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Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Seungbini, TikTok Star, born in South Korea.
On this day in 2022
- Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe assassinated while giving a speech in Nara, Japan.
- Gymnast Simone Biles aged 25, becomes the youngest person to receive the US Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Joe Biden.
- Larry Storch, American stage and screen comic and character actor (F Troop - "Cpl. Agarn" ; Tennessee Tuxedo - "Prof. Whoopee"), who died at 99.
- Shinzo Abe, World Leader.
- Sound of the Morning was released by Katy J Pearson.
The second full-length release for British singer-songwriter was co-produced by co-produced by Ali Chant and Dan Carey.
- Toast was released by Neil Young & Crazy Horse.
The previously unreleased seven-track album for Neil Young & Crazy Horse was recorded in late 2000 to early 2001 at Toast Studio in San Francisco but shelved at the time as Young felt it was too sad.
- Love, Damini was released by Burna Boy.
The sixth full-length studio release for Nigerian artist Burna Boy features guest appearances from Blxst, J Balvin, J Hus, Kehlani, Khalid, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Popcaan, Ed Sheeran, and Victony.
- Formentera was released by Metric.
The eighth full-length release for Canadian indie band Metric was co-produced by Liam O'Neil and Gus Van Go.
- Found Light was released by Laura Veirs.
The 12th full-length release for Portland, Oregon-based singer-songwriter Laura Veirs was coproduced with Shahzad Ismaily.
- Cave World was released by Viagra Boys.
The third full-length release for Swedish post-punk band Viagra Boys was produced by Pelle Gunnerfeldt and DJ Haydn.
- Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel - Not Rated is released.
The legendary Chelsea Hotel, an icon of 1960s counterculture and a haven for famous artists and intellectuals including Patti Smith, Janis Joplin, and the superstars of Warhol’s Factory, is under renovation. Soon it will reopen to the public as one of New York’s most fashionable luxury hotels. Dozens of long-term residents, most in their later years, have lived amidst the scaffolding and constant construction for close to a decade. Against this chaotic backdrop, Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel takes us through the hotel’s storied halls, exploring its living body and the bohemian origins that contributed to its mythical stature. Its residents and the walls themselves now face a turning point in their common history.
- Both Sides of the Blade - Not Rated is released.
Sara (Juliette Binoche) and Jean (Vincent Lindon) have been in a loving, stable relationship for ten years. They are happy. He is her rock, someone she can hold on to. When they first met, Sara was in a relationship with François (Grégoire Colin), Jean’s best friend. One day, Sara sees François on the street. He does not see her, but she is overwhelmed by a sensation that her life could suddenly change. François does indeed get in touch with Jean to suggest that they work together again. Before long, things are in danger of spiralling out of control. [Berlin]
- Moon,66 Questions - Not Rated is released.
After years of distance, twenty-something Artemis tentatively decides to return to Athens and care for her father, Paris, after his recent decline in health. As she intimately cares for the stoic, near-wordless Paris, she tries to understand this man she never really knew. When Artemis discovers a well-kept secret from her father’s past, she finally begins to not only better understand a complicated man, but the underlying love coursing through a complicated relationship between father and daughter.
- Thor: Love and Thunder - July 8,2022 is released.
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.
- Murina - Not Rated is released.
On a remote island along Croatia’s Adriatic coast,17-year-old Julija (Gracija Filipovic) spends her days diving for eel with her domineering father Ante and watching other teens party on a nearby yacht. Julija bristles at Ante’s heavy handed cruelty and resents her mother Nela’s passivity. She longs for independence but is unsure how to achieve it, until the arrival of the rich and mysterious Javier seems to offer a way out. Javier is considering buying Ante’s land to build a resort, which would allow the family to escape their island isolation for the city. Once Ante’s employer and Nela’s lover, Javier flirts shamelessly with Nela and Julija, setting off a subtle battle of hypermasculine one-upmanship that pushes Ante to humiliate and control Julija even more. Flattered by Javier’s praise and stories of traveling the world, Julija sees him as the solution to all her problems. But does his affection portend freedom, or something more sinister?
- TV SERIES
- Black Bird: Season 1 is released.
Jimmy Keene (Taron Egerton) was sentenced to 10 years in a minimum security prison with no possibility of parole but is given a choice of a shorter sentence if he enters a maximum-security prison for the criminally insane and can elicit a confession from serial killer Larry Hall (Paul Walter Hauser).
- Boo, Bitch: Season 1 is released.
High school seniors Erika Vu (Lana Condor) and Gia (Zoe Colletti) are in a car accident which leaves Erika a ghost in this teen comedy series co-created by Erin Ehrlich and Lauren Lungerich.
On this day in 2021
- A tiny Leonardo da Vinci sketch "Head of a Bear", the size of a post-it sells for £8.9 million ($12.2 m) at auction in London.
- MLB Padres relief pitcher Daniel Camarena gets his first hit, in his second career at bat - a grand slam - against Washington Nationals'Max Scherzer, in San Diego.
- Japan says the Olympics will be held without spectators as Tokyo announces state of emergency due to a surge in COVID-19 pandemic.
- Global known death toll from COVID-19 pandemic passes 4 million (equal to all deaths in battle since 1982).
- Global known deathtoll from COVID-19 pandemic passes 4 million (equal to all deaths in battle since 1982).
- US President Joe Biden says US troops will withdraw from Afghanistan by August 31, despite increased Taliban gains across the country.
- US President Joe Biden says US troops will withdraw from Afghanistan will by August 31, despite increased Taliban gains across the country.
- Zaila Avant-garde, American student, age 14, from Harvey, Louisiana, wins Scripps National Spelling Bee title.
- Virbhadra Singh, Politician.
- Sam Reed, American jazz and session saxophonist, and musical director (Uptown Theater (Philadelphia); Teddy Pendergrass), who died at 85.
- TV SERIES
- Gossip Girl (2021): Season 1 is released.
New York private school students discover they are being watched by Gossip Girl (voiced by Kristen Bell), who returns eight years later on Instagram in this follow-up series to The CW series of the same name.
On this day in 2020
- Australian city of Melbourne goes back into lockdown for six weeks after second outbreak of 700 active cases.
- Americans and Polynesians made contact around 1200 A.D. according to new genomic study in "Nature", people from eastern Polynesia had DNA from indigenous Colombia.
- US government issues directive that more than 1 million international students will be stripped of their visas if their courses entirely online.
- Naya Rivera, American actress and singer (Glee), drowns at 33.
- Naya Rivera, TV Actress.
- Abdelmajid Tlemçani, Tunisian soccer striker (54 caps; Espérance Sportive de Tunis), who died at 82.
- Alex Pullin, Australian snowboarder (World C'ship gold snowboard cross 2011,13), who died from drowning at 32.
- Flossie Wong-Staal, Biologist.
- Mucho Mucho Amor - Not Rated is released.
Once the world's most famous astrologer, Walter Mercado seeks to resurrect a forgotten legacy. Raised in the sugar cane fields of Puerto Rico, Walter grew up to become a gender non-conforming, cape-wearing psychic whose televised horoscopes reached 120 million Latinx viewers a day for 30 years before he mysteriously disappeared.
- Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets - Not Rated is released.
A look at the final moments of a Las Vegas dive bar called 'The Roaring 20s'.
- TV SERIES
- Stateless: Season 1 is released.
Inspired by real events, the lives of German-Australian flight attendant Sofie Werner (Yvonne Strahovski), Afghani Ameer (Fayssal Bazzi), as well as Clare Kowitz (Asher Keddie), the new general manager of the Australian immigration detention centre and guard Cam Sandford (Jai Courtney) become entwined in this drama series co-created by Tony Ayres, Elise McCredie and Cate Blanchett.[Originally premiered on ABC (Australian Broadcasting Channel) on 1 March 2020]
On this day in 2019
- US financier Jeffrey Epstein indicted on further charges of sex trafficking of minors.
- Congolese general and rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
- Deutsche Bank begins laying off 18,000 employees worldwide as part of large overhaul of its operations.
On this day in 2018
- Eritrea and Ethiopia announce re-establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries after almost 20 years in Asmara, Eritrea.
- British Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns in a stand against Theresa May's new softer Brexit policy.
- Four boys are the first to be rescued after 16 days, from Tham Luang cave, Thailand, by Thai and international rescue team.
- South Korean golfer Sei Young Ki breaks LPGA 72-hole scoring record with 31 under-par 257, also first to better -30, in winning Thornberry Creek Classic.
- Oliver Knussen, British composer (Where the Wild Things Are, Chicara), who died at 66.
- Tab Hunter [Arthur Andrew Kelm], American actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust) and singer (" Young Love"), who died of complications of deep vein thrombosis at 86.
- Tab Hunter [Arthur Andrew Kelm], American actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust) and singer (Young Love), who died of complications of deep vein thrombosis at 86.
- Alan Johnson, American screen and stage choreographer (The Producers - "Springtime for Hitler" ; Legs Diamond; 3 Emmy Awards), director (To Be Or Not To Be), and dancer (West Side Story),, who died at 81.
- Alan Johnson, American 3-time Emmy Award winning choreographer (Springtime for Hitler, West Side Story), who died at 81.
- Alan Johnson, American 3-time Emmy Award-winning choreographer (Springtime for Hitler, West Side Story), who died at 81.
- TV SERIES
- Sharp Objects: Season 1 is released.
St. Louis crime reporter Camille Preaker (Amy Adams) returns to her small Missouri hometown for a story about a murder of a young girl and the disappearance of another only to experience reminders of her past in this eight-part drama based on the novel by Gillian Flynn.
On this day in 2017
- Unesco declares Asmara, capital of Eritrea, a world heritage site for its Art Deco buildings.
- British Lions tie 15-15 with New Zealand All Blacks in their 3rd rugby match to tie the series.
- Bill Branham, Race Car Driver.
- Elsa Martinelli, Italian actress (Indian Fighter), who died at 82.
- Elsa Martinelli, Movie Actress.
- Nelsan Ellis, American actor (True Blood), who died of complications from heart failure at 39.
- TV SERIES
- Tour de Pharmacy is released.
From the team behind 2015's 7 Days in Hell, comes a mockumentary set in 1982's Tour de France where the competitors include: white Nigerian Marty Hass (Andy Samberg); Austrian Gustav Ditters (John Cena); the first African-American Slim Robinson (Daveed Diggs); pacesetter JuJu Peppi (Orlando Bloom); and Adrianna "Adrian"Baton (Freddie Highmore), a female racer disguised as a man.
On this day in 2016
- Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri is the first woman to be appointed artistic director at French fashion house Christian Dior.
- Canadian rapper and singer Drake was at No.1 on the US chart with his fourth studio album Views. With Views, Drake also joined Adele, Michael Bublé and Taylor Swift as the only artists in the 2010s decade to have an album remain at No.1 on the Billboard 200 for six consecutive weeks..
- Model Ana Beatriz Barros at the age of 34 weds billionaire beau Karim El Chiaty on the Greek island of Mykonos.
- Abdul Sattar Edhi, Civil Rights Leader.
- Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philanthropist (Edhi Foundation), who died at 88.
- Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philantropist (Edhi Foundation), who died at 88.
- William H. McNeill, Canadian-born historian (Rise of the West), who died at 98.
- Wildflower was released by The Avalanches.
The second full-length release for the Australian electronic band comes 16 years after its debut album Since I Left You with features guest appearances from Ariel Pink, David Berman, Jean-Michel Bernard, Biz Markie, Danny Brown, Camp Lo, Jonathan Donahue, Warren Ellis, Jennifer Herrema, Father John Misty, MF Doom, Paris Pershun and Toro y Moi.
- Take Her Up to Monto was released by Róisín Murphy.
The fourth full-length studio release for the Irish singer-songwriter features some songs from the same recording sessions as her 2015's Hairless Toys.
- Nothing's Real was released by Shura.
The debut full-length release for the British pop artist was produced with Greg Kurstin and Joel Pott.
- Black Bubblegum was released by Eric Copeland.
The experimental electronic artist used keyboards, guitars and effect pedals on his latest solo release.
- Blank Face LP was released by ScHoolboy Q.
The fourth full-length release for the Los Angeles rapper features guest appearances from Anderson.Paak, E-40, Jadakiss, Miguel, Candice Pillay, Lance Skiiiwalker, Vince Staples, SZA, Tha Dogg Pound, TF and Kanye West.
- Ellipsis was released by Biffy Clyro.
The seventh full-length studio release for the Scottish rock trio was produced by Rich Costey.
- Centres was released by Ian William Craig.
The ninth full-length release for the Canadian artist who uses cassette players, reel-to-reel machines and synthesizers to create his sound was recorded in a variety of places in Vancouver.
- Command Your Weather was released by Big Business.
The fifth full-length release for the Seattle sludge metal band now composed only of Jared Warren and Coady Willis was recorded in Joshua Tree with Dave Curran.
- IV was released by BadBadNotGood.
The fourth full-length release for the Canadian jazz group features guest appearances from Future Islands' Samuel T. Herring, Mick Jenkins, Kaytranada, Colin Stetson, and Charlotte Day Wilson.
- DJ-Kicks was released by Jackmaster.
The latest from the DJ-Kicks mix series is from Glasgow-based DJ that was influenced by some of his first shows.
- Hit Reset was released by The Julie Ruin.
The second full-length release for the band led by Kathleen Hanna was mixed by Eli Crews.
- How He Fell in Love - Not Rated is released.
Travis (Matt McGorry), a young struggling musician, crosses paths with Ellen (Amy Hargreaves), an older married yoga teacher who is trying to adopt a child with her husband. Travis and Ellen begin an affair that slowly deepens into something more intimate and profound. As their encounters continue, Ellen is confronted with her failing marriage while Travis must face the consequences of his actions.
- Fathers and Daughters - R is released.
Jake Davis (Russell Crowe), a Pulitzer-winning novelist, finds himself fighting against the world when a fatal car accident leaves him to raise his 5-year-old daughter, Katie, all on his own. Overcome with guilt from the loss of his wife, he struggles with the daily routine of raising a child compounded by his overbearing relatives intent on taking her away from him. As the narrative weaves back and forth between the 1980s, and present day, we come to learn how 30-year-old Katie (Amanda Seyfried) battles the demons that stemmed from her troubled childhood and simultaneously watch how Jake fights to hold on to the thing he loves most — his daughter, at the cost of his fortune, sanity, and ultimately even his own life.
- Men Go to Battle - Not Rated is released.
Most Americans predict that the Civil War will end by Christmas, but Henry (Tim Morton) and Francis Mellon (David Maloney) couldn't care less. Bracing for another winter on their struggling farm in rural Kentucky, the brothers have become suffocatingly close. Francis' practical jokes become more and more aggressive until the night he accidentally injures Henry in a drunken fight. After humiliating himself in front of a daughter (Rachel Korine) of the town's preeminent family, Henry disappears in the night. Months later, Francis learns that Henry has joined the Union army, and the two are left to find out separately what the approaching war will bring. [Film Movement]
- Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates - R is released.
Hard-partying brothers Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron) place an online ad to find the perfect dates (Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza) for their sister’s Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by the uncontrollable duo.
- Cell - R is released.
At the Boston airport, Clay (John Cusack) witnesses a scene of chaotic mayhem when an electronic signal turns hundreds of cell phone users into rabid killers. Desperate to find his estranged wife and son, Clay teams with a train driver (Samuel L. Jackson) to battle the horde of murderous “phoners” as the city descends into apocalyptic madness.
- Captain Fantastic - R is released.
In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father (Viggo Mortensen) devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.
- Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You - Not Rated is released.
Arguably the most influential creator, writer, and producer in the history of television, Norman Lear brought primetime into step with the times. Using comedy and indelible characters, his legendary 1970s shows such as All In the Family, Maude, Good Times, and The Jeffersons, boldly cracked open dialogue and shifted the national consciousness, injecting enlightened humanism into sociopolitical debates on race, class, creed, and feminism. Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You is the definitive chronicle of Mr. Lear’s life, work, and achievements, but it is so much more than an arm’s-length, past-tense biopic; at 93, Mr. Lear is as vital and engaged as he ever was. [Music Box Films]
- Our Little Sister - PG is released.
Three sisters - Sachi, Yoshino and Chika - live together in a large house in the seaside town of Kamakura. When they learn of their estranged father’s death, they decide to travel to the countryside for his funeral. There they meet their shy teenage half-sister Suzu for the first time and, bonding quickly, invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and begins a new life with her older sisters.
- The Secret Life of Pets - PG is released.
Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels behind, when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of abandoned pets determined to take revenge on all happy-owned pets and their owners.
- Zero Days - Approved is released.
Zero Days is a documentary thriller about the world of cyberwar. For the first time, the film tells the complete story of Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware (known as a “worm” for its ability to burrow from computer to computer on its own) that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target. Zero Days is the most comprehensive accounting to date of how a clandestine mission hatched by two allies with clashing agendas opened forever the Pandora’s Box of cyberwarfare. Beyond the technical aspects of the story, Zero Days reveals a web of intrigue involving the CIA, the US Military's new cyber command, Israel's Mossad and Operations that include both espionage and covert assassinations but also a new generation of cyberweapons whose destructive power is matched only by Nuclear War.
On this day in 2015
- The New York Stock Exchange stops trading for nearly four hours due to a technical error.
- The NFL's Washington Redskins have their trademark vacated on the grounds it may cause offence to native Americans.
- Sienna Casas, TikTok Star, born in United States.
- Kairo Owethu Forbes, Instagram Star, born in South Africa.
- Ken "The Snake" Stabler, NFL quarterback (Oak Raiders, Super Bowl XI), who died at 69.
- Ken Stabler, American NFL quarterback,1968-84,4X rpo-Bowl, MVP-1974 (Oakland Raiders - Super Bowl XI, and two other teams), who died of colon cancerat 69.
- James Tate, American poet (Pulitzer Prize 1992), who died at 71.
- Ernie Maresca, American singer and songwriter (" Runaround Sue" ; "The Wanderer"), who died at 76.
- Ernie Maresca, American singer and songwriter (Runaround Sue; The Wanderer), who died at 76.
- TV SERIES
- The Spoils Before Dying: Season 1 is released.
The "prequel"to The Spoils of Babylon is Eric Jonrosh's (Will Ferrell) novel set in the jazz clubs of 1950s Los Angeles.
On this day in 2014
- FIFA World Cup: Germany defeat Brazil by a record 7-1 in the semi-finals to make it to the final; Miroslav Klose of Germany breaks the World Cup goal scoring record with 16 goals.
- Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu instructs his defence forces to "take their gloves off" against Hamas and to take any means necessary to "restore peace" to Israeli citizens.
- 1000 Forms of Fear was released by Sia.
The sixth full-length release for the Australian pop singer-songwriter was produced by Greg Kurstin.
- Family Crimes was released by The Skygreen Leopards.
The seventh release for the California psych-pop duo of Glenn Donaldson and Donovan Quinn was recorded by Jason Quever of Papercuts.
- Celestite was released by Wolves in the Throne Room.
The fifth full-length studio release for the black metal duo is a five-track companion album to 2011's Celestial Lineage.
- Redeemer of Souls was released by Judas Priest.
The 17th release for the British metal band led by Rob Halford is its first without founding guitarist K.K. Downing.
- Season Sun was released by Gulp.
The debut release for the side project of Super Furry Animals bassist Guto Pryce and his wife Lindsey Leven includes contributions from Gid Goundrey and ex-Race Horses drummer Gwion Llewelyn.
- No Coast was released by Braid.
The first full-length studio release from the emo band in 16 years was produced by Will Yip.
- Wooden Head was released by The Proper Ornaments.
The debut release for the indie pop quartet that includes Veronica Falls' James Hoare, Max Claps, Daniel Nellis, and Robert Syme was recorded on a reel-to-reel four track.
- TV SERIES
- Finding Carter: Season 1 is released.
After being arrested at a party,16-year-old Carter (Kathryn Prescott) discovers she was abducted as a child and the woman (Milena Govich) who raised her, was her kidnapper. She is reunited with her biological parents (Cynthia Watros and Alexis Denisof), a twin sister (Anna Jacoby-Heron), and a little brother (Zac Pullam), but still misses her now-on-the-run mother.
On this day in 2013
- A dozen people are killed and injured after a hotel collapses in Hyderabad, India.
- 42 people killed, hundreds injured after the Egyptian army raids a sit-in protest in Cairo.
- American model Amber Rose at the age of 29 weds American rapper Wiz Khalifa at the age of 25 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; divorce in 2016.
- Model Amber Rose at the age of 29 weds rapper Wiz Khalifa at the age of 25 in Pennsylvania.
- Dickie Reese, Race Car Driver.