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Today in the World Countries

  • Liberation Day is being celebrated in Falkland Islands
  • Queen's Birthday is being celebrated in British Virgin Islands, Solomon Islands
  • People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

In the future 2160

  • Montgomery Edward Scott, Fictional engineer from Star Trek, born in Aberdeen, Scotland.

On this day in 2023

  • An overcrowded fishing boast carrying refugees and migrants capsizes south of Greece killing at least 79, with 104 rescued but hundreds more feared dead.
  • Henry Mendoza, YouTube Star, born in Peru.
  • Nazaret Sanchez, Photographer, born in Tarragona, Spain.
  • Charles L. Blockson, American historian, author, bibliophile, and curator (co-founder of the African American Museum in Philadelphia), who died at 89.
  • The Full Monty: Season 1 is released. The sequel series to the 1997 film of the same name picks up 25 years with Gaz (Robert Carlyle) and Dave (Mark Addy) getting the Monty gang back together again.
  • Black Desert Online: Land of the Morning Light Edition for PC is released. The Land of the Morning Light Edition is now available in Black Desert!Embark on exciting new adventures in the Land of the Morning Light, an upcoming expansion celebrated with the Land of the Morning Light Edition.
  • Daydream: Forgotten Sorrow for PC is released. Daydream - puzzle-platformer adventure game. Go through the trials in the fantasy world, controlling the hero and his teddy bear.The mechanics of the game is simple - the player is playing for the hero in three-dimensional plane. Character control is tactile. The set of actions that he is able to perform is small: climb, jump, grab and use objects, as well as interact with secondary, but no less important characters.Also the player can give instructions to his partners - wherefore the gameplay becomes even more pleasant, because it is always more fun to spend time with a friend.

On this day in 2022

  • Denmark and Canada agree to split the arctic Hans Island, ending their 50-year "Whiskey War", where each country laid claim by buying whiskey on the island.
  • K-pop group BTS announce they are taking a break to pursue individual projects.
  • Carlos Ortiz, Boxer.
  • Bill Ashurst, English rugby league second rower (3 Tests GB; Wigan, Penrith RLFC, Wakefield Trinity), who died at 74.
  • Halftime is released. An intimate look at Jennifer Lopez as she reflects on her milestones and evolution as an artist, and navigates the second half of her career continuing to entertain, empower and inspire.
  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong for Xbox Series X is released. What if vampires were real? What if these bloodthirsty predators lived hidden among us, meticulously and skilfully hatching ancient conspiracies? And what if you became one of them? In Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong, you play as these alluring monsters in a sophisticated world where the lines between the real and supernatural are always blurred.Hazel Iversen, the Swan, is the new Prince of the Boston Camarilla. An iron hand in a velvet glove, she intends to assert her power and respect the Masquerade, the vampiric law designed to ensure humans never learn of the existence of these creatures of the night. But nothing works as planned. With rumours of plots, murders and power struggles, you must work in the shadows to protect your Sect in a frantic investigation that plunges Boston into chaos.Play as 3 vampires who are over a hundred years old. Progress through the game through their intertwined destinies, deal with their different points of view and use their character sheets to try to separate the truth from the lies. Each character has their own abilities and vampiric disciplines that you can upgrade individually to suit your preferred approach.Will you choose intimidation, seduction or stealth? It's your decision, as long as you can sate your Hunger for blood.With its unique approach to gameplay, Swansong puts emphasis on the consequences of your actions in both the investigation and your social interactions with characters. Analyse each situation carefully because your decisions can have huge consequences on your heroes' lives and the fate of the Boston Camarilla.

On this day in 2021

  • Cristiano Ronaldo removes sponsors coke bottles from his press table at the European Championships, prompting the company share price to drop $4 billion.
  • Heatwave event begins across western US and Canadian states with Denver at 101 degrees and Helena 105 degrees.
  • Markis Kido, Indonesian badminton player (Olympic gold men's doubles 2008 [with Hendra Setiawan]; World C'ships gold 2007; World Cup gold 2006), who died from a heart attack at 36.
  • Enrique Bolaños, President of Nicaragua (2002-07), who died at 93.

On this day in 2020

  • India reports surge of nearly 12,000 a day confirmed COVID-19 pandemic cases (320,922 overall), the world's fourth-affected country, as death toll hits 9,195.
  • Aarón Padilla Gutiérrez, Mexican soccer striker (55 caps; Pumas, Atlante, Veracruz), who died at 77.
  • Noel Kelly, Australian rugby league hooker (25 Tests; Queensland, NSW, Western Suburbs) and coach (Western Suburbs, North Sydney), who died from a stroke at 84.
  • Keith Tippett, Pianist.
  • Sushant Singh Rajput, Movie Actor.

On this day in 2019

  • Swiss women hold a national strike over the country's slow pace towards equality.
  • Petition to create world's first "time free zone" on Sommaroy island which has complete dayight for 2 months, delivered to the Norwegian parliament.
  • Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 19th studio album "Western Stars".
  • Britney Spears was granted a permanent restraining order against her former manager, Sam Lutfi who looked after her career from 2007 to 2008. A judge granted the five-year order forbidding Lutfi from contacting Spears and her relatives and from making disparaging comments about them online. The singers father Jamie Spears told the court how Lutfi had been a "predator"on his family for over 10 years and he was "worried"about his potential influence..
  • Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes is released. A revelatory, thrilling and emotional journey behind the scenes of Blue Note Records, the pioneering label that gave voice to some of the finest jazz artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
  • In the Aisles is released. When the reclusive Christian (Franz Rogowski) takes a job working the night shift at a big box store, his new manager, Bruno from the Beverage Department (Peter Kurth), teaches him the lay of the land and the delicacy it takes to operate a forklift. Christian becomes enamored by his charming but mysterious co-worker “Sweets Marion” (Sandra Hüller), with whom he begins to share flirtatious break room coffees and conversations. But Marion has secrets of her own and when she suddenly goes on sick leave, Christian is tempted to fall into habits of his dark past. [Music Box Films]
  • Plus One is released. Long-time friends Alice and Ben find themselves in that inevitable year that all late 20-somethings experience—in which seemingly every person they know gets married—and agree to be one another’s plus ones as they power through an endless parade of insufferable weddings.
  • Our Time is released. A family lives in the Mexican countryside raising fighting bulls. Esther is in charge of running the ranch, while her husband Juan, a world-renowned poet, raises and selects the beasts. Although in an open marriage, their relationship begins to crumble when Esther falls in love with an American horsebreaker and Juan is unable to control his jealousy.
  • Being Frank is released. Seventeen-year old Philip (Logan Miller) longs to leave his small town for music school in The Big Apple. His dreams are dashed when his overbearing father, Frank (Jim Gaffigan) forbids it. In retaliation to his father's dictatorial parenting, he sneaks away in search of a wild spring break. However, when he crosses state lines, he instead finds a charming lake community where he spots his father with another woman. Turns out, Frank lives in this town and has an entire other family. With this bizarre revelation Philip realizes he can either blow the whistle on his father's deceit or take advantage of the surreal situation.
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  • Hampstead is released. Though Emily (Diane Keaton) and Donald (Brendan Gleeson) live in the same idyllic London neighborhood of Hampstead, the worlds they inhabit could not be more different. She is an American widow occupying a posh apartment she can no longer afford and filling her time with charity work as she struggles to figure out a next step. He is a gruff Irish loner who lives off the land in a makeshift cabin and wants nothing more than to be left in peace. When his home is threatened by greedy real estate developers, Emily believes she has found her new cause—but gets more than she bargained for when unexpected romance blossoms. Based on an inspiring true story, Hampstead is a buoyant, sparklingly witty tale of two underdogs who took on the system and showed a nation that heart is where the home is. [IFC Films]
  • Murder Mystery is released. When a NYC cop (Adam Sandler) finally takes his wife (Jennifer Aniston) on a long promised European trip, a chance meeting on the flight gets them invited to an intimate family gathering on the Super Yacht of elderly billionaire Malcolm Quince. When Quince is murdered, they become the prime suspects in a modern day whodunit.
  • Men in Black: International is released. The Men in Black have expanded to cover the globe, but so have the scum of the universe. And to keep us safe, decorated Agent H (Chris Hemsworth) and determined rookie M (Tessa Thompson) are partnered - an unlikely pairing that just might work. As they face a new alien threat that can take the form of anyone, including MIB agents, they must join forces on a globetrotting adventure to save the agency and ultimately the world.
  • Shaft is released. JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Jessie T. Usher), may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ’s own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather coat, there’s no denying family. Besides, Shaft’s got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that’s professional and personal.
  • American Woman is released. Deb Callahan’s (Sienna Miller) life is changed forever when her teenage daughter mysteriously disappears. Deb is left to raise her young grandson and navigates the trials and tribulations of subsequent years, until a long-awaited discovery of the truth is revealed. [Roadside Attractions]
  • The Dead Don't Die is released. In the sleepy small town of Centerville, something is not quite right. The moon hangs large and low in the sky, the hours of daylight are becoming unpredictable, and animals are beginning to exhibit unusual behaviors. No one quite knows why. News reports are scary and scientists are concerned. But no one foresees the strangest and most dangerous repercussion that will soon start plaguing Centerville: The Dead Don't Die — they rise from their graves and savagely attack and feast on the living, and the citizens of the town must battle for their survival. [Focus Features]
  • Too Old to Die Young: Season 1 is released. The crime drama co-written by Ed Brubaker and Nicolas Winding Refn follows police officer Martin (Miles Teller) as he searches for the man who shot his partner and finds himself in Los Angeles' underworld that includes hit men and assassins associated with the Mexican cartel, local teen gangs, the Russian mafia, or the Yakuza.
  • Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 3 is released. The third and final season Jessica seeks to fix her friendship with Trish as she faces another dangerous psychopath.
  • Los Espookys: Season 1 is released. The Spanish-language comedy from Fred Armisen is set in Mexico City where Renaldo (Bernardo Velasco) and his friends Ursula (Cassandra Ciangherotti), her sister Tati (Ana Fabrega) and Andres (Julio Torres) create a business from their passion for horror and gore.
  • Madame X was released by Madonna. The 14th full-length studio release for the pop artist features guest appearances from Anitta, Maluma, Quavo, and Swae Lee.
  • Jinx was released by Crumb. This is the debut full-length release for the Brooklyn-based psych-pop jazz-influenced quartet of Lila Ramani, Brian Aronow, Jesse Brotter, and Jonathan Gilad.
  • Origin was released by Jordan Rakei. The third full-length release for the London-based, New-Zealand born and Australian-raised alternative R&B artist was inspired by "dystopian views of our future."
  • Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest was released by Bill Callahan. The first new release in six years for the Austin-based singer-songwriter was recorded and mixed by Brian Beattie.
  • Snaxx was released by Mndsgn. The fifth full-length studio release for the Los Angeles-based electronic/hip-hop producer features guest appearances from Jon Bap, Asal Hazel and Pink Siifu.
  • Satis Factory was released by Mattiel. The second full-length release for the Atlanta-based singer-songwriter was co-produced by Randy Michael and Jonah Swilley.
  • Gold & Grey was released by Baroness. The fifth full-length release for the hard rock/metal band is the first with new guitarist Gina Gleason (Peter Adams left the band in 2017).
  • Doom Days was released by Bastille. The third full-length release for the British indie pop band was produced with Mark Crew and Dan Priddy.
  • Turn Off the News, Build a Garden was released by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. The fifth full-length release for the country rock band features guest appearances from Sheryl Crow, Shooter Jennings, Kesha, Lucius, Willie Nelson, Margo Price, and Neil Young.
  • The Book Of Traps and Lessons was released by Kate Tempest. The third full-length studio release for the British spoken-word poet was co-produced by Rick Rubin and Dan Carey.
  • Western Stars was released by Bruce Springsteen. The first new solo studio release in five years for the rock artist features contributions from Ron Aniello (who also produced), Jon Brion, Charlie Giordano, David Sancious, Patti Scialfa, and Soozie Tyrell.
  • Years to Burn was released by Calexico. The first full-length collaboration between Calexico and Iron & Wine was recorded over four days in Nashville by producer Matt Ross-Spang.

On this day in 2018

  • US Justice Department concludes James Comey was "insubordinate"in his handling of Hilliary Clinton investigation in 2016.
  • Malaysia's national debt reassessed at $250 billion, up from previous estimate $170 billion,80% of gross domestic product.
  • Ron Searle, Race Car Driver.
  • Strange Angel: Season 1 is released. The drama based on George Pendle's novel Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons follows janitor-turned-scientist Jack Parsons (Jack Reynor) as he becomes involved in 1930s the dark underbelly of 1930s Los Angles and a disciple of occultist Aleister Crowley.
  • Wreckfest for PC is released. Wreckfest is a demolition derby themed racing game with soft-body damage modeling, sophisticated driving dynamics and in-depth vehicle upgrading, featuring both demolition derbies and more traditional track races. It’s all about fun, breakneck racing and over-the-top crashes.
  • US government confirms 1500 boys being held separated from their parents in Casa Padre, shelter facility for illegal immigrants in a former Walmart in Brownsville, Texas.
  • American "Glee" actress and singer Naya Rivera (31) divorces American actor Ryan Dorsey (34) after almost 4 years of marriage.
  • 21st FIFA World Cup opens at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia with British singer Robbie Williams and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina performing.

On this day in 2017

  • Fire in Grenfell Tower block in London, England kills 79 and injures 37.
  • US Library of Congress names Tracey K. Smith as Poet Laureate.
  • US Senate approves new sanctions against Russia as punishment for meddling in the 2016 election.
  • Moka is released. To find the driver of the vintage mocha-colored Mercedes which she thinks hit her son and devastated her life, Diane Kramer (Emmanuelle Devos) embarks on a trip to take revenge. She goes to Évian, where she has learned the driver of the Mercedes lives, but she now has to face another woman, Marlene (Nathalie Baye) – a beauty salon proprietor and owner of the car. In order to get closer to her, Diane pretends to be a potential buyer for the car, but the path of revenge is more tortuous and complicated than it seems. [Film Movement]
  • Blood Drive: Season 1 is released. Set in a near-apocalyptic future, Los Angeles cop Arthur Bailey (Alan Ritchson) must join a cross-country death race with a car that runs on human blood with Grace (Christina Ochoa), a woman with her own agenda in this grindhouse-styled series created by James Roland.
  • Bernie Sanders supporter opens fire at Republican politicians practising baseball near Washington, D.C., injuring 4.
  • Leo Varadkar formally elected Irish Prime Minister (taoiseach) in Dáil ceremony in Dublin - youngest Irish Prime Minister at 38 and 1st openly gay.

On this day in 2016

  • First mammal made extinct by human-induced climate change announced - the Bramble Cay melomys from Torres Strait.
  • Irish rock guitarist, Henry McCullough died after never fully recovering from a severe heart attack he had suffered four years earlier. He recorded with Paul McCartney and Wings, featuring on the hit James Bond theme, 'Live and Let Die' and 'My Love', the solo which he made up on the spot in front of a live orchestra. He was also a member of Spooky Tooth and The Grease Band..
  • Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show - "Millie Helper" ; The Nanny - "Yetta"), who died at 87.
  • Henry McCullough, Irish guitarist (Wings), who died at 72.
  • Animal Kingdom: Season 1 is released. The death of 17-year-old Joshua "J"Cody's (Finn Cole) mother causes him to move in with his relatives that includes his grandmother Janine "Smurf"Cody (Ellen Barkin), and uncles: Baz (Scott Speedman), Pope (Shawn Hatosy), Craig (Ben Robson), and Deran (Jake Weary), in this drama based on the 2010 Australian film of the same name.
  • Wrecked (2016): Season 1 is released. Asif Ali, Zach Cregger, Rhys Darby, Brooke Dillman, Ginger Gonzaga, Will Greenberg, Jessica Lowe, Ally Maki, and Brian Sacca are stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash in this comedy from Justin and Jordan Shipley.
  • Uncle Buck (2016): Season 1 is released. Uncle Buck (Mike Epps) takes care of his brother's three children after their nanny quits in this latest remake of the John Candy film (The CBS version in 1990 lasted 16 episodes).
  • Dead by Daylight for PC is released. Death Is Not an Escape. Dead by Daylight is an upcoming multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught, tortured and killed.

On this day in 2015

  • Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Belmont CC: Defending champion Bernhard Langer of Germany wins by 6 strokes ahead of runner-up Kirk Triplett.
  • " Jurassic World",1st film to make $500 million worldwide in its opening weekend.
  • Women's PGA Championship, Westchester CC: 3-peat for Inbee Park; beats fellow South Korean Kim Sei-young by 5 strokes; previously LPGA Championship.

On this day in 2014

  • 49 people are killed after a Ukrainian Ilyushin Il-76 airlifter is shot down.
  • 13th CMT Video Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, and Miranda Lambert win.
  • Grammy Award winning rapper Eve at the age of 35 weds entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper at Cala Jondal Beach in Ibiza, Spain.
  • Francis Matthews, British actor (Paul Temple, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons), who died at 86.
  • Sam Kelly [Roger Michael Kelly], English actor ('Allo 'Allo!, Porridge), who died of cancer at 70.
  • Rodney Thomas, American NFL running back, who died at 41.


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