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  • People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2023

  • Arturo Del Puerto, TV Actor, born in Puerto Rico.
  • Chukwudike Damian Akuwudike, Comedian, born in Nigeria.
  • Paul Gambit, Director, born in Nigeria.
  • Peter Philips, Makeup Artist, born in Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Talitha Ghetti, World Music Singer, born in Italy.
  • Sol Pena, TikTok Star, born in Dominican Republic.
  • Barry Newman, American film and television actor (Vanishing Point; Amy; Petrocelli), who died of throat cancer at 92.
  • Another Fisherman's Tale for PlayStation 5 is released. Embark on a new mindbending adventure in Another Fisherman's Tale, the sequel to the award-winning A Fisherman's Tale. Immerse yourself in poetic storytelling as you explore new mindbending VR puzzle mechanics. Solve puzzles using your own body, detach and control your limbs, and find new attachments to progress. Discover the truth as you journey through beautiful and unique locations, brought to life by the makers of A Fisherman's Tale. Get ready for a captivating VR experience unlike any other.
  • Death or Treat for PlayStation 5 is released. The Halloween spirit is missing! Play as Scary and help him save HallowTown. "Death or Treat"is a 2D action-roguelite and hack & slash, with handpainted environments and traditional animation. Discover a huge world with lots of rooms, explore new maps in every run while you try to survive the hordes of enemies. It's not an easy task, every world is even more tricky than the other. Starting with Darkchat, the Storyum lab, Riptok, the most used app sede, Deviltube, leaders distributing storyum, and the last but not least FaceBoo!, the ultimate epic frontier.Will you overcome the challenge and dare to defeat Clark Fackerberg?
  • TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 for PlayStation 5 is released. The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is the most epic, most dangerous and most spectacular race in the world. It is a course of over 60 kms on the roads of the Isle of Man, includes 264 bends, and requires high-powered bikes specially prepared for the race. The riders who compete in it train their whole lives for the chance to win the ultimate accolade: being crowned champion of the Isle of Man TT.The game includes all the official content of the latest TT (riders, bikes, teams, course) for a unique and true-to-life experience. You are plunged into the middle of the TT as if you were there. And you will feel all the passion and tension this race generates.Whether you compete in the Supersport or Superbike class, you can ride on 32 different circuits and over 200 kms of roads. Simply choose one of the 38 official riders available: 21 in Superbike and 17 in Supersport.The game features easy-to-learn and intuitive riding with ultra-realistic and cutting-edge physics for the ultimate immersion and simulation quality. Many professional riders even use the game to train and learn the circuit.
  • Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 for Switch is released. The sequel to the captivating tale of Fuga: Melodies of Steel has arrived! This turn-based RPG is back with a ramped up battle system for more strategy, as well as a brand new event system that gives you more thrilling choices to affect your experience!

On this day in 2022

  • Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh shot and killed by Israeli forces in city of Jenin, in the West Bank.
  • This Much I Know to Be True is released. Explores the creative relationship and songs from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis' last two studio albums, "Ghosteen"and "Carnage".
  • Our Father is released. Jacoba Ballard was an only child, conceived via donor sperm, who always dreamed of having a brother or sister. An at-home DNA test led her to the discovery of not one but seven half-siblings – a number that defied best practices in fertility medicine. As the group set out to learn more about their curious family tree, they soon discovered the sickening truth: Their parents’ fertility doctor had been inseminating his patients with his own sperm – without their knowledge or consent. As Ballard and her newfound siblings realized they’ve barely begun to untangle his dark web of deceit, their pursuit of justice lies at the heart of this profoundly unsettling story about an unimaginable breach of trust. [Netflix]
  • Soundfall for PC is released. Soundfall is a dungeon crawler that combines looter-shooter action with rhythm-based gameplay. Venture out solo or with up to 4 friends locally or online. Collect loot and time your actions to the beat to become all powerful. Play the Campaign Mode, Free Play 100's of songs or import your own music!
  • OPUS: Echo of Starsong - Full Bloom Edition for Switch is released. "I will claim the starsongs, and bring honor to the clan."Exiled by his people, Jun ventures out in search of starsongs to redeem himself. But progress is slow, until he saves Eda, a witch who can pick up on the sound of asteroids. However, what appears to be a blessed encounter, will end up becoming a lifelong burden...Echo of Starsong is a narrative puzzle adventure game. Asteroids emitting a sound known as "Starsongs"have become the center of conflict for the immense power they hold. Determined to claim asteroids of his own, a young man ventures out with a girl who can imitate starsongs, lending her voice to unravel an ancient myth deep in the heart of space.
  • Mini Motorways for Switch is released. Have you ever been stuck in traffic and wished you could do something to fix it?In Mini Motorways, the city's traffic problems are in your hands.From the makers of Mini Metro, Mini Motorways is a game about drawing the roads that drive a growing city. Build a road network, one road at a time, to create a bustling metropolis. Redesign your city to keep the traffic flowing, and carefully manage upgrades to meet the changing demands. How long can you keep the cities of the world moving?
  • Gibbon: Beyond the Trees for Switch is released. Gibbon: Beyond the Trees is a hand-drawn adventure following a lost gibbon as they embark on a dangerous journey into unknown lands. Race to freedom in liberation mode, or play through an hour-long narrative that captures the real struggle of living creatures around the world.Master the gibbon's art of brachiation (swinging from branch to branch) at high speed, building momentum, pulling off spectacular somersaults, and launching yourself higher and further into the air with the help of your fellow Gibbons, feeling the thrill and exhilaration of life in an untamed jungle.

On this day in 2021

  • China census figures show country's population 1.41 billion people, growth at its slowest since 1960s, (+0.53 down from +0.57).
  • First major US offshore windfarm off the coast of Massachusetts approved by Biden administration.
  • Poppy Herbert, Family Member, born in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Norman Lloyd, TV Actor.
  • Northern Ireland inquest into 1971 Ballymurphy killing of ten people finds people were innocent and killed (nine by soldiers) using unjustified force.

On this day in 2020

  • Colombian airline Avianca, and world's 2nd oldest, becomes 1st major airline to file for bankruptcy due to COVID-19 pandemic.
  • American singer-songwriter Moon Martin died age 74. Originally a rockabilly artist, he wrote the songs 'Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)', made famous by English singer Robert Palmer, and 'Cadillac Walk', a hit for Willy DeVille..
  • World Health Organization warns “extreme vigilance” needed as many countries begin easing lockdowns.
  • Francisco Aguilar, Spanish soccer forward (3 caps; Real Madrid), who died at 71.
  • Jerry Stiller, American comedian (Frank Constanza-Seinfeld, Stiller & Meara), who died of natural causes at 92.
  • John "Moon" Martin, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and guitarist (" Bad Case Of Loving You"), who died at 74.
  • Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics is released. Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics is a documentary featuring real-life tripping stories from A-list actors, comedians, and musicians. Star-studded reenactments and surreal animations bring their comedic hallucinations to life. The film explores the pros, cons, history, future, science, pop cultural impact, and cosmic possibilities of hallucinogens. The film also acts as an unofficial user’s guide for these consciousness altering compounds, and helps dispel the scare myths of the After School Special era. The film tackles some big questions: Can psychedelics have a role in treating mental health? Do they make us jump out of windows? Is love really all we need? Can trees talk? [Netflix]
  • Trial by Media: Season 1 is released. The six-part documentary series looks into the impact media coverage may have had on high profile cases including the murder of Scott Amedure, who was on The Jenny Jones Show; federal corruption charges against former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, and the death of an unarmed immigrant Amadou Diallo, who was shot 41 times by the NYPD.

On this day in 2019

  • South African parliamentary elections return ruling Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC party to power with reduced majority (58%).
  • Militants attack Zaver Pearl-Continental Hotel in Gwadar, Pakistan killing five, Balochistan Liberation Army claim responsibility.
  • American actress and #MeToo activist Alyssa Milano urges women to go on a "sex strike" after Georgia state passes new abortion law.
  • Carbon dioxide levels in the earth's atmosphere hit levels not seen for 3 million years at 415 parts per million, according to the Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii.
  • Harold Lederman, American boxing judge & analyst (HBO), who died of cancer at 79.
  • Pua Magasiva, TV Actor.
  • Silver King, Wrestler.

On this day in 2018

  • Most popular names in the US for 2017 revealed as Emma for girls, Liam for boys.
  • Mass murder-suicide in Margaret River, Australia, grandfather shoots six members of his family and himself.
  • Mikhail Alperin, Pianist.
  • Josh Greenfeld, American author & screenwriter (A Child Called Noah), who died at 90.
  • Scott Hutchinson, Scottish musician (Frightened Rabbit), found dead after a suffering from mental illness at 36.
  • Revenge is released. Jen (Matilda Lutz) is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend which is suddenly disrupted when his sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip. Tension mounts in the house until the situation abruptly––and viciously––intensifies, culminating in a shocking act that leaves Jen left for dead. Unfortunately for her assailants, Jen survives and reemerges with a relentless, wrathful intent: revenge.
  • Terminal is released. In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, Terminal follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives all intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind hell-bent on revenge.
  • The Day After is released. Book publisher Bongwan’s (Kwon Haehyo) marriage is on the rocks after his wife (Cho Yunhee) discovers the affair he’s been having with his assistant (Kim Saebyuk). Now that relationship is ending too and Bongwan’s new assistant, the sharp and sensitive Areum (Kim Minhee), on her first day in the office, is left to navigate the fallout of all the turnover in Bongwan’s life.
  • Lu Over the Wall is released. Kai, a young middle schooler, lives in a lonely fishing village, with his father and his grandfather. He used to live in Tokyo, but after his parents divorced he moved back to his parent's home town. Kai is lonely and pessimistic about his school life. One of his joy is uploading songs he writes to the internet. One day, he meets Lu, who sings merrily and dances innocently to his music. As Kai spends more time with Lu, he finds he is able to tell her what he is really thinking, and a bond begins to form. But since ancient times, the people in the village have believed that mermaids bring disaster and soon there is trouble between Lu and the townspeople, putting the town in grave danger. [GKIDS]
  • Mountain is released. Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty, an upper world to be shunned, not sought out. Why do mountains now hold us spellbound, drawing us into their dominion, often at the cost of our lives? From Tibet to Australia, Alaska to Norway armed with drones, Go-Pros and helicopters, director Jennifer Peedom has fashioned an astonishing symphony of mountaineers, ice climbers, free soloists, heliskiers, snowboarders, wingsuiters and parachuting mountain bikers. Willem Dafoe provides a narration sampled from British mountaineer Robert Macfarlane’s acclaimed memoir Mountains of the Mind, and a classical score from the Australian Chamber Orchestra accompanies this majestic cinematic experience.
  • Filmworker is released. It's a rare person who would give up fame and fortune to toil in obscurity for someone else's creative vision. Yet, that's exactly what Leon Vitali did after his acclaimed performance as 'Lord Bullingdon"in Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon. The young actor surrendered his thriving career to become Kubrick's loyal right-hand man. For more than two decades, Leon played a crucial role behind-the-scenes helping Kubrick make and maintain his legendary body of work. In Filmworker, Leon's candid, often funny, sometimes shocking experiences in the company of Kubrick are woven together with rich and varied elements including previously unseen photos, videos, letters, notebooks, and memos from Leon's private collection. Insightful, emotionally charged anecdotes from actors, family, crew members, and key film industry professionals who worked with Kubrick and Leon add an important layer of detail and impact to the story. Filmworker enters the world of Leon Vitali and Stanley Kubrick from a unique perspective that highlights the nitty-gritty of the creative process. By experiencing Leon's journey we come to understand how the mundane gives rise to the magnificent as timeless filmmaking is brought to life at its most practical and profound level.
  • Beast is released. Moll (Jessie Buckley) is 27 and still living at home, stifled by the small island community around her and too beholden to her family to break away. When she meets Pascal (Johnny Flynn), a free-spirited stranger, a whole new world opens up to her and she begins to feel alive for the first time, falling madly in love. Finally breaking free from her family, Moll moves in with Pascal to start a new life. But when he is arrested as the key suspect in a series of brutal murders, she is left isolated and afraid. Choosing to stand with him against the suspicions of the community, Moll finds herself forced to make choices that will impact her life forever.
  • Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat is released. Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat follows Basquiat's life pre-fame and how New York City, the times, the people and the movements surrounding him formed the artist he became. Using never-before-seen works, writings and photographs, director Sara Driver, who was part of the New York arts scene herself, worked closely and collaboratively with friends and other artists who emerged from that period: Jim Jarmusch, James Nares, Fab Five Freddy, Glenn O’Brien, Kenny Scharf, Lee Quinones, Patricia Field, Luc Sante and many others. Drawing upon their memories and anecdotes, the film also uses period film footage, music and images to visually re-recreate the era, drawing a portrait of Jean-Michel and Downtown New York City -pre AIDS, President Reagan, the real estate and art booms – before anyone was motivated by money and ambition. The definition of fame, success and power were very different than today – to be a penniless but published poet was the height of success, until everything changed in the early 1980s. This is New York City's story before that change. [Magnolia Pictures]
  • The Escape is released. Tara (Gemma Arterton), a housewife in suburban London, is living a life that is no longer hers: it belongs to her overworked, self-absorbed husband (Dominic Cooper); her young son and daughter; and the numbing routine of housework and childcare. In desperate need of a change, Tara one day makes a bold decision. Armed with a one-way ticket to Paris, she leaves everything behind to rediscover herself in a new city—but walking out on your life isn’t so simple. [IFC Films]
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  • The Seagull is released. An aging actress named Irina Arkadina pays summer visits to her brother Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin and her son Konstantin on a country estate. On one occasion, she brings Trigorin, a successful novelist, with her. Nina, a free and innocent girl on a neighboring estate, falls in love with Boris Trigorin. As Trigorin lightly consumes and rejects Nina, so the actress all her life has consumed and rejected her son, who loves Nina. The victims are destroyed while the sophisticates continue on their way.
  • Always at The Carlyle is released. While the walls at The Carlyle Hotel don't talk, they definitely whisper! The documentary Always at The Carlyle brings to life the untold stories of this legendary hotel as told by its employees and top clientele.
  • Breaking In is released. Shaun Russell (Gabrielle Union) will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined.
  • Life of the Party is released. When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (Melissa McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna—now Dee Rock—embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.
  • Measure of a Man is released. Over the course of this emotional roller coaster of a summer, secrets are revealed, lessons are learned and fourteen-year-old Bobby comes to understand who he is and what makes up the true measure of a man. A bullied teen experiences a turning point summer in which he learns to stand up for himself.
  • Anything is released. Earl is a middle-aged widower who moves to Los Angeles to be with family, and who asserts his independence by renting an apartment in a sketchy neighborhood full of “colorful” characters. Most colorful of all is Frida, his transgender next door neighbor who happens to find Earl—the quintessential Southern Gentleman—just as exotic as he finds her. Forming a relationship that is at once both unexpected and inevitable, this mismatched pair give each other much-needed trust, respect… and more.
  • Sollers Point is released. Keith (McCaul Lombardi) is a twenty-four-year-old newly released from prison and living with his father (Jim Belushi) under house arrest in Baltimore. Keith is struggling to reestablish himself, and break free of the bonds forged behind bars, within a community scarred by unemployment, neglect, and deeply entrenched segregation. His intentions are in the right place and he possesses an aggressive desire to get back on his feet, but as he taps into all his familiar resources, he finds that he may be reverting to his old ways.
  • The Prodigal Son was released by Ry Cooder. The first new full-length solo release in six years for the guitarist was produced with his son, Joachim Cooder.
  • Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino was released by Arctic Monkeys. The sixth full-length studio release for the British indie rock band led by Alex Turner was produced by James Ford.
  • 7 was released by Beach House. The seventh full-length release for the Baltimore dream pop duo was recorded in part in its home studio with some help from Peter Kember (aka Sonic Boom).
  • Any Day was released by The Sea and Cake. The first new release in six years for the Chicago indie rock band is its first without bassist Eric Claridge.
  • Floating Features was released by La Luz. The third full-length release for the Los Angeles-based indie pop band originally from Seattle was inspired by both the physical and psychological features of Los Angeles.
  • Cosmic Wink was released by Jess Williamson. The third full-length release for the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter was inspired by her recent move to California from Texas.
  • Deeper Woods was released by Sarah Louise. The third full-length release for the North Carolina folk singer-songwriter was self-produced and mixed by Jason Meagher.
  • Die Lit was released by Playboi Carti. The debut full-length studio release for the Atlanta rapper features guest appearances from Pi'erre Bourne, Chief Keef, Gunna, Lil Uzi Vert, Red Coldhearted, Travis Scott, Skepta, Bryson Tiller, Young Nudy, and Young Thug.
  • DNA Feelings was released by Aïsha Devi. This is the second full-length release for the Swiss-born Nepalise-Tibetan electronic artist.
  • Mark Kozelek was released by Mark Kozelek. The latest solo release for the San Francisco singer-songwriter features a guest appearance on drums from Steve Shelley and was primarily recorded in two San Francisco hotels.
  • Here Lies the Body was released by Aidan Moffat. The debut full-length collaboration between Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert features a guest appearance from Siobhan Wilson.
  • I Have Fought Against It, But I Can't Any Longer. was released by The Body. The seventh full-length release for the duo of Lee Buford and Chip King features contributions from Sandworm's Ben Eberle, Lingua Ignota's Kristin Hayter and Assembly of Light Choir's Chrissy Wolpert.
  • Murmurations was released by Simian Mobile Disco. The sixth full-length studio release for the British electronic duo features London's Deep Throat Choir.
  • Hyper Sentinel for Switch is released. A face-melting, pixel-pumping, Neo-Retro arcade shoot 'em up featuring awesome power-ups, epic boss battles and spectacular effects at a blistering 60fps. Blast through hordes of Alienoids in Arcade Mode, tackle endless waves of invaders in Survival Mode and battle epic level guardians in Boss Run mode.

On this day in 2017

  • Yale Lary, American NFL safety Hall of Famer (Detroit Lions), who died at 86.

On this day in 2016

  • Jim Pothecary, South African cricket medium pace bowler (3 Tests,9 wickets; Western Province), who died at 82.
  • Dutch Hoag, Race Car Driver.
  • David King, British graphic designer (album cover art for Jimi Hendrix and The Who), photographer (I Am King), and historian (The Commissar Vanishes), who died at 73.
  • A Monster with a Thousand Heads is released. When Sonia receives the news that her husband’s cancer has progressed to a terminal stage, she races to secure the insurance company approval for the care that can help him. Met with indifference and negligence at every turn, Sonia’s desperation triggers a primal survival instinct as a series of increasingly violent confrontations unfold. [Music Box Films]
  • Chelsea: Season 1 is released. Chelsea Handler's talk show on Netflix will air three times a week (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).
  • Raiden V for Xbox One is released. Join the war for Earth's future, where the tide of battle holds constant surprises, in this game that's easy to learn, but difficult to master. Using Xbox One cloud functionality to its fullest, now all players can easily access their data, allowing you and your comrades-in-arms to enter the fray side-by-side. []
  • Brazilian senate votes to suspend President Dilma Rousseff and put her on trial for budgetary violations.

On this day in 2015

  • Record price for a work of art at auction: Picasso's The Women of Algiers (Version ‘O’) sells for US$179.3 million at Christies in New York.
  • Park Na-Eun, Reality Star, born in Germany.
  • Mona Mona Family, YouTube Star, born in Kuwait.
  • Nick Dioguardi, Race Car Driver.
  • Male Eunuch was released by The Pre New. This is the second full-length studio release for the British electronic band.
  • Inside My Radio for PC is released. Can you beat the beat? Journey as a green LED mysteriously trapped inside a dying boombox and play the ultimate musical experience. In this rhythmic platform adventure where your every action needs to be right on the beat, bring electro, dub and disco music back to life.
  • Action Henk for PC is released. Become a master of momentum and defy physics as you race against a band of ragged 90s action figures to once and for all prove that Action Henk is the fastest of them all.
  • Toren for PC is released. Experience the mysterious world of Toren, the first adventure game from Brazilian indie developer Swordtales. You are Moonchild, destined to climb the tower (known as Toren) on a hauntingly solitary journey to find your purpose.

On this day in 2014

  • Thousands protest against the construction of a waste incineration plant in Hangzhou, China.
  • PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: German Martin Kaymer leads after each round to win by 1 stroke ahead of Jim Furyk; first 8-figure purse in golf with winner's share $1.8 million.
  • American bass guitarist Ed Gagliardi best known as the original bass player with Foreigner died at age 62 after an eight-year battle with cancer. In 1981, Gagliardi formed the band Spys with former Foreigner keyboardist Al Greenwood..
  • Ed Gagliardi, American bass guitarist (Foreigner,1976-79 - "Feels Like The First Time"), who died from cancer at 62.
  • Reg Gasnier, Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame centre and captain (36 Tests; 3 World Cup; St. George), who died at 74.
  • Yvonne Cartier, Dancer.
  • Rosemary's Baby: Season 1 is released. Rosemary Woodhouse (Zoe Saldana) becomes suspicious of her husband and neighbors intentions toward her unborn child after moving into an apartment in Paris in this adaptation of Ira Levin's novel of the same name (it was also made into a feature film in 1968).
  • Penny Dreadful: Season 1 is released. In Victorian London, Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), and American Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) encounter Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) and Mina Harker (Olivia Llewellyn) in this psychosexual horror series created by John Logan.
  • Kero Blaster for PC is released. A classically-styled 2D side scrolling action game packed with adventure. You are a bipedal frog and a master of the Custodial Sciences, charged with the unenviable task of ridding your company's teleporters of strange black creatures. Fight for your life through a menagerie of unique monsters while getting your hands on exciting new tools of the trade.


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