
  • Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales for Switch is released. Thronebreaker is a single player role-playing game set in the world of The Witcher that combines narrative-driven exploration with unique puzzles and card battle mechanics.Crafted by the developers responsible for some of the most iconic moments in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the game spins a truly regal tale of Meve, a war-veteran and queen of two Northern Realms Lyria and Rivia. Facing an imminent Nilfgaardian invasion, Meve is forced to once again enter the warpath and set out on a dark journey of destruction and revenge.KEY FEATURESAN ALL NEW EPIC TALE* Experience an all-new 30-hour Witcher world tale with 20 possible world end-states.* Embark on a grand adventure full of thought-provoking quests.* Influence the state of the world around you by making difficult choices and face their consequences.* Meet a cast of rich, multidimensional characters some of them will join you on your quest, others you'll have to face on the battlefield.TRAVEL TO NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN KINGDOMS* Explore new and mysterious regions of the monster-infested world of The Witcher.* Traverse vast lands and unique locations, all with their distinct theme from vibrant countrysides and war-torn landscapes, to grand castles and snow-capped mountains.* Save villages from hordes of monsters, look for treasures hidden among ancient ruins, scour the land for resources, and more the world of Thronebreaker is teeming with things to do.PREPARE FOR WAR* Develop and customize your very own battle camp.* Train and recruit units, unlock new skills and work on your tactics.* Manage resources you find and trade them with local merchants.* Learn more about your companions and increase their strength in battle.LEAD YOUR ARMY IN EPIC BATTLES* Build an army from characters you meet and interact with during your journey.* Fight in epic story battles and solve unique puzzles and challenges.* Use unique skills and abilities of your army and lead it to victory.
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition for Xbox One is released. KENTUCKY ROUTE ZERO is a magical realist adventure game about a secret highway running through the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it. At twilight in Kentucky, as bird songs give way to the choir of frogs and insects, familiar roads become strange, and it's easy to get lost. Those who are already lost may find their way to a secret highway winding through underground caves. The people who live and work along this highway are themselves a little strange at first, but soon seem familiar: the aging driver making the last delivery for a doomed antique shop; the young woman who fixes obsolete TVs surrounded by ghosts; the child and his giant eagle companion; the robot musicians; the invisible power company lurking everywhere, and the threadbare communities who struggle against its grip.
  • Chris Doleman, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (8 × Pro Bowl; 3 × First-team All-Pro; Minnesota Vikings), who died of brain cancer at 58.
  • American Keyboardist Bob Nave died age 75. He was a member of psychedelic rock band The Lemon Pipers who scored the 1968 US number one hit 'Green Tambourine'. The song has been credited as being the first bubblegum pop chart-topper..

On this day in 2019

  • Draft framework for peace agreement to end 17-year conflict in Afghanistan agreed by US and Afghan negotiators.
  • US Justice Department charges Chinese firm Huawei with bank and wire fraud.
  • Yoskar Sarante, World Music Singer.
  • Kim Bok-dong, Korean sex slave activist, who died at 92.
  • I Am The Night: Season 1 is released. Directed by Patty Jenkins, Fauna Hodel (India Eisley) seeks information about her birth mother with the help of reporter Jay Singletary (Chris Pine) and finds it connecting to Black Dahlia suspect Dr. George Hodel (Jefferson Mays).

On this day in 2018

  • French drivers Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia win their 6th Monte Carlo Rally in an M-Sport Ford WRT.
  • NFL Pro Bowl, Orlando, FL: AFC beats NFC,24-23; MVPs: Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans, TE; Von Miller, Denver Broncos, LB.
  • 60th Grammy Awards: Bruno Mars wins Best Song "That's What I Like, "and Best Album "24K Magic".
  • Seven survivors from missing Kiribati ferry carrying 100 people rescued after week at sea.
  • 63rd NHL All Star Games, Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL: Pacific Division All Stars win four-team,3-on-3 tournament; MVP: Brock Boeser, Vancouver Canucks, RW.

On this day in 2017

  • British musician and keyboardist, and longtime member of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, Geoff Nicholls died aged 68. Until his death, Nicholls played keyboards with former Black Sabbath singer Tony Martin, in his band Tony Martin's Headless Cross..
  • Bharati Mukherjee , Novelist.
  • Geoff Nicholls, British rock keyboardist (Black Sabbath,1980-2013), who died from lung cancer at 72.
  • US President Donald Trump and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull have a contentious phone call over deal for US to take 1,250 refugees.

On this day in 2016

  • American guitarist, singer and songwriter, Paul Kantner died in San Francisco at the age of 74 due to multiple organ failure and septic shock after he suffered a heart attack days earlier. He was known for co-founding Jefferson Airplane, the leading psychedelic rock band of the counterculture era, and its more commercial spin-off band Jefferson Starship. With Jefferson Airplane, Kantner was among the performers at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1966 and the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and the Woodstock Festival in 1969..
  • Sky Jonz Silveira, Family Member, born in Brazil.
  • Signe Toly Anderson, American singer, founding member of Jefferson Airplane, who died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 74.
  • Paul Kantner, American rock singer and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane - "Volunteers"), who died following a heart attack at 74.
  • MOVIES: JANUARY 28 2016
  • Jim: The James Foley Story is released. An in-depth look at the life and work of American journalist James Foley, who was killed by ISIS terrorists in 2014.
  • Anti was released by Rihanna. After much speculation and delays, the R&B artist's eighth full-length release was released for free on Tidal.
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider for PC is released. After uncovering an ancient mystery, Lara Croft embarks on a journey throughout the most treacherous and remote regions of the world to find the secret of immortality. Forming powerful new alliances and relying on her intellect and survival skills, Lara will ultimately embrace her fate as the Tomb Raider. Featuring epic, high-octane action moments set in the most beautifully hostile environments on earth, Rise of the Tomb Raider delivers a cinematic survival action adventure where you will join Lara Croft on her first tomb raiding expedition and witness the rise of an icon.
  • Shadow Puppeteer for Wii U is released. Play with light and darkness in this co-op puzzle platformer. The game melds platforming with puzzle-solving in a feast of light and shadow. With a Nordic yet original art style, the game tells the story of a boy and his shadow.
  • Seventh Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by Fox, held in Des Moines, Iowa.

On this day in 2015

  • Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler was arrested after officers were called to the Corkscrew Saloon on the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley National Park, California. The 65 year-old bassist was arrested for misdemeanour assault, public intoxication and vandalism after a fight broke out in the bar..
  • Funk legend Sly Stone was awarded $5m (£3.3m) in missed royalties by a Los Angeles court. The singer claimed his former manager, Gerald Goldstein, and lawyer, Glenn Stone, had cheated him out of earnings dating back more than 20 years. In 2011, it was reported he was homeless and living in a camper van after falling on hard times and fighting drug addiction problems..
  • Louise Lopez, American disco singer (Odyssey -" Native New Yorker" ; "Use It Up And Wear It Out"), who died at 81.
  • Ray Johnstone, Race Car Driver.
  • Timbuktu is released. Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes when Kidane accidentally kills Amadou, the fisherman who slaughtered his beloved cow. He now has to face the new laws of the foreign occupants.
  • My Name Is Hmmm... is released. An 11 year old runaway, the oldest daughter of three. An absent mother, an abusive father, a grandmother too pure to imagine what is going on. A field trip, the girl disappears... she has found refuge in a truck; an initiatory journey, a chance meeting, new encounters; a wonderful and tragic road movie with a Scottish truck driver "when love just happens".
  • The Americans: Season 3 is released. The third season picks up late in 1982 with Elizabeth and Phillips disagreeing over their daughter and their missions.
  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered for PC is released. With a multilayered narrative, innovative presentation, and a musical score by famed Hollywood composer Angelo Badalementi, Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered serves as the definitive version of the supernatural murder mystery and (re)introduces the title to old and new fans alike.
  • Baboon! for PlayStation Vita is released. Baboon! explores a mix of genres, from platform to puzzles, dexterity and physics with a healthy dose of adventure. Test your skill helping Tumbili reach the top and collect all the bananas. The dread Pirate Baboon is wrecking havoc in Banana Island. Help the brave little monkey Tumbili travel through an exotic island filled with Pirate Monkeys, Flying Penguins and all shorts of wacky characters on a sprawling adventure. Can you unlock every secret? [Sony]

On this day in 2014

  • DNA analysis confirms that the 6th century Plague of Justinian was caused by a variant of Yersinia pestis (the same bacteria for the Black Death).
  • Fernand Leduc, Canadian abstract expressionist painter (Les Automatistes), and teacher, who died of cancer at 97.
  • Fifth was released by The Autumn Defense. The fifth release from the the side project of Wilco members John Stirratt and Patrick Sansone includes contributions from James “Hags” Haggerty, Greg Wieczoreck, and John Pirrucello.
  • Eve was released by Angélique Kidjo. The first release in four years for the Grammy-winning Beninese singer-songwriter was produced by Patrick Dillett with guest appearances from such artists as ASA, Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmagli, Dr. John, Yvonne Kidjo, the Kronos Quartet, Trio Teriba, and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.
  • Do Not Engage was released by The Pack A.D.. The fourth full-length studio release for the Vancouver indie rock duo of Becky Black and Maya Miller was produced by Jim Diamond.
  • Doug Tuttle was released by Doug Tuttle. This is the solo debut release for the former Mmoss guitarist following the end of the psych rock band with Rachel Neveu.
  • Divine Ecstasy was released by Supreme Cuts. The second release for Chicago-based production duo of Mike Perry and Austin Kjeultes features guest appearances from Poliça's Channy Leaneagh, Mahaut Mondino, Haleek Maul, and Shy Girls.
  • Croz was released by David Crosby. The first studio solo release in 20 years for the founding member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash features guest appearances from Mark Knopfler, Wynton Marsalis, Leland Sklar, and Steve Tavaglione.
  • Choir of Echoes was released by Peggy Sue. The third full-length studio release for the British indie folk band was produced by Jimmy Robertson.
  • No Way There from Here was released by Laura Cantrell. The fifth studio release for the the country singer was recorded in Nashville and is her first album of original material since 2005’s Humming By The Flowered Vine.
  • Maui Tears was released by Sleepy Sun. The fourth full-length release for the San Francisco psych rock now led by Bret Constantino was produced with Tim Green.
  • Metropole was released by The Lawrence Arms. The first release in eight years for the Chicago-based punk trio was co-produced with Matt Allison.
  • Morgan Delt was released by Morgan Delt. The debut full-length release for the California indie pop singer-songwriter was influenced by 1960s music.
  • Ghettoville was released by Actress. The fourth full-length release for Darren Cunningham is considered a sequel to his 2008 debut Hazyville.
  • Held in Splendor was released by Quilt. The second release for the 1960s-influenced Boston trio was produced by the Woods' Jarvis Taveniere.
  • Drowners was released by Drowners. The debut full-length release for the New York-based band led by Welsh native Matt Hitt includes three songs from its 2013 EP, Between Us Girls.
  • Innocence was released by Pontiak. The eighth full-length release for the Virginia rock trio was recorded without computers.
  • In Roses was released by Gem Club. Magik Magik Orchestra string arranger Minna Choi joined on the second release for the Massachusetts-based duo of Christopher Barnes and Kristen Drymala.
  • Into the Lime was released by The New Mendicants. This is the debut full-length release for the pop rock supergroup formed by Joe Pernice of the Pernice Brothers, Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake, and Mike Belisky of The Sadies.
  • Too True was released by Dum Dum Girls. The third full-length release for the indie pop band led by Dee Dee Penny was produced by Richard Gottehrer and Sune Rose Wagner of the Raveonettes.
  • Trouble was released by Hospitality. The second release for the Brooklyn indie pop trio was co-produced by Nathan Michel and Matt Boynton.
  • Where Shine New Lights was released by Tara Jane O'Neil. The seventh solo release for the former Rodan bassist is her first on the Kranky label.
  • Spiritual Emergency was released by Guardian Alien. This is the second release for the psychedelic rock project led by Greg Fox.
  • Strike Vector for PC is released. Strike Vector is an intense, multiplayer third / first person air combat game. With a distinct old school feel, reminiscent to games such as Crimson Skies, Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament, Strike Vector will let you test your reflexes and skills against your friends.
  • Rekoil for PC is released. Rekoil is a multiplayer first person shooter in which the downtrodden "Minutemen" are pitted against their oppressors, Darkwater Inc, in a world where the only goal is to survive the unrelenting pandemic that has swept across the globe.
  • Broken Age for PC is released. Broken Age is a point-and-click adventure telling the stories of a young boy and girl leading parallel lives. The girl has been chosen by her village to be sacrificed to a terrible monster--but she decides to fight back. Meanwhile, a boy on a spaceship is living a solitary life under the care of a motherly computer, but he wants to break free to lead adventures and do good in the world. Adventures ensue.
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for PlayStation 4 is released. Armed with only the raw instincts and physical ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Tomb Raider delivers an intense and gritty story into the origins of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor.
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  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z for Xbox 360 is released. Developed by Tokyo based game developer ARTDINK; Dragon Ball Z Battle of Z will feature a large cast of playable characters including Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta, and a variety of melee and famous attacks including the Kamehameha, Special Beam Cannon, and Spirit Bomb. The epic battles in Dragon Ball Z Battle of Z derive their style from the original anime series and will take place in rich environments on both land and in the air. Dragon Ball Z Battle of Z will let players form teams with up to four characters to participate in group melee action, take on massive boss battles, or challenge other players around the world for brawls featuring up to eight characters on screen at the same time.
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts - Onslaught for Xbox One is released. Onslaught includes four unique Multiplayer Maps. An all-new dual purpose Assault Rifle/Sniper Rifle/ The first installment in Extinction's four-part episodic narrative.
  • Peter Cosgrove is named the next Governor-General of Australia.


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