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Today in the World Countries
- Saint Patrick's Day is being celebrated in Montserrat
- Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 's Birthday is being celebrated in Bangladesh
- St. Patrick's Day is being celebrated in Canada, Ireland
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins, American pop, R& B, and funk singer-songwriter (Parliament-Funkadelic - "Knee Deep"), who died at 81.
- Lance Reddick, TV Actor.
- 10,000 Gecs was released by 100 gecs.
This is the second full-length release from Los Angeles-based hyperpop duo 100 gecs.
- Fantasy was released by M83.
The first full-length studio release in seven years from French electronic band M83 was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen.
- Praise a Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds) was released by Yves Tumor.
The fifth full-length release from experimental artist Yves Tumor was produced by Noah Goldstein.
- Songs of Surrender was released by U2.
The latest release from Irish rock band U2 features acoustic or reimagined versions of 40 songs from its back catalogue.
- V was released by Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
The fifth full-length release from New Zealand band Unknown Mortal Orchestra features contributions from his father Chris Nielson and was created in Palm Springs, California, and Hilo, Hawaii.
- The Innocent - Not Rated is released.
When Abel learns that his mother is about to marry a man in prison, he freaks out. With the help of his best friend, he will do whatever it takes to protect her. But meeting his new stepfather may well offer him a new perspective.
- Shazam! Fury of the Gods - PG-13 is released.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods continues the story of teenage Billy Batson (Asher Angel) who, upon reciting the magic word “SHAZAM!, ” is transformed into his adult Super Hero alter ego, Shazam (Zachary Levi).
- Rimini - Not Rated is released.
Richie Bravo, once upon a time a successful pop star, chases after his faded fame in wintry Rimini. Trapped between permanent intoxication and concerts for busloads of tourists, his world starts to collapse when his adult daughter breaks into his life, demanding money from him that he doesn’t have.
- Rodeo - Not Rated is released.
Hot-tempered and fiercely independent, Julia (Julie Ledru) is a gearhead who thrives in hostile environments and turns every situation to her advantage. She has a talent for scamming condescending men who think it’s cute that she shows interest in their used motorbikes–and can’t fathom her riding away with gleeful abandon. Her obsession with the high-octane world of urban ‘Rodeos’ – illicit gatherings where riders show off their bikes and latest daring stunts – sparks a chance meeting with a volatile clique. Julia strives to prove herself to the ultra-masculine gang by performing cons and running errands for their incarcerated ring leader, Dom. She finds a surprising connection with Dom’s wife, Ophélie (Antonia Buresi) and son, a risky move that puts a target on her back. Julia is unsure who she can trust as the ultimate heist comes down the pike.
- Boston Strangler - R is released.
Loretta McLaughlin (Keira Knightley), a reporter for the Record-American newspaper, becomes the first journalist to connect the Boston Strangler murders. As the mysterious killer claims more and more victims, Loretta attempts to continue her investigation alongside colleague and confidante Jean Cole (Carrie Coon), yet the duo finds themselves stymied by the rampant sexism of the era. Nevertheless, McLaughlin and Cole bravely pursue the story at great personal risk, putting their own lives on the line in their quest to uncover the truth.
- Full River Red - Not Rated is released.
12th century China, during the Song Dynasty, set against a brewing rebellion by the Jin people against the Imperial Court. Two hours before a crucial diplomatic meeting between the Song Prime Minister Qin Hui and a high level Jin delegation, the Jin Ambassador is murdered. An important letter destined for the Emperor is stolen from him. As the search for the letter unfolds, alliances are formed, secrets are revealed, and no one can stop the truth that is destined to leave its mark in history.
- Inside - R is released.
Nemo (Willem Dafoe), an art thief, is trapped in a New York penthouse after his heist doesn’t go as planned. Locked inside with nothing but priceless works of art, he must use all his cunning and invention to survive.
- Moving On - March 17,2023 is released.
Two estranged friends, Claire (Jane Fonda) and Evelyn (Lily Tomlin), reunite to seek revenge on the petulant widower (Malcolm McDowell) of their recently deceased best friend. Along the way, Claire reconnects with her great love (Richard Roundtree) as each woman learns to make peace with the past and each other.
- TV SERIES
- Agent Elvis: Season 1 is released.
Elvis (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) joins a secret spy program in this animated series co-created by Priscilla Presley and John Eddie.
- Extrapolations: Season 1 is released.
Set in the near future, people are forced to make to life changing choices in the face of rapid climate change in the eight-part limited drama series from Scott Z. Burns.
- Swarm: Season 1 is released.
Dre (Dominique Fishback) becomes obsessed with a pop star in this series co-created by Donald Glover and Janine Nabers.
On this day in 2022
- Claude Giroux, NHL Philadelphia Flyers longest-serving captain, becomes only 2nd player in franchise history to play 1,000th game for the team, joining Bobby Clarke.
- Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari apologies for recent fuel shortages and power outages, including the failure of the national electricity grid and an increase in adulterated fuel.
- Christopher Alexander, Architect.
- Alan Rees, Welsh rugby union fly-half (3 Tests; Maesteg RFC), rugby league five eighth (Leeds RLFC) and cricket all-rounder (Glamorgan CCC), who died at 84.
- TV SERIES
- DMZ: Season 1 is released.
Alma (Rosario Dawson) searches for son in the near future where a second civil war has caused Manhattan to become a demilitarized zone in The limited series based on the comic series of the same name and executive produced by Ava DuVernay and Roberto Patino.
- Minx: Season 1 is released.
In 1970s Los Angeles, a young feminist named Joyce (Ophelia Lovibond) works with a low-rent publisher (Jake Johnson) to start the first erotic magazine for women in this comedy series written by Ellen Rapoport.
- Welcome to Flatch: Season 1 is released.
Cousins Kelly Mallet (Chelsea Holmes) and Lloyd "Shrub"Mallett (Sam Straley) are some of the residents of a midwestern town being filmed by a documentry crew in this comedy series from Jenny Bicks and Paul Feig that was based on British mockumentary This Country.[The first seven episodes will be available on Hulu on 17 Mar 2022]
On this day in 2021
- America's Cup, Auckland: Emirates Team New Zealand beats Italian yacht Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli by 46s in race 10 for a 7-3 series victory and retain the cup.
- America's Cup, Auckland: Emirates Team New Zealand beats Italian yacht Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli by 0.46s in race 10 for a 7-3 series victory; NZ retain Cup for 4th win.
- Freddie Redd, American hard-bop jazz pianist, organist, and composer, who died at 92.
- John Magufuli, Tanzanian politician (President of Tanzania (2015-2021) dies in office at 61.
- Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal - March 17,2021 is released.
Reenactments drive this documentary investigating the mastermind behind a scam to get the kids of rich and famous families into top US universities. [Netflix]
On this day in 2020
- European Union announces a 30-day ban on entering its 26 countries for almost all travelers as it struggles to contain COVID-19 pandemic.
- Golden Raspberry Film Awards (Razzies): Musical "Cats" wins six awards including worst film.
- French Open becomes first Grand Slam tennis tournament to be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic; moves from May 24-June 7 to September 20-October 4; conflicts with Laver Cup men’s team event.
- Chad begins repaying a $100 million debt to Angola with cattle, as more than 1,000 cows arrive in Luanda.
- UEFA announces the postponement of its flagship national team football competition, UEFA EURO 2020, due to be played in June / July due to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency.
- Roger Mayweather, American boxer (WBA & lineal super featherweight title 1983-84, WBC light welterweight 1987-89; IBO light welterweight; IBO welterweight 1994-95), who died at 58.
- Roger Mayweather, Boxer.
- Horst Felbermayr, Race Car Driver.
- Lyle Waggoner, American actor (The Carol Burnett Show; Wonder Woman), who died from cancer at 84.
On this day in 2019
- PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins biggest cheque in golf ($2.25m) by 1 stroke from Jim Furyk.
- Irish rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, Bernie Tormé died a day before he would have turned 67. Tormé is best known for his work with Gillan, as well as his brief stints with Ozzy Osbourne's backing band and Atomic Rooster..
- American R&B musician André Williams died in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 82. He started his career in the 1950s; his most famous songs include the hits ‘Jail Bait, ’ ‘Greasy Chicken, ’ ‘Bacon Fat’ and ‘Cadillac Jack’ (1966). He was also the co-author of the R&B hit ‘Shake a Tail Feather’..
- Flash flooding and a landslides kills at least 73 and injures about 60 in Sentani and Jayapura, Papua, eastern Indonesia.
- Facebook removes 1.5 million videos of the Christchurch mosque shootings in first 24 hrs after the attack, although only 1.2 million blocked at upload.
- Brazilian President Jair Bonsonaro arrives in the US for face-to-face meetings with Donald Trump.
- US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announces her presidential bid.
- Wales beats Ireland,25-7 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff to clinch the Six-Nations Rugby Championship and Grand Slam; Welsh fly-half Gareth Anscombe kicks 6 penalties and a conversion.
- Zimbabwe declares a state of emergency after Cyclone Idai tears through eastern Zimbabwe killing at least 259.
- [Zephire] Andre Williams, American R& B musician (" Jailbait" ; "Shake a Tail Feather"), who died at 82.
- [Zephire] Andre Williams, American R& B musician (Shake a Tail Feather), who died at 82.
- Barbara Benary, American composer (Gamelon Son Of Lion), who died at 73.
On this day in 2018
- China's National People's Congress appoints Wang Qishan as vice-president.
- Africa's only female head of state, Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim confirms she is resigning amid an expenses scandal.
- Ireland beats England,24-15 at Twickenham to wrap up Six Nations Rugby Championship; 3rd Grand Slam & 11th Triple Crown.
- Mike Macdonald, Comedian.
On this day in 2017
- Live-action remake "Beauty and the Beast" directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson opens.
- Derek Walcott, Caribbean poet (Omeros), Nobel Prize for Literature 1992, who died at 87.
- Detroit House Guests was released by Adult..
The seventh full-length release for the husband-and-wife duo of Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus features guest appearances from Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Dorit Chrysler, Light Asylum's Shannon Funchess, Swans' Michael Gira, Nitzer Ebb's Douglas J. McCarthy, and Lun*na Menoh.
- Full Closure and No Details was released by Gabriella Cohen.
This is the debut full length release for the singer-songwriter who was the former frontwoman of the Furrs.
- Paradise [EP] was released by Anohni.
The six-track EP was recorded during the same sessions as 2016's Hopelessness with production from Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke.
- Hot Thoughts was released by Spoon.
The ninth full-length release for indie rock band was co-produced with Dave Fridmann.
- In Mind was released by Real Estate.
The fourth full-length release for the Brooklyn-based New Jersey indie rock band is its first with new guitarist, Julian Lynch (Matt Mondanile left to concentrate on Ducktails).
- You're Not As _____ As You Think was released by Sorority Noise.
The third full-length release for the Connecticut-based indie rock band led by Cam Boucher was produced and mixed by Mike Sapone.
- The Haze was released by Pulled Apart Horses.
The fourth full-length release for the British rock band is its first with new drummer Tommy Davidson was produced by Ross Orton.
- Room 29 was released by Jarvis Cocker.
The collaboration between Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales is a song cycle about the various famous people who have stayed at Los Angeles's Chateau Marmont.
- Rather You Than Me was released by Rick Ross.
The ninth full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Dej Loaf, Future, Gucci Mane, Anthony Hamilton, Jeezy, Meek Mill, Nas, Raphael Saadiq, Chris Rock, Scrilla, Ty Dolla $ign, Wale, Yo Gotti, and Young Thug.
- Salutations was released by Conor Oberst.
The seventh full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter features full-band versions of tracks from 2016's Ruminations (plus seven new songs) with contributions from Pearl Charles, Jim James, Blake Mills, Gus Seyffert, Maria Taylor, Nathaniel Walcott, M. Ward, Gillian Welch, and Jonathan Wilson.
- Spirit was released by Depeche Mode.
The 14th full-length studio release for the British electronic band was produced by Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford.
- Song to Song - R is released.
In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling), and music mogul Cook (Michael Fassbender) and the waitress whom he ensnares (Natalie Portman) — chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.
- The Belko Experiment - R is released.
In a twisted social experiment, a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogata, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.
- The Devil's Candy - Not Rated is released.
Diehard metalhead and struggling artist Jesse (Ethan Embry) moves with his wife (Shiri Appleby) and daughter (Kiara Glasco) to a middle-of-nowhere Texas town, unaware that the new house they got for an unbelievable deal comes with a grisly history. Disturbing demonic goings-on culminate with the appearance of Ray (Pruitt Taylor Vince). He’s the home’s former resident, and he’s here to do the Devil’s bidding. [IFC Midnight]
- T2 Trainspotting - R is released.
First there was an opportunity......then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.
- Mean Dreams - R is released.
Follows Casey and Jonas, two teenagers desperate to escape their broken and abusive homes and examines the desperation of life on the run and the beauty of first love.
- Deidra & Laney Rob a Train - TV-14 is released.
Deidra Tanner is a whip-smart high school senior who sells answers to chemistry tests to save up for college, all the while helping her mother raise her stubborn little sister, Laney, and her brother, Jet. It’s more than your average teenager can handle, but Deidra runs a tight ship—that is, until Mom blows a mental gasket at her retail job and throws a high-end TV on the pavement. When Deidra realizes that jail time is ironically proving to be a healthy and therapeutic break from single parent life for her mom, her life is derailed. When she conjures up the will to face her new circumstances, Deidra focuses her talents on the train tracks in her own backyard. [Netflix]
- After the Storm - Not Rated is released.
Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Abe Hiroshi) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay his child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother Yoshiko (Kiki Kilin) and his beautiful ex-wife Kyoko (Maki Yoko) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a place in the life of his young son Shingo (Yoshizawa Taiyo) – until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.
- Beauty and the Beast - PG is released.
Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
- Betting on Zero - Not Rated is released.
Writer/director Ted Braun follows controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman as he puts a billion dollars on the line in his crusade to expose Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history.
- TV SERIES
- Marvel's Iron Fist: Season 1 is released.
15 years after he disappeared, Daniel Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York to claim control over his family's company, only to discover a long-fated enemy who will test his kung-fu skills and the power of the Iron Fist.
On this day in 2016
- Brazilian federal judge blocks swearing-in of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as Chief of Staff to President Dilma Rousseff, as part of "Car Wash" controversy.
- Archaeologists announce discovery of iron age warrior king buriel ground with 75 graves 2,500 years old in Pocklington, Northern England.
- Archaeologists announce the discovery of an 2,500 year old iron age warrior king burial ground, with 75 graves in Pocklington, Northern England.
- English indie rock band The 1975 were at No.1 on the US album chart with their second album I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It. The album title set the record for the longest of a Billboard No.1 album with 71 characters..
- Paul Daniels, British magician (The Paul Daniels Magic Show), who died at 77.
- Paul Daniels, Magician.
- Sandy Mcdonald, Religious Leader.
On this day in 2015
- Bob Appleyard, Cricket Player.
- Bob Appleyard, English cricketer (superb England off-spinner, brief career), who died at 90.
- Down to Believing was released by Allison Moorer.
The eighth full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter was influenced by her break up with Steve Earle and the autism diagnosis for her son Henry.
- Eclipse was released by Twin Shadow.
The third full-length release for George Lewis Jr. as Twin Shadow features guest appearances from Lily Elise and D'Angelo Lacy.
- Maze of Woods was released by Inventions.
This is the second release from the collaboration between Matthew Cooper and Mark T. Smith.
- Little Neon Limelight was released by Houndmouth.
The second full-length release for the Indiana folk-influenced rock band was produced by Dave Cobb.
- Golem was released by Wand.
The second full-length release from the Los Angeles-based psych rock band was produced by Chris Woodhouse.
- Goon was released by Tobias Jesso Jr..
The debut full-length release for the Canadian singer-songwriter features production from Black Keys' Patrick Carney, Ariel Rechtshaid, and Girls' Chet White.
- Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith was released by Seth Avett.
Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield's cover album features 12 songs from Elliott Smith's seven releases.
- Spaces Everywhere was released by The Monochrome Set.
This is the third full-length release since the British post-punk band reformed in 2011.
- Shedding Skin was released by Ghostpoet.
The third full-length release for Obaro Ejimiw as Ghostpoet features guest appearances from Etta Bond, Melanie De Biasio, Lucy Rose, Nadine Shah, and Paul Smith
- Strangers to Ourselves was released by Modest Mouse.
This is the first full-length studio release from alternative rock band led by Isaac Brock in eight years.
- Tracker was released by Mark Knopfler.
The eighth full-length solo release for the former Dire Straits lead singer was produced with Guy Fletcher.
- TV SERIES
- iZombie: Season 1 is released.
Based on the DC comic of the same name, Olivia "Liv"Moore (Rose McIver) was a medical student who after becoming a zombie takes a job in a coroner's office where she has access to brains to eat. However, she discovers she takes on the person's traits and memories after consuming their brain. With encouragement from her boss Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti (Rahul Kohli), she helps homicide detective Clive Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin) solve murders with her new abilities.
- One Big Happy: Season 1 is released.
Produced by produced by Ellen DeGeneres, Lizzy (Elisha Cuthbert), who still hasn't met the right woman, decides to have a baby with her still single best friend Luke (Nick Zano), only to him fall in love and marry Prudence (Kelly Brook) just as Lizzy conceives.
- Community: Season 6 is released.
After NBC canceled the series, new streaming service Yahoo! Screen picked up the sixth season of the comedy.
On this day in 2014
- The Republic of Crimea is declared.
- Sia releases her single "Chandelier" with a music video featuring Maddie Ziegler.
- Roy Trantham, Race Car Driver.
- L'Wren Scott [Laura Bambrough], American fashion designer and partner of Mick Jagger, commits suicide at 49.
- Joseph Kerman, American educator and musicologist ( Contemplating Music: Challenges to Musicology), who died at 89.
- Gene Feist, American actor, playwright, producer and co-founder of Roundabout Theater Company, who died at 91.
- Piano Ombre was released by François & the Atlas Mountains.
The fourth full-length release for the Afropop-influenced indie pop band led François Marry was produced by Ash Workman.
- Best of Times was released by My Sad Captains.
The third studio release for the British indie rock band led by Ed Wallis was mixed by Larry Crane.
- The Nocturne Diaries was released by Eliza Gilkyson.
The latest release for the Austin-based singer-songwriter was produced by her son, Cisco Ryder.
On this day in 2013
- 54th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Ole Miss beats Florida,66-63.
- Toyo Ito wins the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize.
- 60th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Miami beats North Carolina,87-77.
- Pope Francis delivers his first Angelus prayer and blessing.
- 10 people are killed by a car bombing in Basra, Iraq.
- John Lennon and George Harrison were honoured with a blue plaque at the site of the former Apple Boutique in a ceremony in London held at at 94 Baker Street. The new plaque reads "John Lennon, M.B.E.,1940-1980, and George Harrison, M.B.E.,1943-2001, worked here.".
- Jan van Houwelingen, Dutch politician (Undersecretary of Defense (CDA), who died at 73.
- TV SERIES
- In The Flesh: Season 1 is released.
Haunted by what he had done before being treated for Partially Deceased Syndrome (PDS) [with injections and make-up so he looks less undead],17-year-old Kieran Walker (Luke Newberry) reluctantly returns to his hometown of Roarton. He is faced with his wary parents and his sister Jemima (Harriet Cains), now a member of the vigilantes group, Human Volunteer Force, who rather kill all who have PDS.