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Today in the World Countries

  • Duarte Day is being celebrated in Dominican Republic
  • People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ralph Mellanby, Canadian sportscaster / television producer (EP Hockey Night in Canada 1966-85; 5 x Emmy Awards various Olympic Games), who died at 87.

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.
  • 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..
  • 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..
  • 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’..
  • Johnson & Johnson's Janssen single-dose vaccine shown to be 66% effective in trials, with complete protection against hospitalization and death.
  • Jeremy Lubbock, British Grammy Award-winning pianist, arranger, and music producer (Joni Mitchell; Minnie Riperton; Chicago, Celine Dion), who died at 89.
  • 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.
  • Yvon Douis, French soccer striker (20 caps; Lille, Le Havre, Monaco, Cannes), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 85.
  • True Mothers 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.
  • Beginning 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.
  • The Night 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.
  • Finding 'Ohana 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.
  • The Little Things 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.
  • Supernova 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.
  • Palmer is released. An ex-convict strikes up a friendship with a boy from a troubled home.
  • Saint Maud 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gods Will Fall for PC is released. The gods’ rule over humanity has lasted for millennia. They demand to be worshipped and to those who don't submit to the gods’ will; merciless death awaits. Experience the trials of 8 Celtic warriors in their plight to sever the gods’ grip on humanity. Every man and woman who can muster a blade will form your clan and take on legions of beasts in each of the gods’ realms. Succeed and see legends born. Fail, and lives turn to dust.
  • Bonkies for PlayStation 4 is released. Bonkies is a jolly, couch co-op party game with a pinch of construction building! Gather your prime mates, equip your banana-fuelled jetpack and robo-arm, and raise wacky buildings all over the cosmos for the glory of apekind! Become the CHIMPion of space construction.
  • Re:ZERO - Starting Life in Another World: The Prophecy of the Throne for PlayStation 4 is released. One month after subaru's new life in another world began, an emissary sent by the Royal castle suddenly appears with news that the Royal selection has been postponed, but offers no reason as to why. The postponement of this grand event that decides the next ruler of the kingdom of lugunica stirs Subaru and his friends into action. They return to the Royal Capital only to find that a sixth candidate has claimed their stake for the throne. But the Dragon Stone prophesizes that only five Candidates would be chosen. With one candidate being an imposter, suspicions are immediately cast toward One woman in particular: emilia. What answers lie beyond the mysterious web of assassination, betrayal, and conspiracies...?
  • John Chaney, American Basketball Hall of Fame college coach (Cheyney University, Temple University), who died at 89.

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.
  • Irina Laricheva, Russian trap shooter (World C'ships x 6 gold individual, team, double trap), who died at 55.
  • Tofig Gasimov, Politician.
  • Beanpole 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.
  • The pedestrain for PC is released. I can see the signs in my sleep now, always guiding me closer. Will this really work? Have we almost achieved the impossible?
  • Coffee Talk for Switch is released. Coffee Talk is a coffee brewing and heart-to-heart talking simulator about listening to fantasy-inspired modern peoples’ problems, and helping them by serving up a warm drink or two.
  • Larry Eisenhauer, American football defensive end (AFL All-Star 1962,63,64,66; Boston Patriots), who died at 79.

On this day in 2019

  • 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.
  • Approaching polar vortex prompts state of emergency to be declared in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Alabama and Mississippi.
  • Toronto landscaper Bruce McArthur admits in court to the murder of eight gay men.
  • 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.
  • Franki Prior, Family Member, born in Canada.
  • Legend Lorenzo White, YouTube Star, born in Atlanta, GA.
  • James Ingram, American R& B singer-songwriter and musician (" Somewhere Out There" ; "Just Once"), who died of brain cancer at 66.
  • Genesis Alpha One for PlayStation 4 is released. Genesis Alpha One is a revolutionary mix of roguelike shooter, base building and survival that puts you in the role of an interstellar pioneer.In a near future ravaged by wars, corrupt regimes and global capitalism left unchecked have resulted in natural resource over-exploitation and pollution; devastating the planet. Supported by Earth's remaining governments, four influential corporations initiate the Genesis program. As the Captain of a Genesis starship, you journey into uncharted space on the ultimate mission. Build and manage a space vessel, farm resources, deal with terrifying alien infestations, clone creatures and explore a vast, randomly generated universe. Your goal: Find new homes for humanity's DNA and save the species from extinction.
  • The Hong Kong Massacre for PlayStation 4 is released. Inspired by classic action movies, The Hong Kong Massacre places you at the centre of a hard-boiled revenge story, filled with brutal, cinematic shootouts and vivid underworld locations. Take on the role of a former police detective bent on exacting vengeance for his partner's murder and use of a mixture of raw firepower, slow-motion and dive/dodge mechanics to tear your way through the criminal ranks.
  • Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy for Switch is released. Ancient Egyptian mythology comes to life in the Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy. You play the role of Sphinx, a headstrong demigod who travels the world via portals to foil the evil plans of Set. Equipped with a magical sword and a blowpipe, you'll need all your wits, agility, and special powers to overcome powerful enemies. When being inconspicuous is the only solution, control Sphinx's reluctant hero friend, The Mummy. By finding the stolen magical crowns of Egypt, Sphinx can stop Set and save the world.
  • Mages of Mystralia for Switch is released. Accompany Zia as she strikes off to train and learn to control her magical abilities that had her exiled. Journey across the lands to meet other exiled mages and uncover runes with magical properties that can be combined into millions of different possibilities, letting you come up with completely new and incredible spells!
  • Dragon Marked For Death for Switch is released. Dragon MFD is a 2D side-scrolling action RPG game where up to 4 players can play together in either local multiplayer or online multiplayer. Refreshing, feel-good level designs based around intuitive 2D-action-based gameplay await!Features:* Play through the game as one of four Dragonkin characters!The characters, known as the Dragonkin, have forged a pact with dragons which granted them special new powers. You can choose any one of the Princess, Warrior, Shinobi, or Witch characters to play as.* Each playable character has different strengths and abilities!The Princess is a well-balanced DPS character, the Warrior is a Tank class character that protects the party with his high defense, the Shinobi is DPS that places emphasis on movement on tricky attacks, and the Witch can both heal her allies and damage her emeies.* A fascinating and immersive dark fantasy worldCarefully drawn pixel art from some of the industry's best pixelmancers paints the entire picture and brings players right into the dark fantasy setting.* Work together with your companions to progress through stages!In Dragon MFD, working together with your companions opens up a whole new realm of possibilities when it comes to defeating enemies and traversing stages.* Battle against gargantuan bosses!Absolutely gigantic bosses that are bigger than the entire screen await our heroes. Work together with your comrades to take down these larger than life baddies!* Dozens and dozens of hours worth of gameplay!Make no mistake, Dragon MFD is a massive game for its genre. With single stages that span 200-400 screens, over 30 main quests, and tons of side quests to tackle, players have tons of playtime to look forward to!
  • Kingdom Hearts III for Xbox One is released. KINGDOM HEARTS III tells the story of the power of friendship and light vs. darkness as Sora and his friends embark on a perilous adventure. Set in a vast array of Disney and Pixar worlds, KINGDOM HEARTS follows the journey of Sora, an unknowing heir to a spectacular power. Sora is joined by Donald Duck and Goofy to stop an evil force known as the Heartless from invading and overtaking the universe. Sora, Donald, and Goofy unite with iconic Disney-Pixar characters old and new to overcome tremendous challenges and persevere against the darkness threatening their worlds. [Square Enix]
  • Norwegian government proposes building a floating road tunnel as part of a new roadway between Kristians and Trondheim.
  • Andy Hebenton, Canadian ice hockey right wing (record 630 consecutive games; NY Rangers, Boston Bruins), who died at 89.

On this day in 2018

  • F.B.I deputy director Andrew G. McCabe steps down from office.
  • David Beckham launches a Major League Soccer team in Florida; Inter Miami CF.
  • 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.
  • June Crosby, Family Member, born in United States.

On this day in 2017

  • Attack on mosque in Quebec kills 6 and injures 17, shooter is French Canadian student.
  • 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.

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)..
  • Aurèle Nicolet, Swiss flautist (Berlin Philharmonic), and educator, who died at 90.
  • Alden Ashforth, American composer and professor of ethnomusicology, who died at 82.
  • Jacques Rivette, Director.
  • Rabin, the Last Day 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]
  • Kung Fu Panda 3 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]
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  • The Finest Hours 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]
  • Jane Got a Gun 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 is released. A parody of the popular film/novel 50 Shades of Grey.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Gumption was released by Your Friend. This is the debut full-length release for Kansas singer-songwriter Taryn Miller was produced by Nicolas Vernhes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Suicide Songs was released by MONEY. The second full-length release for the British trio was produced by Charlie Andrew.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lost Property was released by Turin Brakes. The seventh full-length studio release for the British folk rock band was produced with Ali Staton.
  • 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.
  • Bombshell (2016) for PC is released. Bombshell is an Action Role-Playing game in which bomb disposal technician turned mercenary for hire, Shelly "Bombshell"Harrison must strong-arm her way across FOUR planets in an Unreal Engine-powered galactic adventure to rescue the president (and humanity) from an apocalyptic alien threat.
  • This War of Mine: The Little Ones for PlayStation 4 is released. This War of Mine: The Little Ones explores the hardships of wartime survival as seen from an entirely new perspective; that of a child.Based on This War of Mine, The Little Ones puts you in charge of a group of adults and children stuck in the middle of hell, trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger. The question is: how far will you go to make it through another day?This War of Mine: The Little Ones focuses not only on the reality of enduring war, but also the fact that even in times of conflict, kids are still kids - they laugh, cry, play with toys and see the world differently. In addition to thinking about survival, you'll have to bring back the kid in yourself to understand how to protect the little ones. Their faith, and their futures, are in your hands.The pace of This War of Mine is imposed by the day and night cycle. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need to focus on maintaining your hideout: crafting, trading and taking care of young and adult civilians. At night, take one of your people on a mission to scavenge through a city for items that will help you stay alive.
  • AIPD - Artificial Intelligence Police Department for Xbox One is released. Enter the AI arena and fight evil artificial intelligences with a variety of weapons and modifications. AIPD is a top-down coop twin-stick shooter with a visual style that is an homage to 80s neon art styles, pioneered by games like Minestorm on the Vectrex console system or feature films like TRON.
  • LEVEL 22, Gary's Misadventures for Xbox One is released. Gary is an office worker who oversleeps after a drunken night out on the town. Here’s where it gets tricky, because this isn’t the first time Gary’s been late for work, and he could be fired if he’s spotted arriving at his desk after everyone else yet again. So he’ll have to prove he’s smart and sneaky enough to make his way up all the 22 floors between him and his office without being seen.

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..
  • 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"..
  • Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of missing flight MH370 an accident.
  • 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.
  • Colleen McCullough, Australian author (Tim, Indecent Obsession, The Thorn Birds), who died at 77.
  • Kel Nagle, Australian golfer (British Open 1960), who died at 94.
  • 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).
  • Heroes of Might & Magic III - HD Edition for PC is released. Fifteen years later, rediscover the epic tale of Queen Catherine Ironfist, as she begins her critically acclaimed quest to unite her ravaged homeland and re-conquer the kingdom of Erathia.
  • Pix the Cat for PC is released. PIX the CAT is an intense arcade game designed to make your pads sore!Rescue forsaken ducklings from the nested levels of the infamous GRID of INFINITY. Perfect your skills to SPEED and COMBO UP until you reach the explosive FEVER TIME! Defeat your friends at home in the combat ARENA and compete online with the GHOST feature. Surprising surprises are hidden along your adventure, eager to please you when you least expect it!
  • Supreme League of Patriots for PC is released. Don your cape and mask and join the Supreme League of Patriots in this irreverent superhero comedy adventure.

On this day in 2014

  • Scientists discover how to convert normal cells into stem cells in mice.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the 1st non-Spanish player to captain Real Madrid, making his 500th appearance for the club.
  • Archaeologists discover the oldest Roman Temple (6th C BC) at Sant’Omobono.
  • 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 is released. Charlie Victor Romeo is a performance documentary derived entirely from the "Black Box"transcripts of six major real-life airline emergencies.
  • 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.
  • The Castle Doctrine for PC is released. The Castle Doctrine is a massively-multiplayer game of burglary and home defense. It's 1991, and things are bad. You're a guy with a house and family. Other players are coming to take what's yours. Build security to stop them. Study their houses, buy tools, and break in to take what's theirs. Everything you do is permanent.
  • 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..
  • Bohuslav Sobotka becomes Prime Minister of the Czech Republic.


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