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Today in the World Countries
- Capital Day is being celebrated in Kazakhstan
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Comoros, Malawi
- Jan Hus Day is being celebrated in Czech Republic
- King Mindaugas' Day is being celebrated in Lithuania
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Tiffany Kerr, TV Actress, born in Kingston, Jamaica.
On this day in 2022
- Dramatic day in British politics as more than 40 government ministers and aides withdraw their support from PM Boris Johnson and resign, a 24 hour record.
- Bryan Marchment, Canadian NHL defenseman,1989-2006 (Edmonton Oilers, San Jose Sharks, and 7 other teams), who died at 53.
- Alonzo Howard, Instagram Star.
- James Caan, Movie Actor.
- Kazuki Takahashi, Cartoonist.
- Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between - TV-14 is released.
After making a pact to break up before college, Claire and Aidan retrace the steps of their relationship on one last epic date, revisiting familiar and unexpected places as they question: stay together or say goodbye forever?
- Fire of Love - Not Rated is released.
Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things — each other and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring French volcanologist couple roamed the planet, chasing eruptions and documenting their discoveries. Ultimately, they lost their lives in a 1991 volcanic explosion, leaving a legacy that forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world. [Neon]
- TV SERIES
- Maggie (2022): Season 1 is released.
Psychic Maggie (Rebecca Rittenhouse) suddenly begins seeing her future after meeting a stranger in this comedy co-written by Justin Adler and Maggie Mull.
On this day in 2021
- Mary Simon is named Canada's first indigenous Governor General by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
- TV SERIES
- I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson: Season 2 is released.
The sketch comedy series returns for a second season.
On this day in 2020
- Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes agrees to the largest contract for an athlete in sports history, inking a 12-year deal that could end up being worth US$503 million.
- American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Charlie Daniels died age 83 of a hemorrhagic stroke. He is best known for his contributions to Southern rock, country, and bluegrass music and scored the 1979 number-one country hit 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia' He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016..
- America officially begins withdrawaling from the World Health Organization.
- America officially begins withdrawing from the World Health Organization.
- Zoonotic diseases, which jump from animals to humans, are increasing due to unsustainable farming and climate change according to new report by the UN.
- Charlie Daniels, American singer (Devil Went Down to Georgia), who died at 83.
- Charlie Daniels, Country Singer.
- Ennio Morricone, Composer.
- Ennio Morricone, Italian composer and musician (film soundtracks for The Mission and The Hateful Eight), who died at 91.
- Ennio Morricone, Italian trumpeter, and composer of classical music and film scores (" The Mission" ; "Cinema Paradiso" ; "The Hateful Eight"), who died at 91.
- Kyle Roberts, Rapper.
- Joe Porcaro, American jazz and session drummer and percussionist (Lalo Schifrin; Rosemary Clooney; Toto), and educator (Los Angeles College of Music), who died at 90.
On this day in 2019
- Jorge Masvidal (34-13) sets a UFC record by needing just 5 seconds to KO Ben Askren (19-1,1 NC) during their welterweight bout at UFC 239 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- LA Clippers acquire 2 NBA megastars in one day; Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard from Toronto in free agency, and Paul George from OKC for an unprecedented trade bounty of players and picks.
- Super Rugby Final, Christchurch: Canterbury Crusaders win their 10th title with a 19-3 win over Argentina's Jaguares.
- Martin Charnin, American Broadway stage singer, dancer (West Side Story), director, and lyricist (Annie), who died after a heart attack at 84.
- João Gilberto, Brazilian singer and guitarist (Getz/Gilberto, Grammy Award for Album of the Year 1965) dies at 88.
- João Gilberto, Brazilian singer, guitarist and 'father of bossa nova'(Getz/Gilberto, Grammy Award for Album of the Year 1965) dies at 88.
- João Gilberto, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist and 'father of bossa nova'dies at 88.
- Joao Gilberto, Guitarist.
- João Gilberto, Guitarist.
- George Kay, Rugby Player.
- Cameron Boyce, American actor (Mirrors, Jessie), who died from an epileptic seizure at 20.
- Cameron Boyce, TV Actor.
On this day in 2018
- Floods and landslides begin in south-western Japan, killing at least 200 people with more missing. Evacuation orders for nearly 2 million..
- Iranian instagram star Maedeh Hojabri confesses on state TV for posting videos of her dancing.
- Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosário of Mozambique sacks the board of Lam Airlines after he is left stranded when a plane runs out of fuel.
- Paraguay has eliminated malaria in announcement by the World Health organization.
- Palo Santo was released by Years & Years.
The second full-length release for the British electronic pop trio led by Olly Alexander features contributions from such artist as Greg Kurstin, Steve Mac, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, and Two Inch Punch.
- Jellies was released by 77:78.
The debut full-length release for the side project from The Bees' Aaron Fletcher and Tim Parkin was recorded on the Isle of Wight.
- I'll Tell You What! was released by RP Boo.
The third full-length release for the Chicago footwork artist features guest appearances from Crossfire and DJ Phil.
- Closer Apart was released by Okzharp.
This is the debut full-length release for the collaboration between South African producer Okzharp and Die Antwoord's Manthe Ribane.
- Endless Scroll was released by Bodega.
The debut full-length release for the Brooklyn art rock/post-punk group led by Ben Hozie was produced by Parquet Courts' Austin Brown.
- Ant-Man and the Wasp - PG-13 is released.
In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.
- Bleeding Steel - Not Rated is released.
Lin (Jackie Chan) is a police inspector in modern Hong Kong. While tracking down a deranged, mecha-enhanced villain, Lin discovers that a geneticist's lost bio-chemical invention has been surgically implanted into his missing daughter. With the help of a young hacker, Lin connects the dots between the device that haunts his daughter, his enemy's sinister army, and a strange cultural phenomenon called "Bleeding Steel."
- Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda - Not Rated is released.
One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades. From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, his haunting awareness of life crises leads to a resounding new masterpiece. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda is an intimate portrait of both the artist and the man.
- Sorry to Bother You - Not Rated is released.
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.
- The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter - TV-14 is released.
Buck Ferguson (Josh Brolin), famous for hunting whitetail deer, plans a special episode of his hunting show around a bonding weekend with his estranged son, Jaden (Montana Jordan). With trusted - but hapless - cameraman and friend Don (Danny McBride) in tow, Buck sets out for what soon becomes an unexpectedly epic adventure of father-son reconnection in the great outdoors. [Netflix]
- Under the Tree - Not Rated is released.
When Baldvin & Inga’s next door neighbors complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbors in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.
- Whitney - Not Rated is released.
Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and death at age 48. The documentary feature Whitney is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life.
On this day in 2017
- Sri Lankan government confirms outbreak of dengue fever has killed at least 227.
- France announces it will ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040.
- Illinois State Senate votes to override Governor Bruce Rauner's veto to approve 1st budget in more than two years, longest-lasting such dispute of any state.
- Jay-Z's digital-only album 4:44 went platinum within five days - despite limits on who could access it. The music was only available on Tidal, the star's own streaming service, and to customers of US mobile firm Sprint. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) platinum certification, which requires more than one million sales, is rare for digital-only albums. The RIAA only started counting digital streams last year, with 1,500 plays considered equal to one album sale..
- Heinz Schneiter, Swiss football player and manager, who died at 82.
- Thomas E. Sanders, American aerial cameraman (Living Daylights), who died at 63.
- Joan Lee, Model.
On this day in 2016
- South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to 6 years in jail for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
- Pokémon Go, the real-world mobile game by Niantic, is first released.
- African American Alton Sterling is shot by Louisiana police in Baton Rouge, while being restrained on the ground, the killing is filmed.
- African American Philando Castile is shot by police in St Paul, Minnesota after being pulled over for a broken rear light, killing is filmed.
- Chilcot Report, UK's Iraqi War Inquiry released; concludes Tony Blair overstated case for war and was unpreparaed.
- NFL quarterback Russell Wilson at the age of 27 weds singer-songwriter Ciara at the age of 30 at the Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England.
- Under the Sun - Not Rated is released.
"My father says that Korea is the most beautiful country... Korea is the land of the rising sun, "says eight-year-old schoolgirl Zin-mi. Despite continuous interference by government handlers, director Vitaly Mansky still managed to document life in Pyongyang, North Korea in this fascinating portrait of one girl and her parents in the year as she prepares to join the Korean Children's Union on the Day Of The Shining Star (Kim Jong-Il's birthday). As the family receives instruction on how to be the ideal patriots, Mansky's watchful camera capture details from comrades struggling to stay awake during an official event to Zin-mi's tears at a particularly grueling dance lesson. [Icarus Films]
On this day in 2015
- Floyd Mayweather Jr. is stripped of his WBO welterweight boxing title after failing to pay $200k sanctioning fee and vacate his 2 junior middleweight titles.
- Ed Hage, Race Car Driver.
- Masabumi Kikuchi, Pianist.
- Work It Out was released by Lucy Rose.
The second full-length solo release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Rich Cooper.
On this day in 2014
- Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Ðokovic beats Roger Federer 6-7,6-4,7-6,5-7,6-4 to regain his world #1 ranking.
- Israeli Air Force strike kills 7 Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
- Talent manager Scooter Braun at the age of 33 weds philanthropist Yael Cohen at the age of 28 in Whistler, British Columbia.
- Kathy Stobart, British jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader, and teacher, who died of a stroke at 89.
On this day in 2013
- 14 people are killed after a train runs over a rickshaw in Sheikhupura, Pakistan.
- 3 people are killed and 181 are injured after a Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco Airport.
- 42 people are killed and 5 missing after a freight train carrying crude oil derailed and set of fires in Lac-Megantic, Quebec.
- 42 people are killed in an attack on a boarding school in Mamudo, Nigeria.
- British & Irish Lions Rugby Union team thrash Australia,41-16 in Sydney for a 2-1 series win, their first against the Wallabies since 1997.
- Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash lands in San Francisco International Airport. The plane was en route to San Francisco from Incheon International Airport, South Korea. The crash, which killed 3 people and injured at least 190 others, was the first fatal incident involving a Boeing 777 since it came on the market in 1995..
- Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In her last appearance at a major championship, Marion Bartoli of France beats German Sabine Lisicki 6-1,6-4 for her only Grand Slam title.
- Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bob & Mike Bryan beat Ivan Dogic & Marcelo Melo to be the only doubles pair to hold all 4 major titles and Olympic gold medal at same time.
- Actress Elisha Cuthbert at the age of 30 weds ice hockey player Dion Phaneuf at St James Catholic Church in Summerfield, Canada.
- Bob Pratt, Race Car Driver.