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  • Midsummer's Eve is being celebrated in Latvia
  • National Day is being celebrated in Luxembourg
  • Orthodox Whit Sunday is being celebrated in Greece, Romania
  • Victory Day is being celebrated in Estonia
  • Whit Sunday is being celebrated in Ukraine
  • People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2023

  • Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Arctic Monkeys, Guns 'n'Roses, and Elton John headline; other performers include Foo Fighters (in a surprise appearance), Rickie Lee Jones, Lizzo, Little Nas X, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp, Fred Again, and The War on Drugs.
  • Jason Mraz releases his album "Mystical Magical Rhythmical Radical Ride"on his 46th birthday.
  • Frederic Forrest, American character actor (The Rose; Apocalypse Now; Lonesome Dove; One from the Heart), who died at 86.
  • Betta St John [Betty Jean Striegler], American-English stage and screen actress, singer and dancer (Dream Wife; Carousel; Corridors of Blood), who died at 93.
  • God Is a Bullet is released. When vice detective Bob Hightower (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) finds his ex-wife murdered and daughter kidnapped by a satanic cult - Bob is frustrated by bumbling botched official investigations. Bob quits the police force, gets tattoos, and infiltrates the cult to hunt down the charismatic cult leader, Cyrus (Karl Glusman), with the help of the cult's only female victim escapee, the brilliantly damaged, Case Hardin (Maika Monroe). Bob is lead down the rabbit hole to save his daughter and Case seizes the opportunity to claim back her power from the cult that took so much away from her.
  • Revoir Paris is released. Mia (Virginie Efira) stops at a Parisian bistro to take shelter from a downpour. Her reprieve is shattered when a gunman opens fire. Six months later, with a frustratingly hazy memory of the attack, Mia finds herself numbed and unable to resume her life. Her friends and partner seek something from her that she can no longer give. Determined to reconstruct the sequence of events and reestablish a sense of normalcy, Mia finds herself repeatedly returning to the bistro where the shooting happened. In the process, she forms bonds with fellow survivors, including wry banker Thomas (Benoît Magimel) and orphaned teenager Félicia (Nastya Golubeva). When she remembers that a stranger helped her make it through the attack, Mia resolves to find him, if only to make sure that he is alive.
  • The Perfect Find is released. Looking for a fresh start, former fashion editor Jenna Jones (Gabrielle Union) takes on a new gig with her old archnemesis and current media mogul, Darcy Vale (Gina Torres). Even with little social media experience Jenna finds success at her new digital magazine, and when a younger videographer (Keith Powers) catches her eye, she thinks things are finally turning around — until she finds out, he’s the boss’s son.
  • Nimona is released. Knight Ballister Boldheart is framed for a crime he didn't commit and the only person who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona, a shape-shifting teen who might also be a monster he's sworn to kill.
  • No Hard Feelings is released. On the brink of losing her childhood home, Maddie (Jennifer Lawrence) discovers an intriguing job listing: wealthy helicopter parents looking for someone to “date” their introverted 19-year-old son, Percy, before he leaves for college. To her surprise, Maddie soon discovers the awkward Percy is no sure thing.
  • I'm A Virgo: Season 1 is released. After years of being hidden away, Cootie (Jharrel Jerome), a 13-foot-tall young Black man leaves to explore the world and meets a superhero named The Hero (Walton Goggins) in this Boots Riley coming of age series.
  • Feed the Beast was released by Kim Petras. The debut full-length studio release for German pop artist Kim Petras features guest appearances by Banks, Nicki Minaj and Sam Smith.
  • All Her Plans was released by Cable Ties. The third full-length release from Australian post-punk trio Cable Ties was produced with Paul Maybury.
  • Chemistry was released by Kelly Clarkson. The 10th full-length studio release from Kelly Clarkson features contributions from Carly Rae Jepsen, Nick Jonas, Steve Martin, and Sheila E.
  • 3D Country was released by Geese. The second full-length release for Brooklyn rock band Geese was co-produced with James Ford.
  • Life Under the Gun was released by Militarie Gun. The debut full-length release from Militarie Gun, a hardcore band led by Regional Justice Center's Ian Shelton, was recorded with Taylor Young.
  • Melodies on Hiatus was released by Albert Hammond, Jr.. The fifth full-length solo release from Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. features guest appearances by GoldLink, Matt Helders, Rainsford, and Steve Stevens.
  • On Pain was released by Lloyd Cole. The latest full-length solo release from The Commotions' Lloyd Cole was produced by Chris Hughes.
  • The Good Witch was released by Maisie Peters. The second full-length release from British pop singer-songwriter Maisie Peters features production by Elvira Anderfjärd, Jez Ashurst, Brad Ellis, Oscar Görres, Matias Téllez, and Two Inch Punch.
  • The Beggar was released by Swans. The latest full-length release from experimental rock band The Swans features a nearly 44-minute-long track.
  • C-Smash VRS for PlayStation 5 is released. Experience SEGA's beloved arcade and console classic reimagined for VR and online gameplay.Go on a transformative Journey to the edge of space and time - alone or with a friend - or play a variety of competitive modes against players worldwide. Experience the ultimate workout with the Infinity mode.C-Smash VRS fuses the best of racket sports - squash, tennis, racket, paddle ball and beyond - as well as other sporting disciplines into a stellar physical experience.Built from the ground up by VR pioneers Wolf & Wood and an international dream team of artists, designers, musicians, all committed to changing how a game can make you move, see, hear and feel.

On this day in 2022

  • Singer-songwriter Paul Simon makes his Newport Folk Festival debut, joining headliner Nathaniel Rateliff for four songs at the end of his set tributing the songwriter.
  • Yuri Shatunov, World Music Singer.
  • Alain Plantefol, French rugby union second rower (11 Tests; Racing CF, SU Agen), who died at 79.
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  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe is released. A tale that technically spans two centuries, Beavis and Butt-Head Do The Universe promises to sit atop all future lists of the Dumbest Science Fiction Movies Ever Made. The saga begins when Beavis and Butt-Head wind up at space camp through "creative sentencing"from a juvenile court judge in 1998. Mistaking a docking simulator for something else (huh huh), Beavis and Butt-Head excel at it and are asked to join the space shuttle mission in a PR move. After ruining the mission, they are left for dead in space and end up going through a black hole and reemerging back on Earth in 2022, only to discover a very different world – and find themselves considered Buttholes of Interest by the NSA, the governor of Texas, and a highly intelligent version of themselves from a parallel universe. Also they almost lose their virginity, but don't.
  • The Bear: Season 1 is released. Chef Carmen "Carmy"Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White) returns home to run his family's sandwich shop in Chicago where he faces issues with running a small business, his new employees and his family.
  • Sonic Origins for PC is released. Relive the classic collected adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD in the newly remastered Sonic Origins! From the iconic Green Hill Zone to the treacherous Death Egg Robot, you'll speed down memory lane to thwart the sinister plans of Doctor Robotnik in polished high definition! This latest version includes new areas to explore, additional animations, and a brand new Anniversary mode! Explore the classic Sonic titles in high-resolution, with all-new opening and ending animations for each title! New Unlockables: Complete various missions to collect coins to unlock new content, challenges, and Special Stages through the Museum. Classic and Anniversary Mode. Choose to Spin Dash your way through the numerous zones in Classic mode with the game's original resolution and limited lives, or the new Anniversary mode with unlimited lives and revamped fullscreen resolution.
  • Gordian Quest for PC is released. A sinister curse corrupts the land. Darkness reigns. Monsters roam. Scoundrels loot. Cowards flee. Heroes emerge.Lead heroes on an adventure to save what's left of this fallen world and destroy the root of evil abound. Will you fall at the claws of your enemies or the consequences of your poor decisions? Your Gordian Quest is about to begin.Gordian Quest is an epic roguelike / lite adventure that combines the best elements of deckbuilding, tactical combat and strategic decision-making. You will form parties of heroes whom you will have to lead and manage on grueling missions. Help them forge bonds and discover new skills among them. Be fearless and unwavering as you work to unravel the curses laid upon the lands and defeat the ultimate evil at the heart of it all.
  • Deliver Us The Moon for PlayStation 5 is released. Deliver Us The Moon is a Sci-Fi thriller set in an apocalyptic near future, where Earth's natural resources are depleted. A lunar colony providing a vital supply of energy has gone silent. A lone astronaut is sent to the moon on a critical mission to save humanity from extinction. Will you save mankind or be forgotten in the dark abyss of Space?
  • Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition for Switch is released. In 1997 Westwood Studios released a title that won universal praise from gamers and critics all around the world, along with accolades like AIAS's Adventure Game of the Year award. Set in the same time and universe as the 1982 classic science fiction film by Ridley Scott, Blade Runner video game is now making a big comeback on modern consoles!Armed with your investigative skills and the tools of the Blade Runner trade, you'll be immersed in a world that lives and breathes around you with breakthrough lighting and visual effects. Your ability to survive will be put to the test in the richest game environment ever.

On this day in 2021

  • Britney Spears requests a judge end her court-ordered conservatorship, states "I think this conservatorship is abusive. I don't think I can live a full life".
  • Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl decided to take the train before a surprise show at Glastonbury Festival. The singer - whose band played a set on the Pyramid Stage under the guise of The Churnups - and 40 others boarded the 11:00 BST service from London. GWR said the group had exclusive use of Paddington's First Class lounge all morning, with the first group arriving at 10:20. Grohl was one of the last to arrive, in an apparent effort to keep his identity secret ahead of the surprise Glastonbury performance..
  • 1st ICC World Test Championship final, Southampton: New Zealand dismisses India for meagre 170; completes tricky chase of 139 on 6th day to win inaugural cricket title.
  • Rembrandt's masterpiece "The Night Watch" seen in its entirety for first time in 300 years after AI used to fill in pieces trimmed at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
  • Ellen McIlwaine, American blues singer-songwriter, and slide guitarist (" Honky Tonky Angel" ; “In My Time of Dying"), who died of esophageal cancer at 75.
  • Good on Paper is released. After years of putting her career ahead of love, stand-up comic Andrea Singer (Iliza Shlesinger) has stumbled upon the perfect guy. On paper, he checks all the boxes but is he everything he appears to be?
  • Out of Line for PC is released. A unique adventure game filled with beautiful puzzles all hand-drawn in an original 2D style. Out of Line follows the adventures of San in a quest to escape the Factory that was once home. Dive into a story set in a mysterious world that is revealed through multiple chapters.
  • Eldon Danenhauer, American football offensive tackle (AFL All Star 1962,65; Denver Broncos 1960-65), who died at 85.

On this day in 2020

  • Germany locks down a second area after a spike in COVID-19 pandemic cases in Gütersloh and Warendorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, affecting half a million people.
  • COVID-19 pandemic cases rise sharply again in America as country records its 3rd highest daily total, more than 35,000.
  • 125 pilots grounded by Pakistan International Airlines after revelations many had cheated in exams or held fake licenses.
  • Margarita Pracatan [Figueroa], Cuban-American novelty singer (BBC's Saturday Night Clive), who died at 89.
  • Liam Treadwell, English National Hunt jockey (Grand National 2009; 300+ race wins), who died at 34.
  • Nikos Alefantos, Greek soccer midfielder and manager (Olympiacos), who died from a heart attack at 81.
  • Ryan Anthony, American trumpet player (Canadian Brass,2000-03; Dallas Symphony,2006-20), who died of cancer at 51.
  • Phantom: Covert Ops for PC is released. [Requires Oculus Quest] WARFARE HAS EVOLVED. You are a Phantom: an elite covert operative with one night to prevent all-out war. Dispatched into hostile wetlands in your military kayak, utilise weapons and equipment to neutralise the enemy threat. Engage targets lethally or infiltrate unnoticed from the shadows. This is stealth action redefined. DEADLIER ON WATER. Discover innovative VR traversal using your military kayak to freely and stealthily move across the water. BECOME A PHANTOM. Experience the tension and thrill of becoming a lethal military asset – everything is 1:1, delivering a new level of VR immersion.
  • Assetto Corsa Competizione for PlayStation 4 is released. Assetto Corsa Competizione is an extraordinary racing simulation game allowing players to experience the real atmosphere of the GT3 championship, competing against official drivers, teams, cars and circuits reproduced in-game with the highest level of accuracy ever achieved. Sprint, Endurance and Spa 24 Hours races come to life with an incredible level of realism, in both single and multiplayer modes. Born from KUNOS Simulazioni's long-term experience, this racing simulator takes full advantage of Unreal Engine 4 to ensure photorealistic weather conditions and graphics, night races, motion capture animations, reaching a new standard in terms of driving realism and immersion, thanks to its further improved tyre and aerodynamic models.
  • Pokemon Cafe Mix for Switch is released. Complete touch-based puzzles to serve dishes and drinks to adorable Pokémon customers.Link together Pokémon™ icons to clear puzzles as you work to build up your very own café in Pokémon Café Mix, a free-to-start game for the Nintendo Switch™ system! Meet the goals for each puzzle before you run out of turns—link a certain number of icons, get a high score, or even destroy sugar cubes to serve up Pokémon themed menu items.Meet and grow your café staff of charming Pokémon eager to helpRecruit Pokémon to help out at the café (in their adorable uniforms) by building friendship and expand your café and menu offerings by completing puzzles. Each Pokémon staff member has a Café Skill that will come in handy during puzzles!Golden Acorns can help you complete puzzles and recruit more Pokémon!Earn or purchase Golden Acorns, the in-game currency, and redeem them to regain hearts, continue puzzles, and get helpful items.As you complete puzzles to build a world-class café, you’ll face obstacles such as sugar cubes, dollops of whipped cream, and tomatoes! Use your puzzle skills to clear them and employ the help of Pokémon’s Café Skills for some extra oomph! In addition to Café Skills, each Pokémon staff member has a specialty. Match a Pokémon’s specialty with the dish or drink you are making for bonuses in puzzles.In addition to recruiting more Pokémon staff members and growing your collection of menu items, the café itself will expand as you play! Getting new tools or having areas added to your café may even draw in more customers. All the action in Pokémon Café Mix unfolds in a playful art style that brings out the cuteness of your Pokémon pals and patrons. It’s time to become a café owner, solve puzzles, and bring joy to Pokémon patrons!
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated for Switch is released. Are you ready, kids? The cult classic is back, faithfully remade in spongetastic splendor! Play as SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy and show the evil Plankton that crime pays even less than Mr. Krabs. Want to save Bikini Bottom from lots of rampant robots with your mighty bubbles? Of course you do! Want to underpants bungee jump? Why wouldn't you! Want to join forces in a brand new multiplayer mode? The battle is on!GAME FEATURES- Play as SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy and use their unique sets of skills- Thwart Plankton's evil plan to rule Bikini Bottom with his army of wacky robots- Meet countless characters from the beloved seriesREMAKE FEATURES- Faithful remake of one of the best SpongeBob games ever created- High-end visuals, modern resolutions and carefully polished gameplay- Brand new horde mode multiplayer for up to two players, online and offline- Restored content that was cut from the original game like the Robo Squidward boss fight and more
  • Star Wars Episode I: Racer for Switch is released. Join Jedi-to-be Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars race of your life! Relive all the thrills and excitement of the Podracer sequence from Star Wars: Episode I. Hang on tight - with afterburners on, Podracers max out at a simulated 600 mph! Race in furious competition against more than 21 opponents! Take on over 21 tracks in 8 unique worlds. Avoid hazards such as methane lakes, meteor showers and Tusken Raiders! Featuring spectacular 3D environments!
  • Ultracore for Switch is released. Ultracore is a run-and-gun title developed by Digital Illusions.

On this day in 2019

  • Women's PGA Championship, Hazeltine National GC: Australian Hannah Green leads wire-to-wire to win her first LPGA event by 1 stroke ahead of Park Sung-hyun.
  • Turkey's ruling AK party lose the re-run of Istanbul's mayoral election to Ekrem Imamoglu of the Republican People's Party.
  • Ashleigh Barty becomes first Australian female in 42 years (Evonne Goolagong Cawley) to attain world #1 tennis ranking when she beats Julia Görges 6-3,7-5 at the Birmingham Classic.
  • British engineer and composer Peter Zinovieff died age 88. In the late 1960s, his company, Electronic Music Studios (EMS), made the VCS3, a synthesizer used by many early progressive rock bands such as Pink Floyd and Krautrock groups as well as more pop-orientated artists, including Todd Rundgren and David Bowie..
  • Dave Bartholomew, American jazz artist & songwriter (Blueberry Hill), who died at 100.
  • Biggest protests in Prague since the fall of communism against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, with estimated 250,000 in Letna Plain park.

On this day in 2018

  • 12 boys and their coach are stranded in Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand by monsoon flooding, prompting an international rescue effort when they are discovered 9 days later.
  • Indian chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa becomes the second-youngest grandmaster at 12 years,10 months,13 days.
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder's name removed from book award by US Association for Library Service to Children, becuase of author's racist views and language.
  • Violent clashes over several days between ethnic Berom farmers and Fulani herders in Plateau state, Nigeria, kill 86.
  • Donald Hall, American writer, literary critic and Poet Laureate of the United States, who died at 89.
  • K.T.S.E. was released by Teyana Taylor. The acronym for the eight-track second studio release for the R&B singer stands for Keep That Same Energy and was produced by Kanye West.
  • Kim Jong-pil, South Korean Prime Minister (1971-75,1998-2000) and founder of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (now the National Intelligence Service), who died at 92.
  • Explosion at a rally in Addis Ababa after speech by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed kills two and injures 150.
  • Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa survives probable assassination attempt after blast at election rally in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe kills 2 and injures nearly 50.
  • " Game of Thrones" actors Kit Harington (31) and Rose Leslie (31) marry in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
  • "Game of Thrones"actors Kit Harington (31) and Rose Leslie (31) marry in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

On this day in 2017

  • Landslide in Xinmo village, Sichuan province, China kills 15 with more than 100 missing.
  • "Bridge Over Troubled Water"single organized by Simon Cowell for those affected by Grenfell tower fire reaches No. 1 in UK charts.
  • " Bridge Over Troubled Water" single organized by Simon Cowell for those affected by Grenfell tower fire reaches No. 1 in UK charts.
  • NHL Draft: Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) center Nico Hischier first pick by New Jersey Devils.
  • Saudi Arabia and allies, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain issue list of 13 conditions to Qatar in return for lifting sanctions, including closing Al Jazeera TV.
  • My Journey Through French Cinema is released. Writer-director Bertrand Tavernier is truly one of the grand auteurs of the movies. His experience is vast, his knowledge is voluminous, his love is inexhaustible and his perspective is matched only by that of Martin Scorsese. This magnificent, epic documentary has been a lifetime in the making. Tavernier knows his native cinema inside and out, from the giants like Renoir, Godard, and Melville (for whom he worked as an assistant) to now overlooked and forgotten figures like Edmund T. Gréville and Guy Gilles, and his observations and reminiscences are never less than penetrating and always deeply personal. [Cohen Media Group]
  • Nowhere to Hide is released. Nowhere to Hide follows male nurse Nori Sharif through five years of dramatic change, providing unique access into one of the world’s most dangerous and inaccessible areas – the “triangle of death” in central Iraq. Initially filming stories of survivors and the hope of a better future as American and Coalition troops retreat from Iraq in 2011, conflicts continue with Iraqi militias, and the population flees accompanied by most of the hospital staff. Nori is one of the few who remain. When ISIS advances on Jalawla in 2014 and takes over the city, he too must flee with his family at a moment’s notice, and turns the camera on himself.
  • In Pursuit of Silence is released. In Pursuit of Silence is a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound and the impact of noise on our lives. Beginning with an ode to John Cage’s ground-breaking composition 4’33”, In Pursuit of Silence takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the globe– from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, to the streets of the loudest city on the planet, Mumbai during the wild festival season – and inspires us to experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world.
  • In Transit is released. In Transit journeys into the hearts and minds of everyday passengers aboard Amtrak's Empire Builder, the busiest long-distance train route in America. Captured in the tradition of Direct Cinema, the film unfolds as a series of interconnected vignettes, ranging from overheard conversations to moments of deep intimacy, in which passengers share their fears, hopes and dreams. In the space between stations, where 'real life' is suspended, we are swept into a fleeting community that transcends normal barriers, and where a peculiar atmosphere of contemplation and community develops. To some passengers, the train is flight and salvation, to others it is reckoning and loss. But for all, it is a place for personal reflection and connecting with others they may otherwise never know.
  • The Bad Batch is released. Arlen (Suki Waterhouse) is unceremoniously dumped in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilized society. While trying to orient her unforgiving environment, she is captured by a savage band of cannibals and quickly realizes she'll have to fight her way through her new reality. As Arlen adjusts to life in 'the bad batch' she discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who you're standing next to. [Neon]
  • The Beguiled is released. The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.
  • The Big Sick is released. Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.
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  • Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press is released. The trial between Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media pitted privacy rights against freedom of the press, and raised important questions about how big money can silence media. This film is an examination of the perils and duties of the free press in an age of inequality.
  • The Ornithologist is released. Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for black storks when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrims, he plunges into an eerie and dark forest, trying to get back on his track. [Strand Releasing]
  • GLOW: Season 1 is released. Set in 1985 Los Angeles, struggling actress Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) ends up on a women wrestling TV show in this comedy created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch that was inspired by the 1980s professional wrestling league.
  • Grateful was released by DJ Khaled. The 10th full-length studio release for the rapper/producer features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Big Sean, Chance the Rapper, Drake, Fat Joe, Future, Calvin Harris, Jadakiss, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Kodak Black, Lil Wayne, Migos, Nicki Minaj, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Pusha T, Quavo, Raekwon, Rihanna, Rick Ross, T.I., Travis Scott, Bryson Tiller, Yo Gotti, and Young Thug.
  • Dust was released by Laurel Halo. The third full-length release for the Berlin-based American electronic artist features vocals from Klein, Lafawndah and Michael Salu as well as contributions from $hit and $hine’s Craig Clouse, Maximillion Dunbar, Julia Holter, and Eli Keszler.
  • Evolve was released by Imagine Dragons. The third full-length release for the Las Vegas rock band features production from Alex da Kid, Jayson DeZuzio, John Hill, Joel Little, and Mattman & Robin.
  • EX EYE was released by EX EYE. This is the debut four-track release for black metal/post-metal project that includes Colin Stetson, Liturgy's Greg Fox, Shahzad Ismaily, and Toby Summerfield.
  • Bedouine was released by Bedouine. This is the debut full-length debut for Los Angeles-based artist Azniv Korkejian.
  • Big Fish Theory was released by Vince Staples. The second full-length studio release for the rapper features contributions from such artists as A$AP Rocky, Damon Albarn, Kilo Kish, Juicy J, Ty Dolla Signn, and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon.
  • Together At Last was released by Jeff Tweedy. The first of a planned series of acoustic solo releases for the Wilco artist features songs from his career with Wilco and his side projects.
  • The Underside of Power was released by Algiers. The second full-length release for the quartet based in Atlanta was produced by Portishead's Adrian Utley and and Ali Chant.
  • Precious Art was released by Rozwell Kid. This is the fourth full-length release (and its first on the SideOneDummy label) for the West Virginia pop-punk band led by Jordan Hudkins.
  • Ever Oasis for 3DS is released. Explore the world to expand your oasis - and your adventuring horizons. From the team behind The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D comes a daring new adventure that expands on everything RPG fans love about the genre. As a chosen Seedling, your mission is to build a prosperous oasis by working with your partner, lsuna. Meet and ally with members of other tribes to complete your mission, while battling against the Chaos threatening peace in the desert. Battle enemies in real-time combat as you switch between three party members and explore a savage desert. Forage for materials in caves and puzzle-filled dungeons to earn dewadems, which are used to grow new shops and even grow gear!Features:* Dive into a new take on the Adventure RPG genre in a brand new IP.* Explore a savage desert, deep caves, and puzzle-filled dungeons.* Forage materials to make products at shops, or synthesize equipment and items at your treehouse.* Complete missions to recruit new villagers, each with their own shops, weapons and abilities, then bring them exploring/foraging.* Earn dewadem, currency, over time as shops sell their wares to build new Bloom Booths.* Developed by GREZZO Co., Ltd. the team behind The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D* Battle wildlife that are possessed by Chaos and other enemies in real-time combat, while actively switching between party members.* Immerse into a beautifully created world inspired by Egyptian culture/mythology.
  • Get Even for PlayStation 4 is released. Cole Black wakes up in an old, abandoned asylum. He is confused and his sole memory is the attempted rescue of a teenage girl with a bomb strapped to her chest. With a strange technology fused to his head – used to read and replay human memory – Black travels into the depths of his own mind to discover the truth about his past. Every step he takes, leads to the mysterious Red, whose intentions it is difficult to guess. Get Even is a game maintained in convention of a thriller, where action is shown in first-person perspective (FPP). Raising fundamental questions about the understanding of justice and reality. The player discovers the story piece-by-piece through exploration of interactive environments.

On this day in 2016

  • Led Zeppelin cleared of stealing riff from "Stairway to Heaven" from band Spirit in a Los Angeles court.
  • American musician Dave Bartholomew died of heart failure age 100. Many musicians recorded Bartholomew's songs, but his partnership with Fats Domino produced some of his greatest successes. In the mid-1950s they wrote more than forty hits for Imperial Records, including the Billboard No.1 pop chart hit "Ain't That a Shame". Bartholomew's other hit songs as a composer include 'I Hear You Knocking', 'Blue Monday', 'I'm Walkin'', 'My Ding-A-Ling', and 'One Night.'.
  • Amy Schumer announces her first world tour during a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden.
  • Brexit referendum: United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union.
  • Los Angeles court decision clears Led Zeppelin of stealing riff from "Stairway to Heaven" from band Spirit.
  • The UK votes to leave the European Union. Just over half of the electorate voted for “Brexit”, Britain' s exit from the EU. The UK had been part of the union since 1973..
  • Storms and widespread flooding in West Virginia leave at least 24 dead.
  • Taytum Fisher, Instagram Star, born in United States.
  • Oakley Fisher, Instagram Star, born in United States.
  • Ralph Stanley, American bluegrass musician, who died at 89.
  • Queen of the South: Season 1 is released. Based on the Arturo Pérez-Reverte novel "La Reina Del Sur, "the drama (also adapted for television for Telemundo in 2011) focuses on Teresa Mendoz (Alice Braga) who must go on the run after her drug-dealing boyfriend is murdered in Mexico.
  • Thirteen: Season 1 is released. Ivy Moxam (Jodie Comer) returns to her family after disappearing 13 years ago. Her mother (Natasha Little) seeks to keep the news of her parents separation from her, her sister Emma (Katherine Rose Morley) resents that attention is being drawn away from her, and all the while, the kidnapper has not been caught.
  • Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival for PlayStation 4 is released. Three game modes: Practice, Single Game, European Cup; Online gaming: 1 vs 1 with random matchmaking, invites and leaderboards; Offline multiplayer: 1 vs 1; 24 European teams; Radar for full view of the pitch; Tactics (4-4-2,4-2-4,5-3-2, etc)
  • Ceasefire agreement signed between Colombian government and Farc rebels - ending more than 50 years of conflict.
  • Actress and singer Mandy Moore and singer-songwriter Ryan Adams divorce after 7 years.

On this day in 2015

  • Richard "Dick" Van Patten, American actor, businessman, and animal welfare advocate (Tom Bradford in 8 is Enough), who died at 86.
  • Magali Noël [Guiffray], French actress and singer, who died at 83.
  • Helmuth Lohner, Austrian stage and screen actor and stage director (Mrs. Warren's Profession), who died at 82.
  • Another Period: Season 1 is released. The comedy set in 1902 Rhode Island, focuses on the lives of sisters Lillian (Natasha Leggero) and Beatrice (Riki Lindhome) as well as the rest of the very rich Bellacourt family and their servants.
  • Bones was released by Son Lux. This is the fourth full-length release for the Brooklyn trio led by Ryan Lott.
  • Cemetery Highrise Slum was released by Creepoid. The third full-length release for the Philadelphia alternative rock band led by Sean Miller was produced by Peter Mavrogeorgis.
  • Coming Home was released by Leon Bridges. The debut full-length release for the Texas soul singer was recorded live to tape with White Denim's Josh Block and Austin Jenkins.
  • Feels Like was released by Bully. The debut full-length release for the Nashville alternative rock band led by Alicia Bognanno features re-recorded some tracks from its self-titled 2014 EP.
  • Everything Is a Mess was released by Fist City. The second full-length release for the Canadian punk quartet led by Kier Griffiths was produced by Ben Greenberg.
  • Don't Weigh Down the Light was released by Meg Baird. The currently San Francisco-based folk singer recorded her latest solo album with two of her with Espers bandmate Helena Espvall and Sharron Kraus.
  • Moonbuilding 2703 AD was released by The Orb. This is the 13th studio release for the electronic duo of of Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann.
  • Olympic Mess was released by Helm. The fourth full-length release for London-based experimental artist Luke Younger was inspired by balearic disco, industrial, and dub techno music.
  • My Love Is Cool was released by Wolf Alice. The debut full-length release for the British alternative rock band was produced by Mike Crossey.
  • Pageant Material was released by Kacey Musgraves. The follow-up to the country singer's Grammy-winning major label debut release was co-produced with Luke Laird and Shane McAnally.
  • Payola was released by Desaparecidos. The punk band led by Conor Oberst returns from a 13-year hiatus for its second full-length release that was co-produced by Mike Mogis.
  • Still was released by Richard Thompson. The 16th studio release for the British folk-rock singer was produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.
  • Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 3 - Catch A Ride for PC is released. After a dizzying escape from a near-almost-certain-death scenario (involving statuesque buttocks), Rhys and Fiona are in search of another piece of the puzzle that will lead them to the vast riches of Vault key ownership. Lost in the mysterious jungle of an Atlas terraforming facility, Fiona finds help from an unexpected mentor, Rhys continues to share brain-space with the disembodied mind of a dead dictator, and love is in the air. Pursued by the ruthless criminal 'Queenpin' Vallory, and with very little help from Vaughn's accountancy skills (or stellar abs), getting anywhere near the Vault is entirely on you.
  • Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition for PC is released. Devil May Cry 4 throws you into a gothic supernatural world, where a new protagonist clashes with a familiar hero. As the new leading man, Nero, you unleash incredible attacks and non-stop combos using a new gameplay mechanic, his powerful "Devil Bringer"arm. On the coast of a distant land you'll find the castle town of Fortuna. It is here that the group known as the Order of the Sword practices an elusive religion. They revere the demon warrior Sparda, who as their god fought to protect humans, and are committed to the extermination of all demons. Nero, a young knight from the Order, is tasked with finding Dante, the mysterious assassin who murdered the head of the Order of the Sword. Simultaneously, more demons begin to surface throughout the city. Nero soon comes to discover the motives behind Dante's appearance and the truth behind the intentions of the Order of the Sword.
  • Batman: Arkham Knight for PC is released. Batman confronts the ultimate threat against the city he has been sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to congeal an imposing array of super villains, including The Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to summarily destroy The Dark Knight. The game introduces Rocksteady's uniquely-designed imagining of the Batmobile drivable for the first time in the franchise. Batman: Arkham Knight offers gamers a complete Batman experience as they rip through the streets and soar across the skyline of the iconic Gotham City.
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward for PlayStation 4 is released. The to-this-point sealed gates to Ishgard open to the citizens of Eorzea as the Dragonsong War deteriorates. This bloody thousand-year skirmish between the dragoons of Ishgard and the sentient dragons of Dravania invites the support of new adventurers to bring to a halt to the conflict. Heavensward expands the playable area of the game into additional areas of Eorzea, beyond the Coerthas Central Highlands and in to the skies above the Sea of Clouds and the floating landmasses therein.
  • Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut for PlayStation 4 is released. Discover magical attacks, brew zombie coffee, save golden babies and master the art of belly dancing to transform Shantae into more powerful creatures. Use your powers to foil the lady pirate Risky Boots and save Sequin Land from certain doom.
  • PlanetSide 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. Across the continents of Auxraxis, thousands of players will come together in enormous battles to win control of critical territories and key resources for their empire. With an extensive skill tree and free-form class-based system, players will be able to customize their soldier, weapons, and vehicles to match their play-style, as well as the needs of their squad, outfit or empire. Battles can last for days or weeks, so players will need to build alliances and specialized combat outfits to take on long-term strategic and tactical initiatives. With air, ground and seaborne combat, the battles will be larger and more intense than ever.

On this day in 2014

  • Claude Monet's Water Lilies is sold at auction for US$54 million.
  • Hazel Mattson, Family Member, born in United States.
  • Wysing Forest was released by Luke Abbott. The second release for the British producer was recorded in part live over a six week period.
  • X was released by Ed Sheeran. The second full-length release for the British singer-songwriter features collaborations and production from Benny Blanco, Johnny McDaid, Pharrell Williams, and Rick Rubin.
  • Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies for PC is released. The Western Front Armies is available as a stand-alone package that represents an entry point into the franchise and access to the vibrant Company of Heroes 2 community. New players can also access 23 existing Company of Heroes 2 maps in auto-match, and play against all other existing factions.
  • Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is re-elected President of Mauritania.


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