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Today in the World Countries
- National Remembrance Day is being celebrated in Papua New Guinea
- Renaissance Day is being celebrated in Oman
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Leo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Andro121, TikTok Star, born in Saudi Arabia.
- Sea Neang, TikTok Star, born in Cambodia.
On this day in 2022
- WHO declares monkeypox to be a public health emergency of international concern with 16,000 cases in 75 countries.
- Bob Rafelson, American Emmy Award-winning television producer (The Monkees), and film maker (Five Easy Pieces; Easy Rider; Head), who died at 89.
On this day in 2021
- At least 164 people die in floods and landslides caused by heavy rain in Indian state of Maharashtra.
- Indonesia posts a record daily number of COVID-19 pandemic deaths at 1,566.
- XXXII Summer Olympic Games officially open at the Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan.
- Mila Ingham, YouTube Star, born in England.
- John Cornell, Australian screenwriter (Paul Hogan Show; Crocodile Dundee), and director (Crocodile Dundee II). dies from complications related to Parkinson's disease at 80.
- Tito Lupini, Italian rugby union prop (11 Tests; Rovigo) and coach (Rovigo), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 65.
- We're All Alone In This Together was released by Dave.
The second full-length studio release for the British rapper features guest appearances from Snoh Aalegra, James Blake, Boj, Stormzy, and WizKid.
- Yellow was released by Emma-Jean Thackray.
This is the debut full-length release for the British jazz composer/multi-instrumentalist/producer.
- Spiral was released by Darkside.
The second full-length studio release for the collaboration between Nicolás Jaar and Dave Harrington features six track written in 2018.
- Life, and Another was released by Mega Bog.
The sixth full-length release for Erin Birgy as Mega Bog features contributions from Matt Bachmann, Zach Burba of iji, Andrew Dorset of Lake, Meg Duffy of Hand Habits, James Krivchenia of Big Thief, Alex Liebman, Aaron Otheim, Will Segerstrom, and Jade Tcimpidis,
- Gold-Diggers Sound was released by Leon Bridges.
The third full-length release for the R&B artist was recorded in Los Angeles and features guest appearances from Robert Glasper, Ink and Terrace Martin.
- Change was released by Anika.
The first full-length solo release since her self-titled debut in 2010 for Berlin-based artist was recorded with Martin Thulin.
- Downhill from Everywhere was released by Jackson Browne.
The latest full-length release for the singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Leslie Mendelson and Eugene Rodriguez of Los Cenzontles.
- For Free was released by David Crosby.
The latest full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter features a guest appearance from Sarah Jarosz.
- Charlatan - Not Rated is released.
Few true stories tread the thin line between good and evil as precariously as that of Jan Mikolášek, a 20th century Czech herbal healer whose great success masked the grimmest of secrets. Mikolášek won fame and fortune treating celebrities of the interwar, Nazi, and Communist eras with his uncanny knack for “urinary diagnosis”. But his passion for healing welled up from the same source as a lust for cruelty, sadism, and an incapacity for love that only one person could ever quell – his assistant, František. As a show trial threatens to pry open these secrets and undo him, Jan’s dichotomies are put to a final test, with the fate of his life’s only love in the balance. A personal tale as replete with twists as the century itself, and a reflection on the price one pays for single-mindedly following one’s calling.
- Ailey - Not Rated is released.
Alvin Ailey was a trailblazing pioneer who found salvation through dance. Ailey traces the full contours of this brilliant and enigmatic man whose search for the truth in movement resulted in enduring choreography that centers on the Black American experience with grace, strength, and unparalleled beauty. Told through Ailey’s own words and featuring evocative archival footage and interviews with those who intimately knew him, director Jamila Wignotweaves together a resonant biography of an elusive visionary.
- Mandibles - Not Rated is released.
When simple-minded friends Jean-Gab and Manu find a giant fly trapped in the boot of a car, they decide to train it in the hope of making a ton of cash.
- Jolt - R is released.
Lindy is a beautiful, sardonically-funny woman with a painful secret: Due to a lifelong, rare neurological disorder, she experiences sporadic rage-filled, murderous impulses that can only be stopped when she shocks herself with a special electrode device. Unable to find love and connection in a world that fears her bizarre condition, she finally trusts a man long enough to fall in love, only to find him murdered the next day. Heartbroken and enraged, she embarks on a revenge-filled mission to find his killer, while also being pursued by the police as the crime’s prime suspect.
- Last Letter from Your Lover - TV-MA is released.
A pair of interwoven stories set in the present and past, Last Letter from Your Lover follows Ellie Haworth (Felicity Jones), an ambitious journalist who discovers a trove of secret love letters from 1965 and becomes determined to solve the mystery of the forbidden affair at their center. As she uncovers the story behind Jennifer Stirling (Shailene Woodley), the wife of a wealthy industrialist, and Anthony O’Hare (Callum Turner) the financial journalist assigned to cover him, a love story of Ellie’s own begins to unfold with the assistance of an earnest and endearing archivist (Nabhaan Rizwan) who helps her track down more letters. [Netflix]
- Joe Bell - Not Rated is released.
Joe Bell tells the intimate and emotional true story of an Oregonian father who pays tribute to his gay teenage son Jadin, embarking on a self-reflective walk across America to speak his heart to heartland citizens about the real and terrifying costs of bullying.
- Midnight in the Switchgrass - R is released.
While in Florida on another case, FBI agents Helter (Bruce Willis) and Lombardo (Megan Fox) cross paths with state cop Crawford (Emile Hirsch), who’s investigating a string of female murders that appear to be related. Lombardo and Crawford team up for an undercover sting, but it goes horribly wrong, plunging Lombardo into grave danger and pitting Crawford against a serial killer in a twisted game of cat and mouse.
- Old - PG-13 is released.
A family on a tropical holiday discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly - reducing their entire lives into a single day.
- Playing with Sharks - Not Rated is released.
Pioneering scuba diver Valerie Taylor, who has dedicated her life to exposing the myth surrounding our fear of sharks.
- Settlers - NR is released.
Mankind’s earliest settlers on the Martian frontier do what they must to survive the cosmic elements and each other.
- Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins - PG-13 is released.
Snake Eyes (Henry Golding), a tenacious loner, is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach Snake Eyes the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing something he’s been longing for: a home. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes’ honor and allegiance will be tested – even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him.
- Woodstock 99: Peace Love and Rage - July 23,2021 is released.
Woodstock 99, a three-day music festival promoted to echo unity and counterculture idealism of the original 1969 concert but instead devolved into riots, looting and sexual assaults.
- Val - R is released.
For over 40 years Val Kilmer, one of Hollywood’s most mercurial and/or misunderstood actors has been documenting his own life and craft through film and video. He has amassed thousands of hours of footage, from 16mm home movies made with his brothers, to time spent in iconic roles for blockbuster movies like Top Gun, The Doors, Tombstone, and Batman Forever. This raw, wildly original and unflinching documentary reveals a life lived to extremes and a heart-filled, sometimes hilarious look at what it means to be an artist and a complex man.
- TV SERIES
- 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony is released.
Postponed from 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, the four-hour ceremony launches the games.
- Ted Lasso: Season 2 is released.
AFC Richmond are still struggling to win and a sports psychologist (Sarah Niles) is hired in the second season of the sports comedy from Jason Sudeikis and Bill Lawrence.
- Masters of the Universe: Revelation: Season 1 is released.
The animated series from Kevin Smith picks up from the end of the 1980s cartoon series with Prince Adam/He-Man (voiced by Chris Wood) fighting Skeletor (Mark Hamill).
On this day in 2020
- China launches its first mission to Mars, Tianwen-1, a combined orbiter, lander and rover, from Wenchang Launch Site, Hainan Island.
- South Africa records more than 400,000 COVID-19 pandemic cases amid surging infections and decides to shut schools for a month.
- US confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic pass 4 million with death toll over 143,000. Real number of cases likely up to 13x higher according to CDC..
- US President Trump says he could send 75,000 federal agents to deal with violence in American cities like Portland, drawing backlash.
- Benjamin Mkapa, Tanzanian politician, President of Tanzania (1995-2005), who died at 81.
- Jean Brankart, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1955, Giro d'Italia 1958 runner-up; Belgium national track pursuit champion 1956,58,59), who died at 90.
- Scott Baker, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2019
- Nike's Jordan Brand signs 2019 NBA #1 draft pick Zion Williamson to richest multiyear sponsorship deal for a rookie in history; estimated 7 years for $75 million.
- Investigation launched after no girls born in three months in 132 villages in Uttarkashi district, India, with sex-selective abortions suspected as the reason.
- Boris Johnson is chosen the new British Prime Minister by the ruling Conservative Party to replace Theresa May.
- At least 36 people killed by a mud landslide in Shuicheng county, Guizhou province, China.
- BHP becomes the first mining company to tackle pollution, says it will invest $400 million to reduce emissions.
- US Senate passes bill championed by comedian Jon Stewart to ensure 9/11 first responders fund never runs out of money.
On this day in 2018
- Slum homes for 30,000 people demolished to make way for a dual carriage way in Nairobi, Kenya.
- The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) warned against the growing trend of people jumping out of moving cars and dancing to Drake's ‘In My Feelings’..
- Dam collapses while under construction in Attapeu province, Laos, killing at least 20 with more than 100 missing.
- Environmental reports finds China on track to reach new emission targets, but carbon dioxide emissions risen - 9.2 billion metric tons in 2017, more than US and Europe combined.
- First graphic novel to be nominated for a major literary prize is "Sabrina" by Nick Drnaso for Booker long list.
- Japan records its highest ever temperature at 41.1 degrees (105.98F) in Kumagaya.
- 250,000 doses of vaccines for children produced by a firm in China faulty according to reports in China.
- International Monetary Fund predicts inflation of 1 million percent in Venezuela by end of 2018.
- " Sabrina" by Nick Drnaso becomes 1st graphic novel named to Longlist for Man Booker Prize (best fiction written in English).
On this day in 2017
- British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: American Jordan Spieth wins by 3 strokes from countryman Matt Kuchar.
- 104th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain, his 4th win.
- Women's Cricket World Cup: England beat India by 9 runs in the final at Lords in London.
- Amir Fryszer Guttman, Pop Singer.
- Denisa Raducu, Pop Singer.
- Mervyn Rose, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1954, French C'ships 1958)), who died at 87.
- TV SERIES
- Insecure: Season 2 is released.
The second season of the comedy about the lives of best friends Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) in Los Angeles.
On this day in 2016
- Suicide bomb in Kabul kills 80 during a protest march, Islamic State claim responsibility.
- Actor Corbin Bleu at the age of 27 weds actress Sasha Clements at the age of 26 at Hummingbird Nest in Santa Susana, California.
- Thorbjorn Falldin, Swedish politician, Prime Minister (1976-78,79-82) and sheep farmer, who died at 90.
- TV SERIES
- Looking: The Movie is released.
Patrick (Jonathan Groff) faces the people he left behind when he returns to San Francisco attend a wedding after nearly a year away in Denver in the feature length movie that wraps up the HBO series.
On this day in 2015
- NASA's Kepler mission announces discovery of the most Earth-like planet yet - Kepler-452b,1,400 light years from Earth.
- Supreme Court rejects Bill Cosby's petition against a civil case of his alleged sexual assault of 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1974.
On this day in 2014
- 20th Commonwealth Games open in Glasgow, Scotland.
- 44 people are killed after TransAsia Airways Flight 222 crashed into buildings in Taiwan.
- Dora Bryan [Broadbent], British stage and screen actress (A Taste of Honey), novelty singer (" All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle"), and hotelier dies at 91.
- Dora Bryan [Broadhurst], English actress (Taste of Honey), who died at 91.
- David Anspaugh, Race Car Driver.
- A Letter to Momo - Not Rated is released.
The last time Momo saw her father they had a fight – and now all she has left to remember him by is an incomplete letter, a blank piece of paper penned with the words “Dear Momo” but nothing more. Moving with her mother to the remote Japanese island of Shio, Momo soon discovers three yokai living in her attic, a trio of mischievous spirit creatures that only she can see and who create mayhem in the tiny seaside community as she tries desperately to keep them hidden. But these funny monsters have a serious side and may hold the key to helping Momo discover what her father had been trying to tell her. [Gkids]
- A Master Builder - Not Rated is released.
A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying everyone around him wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act.
On this day in 2013
- Beyonce soldiered through a concert in Montreal, Canada after her hair got tangled in the blades of a fan. The singer was performing 'Halo' from an audience pit when the incident happened. She continued to sing her encore while security guards tried to extract her from the fan, which was mounted on the edge of the stage..
- 19 people are killed and 22 are injured after a tour bus collides with a truck in Saraburi, Thailand.
- Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, who died from complications from pneumonia at 84.
- Emile Griffith, American boxer, (world welterweight, middleweight & junior middleweight champion), who died of dementia complications at 75.
- Emile Griffith. Virgin Islander boxer.
- Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros was released by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.
The third full-length release from the band led by Alex Ebert was partially recorded at the same time as 2012's Here.
- Glynnaestra was released by Grumbling Fur.
The experimental collaboration between Daniel O'Sullivan and Alexander Tucker explore avant pop on their second release.
- Dark Eyes was released by Half Moon Run.
The debut release for the Montreal indie rock band was co-produced by Daniel Lagac and Nygel Asselin.
- Circumambulation was released by True Widow.
The third full-length release for the Texas self-described-"stone gaze"trio was produced by Matt Pence and is its first on the Relapse label.
- Any Port in a Storm was released by Scott and Charlene's Wedding.
The second full-length release for the music project of Australian Craig Dermody was influenced by his move to New York.
- Pura Vida Conspiracy was released by Gogol Bordello.
The sixth full-length release for the gypsy punk band led by Eugene Hütz was produced by Andrew Scheps.
- Ruby Red was released by The Love Language.
More than 20 musicians contributed to the third release from North Carolina-based Stuart McLamb's music project, The Love Language.
- My Favorite Picture of You was released by Guy Clark.
The latest release for the Texas singer-songwriter includes songs co-written with Shawn Camp, Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, and Chris Stapleton.
- Nothing Violates This Nature was released by All Pigs Must Die.
The second full-length release for the Massachusetts hardcore band including members of Bloodhorse, Converge, and The Hope Conspiracy was produced by Kurt Ballou.
- Paradise was released by Floorplan.
The debut full-length release from Robert Hood under his DJ alias Floorplan includes elements of gospel, house, jazz and techno music.
- Love Your Dum and Mad was released by Nadine Shah.
The debut full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Ben Hillier.
- Melbourne was released by Jackson Scott.
The debut release for the North Carolina singer includes influences from kraut, pop, psych and punk music.
- Jinx was released by Weekend.
The second full-length release for the Brooklyn-based post-punk trio was produced by Monte Vallier.
- The Argument was released by Grant Hart.
The latest solo album from the Hüsker Dü founding member was inspired by John Milton's Paradise Lost.
- The Savage Heart was released by The Jim Jones Revue.
The third full-length studio release for the British garage rock band was produced by Jim Sclavunos.
- Stars Dance was released by Selena Gomez.
The fourth full-length studio release for the Disney actress/singer is her first as a solo artist and includes contributions from The Cataracs, Desmond Child, Ester Dean, Mike Del Rio, Dreamlab, David Jost, The Monsters and the Strangerz, Rock Mafia, and Stargate.
- Street Punk was released by Hunx & His Punx.
Produced by Facundo Bermudez, Seth Bogart shares lead vocals with Shannon Shaw on the garage punk band's second full-length release.
- Songs Cycled was released by Van Dyke Parks.
This is the first solo studio release in 24 years for the pop singer-songwriter, who first gained fame for his work on Brian Wilson's SMiLE album.
- Slow Focus was released by Fuck Buttons.
The third full-length release for the London electronic duo of Andrew Hung and Benjamin Power was self-produced.