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Today in the World Countries
- People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2023
- Ian Falconer, American author, illustrator of children's books and magazines (Olivia (the pig) series; The New Yorker), and theatrical set and costume designer, who died of kidney failure at 63.
- Lynn Seymour, Dancer.
- GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
- Little Witch Nobeta for PlayStation 4 is released. Nobeta, the little wonder, came to the castle alone to solve the mystery of her own life. Constantly challenging powerful crafted souls, she learned all kinds of magical abilities and befriended a mysterious little black cat.What secrets hide in the depths of the castle? The Little Witch Nobeta is a 3D action shooting game. Players will explore ancient, unknown castles and use different magic elements to fight against the soul!The game uses a comfortable Japanese art style, but the battles are quite challenging despite its cute looks.Underestimating your foes will lead to troublesome encounters. You must discover enemies' weaknesses and learn the precise time to dodge attacks in order to gain the advantage in combat.
- GAMING: PLAYSTATION 5
- The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition for PlayStation 5 is released. The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition includes the base game and all add-on content as the definitive way to play the beloved RPG from Obsidian Entertainment. This remastered masterpiece is optimized to be the absolute best version of The Outer Worlds… even if you choose to play this critically acclaimed RPG as the absolute worst version of your character. Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the colony. Explore the various planets and locations of Halcyon, including the mysterious Gorgon Asteroid and delightful distilleries of Eridanos. As you encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds.In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.
- 1.28 million people protest in nationwide demonstrations throughout France against government plans tp raise the pension age from 62 to 64.
On this day in 2022
- Global death toll from COVID-19 pandemic passes 6 million according to Johns Hopkins figures, with 57% of the world's population fully vaccinated.
- Berkrerk Chartvanchai, Thai boxer (WBA flyweight title 1970), who died at 77.
- Piggie Rockelle, Family Member.
On this day in 2021
- Oprah Winfrey interview with Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex broadcast on CBS, allege Meaghan made suicidal and subject to racist treatment.
- Explosions at a military base in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, likely from faulty storage of dynamite, kills at least 98 and injures over 400.
- Dmitry Bashkirov, Pianist.
- NY Governor Andrew Cuomo says "no way I resign'amid accusations of sexual assault and his office concealing nursing home deaths.
- NBA All Star Game, State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA: Team LeBron beats Team Durant,170-150; MVP: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks F.
On this day in 2020
- Matthew Watkins, Welsh rugby union centre (18 caps; Newport, Llanelli Scarlets), who died from pelvic cancer at 41.
On this day in 2019
- Power and communications blackout begins in Venezuela.
- Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain shares her first Instagram post, a letter between mathematician Charles Babbage and Prince Albert.
- Dan Jenkins, American author, sportswriter (Sports Illustrated), who died at 90.
- Kelly Catlin, American road cyclist (Olympic silver 2016, World C'ship gold 2016-18), who died from suicide at 23.
- GAMING: PC
- Devil May Cry 5 for PC is released. The story is set several years after Devil May Cry 4.Legendary DMC action returns, made all the more stylish by the power modern gaming has to offer.Behold stunning visuals built upon the technology that brought you Resident Evil 7 biohazard. High framerate graphics and flexible design give our creators what they need to offer fans the latest and greatest DMC experience.
- Chinese telecommunications company Huawei sues the US government over a federal ban on its products.
- Thailand's Constitutional Court dissolves opposition party Thai Raksa Chart, after it nominated the King's sister as candidate for Prime Minister.
On this day in 2018
- Jacques Clemens, Dutch Catholic priest, who died at 108.
- Gary Burden, American artist and one of the pioneers for the concept of album cover art (designed covers for Neil Young, Nash, The Doors), who died at 84.
- TV SERIES
- Life Sentence: Season 1 is released. Stella (Lucy Hale) was told she had terminal cancer and for the past eight years had been living life as if she would die soon, including marrying after a whirlwind romance with Wes (Elliot Knight). However, when she discovers she's been cured, she and her family must learn to live life again.
- GAMING: PC
- Northgard for PC is released. Northgard is a strategy game based on Norse mythology in which you control a clan of Vikings vying for the control of a mysterious newfound continent.
- CHUCHEL for PC is released. CHUCHEL is a comedy adventure game from the creators of Machinarium, Botanicula and Samorost. Join the hairy hero Chuchel and his rival Kekel as they will be facing numerous puzzles and challenges in their quest to retrieve the precious cherry.
- GAMING: XBOX ONE
- Way of the Passive Fist for Xbox One is released. A mysterious figure known only as the Wanderer travels across the distant planet of Zircon V, a once prosperous mining colony that is now on the brink of destruction in the face of its dying star.
- Reynaldo Bignone, Argentine politician and human rights violator,41st President (1982–1983), who died of a hip fracture and heart failure at 90.
On this day in 2017
- Malta's famous landmark the Azure Window collapses into the sea after a storm.
- Lynne Stewart, American defense attorney (known for representing controversial, poor, and often unpopular defendants), who died at 77.
- Francis Thorne, American composer (Fortuna; Elegy), who died at 94.
- Hans Dehmelt, German-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 1989), who died at 94.
- TV SERIES
- The Americans: Season 5 is released. The espionage drama was renewed for two seasons (with season six set to be its final season).
- GAMING: PC
- Loot Rascals for PC is released. Only you can rescue Big Barry - your huge robot head pal - from a space theme park that’s been invaded by a tentacled pan-dimensional godbeast.
- GAMING: PLAYSTATION 4
- LEGO Worlds for PlayStation 4 is released. LEGO Worlds is an open environment of procedurally-generated Worlds made entirely of LEGO bricks which you can freely manipulate and dynamically populate with LEGO models. Create anything you can imagine one brick at a time, or use large-scale landscaping tools to create vast mountain ranges and dot your world with tropical islands. Drop in prefabricated structures to build and customize any world to your liking. Explore using helicopters, dragons, motorbikes or even gorillas and unlock treasures that enhance your gameplay. Watch your creations come to life through characters and creatures that interact with you and each other in unexpected ways. In LEGO Worlds, anything is possible!
- NieR: Automata for PlayStation 4 is released. NieR Producer Yosuke Saito, director Taro Yoko and composer Keiichi Okabe return, teaming up with character designer Akihiko Yoshida and PlatinumGames to present the next entry in the saga – NieR: Automata.
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands for PlayStation 4 is released. Taking place a few years into the future, Ghost Recon Wildlands empowers players to lead a team of Ghosts, a four-player U.S. Elite Special Operations unit, on a covert mission to destroy the Santa Blanca drug cartel, an underworld force and growing global threat within Ubisoft’s imagining of a beautiful, yet dangerous Bolivia. With hundreds of villages and well-known landmarks, local legends and various factions and regions, players venture into a vast world with which to interact and explore. The Ghosts’ upgradable skills, along with a vast arsenal of weapons, vehicles and drones, help them defeat their almighty enemy. Gamers can play the entire game solo or they join up with as many as three friends in co-op to roam freely in this vast playground. [Ubisoft]
- Sublevel Zero Redux for PlayStation 4 is released. Sublevel Zero is a six-degree-of-freedom roguelite shooter in a universe where reality is falling apart. Jump into the cockpit of a lone gunship searching for ancient technology and answers in a procedurally generated underground labyrinth. Fight through an intense single-player campaign which has been remastered and includes extra content and features.
- Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey for PlayStation 4 is released. The second entry in the Mysterious saga follows the adventures of the enthusiastic Firis Mistlud and her loving older sister Liane Mistlud. The sisters have lived their entire lives in the isolated town of Ertona, where Firis uses her unique ability to see where crystals are buried. By way of a fateful encounter, Firis learns of the Alchemy Exam and decides to take her first step into the outside world, setting off on a grand journey to become a certified alchemist and discover the mysteries that life has to offer. [Playstation.com]
- Disc Jam for PlayStation 4 is released. Disc Jam is a multiplayer arcade sports title that pits 2-4 players against each other in a unique combination of air hockey and tennis. Players scramble to retrieve and throw a glowing disc while unleashing devastating abilities and defending variable-point end zones. [High Horse Entertainment]
- Darknet for PlayStation 4 is released. Darknet is a strategy/puzzle game in which you play as an elite hacker contracted to retrieve data from the world’s most secure networks. Plug into the Net, install viruses, inject code, and tunnel through cyber-security in an experience inspired by the classic cyberpunk vision of the future. [Playstation.com]
- 19 girls killed in a fire at a government-run care center in San José Pinula, Guatemala.
On this day in 2016
- Peyton Manning announces his retirement from the Denver Broncos and the NFL.
- Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova reveals failed drug test for meldonium at Australian Open in January, subsequently suspended for 15 months.
- Tess Walker, YouTube Star, born in United States.
- Michael White, British theater/film producer (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), who died at 80.
- Bobby Johns, Race Car Driver.
- TV SERIES
- Damien: Season 1 is released. Originally set at Lifetime, the horror series based on the 1976 movie The Omen, follows the now 30-year-old Damien Thorn (Bradley James), who had little idea about his past before discovering he is the Antichrist.
On this day in 2015
- 54 people are killed & 143 are wounded by 5 Boko Haram suicide bombings in Maiduguri city, Nigeria.
On this day in 2014
- Pentti Raitio, Finnish composer (‘Lemminkainen Gatecrashes at Pohjola’), who died at 83.
- MOVIES: NOT RATED
- Bethlehem is released. Bethlehem tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant. Shuttling back and forth between conflicting points of view, the film is a raw portrayal of characters torn apart by competing loyalties and impossible moral dilemmas, giving an unparalleled glimpse into the dark and fascinating world of human intelligence.
- Grand Piano is released. Tom Selznick (Elijah Wood), the most talented pianist of his generation, stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public in a long-awaited concert in Chicago. In a packed theater, in front of the expectant audience, Tom finds a message written on the score: “Play one wrong note and you die.” Without leaving the piano, Tom must discover the anonymous sniper’s motives and look for help without anyone realizing.
- Journey to the West is released. Young demon hunter Xuan Zang, fearlessly guided by his belief in “giving himself for the greater cause”, risks everything and conquers a water demon, a pig demon and the demon of all demons, Sun Wukong. He embraces them as his disciples, and melts them with love. Meanwhile, Xuan Zang discovers the true meaning of Greater Love himself. In order to atone for their own sins and save the common people, the four of them embark on a journey to the West that’s full of challenges.
- Honey is released. Irene lives an isolated life. Her job is to help terminally-ill people die with dignity by giving them a drug. One day she supplies Grimaldi, a new client, with a fatal dose, only to find out he’s perfectly healthy. Irene is determined not to be responsible for his suicide. As a result, Irene and Grimaldi become locked in a tense and unusual relationship which will change their lives forever.
- MOVIES: PG
- Mr. Peabody & Sherman is released. Using his ingenious invention, the WABAC machine, Mr. Peabody and his adopted boy Sherman hurtle back in time to experience world-changing events first-hand and interact with some of the greatest characters of all time. They find themselves in a race to repair history and save the future.
- MOVIES: PG13
- The Face of Love is released. Five years after the death of her beloved husband Garrett (Ed Harris), Nikki (Annette Bening) meets a man who seems his exact duplicate. Not only does this stranger possess the same deeply lined face and startling blue eyes, he also shares Garrett's kindness, humor, and passion for art. And yet he is a stranger. Romance blossoms between Nikki and this alluring doppelgänger, but she can't bring herself to tell him the truth about what drew her to him. So she hides her photos and prevents him from meeting friends and family, but it isn't a question of if the truth will come out, but when. [IFC Films]
- War of the Worlds: Goliath is released. A retro-futuristic epic of steam punk battle set in 1914. Its 15 years since the original HG Wells Martian invasion. Fearing another attack, the human race is prepared itself. This is the story of the battle tripod Goliath and its young crew. Goliath is the vanguard of an army steam powered battle walkers, heat-ray biplanes, and armored zeppelins facing a Martian fleet of giant fighting machines and flying wings. Within the cockpit of Goliath, courage under fire, conflicted loyalties and the struggle to save earth, in this new War of the Worlds.
- MOVIES: R
- The Grand Budapest Hotel is released. The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of M. Gustave, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune—all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent. [Fox Searchlight]
- 300: Rise of an Empire is released. The Greek general Themistocles battles an invading army of Persians led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia, commander of the Persian navy.
- In Fear is released. Driving, lost and tormented in the night, primal fears of the dark and the unknown give way to fear that you have let the evil in, or that it is already there.
- Haunt is released. An introverted teen sparks with his new neighbor, and together the couple begins to explore the haunted house that is family has unknowingly just purchased.
On this day in 2013
- Hilary Mantel is awarded the 2013 David Cohen Prize for literature.
- UN Security Council approves further North Korean sanctions for its nuclear testing.
- Peter Banks [Brockbanks], British rock guitarist and singer-songwriter described as "the architect of progressive music" (Yes, the Syn, Flash), who died of heart failure at 65.
- Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), who died at 90.
- Elmar Tampold, Architect.
- GAMING: 3DS
- Kersploosh! for 3DS is released. (Also known as "Splash or Crash") Master a stone's flight to the bottom of the well! Be one with the stone from the toss to the splash. With a sharp mind and a deft touch on the Circle Pad, master the journey to the bottom of wells filled with obstacles. As you learn to maneuver each stone in free fall and complete each level, you'll unlock more stones and wells. Embrace the challenges that lie ahead...for the flight is at hand.Each well is designed differently, with various hazards to impede your journey. Some wells have pizzas that break apart; others contain floating cookies that will sacrifice their delicious lives to stop you from getting to the bottom. Armed with a selection of stones, such as the beefy iron ball and the fragile gem, race as fast as possible to the bottom of each well. Then turn on the StreetPass feature and share your speedy conquests with others!
- Nano Assault EX for 3DS is released. Nano Assault EX is an action shooter game in which players pilot a microscopic ship to stop a deadly virus from contaminating humanity.
- Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, who died of pneumonia at 82.