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Today in the World Countries
- Dragon Boat Festival Holiday is being celebrated in Taiwan
- Midsummer's Eve is being celebrated in Finland, Latvia
- National Day is being celebrated in Luxembourg
- Victory Day is being celebrated in Estonia
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
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.
- Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe - June 23,2022 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.
- TV SERIES
- 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.
On this day in 2021
- 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.
- US Supreme Court rules in favor of teen kicked off cheerleading team after profane social media post, saying school violated her free speech.
- 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..
- 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".
- 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.
- Eldon Danenhauer, American football offensive tackle (AFL All Star 1962,65; Denver Broncos 1960-65), who died at 85.
- 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 - Unrated 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?
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.
- 125 pilots grounded by Pakistan International Airlines after revelations many had cheated in exams or held fake licenses.
- COVID-19 pandemic cases rise sharply again in America as country records its 3rd highest daily total, more than 35,000.
- Nikos Alefantos, Greek soccer midfielder and manager (Olympiacos), who died from a heart attack at 81.
- Liam Treadwell, English National Hunt jockey (Grand National 2009; 300+ race wins), who died at 34.
- Margarita Pracatan [Figueroa], Cuban-American novelty singer (BBC's Saturday Night Clive), who died at 89.
- Ryan Anthony, American trumpet player (Canadian Brass,2000-03; Dallas Symphony,2006-20), who died of cancer at 51.
On this day in 2019
- Turkey's ruling AK party lose the re-run of Istanbul's mayoral election to Ekrem Imamoglu of the Republican People's Party.
- 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.
- 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.
- Biggest protests in Prague since the fall of communism against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, with estimated 250,000 in Letna Plain park.
- 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.
- Ashleigh Barty becomes first Australian female in 42 years (since Evonne Goolagong Cawley) to attain world #1 tennis ranking when she beats Julia Görges 6-3,7-5 at the Birmingham Classic.
- 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.'.
- Dave Bartholomew, American jazz artist & songwriter (Blueberry Hill), who died at 100.
- Dave Bartholomew, American R& B, rock, and jazz musician, composer, producer, and songwriter (" I Hear You Knocking" ; "Ain't That A Shame" ; "Walkin'To New Orleans"), who died at 100.
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.
- Explosion at a rally in Addis Ababa after speech by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed kills two and injures 150.
- 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.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder's name removed from book award by US Association for Library Service to Children, due to author's racist views and language.
- Indian chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa becomes the second-youngest grandmaster at 12 years,10 months,13 days.
- Violent clashes over several days between ethnic Berom farmers and Fulani herders in Plateau state, Nigeria, kill 86.
- 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 at the age of 31 and Rose Leslie at the age of 31 marry in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
- 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.
- 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.
On this day in 2017
- Landslide in Xinmo village, Sichuan province, China kills 15 with more than 100 missing.
- NHL Draft: Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) center Nico Hischier first pick by New Jersey Devils.
- " Bridge Over Troubled Water" single organized by Simon Cowell for those affected by Grenfell tower fire reaches No. 1 in UK charts.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Murder of the Universe was released by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard.
The second of five albums set to be released in 2017 by the Australian psychedelic rock group is a concept album about the end of the world.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 $hine’s Craig Clouse, Maximillion Dunbar, Julia Holter, and Eli Keszler.
- Bedouine was released by Bedouine.
This is the debut full-length debut for Los Angeles-based artist Azniv Korkejian.
- Big Fish Theory was released by Vince Staples.
The second full-length studio release for the rapper features contributions from such artists as A$AP Rocky, Damon Albarn, Kilo Kish, Juicy J, Ty Dolla Signn, and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon.
- In Pursuit of Silence - Not Rated 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 - Not Rated 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.
- My Journey Through French Cinema - Not Rated 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]
- Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press - TV-14 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.
- Nowhere to Hide - Not Rated 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.
- The Beguiled - R 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 - R 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.
- The Ornithologist - Unrated 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]
- The Bad Batch - R 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]
- TV SERIES
- 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.
On this day in 2016
- Led Zeppelin cleared of stealing riff from "Stairway to Heaven" from band Spirit in a Los Angeles court.
- Los Angeles court decision clears Led Zeppelin of stealing riff from "Stairway to Heaven" from band Spirit.
- NBA Draft: LSU point guard Ben Simmons first pick by Philadelphia 76ers.
- Amy Schumer announces her first world tour during a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden.
- American bluegrass artist Ralph Stanley who was known for his distinctive singing and banjo playing, died aged 89. With his brother Carter, he helped popularise the bluegrass genre. Stanley won new fans when his work featured in the Coen brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou?.
- Ceasefire agreement signed between Colombian government and Farc rebels - ending more than 50 years of conflict.
- Brexit referendum: United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union.
- 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.
- Actress and singer Mandy Moore and singer-songwriter Ryan Adams divorce after 7 years.
- Ralph Stanley, American bluegrass musician, who died at 89.
- TV SERIES
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Still was released by Richard Thompson.
The 16th studio release for the British folk-rock singer was produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.
- TV SERIES
- 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.
On this day in 2014
- Claude Monet's Water Lilies is sold at auction for US$54 million.
- Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is re-elected President of Mauritania.
- 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.
On this day in 2013
- 18 Romanians are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crash in Montenegro.
- 9 tourists and 1 tour guide are killed after gunmen storm a hotel near Nanga Parbat, Pakistan.
- India defeats England to win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in cricket.
- Richard Matheson, American author and screen writer, who died at 87.
- Richard Matheson, American author and screenwriter, who died at 87.
- Bobby Bland, American blues and soul singer, who died at 83.
- Sharon Stouder, American swimmer, who died at 64.
- TV SERIES
- Whodunnit?: Season 1 is released.
Giles the butler (Gildart Jackson) hosts this reality-competition show where 13 contestants must figure out who is the "murderer"at Rue Manor to win the $250,000 prize.
- Devious Maids: Season 1 is released.
Edy Ganem, Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Judy Reyes, Roselyn Sánchez are five maids working in Beverly Hills in the drama inspired by the telenovela, "Ellas son...la Alegría del Hogar"and co-executive produced by Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria.
- Crossing Lines: Season 1 is released.
International Criminal Court Inspector Michel Dorn (Donald Sutherland) and Detective Maj. Louis Daniel (Marc Lavoine) ask ex-NYPD detective Carl Hickman (William Fichtner) to come out of retirement to help find a serial killer.