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Today in the World Countries

  • Nauryz holiday is being celebrated in Kazakhstan
  • Navruz Holiday is being celebrated in Tajikistan
  • Novruz Holiday is being celebrated in Azerbaijan, Iran
  • Pakistan Day is being celebrated in Pakistan
  • Southern Africa Liberation Day is being celebrated in Angola
  • People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippel's musical "Bad Cinderella" opens at Imperial Theatre, NYC; runs for 85 performances.
  • Canada records record population growth (+2.7%), adding 1 million people in 2022, mostly through immigration.
  • Megan Hess, Illustrator, born in Australia.
  • The Night Agent: Season 1 is released. FBI agent Peter Sutherland (Gabriel Basso) takes a call on an emergency hotline for spies from non-spy Rose Larkin (Luciane Buchanan) in this Shawn Ryan thriller based on Matthew Quirk's novel of the same name.
  • Storyteller for Switch is released. Storyteller is a game about building stories. Start with a title, settings and characters and create a story that fits the story’s description. Play with stories of love, intrigue, crime, monsters, betrayal, and more.
  • Harry Kane overtakes Wayne Rooney's record to become England's all-time greatest goalscorer in 2-1 victory over Italy with his 54th goal.
  • Frank LeMaster, American football linebacker (Pro Bowl 1981 Philadelphia Eagles; SF 49ers), who died at 71.

On this day in 2022

  • Abel Prize, mathematics'Nobel equivalent, awarded to American Dennis Sullivan for his work on topography.
  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the age of 50 marries Stella Moris in prison in Belmarsh prison, London.
  • Jimmy Lindley, English jockey (2,000 Guineas 1963,66; St Leger 1964) and broadcaster (BBC), who died at 86.

On this day in 2021

  • First ever tweet by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey "just setting up my twttr" sells for $2.9 million in digitally autographed version.
  • Cargo ship Ever Given gets stuck in the Suez Canal, Egypt, a 400m megaship it completely blocks the shipping canal.
  • Ethel Gabriel (nee Nagy), American record producer and label executive (RCA,1943-84), who died at 99.
  • Don Heffington, American touring and session drummer, singer, songwriter and producer (Lone Justice; Watkins Family Hour; Emmylou Harris), who died of leukemia at 70.
  • George Segal, American actor (Carbon Copy; Fun With Dick & Jane; Just Shoot Me!), and banjo player, who died at 87.
  • Julié Pomagalski, French snowboarder (World C'ship gold snowboard cross 1999), who died in an avalanche at 40.
  • Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil: Season 1 is released. The four-part documentary series directed by Michael D. Ratner features discussions of the pop singer's personal and professional life including what led to her near-fatal drug overdose in 2018 and her ensuing recovery.
  • Chronicle of Innsmouth: Mountains of Madness for PC is released. The second chapter in the "Chronicle of Innsmouth"saga. A team of scientists are attempting to be the first to reach a previously unknown chain of mountains higher than the Himalayas. Within a huge cavern they discover the alien bodies of hithertofore unknown creatures frozen in the ice walls.
  • Arkham Horror: Mother's Embrace for PC is released. The year is 1926: a professor of astronomy is found dead in her mansion and everything indicates that she has been the victim of a heinous murder. Choose from 12 intrepid investigators from the Arkham Horror games, each with a unique set of skills, and assemble your team to shed the light over this mysterious death.Find clues, perform interrogations and progress through nine chapters as the story unfolds. Your investigation will take you to visit shadowed institutions and mysterious locales, ranging from Miskatonic University, the Arkham Asylum, and the bayous of Louisiana. As you face off against Lovecraftian horrors, your investigators will descend deeper into the depths of madness, affecting their level of sanity and causing traumas that will impact the course of your investigation. Care about your sanity and make the right choices the Ancient Ones are preparing their return.
  • Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Game Series for Switch is released. On the unforgiving world of Pandora a Hyperion 'suit' and a con artist embark on an adventure to recover cash they both think is theirs. In this award-winning universe created by Gearbox Software, experience the story of Rhys and Fiona, unwilling partners on a quest for greatness.
  • Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town for Switch is released. Inspired by tales of their grandfather's pioneering days, the protagonist decides to pack their bags and leave the hustle and bustle of big city life for the frontier in Olive Town. When they arrive, they run into Victor, the town's mayor and their grandfather's old friend. He brings them to the old farm, which has been reclaimed by nature over the years. Determined to breathe life back into their grandfather's dream and follow in his footsteps, the protagonist rolls up their sleeves and gets to work. Olive Townwhich is just a stone's throw away from the farmis a port town built on the tip of a peninsula. It might be a quiet little town, but it is home to a whole host of unique characters. And while the townsfolk get by well enough in this picturesque seaside locale, a little more tourism never hurt anyone... The long-awaited brand new entry in the original farm/life simulation franchise, known in Japan as Bokujo Monogatari, makes its debut on Nintendo Switch, bringing players more freedom than ever before to shape an untamed wilderness and customize their farm down to the very tile. A new cast of marriage candidates, a town that grows and thrives along with your farm, and a request system highlight the new features, all while retaining the core elements of the STORY OF SEASONS series. Finding Earth Sprites while exploring your farmland may lead you to mysterious, fantastical lands such as gardens where the seasons never change, an island in the sky, or even the inside of a volcano! KEY FEATURES-Cultivate Your Farm, Cultivate Your TownTame the wilderness of the peninsula and build your farm from the ground up! Gather and process materials to fulfill requests and improve Olive Town's infrastructure, upgrade tools, or commission new outfits and accessories.-Simple Mechanics, Deep GameplayGreenhorn farmers can rest easy with the return of Seedling Mode and Normal Mode. Veteran players ready to create a bustling farm of their own will find familiar features and facilities with new twists on classic gameplay elements. -A Farm of Endless PossibilitiesClear the land, repair old facilities, and place new ones wherever you see fit. Level up your farming skills and craft a variety of decorations and facilities, from fences and automatic feeders for livestock to sprinklers for crops!-There's Always Something Going on in Olive Town!Participate in local festivals as the town comes to life with over 200 unique events! Get to know your neighbors better and you may even find love with a special someone among them.
  • Overcooked! All You Can Eat for Switch is released. Overcooked!, Overcooked! 2 and all additional content are blended together and remastered in this delicious definitive edition! Enjoy hundreds of levels of cooperative cooking chaos across increasingly perilous and obscure kitchens.
  • Sanity of Morris for Xbox One is released. Sanity of Morris: a psychological horror adventure game. Your flashlight reveals the clues you need to stay sane in the search for your father. Discover the truth. Could aliens be real?
  • Brazil's daily COVID-19 pandemic death toll passes 3,000 (3,251) for the first time (298,676 total deaths reported) as country's Supreme Court blocks President Jair Bonsonaro overturning local restrictions.
  • Benny Dees, American college basketball coach (U of New Orleans; U of Wyoming; Western Carolina Uni), who died at 86.
  • Keith Reid from Procol Harum, died aged 76 from colon cancer. They scored the 1967 UK No.1 & US No.5 single 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' (one of the few singles to have sold over 10 million copies) and the hits 'Homburg', 'Conquistador'. Reid wrote all the band's lyrics, but was not a performing member. As a songwriter he also co-wrote 'You're the Voice', a UK 1986 top-10 hit for Australian singer John Farnham..

On this day in 2020

  • New York confirmed as center of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US with 20,875 cases (5,707 in the last day) and 157 deaths.
  • Immediate global ceasefire to fight COVID-19 pandemic called for by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
  • African American Daniel Prude dies after being physically retrained by police in Rochester, New York, including having a hood put over his head.
  • COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns imposed in South Africa and the United Kingdom while other European nations extend and strengthen their lockdowns.
  • WHO says the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating,1st 100,000 cases took 67 days,2nd 100,000 cases 11 days,3rd 100,000 cases 4 days.
  • Benjamin Smit, Curacaos architect (St Elizabeth Hospital), who died at 97.
  • Branko Cikatic, Croatian kickboxer (first K-1 World Grand Prix Heavyweight C'ship 1993), who died from Parkinson's disease at 65.
  • Half-Life: Alyx for PC is released. Half-Life: Alyx is Valve's VR return to the Half-Life series. It's the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. Playing as Alyx Vance, you are humanity's only chance for survival. The Combine's control of the planet since the Black Mesa incident has only strengthened as they corral the remaining population in cities. Among them are some of Earth's greatest scientists: you and your father, Dr. Eli Vance. As founders of a fledgling resistance, you've continued your clandestine scientific activityperforming critical research, and building invaluable tools for the few humans brave enough to defy the Combine. Every day, you learn more about your enemy, and every day you work toward finding a weakness.ABOUT GAMEPLAY IN VR:Valve's return to the Half-Life universe that started it all was built from the ground up for virtual reality. VR was built to enable the gameplay that sits at the heart of Half-Life.Immerse yourself in deep environmental interactions, puzzle solving, world exploration, and visceral combat.Lean to aim around a broken wall and under a Barnacle to make an impossible shot. Rummage through shelves to find a healing syringe and some shotgun shells. Manipulate tools to hack alien interfaces. Toss a bottle through a window to distract an enemy. Rip a Headcrab off your face and throw it at a Combine soldier.Extra content for Index ownersCustomers who have purchased Valve Index hardware by the end of 2019 will have access to unique bonuses starting early next year:* Explore environments from Half-Life: Alyx in your SteamVR Home space* Alternate gun skins to embellish Alyx's arsenal* Special Half-Life: Alyx-themed content for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2Community-built environments* A set of Source 2 tools for building new environments will ship with the game, enabling any player to build and contribute new environments for the community to enjoy. Hammer, Valve's level authoring tool, has been updated with all of the game's virtual reality gameplay tools and components.

On this day in 2019

  • More than 1 million march on to demanda new EU referendum in London, England.
  • Syrian Democratic Forces announce that the last Islamic State territory has been retaken raising flags in Baghuz, Syria and ending the five-year Islamic State "caliphate".
  • Italy signs up to China's Belt and Road Initiative with deals signed in Rome between Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

On this day in 2018

  • A Sahara sandstorm turns snow in Sochi, Russia, orange in one of the largest-ever transfers of desert sand.
  • DuShon Monique Brown, American actor (Prison Break, Connie-Chicago Fire), who died at 49.
  • Final Portrait is released. Final Portrait is the story of the touching and offbeat friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord and Alberto Giacometti, as seen through Lord’s eyes and revealing unique insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and sometimes the chaos of the artistic process. Set in 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, Lord is asked by his friend, Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, promises Giacometti, will take only a few days and so Lord agrees — ultimately wondering “how much longer can it go on like this?” [Sony Pictures Classics]
  • A Bag of Marbles is released. Paris,1941: Joseph and Maurice are the sons of Roman, the local barber. At 10 and 12, the boys have so little understanding of the persecution of Jews that Joseph thinks nothing of swapping his yellow star for a bag of marbles. Despite their naiveté, Roman knows that their best chance to escape the Nazi roundup is to flee on their own to Vichy France, where their older brothers Albert and Henri have found safe haven. Always one false move from tragedy, these tenacious urchins survive on courage, ingenuity and more than a bit of cunning as they make their precarious way through France hoping to reunite with their family. More than anything, it’s their brotherly bond that gets them through their ordeals.
  • Back to Burgundy is released. Jean (Pio Marmai) left his native Burgundy and the family wine business a decade ago to travel around the world. The black sheep of the family, he unexpectedly returns home to reconnect with his ailing father. When Jean’s father dies, his sister Juliette (Ana Girardot) takes over the reins of the “domaine” together with their younger brother, Jérémie (François Civil), who has recently married into one of the region’s more prestigious wine families. As the business is transferred to the children, a prohibitive inheritance tax must be dealt with. As four seasons and two harvests unfold, emotional and work-related conflicts erupt which will force the siblings to reinvent their relationships and their own life choices if they are to survive as a family and a business.
  • Beauty and the Dogs is released. When Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, is raped by police officers after leaving a party, she is propelled into a harrowing night in which she must fight for her rights even though justice lies on the side of her tormentors.
  • I Kill Giants is released. Barbara Thorson (Madison Wolfe) is a teenage girl who escapes the realities of school and a troubled family life by retreating into her magical world of fighting evil giants. With the help of her new friend Sophia (Sydney Wade) and her school counselor (Zoe Saldana), Barbara learns to face her fears and battle the giants that threaten her world.
  • The Workshop is released. La Ciotat, the South of France. Antoine attends a summer writing workshop in which a few young people have been selected to write a crime thriller with the help of Olivia, a famous novelist. The creative process will recall the town’s industrial past, a form of nostalgia to which Antoine feels indifferent. More concerned with the fears of the modern world, the young man soon clashes with the group and Olivia, who seems at the same time alarmed and captivated by Antoine’s violence. [Strand Releasing]
  • Sherlock Gnomes is released. Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renown detective, Sherlock Gnomes, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.
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  • Pacific Rim: Uprising is released. The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising. John Boyega stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous Kaiju. Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)—who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction. Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left. [Universal Pictures]
  • Paul, Apostle of Christ is released. Paul, Apostle of Christ is the story of two men. Luke, as a friend and physician, risks his life when he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero’s darkest, bleakest prison cell. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians, and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. Before Paul’s death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of “The Way” and the birth of what will come to be known as the church. Bound in chains, Paul’s struggle is internal. He has survived so much—floggings, shipwreck, starvation, stoning, hunger and thirst, cold and exposure—yet as he waits for his appointment with death, he is haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds. Alone in the dark, he wonders if he has been forgotten... and if he has the strength to finish well. Two men struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread their message to the world.
  • Isle of Dogs is released. Isle of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi,12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
  • Midnight Sun is released. Midnight Sun is a romantic tearjerker about 17-year-old Katie Price (Bella Thorne), sheltered at home since childhood with a rare genetic condition, a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. Having only her father Jack (Rob Riggle) for company, Katie's world opens up after dark when she ventures outside to play her guitar. One night, her dreams come true when she's noticed and asked out by her longtime crush Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger), whom she's secretly watched from her bedroom window for years. As they embark on nightly summer excursions, Katie's risk to sunlight grows and she's presented with the gut-wrenching dilemma of whether she can live a normal life with her newfound soul mate.
  • Ismael's Ghosts is released. Twenty-one years ago, she ran away. And twenty-one years later, Carlotta (Marion Cotillard) is back from the void. But Ismael (Mathieu Amalric) has been busy rebuilding a life for himself with Sylvia (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and working on his next feature film. As Ismael's trials and tribulations unfurl, so too do those of his film's protagonist: the idle, funny and reckless diplomat Ivan Dédalus (Louis Garrel). The character is a nod to the ghost of another of Desplechin's creations, the brother of Paul Dédalus, three-time hero of "My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument, ""A Christmas Tale"and "My Golden Days."A film within a film - and then some, Desplechin layers narrative upon narrative.
  • Unsane is released. A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear - but is it real or is it a product of her delusion?
  • Roxanne Roxanne is released. In the early 1980s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the age of 14, Lolita "Roxanne Shanté"Gooden was well on her way to becoming a hip-hop legend as she hustled to provide for her family while defending herself from the dangers of the streets of the Queensbridge Projects in NYC.
  • Game Over, Man! is released. Three childhood friends grew up with the dream of becoming videogame creators, only to land as low-level maids in a downtown LA hotel. When a flamboyant billionaire celebrity partying at their hotel unexpectedly offers to finance their game… before they can bust out the champagne, the hotel is taken over by terrorists and the billionaire is held hostage. It’s up to the dipshits to rescue their bankroller and make their life-changing dreams come true.
  • Boarding House Reach was released by Jack White. The third full-length solo release for The White Stripes/The Raconteurs artist features contributions from C.W. Stoneking, Esther Rose and Ann & Regina McCrary of The McCrary Sisters.
  • Hormone Lemonade was released by Cavern of Anti-Matter. The third full-length release for the project of Stereolab's Tim Gane was recorded to tape over three one-hour sessions.
  • New Material was released by Preoccupations. The third full-length release for the Canadian post-punk quartet was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnson.
  • Longwave was released by Bonny Doon. This is the second full-length release for the Detroit indie rock band.
  • May Your Kindness Remain was released by Courtney Marie Andrews. The sixth full-length release for the Arizona-born singer-songwriter was produced by Mark Howard.
  • POST- was released by Jeff Rosenstock. The third full-length solo release for the Long Island singer-songwriter features contributions from Chris Farren, Dan Potthast, PUP, Laura Stevenson, and Antarctigo Vespucci.
  • Radyo Siwèl was released by Mélissa Laveaux. The fourth full-length release for the Canadian-born artist was influenced by her Haitian heritage.
  • Space Gun was released by Guided Voices. The latest release from the indie rock band led by the prolific Robert Pollard introduces Mark Shue and Bobby Bare, Jr. to the line-up.
  • Staying at Tamara's was released by George Ezra. The second full-length release for the British singer-songwriter features a guest appearance from First Aid Kit.
  • Twentytwo in Blue was released by Sunflower Bean. The second full-length release for the Brooklyn indie pop trio of Julia Cumming, Nick Kivlen, and Jacob Faber was co-produced by Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Jacob Portrait.
  • Detective Pikachu for 3DS is released. As Tim Goodman, you will partner with a self-proclaimed "great detective"Pikachu to solve strange occurrences all over Ryme City. Together you must investigate, take notes, and meet up with other Pokémon to unravel the city's greatest mysteries. Tim is searching for his missing father in Ryme City, but instead encounters a witty, tough-talking Pikachu! Along the way, experience over 150 fun-filled animated cutscenes starring this unique Pikachu, providing helpful hints or talking up a storm. You can also tap the extra-large Detective Pikachu amiibo™ figure to access all cutscenes up until the current chapter played. As you investigate crime scenes, gather testimonies, uncover information, and interact with Pokémon to solve cases. You’ll have to put your detective skills to the test to foil the mastermind behind the disturbances in Ryme City. All in a day's work for detective Pikachu. [Nintendo]
  • Ash of Gods: Redemption for PC is released. Ash of Gods: Redemption is a turn-based RPG that combines tactical combat, CCG elements, and a constantly evolving story in which no one is safe from death, including the main characters.
  • A Way Out for PC is released. The story of A Way Out begins in prison with two separate inmates, Leo and Vincent, who don’t know each other. While their individual stories progress, players have to build a relationship based on trust as they break both men out of prison into the world beyond. This co-op only experience is meant to be played together with a friend on a couch or online. A Way Out is a game uniquely tailored for two players to work together no matter the situation. Through a compelling narrative, Leo and Vincent will embark on an emotional adventure, where they live some memorable action moments that they face together including car chases, stealth passages, melee fights, shootouts and many more. [Electronic Arts]
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom for PC is released. Re-enter the animated world of Ni no Kuni in the sequel to the role-playing masterpiece developed by LEVEL-5. Explore a beautifully crafted world and experience the gripping story in an all-new RPG adventure. LEVEL-5 reunites with Yoshiyuki Momose on character design and Music created by Joe Hisaishi in the production of the next Ni no Kuni tale.
  • Castle of Heart for Switch is released. A classic action platformer at the genre's best… and most challenging, with plentiful of new twists on formula to experience. The players take control over a cursed knight, turned to stone by the evil sorcerer's spell, but ready to prove that love and courage can conquer even the darkest magic.
  • Peru's Congress swears in Vice-President Martín Vizcarra as the new President after Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned amid corruption scandal.

On this day in 2017

  • Lola Albright, American singer and actress (Delta Country, Kid Galahad, A Cold Wind in August), who died at 92.
  • Kona for PlayStation 4 is released. Northern Canada,1970. A strange blizzard ravages Atamipek Lake. Step into the shoes of a detective to explore the eerie village, investigate surreal events, and battle the elements to survive. The first installment in a series of four games, Kona is a chilly interactive tale you won’t soon forget. []
  • Othello for Switch is released. The well-acclaimed board game for all ages, Othello, is now on Nintendo Switch! Play in the comfort of your home or outside, and play in a style that suits you best!A total of 16 levels of computer AI difficulty are available for single-player modes! Hints on where the stones can be placed, and displays to show which tiles will be flipped in this move are also available to help new players understand the game better!Two-player mode is also available! Both players can play together on one Nintendo Switch by simply sharing the Joy-Con, or using the touch screen!Do play with your family and friends!

On this day in 2016

  • GPR investigation of Shakespeare's tomb at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford concludes the Bard's skull probably has been stolen.
  • Joe Garagiola, American MLB catcher (4 teams,1946-54), sportscaster, and TV host (Today Show), who died at 90.
  • Ken Howard, American actor (The White Shadow), who died at 71.
  • Gegham Grigorian, Armenian operatic tenor, and artistic director (Yerevan Opera,2000-07), who died at 65.
  • Peter Moores, British businessman and director (Littlewoods), who died at 83.
  • Grammy-winning record producer Ethel Gabriel passed away in New York aged 99. A trailblazer for women in the music industry, she was one of the first women to work as a record producer. "We had a son-of-a-gun president at RCA who was not favourable to women in the industry, "she said in 1992. "He put me in charge of the Camden label, the economy line subsidiary, because it was supposed to fold. I’m sure he thought it was a way to get rid of me. Well, I made a multimillion dollar line out of it, conceived, programed and produced everything.".

On this day in 2015

  • Gloria Gaynor's hit 'I Will Survive' was selected to enter the US National Recording Registry. It joined Metallica's Master of Puppets and Mahler's Symphony No 9 on the list of culturally significant recordings..
  • British entertainer James Corden becomes the host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS; hosts the program through 2023.
  • Lil'Chris [Hardman], British rock singer (Checkin'It Out), takes his own life at 24.
  • Roy Douglas, English composer and arranger (Tomorrow We Live - At Dawn We Die), who died at 107.
  • Lease Of Life was released by Errors. The fourth full-length release for the Scottish alternative rock trio features guest appearances from Bek Oliva and Cecilia Stamp.
  • I Don't Like Shit: I Don't Go Outside was released by Earl Sweatshirt. The second full-length studio release for the Los Angeles rapper features guest appearances from Dash, Na'kel, Vince Staples, and Wiki.
  • If I Was was released by The Staves. The second full-length release for the British folk-influenced sister trio was produced by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver.
  • Cortar Todo was released by Zu. The latest release for the Italian experimental jazz-metal band is its first with new drummer Gabe Serbian.
  • Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue was released by Van Morrison. Produced with Don Was and Bob Rock, the album from the Hall of Fame artist features new arrangements of some of his less well known songs as duets with George Benson, Michael Bublé, Natalie Cole, Chris Farlowe, Georgie Fame, Mick Hucknall, Mark Knopfler, Taj Mahal, daughter Shania Morrison, Gregory Porter, P.J. Proby, Mavis Staples, Joss Stone, Clare Teal, Steve Winwood, and Bobby Womack.
  • Lee Kuan Yew, Founding father of modern Singapore and 1st Prime Minister of Singapore (1959-90), who died of pneumonia at 91.
  • TV personality Kris Jenner and athlete Bruce Jenner divorce after 13 years of marriage.
  • Nick Peters, American Baseball Hall of Fame writer (Oakland Tribune, Sacramento Bee, Berkeley Gazette, San Francisco Chronicle), who died at 75.

On this day in 2014

  • British artist Lil' Chris was found dead in Suffolk at the age of 24. Chris Hardman first rose to fame on the UK reality show Rock School in 2006 when he was just 15 years old. He later released a hit single, 'Checkin' It Out, ' which reached No.3 on the UK singles chart..
  • Adolfo Suárez, Politician.
  • Carmelo Bossi, Italian light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1960), who died at 74.
  • Geriatric1927 [Peter Oakley], English video blogger, who died at 86.


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