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Today in the World Countries
- Constitution Day is being celebrated in Armenia
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Algeria, Cabo Verde, Venezuela
- St. Cyril and Methodius Day is being celebrated in Czech Republic
- St. Cyril and St. Methodius Day is being celebrated in Slovakia
- Tynwald Day is being celebrated in Isle Of Man, Isle Of Man, Isle Of Man
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Joe Mettle, Gospel Singer, born in Accra, Ghana.
On this day in 2022
- Legendary rock guitarist Carlos Santana collapses on stage from dehydration and heat exhaustion in Pine Knob, Michigan.
- Amid Greater Sydney's fourth major flood in 18 months, the Australian government declares a natural disaster as 45,000 people threatened with evacuation orders.
- Alfred Koerppen, German organist, composer, and educator (Hannover Hochschule für Musik und Theater,1948-91). dies at 95.
- Manny Charlton, Guitarist.
On this day in 2021
- One of world's oldest pieces of art,51,000-year-old deer bone carved by Neanderthals, announced discovered in Harz Mountains, Germany.
- Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will scrap all COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in England from 19 July, to become most unrestricted country in Europe.
- Raffaella Carra, World Music Singer.
- Richard Donner [Schwartzberg], American television and film director (Twilight Zone; The Omen, Superman; Lethal Weapon; Scrooged), and producer (X-Men; Tales From The Crypt), who died at 91.
- Sharon Bishop, Race Car Driver.
- Gillian Sheen, British fencer (Olympic gold individual foil 1956), who died at 92.
- Babyface.S, TikTok Star.
- TV SERIES
- The Beast Must Die: Season 1 is released.
Frances Cairnes (Cush Jumbo) seeks out the person who killed her son in an hit and run after the police fail to find the culprit in this British drama series based on the Nicholas Blake novel of the same name.[Premiered originally in the UK on Britbox on 27 May 2021; in the US on AMC+ on 5 Jul 2021 and on AMC on 12 Jul 2021]
On this day in 2020
- Florida reports a record 11,458 daily COVID-19 pandemic cases.
- Mexico's COVID-19 pandemic death toll passes 30,000 as it becomes the world's 5th worst-affected country.
- Nick Cordero, Canadian Broadway actor (Bullets Over Broadway), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 41.
- Nick Cordero, Stage Actor.
- Bob Reade, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (NCAA Div III C'ship 1983-86; AFCA Div III Coach of the Year 1983–86; Augustana Vikings), who died at 87.
- Volodymyr Troshkin, Ukrainian soccer defender (31 caps, USSR; Dynamo Kiev 205 games), who died at 72.
- Willi Holdorf, German athlete (Olympic gold, United Team of Germany, decathlon 1964), who died at 80.
- Ragaa al-Gedawy, Egyptian actress (The Stranger) dies of COVID-19 pandemic at 81.
On this day in 2019
- Second stronger earthquake in Southern California at 7.1 magnitude centered near Ridgecrest.
- Ancient Iraqi city Babylon declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Madonna was at No.1 on the US album chart with her fourteenth studio album Madame X. It became Madonna's ninth No.1 album in the US..
- Former governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral says he paid a $2 million bribe to secure votes for his city to be granted 2016 Olympics.
- Davi Marcio Brandt Poncio, Family Member, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- John McCririck, English horse racing broadcaster, who died at 79.
- Whitey Norman, Race Car Driver.
- Stonechild was released by Jesca Hoop.
The fifth full-length release for the singer-songwriter was produced by John Parish and features guest appearances from Justis, Lucius and Kate Stables.
- The Flower and the Vessel was released by Félicia Atkinson.
The latest full-length release for the French poet and experimental artist was created largely while she was pregnant and on tour.
- The Soft Cavalry was released by The Soft Cavalry.
The debut full-length release for the husband-and-wife duo of Steve Clarke and Slowdive's Rachel Goswell was produced by Steve's brother, Michael Clarke.
- Horizon was released by Trash Kit.
The third full-length release for the British post-punk trio is its first in five years.
- Midsommar [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] was released by BobKrlic.
The first solo film score for The Haxan Cloak's Bobby Krlic is for Ari Aster's 2019 horror film and features a 16-piece orchestra.
- Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love - Not Rated is released.
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love is renowned filmmaker Nick Broomfield’s most personal and romantic film of his storied career. The documentary starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother with a young son, became part of community of expat artists, writers and musicians. Never-before-seen footage shot by Broomfield and legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker make for a unique portrait of an idyllic 1960’s bohemia. It was a time that left a lasting imprint on both Marianne and Leonard, whose friendship would last another fifty years before their deaths in 2016.
- Cold Blood - Not Rated is released.
A legendary hitman (Jean Reno) retires in isolation to the barren North American wilderness. When he rescues a woman from a snowmobile accident, he discovers she may be harboring a secret that could force a return to his lethal ways.
- Phil - R is released.
Phil (Greg Kinnear), a depressed dentist whose life is falling apart, is shocked when one of his patients, a man who seemed to have the perfect life, kills himself. Determined to find out what would drive a man who had everything to end his life, Phil pretends to be a handyman and integrates himself in to the dead man's life, befriending his wife and daughter. How long can Phil keep up this double life when he is already ready to end his normal one?
On this day in 2018
- Saleswomen in Kerala, India, win right to sit down and take toilet breaks in new amendment to law.
- US Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt resigns amid allegations of misconduct.
- At least 24 killed in explosions at pyrotechnics workshops in Tultepec, Mexico.
- English rapper Stormzy announces partnership with Penguin Books, an imprint called #Merky Books.
- Heatwave in southern Quebec, Canada, kills 33.
- Claude Lanzmann, Director.
- Saman Kunan, former Thai Navy SEAL, asphyxiates after delivering oxygen to 13 trapped people in Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand at 38.
- Jean Louis Tauran, Religious Leader.
On this day in 2017
- 101 people reported shot,15 killed in Chicago, Illinois over 4th July weekend.
- Shootout between drug cartels in Las Varas, Northern Mexico kills 14.
- Volvo Cars announces all new models by 2019 will be either hybrids or battery powered,1st automaker to do so.
- Arsenal FC breaks club transfer record, paying about €53m for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.
- Followers of Indian spiritual leader Ashutosh Mahara win a court case,3 years after his death, to keep his body in a freezer in case he should return to life.
- Irina Ratushinskaya, Soviet dissident poet (Beyond the Limit), who died of cancer at 63.
- Pierre Henry, French composer (considered pioneer of musique concrète), who died at 89.
- TV SERIES
- Snowfall: Season 1 is released.
The John Singleton drama series about the rise of the crack epidemic in Los Angeles in the 1980s follows a young street dealer named Franklin Saint (Damson Idris); Mexican wrestler Gustavo “El Oso” Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta); CIA operative Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson); and Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios), the daughter of a Mexican crime lord.
On this day in 2016
- FBI releases report stating Hillary Clinton was "extremely careless" handling classified emails but doesn't recommend prosecution.
- Alirio Díaz, Venezuelan guitarist, composer, and musicologist, who died at 92.
- Beatrice de Cardi, British archaeologist, who died at 102.
On this day in 2015
- FIFA Women's World Cup Final, BC Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada: Carli Lloyd scores a hat-trick as US beats Japan,5-2.
- Sakari Momoi, Supercentenarian.
- Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2008), who died at 94.
On this day in 2014
- Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Kvitová outclasses Eugenie Bouchard of Canada 6-3,6-0 for her 2nd Wimbledon title.
- The four surviving members of the Grateful Dead gave what they said would be their final performance, playing to over 70,000 fans at Chicago's Soldier Field. The shows came 20 years after the death of lead guitarist Jerry Garcia, who played his last show in the nation's third-largest city in 1995..
- Writer and comedian John Mulaney at the age of 32 weds make-up artist Annamarie Tendler at the Onteora Mountain House in Boiceville, New York.
- American pop singer Jessica Simpson at the age of 33 weds American NFL football player Eric Johnson at the age of 34 in Montecito, California.
- Hans-Ulrich Wehler, German historian, who died at 82.
- Sharifah Aini, Pop Singer.
- Rosemary Murphy, American actress (Margaret-Lucas Tanner), who died from esophageal cancer at 89.
On this day in 2013
- 15 people are killed by a bomb attack on a Shia mosque in Baghdad, Iraq.
- Walah Al-Suhaim, Instagram Star, born in Saudi Arabia.
- The Look of Love - Not Rated is released.
Steve Coogan and director Michael Winterbottom continue their fruitful partnership with this epic portrait of the rise and fall of British nudie theater impresario Paul Raymond. The symbol of Soho, sex and sophistication from the swinging 60s to the 80s, Raymond almost single-handedly rewrote the cultural history of the UK with an empire of topless theaters and softcore magazines that would eventually make him the richest man in the country. [IFC Films]
- The Way, Way Back - PG-13 is released.
Over the course of a summer,14-year-old Duncan comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with a carefree employee at the local water park where he gets a job.
- Stuck in Love - R is released.
An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love over the course of a tumultuous year.
- The Crash Reel - Not Rated is released.
Fifteen years of footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, childhood friends who become number one and two in the world leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, pushing one another to ever more dangerous tricks, until Kevin crashes on a Park City half-pipe, barely surviving. As Kevin recovers from his injury, Shaun wins Gold. Now all Kevin wants to do is get on his snowboard again, even though medics and family fear this could kill him.
- Just Like a Woman - R is released.
Two Chicago housewives run off to Santa Fe to compete in a belly dancing competition.