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Today in the World Countries

  • Armed Forces Day is being celebrated in Myanmar
  • Nuzul Al-Quran is being celebrated in Brunei
  • People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

In the future 2134

  • 32nd predicted perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.

On this day in 2023

  • Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu announces pause of key part of controversial plans to overhaul the justice system after massive protests and the country's largest trade union goes on strike.
  • At least 40 people are killed and 28 injured in a fire at a migrant detention center in Ciudad Juárez on the Mexican US border, amid large numbers of migrants gathering on the Mexican border.
  • James Bowman, British concert and operatic countertenor (Benjamin Britten's "Apollo"), who died at 81.
  • 9 Years of Shadows for PC is released. For 9 long years, the world has been submerged in the deepest of shadows, robbing every object and living creature of their color. Once a thriving civilization, the people have forgotten the warmth of the sun, the joy of laughter and the promise of a prosperous future.Many brave souls have tried to venture inside the corrupting depths of Talos Castle, a long-abandoned orphanage from which the curse stemmed, but with each futile attempt, resignation became the daily fare for the people, all hope lost. Except for one person.Armed with little other than her halberd and sheer nerve, Europa's daunting quest is clear: enter the castle, find the source of darkness, and return color to the lands before it is too lat

On this day in 2022

  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge end an eight-day tour of Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas that highlighted issues of decolonization and calls for slave reparations.
  • Alexandra Zabelina, Russian fencer (Olympic gold USSR women's team foil 1960,68,72), who died at 85.

On this day in 2021

  • Militants attack the town of Palma, northern Mozambique, killing dozens in an escalation of violence in the area.
  • Iran and China sign major agreement guaranteeing Chinese investment of $400 billion and Iranian oil supply in return in Tehran.
  • Rapper Jeezy marries TV fashion expert Jeannie Mae Jenkins at home in Atlanta.
  • Derek Ufton, English soccer defender (1 cap; Charlton Athletic), manager (Plymouth Argyle) and cricket wicketkeeper (Kent), who died at 92.
  • Todd Kabel, Canadian jockey (Sovereign Award for Outstanding Jockey 1992,95,2003-06; Queen's Plate 1995,2000; Prince of Wales Stakes 2000,07), who died at 55.
  • Tina is released. With a wealth of never-before-seen footage, audio tapes, personal photos, and new interviews, including with the singer herself, Tina presents an unvarnished and dynamic account of the life and career of music icon Tina Turner. [HBO]
  • Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth for PC is released. Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth is a 2D-syle Metroidvania (action-exploration) game based on Record of Lodoss War. Immerse yourself in the gorgeous pixel animations, and take advantage of abilities such as swapping weapons, and get help from elemental spirits on your journey to solve the arcane mysteries of the labyrinth.
  • Howard Schnellenberger, American football coach (National C'ship Uni of Miami 1983; Uni of Oklahoma, Uni of Louisville, Florida Atlantic Uni; Baltimore Colts), who died at 87.

On this day in 2020

  • Joseph Echols Lowery, Civil Rights Leader.
  • Frank Myler, English rugby league stand-off (24 caps Great Britain,1 England; Widnes, St. Helens) and coach (Widnes, Swinton, Oldham), who died at 81.
  • Bob Andy [Keith Anderson], Jamaican reggae songwriter, and vocalist (" Feel the Feeling" ; "Fire Burning"), who died of cancer at 75.
  • Vivarium is released. Tom and Gemma (Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots) are looking for the perfect home. When a strange real-estate agent takes them to Yonder, a mysterious suburban neighborhood of identical houses, Tom and Gemma can’t leave quick enough. But when they try to exit the labyrinth-like housing development, each road takes them back to where they started. Soon, they realize their search for a dream home has plunged them into a terrifying nightmare.
  • Tape is released. Based on true events and set in New York City, Tape is the story of an aspiring actress (Isabelle Fuhrman) who crosses paths with the darker side of the entertainment industry.
  • Resistance is released. Before he was the world-famous mime Marcel Marceau, he was Marcel Mangel, an aspiring Jewish actor who joined the French Resistance to save the lives of thousands of children orphaned at the hands of the Nazis. As a young man growing up in Nazi-occupied Europe, Marcel (Jesse Eisenberg) has no intention of getting involved in the war – his pursuits include impersonating Charlie Chaplin in burlesque clubs, painting backdrops for his plays, and antagonizing his obstinate father. His life is thrown into upheaval when he is recruited into the French Resistance, putting his acting skills to the ultimate test in teaching orphaned Jewish children how to survive in the horrifying reality of the Holocaust.
  • Banana Split is released. April (Hannah Marks) has spent the last two years of high school in a relationship with Nick (Dylan Sprouse), from first frantic make-out session to final tear-stained breakup. In the aimless summer between graduation and college, the newly single April mends her heartbreak by striking up an unexpected friendship with an unlikely candidate: Nick’s new girlfriend, Clara (Liana Liberato).
  • Uncorked is released. Fueled by his love for wine, Elijah enrolls in a course to become a master sommelier, an elite designation given only to a handful who are able to pass its notoriously difficult exam. It's a dream that upends the expectations of his father, Louis (Courtney B. Vance), who insists Elijah take over the popular Memphis barbeque joint that's been passed down from father to son since its inception. Elijah struggles with the demands of school and a new relationship, while Louis wrestles with the feelings of his son rejecting the family business until a tragedy forces both of them to slow things down. [Netflix]
  • Making the Cut: Season 1 is released. Prime Video gets into the fashion designing reality competitive show arena with a series hosted by Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum with judging by Joseph Altuzarra, Naomi Campbell, Chiara Ferragni, Nicole Richie, and Carine Roitfeld.
  • Ozark: Season 3 is released. Wendy and Marty are at odds as to whether to expand their new venture or not. The arrival of Wendy’s brother Ben (Tom Pelphrey) only creates more problems in season three of the drama created by Bill Dubuque.
  • Local Honey was released by Brian Fallon. The third full-length solo release for The Gaslight Anthem frontman was produced by Peter Katis.
  • Red Sun Through Smoke was released by Ian William Craig. The latest full-length release for the Canadian experimental artist was written and recorded while starting a new long distance relationship, living in a city hit by forest fires and the death of his grandfather.
  • New Me, Same Us was released by Little Dragon. The sixth full-length release for the Swedish band was self-produced and is its first on the Ninja Tune label.
  • Illusion of Time was released by Daniel Avery. The debut full-length release for the collaboration between Daniel Avery and Alessandro Cortini was created over several years.
  • Ghosts V: Together was released by Nine Inch Nails. The eight-track surprise release is one of the two new albums (Ghosts VI: Locusts being the other) that continues Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' instrumental Ghosts series.
  • Ghosts VI: Locusts was released by Nine Inch Nails. The 15-track surprise release is one of the two new albums (Ghosts V: Together being the other) that continues Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' instrumental Ghosts series.
  • Gigaton was released by Pearl Jam. The first new studio release in nearly seven years for the Eddie Vedder-led rock band was produced with Josh Evans.
  • High Risk Behaviour was released by The Chats. The debut full-length release for the Australian punk trio of Matt Boggis, Josh Price, and Eamon Sandwith was recorded in Geelong by Billy Gardner.
  • Are You in Love? was released by Basia Bulat. The fifth full-length release for the Canadian singer-songwriter was produced by Jim James.
  • Abolition of the Royal Familia was released by The Orb. The latest full-length release for the British ambient house project led by Alex Paterson features contributions from such artists as Roger Eno, Miquette Giraudy, David Harrow, Steve Hillage, and Youth.
  • Before Love Came To Kill Us was released by Jessie Reyez. The debut full-length release for the Canadian singer-songwriter features guest appearances from 6lack and Eminem.
  • Cenizas was released by Nicolas Jaar. The New York electronic producer worked with Patrick Higgins on his latest full-length release under his own name.
  • Future Nostalgia was released by Dua Lipa. The second full-length release for the British pop singer-songwriter features contributions from such artists as Ghosted, Stuart Price, Shakka, Tove Lo, and samples INXS's "Need You Tonight."
  • Far Enough was released by Cable Ties. The second full-length release for the Australian punk trio of Jenny McKechnie, Nick Brown and Shauna Boyle was produced by Paul Maybury.
  • Clockdust was released by Rustin Man. The second full-length solo release for Talk Talk's Paul Webb as Rustin Man contains music from the same sessions as Drift Code.
  • Walking Proof was released by Lilly Hiatt. The fourth full-length release for the Nashville singer-songwriter was produced by ex-Cage the Elephant guitarist Lincoln Parish.
  • 925 was released by Sorry. The debut full-length release for the British indie pop group led by Asha Lorenz and Louis O’Bryen was produced by James Dring.
  • Three was released by The Necks. The 21st release for the Australian instrumental trio of Chris Abrahams, Tony Buck, and Lloyd Swanton features three 20+-minute long tracks.
  • Saint Cloud was released by Waxahatchee. The fifth full-length release for the indie music project of Katie Crutchfield was produced by Brad Cook.
  • Snapshot of a Beginner was released by Nap Eyes. The fourth full-length release for the Canadian band led by Nigel Chapman was co-produced by Jonathan Low and James Elkington.
  • The Caretaker was released by Half Waif. The first release on the Anti- label for the Nandi Rose project was co-produced with David Tolomei.
  • Creature in the Well for PlayStation 4 is released. Creature in the Well is a top-down, pinball-inspired, hack-and-slash dungeon crawler. As the last remaining BOT-C unit, venture deep into a desert mountain to restore power to an ancient facility, haunted by a desperate Creature. Uncover and upgrade powerful gear in order to free the city of Mirage from a deadly sandstorm.
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 for Switch is released. The Pirate Warriors are back and bring with them a more explosive story, more environments and even crazier attacks in ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4. Follow Luffy and the Straw Hats from the beginning as they make their journey through different islands and onwards in the hopes of ?nding the illustrious treasure - the One Piece. Play through some of the most extraordinary islands and environments in the ONE PIECE story and take on memorable foes. Choose from some of your favorite characters and take on a vast number of enemies through iconic moments from the One Piece anime. Developed by the masters of the action musou genre, KOEI TECMO GAMES, ONE PIECE Pirate Warriors 4 brings together the excitement from slashing hordes of enemies with the fun and energetic personalities from the One Piece series. Embark on a new pirate warriors adventure.
  • Saints Row IV: Re-Elected for Switch is released. Saints Row IV: Re-Elected After saving the world from a terrorist attack the leader of the 3rd Street Saints is elected to become President of the United States. Things go reasonably well until an alien warlord named Zinyak attacks the white house and abducts his entire cabinet. Now stuck inside a reality bending simulation, the President and the Saints fight to save themselves, Earth, and the entire galaxy if that all sounds crazy to you, trust us: were just getting started. Saints Row: Gat out of Hell In this standalone expansion epilogue to Saints Row IV, join Johnny Gat and Kinzie Kensington on an Orphean quest to save the Bosss soul from the bowels of Hell. Come for the demon killing, stay for the historical icons, open world shenanigans, talking gun, and full length musical number. Yes, seriously.
  • Gigantosaurus: The Game for Xbox One is released. The most exciting episode of Gigantosaurus yet is one you get to play in. But will you be the most roarsome explorer or the fastest racer? Play together with friends and family to help Rocky, Tiny, Mazu and Bill save the day – before dino-dashing to the next zone. Dinosaurs have never had such giant fun!
  • Jamaican reggae vocalist and songwriter Bob Andy died of cancer age 75. He was widely regarded as one of reggae's most influential songwriters and recorded with Marcia Griffiths as Bob and Marcia that had a major 1970 UK hit with 'Young, Gifted and Black'. The Jamaican government conferred the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander on Andy in October 2006 for his contributions to the development of Jamaican music..
  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces he has contracted COVID-19 pandemic but will continue to lead the country "thanks to the wizardry of modern technology" while in self-isolation.
  • $2.2 trillion stimulus package, largest in US history, signed into law by President Donald Trump saying "I never signed anything with a 'T'on it".
  • Les Hunter, American basketball center (NCAA C'ship 1963, Loyola Ramblers; NBA: Baltimore Bullets; ABA All Star 1968,69; Miami Floridians), who died from cancer at 77.

On this day in 2019

  • Coldplay frontman Chris Martin had a restraining order granted against a deranged stalker. The woman who has visited the outside of his home numerous times claimed they had a romantic relationship. Martin stated that he feared for the safety of his family..
  • Facebook bans white nationalism and white supremacy following criticism that Christchurch terrorist able to live-stream his attack.
  • Both members of Liverpool band Her’s died while on tour in the US travelling to a gig in California. Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading were travelling from Arizona to a gig in Santa Ana, when they were involved in a road accident. Their tour manager, Trevor Engelbrektson also died in the incident. Her’s released their debut album Invitation To Her’s in August 2018..
  • British indie-rock duo "Her's" - English guitarist-singer Stephen Fitzpatrick (24) and Norwegian bassist Audun Laading (25), and American manager Trevor Engelbrektson (37) killed in car crash in Arizona.
  • Beatles' booking manager Joe Flannery, also known as "Secret Beatle", died aged 87. He was the band’s booking manager from 1962-63 and according to Flannery, members of The Beatles would often sleep at his flat and he would drive them home the next morning. He is also said to have given a young George Harrison driving lessons..
  • Jace Ingham, YouTube Star, born in England.
  • Bruce Yardley, Australian cricket spin bowler and coach (33 Tests,126 wickets; coach Sri Lanka), who died from cancer at 71.
  • What We Do in the Shadows (2019): Season 1 is released. Nandor the Relentless (Kayvan Novak), Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), and Nandor's familiar Guillermo (Harvey Guillén) have been living together in Staten Island for hundreds of years when they are reminded by their leader about what they are supposed to do: take over the New World in this comedy based on the 2014 film of the same name.
  • The World Next Door for Switch is released. The World Next Door is a narrative-driven, action-adventure game that follows Jun, a rebellious teen girl trapped in a parallel world inhabited by magical creatures. Inspired by the emotional storytelling and thrilling action of both anime and indie games, players can expect to meet and develop friendships with an eclectic cast of characters while uncovering the mysteries hidden within this world.
  • Windscape for Switch is released. In Windscape you play as a young girl living on your parents farm, set in a lovely world made up of floating islands in the sky. As you discover the world you learn that something has gone terribly wrong - islands are breaking apart and falling from the sky!
  • Former president of the Gambia Yahya Jammeh stole almost 1 billion from his country before his exile in 2017 according to a corruption report.
  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces the country is now a "space power" after successfully shooting down a satellite from space in a ballistic missile test.
  • Joe Bellino, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1960, Navy), who died of stomach cancer at 81.

On this day in 2018

  • Stephane Audran, French actress (Just Before Nightfall), who died at 85.
  • Splitting Up Together: Season 1 is released. Based on a Danish comedy of the same name, after 12 years of marriage Lena (Jenna Fischer) and Martin (Oliver Hudson) divorce but live in the same house with their three kids.
  • Roseanne: Season 10 is released. The Connor family is back and that includes all of the original cast: Roseanne (Roseanne Barr), Dan (John Goodman), Jackie (Laurie Metcalf), Darlene (Sara Gilbert), Becky (Lecy Goranson), D.J (Michael Fishman), David (Johnny Galecki), and Beverly (Estelle Parsons). Sarah Chalke, who took over the role of Becky after Gornanson left, will be a new character to be announced.
  • The Alliance Alive for 3DS is released. The makers of The Legend of Legacy bring the classic JRPG back to form in The Alliance Alive, a new adventure that evokes the nostalgia of the JRPG greats by offering huge world-exploration, an intertwining story of 9 protagonists, and well-designed battle mechanics. One thousand years ago, Daemons invaded the world of Humans. They subjugated Humanity and created the Great Barrier to separate the realms. The world was thrown into upheaval, and the Dark Current was born. Humanity was decimated and now Daemons rule atop a hierarchical society. However, the time for resistance has come. The world is about to change yet again... [Nintendo]
  • TT Isle of Man for PC is released. For bikers, there are two types of speed races: the Isle of Man TT and the rest. No race is more difficult. Take up the challenge of the legendary Snaefell Mountain course: all 37.73 miles faithfully reproduced with the champions and their bikes.
  • Far Cry 5 for PC is released. Welcome to Hope County, Montana. This idyllic location is home to a community of freedom-loving people - and a fanatical doomsday cult known by many as The Project at Eden's Gate. Led by the charismatic prophet Joseph Seed and his devoted siblings, Eden's Gate has been surreptitiously infiltrating all aspects of daily life. When your arrival incites the cult to violently assume control of the region, you have to rise up ans spark the fires of resistance to liberate the besieged community. Freely explore Hope Couny's rivers, lands and skies with the largest customisable weapon and vehicle roster ever in a Far Cry game. You are the hero of the story in a world that hits back with every strike, and where the places you discover and the locals you team up with will shape your story in ways you will never anticipate. [Ubisoft]
  • MLB The Show 18 for PlayStation 4 is released. Your team. Your rivals. Your buddies. Your hometown. No matter why you play or why you love baseball, MLB The Show 18 is for a fan like you. The Show 18 delivers baseball just the way you want it, from fielding a roster of past Legends and current Superstars in Diamond Dynasty1,2, to crushing homers with friends in Retro Mode games to meaningful RPG progression in Road to The Show®. Experience quicker, more satisfying games of baseball to dominate the competition on the couch, on the headset2 and on the diamond. More home runs, more epic plays, more classic legends, all in less time. For those who crave the best of baseball - Welcome to The Show.
  • Injustice 2: Legendary Edition for PlayStation 4 is released.
  • The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. Follow the Hundred Knight in its journey through a witch-ravaged world. Young girls are contracting a strange illness and awakening as witches, causing mayhem across the region of Kevala. Along the Hundred Knight's side are two sisters: Amalie, an agent of an organization who opposes witches; and Chelka, the witch who awakened in Amalie's younger sister, Milm.Uncover the mysteries of Kevala as you protect them both from harm. Delve through dungeons and landscapes teeming with fiends and monsters, looking for equipment of legendary power. Grow stronger with help from Tochkas and Facets that will give an advantage in combat. Chain attacks together with the unique weapon system that welcomes weapon change mid-combat. The fate of Kevala is in your hands, brave knight.
  • Outlast 2 for Switch is released. Outlast 2 is the sequel to the acclaimed survival horror game Outlast. Set in the same universe as the first game, but with different characters and a different setting, Outlast 2 is a twisted new journey into the depths of the human mind and its dark secrets.No conflict is ever black and white. But once the dust has settled, the victors get to decide who was right and who was wrong. Who is good and who is evil. Human nature pushes us to extremes of violence and depravity, which we then justify by divine inspiration and a promise of paradise to come. Horror rises from desperation and blind faith. OUTLAST 2 will test your faith, pushing players to a place where going mad is the only sane thing to do.
  • Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings for Switch is released. Twin sisters Lydie and Suelle are also alchemists, living in Merveille, the capital of Kingdom of Adalet, and they intend to make their atelier the best atelier in the kingdom.

On this day in 2017

  • Chelsea Brown, American comedienne (Laugh-in, Matt Lincoln), who died at 74.
  • Clem Curtis, Soul Singer.
  • Arthur Blythe, American jazz saxophonist, who died at 76.
  • David Storey, British novelist and playwright (This Sporting Life), who died at 83.

On this day in 2016

  • Suicide bomb kills more than 70 people at a park in Lahore, Pakistan, Taliban connected Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claim responsibility.
  • Emma Greer, Instagram Star.

On this day in 2015

  • Country singer Willie Nelson announced that he and his family were hard at work on a new brand of marijuana called Willie's Reserve. Stores of that same name were being planned and were to include his signature brand and other strains that would be grown to meet quality standards..
  • Russia's Soyuz TMA-16M launches to deliver three crew members to the international space station to research the long-term effects of micro gravity.
  • Dick Dunn, Race Car Driver.
  • Olga Syahputra, TV Show Host.
  • MOVIES: NC17
  • Welcome to New York is released. Inspired by one of the most high-profile public implosions in recent memory, Welcome to New York follows a prominent international banker (Gérard Depardieu) as he spirals out of control during a drug and sex-fueled trip to America—culminating in a shocking incident involving a hotel maid and his subsequent arrest. [IFC Films]
  • 52 Tuesdays is released. 16-year-old Billie's reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons. [Kino Lorber]
  • Serena is released. In the North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s, George (Bradley Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Jennifer Lawrence), love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man’s life in the wilderness. With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions. However, once Serena discovers George’s hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, the Pemberton’s passionate marriage begins to unravel leading toward a dramatic reckoning.
  • White God is released. When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen, because it's mixed-breed heritage is deemed unfit by The State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted, unloved and so-called unfit dogs rise up under a new leader, Hagen, the one-time housepet who has learned all too well from his journey through the streets and animal control centers. [Magnolia Pictures]
  • Man from Reno is released. In a small town south of San Francisco, Sheriff Paul Del Moral (Pepe Serna) is driving home through the fog when he accidentally strikes a pedestrain, a lone Japanese man. However, before an investigation can take place the man disappears from the hospital without a trace. At the same time, Japanese mystery author Aki Akahori (Ayako Fujitani) takes a trip to San Francisco in order to escape the press tour for her latest book--a potboiler in her world famous "Inspector Takabe"series. Feeling lonely and vulnerable, she begins a romantic affair with a mysterious Japanese traveler from Reno (Kazuki Kitamura). Her new lover is charismatic and charming but abruptly disappears from the hotel, leaving behind his suitcase and a trail of questions.
  • Cupcakes is released. Set in contemporary Tel Aviv, six diverse best friends gather to watch the wildly popular UniverSong competition. Appalled by the Israeli entry, they decide to create their own and record it on a mobile phone. Unbeknownst to them, their performance is seen by the UniverSong judges and selected as Israel’s entry for next year’s competition. [Strand Releasing]
  • A Wolf at the Door is released. When Sylvia (Fabíula Nascimento) discovers her 6 yr old daughter has been picked up at school by an unknown woman, police summon her husband Bernardo (Milhem Cortaz) to the station for questioning. There Bernardo confesses his extra-marital affair with Rosa (Leandra Leal), whom detectives believe to be involved in the kidnapping.
  • Home is released. When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated. But when one resourceful girl, Tip (Rihanna), manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • A Girl Like Her is released. After the attempted suicide of a 16 year-old girl results in a coma, a film crew set out to reveal what happened, leading them to discover footage documenting the torment she suffered at the hands of a bully.
  • The Salt of the Earth is released. For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet's beauty.
  • The Riot Club is released. In the elite realm of Oxford University, no society is more exclusive than The Riot Club, the ultra-selective fraternity for Britain's most privileged sons. When he's recruited to join, down-to-earth first-year student Miles (Max Irons) is at first amused—but he's about to get a taste of upper-crust entitlement at its ugliest when a hedonistic night of drinking and drugs spins out of control. [IFC Films]
  • The Barber is released. Eugene van Wingerdt (Scott Glenn) is a small-town barber hiding a dark secret. Twenty years earlier he was arrested. Due to insufficient evidence he was never convicted, and the detective in charge of the case killed himself in despair. Now the detective’s son is in town, with a few secrets of his own. Is he seeking revenge or hoping to learn at the feet of the master?
  • While We're Young is released. A documentary filmmaker (Ben Stiller) and his wife (Naomi Watts) find their lives loosened up a bit after befriending a free-spirited younger couple (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried).
  • Get Hard is released. When millionaire hedge fund manager James (Will Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell (Kevin Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars. But despite James’ one-percenter assumptions, Darnell is a hard-working small business owner who has never received a parking ticket, let alone been to prison. Together, the two men do whatever it takes for James to “get hard” and, in the process, discover how wrong they were about a lot of things – including each other. [Warner Bros.]
  • Marfa Girl is released. A story centered on a directionless 16-year-old living in Marfa, Texas and his relationships with his girlfriend, his neighbor, his teacher, a newly arrived local artist, and a local Border Patrol officer.
  • Inazuma Eleven Go: Chrono Stones: Thunderflash for 3DS is released. Fight for the future of football in Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Wildfire and Thunderflash on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS, as the Raimon Jr. High team thrust themselves into a time-bending RPG, where new armourfied Fighting Spirits, new characters, and new footballing adventures await.
  • RIDE for PC is released. Select from over 100 bikes from the manufacturers that have made motorcycling history, and set off on the World Tour. Challenge rivals at Motorcycle Festivals divided into three different track typologies: from the thrills of the GP Tracks, through the beautiful landscapes of the Country Tracks, and all the way to the challenge of the City Tracks. Race after race, customize and improve your bike in order to work your way up the World Rankings and become the fastest biker in RIDE. As well as the World Tour, players can compete in a variety of different game modes: Quick Race, Time Trial, Split Screen, and online with up to twelve players in the Quick Race and in the Championship
  • Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious for Xbox One is released. For the first time, the Forza experience is combining with the Fast & Furious movie franchise to create an original expansion pack adventure filled with high-speed automotive action.

On this day in 2014

  • UN General Assembly condemns Russia's annexation of Crimea.
  • Faze Baby, YouTube Star, born in United States.
  • Grey'S World, Instagram Star, born in United States.
  • Surviving Jack: Season 1 is released. Based on Justin Halpern's book I Suck at Girls and set in the 1990s, Jack (Christopher Meloni) is left in charge of his teenage kids Frankie (Connor Buckley) and Rachel (Claudia Lee), after his wife (Claudia Lee) enrolled in law school.
  • Galactic Civilizations III for PC is released. Galactic Civilizations III challenges players to assemble an empire that dominates the galaxy through conquest, diplomacy, cultural hegemony, or scientific research.


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