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Today in the World Countries

  • Good Friday at the Orthodox sects is being celebrated in Lebanon
  • Liberation Day is being celebrated in Bulgaria
  • Martyrs' Day is being celebrated in Malawi
  • Mother's Day is being celebrated in Georgia, Georgia
  • Veterans Day is being celebrated in Timor Leste
  • People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Oussama Ramzi, Comedian, born in Morocco.
  • Tom Sizemore, TV Actor.
  • David Lindley, American session and touring multi-instrumentalist (The Kaleidoscope; Jackson Browne; James Taylor; Linda Ronstadt; Warren Zevon), who died at 78.
  • Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre is released. Super spy Orson Fortune (Jason Statham) must track down and stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology wielded by billionaire arms broker Greg Simmonds (Hugh Grant). Reluctantly teamed with some of the world’s best operatives (Aubrey Plaza, Cary Elwes, Bugzy Malone), Fortune and his crew recruit Hollywood’s biggest movie star Danny Francesco (Josh Hartnett) to help them on their globe-trotting undercover mission to save the world.
  • Still the Water is released. On the subtropical Japanese island of Amami-Oshima, traditions about nature remain eternal. During the full-moon night of traditional dances in August,16-year-old Kaito discovers a dead body ?oating in the sea. His girlfriend Kyoko will attempt to help him understand this mysterious discovery. Together, Kaito and Kyoko will learn to become adults by experiencing the interwoven cycles of life, death and love.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Creed III is released. After dominating the boxing world, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) has been thriving in both his career and family life. When a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, Damian (Jonathan Majors), resurfaces after serving a long sentence in prison, he is eager to prove that he deserves his shot in the ring. The face off between former friends is more than just a fight. To settle the score, Adonis must put his future on the line to battle Damian – a fighter who has nothing to lose.
  • Children of the Corn is released. Possessed by a spirit in a dying cornfield, a twelve-year-old girl in Nebraska recruits the other children in her small town to go on a bloody rampage and kill all the adults and anyone else who opposes her. A bright high schooler who won't go along with the plan is the town's only hope of survival.
  • A Little White Lie is released. Shriver (Michael Shannon), a down-on-his-luck handyman who has never read a book in his life, is mistaken for a famous writer that has been in hiding for over 20 years. With nothing to lose, he accepts an invitation to attend a college literary festival and finds himself surrounded by adoring fans and an English professor (Kate Hudson) who captures his heart. Shriver must do whatever it takes for his shot at love.
  • Palm Trees and Power Lines is released. Seventeen-year-old Lea (Lily McInerny) spends her summer break aimlessly tanning in her backyard with her best friend, tiptoeing around her needy mother, and getting stoned with a group of boys from school. This monotony is interrupted by a chance encounter with Tom (Jonathan Tucker), an older man who promises an alternative to Lea’s unsatisfying adolescent life. But as things progress between them, red flags about Tom’s life begin to surface, and Lea chooses to ignore them. Under Tom’s influence, Lea begins to see her mom as unfit and her friends as a waste of her time. Isolated from those around her, Lea discovers Tom’s true intentions and finds herself in a situation that she never could have imagined.
  • Daisy Jones & The Six is released. The rapid rise and the sudden demise of a 1970s Los Angles rock group led by Daisy Jones (Riley Keough) and Billy Dunne (Sam Claflin) is at the center of this limited series based on the novel of the same name by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
  • Ignore Grief was released by Xiu Xiu. The latest full-length release for Xiu Xiu features Angela Seo singing on half of the record and Jamie Stewart singing the other half.
  • Red Moon in Venus was released by Kali Uchis. The third full-length studio release for Kali Uchis features guest appearances from Omar Apollo, Don Toliver and Summer Walker.
  • UGLY was released by slowthai. The third full-length release for British rapper slowthai was produced by Dan Carey and features contributions from Kwes Darko, Ethan P. Flynn, Jockstrap’s Taylor Skye, Beabadoobee's Jacob Bugden, Fontaines D.C.'s Liam Toon.
  • WOW was released by Kate NV. The fifth full-length solo release from Russian electronic artist/producer Kate NV features contributions from by Andrey Bessonov, OG Lullabies and Nami Sato.
  • Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty for Xbox Series X is released. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty follows the dramatic, action-packed story of a nameless militia soldier fighting for survival in a dark fantasy version of the Later Han Dynasty where demons plague the Three Kingdoms. Players fight off deadly creatures and enemy soldiers using swordplay based on the Chinese martial arts, attempting to overcome the odds by awakening the true power from within.

On this day in 2022

  • Russian forces seize the Ukrainian Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, the largest in Europe.
  • Dean Woods, Australian track cyclist (Olympic gold team pursuit 1984; silver individual pursuit 1988; bronze team pursuit 1988,96), who died from cancer at 55.
  • Joe vs Carole: Season 1 is released. The limited series based on the Wondery podcast "Joe Exotic"focuses on Carole Baskin (Kate McKinnon) and how her rivalry with Joe "Exotic"Schreibvogel (John Cameron Mitchell) grew.
  • Star Trek: Picard: Season 2 is released. Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the La Sirena end up in the 21st century Earth in the second season of the Star Trek Universe series.
  • Our Flag Means Death: Season 1 is released. The comedy series from David Jenkins and Taika Waititi is loosely based on the true story Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby), an 18th-century wealthy landowner who gave it all up to to become a pirate.
  • The Tourist: Season 1 is released. A British man (Jamie Dornan) tries to figure out why someone tried to drive him off the road in the Australian outback in the thriller series from Harry and Jack Williams.[Premiered originally in the UK on BBC One on 1 Jan 2022; in Australia on Stan on 2 Jan 2022 and in the US on HBO Max on 3 Mar 2022]
  • The Dropout: Season 1 is released. The eight-part series based on the podcast from ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis tells the story of the rise and fall of Theranos and its CEO Elizabeth Holmes (Amanda Seyfried).
  • Ghostrunner: Project_Hel for PC is released. Take control of Hel, one of the original games’ bosses, as she descends Dharma Tower on a bloody quest of her own. Designed to appeal to new players and veterans, she’s more combat-oriented and can survive an additional attack compared to the Ghostrunner. Run on walls, soar through neon cityscapes, and slice through six levels while mastering Hel’s powers through her own ability progression system. Battle new enemies and bosses to the beat of six fresh tracks courtesy of electronic musician Daniel Deluxe.
  • Babylon's Fall for PlayStation 5 is released. Experience acclaimed developer PlatinumGames' signature combat in BABYLON’S FALL with up to 3 other players or take on the Tower of Babel alone, in this new cooperative action RPG. After the Babylonians perished, only their great tower “The Ziggurat” remained. Now a new Empire has come to pillage its ruins and uncover its fabled treasures. Join forces with other Sentinels, unwilling subjects forcibly implanted with Gideon Coffin, relics that grant the few survivors unrivalled powers. Ascend to greatness as you climb the looming Tower of Babel and uncover its fabled treasures. Only by mastering the powers of your Gideon Coffin, will you unlock your true potential and become strong enough to survive the summit and uncover the secrets that await. Pre-order BABYLON'S FALL to obtain a unique customization for your character, The Empress' Insignia. Show off to other Sentinels that you were one of the first to obtain a Gideon Coffin and become a Sentinel.
  • A Musical Story for Switch is released. A Musical Story is a rhythm game set against a 70s backdrop. Explore the memories of Gabriel, a young man trying to come to terms with his situation through the connections to his musical memory.

On this day in 2021

  • Australian attorney general Christian Porter denies rape allegation involving 16-year-old girl in 1988.
  • Great apes at San Diego Zoo reported given experimental COVID-19 pandemic vaccine designed for animals after earlier outbreak among the gorillas (San Diego, California).
  • 38 people shot and killed by security forces in anti-coup protests in Myanmar.
  • Sarah Everard is kidnapped, rapped and murdered by a UK policeman after being arrested under false pretenses in London.
  • Yuri Rozanov, Russian sports broadcaster (NTV Plus, Match TV; TEFI Award 2012), who died from cancer at 59.
  • Lucky is released. A suburban woman fights to be believed as she finds herself stalked by a threatening figure who returns to her house night after night. When she can't get help from those around her, she is forced to take matters into her own hands.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Moxie is released. Fed up with the sexist and toxic status quo at her high school, a shy 16-year-old finds inspiration from her mother's rebellious past and anonymously publishes a zine that sparks a school-wide, coming-of-rage revolution.
  • Murder Among the Mormons: Season 1 is released. The three-part documentary series directed by Jared Hess and Tyler Measom look into the 1985 pipe bombings in Salt Lake City that killed two and seriously injured another who made his name in locating purportedly historical Mormon documents.
  • Joe Altobelli, American baseball utility (Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins) and manager (SF Giants, World Series Baltimore Orioles 1983, Chicago Cubs), who died at 88.

On this day in 2020

  • Last Ebola patient discharged from hospital in Beni, DR Congo, raising hopes outbreak at an end in the country after 2,300 deaths.
  • Heavy rain and landslides hit coastal areas of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro states, Brazil, killing at least 18 people.
  • Iran releases 54,000 people from prison to avoid spread of COVID-19 pandemic as country reports 77 deaths and 2,300 cases including two dozen MPs.
  • Irishwomen Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamar, of Grafton Architecture, are the 1st women to share the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
  • World Bank pledges $12 billion in emergency aid for developing countries dealing with COVID-19 pandemic.
  • UK had its wettest February since records began in 1862, according to the Met Office,209.1mm of rainfall,237% above average.
  • US Federal Reserve makes its largest rate cut in a decade, short-tern interest rates by 0.5% to protect economy against COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Powerful storm producing multiple tornadoes rips through central Tennessee killing at least 25.
  • Qasem Soleimani, Iranian major general of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, killed at 62 in a US drone strike outside Baghdad airport, Iraq.
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus for PlayStation 4 is released. In a world where adventurers roam the skies on airships, and the floating islands of the Skydoms lead their way, the Grandcypheran airship of massive proportionssets out on a magnificent journey, traveling the islands, and picking up a veritable army of sellswords, knights, and mages along the way However, these heroes of the sky will soon embark on a brand-new adventure, where battle and glory await!An international mobile game hit, Granblue Fantasy has topped the charts, charming players across the globe with a plethora of lovable characters and story-driven mechanics. Now, legendary fighting game studio Arc System Works and Cygames are teaming up to bring the universe to home console in an action-packed head-to-head fighter. Featuring a colorful cast of their most popular "crewmembers, "each with a unique fighting style that is easy to learn but hard to master, Granblue Fantasy: Versus is sure to appeal to fans of Granblue lore and fighting games alike.KEY FEATURES* An Anime Fighter for Players of All Levels!Arc System Works, the team behind critically-acclaimed fighting series BlazBlue, Guilty Gear, and Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Cygames, the people behind the international mobile phenomenon Granblue Fantasy, usher in a new era of fighting games with a rich and accessible battle system suitable for beginners and veterans alike.* Fight as Your Favorite Granblue Characters!A balanced and varied cast of combatants are ready to duke it out, each with their own individual fighting styles and dazzling skills. Whether it's the well-rounded Katalina, the long-range specialist Ferry, or the dual blade wielder Lancelot, there is a character and style to suit almost anyone's tastes.* A Gorgeous 2.5D Style World, Accompanied by Memorable Melodies!High production values recreate the well-known locales of the Granblue Fantasy universe in vivid 2.5D, bringing these environments to life as crewmembers cheer in the background, all accompanied by Stelle Magna's stirring soundtrack.* Captivating Visuals, Designed by a Fantasy Expert!Hideo Minaba of Final Fantasy series fame contributes as art director, lending his extraordinary talents and unforgettable character and world designs to the Granblue Fantasy universe!
  • Super Tuesday: Biggest voting day for Democrats selecting their presidential candidate revives Joe Biden's campaign, he wins nine states, while Bernie Sanders wins four including California.

On this day in 2019

  • SpaceX's Dragon capsule successfully docks with the International Space Station during its demonstration run.
  • Multiple tornadoes tear through Georgia and Alabama killing at least 23.
  • Peter Hurford, British organist, composer and choral conductor (St. Albans Cathedral), who died at 88.
  • Leaving Neverland is released. Director Dan Reed's two-part documentary features interviews with Wade Robson and James Safechuck as well as their families as they discuss how the then two pre-teen boys were befriended by Michael Jackson.
  • Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika confirms he will run for president one last time, his 5th term, amid widespread demonstrations.
  • Bobbi Fiedler, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), who died at 81.

On this day in 2018

  • " The Emoji Movie" named worst film in 2017 in Razzies awards.
  • Supermodel Chanel Iman at the age of Victoria's Secret Angel, weds New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard in Los Angeles.
  • Roger Bannister CH CBE, English athlete (first sub-4-minute mile,3:59.4 at Iffley Road Track, Oxford 1954), who died of Parkinson's disease at 88.
  • Patrick Doyle, English drummer (Veronica Falls, Boys Forever), who died at 32.
  • Virgilijus Noreika, Opera Singer.
  • David Ogden Stiers, American actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc), who died of bladder cancer at 75.

On this day in 2017

  • American guitarist Jim Fuller from The Surfaris died aged 69. The Surfaris had the 1963 US No.2 & UK No.3 single 'Wipe Out' and Fuller was known as the "Godfather" of surf music, a Californian instrumental music. With his Fender guitar he contributed to the popularity of Leo Fender's instruments..
  • Mass grave of 800 children and infants confirmed at a former Catholic care home in Tuam, Ireland.
  • Bachelorette TV personality Ali Fedotowsky at the age of 32 weds TV and radio host Kevin Manno at the age of 33 at Terranea Resort in Los Angeles, California.
  • Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), who died at 81.
  • Lyle Ritz, American jazz ukulele and session bassist, who died at 87.
  • Jim Fuller, American "Godfather of surf guitar" and songwriter (The Safaris - "Wipe Out"), who died at 69.
  • Rene Preval, World Leader.
  • Stephen Ross, American economist (arbitrage pricing theory), who died at 73.
  • Tommy Page, American pop singer (" I'll Be Your Everything"), found dead of apparent suicide at 46.
  • MOVIES: MARCH 3 2017
  • Donald Cried is released. Peter Latang (Jesse Wakeman) left working class Warwick, Rhode Island to reinvent himself as a slick, Wall Street mover and shaker. Fifteen years later, when he's forced to return home to bury his Grandmother he loses his wallet on the trip. Stranded, the only person he can think of to help him out is his next door neighbor and former childhood friend Donald Treebeck (Kris Avedisian). Donald hasn't changed a bit, and what starts as a simple favor turns into a long van ride into their past.
  • Catfight is released. The rivalry between two former college friends comes to an extreme fracas when they both attend the same glamorous event.
  • Apprentice is released. When ambitious young correctional officer Aiman is transferred to the country's highest-security prison, he catches the attention of the seasoned chief executioner Rahim. Aiman's desire to become the hangman's apprentice is not only professional but born of an unspeakable urge to reconnect with a past that haunts him. [Film Movement]
  • Nakom is released. Iddrisu, a talented medical student, returns to his home village after his father’s sudden death. Faced with a debt that could destroy his family, Iddrisu has no choice but to turn their farm and fortunes around. Over the course of a growing season, Iddrisu confronts both the tragedy and beauty of village life, and must finally choose between two very different futures.
  • Headshot is released. After months in a coma from a gunshot wound to the head, a mysterious young man (Iko Uwais) is nursed back to health by a young student-doctor, Ailin. Realizing that the man has lost his memory and identity, the two quickly grow closer not realizing that behind their momentary peace lays danger. Soon their lives collide with a gang of dangerous criminals led by an enigmatic crime lord – and with every violent confrontation, his memory brings him closer to a dark truth as the lethal personality awakening within him starts to reveal who he really is. [Vertical Entertainment]
  • Junction 48 is released. A Palestinian-Israeli rapper from an Arab ghetto goes from living aimlessly to being the “first Arab rapper”. However, he faces violent nationalist rappers, the government, drug-dealing friends and threats against him and his girlfriend. [The Orchard]
  • Lavender is released. When a photographer (Abbie Cornish) suffers severe memory loss after a traumatic accident, strange clues amongst her photos suggest she may be responsible for the deaths of family members she never knew she had. Justin Long plays a psychiatrist who helps her recover lost memories.
  • The Human Surge is released. Buenos Aires. Exe,25 years old, has just lost his job and is not looking for another one. His neighbors and friends seem as odd to him as they always do. Online, he meets Alf, a boy from Mozambique who is also bored with his job and who is about to follow Archie, another boy who has run away into the jungle. Through the dense vegetation of the forest, Archie tracks ants back to their nest. One of them wanders off course and comes across Canh, a Filipino, sitting on top of a giant heap of earth and who is about to go back to his strange, beautiful home town. [Grasshopper Film]
  • The Last Laugh is released. The Last Laugh is a feature documentary that proceeds from the premise that the Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. But is it? History shows that even the victims of the Nazi concentration camps themselves used humor as a means of survival and resistance. Still, any use of comedy in connection with this horror risks diminishing the suffering of millions. So where is the line? If we make the Holocaust off limits, what are the implications for other controversial subjects—9/11, AIDS, racism—in a society that prizes freedom of speech?
  • The Settlers is released. The first film of its kind to offer a comprehensive view of the Jewish settlers in the occupied territories of the West Bank. An historical overview, a geopolitical study and an intimate look at those people at the core of the most daunting challenges facing Israel and the international community today as the Palestinians and Israelis resume talks again.
  • The Women's Balcony is released. An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power. When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation falls into crisis. Charismatic young Rabbi David appears to be a savior after the accident, but slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways and tries to take control. This tests the women’s friendships and creates an almost Lysistrata-type rift between the community’s women and men. [Menemsha Films]
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • The Shack is released. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington) spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa (Octavia Spencer). Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.
  • Table 19 is released. Ex-maid of honor Eloise (Anna Kendrick) - having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text - decides to hold her head up high and attend her oldest friend's wedding anyway. She finds herself seated at the 'random' table in the back of the ballroom with a disparate group of strangers, most of whom should have known to just send regrets (but not before sending something nice off the registry). As everyone's secrets are revealed, Eloise learns a thing or two from the denizens of Table 19. Friendships - and even a little romance - can happen under the most unlikely circumstances.
  • Before I Fall is released. What if you had only one day to change absolutely everything? Samantha Kingston (Zoey Deutch) has everything: the perfect friends, the perfect guy, and a seemingly perfect future. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. As she begins to untangle the mystery of a life suddenly derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of the people closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference, not just in her own life, but in the lives of those around her—before she runs out of time for good.
  • Logan is released. In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
  • The Last Word is released. A one-time highly successful business woman, Harriet Lawler (Shirley MacLaine) has micro-managed every single aspect of her life. Why would her obituary be any different? And so she assigns the task to a local writer, Anne Sherman (Amanda Seyfried). When the first draft doesn't meet her expectations, Harriet sets out to rewrite her life's story before it's too late, with Anne dragged along as an unwilling accomplice. But as Anne slowly comes to realize, it's not Harriet's legacy she's helping to shape, it's her own.
  • Wolves is released. Anthony (Taylor John Smith) is a standout player on his Manhattan high school’s basketball team with seemingly everything going for him: a killer three-point shot, a loving girlfriend (Zazie Beetz), and a chance at a scholarship to Cornell. But Anthony’s dreams of playing college ball are jeopardized by his volatile father (Michael Shannon), a hard-drinking writer whose compulsive gambling threatens to derail the lives of both his wife (Carla Gugino) and son. Though it goes against his nature, Anthony must summon the strength to step out from his father’s shadow and reclaim his future. [IFC Films]
  • World Eater was released by Blanck Mass. This is the third full-length release for Benjamin John Power's solo electronic project.
  • Voids was released by Minus the Bear. The sixth full-length release for the Seattle indie rock band led by Jake Snider is its first without drummer Erin Tate.
  • Volcano was released by Temples. The second full-length release for the British psychedelic pop band was self-produced.
  • Uyai was released by Ibibio Sound Machine. The second full-length release for the Nigerian Afro-electronic band led by Eno Williams was produced by Max Grunhard.
  • Preservation was released by Nadia Reid. The second full-length release for the New Zealand singer-songwriter was produced by Ben Edwards.
  • Solide Mirage was released by François & the Atlas Mountains. The fourth full-length release for the indie rock band led by François Marry features contributions from Owen Pallett and was produced by Ash Workman.
  • Last Place was released by Grandaddy. The first release in over a decade for the California indie rock band was produced by frontman Jason Lytle.
  • Moh Lhean was released by Why?. The fifth full-length studio release for the indie rock band led by Yoni Wolf was co-produced with Josiah Wolf.
  • Golden Eagle was released by Holly Macve. The debut full-length release for the Irish-born country artist was produced by Paul Gregory of Lanterns On The Lake.
  • English Tapas was released by Sleaford Mods. The fourth full-length release for the British post-punk duo was recorded in London at Steve Mackey's studios.
  • Divide was released by Ed Sheeran. The third full-length release for the British pop singer-songwriter features songs co-written with such artists as Steve Mac, Ryan Tedder and Jessie Ware.
  • Fast RMX for Switch is released. Jump into the driver's seat of your anti-gravity vehicle and put your skills to the test in high octane competitions. Play locally with three of your friends in splitscreen or online against 7 other players from all around the world. Drive through abandoned mines in the depths of the earth, to dense jungle areas, futuristic cities, crossing vast deserts and finally up into the stratosphere and beyond. Become a legend and master all courses on even the highest speed. [Nintendo]
  • I Am Setsuna for Switch is released. This is the story of Setsuna; a young woman of incredible inner strength and the sacrifice she must make to save the people of her land.The Island had a custom.To maintain peace, once a decade, a sacrifice was offered to a fiend on the island.However, one year, the fiend grew violent before the next sacrifice was due.Those living on the island were afraid and tried to calm the fiend by offering a sacrifice; Setsuna, chosen because of her powers of enchantment.Setsuna must leave with her safeguards for the farthest land, where the ceremony of sacrifice will be held.Key Features: * A great homage to JRPG masterpieces of yesteryear, using the latest technology to develop a truly memorable story and player experience and bring the authentic JRPG style to current hardware.* A new battle system inspired by the timeless JRPG classic, Chrono Trigger.* An emotionally impactful and memorable story which immerses players in the narrative of Setsuna, whose story portrays heartrending sorrow.* Beautiful character designs and varied in-game locales evoke nostalgia for classic RPGs.
  • Just Dance 2017 for Switch is released. Grab your friends and family because it's time to dance! The biggest music video game franchise of all time is back, with over 60 million units sold. Just Dance 2017 brings you over 40 new tracks, six game modes, updated content all year long and access to 200+ songs through Just Dance Unlimited! Join a community of more than 118 million players around the world and bust out your best moves! Dance your heart out to Cheap Thrills by Sia Ft. Sean Paul, Lean On by Major Lazer & DJ Snake Ft. MO, and Sorry by Justin Bieber. Relive classics including Don't Stop Me Now by Queen, or if J-Pop is your thing get down to Po Pi Po by Hatsune Miku!
  • New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers for Switch is released. New Frontier Days ~Founding Pioneers~ is a town-building simulation game, where you command your pioneers to colonize a new land. The pioneers are capable of "Logging", "Mining", "Hunting", "Fishing"and many others. Command them accordingly, and build your own town efficiently. [ASW]
  • Super Bomberman R for Switch is released. Since its release in 1985, Bomberman has been a familiar party-battle game for many years. Now, Bomberman is coming back as "SUPER BOMBERMAN R"to Nintendo Switch. In SUPER BOMBERMAN R, the simple rule remains the same: operate the main character (Bomberman), place bombs, and battle with enemies and rivals, but it's coming back in a modern style with 3D stages and photo-real graphics. You can enjoy battles with rivals from all over the world. There is "Battle"mode for maximum of 8 players, and single play "Story"mode (cooperative play for 2 players is possible as well) where players clear each stage one by one, with a big volume of 50 stages. Also, there is a new rule where the condition to clear the stage is not just by wiping out all the enemies. This simple but strategic game with new rules and 3D stages is fun for everyone, from children to adults.
  • Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment for Switch is released. Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is the action-packed prequel to Shovel Knight! Take control of Specter Knight, servant to the Enchantress, in a quest to recruit a cadre of knights and create the Order of No Quarter. With his scythe and preternatural agility at the ready, he can glide across the ground, clamber up walls, and command an arsenal of curious weapons.If he carries out his duties, Specter Knight may have a chance at regaining his lost humanity and breaking his chains of servitude. But what cruel tricks might the Enchantress have up her sleeve?
  • Skylanders Imaginators for Switch is released. Use the power of your imagination to create Imaginator Skylanders to battle in the ultimate adventure alongside the almighty Senseis to save Skylands.
  • Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! for Switch is released. Cut paper characters into new shapes to solve dynamic puzzles and play activities in a wonderfully creative and imaginative world. Work together with friends to cut paper characters into new shapes and solve puzzles – Communicate and cooperate (or not) and move the paper characters on the screen. Get creative and cut shapes out of each other to interact with the environment, move objects, and solve puzzles.
  • 1-2-Switch for Switch is released. Throw an impromptu party anywhere with anyone thanks to a new play style in which players look at each other—not the screen. Bring the action and fun into the real world as you face off in wild-west duels, cow-milking competitions, a copycat dance-off, and more. Each game takes advantage of the Joy-Con controller features of the Nintendo Switch system in different ways. While the action unfolds off- screen, the audience watches the players themselves instead of the screen. [Nintendo]
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Wii U is released. Ignore everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this stunning open-air adventure. Explore the wilds of Hyrule any way you like - Climb up towers and mountain peaks in search of new destinations, then set your own path to get there and plunge into the wilderness. Along the way, you'll battle towering enemies, hunt wild beasts and gather ingredients for the food and elixirs you'll need to sustain you on your journey. More than 100 Shrines of Trials to discover and explore - Shrines dot the landscape, waiting to be discovered in any order you want. Search for them in various ways, and solve a variety of puzzles inside. Work your way through the traps and devices inside to earn special items and other rewards that will help you on your adventure. Be prepared and properly equipped - With an entire world waiting to be explored, you'll need a variety of outfits and gear to reach every corner. You may need to bundle up with warmer clothes or change into something better suited to the desert heat. Some clothing even has special effects that, for example, can make you faster and stealthier. [Nintendo]
  • René Préval, President of Haiti (1996-2001,2006-2011), who died of cardiac arrest at 74.
  • Raymond Kopa [Kopaszewski], French footballer 'the Napoleon of football', who died at 85.

On this day in 2016

  • Martin Crowe, Cricket Player.
  • The Family (2016): Season 1 is released. Originally titled Flesh and Blood, Claire Warren (Joan Allen) is planning a run as governor when her presumed dead son (Zach Gilford) reappears after having been missing for 12 years.
  • The Count Lucanor for PC is released. Join Hans in a fantasy world and experience a unique adventure, full of surprises and challenges. Get hooked on an immersive tale, where every decision counts and every clue is a piece to solve the puzzle and get the treasure. Unravel the sordid secrets of the castle, meet colorful characters, and remember: horror always lurks beneath the surface.
  • E.T. Armies for PC is released. E.T. Armies is an action-packed, fast-paced, science-fiction first person shooter. The game takes place in a future where Earth has been reduced to ashes; It is now home to a new nation that hungers only for war. Prepare yourself to rise and defend against the invasion of the Forsaken.
  • Black Desert Online for PC is released. Black Desert is a large scale of sandbox oriented MMORPG that provides you a variety of unique experiences with spectacular action and battle, strategy-based castle siege, sophisticated simulation contents such as trade, NPC-hiring and real estate management.
  • Eleventh Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by Fox, held in Detroit, Michigan.

On this day in 2015

  • American jazz ukulele musician Lyle Ritz died at the age of 87. As a session musician on the bass guitar he joined the Wrecking Crew a popular group of studio musicians in the Los Angeles recording industry. Ritz compiled over 5,000 recording credits including such notable tracks as Herb Alpert's 'A Taste of Honey', The Righteous Brothers' 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'', and The Beach Boys 'Good Vibrations.'.
  • Keith Richards objected to a planned £1.5million cafe being built on a beachfront near his country mansion. The guitarist lodged an objection against the new development which is near his Redlands estate where he was famously arrested with band mate Mick Jagger in 1967 in a drugs raid. Richards is opposed to the planned restaurant which was earmarked for West Wittering beach in West Sussex..
  • " Under the Dome" a documentary on pollution in China by Chai Jing has been viewed over 150 million times in 3 days on Tencent.
  • Roman Wingrove, Family Member, born in England.
  • Scarlet Snow Belo, Instagram Star, born in Philippines.
  • Shadow of the Sun was released by Moon Duo. The latest release from the duo of Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada includes drummer John Jeffrey.
  • Piece by Piece was released by Kelly Clarkson. The seventh studio release for the pop singer features a guest appearance from John Legend.
  • Tuxedo was released by Tuxedo. The debut release for the collaboration between Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One was inspired by disco, boogie, and electric funk.
  • You're Better Than This was released by Pile. The third full-length release for the Boston rock band led by Rick Maguire was produced by Ben Brodin.
  • I Wasn't Born to Lose You was released by Swervedriver. This is the first new release in over 15 years for the British alternative rock band formed by Adam Franklin and Jimmy Hartridge.
  • Hand.Cannot.Erase. was released by Steven Wilson. The fourth solo release for the British artist was inspired by a news article about the discovery of a young woman's dead body in her apartment three years after her death.
  • After was released by Lady Lamb the Beekeeper. The second full-length release for Aly Spaltro as Lady Lamb was co-produced by Nadim Issa.
  • Aureate Gloom was released by Of Montreal. The 13th full-length release for the indie rock band led by Kevin Barnes was influenced in part by his separation from his wife and 1970s music in New York.
  • Another Eternity was released by Purity Ring. This is the second full-length release for the Canadian electronic pop duo of Megan James and Corin Roddick.
  • Blade of the Ronin was released by Cannibal Ox. The follow-up to Vast Aire and Vordul Mega's debut release Cold Vein comes 14 years later with an album produced by Bill Cosmiq.
  • Chasing Yesterday was released by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. The second full-length solo release was self-produced by the former Oasis singer/guitarist and features a guest appearance from Johnny Marr.
  • Dilate was released by Vessels. The third full-length release for the British electronic band features guest appearances from Isolde and Snow Fox.
  • Helldivers for PlayStation 4 is released. Set in a dystopian future, players fight to protect "Super Earth"where a managed democracy has mussed the lines between military and government rule. We are losing the war, and the HELLDIVERS are the last line of defense against three invading enemy species.
  • Zombie Army Trilogy for PlayStation 4 is released. In the dying embers of World War II, Hitler has unleashed one final, unholy gamble – a legion of undead super soldiers that threatens to swallow up the whole of Europe. Fight alone or team up to save humanity from the zombie menace in this apocalyptic third-person shooter.
  • White Night for PlayStation 4 is released. Explore the macabre past of an aging mansion in the 1930's and solve puzzles of light and shadows in this fully black & white survival horror. Players are trapped in this nightmare where darkness is a persistent threat.
  • Shiftlings for PlayStation 4 is released. Rock Pocket Games' Shiftlings, a platform puzzler, which can be played both alone or with a friend, revolves around two Alien Twins who are attached to each other through a cable. In single player mode the player can switch the controls between the two aliens on top of switching the size of the two, while in co-op mode, each player controls one of the two twins. Switching size between the two characters is an important part of getting through the tricky puzzles. The smaller size enables higher jumps while the bigger Twin can't jump but instead is able to push boxes and can be used as a trampoline by the smaller counterpart. The Cable, that connects to two Twins, provides both challenges but also solutions to get the two through the puzzles and to the end goal of each level.
  • Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines for PlayStation Vita is released. Oreshika is a tale of revenge that takes place in ancient Japan. Your clan was sentenced to death for crimes they did not commit, and then had two curses placed on them. You have just been resurrected by a god and are now searching for those who cursed and conspired against your clan so that you may redeem the honor of your family name. []
  • La-Mulana EX for PlayStation Vita is released. Will you fall victim to deadly traps or unravel the secrets of LA-MULANA?
  • OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood for PlayStation Vita is released. OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood plucks the iconic skater from the street and dropping him squarely in the middle of the Big Screen’s most bodacious cinematic locations.
  • ScreamRide for Xbox One is released. Screamride is a physics-based coaster game where creativity and destruction are equally welcomed. This game features hundreds of customizable building components, physics-based destruction, cinematic collisions, unlockable levels, in-game leaderboards, global rankings and more.

On this day in 2014

  • Landen Roque, YouTube Star, born in California.
  • William R. Pogue, American astronaut, who died at 84.
  • Those Who Kill: Season 1 is released. Pittsburgh homicide detective Catherine Jensen (Chloë Sevigny) seeks help from forensic psychologist Thomas Schaeffer (James D'Arcy) to track a serial killer and solve a case from her past in this adaption of a Danish series. [Began airing on Lifetime Movie Network TV 30 Mar 2014]
  • Bates Motel: Season 2 is released. Norman becomes fixated with Miss Watson, while his brother Dylan get drawn further into the drug war, and Norma grows concerned about a bypass project that threatens the motel as a person from her past reappears.
  • Blood Red Shoes was released by Blood Red Shoes. The fourth full-length release for the British duo was self-produced and recorded in Berlin.
  • G I R L was released by Pharrell Williams. Miley Cyrus, Daft Punk, JoJo, Alicia Keys, and Justin Timberlake are featured guests on the second full-length solo release for the rapper/producer that includes the Academy Award-nominated song "Happy"from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack.


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