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Today in the World Countries

  • Constitution Day (Half-day Holiday) is being celebrated in Faroe Islands
  • Khordad National Uprising (1963) is being celebrated in Iran
  • President's Day is being celebrated in Equatorial Guinea
  • People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Australian woman Kathleen Folbigg is pardoned after 20 years in prison for the murder of her four children, after new genetic research found evidence of gene disorders in the children.
  • Brazilian samba and bossa nova singer Astrud Gilberto died at home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania aged 83. Her version of 'The Girl from Ipanema' won a Grammy for Record of the Year in 1965. In 1996, she contributed to the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Rio produced by the Red Hot Organization, performing the song 'Desafinado' (Portuguese for "slightly out of tune", or "off-key") along with George Michael at his invitation..
  • Astrud Gilberto (née Weinert), Brazilian samba singer (" The Girl From Ipanema"), who died at 83.
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom for PC is released. Defend the secrets of Hermaeus Mora and fight to preserve reality itself with The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom, part of the Shadow Over Morrowind saga. Master the new Arcanist class, explore Morrowind's Telvanni Peninsula, and walk between worlds as you experience a new adventure that takes you from Tamriel into the mind-bending realm of Apocrypha itself.
  • Former US Vice President Mike Pence declares his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.

On this day in 2022

  • American rocker Bruce Springsteen joins British rock band Coldplay for two songs (The Land of Hope and Dreams; Dancing in the Dark) at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
  • Alec John Such [Szucs], American rock bassist (Bon Jovi,1983-94 - "Wanted Dead or Alive"), who died at 70.
  • Trouble Dte, Rapper.

On this day in 2021

  • At least 160 killed by suspected Islamist extremists in Solhan, Burkina Faso amid a deepening security crisis in the region.
  • 153rd Belmont Stakes: 2-1 favourite Essential Quality wins with Luis Saez aboard.
  • Tb Joshua, Religious Leader.
  • Mighty Goose for PC is released. Traveling the galaxy, hunting down evil. This is the life of Mighty Goose. One of the galaxy's most credited bounty hunters!At the core Mighty Goose is a tight side scrolling run & gun shooter that will test your skill, timing, reflexes. Building upon that solid arcade base, the game adds a ton of crazy weapons, warmachines, upgrades and secrets.Assume the role of Mighty Goose and bring the fight to the Void King. This galaxy conquering monarch commands a vast army of minions and mechanised monsters. Dealing with these baddies means traveling to distant worlds and facing all kinds of dangers. But not to worry, this is no problem for the legendary Mighty Goose!
  • Umurangi Generation for Switch is released. Umurangi Generation is a first person photography game in the shitty future. Set in Tauranga Aotearoa off the back of an impending crisis you are a courier for the Tauranga Express. Throughout the game you will unlock a variety of lenses and equipment.
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promises to save the country's shores from a build-up of 'sea snot'(marine mucilage) due to pollution and climate change.

On this day in 2020

  • Gerald Duke, Race Car Driver.
  • Kurt Thomas, American gymnast (first American male to win gold medal at World Championships, floor 1978; floor, horizontal bars 1979), who died from a stroke at 64.
  • Judy & Punch is released. In the anarchic town of Seaside, nowhere near the sea, puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy's superior puppeteering, but Punch's driving ambition and penchant for whisky lead to an inevitable tragedy that Judy must avenge.
  • Hammer is released. A father faces a personal crisis when he discovers his estranged son fleeing a botched drug deal. The two men embark on a violent odyssey that grapples with themes of fatherhood, family and fate.
  • Tommaso is released. Abel Ferrara’s first dramatic feature since 2014’s Pasolini reteams the filmmaker and his frequent lead Willem Dafoe, who plays the title character, an older American expat living in Rome with his young wife and their daughter. Disoriented by his past misgivings and subsequent, unexpected blows to his self-esteem, Tommaso wades through this late chapter of his life with an increasingly impaired grasp on reality as he prepares for his next film.
  • Yourself and Yours is released. When painter Youngsoo (Kim Joohyuk) learns that his girlfriend, Minjung (Lee Yooyoung), was recently seen having drinks with another man, he can’t help but question her about it. It doesn’t go well and they part on bad terms. The next day, Youngsoo tries to find her, but can’t. As he wanders and frets, Minjung has a series of encounters with other men. But to them it seems she’s not herself.
  • Shirley is released. Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson (Elisabeth Moss) is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband. The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naïve young couple at their door.
  • Becky is released. Spunky and rebellious, Becky (Lulu Wilson) is brought to a weekend getaway at a lake house by her father Jeff (Joel McHale) in an effort to try to reconnect. The trip immediately takes a turn for the worse when a group of convicts on the run, led by the merciless Dominick (Kevin James), suddenly invade the lake house.
  • Dreamland is released. On the night of the strangest weddings in history, a grotesque gang boss hires a stone cold killer to bring him the finger of a fading, drug-addicted jazz legend.
  • The Last Days of American Crime is released. As a final response to terrorism and crime, the U.S. government plans to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts. Graham Bricke (Edgar Ramírez), a career criminal who was never able to hit the big score, teams up with famous gangster progeny Kevin Cash (Michael C. Pitt), and black market hacker Shelby Dupree (Anna Brewster), to commit the heist of the century and the last crime in American history before the signal goes off.
  • The Prettiest Curse was released by Hinds. The third full-length release for the Spanish indie rock band was produced by Jenn Decilveo.
  • Sideways to New Italy was released by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. The second full-length release for the Australian indie rock band was produced by Burke Reid.
  • The Godfather 3 was released by Wiley. The latest release for the London grime artist is said to be his last.
  • Your Hero Is Not Dead was released by Westerman. The debut full-length release for the London-based singer-songwriter was recorded with Nathan Jenkins (aka Bullion) in Portugal.
  • Deep Down Happy was released by Sports Team. The debut full-length release for the the British indie rock band led by by Alex Rice was produced by Burke Reid.
  • Fantasize Your Ghost was released by Ohmme. The second full-length release for the Chicago duo of Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart was recorded over six days with producer Chris Cohen.
  • All Things Being Equal was released by Sonic Boom. This is the first Sonic Boom album since 1990 album Spectrum for Spacemen 3's Peter Kember.
  • Gene was released by LA Priest. The first full-length release for the Late Of The Pier frontman as LA Priest since 2015's Inji was co-produced with Erol Alkan.
  • Goons Be Gone was released by No Age. This is the fifth studio release for the Los Angeles noise rock duo fo Randy Randall and Dean Spunt.
  • Head Above the Water was released by Brigid Mae Power. The third full-length release for the singer-songwriter was recorded with Peter Broderick and Alasdair Roberts.
  • Muzz was released by Muzz. This is the debut full-length release for the indie rock project that includes Interpol's Paul Banks, The Walkmen's Matt Barrick, and Bonny Light Horseman's Josh Kaufman.
  • Command & Conquer Remastered Collection for PC is released. Command & Conquer and Red Alert are both remastered in 4K by the former Westwood Studios team members. Includes all 3 expansions, rebuilt multiplayer, a modernized UI, Map Editor, bonus footage gallery, and over 7 hours of remastered music.
  • The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle for PC is released. Ready for your Sims to impact their world? Move into a community of fellow collaborative makers in The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle Expansion Pack!* Play to change and make a difference in the new world of Evergreen Harbor. Help your new neighbors decide on a Community Space Project, reduce your eco footprint, and watch your neighborhood transform. You’ll be surprised by what happens when your Sims start making the rules. [EA]
  • The Outer Worlds for Switch is released. The Outer Worlds is a new single-player first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division. Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.Key Features:* The player-driven story RPG: In keeping with the Obsidian tradition, how you approach The Outer Worlds is up to you. Your choices affect not only the way the story develops; but your character build, companion stories, and end game scenarios.* You can be flawed, in a good way: New to The Outer Worlds is the idea of flaws. A compelling hero is made by the flaws they carry with them. While playing The Outer Worlds, the game tracks your experience to find what you aren't particularly good at. Keep getting attacked by Raptidons? Taking the Raptiphobia flaw gives you a debuff when confronting the vicious creatures, but rewards you with an additional character perk immediately. This optional approach to the game helps you build the character you want while exploring Halcyon.* Lead your companions: During your journey through the furthest colony, you will meet a host of characters who will want to join your crew. Armed with unique abilities, these companions all have their own missions, motivations, and ideals. It's up to you to help them achieve their goals, or turn them to your own ends.* Explore the corporate colony: Halcyon is a colony at the edge of the galaxy owned and operated by a corporate board. They control everything... except for the alien monsters left behind when the terraforming of the colony's two planets didn't exactly go according to plan. Find your ship, build your crew, and explore the settlements, space stations, and other intriguing locations throughout Halcyon.
  • Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics for Switch is released. Play and discover 51 board games, tabletop games, and more all in one package -- Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics. This diverse collection includes games from all over the world across multiple genres, from familiar favorites like Chess to international hits like Mancala that have been around for 100s of years!Enjoy familiar favorites and learn hidden gems from around the world in this collection of 51 board games, tabletop games and more! Whether you like to sit and strategize or rely on reflexes, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics contains games from across an array of genres for you to play and discover. Each game is presented with stunning detail as dice clack and marbles glimmer.Strategic players will feel right at home with games like Four-in-a-row and Renegade, while those who prefer to use their reflexes can enjoy games like Slot Cars and Toy Boxing!With board games, card games, sports, solitaires and more, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics is an eclectic collection of games to play and discover on your Nintendo Switch.
  • Outbuddies DX for Switch is released. Enter Bahlam, a sunken city of the Old Gods, located deep in the South Atlantic Ocean. Following a shipwreck, adventurer and maritime archaeologist Nikolay Bernstein regains consciousness 36.000 feet under the sea. He's severely wounded and unwillingly connected to a supernatural Buddy-unit. Searching for answers about his displacement our main protagonist digs deep into the lost undercity, gradually realizing an ominous presence hollowing in its shadowed caverns.
  • Boris Gaganelov, Bulgarian soccer defender (51 caps; CSKA Sofia 350 games), who died at 78.

On this day in 2019

  • Forbes magazine announced that Rihanna was the richest female musician in the world. The singer had amassed a fortune of about $600 million (£472 million), largely through her music and makeup business. Her Fenty Beauty line launched in 2017 reportedly made $100 million (about £78 million) in its first 40 days. Rihanna's wealth put her ahead of Madonna, worth an estimated £448 million, Celine Dion (£350 million) and Beyonce (£314 million)..
  • Average person ingests 50,000 pieces of microplastic a year and breathes in similar amount according to first-ever such study published in journal "Environmental Science and Technology".
  • 53rd CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, and Kane Brown win.
  • Ohio doctor William Husel charged with 25 counts of murder for prescribing potentially fatal doses of opioids in Franklin County.
  • 18th CMT Video Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, and Kane Brown win.
  • David Plastow, British businessman (CEO of Rolls-Royce,1972-80), and administrator (Chairman of UK Medical Research Council,1990-98), who died at 87.
  • Black Mirror: Season 5 is released. The three-story fifth season of the British anthology-styled drama returns with episodes featuring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Beharie, Miley Cyrus, Madison Davenport, Topher Grace, Damson Idris, Pom Klementieff, Ludi Lin, Anthony Mackie, Angourie Rice, and Andrew Scott.
  • The Handmaid's Tale: Season 3 is released. The beginning of the rebellion will include betrayals, reunions and a journey where they must take a stand against Gilead in the third season of the drama series based on Margaret Atwood’s best-selling novel.
  • Denmark general election won by Mette Frederiksen's Social Democrats, defeating sitting Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen's Liberal party.

On this day in 2018

  • Miss America pageant announces an end to its swimsuit competition.
  • Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape and sexual assault charges in court in New York.
  • US Judge Aaron Persky, criticized for his leniency towards campus sex attacker Brock Turner, firt judge voted out in 80 years in Santa Clara, California.
  • Kate Spade, American fashion designer, commits suicide by hanging at 55.
  • Brian Browne, Pianist.
  • Far Cry 5: Hours of Darkness for PC is released. Wendell Redler is more than just a Hope County resident, he's a veteran soldier of the Vietnam War. Listen to him recount his glory days as you travel back in time to war-torn Vietnam to take down Viet-Cong. Trapped behind enemy lines, rescue your squad mates and evacuate to safety in the first war-based far cry. You must maneuver throughout this remote valley in Vietnam, and use survival instinct and stealth to save your team and get home. [Ubisoft]
  • Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr for PC is released. Enter the Chaos-infested Caligari Sector and purge the unclean with the most powerful agents of the Imperium of Man. Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr is a grim Action-RPG featuring multiple classes of the Inquisition who will carry out the Emperor’ will in the darkest reaches of the Imperium!
  • The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker for PlayStation 4 is released. Assume the role of a psychiatrist trying to solve a murder whilst treating the unusual patients of the recently deceased Doctor Dekker. Ask any questions and collect the evidence as you uncover the identity of the randomly generated murderer whilst trying to figure out the chaos that was left behind.
  • Shape of the World for PlayStation 4 is released. A first-person exploration game that grows around you. Without your presence, will the forest still come alive?
  • Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn for PlayStation 4 is released. Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is what the original game should have been an instant classic. We're talking Streets of Rage meets Street Fighter meets Devil May Cry. It's a modern day take on the classic beat 'em up. Play as Shaquille O'Neal learn hundreds of moves and battle techniques, take on thousands of enemies with dozens of cool melee weapons, battle bosses in dynamic arenas, master cool finishing moves and play with your buddies in COOP mode or against each other in player vs player combat.In Shaq Fu, dozens of unique and varied enemies await which require careful use of tactics. The game also features destructive environments, awesome power ups and a series of well-designed, beautiful levels with interesting progression. This is all tied together by what very well might be the story of the century, a performance worthy of an Oscar, by the Big Diesel, in his battle against a villain for the ages the mysterious Black Star Ninja.
  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle for PlayStation 4 is released. THE COLLISION IS INEVITABLE! THE IMPACT WILL BE UNAVOIDABLE!An unrivaled clash of explosive proportions! The beloved BlazBlue franchise Crosses universes, Tags in fan favorites, and Battles it out in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle! Created through an all-star collaboration between BlazBlue, Atlus' Persona, French Bread's Under Night In-Birth, and Rooster Teeth's hugely popular RWBY web series, Cross Tag Battle celebrates the fighting genre for pros and newcomers alike! Choose your team in fast paced 2v2 team battles filled with the craziness you've come to love from BlazBlue, with all the tight mechanics, smooth gameplay, and gorgeous 2D graphics you expect from Arc System Works.BlazBlue, celebrating 10 years of fighting game excellence in 2018, is a series long beloved by the fighting game community for its deep and engrossing story, its vast cast of balanced characters, and its quick and kinetic gameplay style.Atlus' Persona series, a worldwide RPG phenomenon and no stranger to the fighting game genre itself. Persona characters have appeared in Arc System Works games before, notable Persona 4 Arena and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.Under Night In-Birth is veteran fighting game developer French Bread's first foray into an original title, coming hot off the heels of their success with the cult classic series Melty Blood.Rooster Teeth's animated mega hit, RWBY, has been a popular franchise for years, crossing both gender and age barriers to become a mainstream hit. Characters from the RWBY series have never appeared in a fighting game before. Until now.
  • ONRUSH for PlayStation 4 is released. Race, smash and takedown your opponents in a break from the norm action/arcade racing. Dare to be reckless and win at all costs as you enter into the world's most celebrated and globally streamed, extreme sport. Onrush catapults you into the heart of the action, as you chase down vehicles in vibrant, multi-layered, landscapes that promises to thrill, excite and encourage players to perform the most extravagant takedowns.
  • Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi for PlayStation 4 is released. Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi is the 15th and latest in the historical simulation game series Nobunaga's Ambition. Where a warrior's resolve exceeds their ambition. We offer the grandest warring states experience to all the fans out there.
  • Happy Birthdays for Switch is released. From legendary creator Mr. Yasuhiro Wada (TOYBOX Inc.) comes Happy Birthdays: a sandbox game in which players create cube-shaped worlds that give rise to diverse and unique lifeforms. With careful experimentation, players can shape the geography and alter the temperature of the world to create the conditions for life and witness the birth of an entire ecosystem.
  • Aragami: Shadow Edition for Xbox One is released. You are Aragami, a vengeful spirit with the power to control the shadows. You've been summoned by Yamiko, a girl imprisoned in the city fortress of Kyuryu. Embark on a dark journey full of blood and secrets to discover the truth. Infiltrate the occupied city of Kyuryu with your supernatural powers and fight Light with Shadow.
  • Vampyr for Xbox One 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]
  • US President Donald Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their families violates international law according to the UN.

On this day in 2017

  • Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt sever ties with Qatar, citing its support of terrorist groups, Yemen, the Maldives and Libya follow suit.
  • Bus crashes with a truck in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India,22 die in resulting fire.
  • Puerto Rico declares its Zika virus epidemic over.
  • Montenegro becomes the 29th member of NATO.
  • Cheick Tiote, Soccer Player.
  • Drifting Lands for PC is released. Drifting Lands is an hybrid of classical horizontal shoot'em'up with a lot of strong gameplay elements coming straight from the action-RPG genre. If you want an original diablo-like game or you want a different kind of shoot'em'up, you're in the right place.

On this day in 2016

  • Swiss vote to reject referendum to give each citizen a guaranteed income of $2,500 Swiss francs per month.
  • The final day of the sell-out Rock am Ring music festival in Germany was cancelled after lightning hurt at least 80 fans. At least eight people were seriously injured by the lightning strike. Red Hot Chili Peppers were among several bands, including Black Sabbath, Foals, Deftones and We Are Scientists, who were part of the line-up at the festival..
  • The four members of ABBA performed alongside one another for the first time since 1982 at a private gala to mark 50 years since songwriting duo Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson met for the first time in Stockholm. The impromptu performance reportedly began when Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstadon recited their 1980 hit 'Me and I' as a tribute to Andersson and Ulvaeus, before the two others joined in and made the reunion official..
  • Phyllis Curtin, American soprano (NYC Opera), who died at 94.
  • Jerome Bruner, Psychologist.
  • Feed the Beast (2016): Season 1 is released. Best friends Tommy Moran (David Schwimmer) and Dion Patras (Jim Sturgess struggle to open their own restaurant in this drama series based on the Danish show Bankerot.

On this day in 2015

  • Alex Puccio sustains a knee injury during the IFSC World Cup competition in Vail, Colorado, requiring surgery.
  • 6.0 magnitude earthquake (strongest to affect Malaysia since 1978) strikes Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia, killing 18 people on Mount Kinabalu.
  • Richard Johnson, British stage and screen actor and producer (Never So Few, Restless, Beyond the Door), who died at 87.
  • Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union flanker, #8 (48 caps; Wellington Hurricanes, Toulon, Ospreys, Narbonne), who died in a car crash at 34.
  • Alan Bond, Australian businessman and yachting syndicate owner (America's Cup 1983), who died from heart failure at 77.
  • Worth Mcmillion, Race Car Driver.
  • MOVIES: JUNE 5 2015
  • Dawn Patrol is released. After the brutal murder of his beloved brother, a small-town surfer seeks revenge against the gang of merciless thugs he holds responsible. However, when another tragedy brings him face to face with the consequences of his actions, he must seek forgiveness from the very people he despises most.
  • Charlie's Country is released. Living in a remote Aboriginal community in the northern part of Australia, Charlie is a warrior past his prime. As the government increases its stranglehold over the community's traditional way of life, Charlie becomes lost between two cultures. His new modern life offers him a way to survive but, ultimately, it is one he has no power over. Finally fed up when his gun, his newly crafted spear and his best friend's jeep are confiscated, Charlie heads into the wild on his own, to live the old way. However Charlie hasn't reckoned on where he might end up, nor on how much life has changed since the old days. [Monument Releasing]
  • Hungry Hearts is released. New York City newlyweds Jude (Adam Driver) and Mina (Alba Rohrwacher) have a seemingly perfect relationship. But things take an unsettling turn with the birth of their son. Convinced that the baby must be kept free of all contaminants, Mina develops fanatical obsessions with veganism, cleanliness, and purity that may kill the child unless Jude can stop her. [IFC Films]
  • We Are Still Here is released. After their teenage son is killed in a car crash, Paul (Andrew Sensenig) and Anne (Barbara Crampton) move to the quiet New England countryside to try to start a new life for themselves. But the grieving couple unknowingly becomes the prey of a family of vengeful spirits that reside in their new home, and before long they discover that the seemingly peaceful town they’ve moved into is hiding a terrifyingly dark secret. Now they must find a way to overcome their sorrow and fight back against both the living and dead as the malicious ghosts threaten to pull their souls – and the soul of their lost son – into hell with them. [Dark Sky Films]
  • United Passions is released. Three men—Jules Rimet (Gérard Depardieu), Joao Havelange (Sam Neill) and Sepp Blatter (Tim Roth)—establish FIFA and help make the World Cup the most popular sporting event in the world.
  • The Nightmare is released. From Rodney Ascher, the director of Room 237, comes a documentary-horror film exploring the phenomenon of Sleep Paralysis through the eyes of eight very different people. These people (and a surprisingly large number of others) often find themselves trapped between the sleeping and waking worlds, totally unable to move but aware of their surroundings while being subject to frequently disturbing sights and sounds. A strange element to these visions is that despite the fact that they know nothing of one another, (and had never heard of sleep paralysis before it happened to them), many see similar ghostly ‘shadow men.’ This is one of many reasons many people insist this is more than just a sleep disorder. [Gravitas Ventures]
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Testament of Youth is released. Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman's point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it's a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times. [Sony Pictures Classics]
  • Insidious: Chapter 3 is released. This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
  • Love & Mercy is released. A chronicle of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson's life, from his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.
  • Freedom is released. Two men separated by 100 years are united in their search for freedom. In 1856 a slave, Samuel Woodward and his family, escape from the Monroe Plantation near Richmond, Virginia. A secret network of ordinary people known as the Underground Railroad guide the family on their journey north to Canada. They are relentlessly pursued by the notorious slave hunter Plimpton. Hunted like a dog and haunted by the unthinkable suffering he and his forbears have endured, Samuel is forced to decide between revenge or freedom. 100 years earlier in 1748, John Newton the Captain of a slave trader sails from Africa with a cargo of slaves, bound for America. On board is Samuel's great grandfather whose survival is tied to the fate of Captain Newton. The voyage changes Newton's life forever and he creates a legacy that will inspire Samuel and the lives of millions for generations to come.
  • An Open Secret is released. An investigation into accusations of teenagers being sexually abused within the film industry.
  • Spy is released. Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.
  • Wild Horses is released. Texas Ranger Samantha Payne reopens a 15-year-old missing person case, and uncovers evidence that suggests that the boy was likely murdered on a ranch belonging to wealthy family man, Scott Briggs (Robert Duvall). When Scott’s estranged son unexpectedly returns home during the investigation, Samantha becomes even more convinced that the Briggs family was involved, and will stop at nothing to discover the truth about the boy’s death - even putting her own life in jeopardy.
  • Sense8: Season 1 is released. The sci-fi series from J. Michael Straczynski and the Wachowskis is about eight strangers (Freema Agyeman, Aml Ameen, Naveen Andrews, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tena Desae, Max Riemelt, and Brian J. Smith) who after a death discover they are emotionally and mentally connected to each other and must work together to save humanity and themselves from an organization hunting them.
  • D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die for PC is released. Follow the story of Detective David Young, who has the curious ability to dive back in time, and use the power of Kinect or your controller to help David solve the mystery of his murdered wife and prevent it from ever occurring.
  • Steins; Gate for PlayStation 3 is released. Okabe Rintaro -- aka Okarin -- is an eccentric college student who dreams of conspiracy and chaos. Adopting the persona of a mad scientist, he spends his time developing oddball gadgets with his friends in their makeshift laboratory.One day, they accidentally discover that one of their inventions can send emails into the past. In other words, they have created a time machine.SERN, John Titor, the IBN 5100, the Butterfly Effect, and the 11 theories of time travel -- when chance brings these elements together in Akihabara, Japan, the fate of the world hangs in the balance.What will Okarin choose when he holds the future in his hands?
  • SteamWorld Dig for Xbox One is released. The clock has stopped around the turn of the 19th century, and humankind has prematurely blown itself to bits. The remaining scraps are huddling in caves beneath the surface, and steam-powered robots have taken over the Wild West.
  • Tariq Aziz, Iraqi politician and close adviser to Saddam Hussein, who died at 79.

On this day in 2014

  • MLB Draft: Cathedral Catholic HS (CA) pitcher Brady Aiken first pick by Houston Astros.
  • Chris Burger, South African cricket batsman (2 Tests, HS 37no; Natal), who died at 78.
  • Nether for PC is released. In Nether, players are thrust into a decimated, post-apocalyptic city where the remaining human population has degenerated into a chaotic state of lawlessness. A pervasive sense of evil looms over the land as people struggle to survive and rumors circulate of vile, demonic creatures that roam the cities to claim any souls still living. As one of the few remaining survivors, players must decide if they will Prey or Pray as they use skill and cunning to obtain food, weapons and other supplies necessary for existence while trying to determine whether or not to approach and trust other players or go at it solo.


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