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Today in the World Countries

  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Bangladesh
  • Martyrs' Day is being celebrated in Mali
  • People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • DEATHS
  • Juan Carlos Murúa, Argentine soccer defender (10 caps; Racing Club de Avellaneda, AA Argentinos Juniors, CA Platense), who died at 87.
  • TV SERIES
  • Great Expectations (2023): Season 1 is released. Ambitious orphan Pip (Fionn Whitehead) meets Miss Havisham (Olivia Colman) and falls in love with her adopted daughter, Estella (Shalom Brune-Franklin) in Steven Knight's adaptation of the Charles Dickins classic novel.
  • Rabbit Hole: Season 1 is released. Corporate spy John Weir (Kiefer Sutherland) is framed for murder in this espionage thriller from writer-directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra.
  • Succession: Season 4 is released. The family continues to be divided as the sale of Waystar to Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgård) moves closer to being final.
  • SPORTS
  • WPL Cricket Final, Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai: Mumbai Indians win inaugural tournament beating Delhi Capitals by 7 wickets with 3 balls to spare; Player of the match: Nat Sciver-Brunt (Mumbai Indians) 60no.

On this day in 2022

  • EVENTS
  • British rock band Genesis performs final concert of farewell tour at O2 Arena in London, England.
  • POLITICS
  • US President Joe Biden says of Russian President Vladimir Putin, “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power" in unscripted remarks in Poland.
  • SPORTS
  • Joe Williams, American men's college basketball coach (Jacksonville Uni 1964-70; Furman Uni 1970-78; Florida State Uni 1978-86), who died at 88.

On this day in 2021

  • EVENTS
  • Scotland beats France 27-23 at Saint-Denis to confirm Wales'28th Six-Nations Rugby Championship title; Welsh also claim Triple Crown.
  • DEATHS
  • Ursula Happe, German swimmer (Olympic gold 200m backstroke 1956), who died at 94.
  • MOVIES: NOT RATED
  • Shoplifters of the World is released. In the Summer of 1987, four friends, reeling from the sudden break-up of the iconic British band The Smiths, embark on a night out of partying to mourn their musical loss. At the same time, an impassioned Smiths fan takes a local radio DJ hostage at gunpoint and forces him to play nothing but Smiths tracks. With the radio station playing as the soundtrack to their night, the friends go on a wild journey of self-discovery that will transform them forever.
  • A Week Away is released. Nowhere left to go, Will Hawkins finds himself at camp for the first time. His instinct is to run, but he finds a friend, a father figure and even a girl who awakens his heart. Most of all, he finally finds a home.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Six Minutes to Midnight is released. In the summer of 1939, influential families in Nazi Germany have sent their daughters to a finishing school in an English seaside town to learn the language and be ambassadors for a future looking National Socialist. A teacher there sees what is coming and is trying to raise the alarm. But the authorities believe he is the problem.
  • MOVIES: R
  • Nobody is released. When two thieves break into his suburban home one night, Hutch (Bob Odenkirk) declines to defend himself or his family, hoping to prevent serious violence. His teenage son, Blake (Gage Munroe), is disappointed in him and his wife, Becca (Connie Nielsen), seems to pull only further away. The aftermath of the incident strikes a match to Hutch’s long-simmering rage, triggering dormant instincts and propelling him on a brutal path that will surface dark secrets and lethal skills. In a barrage of fists, gunfire and squealing tires, Hutch must save his family from a dangerous adversary (Aleksey Serebryakov)—and ensure that he will never be underestimated as a nobody again.
  • Bad Trip is released. This hidden camera comedy follows two best friends go on a cross-country road trip full of hilarious, inventive pranks, pulling its real-life audience into the mayhem.
  • TV SERIES
  • Invincible (2021): Season 1 is released. 17-year-old Mark Grayson (voiced by Steven Yeun) is the son of superhero Omni-Man (J. K. Simmons) and as he develops his own powers to become Invincible, he learns more about his father's past in this animated series based on Robert Kirkman's comic book series.
  • The Irregulars: Season 1 is released. In Victorian London, a group of street teens who are used by Dr. Watson (Royce Pierreson) and Sherlock Holmes (Henry Lloyd-Hughes) to solve their cases find themselves investigating supernatural happenings in this darker take of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's writings created by Tom Bidwell.
  • The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Season 1 is released. 12-year-old Evan is cut from the Mighty Ducks junior hockey team but with the help of his mother (Lauren Graham), sets out to form a new team with former Ducks coach Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) in this live-action series.
  • ALBUMS
  • Tonic Immobility was released by Tomahawk. The fifth full-length release for the Mike Patton-led band that includes Duane Denison, John Stanier, and Trevor Dunn was co-produced with Paul Allen.
  • The Bitter Truth was released by Evanescence. The fifth full-length studio release for the rock band led by Amy Lee was produced by Nick Raskulinecz.
  • Oh No was released by Xiu Xiu. The duets album from the experimental band led by Jaime Stewart includes Alice Bag, Valerie Diaz, Drab Majesty, Haley Fohr, Liz Harris, Liars, Owen Pallett, Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo, Susanne Sachsse, Greg Saunier, Angela Seo, Shearwater, Twin Shadow, Sharon Van Etten, and Chelsea Wolfe.
  • Sketchy. was released by tUnE-yArDs. The fifth full-length release for the Oakland-based duo was mostly recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic, but was mixed remotely.
  • Promises was released by Floating Points. The nine-part project from Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders and the London Symphony Orchestra was recorded in Los Angeles and London.
  • Is 4 Lovers was released by Death from Above. The fourth full-length studio release for the Canadian dance-punk duo was self-produced and recorded.
  • How Many Times was released by Esther Rose. The third full-length release for the New Orleans-based singer-songwriter was produced by Video Age's Ross Farbe.
  • Kids was released by Noga Erez. The second full-length release for the Israeli electronic pop artist/producer features guest appearances from BLIMES, Reo Cragun and ROUSSO.
  • Green to Gold was released by The Antlers. The sixth full-length studio release for New York indie rock band led by Peter Silberman is its first album of new songs in seven years.
  • For Those I Love was released by For Those I Love. This is the debut full-length release for the solo project of Dublin-based producer David Balfe.
  • Collections from the Whiteout was released by Ben Howard. The fourth full-length studio release for the British singer-songwriter was produced with The National's Aaron Dessner.
  • Deacon was released by serpentwithfeet. The second full-length release for the New York experimental R&B artist features a guest appearance from NAO.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time for PC is released. It's About Time - for a brand-wumping new Crash Bandicoot game! Crash fourward into a time shattered adventure with your favorite marsupials.Neo Cortex and N. Tropy are back at it again and launching an all-out assault on not just this universe, but the entire multiverse! Crash and Coco are here to save the day by reuniting the four Quantum Masks and bending the rules of reality.New abilities? Check. More playable characters? Yep. Alternate dimensions? Obviously. Ridonkulous bosses? For sure. Same awesome sauce? You bet your sweet jorts. Wait, are they actually jorts? Not in this universe!
  • Genesis Noir for PC is released. A noir adventure spanning time and space. You play as No Man, a watch peddler caught in a love triangle with other cosmic beings, Miss Mass and Golden Boy. When your affair turns into a bitter confrontation, you will witness a gunshot fired by a jealous god—otherwise known as The Big Bang. Jump into the expanding universe and search for a way to prevent or destroy creation and save your love.A NON-TRADITIONAL POINT AND CLICK ADVENTUREWith a focus on tactile puzzles and exploration, you’ll experiment with objects in small slivers of the universe to discover how they can be manipulated to progress your journey. Dial a rotary phone; destroy a civilization; plant a garden; improvise with a musician; create life—all in your search for a way to save Miss Mass.JUMP INTO THE EXPANDING UNIVERSEThe Big Bang isn’t just the birth of creation as we know it, it's also a gun blast frozen in time, with the bullet speeding towards the love of your life. You’ll jump into pockets of time, explore moments throughout the lifespan of the universe, and search for a way to change the course of destiny.WITNESS THE BIRTH AND HISTORY OF MANKINDYou’ll observe moments in the history of the universe, from the first microseconds of Life to trillions of years in the future. What will you learn about these new creations, in your search to destroy them?
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • Kaze and the Wild Masks for PlayStation 4 is released. Unleash the skills of the Wild Masks to get powers from the tiger, eagle, lizard and shark. Uncover the secrets of the Crystal Islands in 30+ levels with over 50 bonus levels. Relive your childhood memories of classic platformer with high quality frame by frame pixel art. Pave your way through a satisfyingly smooth, but challenging platformer.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 5
  • It Takes Two for PlayStation 5 is released. From Hazelight comes It Takes Two an innovative co-op adventure where uniquely varied gameplay and emotional storytelling intertwine in a fantastical journey. Founded to push the creative boundaries of what's possible in games, Hazelight is the award-winning studio behind the critically acclaimed A Way Out and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.Something out of the ordinaryBring your favorite co-op partner and together step into the shoes of May and Cody. As the couple is going through a divorce, through unknown means their minds are transported into two dolls which their daughter, Rose, made to represent them. Now they must reluctantly find a way to get back into their bodies, a quest which takes them through the most wild, unexpected and fantastical journey imaginable.
  • Spacebase Startopia for PlayStation 5 is released. SPACEBASE STARTOPIA is an original mix of economic simulation and empire building strategy paired with classic RTS fights. In addition to the single player Campaign and Skirmish mode, there’s also a competitive and co-op multiplayer mode for up to 4 players. And as if maintaining the 3 Space Station Decks, entertaining the 8 Alien races and defending against invaders were not enough of a challenge, the dynamic narrator AI is not going to mince matters and commentates the events.
  • GAMING: SWITCH
  • Monster Hunter Rise for Switch is released. Rise to the challenge and join the hunt. The action-RPG series returns to the Nintendo Switch! Set in the ninja-inspired land of Kamura Village, explore lush ecosystems and battle fearsome monsters to become the ultimate hunter. It's been half a century since the last calamity struck, but a terrifying new monster has reared its head and threatens to plunge the land into chaos once again.Hunt solo or in a party with friends to earn rewards that you can use to craft a huge variety of weapons and armor. Brand new gameplay systems such as the high-flying 'Wire Action' and your canine companion 'Palamute' will add exciting new layers to the already robust combat that Monster Hunter is known for.Whether it's at home, on the go, online or offline - you'll always be ready for your next hunt on the Nintendo Switch!
  • Balan Wonderworld for Switch is released. Balan Wonderworld is a wondrous action-platformer game themed around a mysterious musical theatre. The stars of the show will use special abilities from a multitude of characterful costumes as they adventure in the bizarre and imaginary land of Wonderworld. Here memories and vistas from the real world mix with the things that people hold dear. Twelve different tales await our stars in Wonderworld, each with their own unique quirks. They will explore all corners of these labyrinthine stages, using all the tricks and gimmicks hidden along the way, to get to the heart of each touching story.
  • GAMING: XBOX SERIES X
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 for Xbox Series X is released. Drop back in with the most iconic skateboarding games ever made. Play Tony Hawk's Pro Skater & Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 in one epic collection, rebuilt from the ground up in incredible HD. All the pro skaters, levels and tricks are back and fully-remastered, plus more.

On this day in 2020

  • EVENTS
  • Record number of Americans file for unemployment - 3.3 million according to US Department of Labor.
  • American cases of COVID-19 pandemic exceed all other countries on this date, with 81,578 cases and 1,180 deaths (New York Times).
  • Christchurch mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant pleads guilty to all 51 murders in New Zealand.
  • DEATHS
  • John O'Leary, Irish golfer (Irish Open 1982; Ryder Cup 1975; director European Tour 1985-2019), who died at 70.
  • Michel Hidalgo, French soccer midfielder (1 cap; Monaco) and manager (France 1976-84; UEFA Euro 1984), who died at 87.
  • TV SERIES
  • Unorthodox: Season 1 is released. The four-part drama inspired by Deborah Feldman's memoir, Esther "Esty"Shapiro (Shira Haas) flees her Hasidic Brooklyn home for life in Berlin, while her husband Yanky (Amit Rahav) and his cousin Moische (Jeff Wilbusch) seek to bring her back.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Control: The Foundation for PC is released. The Foundation Expansion includes new story content and side missions as well as new weapons and mods inspired by the Oldest House's mysterious origins. The Astral Plane is colliding with our reality. Jesse Faden, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Control, must travel through the caverns of the Foundation to prevent the Astral Plane from consuming the Oldest House. The missing Head of Operations, Helen Marshall, may hold some answers to the mysteries surrounding this threat...
  • Biped for PC is released. Biped is a coop action adventure game with a strong focus on moment-to-moment collaboration between 2 players.
  • Borderlands 3: Guns, Love, and Tentacles for PC is released. A couple of familiar faces will be among the guests at the betrothed partners' engagement celebration: former Vault Hunter Gaige is moonlighting as a wedding planner, joined as always by her badass robot BFF Deathtrap. Pay no attention to the gargantuan monster's corpse nearby; this party's going to be legendary.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • The Room VR: A Dark Matter for PlayStation 4 is released. The British Institute of Archaeology, London,1908: The disappearance of an esteemed Egyptologist prompts a Police investigation into the unknown. Explore cryptic locations, examine fantastic gadgets and uncover an otherworldly discovery which blurs the line between reality and illusion. Designed from the ground up for the unique capabilities of virtual reality, players can inhabit the spine-tingling world of The Room and interact with its strange contraptions in this compelling new chapter.
  • GAMING: SWITCH
  • One Step From Eden for Switch is released. Build a powerful deck, cast spells on the fly, battle evolving enemies, find game-changing artifacts, make friends or make enemies, just make it to Eden.
  • Panzer Dragoon for Switch is released. A new, remade version of the Panzer Dragoon game true to the original, with improved graphics and controls, that suit modern gaming standards!On a far, lone planet, you encounter two dragons awakened from the ancient times. Armed with a deadly gun from the past, and the guidance of your armored blue dragon, you must fulfill your destiny and keep the Prototype Dragon from reaching the Tower or die trying.Features:* Pilot through seven unbelievably realistic levels ranging from tropical blue ocean cities to intricate subterranean ruins.* Fight the Prototype Dragon who appears together with evil giant dragonflies, frightening man-sized wasps, giant sandworms, and lethal flying battleships.* Attack approaching from all sides enemies quickly and without mercy, with improved 360-degree controls and lock-on targeting.
  • Shinsekai: Into the Depths for Switch is released. Capcom presents a fresh and original undersea exploration game, filled with unique visual and audio experiences for you to discover. The land has slowly but steadily been covered with ice, forcing mankind to take refuge in the ocean. Even the sea cannot protect them forever. The ice overtakes the undersea home of a lone aquanaut, forcing an unplanned journey of exploration and discovery. Take control and follow a mysterious mechanical creature ever deeper... Could there be others still living on so far beneath the surface?
  • Good Job! for Switch is released. As the clumsy child of a CEO, you must climb the corporate ladder one office-themed puzzle at a time! Complete puzzles in multiple ways as you experiment with the interactive environments—a projector can be wheeled gently through an electric door…or catapulted through the wall. So toil (or tumble) your way to the top and make your father proud.
  • POLITICS
  • US charges Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro and other officials with "narco-terrorism", by flooding the US with drugs.
  • SPORTS
  • Jimmy Wynn, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1967,74,75; Houston Colt 45s/Astros, LA Dodgers), who died at 78.
  • English singer Neil Landon died age 78. He was a singer and songwriter with the band Fat Mattress, which he co-founded with guitarist/singer Noel Redding. He later joined The Flower Pot Men, who scored a hit in 1967 with 'Let's Go To San Francisco' which reached No.4 in the UK Singles Chart..
  • Curly Neal, American basketball guard (Harlem Globetrotters 1963-85), who died at 77.

On this day in 2019

  • EVENTS
  • British musician Ranking Roger died age 56. In January 2019 it was announced that Roger had undergone surgery for two brain tumours, and was undergoing treatment for lung cancer. He was a vocalist in the 1980s two-tone band the Beat (known in North America as the English Beat) and later General Public..
  • Charges of staging fake racist and homophobic attack dropped against Justin Smollet by Chicago prosecutors.
  • A school book Sir Paul McCartney used as a teenager sold for £46,800 – nearly 10 times its estimate. The exercise book which features a doodle of a man smoking and a teacher’s critical comments sold at an auction of Beatles memorabilia in Merseyside. McCartney had used the book at Liverpool Institute High School for Boys, where he was taught English literature by Alan "Dusty"Durband..
  • European Parliament votes for changes to copyright laws, making internet companies responsible for copyright infringements.
  • Maker of Oxyconti, Purdue Pharma agrees to pay Oklahoma $270 million settlement ahead of trial accusing the company of fueling the opioid epidemic.
  • Michelle Obama's biography "Becoming" sells over 10 million copies according to its publisher Bertelsmann.
  • State of emergency declared in Rockland |County, New York, due to measles epidemic with unvaccinated children banned from public spaces for 30 days after 153 cases.
  • Stolen Pablo Picasso painting "Buste de Femme" (Dora Maar) (1938) recovered after 20 years by Dutch art detective.
  • DEATHS
  • Yoji Harada, Tattoo Artist.
  • Ranking Roger [Roger Charlery], British rock vocalist (The Beat, General Public), who died of cancer at 56.
  • Heinz Winbeck, German composer, conductor and teacher, who died at 73.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Grimshade for PC is released. Grimshade is a party-based role-playing game inspired by JRPG of the 90s, featuring a tactical turn-based combat system and a grim story of war and personal choices.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
  • Generation Zero for PlayStation 4 is released. Experience an explosive game of cat and mouse set in a vast open world - rendered with the award-winning Apex game engine. Experience an explosive game of cat and mouse set in a vast open world. In this reimagining of 1980’s Sweden, hostile machines have invaded the serene countryside, and you need to fight back while unraveling the mystery of what is really going on. By utilizing battle-tested guerilla tactics, you’ll be able to lure, cripple, or destroy enemies in intense, creative sandbox skirmishes.
  • Space Junkies for PlayStation 4 is released. Face off in extreme battles, immersing yourself in this visceral, jetpack-fueled VR arcade shooter. Danger is everywhere as you fly through the arenas, so stay sharp as you dodge and weave through the VR battlefields.
  • MLB The Show 19 for PlayStation 4 is released. MLB® The Show 19 brings you the best of baseball. Experience the ultimate duel: the 1v1 battle between hitter and pitcher to see who reigns supreme. Whether it be home runs, quick experiences, playing as legends, a full RPG experience or stiff Player vs Player competition; MLBTS 19 provides the perfect combination of authentic baseball experience mixed with video game fun.
  • Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World for PlayStation 4 is released. As players work hard to build Westwald up from a quaint village to a flourishing city, they will require the aid of the many alchemists that settle in the town. Features famous alchemists from previous entries across the Atelier series, including those from the Salburg, Arland, Dusk, and Mysterious trilogies. Celebrates the series' 20th anniversary; allowing players to experience the beloved series' characters with an exciting new town-building focus.
  • Outward for PlayStation 4 is released. No remarkable journey is achieved without great effort. Outward is an open-world RPG where the cold of the night or an infected wound can be as dangerous as a predator lurking in the dark. Explore the vast world of Aurai, embark on memorable adventures alone or with your friends.
  • Xenon Racer for PlayStation 4 is released. It’s the year 2030, the era of flying vehicles. A one-off championship for wheel based vehicles has been organized, with cutting-edge electric cars boosted by Xenon gas. Drift through cities like Tokyo and Dubai as fast as you can and claim eternal glory.
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel for PlayStation 4 is released. Among the nations on the Zemurian continent, the mighty Erebonian Empire has been quick to stake its claim militarily; yet politically, ugly bouts of internal conflict between the upper class and commoners struggling to rise to power have been steadily intensifying with each passing month. The Noble and Reformist Factions have been none too kind to one another over the years, and tensions between the two only stand to worsen if compromises aren't reached in the very near future.Rean Schwarzer, like any other citizen of the Imperial nation, is no stranger to these rising conflicts: the class system has been deeply interwoven into the tapestry of Erebonian culture since the days of old. As a seventeen-year-old student preparing for his new life at Thors Military Academy, however, he notices that his crimson uniform differs from the standard outfits issued to his peerstypically green for commoners, and white for nobles.Enter, Class VII of Thors Military Academy. For the first time in the prestigious academy's history, rank means nothing and skill means everything. With nine hand-picked students of various backgrounds and abilities, Rean included, Class VII readies itself to dive deep into the political quagmire that threatens not only them, but the very foundations of the Empire.
  • The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - The Final Season Episode 4: Take Us Back for PlayStation 4 is released.
  • GAMING: SWITCH
  • The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame for Switch is released. The alien monster invaders have left Bricksburg in ruins. It is now up to Emmet and a host of heroic characters to go beyond their world and save their friends from the strange inhabitants of the Systar System. Players can journey into outer space, discover new worlds, and test their Master Building skills.
  • The Princess Guide for Switch is released. In a land torn by chaos and war, a new evil rises. Now, four princesses from four different kingdoms must learn how to lead their people to victory. Commence the Princess Knight training regimen! As an experienced knight, you will choose a princess to become your apprentice. Teach her the art of war, and push back the evil that threatens to take over the land! With your choices directly impacting the way your Princess Knight fights, The Princess Guide gives military training a whole new meaning.
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid for Switch is released. A modern take on the 25-year franchise, showcasing an original story. Pit current and classic Rangers and villains against one another like never before in 3 vs. 3 tag battles. Test your skills online against friends and players from around the world for extra replayability.
  • Dragon Marked For Death for Switch is released. Dragon MFD is a 2D side-scrolling action RPG game where up to 4 players can play together in either local multiplayer or online multiplayer. Refreshing, feel-good level designs based around intuitive 2D-action-based gameplay await!Features:* Play through the game as one of four Dragonkin characters!The characters, known as the Dragonkin, have forged a pact with dragons which granted them special new powers. You can choose any one of the Princess, Warrior, Shinobi, or Witch characters to play as.* Each playable character has different strengths and abilities!The Princess is a well-balanced DPS character, the Warrior is a Tank class character that protects the party with his high defense, the Shinobi is DPS that places emphasis on movement on tricky attacks, and the Witch can both heal her allies and damage her emeies.* A fascinating and immersive dark fantasy worldCarefully drawn pixel art from some of the industry's best pixelmancers paints the entire picture and brings players right into the dark fantasy setting.* Work together with your companions to progress through stages!In Dragon MFD, working together with your companions opens up a whole new realm of possibilities when it comes to defeating enemies and traversing stages.* Battle against gargantuan bosses!Absolutely gigantic bosses that are bigger than the entire screen await our heroes. Work together with your comrades to take down these larger than life baddies!* Dozens and dozens of hours worth of gameplay!Make no mistake, Dragon MFD is a massive game for its genre. With single stages that span 200-400 screens, over 30 main quests, and tons of side quests to tackle, players have tons of playtime to look forward to!
  • Final Fantasy VII for Switch is released. Mako. The discovery of this natural resource drawn directly from the planet's life force marked the dawn of a new era, and now the energy sustains the lives of people across the world. However, the Shinra Company has monopolized mako production, and in doing so established a powerful hegemony--its influence reaching the far corners of the globe.Cloud, a former member of Shinra's military organization, SOLDIER, joins the anti-Shinra resistance group AVALANCHE, despite caring little for their motives. During one of the group's attempts to stop the company, they learn of the return of Sephiroth, Cloud's nemesis, and that with his reemergence, the planet is in greater danger than anyone had expected.With the fate of the world riding on their success, Cloud and his allies set out to quell this deadly threat.

On this day in 2018

  • EVENTS
  • E-commence group Alibaba Group and US car maker Ford unveil a car vending machine without sales people 5 stories high in Guangzhou, China.
  • " The Black Panther" becomes the highest grossing superhero film in America earning $630.9m.
  • Porn star Stormy Daniels claims she had an affair with Donald Trump in an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes and was later threatened to keep quiet.
  • US soldier receives world's first penis and scrotum transplant at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • US, European Union and Ukraine expel more than 100 Russian diplomats in response to Russian use of nerve gas in UK.
  • US Federal Trade Commission confirms it will investigate Facebook over privacy concerns.
  • DEATHS
  • Fabrizio Frizzi, TV Show Host.
  • TV SERIES
  • The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling: Season 1 is released. The two-part documentary by Judd Apatow about the late comedian features interviews with over 40 friends and family, including James L. Brooks, Jim Carrey, Sacha Baron Cohen, David Coulier, Jon Favreau, Jay Leno, Kevin Nealon, Conan O’Brien, Bob Saget, Jerry Seinfeld and Sarah Silverman.
  • The Terror: Season 1 is released. The fictional account of the Royal Navy's expedition led by Sir John Franklin (Ciaran Hinds) in 1847 to locate the Northwest Passage is based on Dan Simmons's 2007 novel of the same name where the crew on the HMS Terror are trapped in the ice and attacked by an unknown entity.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 5: Same Stitch for PC is released. Same Stitch is the fifth and final episode of Batman: The Enemy Within. The episode will follow Batman as he confronts either Amanda Waller and the Agency or a menace he has helped create.

On this day in 2017

  • EVENTS
  • Anti-corruption protests in Russia result in hundreds arrested including opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
  • Carrie Lam is first woman elected to lead Hong Kong by Beijing-influenced electoral commission.
  • Mass protests in Chile over country's privatised pension system.
  • DEATHS
  • Darlene Cates, American actress (What's Eating Gilbert Grape), who died at 69.
  • Alain Gagnon, Canadian composer (Chansons d'Orient), and music educator (Université Laval,1967-2008), who died at 78.
  • Brian Oldfield, American shot-putter (credited with making rotational technique popular), who died at 71.
  • TV SERIES
  • To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters is released. To ensure their family's survival, Charlotte (Finn Atkins), Emily (Chloe Pirrie) and Anne Brontë (Charlie Murphy) seek to publish their writings after the scandalous behavior of their brother Branwell (Adam Nagaitis) is discovered in this drama written and directed by Sally Wainwright.
  • SPORTS
  • FIFA Women's World Cup champion Julie Beth Johnston (25) weds NFL player Zach Ertz (26) in Santa Barbara, California.

On this day in 2016

  • EVENTS
  • Billy Joel's iconic hit, 'Piano Man', was selected by the US Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for its 'cultural, historic, or artistic significance.' Even though the record only made it to No.25 on the Hot 100 in 1974, it had become Joel's signature song, and was ranked at No.421 in the 2004 list of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time..
  • US primary elections: Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders wins Washington, Hawaii and Alaska.
  • BIRTHS
  • Heiress Diana Harris, Family Member, born in United States.
  • DEATHS
  • Jim Harrison, American poet and novelist (Legends of the Fall), who died at 78.
  • David Baker, American composer (Reflections) and educator, who died at 84.
  • Yoshimi Katayama, Race Car Driver.

On this day in 2015

  • EVENTS
  • Richard III of England (1452-1485) is reburied at Leicester Cathedral in England, after being discovered under a carpark in Leicester in 2012.
  • DEATHS
  • Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet (Nobel Prize for Literature - 2011), who died at 83.
  • Dinkha Iv, Religious Leader.
  • John Renbourn, British jazz and folk guitarist and songwriter (Pentangle), who died of a heart attack at 70.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Ironcast for PC is released. Puzzlequest meets FTL in this Steampunk Victorian era roguelite.
  • Infinite Crisis for PC is released. Infinite Crisis is a new entrant into the MOBA genre that delivers a competitive player vs. player battle experience set in the legendary DC Multiverse - a world in which familiar DC Comics characters have been reimagined in startling ways. Featuring a wide variety of DC Comics heroes and villains, Infinite Crisis puts players in control of twisted incarnations of their characters throughout the Multiverse such as Nightmare Batman and Gaslight Catwoman, playing in league with characters including Green Lantern and The Flash.
  • Pillars of Eternity for PC is released. Eternity aims to recapture the magic, imagination, depth, and nostalgia of classic RPG's that Obsidian enjoyed making - and playing. Eternity takes the central hero, memorable companions and the epic exploration of Baldur’s Gate, adds in the fun, intense combat and dungeon diving of Icewind Dale, and ties it all together with the emotional writing and mature thematic exploration of Planescape: Torment. Choose to play as one of the six playable races: Human, Aumaua, Dwarf, Elf, Godlike, and Orlan. Whether you're playing a stout Dwarf, a towering Aumaua, or one of the otherworldly Godlike, Eternity's plethora of playable races scratch every role-playing itch you may have and allow for deep character customization. [Obsidian]

On this day in 2014

  • DEATHS
  • Tony Birchenhough, Race Car Driver.
  • POLITICS
  • Taavi Rõivas becomes Prime Minister of Estonia.
  • SPORTS
  • Laureus World Sports Awards, Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Sportsman: Sebastian Vettel; Sportswoman: Genzebe Dibaba; Team: Germany Men's National Football team.

On this day in 2013

  • EVENTS
  • Ariana Grande's first single, "The Way", is released.
  • DEATHS
  • Don Payne, American television and screen writer, who died from bone cancer at 48.
  • Tom Boerwinkle, American NBA player, who died at 67.
  • Yury Rudov, Soviet fencer, who died at 82.
  • ALBUMS
  • Mwahaha was released by Mwahaha. The debut full-length release for the Oakland-based experimental psychedelic pop band produced by Eli Crews is reissued with two additional tracks.
  • Native was released by OneRepublic. This is the third full-length studio release for the pop rock band led by singer-songwriter/producer Ryan Tedder.
  • Meir was released by Kvelertak. The second full-length release for the Norwegian hard rock/metal band was produced by Kurt Ballou.
  • Girl Who Got Away was released by Dido. The fourth studio release for the British singer-songwriter was co-produced with her brother Rolo Armstrong and includes contributions from such artists as Brian Eno, Greg Kurstin, Kendrick Lamar, and Rick Nowels.
  • Lines was released by Julian Lynch. The fourth full-length release for the songwriter and ethnomusicology PhD student was inspired by folk music.
  • I Am Not a Human Being II was released by Lil Wayne. 2 Chainz, Drake, Future, Soulja Boy, and Trina are some of the guests on the 10th full-length studio release for the New Orleans rapper.
  • American Twilight was released by Crime & the City Solution. The first album in over 22 years for the Australian rock band led by Simon Bonney was recorded in Detroit and co-produced with Dave Feeny.
  • Absolute Zero was released by Little Green Cars. The debut full-length release from the Dublin folk rock quintet was produced by Markus Dravs.
  • Afraid of Heights was released by Wavves. The fourth studio release for the Los Angeles duo of Nathan Williams and Stephen Pope was produced by John Hill.
  • Discipline + Desire was released by Wax Idols. The Chameleons' Mark Burgess worked on the second full-length release from the post-punk band led by Hether Fortune.
  • Division Street was released by Harper Simon. The more rock-flavored second solo release for the son of Paul Simon was co-produced with Tom Rothrock.
  • Delta Machine was released by Depeche Mode. The 13th studio release for the synth-pop trio was produced by Ben Hillier and mixed by Flood.
  • Change Becomes Us was released by Wire. Unfinished material from 1979-80 were the framework for the latest release from the British post-punk band.
  • Comedown Machine was released by The Strokes. The fifth full-length studio release for the alternative rock band led by Julian Casablancas.
  • GAMING: PC
  • Battlefield 3: End Game for PC is released. Battlefield 3: End Game is a digital expansion pack for Battlefield 3 that brings four distinct maps, a new dirt bike, new lightweight AA vehicles, and two classic Battlefield game modes - Capture the Flag and Air Superiority.
  • Pressure for PC is released. " Pressure", a Vertical Battle Racer with extraordinary bossfights. The game's dramatic structure is driven by a hilarious story and crazy characters.
  • Slender: The Arrival for PC 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.
  • GAMING: PLAYSTATION 3
  • PlayStation Move Fitness for PlayStation 3 is released. Its time to get fit the PlayStationMove way! Grab your PlayStationMove motion controllers, step into your own virtual gym and get in shape with over 25 fun, intense exercises and a personal trainer to guide and push you all the way. PlayStationMove Fitness is the ideal way to boost your fitness in the comfort of your own home. With the precision of PlayStationMove motion controllers, exercises are easy to get into and highly rewarding; youll find yourself instantly ducking and weaving, hitting targets and performing punch combos. You can set up your own tailor-made fitness program, pick your favorite exercises for a quick dose of fun and even work out to your own music collection. And when its time to let off some steam, PlayStationMove Fitness is also a great stress-buster, giving you the opportunity to pummel a destructible dummy, shoot some basketball hoops or play a game of dodgeball. Not a fan of training on your own? Then hook up with friends online, give them some encouragement or challenge them to beat your best scores adding a little competition can really help you get results!
  • WRC 3: FIA World Rally Championship for PlayStation 3 is released. Enjoy all the official contents from the 2012 FIA World Rally Championship, including all the main teams, cars, locations and a myriad of exclusive contents, like the “ Rallye Monte-Carlo” and Volkswagen Polo R WRC test car.
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 for PlayStation 3 is released. Go back in time and step onto the course with Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and other legends in their prime. Overtake each star on some of the biggest stages in the world of golf using equipment and wearing clothing from that era. Eclipse their legacies and cement your seat at the table of legends. Then play golf at night, with illuminated golf balls, or join up with friends and form the ultimate "twenty-foursome"for an authentic golf experience with Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14.
  • Terraria for PlayStation 3 is released. Terraria? What's that?Terraria is a land of adventure! A land of mystery! A land that's yours to shape, to defend and to enjoy. Your options in Terraria are limitless, are you an action gamer with an itchy trigger finger? A master builder? A collector? An explorer? There's something for everyone here.Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. The world is your canvas and the ground itself is your paint.Grab your tools and go! Make weapons to fight off a variety of enemies in numerous biomes. Dig deep underground to find accessories, money, and other useful things. Gather resources to create everything you need to make the world your own. Build a house, a fort, or even a castle. People will move in to live there and perhaps even sell you different wares to assist you on your journey.But beware, there are even more challenges awaiting you... Are you up to the task?Key features:- Sandbox Play- Randomly generated worlds- Free Content Updates
  • GAMING: XBOX 360
  • BioShock Infinite for Xbox 360 is released. Thrust into the year 1912, players take on the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, who has traveled to the flying city of Columbia on a rescue mission. His target is Elizabeth, a young lady imprisoned since her childhood years. During their bold escape, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond -- one which lets Booker enhance his own abilities with her world-altering control over the environment. As a team, they fight from high-speed Sky-Lines, in the streets and houses of Columbia, on giant Zeppelins and in the clouds, while simultaneously learning to harness an growing arsenal of weapons and abilities.
  • Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel for Xbox 360 is released. Army of Two The Devil’s Cartel is third-person co-op action-shooter that utilizes the new Frostbite 2 engine for maximum destruction. You and your partner have to shoot and destroy everything in your path to bring down a violent drug cartel that’s taken control of Mexico. In partner-based missions, each player has to take on and meet individual objectives to achieve a common goal. The more effective your teamwork, the greater your reward as the new Overkill mode thrusts devastating power upon you for truly grandiose mass destruction. Play in 2-player local split-screen or online co-op.

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