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Today in the World Countries
- Birthday of Imam Mahdi is being celebrated in Iran
- Holi is being celebrated in India
- International Women 's Day is being celebrated in Uganda
- International Womenâ??s Day is being celebrated in Kazakhstan
- International Women's Day is being celebrated in Angola, Armenia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Eritrea, Georgia, Guinea Bissau, International, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Moldova, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, North Korea, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine
- Intl. Women's Day is being celebrated in China, Russia
- National Decoration Day is being celebrated in Liberia
- Revolution Day is being celebrated in Syria
- Shab e-Barat is being celebrated in Bangladesh
- Womenâ??s Day is being celebrated in Uzbekistan
- Women's Day is being celebrated in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kiribati, Madagascar
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- 171 trillion pieces of plastic now litter the world's oceans, increasing from 16 trillion in 2005, estimate scientists from Gyres Institute.
- Chaim Topol, Movie Actor.
- Gianmarco Calleri, Italian soccer entrepreneur (President SS Lazio 1986-92, Torino FC 1994-97), who died at 81.
On this day in 2022
- President Joe Biden announces the US is banning Russian oil imports with UK phasing out imports by the end of the year.
- Florida Senate passes controversial "Parental Rights in Education bill, known as the "Don't Say Gay" bill, restricting teachers from discussing gender identity.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy invokes Winston Churchill speaking virtually to the UK parliament "We will not fail. We will fight till the end".
- Reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers agrees to remain with the Green Bay Packers in a reported 4-year, $200m deal that would make him the highest paid player in NFL history.
- Gordon Lee, English soccer manager (Port Vale, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United, Everton, Preston NE, KR Reykjavik), who died at 87.
- Gyo Obata, Architect.
- TV SERIES
- The Thing About Pam: Season 1 is released.
The 2011 murder of Betsy Faria (Katy Mixon) was originally pinned on her husband (Glenn Fleshler) but a retrial soon revealed her co-worker Pam Hupp's (Renée Zellweger) involvement in this limited series based on the real-life case.
On this day in 2021
- US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says COVID-9 pandemic has had an "extremely unfair" effect on income and economic opportunities for women.
- Explosions at a military base in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, likely from faulty storage of dynamite, kills at least 98 and injures over 400.
- American country music singer Morgan Wallen was at No.1 on the US album chart with his second studio album Dangerous: The Double Album. In March 2022, the album established the all-time record for the longest duration at the No.1 spot (98 weeks and counting) on Billboard's Country Albums chart..
- Cepillín, TV Show Host.
- Julien-François Zbinden, Swiss jazz pianist, and jazz and classical composer (Monophrases), who died at 103.
- Fergal McCann, Irish Gaelic football coach and trainer (All-Ireland Championship 2005,08; Tyrone), who died from cancer at 47.
- Keith Greene, Race Car Driver.
- Norton Juster, American architect and children's author (The Phantom Tollbooth; The Dot and The Line), who died at 91.
- Norm Sherry, American baseball catcher (Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets) and manager (California Angels), who died at 89.
- Trevor Peacock, British stage and screen actor (The Vicar of Dibley - "Jim Trott"), screenwriter, and songwriter (" Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter"), who died at 89.
- Rhéal Cormier, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals; Philadelphia Phillies; Boston Red Sox), who died of pancreatic cancer at 53.
- Bombay Rose - PG-13 is released.
Amidst the bustle of a magnetic and multifaceted city, the budding love between two dreamers is tested by duty and religious divides.
On this day in 2020
- BNP Paribas Open international tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, dubbed 'the 5th Grand Slam'is cancelled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 pandemic and the safety of participants and attendees.
- BNP Paribas Open international tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, dubbed 'the 5th Grand Slam'is cancelled due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety of participants and attendees.
- America registers 521 cases of COVID-19 pandemic (COVID-19 pandemic) with 21 deaths across 33 states.
- America registers 521 cases of COVID-19 pandemic with 21 deaths across 33 states.
- ICC T20 World Cup Women's Cricket, Melbourne: Defending champions Australia beats India by 85 runs; Beth Mooney [77no] Player of the Series; Alyssa Healy 75 off 39 balls MVP; crowd 86,174.
- Italy announces it is locking down northern region of Lombardy, including Milan, with 16 million people, as COVID-19 pandemic cases reach 5,800 with 233 deaths.
- Italy announces it is locking down northern region of Lombardy, including Milan, with 16 million people, as COVID-19 pandemic (CONVID-19) cases reach 5,800 with 233 deaths.
- Max Von Sydow, Movie Actor.
- Max Von Sydow, Swedish actor (The Seventh Seal, Exorcist, Game of Thrones), who died at 90.
- Max Von Sydow, Swedish French actor (The Seventh Seal, Exorcist, Game of Thrones), who died at 90.
- David Rogers, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2019
- US national women's soccer team sue for equal pay by filing a federal gender discrimination lawsuit against United States Soccer Federation.
- Michael Gielen, Austrian conductor (Frankfurt Opera,1967-87); Cincinnati Symphony,1980-86); Southwest German Radio Symphony,1986-99), and composer, who died at 91.
- On Time Out of Time was released by William Basinski.
The two tracks from the experimental artist were originally commissioned in 2017 for art installations by Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand features the sounds of two black holes merging together that captured by the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory).
- Psychodrama was released by Dave.
The debut full-length studio release for the British rapper features guest appearances from Burna Boy and J Hus.
- Girl was released by Maren Morris.
The second full-length Columbia Nashville release for the country singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Brothers Osborne and Brandi Carlile.
- Death Race for Love was released by Juice WRLD.
The second full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Clever, Brent Faiyaz and Young Thug.
- Dusty Notes was released by Meat Puppets.
The first new release from the Arizona rock trio with its original lineup of Curt Kirkwood, Cris Kirkwood and Derrick Bostrom in 24 years.
- Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Pt. 1 was released by Foals.
The fifth full-length release for the British indie rock band was produced by frontman Yannis Philippakis.
- Gathered was released by Howe Gelb.
The latest solo release from the Giant Sand artist features guest appearances from Pieta Brown, his daughter Talula Gelb, Anna Karina, Kira Skov and M. Ward.
- Beware of the Dogs was released by Stella Donnelly.
The debut full-length release for the Australian singer-songwriter was produced by Dean Tuza.
- Sasami was released by SASAMI.
The debut full-length solo release for the former member of Cherry Glazerr was recorded by Thomas Dolas and her brother JooJoo Ashworth.
- Still on My Mind was released by Dido.
The fifth full-length studio release for the British singer-songwriter was produced with (her brother) Rollo Armstrong, Simon Hulbert and Ryan Laubscher.
- Sucker Punch was released by Sigrid.
The debut full-length release for the Norwegian pop artist was produced by Martin Sjølie, Odd Martin Skålnes, and Oscar Holter.
- This Is How You Smile was released by Helado Negro.
This is the sixth full-length release for New York-based Roberto Carlos Lange as Helado Negro.
- The Devil You Know was released by The Coathangers.
The sixth full-length studio release for the Atlanta punk rock trio was produced by Nic Jodoin.
- There Will Be No Intermission was released by Amanda Palmer.
The third full-length solo release for The Dresden Dolls singer was recorded in a month by John Congleton.
- The Kid - R is released.
A young boy, Rio (Jake Schur), is forced to go on the run across the American Southwest in a desperate attempt to save his sister (Leila George) from his villainous uncle (Chris Pratt). Along the way, he encounters Sheriff Pat Garrett (Ethan Hawke), on the hunt for the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid (Dane DeHaan). Rio finds himself increasingly entwined in the lives of these two legendary figures as the cat and mouse game of Billy the Kid’s final year of life plays out. Ultimately Rio is forced to choose which type of man he is going to become, the outlaw or the man of valor, and will use this self-realization in a final act to save his family.
- Two Plains & a Fancy - March 8,2019 is released.
Colorado,1893: a trio of New York city slickers—a hippy-dippy mystic (Marianna McClellan), a French geologist (Laetitia Dosch), and a foppish artist (Benjamin Crotty)—wander the desert in search of the relaxing waters of the hot springs, along the way encountering from-the-future time travelers, kinky sex ghosts, spirit cats, and a pair of surprisingly fashionable cowboys. Shot on shimmering, sun-splashed 16mm, this hallucinogenic Old West road movie meanders in a blissful stoner haze from the wryly funny to the cosmic.
- Captain Marvel - PG-13 is released.
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
- Black Mother - NR is released.
Part film, part baptism, in Black Mother director Khalik Allah brings us on a spiritual journey through Jamaica. Soaking up its bustling metropolises and tranquil countryside, Allah introduces us to a succession of vividly rendered souls who call this island home. Their candid testimonies create a polyphonic symphony, set against a visual prayer of indelible portraiture. Thoroughly immersed between the sacred and profane, Black Mother channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica’s turbulent history but existing in the urgent present. [Grasshopper Film]
- An Elephant Sitting Still - Not Rated is released.
Under the gloomy sky of a small town in northern China, different protagonists’ lives are intertwined in this furious tale of nihilistic rage. While protecting his friend from a dangerous school bully,16-year-old Wei Bu pushes the tormentor down a staircase. Wei escapes the scene and later learns that the bully is hospitalized and gravely injured. Wei’s neighbor, the 60-year-old Wang Jin, is estranged from his family and, with nothing to lose, decides to join him. Later the pair is joined by Huang Ling, Wei’s classmate. She is bedeviled by a destructive affair with a married school official. Together, this unlikely and desperate trio, decide their only hope is to flee as the bully’s gangster brother, enraged parents and vindictive school authorities all go on a cold-blooded hunt for Wei across town. As Wei threads his way through the urban wilderness, he begins to come to terms with his own lost life. In the end, he boards a long-distance bus with Huang and Wang toward a city in Manchuria, where it is rumored that a circus elephant is said to be sitting still, seeming oblivious to the pain and tribulations of the world at large.
- Babylon - Not Rated is released.
Never-before released in North America, Franco Rosso's incendiary Babylon had its world premiere at Cannes in 1980 but was banned from the New York Film Festival that same year for "being too controversial, and likely to incite racial tension"(Vivien Goldman, Time Out). Raw and smoldering, it follows a young dancehall DJ (Brinsley Forde, frontman of landmark British reggae group Aswad) in South London as he pursues his musical ambitions, battling fiercely against the racism and xenophobia of employers, neighbors, police, and the National Front. Written by Martin Stellman (Quadrophenia) and shot by two-time Oscar® winner Chris Menges (The Killing Fields) with beautifully smoky cinematography that has been compared to Taxi Driver, Babylon is fearless and unsentimental, yet tempered by the hazy bliss of the dancehall set to a blistering reggae and lovers rock soundtrack featuring Aswad, Johnny Clarke, Dennis Bovell, and more. [Kino Lorber]
- 3 Faces - Not Rated is released.
Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught by a provincial girl’s video plea for help - oppressed by her family to not pursue her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help solve the mystery of the young girl’s troubles. They travel by car to the rural northwest where they have amusing encounters with the charming folk of the girl’s mountain village. But the city visitors soon discover that the protection of age-old traditions is as generous as local hospitality. [Cannes]
- Gloria Bell - R is released.
Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity, and family. [A24]
- I'm Not Here - Not Rated is released.
Steve (J.K. Simmons) is haunted by his past as every object in his home, every sound he hears reminds him of a specific event in his life. Steve connects the events of his life to discover how he ended up alone and broken. As he relives each significant memory, he understands the generational issues that have held him captive like his father before him. Can he move past the pain and forgive his trespassers, and more importantly, forgive himself?
- Police Story 2 (1988) - PG-13 is released.
The Hong Kong supercop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of Police Story are out for revenge.
- TV SERIES
- After Life: Season 1 is released.
After the death of his wife, Tony (Ricky Gervais) contemplated suicide before deciding to say and do anything he wants, no matter the consequences, to punish the world in this dark comedy created, directed and produced by Gervais.
On this day in 2018
- Asia-Pacific trade deal signed in Santiago, Chile by 11 countries after US pulled out.
- 5 million Spanish women mark International Women's Day by striking over gender inequality and sexual discrimination.
- US President Donald Trump authorizes tariffs on steel and aluminium, excluding Canada and Mexico.
- Wilson Harris, Novelist.
- Togo West Jr., American attorney and public official (3rd Secretary of Veterans Affairs 1998-2000), who died of a heart attack at 75.
- Sir Wilson Harris, Guyanese author (Palace of the Peacock, Jonestown, The Ghost of Memory), who died of natural causes at 96.
- Milko Kelemen, Croat composer (Archetypon), who died at 93.
- Kate Wilhelm, American fiction author (Hugo Award: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang), who died of respiratory failure at 89.
- TV SERIES
- Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 2 is released.
Jessica Jones seeks to get her life back in order when a new case pushes her to face what happened to her and her family.
- Champions: Season 1 is released.
Brooklyn gym owner Vince (Anders Holm) lives with his younger brother (Andy Favreau) and he was ready to sell his gym and move to Florida when Priya (Mindy Kaling), his old high school tryst, arrives with his 15-tear-old son (J.J. Totah) in this comedy from Charlie Grandy and Mindy Kaling.
On this day in 2017
- FC Barcelona in a great comeback become 1st team to overturn 4-0 deficit beating St-Germain 6-5 in return game to reach the Champions League quarter finals.
- Aboriginal DNA study by University of Adelaide shows Aboriginal population dates back 50,000 years from one migration.
- Juniper Scott, Family Member, born in Portland, OR.
- Lou Duva, American boxing trainer, who died at 94.
On this day in 2016
- AC/DC postponed the rest of their current US tour after singer Brian Johnson was warned he was going deaf. The band posted a statement on their website saying doctors had advised Johnson to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss..
- English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician, Sir George Martin died aged 90. He worked as EMI records in-house record producer and became known as the so-called fifth Beatle. Martin produced all but one of The Beatles albums giving him 30 No.1 hit singles in the UK and 23 No.1 hits in the US. He also produced many other acts including: Matt Monro, Cilla Black, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, The Fourmost, Jeff Beck, Ultravox, Kenny Rogers, UFO, Cheap Trick, Elton John and Celine Dion. Martin received a Knighthood in 1996..
- Turner Classic Movies show several of Claire Trevor’s films to honor the 106th anniversary of her birth.
- George Martin, British record producer (The Beatles), who died at 90.
- George Martin, Music Producer.
- TV SERIES
- Of Kings and Prophets: Season 1 is released.
The historical epic focuses on King Saul (Ray Winstone), the first ruler of of Israel and the young shepherd David (Oliver Rix), who will be his future successor.
On this day in 2015
- Lew Soloff, American jazz trumpeter (Blood, Sweat and Tears), who died at 71.
On this day in 2014
- Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 with 239 people loses contact and disappears, prompting the most expensive search effort in history and one of the most enduring aviation mysteries.
- Supermarket Superstar hostess Stacy Keibler at the age of 34 weds Future Ads CEO Jared Pobre on an intimate beachside ceremony in Mexico.
- William Guarnere, American WWII veteran and author, portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, who died at 90.
- William Guarnere, American WWII veteran and wuthor, portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, who died at 90.
- William Guarnere, American WWII veteran, who died at 90.
- James Ellis, Movie Actor.
- Gerard Mortier, Director.
- TV SERIES
- The Trip to Bountiful is released.
Carrie Watts (Cicely Tyson) is a widow frustrated with living in Houston with her son Ludie (Blair Underwood) and his wife, Jessie Mae (Vanessa Williams). Forbidden to drive or travel by herself, she plans an escape to make the final journey to her hometown of Bountiful in this adaption of 2013 Broadway revival of Horton Foote's play.
On this day in 2013
- North Korea terminates all peace pacts with South Korea.
- Oz the Great and Powerful - PG is released.
A small-time magician is swept away to the enchanted land of Oz and is forced into a power struggle between three witches.
- Greedy Lying Bastards - PG-13 is released.
Greedy Lying Bastards investigates the reason behind stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite consensus in the scientific community that it is not only a reality but also a growing problem placing us on the brink of disaster. The film details the people and organizations casting doubt on climate science and claims that greenhouse gases are not affected by human behavior. From the Koch Brothers to ExxonMobil, to oil industry front groups, to prominent politicians and Justices, this provocative film unravels the layers of deceit threatening democracy and the ability for future generations to survive on planet earth.
- Language of a Broken Heart - R is released.
After being dumped by his girlfriend, Nick, a novelist living in New York City, heads back to his hometown in Illinois where he meets Emma.
- Dead Man Down - R is released.
In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by one of his boss's victims, a woman seeking retribution.
- Electrick Children - R is released.
Can one become pregnant by listening to rock music? Rachel, a young teenager from a fundamentalist Mormon community, believes in immaculate conception by music, but her religious family regards her new condition as an intolerable transgression, so she heads to Las Vegas to find the source of her mysterious pregnancy.
- Emperor - PG-13 is released.
As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
- Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey - Not Rated is released.
The story of Arnel Pineda is a real rock-n-roll fairy tale. Plucked from You Tube to become the front man for Journey, Arnel became the latest performer to go from the Internet to real life celebrity. Follow Arnel as he overcomes a life of painful obstacles and deals with the pressures of replacing the lead singer of an iconic band.
- Beyond the Hills - Not Rated is released.
Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives at a remote monastery to visit her friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), one of the nuns in training. Alina wants Voichita to leave her cloistered life and return with her to Germany, but as the fateful hour draws near, Voichita does not want to go, so Alina decides to stay, which is when the real trouble begins. [IFC Films]
- The We and the I - Not Rated is released.
A look at the lives of a group Bronx teenagers who ride the same bus route, and how their relationships change on the last day of school.
- The Monk - R is released.
Adapted from the gothic novel by Matthew G. Lewis, The Monk tells the tragic story of Brother Ambrosio in Catholic Spain during the 17th century. Abandoned at birth and left at the doors of the Capucins convent, Ambrosio becomes a devout monk admired for his faith and purity, but the arrival of a mysterious new pupil will shake his convictions and lead his down a path of sin. [Diaphana Films]
- The Silence - Not Rated is released.
13-year-old Sinikka is missing. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. Recently widowed detective David and his colleague Janna struggle to solve the mystery of these parallel crimes with the help of Krischan, the retired investigator of the unresolved case. [Music Box Films]
- The ABCs of Death - Not Rated is released.
A 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty.
- Somebody Up There Likes Me - Not Rated is released.
This is the story of Max Youngman's charmed life and all it brings with it - marriage, divorce, wealth, poverty, birth and...