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

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    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Charl Schwartzel hangs on to beat fellow South African Hennie Du Plessis by a stroke to win the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational event at the Centurion GC, Hertfordshire; pockets massive US$4.75m for the victory.
    • Justin Bieber was forced to cancel his current tour after he revealed he was suffering from facial paralysis. The 28-year-old said in an Instagram video that the condition was due to a diagnosis of Ramsay Hunt syndrome..
    • Actress Sophia Bush marries entrepreneur Grant Hughes at Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa.
    • DEATHS
    • Bernd Bransch, German soccer defender (64 caps GDR; Chemie Halle FC, FC Carl Zeiss Jena), who died at 77.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • US lobsterman survives being swallowed by a humpback whale of coast of Provincetown, Massachusetts.
    • Pulitzer Prizes awarded to Katori Hall for drama, The New York Times for pandemic coverage and special citation for Darnella Frazier for recording the murder of George Floyd.
    • DEATHS
    • John Gabriel [Jack Monkarsh], American stage and screen actor (Ryan's Hope), singer, lyricist, and producer, who died at 90.
    • Asia is released. Asia (Alena Yiv) and Vika (Shira Haas) are more like sisters than mother and daughter. Young mom Asia hides nothing about her work-hard, play-hard lifestyle, and expects the same openness and honesty from teenage Vika. But Vika is at an age where privacy and independence are paramount, and inevitably begins to rebel against her mom’s parenting style. With two stubborn and opinionated women under one roof, Asia finds herself in new territory and stumbles to achieve a balance between asserting her parental authority and respecting her daughter’s point of view. When health issues lead Vika to be confined to a wheelchair and her need for romantic experiences and sexual exploration becomes more urgent, Asia realizes she must get out of the way so that her daughter can live her life.
    • Akilla's Escape is released. In a crime-noir about the urban child-soldier, Akilla Brown captures a fifteen-year-old Jamaican boy in the aftermath of an armed robbery. Over one gruelling night, Akilla confronts a cycle of generational violence he thought he escaped.
    • Censor is released. Film censor Enid takes pride in her meticulous work, guarding unsuspecting audiences from the deleterious effects of watching the gore-filled decapitations and eye gougings she pores over. Her sense of duty to protect is amplified by guilt over her inability to recall details of the long-ago disappearance of her sister, recently declared dead in absentia. When Enid is assigned to review a disturbing film from the archive that echoes her hazy childhood memories, she begins to unravel how this eerie work might be tied to her past. [Sundance]
    • Sublet is released. A New York Times writer (John Benjamin Hickey) visits Tel Aviv after suffering a tragedy. The city's energy and his relationship with a younger man (Niv Nissim) he meets there bring him back to life.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway is released. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can't seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Queen Bees is released. While her house undergoes repairs, fiercely independent senior Helen (Ellen Burstyn) moves into a nearby retirement community ? just temporarily. Once behind the doors of Pine Grove Senior Community, she encounters lusty widows, cutthroat bridge tournaments and a hotbed of bullying “mean girls” the likes of which she hasn’t encountered since high school, all of which leaves her yearning for the solitude of home. But somewhere between flower arranging and water aerobics Helen discovers that it’s never too late to make new friends and perhaps even find a new love.
    • 12 Mighty Orphans is released. 12 Mighty Orphans tells the true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage who, during the Great Depression, went from playing without shoes—or even a football—to playing for the Texas state championships. Over the course of their winning season these underdogs and their resilient spirit became an inspiration to their city, state, and an entire nation in need of a rebound, even catching the attention of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The architect of their success was Rusty Russell, a legendary high school coach who shocked his colleagues by giving up a privileged position so he could teach and coach at an orphanage. Few knew Rusty's secret: that he himself was an orphan. Recognizing that his scrawny players couldn't beat the other teams with brawn, Rusty developed innovative strategies that would come to define modern football.
    • In the Heights is released. Lights up on Washington Heights...The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Holler is released. In a forgotten pocket of Southern Ohio where American manufacturing and opportunity are dying up, a determined young woman finds a ticket out when she is accepted to college. Alongside her older brother, Ruth Avery joins a dangerous scrap metal crew in order to pay her way. Together, they spend one brutal winter working the scrap yards during the day and stealing valuable metal from the once thriving factories at night. With her goal in sight, Ruth finds that the ultimate cost for an education for a girl like her may be more than she bargained for, and she soon finds herself torn between a promising future and the family she would leave behind.
    • The Misfits is released. After being recruited by a group of unconventional thieves, renowned criminal Richard Pace (Pierce Brosnan) finds himself caught up in an elaborate gold heist that promises to have far-reaching implications on his life and the lives of countless others.
    • Lupin: Season 2 is released. Assane is on the run from the law as he seeks vengeance against Hubert Pellegrini.
    • Betty: Season 2 is released. Kirt, Janay, Honeybear, Camille, and Indigo deal with the challenges of growing up and the COVID-19 pandemic in the second season of the drama.
    • ALBUMS
    • Big Mess was released by Danny Elfman. The second full-length solo release for the prolific film and television composer was written during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Black Metal 2 was released by Dean Blunt. This is the sequel to the British artist's 2014 solo album, Black Metal.
    • A Few Stars Apart was released by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. The latest full-length release for the country rock band was produced by Dave Cobb.
    • Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land was released by MARINA. The fifth full-length release for the Welsh pop artist who previously went by the name Marina and the Diamonds features production with Jennifer Decilveo and James Flannigan.
    • Culture III was released by Migos. The fourth full-length studio release for the hip hop trio features guest appearances from Justin Bieber, Cardi B, Drake, Future, Juice WRLD, Polo G, Pop Smoke and YoungBoy Never Broke Again.
    • Butterfly 3000 was released by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard. The second release in 2021 for the Australian rock band was recorded remotely at home during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
    • Bodies was released by AFI. The 11th full-length studio release for the California rock quartet led by Davey Havok was produced by the band's guitarist, Jade Puget.
    • Jordi was released by Maroon 5. The seventh full-length release for the Los Angeles pop-rock band led by Adam Levine features guest appearances from Bantu, blackbear, H.E.R., Juice WRLD, Megan Thee Stallion, Stevie Nicks, Nipsey Hussle, and YG.
    • No Gods No Masters was released by Garbage. The seventh full-length studio release for the alternative rock band was produced with Billy Bush.
    • Path of Wellness was released by Sleater-Kinney. The 10th full-length studio release for the Portland, Oregon-based alternative rock duo was self-produced.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Guilty Gear -Strive- for PC is released. “Guilty Gear -Strive-“ is the latest entry in the Guilty Gear fighting game franchise. Created by Daisuke Ishiwatari and developed by Arc System Works, “Guilty Gear -Strive-“ upholds the series’ reputation for groundbreaking hybrid 2D/3D cell-shaded graphics and intense, rewarding gameplay. There is a fully voiced story mode diving deep into the Guilty Gear universe, new characters joining fan favorites, and robust rollback net code. The cutting-edge 2D/3D hybrid graphics pioneered in the Guilty Gear series have been raised to the next level in “Guilty Gear -Strive-“. The new artistic direction and improve character animations will go beyond anything you’ve seen before in a fighting game!
    • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart for PlayStation 5 is released. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is an intergalactic adventure from Insomniac Games that showcases what’s possible for games designed around PS5’s SSD and DualSense wireless controller. Players seamlessly travel through different dimensions in mid-gameplay. The DualSense wireless controller brings combat to life, with haptic feedback and the adaptive triggers adding powerful sensations that increase immersion in combat.
    • Game Builder Garage for Switch is released. Have you ever dreamed of building your own video games? The Game Builder Garage™ software is a great place to start! Anyone can learn the basics of game design and visual programming with step-by-step lessons created by the minds at Nintendo.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • American country music group Lady Antebellum abbreviated their name to "Lady A"during the George Floyd protests in an attempt to blunt the name's associations with slavery and the Antebellum South, causing a dispute with black blues and gospel singer Anita White, who had been using the name Lady A for more than 20 years..
    • Bodies of 46 migrants recovered off the coast of Tunisia after a boat capsized a few days before.
    • Pan-American Health Organisation warns pandemic spreading "exponentially" in many areas of the region, home to nearly half of all cases worldwide.
    • DEATHS
    • Ron Overman, Race Car Driver.
    • Matt Poore, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (14 Tests 355 runs @ 15.43,9 wickets), who died at 90.
    • Mel Winkler, American actor (Devil in a Blue Dress), who died at 78.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Samurai Shodown for PC is released. SAMURAI SHODOWN has enjoyed worldwide success as a blade-wielding fighting game series since its first release in 1993. 11 years have passed since the last series installment, and it is now time for SAMURAI SHODOWN to return in a brand-new game featuring high-end visuals and gameplay! Faithfully reproducing the game mechanics and atmosphere that contributed to the success of the series, SAMURAI SHODOWN includes a revolutionary feature that learns from players game actions and patterns in order to create CPU-controlled "ghost"characters. With a story set one year before the very first installment, a diverse cast of returning and new characters cross paths in order to fulfill their destinies!* SAMURAI SHODOWN is faithful to the series' roots by delivering the same tense and exhilarating battles that it has always been known for. * Using the power of UNREAL® ENGINE 4 the series is able to achieve a level of detail and graphical quality like never before. * Using revolutionary Deep Learning AI, the game will learn from player tactics and create Ghost characters which players around the globe can share and fight against.
    • Project Warlock for Switch is released. One man and his guns. Become a mysterious Warlock who embarks onto a dangerous mission to eradicate all evil. Put your finger on the trigger and travel through time and space to wreak havoc like in the golden days of fast paced, adrenaline-pumping first person shooters, hooking you for hours of super fun carnage. Let’s rock and roll!
    • Evan's Remains for Switch is released. Evan’s Remains is a mystery-thriller puzzle adventure about finding a missing boy: Evan. The game combines logic-based platform puzzles with narrative inspired by Japanese graphic adventure games. Every time the player solves from two to three puzzles, the story goes forward and new mechanics are introduced. The challenge of the puzzles lies in the player’s ability to figure out what do rather than solve challenges based on skill. As the difficulty curve increases, the puzzles become more complex by combining two or more previously introduced mechanics.
    • Beyond Blue for Xbox One is released. Beyond Blue takes players into the near future, where they will have the opportunity to explore the mysteries of our ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep-sea explorer and scientist. She and her newly-formed research team will use groundbreaking technologies to see, hear, and interact with the ocean in a more meaningful way than has ever been attempted. The game features an evocative narrative and exploration of an untouched world. Embracing the same inclusive development process that was used to create Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna), E-Line’s BAFTA award-winning game about Alaska Native culture, the company partnered with BBC Studios (developers of the acclaimed Blue Planet II), OceanX Media, world-class game makers, and some of science’s leading ocean experts to craft an experience that reflects the awesome wonder and unbounded mystery that infuses our planet’s beating blue heart.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • An 11-judge panel from the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals decided to review its decision on whether Led Zeppelin plagiarized 'Stairway To Heaven' from the opening guitar riff on Spirit’s 1968 track 'Taurus'. In June 2016, a Los Angeles jury ruled that Zeppelin were not guilty of any copyright infringement..
    • Botswana overturns law criminalizing same-sex relationships from colonial-era in landmark African LGBTQ case.
    • Comedian Jon Stewart delivers angry rebuke to Congress for the lack of funds for 9/11 victims.
    • Russian journalist Ivan Golunov released from prison and drug charges dropped after major public outcry with unprecedented joint campaign by Russian news sources.
    • Toy Story 4 directed by Josh Cooley with the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen has its world premiere.
    • WHO confirms first case of Ebola virus in Uganda, spread from outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.
    • Pose: Season 2 is released. The second season opens in the year 1990, as Madonna popularizes many of the moves from the underground ball culture in "Vogue"and the AIDS crisis continues.
    • Contra Anniversary Collection for PlayStation 4 is released. The Contra Anniversary Collection brings this classic Run and Gun franchise back to modern platforms and a new generation of players. Grab power ups and blast your way through waves of menacing enemies and bosses that will put your reaction skills to the test. Also included is a digital Bonus Book with tons of concept documents and sketches, the official chronology of the franchise, an exclusive interview with the veteran producer of the series, and more.
    • Dragon Star Varnir for PlayStation 4 is released. Fight enemies midair in a unique, vertically-oriented battle system. Strategically position your party at different tiers to attack and disable the enemy’s skills, one level at a time. Perform enough attacks to unleash the dragon within, transforming each character to unlock devastating skills and newfound strength during battle. Weaken an enemy dragon to devour its element! When the element is pierced into a character, they can absorb that dragon’s skill tree. But at what cost…?
    • Collection of Mana for Switch is released. The long-awaited "Trials of Mana"is now available outside of Japan. Play all three games in the original Mana series. Quintessential JRPG series "Collection of Mana"is now on Nintendo Switch! Fall in love with the Mana series all over again, including the first-ever release of the action-packed third game in the trilogy: "Trials of Mana".
    • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces plan to ban single-use plastics by 2021.
    • Martin Feldstein, American economist (1977 John Bates Clark Medal), chief economic adviser to President Reagan, who died at 79.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • In landmark ruling, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejects El Salvador woman's asylum request based on domestic abuse.
    • More than 100 people arrested in Vietnam, after protests against special economic zones at the People's Committee Headquarters in Binh Thuan province and elsewhere.
    • 72nd Tony Awards: "The Band's Visit" best musical, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" best play.
    • Net neutrality is officially repealed by The Federal Communications Commission in the US.
    • DEATHS
    • Benny Rapp, Race Car Driver.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Jurassic World Evolution for PC is released. Place yourself at the heart of the Jurassic franchise and build your own Jurassic World. Take charge of operations on the legendary islands of the Muertes archipelago and bring the wonder, majesty and danger of dinosaurs to life. Build for Science, Entertainment or Security interests in an uncertain world where life always finds a way.Bioengineer dinosaurs that think, feel and react intelligently to the world around them. Play with life itself to give your dinosaurs unique behaviours, traits and appearances, then contain and profit from them to fund your global search for lost dinosaur DNA.Control the big picture with deep management tools or go hands-on to confront challenges on the ground or in the air. Expand your islands and choose your own journey in an all-new narrative featuring iconic characters from across the franchise and decades of Jurassic lore at your fingertips.
    • Prey: Mooncrash for PlayStation 4 is released. Fight overwhelming odds to escape a secret TranStar moon base where the enemies you encounter, the hazards you face, the goals you complete, and the loot you collect are different each time you play. With changing environments as dangerous as they are dynamic, the Mooncrash campaign for Prey will offer a fun, infinitely replayable challenge to test even the most skilled players.Story:In Prey: Mooncrash, TranStar's secret moon base stopped transmitting shortly after the events of Prey. Now Peter, a hacker stationed aboard a spy satellite tasked with intercepting TranStar communications, must find out why. Trapped and under a ruthless contract with KASMA Corp, Peter's only hope of ever seeing his family again is uncovering the moon base's lost secrets.Features:Live. Die. Adapt. Escape!Escape TranStar's moon base before the Typhon threat takes over. A simple goal, but one with hundreds of viable solutions. In Mooncrash, players will experience an all-new, infinitely replayable, 'rogue-lite' campaign with ever-changing enemies, weapons and objectives against a constantly increasing alien threat. Survive How You Want with Who You WantUnlock multiple characters as you play, each with their own set of specialized, upgradable skills. Will you forge your path with the resourceful engineer Joan, trade that wrench in for Security Officer Bhatia and his shotgun, or will you choose the frail-but-gifted Andrius and his arsenal of psychic abilities? Prey is about choices, and those choices belong to you. Search for Secrets, Lootand a Way OffArkane Studios' talent for detail and story-rich environments comes alive in Mooncrash. As you explore the station, which is the same size and scope of four levels of the original game's Talos I station, don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for precious supplies and, of course, Mimics.New Challenges, New SolutionsThe Typhon threat has returned with familiar foes and tough new enemies, each armed with a unique set of deadly characteristics. Use the full power of the arsenal at your disposal, including popular weapons and abilities from Prey's main game, to fight for your life and make a mad dash for your escape. Prey: Typhon HunterMooncrash includes Prey: Typhon Hunter, an online multiplayer update. Typhon Hunter is a lethal game of hide-and-seek between a single survivor (Morgan Yu) and five other players who stalk, hunt, and hide in plain sight as shape-shifting Mimic aliens. Every object is a potential enemy. Will Morgan or the Mimics prevail?TranStar VR is a single player VR-only campaign included in the Typhon Hunter update. This campaign puts you in the shoes of various TranStar employees as you complete objectives and solve intricate puzzles on Talos I, just days before the events of Prey.Requires the Prey full game.
    • Hexologic for Switch is released. Immerse yourself in the beautiful world of Hexologic. Solve challenging, yet rewarding puzzles, listen to relaxing music, dive deep in the game's atmosphere and fall in love in sudoku again.
    • Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez accepts migrant rescue ship Aquarius with 629 people on board after Italy refuses it.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Stanley Cup Final, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Nashville Predators,2-0 for 4-2 series win; Penguins back-to-back champions.
    • 71st Tony Awards: "Dear Evan Hansen" (musical) & "Oslo" (play) win.
    • Jailbreak by militants in Beni, DR Congo kills 11 and frees 900 prisoners.
    • Japan passes law allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate.
    • DEATHS
    • Brandon Rogers, Pop Singer.
    • Rosalie Sorrels, American traditional folk singer-songwriter (" Up Is A Nice Place To Be" ; "Nevada Moon"), who died at 83.
    • Claws: Season 1 is released. There is more than just nails and hair going on at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon run by Desna Simms (Niecy Nash) with her best friend Jennifer (Jenn Lyon), Polly (Carrie Preston), Quiet Ann (Judy Reyes), Virginia (Karrueche Tran) and her twin brother Dean (Harold Perrineau) in this dark dramedy written by Eliot Laurence.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • Singer Christina Grimmie, who had competed on the US TV programme The Voice, died of her wounds after being shot in Florida. A man opened fire on her when she was signing autographs after a concert in Orlando. The assailant who was tackled by Ms Grimmie's brother, then shot and killed himself. The 22-year-old singer died in a local hospital..
    • 148th Belmont Stakes: Irad Ortiz Jr. aboard Creator wins in 2:28:51.
    • DEATHS
    • Alberto Remedios, British opera and concert singer, who died at 81.
    • Donald Carr, English cricketer and MCC official, who died at 89.
    • O.J.: Made in America: Season 1 is released. The five-part documentary chronicles O.J. Simpson's rise from the San Francisco housing projects to football fame in college and the NFL to his post-football career and infamy with the 1995 trial for the killings of his ex-wife, Nicole, and Ron Goldman. The first episode will air on ABC with the following four episodes airing only on ESPN.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • The Kinks' front man and principle song writer Ray Davies was awarded with a London Legend Award at a ceremony held at the Camden Roundhouse. Davies said: "I accept this on behalf of all the young writers coming through, all the young people embarking on careers and as a symbol of the future.".
    • DEATHS
    • Ron Moody [Moodnick], British stage and screen actor, singer (Oliver!; The Twelve Chairs), and composer dies at 91.
    • Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Free Jazz), who died at 85.
    • Dusty Rhodes [Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.], American professional wrestler (WWE), who died at 69.
    • Jim Ed Brown, American country music singer (Nashville on the Road), who died at 81.
    • Soaked in Bleach is released. Soaked in Bleach reveals the events behind Kurt Cobain's death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband only days before his deceased body was found at their Seattle home. Cobain's death was ruled a suicide by the police (a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound), but doubts have circulated for twenty years as to the legitimacy of this ruling, especially due to the work of Mr. Grant, a former L.A. County Sheriff's detective, who did his own investigation and determined there was significant empirical and circumstantial evidence to conclude that foul play could very well have occurred. The film develops as a narrative mystery with cinematic re-creations, interviews with key experts and witnesses and the examination of official artifacts from the 1994 case. [Emerging Pictures]
    • Orange is the New Black: Season 3 is released. Mike Birbiglia, Lori Petty, Ruby Rose, and Mary Steenburgen join the cast for the third season of the prison dramedy.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure for 3DS is released. Dr. Mario is back with a new arsenal of treatments. In the Miracle Cure Laboratory, you'll take on preset challenges with normal, two-sided pills and L-shaped pills. To aid your recovery, you'll fill a special gauge to earn Miracle Cures that will help alleviate your ailments. Pop in powerful Blasters to disinfect a section of the bottle, or apply cleverly placed Zappers to wipe out entire rows or columns. Then, self-prescribe some Miracle Cure power-ups in endless Dr. Mario or Dr. Luigi game modes to balance out your intake. A caution from the doctor: challenging your friends locally or online may be habit forming.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Alone in the Dark: Illumination for PC is released. A dire curse has shrouded the town of Lorwich in an unnatural darkness, as monstrous hordes emerge from beyond the realm of nightmares to sow chaos on the land. As one of four heroes, you must battle the minions of Cthulhu with the force of arms and the power of illumination.
    • LEGO Jurassic World for PC is released. Following the epic storylines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, as well as the highly anticipated Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World is the first videogame where players will be able to relive and experience all four Jurassic films.

    On this day in 2014

    • BIRTHS
    • Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor, who died of cancer at 80.
    • DEATHS
    • Ruby Dee, American actress (A Raisin in the Sun, American Gangster), who died at 91.
    • Burning Bush is released. In protest of the Soviet occupation, Jan Palach, a student of the Charles University's Faculty of Arts, set himself on fire in Prague's Wenceslas Square on the 16th of January 1969, and died four days later. Through the story of the brave defense attorney Dagmar Buresova, who defended Palach's legacy in a doomed lawsuit, the film examines the transformations taking place in Czechoslovak society after the invasion of the armies of the Warsaw Pact in August of 1968. It depicts the beginnings of Czech and Slovak resistance against the occupation, which reached its apex with the mass protests during Palach's funeral. It also shows the nation's gradual resignation under the pressure of fear and harsher persecution. [Kino Lorber]
    • GAMING: XBOX 360
    • Blood of the Werewolf for Xbox 360 is released. Become Selena, loving mother, devoted wife and -- powerful werewolf. Take revenge on the monsters that have slain your husband and stolen your child, in this love letter to classic platformers. Seamlessly transform from human to werewolf in light of the moon, as you shoot, slash and smash your way through over 30 enemies and face off against five brutal boss arenas.
    • Islamic State of Iraq forces seize control of government offices and other important buildings in the northern city of Mosul.

    On this day in 2013

    • DEATHS
    • Johnny Smith, American cool jazz guitarist (" Moonlight In Vermont" ; "Walk, Don't Run"), who died from injuries sustained in a fall at 90.
    • Miller Barber, American golfer (11 PGA,3 US Senior Open titles), who died from lymphoma at 82.
    • Robert Fogel, American economic historian (Nobel Prize 1993), who died at 86.
    • ALBUMS
    • Pythons was released by Surfer Blood. The second full-length release for the Florida indie rock quartet was produced by Gil Norton.
    • Overseas was released by Overseas. This is the debut release from the indie group formed by David Bazan of Pedro the Lion; Will Johnson from Centro-Matic; and brothers Bubba and Matt Kadane after the death of Vic Chesnutt.
    • Perfect View was released by Lust for Youth. This is the third full-length release for the electronic producer Hannes Norrvide.
    • Planta was released by CSS. Produced by David Sitek, the fourth full-length release for the Brazilian indie band is its first without bassist Adriano Cintra, who left the band in late 2011.
    • Southeastern was released by Jason Isbell. Produced by David Cobb, the latest solo release for former Drive-By Truckers guitarist includes guest appearances by Kim Richey and his wife, Amanda Shires.
    • The Ballad of Boogie Christ was released by Joseph Arthur. The 10th full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter was funded through PledgeMusic and includes guest appearances from Ben Harper, Jim Keltner, Juliette Lewis, and Joan Wasserman.
    • The Dusted Sessions was released by Date Palms. The Oakland, California band formed by Marielle Jakobsons and Gregg Kowalsky adds bassist Ben Bracken, tanpura player Michael Elrod, and guitarist Noah Phillips for its third full-length release.
    • Sunbather was released by Deafheaven. The second full-length studio release for the San Francisco-based black metal band formed by George Clarke and Kerry McCoy was produced by Jack Shirley.
    • Saaab Stories [EP] was released by Action Bronson. Produced by Harry Fraud, the debut EP release on Atlantic Records for the New York rapper features guest appearances by Big Body Bes, Prodigy, Raekwon, and Wiz Khalifa.
    • The Minutes was released by Alison Moyet. The eighth solo release for the pop singer, better known as one half of Yazoo, was produced by Guy Sigsworth.
    • 13 was released by Black Sabbath. The first release since 1978's Never Say Die! with Ozzy Osbourne was produced by Rick Rubin and includes former Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk taking over for Bill Ward.
    • The Wack Album was released by The Lonely Island. The third release for the comedy rap trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone includes guest appearances from Billie Joe Armstrong, Lady Gaga, Hugh Jackman, Kendrick Lamar, Adam Levine, Robyn, Solange, T-Pain, Justin Timberlake, Too $hort, Kristen Wiig, and Pharrell Williams.
    • This Is Another Life was released by Case Studies. The second full-length release from the solo project of singer-songwriter Jesse Lortz was produced by Greg Ashley and features a guest appearance by Marissa Nadler.
    • Tomorrow's Harvest was released by Boards of Canada. This is the first full-length release in eight years for the Scottish electronic duo of Marcus Eoin and Mike Sandison.
    • Magnetic was released by Goo Goo Dolls. The tenth full-length studio release for the alt-rock band led by John Rzeznik was produced with Gregg Wattenberg, Rob Cavallo, John Shanks, and Greg Wells.
    • Half of Where You Live was released by Gold Panda. The second full-length release for the Berlin-based electronic producer Derwin Schlecker was inspired by the sounds and music he heard through his travels.
    • For Years was released by Airhead. This is the debut full-length electronic release for guitarist Rob McAndrews, best known for his work with James Blake.
    • Fossils was released by Aoife O'Donovan. The debut solo release for the Crooked Still singer-songwriter was produced by Tucker Martine.
    • Four (Acts of Love) was released by Mick Harvey. Romantic love is the theme behind the sixth solo release for the former Bad Seed member that includes collaborations with PJ Harvey and covers of songs by Van Morrison, Roy Orbison, and The Saints.
    • Antenna to the Afterworld was released by Sonny & the Sunsets. The San Francisco-based band shifts away from the country sound of its last album back to garage pop with its fourth release colored by Sonny Smith experience with a psychic and the death of his friend, Esme Barrera.
    • Albert Einstein was released by The Alchemist. The second release from the collaboration between Mobb Deep's Prodigy and The Alchemist includes guest appearances from Action Bronson, Domo Genesis, Havoc, Raekwon, and Roc Marciano.
    • Dagger Beach was released by John Vanderslice. The self-released album from the San Francisco-based indie singer-songwriter was funded by Kickstarter and recorded on analog tape.
    • Damage was released by Jimmy Eat World. Described as an adult breakup album by lead singer Jim Adkins, the eighth studio release for the Arizona rock band was produced by Alain Johannes.
    • Tekken Revolution for PlayStation 3 is released. Tekken Revolution is a free-to-play exclusive launching exclusively for the PlayStation 3.


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