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Today in the World Countries
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Ying Tze, Cosplayer, born in Malaysia.
- Zainab Faisal, Instagram Star, born in Pakistan.
On this day in 2022
- 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.
- Bernd Bransch, German soccer defender (64 caps GDR; Chemie Halle FC, FC Carl Zeiss Jena), who died at 77.
On this day in 2021
- US lobsterman survives being swallowed by a humpback whale of coast of Provincetown, Massachusetts.
- US lobsterman survives being swallowed by a humpback whale off the 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.
- John Gabriel [Jack Monkarsh], American stage and screen actor (Ryan's Hope), singer, lyricist, and producer, who died at 90.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Censor - Not Rated 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]
- Akilla's Escape - Not Rated 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.
- Asia - Not Rated 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.
- Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway - PG 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.
- Queen Bees - PG-13 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 - PG-13 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.
- Holler - R 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.
- In the Heights - PG-13 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.
- Sublet - Not Rated 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.
- The Misfits - R 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.
- TV SERIES
- 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.
On this day in 2020
- 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.
- 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.
On this day in 2019
- " The New York Times" reveals an estimated 500,000 song titles, including masters of Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, lost in 2008 warehouse fire on Universal backlot in Los Angeles.
- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces plan to ban single-use plastics by 2021.
- Comedian Jon Stewart delivers angry rebuke to Congress for the lack of funds for 9/11 victims.
- 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.
- 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.
- Martin Feldstein, American economist (1977 John Bates Clark Medal), chief economic adviser to President Reagan, who died at 79.
- TV SERIES
- 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.
On this day in 2018
- 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.
- In landmark ruling, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejects El Salvador woman's asylum request based on domestic abuse.
- Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez accepts migrant rescue ship Aquarius with 629 people on board after Italy refuses it.
- Benny Rapp, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2017
- French Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland 6–2,6–3,6–1; becomes first man to win French title 10 times.
- Jailbreak by militants in Beni, DR Congo kills 11 and frees 900 prisoners.
- Japan passes law allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate.
- Puerto Rico votes overwhelming in favor of statehood in a status referendum with 97% in favor despite a low turnout of 23%.
- 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" best musical, "Oslo" best play.
- 71st Tony Awards: "Dear Evan Hansen" (musical) & "Oslo" (play) win.
- Rosalie Sorrels, American traditional folk singer-songwriter (" Up Is A Nice Place To Be" ; "Nevada Moon"), who died at 83.
- Brandon Rogers, Pop Singer.
- TV SERIES
- 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
- 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.
- Donald Carr, English cricketer and MCC official, who died at 89.
- Alberto Remedios, British opera and concert singer, who died at 81.
- TV SERIES
- 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
- 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.".
- Ron Moody [Moodnick], British stage and screen actor, singer (Oliver!; The Twelve Chairs), and composer dies at 91.
- Ron Moody [Ronald Moodnick], British composer, singer and actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), who died at 91.
- Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation), who died of a heart attack at 85.
- Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Free Jazz), who died at 85.
- Jim Ed Brown, American country music singer (Nashville on the Road), who died at 81.
- Dusty Rhodes [Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.], American professional wrestler (WWE), who died at 69.
- Dusty Rhodes, Wrestler.
- Soaked in Bleach - Not Rated 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]
- TV SERIES
- 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.
On this day in 2014
- Islamic State of Iraq forces seize control of government offices and other important buildings in the northern city of Mosul.
- Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor, who died of cancer at 80.
- Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor, who died of cancer at 80.
- Ruby Dee, American actress (A Raisin in the Sun, American Gangster), who died at 91.
- Burning Bush - Not Rated 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]
On this day in 2013
- Robert Fogel, American economic historian (Nobel Prize 1993), who died at 86.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Pythons was released by Surfer Blood.
The second full-length release for the Florida indie rock quartet was produced by Gil Norton.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.