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  • Martyrs' Day is being celebrated in Nepal
  • People born on this day are Aquarius as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • 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 Hull, Hockey Player.
  • The King's Dilemma: Chronicles for PC is released. Lead the King’s Council for generations as the consequences of your decisions decide the kingdom’s resources and political standing. Form alliances, solve dilemmas, and prepare for the final uprising that was foretold by an ancient prophecy
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy claims that Russia has begun its "big revenge" with assaults around Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine after a couple months of stalemate.
  • 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.

On this day in 2022

  • AFC Championship, Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri: Cincinnati Bengals beat Kansas City Chiefs,27-24 OT.
  • American session keyboard player Hargus "Pig"Robbins died at the age of 84. He was blind, having poked himself in the eye with a knife at age three and later learned to play piano at age seven, while attending the Nashville School for the Blind. He played his first session in 1957, with his first major recording being George Jones's 'White Lightning'. Robbins played on records for many artists, including Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Kenny Rogers, Charlie Rich, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, J.J. Cale, Mark Knopfler, Merle Haggard and Roger Miller..
  • NFC Championship, SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California: LA Rams beat SF 49ers,20-17.
  • 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.
  • Jon Appleton, American electronic and electro-acoustic music composer, educator and co-developer of the Synclavier, who died at 83.
  • Norma Waterson, British folk music revivalist, and singer-songwriter, who died at 82.
  • Cheslie Kryst, Pageant Contestant.
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins, American Nashville session piano player (Patsy Cline; Charlie Rich; Roger Miller; Bob Dylan; Ween), who died at 84.
  • 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.
  • Portugal's ruling Socialist party headed by Prime Minister António Costwin wins an unexpected outright majority in country's snap election.

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.
  • 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.
  • Fred Silverman, American broadcasting executive and producer (ABC, NBC and CBS), who died at 82.
  • Might & Magic: Chess Royale for PC is released. Discover the first massive real-time 100 players autobattler. Fight 99 other players on a real-time chess battlefield and be the last hero standing! Re-discover classic units and heroes from the Might & Magic high-fantasy universe and create deep strategies in ten-minute competition. Who will win the Chess Royale?
  • Ministry of Broadcast for PC is released. Ministry of Broadcast is a narrative-driven single player cinematic platformer mixing Orwell’s 1984 with modern reality TV. A country divided by The Wall; to cross it and reach your family, you must compete on - and win - a reality TV show broadcast by the Regime.
  • SIMULACRA 2 for PC is released. A dead influencer. An obsessed detective. Three suspects. Piece the truth together by going through the victim’s phone messages, videos, and social media in the follow up to the critically acclaimed SIMULACRA.
  • Through the Darkest of Times for PC is released. Berlin 1933. “Adolf Hitler is chancellor!” We all know the consequences this message bore. Unspeakable horrors and suffering would sweep across the world. Few would stand and fight the monstrosity that was the German Reich. Will you? Lead an underground resistance group Through the Darkest of Times.
  • Patapon 2 Remastered for PlayStation 4 is released. The story of the Patapon tribe marches forth as they hunt for the fabled Earthend. Shipwrecked in a new and strange continent the Patapon are depending on you, their god, to lead them safely through this perilous new land. As you guide the tribe through this new world with your mystical drum, they will come face to face with a new tribe, encounter a mysterious and mighty Hero Patapon and uncover the ruins of Patapolis, a mystical place long spoken of by the Patapon. All-new modes to Patapon 2 include thrilling multiplayer stages, a huge array of missions and deep tutorials that will have you drumming to the beat of the Patapon in no time. Head to for the captivating mini-game, The Art Of War, where the goal is to collect as many Patapon characters as you can and then immortalise your battle with the Patapon Wallpaper creator. Lead your loyal followers through 60 rhythmic stages. Keep the beat going with tons of hidden items and mini-games to reveal. Drum along with friends and tackle multiplayer missions.
  • Coffee Talk for PlayStation 4 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. Immerse yourself in the stories of alternative-Seattle inhabitants that modern readers will find strongly echo the world around them.
  • Arc of Alchemist for Switch is released. Quinn Bravesford and her squad are sent on a quest to find the Great Power — the key to save humanity. Is there hope within the desert or is it merely a mirage?
  • Aviary Attorney: Definitive Edition for Switch is released. Take yourself back to 1848 in Aviary Attorney: Definitive Edition. Paris is on the brink of yet another revolution, and the prisons are overflowing with guilty and innocent alike.
  • Bookbound Brigade for Switch is released. Bookbound Brigade is about beating the hell out of historical and literary characters you studied in school by leading a dream team of real and fictional heroes through a 2D side-scrolling platform-adventure.
  • Speaking Simulator for Switch is released. THIS GAME IS ABOUT BEING A REGULAR NORMAL HUMAN. NOT A ROBOT. You will move your meat mouth to make words in social situations with other flesh humans. Gain valuable information from colleagues to climb the corporate ladder and upgrade your social skills. Definitely not a robot.
  • Sisters Royale: Five Sisters Under Fire for Switch is released. The first new game in 12 years from Alfa System, the team that brought you.the Shoot 'Em Up "Castle of Shikigami III"in the "Castle of Shikigami"series. Five uniquely talented sisters are squabbling over which of them will marry the angel Yashin. Enjoy the heroic(?) strategies of all five. The Tension Bonus System (TBS) means your score and number of coins multiplies based on your distance from enemies and their attacks, and the Powershot System changes normal attacks into strong attacks, further ramping up the tension.
  • Skellboy for Switch is released. Life was peaceful in the Cubold Kingdom until the king's evil court magician got dumped by the princess. With his heart broken and his rage fueled, he called upon the evil spirits to resurrect the dead and the kingdom's long forgotten monstrosities. What he doesn't realize in his fury is that he accidentally summoned an ancient hero as well... Skippy! Travel across the beautifully rendered kingdom of Cubold and take full advantage of your resurrected, skeletal body! Swap out body parts to acquire new abilities during your adventure or pick up a new weapon to vanquish the evil magician's lackeys.

On this day in 2019

  • Peter Paul Rubens’s 1608 drawing "Nude Study of Young Man with Raised Arms" sells for $8.2 million at auction in New York.
  • Russian Senator Rauf Arashukov arrested within parliament on two murder charges.
  • 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.
  • Bernard Nevill, British textile designer, who died at 88.
  • The Wild Pear Tree 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.
  • Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements for PC is released. D'arc is a sixteen-year-old Mage to be. A sinister plot threatens his initiation and risks plunging the land of Iginor into conflict and chaos. Choose from four classes and train in the Elemental arts. Master a unique range of spells to solve puzzles, battle monsters, and confront the ultimate evil.

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.
  • Remothered: Tormented Fathers for PC is released. Remothered: Tormented Fathers is the pure and realistic survival horror videogame.
  • Wulverblade for PlayStation 4 is released. Help Britannia defeat the Romans in Wulverblade — a hardcore side-scrolling beat ’em up inspired by classics such as Golden Axe, Sengoku, and Knights of the Round.
  • Out of Ammo for PlayStation 4 is released. Out of Ammo is an intense virtual reality strategy game for PlayStation VR that puts you in the commander's seat against wave after wave of soldiers. Construct defenses, call in artillery, issue orders, and take control of your soldiers directly in order to survive for as long as you can.
  • Strikers Edge for PlayStation 4 is released. Strikers Edge is a medieval dodgeball with weapons, ancient warriors, and special powers. Challenge your opponents in online and local multiplayer, ascend to the top of the ladder and become the best striker.
  • Call of Duty: WWII - The Resistance for PlayStation 4 is released. Continue the epic scale of war with DLC Pack 1 for Call of Duty®: WWII - The Resistance. Fight in iconic locations centered around historic resistance uprisings in three new Multiplayer maps, as well as an all new objective-based War mode mission, 'Operation Intercept'. Plus, experience the latest Nazi Zombies chapter, 'The Darkest Shore'.
  • Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT for PlayStation 4 is released. Calling All Warriors! In partnership with Team Ninja, Square Enix presents Dissidia Final Fantasy NT as the next evolution in squad based brawlers. It's a fast-paced, strategic brawler where you can choose from over 20 iconic Final Fantasy characters and battle in a 3 versus 3 arena with your friends and other players online, or by yourself.
  • Cold Iron for PlayStation 4 is released. There’s a new sheriff in town. Every enemy is unique, every duel is different, and every bullet counts. Cold Iron is a new genre for a new medium. Experience it exclusively in virtual reality.
  • EA Sports UFC 3 for PlayStation 4 is released. Real Player Motion - New cutting-edge animation technology makes every move, strike, and combination more realistic, responsive, and rewarding. G.O.A.T. Career Mode - Build hype to gain fans and create rivalries that capture the world’s attention. Then fight to dominate the Octagon. Multiplayer Mode - New customizable multiplayer modes let you and your friends face off with highlight-reel knockouts.
  • Railway Empire for Xbox One is released. In Railway Empire, you will create an elaborate and wide-ranging rail network, purchase over 40 different trains modelled in extraordinary detail, and buy or build railway stations, maintenance buildings, factories and tourist attractions to keep your travel network ahead of the competition. You'll also need to hire and manage your workforce if you want to ensure an efficient train service, whilst also develop over 300 technologies ranging from mechanical improvements to the trains themselves to workplace infrastructures and advanced amenities as you progress through five eras of technological innovations.

On this day in 2017

  • Scientists in central China reveal oldest known human ancestor - 540-million-year-old Saccorhytus in a fossil.
  • 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.
  • Double Dragon IV for PlayStation 4 is released. The story picks up after the elimination of the Shadow Warriors in Double Dragon II.

On this day in 2016

  • 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..
  • Boko Haram militants on motorcycles attack Dalori village near Maiduguri, Nigeria, killing at least 65 and injuring 136.
  • Singer-songwriter Kimberley Walsh at the age of 34 weds Triple 8 former member Justin Scott at St James Parish Church in Barbados.
  • Feyrouz, Movie Actress.
  • Frank Finlay, British actor (Bouquet of Barbed Wire), who died at 89.
  • 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).
  • Ken Sailors, professional basketball player (popularized and may have invented the jump shot), who died at 95.

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.
  • Ezra Sims, American composer of microtonal music, who died at 88.
  • Carl Djerassi, Austrian-born American chemist and father of the contraceptive pill, who died at 91.
  • Than Wyenn, American character actor (Being There, Splash, Imitation of Life), who died at 95.
  • Above and Beyond 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.
  • Alien Outpost 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 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 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 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]
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  • Black or White 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]
  • Project Almanac is released. A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger.
  • The Devil's Violinist 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 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 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]
  • Zombeer for PC is released. In the not-so-distant (and some may say, lucky) future, there will be a pandemic transforming the world’s population into zombies. That is not the lucky part – this is: Once bitten by a zombie, the only way to stave off the infection is drinking beer.
  • Raven's Cry for PC is released. Raven's Cry thrusts you into the dark heart of the Caribbean with the story of Christopher Raven and his quest for revenge against the pirates who killed his family.
  • Life is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis for PlayStation 4 is released. Chrysalis is an introduction to the world of Life is Strange. You’ll see Max and Chloe reunite and you’ll make important choices that will influence their destiny. You will observe some of the short-term consequences of those choices but know that there are also mid and long-term repercussions that will pan out over the course of the later episodes, in a butterfly effect manner. [DONTNOD]
  • #IDARB for Xbox One is released. #IDARB started as a picture of red box. Then more happened. It's a constantly-evolving, crowd-sourced, minimalist game mechanic sketchbook.
  • Unmechanical: Extended Edition for Xbox One is released. Set in a fantastic world of flesh, rock and steel, a little robot is trapped in an underground complex. His journey to freedom will require you to solve a great variety of puzzling challenges. And while the game is easy to pick up and play, many of the challenges will test your logic, memory and wits.

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.
  • Jim Parsley, Race Car Driver.
  • 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.
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch for PC is released. Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game about destruction, deception, and fatherhood. The player controls Octodad, a dapper octopus masquerading as a human, as he goes about his life. Octodad's existence is a constant struggle, as he must master mundane tasks with his unwieldy boneless tentacles while simultaneously keeping his cephalopodan nature a secret from his human family.


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