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Today in the World Countries
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Vanuatu
- Martyrs' Day is being celebrated in South Sudan
- Revolution Day is being celebrated in Egypt
- Throne Day is being celebrated in Morocco
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Leo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Joy Hood, Family Member, born in New Zealand.
On this day in 2022
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy calls for mandatory evacuation of civilians from eastern Donetsk region amid fierce fighting.
- Archie Roach, Aboriginal Australian blues singer-songwriter (Took The Children Away), who died at 66.
On this day in 2021
- Australian swimmer Emma McKeon wins the blue riband 100m freestyle gold medal in OR 51.96 at the Tokyo Olympics; her 8th career Olympic medal.
- South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker sets new women's 200m breaststroke WR 2:18.95 at the Tokyo Olympics beating the American pair of Lilly King and Annie Lazor.
- 1 out of 169 Americans employed by Amazon in new figures released by the company. Now US's second largest employer (Walmart the largest employing 1 in 100).
- Russian backstroke swimmer Evgeny Rylov wraps up the 100/200m double with OR 1:53.27 in the longer event at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
- Jacob Desvarieux, French zouk singer, and guitarist (Kassav'), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 65.
- Animal was released by LUMP.
This is the second full-length release for the collaboration between Tunng's Mike Lindsay and Laura Marling.
- Happier than Ever was released by Billie Eilish.
The second full-length studio release for the Los Angeles pop singer-songwriter was produced by her brother, Finneas.
- Private Space was released by Durand Jones & the Indications.
The third full-length studio release for the Indiana retro-soul group features synths and disco influences.
- Native Sons was released by Los Lobos.
The 17th full-length studio release for the Los Angeles rock band includes covers of songs about Los Angeles or were written by fellow natives of the City of Angels.
- Stand for Myself was released by Yola.
The second full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Dan Auerbach
- Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night was released by Bleachers.
The third full-length studio release for the Jack Antonoff solo project features guest appearances from Lana Del Rey and Bruce Springsteen.
- The House Is Burning was released by Isaiah Rashad.
The first full-length release in five years for the Tennessee rapper features guest appearances from 4r Da Locals,6LACK, Amindi, Kal Banx, Duke Deuce, Iamdoechii, Lil Uzi Vert, Jay Rock, Smino, SZA, Jay Worthy, and YGTUT.
- Welcome 2 America was released by Prince.
The latest posthumous Prince release is an album recorded in 2010 with the New Power Generation features 11 originals and a cover of Soul Asylum's "Stand Up and B Strong."
- Thirstier was released by Torres.
The fifth full-length studio release for the indie singer-songwriter was co-produced with Rob Ellis and Peter Miles.
- Stillwater - R is released.
Bill (Matt Damon), an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma, travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill builds a new life for himself in France as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter.
- The Green Knight - R is released.
An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger.
- The Last Mercenary - Not Rated is released.
A mysterious former secret service agent (Jean-Claude Van Damme) must urgently return to France when his estranged son is falsely accused of arms and drug trafficking by the government, following a blunder by an overzealous bureaucrat and a mafia operation.
- Never Gonna Snow Again - Unrated is released.
On a gray, foggy morning outside a large Polish city, a masseur from the East named Zhenia (Alec Utgoff) enters the lives of the wealthy residents of a gated community. With his hypnotic presence and quasi-magical abilities, he is able to get a residence permit and starts plying his trade. The well-to-do residents in their cookie-cutter suburban homes seemingly have it all, but they all suffer from an inner sadness, some unexplained longing. The attractive and mysterious newcomer's hands heal, and Zhenia’s eyes seem to penetrate their souls. To them, his Russian accent sounds like a song from the past, a memory of simpler times. [Kino Lorber]
- Nine Days - R is released.
Will (Winston Duke) spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View (POV) on TV's of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth. Soon, several candidates — unborn souls — arrive at Will's to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma (Zazie Beetz), a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past. Fueled by unexpected power, he discovers a bold new path forward in his own life.
- Ride the Eagle - Not Rated is released.
When Leif’s (Jake Johnson) estranged mother Honey (Susan Sarandon) dies she leaves him a ‘conditional inheritance’. Before he can move into her picturesque Yosemite cabin, he has to complete her elaborate, and sometimes dubious, to-do list. Leif and Nora, his canine BFF, step into Honey’s wild world as she tries to make amends from beyond the grave.
- Sabaya - Not Rated is released.
Armed with just a mobile phone and a gun, Mahmud, Ziyad and other volunteers from the Yazidi Home Center risk their lives trying to save Yazidi women and girls being held by ISIS members as sabaya (sex slaves) in the most dangerous refugee camp in the Middle East, Al-Hol in Syria. Often accompanied by burka-clad female infiltrators and working mostly at night, they must act quickly to avoid potential violence. In this visceral, often edge-of-your-seat film, we experience both the tense situation in the camp and the comfort of daily life at home, where Mahmud’s wife, Siham, and his mother, Zahra, lovingly help the traumatized girls shed off the black garments of an ideology that tolerates nothing but itself.
- Lorelei - Not Rated is released.
After 15 years in prison, Wayland (Pablo Schreiber) reunites with his high school girlfriend, Dolores (Jena Malone), who is now a single mother of three.
- Jungle Cruise - PG-13 is released.
Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s Jungle Cruise is an adventure-filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff (Dwayne Johnson) and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt). Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.
- Enemies of the State - NR is released.
An American family becomes entangled in a bizarre web of secrets and lies when their hacker son is targeted by the U.S. government, making them all Enemies of the State.
- TV SERIES
- The Pursuit of Love: Season 1 is released.
The adaptation of Nancy Mitford's novel about Fanny Logan (Emily Beecham) and her cousin Linda Radlett's (Lily James) search for love that includes Lord Merlin (Andrew Scott), Tony Kroesig (Freddie Fox), Christian Talbot (James Frecheville), and Fabrice De Sauveterre (Assaad Bouab).[Premiered originally in the UK on BBC One on 9 May 2021 and in the US on Prime Video on 30 Jul 2021]
On this day in 2020
- The US economy posts the largest quarterly fall on record with GDP down 9.5% for the 3 months to June 30.
- US economy output posts the largest quarterly fall on record with GDP down 9.5% (3 months to June 30).
- NASA launches to Mars its Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter aboard a V 541 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
- Federal law enforcement officers begin a phased withdrawal from Portland amid criticism of their actions to shut down Black Lives Matter protests.
- Barack Obama gives the eulogy at the funeral of congressman John Lewis, with former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.
- Bill Kimmel, Sr., Race Car Driver.
- Lee Teng-hui, Taiwanese statesman (Taiwan's 1st popularly elected President 1988–2000), who died at 97.
- Herman Cain, Politician.
- Host - Not Rated is released.
Six friends get together during lockdown for their weekly zoom call. It's Haley’s turn to organize an activity and instead of a quiz, she’s arranged for a Medium to conduct a séance. Bored and feeling mischievous, Jemma decides to have some fun and invents a story about a boy in her school who hanged himself. However, her prank gives license for a demonic presence to cross over, taking on the guise of the boy in Jemma’s made-up story. The friends begin noticing strange occurrences in their homes as the evil presence begins to make itself known, and they soon realize that they might not survive the night.
On this day in 2019
- Kraftwerk won a long-running legal battle over their song ‘Metal On Metal’, when The European Court of Justice ruled against the sampling of the track by hip-hop producers Moses Pelham and Martin Haas in 1999. The ‘Metal On Metal’ sample, specifically a drum sequence repeated throughout, was used by the producers over a version of the Sabrina Setlur song ‘Nur Mir (Only Me)’..
- Nick Buoniconti, American NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins) and sportscaster (NBC), who died at 78.
On this day in 2018
- Official Malaysian investigation into the disappearance of Flight MH370 is unable to determine what happened.
- Four million people excluded from Assam National Register of Citizens in India prompts fears of deportation, loss of citizenship.
- Australian Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson resigns after being convicted of concealing sexual abuse.
- British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt mistakenly calls his Chinese-born wife "Japanese" in meeting with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing.
- Ron Dellums, American politician (D-House representative from California,1971-1998), who died of cancer at 82.
On this day in 2017
- Russian President Vladimir Putin announces American diplomats in Russia cut by 755 in response to American sanctions.
- 15 people killed in gunfights with Philippine police, including Reynaldo Parojinog, mayor of Ozamiz in an anti-drug trafficking operation.
- Venezuelan voting for a new assembly disrupted by violent protests, at least 3 people killed.
- 1st centenary of WWI Battle of Passchendaele marked at ceremony at Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium.
- British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Porthcawl: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his 3rd Open Senior title by 3 shots from Corey Pavin.
- China's President Xi Jinping heads 12,000 troop parade at Zhurihe training base, Inner Mongolia marking 90 years since founding of the People's Liberation Army.
- Hackers reveal they have stolen data from HBO, including episodes and scripts of Games of Thrones.
On this day in 2016
- Jack White’s mission to play the first record in space was accomplished.'A Glorious Dawn' by composer John Boswell, mixed with audio of American scientist Carl Sagan describing the universe, was played 28,000 metres above Earth on a "space-proof"turntable. The record played for about 80 minutes until the high-altitude balloon which carried the contraption burst and propelled the turntable back towards Marsing, Idaho..
- Air balloon crashes into power lines near Lockhart, Texas, killing all 16 on board.
- Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), who died at 91.
On this day in 2015
- In Bandar Mahshahr, Iran, the temperature reaches 46C (109F), humidity makes it feel like 73C.
- American country music singer, Lynn Anderson, died aged 67. The multi-award-winning singer scored the 1970 US No.3 & 1971 UK No.3 single 'Rose Garden', and charted 12 No.1,18 Top 10, and more than 50 Top 40 hits. Anderson was the first female country artist to win the American Music Award (in 1974), as well as the first to headline and sellout Madison Square Garden that same year..
- Filmmaker Guy Ritchie at the age of 47 weds model Jacqui Ainsley at the age of 33 in Ashcombe House in Wiltshire.
- Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), who died of a heart attack at 67.
On this day in 2014
- Death toll in Gaza reaches 1,346, while 56 Israeli soldiers and 3 civilians have been killed.
- American rock guitarist, and songwriter Dick Wagner, who worked with Alice Cooper and Lou Reed died from a lung infection aged 71. One of the best-known songs written by Wagner is 'Only Women Bleed', which was one of Alice Coppers biggest hits..
- A ban on steel-string guitars in prison cells in England and Wales was reversed after a campaign including Billy Bragg, David Gilmour, Elbow's Guy Garvey and Johnny Marr. Billy Bragg founded Jail Guitar Doors, a scheme that has sent around 350 guitars to prisons since 2007..
- The EU and US extend sanctions on Russia to include banks, energy, and defense firms; Moscow denies the allegation that Russia is arming rebels in Eastern Ukraine.
- Violetta Antonova, Model, born in Russia.
- Dick Wagner, American rock guitarist (the Frost), who died at 71.
- War Story - Not Rated is released.
A traumatized war photographer (Catherine Keener) tries to help a young, pregnant refugee gain safe passage to France.
- TV SERIES
- Sharknado 2: The Second One is released.
Another freak storm, this time off the coast of New York City, sets Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid) back into battle with hundreds of sharks in Manhattan.
On this day in 2013
- 28 people are killed in a series of bombings in Kano, Nigeria.
- 134 people are killed in tribal conflicts in Darfyr, Sudan.
- Wikileaks discloser Bradley [later Chelsea] Manning convicted of 17 espionage charges.
- 9 children are killed and 20 are injured after a school bus collides with a truck in Hanumangarh, India.
- Mamnoon Hussain is elected President of Pakistan.
- " Hunger Games" actor Sam Claflin at the age of 27 weds actress Laura Haddock at the age of 27 in a private ceremony.
- Rhythm & Blues was released by Buddy Guy.
Produced by Tom Hambridge, the latest release for the multiple Grammy-winning blues musician includes guest appearances from Gary Clark, Jr., Beth Hart, Kid Roc, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, Keith Urban, and Brad Whitford.
- In a World Like This was released by Backstreet Boys.
The eighth studio release for the pop group is its first with Kevin Richardson since he left the group in 2006 and also includes production from Max Martin, Morgan Taylor Reid, and Martin Terefe.
- About Farewell was released by Alela Diane.
The folk singer-songwriter's divorce from Tom Bevitori was an influence on the John Askew-produced fourth full-length release.
- Blurred Lines was released by Robin Thicke.
The sixth full-length release for the R&B singer features guest appearances form 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, and T.I.