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Today in the World Countries
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Liberia, Maldives
- National Revolutionary Day is being celebrated in Cuba
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Leo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Gabriel Ruiz, Comedian, born in Venezuela.
On this day in 2022
- Russia announces it will leave the International Space Station at the end of 2024.
On this day in 2021
- Ship carrying migrants wrecks off coast of Al-Khums, Libya, killing at least 57, takes death toll in central Mediterranean to 987 for 2021.
- Ship carrying migrants wrecks off coast of Al-Khums, Libya, killing at least 57, takes deathtoll in central Mediterranean to 987 for 2021.
- American musician Joey Jordison died at the age of 46. He was the drummer and co-founder of metal band Slipknot as well as guitarist for horror punk band Murderdolls. In August 2010 Jordison was voted the best drummer of the previous 25 years, by readers of Rhythm magazine..
- Dominant British breaststroke swimmer Adam Peaty successfully defends his 100m title at the Tokyo Olympics beating Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands and Italian Nicolò Martinenghi.
- Tunisian government in crisis after President Kais Saied sacks Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and suspends parliament with the help of the army because of its handling of COVID-19 pandemic.
- Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz makes history becoming the first athlete from the Philippines to win gold at the Olympics in the 55kg class at the Tokyo Games.
- Ally Dawson, Scottish soccer defender (5 caps; Glasgow Rangers) and manager (Hamilton Academical), who died at 63.
- Rick Aiello, American character actor (Officer Long- Do the Right Thing), who died of pancreatic cancer at 65.
- Ivan Toplak, Serbian soccer striker (1 cap; Red Star Belgrade) and manager (Red Star Belgrade, San Jose Earthquakes, Yugoslavia), who died at 89.
- Joey Jordison, American drummer (Slipknot,1995-2013 - "All Hope Is Gone"), who died at 46.
- Joey Jordison, Drummer.
- Mike Enzi, American accountant, and politician (US Senator for Wyoming (R),1997-2021), who died from injuries in a bicycling accident at 77.
On this day in 2020
- Italian football giants Juventus wins its 9th straight Serie A title with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Federico Bernardeschiin in a 2-0 win over Sampdoria.
- Body of civil rights activist John Lewis crosses the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma for the last time (beaten there 55 years ago) with a military honor guard as part of a remembrance ceremony.
- English blues rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Peter Green died in his sleep age 73. As the founder of Fleetwood Mac, his songs, such as 'Albatross', 'Black Magic Woman', 'Oh Well', 'The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)' and 'Man of the World' became world wide hits. Green left the band in 1970 as he struggled with his mental health. He was eventually diagnosed with schizophrenia and spent time in hospital in the mid-70s..
- Bill English, American computer engineer who helped develop the computer mouse and the revolutionary NLS computer system, who died of respiratory failure at 91.
- Olivia De Havilland, Movie Actress.
- TV SERIES
- Helter Skelter: An American Myth is released.
The six-part docuseries directed by Lesley Chilcott features archival footage, photos as well as interviews with journalists and former members of the Manson Family.
On this day in 2019
- A number of lawsuits over royalties on Drake's first six albums were officially settled included lawsuits and counterclaims spanning back to 2017 filed between Aspire Music Group and Cash Money Records. Aspire had claimed that in 2008 it signed an exclusive recording agreement with Drake before making a deal with Cash Money in June 2009 allowing Drake to record for the label in exchange for one-third of the net profits. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed..
- Australian cricket captain Meg Lanning records T20 International world record individual score of 133 off 63 balls in 93-run win against England at Chelmsford; Southern Stars clinch Women's Ashes.
- Alberto Ponce, Guitarist.
- Russi Taylor, American voice actress (6th Minnie Mouse,1986-2019), who died at 75.
- Para Mi was released by Cuco.
The debut full-length studio release for the Southern California indie pop artist was self-produced.
- Hotel Last Resort was released by Violent Femmes.
Produced by Ted Hutt, the 10th full-length studio release for the folk punk band features guest appearances from Stefan Janoski and Tom Verlaine.
- Guesswork was released by Lloyd Cole.
The 11th full-length solo release for the British singer-songwriter features contributions from his Commotions bandmates Blair Cowan and Neil Clark as well as Fred Maher.
- Duck was released by Kaiser Chiefs.
The seventh full-length studio release for the British indie rock band was produced with Ben H. Allen and Andrew Wells.
- Fever Dream was released by Of Monsters and Men.
The third full-length release for the Icelandic band was co-produced with Rich Costey.
- The Big Day was released by Chance the Rapper.
The debut full-length studio release for the Chicago rapper features guest appearances from Taylor Bennett, Francis And The Lights, Ben Gibbard, Gucci Mane, John Legend, Megan Thee Stallion, Shawn Mendes, Nicki Minaj, Smino and Justin Veron.
- Skin - R is released.
After a difficult childhood drives him into the grasps of a white supremacist gang, Bryon (Jamie Bell) tries to escape to a new life, all the while questioning whether he's capable of undoing— and repenting for — the evil he's done.
- The Ground Beneath My Feet - Not Rated is released.
Lola manages her personal life with the same ruthless efficiency she uses to succeed in the business world. She keeps her relationship with her boss Elise a secret, as well as the existence of her older sister Conny, who has a long history of mental illness. But when she receives the news that Conny has attempted suicide, Lola’s secrets begin to unravel into the workplace. As she tries to do what’s best for her sister without jeopardizing all that she’s worked so hard for, Lola slowly finds her own grip on reality slipping away. [Strand Releasing]
- The Mountain - Not Rated is released.
Set against the 1950’s "golden age"of American male supremacy, an introverted young photographer (Tye Sheridan) joins a renowned lobotomist (Jeff Goldblum) on a tour to promote the doctor’s recently-debunked procedure. As he increasingly identifies with the asylum’s patients, he becomes enamored with a rebellious young woman (Hannah Gross) and lost in the burgeoning New Age movement of the west.
- Honeyland - Not Rated is released.
Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice.
- For Sama - Not Rated is released.
For Sama is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice– whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.
- Astronaut - Not Rated is released.
Angus, a lonely widower, has his long-extinguished dream to become an astronaut reignited when a national competition is announced. The prize? One ticket for a trip to space! Way over the age-limit, Angus alters his birthdate so he can enter the competition. Against all odds, but with help coming from his dysfunctional family, he must battle against preconceptions, ill health and time, to win the ticket and take the trip of his dreams.
- Mike Wallace Is Here - PG-13 is released.
Mike Wallace Is Here offers an unflinching look at the legendary reporter, who interrogated the 20th century’s biggest figures in his over fifty years on air, and his aggressive reporting style and showmanship that redefined what America came to expect from broadcasters. Unearthing decades of never-before-seen footage from the 60 Minutes vault, the film explores what drove and plagued Wallace, whose storied career was entwined with the evolution of journalism itself. [Magnolia Pictures]
- Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood - R is released.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood's golden age.
- TV SERIES
- Orange is the New Black: Season 7 is released.
The seventh and final season finds Piper having trouble adjusting to her new life while the other ladies of Litchfield Penitentiary find ways to cope with life in prison.
- The Boys: Season 1 is released.
Eric Kripke and Evan Goldberg's superhero series, based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson focuses on a group of vigilantes that include Billy Butcher (Karl Urban), Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Female (Karen Fukuhara), and Frenchie (Tomer Capon).
On this day in 2018
- Over 700 immigrant children still separated from their parents in the US as court-imposed deadline to reunite them passes.
- Observation of a black hole by The Very Large Telescope in Chile proves Albert Einstein's prediction of "gravitational redshift", published in "Journal Astronomy & Astrophysics".
- Sir Paul McCartney performs a "secret" gig at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, where the Beatles began.
- Sir Paul McCartney performs a secret gig at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, where the Beatles began.
- Authorities in Stung Treng province, Cambodia, evacuate 25,000 below collapsed Laos dam as waters rise.
- Facebook has the single worst day of any public company on the stock market - losing 19% or $119 billion market value.
- Simegnew Bekele, Ethiopian dam engineer (Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam), murdered at 53.
On this day in 2017
- 3 live king cobras reported found inside potato chip cans by customs officials in Los Angeles.
- Great Britain announces it will ban gasoline and diesel cars by 2040.
- A jury awarded Quincy Jones $9.4 million in royalties for the use of Michael Jackson songs he produced in two Cirque du Soleil shows and the This Is It documentary. Jones filed suit in 2013, asking for $30 million..
- US President Donald Trump announces policy to ban transgender people from the military, overturning Obama era changes.
- June Foray, American voice actress (Cinderella, Cindy Lou Who), who died at 99.
- June Foray, American voice actress (Rocky the Flying Squirrel; Cinderella, Cindy Lou Who), who died at 99.
- Leo Kinnunen, Race Car Driver.
- Paul Angerer, Austrian violist, violinist, conductor (Concilium Musicum Wien), harpsichordist, composer and radio host, who died at 90.
- Escapes - Not Rated is released.
Escapes blazes a wild path through mid-20th-century Hollywood via the experiences of Hampton Fancher – flamenco dancer, actor, and the unlikely producer and screenwriter of the landmark sci-fi classic Blade Runner. A consummate raconteur, Fancher recounts episodes from his remarkable life — romantic misadventures with silver-screen stars, wayward acts of chivalry, jealousy, and friendship — matched with a parallel world of film and TV footage wherein Fancher plays cowboys, killers, fops, cads, and the occasional hero. Equal parts dense and fleet, Escapes shows how one man’s personal journey can unexpectedly shape a medium’s future.
- Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World - Not Rated is released.
This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Castillo, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. [Kino Lorber]
On this day in 2016
- Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer (Kaivos), who died at 87.
- Forrest E. Mars Jr., American Candy Manufacturer (Mars, Inc.), who died at 84.
- Miss Cleo [Youree Dell Harris], American psychic (Psychic Readers Network), who died of colon cancer at 53.
- Mohamed Khan, Director.
On this day in 2015
- 102nd Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain.
- British Senior Open Men's Golf, Sunningdale: American Marco Dawson wins by 1 shot from Bernhard Langer of Germany.
- Sefari Alce, YouTube Star, born in Canada.
- Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, who died in a coma at 22.
- Bobbi Kristina Brown, Reality Star.
- Wolfgang Gönnenwein, German choral director and educator, and artistic director (Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele,1972-2004), who died at 82.
- TV SERIES
- I Am Cait: Season 1 is released.
The docuseries follows Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, as she begins her life as a publicly known transgender woman.
On this day in 2014
- While Israel reject long-term ceasefire that does not include destroying the Hamas tunnels, they agree to 12 hour ceasefire; Palestinian death toll in the Gaza Strip now exceeds 1000.
- Taghrooda wins the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
- The Chinese government suspendes the operations of a Shanghai meat dealer and has makes arrests after the company sold out-of-date meat to fast food chains, including McDonalds and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
- The Chinese government suspends a Shanghai meat dealer and makes arrests after the company sold out-of-date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
- Actress Piper Perabo at the age of 37 weds director Stephen Kay in NYC, New York.
On this day in 2013
- 57 people are killed in a market bombing in Parachinar, Pakistan.
- US singer-songwriter JJ Cale died of a heart attack at the age of 74. He became famous in 1970, when Eric Clapton covered his song 'After Midnight'. In 1977 Clapton also popularised Cale's 'Cocaine'. The two worked together on an album which won a Grammy award in 2008..
- Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik at the age of 47 weds Melina Gallo at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California.
- Rolf Haufs, German writer, who died at 77.
- J. J. Cale, American rock guitarist and songwriter (" After Midnight" : "Call Me The Breeze" ; "Cocaine"), who died from a heart attack at 74.
- J. J. Cale, American rock guitarist and songwriter (" After Midnight" : "Call Me The Breeze" ; "Cocaine"), who died of a heart attack at 74.
- J. J. Cale, American rock guitarist, who died from a heart attack at 74.
- Magic Magic - R is released.
Alicia (Juno Temple) arrives in South America to vacation with her cousin, Sarah (Emily Browning). When Sarah is suddenly called away, Alicia is stuck on a remote island off Chile with three of Sarah's friends, including Brink (Michael Cera), an American exchange student with a sadistic streak. Bewildered, frightened, and unable to sleep, Alicia's reality becomes a nightmare from which there is no waking.
- Frankenstein's Army - R is released.
Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The scientists have used Frankenstein's work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades -- Hitler's last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.
- Blue Jasmine - PG-13 is released.
After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger’s modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again. [Sony Pictures Classics]
- Breaking the Girls - Not Rated is released.
Two university classmates make a pact to kill each other's enemies.
- Drug War - Not Rated is released.
A drug cartel boss who is arrested in a raid is coerced into betraying his former accomplices as part of an undercover operation.
- Wasteland - Not Rated is released.
After serving time for a crime he didn't commit, Harvey Miller recruits his three best friends to rob the local drug kingpin who was responsible for his incarceration.
- The Time Being - Not Rated is released.
Daniel is a struggling young artist whose ambitions have pushed his marriage to the brink. When a reclusive millionaire named Warner purchases one of his pieces, he hopes for additional commissions from a new benefactor. Instead, Werner offers him a series of increasingly bizarre surveillance assignments. As Daniel starts to unravel the secrets behind the requests, he must determine if Warner is out to further his career or ruin his life. [Tribeca Film]
- The To Do List - R is released.
Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Clark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall.
- The Wolverine - PG-13 is released.
Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.
- Stranded - Not Rated is released.
When a meteor storm suddenly collides with the Ark moon base, the astronauts on board find themselves in immediate danger. The crew quickly learns that spores from the meteorite can replicate cell structure, reproduce and mutate, forcing everyone on board into a desperate fight for survival.