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

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On this day in 2022

  • Bill Russell, Basketball Player.
  • Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who helped plan 9/11 attacks killed in CIA drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, US President Joe Biden calls it group's biggest blow since Osama bin Laden killed.
  • Fidel V. Ramos, Filipino general and 12th President of the Philippines (1992-98), who died at 94.

On this day in 2021

  • First mixed-gender event to feature in Olympic swim program; Great Britain team of Kathleen Dawson, Adam Peaty, James Guy & Anna Hopkin wins mixed 4×100m medley relay in WR 3:37.58 in Tokyo.
  • American guitarist and singer-songwriter Paul Cotton died at the age of 78. He was a member of the band Poco and the writer of their international hit song ‘Heart of the Night’. Cotton left Poco in early 2010 and went on to release several solo albums..
  • Angela Bailey, Runner.
  • Anthony Michael, TikTok Star.
  • Alvin Ing, American stage and screen singer and actor (Flower Drum Song), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 89.
  • Terry Cooper, English soccer defender (20 caps; Leeds, Middlesborough) and manager (Bristol City, Birmingham City), who died at 77.
  • Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown wins gold in 200m backstroke to complete 100/200 double at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
  • Jamaican sprinters Elaine Thompson Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson trifecta women's 100m final at the Tokyo Olympics; Thompson Herah retains title.

On this day in 2020

  • Mexico overtakes the UK to have the world's third highest death toll from COVID-19 pandemic with 46,688 fatalities.
  • Apple wildfire starts near Beaumont, California, forcing the evacuation of nearly 8,000 people over the next few days.
  • Eurozone economic activity falls 11.9% for April-June with Spain the worst at -18.5%, its deepest in modern times.
  • Alan Parker, Director.
  • Black Is King is released. Black Is King, based on the music of The Lion King: The Gift, reimagines the lessons from the 2019 film for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns.
  • I Used to Go Here is released. Following the lackluster launch of her debut novel,35-year-old writer Kate Conklin (Gillian Jacobs) receives an invitation from her former professor and old crush (Jemaine Clement) to speak at her alma mater. With her book tour canceled and her ego deflated, Kate decides to take the trip, wondering if returning to her old college as a published author might give her the morale boost she sorely needs. Instead, she falls into a comical regression – from misadventures with eccentric twenty-year-olds to feelings of jealousy toward her former professor’s new favorite student. Striking the balance between bittersweet and hilarious, Kate takes a journey through her past to redefine her future.
  • The Cuban is released. When a pre-med student gets her first job in a nursing home, an unexpected friendship with Luis (Louis Gossett Jr.), an elderly Cuban musician, reignites her love of music and changes her life forever.
  • The Go-Go's is released. The Go-Go's are the most successful female rock band of all time. This documentary chronicles the meteoric rise of a band born of the LA punk scene that not only captured but created a zeitgeist.
  • Summerland is released. Alice is a reclusive writer, resigned to a solitary life on the seaside cliffs of Southern England while World War II rages across the channel. When she opens her front door one day to find she’s to adopt a young London evacuee named Frank, she’s resistant. It’s not long, however, before the two realize they have more in common in their pasts than Alice had assumed. [IFC Films]
  • A Girl Missing is released. Ichiko is a private home-nurse who has worked for the elder matriarch of the Oishos for years and regards them as her own family. Ichiko's quiet, routine life is shattered when a young member of the Oishos clan is kidnapped. When it is revealed that the kidnapper is none other than Ichiko’s nephew, her life begins to unravel.
  • The Secret: Dare to Dream is released. Miranda Wells (Katie Holmes) is a hard-working young widow struggling to raise three children on her own. When a powerful storm brings a devastating challenge and a mysterious man, Bray Johnson (Josh Lucas), into her life, his presence re-ignites the family’s spirit, but he carries a secret—and that secret could change everything.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • The Fight is released. At this defining moment in American history, The Fight follows a scrappy team of heroic ACLU lawyers in an electrifying battle over abortion rights, immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights and voting rights.
  • Rebuilding Paradise is released. On the morning of Nov. 8,2018, a devastating firestorm engulfed the picturesque city of Paradise, California. By the time the Camp Fire was extinguished, it had killed 85 people, displaced 50,000 residents and destroyed 95% of local structures. It was the deadliest U.S. fire in 100 years — and the worst ever in California’s history. Rebuilding Paradise is a story of resilience in the face of tragedy, as a community ravaged by disaster comes together to recover what was lost and begin the important task of rebuilding.
  • She Dies Tomorrow is released. After waking up convinced that she is going to die tomorrow, Amy’s carefully mended life begins to unravel. As her delusions of certain death become contagious to those around her, Amy and her friends’ lives spiral out of control in a tantalizing descent into madness.
  • Calm with Horses (The Shadow of Violence) is released. In the dark underbelly of rural Ireland, ex-boxer Douglas “Arm” Armstrong (Cosmo Jarvis) has become a feared enforcer for the drug-dealing Devers family. When his ruthless employers order him to kill for the first time, his loyalties are tested.
  • Muppets Now: Season 1 is released. Kermit the Frog and the rest of the Muppet gang go unscripted in this short-form series that will also feature celebrity guests.
  • The Umbrella Academy: Season 2 is released. The Umbrella Academy tries to save one of their own and prevent the apocalypse in the second season of the series based on the comics and graphic novels by My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way.
  • Sex, Death & The Infinite Void was released by Creeper. The second full-length release for the British punk rock band led by Will Gould was produced by Xandy Barry.
  • Such Pretty Forks in the Road was released by Alanis Morissette. The ninth full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter is her first since 2012's Havoc And Bright Lights.
  • Sucker's Lunch was released by Madeline Kenney. Produced by Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack, the third full-length release for the singer-songwriter features contributions from Olivia Gerber, Stephen Steinbrink, Boy Scouts' Taylor Vick, and Lambchop's Kurt Wagner.
  • Voices was released by Max Richter. The latest project for the composer features readings of the UN Declaration read by Kiki Layne (plus 70+ other languages/voices) and the 1949 recording of the preamble to the declaration by Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • Welcome to Hard Times was released by Charley Crockett. The latest full-length release for the Texan Americana singer-songwriter comes after recovering from open heart surgery.
  • On&On was released by Daniel Blumberg. The latest full-length solo release for the former Yuck member was recorded by Peter Walsh.
  • Made Of Rain was released by The Psychedelic Furs. The first new full-length studio release for the English alternative rock band since 1991's World Outside was produced with Richard Fortus.
  • A Hero's Death was released by Fontaines D.C.. The second full-length release for the Dublin post-punk band was recorded in Los Angeles by producer Dan Carey.
  • Fae Tactics for PC is released. In Fae Tactics, follow a young magic user named Peony on her journey across a vibrant world full of mystery and danger. Summon allies, cast spells, and befriend a motley crew of characters as you dive into the growing conflicts between man and magical beings known as fae.
  • Fairy Tail for Switch is released. Fight for Your Guild with Powerful Magical Abilities in FAIRY TAIL FAIRY TAIL, based on Hiro Mashima's best-selling manga and anime series of the same name, follows the spell-binding plot from "The Grand Magic Games"story arc -- enabling gamers to re-live, or experience for the first time, the exciting episodes of this fan-favorite storyline. Not only will they be able to experience stories previously told in the manga and anime, but they will even be able to enjoy never before seen story and quest elements.Throughout their journey, players will be able to form a party from a selection of over ten iconic characters, including: the fire dragon slayer, Natsu Dragneel; the celestial mage, Lucy Heartfilia; the ice-make mage, Gray Fullbuster; the fairy queen 'Titania', Erza Scarlet; and the young sky dragon slayer, Wendy Marvell. With a wealth of guild members to recruit to their party, players can form their own dream team even including an unlikely group of allies for their own unique adventure.The fiery and intense magical battles from the series are breathtakingly brought to life in FAIRY TAIL's environment; with a diverse range of magic available for the extraordinary characters to wield. Renowned moves from the series light up the screen, with some characters such as Natsu being able to take advantage of mode changes like utilizing the eye-popping Lightning Fire Dragon Mode. In addition, some guild members will be available to support in battle; including the Fairy Tail Guild Master, Makarov Dreyar, who can be called in to provide powerful aid on the battlefield.In FAIRY TAIL, completing battles and quests will not only level up party members, it will lead to character bonding scenarios, provide options to upgrade the guild, and eventually raise the 'Guild Rank' enabling players to take on more challenging missions in their quest to become the greatest guild in Fiore.
  • Tiny Racer for Switch is released. Pick your tiny car, push the gas down and start the great race. Try not to fall on Monkey Bridge. Hold on tight and be careful on the ramps in Forest Jumper. Watch out for sharp turns and be the first in Rock Heaven. Don’t let the messy kitchen beat you in Cooking Madness. Speed through sunbeds and surfboards right to the finish line in Beach Party. Play alone or have fun together with your friends, kids or parents. Everything thanks to a well balanced and easy to change difficulty settings and local multiplayer.Start a tournament to unlock new maps. Be the fastest and become the champion. Improve your skills with the time trial. Race on your favorite tracks in arcade mode.Pick a wacky car, choose the absurd track and let the race begin!!! 3… 2… 1… START
  • Stephen Tataw, Cameroonian soccer right-back (63 caps; captain Cameroon national team FIFA World Cup 1990,94), who died at 57.

On this day in 2019

  • US Federal Reserve cuts interest rates for the first time since 2008 by 0.25%.
  • American officials announce Osama bin Laden's son, Hamza bin Laden and potential successor has been killed in US air strikes in Pakistan.
  • Kelly Craft confirmed by US Senate as US ambassador to the UN.
  • Junior Tinney, Race Car Driver.
  • Gordon Brand Jnr., Scottish golfer (8 x European Tour wins; Ryder Cup 1987,89), who died from a heart attack at 60.
  • V. G. Siddhartha, Indian coffee entrepreneur (Café Coffee Day), found dead at 60.
  • The Red Sea Diving Resort is released. Inspired by remarkable true life rescue missions, The Red Sea Diving Resort is the incredible story of a group of international agents and brave Ethiopians who in the early 80s used a deserted holiday retreat in Sudan as a front to smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel. The undercover team carrying out this mission is led by the charismatic Ari Kidron (Chris Evans) and courageous local Kabede Bimro (Michael Kenneth Williams).
  • Jay Myself is released. Jay Myself documents the monumental move of renowned photographer and artist, Jay Maisel, who, in February 2015 after forty-eight years, begrudgingly sold his home—the 36,000 square-foot,100-year-old landmark building in Manhattan known simply as “The Bank.” Through the intimate lens of filmmaker and Jay’s protégé, noted artist and photographer Stephen Wilkes, the viewer is taken on a remarkable journey through Jay’s life as an artist, mentor, and man; a man grappling with time, life, change, and the end of an era in New York City.
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral: Season 1 is released. Four friends are reunited at a London wedding but a revelation changes everyone's lives in this anthology dramedy based on the 1994 movie of the same name.
  • Sherman's Showcase: Season 1 is released. The musical variety sketch comedy show created and written by Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin is hosted by Sherman McDaniels.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin orders Russian army to help put out huge wildfires in Siberia covering three million hectares (7.4 million acres) after 700,000 people sign petition.

On this day in 2018

  • Rihanna becomes the first black woman to appear on the cover of British Vogue's September issue.
  • Aeroméxico flight 2431 crash lands in Durango, Mexico, all 103 on board survive.
  • Actor Alan Alda reveals he has had Parkinson's disease for 3 years, in interview with CBS" s "This Morning".
  • Actor David Hasselhoff at the age of 66 marries third wife Hayley Roberts at the age of 38 in Italy.
  • Tony Bullimore, British yachtsman (1997 solo around-the-world yacht race, dramatic rescue), who died of cancer at 79.
  • Making It: Season 1 is released. Each week eight contestants will create unique crafts that will be judged by Simon Doonan and Dayna Isom Johnson as well as series executive producers Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman.
  • This is the Police 2 for PC is released. Interpret the law as you will. Run the sheriff’s department, manage your cops, investigate, interrogate, incarcerate, make tough decisions – and try to keep out of prison yourself. – in this story-driven mixture of adventure and strategy, set in a cold border town riven with violence.
  • 1979 Revolution: Black Friday for PlayStation 4 is released. Based on true stories and historical events,1979 Revolution: Black Friday is an interactive drama about choice and consequence, chaos and order.
  • Anamorphine for PlayStation 4 is released. Anamorphine is a first-person surreal exploration game where the player experiences the memories of the main character after an unknown trauma. You play as Tyler, who is finding himself as he hits rock bottom. Discover what happened by journeying through Tyler's memories of his relationship with his wife Elena and her depression. Escape his reality, or face it and figure out how to move on as Tyler's subconscious twists the game in unexpected ways.
  • Castaway Paradise for PlayStation 4 is released. Your adventure starts when you get stranded on a tropical island. This is your island, your adventure. Do whatever you like! It’s the ultimate sandbox sim.
  • Code of Princess EX for Switch is released. Code of Princess EX brings a unique combination of hack-and-slash beat-'em-up action and role-playing depth to Nintendo Switch!The story follows Princess Solange of DeLuxia as she fights to restore order in a world where monsters are trying to overtake the human race. Armed with the legendary sword DeLuxcalibur, Solange assembles a team of talented fighters to join her quest. Together, they embark on an epic journey where they will confront the monster uprising and try to discover it's secret origins.
  • Titan Quest for Switch is released. Discover the Courage that Turns Heroes Into Legends.From Age of Empires co-creator Brian Sullivan and Braveheart writer Randall Wallace comes an innovative, all-new action role playing game set in ancient Greece, Egypt and Asia.The Titans have escaped their eternal prison, wreaking havoc upon the earth. The gods seek a hero who can turn the tide in an epic struggle that will determine the fate of both men and gods. Are you ready for the quest?* Explore the Ancient World - Unlock arcane mysteries and battle the beasts of mythology as you journey to the Parthenon, Great Pyramids, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The Great Wall and other legendary locations.* Amazing Graphical Detail - Take a hero's journey through authentic Ancient World settings crafted in stunning, realistic,3D detail.* Conquer Monsters of Legend - Battle horrific monsters and mythical beasts in a story-driven campaign that will determine the fate of all existence.* Highly Customizable Characters - Build and customize your characters with 28 classes and over 1000 pieces of unique and legendary items to create the ultimate champion.* Create Your Own Worlds - Create your own maps with the easy-to-use World Editor for endless adventuring.* Online Multiplayer Gameplay - Challenge others to experience your map creations in fast-action,2-6 player online cooperative gameplay.
  • Vigor for Xbox One is released. 1991. The nuclear war is over. Central Europe is devastated, Norway has become the last stand. You start as a nameless outlander, but who will you become? No time for uncertainty. Turn a shelter into your home. Fight, run or hide. Take risks, claim rewards, and survive this cut-throat experience.
  • Gene Rain for Xbox One is released. Gene Rain is a 3D third-person shooter game that follows the story of New Humans. Employing a linear storytelling narrative and next-gen metal art style, it offers an adventure into a never-before-seen world.
  • Facebook discloses and removes Russian-linked network of sites attempting to interfere in American politics.

On this day in 2017

  • Anthony Scaramucci removed as White House Communications Director after less than 2 weeks.
  • Jeanne Moreau, French actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim), who died at 89.

On this day in 2016

  • “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a play by Jack Thorne with contributions by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide at midnight.
  • PGA Championship Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: American Jimmy Walker wins his first major by 1 shot from defending champion Jason Day of Australia.
  • Herjavec Group CEO Robert Herjavec at the age of 53 weds former "Dancing with the Stars" Kym Johnson at the age of 39 in Los Angeles, California.
  • Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, Japanese sumo wrestler (31 tournament c'ships; Kyushu Tournament 1981-88), who died from pancreatic cancer at 61.
  • Seymour Papert, South African mathematician, who died at 88.
  • Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens is released. Set five years after Sharknado 3, tornados with Sharks return to endanger Fin (Ian Ziering) and the rest of the world. Announced cameos include David Faustino, Shark Tank's Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec; Dancing With the Stars' Kym Johnson; Motley Crue's Vince Neil; Wayne Newton; Baywatch's Gena Lee Nolin and Alexandra Paul; and Dr. Drew Pinsky.
  • Yuriko Koike is the first woman to be elected Tokyo Governor.
  • Ballet dancer Misty Copeland (33) weds attorney Olu Evans in Laguna Beach, California.

On this day in 2015

  • It is announced that creative director Alexander Wang will leave Balenciaga.
  • Morrissey claimed he was sexually assaulted by a security officer at San Francisco International Airport, who he said "groped"him. An official spokesman for the Transport Security Administration (TSA) said security camera footage confirmed that nothing out of the ordinary had occurred..
  • Pee Wee Ellwanger, Race Car Driver.
  • Gerald S O'Loughlin, American actor and director (Storefront Lawyer, Rookies, Wheels), who died at 93.
  • Roddy Piper, Canadian professional wrestler, who died at 61.
  • A LEGO Brickumentary is released. A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY delves into the extraordinary impact of the LEGO brick and the innovative uses of for it that has sprung up all over the world. The narrative will take us to art galleries full of LEGO creations, introduce us to Master Builders making movies, into the world of LEGO therapy, and bring us along to meet AFOLS (Adult Fans of LEGO), each with amazing stories to tell. A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY explores the essential nature of human creativity and the ways we seek to build and understand our world. [RADiUS-TWC]
  • Best of Enemies is released. In the summer of 1968, television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other’s political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult—their explosive exchanges devolving into vitriolic name-calling. Live and unscripted, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed. And a new era in public discourse was born. [Magnolia Pictures]
  • Counting is released. In fifteen linked chapters shot in locations ranging from Moscow to New York to Istanbul, Counting merges city symphony, diary film, and personal/political essay to create a vivid portrait of contemporary life. Perhaps the most personal of Cohen's films, Counting measures street life, light and time, noting not only surveillance and overdevelopment but resistance and its phantoms as manifested in music, animals and everyday magic. [Cinema Guild]
  • I Am Chris Farley is released. A documentary on the life of comedian Chris Farley.
  • Paulo Coelho's Best Story is released. Global phenomenon Paulo Coelho was not always the best-selling inspirational author he is today. For decades he searched for his calling, just like the allegorical heroes in spiritual classics The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage. Growing up in Sao Paolo as a misunderstood young rebel, Coelho alternately flirted with death, escaped madness, experimented with drugs, survived torture, fell in and out of love, and made rock history in Brazil…all the while never giving up on his biggest dream: to triumph as a writer. [Music Box Films]
  • That Sugar Film is released. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. That Sugar Film will forever change the way you think about ‘healthy’ food. [Samuel Goldwyn Films]
  • The Kindergarten Teacher is released. As the titular protagonist, Nira, discovers that her young student, Yoav, has an otherworldly talent for language and poetry, she slowly and progressively becomes interested in cultivating the boy's gift. But when fascination morphs into obsession, Nira pushes the boundaries of her relationship with the boy and his family in an attempt to protect his talent before he passes from boyhood to adolescence, and his purity is lost. [Kino Lorber]
  • Two Step is released. Kicked out of college, James (Skyy Moore) visits Grams, his only remaining family, who dies shortly after his arrival. He finds consolation in the company of Grams’ neighbor, Dot (Beth Broderick), a dance teacher, as he figures out his next move. While settling Grams’ affairs, James learns she’s been the victim of the “grandparent scam” in which someone posing as James has been slowly bilking her out of thousands. But before James can go looking for the culprit, he shows up at the front door, desperate for money. The culprit, Webb (James Landry Hébert), has his own problems in the form of Duane (Jason Douglas), who has ordered Webb to pay an old debt or else. And if Webb can’t get it from Grams, James will have to do – no matter who stands in his way.
  • The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet is released. A 12-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country on a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is released. With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group takes on their most impossible mission yet. [Paramount Pictures]
  • Jenny's Wedding is released. Jenny Farrell (Katherine Heigl) has led an openly gay life - except with her conventional family. When she finally decides to start a family and marry the woman they thought was just her roommate, the small, safe world the Farrell's inhabited changes forever. They are left with a simple and difficult choice - either change with it or drown. [IFC Films]
  • The End of the Tour is released. The End of the Tour tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest. As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject. The two men bob and weave around each other, sharing laughs and also possibly revealing hidden frailties – but it’s never clear how truthful they are being with each other. Ironically, the interview was never published, and five days of audio tapes were packed away in Lipsky’s closet. The two men did not meet again. The film is based on Lipsky’s critically acclaimed memoir about this unforgettable encounter, written following Wallace’s 2008 suicide. [A24]
  • Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Season 1 is released. The prequel to the 2001 film Wet Hot American Summer set during the first days of camp features a majority of the original cast including Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Christopher Meloni, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, and Molly Shannon.
  • Y Dydd Olaf was released by Gwenno. The debut solo release for the Pipettes' Gwenno Saunders is sung in Welsh except for one track in Cornish.
  • Yung Rich Nation was released by Migos. the debut full-length major studio release for the rap trio features guest appearances from Chris Brown and Young Thug.
  • Water for Your Soul was released by Joss Stone. The seventh full-length studio release for the British singer-songwriter features influences from hip hop and reggae.
  • Piteous Gate was released by M.E.S.H.. This is the debut full-length release for Berlin-based electronic producer James Whipple.
  • Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 was released by Teenage Time Killers. The debut full-length release for the punk-metal supergroup led by My Ruin's Mick Murphy, Corrosion of Conformity's Reed Mullin, and producer John Lousteau, features guest appearances from such artists as Dead Kennedys' Jello Biafra, Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe, Clutch's Neil Fallon, Dave Grohl, Sunn 0)))'s Stephen O'Malley, Nick Oliveri, Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba, Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Prong's Tommy Victor, Fear's Lee Ving, and Eyehategod's Mike "IX"Williams.
  • If I've Only One Time Askin' was released by Daniel Romano. The fourth full-length release for the Canadian alt-country singer-songwriter was self-produced.
  • Momentary Masters was released by Albert Hammond, Jr.. The third solo release for the Strokes guitarist was produced by Gus Oberg.
  • Marks to Prove It was released by The Maccabees. The fourth full-length release for the British indie rock band was produced with Laurie Latham.
  • Living Legend was released by Gunplay. The debut full-length solo release for the Miami rapper features guest appearances from Curren$y, Masspike Miles, Rick Ross, PJK, Triple C's, and YG.
  • Etch And Etch Deep was released by Haiku Salut. This is the second full-length release for the British trio of Louise Croft, Gemma and Sophie Bakerwood.
  • Blood was released by Lianne La Havas. The second full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was influenced by her Jamaican and Greek heritage and features production from Paul Epworth, Matt Hales, Jamie Lidell, and Stephen McGregor.
  • Enki for PC is released. ENKI is a repeatable horror experience about escape. With multiple endings and an extensive randomization system that promises that every playthrough will always be different from the previous one, whether you as a player succeeded in escaping or not.
  • Billy Pierce, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star x 7; World Series 1945; AL wins leader 1957; MLB ERA leader 1955; AL strikeout leader; 1953; Chicago White Sox), who died from gallbladder cancer at 88.

On this day in 2014

  • Meceo McEaddy was sentenced to between five and 10 years in prison for stealing millions of dollars from concert promoters by posing as a booking agent. McEaddy who pretended to be in charge of Lady Gaga, Rihanna and several other celebrities, pleaded guilty to 21 counts of grand larceny and fraud, according to Manhattan district attorney's office..
  • Israel and Hamas agree to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire.
  • " Between Riverside and Crazy", a play by Stephen Adly Guirgis premieres Off-Broadway at the Linda Gross Theater in New York (Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2015).
  • The US agree to resupply arms to Israel - including rocket launchers, mortar rounds, grenades - despite condemnation of civilian casualties in Gaza.
  • Aiko Oyabaka, YouTube Star, born in Japan.
  • Kenny Ireland, TV Actor.
  • Steel Empire for 3DS is released. Steel Empire is a steam punk shoot'em up game featuring a frantic combat filled with powerful enemies and insane obstacles. Enjoy a beautiful world and retro game-play as you dodge and shoot your way through classical stages. Choose one of 4 difficulty settings according to your set of skills and fight the evil empire! See how well you did using the Replay Mode and show your worth by getting all achievements.Steel Empire, originally released on Sega Genesis and Game Boy Advance, is finally available on Nintendo 3DS!Features:-Dance with bullets and shoot down the enemy-7 complex stages full of adrenaline-pumping action and boss fights-Collect special power-ups and increase your firepower with a level-up system (up to 20 levels)-Enjoy the retro graphics providing new 3D effects-The classic is back! Legendary side-scrolling shooting action now flying into the Nintendo eShop!
  • Sacred 3 for PC is released. After decades of peace a new shadow is cast over the world of Ancaria. Only if the clans from across the lands combine their skills the glimmer of hope left within the resistance will ignite a fierce battle for peace.

On this day in 2013

  • Ellecee Nelson, YouTube Star, born in United States.
  • Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers is released. In their own words and with unprecedented access, the most successful jewel thieves of all time take you into their world: the post-Milosovic Balkans, the modern diamond trade and a 21st Century crime gang. But as the thieves brazenly commit their crimes across the world - Europe, Asia and UEA - Interpol and global police forces are tightening their grip. As many of the criminals responsible are caught and extradited, the film asks: Is this the end of the Pink Panthers?
  • When Comedy Went to School is released. The birth of modern stand-up comedy began in the Catskill Mountains - a boot camp for the greatest generation of Jewish-American comedians.
  • The Smurfs 2 is released. The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation - the Naughties - into real Smurfs.
  • Rise of the Triad for PC is released. The 1994 shooter returns with a full Unreal Engine 3 remake featuring a classic arsenal and online modes.
  • GAMING: XBOX 360
  • Cloudberry Kingdom for Xbox 360 is released. Cloudberry Kingdom, the land where good heroes go to die, and Bob is the best of them all. Bob sits on the precipice of retirement, recliner ready, but first he must get back what he lost years ago. Jump and dodge your way through billions of levels on a last ditch mission to conquer infinity. The quest was never over. The princess was never saved. A challenge is waiting, are you ready?
  • Narco Terror for Xbox 360 is released. Narco Terror is a wild, collateral-justice twin-stick shooter that combines the magnetism and atmosphere of 80's movies and games, with high-def visuals and overwhelming, destructive chaos. The campaign supports co-op play with up to two players on a single machine, or online co-op with players able to drop in or drop out at any point.


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