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Today in the World Countries
- Freedom Day is being celebrated in Malta
- Micronesian Culture and Traditions Day is being celebrated in Micronesia
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Aries as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- A Thousand and One - Not Rated is released.
Unapologetic and free-spirited Inez (Teyana Taylor) kidnaps her six-year-old son Terry from the foster care system. Holding onto their secret and each other, mother and son set out to reclaim their sense of home, identity, and stability, in a rapidly changing New York City.
- Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves - March 31,2023 is released.
A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.
- Enys Men - Not Rated is released.
Set in 1973 on an uninhabited island off the Cornish coast, a wildlife volunteer's daily observations of a rare flower turn into a metaphysical journey that forces her as well as the viewer to question what is real and what is nightmare.
- Rye Lane - R is released.
Two youngsters reeling from bad breakups who connect over an eventful day in South-London.
On this day in 2022
- First truly complete sequence of a human genome published by Telomere-to-Telomere (T2T) consortium, after breakthroughs in new technology (previously just over 90% coded).
- Fred Johnson, American doo-wop bass vocalist (The Marcels - "Blue Moon"), who died at 80.
- Patrick Demarchelier, Photographer.
- Moonshot - PG-13 is released.
Moonshot follows Walt (Cole Sprouse) and Sophie (Lana Condor) as they join forces in order to be reunited with their significant others. The two embark upon a lively journey that winds up taking them both wildly and unexpectedly off course.
- TV SERIES
- Julia (2022): Season 1 is released.
The comedy series from Daniel Goldfarb is based on the life of Julia Child (Sarah Lancashire) and her TV show, The French Chef.
On this day in 2021
- New York state legalizes recreational use of marijuana in legislation signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo (sales not legal for 18 months).
- French President Emanuel Macon announces a new lockdown, closing schools for three weeks with new national restrictions.
- French President Emmanuel Macron announces a new pandemic lockdown, closing schools for three weeks with new national restrictions.
- Alfred Aho and Jeffrey Ullman win computing's Turing Award for their work inventing computer program compilers.
- Paul Simon sells his entire songwriting catalog of over 400 songs to Sony Music Publishing for an undisclosed sum.
- US President Joe Biden overturns Trump's restrictions on transgender people serving in the armed forces.
- US President Joe Biden unveils "the American Jobs Plan" one of the largest infrastructure plans in US history- worth $2 trillion called.
- US President Joe Biden unveils "the American Jobs Plan" one of the largest infrastructure plans in US history- worth $2 trillion.
- Ron Greene, American college basketball coach (Uni of New Orleans, Mississippi State, Murray State, Indiana State), who died at 82.
- Ken Reitz, American baseball third baseman (MLB All Star 1980; Gold Glove Award 1975; St. Louis Cardinals), who died at 69.
- Jane Manning, British concert and operatic soprano, educator, and promoter of contemporary classical music, who died at 82.
- Godzilla vs. Kong - PG-13 is released.
Legends collide as Godzilla and Kong, the two most powerful forces of nature, clash on the big screen in a spectacular battle for the ages. As a squadron embarks on a perilous mission into fantastic uncharted terrain, unearthing clues to the Titans' very origins and mankind's survival, a conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.
On this day in 2020
- American singer and writer Cristina died at age 61 after being diagnosed with COVID-19 pandemic. The singer, whose full name was Cristina Monet-Zilkha, was known for dance-pop tunes such as 'Things Fall Apart', 'Disco Clone' and a cover of Peggy Lee’s 'Is That All There Is?' that were emblematic of the 1980s underground New York scene..
- British pensioner Robert Weighton becomes the world's oldest man at 112 years.
- Cristina [Monet Zilkha], American dance-pop singer songwriter (Sleep It Off), who died at 64.
- Jeff Grosso, American skateboarder (host Youtube’s 'Vans Loveletters to Skateboarding'), who died at 51.
- Richard Friedman, American psychoanalyst who proved sexual orientation biological, who died at 79.
- Pape Diouf, Senegalese journalist and football agent (president Olympique de Marseille 2005-09; first black president in Europe's top 6 leagues), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 68.
- Tony Adams, radio and television broadcaster (WCAX-TV Sports Director 1954-89; Vermont sports figure), who died at 95.
- Wallace Roney, American post-bop jazz trumpeter, who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications at 59.
- Zoltán Peskó, Hungarian opera conductor and composer, who died at 83.
On this day in 2019
- Rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle fatally shot outside his clothing store in Los Angeles.
- American rapper, songwriter Nipsey Hussle died age 33 after being shot multiple times in the parking lot of his store, Marathon Clothing, in South Los Angeles. Hussle initially became known for his numerous mixtapes, including his Bullets Ain’t Got No Name series, The Marathon, The Marathon Continues and Crenshaw. His debut studio album Victory Lap was released in February 2018 to critical acclaim and commercial success and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019..
- Elton John joins George Clooney's call to boycott hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei after Brunei plans new anti-gay laws to make homosexual sex punishable by death.
- Nipsey Hussle [Ermias Asghedom], American rapper and activist, shot and killed at 33.
- Nipsey Hussle, Rapper.
- TV SERIES
- Mrs. Wilson is released.
Alison Wilson (Ruth Wilson, playing her own real-life grandmother) is confronted by a woman ((Elizabeth Rider) claiming to be the real Mrs. Wilson after her husband's (Iain Glen) death in this miniseries inspired by Ruth Wilson's family history.
- Barry: Season 2 is released.
Barry finds it hard to leave the world of contract killing in the second season of the comedy from Bill Hader and Alec Berg.
- Veep: Season 7 is released.
Selina is back running for President again in the seventh and final season of the comedy.
On this day in 2018
- Frank Aendenboom, Flemish actor (Lion of Flanders), who died at 76.
On this day in 2017
- Mudslides caused by heavy rains sweep through Mocoa, Colombia killing more than 200.
- James Rosenquist, American pop artist, who died at 83.
- Gilbert Baker, American gay activist, designed the rainbow flag, who died at 65.
- Rubén Amaro, Sr., Mexican baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), who died at 81.
- Republique Amazone was released by Les Amazones d'Afrique.
The debut full-length release for the all-female supergroup of African artists that includes Pamela Badjogo, Massan Coulibaly, Mariam Doumbia, Mamani Keita, Angelique Kidjo, Mariam Kone, Rokia Kone, Kandia Kouyaté, Nneka, and Mouneissa Tandina was produced by Liam Farrell.
- Mental Illness was released by Aimee Mann.
The singer-songwriter takes on her reputation for acoustic, depressing and dark songs with her ninth full-length studio release produced by Paul Bryan.
- Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng was released by Orchestra Baobab.
The first new studio release for the Afro-Cuban band from Senegal in 10 years is a tribute to singer Ndiouga Dieng, who passed away in November 2016.
- Triplicate was released by Bob Dylan.
The singer-songwriter three-disc set continues his exploration of the Great American Songbook and was produced by Jack Frost.
- Silver Eye was released by Goldfrapp.
The seventh full-length release for the British electro-pop duo was produced by Haxan Cloak and John Congleton.
- Star Stuff was released by Chaz Bundick.
This is the debut full-length collaboration between Chaz Bundick and The Mattson 2.
- The Ride was released by Nelly Furtado.
The first new release in five years for the Canadian singer-songwriter was produced by John Congleton.
- What If was released by Hauschka.
The eighth full-length release for German pianist/composer Volker Bertelmann under the name Hauschka features player pianos (also known as pianolas).
- You Only Live 2wice was released by Freddie Gibbs.
The third full-length studio release for the rapper features production from BADBADNOTGOOD, Aaron Bow, Crooklin, Dupri, DNYC3, ESVYBE, Kaytranada, Lambo, Jay Nari, Blair Norf, Pops, SLWJMZ, Speakerbomb, and Teddy Walton.
- In the Same Room was released by Julia Holter.
The Los Angeles artist recorded songs over two days from her back catalog live in London's RAK Studios.
- Let the Dancers Inherit the Party was released by British Sea Power.
The latest full-length studio release for the British indie rock band was produced by Cam Blackwood.
- Bloodlust was released by Body Count.
The sixth full-length release for the rap-metal band led by Ice-T features guest appearances from Dave Mustaine, Max Cavalera and Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe
- Automaton was released by Jamiroquai.
The eighth full-length studio release for the Grammy-winning British electronic funk band led by Jay Kay is its first in seven years.
- A Common Truth was released by Saltland.
Climate change is the theme behind the second full-length release for the solo project of Rebecca Foon that features contributions from Warren Ellis.
- Emperor of Sand was released by Mastodon.
A man sent to die in the desert is the concept behind the seventh full-length release from the Atlanta progressive metal band that was produced by Brendan O'Brien.
- Darling of the Afterglow was released by Lydia Ainsworth.
The second full-length release for the Canadian electro-pop artist features a cover of Chris Isaak's Wicked Game.
- Close Ties was released by Rodney Crowell.
The latest release for the country singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow and John Paul White.
- Coco Hames was released by Coco Hames.
The debut full-length solo release for the frontwoman of The Ettes was co-produced with Andrija Tokic.
- Contact was released by Pharmakon.
New York noise artist Margaret Chardiet explored trance states for her third full-length release as Pharmakon.
- Crawl Space was released by Tei Shi.
This is the full-length debut release for the New York City-based indie pop singer-songwriter Valerie Teicher.
- Carrie Pilby - March 31,2017 is released.
Carrie (Bel Powley), a gifted woman who graduated from Harvard at 19, struggles to make sense of the world as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her New York apartment. Without a job and friends because of her unreasonably high standards, Carrie is told by her therapist to create a five-point plan to get herself on track.
- Cézanne et Moi - R is released.
Cézanne Et Moi traces the parallel paths of the lives and careers of post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne and novelist Émile Zola, from school pals in Aix-en-Provence to working artists in Paris, while exploring their fears and ambitions. Through a slew of flashbacks, we see the two grow up to share a mutual love of art and beautiful women. Zola, who was fatherless and poor, dreams of becoming a writer and eventually joins the very bourgeoisie he mocked in his youth. Meanwhile Cézanne, who came from a wealthy background, wound up rejecting society to focus entirely on his work, which was only recognized at the very end of his life. [Magnolia Pictures]
- David Lynch: The Art Life - Not Rated is released.
David Lynch: The Art Life looks at Lynch’s art, music, and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world and giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As he says, “I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas, and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them. Even if they’re new ideas, the past colors them.” We’re invited in and given private views from Lynch’s compound and painting studio in the hills high above Hollywood, as he tells personal stories that unfold like scenes from his films. Strange characters come into focus only to fade again into the past, all leaving an indelible mark.
- Despite the Falling Snow - PG-13 is released.
Moscow,1959: Katya (Rebecca Ferguson) is young, beautiful – and a spy for the Americans. When she begins spying on Alexander, an idealistic Communist politician, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. Her choice between love and duty leads to a nail-biting conclusion that Alexander can only unravel decades later in 1990s New York. His journey back to the snowbound streets of Moscow uncovers a love triangle and betrayals from those he trusted most.
- All This Panic - Not Rated is released.
All This Panic takes an intimate look into the lives of seven teenage girls as they come of age in NYC. The film mixes portraiture and verite as the teens navigate the ephemeral and fleeting transition between child and adult. Shot over a three-year period in a lush and cinematic style, All This Panic is a meditation on the mysterious, sometimes painful, and ultimately exhilarating time of life. In a world where “they want to see us, but they don’t want to hear us.” this is a project comprised of young women speaking to their own experiences. [Factory 25]
- Live Cargo - Not Rated is released.
Following a devastating loss, Nadine (Dree Hemingway) and Lewis (Lakeith Stanfield) retreat to a small Bahamian island where Nadine's family has kept a house for many years. As they try to heal and move forward with their relationship, the community on the island shows signs of unraveling -- with the island's mayor, Roy (Robert Wisdom), squaring off against Doughboy (Leonard Earl Howze), a human trafficker who manipulates the impressionable homeless teenager Myron (Sam Dillon) into assisting with his smuggling operation.
- Ghost in the Shell - PG-13 is released.
In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. [Paramount Pictures]
- God Knows Where I Am - March 31,2017 is released.
The body of a homeless woman is found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. Beside the body, lies a diary that documents a journey of starvation and the loss of sanity, but told with poignance, beauty, humor, and spirituality. For nearly four months, Linda Bishop survived on apples and rain water, waiting for God to save her, during one of the coldest winters on record. As her story unfolds from different perspectives, including her own, we learn about our systemic failure to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
- The Zookeeper's Wife - PG-13 is released.
In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.
- The Blackcoat's Daughter - R is released.
Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton) are left alone at their prep school Bramford over winter break when their parents mysteriously fail to pick them up. While the girls experience increasingly strange and creepy occurrences at the isolated school, we cross cut to another story—that of Joan (Emma Roberts), a troubled young woman on the road, who, for unknown reasons, is determined to get to Bramford as fast as she can. As Joan gets closer to the school, Kat becomes plagued by progressively intense and horrifying visions, with Rose doing her best to help her new friend as she slips further and further into the grasp of an unseen evil force. [A24]
- The Boss Baby - PG is released.
Meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby. The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. [Dreamworks Animation]
- The Death of Louis XIV - Not Rated is released.
Versailles, August 1715. Back from hunting, Louis XIV (Jean-Pierre Léaud) feels pain in his leg. A serious fever erupts, which marks the beginning of the decline of the greatest King of France. Surrounded by a horde of doctors and his closest counselors who come in turns at his bedside sensing the impending power vacuum, the Sun King struggles to run the country from his bed.
- The Discovery - TV-MA is released.
One year after the existence of the afterlife is scientifically verified, millions around the world have ended their own lives in order to “get there”. A man and woman fall in love while coming to terms with their own tragic pasts and the true nature of the afterlife.
- TV SERIES
- 13 Reasons Why: Season 1 is released.
Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) finds a shoe box of cassette tapes from Hannah (Katherine Langford), a classmate he had a crush on that had committed suicide two weeks ago. On tape, Hannah explains that each tape explains how 12 students played a role in her death in this drama series based on the book by Jay Asher.
- Five Came Back: Season 1 is released.
Narrated by Meryl Streep, the three-part documentary based on Mark Harris's 2014 book about Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston, George Stevens and William Wyler's experiences in and after World War II features interviews from Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Greengrass and Lawrence Kasdan.
On this day in 2016
- Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German Minister of Foreign Affairs (FDP), worked to re-unify Germany, who died at 89.
- Imre Kertész, Hungarian writer (Nobel Laureate 2002) and concentration camp survivor, who died at 86.
- Imre Kertesz, Non-Fiction Author.
- Bertil Roos, Race Car Driver.
- Douglas Wilmer, British actor (Sherlock Holmes, Octopussy, El Cid), who died of pneumonia at 96.
- Ronnie Corbett, British comedian (The Two Ronnies), who died at 85.
- Ronnie Corbett, TV Actor.
- Zaha Hadid, Architect.
- Zaha Hadid, British architect (London Aquatic Centre), who died at 65.
- TV SERIES
- Rush Hour (2016): Season 1 is released.
The police drama based on the 1998 movie of the same name finds by-the-book Hong Kong detective Lee (Jon Foo) reluctantly paired with LAPD detective Carter (Justin Hires).
On this day in 2015
- Joni Mitchell was rushed to hospital after being found unconscious at her Los Angeles home. The singer songwriter was admitted to intensive care where she underwent tests. Los Angeles fire officials said paramedics had answered a 911 call in Bel Air, where Mitchell lives, and had taken a patient whom they did not identify to hospital..
- Carley Allison, YouTube Star.
- Carousel One was released by Ron Sexsmith.
The 14th full-length release for the Canadian singer-songwriter was produced by Jim Scott.
- Carrie & Lowell was released by Sufjan Stevens.
The seventh full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter features contributions from Thomas Bartlett, Sean Carey, Casey Foubert, Ben Lester, Nedelle Torrisi, and Laura Veirs.
- Blaster was released by Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts.
The new solo project for the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer features a new backing band called the Wildabouts.
- A Fool to Care was released by Boz Scaggs.
The follow-up to 2013's Memphis album was recorded over four days with producer Steve Gordan and features guest appearances Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams.
- Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress was released by Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
The fifth full-length studio release for the Canadian post-rock band was recorded by Greg Norman.
- Deeper was released by The Soft Moon.
The third full-length release for Luis Vasquez as Soft Moon was written and recorded while in Berlin and Venice, Italy.
- Kintsugi was released by Death Cab for Cutie.
Produced by Rich Costey, the eighth full-length release for the alternative rock band is its last with Chris Walla, who left the group in September of 2014.
- Ludaversal was released by Ludacris.
The first studio release for the rapper/actor since 2010 features guest appearances from Jason Aldean, Big K.R.I.T., CeeLo Green, John Legend, Miguel, Monica, Rick Ross, and Usher.
- New York Before the War was released by Jesse Malin.
The latet solo release for the New York singer-songwriter features contributions from Peter Buck, Craig Finn, Wayne Kramer and J. Mascis.
- Insides was released by Fort Romeau.
This is the second full-length release for British electronic artist Michael Greene.
- III was released by Fo¨llakzoid.
The third full-length release from the Chilean trio was self-recorded with additional synth sounds from Atom TM.
- Escape From Evil was released by Lower Dens.
The third full-length release from the Baltimore indie rock band was co-produced by Chris Coady and lead singer Jana Hunter.
- Postcards from Paradise was released by Ringo Starr.
The 18th solo studio release for the Beatle features contribnutions from Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Wally Palmer and Gregg Bissonette.
- Primrose Green was released by Ryley Walker.
This is the second full-length release for the Chicago singer-songwriter.
- The Day Is My Enemy was released by The Prodigy.
The sixth full-length release for the British electronic band features guest appearances from Flux Pavilion and Sleaford Mods.
- The Album About Nothing was released by Wale.
The fourth studio release for the rapper inspired by Seinfeld feature guest appearances from J. Cole, Jeremih, SZA, and Usher.
- This Is the Sonics was released by The Sonics.
The garage rock band from Tacoma, Washington, return with three original members and producer Jim Diamond for its first studio release since 1967.
- The Past, The Present, The Future was released by Jodeci.
- TV SERIES
- Weird Loners: Season 1 is released.
Caryn Goldfarb (Becki Newton), Eric Lewandowski (Nate Torrence), his cousin Stosh Lewandowski (Zachary Knighton), and Zara Sandhu (Meera Rohit Kumbhani) live together in a townhouse in Queens, New York in this comedy from "King of Queens"co-creator Michael Weithorn.
- Younger: Season 1 is released.
40-year-old Liza (Sutton Foster) returns to the working world as single mother with the help of a makeover from her best friend Maggie (Debbie Mazar), she passes herself off as a 26-year old and lands a job as an assistant to marketing executive Diana (Miriam Shor) and becomes friends with 20-something Kelsey (Hillary Duff) in the comedy based on the novel by Pamela Redmond Satran.
- The Dovekeepers: Season 1 is released.
The adaptation of Alice Hoffman's historical novel focuses on the lives of four women (Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan and Kathryn Prescott) who took care of doves at the mountain fortress of Masada where 900 Jews who were forced out out of Jerusalem by the Romans took refuge in 70 C.E.
On this day in 2014
- Kids Diana Show, YouTube Star, born in Ukraine.
- Charles Keating, American district attorney (Los Angeles California), who died at 90.
- Charles Keating. American lawyer, businessman.
- TV SERIES
- Friends with Better Lives: Season 1 is released.
Newly divorced Will (James Van Der Beek), engaged couple Jules (Brooklyn Decker) and Lowell (Rick Donald), single career woman Kate (Zoe Lister-Jones), and married couple Andi (Majandra Delfino) and Bobby (Kevin Connolly) are friends who think each other's situation is better than their own.
On this day in 2013
- 14 Boko Haram suspects are killed in a Nigerian Army raid.
- TV hosts Ant and Dec scored their first British No.1 single, with their 1994 hit 'Let's Get Ready to Rhumble'. The song made it to No.1 after the duo performed the track on their ITV1 show Saturday Night Takeaway the previous weekend, prompting fans to download it. The duo were also giving all the money they made from sales to the ChildLine charity..
- 11 people are killed in flooding at Port Louis, Mauritius.
- 2 people die from bird flu (type H7N9) in China.
- TV SERIES
- Game of Thrones: Season 3 is released.
The battle for the throne continues with Ayra and Bran still out in the countryside; Sansa is married off to another; Jon Snow meets Wildlings leader, Mance Rayder (Ciaran Hinds); Dany reunited with her dragons seeks an army; and Catelyn and Rob continue to fight the Lannisters' army.