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Today in the World Countries
- Corpus Christi Holiday is being celebrated in Colombia
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Philippines
- Queen's Birthday is being celebrated in Anguilla, Montserrat, Papua New Guinea, Turks And Caicos Islands
- Queen's Birthday (Most region) is being celebrated in Australia
- Russia Day is being celebrated in Russia
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Abby Lakew, Pop Singer, born in Gondar, Ethiopia.
- Manial Chettri, TikTok Star, born in Nepal.
On this day in 2022
- 75th Tony Awards: held live for 1st time since 2019 - Best New Musical “A Strange Loop”, Best New Play “The Lehman Trilogy”.
- Buster Welch, American cutting horse trainer (4 x NCHA World Championship; 5 x NCHA World Championship Futurity), who died at 94.
- TV SERIES
- Becoming Elizabeth: Season 1 is released.
With the death of King Henry VIII, the people around Elizabeth Tudor (Alicia von Rittberg), her sister Mary (Romola Garai), and their newly crowned nine-year-old brother Edward (Oliver Zetterström), seek control over them in the drama series created by Anya Reiss.
- Dark Winds: Season 1 is released.
Set in 1971, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn (Zahn McClarnon) and his new deputy, Jim Chee (Kiowa Gordon), investigate a double murder in this Graham Roland adaptation of Tony Hillerman's book series.
- Evil: Season 3 is released.
Kristin and David deal with what happened in the end of season two as well with the “Entity, ” the Catholic church's espionage element. While Ben seeks help from his sister.
On this day in 2021
- French Open Women's Tennis: Czech doubles specialist Barbora Krejcíková wins her first major singles title 6-1,2-6,6-4 over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia.
- Danish star soccer midfielder Christian Eriksen suffers an on-field cardiac arrest during Euro 2020 game with Finland in Copenhagen; revived with a defibrillator; game controversially restarts with 1-0 Finland win.
- Anatoly Chukanov, Russian cyclist (Olympic gold Soviet Union team time trial 1976; UCI Road World C'ships gold 1977), who died at 67.
- Igor Zhelezovski, Belarusian speed skater (record 6 x World Sprint Champion; Olympic silver 1994; bronze 1988), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 57.
- Jim "Mudcat" Grant, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1963,65; Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, and 5 other teams), singer, and writer (Black Aces), who died at 85.
On this day in 2020
- African American Rayshard Brooks shot dead in drive-through carpark in Atlanta leading to further protests at police violence and the resignation of city's police chief.
- Welsh singer Ricky Valance died at his home in Spain at the age of 84. He became the first Welshman to have a solo UK No.1 hit with the song 'Tell Laura I Love Her' in 1960. The song tells the tragic story of a boy called Tommy and his love for a girl called Laura. It was was considered controversial at the time and was reportedly banned from airplay by the BBC..
- William S. Sessions, American director of FBI (1987-93), who died at 90.
- George Canseco, TikTok Star.
- Arrow was released by Noveller.
The ninth full-length release for Sarah Lipstate as Noveller was recorded in Los Angeles.
- Love, Death & Dancing was released by Jack Garratt.
The second full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was self-produced with additional production from Brett Cox, James Flannigan and Jacknife Lee.
- MTV Unplugged [Live at Hull City Hall] was released by Liam Gallagher.
The live recording of the Oasis singer's solo MTV Unplugged concert at Hull City Hall in August 2019 features the 24-piece Urban Soul Orchestra and Oasis guitarist Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs.
- Pick Me Up Off the Floor was released by Norah Jones.
The seventh full-length solo studio release for the singer-songwriter features songs that were not included on 2016's Daylight Again.
- Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston was released by Built to Spill.
After working as part of the backing band for Daniel Johnston's 2017 tour, the trio (Doug Martsch, Jason Albertini and Steve Gere) recorded an 11-song tribute album to the singer-songwriter.
- Quickening was released by Orlando Weeks.
The debut full-length solo release for The Maccabees frontman was produced by Markus Dravs.
- Room for the Moon was released by Kate NV.
The solo project for the Moscow artist features songs in Russian, English, French and Japanese.
- Self Made Man was released by Larkin Poe.
The fifth full-length studio release for the sister duo of Rebecca and Megan Lovell features a guest appearance from Tyler Bryant.
- To Love Is to Live was released by Jehnny Beth.
The debut full-length solo release for the Savages singer features The xx's Romy Madley Croft, Cillian Murphy and IDLES' Joe Talbot.
- Ungodly Hour was released by Chloe x Halle.
The second full-length studio release for the R&B sister duo of Chloe and Halle Bailey features guest appearances from Swae Lee and Mike Will Made-It.
- Startisha was released by Naeem.
The first full-length release for the rapper as Naeem (previous albums were under the name Spank Rock) features guest appearances Amanda Blank, Micah James, Swamp Dogg, Velvet Negroni, and Justin Vernon.
- Sometimes Always Never - PG-13 is released.
Alan is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. But he's spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son, Michael, who stormed out over a game of Scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son and identify an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family.
- The Surrogate - Not Rated is released.
Jess Harris (Jasmine Batchelor), a 29 year old web designer for a nonprofit in Brooklyn, is ecstatic to be the surrogate and egg-donor for her best friend Josh (Chris Perfetti) and his husband Aaron (Sullivan Jones). Twelve weeks into the pregnancy, a prenatal test comes back with unexpected results that pose a moral dilemma. As they all consider the best course of action, the relationship between the three friends is put to the test.
- The King of Staten Island - R is released.
Scott (Pete Davidson) has been a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He’s now reached his mid-20s having achieved little, chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist that seems far out of reach. As his ambitious younger sister (Maude Apatow) heads off to college, Scott is still living with his exhausted ER nurse mother (Marisa Tomei) and spends his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys—Oscar (Ricky Velez), Igor (Moises Arias) and Richie (Lou Wilson)—and secretly hooking up with his childhood friend Kelsey (Bel Powley). But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray (Bill Burr), it sets off a chain of events that will force Scott to grapple with his grief and take his first tentative steps toward moving forward in life.
- Marona's Fantastic Tale - Not Rated is released.
Marona is a mixed-breed Labrador whose life leaves deep traces among the humans she encounters. After an accident, she reflects on all the homes and different experiences she's had. As Marona's memory journeys into the past, her unfailing empathy and love brings lightness and innocence into each of her owners' lives, in this beautiful and deeply emotional story of an average dog and her extraordinary life. [GKIDS]
- Artemis Fowl - PG is released.
Artemis Fowl, a young criminal prodigy, hunts down a secret society of fairies to find his missing father.
- Aviva - Not Rated is released.
The character of Aviva, played by both Zina Zinchenko (and at times by Or Schraiber), is a young Parisian who develops an online romance with Eden, played by Tyler Phillips (and at times Bobbie Jene Smith), a New Yorker. After a long courtship they meet in person and fall in love, settling into an intimate relationship that leads to marriage, but one, as many are, laced with conflicts. Incorporating exuberant dance sequences, and featuring a pair of principal characters played by four different actors daringly expressing both masculine and feminine sides, “Aviva” captures a restless and changing today where who we are as women and men, and how we navigate the world, is up for grabs.
- Da 5 Bloods - R is released.
Four African-American Vets — Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) — return to Vietnam. Searching for the remains of their fallen Squad Leader (Chadwick Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure, our heroes, joined by Paul's concerned son (Jonathan Majors), battle forces of Man and Nature — while confronted by the lasting ravages of The Immorality of The Vietnam War. [Netflix]
- Hill of Freedom - Not Rated is released.
Kwon (Seo Young-hwa) returns to Seoul from a restorative stay in the mountains. She is given a packet of letters left by Mori (Ryo Kase, Like Someone In Love), who has come back from Japan to propose to her. As she walks down a flight of stairs, Kwon drops and scatters the letters, all of which are undated. When she reads them, she has to make sense of the chronology… and so must we.
- Exit Plan - Not Rated is released.
Insurance detective Max is investigating Arthur's disappearance. The assignment takes him on a long, mysterious journey into the clandestine Aurora Hotel. While in the midst of an existential crisis, Max questions his perception of reality.
On this day in 2019
- Earliest evidence of humans smoking cannabis discovered in 2,500-year-old grave in Pamir Mountains, China, published in "Science Advances".
- Radiohead scuppered a blackmail attempt by releasing 18 hours of music recorded during the making of their classic album OK Computer. Tapes from the sessions had been stolen by hackers who demanded $150,000 for their return. Instead, the band released the tapes in full, with profits going to climate crisis activists Extinction Rebellion. "For £18 you can find out if we should have paid that ransom, "said guitarist Jonny Greenwood in a statement..
- Violent protests in Hong Kong as tens of thousands of protesters block and try to storm government buildings to stop extradition law.
- World’s largest sovereign wealth fund, Norway’s Government Pension Fund, worth $1 trillion, gets authorization to drop fossil fuel investments from Norway's government.
- Same-sex marriage approved by Ecuador's Constitutional Court in landmark ruling.
- Stanley Cup Final, TD Garden, Boston, MA: St. Louis Blues beat Boston Bruins,4-1 for a 4-3 series victory; first title in franchise history.
- Sylvia Miles, American actress (Midnight Cowboy, Farewell My Lovely), who died at 94.
- Javiera Suárez, Journalist.
- Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese - TV-MA is released.
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, Rolling Thunder is a one of a kind experience, from master filmmaker Martin Scorsese.
- The Reports on Sarah and Saleem - Not Rated is released.
Sarah, an Israeli café owner living in West Jerusalem, has a clandestine relationship with Saleem, her Palestinian bread vendor, who lives in East Jerusalem. When their spouses discover the affair, two lives – already divided by politics, culture, class, and marital commitments – are made infinitely more complicated. A not uncommon betrayal takes on an entirely sinister new twist as Israeli and Palestinian authorities misread the writing on the wall. Based on true events. [Dada Films]
On this day in 2018
- Singapore Summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump.
- Singapore Summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump - first time a North Korean leader and an incumbent US President have ever met.
- French photographer Jean-Claude Arnault, at center of Nobel Prize Committee scandal, charged with rape in Sweden.
- Battle for key Yemen port of Hudaydah begins with assault by Saudi backed pro-government forces against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.
- AT& T's $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner can go ahead according to US district court judge.
- Jon Hiseman, English drummer (Colosseum), who died at 73.
On this day in 2017
- NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors beat defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers,129-120 for a 4-1 series victory; MVP Kevin Durant scores 39 points.
- NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors beat defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers,129-120 in Game 5 to win series,4-1; first time same teams had met for third consecutive year; MVP: Kevin Durant.
- Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced to 30 days administrative arrest for organizing rallies.
- MLB Draft: JSerra Catholic HS, CA shortstop Royce Lewis first pick by Minnesota Twins.
- Forbes release Top 100 highest-paid entertainers list - Sean "Diddy" Combs at No.1 with earnings of 130 million.
- Forbes release Top 100 highest-paid entertainers list - Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs at No.1 with earnings of 130 million.
- Felice Taylor, American R& B singer (I Feel Love Comin'On), who died at 73.
- TV SERIES
- The Putin Interviews: Season 1 is released.
Airing over four consecutive nights, Oliver Stone's four-part interview with Russian president Vladimir Putin was recorded over a two years from over a dozen conversations.
On this day in 2016
- Women's PGA Championship, Sahalee CC: 18-year old Canadian Brooke Henderson wins her first major title on the 1st hole of a sudden-death playoff with top-ranked Lydia Ko of New Zealand.
- Stanley Cup Final, SAP Center, San Jose, CA: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat San Jose Sharks,3-1 for a 4-2 series victory; Penguins 4th title.
- 70th Tony Awards: "Hamilton" (musical) wins 11 awards after record 16 nominations, Leslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo, Frank Langella, Jessica Lange win acting awards; "The Humans" (play) wins 4.
- 70th Tony Awards: "Hamilton" wins 11 awards after record 16 nominations.
- 70th Tony Awards: "Hamilton" wins 11 awards after record 16 nominations, Leslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo, Frank Langella, Jessica Lange win acting awards.
- Gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State opens fire at gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49, injuring 53 - worst mass shooting in the US.
- Cristiano Ronaldo becomes 1st footballer to top Forbes'Highest-Paid Athletes List, earning $88 million.
- Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Germany's Bernhard Langer wins his 3rd straight Players'title by 1 shot from Joe Durant and Spaniard Miguel Ángel Jiménez.
- Mass Shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida Kills 49 People. In what is now thought to be one of the deadliest incidents of violence against LGBTQ people in history, the shooting committed by 29-year old Omar Mateen is also the second deadliest terrorist attack on US soil since the September 11,2001 attacks..
- Michelle Cliff, Novelist.
- Janet Waldo, American radio and actress (Judy Jetson, Shazzan, Penelope Pitstop), who died at 97.
- George V. Voinovich, US politician (R), Senator and Governor of Ohio, who died at 79.
- Donald Carr, English cricket all-rounder (2 Tests,1 x 50,2 wickets; Derbyshire CCC) and official (secretary Test and County Cricket Board 1976-86), who died at 89.
On this day in 2015
- Al-Qaeda's 2nd-in-command Nasser al-Wuhayshi (Osama Bin Laden's former private secretary) is killed in a US air strike in Yemen.
- Zimbabwe discards its own currency, offering an exchange of $1 for 35 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars.
- Don Drake, Race Car Driver.
- Ernest Tomlinson, Composer.
- Ernest Tomlinson, English composer (Light music), who died at 90.
- Ernest Tomlinson, English light classical composer, who died at 90.
- Monica Lewis, American jazz singer and film actress (Box Office, Affair with a Stranger), who died at 93.
- Déjà-Vu was released by Giorgio Moroder.
The first solo full-length studio release in over 30 years for the EDM music pioneer features guest appearances from Charli XCX, Mikky Ekko, Foxes, Kelis, Matthew Koma, Kylie Minogue, Sia, and Britney Spears.
- Chagall-Malevich - Not Rated is released.
Inspired by the memoirs of Marc Chagall (Leonid Bichevin) and those of his contemporaries, the film blends fact and folklore to evoke the return of the iconic Jewish artist to his childhood home of Vitebsk. Having left behind immense success in Paris, Chagall returns to the Russian empire in 1917 in hope to marry the love of his life Bella Rosenfeld (Kristina Schneidermann). He produces copious paintings and establishes the Academy of Modern Art. A rivalry develops with abstract painter Kazimir Malevich (Anatoliy Belyy), invited to teach at the art school. As Bella rekindles a childhood friendship with military Red Commissar Naum (Semeon Shkalikov), Chagall competes for the affections of his muse and future wife. As the October Revolution sweeps across Russia, historical events intrude on personal struggles and upend the quiet provincial life in Vitebsk.
- Set Fire to the Stars - Not Rated is released.
Based on true events, John Malcolm Brinnin (Elijah Wood), an aspiring poet in 1950s New York, has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell-raising hero, Dylan Thomas (Celyn Jones).
- Jurassic World - PG-13 is released.
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993), Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires horribly.
- Live From New York! - Not Rated is released.
Saturday Night Live has been reflecting and influencing the American Story for 40 years. Live From New York! explores the show’s early years, an experiment from a young Lorne Michaels and his cast of unknowns, and follows its evolution into a comedy institution. The film looks at SNL as a living time capsule, encompassing decades of American politics, media, tragedy, and popular culture with an irreverent edge.
- Madame Bovary - R is released.
Emma Bovary (Mia Wasikowska), the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor, engages in a series of extramarital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status.
- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - PG-13 is released.
Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoids deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a ‘co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer – he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be. [Fox Searchlight]
- The 11th Hour - June 12,2015 is released.
Successful businesswoman Maria (Kim Basinger) has achieved everything except what she wants the most - a baby of her own. She decides to deal with the matter by herself and embarks on a desperate and dangerous journey in order to make her dream come true.
- The Wolfpack - Not Rated is released.
Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed the Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. With no friends and living on welfare, they feed their curiosity, creativity, and imagination with film, which allows them to escape from their feelings of isolation and loneliness. Everything changes when one of the brothers escapes, and the power dynamics in the house are transformed. The Wolfpack must learn how to integrate into society without disbanding the brotherhood. [Magnolia Pictures]
- The Yes Men Are Revolting - Not Rated is released.
For the last 20 years, notorious activists the Yes Men have staged outrageous and hilarious hoaxes to draw international attention to corporate crimes against humanity and the environment. Armed with nothing but thrift-store suits and a lack of shame, these iconoclastic revolutionaries lie their way into business events and government functions to expose the dangers of letting greed run our world. In their third cinematic outing (after The Yes Men and The Yes Men Fix the World), they are now well into their 40s, and their mid-life crises are threatening to drive them out of activism forever – even as they prepare to take on the biggest challenge they’ve ever faced: climate change.
On this day in 2014
- Israeli leadership blames Hamas after 3 Israeli teenagers are kidnapped in the West Bank.
- " The Band Perry" singer Kimberly Perry at the age of 30 weds MLB Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia at the age of 28 in Greeneville, Tennessee; divorce in 2018.
- The Band Perry singer Kimberly Perry weds Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia at the age of 28 in Greeneville, Tennessee.
- Enzo Pastor, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2013
- An inquest jury was told how Reggae star Smiley Culture had plunged a kitchen knife into his own chest after being arrested at his home in Surrey, England. Police had arrived at to arrest the singer and search his premises as part of an inquiry into allegations of conspiring to import Class A drugs into the UK. The singer later died from his injuries..
- Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane was rushed into hospital to have an operation to remove a blood clot on his brain. Scans revealed a blood clot on the surface of his brain that required an operation..
- Russia passes a law banning gay propaganda.
- Gracie Teefey, Family Member, born in California.
- Jason Leffler, Race Car Driver.
- Jiroemon Kimura, Supercentenarian.
- Pandora's Promise - Not Rated is released.
A feature-length documentary about the history and future of nuclear power. The film explores how and why mankind's most feared and controversial technological discovery is now passionately embraced by many of those who once led the charge against it.
- More Than Honey - Not Rated is released.
An in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia.
- This Is the End - R is released.
While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.