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Today in the World Countries
- Anti-Fascist Struggle Day is being celebrated in Croatia
- Dragon Boat Festival is being celebrated in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
- Tuen Ng Festival is being celebrated in Hong Kong
- Tung Ng Festival is being celebrated in Macau
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Yoana Karemova, Pianist, born in Bulgaria.
On this day in 2022
- Tooth of murdered Congolese independence leader Patrice Lumumba arrives for a tour of Democratic Republic of Congo, before being laid to rest in Kinshasa (Lumumba's body was dissolved in acid).
- 6.1 magnitude earthquake, Afghanistan's deadliest in twenty years, strikes near Khost, in the south-east, killing at least 1000 and injuring 1500.
- Alec Head, French horse trainer and breeder (6 x champion trainer France; 4 x Arc de Triomphe; owner Haras du Quesnay), who died at 97.
- TV SERIES
- The Umbrella Academy: Season 3 is released.
The Umbrella Academy think they have prevented the apocalypse but soon discover all is not well in the third season of the series based on the comics and graphic novels by My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way.
On this day in 2021
- Unesco says Australia's Great Barrier Reef should be put on list of World Heritage Sites that are "in danger".
- Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez pardons nine Catalan politicians and activists for the 2017 illegal secession referendum.
- René Robert, Canadian ice hockey winger (NHL All Star 1972-73,74-75; Buffalo Sabres 1st 100 point player 1974-75), who died after a heart attack at 72.
On this day in 2020
- New York City, once the epicentre of the pandemic in America, begins stage 2 of re-opening, allowing outdoor dinning and some in-store shopping.
- Brazil becomes second country to pass 50,000 deaths (officially) with states of Amazonas, Pará, Ceará, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro most effected..
- Japanese supercomputer Fugaku in Kobe by Riken institute wins world contest to be the fastest.
- US government data shows African Americans four times more likely than whites to be hospitalized for COVID-19 pandemic highlighting racial disparities for the pandemic.
- Joel Schumacher, American film director (Lost Boys, Batman), who died at 80.
- Dick Buerkle, American athlete (WR 1 mile indoor 3:54.93 1978), who died at 72.
- Carlos Luis Morales, Ecuadorian soccer goalkeeper (40 caps; Independiente, Palestino, ESPOLI), who died from cardiocirculatory arrest at 55.
- Juan Fernandez, Race Car Driver.
- Phil Krueger, American football quarterback (Southeast Missouri State), college coach (Fresno State, Utah State) and NFL executive (GM TB Buccaneers), who died at 90.
- Pierino Prati, Italian soccer forward (14 caps; 3 goals in European Cup Final 1969, AC Milan; Roma, Savona), who died from cancer at 73.
On this day in 2019
- Russian volcano Raikoke erupts from 700m-wide-crater, seen from International Space Station. Turns sunsets purple across the Northern Hemisphere all summer..
- Seven-story building collapses in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, with at least 25 construction workers sleeping inside killed.
- Sir Elton John was awarded France's highest civilian award, the Legion d'Honneur. The British musician was presented with the award by President Emmanuel Macron during a ceremony at the Élysée Palace. President Macron's office praised Sir Elton as a "melodic genius"and as one of the first gay artists to give a voice to the LGBT community..
- Attempted coup fails in Ethiopia, four officials killed including army chief of staff General Seare Mekonnen.
- The world-famous Glastonbury Festival took place in Pilton, Somerset, England. The event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, but returned this year. This year's festival featured its youngest-ever solo headline in Billie Eilish and Sir Paul McCartney as the oldest. McCartney was joined by Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen when he headlined the Pyramid Stage. Other acts appearing included: Diana Ross, Sam Fender, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Lorde, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Haim, Elbow and St. Vincent..
- Bob Witkop, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2018
- Comedian John Oliver is blocked on Chinese social media after parody of Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
- Eurozone countries agree debt relief deal for Greece, signalling end to the country's economic crisis.
- President Trump spokesperson Sarah Sanders is asked to leave Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington, Virginia over her support of Trump's policies, igniting debate.
- NHL Draft: Frolunda HC (SHL) defenceman Rasmus Dahlin first pick by Buffalo Sabres.
- Grigory Barenblatt, Russian mathematician, who died at 90.
- Vinnie Paul [Abbott], American heavy metal drummer (Pantera), who died of a heart condition at 54.
- Vinnie Paul, Drummer.
- Vinnie Paul [Vincent Abbott], American heavy metal drummer (Pantera), who died of a heart condition at 54.
- Year Of The Snitch was released by Death Grips.
The sixth full-length studio release for the Sacramento experimental hip-hop trio features contributions from Andrew Adamson and Tool's Justin Chancellor.
- ZEBRA was released by Arp.
The fifth full-length release for New York electronic producer Alexis Georgopoulos is his first for the Mexican Summer label and features elements of psychedelic jazz, pop, kosmische, and African music.
- Heaven & Earth was released by Kamasi Washington.
The second full-length release for the Los Angeles jazz saxophonist features contributions from Tony Austin, Ronald Bruner, Jr., Brandon Coleman, Cameron Graves, Terrace Martin, Miles Mosley, Patrice Quinn, and Thundercat.
- Bad Witch was released by Nine Inch Nails.
The six-track project is the third and final part of a planned trilogy of EPs for Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
- No Sounds Are Out of Bounds was released by The Orb.
The 15th full-length studio release for the British ambient house duo features contributions from Brother Culture, Andy Cain, Hollie Cook, Roger Eno, Gaudi, Emma Gillespie, Mary Pearce, Guy Pratt, Michael Rendall, Rianna, Roney FM, Jah Wobble, and Youth.
- Kazuashita was released by Gang Gang Dance.
The first new release for the New York experimental band in seven years features contributions from Jorge Elbrecht and Ryan Sawyer.
- Pray for the Wicked was released by Panic! At the Disco.
The sixth full-length release for Brendon Urie was written after his stint in Broadway's Kinky Boots and was produced by Jake Sinclair.
- Passwords was released by Dawes.
The sixth full-length release for the folk rock band led by Taylor Goldsmith was produced by Jonathan Wilson.
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - PG-13 is released.
It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.
- Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts - Not Rated is released.
In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, is attacked and robbed of all her livestock by a gang of seven bandits. She then defends herself, setting out on a journey to find justice, empowerment, retribution and redemption. But the road is long, especially when she begins to be haunted by the ghost of her victim. [Icarus Films]
- Never Steady, Never Still - TV-14 is released.
Having? ?lived? ?with? ?Parkinson’s disease? ?for? ?almost? ?two? ?decades, ? ?Judy ?(Shirley? ?Henderson)? ?is? ?faced? ?with? ?the? ?heightened challenges? ?of? ?daily? ?life? ?when? ?her? ?husband? ?and? ?caregiver? ?dies? ?of? ?a? ?sudden? ?heart? ?attack? ?on? ?their isolated property on the shores of Stuart Lake. Meanwhile, her teenage son Jamie (Théodore Pellerin), ? ?pushed? ?by? ?his? ?father? ?to? ?get? ?a? ?job? ?on? ?the? ?oil? ?fields, ? ?is? ?terrified? ?by? ?the? ?idea? ?of? ?filling? ?his shoes? ?at? ?too? ?young? ?an? ?age, ? ?and? ?grappling? ?with? ?the? ?daunting? ?task? ?of? ?becoming? ?a? ?man? ?in? ?world that? ?has? ?no? ?apparent? ?room? ?for? ?weakness.
- Boundaries - R is released.
Laura (Vera Farmiga) is a single mother living in Seattle, who has a constant need to put others & animals before her. When her estranged, criminally-minded father Jack (Christopher Plummer) is kicked out of his retirement home, Laura agrees to drive him down the coast to live with her sister JoJo (Kristen Schaal) in LA. Along for the ride is her bright but troubled son Henry, and an assortment of animal charity cases. Without telling Laura, Jack convinces Henry to help him sell off his copious supply of marijuana at every stop of their journey, resulting in unexpected reunions with old friends and family.
- Damsel - Not Rated is released.
Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American Frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). As Samuel traverses the Wild West with a drunkard named Parson Henry (David Zellner) and a miniature horse called Butterscotch, their once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.
- Araby - June 22,2018 is released.
Andre, a teenager, lives in an industrial town in Brazil near an old aluminum factory. One day, a factory worker, Cristiano, suffers an accident. Asked to go to Cristiano’s house to pick up clothes and documents, Andre stumbles on a notebook, and it’s here that Araby begins — or, rather, transforms. As Andre reads from the journal entries, we are plunged into Cristiano’s life, into stories of his wanderings, adventures, and loves. Beautifully written and filmed, Araby is a fable-like road movie about a young man who sets off on a ten-year journey in search of a better life. [Grasshopper Film]
- Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town - Not Rated is released.
Riot grrrl rocker and shameless hot mess Izzy wakes up hungover AF to find out that her ex-boyfriend is celebrating his engagement to her ex-best friend tonight at a bougie party across town. Enraged and desperate, Izzy embarks on a frenetic quest across Los Angeles to break up the party in order to fulfill what she believes to be her destiny … before it’s too late.
- The Catcher Was a Spy - R is released.
This gripping, stranger-than-fiction espionage thriller brings to life the incredible true story of Moe Berg, the professional baseball player who became a World War II spy. A Jewish, Princeton-educated, multilingual catcher for the Boston Red Sox with a closely-guarded private life, the enigmatic Berg (Paul Rudd) was already a man of mystery when, in 1944, the US government’s wartime intelligence agency enlisted his services. His mission: go behind enemy lines in Europe to assassinate the Nazi’s chief nuclear scientist before the Germans develop an atomic bomb. Trading in his catcher’s mitt for a trench coat, Berg must rely on his formidable, steel-trap intellect in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse—with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. [IFC Films]
- The King - Not Rated is released.
Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, a musical road trip across America in his 1963 Rolls Royce explores how a country boy lost his authenticity and became a king while his country lost her democracy and became an empire.
- TV SERIES
- Marvel's Luke Cage: Season 2 is released.
After recent events, Luke finds everyone knows of his abilities and a new enemy soon arrives.
On this day in 2017
- NBA Draft: Washington point guard Markelle Fultz first pick by Philadelphia 76ers.
- Prince Harry claims no one in UK royal family wants to be King or Queen in article published in Newsweek.
- Norman Ayrton, English actor and opera director (Royal Shakespearean Acad - UK), who died at 92.
- Mary Valastro, Reality Star.
- Hervé Filion, Canadian harness racing driver (World Driving C'ship 1970; Harness Tracks of America Driver of the Year 1969-74,76,78,81,89), who died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 77.
- TV SERIES
- The Gong Show (2017): Season 1 is released.
The reboot of the 1970s show is hosted by a British comic named Tommy Maitland (widely reported to be Mike Meyers) with a rotating panel of celebrity judges that include Jack Black, Dana Carvey, Will Forte and Zach Galifianakis.
- The Mist (2017): Season 1 is released.
Many people in the small town of Bridgeville, Maine are at odds with one another when a strange mist comes and forces them to work together to find their love ones and survive in this series based on Stephen King's novella.
On this day in 2016
- American drummer and record producer Jerry Carrigan died age 75. He first achieved widespread recognition by being part of the first wave of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and later as a first-call session musician in Nashville for over three decades. He recorded with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich, Kenny Rogers Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Stevens and Dolly Parton..
- Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Coldplay, and Adele headline; other performers include Tame Impala, Squeeze, Frightened Rabbit; ZZ Top, ELO, and Cyndi Lauper.
- NHL owners meeting unanimously approves the Las Vegas expansion bid to start play in the 2017-18 season..
- Amjad Sabri, World Music Singer.
- Nuts! - Not Rated is released.
The mostly true story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire with his goat-testicle impotence cure and a million-watt radio station.
- TV SERIES
- Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons: Season 1 is released.
Former ESPN commentator Bill Simmons hosts a new weekly talk show with an emphasis on sports, but will also cover pop culture and technology for HBO.
- American Gothic (2016): Season 1 is released.
Not to be confused with the 1995 CBS show of the same name, the family drama from Corinne Brinkerhoff is focused on The Hawthornes, who discover their recently deceased patriarch may have been behind several murders in the Boston area and one of them may have helped him.
On this day in 2015
- JAMA Internal Medical Journal announces obese Americans now outnumber those just overweight.
- Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant told a court hearing the 'Stairway To Heaven' copyright dispute that he had a dim memory of the time the song was written. Plant also said he could not remember meeting the band Spirit, who claimed the band stole their guitar riff for Stairway to Heaven in the 1970s. "I don't have a recollection of almost anyone I've hung out with, "Plant said, causing roars of laughter in the court. The case was brought on behalf of Spirit's late guitarist, Randy Wolfe. His estate claimed the opening riff of the 1968 song Taurus is fundamentally the same as the iconic opening bars of Stairway to Heaven..
- South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley calls for the removal of the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds in wake of killings in a Charleston church.
- Laura Antonelli, Italian actress (Wifemistress, Divine Nymph), who died at 73.
- Laura Antonelli, Movie Actress.
- James Horner, American film composer (Titanic; Apollo 13; Avatar), who died in a plane crash at 61.
- James Horner, American film composer (Titanic, Apollo 13, Casper), who died in a plane crash at 61.
- James Horner, Composer.
- Joseph de Pasquale, American violist (Boston Symphony,1949-64: Philadelphia Orchestra,1964-96), and educator (Curtis Institutu,1965-2015), who died at 95.
- Gabriele Wohmann, German writer, who died at 83.
- Buddy Landel 'Nature Boy', American professional wrestler, who died after a car accident at 53.
- Get to Heaven was released by Everything Everything.
The third full-length release for the British art rock band was produced by Stuart Price.
On this day in 2014
- US Open Women's Golf, Pinehurst Resort: Michelle Wie wins by 2 shots from Stacy Lewis for her first major title.
- Felix Dennis, English publisher and poet (Dennis Publishing), who died at 67.
- Teenie Hodges, American rhythm and blues guitarist, who died from complications from emphysema at 68.
- TV SERIES
- The Last Ship: Season 1 is released.
Based on the William Brinkley novel, Captain Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) and the crew of the U.S.S. Nathan James are the few survivors of a pandemic that has killed off more than half of the earth's population. With two civilian virologists, Dr. Rachel Scott (Rhona Mitra) and Dr. Quincy Tophet (Sam Spruell), on board, they may be the only hope to find the cure.
On this day in 2013
- Roskilde 6, world's longest Viking longship (37 meters/123 ft) rediscovered 1996, probably part of King Canute's royal fleet (built 1025 AD) goes on display for the first time at National Museum in Copenhagen.
- P Diddy was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in Los Angeles. The alleged incident occurred on the University of California campus where his son was on the football team. The weapon in question was a kettlebell, which is used for weight training. Diddy - whose real name is Sean Combs - was released on $160,000 (£101,000) bail..
- " The Real Housewives of Atlanta" actress NeNe Leakes at the age of 45 weds her ex-husband Gregg Leakes at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta.
- Star Wars creator George Lucas at the age of 69 weds Dreamworks Animation chairman Mellody Hobson at the age of 44 at Lucas'Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California.
- Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland at the age of 45 weds photographer Jamie Wachtel in Los Angeles, California.
- Actor Adam Driver at the age of 29 weds girlfriend Joanne Tucker.
- Allan Simonsen, Race Car Driver.
- TV SERIES
- Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret is released.
The Lifetime movie explores the relationship between Jodi Arias (Tania Raymonde) and Travis Alexander (Jesse Lee Soffer) as well as the Arias' trial for his murder.