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Today in the World Countries
- International Nurses Day is being celebrated in International
- Saint Andrew the First Called Day is being celebrated in Georgia
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2022
- First images published of the supermassive blackhole Sagittarius A* that lies at the heart of the Milky Way captured by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration.
- Gino Cappelletti, American football running back (AFL All-Star 1961,63-66; AFL MVP 1964; Boston Patriots), who died at 88.
- The Sadness - Not Rated is released.
A young couple trying to reunite amid a city ravaged by a plague that turns its victims into deranged, bloodthirsty sadists.
- TV SERIES
- Hacks: Season 2 is released.
Deborah and Ava work on Deborah's new stand-up routine as they travel across the country in the second season of the dark comedy.
On this day in 2021
- US Republicans vote to demote their No.3 Liz Cheney from party leadership after she publicly rebuked Donald Trump for lies about the election.
- Seamus Deane, Novelist.
- Higinio Vélez, Cuban baseball manager (Olympic gold 2004; Santiago de Cuba, Cuban National Series 1999–2001), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 73.
- Jerry Burns, American football coach (University of Iowa 1961-65; Minnesota Vikings 1986-91), who died at 94.
- Oxygen - TV-MA is released.
A young woman (Mélanie Laurent) wakes up in a cryogenic pod. She doesn’t remember who she is or how she ended up there. As she’s running out of oxygen, she must rebuild her memory to find a way out of her nightmare.
On this day in 2020
- Militants storm a hospital and a funeral in Kabul, Afghanistan, shooting an estimated 40 people dead including new mothers and their babies.
- Militants storm a hospital and a funeral in Kabul, Afghanistan, shooting aout 40 people dead including new mothers and their babies.
- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces a $260 million economic rescue package, worth 10% of GDP.
- Russia's confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic reach 232,000,2nd highest in the world, a day after President Vladimir Putin eased the country's lockdown.
- US coronarvirus taskforce testifies to the Senate that the US "is not out of the woods yet" that the pandemic is not under control and risks surge in cases if reopens too soon.
- US COVID-19 pandemic task force testifies to the Senate that the US "is not out of the woods yet" that the pandemic is not under control and risks surge in cases if reopens too soon.
- Wuhan, epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, draws up plans to test all 11 million residents after it records a new cluster of 6 cases.
- Astrid Kirchherr, German photographer, helped establish The Beatles image, who died at 81.
- Capone - R is released.
Once a ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, Alfonse Capone (Tom Hardy) was the most infamous and feared gangster of American lore. At the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots Alfonse’s mind and his past becomes present. Harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life. As he spends his final year surrounded by family with the FBI lying in wait, this ailing patriarch struggles to place the memory of the location of millions of dollars he hid away on his property.
- TV SERIES
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. The Reverend is released.
Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) is getting ready to marry her Prince (Daniel Radcliffe) but she learns Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Jon Hamm) has another group of women in a bunker. The viewer will help Kimmy decide what to do in this interactive special.
On this day in 2019
- British Academy Television Awards (BAFTAs): "Killing Eve" Jodie Comer and Benedict Cumberbatch win.
- British TV Awards (Baftas): "Killing Eve" Jodie Comer and Benedict Cumberbatch win.
- Cuba announced more rationing of products such as rice and beans due to US trade embargo and hoarding.
- Gunman kill five people and a priest in a Catholic church in Dablo, Burkina Faso, before setting fire to and looting nearby buildings.
- IPL Cricket Final, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 1 run; Jasprit Bumrah 2/14 (4); Indians'4th title.
- Manchester City beats Brighton,4-1 to claim back-to-back English Premier League titles with 98 points,1 ahead of runners-up, Liverpool.
- Machiko Kyo, Movie Actress.
- Elsa Patton, Reality Star.
On this day in 2018
- Insurgent group attacks the town of Muse, Myanmar, killing at least 19 people, Ta’ang National Liberation Army claim responsibility.
- 63rd Eurovision song contest won by Netta from Israel in Lisbon, Portugal.
- Dennis Nilsen, Scottish serial killer, who died at 72.
- Chuck Knox, American NFL coach (Rams, Bills, Seahawks), who died of dementia at 86.
- TV SERIES
- Patrick Melrose: Season 1 is released.
The five-episode limited series based on the novels by Edward St. Aubyn spans several decades of Patrick Melrose's (Benedict Cumberbatch) life that included physical abuse from his father (Hugo Weaving), a mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who did nothing to stop it, alcoholism, drug addiction, recovery, marriage, and fatherhood.
On this day in 2017
- Kendrick Lamar was at No.1 on the US album chart with his fourth studio album Damn. It became the Billboard Year-End No.1 album of 2017 and was nominated for Album of the Year and won Best Rap Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. The album also won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music, making it the first non-jazz or classical work to earn the accolade..
- Brazil declares end to Zika national emergency as cases decrease.
- Former One Direction singer Harry Styles releases his self-titled debut solo album.
- Duncan Ballinger, YouTube Star, born in California.
- Bill Dowdy, American jazz drummer (The Three Sounds), who died at 84.
- Mauno Koivisto, Politician.
- Mauno Koivisto, President of Finland (1982-94), who died at 93.
- Michael Jackson, American NFL wide receiver (NFL receiving TD leader 1996; Baltimore Ravens), who died in a motorcycle accident at 48.
- Pageant was released by Pwr Bttm.
The second full-length release for the pop-punk duo of Liv Bruce and Ben Hopkinsfeatures horns and contributions from Kiley Lotz of Petal, Alex and Noah from Diet Cig, as well as Ben's mother.
- Harry Styles was released by Harry Styles.
The debut solo release for the former One Direction band member was produced with Jeff Bhasker.
- After Laughter was released by Paramore.
The fifth full-length studio release for the pop band led by Hayley Williams was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen and band guitarist, Taylor York.
- A Kind Revolution was released by Paul Weller.
The 13th full-length solo studio release for the British singer-songwriter was co-produced with Jan "Stan"Kybert and features guest appearances from PP Arnold, Madeleine Bell, Boy George, The Strypes' guitarist Josh McClorey, and Soft Machine's Robert Wyatt.
- Common Sense was released by J Hus.
The debut full-length studio release for the British rapper features guest appearances from Burna Boy, Mist, Mo Stack, and Tiggs Da Author.
- Rosewood Almanac was released by Will Stratton.
The fifth release and the first major label full-length album for the New York-based singer-songwriter.
- Powerplant was released by Girlpool.
The second full-length release for the Los Angeles duo of Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker was recorded and mixed by Drew Fischer.
- Super Natural was released by Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind.
The debut full-length release for the British rock band that formed after the break-up of The Jim Jones Revue includes Jim Jones, Gavin Jay, Phil Martini, Mal Troon, and Matt Millership.
- The Bob's Burgers Music Album [Original Television Soundtrack] was released by Original Soundtrack.
The soundtrack to the Fox animated comedy features songs from the first 107 episodes as well as five exclusive cover songs performed by Lapsley, The National, St. Vincent, and Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields.
- White Knight was released by Todd Rundgren.
The latest release for the Philadelphia producer/singer-songwriter features guest appearances by Moe Berg, John Boutte, Dam Funk, Donald Fagen (of Steely Dan), Daryl Hall, Michael Holman, Bettye LaVette, Trent Reznor, Robyn, Atticus Ross, Joe Satriani, Bobby Strickland, Joe Walsh (of The Eagles), and KK Watson.
- Whisky Galore! - Not Rated is released.
In 1943, the people of the isolated Scottish island of Todday are largely unaffected by wartime rationing, until their supply of whisky runs out. In the midst of this catastrophe, Sergeant Odd returns on leave to court Peggy Macroon, the daughter of the local shopkeeper. Meanwhile, her sister Catriona has just become engaged to meek schoolteacher George Campbell, although his stern, domineering mother refuses to give her approval. During a storm, the freighter S.S. Cabinet Minister runs aground near Todday and begins to sink. Two local inhabitants investigate and learn from its departing crew that the cargo consists of 50,000 cases of whisky. A battle of wits ensues between the stuffy English commander Wagget, who wants to confiscate the salvaged cargo, and the islanders.
- Urban Hymn - Not Rated is released.
Urban Hymn follows a troubled teenage girl, Jamie, who possesses an amazing singing voice, and an inspiring and unconventional social worker, Kate, who encourages her to use it.
- Tracktown - Not Rated is released.
Plumb Marigold (Alexi Pappas) is a famous but lonely distance runner preparing for the biggest race of her life: The Olympic Trials. But when an injury forces her to take an unexpected day off, Plumb wanders into a bakery where the aimless boy behind the counter catches her eye.
- The Last Shaman - Not Rated is released.
The Last Shaman is the story of James Freeman, a young man who decides to take matters in his own hands when faced with incurable depression. He undergoes a life-changing journey in the Amazon jungle that brings him a deeper understanding and acceptance of self. Along the way, he experiences the healing properties of the tribal plant medicine Ayahuasca and the world around it. [Abramorama]
- The Wall - R is released.
Two soldiers are pinned down by an Iraqi sniper, with nothing but a crumbling wall between them. Their fight becomes as much a battle of will and wits as it is of lethally accurate marksmanship.
- The Wedding Plan - PG is released.
At 32, Michal (Noa Kooler), an Orthodox Jewish woman, is finally looking forward to the comfort and security of marriage, when she is blindsided by her fiancé’s decision to call off the wedding with only a month’s notice. Unwilling to return to lonely single life, Michal decides to put her trust in fate and continue with her wedding plans, believing Mr. Right will appear by her chosen date. Confident she will find a match made in heaven, she books a venue, sends out invitations and buys a wedding dress, as her skeptical mother and sister look on with trepidation. During Michal’s month-long search for a spouse, she enlists the help of two different matchmakers, goes on a series of disastrous blind dates and finds an unexpected connection with a charming but utterly unsuitable pop star (Oz Zehavi) — all while dismissing pleas by concerned friends and family members that she reconsider her risky plan. As the day of the ceremony grows closer and no suitor appears, Michal puts everything on the line to find happiness.
- Snatched - R is released.
After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter - in unpredictable, hilarious fashion - is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into.
- Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe - Not Rated is released.
The years of exile in the life of Stefan Zweig, one of the most read German-language writers of his time, between Buenos Aires, New York and Brazil. As a Jewish intellectual, Zweig struggles to find the right stance towards the events in Nazi Germany, while searching for a home in the new world. [First Run Features]
- Absolutely Anything - Not Rated is released.
A group of eccentric aliens confer a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment.
- Folk Hero & Funny Guy - Not Rated is released.
Paul (Alex Karpovsky) and Jason (Wyatt Russell) are old friends who have drifted apart as they’ve reached their 30s. Jason is a good-looking and free spirited singer-songwriter whose career is taking off while Paul is a struggling stand-up comedian whose once promising trajectory is now in decline. The pair reunites when Jason passes through town and a night of drinking leads to Jason offering Paul the opportunity to be the opening act for his upcoming solo tour. What Paul doesn’t know is that Jason has booked the tour in order to win back the heart of an old flame. Jason hopes that having Paul on his “last hurrah of singledom” will resuscitate both his friend’s comedy career and lovelife mojo.
- Get Me Roger Stone - TV-14 is released.
After the 2016 election, people all over the world woke up to find that Donald J. Trump, New York real estate billionaire and reality TV star, succeeded in pulling off one of the greatest political upsets in history to become the 45th President of the United States. One man who wasn’t shocked – political consultant Roger Stone. A longtime Trump confidante and advisor, Stone said he always knew his celebrity pal was “prime political horse flesh.” Get Me Roger Stone traces the monumental impact that Stone, the youngest person called before the Watergate grand jury and a self-described “dirty trickster”, has made on modern GOP history — connecting Nixon, Roy Cohn and Reagan with SuperPACs, lobbying, the 2000 election, all the way to the nation’s first reality star President. A master of creating controversy and manipulating the media, Stone’s career is a window into the last 50 years of politics that led to this pivotal moment in history. The Netflix original documentary chronicles the high-living, low-down, self-proclaimed agent provocateur and the seismic changes he’s wrought in a political system.
- Hounds of Love - Not Rated is released.
In suburban Perth during the mid 1980s, people are unaware that women are disappearing at the hands of serial killers John and Evelyn White. After an innocent lapse in judgment, Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted by the disturbed couple. With her murder imminent, Vicki realizes she must find a way to drive a wedge between Evelyn and John if she is to survive.
- King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - PG-13 is released.
When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.
- Lowriders - PG-13 is released.
Danny (Gabriel Chavarria), a young street artist in East LA, is caught between his father's obsession with lowrider car culture, his ex-felon brother, and his need for self-expression.
- Paris Can Wait - PG is released.
Anne (Diane Lane) is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successfully driven but inattentive movie producer (Alec Baldwin), she finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband (Arnaud Viard). What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a journey of discovery involving fine food and wine, humor, wisdom, and picturesque sights.
- Mindhorn - TV-MA is released.
When a twisted killer tells the police he'll only speak to a fictional 1980s TV detective, the washed-up actor who played him takes the gig.
- TV SERIES
- Master of None: Season 2 is released.
Dev (Aziz Ansari) travels to Italy in the second season of the comedy series.
- I Love Dick: Season 1 is released.
Jill Soloway and Sarah Gubbins' adaptation of Chris Kraus' novel how a professor named Dick (Kevin Bacon) changes the lives of a New York filmmaker (Kathryn Hahn) and her husband (Griffin Dunne) in Marfa, Texas.
- Anne with an E: Season 1 is released.
The Moira Walley-Beckett adaptation of L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables where 13-year-old Anne (Amybeth McNulty) is sent to live with Marilla (Geraldine James) and Matthew Cuthbert (R.H. Thomson).
On this day in 2016
- Michel Temer, former vice-president, becomes Brazilian interim President after a vote to impeach Dilma Rousseff.
- Actress Billie Piper and fellow actor Laurence Fox divorce after 8 years of marriage.
- Delbert L. Latta, American politician (Rep-R-OH,1959-89), who died at 96.
- Julius La Rosa, American singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air), who died at 86.
- Susannah Mushatt Jones, Supercentenarian.
On this day in 2015
- Ruth Mompati, South African politician and Secretary of Nelson Mandela, who died at 89.
- Mervyn Burtch, Welsh composer (The Raven King) and educator, who died at 85.
- 1000 Palms was released by Surfer Blood.
The third full-length release for the indie rock band was self-recorded and produced.
- Power in the Blood was released by Buffy Sainte-Marie.
The first new release in six years for the Canadian folk artist features production from Michael Wojewoda, Chris Birkett, and Jon Levine.
- Loyalty was released by The Weather Station.
The third full-length release for the Canadian singer-songwriter Tamara Lindeman was recorded in France.
- Love Songs for Robots was released by Patrick Watson.
The fifth full-length release for the Canadian artist was recorded in Los Angeles and Montreal.
- Hive1 was released by Tyondai Braxton.
The first release in six years for the ex-Battles member was based on his 2013 multimedia installation at the New York's Guggenheim Museum.
- Dumb Flesh was released by Blanck Mass.
This is the second solo release for Fuck Buttons' Benjamin John Power.
- Frozen Niagara Falls was released by Prurient.
Dominick Fernow's latest release as Prurient is a double album produced by Arthur Rizk and Kris Lapke.
- Hairless Toys was released by Róisín Murphy.
The first release in eight years for the Irish electronic artist who was one-half of Moloko was produced by Eddie Stevens.
- Boys was released by Crocodiles.
The fifth full-length release for the indie rock band was produced by Martin Thulin in Mexico City.
- Ba Power was released by Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba.
The fourth full-length release for the Malian afro-rock band that features the ngoni was produced by Chris Eckman.
- Dark Bird Is Home was released by The Tallest Man on Earth.
This is the fourth full-length release for the Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson.
- Bush was released by Snoop Dogg.
The 13th studio release for the rapper was produced by Pharrell features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Gwen Stefani, T.I., Charlie Wilson, and Stevie Wonder.
- Quarters was released by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard.
Each of the four tracks on the sixth release for the Australian psychedelic pop band are exactly 10:10 minutes long.
- The Traveler was released by Rhett Miller.
The sixth solo studio album for the The Old 97's frontman features Black Prairie, Peter Buck, and Scott McCaughey.
- The Traveling Kind was released by Rodney Crowell.
The second full-length release from Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell features six co-written songs and was produced by Joe Henry.
- When the Night Comes was released by Breakage.
This is the third full-length release for bass artist/producer James Boyle.
On this day in 2014
- Voters in Eastern Ukraine vote for self-rule in referendum.
- Cornell Borchers, German actress (The Big Lift, Floodtide, Istanbul), who died at 89.
- Hr Giger, Painter.
- H. R. Giger, Swiss Oscar-winning surrealist artist, who died from injuries from a fall at 74.
- First Mind was released by Nick Mulvey.
The solo full-length debut for the former Portico Quartet member was produced by Dan Carey.
- What Have We Become? was released by Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott.
The pop release produced by John Williams reunites Beautiful South's Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott.
- White Women was released by Chromeo.
The fourth release for the Canadian electronic duo features guest appearances from Ezra Koenig, Solange and Toro Y Moi.
On this day in 2013
- Thieves stole more than one million rand (£70,000) in takings after a Justin Bieber concert at Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium. The gang, armed with ropes, hammers and chisels, broke into a strongroom where the takings from the Justin Bieber concert and a gig the previous evening by Bon Jovi..
- 59th British Academy Television Awards: "The Revolution Will Be Televised" Best Comedy, "Last Tango in Halifax" Best Drama.
- PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Tiger Woods wins his second PC,2 strokes ahead of David Lingmerth, Jeff Maggert and Kevin Streelman.
- Pope Francis canonizes the 813 martyrs of Otranto as Saints.
- Paris Saint-Germain win the Ligue 1 French football title.
- TV SERIES
- Family Tree: Season 1 is released.
Christopher Guest's improvisational mockumentary comedy follows Tom Chadwick (Chris O'Dowd) as he investigates his ancestry after inheriting a mysterious box of belongings from his great aunt.