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Today in the World Countries

  • Commonwealth Covenant Day is being celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands
  • Full Moon of Tabaung is being celebrated in Myanmar
  • Madin Full Moon Poya Day is being celebrated in Sri Lanka
  • Memorial Day is being celebrated in Argentina
  • Nauryz holiday is being celebrated in Kazakhstan
  • Navruz Holiday is being celebrated in Tajikistan
  • Novruz Holiday is being celebrated in Azerbaijan
  • People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

Happening Today

  • EVENTS
  • Chocolate factory explosion in West Reading borough, Pennsylvania kills at least four people and injuries 10, with three missing.
  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • The Five Devils is released. Vicky (Sally Dramé), a strange and solitary little girl, has a magical gift: she can reproduce any scent she likes, and collects them in a series of carefully labelled jars. She has secretly captured the scent of Joanne (Adèle Exarchopoulos), her mother for whom she nurtures a wild, excessive love. When her father’s sister Julia (Swala Emati) bursts into their life, Vicky reproduces her smell and is transported into dark and archaic memories which lead her to uncover the secrets of her village, her family and her own existence.
  • Nam June Paik: Moon Is the Oldest TV is released. A chronicle of the life and times of Nam June Paik, a pillar of the American avant-garde in the 20th century, widely regarded as the father of video art, who coined the phrase “Electronic Superhighway, ” and is arguably the most famous Korean artist in modern history.
  • Tori and Lokita is released. In Belgium today, a young boy and an adolescent girl who have travelled alone from Africa pit their invincible friendship against the cruel conditions of their exile.
  • Walk Up is released. Byungsoo (Kwon Haehyo), a film director, goes with his daughter Jeongsu (Park Miso), an aspiring interior designer, to a building owned by an old friend (Lee Hyeyoung) already established in the design field. She gives them a tour of the property, which includes a restaurant and cooking studio on the first two floors, her office in the basement, a residence on the third floor and an artist’s studio at the top. The three of them amicably chat the day away. But when his daughter leaves to get more wine, Byungsoo is left to spend time with the landlord and the other residents of her building.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • The Lost King is released. In this inspiring true story, amateur historian Philippa Langley (Sally Hawkins) believes she has made the archeological find of the century: the lost burial site of King Richard III. She takes on Britain’s most eminent historians, forcing them to rethink the legacy of one of the most controversial rulers in English history.
  • MOVIES: R
  • John Wick: Chapter 4 is released. John Wick (Keanu Reeves) uncovers a path to defeating The High Table. But before he can earn his freedom, Wick must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe and forces that turn old friends into foes.
  • Tetris is released. Henk Rogers (Taron Egerton) discovers TETRIS in 1988, and then risks everything by traveling to the Soviet Union, where he joins forces with the original inventor Alexey Pajitnov (Nikita Efremov) to bring the iconic video game to the masses. Based on a true story.
  • A Good Person is released. Daniel (Morgan Freeman) is brought together with Allison (Florence Pugh), the once thriving young woman with a bright future who was involved in an unimaginable tragedy that took his daughter’s life. As grief-stricken Daniel navigates raising his teenage granddaughter and Allison seeks redemption, they discover that friendship, forgiveness, and hope can flourish in unlikely places.
  • TV SERIES
  • Up Here: Season 1 is released. Set in New York City during the last days of 1999, Lindsay (Mae Whitman) and Miguel (Carlos Valdes) meet and fall in love in the musical comedy series from Steven Levenson, Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and Robert Lopez.
  • Yellowjackets: Season 2 is released. The second season of the drama introduces adult versions of Vanessa Palmer (Lauren Ambrose) and Lottie Matthews (Simone Kessell) as well as an amateur detective (Elijah Wood).
  • ALBUMS
  • 93696 was released by Liturgy. The latest full-length release from Brooklyn-based black metal band Liturgy was recorded by Steve Albini.
  • Did You Know That There's a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd. was released by Lana Del Rey. The ninth full-length studio release from singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey features guest appearances from Jon Batiste, Bleachers, Father John Misty, Tommy Genesis, Riopy, and SYML.
  • False Lankum was released by Lankum. The latest full-length release from Irish experimental folk band False Lankum was produced by John "Spud"Murphy.
  • Good Luck was released by DebFriday. The debut full-length release from Toronto-based Debby Friday was produced with Holy Fuck's Graham Walsh and features a guest appearance from Uñas.
  • The Art of Forgetting was released by Caroline Rose. The fifth full-length release from Austin-based indie artist Caroline Rose was self-produced.
  • So Much (For) Stardust was released by Fall Out Boy. The eighth full-length studio release from Fall Out Boy was produced by Neal Avron.
  • Scaring the Hoes was released by JPEGMAFIA. The debut full-length collaboration from rappers JPEGMafia and Danny Brown features a guest appearance from redveil.
  • Memento Mori was released by Depeche Mode. The latest full-length release from British electronic band Depeche Mode was produced by James Ford and Marta Salogni and is its first without Andy Fletcher who unexpectedly died in May 2022.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 5
  • MLB The Show 23 for PlayStation 5 is released. MLB® The Show™ 23 gets you closer than ever to living your Baseball dreams on the diamond. Shock The Game and Own The Show™ with your favorite players, your favorite rivalries, and all your favorite MLB® moments.
  • Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key for PlayStation 5 is released. Ryza and her friends are living their lives on Kurken Island when news of a sudden appearance of a mysterious group of islands in nearby waters arrives.To find a way to save her island, Ryza and her friends will set off on final adventure surrounding the "roots of alchemy."The stage for this adventure is a vast open field!The field is made up of multiple maps that are connected seamlessly. Enjoy this adventure in a vast and ‘living’ field that is one of the largest in the Atelier series.You can do many things with the key!Obtain various types of keys which can be used in different instances of exploration, synthesis, and battle. Each key has a different effect, so use it to enjoy the adventure conveniently!
  • GAMING: XBOX SERIES X
  • Resident Evil 4 for Xbox Series X is released. SURVIVAL IS JUST THE BEGINNING... Resident Evil 4 is a remake of the 2005 original Resident Evil 4. Reimagined for 2023 to bring state-of-the-art survival horror. Resident Evil 4 preserves the essence of the original game, while introducing modernized gameplay, a reimagined storyline, and vividly detailed graphics to make this the latest survival horror game where life and death, terror and catharsis intersect. STORY:6 years have passed since the biological disaster in Raccoon City. Leon S. Kennedy, one of the survivors of the incident, has been recruited as an agent reporting directly to the president of the United States. With the experience of multiple missions on his back, Leon is sent to rescue the president's kidnapped daughter. He tracks her to a secluded European village, where there is something terribly wrong with the villagers. And the curtain rises on this story of daring rescue and grueling horror.

On this day in 2022

  • EVENTS
  • It was reported that Spotify paid $7bn to music industry rights holders in 2021, accounting for almost 25% of the industry's total revenues. The streaming giant said 52,600 artists earned more than $10,000 (£7,500) from Spotify in 2021. Of those,130 were paid more than $5m (£3.8m) over the last 12 months. Spotify didn't name any of the artists involved, but its most-streamed acts last year were Bad Bunny, Taylor Swift, BTS, Drake and Justin Bieber; while the most streamed-song was Olivia Rodrigo's 'Drivers License'..
  • TV SERIES
  • Starstruck (2021): Season 2 is released. Jessie makes the decision to either to stay with Tom in the UK or go home to New Zealand in the second season of the British comedy created by Rose Matafeo.[Aired originally in the UK on BBC Three on 7 Feb 2022 and in the US on HBO Max on 24 Mar 2022]
  • Atlanta: Season 3 is released. Earn, Alfred, Darius and Van are on tour in Europe as they deal with the challenges of their new environment.
  • Halo: Season 1 is released. Dr. Catherine Elizabeth Halsey (Natascha McElhone) and Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 (Pablo Schreiber) are introduced in the long-gestating sci-fi series based on the Xbox video game franchise set in 26th-century.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Expedition Zero for PC is released. Expedition Zero - survival horror set in the anomaly zone of the northern forest. Face the dreadful forest monster and find a way to defeat it.Explore the corrupted forest and abandoned research facilities to uncover the truth about the top-secret expedition. Limited resources can be used to enhance your abilities and chances of survival in extreme conditions.Could you escape the zone or reveal the secrets it keeps?
  • Tentacular for PC is released. Ever felt like a squid out of water?Tentacular plunges you into the ocean-dwelling hulk of a gigantic, kind-hearted tentacled beast trying to figure out its place in the world.Raised among humans on the bustling and eccentric island of La Kalma, the time has finally come to unravel the secrets of your mysterious origin while working as the world's strongest handyman. Help your human friends to research a strange and an incredibly powerful energy source through a colossal collection of action-based activities and constructions puzzles, using your titanic tentacles to aid your quest for answers and unlock elements for your very own playground in the creative sandbox mode.
  • NORCO for PC is released. NORCO is a Southern Gothic point & click narrative adventure that immerses the player in the sinking suburbs and verdant industrial swamps of a distorted South Louisiana. Your brother Blake has gone missing in the aftermath of your mother's death. In the hopes of finding him, you must follow a fugitive security android through the refineries, strip malls, and drainage ditches of suburban New Orleans.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 5
  • The Ascent for PlayStation 5 is released. You belong to the corporation.Can you survive without it?The Ascent is a solo and co-op action RPG set in a cyberpunk world. The mega corporation that owns you and everyone, The Ascent Group, has just collapsed. Confusion and chaos ensue, security and order are in disarray, and without protection, everyone is left to fend for themselves. Stop gangs and hostile corporations from taking over and discover what really happened.
  • Relayer for PlayStation 5 is released. A next-generation robot SRPG set in a sci-fi alternate reality, in which Starchildren—humans who have been granted special abilities—take on an extraterrestrial threat known as the Relayers. Command a squadron of Stellar Gear, humanoid weapons developed from the technology of ancient alien civilizations, to defend Earth from the invading Relayer aliens. Approximately 100 unique cutscenes play during battles throughout the game, and stage maps are all illustrated in high-quality, full 3D.Relayer also features exciting special attacks such as Backstab and the Big Bang. Players must use a wide range of strategies in order to lead the Starchildren to victory!
  • A Memoir Blue for PlayStation 5 is released. A song from years ago triggers a flood of memories for champion swimmer Miriam. Embark on an evocative journey through her turbulent childhood and the complicated relationship she shared with her devoted mother.
  • GAMING: SWITCH
  • Andro Dunos 2 for Switch is released. Andro Dunos (????????, in japanese) is a side scrolling arcade game from shoot’em up category (Shmup). It was originally released in 1992 by SNK.In Andro Dunos 2, players take control of the Yellow Cherry once more, sent to end the long war with the aliens once and for all.The ship has four distinct weapons that can be improved by collecting bonuses as you progress through the different levels.Features:– The direct sequel to one of the most famous shmup from 1990s : Andro Dunos!– An epic side-scrolling space journey awaits you in Andro Dunos 2!– Fight and explode hundred of spaceships thanks to various weapons such as laser, hawk... or even homing missiles!– Recover power ups by killing enemies.– Music composed by Allister Brimble
  • Imp of the Sun for Switch is released. A fast-paced, high-skill 2D action-platformer. As the Imp of the Sun, players will explore sprawling, hand-crafted 2D environments, using platforming skills to navigate complex levels, and quick reflexes to combat various enemies, while gaining new power and abilities as they progress.

On this day in 2021

  • EVENTS
  • American drummer, percussionist, and songwriter Don Heffington died age 70. He was a founding member of the Los Angeles alternative country band Lone Justice, and was a session and touring musician for various artists, including Lowell George, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, the Wallflowers and the Jayhawks..
  • DEATHS
  • Craig "muMS" Grant, American poet and actor (Oz), who died at 52.
  • Bob Plager, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (St. Louis Blues 1969-77) and coach (St. Louis Blues 1992), who died from a heart attack at 78.
  • Ronald Williams, TikTok Star.
  • Jessica Walter, TV Actress.
  • Toshihiko Koga, Japanese judoka (Olympic gold - 71kgs 1992; silver 1996), who died at 53.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Paradise Lost for PC is released. It's winter,1980. Szymon, a boy raised in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, finds an abandoned Nazi bunker. Will he find what he’s looking for? Play Paradise Lost and explore an underground world, where Slavic mythology mixes with retrofuturistic technology. Discover the last story on Earth.

On this day in 2020

  • EVENTS
  • China's Hubei province, the original center of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak eases restrictions on travel after a nearly two-month lockdown.
  • American musician Bill Rieflin died age 59. Rieflin came to prominence in the 1990s mainly for his work as a drummer with groups (particularly in the industrial rock and industrial metal scenes) such as Ministry, the Revolting Cocks, Swans, Chris Connelly, and Nine Inch Nails. He worked regularly with R.E.M. following the retirement of Bill Berry in 1997. He was a member of King Crimson from 2013 until his death..
  • Indian PM Narendra Modi orders a 21 day lockdown for world's second most populous country of 1.3 billion people to deal with COVID-19 pandemic.
  • DEATHS
  • Ignacio Trelles, Mexican soccer midfielder (Mexican Primera División: 1935,37,38; Club Necaxa) and coach (Mexico 1960-69), who died at 103.
  • Albert Uderzo, Cartoonist.
  • Bill Rieflin, American rock drummer (Nine Inch Nails; R.E.M.; King Crimson), who died at 59.
  • Manu Dibango, Cameroonian musician (Soul Makossa), who died of COVID-19 pandemic at 86.
  • John Davies, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1952; WR 200m breaststroke 2:34.4 1952), who died at 90.
  • Terrence McNally, American Tony-winning playwright (Kiss of the Spider Woman), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 81.
  • Tony Rutter, British motorcycle road racer (Formula Two World C'ship 1981-84; 7 x Isle of Man TT Races), who died at 78.
  • TV SERIES
  • One Day at a Time (2017): Season 4 is released. The reimagining of the Norman Lear 1970s sitcom moves to POP TV for its fourth season.
  • Council Of Dads: Season 1 is released. After being diagnosed with a terminal illness, Scott Perry (Tom Everett Scott) and his wife Robin (Sarah Wayne Callies) asked his friend Anthony Lavelle (Clive Standen); his AA sponsor, Larry Mills (Michael O’Neill); and Dr. Oliver Post (J. August Richards), his surgeon and wife's best friend to be the father figures for their kids in this drama series based on Bruce Feiler's book.
  • ALBUMS
  • Aporia was released by Sufjan Stevens. The collaboration between Sufjan Stevens and Lowell Brams was recorded over several years and features contributions from such artists as the Shins' Yuuki Matthews, the National's James McAllister and Sunn O)))'s Steve Moore.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Bleeding Edge for PC is released. Team Up. Cause Chaos. Grab your team and tear it up in Bleeding Edge, an electrifying online brawler where every fighter comes mechanically enhanced for mayhem. Choose your fighter from a diverse cast of colourful characters from the edges of society: burn rubber as bold and beautiful Buttercup with her detachable saw blade arms, wreak havoc as Black-Metal rocker Nidhöggr with his electrifying guitar solos or slash up the streets as Daemon, New York’s most wanted assassin.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • Element Space for PlayStation 4 is released. Year 2199. Assemble an elite crew and make allies as factions of the Galactic Congress grapple to determine a future for humanity’s space colonies. In this sci-fi tactical RPG, command Pietham’s squad through turn-based battles, strategize ideal positions to decimate foes in 24 hand-crafted stages.
  • Paper Beast for PlayStation 4 is released. Experience a dreamlike odyssey through a wild and simulated ecosystem. Take off on an adventure! Connect with exotic and surprising creatures. Shape the environment to solve puzzles. Or let your imagination guide you through an immersive sandbox.
  • Moons of Madness for PlayStation 4 is released. Moons of Madness is a first-person, story-driven cosmic horror game where the scientific exploration of Mars meets the supernatural dread of Lovecraft. As a technician stationed on Mars, you begin seeing and hearing things that aren’t there. Visions, hallucinations — is that even what it is? Or are you slowly descending into madness?
  • Twin Breaker: A Sacred Symbols Adventure for PlayStation 4 is released. The United States sends generation ships to nearby star systems to find new planets to colonize. But once in interstellar space, the ships mysteriously disappear. When clues emerge about the missing spacecraft, two pilots jump through a wormhole into a story-driven brick breaker in the spirit of Arkanoid and Breakout.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution for PlayStation 4 is released. Experience 20 years of Yu-Gi-Oh! history with Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution! Build your Deck from over 10,000 cards and take on the most iconic Duelists from the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe. Relive the stories from the original animated series through Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS!
  • GAMING: XBOX ONE
  • Freedom Finger for Xbox One is released. Freedom Finger is a music driven, side-scrolling shooter that sends you blasting across 40 levels of crazy cartoon action. Starring Nolan North, John DiMaggio, and Sam Riegel. Featuring music by Aesop Rock, Red Fang, METZ, Power Trip, Com Truise, and many more!
  • POLITICS
  • Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist (Nobel Peace Prize 1976), who died of pneumonia at 76.
  • Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games until summer of 2021 because of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
  • SPORTS
  • Gerard Schurmann, Dutch-British conductor, and composer of classical music (The Double Heart), and film scores, (The Bedford Incident) dies at 96.

On this day in 2019

  • EVENTS
  • New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement as 3-time Super Bowl winner, TE postseason record, most receptions (81), receiving yards (1,163) and receiving TDs (12).
  • 2-time American League MVP Mike Trout signs the biggest contract in North American sports history, a $426.5 million,12-year extension with the Los Angeles Angels.
  • POLITICS
  • Investigation headed by Special Council Robert S. Mueller finds no evidence President Trump colluded with Russia in 2016 election.

On this day in 2018

  • EVENTS
  • Tens of thousands attend 'March for Our Lives'rallies held in Washington, D.C. and around the world to protest gun violence.
  • Hundreds of protesters shut down special meeting at Sacramento City Hall investigating police shooting of Stephon Clark.
  • American conducts it first ever drone strike against Qaeda militants in southern Libya.
  • DEATHS
  • Rim Banna, World Music Singer.
  • Lys Assia, Swiss singer who won the 1st Eurovision Song Contest in 1956, who died at 94.
  • Lawrence K. Grossman, American news executive (PBS, NBC-TV) and author (The Electronic Republic), who died of Parkinson’s disease and cancer at 86.
  • SPORTS
  • Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft is caught on camera rubbing match ball with an object during 3rd Cricket Test in Cape Town, resulting in an infamous ball tampering scandal.
  • Carl Scheib, American baseball pitcher (at the time [1943] youngest player in MLB history at 16; Philadelphia A’s), who died at 91.

On this day in 2017

  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • Bokeh is released. On a romantic getaway to Iceland, a young American couple wake up one morning to discover everyone on earth has disappeared. Their struggle to survive and to reconcile the mysterious event lead them to reconsider everything they know about themselves and the world.
  • I Called Him Morgan is released. On a snowy night in February 1972, the 33 year old jazz trumpet star Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife, Helen, during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts the people who knew the Morgans. Helen served time for the crime and, following her release, retreated into obscurity. Over 20 years later, a chance encounter led her to give a remarkable interview. Helen’s revealing audio “testimony” acts as a refrain throughout the film, which draws together a wealth of archival photographs and footage, notable talking heads and incredible jazz music to tell the ill-fated pair’s story.
  • Dig Two Graves is released. After 13-year-old Jacqueline Mather (Samantha Isler) loses her brother in a mysterious drowning accident she is soon visited by 3 moonshiners who offer to bring her brother back to life but at a grim cost. As the dark history of her grandfather, Sheriff Waterhouse (Ted Levine) is unearthed the true intentions of the moonshiners come to light.
  • I, Olga Hepnarová is released. Olga Hepnarova was a young, lonely lesbian outsider from a coldhearted family who couldn’t play the part society desired of her. Her paranoid self-examination and inability to connect with other people eventually drove her over the edge of humanity when she was only twenty-two years old.
  • Prevenge is released. Widow Ruth is seven months pregnant when, believing herself to be guided by her unborn baby, she embarks on a homicidal rampage, dispatching anyone who stands in her way.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Saban's Power Rangers is released. Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the very foe being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
  • MOVIES: R
  • Life is released. The six-member crew of the International Space Station is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.
  • CHIPS is released. Jon Baker (Dax Shepard) and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Michael Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the CHP. The inexperienced rookie and hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker’s bike skills combined with Ponch’s street savvy it might just work…if they don’t drive each other crazy along the way. [Warner Bros.]
  • The Levelling is released. Somerset, October 2014. When Clover Catto (Ellie Kendrick) receives a call telling her that her younger brother Charlie (Joe Blakemore) is dead, she must return to her family farm and face the man she hasn't spoken to in years: her father Aubrey (David Troughton). She is shocked to discover her home changed forever by the devastating floods that destroyed the area six months earlier, and Aubrey a tormented shadow of his former self. As she learns what has been going on in her long absence she and her father forge a new understanding, but can it withstand the troubles that they face on the ravaged farm as well as the truth of what drove Charlie to take his own life?
  • Wilson is released. Wilson (Woody Harrelson) is a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he has never met. In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her.
  • MOVIES: TVMA
  • The Most Hated Woman in America is released. A true-crime biopic about the disappearance of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, founder of the American Atheists and pioneering firebrand in the political culture war, The Most Hated Woman in America captures the rise and fall of a complex character who was a controversial villain to some and an unlikely hero to others. [Netflix]
  • ALBUMS
  • The Wild was released by Raekwon. The seventh full-length solo release for the rapper features guest appearances from Andra Day, G-Eazy, Cee Lo Green, Lil Wayne, and P.U.R.E.
  • Undertow was released by Wolf Eyes. The five-track release from the Detroit noise rock trio is its first on its own label.
  • Untouchable was released by Cairo Gang. The fifth full-length studio release for the rock band led by Emmett Kelly features contributions from Ty Segall.
  • We All Want the Same Things was released by Craig Finn. The third full-length solo release for The Hold Steady frontman was produced by Josh Kaufman.
  • Damage and Joy was released by The Jesus and Mary Chain. The seventh full-length release for the Scottish alternative rock band was produced by Youth and is its first new studio album in 18 years.
  • Brood X was released by Boss Hog. The first new release in 17 years for the New York blues-punk band that includes Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer.
  • Concrete Desert was released by The Bug. The debut full-length collaboration from The Bug’s Kevin Martin and Earth’s Dylan Carlson was recorded in two days in Los Angeles.
  • A Crow Looked at Me was released by Mount Eerie. The eighth full-length release for the music project of Phil Elverum was written after the death of his wife from cancer in July 2016.
  • All the Way was released by Diamanda Galás. One of two releases [the other is a live album] in March 2017 for the avant-garde singer, the studio album features jazz and traditional standards.
  • Doris & the Daggers was released by Spiral Stairs. The fist solo release from Pavement guitarist Scott Kannberg in eight years features guest vocals from The National's Matt Berninger and Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew.
  • Eternity, In Your Arms was released by Creeper. The debut full-length release for the British punk rock band is a concept album about a paranormal investigator.
  • Feel Infinite was released by Jacques Greene. The debut full-length studio release for the Canadian electronic producer features a guest appearance from How To Dress Well.
  • Find Me Finding You was released by Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble. The debut release for the Stereolab frontwoman's project with the Source Ensemble features a duet with Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor.
  • Interplanetary Class Classics was released by The Moonlandingz. The Village People's Randy Jones, Yoko Ono, Slow Club's Rebecca Taylor are some of the guests featured on the debut full-length release for the band first mentioned in Eccentronic Research Council's 2015 concept release that includes Fat White Family's Lias Saoudi and Saul Adamczewski as well as Eccentronic Research Council's Adrian Flanagan and Dean Honer.
  • From Deewee was released by Soulwax. The eighth full-length release for the Belgian electronic duo features up to three drummers and was recorded in two days.
  • Heartless was released by Pallbearer. The third full-length release for the doom metal band was mixed by Joe Barresi.
  • Look at the Powerful People was released by Formation. The debut full-length release for the indie-dance band formed by brothers Will and Matt Ritson was co-produced by Ben Baptie and Leon Vynehall.
  • Joy Comes Back was released by Ruthie Foster. The ninth full-length studio release for the Grammy-nominated blues artist features covers of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs, "the Four Tops’ "Loving You is Sweeter than Ever"and Chris Stapleton's "What Are You Listening To?"
  • Kelly Lee Owens was released by Kelly Lee Owens. The debut full-length release for the London-based Welsh electronic producer features a guest appearance from Jenny Hval.
  • Sillion was released by Johnny Flynn. The fourth full-length release for the British actor/singer-songwriter features contributions from Cosmo Sheldrake and Dave Tattersall.
  • The Ghost of Hope was released by The Residents. Train disasters from late 19th and early 20th centuries are the focus of this concept album from the San Francisco-based art collective.
  • GAMING: 3DS
  • Mario Sports Superstars for 3DS is released. Five full-on sports—Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Baseball, and Horse Racing—bring the challenge and depth you demand to Nintendo 3DS systems. Take on friends and rivals in local or online multiplayer*, hone skills in training, or tackle single-player tournaments. Whether you pick Mario, Waluigi, or one of sixteen others, you're on the road to superstardom. Before long, you'll have mastered the ins and outs of each sport: learn when to use an infield shift in Baseball, change your team’s formation in Soccer, and more. Even Horse Racing is surprisingly deep! Build a stable of horses and train them well to win the day in the first-ever horse races in series history. But remember: these aren't normal sports—they're Mario Sports. Expect unexpected thrills and power up to stomp the competition. [Nintendo]
  • GAMING: PC
  • Battle Brothers for PC is released. Battle Brothers is a turn based strategy RPG mix which has you leading a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world.
  • Vikings: Wolves of Midgard for PC is released. Fear the wolves. They are cold, they are hungry - and they will stop at nothing to surviveRagnarok. Legend has it that when the coldest winter descends, the Jotan will return to take their vengeance against the Gods of Asgard. The world is on the road to perdition and the fate of Midgard hangs in the balance. But when the Fire and Frost Giants begin to merge their armies, they encounter the clan of the Ulfung the Wolves of Midgard. Bloody, but unbowed following the destruction of their village, this notorious band of ostracized Viking warriors are determined to seize their destiny and save the world. As clan chief, you must save Midgard from complete annihilation, and spearhead the charge to vanquish the fiendish creatures of the Fimbulwinter.* Fantasy Meets Norse MythologyTravel the realms of earthly Midgard, freezing Niflheim and boiling Balheim, either as a fierce Viking warrior or merciless shieldmaiden.*The Deadly FimbulwinterWithstand the deathly colds and protect yourself from exposure to natures wrath in order to survive.* Tribute To The GodsCollect blood from fallen enemies and sacrifice it at the altar to gain gifts from the Gods to enhance your powers.* Berserker RageLet your anger take hold by activating Rage Mode to overwhelm your enemies in bloodthirsty combat.* The Art Of CombatPerfect your skills with each weapon to unlock their true potential, including swords, bows and spell-powered canes.* The Power Of The GodsMake the abilities of the Gods your own by equipping power-infused amulets, like the Talismans of Thor or Loki. Put your new skills to the test by competing in the Trials of the Gods to earn further rewards.* TeamworkTeam up with a friend and journey to the Shores of Midgard together in an epic two player online co-op mode. Choose between four difficulty levels to suit your skills and talents. Do you dare attempt the unrelenting hardcore mode?
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • Zero Escape: The Nonary Games for PlayStation 4 is released. Two Nonary Games, two sets of nine unwilling participants kidnapped to an unfamiliar location. One set trapped on a sinking boat with nine hours to escape, the other locked in a facility and forced to either trust or betray each other. If they break the rules or fail to escape… they’ll die.
  • 88 Heroes for PlayStation 4 is released. It’s 8:08 AM on August 8,1988, and the evil Dr. H8 has brought the world to the brink of total annihilation. His demands are simple: pay $88 octillion within 88 minutes, or Dr. H8’s 88 thermo-nuclear warheads will wipe out the Earth! But who will save us in our time of need? The bravest? The boldest? No… the 88 Heroes.
  • GAMING: XBOX ONE
  • De-formers for Xbox One is released.
  • POLITICS
  • US President Donald Trump and Republican party forced to pull their attempt to repeal Affordable Care Act ('Obamacare') after internal opposition.

On this day in 2016

  • EVENTS
  • Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžic found guilty of genocide during 1995 Srebrenica massacre, sentenced to 40 years.
  • DEATHS
  • Earl Hamner Jr., American creator and narrator of TV show "The Waltons", who died at 92.
  • Garry Shandling, American comedian (It's Garry Shandling's Show, Larry Sanders Show), who died at 66.
  • Kevin Turner, American NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles) and plaintiff against NFL (concussion case), who died of A.L.S. at 46.
  • Johan Cruyff, Dutch soccer player and coach (Ajax/Barcelona), who died at 68.
  • GAMING: PC
  • The Descendant for PC is released. In THE DESCENDANT, the end of the world is just the beginning. With what remains of humanity protected in underground Ark facilities, your mission is to keep survivors alive, while discovering a far greater conspiracy buried within Ark-01.
  • Slain! for PC is released. Players control Bathoryn, a lycanthropic hero in a Gothic world, seeking to liberate seven great towers from 7 deadly overlords. Bathoryn must battle his way through a doomed land packed with gruesome pixel art foes before ascending (or sometimes descending) each tower, defeating puzzles, traps and monsters alike.
  • Samorost 3 for PC is released. As Samorost 3 begins, a little space gnome finds a strange magical flute that falls from the sky. He uses the instrument's powers to travel to the cosmos in search of its origins, scouring the alien landscapes of five planets and four moons to solve clever mysteries along the way. Each of Samorost 3’s organically inspired biomes presents a uniquely colorful world full of hidden surprises and achievements for keen players to discover.
  • Trackmania Turbo for PC is released. Trackmania offers and arcade racing universe in which everything is about reaching the perfect racing time. Test your skills in over two hundred tracks, challenge your friends at home (offline splitscreen) or online.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • SMITE for PlayStation 4 is released. Players choose from a selection of mythical gods, join session-based arena combat, and use custom powers and team tactics against other player-controlled gods and non-player controlled minions.
  • Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune for PlayStation 4 is released. (Available in Japan and Asian territories only) The nine playable characters in the game were selected based on the total PlayStation Store purchases of dashboard themes from Dead or Alive 5 Last Round between August 20 and September 7,2015.
  • SPORTS
  • English footballer Adam Johnson sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexual activity with a schoolgirl.

On this day in 2015

  • EVENTS
  • Germanwings flight on route between Barcelona and Düsseldorf crashes in the French Alps killing all 150 on board.
  • NASA's Opportunity rover becomes the first to complete a Martian marathon.
  • The Opportunity rover becomes the first to complete a Martian marathon.
  • DEATHS
  • Oleg Bryjak, Kazakhstani-German bass-baritone opera singer (Deutsche Oper am Rhein), who died in plane crash at 54.
  • Maria Radner, German operatic contralto, specializing in Wagner, who died in a plane crash at 33.
  • TV SERIES
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Season 1 is released. British actor/comedian James Corden takes over The Late Late Show from Craig Ferguson.
  • ALBUMS
  • Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit was released by Courtney Barnett. This is the debut full-length release for the Australian indie singer-songwriter.
  • The Great Pretenders was released by Mini Mansions. The second release for the Californian trio of Michael Shuman, Zach Dawes and Tyler Parkford features guest appearances from Brian Wilson and Alex Turner.
  • The Ark Work was released by Liturgy. This is the third full-length release for the Brooklyn self-described transcendental black metal quartet.
  • Sonic Soul Surfer was released by Seasick Steve. Self-produced, the seventh full-length studio release from the blues artist features contributions from Luther Dickinson, Georgina Leach, Dan Magnusson, and Ben Miller.
  • Short Movie was released by Laura Marling. The fifth full-length release for the British folk singer-songwriter was self-produced.
  • Mr. Wonderful was released by Action Bronson. The major label debut full-length release for the New York rapper features guest appearances from Big Body Bes, Black Atlass, Chance the Rapper, Meyhem Lauren, and Party Supplies.
  • Lost and Found was released by Buena Vista Social Club. The latest release for the Cuban band includes unreleased tracks from its original 1996 EGREM studios sessions as well as live tracks and rehearsal sessions from other albums.
  • Hinterland was released by LoneLady. The second full-length release for Julie Campbell as LoneLady is her first in five years.
  • Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015 was released by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Mixed by Alap Momin, the tenth studio release for the New York trio who incorporate blues, funk, punk and hip-hop is a tribute to New York City.
  • For All My Sisters was released by The Cribs. The sixth full-length release for the British rock trio was produced by Ric Ocasek.
  • Fantasy Empire was released by Lightning Bolt. The sixth full-length release for the Rhode Island noise rock band is its first album recorded in a proper studio.
  • Dream a Garden was released by Jam City. This is the second full-length release for London producer Jack Latham as Jam City.
  • Chambers was released by Chilly Gonzales. The latest release from the Canadian artist is a suite of chamber music with a string and piano quartet.
  • Chaos and the Calm was released by James Bay. The debut full-length release for the British singer-songwriter who won the 2015 Brits Critics' Choice award was produced by Jacquire King.
  • Coming Up for Air was released by Kodaline. The second full-length release for the Irish rock quartet was produced by Jacknife Lee.
  • Complete Strangers was released by Vetiver. The sixth full-length release for the indie folk band led by Andy Cabic was produced by Thom Monahan.
  • Dark Energy was released by Jlin. This is the debut full-length release for the Gary, Indiana electronic producer.
  • The Scene Between was released by The Go! Team. The fourth full-length release for the British bedroom project-turned-band sees Ian Parton taking the reins as a solo project once again: writing, producing and performing all the songs with guest vocalists.
  • Time to Go Home was released by Chastity Belt. The second full-length release for the Seattle post-punk band was recorded in a deconsecrated church and mixed by Wire guitarist Matthew Sim.
  • Wasted on the Dream was released by JEFF the Brotherhood. Nashville duo Jake and Jamin Orrall release their eighth album on their own label, Infinity Cat.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition - Jaws Of Hakkon for PC is released. Learn the fate of the last Inquisitor and the powerful dragon he pursued. Enter an overgrown wilderness chock full of Avvar, fiercely independent hunters who settled in the southern mountains of Thedas. Explore their culture to uncover what happened to the last Inquisitor and the dragon he tracked. Discover an ancient Tevinter fortress that hides a powder-keg secret. In this new adventure, playable within the Dragon Age: Inquisition campaign, you will face powerful foes, gain legendary armor and weapons, and confront an ancient god of war bent on destroying the world.
  • Life is Strange: Episode 2 - Out of Time for PC is released. Reunited with her friend Chloe, Max begins experimenting with her power and starts to wonder if it is related to her visions or the weird snow from the previous day. But life goes on in Blackwell Academy and a certain viral video has become a serious topic of discussion. Meanwhile, what DID happen to Rachel Amber?
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • Slender: The Arrival for PlayStation 4 is released. Slender: The Arrival is the official continuation of Slender: The Eight Pages. A combined effort from the writers behind the Marble Hornets series and the development team at Blue Isle Studios, Slender: The Arrival features a brand new storyline and improved visuals.
  • Game of Thrones: Episode Three - The Sword in the Darkness for PlayStation 4 is released. Asher, the exile, proceeds to Mereen in search of an army to take on the Whitehills. Meanwhile in Westeros, Mira must deal with the lethal politics of King’s Landing. [Telltale Games]
  • Bloodborne for PlayStation 4 is released. Bloodborne is an action RPG in which you hunt for answers in the ancient city of Yharnam, now cursed with a strange endemic illness spreading through the streets like a disease. Peril, death and madness infest this dark world, and you're tasked with uncovering its darkest secrets which will be necessary for you to survive. Armed with a singular arsenal of weaponry, including guns and saw cleavers, you'll require wits, strategy and reflexes to dispatch the agile and intelligent enemies that guard the city's underbelly. You will utility holy chalices to access an array of vast underground ruins, chock full of traps, beasts, and rewards, to explore and conquer on your own or with other people.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION VITA
  • Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo for PlayStation Vita is released. As one of the members of FREYA, the robot-fightin’-est outfit on the planet, you’ll use your GEAR (good robot) to beat the ever-loving snot out of the RAGE (bad robots, anagram of “GEAR”). And these mechanics just wouldn’t be RPG-inspired if they didn’t involve picking parts off the metallic corpses of your defeated foes and bolting them onto your own rattling, death-dealing hulk of steel. So naturally you can do that too.
  • GAMING: XBOX ONE
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for Xbox One is released. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection includes the definitive versions of both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, built specifically for next-gen consoles.

On this day in 2014

  • EVENTS
  • Ukraine withdraws its forces from the Crimea.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Escape Goat 2 for PC is released. Escape Goat 2 is a puzzle platformer game where you use machinery, the environment, and a friendly mouse to progress through a dungeon.

On this day in 2013

  • EVENTS
  • A series of emergency meetings in Brussels undertaken to resolve Cyprus’ financial situation.
  • Scotland defeats Sweden to win the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship.
  • Pictures of The Beatles' 1965 Shea Stadium concert, taken by an amateur photographer who bluffed his way backstage, sold for £30,000 at auction. Marc Weinstein used a fake press pass to get next to the stage for the historic New York show. His 61 black and white images with copyright fetched £30,680, the successful bidder was a South American gentleman currently living in Washington who is a huge collector of Beatles memorabilia..
  • 17 soldiers are killed by a suicide bomber at a military checkpoint in North Waziristan, Pakistan.
  • 25 people are killed by gunmen in a coordinated attack in Adamawa State, Nigeria.
  • WEDDINGS
  • Motorcycle mogul Jesse James at the age of 43 weds drag racer Alexis DeJoria in Malibu, California.
  • DEATHS
  • Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author, who died at 86.
  • TV SERIES
  • Phil Spector is released. Written and directed by David Mamet, the biopic about the events leading to Phil Spector's (Al Pacino) 2007 trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson, focuses on his professional relationship with his defense attorney, Linda Kenney Baden (Helen Mirren).
  • Top Of The Lake: Season 1 is released. Detective Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss) returns to New Zealand to visit her sick mother only to be drawn into the investigation of the disappearance of a pregnant 12-year-old (Jacqueline Joe).
  • GAMING: 3DS
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity for 3DS is released. Discover the 3D world of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, where Pokemon speak and adventures are always nearby. What's more, you will become a Pokemon yourself. You'll meet all kinds of Pokemon throughout the game, both in the towns you'll visit and the Mystery Dungeons you'll explore. There are tons of them lurking around where you'd least expect them.
  • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon for 3DS is released. (Also known as "Luigi's Mansion 2"in the UK/EU) Luigi is back on a mission to remove a bunch of stubborn ghosts from some spooky mansions. Armed with his trusty Poltergust ghost-sucking vacuum cleaner, Mario's brother takes center stage to capture these pesky phantoms.

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