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  • Eid al-Ghadir is being celebrated in Iran
  • National Day is being celebrated in Slovenia
  • National Independence Day is being celebrated in Mozambique
  • People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Elton John played the final UK concert of the UK leg of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road farewell tour at Glastonbury headlining the Pyramid Stage on the festival's final day. During this years festival Foo Fighters made a surprise appearance and The Arctic Monkeys headlined the Pyramid Stage, their third appearance at the festival..
  • Greek voters re-elect Kyriakos Mitsotakis'New Democracy Party by a landslide.
  • Patrishamusic, Pop Artist, born in Riga, Latvia.
  • John B. Goodenough, American materials scientist (lithium-ion battery), solid-state physicist and Nobel laureate in chemistry, who died at 100.
  • Wilhelm Büsing, German equestrian (Olympic silver team eventing, bronze Individual eventing 1952) and coach (Olympics 1956,60,64), who died at 102.

On this day in 2022

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

On this day in 2021

  • 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.
  • 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..
  • 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.
  • Jack Ingram, American auto racer (NASCAR Busch Series champion 1982,1985), 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.
  • Wolfgang is released. An intimate portrait of the life and work of the original "celebrity chef, "Wolfgang Puck.
  • 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.
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  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Turning Wheel was released by Spellling. The third full-length release for Chrystia Cabral as Spellling was self-produced.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Huey, Rapper.
  • Marga Richter, American classical pianist and composer (Landscapes of the Mind; Out of Shadows and Solitude), who died at 93.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

On this day in 2019

  • 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..
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson announces it plans to move some production abroad in response to EU retaliatory tariffs.
  • General Strike in Argentina in response to austerity measures required by an IMF loan.
  • UK House of Commons votes for a controversial third Heathrow runway.
  • 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

  • Tanker carrying fuel bursts into flames near Ahmedpur East, Pakistan, killing more than 200 people.
  • 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.
  • Lor Scoota, Rapper.
  • Peter Hutton, American filmmaker (Study of a River), who died at 71.
  • Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (New York Times), who died at 87.
  • 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

  • The Affordable Care Act ('Obamacare') subsidies preserved by US Supreme Court Ruling in King v Burwell 6-3.
  • Obamacare subsidies in The Affordable Care Act preserved by US Supreme Court Ruling in King v Burwell 6-3.
  • NBA Draft: Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns first pick by Minnesota Timberwolves.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Magdalena Žebeljan, YouTube Star, born in Croatia.
  • 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]
  • 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.
  • 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.


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