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Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Australian Open Men's Tennis: Novak Ðokovic beats Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3,7-6,7-6 for his 10th AO and record equalling 22nd Grand Slam title.
- Suu Rabanal, World Music Singer, born in Peru.
- Annie Wersching, Soap Opera Actress.
- Barrett Strong, American R& B vocalist (" Money (That's What I Want)"), piano player, and songwriter (" I Heard It Through the Grapevine" ; "Just My Imagination" ; "Papa Was A Rollin'Stone" ; "War"), who died at 81.
- Gabriel Tacchino, Pianist.
- Hazel Mccallion, Politician.
On this day in 2022
- Australian Open Women's Tennis: World #1 Ash Barty wins her home Grand Slam event for the first time; beats American Danielle Collins 6-3,7-6.
- Howard Hesseman, American comic actor (WKRP in Cincinnati - "Dr. Johnny Fever" ; Head of the Class), who died of colon surgery complications at 81.
- Des Drummond, Jamaican rugby league winner (24 Tests Great Britain,4 England; Leigh RLFC, Warrington RLFC), who died at 63.
- Ralph Mellanby, Canadian sportscaster / television producer (EP Hockey Night in Canada 1966-85; 5 x Emmy Awards various Olympic Games), who died at 87.
- Rashid Byramji, Indian thoroughbred trainer (3,170 winners/230 classics; Elusive Pimpernel 22/23 starts; Squanderer 18/19 starts; Indian Derby x 10), who died at 88.
- Sam Lay, American drummer and vocalist (Original Thunderbirds; Howlin'Wolf; Bob Dyan; Paul Butterfield), who died of heart issues at 86.
On this day in 2021
- " Proposal to Prevent the Feminisation of Male Adolescents" published by China's Education Ministry asks schools to use sports to cultivate masculinity.
- Johnson & Johnson's Janssen single-dose vaccine shown to be 66% effective in trials, with complete protection against hospitalization and death.
- Novavax vaccine shows 89% efficacy in UK trials, including against UK variant.
- Ed Sheeran had paid £28.2 million in tax in the past year according to The Sunday Times Tax List 2021, which features the UK’s 50 biggest taxpayers. The singer had earned a total of £70 million through his various companies in 2020..
- Hilton Valentine, original guitarist and founding member of The Animals, died at the age of 77. In 1963 he was recruited to join The Animals alongside Chas Chandler, Alan Price and John Steel. He went on to play on classics like ‘Baby Let Me Take You Home’, ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’, ‘We Gotta Get Out of This Place’, ‘It’s My Life’ and ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’, and on the band's landmark, trans-Atlantic number one cover of the traditional folk song ‘The House of the Rising Sun’..
- Grammy-winning English pianist, orchestrator, music producer and songwriter Jeremy Lubbock died aged 89. He moved to Los Angeles with his family in 1977, and worked on Joni Mitchell's album Mingus, and Minnie Riperton's final album Minnie. In following years, he worked with David Foster, Quincy Jones, Chicago, and many others. He won Grammy Awards for his arrangements on Chicago's ‘Hard Habit to Break’ in 1984, and for Celine Dion's ‘When I Fall in Love’..
- American electric blues, Texas blues and jazz blues tenor saxophonist, Grady Gaines died age 86. He performed and recorded with Little Richard in the 1950s and later worked with Little Willie John, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson and Joe Tex..
- Grady Gaines, American jazz, blues, and R& B tenor saxophonist (Little Richard; Sam Cooke, James Brown, Jackie Wilson), who died at 86.
- Hilton Valentine, British rock guitarist (Animals - "House of the Rising Sun"), who died at 77.
- Jeremy Lubbock, British Grammy Award-winning pianist, arranger, and music producer (Joni Mitchell; Minnie Riperton; Chicago, Celine Dion), who died at 89.
- John Chaney, American Basketball Hall of Fame college coach (Cheyney University, Temple University), who died at 89.
- Yvon Douis, French soccer striker (20 caps; Lille, Le Havre, Monaco, Cannes), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 85.
- I've Seen All I Need to See was released by The Body.
After several collaborative releases, the experimental metal duo returns with with a solo album with contributions from Chrissy Wolpert and Ben Eberle.
- OK Human was released by Weezer.
The 14th full-length studio release for the alternative rock band led by Rivers Cuomo was produced by Jake Sinclair.
- On All Fours was released by Goat Girl.
The second full-length release for the British post-punk band was produced by Dan Carey.
- Not Your Muse was released by Celeste.
The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-born, London-based singer-songwriter who won the BBC Sound of 2020 features production from Josh Crocker, Jamie Hartman and John Hill.
- Sound Ancestors was released by Madlib.
The latest full-length release for the Los Angeles-based hip-hop artist was edited, arranged and mastered by Kieran Hebden (Four Tet).
- The Future Bites was released by Steven Wilson.
The sixth full-length studio release for the British artist was co-produced with with David Kosten.
- Vertigo Days was released by The Notwist.
The first new full-length studio release in seven years for the German band features guest appearances Angel Bat Dawid, Ben LaMar Gay, Juana Molina, and Zayaendo.
- Gas Lit was released by Divide and Dissolve.
The latest release for the Australian experimental metal duo of Takiaya Reed and Sylvie Nehill was produced by Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Ruban Nielson.
- A Common Turn was released by Anna B Savage.
The debut full-length release for the London-based singer-songwriter was produced by William Doyle.
- Besnard Lakes Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings was released by The Besnard Lakes.
The latest full-length release for the Canadian psych-rock group was produced by the band's own Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas.
- Collapsed in Sunbeams was released by Arlo Parks.
The debut full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Gianluca Buccellati.
- Dead Hand Control was released by Baio.
The third full-length solo release for the Vampire Weekend bassist was recorded in London and Los Angeles.
- Beginning - Not Rated is released.
In a sleepy provincial town, a Jehovah Witness community is attacked by an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict, the familiar world of Yana, the wife of the community leader, slowly crumbles. Yana's inner discontent grows as she struggles to make sense of her desires.
- Finding 'Ohana - PG is released.
A summer in rural O‘ahu takes an exciting turn for two Brooklyn-raised siblings (Kea Peahu and Alex Aiono) when a journal pointing to long-lost treasure sets them on an epic adventure with new friends, and leads them to reconnect with their Hawaiian heritage.
- True Mothers - Not Rated is released.
After a long and unsuccessful struggle to get pregnant, Satoko and her husband decide to adopt a child. Over the next six years, the middle-class couple and their young son Asato settle into a comfortable, albeit routine, life. The family’s orderly existence is shattered by the arrival of Hikari, a young woman claiming to be Asato’s biological mother, demanding his return. As tensions mount, Satoko grows more and more emboldened to defend her family.
- The Little Things - R is released.
Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe “Deke” Deacon (Denzel Washington) is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a killer who is terrorizing the city. Leading the hunt, L.A. Sheriff Department Sergeant Jim Baxter (Rami Malek), impressed with Deke’s cop instincts, unofficially engages his help. But as they track the killer, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke’s past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case.
- The Night - NR is released.
After a night out with friends, an exhausted married couple, Babak (Shahab Hosseini), Neda (Niousha Noor) and their baby take shelter in the grand, but eerie Hotel Normandie. Throughout a seemingly endless night, mysterious disturbances ruin their night’s rest as Babak and Neda soon realize they’re locked-in with a malevolent force that hungers for the dark secrets they’ve kept from one another.
- Saint Maud - R is released.
Maud, a newly devout hospice nurse, becomes obsessed with saving her dying patient’s soul — but sinister forces, and her own sinful past, threaten to put an end to her holy calling.
- Palmer - R is released.
An ex-convict strikes up a friendship with a boy from a troubled home.
- Supernova - R is released.
Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci), partners of twenty years, are traveling across England in their old camper van visiting friends, family and places from their past. Following a life-changing diagnosis, their time together has become more important than ever until secret plans test their love like never before.
On this day in 2020
- Number of COVID-19 pandemic cases passes those of SARS with over 7,700 cases in China confirmed, with 170 deaths.
- Koa Star Fizz, YouTube Star, born in London, England.
- Keith Nelson, New Zealand soccer striker (20 caps; Mount Wellington), who died at 72.
- Larry Eisenhauer, American football defensive end (AFL All-Star 1962,63,64,66; Boston Patriots), who died at 79.
- Tofig Gasimov, Politician.
- Irina Laricheva, Russian trap shooter (World C'ships x 6 gold individual, team, double trap), who died at 55.
- Beanpole - Not Rated is released.
1945, Leningrad. World War II has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Although the siege - one of the worst in history - is finally over, life and death continue their battle in the wreckage that remains. Two young women, Iya and Masha, search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.
On this day in 2019
- Approaching polar vortex prompts state of emergency to be declared in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Alabama and Mississippi.
- American singer, songwriter James Ingram died after a long battle with brain cancer age 66. He was a two-time Grammy Award-winner and charted eight Top 40 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100. He had two No.1 singles, the first, a duet with fellow R&B artist Patti Austin,1982's ‘Baby, Come to Me’ and ‘I Don't Have the Heart’, which became his second No.1 in 1990. He also recorded the song ‘Somewhere Out There’ with Linda Ronstadt for the animated film An American Tail..
- In the aftermath to a wild ending to UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagomedov ($500k & 9 months) and Conor McGregor ($50k & 6 months) are issued fines and suspensions; bans retroactive to October 6,2018.
- Iranian city Tehran bans dog walking in public and driving with dogs.
- Empire star Jussie Smollett suffers suspected racist and homophobic attack in Chicago.
- Toronto landscaper Bruce McArthur admits in court to the murder of eight gay men.
- US Postal Service suspends deliveries to ten states due to severity of the polar vortex.
- Tehran, Iran bans dog walking in public, and driving with dogs.
- " Empire" star Jussie Smollett suffers suspected racist and homophobic attack in Chicago; later determined to be a self-perpetrated hoax.
- Norwegian government proposes building a floating road tunnel as part of a new roadway between Kristiansand and Trondheim.
- Norwegian government proposes building a floating road tunnel as part of a new roadway between Kristians and Trondheim.
- Legend Lorenzo White, YouTube Star, born in Atlanta, GA.
- Franki Prior, Family Member, born in Canada.
- Andy Hebenton, Canadian ice hockey right wing (record 630 consecutive games; NY Rangers, Boston Bruins), who died at 89.
- Andy Hebenton, Canadian NHL right wing (record 630 consecutive games; NY Rangers, Boston Bruins), who died at 89.
- James Ingram, American R& B singer-songwriter and musician (Just Once), who died at 66.
- James Ingram, American R& B singer-songwriter and musician (" Somewhere Out There" ; "Just Once"), who died of brain cancer at 66.
On this day in 2018
- Marvel film "Black Panther" directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman premieres in Los Angeles.
- Toronto police arrest landscaper Bruce McArthur for murder after remains of at least 5 people found in potted plants.
- David Beckham launches a Major League Soccer team in Florida; Inter Miami CF.
- David Beckham launches a Major League Soccer team in Miami.
- Cleveland Indians announce they will remove Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms in 2019.
- Cleveland Indians announce they will remove "Chief Wahoo" caricature logo from uniforms in 2019.
- F.B.I deputy director Andrew G. McCabe steps down from office.
- June Crosby, Family Member, born in United States.
On this day in 2017
- 62nd NHL All Star Games, Staples Centre, Los Angeles, CA: Metropolitan All Stars win four team 3-on-3 tournament; MVP: Wayne Simmonds, Philadelphia Flyers, RW.
- NFL Pro Bowl, Orlando, FL: AFC beats NFC,20-13; MVPs: Travis Kelce, KC Chiefs, TE; Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo Bills, LB.
- Attack on mosque in Quebec kills 6 and injures 17, shooter is French Canadian student.
- Attack on mosque in Quebec kills 6 and injures 17, shooter is French-Canadian student.
- Australian Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Spaniard Rafael Nadal 6–4,3–6,6–1,3–6,6–3 to win his record 18th Grand Slam.
On this day in 2016
- Three weeks after his death, David Bowie lodged 12 albums in the UK top 40, equalling a record set by Elvis Presley in 1977. His last album Blackstar, spent a third week at No.1 with Best of Bowie, Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust all in the Top 10. Bowie's other albums in the top 40 include: Nothing Has Changed (5), Heroes (28), Diamond Dogs (30), Station to Station (32) and Scary Monsters (36)..
- Jacques Rivette, Director.
- Jacques Rivette, French New Wave film director (The Beautiful Troublemaker), who died at 87.
- Alden Ashforth, American composer and professor of ethnomusicology, who died at 82.
- Aurèle Nicolet, Swiss flautist (Berlin Philharmonic), and educator, who died at 90.
- Cayamo Sessions at Sea was released by Buddy Miller & Friends.
Buddy Miller invited such artists as Brandi Carlile, Shawn Colvin, Kris Kristofferson, The Lone Bellow, Kacey Musgraves, Lucinda Williams, and Lee Ann Womack on the annual Cayamo Festival Cruise to perform and record their performances.
- Don't You was released by Wet.
This is the debut full-length release for the New York trio of Kelly Zutrau, Joe Valle, and Marty Sulkow.
- Gumption was released by Your Friend.
This is the debut full-length release for Kansas singer-songwriter Taryn Miller was produced by Nicolas Vernhes.
- Islah was released by Kevin Gates.
The debut full-length studio release for the Baton Rouge rapper features guest appearances from Jamie Foxx, Trey Songz, and Ty Dolla $ign on "Jam."
- Hymns was released by Bloc Party.
Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack return with a new line-up for the indie rock band's fifth full-length release.
- Lost Property was released by Turin Brakes.
The seventh full-length studio release for the British folk rock band was produced with Ali Staton.
- Night Fiction was released by Cian Nugent.
The third solo release for the Irish guitarist features his vocals and was recorded in Dublin by Girl Band's Daniel Fox.
- Nine Track Mind was released by Charlie Puth.
The debut full-length release for the pop singer-songwriter who co-wrote the Wiz Khalifa song “See You Again, ” features guest appearances from Selena Gomez and Meghan Trainor.
- Nevermen was released by Nevermen.
This is the debut full-length release from the project formed by TV on the Radio frontman Tunde Adebimpe, Adam Drucker (Doseone), and Mike Patton.
- MartyrLoserKing was released by Saul Williams.
The fifth full-length release for the New York rapper is a concept album about a computer hacker in Burundi features guest appearances from Emily Kokal and Haleek Maul.
- Pillars of Ash was released by Black Tusk.
The fifth full-length release for the Savannah, Georgia-based sludge metal band is its final album with bassist Jonathan Athon, who died in a motorcycle accident in November 2014.
- Promise Everything was released by Basement.
The British rock band return from its three-plus year hiatus to release its third full-length album produced by Sam Pura.
- This Is Acting was released by Sia.
The seventh full-length release for the Australian singer features songs originally written for other artists such as Adele, Beyoncé, and Rihanna.
- Wabi Sabi was released by Cross Record.
The second full-length release for the duo of Emily Cross and her husband Dan Duszynski was recorded in their ranch in Texas.
- Songs in the Key of Animals was released by Benji Hughes.
The second full-length release for the North Carolina singer-songwriter was recorded over a two year period.
- Suicide Songs was released by MONEY.
The second full-length release for the British trio was produced by Charlie Andrew.
- Rabin, the Last Day - Not Rated is released.
For many Israelis, the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 marked a grim turning point for their country. In the words of the commission set up to investigate the murder, "Israeli society [would] never be the same again. As a democracy, political assassination was not part of our culture."In the eyes of even more people, the murder ended all hope for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process through the Oslo Accords and altered the course of history. But, as Amos Gitai sets out to prove in his brave and provocative new film, Rabin's assassination was not just the act of one fanatic; it was the culmination of a hate campaign that emanated from the rabbis and public figures of Israel's far right. [Kino Lorber]
- The Finest Hours - PG-13 is released.
On February 18,1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern. As the senior officer on board, first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) soon realizes it is up to him to take charge of the frightened crew and inspire the men to set aside their differences and work together to ride out one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast. Meanwhile, as word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana) orders a daring operation to rescue the stranded men. Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), set out in a wooden lifeboat with an ill-equipped engine and little, if any, means of navigation, facing frigid temperatures,60-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds. [Disney]
- Kung Fu Panda 3 - PG is released.
When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas. [20th Century Fox]
- Jane Got a Gun - R is released.
A woman (Natalie Portman) asks her ex-lover (Joel Edgerton) for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang of killers.
- Fifty Shades of Black - R is released.
A parody of the popular film/novel 50 Shades of Grey.
On this day in 2015
- American poet, singer-songwriter, and actor Rod McKuen died aged 81. McKuen's translations and adaptations of the songs of Jacques Brel were instrumental in bringing the Belgian songwriter to prominence in the English-speaking world. McKuen's songs sold over 100 million recordings worldwide. His songs have been performed by such diverse artists as Barbra Streisand, Perry Como, Petula Clark, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Andy Williams, Dusty Springfield, Johnny Mathis and Frank Sinatra..
- Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of missing flight MH370 an accident.
- Taylor Swift was seeking to trademark phrases including "this sick beat"and "we never go out of style", in the United States. If granted, the trademark would stop others from using her lyrics on items such as t-shirts, stickers and bags. Other phrases she wants to protect included "nice to meet you, where you been"and "party like it's 1989"..
- Sasha Piqué Mebarak, Family Member, born in Barcelona, Spain.
- Rodney "Rod" McKuen, American poet, singer-songwriter and actor (Jean, Alone, Beatsville), who died at 81.
- Kel Nagle, Australian golfer (British Open 1960), who died at 94.
- Colleen McCullough, Australian author (Tim, Indecent Obsession, The Thorn Birds), who died at 77.
- TV SERIES
- Fortitude: Season 1 is released.
The murder of a British scientist in the small, Arctic town of Fortitude is its first violent crime. Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Richard Dormer) must work with British DCI Morton Caldwell (Stanley Tucci).
On this day in 2014
- Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the 1st non-Spanish player to captain Real Madrid, making his 500th appearance for the club.
- Bohuslav Sobotka becomes Prime Minister of the Czech Republic.
- Archaeologists discover the oldest Roman Temple (6th C BC) at Sant’Omobono.
- More than 100,000 people signed a petition to deport Canadian citizen Justin Bieber out of America. The campaign followed his arrest earlier this month for drunk driving and driving without a valid license. According to US Government protocol, once a petition has over 100,000 signatures, it must be reviewed by White House staff, who will have to respond to it..
- Scientists discover how to convert normal cells into stem cells in mice.
- Ashutosh Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader and founder of the Divine Light Awakening Mission, claims 30 million followers, who died at 68.
- (Ildefonso Paez) "IP" Santos, Filipino landscape architect (National Artist of the Philippines in Architecture,2006), who died of heart failure at 84.
- Charlie Victor Romeo - Not Rated is released.
Charlie Victor Romeo is a performance documentary derived entirely from the "Black Box"transcripts of six major real-life airline emergencies.
- TV SERIES
- Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond: Season 1 is released.
During World War II, James Bond author Ian Fleming (Dominic Cooper) was a rich playboy who failed as a stockbroker and army soldier before finding his calling with a position in British Naval Intelligence that would influence his future writings.
On this day in 2013
- Mini Peach, YouTube Star, born in United States.
- Frank Hahn, British economist, who died at 87.
- Fourth Corner was released by Trixie Whitley.
The debut full-length solo release for the daughter of the late blues guitarist Christ Whitley was produced by Thomas Bartlett.
- General Dome was released by Buke and Gase.
The second full-length release for the Brooklyn-based duo was self-produced and recorded.
- Get Up! was released by Ben Harper.
The 12th studio release for Ben Harper features a collaboration with veteran blues artist Charlie Musselwhite.
- Feeling Mortal was released by Kris Kristofferson.
Don Was produced the first album of new music from the actor/singer in four years.
- Eight was released by Radar Bros..
The eighth release for the Los Angeles indie rock band led by Jim Putnam released only on Vinyl and digitally features new band members: Stevie Treichel, Be Hussey, Dan Iead, Brian Cleary, and Ethan Walter.
- Hummingbird was released by Local Natives.
The sophomore release for the Los Angeles indie rock quartet produced by The National's Aaron Dessner is its first without bassist Andy Hamm (who left the band in 2011).
- Heartthrob was released by Tegan and Sara.
With the help of producers Greg Kurstin, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Mike Elizondo, and Rob Cavallo, the Canadian twins display a more mainstream pop sound with their seventh release.
- Christopher was released by The RuSuns.
The fourth release for the indie pop band led by Ryan McPhun was written after breaking up with his girlfriend and was inspired by the winter in Norway.
- Burnt Up on Re-Entry was released by Boduf Songs.
The fifth release for Mat Sweet as Boduf Songs includes more guitars and electronics.
- Candela was released by Mice Parade.
The seventh release for the band led by Adam Pierce sees the group adding more pop elements to the other music styles heard on previous albums.
- Adam Green & Binki Shapiro was released by Binki Shapiro.
Moldy Peaches' Adam Green and Binki Shapiro of Little Joy come together on this debut release of 1960s-inspired songs about heartbreak.
- Oddfellows was released by Tomahawk.
The alternative rock supergroup comprised of Duane Denison, Mike Patton and John Stanier returns with its fourth release and a new member in Trevor Dunn, who takes over bass duties from Kevin Rutmanis.
- Somewhere Else was released by Indians.
The debut full-length release from Danish singer-songwriter Søren Løkke Juul was recorded in a countryside studio outside Copenhagen.
- The Flower Lane was released by Ducktails.
The fourth release for the side project from Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile includes contributions from such guests as Big Troubles, Madeline Follin, Joel Ford, Daniel Lopatin, and Sam Mehran.
- The House at Sea was released by Amor de Días.
The second release from the collaboration between Alasdair MacLean of the Clientele and Lupe Núñez-Fernández of Pipas was produced by Brian O'Shaughnessy.
- 'Til Your River Runs Dry was released by Eric Burdon.
The first release of new solo material since 2004's My Secret Life for the British singer-songwriter was co-produced with Tony Barnacle.
- Yeah Right was released by Bleeding Rainbow.
The Philadelphia indie pop band Reading Rainbow returns with a new name and two new members: Greg Frantz and Al Creedon.
- Vertikal was released by Cult of Luna.
The sixth full-length release from the Swedish metal band was inspired by Fritz Lang's film, Metropolis.