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On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • 30,000-year-old intact remains of a baby wooly mammoth found frozen in permafrost in Klondike gold fields in the Yukon, Canada.
    • DEATHS
    • Bill Woolsey, American swimmer (Olympic gold men's 4×200m freestyle relay 1952, silver 1956), who died at 87.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • Former US police officer Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 years and six months for the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
    • New species of ancient human announced after finding of massive fossilized skull - Homo longi "Dragon Man" from North East China.
    • New type of ancient human announced "Nesher Ramla Homo" 140,000-120,000 years ago, possible Neanderthal ancestors uncovered in Ramla, Israel.
    • WHO head says COVID-19 pandemic variant Delta is the most transmissible to date, now present in 85 countries and spreading rapidly.
    • WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus confirms the COVID-19 pandemic Delta variant is the most transmissible to date, now present in 85 countries and spreading rapidly.
    • Rock group Måneskin, winners of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, became the first act from Italy to have two singles in the top-ten of the UK Singles Chart simultaneously with 'I Wanna Be Your Slave' at No.6 and 'Beggin'' (a cover of the 1967 song by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons) at No. 10..
    • DEATHS
    • Jack Ingram, American auto racer (NASCAR Busch Series champion 1982,85), who died at 84.
    • Fathom is released. Fathom is a visual and aural wonder of a documentary that follows researchers working to finally decode the communication of humpback whales. With Dr. Michelle Fournet, Dr. Ellen Garland.
    • Sun Children is released. 12-year-old Ali and his three friends work hard to survive and support their families, doing small jobs in a garage and committing petty crimes to make fast money. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find a hidden treasure underground. He recruits his gang, but first, to gain access to the tunnel, the children must enroll at the Sun School, a charitable institution that tries to educate street kids and child laborers, close to where the treasure is located.
    • Wolfgang is released. An intimate portrait of the life and work of the original "celebrity chef, "Wolfgang Puck.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • The Ice Road is released. After a remote diamond mine collapses in far northern Canada, a big-rig ice road driver (Liam Neeson) must lead an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the trapped miners. Contending with thawing waters and a massive storm, they discover the real threat is one they never saw coming.
    • F9: The Fast Saga is released. Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena).
    • MOVIES: R
    • False Positive is released. After months of trying and failing to get pregnant, Lucy (Ilana Glazer) and Adrian (Justin Theroux) finally find their dream fertility doctor in the illustrious Dr. Hindle (Pierce Brosnan). But after becoming pregnant with a healthy baby girl, Lucy begins to notice something sinister through Hindle's gleaming charm, and she sets out to uncover the unsettling truth about him, and her own “birth story.” As if getting pregnant weren't complicated enough.
    • I Carry You with Me is released. Starting in provincial Mexico and continuing as first Iván, then Gerardo, journey towards sharing a life together in New York City, I Carry You with Me is an intimate love story, as well as a soulful rumination on family, sacrifice, regret, and ultimately, hope.
    • Lansky is released. When the aging Meyer Lansky is investigated one last time by the Feds who suspect he has stashed away millions of dollars over half a century, the retired gangster spins a dizzying tale, revealing the untold truth about his life as the notorious boss of Murder Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate.
    • Werewolves Within is released. After a proposed pipeline creates divisions within the small town of Beaverfield, and a snowstorm traps its residents together inside the local inn, newly arrived forest ranger Finn (Sam Richardson) and postal worker Cecily (Milana Vayntrub) must try to keep the peace and uncover the truth behind a mysterious creature that has begun terrorizing the community.
    • The Mysterious Benedict Society: Season 1 is released. The mysterious and eccentric Mr. Benedict (Tony Hale) enlists a group of orphans to go undercover at a boarding school to stop a scheme that threatens the world in this series based on the Trenton Lee Stewart book of the same name.
    • Sex/Life: Season 1 is released. Billie Connelly (Sarah Shahi), a married mother of two fantasies about her more wild past are discovered by her husband (Mike Vogel) in this dramedy based on B.B. Easton's book named 44 Chapters About 4 Men.
    • ALBUMS
    • Quietly Blowing It was released by Hiss Golden Messenger. The latest full-length release for the MC Taylor indie folk project features contributions from Griffin and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Josh Kaufman of Bonny Light Horseman, Buddy Miller, and Zach Williams of The Lone Bellow.
    • Planet Her was released by Doja Cat. The third full-length release for the Los Angeles rapper features guest appearances from Ariana Grande, JID, SZA, The Weeknd, and Young Thug.
    • Planet (i) was released by Squirrel Flower. The latest full-length release for the indie folk/rock artist from Boston features contributions from Brooke Bentham, Jemima Coulter, Katy J Pearson, Tenci’s Jess Shoman, Tomberlin, her father and her two brothers, Nate and Jameson Williams.
    • Valdez was released by Birds of Maya. The fourth full-length release for the Philadelphia noise-rock trio of Mike Polizze, Jason Killinger and Ben Leaphart was recorded in 2014.
    • The Turning Wheel was released by Spellling. The third full-length release for Chrystia Cabral as Spellling was self-produced.
    • The Golden Casket was released by Modest Mouse. The seventh full-length studio release for the indie rock band was produced with Dave Sardy and Jacknife Lee.
    • I Know I'm Funny Haha was released by Faye Webster. The latest full-length release from the Atlanta-based indie folk artist features a guest appearance from Mei Ehara.
    • Home Video was released by Lucy Dacus. The third full-length release for the indie singer-songwriter features contributions from Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers.
    • Nine was released by Sault. The fourth full-length release for the UK group is only available online for 99 days and features guest appearances from Little Simz and Michael Ofo.
    • Mood Valiant was released by Hiatus Kaiyote. The third full-length release for the Australian quartet led by Nai Palm features a guest appearance from Arthur Verocai.
    • Death of a Cheerleader was released by Pom Pom Squad. The debut full-length release for the Brooklyn-based quartet led by Mia Berrin was produced and mixed by Sarah Tudzin.
    • Call Me If You Get Lost was released by Tyler, The Creator. The sixth full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from 42 Dugg, Daisy World, Domo Genesis, Brent Faiyaz, Fana Hues, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne, NBA YoungBoy, Teezo Touchdown, Ty Dolla $ign, and Pharrell Williams.
    • Dark in Here was released by The Mountain Goats. The latest full-length release for the John Darnielle-led band was recorded in March 2020.
    • Fatigue was released by L'Rain. The second full-length release for the Brooklyn-based experimental artist was produced with Andrew Lappin.
    • Boy from Michigan was released by John Grant. The fifth full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter was produced by Cate Le Bon.
    • A Color of the Sky was released by Lightning Bug. the third full-length release for the New York indie rock band was self-produced and recorded.
    • Mario Golf: Super Rush for Switch is released. Tee off with family and friends in the biggest Mario Golf game yet. Hit the green with up to four players locally* or online** and golf with familiar Mushroom Kingdom characters. Modes range from Standard Golf to the energetic Speed Golf and an RPG-like golf adventure in story mode. Intuitive motion or button controls, a shot gauge that adapts to the curve of the course, and other new features make it easy for both new players and seasoned pros to drive and putt with power.Swing simultaneously and make a break for the ball in Speed GolfTee off at the same time with up to three other players* and race through the course to get your ball in first. Outpace and interrupt your opponents with dashes and special shots. Luigi, for example, can freeze the green and King Bob-omb can pelt the course with bombs.Rise through the ranks of golf training in story modeEnroll your Mii™ character in golf training in a prestigious country club and go from rookie to pro! You’ll face off against your Mushroom Kingdom classmates and earn experience points. Level up to improve your character’s stats like power, movement, and spin. You can bring your character (and their customized stats) into other modes, too!
    • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 for Switch is released. Drop back in with the most iconic skateboarding games ever made. Play Tony Hawk's Pro Skater & Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 in one epic collection, rebuilt from the ground up in incredible HD. All the pro skaters, levels and tricks are back and fully-remastered, plus more.
    • Scarlet Nexus for Xbox Series X is released. Assume the role of Yuito Sumeragi, a new recruit to the OSF aiming to become an elite psionic like the one who saved him as a child. Armed with a talent in psycho-kinesis, explore the futuristic city of New Himuka and uncover the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities in SCARLET NEXUS. Using psycho-kinetic abilities, the world around you becomes your greatest weapon. Lift, break and throw pieces of your environment to build your attack combos and lay waste to your enemies. Deranged mutants that descended from the sky, highly resistant to conventional attack methods and defenses. Tormented by the constant pain of their mutation, they seek brains of living organisms to calm their madness. Explore and protect a futuristic Japanese landscape that combines inspirations from classic anime and western science fiction. Dive into a complex story of bonds, courage and heroism crafted by minds behind the iconic Tales of Vesperia.
    • SPORTS
    • Marcos Ferrufino, Bolivian soccer defender (9 caps; Bolívar 252 games) and manager (San José, Real Potosí), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 58.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • American music act The Dixie Chicks change their name to The Chicks, removing connotation of Confederate history, two weeks after Antebellum changed their name to Lady A..
    • Australian airline Qantas announces it is cutting 6,000 jobs, a fifth of its workforce because of the pandemic.
    • US Center of Disease Control estimates 20 million people in America have been infected with COVID-19 pandemic,10 times higher than confirmed cases.
    • WHO declares the Ebola outbreak in the Congo over. The Second worst outbreak it killed 2,280 people over 2 years.
    • DEATHS
    • Marga Richter, American classical pianist and composer (Landscapes of the Mind; Out of Shadows and Solitude), who died at 93.
    • Huey, Rapper.
    • The Twilight Zone (2019): Season 2 is released. The second season of the Jordan Peele reboot of The Twilight Zone includes Jenna Elfman, Sky Ferreira, Topher Grace, Gillian Jacobs, Thomas Lennon, Joel McHale, Gretchen Mol, Billy Porter, and Damon Wayans Jr.
    • Search Party (2016): Season 3 is released. The TBS series moves to HBO Max for its third season which finds Dory (Alia Shawkat) and Drew (John Reynolds) charged with murder of a private investigator. Elliott (John Early) and Portia (Meredith Hagner) must decided whether to testify or not.
    • GAMING: PC
    • The Almost Gone for PC is released. Experience the intricate dioramas and connections of your life, and the ripples we all make, in this award-winning narrative puzzle game.Poised between life and death, isolated and alone, you must unravel the poignant truths that led to your fate.Dig beneath the beautifully rendered façades and interiors of an ordinary suburban lifestyle to discover a contemporary tale crafted by an award-winning author.Piece together this compelling story by revealing objects and memories, and decipher these clues to reveal more of the story and its secrets.From your own home to eerily deserted streets, beautiful apartment blocks to abandoned hospitals, you must search forensically for clues and the path forwards.Each new revelation takes you that one step closer to understanding, and to the people and places that surrounded you, in your all too short life.
    • Urban Trial Tricky for Switch is released. Hold on to your seat and pull off the most savage tricks and combos on your motorbike. Ride free, spin in the air, move back and forth and let yourself be carried away by the exciting, fast-paced gameplay, colorful visuals, and smooth controls.
    • Mr. Driller: Drill Land for Switch is released. The popular action puzzle game “Mr. DRILLER DrillLand” makes its Western debut on the Nintendo Switch™! You’re invited to a secret amusement park known as “DrillLand” – 500 meters underground! Explore and conquer the five “attractions” with simple, yet exciting, gameplay that guests of all ages can enjoy! Mr. DRILLER returns! – The first Mr. DRILLER game for the Nintendo Switch™ featuring updated graphics and HD cutscenes! Dig your way to victory! – Each of the five attractions in DrillLand features their own set of unique gameplay rules. Can you dig your way through each attraction and defeat the final boss?! Competitive multiplayer modes! – Play with up to 4 players on one console—race to the finish or battle it out in “Free-for-All” or “Pairs”! Take it easy! – All new “Casual Mode” for those who want to enjoy digging through DrillLand at a leisurely pace!
    • Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia for Switch is released. An Endless Fantasy WarGrand Strategy Simulation. Conquer the continent in this grand strategy simulation gameThe continent of Runersia is home to six major powers with more than 40 bases,100 knights, and 50 types of monsters.Select a ruler, compose your platoons of knights and monsters, and march to claim enemy bases.The player chooses how they will battle, so devise the best strategy to lead your nation toward continental conquest. How will your legend unfold?Simple yet deep war simulation game with unit growth and map-based platoon battlesTime passes on Runersia in seasons, each one consisting of an Organization Phase and an Attack phase.During the Organization Phase, knights and monsters with various classes and skills are organized into platoons in preparation for the upcoming battles.During the Attack Phase, turn-based platoon battles take place on a map made up of hexagonal spaces. Make use of unit skills, elements, enclosure effects, terrain advantages, and other battle tactics to lead your side to victory!All nations, knights, and monsters in the game will continue to battle and grow as you do.The game is also packed with other ways to grow your armies such as class changes, equipment, and various items.
    • Blair Witch for Switch is released. Your darkest fears will awaken in these woods.It's 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woodsBlair Witch is a first-person, story-driven psychological horror game based on the cinematic lore of Blair Witch.A STORY OF THE HUMAN DESCENT INTO DARKNESSFrom the creative minds behind the critically acclaimed Layers of Fear, experience first-hand the toll that fear can take on the mind in an original story inspired by the cinematic lore of Blair Witch.FIND THE WAY THROUGH THE HAUNTED WOODSWith just your loyal dog Bullet by your side, navigate your way through a cursed forest that warps and distorts both time and space.YOUR SANITY AGAINST HER CURSEStand against the horrors of the Blair Witch and the decaying sanity of a man burdened by his past.HOW WILL YOU FACE YOUR FEARS?As you delve deeper into the woods, how you react to danger and behave under pressure will ultimately teach you more about yourself.
    • SPORTS
    • Liverpool FC clinches first EPL soccer title in 30 years with 7 games to spare as Chelsea beats second-placed Manchester City,2-1 at Stamford Bridge.
    • John Kennedy Sr., Australian Rules Football coach (Australian Football Hall of Fame legend; VFL Premiership 1961,71,76; Hawthorn FC; North Melbourne FC), who died at 91.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Mirazur on the French Riveria crowned the world's best restaurant at ceremony in Singapore.
    • NHL Draft: Barrie Colts (OHL) defenceman Aaron Ekblad first pick by Florida Panthers.
    • A fan who went into labour at Pink’s concert in Liverpool, England successfully gave birth at the venue – and named the newborn after the pop star herself. Two medics, who were on duty as crowd doctors, took the fan to the stadium’s first aid room, where they delivered the baby..
    • DEATHS
    • Ken Behring, American real estate developer, NFL team owner (Seattle Seahawks,1988-97), and philanthropist dies at 91.
    • F1 2019 for PlayStation 4 is released. The official videogame of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship, F1 2019 challenges you to Defeat your Rivals in the most ambitious F1 game in Codemasters' history. The game is released a full two months earlier during the Formula 1 myWorld Grosser Preis von Osterreich 2019 weekend and, unlike previous iterations, ahead of the British, German and Hungarian races.F1 2019 features all the official teams, drivers and all 21 circuits from the 2019 season. This year sees the inclusion of F2 with players being able to complete the 2018 season with the likes of George Russell, Lando Norris and Alexander Albon. The 2019 F2 season content will be made available as a free digital update during the season.Having established itself as one of the highest rated racing franchises of all time, F1 2019 builds on the success of previous iterations and delivers an experience that rivals the quality and production values of its real-life race counterpart. With greater emphasis on graphical fidelity, the environments have been significantly enhanced, and the tracks come to life like never before. Night races have been completely overhauled creating vastly improved levels of realism and the upgraded F1 broadcast sound and visuals add further realism to all aspects of the race weekend.
    • The Sinking City for PlayStation 4 is released. The Sinking City is an adventure and investigation game set in an open world inspired by the universe of H.P. Lovecraft, the master of Horror. The half-submerged city of Oakmont is gripped by supernatural forces. You’re a private investigator, and you have to uncover the truth of what has possessed the city… and the minds of its inhabitants.
    • Super Neptunia RPG for PlayStation 4 is released. There was once a primitive form of entertainment software that ruled the world: 2D games.In one of infinite dimensions, the world of Gamindustri exists...a world where 2D games reign supreme.An organization fiercely devoted to these games rules over this vibrant world.They are known as Bombyx Mori and their devotion comes with a heavy price.Citizens of Gamindustri are forced to offer 2D games to Bombyx Mori as taxes.Those who dare to use new technologies or create games that don't meettheir standards risk being banished to the Trial Grounds.It is in this Gamindustri, a dark world with no real future in sight, that a girl wakes from her sleep.Her name is Neptune, and with a strange book in hand, she sets off on the journey of a Hero.
    • We. The Revolution for Switch is released. We. The Revolution is a unique game with a singular art style set in the blood-soaked and paranoid world of the French Revolution, where often you could not tell a friend from an enemy. As a judge of the Revolutionary Tribunal, you will pass sentences and play a dangerous political game. At the end of a day you will also confront your decisions with your family. The power over human life and death is a heavy burden that can affect the fate of the revolution. Keep that in mind each time when passing sentence in the courtroom, while assigning tasks to your agents, and weaving political intrigue. We. The Revolution is addressed chiefly to players who enjoy moral dilemmas, complex personal choices, and want to immerse themselves in the world of sophisticated intrigue.
    • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night for Switch is released. You are Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist curse which slowly crystallizes your skin. You must battle your way through a demon-filled castle summoned by Gebel, your old friend whose body has become more crystal than flesh.* Exploration: Bloodstained's story unfolds as you explore Gebel's hellish castle; a sprawling structure that features a variety of locations. As you explore the massive castle you'll find warp gates that will allow you to travel quickly without having to backtrack too much.* RPG Elements: It's not an Igavania without leveling, and Bloodstained will be no exception. In addition to the classic elements everyones come to expect, enemies in Bloodstained will drop a wide variety of items, materials, and magi-crystals necessary to create the items that will get you safely through Gebels castle.* Crafting: As you explore, fight enemies, and complete quests you will gain experience and become more powerful, acquiring a variety of weapons along the way. Enemies will also drop materials you can use to craft new weapons and abilities using Miriam's training in alchemy.
    • Monster Jam Steel Titans for Xbox One is released. Real Trucks. Real Action. Monster Jam! Monster Jam Steel Titans delivers the complete Monster Jam experience for everybody to enjoy. All the trucks, stunts, stadiums, racing and massive air in one game. Play in various game modes including Stadium and outdoor Racing, various Stunt Challenges and Destruction modes.
    • Samurai Shodown for Xbox One is released. 11 years have passed since the last series installment, and it is now time for SAMURAI SHODOWN to return in a brand-new game featuring high-end visuals and gameplay. Faithfully reproducing the game mechanics and atmosphere that contributed to the success of the series, SAMURAI SHODOWN includes a feature that learns from players game actions and patterns in order to create CPU-controlled “ghost” characters. With a story set one year before the very first installment, a diverse cast of returning and new characters cross paths in order to fulfill their destinies. [SNK]

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • UK House of Commons votes for a controversial third Heathrow runway.
    • Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson announces it plans to move some production abroad in response to EU retaliatory tariffs.
    • Oakland pitcher Edwin Jackson takes the mound in a 5-4 win at Detroit; A's are his 13th MLB club, tying Octavio Dotel's record.
    • General Strike in Argentina in response to austerity measures required by an IMF loan.
    • DEATHS
    • Bo Nilsson, Swedish composer (Doppelspiel), who died at 81.
    • The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit for PlayStation 4 is released. Meet Chris, a creative and imaginative 10-year-old boy who escapes reality with fantastical adventures as his alter ego, the Awesome Captain Spirit. Hearken back to your childhood and play a touching narrative experience from the directors and development team behind the BAFTA award-winning game Life is Strange. The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is an original story set in the Life is Strange Universe that contains links to the brand-new story an characters of Life is Strange 2.
    • Californian Governor Jerry Brown declares State of Emergency for wildfire spread over 8,200 acres in Lake County.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Tanker carrying fuel bursts into flames near Ahmedpur East, Pakistan, killing more than 200 people.
    • DEATHS
    • Bill Dana [William Szathmary], American comedian, characters actor (José Jiménez) and screenwriter (The Nude Bomb, The Bill Dana Show), who died at 92.
    • George "Skip" Homeier, American actor (Boys Ranch, Beachhead, Dan Raven, Interns), who died of spinal myelopathy at 86.
    • Preacher: Season 2 is released. Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy continue their adventures with Noah Taylor, Pip Torrens, Julie Ann Emery, Malcolm Barrett, Justin Prentice and Ronald Guttman joining the cast for the second season.
    • Prime Suspect: Tennison: Season 1 is released. The prequel to Prime Suspect is set in 1973 where 22-year-old Jane Tennison (Stefanie Martini) begins working on on her first murder case as a WPC (woman police constable) with Greater London's Metropolitan police.[Aired between 2 March 2017 and 6 April 2017 in the UK under the name Prime Suspect 1973]
    • Gordon Wilson, Scottish politician (Leader of the Scottish National Party), who died at 79.

    On this day in 2016

    • Singer-songwriter Jill Scott at the age of 44 weds longtime boyfriend Mike Dobson in a private ceremony.
    • DEATHS
    • Peter Hutton, American filmmaker (Study of a River), who died at 71.
    • Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (New York Times), who died at 87.
    • Lor Scoota, Rapper.
    • SPORTS
    • Jim Hickman, American baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs), who died at 79.
    • The Yellow Cloud guitar owned by Prince and said to be one of his favourites was bought at auction for $137,500 (£110,000), by the owner of the American Football team Indianapolis Colts. A lock of David Bowie's hair also sold for $18,750 at the same auction..

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • The Affordable Care Act ('Obamacare') subsidies preserved by US Supreme Court Ruling in King v Burwell 6-3.
    • NBA Draft: Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns first pick by Minnesota Timberwolves.
    • Obamacare subsidies in The Affordable Care Act preserved by US Supreme Court Ruling in King v Burwell 6-3.
    • DEATHS
    • Patrick Macnee, British actor (The Avengers, Magnum, P.I., Sherlock Holmes), who died at 93.
    • Art Academy: Home Studio for Wii U is released. Also known as Art Academy: Atelier.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Amnesty International apologised to Iggy Pop after it had used an image of the singer in its latest anti-torture campaign without the singer's permission. The Belgian advert featured the Stooges frontman's face bloodied and beaten, quoting him as saying Justin Bieber was "the future of rock and roll" and the slogan: "Torture a man and he will tell you anything.".
    • Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Arcade Fire, and Metallica headline; other performers include The Black Keys; Lana Del Ray; Dolly Parton, Robert Plant, Bryan Ferry, and Ed Sheeran.
    • The US Supreme Court rules that police cannot examine the digital contents of a cell phone without a court order.
    • BIRTHS
    • Magdalena Žebeljan, YouTube Star, born in Croatia.
    • DEATHS
    • Harry Hookway, Chief Executive of the British Library (1973-84), who died at 93.
    • The Pleasures of Being Out of Step is released. Nat Hentoff is one of the enduring voices of the last 65 years, a writer who championed jazz as an art form and who also led the rise of 'alternative' journalism in America. This unique documentary wraps the themes of liberty, identity and free expression around a historical narrative that stretches from the Great Depression to the Patriot Act. At the core of the film are three extraordinary, intimate conversations with Hentoff. Commentary and perspective are offered through additional interviews with such luminaries as Amiri Baraka, Stanley Crouch, Floyd Abrams, Aryeh Neier and Dan Morgenstern. Interwoven through it all is the sublime music of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus and Bob Dylan, along with never-before-seen photographs and archival footage of these artists and other cultural figures at the height of their powers. [First Run Features]
    • MOVIES: R
    • Yves Saint Laurent is released. A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.
    • Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1 is released. Based on the Luc Besson film Taxi, New York detective Caitlyn "Cat"Sullivan (Chyler Leigh) has been seeking her father's killer when she was demoted to foot patrol. After she discovers taxi driver Leo Romba (Jacky Ido) he lied on his immigration forms, they form a partnership to help each other.
    • Mystery Girls: Season 1 is released. Former TV detectives Charlie Contour (Jennie Garth) and Holly Hamilton (Tori Spelling) team up once again to solve real life mysteries.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Valiant Hearts: The Great War for PC is released. The story of crossed destinies and a broken love in a world torn apart. All of them will try to survive the horror of the trenches following their faithful canine companion. In Valiant Hearts: The Great War, the lives of all these characters are inextricably drawn together over the course of the game. Friendship, love, sacrifice, and tragedy befall each one as they help each other to retain their humanity against the horrors of war.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • 37 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in the Central African Republic.
    • ALBUMS
    • Soft Will was released by Smith Westerns. Producer Chris Coady returns for the third release for the Chicago indie rock trio.
    • Sound the Alarm was released by Booker T. Jones. The multiple Grammy-winning R&B/soul singer returns to the Stax label with an album featuring guest appearances from such artists as Gary Clark, Jr., Estelle, Anthony Hamilton, Mayer Hawthorne, Luke James, Sheila E., and Vintage Trouble.
    • Return to Annihilation was released by Locrian. The latest release for the Chicago experimental rock trio is its first on the Relapse label.
    • The Sun Dogs was released by Rose Windows. Elements of folk-rock, psychedelic rock, Persian, Indian, and Eastern European music are found on the debut full-length release from the Seattle rock septet led by Chris Cheveyo and produced by Randall Dunn.
    • The Gifted was released by Wale. The third full-length studio release from the Washington D.C. rapper features guest appearances from such artists as 2 Chainz, Cee Lo Green, Lyfe Jennings, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Rick Ross, Jerry Seinfeld, Wiz Khalifa, and Yo Gotti.
    • The Mountain Moves was released by Treetop Flyers. The debut release for the London-based folk-rock band was recorded in Malibu and produced by Noah Georgeson.
    • Without Your Love was released by oOoOO. Following two EPs on the Tri Angle label, San Francisco-based electronic producer Chris Dexter releases his debut full-length album on his own label.
    • The Visitor was released by Matias Aguayo. The third full-length solo release for the South American dance producer/artist includes contributions from Philipp Gorbachev, Ana Helder, Daniel Maloso, Alejandro Paz, Juliana Gattas, A'rea Negrot, Liset Alea and Jorge Gonz lez.
    • One True Vine was released by Mavis Staples. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy returns to produce the singer's latest release that includes songs written by Alan Sparhawk of Low, Nick Lowe, and Tweedy.
    • Palms was released by Palms. This is the debut release for the art rock band led by the Deftones' Chino Moreno with Isis members Clifford Meyer, Jeff Caxide, and Aaron Harris completing the line-up.
    • No Place for My Dream was released by Femi Kuti. Produced by Sodi Marciszewer, the album with influences from Afrobeat, Caribbean, and Latin music from the oldest son of Fela was recorded in Paris.
    • Melt Yourself Down was released by Melt Yourself Down. The debut release for the avant-garde jazz group that includes Kushal Gaya, Ruth Goller, Shabaka Hutchings, Satin Singh, Tom Skinner, and Pete Wareham was produced by Leafcutter John.
    • Kenny Dennis LP was released by Serengeti. Produced by Odd Nosdam, the Chicago rapper's latest full-length release is a follow-up to his Kenny Dennis EP as his mustached alter ego.
    • In a Warzone was released by Transplants. The third full-length release for the punk trio of Rancid's Tim Armstrong, blink-182's Travis Barker, and "Skinhead Rob"Aston, is its first in eight years.
    • Deceiver of the Gods was released by Amon Amarth. The ninth studio release for the Swedish death metal band was produced by Andy Sneap and includes a guest appearance from former Candlemass singer Messiah Marcoli.
    • Fantasy was released by Lightning Dust. This is the third full-length release for the side project for Black Mountain band members Amber Webber and Josh Wells.
    • Bass Drum of Death was released by Bass Drum of Death. The second full-length release for the garage rock band formed by Mississippi-born John Barrett was self-produced.
    • Bosnian Rainbows was released by Bosnian Rainbows. Produced by Johann Scheerer, Mars Volta's Omar Rodríguez-Lopez forms a new group with Mars Volta drummer Deantoni Parks, Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes, and Nicci Kasper.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Project X Zone for 3DS is released. Developed by Banpresto and Monolith Soft, Project X Zone features over 50 characters from 29 historic game franchises by three of Japan's most prolific video game companies. In Project X Zone players use a team of two characters known as a Pair Unit to explore the world within the game. An additional character known as a Solo Unit can be combined with the Pair Unit to assist in battles with Solo Attacks as well as augment the attacks available for players to execute. Throughout the game, epic battles are waiting to erupt at a moment's notice. Players will have to master an array of screen-busting moves including Solo Attacks, Support Attacks, Cross Hits, and Finishing Moves in order to defeat a multitude of foes.
    • GAMING: PC
    • The Sims 3: Island Paradise for PC is released. Dropping anchor this June is The Sims 3 Island Paradise, an expansion pack filled with adventure, exploration and a world of new discoveries set on the sunny shores and beneath the glistening water of a tropical paradise. For the first time ever, Sims can take the helm of fully customizable houseboats and set sail in search of uncharted islands, create, own and manage resorts or discover what lies beneath the ocean through the new skill-based scuba diving and snorkeling activities. The Sims 3 Island Paradise introduces all new ways to build - whether it's a lavish five-star resort, a bungalow on the water or a houseboat that can travel the seas. Players can create their own idea of island paradise for their Sims in this new expansion pack and embark on an unforgettable journey.
    • Company of Heroes 2 for PC is released. It is 1941 and the beginning of what will become the most brutal conflict of World War II, as Germany launches a full-scale invasion of the frozen tundra of the Soviet Union which would result in over 14 million military casualties. Take command of the iconic Soviet Red Army in brutal frontline warfare to free Mother Russia from the invading Nazis. Your strategic skills and tactical expertise hold the power to tip the very balance of this conflict in the sequel to the critically acclaimed and multi award-winning Company of Heroes. Engage in visceral tactical combat that will define you as a military leader and challenge you to wield the might of the Soviet Empire as you smash your way to Berlin.
    • Deadpool for PlayStation 3 is released. Deadpool's address: "There are a few important things I need to say before you crack into my insanely sweet game. (Oof. Here we go again.) I'm a mercenary with an accelerated healing factor. I've been described as unstable, which is just plain coo-coo. (Wait, do sane people say coo-coo?) I'm gonna battle for the safety of humans and mutants. (And even mumans.) Be prepared for just about anything. (Holla!) • I made sure to capture all my good sides, so I made my game a third-person action-shooter. (Yep, you get to look at my heinie.) • Keep a look out cuz some of my X-Men pals (Whoa, what pals?!) are making an appearance. (Hope you don't mind picking hair out of your tacos.) • I'm really good at killing, so I made it a blast stringing together combos, and totally eviscerating my enemies. (Ev-is-cer-a-ting!) • I brought my skills and a buttload of my favorite things. Katanas (check), guns (bang!) explosives (boom), duct tape (quack) and of course, yours truly - ME! (Checkmate!)"
    • Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 for PlayStation 3 is released. Available on the Android platform for the first time ever in addition to iPad, Xbox LIVE Arcade, Steam and PlayStation Network, Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers will offer players exciting new features as they partner with Planeswalker Chandra Nalaar to track down a manipulative and dangerous Planeswalker foe. An immersive storyline and strong integration with the Magic 2014 - Core Set ties the experience together for players, culminating in an end-of-summer Magic Celebration that brings all Magic fans together in stores across the world.
    • Pool Nation for PlayStation 3 is released. See the adoring looks on the faces of See impressionable small children, as you take on the best of the best in the Pool Nation tour. They're impressed alright. They wish they were you. Soundly beating the final, toughest opponent, you can almost sense the tears of pride in their eyes as you unlock the final character decal – you've collected the lot. Soak up their admiration. You've collected earned it.
    • Hotline Miami for PlayStation Vita is released. Step into the neon-soaked underground of 1980s Miami as bizarre messages on your answering machine seem to be urging you to commit terrible acts of violence - but will you obey? Hotline Miami is full of raw brutality and skull crushing close combat as you find yourself outgunned and using your wits to choreograph your way through impossible situations. An unmistakable visual style, a driving soundtrack, and a surreal plot that will have you question your own thirst for blood. Bash and blast through over 20 multiscreen levels with 35 unique weapons and collect 25 game-altering masks in one of the darkest and most unusual independent games on the scene.
    • Muramasa Rebirth for PlayStation Vita is released. Muramasa Rebirth is the follow-up to Muramasa: The Demon Blade that tells the tale of two souls and 108 deadly blades.
    • GAMING: XBOX 360
    • Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep for Xbox 360 is released. Wizards and Crumpets, oh my! Join vault hunters, old and new, in Tiny Tina's epic quest of revenge and redemption. Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep, the biggest add-on content in Borderlands history, features a game within a game, as Tiny Tina takes on the role of Bunker Master in a game of “Bunkers & Badasses”. Travel through a dark and ever-changing world of castles, dungeons and magic forests as you fight off skeletons, orcs, dragons and more. Explore side missions and answer riddles as you roll your insight stat to gain new and amazing loot. Join with friends to save the queen and restore peace and order to the world once more.
    • Ride to Hell: Retribution for Xbox 360 is released. The game is set in the last years of the roaring 1960s, a time of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. The biker movement, rock music and the hippie counterculture all add to the fascinating atmosphere to be experienced in Ride to Hell. Action-loaded from the very start with free roaming environments, players can immerse themselves in the liberty and freedom of riding full throttle with their gang on a multitude of different vehicles through the dusty flats of Western America. Protecting their turf, their brothers and their machines from rival gangs is just a taste of what this epic game involves. Ride to Hell is not for the faint-hearted; it's aimed heavily at the player who wants to become fully involved in the original West Coast biker culture. With its hard drinking, bare-knuckle environment, this is as close to the action as you can get. [Deep Silver]


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