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Today in the World Countries
- Armed Forces Day is being celebrated in Iraq
- Armenian Christmas Holiday is being celebrated in Armenia
- Christmas at the Armenian Orthodox denominations is being celebrated in Lebanon
- Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day is being celebrated in Sri Lanka
- Epiphany is being celebrated in Andorra, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Poland, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Uruguay, Us Virgin Islands, Vatican City
- Epiphany (BW, BY, ST) is being celebrated in Germany
- New Year's Day Holiday is being celebrated in Russia
- Orthodox Christmas Eve is being celebrated in Montenegro
- Orthodox Christmas Eve (RS) is being celebrated in Bosnia And Herzegovina
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Capricorn as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- US teacher shot by her six-year-old student at Richneck Elementary School, Newport, Virginia, later hospitalised with gunshot wounds.
- Mc Tato, Reggaeton Singer, born in Brazil.
- Michael Gracey, Director, born in Australia.
- Bill Campbell, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star, AL saves leader 1977; AL Rolaids Relief Man Award 1976,77; Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox), who died from cancer at 74.
- Gianluca Vialli, Soccer Player.
- Every Loser was released by Iggy Pop.
The latest full-length solo release for The Stooges' Iggy Pop features contributions from such artists as the late Taylor Hawkins, Travis Barker, Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard, and Guns N’ Roses' Duff McKagan, Dave Navarro, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith.
- Alcarràs - Not Rated is released.
In a small Catalonian village, the peach farmers of the Solé family spend every summer together picking fruit from their orchard. But when plans arise to install solar panels and cut down trees, the members of this tight-knit group suddenly face eviction — and the loss of far more than their home.
- M3GAN - Not Rated is released.
M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a life-like doll programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. Designed by brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma (Allison Williams), M3GAN can listen and watch and learn as she becomes friend and teacher, playmate and protector, for the child she is bonded to. When Gemma suddenly becomes the caretaker of her orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady (Violet McGraw), Gemma’s unsure and unprepared to be a parent. Under intense pressure at work, Gemma decides to pair her M3GAN prototype with Cady in an attempt to resolve both problems—a decision that will have unimaginable consequences.
- The Old Way - R is released.
Colton Briggs (Nicolas Cage) is a cold-blooded gunslinger turned respectable family man. When an outlaw and his gang put Colton and his family in peril, Colton is forced to take up arms with an unlikely partner — his 12-year-old daughter (Ryan Kiera Armstrong).
- TV SERIES
- The Rig: Season 1 is released.
Magnus MacMillan (Iain Glen) and his crew on an oil rig off the coast of Scotland are ready to return home when they suddenly find themselves enveloped by fog and find communication to the outside world cut off in this thriller created by David Macpherson.
On this day in 2022
- Tennis world No. 1 Novak Ðokovic's visa into Australia cancelled after uproar over his COVID-19 pandemic vaccination exemption.
- New Orleans, Louisiana city council votes to change name of Robert E. Lee Boulevard to Allen Toussaint Boulevard.
- American singer Calvin Simon died at the age of 79. He was a former member of both Parliament and Funkadelic who had the 1978 US No.16 album 'One Nation Under A Groove'. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 along with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic..
- Bob Falkenburg, American tennis player (Wimbledon singles 1948, doubles,1947; US Open doubles 1944), who died at 95.
- Calvin Simon, American funk and gospel vocalist (Parliament/Funkadelic - "Livin'the Life"), who died at 79.
- Peter Bogdanovich, American film director and producer (The Last Picture Show; Paper Moon), who died at 82.
- Sidney Poitier, Bahamian-American actor, first black actor to win Oscar for Best Actor ('Lillies in the Field'- 1963; To Sir, With Love" ; "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"), director (Stir Crazy), civil rights advocate, and diplomat, who died at 94.
- Sidney Poitier, Movie Actor.
- TV SERIES
- Women of the Movement: Season 1 is released.
The six-episode limited series centers on how Mamie Till-Mobley (Adrienne Warren) sought justice for her son, Emmett Till (Cedric Joe), who was murdered in 1955 Mississippi and helped spur the civil rights movement.
On this day in 2021
- Supporters of President Donald Trump storm the US Capitol in Washington during congressional certification of Joe Biden's win, resulting in five deaths and prompting evacuation of lawmakers and vice-president Mike Pence.
- Supporters of President Donald Trump storm US Capitol in Washington during congressional certification of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris's win, resulting in five deaths and prompting evacuation of lawmakers and vice-president Mike Pence.
- Supporters of US President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington during congressional certification of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris's win, resulting in five deaths and prompting evacuation of lawmakers and Vice President Mike Pence.
- The US Capitol is attacked. A mob of supporters of then US President Donald Trump stormed the United States Capitol in Washington DC. They were attempting to halt the certification of the results of the 2020 presidential election won by Joe Biden. Five people died in the riot, and many more were injured, including over 150 police officers..
- President Trump supporters storm the US Capitol in Washington during congressional certification of Joe Biden's win, resulting in five deaths and prompting evacuation of lawmakers and vice-president Mike Pence.
- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says country's five-year economic plan has failed at opening of a rare meeting of the Workers'Party.
- More than 50 pro-democracy activists rounded up and arrested in Hong Kong.
- Bobby Few, American jazz pianist and vocalist, who died at 85.
- Antonio Sabato Sr., Movie Actor.
- Satya Paul, Indian fashion designer and entrepreneur who invented the modern sari, who died of a stroke at 79.
- My Rembrandt - January 6,2021 is released.
My Rembrandt is set in the world of the Old Masters and offers a mosaic of gripping stories in which unrestrained passion for Rembrandt’s paintings leads to dramatic developments and unexpected plot turns.
On this day in 2020
- Martin Griffin former drummer of Hawkwind and spin-off project Hawklords, died following a short illness age 69. Between 1978 and 1982 Griffin drummed on albums such as Sonic Attack, Church of Hawkwind and Choose your Masques. During the seventies he ran Roche recording studios in Cornwall, recording many upcoming artists including Elvis Costello, ABC and Secret Affair..
- Crawford Steel executives Sid Spiegel and Gary Stern via holding company S & S Sportsco purchase the Montreal Alouettes from the Canadian Football League.
- Ria Irawan, Movie Actress.
On this day in 2019
- 76th Golden Globes: "The Americans", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Green Book", Glenn Close and Rami Malek among the winners.
- Record $3.1 million (333.6 million yen) price for giant bluefin tuna at Tokyo's Toyosu fish market bought by sushi restaurant owner Kiyoshi Kimura.
- Malaysian king Sultan Muhammad V abdicates after two years of rule in historic first.
On this day in 2018
- Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Swiss pair Roger Federer & Belinda Bencic clinch 2-1 win over Germany; beat Angelique Kerber & Alexander Zverev 4-3,4-2; Switzerland's 3rd event success.
- Jon Gruden returns to the NFL as Oakland Raiders head coach after nearly a decade of broadcasting (ESPN Monday Night Football 2009-17).
- Oil tanker Sanchi collides with a freighter off the coast of Shanghai with 32 probable deaths.
- Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota scores a touchdown off own pass in 22-21 victory over Kansas City Chiefs, second NFL quarterback to do so.
- Horace Ashenfelter, American athlete (Olympic gold 3000m steeplechase 1952), who died at 94.
- TV SERIES
- Hard Sun: Season 1 is released.
While investigating the death of a hacker in London, Detective Chief Inspector Robert Hicks (Jim Sturgess) and Detective Inspector Elaine Renko (Agyness Deyn) discover proof the world has five years before an apocalyptic event destroys the planet in this BBC co-produced drama from Neil Cross.
On this day in 2017
- Elizabeth Warren announces her intention to run for a second term as Massachusetts Senator.
- Norway announced that it would become the first country in the world to gradually stop using the FM radio network. The move, which aimed to ditch the analogue platform in favour of a digital one called Digital Audio Broadcasting, would bring a clearer sound to the nation's five million people..
- Night People was released by You Me at Six.
The fifth full-length studio release for the British rock band was produced by Jacquire King.
- 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory was released by Dropkick Murphys.
The ninth full-length release for the Celtic punk rock band was recorded in Texas and produced by Ted Hutt.
- Youth Is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect was released by Sundara Karma.
The debut full-length release for the British indie rock band led by Oscar Lulu was produced by Larry Hibbitt.
- The Ardennes - Unrated is released.
Brothers Dave and Kenneth are reunited on Kenneth's release after four years in prison following a failed home invasion. While Kenneth is anxious to dive headfirst into the drug-centered existence that ensnared him in the first place, both Dave and Kenneth's erstwhile girlfriend, Sylvie, have adopted clean lifestyles. [Film Movement]
- Underworld: Blood Wars - R is released.
Selene (Kate Beckinsale) fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.
- Railroad Tigers - Not Rated is released.
A railroad worker (Jackie Chan) and his ragtag group of freedom fighters find themselves on the wrong side of the tracks when they decide to ambush a heavily armed military train filled with desperately needed provisions. Unarmed and outnumbered, they must fight back against an entire army using only their wits.
- Arsenal - R is released.
The Lindel brothers, Mikey (Johnathon Schaech) and JP (Adrian Grenier), had only each other to rely on growing up. As adults, JP found success as the owner of a construction company, while Mikey became a small-time mobster, mired in a life of petty crime. When Mikey is kidnapped and held for a ransom by ruthless crime boss Eddie King (Nicolas Cage), JP turns to the brothers' old pal Sal (John Cusack), a plain clothes detective for help. In order to rescue his brother, JP must risk everything and unleash his vengeance against King's relentless army of gangsters.
- TV SERIES
- Emerald City: Season 1 is released.
A modern retelling of the classic has 20-year-old Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona) and her K9 police dog taken to another world via a tornado.
- One Day at a Time (2017): Season 1 is released.
The reimagining of the Norman Lear 1970s sitcom focuses on newly single ex-military mom Penelope (Justina Machado) raising her teenage daughter Elena (Isabella Gomez) and her son Alex (Marcel Ruiz) with the help of her mother (Rita Moreno) and the building manager (Todd Grinnell).
On this day in 2016
- North Korea states that they have successfully conducted their fourth nuclear test, saying it was a hydrogen bomb in a claim disputed by most international experts.
- " Star Wars: The Force Awakens" breaks North American box office record, passing the $760.5M taken by "Avatar".
- Governor of California Jerry Brown declares state of emergency over methane gas leak on outskirts of Los Angeles.
- Bill Whitley, Race Car Driver.
- Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros, Cuban jazz trumpeter (Orchestra Harlow; Eddie Palmieri), dies of prostate cancer at 79 .
- Pat Harrington Jr, American actor (Danny Thomas Show, One Day at a Time), who died at 86.
- TV SERIES
- American Crime: Season 2 is released.
Taylor Blaine (Connor Jessup), a student at a public high school accuses two basketball players at a rival private high school of posting pictures on social media after drugging and assaulting him in the second season of the anthology series.
On this day in 2015
- Randy Johnson, Pedro Martínez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
- Lance Percival, English actor and comedian (That Was The Week That Was), who died at 81.
- SremmLife was released by Rae Sremmurd.
The debut full-length release for the Mississippi hip hop duo of Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee features guest appearances from Big Sean, Jace of Two-9, Nicki Minaj, and Young Thug.
- TV SERIES
- Marvel's Agent Carter: Season 1 is released.
After the end of World War II, Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) is pushing paper at the Strategic Scientific Reserve while secretly helping clear Howard Stark's name with the assistance of his butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D'Arcy) in the drama based on the Marvel One-Shot short film of the same name.
On this day in 2014
- Truce begins between Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in northern Damascus.
- Shep Langdon, Race Car Driver.
- Larry D Mann, Canadian actor and broadcaster (Accidental Family, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer), who died at 91.
- H. Owen Reed, American composer, who died at 103.
- Mónica Spear, Model.
- Time of Dust was released by Ed Harcourt.
The six-track mini-release from the British singer-songwriter features a guest appearance from Kathryn Williams.
- Waking Lines was released by Patterns.
The debut full-length release for the Manchester dream-pop four-piece band was self-recorded.
On this day in 2013
- The NHL reaches an agreement to end a 113 day lockout.
- 10 people are killed by a US drone attack in South Waziristan, Pakistan.
- Anthony Jkrew, YouTube Star, born in Charleston, SC.
- Neil Adcock, South African cricket fast bowler (26 Tests,104 wickets @ 21.10), who died from bowel cancer at 81.
- TV SERIES
- Mr. Selfridge: Season 1 is released.
After a successful career at Marshall Field, American Harry Gordon Selfridge (Jeremy Piven) decides to open his own department store in London.