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Today in the World Countries
- Federal States of Micronesia Day is being celebrated in Micronesia
- Mother's Day is being celebrated in El Salvador
- World Lupus Day is being celebrated in International
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2022
- Apple ends production of its iPod music player after 21 years.
- For the first time Prince Charles delivers the Queen's Speech at the state opening of the UK parliament.
- Tom Brady agrees to record 10-year, $375m deal to be Fox Sports’ lead analyst when he decides to finally retire; surpasses $303m the quarterback earned in salary during his NFL career.
- Bob Lanier, American Basketball HOF center (8 x NBA All-Star; NBA All-Star Game MVP 1974; Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks), who died at 73.
On this day in 2021
- Chinese safari park in Fuyang forced to apologize for not informing the public that three leopards had escaped April 19 and been roaming nearby neighborhoods.
- Kazungula road and rail bridge 1km long opens over the Zambezi River linking Botswana and Zambia, with a curve so it doesn't encroach on Zimbabwe (Robert Mugabe opposed it).
- NBC says it will not televise the 2022 Golden Globes because of criticism of its lack of diversity.
- US F.D.A. authorizes the Pfizer COVID-19 pandemic vaccine for 12-to-15-year-olds.
- Violence escalates between Palestinians and Israelis after Israeli officers enter Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, rockets then fired from Gaza and airstrikes from Israel kill at least 31.
- World Health Organization classifies the Indian COVID-19 pandemic variant B.1.617 as a variant of global concern.
- Néstor Montelongo, Uruguayan soccer utility (36 caps; Montevideo Wanderers, Peñarol, Nacional, Racing), who died at 66.
- Norman Lloyd, American actor (St. Elsewhere - "Dr. Auschlander" ; Dead Poets Society), producer and director (Alfred Hitchcock Presents), who died at 106.
- Tony Armatrading, British stage and screen actor (Colour Blind; Notting Hill), who died of cancer at 59.
- TV SERIES
- The Crime of the Century is released.
The two-part documentary directed by Alex Gibney is an expose of the origins and enabling of the opioid epidemic featuring exclusive interviews of whistleblowers and victims as well as leaked documents.
On this day in 2020
- Global confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic rise above 4 million with death toll above 270,000, according to Johns Hopkins.
- British bass guitarist John McKenzie died. He was a member of bands such as Global Village Trucking Company and Man and played on numerous singles, notably for Eurythmics, The Pretenders and Alison Moyet and was a touring musician with acts as diverse as Lionel Richie, Dr. John, Bob Dylan, Peter Green and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra..
- Corey La Barrie, YouTube Star.
- Betty Wright [Bessie Norris], American R& B singer-songwriter (Clean Up Woman), who died at 66.
- Betty Wright [Bessie Norris], American R& B singer-songwriter (" Clean Up Woman"), who died at 66.
- Betty Wright, R& B Singer.
- John Teerlinck, American NFL defensive end (SD Chargers) and coach (annual award for NFL best defensive line coach named after him), who died at 69.
- TV SERIES
- I Know This Much Is True: Season 1 is released.
The six-episode limited series finds identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey (both played by Mark Ruffalo) dealing with metal illness, relationship issues and secrets in this adaptation of Wally Lamb's novel of the same name.
On this day in 2019
- Rihanna announces her new upmarket fashion label Fenty with world's largest luxury group LVMH, their first black female designer.
- Taxi service Uber becomes a public company opening on the New York Stock Exchange.
- YouTube dispute between beauty vloggers James Charles and Tati Westbrook viewed more than 40 million times.
- US begins raising tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese imports to 25% after trade talks fail.
- Yu was released by Rosie Lowe.
The third full-length release for the British artist was produced by Dave Okumu and features contributions from Jay Electronica, Kwabs, Jamie Lidell, Jordan Rakei, Jamie Woon, and Henry Wu.
- Young Enough was released by Charly Bliss.
The second full-length release for the New York City alternative rock/pop band was produced by Joe Chiccarelli.
- Wheeltappers and Shunters was released by Clinic.
The eighth full-length studio release for the British post-punk experimental band is "a satirical take on British culture"and its first studio album in seven years.
- PROTO was released by Holly Herndon.
The third full-length release for the electronic artist was created with the help of an A.I. program co-created by Herndon and Mat Dryhurst called Spawn and features guest appearances from Annie Garlid, Lily Anna Haynes, Evelyn Saylor, Spawn, Jenna Sutela, and Martine Syms.
- LEGACY! LEGACY! was released by Jamila Woods.
The second full-length release for the Chicago R&B artist features guest appearances from Jasminfire, Nitty Scott, Saba, Nico Segal, and theMIND.
- Here Comes the Cowboy was released by Mac DeMarco.
The fourth full-length release for the Los Angeles-based Canadian singer-songwriter was co-mixed with Joe Santarpia.
- Anoyo was released by Tim Hecker.
The six-track release for the electronic producer was recorded during the same session as 2018's Konoyo.
- Enderness was released by A.A. Bondy.
The first full-length release in eight years for the Alabama singer-songwriter was self-recorded.
- Charlie Says - R is released.
Years after the shocking murders that made the name Charles Manson synonymous with pure evil, the three women who killed for him—Leslie Van Houten (Hannah Murray), Patricia Krenwinkel (Sosie Bacon), and Susan Atkins (Marianne Rendón)—remain under the spell of the infamous cult leader (Matt Smith). Confined to an isolated cellblock in a California penitentiary, the trio seem destined to live out the rest of their lives under the delusion that their crimes were part of a cosmic plan—until empathetic graduate student Karlene Faith (Merritt Wever) is enlisted to rehabilitate them. Convinced the prisoners are not the inhuman monsters the world believes them to be, Karlene begins the arduous process of breaking down the psychological barriers erected by Manson. But are the women ready to confront the horror of what they did? [IFC Films]
- Ask Dr. Ruth - Not Rated is released.
Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.
- My Son - PG-13 is released.
In the middle of the night, a 7-year-old boy has gone missing. The crisis has drawn the child’s father Julien (Guillaume Canet) back to a small, snowy town in eastern France in an effort to help. Julien travels abroad for work and has been essentially absent from his son’s life since splitting with his wife (Mélanie Laurent) a few years earlier. Fueled by his sense of guilt about neglecting his family, Julien is determined to do whatever it takes to find his son. That includes using physical force against anyone he speculates could be a suspect in the kidnapping – and disobeying police instructions by stepping outside of the law, as he begins to unfold the mystery of the boy’s disappearance. [Cohen Media Group]
- Pokémon Detective Pikachu - PG is released.
The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
- Poms - PG-13 is released.
Martha (Diane Keaton) moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents, Sheryl (Jacki Weaver), Olive (Pam Grier) and Alice (Rhea Perlman), proving that it's never too late to follow your dreams.
- Pasolini - Not Rated is released.
A look at the final days of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini (Willem Dafoe) and the confusion surrounding his death in 1975.
- The Biggest Little Farm - Not Rated is released.
The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and their beloved dog when they make a choice that takes them out of their tiny L.A. apartment and into the countryside to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature. The film chronicles their near decade-long attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees, hundreds of crops, and bringing in animals of every kind– including an unforgettable pig named Emma and her best friend, Greasy the rooster. When the farm’s ecosystem finally begins to reawaken, their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, and to survive they realize they'll have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself.
- The Hustle - PG-13 is released.
Female scam artists (Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson), one low rent and the other high class, team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them.
- XY Chelsea - Not Rated is released.
A look at the life and career of Chelsea Manning, a trans woman soldier in the United States Army, who was sentenced to serve 35 years at an all-male military prison for leaking information about the country's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Tolkien - PG-13 is released.
Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.
- TV SERIES
- Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men: Season 1 is released.
The four-part documentary from Sacha Jenkins takes a look at the hip-hop group's formation and long career with never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with all living nine members.
- The Society: Season 1 is released.
After a group of teenagers discover their Connecticut hometown no longer has adults (or anyone else), they must find a way to come together to survive in this Christopher Keyser and Christopher Keyser suspense drama that was inspired in part by Lord of the Flies.
On this day in 2018
- Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe's record for successive set wins on a single surface (49 on carpet) with 6-3,6-4 win over Diego Schwartzman at the Madrid Open (clay).
- Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist Scott Hutchison from indie band Frightened Rabbit was found dead near South Queensferry, Scotland. Hutchison was last seen at 1am on the 9th May leaving a hotel in South Queensferry and later tweeted 'Be so good to everyone you love. It's not a given. I'm so annoyed that it’s not. I didn't live by that standard and it kills me. Please, hug your loved ones', followed by 'I'm away now. Thanks' prior to his disappearance..
- New record auction price for a Latin American artwork of $9.76 million for Diego Rivera's "The Rivals".
- R. Kelly's songs removed from Spotify playlists after sexual abuse allegations.
- China announces plans for the world's largest weather-control mechanism, rain-inducing machines for the Tibetan Plateau (area the size of Alaska).
- Israel fires missiles at 70 Iranian targets inside Syria after Iran fires missiles into the Golan Heights, with claims Israel struck first in attack on Baath.
- Mahathir Mohamad is sworn in as the seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia, the world's oldest leader at 92.
- Evgeni Vasiukov, Russian chess grandmaster (World Senior Champion 1995), who died at 85.
- Scott Hutchison, Guitarist.
- Maynard Troyer, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2017
- Apple becomes the first company to be worth more than $800 billion.
- USGS releases a report saying that some glaciers in Montana have receded by 85% in the last 50 years.
- US President Donald Trump shares classified information about ISIS plot with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office.
- Jack Conely, Race Car Driver.
- Geoffrey Bayldon, British stage and screen actor (Catweazle; Worzel Gummidge - "Crowman"), who died at 93.
- Manifesto - Not Rated is released.
From acclaimed visual artist Julian Rosefeldt, Manifesto features Cate Blanchett in 13 distinct, must-see vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos from 20th century art movements. From anchorwoman to homeless man, from Pop Art to Dogma 95, a chameleonic Blanchett gives a tour-de-force performance as she transforms herself like never before. Rosefeldt weaves together history’s most impassioned artistic statements in this stunning and contemporary call to action. [FilmRise]
- The Drowning - Not Rated is released.
Tom Seymour (Josh Charles), a forensic psychologist, is haunted by his expert witness testimony that sent a young boy to prison for a chilling murder 12 years prior. When the boy, now a young man, reappears in Tom’s life, Tom is drawn into a potentially destructive, soul-searching reinvestigation of the case.
On this day in 2016
- Indian fertility clinic announces that a 70 year old woman has successfully gave birth to a baby boy.
- Louis van Gasteren, Dutch actor and director (The House, De prijs van overleven), who died at 93.
- Chuck Marshall, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2015
- 61st British Academy Television Awards: "The Graham Norton Show" Best Comedy, "Happy Valley" Best Drama.
- PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Rickie Fowler wins beating Kevin Kisner and Sergio García by 1 stroke in a playoff.
On this day in 2014
- The African National Congress wins the 2014 South African General Election.
- 59th Eurovision Song Contest: Conchita Wurst for Austria wins singing "Rise Like a Phoenix" in Copenhagen.
- George Behlman, Race Car Driver.
- Jadiel, Rapper.
On this day in 2013
- Joe Sakic is hired by his former team, the Colorado Avalanche, as Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations.
- Agnetha Faltskog releases a new album called "A".
- A two-year degree in heavy metal music was branded an "easy option" by education campaigners. The foundation degree was being offered by New College Nottingham in the UK. The course, which was due to start later this year would include modules on the music business, the history of heavy metal and its role in films and video games and would show students how to compose and perform heavy metal songs..
- Two men were arrested in Dublin after the city centre statue of Phil Lynott was pushed over and seriously damaged. The memorial to the Thin Lizzy icon has been removed from its Harry Street location for repairs, and the men were later released without charge. The life-size bronze sculpture was unveiled in 2005 and had become a tourist destination and landmark since then..
- " Beverly Hills,90210" actress Shenae Grimes at the age of 23 weds model and musician Josh Beech at the Boys Hall in Ashford, Kent.
- Peeples - PG-13 is released.
Sparks fly when Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) crashes the preppy Peeples' annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's (Kerry Washington) hand in marriage. In a wild weekend of fun, dysfunction and hilarious surprises, Wade is about to discover there's room for all kinds of Peeples in this family, no matter their differences. [Lionsgate]
- No One Lives - R is released.
A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple traveling cross country only to shockingly discover that things are not what they seem.
- The Great Gatsby - PG-13 is released.
An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.
- The Painting (Le Tableau) - Not Rated is released.
In this wryly inventive parable, a kingdom within a painting is divided into three castes: the impeccably colored Alldunns, the incomplete Halfies, and the barely outlined Sketchies who are treated as outcasts. Chastised for her forbidden love of the dashing Ramo, Claire runs away into the cursed forest. Ramo and his friends journey after her, crossing over the boundaries of the forest only to arrive at the very edge of the painting – where they tumble through the canvas and into the Painter’s studio. The abandoned workspace is strewn with paintings, each containing its own vividly animated world and characters – and in a feast for both the eyes and the imagination, Ramo, Lola, Quill and Magenta explore picture after picture, in a quest to discover just what the Painter has in mind for his creations. [GKids]
- Stories We Tell - PG-13 is released.
Director Sarah Polley looks into her past and excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.
- Sightseers - Not Rated is released.
Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.
- And Now a Word from Our Sponsor - Not Rated is released.
Adan Kundle, the successful CEO of an advertising agency, wakes up in the hospital speaking only in ad slogans.
- Aftershock - R is released.
In Chile, a group of travelers who are in an underground nightclub when a massive earthquake hits quickly learn that reaching the surface is just the beginning of their nightmare.
- Java Heat - R is released.
An American in Indonesia teams up with a Muslim cop to track down a terrorist.
- Venus and Serena - PG-13 is released.
Ever since Venus and Serena Williams started playing in tennis tournaments, they've provoked strong reactions - from awe and admiration to suspicion and resentment. They've been winning championships for over a decade, pushing the limits of longevity in such a demanding sport. How long can they last? In Venus & Serena, we gain unprecedented access into their lives during the most intimidating year of their career. Over the course of 2011, Venus grappled with an energy-sapping autoimmune disease while Serena battled back from a life-threatening pulmonary embolism. Neither Venus nor Serena let their adversities hold them back. They drew their greatest strength from each other. [Magnolia Pictures]
- What Richard Did - Not Rated is released.
The world is bright and everything seems possible for Richard Karlsen, the golden boy of a privileged set of Dublin teens, until he does something that destroys it all and shatters the lives of the people closest to him. Featuring extraordinary performances from its largely young cast, What Richard Did is a quietly devastating study of a boy confronting the gap between who he thought he was and who he proves to be. [Tribeca Film]