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Today in the World Countries
- Sette Giugno is being celebrated in Malta
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Rakukoo, Cosplayer, born in China.
On this day in 2022
- New study reveals Shark Bay sea grass, off Western Australia, may be world's largest plant, covering 77 square miles of sea floor, having cloned itself for 4,500 years.
- Sunday Labrant, Family Member, born in United States.
On this day in 2021
- Two passenger trains collide in Pakistan, killing at least 40 people in Sindh province.
- UN International Labor Director says global impact of the pandemic four times worse than 2008 Economic Crisis, pushed 100 million workers into poverty.
- US Vice President Kamala Harris visiting Guatemala on her first foreign trip announces task forces on corruption and human trafficking.
- Multicellular organisms (bdelloid rotifer) frozen for 24,000 years in Siberia to return to life after Russian scientists have them thawed.
- Auckland named world's most livable city (due to success with COVID) and Damascus named the worst by The Economist Intelligence Unit.
- Dontay Banks, Family Member.
- Jim Fassel, American football coach (University of Utah 1985–89; New York Giants 1997-2003), who died from a heart attack at 71.
- John McDonnell, American track, cross country coach (University of Arkansas 1972–2008; 40 x NCAA C'ships; 8 x NCAA Triple Crown; 30 x NCAA coach of the year), who died at 82.
- Paul Murdaugh, Family Member.
- Tim Pickup, Australian rugby league five eighth (11 Tests; North Sydney, Canterbury), RL executive (Adelaide Rams) and boxing manager (Jeff Harding), who died from dementia at 72.
- Yoo Sang-chul, South Korean soccer midfielder (124 caps; 2002 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team; Ulsan Hyundai), who died from pancreatic cancer at 49.
On this day in 2020
- US National Guard pulled out of Washington D.C. and curfew ends in New York as anti-racism protests stay largely peaceful.
- COVID-19 pandemic global death toll passes 400,000 with confirmed cases at 6,973,195 according to Johns Hopkins figures.
- Black Lives Matter Protests continue worldwide in large numbers, In Bristol England statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston pulled down.
- Frank Bey [Bass], American blues singer-songwriter (All My Dues Are Paid), who died at 74.
- Frank Bey [Bass], American blues singer-songwriter (" All My Dues Are Paid"), who died at 74.
- Ken Riley, American NFL cornerback (All-Pro 1975,76,83; Cincinnati Bengals) and coach (Florida A& M), who died at 72.
- Michael Beavis, British RAF officer, deputy Commanding-in-Chief (Allied Forces Central Europe), who died at 90.
- TV SERIES
- I May Destroy You: Season 1 is released.
Arabella (Michaela Coel), an up-and-coming writer was living her best life in London, but after she is assaulted at a nightclub, she begins to reconsider parts of her life.
On this day in 2019
- More than four million Venezuelans have left their country since 2015 due to its economic crisis according to the UN.
- Noemi Ban, Non-Fiction Author.
- Midnight was released by Stef Chura.
The second full-length release for the Detroit-based indie rock artist was produced by Car Seat Headrest's Will Toledo.
- Lust for Youth was released by Lust for Youth.
The latest release for the Scandinavian synth/electro-pop duo of Hannes Norrvide and Loke Rahbek was produced by Malthe Fischer.
- Office Politics was released by The Divine Comedy.
The 12th full-length release for the orchestral pop band led by Neil Hannon was recorded in London and Ireland.
- ONDA was released by Jambinai.
The third full-length release for the South Korean post-rock group is its first with former live band members Jaehyuk Choi and B.K Yu joining as regular members.
- Nighttime Stories was released by Pelican.
The first full-length release in six year for the Chicago instrumental post-metal band in six years was produced by Sanford Parker.
- Polymer was released by Plaid.
This is the 10th full-length studio release for the electronic duo of Ed Handley and Andy Turner.
- Kind Heaven was released by Perry Farrell.
The first solo full-length release in 18 years for the Jane's Addiction frontman was produced with Tony Visconti and features contributions from his wife Etty Lau Farrell, the Cars' Elliott Easton, Dhani Harrison, and Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins.
- Humanworld was released by Peter Perrett.
The second full-length solo release for the former frontman of The Only Ones was produced by his son, Jamie Parrett.
- Erotic Reruns was released by Yeasayer.
The fifth full-length release for the Brooklyn experimental rock band the was self-recorded and produced.
- Final Transmission was released by Cave In.
The sixth full-length studio release for the Massachusetts alt-metal band is its final album with bassist Caleb Scofield, who died in a car accident in 2018.
- Black Friday was released by Palehound.
The third full-length release for the Boston-based indie rock trio led by Ellen Kempner was co-produced with Gabe Wax.
- Widow's Weeds was released by Silversun Pickups.
The fifth full-length release for the Los Angeles alternative rock band was produced by Butch Vig.
- The Age of Immunology was released by Vanishing Twin.
This is the second full-length release for the London-based experimental psychedelic pop project led by Cathy Lucas.
- Step 2: A Different Kind of Human was released by Aurora.
The third full-length release for Norwegian electronic pop artist is the follow-up to 2018's Step 1: Infections of a Different Kind.
- Sirens was released by Kevin Richard Martin.
The first release for the artist better known as The Bug under his real name was influenced by the birth of his son and the subsequent life-threatening complications that followed.
- Small Mercies was released by Pixx.
The second full-length release for Hannah Rodgers as Pixx was co-produced by Simon Byrt and Dan Carey.
- The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil - Not Rated is released.
After barely surviving a violent attack by an elusive serial killer, crime boss Jang Dong-su (Don Lee) finds himself forming an unlikely partnership with local detective Jung Tae-seok (Kim Moo Yul) to catch the sadistic killer simply known as “K”.
- The Last Black Man in San Francisco - Not Rated is released.
Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation. [A24]
- The Lavender Scare - Not Rated is released.
With the United States gripped in the panic of the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be "security risks"and orders the immediate firing of any government employee discovered to be gay or lesbian. It triggers a vicious witch hunt that lasts for forty years and ruins thousands of lives, while thrusting an unlikely hero into the forefront of what would become the modern LGBT rights movement.
- The Raft - Not Rated is released.
In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the Atlantic on a raft as part of a scientific experiment studying the sociology of violence, aggression and sexual attraction in human behavior. Although the project became known in the press as 'The Sex Raft', nobody expected what ultimately took place on that three month journey. Through extraordinary archive material and a reunion of the surviving members of the expedition on a full scale replica of the raft, this film tells the hidden story behind what has been described as 'one of the strangest group experiments of all time.'
- The Secret Life of Pets 2 - PG is released.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 will follow summer 2016's blockbuster about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. The Secret Life of Pets 2 will see the return of writer Brian Lynch (Minions) and once again be directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me series, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax).
- This One's for the Ladies - NC-17 is released.
Every Thursday Night hundreds of women gather for a potluck celebration and the chance to throw singles at the hottest dancers in New Jersey, The Nasty Boyz — featuring Satan, Mr. Capable, Fever, Young Rider and lesbian ‘dom’ dancer Blaze. This One's for the Ladies isn’t just about the tips or the dancing. It’s a heartwarming story of friendship and the resilience that comes from the community.
- Dark Phoenix - PG-13 is released.
In Dark Phoenix, the X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite -- not only to save Jean's soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.
- Framing John DeLorean - NR is released.
Money, power, politics, drugs, scandal, and fast cars. The incredible story of John DeLorean is the stuff of a Hollywood screenwriter’s dreams. But who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man. For the first time, Framing John DeLorean recounts the extraordinary life and legend of the controversial automaker, tracing his meteoric rise through the ranks of General Motors, his obsessive quest to build a sports car that would conquer the world, and his shocking fall from grace on charges of cocaine trafficking. Interweaving a treasure trove of archival footage with dramatic vignettes starring Alec Baldwin, Framing John DeLorean is a gripping look at a man who gambled everything in his pursuit of the American Dream. [Sundance Selects]
- I Am Mother - TV-14 is released.
I Am Mother is a sci-fi thriller about a teenage girl (Clara Rugaard), who is the first of a new generation of humans to be raised by Mother (Rose Byrne), a robot designed to repopulate the earth after the extinction of humankind. But the pair's unique relationship is threatened when an injured stranger (Hilary Swank) arrives with news that calls into question everything Daughter has been told about the outside world and her Mother's intentions. [Netflix]
- Funan - Not Rated is released.
Cambodia, April 1975. Chou is a young woman whose everyday world is suddenly upended by the arrival of the Khmer Rouge regime. During the chaos of the forced exile from their home, Chou and her husband are separated from their 4-year-old son, who has been sent to an unknown location. As she navigates her new reality, working in the fields day and night under the careful watch of soldiers, and surviving the small indignities and harrowing realities of the increasingly grim work camps, Chou remains steadfast in her determination to reunite her family – even if it means risking everything.
- Late Night - R is released.
Legendary talk-show host Katherine Newberry (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer in her field. The only woman ever to have a long-running program on late night, she keeps her writers’ room on a short leash ? and all male. But when her ratings plummet and she is accused of being a “woman who hates women, ” Katherine puts gender equality on her to-do list and impulsively hires Molly Patel (Mindy Kaling), a chemical plant efficiency expert from suburban Pennsylvania, as the first and only female on her writing staff. With rumors swirling that Katherine is being replaced by a younger, hipper male host, she demands that the writers make her funny and relevant again. A lifelong fan, Molly is determined to prove she’s not just a diversity hire, but the one person who can turn her idol’s career around. Going against everything Katherine has staked her reputation on, she urges her to make the show more contemporary, authentic and personal, a move that could make Molly’s career ? or send her back to the chemical plant for good.
- Leto - Not Rated is released.
Avant-garde Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov (The Student) returns to the big-screen with a tribute to the early years of Russian rock. Leningrad, in the summer, early eighties. Smuggling LP’s by Lou Reed and David Bowie, the underground rock scene is boiling ahead of the Perestroika. Mike and his beautiful wife Natasha meet with young Viktor Tsoï. Together with friends, they will change the trajectory of rock n’roll music in the Soviet Union. [Gunpowder & Sky]
- Papi Chulo - R is released.
After a newly-single TV weatherman (Matt Bomer) is put on leave following an on-air meltdown, he directs his energy into home improvement and hires a middle-aged Latino day laborer named Ernesto (Alejandro Patiño) to help. Despite a language barrier and having nothing in common, the two men develop an unexpected but profound friendship.
- Pavarotti - PG-13 is released.
Created from a combination of Luciano Pavarotti's genre-redefining performances and granted access to never-before-seen footage, the film will give audiences around the world a stunningly intimate portrait of the most beloved opera singer of all time.
- Katie Says Goodbye - Not Rated is released.
In her late teens, Katie (Olivia Cooke) is the sole breadwinner in the trailer she shares with her mother (Mireille Enos). Katie waits tables at her small town's lone diner, and she supplements her wages by selling sex to a few locals and a kindly trucker named Bear (Jim Belushi) who regularly passes through. Her goals are greater than just getting by day to day; she's saving up to get out of New Mexico and start a new life in San Francisco.
- Mine 9 - Not Rated is released.
Two miles into the earth, nine Appalachian miners struggle to survive after a methane explosion leaves them trapped with only one hour of oxygen.
- TV SERIES
- Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City: Season 1 is released.
A midlife crisis has Mary Ann (Laura Linney) leaving Connecticut to return to San Francisco where her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross) still live. At 28 Barbary Lane where Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis) still rules the roost, she meets a new group of people in this 10-part limited series inspired by the on books by Armistead Maupin.
On this day in 2018
- Baltimore ex-police sergeant Wayne Earl Jenkins, head of a rogue police unit sentenced to 25 years for robbery and racketeering.
- Mars Curiosity Rover finds organic matter, including methane, on Mars in studies published in journal "Science".
- Stanley Cup Final, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV: Washington Capitals beat Las Vegas Golden Knights,4-3 for a 4-1 series victory; first title in franchise history.
- Peter Stringfellow, English nightclub owner (Stringfellows), who died at 77.
- Peter Stringfellow, Entrepreneur.
- David Douglas Duncan, American photo-journalist best known for his war photography, who died at 102.
- TV SERIES
- American Woman: Season 1 is released.
Set in the 1970s Los Angeles, Bonnie Nolan (Alica Silverstone) struggles to raise her two her two daughters as a single mother with the help of her two best friends, Kathleen (Mena Suvari) and Diana (Jennifer Bartels).
- Marvel's Cloak & Dagger: Season 1 is released.
In New Orleans, despite coming from different backgrounds, Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) meet and discover their superpowers are linked together. Their lives are complicated even more as their feelings grow for each other in this coming-of-age drama based on the comic book series.
On this day in 2017
- Police warn bald men against attacks in Mozambique after 5 men murdered for the gold believed in their heads.
- Earliest-ever evidence of Homo Sapiens from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco unearthed by archaeologists published in "Nature", at 300,000 years old.
- 51st CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood win.
- Suicide bombers attack Iranian parliament in Tehran and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini killing 12,1st Islamic State attacks in Iran.
On this day in 2016
- " Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a play written by Jack Thorne with JK Rowling, premieres in London.
- Car bomb attack on a police bus in central Istanbul kills 11.
- American model Amber Rose at the age of 32 weds American rapper Wiz Khalifa at the age of 28 divorce after not quite 3 years of marriage.
- Model Amber Rose and rapper Wiz Khalifa divorce after 2 years of marriage.
- Stephen Keshi, Soccer Player.
- TV SERIES
- Casual: Season 2 is released.
The comedy returns for a second season of the lives of Alex (Tommy Dewey), Valerie (Michaela Watkins) and Valarie's daughter Laura (Tara Lynne Barr).
On this day in 2015
- French Open Men's Tennis: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland wins his 2nd major title; beats Novak Ðokovic 4-6,6-4,6-3,6-4.
- -8 41st G7 summit held in Schloss Elmau, Bavaria.
- Sir Elton John lost his cool during a performance at Gloucester's Kingsholm Stadium in England after he likened a steward to Hitler as she tried to stop crowds from surging forward during a gig. In an expletive-laden rant, John went on to say it was "not China" and he picked out a female steward, telling her: "You put a uniform on and you think you're Hitler - well you're not.".
- 69th Tony Awards: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" and "Fun Home" win 5 awards.
- Sir Christopher Lee, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Dracula), who died at 93.
- Christopher Lee. English actor.
- Christopher Lee, Movie Actor.
- Michael Oliver, British cardiologist (linked cholesterol with coronary artery disease), who died at 89.
- Peter Petherick, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow lefty 1976-77, hat-trick on debut), who died at 72.
On this day in 2014
- French Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova of Russia wins her 5th Grand Slam singles title; beats Romanian Simona Halep 6-4,6-7,6-4.
- 146th Belmont: Joel Rosario aboard Tonalist wins in 2:28.52.
- Good Morning America's meteorologist Ginger Zee at the age of 33 weds NBC news correspondent Benjamin Aaron at beachfront ceremony in Petoskey, Michigan.
- Playwright Tom Stoppard at the age of 76 weds brewery heiress Sabrina Guinness on an intimate register office ceremony in East Dorset, England.
- Norman Willis, English union leader (General Secretary of the UK's Trades Union Congress), who died at 81.
- TV SERIES
- Power: Season 1 is released.
Executive produced by rapper 50 Cent, the drama created by Courtney Kemp Agboh is about the life of married nightclub owner/major drug dealer James "Ghost"St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) as he starts thinking of leaving his life of crime.
On this day in 2013
- 42 people are killed and 30 are injured after a bus catches fire in Xiamen, China.
- 18 people are killed and 14 are injured after a bus plunges off a mountain road in Himachel Pradesh, India.
- NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Bruins beat Pittsburgh Penguins,4 games to 0.
- " Client List" actress Alicia Lagano at the age of 34 weds manager Hector Rendon at the Malibu Lake Mountain Club in Agoura Hills, California.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin announces his divorce from his wife on national TV.
- Pierre Mauroy, Prime Minister of France (1981-84), who died from lung cancer at 84.
- Pierre Mauroy, World Leader.
- Much Ado About Nothing - PG-13 is released.
Shakespeare’s classic comedy is given a contemporary spin by director Joss Whedon. Shot in just 12 days, the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a dark, sexy and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love. As matchmaking schemes are put into play and disguises are donned, loathing and love soon prove to be close cousins. [Lionsgate]
- Hey Bartender - Not Rated is released.
Hey Bartender looks at how the renaissance of the bartender comes to be in the era of the craft cocktail by focusing on two bartenders. After being injured a Marine turns his goals to becoming a rock star bartender at the best cocktail bar in the world. A former bank executive who bought the corner bar in his hometown struggles to keep it afloat in a community that no longer values a place where everyone knows your name. Featuring the most famous bartenders in the world along with unprecedented access to the most exclusive bars in New York City and commentary from Graydon Carter, Danny Meyer and Amy Sacco.
- Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie - Not Rated is released.
Before entire networks were built on populist personalities; before reality morphed into a TV genre; the masses fixated on a single, sociopathic star: controversial talk-show host Morton Downey, Jr. In the late ‘80s, Downey tore apart the traditional talk format by turning debate of current issues into a gladiator pit. His blow-smoke-in-your-face style drew a rabid cult following, but also the title “Father of Trash Television.” Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie dissects the mind and motivation of television’s most notorious agitator. [Magnolia Pictures]
- Dirty Wars - Not Rated is released.
Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into a surprising journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.
- Rapture-Palooza - R is released.
A young couple battle their way through a religious apocalypse on a mission to defeat the Antichrist.
- The Internship - PG-13 is released.
Two recently laid-off men in their forties, try to make it as interns at a successful Internet company where their managers are in their twenties.
- Tiger Eyes - Not Rated is released.
After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
- The Prey - R is released.
Franck Adrien, a bank robber convicted of a heist and sentenced to six months in prison, shares a cell with seemingly weak Jean Louis Morel. But once Morel gets released from behind bars, Adrien learns that Morel is really a sadistic serial killer who now knows private details about Adrien’s life. Adrien must break out of prison and catch Morel before he gets to Adrien’s family…and before France’s elite police detectives hunt Adrien down. [Cohen Media Group]
- The Purge - R is released.
In a future America devastated by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government provides a 12-hour period once a year when all criminal activity (including murder) is legal. A man attempts to protect his family from an intruder during one such period.
- Wish You Were Here - R is released.
Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South East Asian holiday. Only three return home. Who amongst them knows what happened on that fateful night when they were dancing under a full moon in Cambodia?
- Violet & Daisy - R is released.
Two teenage assassins accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan.
- You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet - Not Rated is released.
Based on two works by the playwright Jean Anouilh, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet opens with a who's-who of French acting royalty (including Mathieu Amalric, Michel Piccoli and frequent Resnais muse Sabine Azema) being summoned to the reading of a late playwright's last will and testament. There, the playwright (Denis Podalydes) appears on a TV screen from beyond the grave and asks his erstwhile collaborators to evaluate a recording of an experimental theater company performing his Eurydice--a play they themselves all appeared in over the years. But as the video unspools, instead of watching passively, these seasoned thespians begin acting out the text alongside their youthful avatars, looking back into the past rather like mythic Orpheus himself. Gorgeously shot by cinematographer Eric Gautier on stylized sets that recall the French poetic realism of the 1930s, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet is an alternately wry and wistful valentine to actors and the art of performance from a director long fascinated by the intersection of life, theater and cinema. [Kino Lorber]