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Today in the World Countries

  • Demise of Imam Khomeini is being celebrated in Iran
  • Martyrs' Day is being celebrated in Uganda
  • Poson Full Moon Poya Day is being celebrated in Sri Lanka
  • World Bicycle Day is being celebrated in International
  • People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • MOVIES: NOT RATED
    • Watcher is released. As a serial killer stalks the city, Julia (Maika Monroe) – a young actress who just moved to town with her boyfriend – notices a mysterious stranger watching her from across the street.
    • Neptune Frost is released. In the hilltops of Burundi, a group of escaped coltan miners form an anti-colonialist computer hacker collective. From their camp in an otherworldly e-waste dump, they attempt a takeover of the authoritarian regime exploiting the region's natural resources – and its people. When an intersex runaway and an escaped coltan miner find each other through cosmic forces, their connection sparks glitches within the greater divine circuitry.
    • Poser is released. W??allflower Lennon Gates (Sylvie Mix) yearns for access to the inner sanctum of the underground music scene in Columbus, Ohio. When she creates a podcast to interview the local artists she adores, Lennon discovers her own musical ambitions, develops a fast friendship with the striking, confident performer Bobbi Kitten, and in the process creates an identity not wholly her own. Soon, Lennon’s aspirations, with some constructive coaxing from Bobbi to find her voice, lead her down a path of dark obsession.
    • The Score is released. Two small time crooks drive to a secluded cafe for a big 'score'.
    • After Blue (Dirty Paradise) is released. In a faraway future, on a wild and untamed female inhabited planet called After Blue, a lonely teenager named Roxy (Paula Luna) unknowingly releases a mystical, dangerous, and sensual assassin from her prison. Roxy and her mother Zora (Elina Löwensohn) are held accountable, banished from their community, and forced to track down the murderer named Kate Bush. Haunted by the spirits of her murdered friends, Roxy sets out on a long and strange journey across the supranatural territories of this filthy paradise. The newest vision from Bertand Mandico (The Wild Boys) plays like a lesbian El Topo (in space!) with stunning 35mm in-camera practical effects, otherworldly set pieces, and a dazzling score by Pierre Desprats. [Altered Innocence]
    • Benediction is released. Benediction explores the turbulent life of WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon (Jack Lowden). The writer and soldier was a complex man who survived the horrors of fighting in the First World War and was decorated for his bravery but who became a vocal critic of the government’s continuation of the war when he returned from service. His poetry was inspired by his experiences on the Western Front, and he became one of the leading war poets of the era. Adored by members of the aristocracy as well as stars of London’s literary and stage world, he embarked on affairs with several men as he attempted to come to terms with his homosexuality. At the same time, broken by the horror of war, he made his life’s journey a quest for salvation, trying to find it within the conformity of marriage and religion.
    • Crimes of the Future is released. As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux), Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), celebrity performance artist, publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. Timlin (Kristen Stewart), an investigator from the National Organ Registry, obsessively tracks their movements, which is when a mysterious group is revealed... Their mission – to use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next phase of human evolution.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • The Phantom of the Open is released. Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance), a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship Qualifying in 1976 and subsequently shot the worst round in Open history, becoming a folk hero in the process.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Dashcam is released. Viewed through her livestream, an abrasive musician's night takes a dangerous turn after she agrees to help transport a frail elderly woman out of town.
    • Eiffel is released. Eiffel (Romain Duris) has finished his collaboration on the Statue of Liberty and is pressured by the French government to design something spectacular for the 1889 Paris World Fair. Eiffel simply wants to design the subway, but everything changes when he crosses paths with a mysterious woman from his past (Emma Mackey). Their long lost, forbidden passion inspires him to build the iconic Eiffel Tower.
    • Fire Island is released. Set in the iconic Pines, Andrew Ahn's Fire Island is an unapologetic, modern day rom-com showcasing a diverse, multicultural examination of queerness and romance. Inspired by the timeless pursuits from Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice, the story centers around two best friends (Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang) who set out to have a legendary summer adventure with the help of cheap rosé and their cadre of eclectic friends.
    • Hustle is released. After discovering a once-in-a-lifetime player with a rocky past abroad, a down on his luck basketball scout (Adam Sandler) takes it upon himself to bring the phenom to the States without his team's approval. Against the odds, they have one final shot to prove they have what it takes to make it in the NBA.
    • TV SERIES
    • The Boys: Season 3 is released. The third season of Eric Kripke and Evan Goldberg's superhero series introduces Countess Crimson (Laurie Holden) and Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles).
    • ALBUMS
    • Madness was released by Poliça. The latest full-length release for Minneapolis band Poliça features the use of producer Ryan Olson and Seth Rosetter's "anthropomorphic production tool"AllOvers(c).
    • Inside Problems was released by Andrew Bird. The latest full-length solo release for singer-songwriter Andrew Bird was recorded live and produced by Mike Viola.
    • Big Time was released by Angel Olsen. The sixth full-length solo studio release for indie rock singer-songwriter Angel Olsen was co-produced with Jonathan Wilson.
    • Welcome 2 Club XIII was released by Drive-By Truckers. The 14th full-length studio release for Georgia rock band Drive-By Truckers features background vocals from Schaefer Llana, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, and Margo Price.
    • White Jesus Black Problems was released by Fantastic Negrito. The latest full length release for Grammy-winning blues artist Fantastic Negrito was based on learning his ancestors: an indentured servant from Scotland and an African American slave had a common law marriage in 1750s Virginia.
    • Twelve Carat Toothache was released by Post Malone. The fourth full-length studio release for rapper Post Malone features guest appearances from Doja Cat, Fleet Foxes, Gunna, Roddy Ricch, The Kid Laroi, and The Weeknd.
    • Versions of Modern Performance was released by Horsegirl. The debut full-length release for Chicago noise rock trio Horsegirl was recorded by John Agnello.
    • GAMING: SWITCH
    • Wonder Boy Collection for Switch is released. Bringing together four of the very best Wonder Boy games - from the original 1986 arcade version to 1994's Monster World IV - this remarkable collection gives you a chance to experience one of the most influential series from gaming's past. Through the 1980s and 1990s the Wonder Boy games built up a huge following with their dazzling blend of energetic platforming and action-RPG gameplay. Unlike other titans from the platform genre, however, the Wonder Boy games have seen very limited release in the West on modern gaming hardware. Until now! The Wonder Boy games are designed to be simple to pick-up and play for gamers of every ability - but contain enough depth and challenge to keep even the most skilled players busy. And now they're updated with modern features such as the ability to rewind your game at any moment. So whether you're looking to try this iconic gaming series for the first time, revisit a youth spent playing Wonder Boy, or add a refreshingly distinct platformer to your collection, Wonder Boy Collection is the perfect package for you!

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • NASA administrator Bill Nelson announces two new missions to study ‘Lost Habitable’ world of Venus in 2028 and 2030.
    • NASA launches 128 baby squid and 5,000 microscopic animals, to study effects of spaceflight, to the International Space Station aboard Space X's Falcon 9 rocket.
    • DEATHS
    • F. Lee Bailey, American criminal defense attorney (Sam Shepard; Boston Strangler; Patty Hearst; OJ Simpson), who died at 87.
    • F Lee Bailey, Lawyer.
    • MOVIES: NOT RATED
    • Caveat is released. Lone drifter Isaac accepts a job to look after his landlord's niece, Olga, for a few days in an isolated house on a remote island. It seems like easy money, but there’s a catch: he must wear a leather harness and chain that restricts his movements to certain rooms. Once Olga's uncle, Barrett leaves the two of them alone, a game of cat and mouse ensues as Olga displays increasingly erratic behavior as a trapped Isaac makes a series of horrific discoveries in the house.
    • TV SERIES
    • We Are Lady Parts: Season 1 is released. PhD student Amina Hussain (Anjana Vasan) is convinced to join a Muslim female punk band named Lady Parts as its lead guitarist in the British music comedy created, written and directed by Nida Manzoor.[Premieres in the UK on Channel 4 on 20 May 2021 and in the US on 3 Jun 2021 on Peacock]
    • GAMING: PC
    • Wasteland 3: The Battle of Steeltown for PC is released. The towering factory complex of Steeltown manufactures all the tech that keeps Colorado running and the Patriarch in power—trucks, armor, weapons, and robots. But deliveries from Steeltown have stopped cold, and all the Patriarch is getting from Abigail Markham—Steeltown's leader—are excuses. When he sends the Rangers to investigate, they find the place is a powder keg with the fuse already lit. The workers are striking, bandits raid with impunity, and nobody is allowed through the gates, not even on the business of the Patriarch. Without help, Steeltown could crash and burn for good, and take Markham with it—but maybe that's just what it needs. The Rangers will have to decide that for themselves.
    • GAMING: SWITCH
    • Winds of Change for Switch is released. Winds of Change is a 2D Adventure game set in a living, breathing fantasy world. Embark on the journey of a lifetime! Join The Rebellion, amass an army, and liberate the world! Fully voice acted, with romance options, side quests, and optional content! Inspired by Dragon Age and Mass Effect. A huge amount of dialogue choices let you role play exactly as you want! Huge conversational trees! A game-changing 2D adventure project!STORY:In the world of Alestia, the sheltered forest village of Valinorth exists largely independent from every other nation, never taking sides in political conflict and remaining non-partisan. Every generation, a special child is born in Valinorth. They house a vast amount of spiritual energy within them, and they use this to commune with the realm of spirits. Harnessing that energy to induce premonitions of the future, Valinorth has remained forever safe, taking care of any threat foreseen by the "Seer".However, the recent threat is too much to handle on their own. Forced to take sides, the Seer is thrust into the larger world of Alestia and taken in by the wings of The Rebellion after an unbelievable vision shakes the very foundation of Valinorth. Taking up arms against the tyrannical rulers of Alestia -- The Triumvirate -- you take on the role of the Seer. Explore the world, form alliances, and build an army. Every step you take will determine the fate of the world, and everyone in it.The only chance of liberating the world rests in the hands of you, the Seer. The vast amount of spiritual energy within you makes you uniquely capable of wielding a mystical blade: The Blade of Exodus. Capable of manipulating spiritual energy in a remarkable fashion, the fate of the world is in your hands. Explore a large world with an even larger cast of characters. Bond with your comrades, form friendships and relationships, and fight to liberate the world from the clutches of tyranny. The fate of the world rests in your hands, Exodus wielder.FEATURES:* In-Depth point and click interface!* Massive story line set in an incredible fantasy world!** Voice acted by a stellar cast!*** Bond with your comrades!* Pursue friendships, and even romances!* Non-linear story flow! Feel free to stop and explore!* Open world atmosphere. Return to past areas at any time!* Find hidden objects and books in the environment! Learn about the world!* Stop and chat with your party members at any times!* Watch your party members interact with each other in skits!* View parallel scenes taking place all across the world! Multiple stories at play!* Experience side quests and optional stories!ABOUT THE VOICE ACTING:Winds of Change features a massive voice cast, featuring top talent from the industry!ADDITIONAL NOTES:* Trailer will be updated before final launch with a final version.* This game is a 2D Point and Click adventure game! Dialogue intensive.* More story will be added with frequent patches as we progress through Early Access.** More voice acting will be added with frequent patches as we progress through Early Access.
    • Astalon: Tears of the Earth for Switch is released. Uphold your pact with the Titan of Death, Epimetheus! Fight, climb and solve your way through a twisted tower as three unique adventurers, on a mission to save their village from impending doom!Three heroic explorers wander the post-apocalyptic desert on a mission to save their village from despair. They soon find a dark, twisted tower that has risen from the depths of the planet and seemingly holds the key to their survival. In order to ensure their victory, one of them has made a secret pact with the Titan of Death, Epimetheus, allowing them to reincarnate until they have accomplished their mission. But what fate lies in store for the heroes and their village?Astalon: Tears Of The Earth is an action-platformer set in a dying world where life is cruel, but death can be a stepping stone to victory! Use the unique skills and weapons of Arias the fighter, Kyuli the rogue, and Algus the wizard, to surmount the mysterious tower and find the answers to their survival. Slay terrible monsters, discover powerful artifacts, and solve fiendish puzzles, reaching new heights in the tower with the aid of a Titan. Follow a story about friendship and sacrifice, building up the courage to take down giants to protect the weak and powerless. Strengthen your party and change their fate by embracing death. Discover the countless secrets of the Tower of Serpents!
    • SPORTS
    • Devon Conway becomes 7th batsman in cricket history to score a double century in his Test debut; run out for 200 for New Zealand in 1st Test against England at Lord's.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Three former police officers charged in connection with death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Derek Chauvin's charge upgraded to second degree murder.
    • DEATHS
    • Pleasantly Perfect, American thoroughbred racehorse (Breeders'Cup Classic 2003; Dubai World Cup 2004), who died at 22.
    • István Kausz, Hungarian fencer (Olympic gold team, épée 1964), who died at 87.
    • MOVIES: TVG
    • Spelling the Dream is released. Spelling the Dream explores the near two decade trend of Indian American students dominating the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Since 1999,19 out of the 23 winners have been of South-Asian descent, including the last 11 in a row. Over the course of a year leading up to the 2017 Scripps Bee, "Breaking the Bee"follows four Indian-American children of different ages to learn about their family life, witness them train, explore the ups and downs of chasing a dream, and offer a candid look at what it really takes to become the best. These students are not against each other. They are against the dictionary. Come the national finals, who will be the winner standing on stage as confetti rains down, and how long will this trend last?
    • ALBUMS
    • RTJ4 was released by Run the Jewels. Released a few days early (for free on their website), the fourth full-length studio album for the rap duo features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, Zack de la Rocha, DJ Premier, Josh Homme, Greg Nice, Mavis Staples, and Pharrell Williams.
    • POLITICS
    • Former Defense Secretary James Mattis says "Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people — does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us, "in "The Atlantic".
    • SPORTS
    • Johnny Majors, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (All American 1956; U of Tennessee) and coach (Iowa State; National C'ship 1976, Pittsburgh; Tennessee), who died at 85.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Jay-Z named the world's first billionaire rapper by Forbes magazine.
    • Miley Cyrus was promoting her latest EP ‘She Is Coming’ with condoms. Fans who bought her $20 branded condoms would receive a digital download of her new music..
    • Sudanese military attacks protesters in Khartoum killing 100 people, some dumped in the river Nile, prompting international condemnation.
    • Apple announces it is shutting down iTunes and replacing it with three different apps.
    • Court paperwork showed that George Michael left all of his £98 million fortune to family and friends and left nothing to his former boyfriends Kenny Goss and Fadi Fawaz. George's sisters Yioda and Melanie were the main beneficiaries with them sharing equally all the major assets and his two London homes. There was also a horse racing stud farm for George's dad Kyriacos as the singer ensured his family were taken care of..
    • DEATHS
    • Ruma Guha Thakurta, Composer.
    • POLITICS
    • Canadian government inquiry find deaths of over 1,000 indigenous women and girls over decades who have been murdered or are missing a "national genocide".
    • US federal government departments and Congress begin anti-trust investigations into large tech companies including Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon.
    • US President Donald Trump begins a three-day visit to the UK by calling London Mayor Sadiq Khan "a stone cold loser" after Khan called Trump's language that of a 20th century fascist.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Boat capsizes off eastern Tunisia drowning at least 48 migrants.
    • Dead whale found with 17 pounds (80 pieces) of plastic in its stomach in Songkhla province, Thailand.
    • Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts killing at least 110, with 332 missing and forcing the evacuation of over 3,100.
    • HBO drama series "Succession" starring Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook and Kieran Culkin debuts.
    • DEATHS
    • Frank Carlucci, American National Security Adviser under Reagan and Secretary of Defense (1987-89), who died at 87.
    • Clarence Fountain, American Grammy Award winning gospel singer (The Blind Boys of Alabama), who died of complications of diabetes at 88.
    • Onur Can Ozcan, Pop Singer.
    • TV SERIES
    • Succession: Season 1 is released. Logan Roy's (Brian Cox) plans to step back from running the family's multi-national entertainment company causes conflict among his four children about the future of the company in this drama series created by Jesse Armstrong.
    • Pose: Season 1 is released. The latest Ryan Murphy series is set in 1980s New York City and will explore "the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world."
    • SPORTS
    • Golden State guard Stephen Curry breaks Ray Allen's NBA Finals record for most 3-pointers with 9 in the Warriors 122-103 Game 2 win over Cleveland Cavaliers.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Terrorist attack in Borough Market, London by three men who drive van into pedestrains then stab and kill 7 and wound 48. Attackers shot dead by British police..
    • The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum opens in Springfield, Massachusetts.
    • Largest-ever exhibition of works by Piet Mondrian opens at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, Netherlands to mark centenary of De Stijl movement.
    • WEDDINGS
    • Actress, singer and Broadway star Bell Bundy at the age of 36 weds TBS executive Thom Hinkle at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
    • DEATHS
    • David Delfín, Fashion Designer.
    • SPORTS
    • Jimmy Piersall, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1954,56; his bipolar disorder subject book & film, "Fear Strikes Out"), who died at 87.
    • UEFA Champions League Final, Cardiff: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as defending champions Real Madrid thrash Juventus,4-1 for 12th title; Juventus loses 5th consecutive final.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • Concord Records releases "Stranger to Stranger", the thirteenth solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon.
    • A week of heavy rains in Germany and France leave 10 dead and closing Paris museums along the Seine, including the Louve.
    • English folk musician and singer-songwriter Dave Swarbrick died aged 75. His work for the group Fairport Convention from 1969 has been credited with leading them to produce their seminal album Liege & Lief (1969) which initiated the electric folk movement..
    • DEATHS
    • Dave Swarbrick, British folk fiddler (Fairport Convention), who died at 75.
    • Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1964-7 74-8), who died of respiratory illness at 74.
    • MOVIES: NOT RATED
    • The President is released. The President and his family rule the land with a draconian fist, enjoying a privileged and luxurious existence at the expense of his miserable and oppressed subjects. After a coup d’état uproots his position of power, the President’s wife and daughters are flown out of the country as he stays behind with his grandson, who is too young to grasp the unfolding events. After his personal escort and bodyguards turn on him, he is forced to disguise himself and flee into the countryside to avoid capture. He soon learns that he is now the country’s most wanted fugitive and begins a perilous journey with his grandson, his only ally. Posing as street musicians, the pair blend in with a band of haggard political prisoners just released from jail as they travel towards the coast to an awaiting ship that will take them to safety.
    • The Final Master is released. The Final Master follows a Wing Chun practitioner’s ambitious journey to open a martial arts school in the Northern Center to fulfill his master’s death wish of passing down the art. In order to gain the rights to achieve this, he has to send his apprentice to secretly challenge & defeat eight martial arts schools. What he doesn’t realize is that he is merely a pawn being played in the power game within the martial arts community.
    • The Fits is released. Toni trains as a boxer with her brother at a community center in Cincinnati’s West End, but becomes fascinated by the dance team that also practices there. Enamored by their strength and confidence, Toni eventually joins the group, eagerly absorbing routines, mastering drills, and even piercing her own ears to fit in. As she discovers the joys of dance and of female camaraderie, she grapples with her individual identity amid her newly defined social sphere. Shortly after Toni joins the team, the captain faints during practice. By the end of the week, most of the girls on the team suffer from episodes of fainting, swooning, moaning, and shaking in a seemingly uncontrollable catharsis. Soon, however, the girls on the team embrace these mysterious spasms, transforming them into a rite of passage. Toni fears “the fits” but is equally afraid of losing her place just as she’s found her footing. Caught between her need for control and her desire for acceptance, Toni must decide how far she will go to embody her new ideals. [Oscilloscope]
    • Time to Choose is released. Academy Award® winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson explores the comprehensive scope of the climate change crisis and examines the power of solutions already available. Through interviews with world-renowned entrepreneurs, innovators, thought leaders and brave individuals living on the front lines of climate change, Ferguson takes an In-depth look at the remarkable people working to save our planet.
    • The Wailing is released. A foreigner’s mysterious appearance in a quiet, rural village causes suspicion among the locals - suspicion which quickly turns to hysteria as the townspeople begin killing each other in brutal outbursts for seemingly no reason. As the investigating officer watches his daughter fall under the same savage spell, he agrees to consult a shaman for answers - unknowingly escalating the situation into something far more dangerous. [Well Go USA]
    • The Witness is released. Kitty Genovese became synonymous with apathy after news that she was stabbed to death on a New York City street while 38 witnesses did nothing. Forty years later, her brother decides to find the truth. He uncovers a lie that transformed his life, condemned a city and defined an era.
    • Art Bastard is released. Art Bastard is the rousing tale of a rebel who never fit into today’s art world but has become one of its most provocative, rabble-rousing characters nevertheless. At once a portrait of the artist as a young troublemaker, an alternate history of modern art and a quintessential New York story, Art Bastard is as energetic, humorous and unapologetically honest as the uncompromising man at its center: Robert Cenedella.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Me Before You is released. Louisa “Lou” Clark (Emilia Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge. Taking a job at the local “castle, ” she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years prior, and whose whole world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye. No longer the adventurous soul he once was, the now cynical Will has all but given up. That is until Lou determines to show him that life is worth living. Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for, and find their lives—and hearts—changing in ways neither one could have imagined.
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is released. The sequel to 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is released. Singer/rapper Conner4Real (Andy Samberg) faces a crisis of popularity after his sophomore album flops, leaving his fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what to do when he’s no longer the dopest star of all.
    • Approaching the Unknown is released. Captain William D. Stanaforth (Mark Strong) is on a one-way solo mission, taking humanity’s first steps toward colonizing Mars. Although the entire world is watching him, he is completely alone in a dark and distant sea of stars. Stanaforth rockets bravely through space facing insurmountable odds, but as the journey takes a toll on his life-sustaining systems, he is forced to make impossible choices that threaten his sanity, mission and very existence.
    • Honeyglue is released. After learning that she has three months left to live, Morgan turns her protected middle class life upside down. That is when she meets Jordan, a rebellious, gender-defying artist and together they embark on an adventure of a lifetime. With a hand-held camera, the pair document their time together, creating a lasting record of what and who really matters in life.
    • TV SERIES
    • Outcast: Season 1 is released. The drama based on the comic created by Robert Kirkman & Paul Azaceta centers on Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit), who seeks answers to why he has been possessed by a demon his whole life with the help of Reverend Anderson (Philip Glenister).
    • ALBUMS
    • Modern Country was released by William Tyler. The fourth full-length release for the Nashville singer-songwriter was written mostly while staying in a cabin in Mississippi.
    • Monolith of Phobos was released by The Claypool Lennon Delirium. The full-length debut from the collaboration between Primus bassist Les Claypool and Sean Lennon was written over two weeks at Claypool's house in Northern California.
    • Means was released by Fews. The debut full-length release for the Swedish-based rock band was produced by Dan Carey.
    • My Best Human Face was released by Moonface. This is the second collaboration between Moonface (aka Spencer Krug) and the Finnish band Siinai.
    • Minor Victories was released by Minor Victories. The debut full-length release for the alternative rock group that includes Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite, Editors' Justin Lockey and his brother, James Lockey of Hand Held Cine Club features guest appearances by The Twilight Sad's James Graham and Mark Kozelek.
    • Inner Journey Out was released by Psychic Ills. The fifth full-length release for the New York duo features a guest appearance from Hope Sandoval.
    • Love You To Death was released by Tegan and Sara. The eighth full-length studio release for the Canadian sister duo was produced by Greg Kurstin.
    • I Wanna Go Back to Detroit City was released by Andre Williams. The latest release from the R&B artist was inspired by Detroit and features contributions from such artists as Dennis Coffey, Dan Kroha, Matthew Smith, and Jim White.
    • Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish And Country Soul was released by Dexys. Traditional Irish songs are interpreted by the Kevin Rowland-led band formerly known as the Dexys Midnight Runners for its fifth studio release (and just its second under the shortened name).
    • Light Upon the Lake was released by Whitney. The debut full-length release from the band that includes Smith Westerns' Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich as well as Will Miller, Malcolm Brown, Print Chouteau, Josiah Marshall and Charles Glanders was produced by Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado.
    • Stranger to Stranger was released by Paul Simon. The 13th full-length solo release for the folk rock singer-songwriter was produced by Andy Smith and Roy Halee.
    • This Is Where I Live was released by William Bell. The first release in 10 years for the soul artist was produced by John Leventhal.
    • Treasure House was released by Cat's Eyes. This is the second full-length studio release for the British indie rock duo of Rachel Zeffira and Faris Badwan.
    • Ha, Ha, He. was released by Mourn. The second full-length release for the Catalonia indie rock band was influenced by the band's experiences after the release of its debut album in 2015.
    • Eyes on the Lines was released by Steve Gunn. The latest solo release for the singer-songwriter is his first on the Matador label.
    • Fading Lines was released by Amber Arcades. The debut full-length release for the Dutch indie-pop singer was produced by Ben Greenberg.
    • Fall Forever was released by Fear of Men. The second full-length release for the British indie-pop trio was produced by Tom Morris.
    • Ash & Ice was released by The Kills. The fifth full-length release for the indie rock duo was produced by guitarist Jamie Hince and John O'Mahoney.
    • Basses Loaded was released by Melvins. The latest release from the sludge-metal pioneers features six different bassists: current drummer Dale Crover, Mr. Bungle's Trevor Dunn, Redd Kross' Steven McDonald, ex-Nirvana Krist Novoselic, Butthole Surfers' Jeff Pinkus, and Big Business' Jared Warren.
    • Wild Things was released by Ladyhawke. The Los Angeles-based New Zealand pop artist Pip Brown re-recorded material for her third release as she felt the songs were too dark and "didn't feel like"her anymore.
    • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
    • Dangerous Golf for PlayStation 4 is released. In Dangerous Golf, you’re not striving for Par or aiming for a Birdie — you’re playing for points awarded for causing damage. It’s about smashing the place up and then banging the ball into the hole by pulling off an outrageous trick shot. Break enough stuff and you can power up the ball, turn it into a fireball, and steer it around for a limited time to try and smash more stuff. [Playstation.com]
    • GAMING: XBOX ONE
    • Anima: Gate of Memories for Xbox One is released. Anima Gate of Memories is a third person action RPG in which the player will explore a vast world filled with dangers and wonders. In it you take control of two characters who are trap in a war in the shadows, a secret conflict that will engulf the world into chaos.
    • Hard Reset Redux for Xbox One is released. An action-focused and hardcore single-player shooter which embraces the paradigmatic qualities that the genre has it offer. It includes over-the-top destruction, myriads of enemies, weapon variety, a challenging campaign and a cyberpunk setting.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • Dr. Jesse Selber performs the world's first partial-skull and scalp transplant at Houston Methodist Hospital.
    • MOVIES: NOT RATED
    • Every Last Child is released. Parents and health care workers are caught in the cross-hairs of violence and politics as they attempt to protect their children from Polio in Pakistan. Once on the brink of eradication, the disease has again become a global threat - with Pakistan at its epicenter. Will these everyday heroes succeed and end Polio in our lifetime, or will another young generation be at risk?
    • A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence is released. Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, take us on a kaleidoscopic tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy, unfolding in absurdist episodes: a sing-along at a 1940s beer hall, a randy flamenco teacher, a thirsty King Charles XII of Sweden en route to battle, and a diabolical metaphor for the horrors inflicted by European colonialism. It is a journey that unveils the beauty of single moments, the pettiness of others, life’s grandeur, and the humor and tragedy hidden within us all. [Magnolia Pictures]
    • MOVIES: R
    • Entourage is released. Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (Kevin Dillon), are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.
    • GAMING: XBOX ONE
    • Sparkle Unleashed for Xbox One is released. Experience the fabled Sparkle brand action puzzle like never before! Make your way through a secluded world of mystery, light magical braziers and discover a way to banish the darkness once and for all.Unlock potent powerups and use the ones you like the most to overcome Chained Orbs, Rock Orbs, Survival levels and other exciting challenges. Can you carve a path of light through the darkness?Sparkle Unleashed introduces floating Orb Slinger gameplay never before seen in a Sparkle series game. The unleashed Orb Slinger floats along the bottom of the screen providing a fresh way to experience the beloved Sparkle gameplay.
    • SPORTS
    • Bevo Francis, American basketball player (college basketball record scorer), who died at 82.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Dove Cameron releases a single, “Count Me In".
    • Hashim Amla becomes the first non-white captain of the South African national cricket team.
    • BIRTHS
    • Romeo Mcclelland, Instagram Star, born in England.
    • DEATHS
    • Elodie Lauten [Genevieve Schecroun], French-American composer (The Death of Don Juan), who died of cancer at 63.
    • ALBUMS
    • Emma Jean was released by Lee Fields. The latest release for the soul singer and his backing band, the Expressions, was named after his late mother.
    • Early Riser was released by Taylor McFerrin. With influences from electronic, hip-hop, and jazz, the debut full-length release for the son of Grammy-winning jazz musician Bobby McFerrin features guest appearances from Robert Glasper, César Camargo Mariano, Nai Palm, RYAT, Thundercat, and Marcus Gilmore.
    • El Camino Real was released by Camper Van Beethoven. While 2013's La Costa Perdida was influenced by Northern California, this follow-up/companion album for the indie rock band is rooted in Southern California.
    • Disgraceland was released by The Orwells. The second full-length release for the Chicago quintet includes production from Dave Sitek, Chris Coady, and Jim Abbiss.
    • Donker Mag was released by Die Antwoord. The third full-length release from the South African duo of Ninja and Yo-Landi features a guest appearance from DJ Muggs.
    • Invisible Hour was released by Joe Henry. Recorded over four days, the 13th release for the singer-songwriter feature guest appearances from Lisa Hannigan as well as Kenneth Pattengale & Joey Ryan of The Milk Carton Kids.
    • Glass Boys was released by Fucked Up. The fourth full-length release for the Canadian punk band was produced by Bill Skibbe.
    • Black Hours was released by Hamilton Leithauser. The debut solo release for The Walkmen frontman features guest contributions from Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend, Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors, Morgen Henderson of Fleet Foxes, former bandmate Paul Maroon and Richard Swift of The Shins.
    • Beauty & Ruin was released by Bob Mould. The 11th solo studio release for the former frontman of Hüsker Dü and Sugar was partially influenced by the death of his father in 2012.
    • Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win was released by 50 Cent. The first album in five years for the rapper features guest appearances from Guardan Banks, Jadakiss, Kidd Kidd, Mr. Probz, Prodigy, Schoolboy Q, Styles P., Trey Songz, and Yo Gotti.
    • Breakfast was released by Teleman. The debut full-length release for the British trio that includes Pete & The Pirate's singer Thomas Sanders was produced by Bernard Butler.
    • Copper Gone was released by Sage Francis. The first studio release for the indie rapper in four years features production from Alias, Buck 65, Cecil Otter, and Reanimator.
    • Common Ground: Dave & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy was released by Phil Alvin. Blasters Dave and Phil Alvin come together for this tribute to Big Bill Broonzy.
    • Only Run was released by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. The fourth full-length studio release for the Philadelphia-based indie pop band led by Alec Ounsworth features guest appearances from Kid Koala and Matt Berninger from The National.
    • Sunbathing Animal was released by Parquet Courts. The second full-length release for the Brooklyn-based rock band led by Andrew Savage follows the title track's 7-inch single release on Record Store Day.
    • This Machine Kills Artists was released by King Buzzo. The debut full-length solo release for the Melvins' Buzz Osborne is an acoustic 17-track album.
    • The Reckoning was released by Ethan Johns. The second full-length release for the British producer/singer-songwriter was produced by Ryan Adams.
    • Lion was released by Peter Murphy. The tenth full-length solo release for the former Bauhaus singer was produced by Youth.
    • Meteorites was released by Echo & the Bunnymen. The 12th studio release for the British band led by Ian McCulloch was produced by Youth.
    • Platinum was released by Miranda Lambert. The fifth full-length release for the country singer features guest appearances from Little Big Town, the Time Jumpers (a Grammy-nominated western swing ensemble that includes Vince Gill), and Carrie Underwood.
    • GAMING: PC
    • WildStar for PC is released. WildStar is an massively multiplayer online adventure game where players make their mark as Explorers, Soldiers, Scientists or Settlers and lay claim to a mysterious planet on the edge of known space.
    • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 3
    • Ultra Street Fighter IV for PlayStation 3 is released. The series evolves to a whole new level with Ultra Street Fighter IV for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Continuing the tradition of excellence the series is known for, five new characters and six new stages have been added for even more fighting mayhem, with rebalanced gameplay and original modes topping off this offering.
    • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
    • War Thunder for PlayStation 4 is released. War Thunder is a next generation MMO combat game dedicated to World War II military aviation, armored vehicles, and fleets. You will take part in all of the major combat battles, fighting with real players all over the world.
    • Worms Battlegrounds for PlayStation 4 is released. Worms Battlegrounds features an extensive single player campaign spanning 25 story missions and 10 “Worm-Ops” time-attack missions, which are set across five stunning environments (Inca, Viking, Feudal Japan and Industrial Revolution) with new day-to-night lighting transitions.
    • PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate for PlayStation 4 is released. Prime your trigger finger for an inventive twin-stick shooter and blast your way through murky caves packed with perils. Two classic games, one great package.PlayStation 3 hits PixelJunk Shooter and PixelJunk Shooter 2 are back - in one single, addictive experience. With redesigned visuals to take advantage of the power of PlayStation 4, you'll need a sharp eye and quick reactions to survive the dangers of over a dozen mysterious caverns.Team up with PlayStation Vita owning PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate friends via the Cross-Play feature, and take your game on the go with Cross-Save.
    • 1001 Spikes for PlayStation 4 is released. Aban Hawkins & the 1,001 Spikes is a 2D platformer where you have 1,001 lives to beat the game.
    • GAMING: PLAYSTATION VITA
    • PlayStation Vita Pets for PlayStation Vita is released. Puppy powerDogs with real personalityTeam up with a talking dog and embark on a quest to sniff out clues, dig up treasure and solve the mystery of Castlewood Island. Choose from a tough-talking husky, brave collie, fun-loving Labrador or giggly Dalmatian, then make friends for life as your new puppy pal responds only to your voice and face.Teach your pup new tricks then help them solve puzzles - you can even bring your new (pedigree) chum into the real world to take lifelike photos together using the power of PS Vita and augmented reality technology.
    • Hyperdimension Neptunia PP: Producing Perfection for PlayStation Vita is released. The player takes on the role of the main character, who happens to fall into Gamindustri and is immediately hired by one of the four CPUs-Neptune, Noire, Blanc, and Vert-to be their producer and manage their idol careers. Get your training wheels on, ladies, because a new producer is in town and the fate of Gamindustri hangs in the balance! Will you be able to properly raise these CPUs into idols, or will their citizens be stolen away from them by the popular idol group MOB-48!? Teach these girls to sing, dance, and properly promote themselves to the general populace thanks in part to your expertise in training video game idols back on Earth. As the girls' popularity rises, they will be able to join one another in singing duets, or maybe even come together for a full ensemble!
    • GAMING: XBOX ONE
    • Murdered: Soul Suspect for Xbox One is released. Detective Ronan O'Connor's life is brought to an end when a brutal killer confronts him during a burglary. This detective with a checked past now finds himself trapped in the afterlife, his only escape from this nether world of "Dusk"is to bring the truth of his death and his killer to light using his newly developed supernatural abilities. As Ronan, you can explore the town of Salem for clues, battle demon spirits to save your soul, and unearth revelations about who is responsible for your untimely death.
    • POLITICS
    • President Obama announces his plan for a $1 billion fund to increase deployment of US troops to Europe.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • The trial against whistleblower Bradley Manning begins. The American soldier, a trans woman now called Chelsea Manning, was responsible for leaking classified videos documenting U.S. war atrocities during the Iraq War. She was sentenced to 35 years confinement..
    • New Zealand teenage singer-songwriter Lorde releases her debut single "Royals" (Grammy Song of the Year,2014).
    • Lorde releases her debut single "Royals" (2014 Grammy Song of the Year).
    • US extends sanctions against Iran through its automotive industry and currency.
    • TV SERIES
    • Mistresses (2013): Season 1 is released. April (Rochelle Aytes), Karen (Yunjin Kim), Savannah (Alyssa Milano), and her sister Josslyn (Jes Macallan) are four friends who become involved in affairs in this US remake of the BBC series of the same name.
    • The Fosters: Season 1 is released. Callie (Maia Mitchell) is taken in by lesbian couple Lena (Sherri Saum) and Stef (Teri Polo), who already have four adoptive and biological children together, in this drama executive-produced by Jennifer Lopez.
    • ALBUMS
    • Don't Forget Who You Are was released by Miles Kane. Produced by Ian Broudie, the second solo release for the British singer includes songs co-written with Andy Partridge and Paul Weller.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Gunpoint for PC is released. Gunpoint is a stealth puzzle game that lets you rewire its levels to trick people.You're a freelance spy, infiltrating high security buildings with subterfuge, face-punching, and an unusual type of electronic sabotage. You can cross-link things like light switches and doors so that the guards unwittingly take out their own security systems, their colleagues, and even themselves. It's pretty funny.
    • Remember Me for PC is released. Imagine Neo-Paris,2084. Personal memories are now digitised, bought, sold and traded like commodities. The last vestiges of privacy and intimacy have been extinguished in what feels like a logical progression of the explosive growth of social networks at the start of the 21st century. The citizens themselves have given in to this surveillance society in exchange for the comfort only smart technology can provide. This memory economy transfers immense power over society to just a small group of people. Remember Me is a third-person action adventure in which players assume the role of Nilin, a former elite memory hunter with the ability to penetrate people’s minds and steal or even alter their memories. The authorities, fearful of her knowledge and skills arrested Nilin and wiped away her memory. After her escape from prison, Nilin embarks on a mission to recover her identity, helped by her last and only friend. This search for her past leads to her being hunted by the very people that created this surveillance society.
    • Marvel Heroes for PC is released. Marvel Heroes is a free-to-play online game from Gazillion Entertainment.
    • POLITICS
    • Frank Lautenberg, American Politician, who died from complications from pneumonia at 89.
    • SPORTS
    • Deacon Jones, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (8 × Pro Bowl; 5 × First-team All-Pro; LA Rams, SD Chargers), who died from natural causes at 73.

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