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Today in the World Countries
- Arbor Day is being celebrated in China
- Independence & Republic Day is being celebrated in Mauritius
- Youth Day is being celebrated in Zambia
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- 95th Academy Awards: "Everything Everywhere All at Once" best film, best director Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Michelle Yeoh 2nd woman of color to win best actress, Brendan Fraser best actor.
- Alex Moreno, Instagram Star, born in Philippines.
- Joé Dwèt Filé, Songwriter, born in France.
- Costa Titch, Rapper.
- Dick Fosbury, American athlete (Olympic gold high jump 1968, "Fosbury Flop"), who died of lymphoma at 76.
- TV SERIES
- A Spy Among Friends: Season 1 is released.
MI6 officer Nicholas Elliott (Damian Lewis) learns his friend and colleague Kim Philby (Guy Pearce) is working as a KGB double agent in this limited series based on Ben Macintyre's non-fiction book of the same name.[Premiered originally in the UK on ITVX on 8 Dec 2022 and to air in the US on MGM+ on 12 Mar 2023]
- The Academy Awards is released.
Jimmy Kimmel returns to host the 95th Academy Awards.
On this day in 2022
- Stereophonics scored their eighth UK No.1 with their 25th anniversary album Oochya! The achievement made them one of the most successful chart acts of all time, tying with Taylor Swift, Oasis, Kylie Minogue and R.E.M. - who also have had eight chart toppers. The Beatles have the most, with 15, followed by Elvis Presley and Robbie Williams, both of whom have 13..
- Saudi Arabia executes 81 convicted criminals, the country's largest known mass execution in modern times.
- Barry Bailey, American rock guitarist (Atlanta Rhythm Section), who died from complications of multiple sclerosis at 73.
- Jessica Williams, Pianist.
- Traci Braxton, Reality Star.
On this day in 2021
- Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi imposes new COVID restrictions warning of a new wave as cases again exceed 25,000 a day.
- Researchers say world has likely reached 'peak twin'with more twin births than ever before - 1.6 million twins born per year (1 in 42).
- Ivo Trumbic, Croatian water polo player (Olympic gold 1968 Yugoslavia) and coach (Olympic bronze Netherlands 1976), who died at 85.
- Smiling With No Teeth was released by Genesis Owusu.
The debut full-length release for the Ghanaian-born, Australia-based artist features folk, funk, pop, R&B and rap influences.
- The Art of Losing was released by The Anchoress.
The second full-length release for the Welsh singer-songwriter Catherine Anne Davies features a guest appearances from James Dean Bradfield.
- The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers was released by Valerie June.
The latest full-length release for the Memphis singer-songwriter features a guest appearance from Carla Thomas and was produced with Jack Splash.
- The Human Voice - Not Rated is released.
A woman watches time passing next to the suitcases of her ex-lover (who is supposed to come pick them up, but never arrives) and a restless dog who doesn’t understand that his master has abandoned him.
- The Inheritance - NR is released.
After nearly a decade exploring different facets of the African diaspora — and his own place within it — Ephraim Asili makes his feature-length debut with The Inheritance, an astonishing ensemble work set almost entirely within a West Philadelphia house where a community of young, Black artists and activists form a collective. A scripted drama of characters attempting to work towards political consensus — based partly on Asili’s own experiences in a Black liberationist group — weaves with a documentary recollection of the Philadelphia liberation group MOVE, the victim of a notorious police bombing in 1985. Ceaselessly finding commonalties between politics, humor, and philosophy, with Black authors and radicals at its edges, The Inheritance is a remarkable film about the world as we know it. [Grasshopper Film]
- Honeydew - Not Rated is released.
A young couple (Sawyer Spielberg and Malin Barr) are forced to seek shelter in the home of an aging farmer (Barbara Kingsley) and her peculiar son, when they suddenly begin having strange cravings and hallucinations taking them down a rabbit hole of the bizarre.
- Come True - NR is released.
Looking for an escape from her recurring nightmares,18-year-old Sarah (Julia Sarah Stone) submits to a university sleep study, but soon realizes she’s become the conduit to a frightening new discovery.
- Kid 90 - Not Rated is released.
As a teenager in the ‘90s, Soleil Moon Frye carried a video camera everywhere she went, documenting her friends as they grew up in Hollywood and New York City. Kid 90 explores how sometimes we need to look back to find our way forward.
- Long Weekend - R is released.
A down-on-his-luck struggling writer, meets an enigmatic woman who enters his life at the right time.
- Yes Day - PG is released.
Always feeling like they have to say No to their kids and co-workers, Allison and Carlos decide to give their three kids a Yes Day -- where for 24 hours the kids make the rules. Little did they know that they'd be going on a whirlwind adventure around Los Angeles, that would bring the family closer to each other than ever before.
- TV SERIES
- The One (2021): Season 1 is released.
The drama based on the John Marrs book of the same name where Rebecca (Hannah Ware), MatchDNA's CEO announces a DNA test that can help locate one's perfect love match, but secrets and lies surface as the company's success take off.
On this day in 2020
- 2020 NCAA men's basketball tournament is cancelled over concerns of the spreading COVID-19 pandemic; first time 'March Madness'not held since it began in 1939; women's tournament also cancelled.
- 2020 NCAA men's basketball tournament is cancelled over concerns of the spread of COVID-19 pandemic; first time 'March Madness'not held since it began in 1939; women's tournament also cancelled.
- NHL announces the pausing of the 2019-20 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic; Commissioner Gary Bettman hopeful the postponement would not affect the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
- NHL announces the pausing of the 2019-20 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- UK PM Boris Johnson says the UK is facing the “worst public health crisis for a generation”, that up to 10,000 people may already be infected with COVID-19 pandemic.
- UK PM Boris Johnson says the UK is facing the “worst public health crisis for a generation”, up to 10,000 people may already be infected with COVID-19 pandemic.
- US President Trump bans travel with 26 European countries, though not the UK, due to COVID-19 pandemic (UK and Ireland added a day later).
- US President Trump bans travel with 26 European countries though not the UK due to COVID-19 pandemic (UK and Ireland added day later).
On this day in 2019
- More than 3,000 ISIS fighters have surrendered amid battle for last ISIS stronghold in Baghouz, Syria, according to Syrian Democratic Forces officials.
- Theresa May's British government suffers a second defeat on a Brexit deal with the EU,391 votes to 242.
- K-pop and Big Bang singer Seungri is arrested for procuring prostitutes, retires to fight the charges in South Korea.
- Dozens charged in US college admission scandal by US federal prosecutors, including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman.
- Alan Moss, English cricket fast bowler (9 Tests,21 wickets; Middlesex CCC), who died at 88.
On this day in 2018
- British Prime Minister Theresa May says Russia was "highly likely" to have poisoned a Russian spy and his daughter on March 4 with nerve agent.
- Civilian death toll in Eastern Ghouta passes 1,000 in three weeks as Syrian government forces capture the town of Mesraba.
- Plane crash of Bangladeshi carrier at Kathmandu airport kills at least 49 after plane approaches runway from wrong end.
- Tens of thousands of farmers from Indian state Maharashtra end protests over loan waivers, prices and land rights after promises from state officials and walking 167km to Mumbai.
- Research shows Chinese cites have decreased pollution by 32 percent on average in just four years.
- Oleg Tabakov, Soviet-Russian actor and artistic director (Moscow Art Theatre), who died at 82.
- Olly Wilson, American composer and founder of TIMARA, who died of complications of dementia at 80.
- Ken Flach, American professional tennis player (4 Grand Slam titles,2 mixed doubles), who died of pneumonia at 54.
- Nole "Nokie" Edwards, American surf-rock guitarist (The Ventures) and actor (Deadwood), who died of complications following a surgery at 82.
- Craig Mack, American rapper (Flava In Ya Ear), who died of heart failure at 47.
On this day in 2017
- Irene Sankoff and David Hein's musical drama "Come From Away" opens at Schoenfeld Theatre, NYC.
- Actress and singer-songwriter Amanda Seyfried at the age of 31 weds actor Thomas Sadoski at the age of 40 in a private ceremony.
- Country music singer-songwriter and guitarist Frankie Ballard at the age of 34 weds Old Smokey Boots owner Christina Murphy.
- David Burns, American actor (Music Man, Hello Dolly!), who died of a heart attack at 68.
- Luigi Barbarito, Italian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, who died at 94.
- Patrick Neve, Race Car Driver.
- TV SERIES
- American Crime: Season 3 is released.
Luis Salazar (Benito Martinez) enters Mexico illegally to search for his missing son and finds work as a farm laborer where Coy Henson (Connor Jessup) also works with Isaac Castillo (Richard Cabral) on a tomato farm owned by Jeanette Hesby's (Felicity Huffman) family. Social worker Kimara Walters (Regina King) seeks to help Shae (Ana Mulvoy-Ten) get out from her life as a 17-year-old prostitute. While Nicholas Coates (Timothy Hutton) and his wife Clair (Lili Taylor) hire an Haitian named Gabrielle (Mickaëlle X. Bizet) to be their son’s nanny in the third season of the anthology series.
On this day in 2016
- Iron Maiden's personal Boeing 747 was badly damaged after colliding with a tow truck while grounded at Santiago, Chile. The band's crew and their twenty tons of equipment were not onboard at the time of the crash, but two ground crew workers were injured..
- Lloyd Shapley, American Mathematician (2012 Nobel Prize, Game Theory), who died at 92.
On this day in 2015
- Michael Graves, American postmodernist architect and designer, who died at 80.
- Michael Graves, Architect.
- Terry Pratchett. English author.
- Terry Pratchett, English author of fantasy novels (Discworld), who died of Alzheimer's disease at 66.
On this day in 2014
- 8 people are killed,70 injured, & 2 buildings are leveled by a gas explosion in East Harlem, New York.
- Vera Chytilova, Director.
- TV SERIES
- Working the Engels: Season 1 is released.
The death of Ceil Engel's (Andrea Martin) husband left her with a law firm in debt and only her youngest child (Kacey Rohl) qualified to be an attorney in this comedy co-produced by NBC and Canada's Global network.
On this day in 2013
- The 2013 Papal conclave begins with no new Pope elected on the first day.
- JOGMEC becomes the first to successfully extract methane hydrate from seabed deposits.
- Clive Burr, drummer with Iron Maiden died in his sleep in London, four days after his 56th birthday, due to complications related to MS. Iron Maiden had the 1982 UK No.1 album The Number Of The Beast, and the 1991 UK No.1 single 'Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter'. Burr was a member of up-and-coming British metal band, Samson, before joining Maiden in 1979..
- Bob Dylan was voted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, marking the first time a rock musician had been chosen for the elite honor society. Officials in the Academy – which recognises music, literature and visual art – were unable to decide if Dylan belonged for his words or his music and instead inducted him as an honorary member like previous honorees Meryl Streep, Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese..
- Ganesh Pyne, Painter.
- Clive Burr, English drummer, who died from complications from multiple sclerosis at 56.
- Golden Grrrls was released by Golden Grrrls.
This is the full-length debut for the Scottish indie pop trio of Eilidh Rodgers, Ruary MacLean, and Rachel Aggs.
- Hit the Waves was released by The Mary Onettes.
The third full-length release for the Swedish indie-pop quartet is its first in five years and was produced with Daniel Lissvik.
- Home was released by Off with Their Heads.
The third full-length studio release for the Minneapolis punk band was produced by Bill Stevenson of the Descendents.
- Mala was released by Devendra Banhart.
The eighth full-length release from the singer-songwriter is his first on Nonesuch and was co-produced with collaborator/guitarist Noah Georgeson.
- Isles was released by Wild Belle.
Reggae and pop come together on the debut release from the Chicago-based brother-and-sister duo of Natalie and Elliot Bergman.
- The New Life was released by Girls Names.
The second full-length release for the Belfast band sees the addition of Philip Quinn to the group.
- The Next Day was released by David Bowie.
In the works for over two years with producer Tony Visconti, this is the first new studio release from David Bowie in ten years.
- The Deserters was released by Rachel Zeffira.
The self-produced debut solo release for the Cat's Eyes singer features a guest appearance from TOY.
- Opposites was released by Biffy Clyro.
The sixth release for the Scottish rock trio was produced by Garth "GGGarth"Richardson.
- Sound City: Real to Reel was released by Original Soundtrack.
The songs on the soundtrack to Dave Grohl's documentary about Sound City Studios (Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, Rage Against The Machine's self-titled debut, Pat Benatar's Crimes of Passion, and Nirvana's Nevermind were recorded there), were composed and recorded with its own 24-hour session using the Neve 8028 recording console from the legendary Los Angeles studio with such artists as Josh Homme, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Trent Reznor, Rick Springfield, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Fear's Lee Ving, members of the Foo Fighters, and surviving members of Nirvana.
- Old Sock was released by Eric Clapton.
JJ Cale, Chaka Khan Paul McCartney, and Steve Winwood guest on the British singer/guitarist's covers album that includes two original songs.
- What About Now was released by Bon Jovi.
The 12th studio release for the New Jersey rock band was produced with Jon Shanks.