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  • Queen's Birthday is being celebrated in Tuvalu
  • People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2023

  • American Pain is released. American Pain traces the rise and fall of twin bodybuilders from Florida who become the kingpins of the largest oxycodone trafficking network in US history.
  • Based on a True Story: Season 1 is released. Realtor Ava Bartlett (Kaley Cuoco), her ex-tennis star husband (Chris Messina) and a plumber take advantage of people's obsession with true crime in this dark comedy thriller created by Craig Rosenberg.
  • Never Have I Ever: Season 4 is released. Devi and her friends are back for their senior year in the fourth and final season of Mindy Kaling coming-of-age series.
  • Harmony: The Fall of Reverie for PC is released. In the very near future... When Polly returns home after a few years abroad to look for her missing mother, she quickly realizes that her hometown has drastically changed. A megacorporation named MK is using its power to control the population, and her community is in danger. She soon discovers that she has a gift of clairvoyance that connects her to Reverie, the realm of the Aspirations of Humanity: Glory, Bliss, Power, Chaos, Bond, and Truth. In this world, Polly becomes Harmony, a goddess who has the power to choose the Aspiration that will ultimately rule over Reverie and restore the delicate balance between the deities' world and ours. The fate of humanity is at stake. To which destiny do you aspire?
  • Bleak Sword DX for PC is released. Pure, thrilling, and wonderfully cruel, Bleak Sword DX is a dark fantasy action game challenging warriors to fight their way through compact, cursed diorama battlefields.Through twelve tense and deeply atmospheric chapters, you must lift the curse of the legendary Bleak Sword by striking down all manner of horrifying creatures across an oppressive world wielding fierce weaponry and powerful magic.Newly updated for PC, Bleak Sword DX expands on the critically acclaimed Apple Arcade version with elegant controls, three new game modes, and multiple gameplay and graphical improvements.
  • MotoGP 23 for PlayStation 5 is released. The complete Official Championship 2023 in the most challenging and advanced MotoGP experience ever.Your path to glory has never been so personal. Just like in real life, your choices will affect your career. Manage Rivalries and take advantage of the new Turning Points to move faster through the different classes.When everything can change in a heartbeat, strategy becomes your greatest ally. Dynamic Weather brings a new level of unpredictability to the race. Take quick decisions and make the best of the Flag to Flag rule to turn the tide of the race.Make your journey unique with new powerful graphic editors. Show off your style and creativity with stickers, drawings and writings for your rider, bike and your helmet too!
  • British PM Rishi Sunak meets US President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington announcing an economic partnership, to investigate dangers of A.I. and re-stating their long-term support for Ukraine.
  • Jorge Roldán, Guatemalan soccer midfielder (43 caps; Aurora FC 380 games) and coach (Aurora FC), who died at 82.

On this day in 2022

  • " Ms Marvel" TV miniseries premieres on Disney+, with Disney's first on-screen Muslim superhero story, starring Iman Vellani.
  • The Janes is released. In the spring of 1972, police raided an apartment on the South Side of Chicago where seven women who were part of a clandestine network were arrested and charged. Using code names, fronts, and safe houses to protect themselves and their work, the accused had built an underground service for women seeking safe, affordable, illegal abortions. They called themselves "Jane."
  • Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey: Season 1 is released. The four-part documentary series directed by Rachel Dretzin features never-before-scene footage and interviews with survivors as it examines the polygamous sect of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) led by Warren Jeffs.
  • Ms. Marvel: Season 1 is released. 16-year-old Pakistani-American Kamala Khan is struggling to find her place at her Jersey City school and at home when she suddenly gets superpowers like her favorite superhero, Captain Marvel.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords for Switch is released. The next chapter of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic begins with a new storyline, force powers, characters, classes, and locations. Approximately five years after the events of the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the Jedi, nearly brought to an end by the Sith, are on the brink of extinction. As the last of the Jedi, you must master more than 30 new Force powers while battling your way through seven different worlds. This time, you can split your party to use several characters from your team for concurrent side quests.
  • Aarno Turpeinen, Finnish soccer defender (16 caps; HJK 225 games), who died at 51.

On this day in 2021

  • National Geographic announces it is officially recognizing the South Ocean as the world's fifth ocean.
  • The Amusement Park is released. An elderly gentleman goes for what he assumes will be an ordinary day at the amusement park, only to find himself in the middle of hellish nightmare instead.
  • Backbone for PC is released. Backbone is a post-noir roleplaying detective adventure. Become raccoon private eye Howard Lotor as you interrogate a diverse cast of characters, collect evidence, and explore dystopian Vancouver, BC inhabited by animals.
  • Edge Of Eternity for PC is released. Wage epic turn-based battles as you follow Daryon and Selene on their quest to find a cure to the all-consuming Corrosion in this grand tale of hope and sacrifice.
  • Guilty Gear -Strive- for PlayStation 4 is released. “Guilty Gear -Strive-“ is the latest entry in the Guilty Gear fighting game franchise. Created by Daisuke Ishiwatari and developed by Arc System Works, “Guilty Gear -Strive-“ upholds the series’ reputation for groundbreaking hybrid 2D/3D cell-shaded graphics and intense, rewarding gameplay. There is a fully voiced story mode diving deep into the Guilty Gear universe, new characters joining fan favorites, and robust rollback net code. The cutting-edge 2D/3D hybrid graphics pioneered in the Guilty Gear series have been raised to the next level in “Guilty Gear -Strive-“. The new artistic direction and improve character animations will go beyond anything you’ve seen before in a fighting game!?New Revolution in Fighting Games!Guilty Gear -Strive- brings a number of new and innovative game play mechanics designed to allow players new to the series to quickly learn the fundamentals while maintaining the deep, creative gameplay Guilty Gear is praised for. New additions to the series such as a wall-breaking mechanic will allow for new and exciting approaches to battle.?The fate of the universe will be determined…The story of Guilty Gear, spanning over 20 years, will finally come to a conclusion in “Guilty Gear -Strive-“. The trials and tribulations of the series’ heroes and villains will finally be resolved. Discover the astonishing truth awaiting at the end of all things.
  • Neptunia ReVerse for PlayStation 5 is released. Neptunia ReVerse is an updated and enhanced version of the beloved RPG game Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth 1, originally released for the PlayStation Vita. Fans of the Neptunia series and newcomers can enjoy the lush worlds of Gamindustri with the help of the PS5 and new gameplay additions, including a fishing mini-game. Gamindustri is a distant world comprised of four nations, each under the divine protection of a Goddess. The nations are Planeptune: Land of Purple Progress, ruled by Neptune, Lastation: Land of Black Regality, ruled by Noire, Lowee: Land of White Serenity, ruled by Blanc, and Leanbox: Land of Green Pastures, ruled by Vert. Locked in the Console War, the four Goddesses vie for domination of the planet until Neptune is cast down and stripped of her power. Now Neptune must fight to restore her place, but could a being known as Arfoire threaten the very world the Goddesses have sworn to protect?
  • Chivalry 2 for Xbox Series X is released. Chivalry 2 is a multiplayer first person slasher inspired by epic medieval movie battles. Players are thrust into the action of every iconic moment of the era - from the thunder of cavalry charges, to storms of flaming arrows, sprawling castle sieges and more. Catapults tear the earth apart as players lay siege to castles, set fire to villages and slaughter filthy peasants in the return of grand Team Objective maps. Ride to war on horseback and claim glory by your blade. Are ye a heroic warrior, or a blood-soaked murderer? Keep fighting and gurgling out battlecries even when wounded, bleeding out and missing limbs. Enhanced player expression brings thousands of hilarious new voice-lines and deep character customization. A revamped, faster and more fluid combat system offers an expanded range of creative choices, allowing players to perfect their playstyle. Immersive sound and effects ensure every blow lands with the sickening thud of steel sinking into bone.
  • John Angus, English soccer defender (1 cap; Burnley 439 games), who died at 82.

On this day in 2020

  • Lockdowns for COVID-19 pandemic in Europe saved 3 million lives according to study by Imperial College London.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research announces the US officially entered recession in February, ending the longest expansion of growth since 1854 (11 years).
  • New York begins reopening after 100 days of lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic with just 702 hospitalized (18,825 at peak of outbreak).
  • Former astronaut Kathy Sullivan is the first woman to reach deepest point of the ocean - Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench. Formerly the first American woman to spacewalk..
  • Former Pointer Sisters singer Bonnie Pointer died from a cardiac arrest aged 69. She and her sisters rose to fame as the Grammy award-winning Pointer Sisters, who were best known for the 1984 hits 'Jump (For My Love)' and 'I’m So Excited'..
  • United States officially went into recession in February, ending the longest expansion of growth since 1854 (11 years), according to National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • World Bank says the COVID-19 pandemic will shrink the global economy by 5.2% in 2020.
  • The Philippines says children won't go back to school until a vaccine is found for COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Bonnie Pointer, American pop and R& B singer (The Pointer Sisters - "Jump" ; "I'm So Excited"), who died at 69.
  • Johnny Thompson, Race Car Driver.
  • Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Burundi (2005-20), who died at 55.
  • Tony Dunne, Irish soccer left-back (33 caps, Republic of Ireland; Manchester United; Bolton Wanderers; Irish Footballer of the Year 1969), who died at 78.

On this day in 2019

  • 151st Belmont Stakes: Sir Winston with 2014 winner Joel Rosario aboard claims victory at 10-1.
  • Actor Chris Pratt at the age of 39 and Katherine Schwarzenegger at the age of 29 marry in Montecito, California.
  • Arthur Frackenpohl, American composer, arranger, and pedagogue (Natural Superiority of Music), who died at 95.
  • Frank Brantley, Race Car Driver.
  • Albanian President Ilir Meta cancels nationwide local elections amid constitutional crisis after the opposition refuses to participate until Prime Minister Edi Rama resigns.

On this day in 2018

  • IMF agrees to lend Argentina up to 50 billion dollars.
  • NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors claim 3rd title in 4 years with a 108-85 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers for 4-0 sweep; MVP: Kevin Durant for second straight year.
  • World's most powerful supercomputer, Summit, can process 200,000 trillion calculations per second, launched at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, by IBM and NVidia.
  • WhatsApp rumours of child kidnappers in India prompt two men to be beaten to death by a mob in Karbi Angong district, Assam.
  • Niko Bear Mcbride, YouTube Star, born in United States.
  • Garrett David Duggar, Family Member, born in England.
  • Eunice Gayson, British actress and 1st Bond Girl (Sylvia Trench- "Dr. No" and "From Russia With Love"), who died at 90.
  • Danny Kirwan, British musician, singer and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac - "Albatross"), who died at 68.
  • Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), who died of mouth cancer at 78.
  • Maria Esther Bueno, Tennis Player.
  • Jackson Odell, Movie Actor.
  • Nancy is released. Craving connection with others, Nancy (Andrea Riseborough) creates elaborate identities and hoaxes under pseudonyms on the internet. When she meets a couple whose daughter went missing thirty years ago, fact and fiction begin to blur in Nancy’s mind, and she becomes increasingly convinced these strangers are her real parents. As their bond deepens, reasonable doubts give way to willful belief – and the power of emotion threatens to overcome all rationality.
  • En el Séptimo Día (On the Seventh Day) is released. En el Séptimo Día (On the Seventh Day) follows a group of undocumented immigrants living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn over the course of seven days. Bicycle delivery guys, construction workers, dishwashers, deli workers and cotton candy vendors, they work long hours six days a week and then savor their day of rest on Sundays on the soccer fields of Sunset Park. José, a bicycle delivery worker, is the team's captain - young, talented, hardworking and responsible. When José's team makes it to the finals, he and his teammates are thrilled. But his boss throws a wrench into the celebration when he tells José he has to work on Sunday, the day of the finals. If he doesn't work, his job and his future will be on the line. But if he doesn't stand up for himself and his teammates, his dignity will be crushed. [Cinema Guild]
  • Bernard and Huey is released. Bernard and Huey is the story of roguish Huey (David Koechner) and nebbishy Bernard (Jim Rash), who are unlikely collegiate friends in late 1980s New York. Years later, a bedraggled Huey crashes at Bernard’s upscale bachelor pad. As the two reconnect, Bernard falls in love with Huey’s estranged daughter Zelda (Mae Whitman), an aspiring graphic novelist who's got a seductive new creative partner, Conrad (Eka Darville). Huey slowly gets his mojo back and tries to seduce the various women in Bernard’s life, including his off-again girlfriend Roz (Sasha Alexander) and colleague, Mona (Nancy Travis), while reconnecting with his ex-wife (Bellamy Young) and brother (Richard Kind). As Bernard and Huey return to their old ways, at least one of them finds himself in danger of marrying a woman old enough to be his wife.
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor? is released. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.
  • Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist is released. Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. This is an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles and her legacy in a business driven by consumerism, profit and global expansion.
  • The Workers Cup is released. Inside the labor camps of Qatar, African and Asian migrant workers building the facilities of the 2022 World Cup compete in a football tournament of their own: The Workers Cup.
  • The Quest of Alain Ducasse is released. What is the quest of Alain Ducasse, the little boy from Landes who became the most renowned chef and culinary mentor in the world? What can a man who seems to have everything still be searching for? With 23 restaurants across the globe and 18 Michelin stars, Alain Ducasse continues to create restaurants for our times, to build schools, to push the boundaries of his profession toward new horizons with his boundless curiosity. He relentlessly travels the world: for him, cooking is an infinite universe. This public, yet secretive man agreed to be followed for two years, thereby revealing to us his perpetually evolving universe.
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  • Ocean's 8 is released. The tide has turned and it’s a whole new “Ocean’s” when eight women led by Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) attempt an impossible heist at New York City's annual Met Gala.
  • Hearts Beat Loud is released. In the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank (Nick Offerman) is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to college, while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly "jam sesh"into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an Internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.
  • Hereditary is released. When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. [A24]
  • Hotel Artemis is released. Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, Hotel Artemis follows the Nurse (Jodie Foster), who runs a secret, members-only hospital for criminals.
  • 211 is released. Officer Mike Chandler (Nicolas Cage) and a young civilian passenger find themselves under-prepared and outgunned when fate puts them squarely in the crosshairs of a daring bank heist in progress by a fearless team of highly trained and heavily armed men.
  • Alex Strangelove is released. Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny) is a well-rounded high school senior with a wonderful girlfriend Claire (Madeline Weinstein) and a bright future ahead of him – and with plans to achieve his last teenage milestone by losing his virginity. But things get complicated when he meets Elliot (Antonio Marziale), a handsome and charming gay kid from the other side of town, who unwittingly sends Alex on a rollercoaster journey of sexual identity, kicking off a hilarious and moving exploration of love, sex and friendship in our liberated and confusing modern times. [Netflix]
  • The Staircase [2018 Version]: Season 1 is released. Jean-Xavier de Lestrade's 2005 Peabody Award-winning eight-part documentary about the Michael Peterson murder trial comes to Netflix with three new episodes (as well as the two episodes released in 2013 for a grand total of 13 episodes).
  • Our Raw Heart was released by YOB. The eight full-length release for the Oregon metal trio was co-produced with Billy Barnett and written after frontman Mike Scheidt recovered from a near fatal illness caused by the intestinal disease, acute diverticulitis.
  • Remain In Light was released by Angélique Kidjo. The Beninese singer-songwriter covers the entire Talking Heads' 1980 album Remain In Light.
  • Soil was released by serpentwithfeet. The debut full-length release for the New York-based alternative R&B artist features production from Clams Casino, Paul Epworth, and Katie Gately.
  • so sad so sexy was released by Lykke Li. The fourth full-length release for the Swedish singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Aminé and Rostam Batmanglij.
  • Bad Contestant was released by Matt Maltese. The debut full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was recorded in 12 days with Alex Burey and Foxygen's Jonathan Rado.
  • Colt was released by Hilary Woods. The debut full-length solo release for the Irish singer-songwriter was co-produced with James Kelly.
  • Constant Image was released by Flasher. The debut full-length release for the Washington, DC post-punk band was produced by Nicolas Vernhes.
  • Babelsberg was released by Gruff Rhys. The fifth full-length solo release for the Super Furry Animals/Neon Neon member was self-produced and features Stephen McNeff and the National Orchestra of Wales.
  • Childqueen was released by Kadhja Bonet. The second full-release for the Los Angeles-based artist was self-produced and mixed.
  • Ecstatic Arrow was released by Virginia Wing. The third full-length release for the British duo of Alice Richards and Samuel Pillay was recorded in Switzerland.
  • Kids See Ghosts was released by Kids See Ghosts. The debut surprise studio release for the collaboration between Kanye West and Kid Cudi features contributions from André 3000, Mos Def, Ty Dolla $ign as well as samples from Kurt Cobain's "Burn the Rain"and Louis Prima's "What Would Santa Claus Do?".
  • Insula was released by Proc Fiskal. The debut full-length release for the Edinburgh grime producer features everyday sounds like conversations, police sirens, dial tones as well as influences from Japanese video game music.
  • Irisiri was released by Eartheater. The third full-length release for the Queens-based experimental artist Alexandra Drewchin features guest appearances by Moor Mother and Odwalla1221.
  • Listening to Pictures (Pentimento Volume I) was released by Jon Hassell. This is the first new release in nine years for the ambient jazz trumpeter.
  • No Shame was released by Lily Allen. The fourth full-length release for the British pop singer features guest appearances from Burna Boy, Giggs and Lady Chann.
  • Lost & Found was released by Jorja Smith. The debut full-length release for the British R&B singer-songwriter features contributions from Dizzee Rascal, Amanda Ghost, and Tom Misch.
  • Lush was released by Snail Mail. The debut full-length release for 18-year-old British indie rock singer-songwriter Lindsey Jordan was produced by Jake Aron.
  • Legendary Eleven for Switch is released.
  • Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido for Switch is released. Help Musashi end the Empire's tyrannical monopoly of the world's sushi supply by becoming a Sushi Striker! Devour conveyor-belt sushi, matching plates and sushi types to defeat any enemy or boss who stands between you and victory. Befriend Sushi Sprites and use their powerful skills in battle. Deliciously strategic action-RPG-puzzle battles await!

On this day in 2017

  • UN states Islamic State forces have shot and killed hundreds of fleeing civilians during battle for Mosul, Iraq in past two weeks.
  • US prisoner Richard Anthony Jones freed after 17 years in Roeland Park, Kansas when his lookalike discovered.
  • Mateo Ronaldo Dos Santos, Family Member, born in United States.
  • DiRT 4 for PC is released. Dirt 4 puts you at the wheel of the most powerful machines ever made as you face the toughest roads and circuits on the planet in rally, rallycross, and landrush.
  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero for Switch is released. Shantae is roused from a deep sleep, suddenly alert. She plunges into the moonlit forest in search of answers. In nearby Scuttle Town she discovers a mysterious trapdoor, and beyond that, a luminous subterranean cavern. A familiar voice calls out, drawing Shantae to a beautiful fountain. Touching its waters she is immediately spirited away to the fabled Genie Realm. At her feet a magical seal swells as some powerful evil seeks escape. The chamber trembles with a deep, bellowing roar and everything goes white. Shantae sits upright, back in her bed. Was it just a dream? Or a vision of things to come?
  • Slime-san for Switch is released. Three slimetastic adventures!!! Slime your way out of a giant worm! Take down bosses with surgical precision!
  • Ex-FBI chief James Comey testifies to a US Senate committee that US President Donald Trump told "lies plain and simple".
  • British General Election results in a hung parliament, Prime Minister Theresa May and the Conservative party lose their majority.

On this day in 2016

  • 15th CMT Video Music Awards: Tim McGraw; Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and Chris Stapleton win.
  • Two US musicians were suing Ed Sheeran for $20m (£13.8m) over his single 'Photograph'. Martin Harrington and American Thomas Leonard claimed it had a similar structure to their song, 'Amazing'. Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard said they penned Amazing in 2009 and in documents, that include musical note comparison and chord breakdowns of the two songs, the pair claimed the chorus of 'Photograph' shares 39 identical notes with their track..
  • Michael Manser, English architect, who died at 87.
  • From Afar is released. Wealthy, middle-aged Armando (Alfredo Castro) lures young men to his home with money. He doesn’t want to touch, only watch from a strict distance. Armando’s first encounter with street thug Elder (Luis Silva) is violent, but this doesn’t discourage the lonely man’s fascination with the tough handsome teenager. Financial interest keeps Elder visiting him regularly and an unexpected intimacy emerges. However, Armando’s haunted past looms large, and Elder commits the ultimate act of affection on Armando’s behalf. [Strand Releasing]
  • In Between for Xbox One is released. In Between is an atmospheric, award-winning platformer where you solve mind-bending puzzles by manipulating your surroundings and gravity itself. Dive into the dense atmosphere of this hand painted game while exploring the reason why you are here. Welcome to a world In Between!
  • Soul Axiom for Xbox One is released. From the studio that brought you Master Reboot comes a first-person story-driven adventure puzzle game, set in the beautiful, haunting cyber-world of Elysia. Collect unique hand powers, discover multiple endings and choose your own destiny as you unravel the mystery of your digital afterlife.

On this day in 2015

  • Marie-Louise Grog-Carven, French fashion designer (Ma Griffe perfume), who died at 105.
  • Chea Sim, Politician.
  • Becoming Us: Season 1 is released. The reality series follows the journey of 17-year-old Ben as his father Charlie transitions to becoming Carly.
  • Alternative Light Source was released by Leftfield. The third full-length studio release for the British electronic group is its first in over 16 years.
  • Distractions was released by Sauna Youth. This is the second full-length release for the British quartet (that also perform as the band Monotony).

On this day in 2014

  • Audra McDonald wins a Tony Award for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar And Grill".
  • 68th Tony Awards: "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" (musical) & "All The Way" (play) win.
  • Ivo Vinco, Italian operatic bass singer, who died at 86.
  • Billy McCool, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), who died at 69.


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