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Today in the World Countries
- National Heroes Day is being celebrated in Uganda
- Queen's Birthday is being celebrated in British Virgin Islands, Solomon Islands
- T. T. Bank Holiday is being celebrated in Isle Of Man, Isle Of Man, Isle Of Man
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Victor Cibrian, Songwriter, born in Mexico.
- Flamin' Hot - PG-13 is released.
Flamin' Hot is the story of Richard Montañez, the Frito Lay janitor who channeled his Mexican American heritage and upbringing to turn Flamin' Hot Cheetos into a snack that disrupted the food industry and became a global phenomenon.
On this day in 2022
- Conjoined twins with a fused brain successfully separated with help of virtual reality in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- Russian leader Vladimir Putin compares himself to Tsar Peter the Great, who conquered the Baltic coast, at an exhibition to the Tsar in Moscow.
- Singer Britney Spears marries personal trainer and model Sam Asghari at home at Thousand Oaks, California.
- Cooper Noriega, TikTok Star.
- Aamir Liaquat Hussain, Politician.
- Billy Bingham, Irish soccer forward (56 caps Northern Ireland; Sunderland, Luton Town, Everton) and manager (Northern Ireland, Greece, Everton), who died at 90.
- Billy Bingham, Soccer Player.
- TV SERIES
- Queer As Folk (2022): Season 1 is released.
The reimagining of the Russell T. Davies' Queer as Folk from Stephen Dunn is set in New Orleans where a group of friends are changed by a violent attack on their community.
On this day in 2021
- Record price for a coin sold at auction as 1933 'Double Eagle'gold coin sells for $18.9 million in New York.
- 55th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood with John Legend, Kane Brown, and Gabby Barrett win.
- US President Joe Biden begins his first foreign trip, arriving in the UK to attend a G7 summit.
- One of the worst ever plagues of mice in New South Wales, Australia, prompts local government to commit $100 million in support to farmers .
- Kirkland Laing, Boxer.
- Gottfried Bohm, Architect.
- Gottfried Böhm, German architect (1986 Pritzker Prize), who died at 101.
- Ben Roberts, Soap Opera Actor.
- Awake - Not Rated is released.
After a sudden global event wipes out all electronics and takes away humankind’s ability to sleep, chaos quickly begins to consume the world. Only Jill (Gina Rodriguez), an ex-soldier with a troubled past, may hold the key to a cure in the form of her own daughter. The question is, can Jill safely deliver her daughter and save the world before she herself loses her mind.
- TV SERIES
- Loki: Season 1 is released.
Loki (Tom Hiddleston) returns as the God of Mischief after the circumstances of 2019's "Avengers: Endgame."
On this day in 2020
- US Senate confirms General Charles Q. Brown as Air Force Chief of Staff,1st African American to lead a US armed forces branch.
- Welsh rock guitarist Paul Chapman died on his 66th birthday age 66. He is best known for his work in bands such as UFO and Lone Star..
- Paul Chapman, Guitarist.
- Ain Kaalep, Poet.
- You Don't Nomi - NR is released.
Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls was met by critics and audiences with near universal derision. You Don't Nomi traces the film's redemptive journey from notorious flop to cult classic, and maybe even masterpiece.
On this day in 2019
- 95 people killed in attack on Dogon village Sobame Da in central Mali by suspected Fulani group.
- Over 1 million people protest in Hong Kong over proposed new extradition laws to China in one of largest-ever protests in the city.
- 73rd Tony Awards: "Hadestown" best musical, "The Ferryman" best play, Bryan Cranston and Elaine May win.
- 1st UEFA Nations League Final, Porto: Guedes scores as Portugal win inaugural tournament final,1-0 over the Netherlands.
- Ali Stroker becomes the first actress in a wheelchair to win a Tony award for musical "Oklahoma!".
- Former Boston Red Socks star David Ortiz shot while visiting in his native Dominican Republic.
- Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz shot while visiting in his native Dominican Republic.
- French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-3,5-7,6-1,6-1; 3rd straight French singles title; 12th overall; first to win 12 singles titles at same Grand Slam; 18th major.
- General strike begins in Khartoum, Sudan, as a protest against ruling mililtary generals by the Sudanese Professionals Association.
- General strike begins in Khartoum, Sudan, as a protest against ruling military generals by the Sudanese Professionals Association.
- Jean-Jacques Thuner, Race Car Driver.
- Curlyhead.Kidd, Instagram Star.
- Bushwick Bill, Rapper.
- TV SERIES
- Big Little Lies: Season 2 is released.
Perry's mother (Meryl Streep) seeks answers as the friendships and marriages of those involved are tested by their secrets and lies.
On this day in 2018
- French Open Women's Tennis: Romanian Simona Halep wins her first Grand Slam singles title beating American Sloane Stephens 3-6,6-4,6-1.
- 150th Belmont Stakes: Justify wins with Mike Smith aboard to become 13th Triple Crown winner.
- Lorraine Gordon [Stein], American jazz music advocate and owner of Village Vanguard jazz club, who died at 95.
- Martin Birrane, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2017
- Adios the 64th and final studio album by American singer-songwriter Glen Campbell was released. After being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Campbell embarked on a 2011–2012 Farewell Tour. After finishing the tour, he entered the studio in Nashville to record a final album. Longtime collaborator Carl Jackson stated that he had to stand with Campbell in the recording booth to record the vocals "line by line"as Campbell could not remember the lyrics..
- Tennis player Venus Williams is involved in a car accident that leads to death of another passenger in Palm Beach, Florida; police later clear her of fault.
- Adam West, TV Actor.
- Adam West [William West Anderson], American actor (Batman, Last Precinct) dies from leukemia at 88.
- Adam West [William West Anderson], American actor (Batman, Last Precinct), who died from leukemia at 88.
- Adiós was released by Glen Campbell.
Recorded in 2012-2013, the 64th and final studio album for singer-songwriter (who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2011) features guest appearances from Roger Miller, Willie Nelson, and Vince Gill.
- Capacity was released by Big Thief.
The second full-length release for the Brooklyn indie rock band led by Adrianne Lenker was produced by Andrew Sarlo.
- CTRL was released by SZA.
The debut full-length release for the New Jersey alternative R&B artist features guest appearances from James Fauntleroy, Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, and Travis Scott.
- CHUCK was released by Chuck Berry.
The first new release since 1979 would be the final album for the rock 'n' roll legend.
- Cigarettes After Sex was released by Cigarettes After Sex.
This is the debut full-length release for the Brooklyn ambient pop band led by Greg Gonzalez.
- The Optimist was released by Anathema.
The 11th full-length studio release for the British rock band produced by Tony Doogan.
- Ti Amo was released by Phoenix.
The first new release in four years for the French rock band was self-produced.
- Trouble Maker was released by Rancid.
The ninth full-length studio release for the Berkley punk band led by Tim Armstrong was produced by Brett Gurewitz.
- Truth Is a Beautiful Thing was released by London Grammar.
The second full-length release for the British trio features production from Tim Bran, Paul Epworth, Jon Hopkins, Roy Kerr and Greg Kurstin.
- Planetarium was released by Sufjan Stevens.
The debut full-length release for the collaboration between Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, and James McAlister is a song-cycle about the solar system which was originally commissioned by Dutch concert hall Muziekgebouw Eindhoven.
- Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie was released by Lindsey Buckingham.
The debut full-length release for the collaboration between Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie features contributions from Mick Fleetwood and John McVie.
- OUÏ was released by Camille.
The fifth full-length release for the French artist was recorded in a small chapel in Tarn-et-Garonne and at La Chartreuse, a monastery turned-artist’s residence near Avignon.
- Witness was released by Katy Perry.
The fifth full-length release for the pop artist features guest appearances from Skip Marley, Migos, and Nicki Minaj.
- Wolves was released by Rise Against.
The eigth full-length studio release for the Chicago punk band was produced by Nick Raskulinecz.
- Raising Bertie - Not Rated is released.
An intimate, six-year portrait of three boys growing into adulthood in Bertie County, located in rural Eastern North Carolina, the film offers viewers a respectful and tender insight into the emotional lives of Reginald “Junior” Askew, David “Bud” Perry, and Davonte “Dada” Harrell. This raw and starkly poetic cinéma vérité film weaves their stories together as they navigate school, unemployment, violence, first love, fatherhood, and estrangement from family members and mentors, subtly exploring the complex relationships between generational poverty, economic isolation, and educational inequity.
- The Hero - R is released.
Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy.
- The Mummy - PG-13 is released.
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
- Camera Obscura - NR is released.
A veteran war photographer (Christopher Denham) with PTSD sees imminent deaths in his developed photos, questioning his already fragile sanity and putting the lives of those he loves in danger.
- Dawson City: Frozen Time - Not Rated is released.
This meditation on cinema’s past from Decasia director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was settled in 1896 and became the center of the Canadian Gold Rush that brought 100,000 prospectors to the area. It was also the final stop for a distribution chain that sent prints and newsreels to the Yukon. The films were seldom, if ever, returned. The now-famous Dawson City Collection was uncovered in 1978 when a bulldozer working its way through a parking lot dug up a horde of film cans. Morrison draws on these permafrost-protected, rare silent films and newsreels, pairing them with archival footage, interviews, historical photographs, and an enigmatic score by Sigur Rós collaborator and composer Alex Somers. Dawson City: Frozen Time depicts the unique history of this Canadian Gold Rush town by chronicling the life cycle of a singular film collection through its exile, burial, rediscovery, and salvation. [Kino Lorber]
- Beatriz at Dinner - Not Rated is released.
Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.
- Megan Leavey - PG-13 is released.
Megan Leavey is based on the true life story of a young marine corporal (Kate Mara) whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy.
- My Cousin Rachel - PG-13 is released.
A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.
- Night School - Unrated is released.
Indianapolis has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the country. For adult learners Greg, Melissa and Shynika, finally earning their high school diplomas could be a life-changing achievement. Emmy award-winning director Andrew Cohn’s absorbing documentary observes their individual pursuits, fraught with the challenges of daily life and the broader systemic roadblocks faced by many low income Americans.
- Moscow Never Sleeps - Not Rated is released.
Moscow Never Sleeps is a multi-narrative drama about the hidden bonds that connects us all. The film divesheadlong into the volatile intersections of contemporary Moscow and the intimate lives of five people: AnEntrepreneur whose business empire comes under siegeby powerful bureaucrats, a teenage girl mired in the misery of a broken home, a young man forced to chose between his girlfriend and his grandmother; a beautiful singer torn apart by thepursuit of twomenand an ailing film star who gets embroiled in a bizarrekidnapping. Over the course of one day, their lives will change forever.
- It Comes at Night - R is released.
A man (Joel Edgerton) learns that the evil stalking his family home may be only a prelude to horrors that come from within. Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul. [A24]
- TV SERIES
- Orange is the New Black: Season 5 is released.
The prison dramedy returns for its fifth season as a three-day riot continues at Litchfield.
On this day in 2016
- MLB Draft: La Costa Canyon HS (CA) shortstop Mickey Moniak first pick by Philadelphia Phillies.
- MLB Draft: Philadelphia Phillies select La Costa Canyon HS (CA) shortstop Mickey Moniak at #1.
- Elizabeth Warren formally endorses Hillary Clinton for president.
- US President Barack Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton as Democratic Presidential nominee.
- Successful attempts to turn CO2 gases into stone underground in Iceland published in the journal "Science".
- Paul Simon said he was "elated" to notch up his first UK No.1 studio album in 26 years after his 13th solo album, Stranger To Stranger, topped the charts..
- World Health Organisation advises delaying pregnancy in areas with the Zika virus.
On this day in 2015
- A Toronto-based company called Nutritional High announced that they had secured the licensing rights to manufacture and distribute marijuana and hemp-based products using the song titles and bearing the likeness of iconic guitarist Jimi Hendrix..
- Chris Heston of the San Francisco Giants becomes first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the 2015 MLB season; blanks New York Mets,5-0.
- Chris Heston of the San Francisco Giants becomes the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the 2015 MLB season.
- Actress and singer Aly Michalka at the age of 26 weds film producer Stephen Ringer at Belmond Hotel Splendido in Portofino, Italy.
- Fred Anton Maier, Norwegian speed skater (Olympic gold 5,000m 1968, bronze 1964; silver 10,000m 1964,68; 11 x WRs), who died from cancer at 76.
- James Last, Composer.
- James Last, German-born composer and big band leader, who died at 86.
- Kablammo! was released by Ash.
The first full-length release in eight years for the alternative rock band from Northern Ireland was produced with Claudius Mittendorfer.
- Home Economics was released by Prinzhorn Dance School.
This is the third full-length release for the British duo of Tobin Prinz and Suzi Horn.
- FFS was released by FFS.
The debut release for the collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks was produced by John Congleton.
- More Faithful was released by No Joy.
The third full-length release for the Canadian indie band led by Jasamine White-Gluz was produced by Jorge Elbrecht.
- LP  was released by Container.
This is the third full-length release from Ren Schofield's electronic project named LP.
- Drones was released by Muse.
The seventh full-length studio release for the British alternative rock band was produced with Robert John "Mutt"Lange.
- Apocalypse, Girl was released by Jenny Hval.
The fourth full-length release for the Norwegian artist was produced by Lasse Marhaug.
- Beneath the Skin was released by Of Monsters and Men.
The second full-length release for the Icelandic folk rock band was produced with Rich Costey.
- Wild Nights was released by PINS.
The second full-length release for the British quartet was recorded by Dave Catching in Joshua Tree.
- Sub-Lingual Tablet was released by The Fall.
This is the 31st studio release for the British pot-punk band led by Mark E. Smith.
- Teen Men was released by Teen Men.
The full-length debut for the electro-pop quartet that includes Nick Krill and Joe Hobson of the Spinto Band.
- TV SERIES
- Odd Mom Out: Season 1 is released.
Author Jill Weber (Jill Kargman) struggles with fitting in the world of New York City's Upper East Side mothers in Bravo's first scripted comedy series.
On this day in 2014
- Laverne Cox becomes the first transgender person to appear on the cover of "Time" Magazine.
- Gerd Zacher, German composer and organist, who died at 84.
- Bob Welch, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1990; Oakland A's; World Series 1981,89,2001), who died from a broken neck at 57.
- Budd Hagelin, Race Car Driver.
- Rik Mayall, English actor & comedian, who died from cardiac arrest at 56.
- Rik Mayall, TV Actor.
- 48:13 was released by Kasabian.
The fifth full-length release for the British indie rock band includes a near seven-minute track.
- Luck was released by Tom Vek.
The third full-length release for the British dance-rock artist was self-produced.
- TV SERIES
- Murder in the First: Season 1 is released.
The entire season of the Steven Bochco police drama follows the investigation by San Francisco homicide detectives Terry English (Taye Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) of two murders that may be linked.
On this day in 2013
- LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Locust Hill CC: Inbee Park wins her 3rd major title in a sudden-death playoff, defeating runner-up Catriona Matthew of Scotland on the 3rd extra hole.
- French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3,6-2,6-3; first man to win same Grand Slam title 8 times.
- Edward Snowden publicly makes his identity known as the leaker of NSA documents.
- The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Shoal Creek G& CC: David Frost of South Africa wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Fred Couples.
- 67th Tony Awards: Cicely Tyson wins Best Actress for her performance as Miss Carrie Watts in "The Trip to Bountiful".
- 67th Tony Awards: Cicely Tyson wins Best Actress for her performance as Miss Carrie Watts in The Trip to Bountiful.
- 67th Tony Awards: Kinky Boots & Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike win.
- 67th Tony Awards: "Kinky Boots" (musical) & "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" (play) win.
- Scout Larson, TikTok Star, born in Abilene, TX.
- Iain Banks, Novelist.
- Iain Banks. Scottish author.
- Iain Banks, Scottish author, who died from gallbladder cancer at 59.