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Today in the World Countries
- Duarte Day is being celebrated in Dominican Republic
- Martyrs' Day is being celebrated in Nepal
- World Leprosy Day is being celebrated in International
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Suicide bomb blast kills at least 100 and injures 157 people at a mosque for police officers in Peshawar, Pakistan.
- Omar Ruiz, Songwriter, born in Nogales, Mexico.
- Shelly-Ann Callum, Dancer, born in Jamaica.
- Bobby Beathard, American Pro Football Hall of Fame executive (GM Washington Redskins Super Bowl 1982,87; San Diego Chargers), who died from Alzheimer's disease at 86.
- Bobby Hull, Hockey Player.
On this day in 2022
- AFC Championship, Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri: Cincinnati Bengals beat Kansas City Chiefs,27-24 OT.
- Australian Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal wins record 21st Grand Slam singles title with an epic 2-6,6-7,6-4,6-4,7-5 win over Daniil Medvedev of Russia.
- Kurdish-led militia and American forces regain control of Sinaa prison in Hasaka, Syria, after a week-log assault by ISIS fighters, with the loss of 500 lives.
- Portugal's ruling Socialist party headed by Prime Minister António Costwin wins an unexpected outright majority in country's snap election.
- NFC Championship, SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California: LA Rams beat SF 49ers,20-17.
- Norma Waterson, British folk music revivalist, and singer-songwriter, who died at 82.
- Jon Appleton, American electronic and electro-acoustic music composer, educator and co-developer of the Synclavier, who died at 83.
- Hargus “Pig” Robbins, American Nashville session piano player (Patsy Cline; Charlie Rich; Roger Miller; Bob Dylan; Ween), who died at 84.
- Cheslie Kryst, Pageant Contestant.
- TV SERIES
- We Need to Talk About Cosby: Season 1 is released.
W. Kamau Bell's four-part documentary series looks into Bill Cosby's career and his eventual disgrace in light of accusations from over 60 women of sexual assault.
On this day in 2021
- Sophie Xeon, Pop Singer.
On this day in 2020
- The World Health Organization declares COVID-19 pandemic a Public Health Emergency of International Concern at a meeting in Geneva.
- The World Health Organization declares the COVID-19 pandemic a Public Health Emergency of International Concern at a meeting in Geneva.
- Roland Wlodyka, Race Car Driver.
- John Andretti, American auto racer (NASCAR Cup Series: 2 wins,37 top tens,4 poles), who died from colon cancer at 56.
- John Andretti, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2019
- Continuous 24 hr church mass lasting 97 days to prevent deportation of Armenian asylum seekers ends after Dutch authorities reconsider at Protestant Bethel Church in The Hague.
- Russian Senator Rauf Arashukov arrested within parliament on two murder charges.
- Scientists reveal discovery of cavity six miles long,1,000 feet deep under Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica, leading to fears it might collapse and raise sea levels by two feet.
- Peter Paul Rubens’s 1608 drawing "Nude Study of Young Man with Raised Arms" sells for $8.2 million at auction in New York.
- Bernard Nevill, British textile designer, who died at 88.
- The Wild Pear Tree - Not Rated is released.
Sinan (Aydin Dogu Demirkol), an aspiring writer, returns home after university hoping to scrape together enough money to publish his first novel. He wanders the town encountering old flames and obstinate gatekeepers and finds his youthful ambition increasingly at odds with the deferred dreams of his gambling-addict father (Murat Cemcir). As his own fantasies mingle with reality, Sinan grapples with the people and the place that have made him who he is.
On this day in 2018
- Houston forward James Harden puts up highest scoring triple-double in NBA history (60 points,10 rebounds,11 assists) as the Rockets beat Orlando Magic,114-107 in Houston.
- Calihan Gee, YouTube Star, born in Utah.
- Mark Salling, American actor and musician (Glee), commits suicide at 35.
- Mark Salling, TV Actor.
On this day in 2017
- Scientists in central China reveal oldest known human ancestor - 540-million-year-old Saccorhytus in a fossil.
- TV SERIES
- Agatha Christie’s The Witness for the Prosecution is released.
Sarah Phelps' adaptation of Agatha Christie's short story about the case against Leonard Vole (Billy Howle), who was accused of killing the very wealthy heiress, Emily French (Kim Cattrall). Leonard tells his barrister John Mayhew (Toby Jones), his girlfriend Romaine (Andrea Riseborough) is his alibi, only to have her become a witness for the prosecution.
On this day in 2016
- Australian Open Women's Tennis: Angelique Kerber of Germany wins her first major title; beats Serena Williams 6-4,3-6,6-4.
- Boko Haram militants on motorcycles attack Dalori village near Maiduguri, Nigeria, killing at least 65 and injuring 136.
- David Bowie reached No.1 in the American album charts for the first time with Blackstar, released two days before his death on 10 January. His highest-charting US album previously had been The Next Day, which peaked at No.2 in 2013..
- Singer-songwriter Kimberley Walsh at the age of 34 weds Triple 8 former member Justin Scott at St James Parish Church in Barbados.
- Ken Sailors, professional basketball player (popularized and may have invented the jump shot), who died at 95.
- Feyrouz, Movie Actress.
- Frank Finlay, British actor (Bouquet of Barbed Wire), who died at 89.
- TV SERIES
- Horace and Pete: Season 1 is released.
For $5, viewers can watch an episode of Louis C.K. surprise new show on his website about Horace (Louis C.K.) and Pete (Steve Buscemi), who run a bar in Brooklyn that includes the bartender, Uncle Pete (Alan Alda).
On this day in 2015
- Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with a fatal traffic incident. The record producer had earlier surrendered to police after he was declared a suspect in a hit-and-run incident where one man died..
- Shake Shack founded by Danny Meyer first lists on the New York stock exchange.
- Than Wyenn, American character actor (Being There, Splash, Imitation of Life), who died at 95.
- Ezra Sims, American composer of microtonal music, who died at 88.
- Geraldine McEwan, British actress (Agatha Christie's Miss Marple), who died at 82.
- Carl Djerassi, Austrian-born American chemist and father of the contraceptive pill, who died at 91.
- Black or White - PG-13 is released.
When a grandfather (Kevin Costner) is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter, her paternal grandmother (Octavia Spencer) seeks custody with the help of her brother (Anthony Mackie). With the best intentions at heart, both families fight for what they feel is right and are soon forced to confront their true feelings about race, forgiveness, and understanding. [Relativity Media]
- Alien Outpost - Not Rated is released.
Two documentary cameramen are embedded in an army unit in the most hostile place on earth, an outpost surrounded by the last remaining fighters (Heavies) of an invading alien force. The world may have forgotten about the Outposts, but the Heavies are planning a second invasion of Earth and the soldiers are the only ones who can stop it. [IFC Films]
- Amira & Sam - Not Rated is released.
An army veteran's unlikely romance with an Iraqi immigrant is put to the test when she is faced with the prospect of deportation.
- Girlhood - Not Rated is released.
Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. [Strand Releasing]
- Hard to Be a God - Not Rated is released.
A group of research scientists has been sent to the planet Arkanar, living under an oppressed regime in a period equivalent to earth’s Middle Ages. The local population is suffering a ban issued on anyone who knows how to read and write. The scientists must refrain from influencing political and historical events on Arkanar. They must work incognito, and they must remain neutral. Don Rumata, recognized by the locals as a sort of futuristic god, tries to save the local intelligentsia from their punishment. He cannot avoid taking the stance: “What would you do in God’s place?” [Kino Lorber]
- Above and Beyond - Not Rated is released.
In 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they smuggled planes out of the U.S., trained behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia and flew for Israel in its War of Independence. As members of Machal - "volunteers from abroad"- this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war; they also embarked on personal journeys of discovery and renewed Jewish pride.
- The Devil's Violinist - R is released.
In 1830, violin virtuoso and notorious womanizer Niccolò Paganini (David Garrett) is at the peak of his career, acclaimed throughout Europe. His name alone suggests countless affairs and scandals - which is exactly what his manager Urbani (Jared Harris) is doing his utmost to cultivate, for it is in his interest to market his famous client the best way possible. Only the London public has yet to be conquered. In a plan to lure Paganini to London for his British debut, English impresario John Watson (Christian McKay) and his mistress Elisabeth Wells (Veronica Ferres) risk all they own. Business-savvy Urbani ultimately manages to bring Paganini to the British capital, albeit against his will. And thanks to the rave reviews by journalist Ethel Langham (Joely Richardson), Urbani's strategy works better than he imagined. [Summerstorm Entertainment]
- The Loft - R is released.
Five married friends conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city—a place where they can carry out hidden affairs and indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved. Paranoia seizes them as everyone begins to suspect one another. Friendships are tested, loyalties are questioned and marriages crumble as the group is consumed by fear, suspicion and murder.
- Wild Card - R is released.
Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes, and this time, it's all or nothing. [Lionsgate]
- Project Almanac - PG-13 is released.
A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger.
On this day in 2014
- 24 hostages are killed after 6 suicide bombers temporarily take over the Iraqi Ministry of Transportation in Baghdad.
- Azra Akiin, Instagram Star, born in Turkey.
- NBA player Baron Davis at the age of 34 weds CAA agent Isabella Brewster at the age of 31 in a secret ceremony.
- Arthur Rankin, Jr, American director, producer, and screenwriter (Rankin/Bass Productions -The Year Without A Santa Claus; Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer; Frosty The Snowman), who died at 89.
- Jim Parsley, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2013
- Mick Jagger was named the most stylish rock star of all time by lifestyle website Complex. Jagger lead their top 50 list ahead of Prince, David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, Sid Vicious and Keith Richards. Complex stated "Even today, he wears silk scarves and suits with more rakish appeal than most men – and he’s pushing 70.".
- South Korea successfully launches its rocket Naro-1 which was carrying a scientific satellite.
- Spy drama "The Americans" created by Joe Weisberg, starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys premieres on FX.
- Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson, Icelandic composer, who died at 74.
- Patty Andrews, American pop and swing jazz singer (The Andrews Sisters - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" ; "Rum and Coca-Cola"), who died at 94.
- Patty Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), who died at 94.
- TV SERIES
- The Americans: Season 1 is released.
Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) are KGB agents posing as married Americans just outside of Washington D.C. during the 1980s.
- Derek: Season 1 is released.
The British dramady focuses on Derek Noakes (Ricky Gervais) and his work at the Broadhill retirement home.