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Today in the World Countries
- Battle of Carabobo is being celebrated in Venezuela
- Midsummer Day is being celebrated in Estonia, Finland, Sweden
- St John's Day is being celebrated in Latvia, Lithuania
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2022
- American Katie Ledecky wins the 800m gold medal in 8:08.04 at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest; completes 400/800/1500m treble for unprecedented 4th time at a single worlds.
- Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, and Kendrick Lamar headline; other performers include Crowded House, Robert Plant and Alison Krause, Noel Gallagher, Dianna Ross, Herbie Hancock, Billy Bragg, Angélique Kidjo, Lorde, Ziggy Marley, Suzanne Vega, and Hothouse Flowers.
- Home, Before and After was released by Regina Spektor.
The eighth full-length studio release for singer-songwriter Regina Spektor was recorded in upstate New York and was co-produced with John Congleton.
- Muna was released by MUNA.
The third full-length release for Los Angeles indie pop trio MUNA features a guest appearance from Phoebe Bridgers.
- Arkhon was released by Zola Jesus.
The sixth full-length studio release for synth-pop artist Zola Jesus was produced by Randall Dunn.
- Closure/Continuation was released by Porcupine Tree.
This is the first full-length studio release for British rock band Porcupine Tree since 2009's The Incident.
- Drill Music in Zion was released by Lupe Fiasco.
The latest full-length studio release for rapper Lupe Fiasco features guest appearances from Ayesha Jaco and Nayirah.
- Sometimes, Forever was released by Soccer Mommy.
The third full-length studio release for indie rock artist Soccer Mommy was produced by Oneohtrix Point Never's Daniel Lopatin.
- The Spur was released by Joan Shelley.
The latest full-length release for Kentucky singer-songwriter Joan Shelley was co-produced with James Elkington and features contributions from Meg Baird, Bill Callahan, Max Porter, and Nathan Salsburg.
- The Man from Toronto - PG-13 is released.
A case of mistaken identity arises after a screw-up sales consultant and the world’s deadliest assassin - known only as The Man from Toronto - run into each other at a holiday rental. [Netflix]
- The Sea Beast - PG is released.
In an era when terrifying beasts roamed the seas, monster hunters were celebrated heroes - and none were more beloved than the great Jacob Holland. But when young Maisie Brumble stows away on his fabled ship, he’s saddled with an unexpected ally. Together they embark on an epic journey into uncharted waters and make history.
- The Black Phone - R is released.
Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.
- Elvis - PG-13 is released.
The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).
- Flux Gourmet - NR is released.
Set at an institute devoted to culinary and alimentary performance, a collective finds themselves embroiled in power struggles, artistic vendettas and gastrointestinal disorders.
- Apples - Not Rated is released.
Amidst a worldwide pandemic that causes sudden amnesia, middle-aged Aris (Aris Servetalis) finds himself enrolled in a recovery program designed to help unclaimed patients build new identities. Prescribed daily tasks on cassette tapes so he can create new memories and document them on camera, Aris slides back into ordinary life, meeting Anna (Sofia Georgovasili), a woman who is also in recovery.
- Beba - Not Rated is released.
Beba is a poetic, raw and ruthless coming of age tale, in which a young NYC born and bred Afro-Latina stares down historical, societal, and generational trauma with unflinching courage.
- Olga - Not Rated is released.
Olga (Anastasia Budiashkina) is a talented teenage Ukrainian gymnast exiled in Switzerland, dreaming of Olympic gold and trying to fit in with her new team in her new home. As she prepares for the European Championships, the Ukrainian people back home in Kyiv rise up in what has become known as the Maidan Revolution, suddenly involving everyone she cares about. Olga is left a powerless, distant bystander as her mother, an investigative journalist, faces danger as she challenges the brutal Yanukovich regime.
- Marcel the Shell with Shoes On - PG is released.
Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family.
- TV SERIES
- Loot: Season 1 is released.
Newly single and now billionaire Molly Novak (Maya Rudolph) looks to be more involved with her charity foundation run by Sofia Salinas (Mj Rodriguez) with the help of her assistant Nicholas (Joel Kim Booster), accountant Arthur (Nat Faxon) and her cousin Howard (Ron Funches) in this comedy from Matt Hubbard and Alan Yang.
- Chloe: Season 1 is released.
Becky Green (Erin Doherty) takes on a new identity to learn more about the mysterious death of the woman (Poppy Gilbert) she is obsessed with in this thriller from Alice Seabright.[Premiered originally in the UK on BBC One on 6 Feb 2022 and in the US on Prime Video on 24 Jun 2022]
On this day in 2021
- Residential tower Champlain Towers South collapses at 1.30am in Surfside, Miami Beach, with 156 people missing (98 bodies eventually recovered).
- Second discovery of the remains of 761 people, mainly indigenous children announced at former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan.
- Eleazar Soria, Peruvian soccer defender (29 caps, Copa America 1975; Universitario, Independiente, Sporting Cristal), who died at 73.
- Benigno Aquino III,15th President of the Philippines (Liberal Party: 2010-16), who died of diabetes related kidney failure at 61.
- Benigno Aquino Iii, World Leader.
- Ludwig Müller, German soccer defender (6 caps; FC Nürnberg, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hertha BSC), who died at 79.
- Sisters on Track - TV-PG is released.
An intimate portrait of girlhood following three determined sisters in Brooklyn as they race against all odds on a journey toward hope, belonging and a brighter future.
On this day in 2020
- Russia celebrates its victory 75 years ago over Nazi Germany with huge military parade through Red Square in Moscow (delayed from May 9 due to pandemic).
- World Monetary fund predicts a deeper global recession with contraction of 4.9% (down from 3%), noting 2/3 of all countries used 11 trillion to support their economies.
- NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announces people arriving from nine states hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic will have to isolate for two weeks.
- NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announces people arriving from nine states hard-hit by the pandemic will have to isolate for two weeks.
- COVID-19 pandemic worsens dramatically in Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country, with 25% mortality according to the UN.
- Eddie Kasko, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1961,1961²; Cincinnati Reds) and manager (Boston Red Sox), who died at 88.
- Jack D. Mccoy, Race Car Driver.
- Larry Hess, Race Car Driver.
- Siya Kakkar, TikTok Star.
- Athlete A - PG-13 is released.
In Athlete A, filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk delve into the unchecked abuse inside the world of elite competitive gymnastics. Equal parts devastating and inspiring, the film follows the IndyStar reporters as they reveal the extensive cover-up and culture of cruelty that was allowed to thrive within elite gymnastics, the attorney fighting the institutions, and most importantly, the brave whistle-blowers who refuse to be silenced. [Netflix]
On this day in 2019
- Greek Cypriot army officer Nicos Metaxas given seven life sentences for the murder of five women and two children in Nicosia.
- El Salvador immigrant father and his 23-month-old daughter drown trying to cross the Rio Grande into the US with their photo causing widespread condemnation.
- Mysterious sickness affects 718 children with 152 deaths around Indian city of Muzaffarpur, previously thought due to lychee fruit but now unknown.
- US President Donald Trump imposes sanctions on Iran, targeted at Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in response to the shooting down of a US drone.
- Rod Funseth, American golfer (US Masters runner-up 1978), who died from cancer at 52.
- Billy Drago, American character actor, specializing in roles as a villain (Pale Rider; The Untouchables), who died from stroke complications at 73.
On this day in 2018
- Britain's Prince William begins a five-day tour of the Middle East visiting Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories.
- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins second term with president's AK Party winning 42% parliamentary votes.
- Women drive for the first time in Saudi Arabia after ban is lifted.
- Jason Johnson, Race Car Driver.
- Frank Evans Heart, American computer engineer (worked on first routing computer for ARPANET, the Internet's predecessor), who died at 89.
On this day in 2017
- UN states Yemen cholera epidemic reached 200,000 cases, with 1,300 deaths. Worst cholera outbreak anywhere in the world..
- World record for highest altitude football match ever played at 18,799ft on Mount Kilimanjaro by women's international team.
On this day in 2016
- NHL Draft: ZSC Lions (NLA) center Auston Matthews first pick by Toronto Maple Leafs.
- British Prime Minister David Cameron resigns after the UK votes to leave the EU.
- A US jury concluded that Led Zeppelin did not copy the opening chords of 'Stairway To Heaven' from the US band Spirit, saying the riff Led Zeppelin was accused of taking from Spirit's 1967 song 'Taurus' "was not intrinsically similar" to Stairway's opening. During the trial, defence lawyers argued the chord progression in question was very common and had been in use for more than 300 years..
- Drake has achieved a notable feat by having the longest-running UK number one single since legal music downloads began counting towards chart positions. The rapper topped the singles chart for an 11th straight week with One Dance, his collaboration with Wizkid and Kyla..
- Francisco Ivens De Sa Dias Branco, Entrepreneur.
- Francisco Ivens De Sá Dias Branco, Entrepreneur.
- Bernie Worrell, American keyboardist (Funkadelic-Cosmic Slop), who died at 72.
- Autodrama was released by Puro Instinct.
The second full-length release for the electro-pop sister duo of Piper and Skylar Kaplanwas produced with Sam Mehran.
- Delirium Tremens was released by Mick Harvey.
The third set of English translated Serge Gainsbourg songs from the Bad Seeds member features contributions from Xanthe Waite and Katy Beale.
- Earth was released by Neil Young.
The latest release for the Canadian singer-songwriter was recorded during his 2015 tour with The Promise of the Real and features overdubbed sounds of animals and insects.
- Hot Hot Heat was released by Hot Hot Heat.
The final release for the Vancouver band is its first in six years and features songs written between 2011 and 2014.
- It's Hard for Me to Say I'm Sorry was released by Christian Fennesz.
The collaboration between Christian Fennesz and Jim O'Rourke is a two-track full-length release.
- Life in the Dark was released by The Felice Brothers.
The ninth full-length studio release for the folk rock band was self-produced and recorded at a farm in upstate New York.
- Tooth was released by Raime.
The second full-length release for the British electronic duo of Joe Andrews and Tom Halstead was inspired by Raime side-project Moin's 2013 self-titled EP.
- True Sadness was released by The Avett Brothers.
The ninth full-length release for the North Carolina band was produced by Rick Rubin.
- The Magic was released by Deerhoof.
The latest release for the experimental rock band was recorded in seven days in an abandoned office space in New Mexico.
- The Mountain Will Fall was released by DJ Shadow.
The fifth full-length studio release for the DJ/producer features guest appearances from Bleep Bloop, Nils Frahm, Ernie Fresh, Matthew Halsall, G Jones, and Run the Jewels.
- The Mystery Lights was released by The Mystery Lights.
The full-length debut release for the Brooklyn-based garage rock band led by Mike Brandon and LA Solano was produced by Wayne Gordon.
- The Neon Demon - R is released.
When aspiring model Jesse (Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.
- The Phenom - Not Rated is released.
When major-league rookie pitcher Hopper Gibson (Johnny Simmons) can't find the plate, he's sent down to the minor leagues and begins sessions with an unorthodox sports psychologist (Paul Giamatti). In the process, hidden conflicts with his overbearing father (Ethan Hawke) are brought to light.
- The Fundamentals of Caring - TV-MA is released.
Ben (Paul Rudd), a retired writer, becomes a caregiver after suffering a personal tragedy. After 6 weeks of training, Ben meets his first client, Trevor (Craig Roberts), a foul-mouthed 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor take an impromptu road trip to all the places Trevor has become obsessed with while watching the local news, including their holy grail: the World's Deepest Pit. Along the way, they pick up a sassy runaway and a mother-to-be who help test the pair’s survival skills outside of their calculated existence as they come to understand the importance of hope and true friendship. [Netflix]
- Three - Not Rated is released.
When a police sting goes bad, a master criminal (Wallace Chung) makes a desperate choice: he forces the cops to shoot him, so he will be taken to the hospital. Once there, he refuses treatment, instead waiting for his cohorts to break him out. Caught between an obsessed cop (Louis Koo) and the troubled surgeon assigned to save his life (Zhao Wei), the hospital is now a taught-and-tense situation that could turn into a bloody battleground at any moment. [Well Go USA]
- Right Now, Wrong Then - Not Rated is released.
Quite by accident, a film director arrives in town a day early. With time to kill before his lecture the next day, he stops by a restored, old palace and meets a fledgling artist. She’s never seen any of his films, but knows he’s famous. They talk. And together, they go to her workshop to look at her paintings, have Sushi and Soju. More conversation follows, and drinks, and then an awkward get-together with friends where all sorts of secrets are revealed. All the while, they may or may not be falling for each other. Then, quite unexpectedly, we begin again, but now things appear somewhat different. [Grasshopper Film]
- Swiss Army Man - R is released.
Hank (Paul Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up on shore; the two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.
- The Duel - R is released.
A Texas Ranger (Liam Hemsworth) investigates a series of murders in a small town led by a charismatic preacher (Woody Harrelson). However, the routine undercover investigation soon turns personal for the ranger who must solve the case before he loses everything to the mysterious town.
- The Shallows - PG-13 is released.
Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a great white shark and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills.
- Wiener-Dog - R is released.
Wiener-Dog is a dark, starkly funny story of a single dog and the many different people she touches over her short lifetime. Man’s best friend starts out teaching a young boy some contorted life lessons before being taken in by a compassionate vet tech named Dawn Wiener. Dawn reunites with someone from her past and sets off on a road trip. After leaving Dawn, Wiener-Dog encounters a floundering film professor, as well as an embittered elderly woman and her needy granddaughter—all longing for something more.
- Les Cowboys - Not Rated is released.
A vast prairie, a country and western gathering somewhere in the east of France. Alain is a central figure in this community. He’s dancing with his daughter Kelly,16, as his wife and their young son, Kid, watch from the sidelines. But on this day, Kelly disappears, and the family falls apart. Alain embarks on a relentless search for his daughter, even though it costs him everything and takes him to some far-off places. Dark unsettling places, where his sole support is Kid, who sacrifices his youth to accompany his father on this seemingly endless quest.
- Hunt for the Wilderpeople - PG-13 is released.
Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. [The Orchard]
- Independence Day: Resurgence - PG-13 is released.
We always knew they were coming back. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction. [20th Century Fox]
- Free State of Jones - R is released.
Set during the Civil War, Free State of Jones tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.
- Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words - R is released.
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words is an intimate encounter with the iconoclastic composer and musician. Rare archival footage reveals a provocative 20th century musical genius whose worldview reverberates into the present day and beyond.
- Breaking a Monster - Not Rated is released.
Breaking a Monster chronicles the break-out year of the band Unlocking The Truth, following 13-year-old members Alec Atkins, Malcolm Brickhouse and Jarad Dawkins as they first encounter stardom and the music industry, transcending childhood to become the rock stars they always dreamed of being. [Abramorama]
On this day in 2015
- Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Kanye West, and The Who headline; other performers include Lionel Richie, Motörhead, Burt Bacharach, The Libertines, and Pharrell Williams.
- Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price wins the 2014-15 Hart Trophy as the NHL's MVP.
- Mario Biaggi, American politician (Rep-D& R-NY,1969-88), who died at 97.
- What Happened, Miss Simone? - Not Rated is released.
A classically trained musical genius, chart-topping chanteuse, and Black Power icon, Nina Simone is one of the most influential, beloved, provocative, and least understood artists of our time. On stage, she was known for utterly free, rapturous performances, earning her the epithet "High Priestess of Soul."But amid the violent, day-to-day fight for civil rights, she struggled to reconcile artistic ambition with her fierce devotion to a movement.
On this day in 2014
- Rebels in Ukraine have agreed to a ceasefire.
- Sidney Crosby wins the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award for the 2014 NHL season.
- A working draft of Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone', set a record at auction after selling for $2m (£1.2m) at Sotheby's. The manuscript, said to be the only known draft of the final lyrics, was written in pencil in 1965 by the 24 year-old Dylan..
- Eli Wallach, American actor, who died at 98.
- Electric Brick Wall was released by Black Bananas.
This is the second release for the alternative rock band led by former Royal Trux member Jennifer Herrema.
- Beware the Fetish was released by Kasai Allstars.
This is the latest release from the Congolese collective produced by Vincent Kenis.
- Mexico was released by GusGus.
The ninth full-length release [and its third for Kompakt] for the Icelandic electronic quartet includes influences from synth pop, trance and UK garage music.
- Mosaics Within Mosaics was released by Circulatory System.
The third full-length release for the band led by Will HartHart features guest appearances from Jeremy Barnes, Peter Erchick, John Fernandes, AJ Griffin, Heather McIntosh, and Jeff Mangum.
- Neon Icon was released by RiFF RAFF.
The second full-length release for the Texas rapper with guest appearances from Childish Gambino, Amber Coffman, Mac Miller, Mike Posner, Slim Thug, and Paul Wall as well as production from Diplo.
- Once More 'Round the Sun was released by Mastodon.
The sixth full-length release for the Grammy-nominated hard rock quartet was produced by Nick Raskulinecz.
- Par Avion was released by Xeno & Oaklander.
The fourth full-length release for the duo of Liz Wendelbo and Sean McBride was mixed by Chris Coady.
- PHOX was released by PHOX.
The debut full-length release for the Wisconsin indie pop group was produced by Brian Joseph.
- Liberation! was released by Peter Matthew Bauer.
The debut solo release for the former member of The Walkmen was inspired by religious/mythological ideas and his childhood living in ashrams.
- Heal was released by Strand of Oaks.
The fourth full-length release (and the first on Dead Oceans) from Indiana singer-songwriter Tim Showalter features contribution from J. Mascis and was produced by Ben Vehorn.
- Sea When Absent was released by A Sunny Day in Glasgow.
The fourth full-length release for the dream pop group led by Ben Daniels was produced by band member, Jeff Ziegler.
- Typical System was released by Total Control.
This is the second full-length studio release for the Melbourne, Australia-based post-punk band formed by Dan Stewart and Mikey Young.
- These Days... was released by Ab-Soul.
The third full-length studio release for the Black Hippy rapper features guest appearances from such artists as Action Bronson, Asaad, Danny Brown, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Lupe Fiasco, Rick Ross, Schoolboy Q, and SZA.
- What Is This Heart? was released by How to Dress Well.
The second full-length release for Tom Krell was produced by Rodaidh McDonald.
- While(1<2) was released by Deadmau5.
The latest release for Joel Thomas Zimmerman as the mouse head -wearing Deadmau5 is a 25-track double LP featuring a How To Destroy Angels and Nine Inch Nails remix.
- TV SERIES
- Tyrant: Season 1 is released.
Dr. Barry Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner) and his family travel from California to his homeland in the Middle East for his nephew's wedding, where he must confront his dictator father and the issues he left behind 20 years ago.
On this day in 2013
- Stanley Cup Final, TD Garden, Boston, MA: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Boston Bruins,3-2 for 4-2 series victory; Blackhawks'5th Championship.
- Former Devo drummer Alan Myers died aged 58 in Los Angeles, California, following a long bout with cancer. Myers drummed for Devo between 1976 and 1986..
- Actress Kerry Washington at the age of 36 weds NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha at the age of 32 in Blaine County, Idaho.
- Alan Myers, American rock drummer (Devo), who died of cancer at 58.
- Emilio Colombo, Italian Prime Minister (1970-72, who died at 93.
- Long Way Down was released by Tom Odell.
This is the debut full-length release for the British singer-songwriter who won the 2013 BRITs Critic Choice Award.
- The End of Silence was released by Matthew Herbert.
The three-track suite was created using a 10-second audio sample of a bomb falling in Libya recorded by war photographer Sebastian Meyer in 2011.
- TV SERIES
- Under the Dome: Season 1 is released.
A small town in Maine is cut off from the rest of the world in the miniseries based on Stephen King's book of the same name.