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Today in the World Countries
- Corban Bairam Holiday is being celebrated in Sudan
- Eid al-Adha Holiday is being celebrated in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Mauritania, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Yemen
- Eid ul-Adha Holiday is being celebrated in Pakistan
- Eid ul-Adha-Holiday is being celebrated in Bangladesh
- Eid-ul Al'haa Holday is being celebrated in Maldives
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Dr Congo
- Prayer Day is being celebrated in Central African Republic
- Sacrifice Feast is being celebrated in Turkey
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Cancer as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Lindah Oguttu, TV Show Host, born in Kenya.
- Mr. Yang, TikTok Star, born in China.
- Mynameisandreas, Model, born in Greece.
- Sherly Devonne Ng, TV Actress, born in Indonesia.
On this day in 2022
- Bongbong Marcos, son of Ferdinand Marcos, is sworn in as President of the Philippines.
- Bill Squires, American track & field coach (Greater Boston Track Club: Bill Rodgers, Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, Greg Meyer; Boston State College 1965-78), who died at 89.
- Technoblade, YouTube Star.
On this day in 2021
- Pennsylvania Supreme overturns comedian Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction, ruling that the prosecutor who brought the case was bound by his predecessor’s agreement not to charge Cosby in return for Cosby's testimony in a related civil suit; Cosby immediately released from prison.
- Bangladesh begins a one-week lockdown enforced by the army as COVID-19 pandemic cases soar due to the Delta variant.
- American Abhimanyu Mishra becomes the youngest chess grandmaster ever at 12 years and 4 months, surpassing Sergey Karjakin.
- Extreme heat wave caused at least 100 deaths in British Columbia according to state Coroners'Office.
- US actress Allison Mack sentenced to three years for her role in the Nxivm sex cult in New York.
- World's oldest man is 112-year-old Emilio "Don Millo" Flores Márquez (born 8 August 1908) from Puerto Rico according to Guinness World Records.
- Inge Danielsson, Swedish soccer midfielder (17 caps; Ifö/Bromölla IF, Helsingborgs IF, AFC Ajax, IFK Norrköping), who died at 80.
- Janet Moreau Stone, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1952), who died at 93.
- America: The Motion Picture - TV-MA is released.
In this wildly tongue-in-cheek animated revisionist history, a chainsaw-wielding George Washington assembles a team of rabble rousers — including beer-loving bro Sam Adams, famed scientist Thomas Edison, acclaimed horseman Paul Revere, and a very pissed off Geronimo — to defeat Benedict Arnold and King James in the American Revolution. Who will win? No one knows, but you can be sure of one thing: these are not your father's Founding… uh, Fathers.
- Zola - R is released.
Zola (Taylour Paige), a Detroit waitress, strikes up a new friendship with a customer, Stefani (Riley Keough), who seduces her to join a weekend of dancing and partying in Florida. What at first seems like a glamorous trip full of “hoeism” rapidly transforms into a 48-hour journey involving a nameless pimp, an idiot boyfriend, some Tampa gangsters and other unexpected adventures in this wild, see-it-to-believe-it tale based on a series of viral, uproarious tweets.
On this day in 2020
- China's new national security legislation for Hong Kong comes into force.
- FC Barcelona's Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi scores his 700th career goal - a cheeky Panenka penalty - in a 2-2 draw against Atlético Madrid.
- For the 1st time less than half the working age population is working in Brazil, with 7.8 million losing their job March - May, according to Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics.
- Ida Haendel, Violinist.
- Buddy Cagle, Race Car Driver.
- Aleksandr Kabanov, Russian water polo player (Olympic gold 1972,80; World C'ship gold 1975,82) and coach (Russian men's & women's teams), who died at 72.
- Alfred Kotey, Ghanaian boxer (WBO Bantamweight C'ship 1994-95), who died of complications from a stroke at 52.
- Four Kids and It - PG is released.
A group of kids on holiday in Cornwall meet a magical creature on the beach with the power to grant wishes.
- Force of Nature - R is released.
A gang of thieves plan a heist during a hurricane and encounter trouble when a cop tries to force everyone in the building to evacuate.
- Welcome to Chechnya - Not Rated is released.
Searing urgency is a guiding force as Welcome to Chechnya shadows a group of activists who risk unimaginable peril to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ+ pogrom raging in the repressive and closed Russian republic. Since 2016, Chechnya’s tyrannical leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has waged a depraved operation to “cleanse the blood” of LGBTQ+ Chechens, overseeing a government-directed campaign to detain, torture, and execute them. With no help from the Kremlin and only faint global condemnation of the violence, a vast and secretive network of activists takes matters into its own hands.
On this day in 2019
- US Open Senior Men's Golf, Warren GC: Steve Stricker wins his second Champions Tour major of the year by 6 strokes from David Toms and Jerry Kelly.
- The Killers headline the Gastonbury Music festival with Kylie Minogue playing the Pyramid stage 14 years after cancer forced her to cancel.
- Brooklyn Nets load up on elite NBA talent on first day of free agency; sign Kevin Durant from Golden State, Kyrie Irving from Boston and DeAndre Jordan from NY Knicks.
- Large protests in Khartoum, Sudan, against continuing military rule, kill seven and injure 181.
- New York marks 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising sparked the modern gay rights movement with huge pride marches.
- President Donald Trump becomes first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea in the Korean Demilitarized Zone meeting Kim Jong Un.
- Taylor Swift's former label, Big Machine, was sold to Scooter Braun's company for an estimated $300 million, giving him control of her back catalog, including the master recordings. In response, Swift accused Braun of bullying her and said she would re-record all her old albums to devalue his purchase..
- TV SERIES
- The Loudest Voice: Season 1 is released.
The seven-part miniseries based on Gabriel Sherman's non-fiction book The Loudest Voice in the Room takes a look at the rise and ultimate fall of Fox News founder Roger Ailes (Russell Crowe).
On this day in 2018
- The popular online game for children, Fantage, shuts down after ten years.
- Two members of the public confirmed poisoned by Novichok nerve, a women later dies, in Wiltshire, England.
- March of the Flowers in Managua, Nicaragua, commemorating youth killed under government crackdown turns violent with 1 person killed and eight injured.
- FIFA World Cup: Kylian Mbappé (19) becomes only 2nd teenager (Pelé 1st 1958) to score twice in a World Cup match as France eliminate Argentina 4-3 in Kazan.
- " The Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco at the age of 32 marries Karl Cook at the age of 26 in San Diego, California.
- Smoke Dawg, Rapper.
On this day in 2017
- Germany votes to legalize same-sex marriage in a snap vote.
- Funk Wav Bounces, Vol. 1 was released by Calvin Harris.
The fifth full-length release for the Scottish electronic producer features guest appearances from A-Trak, Big Sean, D.R.A.M., Future, Ariana Grande, Kehlani, Khalid, John Legend, Lil Yachty, Migos, Nicki Minaj, Frank Ocean, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Katy Perry, Jessie Reyez, ScHoolboy Q, Travis Scott, Snoop Dogg, Takeoff, Pharrell Williams, and Young Thug.
- Bill Orcutt was released by Bill Orcutt.
This the first solo studio release to feature the guitarist on an electric guitar.
- Ruinism was released by Lapalux.
The third full-length release for the British electronic producer Stuart Howard features guest appearances from GABI, JFDR, Louisahhh, and Talvi.
- Reflections: Mojave Desert was released by Floating Points.
Sam Shepherd was inspired after traveling to the Mojave Desert and the release includes a DVD of a short film made with director Anna Diaz Ortuño.
- Lifetime of Love was released by Moon Diagrams.
The full-length solo release for Deerhoof drummer Moses Archuleta was written after the end of his marriage and recorded over a 10-year period.
- Man of the World was released by Baio.
The second full-length solo release for the Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio was co-produced with John Foyle.
- Mister Mellow was released by Washed Out.
The third full-length release for Ernest Greene's chillwave project features a DVD of the visual album.
- How the West Was Won was released by Peter Perrett.
The debut full-length solo release for former frontman of The Only Ones was produced by Chris Kimsey.
- TLC was released by TLC.
The first album for the R&B group in 15 years features the two surviving members: Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, and a guest appearance from Snoop Dogg.
- Wintres Woma was released by James Elkington.
The debut full-length solo release for The Zincs frontman features influences from avant-rock, British folk, and jazz.
- 4:44 was released by Jay-Z.
The 13th full-length solo studio release for the rapper was produced by No I.D. and features guest appearances from Beyoncé, daughter Blue Ivy, Gloria Carter (his mother), Damian Marley, Frank Ocean and The-Dream. It was a one week exclusive for Sprint customers and Tidal subscribers before a physical CD release (July 7) was announced that includes three bonus tracks (which features a guest appearance from James Blake).
- The Little Hours - R is released.
Medieval nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord. Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry. [Sundance]
- The Reagan Show - TV-PG is released.
Told solely through archival footage, and set against the backdrop of the Cold War, The Reagan Show captures the pageantry, absurdity, and charisma of a prolific actor’s defining role: Leader of the Free World.
- The Skyjacker's Tale - Not Rated is released.
Ishmael Muslim Ali (formerly LaBeet) is the American convicted of murdering eight people on a Rockefeller-owned golf course in the US Virgin Islands. After years of trying to get his conviction overturned, he took matters into his own hands and hijacked an American Airlines plane full of passengers to Cuba on New Years Eve 1984, and got away with it. Until now.
- The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography - Not Rated is released.
Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera. For the next thirty-five years she captured the "surfaces"of those who visit her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables. As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, Dorfman gives Errol Morris an inside tour of her backyard archive.
- The House - R is released.
After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor Frank, they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house.
- It's Only the End of the World - Not Rated is released.
After a 12 year absence, a writer (Gaspard Ulliel) returns to his hometown, planning on announcing his upcoming death to his family. As resentment soon rewrites the course of the afternoon, fits and feuds unfold, fueled by loneliness and doubt, while all attempts of empathy are sabotaged by people's incapacity to listen and love.
- Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry - Not Rated is released.
Look & See revolves around the divergent stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky who each face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the land and their community. In 1965, Wendell Berry returned home to Henry County, where he bought a small farm house and began a life of farming, writing and teaching. This lifelong relationship with the land and community would come to form the core of his prolific writings. A half century later Henry County, like many rural communities across America, has become a place of quiet ideological struggle. In the span of a generation, the agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies and rootedness to place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion and debt - all of which have frayed the fabric of rural communities. Writing from a long wooden desk beneath a forty-paned window, Berry has watched this struggle unfold, becoming one of its most passionate and eloquent voices in defense of agrarian life.
- 13 Minutes - R is released.
During Hitler's anniversary speech on November 8,1939, a man is arrested on the Swiss border for possession of suspicious objects. Just minutes later, a bomb explodes in the Munich Bürgerbräukeller, immediately behind the Führer's lectern, killing eight people.The man is Georg Elser (Christian Friedel), a carpenter from Königsbronn in the Swabia region.When a map of the site of the assault and detonators are found on him, he is sent to the head of the Criminal Police in the Reichssicherheitshauptamt, Arthur Nebe (Burghart Klaussner) and the head of the Gestapo, Heinrich Müller (Johann von Bülow) to be questioned. From them, Elser learns that his attempt has failed – that the man he wanted to kill in order to stop the bloodshed of the World War that had just begun, has left the Bürgerbräukeller 13 minutes before the explosion. For days, Elser is interrogated by Nebe and Müller, for days, he holds out against their questions. Until he finally confesses – and relates the story of his deed. [Sony Pictures Classics]
- Despicable Me 3 - PG is released.
The continued adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions.
- TV SERIES
- Gypsy (2017): Season 1 is released.
New York City therapist Jean Holloway (Naomi Watts) becomes involved with her patients and their lives in this psychological thriller series written and created by Lisa Rubin.
On this day in 2016
- British political candidates announce their bids for leader of Conservative party, including Theresa May and Michael Gove, Boris Johnson rules himself out.
- The Ikea Museum opens in the former very first Ikea store in Älmhult, Sweden.
- Kizuna Ai, YouTube Star, born in Japan.
- Geoffrey Hill, English poet, who died at 84.
On this day in 2015
- Hercules transporter plane crashes minutes after take-off in Medan, Indonesia killing 116.
- A man self-immolates aboard a Nozomi Shinkansen train and kills one other passenger in Japan.
- Misty Copeland becomes the 1st African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre.
- Leonard Starr, American comic strip cartoonist (Little Orphan Annie), who died at 89.
- eonard Starr, American comic strip cartoonist (Little Orphan Annie), who died at 89.
- In Another Life was released by Bilal.
Produced by Adrian Younge, the fifth full-length studio release for the R&B/soul artist features guest appearances from Big K.R.I.T., Kimbra, and Kendrick Lamar.
- Inji was released by LA Priest.
This is the debut full-length solo release for Late Of The Pier's Sam Dust.
- Fingers, Bank Pads and Shoe Prints was released by RP Boo.
This is the second full-length release for the Chicago footwork artist who is considered the founder of the style.
- Freedom was released by Refused.
The first release in 17 years for the Swedish punk band features production from Michael Ilbert, Nick Launay, and Shellback.
- Summertime '06 was released by Vince Staples.
The debut full-length studio release for the Long Beach rapper features production from Clams Casino, DJ Dahi, Brian Kidd, No I.D., and Christian Rich.
- The Heart Is a Monster was released by Failure.
The first full-length in nearly 20 years for the alternative rock band was self-produced.
- TV SERIES
- Zoo: Season 1 is released.
Jackson Oz (James Wolk), a biologist shunned by the scientific community for his claims of violent animal attacks becomes the key to trying to end a global pandemic that causes animals to coordinate their vicious attacks on humans in this thriller based on James Patterson's novel of the same name.
- Scream (2015): Season 1 is released.
The Wes Craven '90s horror franchise comes to television where a new batch of teenagers are terrorized by a different masked killer.
On this day in 2014
- Ed Sheeran's second album X became the fastest-selling UK album of the year so far after selling 182,000 copies in its first week,14,000 more than Coldplay managed with Ghost Stories which was released in May..
- Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is convicted of indecent assault in London, England.
- US Supreme Court rules that family-owned corporations can reject provision of 'Obamacare'on religious grounds.
- US Supreme Court rules that family-owned corporations can reject provisions of the Affordable Care Act ('Obamacare') on religious grounds.
- The corpses of the 3 Israeli teenagers kidnapped in the West Bank earlier in month are found.
- Bella Mir, YouTube Star, born in Miami, FL.
- Bob Hastings, American actor, who died from prostate cancer at 89.
- Paul Mazursky, American film director and screenwriter, who died from pulmonary cardiac arrest at 84.
- Revival was released by Bellowhead.
The fifth full-length release for the British folk ensemble was produced by Rupert Christie.
- Forgetting the Present was released by Remember Remember.
The third full-length release for the Scottish instrumental band led by Graeme Ronald was recorded by Tony Doogan.
- In My World was released by Matthewdavid.
This is the second full-length release for Los Angeles producer Matthew McQueen.
- TV SERIES
- Under the Dome: Season 2 is released.
The dome brings new dangers in season two.
On this day in 2013
- US Open Women's Golf, Sebonack GC: Inbee Park of South Korea wins her second US title,4 strokes ahead of compatriot I.K. Kim.
- 19 fire fighters are killed controlling a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona.
- NHL Draft: Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) center Nathan MacKinnon first pick by Colorado Avalanche.
- 30 people are killed after a fuel truck explodes in Kampala, Uganda.
- Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Fox Chapel GC: Kenny Perry wins first of 4 Champions Tour titles by 2 strokes from Fred Couples and Duffy Waldorf.
- TV SERIES
- The Adam Carolla Project: Season 8 is released.
The final season picks up six months after the shooting that changed Dexter and Debra's relationship.
- Ray Donovan: Season 1 is released.
The problems and possible scandals of the rich and famous disappear when they hire Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber). However, the return of his ex-convict father (Jon Voight) brings unresolved issues Ray may not be able to fix.
- Naked & Afraid: Season 1 is released.
Each week two strangers (a man and a woman) are challenged to survive for 21 days in the wilderness with no clothes or supplies.