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  • People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Twitter sues Elon Musk after he pulls out of a deal to buy the social media site, accusing him of "trashing it" and "a model of bad faith".
    • DEATHS
    • Hector Tricoche, Songwriter.
    • Jaron Baker, Model.
    • Bramwell Tovey, British conductor (Vancouver Symphony,2000-18; NY Philharmonic Summer Series,2004-14), and composer (Stream of Limelight), who died of sarcoma at 69.
    • What We Do in the Shadows (2019): Season 4 is released. The vampires return to Staten Island to find their house in need of repairs and no money to do it in the fourth season of the comedy based on the 2014 film of the same name.
    • F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch for Switch is released. Six years ago, the Machine Legion invaded and colonized the Torch City, which was originally inhabited by animals. Rayton, the former soldier in the resistance war, has been living in seclusion since then. After his friend is forcibly arrested, Rayton reclaims his mechanical fist and steps to his journey fighting back. And he never expects that he has been involved in a bigger scheme between the mafia, the rebellion, and the legion.Exploring the Metroidvania game world with a dozen of areas with distinguishing vision themes and level designs. Earning the rewards by conquering the challenges of combats, puzzles and platformers in countless chambers, tunnels and shortcuts.Interconnected and automatically loading game map makes the detailed Torch City more convincing and beautiful.
    • SPORTS
    • Netflix's South Korean drama "Squid Game" is the first non-English series to be nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Drama.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • At least 92 people die in a fire in a COVID-19 pandemic hospital ward in Iraqi city of Nasiriya.
    • DEATHS
    • Paul Orndorff, American pro wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame 2005; WCW World Tag Team C'ship [Paul Roma] 1995; "Mr Wonderful"), who died at 71.
    • John L. Rotz, American thoroughbred jockey (Preakness Stakes 1962; Belmont Stakes 1970; Racing Hall of Fame 1983), who died at 86.
    • Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes: Season 1 is released. The six-part documentary based on Ronan Farrow's podcast and book "Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and A Conspiracy to Protect Predators"features interviews with journalists, his sources, and investigators about the obstacles involved in the Harvey Weinstein investigation.

    On this day in 2020

    • DEATHS
    • Judy Dyble, British folk singer-songwriter (Fairport Convention), who died of lung cancer at 71.
    • Kelly Preston, American actress (Mischief, Twins, A Tigers Tale), who died of breast cancer at 57.
    • Rod Bernard, American "swamp pop" singer (" Allons Danser Colinda"), who died at 79.
    • P-Valley: Season 1 is released. The half-hour drama from Katori Hall explores the lives of those who work and visit the Mississippi Delta strip club, The Pynk.
    • SPORTS
    • Wim Suurbier, Dutch soccer right back (60 caps; Ajax 392 games) and manager (LA Heat, TB Rowdies), who died of a cerebral haemorrhage at 75.
    • Lajos Szucs, Hungarian soccer defender (37 caps; Ferencváros, Honvéd FC; Hungarian Footballer of the Year 1976; Olympic gold 1968), who died at 76.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Tarazaga-Orero was arrested by police and remanded in custody for stalking former One Direction singer Harry Styles. The Spaniard had been sleeping ­on a bench near the London house owned by Styles and had been posting notes through his letter box for over two months. Permission was granted for Styles to give ­evidence from behind a screen during the trial..
    • BIRTHS
    • Kima Sofía Pantoja Loaiza, Family Member, born in Mexico.
    • DEATHS
    • Arno Marsh, American jazz saxophonist (Woody Herman), and bandleader, who died at 91.
    • Emily Hartridge, YouTube Star.
    • Armstrong is released. Armstrong is a dramatic and emotional documentary that features never-before-seen family home-movie footage, along with still and moving images that chronicle Neil Armstrong’s incredible life. With the support of the Armstrong family, including his two sons Rick and Mark, the film details his near-death experiences as a fighter pilot in Korea, his test pilot days, the drama and excitement of the Gemini 8 and Apollo 11 missions, and the challenges that followed his extraordinary fame.
    • The Farewell is released. Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken. [A24]
    • Rojo is released. In the mid-seventies, a strange man arrives in a quiet provincial city. In a restaurant, without any apparent reason, he starts insulting Claudio, a renowned lawyer. The community supports the lawyer and the stranger is humiliated and thrown out of the place. Later that night the stranger, who is determined to wreak a terrible vengeance, intercepts Claudio and his wife Susana. The lawyer then takes a path of no return involving death, secrets and silences.
    • Summer Night is released. It’s the last days of summer. Best friends Seth and Jameson are getting ready to perform—and party—at local rock venue The Alamo. But before the night begins, both young men come face- to-face with serious reality checks: Seth receives life-changing news from his girlfriend Mel, and Jameson has to choose between his on-again-off-again girlfriend Corin and a new girl he’s just met, the outspoken Harmony. At the show, Seth and Jameson’s friends are too caught up in their own lives to be much help: young rocker Taylor romances his new crush Dana, and awkward Jack “Rabbit” avoids his childhood friend Lexi after learning what she did at her sister’s wedding. These intertwining friend-dramas, fueled by a lot of drinking, unfold against a backdrop of live music performed by the best bands in town. By the end of the night, these young men and women are confronted with a series of fast- approaching life decisions that will either leave them stuck in the comfort of adolescence, or catapult them into adulthood. [Samuel Goldwyn Films]
    • MOVIES: NR
    • Trespassers is released. Two couples, each working through relationship issues, rent a gorgeous house in the desert for a sex- and drug-fueled escape from reality. Sarah (Angela Trimbur) and Estelle (Janel Parrish) are longtime best friends looking forward to reconnecting after a period apart; their boyfriends, Joseph (Zach Avery) and Victor (Jonathan Howard), however, are immediately wary of one another. As tensions escalate over the course of a debaucherous night, things take an unexpected turn when a woman (Fairuza Balk) claiming to be a neighbor with car trouble shows up at the door. She seems harmless enough…or so they think. [IFC Midnight]
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Sea of Shadows is released. When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, their deadly methods threaten to destroy virtually all marine life in the region, including the most elusive and endangered whale species on Earth, the vaquita porpoise. Sea of Shadows follows a team of dedicated scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists and courageous undercover agents as well as the Mexican Navy as they put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquitas and bring the vicious international crime syndicate to justice.
    • MOVIES: R
    • The Art of Self-Defense is released. After he’s attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), and hardcore brown belt Anna (Imogen Poots), Casey gains a newfound sense of confidence for the first time in his life. But when he attends Sensei’s mysterious night classes, he discovers a sinister world of fraternity, brutality and hyper-masculinity, presenting a journey that places him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor.
    • Stuber is released. When a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) picks up a passenger (Dave Bautista) who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer, he's thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life and his five-star rating.
    • Crawl is released. When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley (Kaya Scodelario) ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father (Barry Pepper). Finding him gravely injured in the crawl space of their family home, the two become trapped by quickly encroaching floodwaters. As time runs out to escape the strengthening storm, Haley and her father discover that the rising water level is the least of their fears.
    • Lying and Stealing is released. Ivan (Theo James) is a gifted and discerning art thief who wants out. Elyse (Emily Ratajkowski) is an aspiring actress whose own past transgressions in Hollywood haunt her, as well as a mountain of debt. These two outsiders are drawn to each other.
    • Firecrackers is released. Lou and her best friend Chantal plan to get out of their isolated, run-down town and move to a city far, far away. When Chantal’s unstable and possessive ex violates her during a night of partying, the girls decide to exact their revenge on him through a night of vandalism and debauchery. The consequences of their actions are devastating, threatening the girls’ chances of ever leaving. The more Lou fights tooth-and-nail to save her friendship and hold onto her dreams, the more she spins out of control as she begins to realize that freedom will come at a high cost.
    • Point Blank is released. When his pregnant wife is kidnapped and held as collateral, Paul (Anthony Mackie), an ER nurse, must team with the badly injured career criminal and murder suspect (Frank Grillo) under his charge in order to save the lives of his wife and unborn child. Pitted against rival gangs and a deadly ring of corrupt cops, the unlikely duo find a way to survive together in the fight of their lives. [Netflix]
    • Shangri-La (2019) is released. The four-part documentary series directed by Morgan Neville and Jeff Malmberg looks at music making at Rick Rubin's Malibu music studio.
    • ALBUMS
    • Purple Mountains was released by Purple Mountains. Just over 10 years after Silver Jews' David Berman announced his retirement, he returns with a new project produced by Jarvis Taveniere and Jeremy Earl of Woods.
    • Tiny Changes: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit's The Midnight Organ Fight was released by Various Artists. Recorded in 2018 before Scott Hutchison's death in May 2018, Julien Baker, Biffy Clyro, Daughter, Aaron Dessner, Craig Finn, Fiskur, Benjamin Gibbard, Katie Harkin, Inletts, Manchester Orchestra, Lauren Mayberry, Oxford Collapse, The Philistines Jr., Piano Bar Fight, Right On Dynamite, Josh Ritter, Sarah Silverman, The Twilight Sad, and Wintersleep cover all the tracks from the Scottish band's 2008 album.
    • Until the Tide Creeps In was released by Penelope Isles. The debut full-length release for the British indie pop band led by brother-and-sister Jack and Lily Wolter was produced by Dave Izumi.
    • Weather was released by Tycho. The fifth full-length release for the electronic project led by Scott Hansen features the vocals of Saint Sinner (aka Hannah Cottrell).
    • Don't You Think You've Had Enough? was released by Bleached. The third full-length release for the sister duo of sisters Jennifer and Jessie Clavin was produced by Shane Stoneback.
    • Angel's Pulse [Mixtape] was released by Blood Orange. The 14-track mixtape from Dev Hynes was self-produced and features guest appearances from Arca, BennY RevivaL, Gangsta Boo, Ian Isiah, Joba, Kelsey Lu, Porches, Project Pat, Justine Skye, Tinashe, and Toro y Moi.
    • A People's History of Gauche was released by Gauche. This is the debut full-length release on Merge label for the Washington, D.C. band that includes Daniele Yandel of Priests and Mary Jane Regalado of Downtown Boys.
    • Admission was released by Torche. The fifth full-length release for the Florida metal band is its first with new new bassist Eric Hernandez of Wrong.
    • No. 6 Collaborations Project was released by Ed Sheeran. The fourth full-length release for the British pop singer-songwriter features guest appearances from 50 Cent, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Justin Bieber, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, Dave, Eminem, H.E.R., J Hus, Khalid, Paulo Londra, Ella Mai, Bruno Mars, Meek Mill, PnB Rock, Travis Scott, Skrillex, Chris Stapleton, Stormzy, Yebba, and Young Thug.
    • Hasta el Cielo was released by Khruangbin. The third full-length release for the Houston trio features a dub version of its 2018's Con Todo El Mundo.
    • III was released by Banks. The third full-length release for the Los Angeles pop artist features a guest appearance from Francis And The Lights.
    • Egoli was released by Africa Express. The fourth full-length release for the collective that includes Damon Albarn, Gruff Rhys, and Moonchild Sanelly was recorded in a week with guest appearances from such artist as Ghetts, Mahotella Queens, Mr. Jukes, Phuzekhemisi, Radio 123, and Nick Zinner.
    • God Eater 3 for Switch is released. All of sudden, unknown life forms called "Oracle cells"begin their uncontrolled consumption of all life on Earth. Their ravenous appetite "devour"and remarkable adaptability earn them first dread, then awe, and finally the name "Aragami". In the face of an enemy completely immune to conventional weapons, urban civilization collapses, and each day humanity is driven further and further toward extinction. One single ray of hope remains for humanity. Following the development of "God Arcs"- living weapons which incorporate Oracle cells - their wielders, the "God Eaters, "appear. In a world ravaged by mad gods, these "God Eaters"fight a desperate war... Create your character, and fight for the survival of human-kind in GOD EATER 3. Select your weapon from a wide range of God Arcs and face brand new Aragamis in dynamic high-speed battles. Explore devastated areas you have never seen in the previous GOD EATER games.
    • Dragon Quest Builders 2 for Switch is released. To stop the worshippers of an ancient evil, you must join forces with the mysterious Malroth and build a ravaged world into the realm of your dreams. In this RPG adventure, you’ll explore huge islands, gather and craft with materials, design towns, level them up, and defend them from monsters and bosses alongside townspeople. As you progress, you’ll unearth crafting and building recipes. Dash, glide, explore underwater, fast travel, and play in optional first-person perspective as you try to find them all. In the Isle of Awakening, you and up to three other Builders can explore together in local wireless*; or play online** together too.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Chemical plant explosion in Jiangan County, Sichuan Province, China, kills at least 19.
    • World's longest fingernails cut off; Shridhar Chillal's nails measured 909.6cm after growing for 66 years.
    • Republic of Ireland will be the first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies after passing legislation in parliament.
    • " Mission: Impossible - Fallout", directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson, premieres in Paris.
    • Sandra Oh is the first woman to be nominated for an Emmy award in a leading role for "Killing Eve".
    • DEATHS
    • Tom Gallagher, American diplomat, gay activist, and 1st Foreign Service officer to publicly come out in 1976, who died at 77.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Seeking Dawn for PC is released. Welcome to Seeking Dawn, a multiplayer survival VR adventure that takes you far beyond the solar system. Step into the shoes of a soldier discovering a hostile planet, where predators roam free and enemies are ruthless.
    • Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War for PC is released. Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War brings you to a world of terror and violence. Four factions will engage in a brutal war for dominance over the planet’s resources. In the first 4X turn-based strategy game set in Warhammer 40,000 you will lead one of four unique factions.
    • Earthfall for PC is released. Earthfall is a co-operative shooter for up to four players. Using team-based tactics to fortify holdouts and complete objectives, players must work together to survive.
    • Bomb Chicken for Switch is released. After a freak accident, a seemingly ordinary chicken becomes a bomb laying free range hero. Explore the versatile mechanic of laying bombs in this explosive exploration platformer.
    • Galak-Z: Variant S for Switch is released.
    • Octopath Traveler for Switch is released. Embark on a vast new role-playing adventure as one of eight travelers, all with their own origins, paths, and goals. The producers of the Bravely series at Square Enix have brought a new world to life through a mix of CG, pixel art, and "HD-2D"visuals. Embark on a vast new role-playing adventure as one of eight travelers, all with their own origins, paths, and goals. Where to begin? Who to team up with? Where to go next? Only you can decide. Each traveler can use a distinct Path Action, a specialized way of achieving objectives and interacting with people you encounter. The warrior can "challenge"people to a duel, whereas the dancer can "allure"others to follow her, even into battle! Enjoy the freedom to choose your own path while experiencing the story through the role you play. Combat revolves around the Boost system, a fusion of traditional turn-based battling and modern enhancements. Each turn, build up BP that can be spent to dramatically increase your strength or provide aid. Identifying when to Boost may just be the key to victory.* A new RPG adventure from the minds at Square Enix who brought you the Bravely series* Choose from eight distinct characters, each with their own path, and see where the story takes you* Music and visuals inspired by RPGs of yore, brought to life with modern touches Deep, strategic turn-based combat with an innovative battle system* Enjoy the free demo in Nintendo eShop and help make this an RPG for the ages by sharing your feedback with Square Enix
    • US President Donald Trump arrives in the UK for a four-day visit amid protests.
    • SPORTS
    • Len Chappell, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1964 NY Knicks; All-American 1962 Wake Forest Uni), who died of stroke & pneumonia at 77.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • World's largest iceberg (later christened A68) breaks away from Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, about 6,000 sq km in length.
    • DEATHS
    • Scharlette Holdman, American death penalty mitigation specialist, who died at 70.
    • Chuck Blazer [Charles Gordon Blazer], American soccer administrator, who died from colorectal cancer at 72.
    • (Charles) "Chuck" Blazer, American soccer administrator, who died from colorectal cancer at 72.
    • I'm Sorry: Season 1 is released. The comedy series created by and featuring Andrea Savage as the main character was based loosely on her life as a comedy writer, mother and wife.
    • Salvation (2017): Season 1 is released. Self-made tech billionaire Darius Tanz (Santiago Cabrera) and MIT grad student Liam Cole (Charlie Rowe) contact Pentagon Press Secretary Grace Barrows (Jennifer Finnigan) about the fact an asteroid will crash into Earth in six months.
    • GAMING: PC
    • The End Is Nigh for PC is released. The End Is Nigh is a sprawling adventure platformer where you die a lot, but thats ok because you are probably already dead anyway.

    On this day in 2016

    • BIRTHS
    • William Hammington, Instagram Star, born in South Korea.
    • DEATHS
    • Gregg Smith, American choral conductor and composer, who died at 84.
    • Difficult People: Season 2 is released. The second seaosn of the comedy continues the adventures of Julie (Julie Klausner) and her best friend Billy (Billy Eichner).
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • 7th Dragon III Code: VFD for 3DS is released. In the year 2100, dragons have descended upon earth and humanity is at the mercy of these terrifying beasts. However, not all is lost. As the protagonist, the player will team up with Nodens Enterprises-a video game company dedicated to stopping the dragon menace-to become a dragon hunter and eventual savior of the universe. Although times are bleak, Nodens Enterprises has found a way to tip the scales in favor of mankind: By traveling through time to three different eras, the protagonist can upset the balance of the dragons' power. This will give them the edge to defeat the True Dragons, and stand a chance against the most powerful one of them all... the 7th Dragon: VFD.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Poly Bridge for PC is released. Unleash your engineering creativity with an engaging and fresh bridge-building simulator with all the bells and whistles.
    • VIDEOBALL for PC is released. VIDEOBALL is an abstract minimalist electronic sport. It is casual in that it uses only one stick and one button and you can play it while hanging out with your friends who do not normally play games. It is hardcore in that if you are good at it you and your opponents will scream and you will scream too, because your opponents are screaming.
    • Necropolis for PC is released. NECROPOLIS is a blend of third-person action and procedural dungeon-delving. And perma-death. Adventure alone or with up to three friends in a magical deathtrap that reconstructs itself each time you play. Will you find the exit, or die trying?
    • MilitAnt for PlayStation 4 is released. Militant packs rich stylized insect worlds in high definition, novel 2.5D shooter gameplay action, customizable weapon load-outs, a large variety of enemies and epic boss battles. Militant immerses players in an insect based world through fast-paced unforgiving action gameplay combining classic side-scrolling controls with modern 3d visuals, delivering a completely refreshing experience that players of all ages can enjoy.
    • Ghostbusters for PlayStation 4 is released. Have you and your friends been experiencing paranormal activity? Grab your Proton Pack and join the Ghostbusters as you explore Manhattan, blasting ghosts, and trapping those runaway ghouls.
    • Kill Strain for PlayStation 4 is released. Kill Strain is a top-down, competitive twin-stick action shooter with a monumental twist where three teams are pitted against each other for domination. Featuring innovative 5v5v2 gameplay, two teams of five players battle to contain-and-control a mysterious and powerful energy source codenamed 'The Strain' that has been discovered in research facilities. The humans are not alone in these remote locations, as two additional players take on the roles of mutants. Endowed with additional abilities when in contact with 'TheStrain', the mutant team wreaks havoc on the humans to spread 'The Strain' further on the field; turning humans into mutants along the way and creating a more powerful force.
    • Kerbal Space Program for PlayStation 4 is released. In Kerbal Space Program you must build a space-worthy ship, capable of flying its crew out into space without killing any of them. At your disposal is a collection of parts, which must be assembled to create a functional craft. Each part has its own function and will affect the way a ship flies (or does not). So strap yourself in, and get ready to try some Rocket Science.
    • Dex for PlayStation 4 is released. Discover the truth behind an enigmatic AI striving to reach the Singularity, a theoretical “event horizon” in which artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence and all bets about the future will be off. How will you play your part in the story? Explore the futuristic city of Harbor Prime and meet its many inhabitants, answer the challenges the city has to offer, roam the neon-lit streets, and augment your character with skills and implants.
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Descent for PlayStation 4 is released. Descent takes the fight to new Black Ops III Multiplayer environments, including Cryogen: an isolated cryo-prison; Berserk: a Viking village frozen in time; Rumble: a future robot combat arena; and Empire: a re-imagining of the Call of Duty Black Ops II classic, Raid, as a lavish Roman villa. [Activision]
    • Super Mutant Alien Assault for PlayStation 4 is released. A quick, brutal arcade platformer. The player must fight off an alien assault across 12 rapid-fire single-screen levels. Each with a random combination of platform layout, objective, vending machines and enemies.
    • Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS-Force for PlayStation Vita is released. MExtreme VS Force is an action game developed and published by Bandai Namco Games, which was released in Japan in 2015.
    • Anarcute for Xbox One is released. These are dark times. A group of evil corporations has taken over the world's major cities. They've taken over the media, brainwashed the police and are now shamelessly running citizens' lives from the security of their skyscrapers. It is time to act. Assume control of the revolution to confront the terrible Brainwash Patrol who are dominating the world. []
    • Song of the Deep for Xbox One is released. In this game you’ll explore a huge undersea world, both free-diving and in a submarine. It’s a metroidvania style of progression where you are constantly getting new abilities and figuring out ways to upgrade them as you take on the seemingly impossible obstacles that stand in your way. It’s a challenging journey, designed to test your mind and your reflexes in equal amounts. [Insomniac]
    • Bernie Sanders endorses fellow Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a speech in New Hampshire.
    • SPORTS
    • Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic (28) weds German football player Bastian Schweinsteiger (31) in Venice, Italy.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • US Open Women's Golf, Lancaster CC: Chun In-gee of South Korea wins her first major title by 1 stroke from compatriot Amy Yang.
    • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Ðokovic successfully defends his title for 3rd Wimbledon crown; beats Roger Federer 7-6,6-7,6-4,6-3.
    • DEATHS
    • Chenjerai Hove, Poet.
    • Eddie Bond, Race Car Driver.
    • Masters of Sex: Season 3 is released. The drama jumps forward to the 1966 as Bill and Virginia reveal their groundbreaking study.
    • The Strain: Season 2 is released. The virus has reached epidemic levels in season two as the Master seeks revenge. Eph (Corey Stoll) and Dr. Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro) work on a weapon to destroy the creatures, while Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) searches for a book that may hold the secrets to ending the infected.
    • Ray Donovan: Season 3 is released. Elliott Gould, Katie Holmes, and Ian McShane are some of the guests on the third season of the drama.
    • SPORTS
    • Former football player Ledley King (35) weds long-term girlfriend Amy Kavanagh at Syon House in West London.

    On this day in 2014

    • BIRTHS
    • Khalani Simon, Model, born in United States.
    • Kenneth J. Gray, American politician (Rep-D-IL,1955-74,85-89), who died at 89.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • Malala Yousafzai addresses the United Nations and calls for worldwide access to education.
    • 8 people are killed after a commuter train derails in Paris.
    • BIRTHS
    • Luna Sundance, Family Member, born in Costa Rica.
    • Ava Mcclure, Instagram Star, born in New Jersey.
    • Alexis Mcclure, Instagram Star, born in New Jersey.
    • DEATHS
    • Al Hylton, Race Car Driver.
    • Amar Bose, American entrepeneur and academic (M.I.T., Bose Corporation), who died at 83.
    • Alan Whicker, British journalist and TV broadcaster (Whicker's World), who died at 91.
    • Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), who died of pneumonia at 93.
    • V/H/S/2 is released. Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student's disappearance.
    • Terms and Conditions May Apply is released. With fascinating examples and so-unbelievable-they’re-almost-funny facts, filmmaker Cullen Hoback exposes what governments and corporations are legally taking from you every day - turning the future of both privacy and civil liberties uncertain. From whistle blowers and investigative journalists to zombie fan clubs and Egyptian dissidents, this disquieting exposé demonstrates how every one of us has incrementally opted-in to a real-time surveillance state, click by click- and what, if anything, can be done about it. [Variance Films]
    • Viola is released. A web of romantic intrigue and revelation is delicately unraveled in this dazzling riff on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. [Cinema Guild]
    • Crystal Fairy & The Magical Cactus is released. Jamie is a boorish, insensitive American twentysomething traveling in Chile, who somehow manages to create chaos at every turn. He and his friends are planning on taking a road trip north to experience a legendary shamanistic hallucinogen called the San Pedro cactus. In a fit of drunkenness at a wild party, Jamie invites an eccentric woman -- a radical spirit named Crystal Fairy -- to come along. What is meant to be a devil-may-care journey becomes a battle of wills as Jamie finds himself locking horns with his new traveling companion. But on a remote, pristine beach at the edge of the desert, the magic brew is finally imbibed, and the true adventure begins.
    • Dealin' with Idiots is released. Faced with the absurd competitiveness surrounding his son's youth league baseball team, Max Morris, a famous comedian, decides to get to know the colorful parents and coaches of the team better in an attempt to find the inspiration for his next movie. [IFC Films]
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Grown Ups 2 is released. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises: the last day of school. [Sony Pictures]
    • Still Mine is released. Based on true events and laced with wry humor, Still Mine tells the heartfelt tale of Craig Morrison (James Cromwell), who comes up against the system when he sets out to build a more suitable house for his ailing wife Irene (Geneviève Bujold). Although Morrison uses the same methods his father, an accomplished shipbuilder, taught him, times have changed. He quickly gets blindsided by local building codes and bureaucratic officials. As Irene becomes increasingly ill - and amidst a series of stop-work orders - Craig races to finish the house. Hauled into court and facing jail, Craig takes a final stance against all odds in a truly inspirational story. [Samuel Goldwyn Films]
    • MOVIES: R
    • The Hot Flashes is released. An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current arrogant high school state champs to a series of games to raise money for breast cancer prevention.
    • The Hunt is released. A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by a lie.
    • Killing Season is released. Two veterans of the Bosnian War, one American, one Serbian, clash in the remote Smoky Mountain wilderness.
    • Pawn Shop Chronicles is released. A missing wedding ring leads to a wild-goose chase involving meth addicts, skinheads and an Elvis impersonator.
    • Fruitvale Station is released. The true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
    • GAMING: XBOX 360
    • Pacific Rim for Xbox 360 is released. Pacific Rim is a digital downloadable title to be released on the Xbox LIVE that recreates the mega-scale battles between Jaegers and Kaiju depicted in the "Pacific Rim"film.


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