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  • People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2023

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippel's musical "Bad Cinderella" closes at Imperial Theatre, NYC, after 85 performances; 1st time in 43 years that Webber is without a show on Broadway.
  • Ukrainian counteroffensive begins with increased fighting in the east and south of the country.
  • George Winston, American pop-instrumental-folk pianist and composer (Autumn; December; Winter Into Spring), who died of cancer at 74.
  • The Idol (2023): Season 1 is released. Pop singer Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp) attempts a comeback with the help of nightclub owner Tedros (Abel "The Weeknd"Tesfaye) in this drama series co-created by Sam Levinson, Tesfaye, and Reza Fahim.
  • The Lazarus Project: Season 1 is released. A secret organization called The Lazarus Project recruits George (Paapa Essiedu) to time travel to save the world from destruction, but soon he is tempted to use his knowledge to save someone in this sci-fi drama created by Joe Barton.[Premiered originally in the UK on Sky on 16 Jun 2022 and in the US on TNT on 4 Jun 2023]

On this day in 2022

  • Bassist Alec John Such died at the age of 70. He was a founding member of Bon Jovi, playing with them from 1983 to 1994, when they had such hits as 'You Give Love a Bad Name', 'Livin' on a Prayer' and 'Bad Medicine'..
  • WHO says Monkeypox now found in 27 countries where not already endemic - 780 in last three weeks. Accesses global risk as moderate..
  • Isaac Berger, American weightlifter (Olympic gold 60kg 1956, silver 1960,64; World C'ship gold 1958,61), who died at 85.

On this day in 2021

  • Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, born in Santa Barbara, California.
  • Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, Family Member, born in Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Richard R. Ernst, Chemist.
  • Clarence Williams III, American actor (Mod Squad; 52 Pick Up; Purple Rain), who died of colon cancer at 81.
  • Bad Tales is released. Once upon a time, in a small family suburb on the outskirts of Rome, the cheerful heat of summer camouflages a stifling atmosphere of alienation. From a distance, the families seem normal, but it’s an illusion: in the houses, courtyards and gardens, silence shrouds the subtle sadism of the fathers, the passivity of the mothers and the guilty indifference of adults. But it’s the desperation and repressed rage of the children that will explode and cut through this grotesque facade, with devastating consequences for the entire community.
  • All Light, Everywhere is released. All Light, Everywhere is an exploration of the shared histories of cameras, weapons, policing and justice. As surveillance technologies become a fixture in everyday life, the film interrogates the complexity of an objective point of view, probing the biases inherent in both human perception and the lens.
  • Tove is released. Set from 1944 to 1956, the Swedish-language film shows how painter Tove Jansson finds worldwide success from an unexpected side project, in the midst of artistic struggles and an unconventional personal life.
  • Undine is released. Undine (Paula Beer) works as a historian lecturing on Berlin’s urban development. But when the man she loves leaves her, the myth catches up with her. Undine has to kill the man who betrays her and return to the water. Will Undine defy fate when she meets a diver (Franz Rogowski) offering her a chance at new love?
  • Spirit Untamed is released. Lucky Prescott (Isabela Merced), never really knew her late mother, Milagro Navarro (Eiza González) a fearless horse-riding stunt performer from Miradero, a small town on the edge of the wide-open frontier. Like her mother, Lucky isn’t exactly a fan of rules and restrictions, which has caused her Aunt Cora (Julianne Moore) no small amount of worry. Lucky has grown up in an East Coast city under Cora’s watchful eye, but when Lucky presses her own luck with one too many risky escapades, Cora picks up stakes and moves them both back with Lucky’s father, Jim (Jake Gyllenhaal), in Miradero. Lucky is decidedly unimpressed with the sleepy little town. She has a change of heart when she meets Spirit, a wild Mustang who shares her independent streak, and befriends two local horseback riders, Abigail Stone (Mckenna Grace) and Pru Granger (Marsai Martin). Pru’s father, stable owner Al Granger (Andre Braugher), is the best friend of Lucky’s father. When a heartless horse wrangler (Walton Goggins) and his team plan to capture Spirit and his herd and auction them off to a life of captivity and hard labor, Lucky enlists her new friends and bravely embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to rescue the horse who has given her freedom and a sense of purpose, and has helped Lucky discover a connection to her mother’s legacy and to her Mexican heritage that she never expected.
  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is released. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It reveals a chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.
  • Lisey's Story: Season 1 is released. A series of events forces Lisey Landon (Julianne Moore) to face her memories of her marriage to her husband (Clive Owen), a famous novelist who died two years earlier in this thriller based on Stephen King's novel of the same name.
  • Feel Good (2020): Season 2 is released. Mae and George deal with issues in the past and the present as their relationship continues in the second season of the dramedy co-created by Mae Martin and Joe Hampson.
  • Sweet Tooth: Season 1 is released. A half human and half deer-boy (Christian Convery) leaves his isolated home to find a post-apocalyptic world as he befriends other hybrids and humans in this series based on the DC comic by Jeff Lemire.
  • Dreamers Are Waiting was released by Crowded House. The seventh full-length studio release for the Australian band led by Neil Finn was produced by Mitchell Froom.
  • Changephobia was released by Rostam. The second full-length solo release for the producer and former Vampire Weekend member was partly inspired by jazz.
  • All the Colours of You was released by James. the 16th full-length studio release for the British indie band was produced by Jacknife Lee.
  • Blue Weekend was released by Wolf Alice. The third full-length release for the British rock band was produced by Markus Dravs.
  • Man Made was released by Greentea Peng. The debut full-length release for the British neo-soul artist was Executive-produced by Earbuds.
  • Jubilee was released by Japanese Breakfast. The third full-length release for Michelle Zauner was inspired in part by Bjork's Homogenic and Wilco's Summerteeth.
  • Nowhere Generation was released by Rise Against. The ninth full-length studio release for the Chicago punk band features production from Bill Stevenson, Jason Livermore, Andrew Berlin, and Chris Beeble.
  • Soberish was released by Liz Phair. The first full-length studio release for the indie singer-songwriter was produced by Brad Wood.
  • Reflection was released by Loraine James. The second full-length release for the British electronic producer features guest appearance from Baths, Iceboy Violet, Le3 bLACK, Nova, Eden Samara, and Xzavier Stone.
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. Sniper Ghost Warrior players have never taken down targets from such extreme distances before. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 introduces fans to a dramatic single-player campaign where the stakes are at their highest, deep inside enemy territory. Players take on the role of Reaper, contract sniper assassin, operating in the heart of a lawless region of the Middle East along the Lebanese and Syrian borders. Tasked with a seemingly impossible mission - to topple an insidious criminal syndicate and bring them to justice. For the first time, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 delivers precision long-range shooting campaign with targets over 1,000 meters away. Developed by the same studio behind the highly celebrated original Contracts, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 pushes boundaries with the most realistic and challenging experience that the studio has ever created.
  • Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli makes a desperate plea for vaccines amid his country's devastating COVID-19 pandemic second wave, reporting nearly 9,000 daily cases late May.

On this day in 2020

  • Memorial for George Floyd led by Rev. Al Sharpton, killed in police custody, in Minneapolis, as 10th night of protests at his death held around the country.
  • State of Emergency declared after 20,000 tonnes of diesel oil spills near Russian city of Norilsk, Siberia within the Arctic Circle.
  • English musician, songwriter and record producer Rupert Hine died age 72. He produced albums for artists including Rush, Kevin Ayers, Tina Turner, Howard Jones, Bob Geldof, Thompson Twins, Stevie Nicks, Chris de Burgh and Suzanne Vega. Hine was also a member of the band Quantum Jump..
  • UN report criticizing human rights violations in the Philippines, including deaths of 8,000 during its war on drugs, a day after county's House of Representatives passed new anti-terrorism law.
  • Basu Chatterjee, Indian film director (Rajanigandha, Chhoti Si Baat), who died at 94.
  • Steve Priest, Bassist.
  • Pete Rademacher, American boxer (Olympic gold +81kg 1956; first challenger for world heavyweight title in first pro bout; lost), who died at 91.
  • Marcello Abbado, Italian pianist, composer, conductor, and teacher, who died at 93.
  • Tour de France 2020 for PlayStation 4 is released. Experience the intensity of the Tour de France with the official game. To wear the yellow jersey on the Champs-Elysees, you will need to take risks, attack, sprint and perfect your race tactics. Try out the new, immersive first-person camera and test it in the iconic Liege-Bastogne-Liege race or with the all-new time-trial gameplay. Features - All 21 official stages of the Tour de France 2020. The classic Liege-Bastogne-Liege race for the first time in Tour de France. Redesigned, more realistic time-trials. You must manage your stamina and riding position to improve your aerodynamics and achieve the best time. New first-person camera for greater immersion. More attacking and opportunistic peloton. Improved race interface with more details about your surroundings (competitors, route, descents, etc.) Online mode: redesigned matchmaking system.
  • The TakeOver for Switch is released. The Takeover is a side-scrolling beat’em up inspired by 90’s classics such as Streets of Rage and Final Fight. Battle solo or alongside a friend in local co-op in any of the three featured game modes, Arcade, Survival and Challenge. Fight your way across 7 stages and over 20 unique locations using any of the four playable characters or swap between them in real time in the unlockable Relay Mode.

On this day in 2019

  • Over 100,000 people mark the 30th anniversary of Beijing's Tiananmen Square Massacre in Hong Kong and around the world.
  • Movement in Japan to end compulsory wearing of high heels in work places trends with hashtag #KuToo.
  • SF MLB manager Bruce Bochy reaches 1,000 win mark with the club as Giants beat Mets,9-3 in NYC; second after legendary John McGraw to reach milestone.
  • Deforestation of the Amazon forest in Brazil the fastest for a decade as 740 square kilometers cleared in 30 days according to Brazilian space research institute.
  • Jay Z was crowned the first hip hop billionaire after building up a huge business empire. The rapper had stakes in fashion, a sports management company and the taxi app Uber and as a part owner of the streaming service Tidal, showed according to Forbes his net worth ‘conservatively totals’ $1billion (£789million)..
  • Jiggs Kalra, Indian food writer "Czar of Indian cuisine", who died at 72.
  • Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth for 3DS is released. Joker Takes Center Stage - Experience a thought-provoking story from the perspective of the protagonist from Persona 5 as you along with the other Phantom Thieves meet the S.E.E.S. from Persona 3 and the Investigation Team from Persona 4 in a cinematic world!.
  • Trover Saves the Universe for PC is released. Your dogs have been dognapped by a beaked lunatic who stuffed them into his eye holes and is using their life essence to destroy the universe. You’re partnered with Trover, a little purple eye-hole monster who isn’t a huge fan of working or being put in the position of having to save the universe.
  • Warhammer: Chaosbane for PlayStation 4 is released. In a world ravaged by war and dominated by magic, you must rise up to face the Chaos hordes. Playing solo or with up to four players in local or online co-op, choose a hero from four character classes and prepare for epic battles wielding some of the most powerful artefacts of the Old World.
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr for PlayStation 4 is released. Once thought lost to the mists of time, fearsome Dragons now soar the skies of Elsweyr, leaving scorched ruin in their wake. In The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr, you must discover the dark purpose behind their rampage in a new epic story and prevent the destruction of the Khajiiti homeland. Take heart, for these scaled monstrosities are not invincible, and with the right planning, tactics, and tools they can be brought to the ground and even killed. Coordination and skill are key to overcoming the Dragons, but if you succeed, you'll reap rewards not found anywhere else in Nirn. Beware the skies, walker.
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II for PlayStation 4 is released. Peace is but a memory.In the wake of the Noble Faction's occupation of Heimdallr, civil war has broken out across Erebonia. The provincial armies, loyal to the aristocracy and the Four Great Houses, have claimed many of the nation's great cities in the name of the Noble Alliance. The Imperial Army, called back from the four corners of the Empire, has only just begun sweeping its counterattack.After Rean managed to escape Trista with Celine and Valimar, he awakens in the mountains near his hometown uncertain what fate befell his friends, who bravely threw themselves in harm's way to buy him time to flee.Though the road will not be an easy one, Rean decides to take up his sword again, journeying across Erebonia with his Divine Knight, Valimar, in search of his friends from Class VII and a way to end the conflict before its price becomes far too dear
  • Effie for PlayStation 4 is released. Effie is a 3D action-adventure game that combines classic elements from the genre with the exploration of an expanded world. Live a unique fantasy adventure, free the cities from a powerful and dark evil, and relive the look and feel of old-school video games.
  • Timespinner for Switch is released. Travel back in time to change fate itself, in this beautifully crafted story-driven adventure, inspired by classic 90s action-platformers. With her family murdered in front of her and the ancient Timespinner device destroyed, Lunais is suddenly transported into an unknown world, stranded with seemingly no hope of return. Using her power to control time, Lunais vows to take her revenge on the evil Lachiem Empire, but sometimes the course of history isn’t quite as black and white as it seems...
  • Biggest protests in Prague since the fall of communism by tens of thousands against Prime Minister Andrej Babis'use of EU subsidies.
  • Lennart Johansson, Swedish soccer administrator (President Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 1990–2007), who died at 89.
  • Professional gambler James Holzhauer's 32-game winning steak ends on "Jeopardy" just short of Ken Jenning's record $2.52m earnings.

On this day in 2018

  • Bryan Goewey, Race Car Driver.
  • Dietland: Season 1 is released. Plum Kettle (Joy Nash), a ghost writer for a fashion magazine editor (Julianna Margulies), plans for losing weight leads her to become involved with a feminist group in this Marti Noxon dark comedy based on Sarai Walker’s book of the same name.
  • Vampyr for PC is released. Vampyr is set in early 20th century Britain as the country is gripped by the lethal Spanish flu and the streets of London are crippled by disease, violence and fear. In a disorganized and ghostly city, those foolish, desperate, or unlucky enough to walk the streets lay prey to Britain’s most elusive predators: the vampires. Emerging from the chaos, a tormented figure awakens. You are Jonathan E. Reid, a high-ranking military surgeon transformed into a vampire upon his return home from the frontline. Explore the darkly atmospheric streets of early 20th century London, and interact with a multitude of characters with their own identities and importance. Accept and fulfill the missions they give you, but don’t forget: sooner or later, you will have to feed, and make a difficult choice... who will be your prey? Absolutely all characters in the game are potential victims of your vampiric lust. Carefully study the habits of your next victim, his or her relationships with other characters, and set up your strategy to feed, unnoticed: seduce them, change their daily habits, or make sure they end up alone in a dark street… Be careful who you choose to hunt, as they will be gone forever, and their death will impact in a meaningful way the world that surrounds you. Feeding on human blood will not just keep you 'alive; ' it will also unlock new vampiric powers to use. [Focus Home]
  • Georgann Johnson, American actress (Marge-Mr Peepers, Star Trek, Midnight Cowboy), who died at 91.
  • Former US President Bill Clinton and James Patterson publish a thriller novel "The President is Missing"together.
  • Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki resigns amid huge protests against tax and price increases. King Abdullah appoints Omar Razzaz to replace him..
  • US President Donald Trump tweets "I have the absolute right to PARDON myself".
  • Dwight Clark, American football wide receiver ("The Catch"1981 Super Bowl SF 49ers; First team All-Pro 1982; 2 × Pro Bowl) and executive (SF 49ers, Cleveland Browns), who died of ALS at 61.

On this day in 2017

  • Ariana Grande headlines benefit concert for victims of her Manchester concert bombing, also featuring Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry.
  • I'm Dying Up Here: Season 1 is released. Executive produced by Jim Carrey, Michael Aguilar, Christina Wayne and writer Dave Flebotte, the dark comedy set in 1970 Los Angeles focuses on comedy club owner “Goldie” (Melissa Leo) and the group of comedians she mentors was based on the nonfiction fiction book by William Knoedelsederm.

On this day in 2015

  • According to the BPI's Music Market 2015 report British acts accounted for 1 in 7 albums sold worldwide. With 13.7% of worldwide sales, it's the highest British share since the BPI began recording figures in 2000. Albums by One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Sam Smith and Pink Floyd all made the top ten list of the world's biggest-sellers of 2014..
  • Cadence Bridges, Family Member, born in United States.
  • Albert West [Albertus Westelaken], Dutch pop singer (The Shuffles - "Cha-La-La, I Need You" ; Stars on 45), who died at 65.
  • Hermann Zapf, German typeface designer (Palatino and Optima), who died at 96.
  • Jabe Thomas, Race Car Driver.
  • Rick Allison, Race Car Driver.
  • Hannibal: Season 3 is released. The hunt for Hannibal is on as third season introduces more characters from Thomas Harris' Red Dragon novel.
  • Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy for PC is released. Assume charge of Naval Strike Group 7 and lead your fleet to victory in full 3D tactical space combat. Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy is a sci-fi strategy saga that tests your abilities as both capital assault ship Captain and naval fleet Commander.
  • The Masterplan for PC is released. The Masterplan is a tactical heist game set in the 70s. Can you achieve the greatest heist in the history of mankind?
  • Adventures of Pip for Wii U is released. Play as the Ultimate Digital Underdog!Adventures of Pip, is an action-platformer with a fresh gameplay twist inside a retro 32-bit world. Alas, Pip is an unlikely 1-pixel hero yet has the unique ability to absorb the pixels of his defeated enemies to evolve into three different forms. Players will skillfully switch between these three forms while exploring five worlds on an epic 10-hour campaign to defeat the Skeleton Queen.FEATURES:-Switch between three different evolution forms to complete each level. Each form has its own advantages and disadvantages.-Travel through different lands in search of the Skeleton Queen. Each land has different obstacles that will require you to switch between your forms.-Rescue trapped villagers inside the levels. Different villagers can open up new shops in the village Aiding Pip in his quest.-Fight unique epic bosses in the world using your different forms. Remember bigger isnt always better.-Use your Wii U GamePad controller to access your inventory quickly or to fast travel throughout the land.
  • Cube Life: Island Survival for Wii U is released. Cube Life: Island Survival is the first block building open-world survival game for the Nintendo Wii U.Imagine being stranded on a beautiful deserted island... All of life's necessities: Food, water, shelter - all of your everyday needs are now gone, and it's up to you to survive. Cannibals and wild animals will not make it any easier on you. You'll need to explore, build, and craft to stay alive.In Creative Mode, the game will allow players to build constructions in 3D generated game worlds. There is no limit to your imagination.In Survival Mode, the player must maintain health, explore caves, gather resources, and craft tools on an unknown island. Get food, explore and build during the day. Hide, fight, and surive as night falls on the island.Current Feature:-Block building open-world-Creative Mode-Survival Mode-Day/Night cycles-Crafting-Trading-Local Inhabitants-200+ Items and Tools-Explosives-Wild animals-Realistic graphical effects-Optimized rendering 30+fps-Internet Rankings-Updates - the game will keep getting better and better!
  • Australian cricket batsman Adam Voges becomes the oldest player to hit a century on debut in 1st Test v West Indies in Roseau; 35 year old Voges scores 130 not out during Australia's 9 wicket win.

On this day in 2014

  • 10 Nigerian generals and five other senior military officers are court-martialed for providing arms and information to jihadist terrorist group Boko Haram.
  • Ed Negre, Race Car Driver.
  • Jennifer Falls: Season 1 is released. After losing her investment banking job, Jennifer Doyle (Jaime Pressly) moves in with her mother (Jessica Walter) and finds work at her brother's sports bar.
  • Marvel Heroes 2015 for PC is released. Set in the iconic Marvel Universe, Marvel Heroes combines the core game-play style of Action RPGs and MMOs with the expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. In the game, players can collect and play as their favorite Marvel Superheroes (including Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Hulk, Spider-Man, Captain America and many others).Team up with friends and try to stop Doctor Doom from devastating the world with the power of the Cosmic Cube in a story written by Marvel comic super-scribe Brian Michael Bendis.
  • Don Zimmer, American baseball infielder (2 × All-Star, Chicago Cubs; World Series 1955,59 LA Dodgers) and manager (NL Manager of the Year 1989 Chicago Cubs), who died from heart failure at 83.


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