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Today in the World Countries

  • Constitution Day is being celebrated in Nauru, Norway
  • Liberation Day is being celebrated in Dr Congo
  • People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Donatto Veríssimo, Music Producer, born in Brazil.
  • Jackshepardtwitch, Twitch Star, born in Russia.
  • " Superstar" Billy Graham [Eldridge Coleman], American pro wrestler (WWWF Heavyweight Champion 1977-78), who died of kidney, heart, and lung problems at 79.
  • High Desert: Season 1 is released. Recovering addict Peggy (Patricia Arquette) becomes a private investigator in her small desert hometown after the death of her mother in this dark comedy created and written by Nancy Fichman, Katie Ford and Jennifer Hoppe.
  • Montana is the first US state to ban TikTok, with Governor Greg Gianforte signing legislation to ban the Chinese-owned social media network to protect against alleged intelligence gathering.

On this day in 2022

  • Greek composer Vangelis, who was known for his celebrated film themes for Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner, died at the age of 79. Vangelis first tasted fame as the keyboardist in the band Aphrodite's Child with singer Demis Roussos in the late 1960s..
  • Vangelis, Composer.
  • Tennis Manager 2022 for PC is released. Become a tennis manager. Manage your tennis academy and train the next tennis super stars. Even more realistic, with new players and updated potentials. Take the reins in 2022.
  • Larry Lacewell, American college football coach (Arkansas State Uni 1979-89) and administrator (AD Arkansas State; Dallas Cowboys Dir college & pro scouting 1992-2004), who died at 85.

On this day in 2021

  • Long working hours killed 745,000 people a year, in 2016, in the first study of its kind by the World Health Organization.
  • Cyclone Tauktae makes landfall in the Indian state of Gujarat with wind speeds of up to 160km/h (100mph).
  • Joe Mercer, English thoroughbred race horse jockey (British flat racing Champion Jockey 1979), who died at 86.
  • Héctor Silva, Argentine rugby union number 8 (24 caps; Los Tilos) and coach (Argentina 1985-87), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 76.
  • Buddy Roemer, American politician (Governor-D+R-Louisiana 1988-1992, Rep-D-LA,1981-88), who died at 77.

On this day in 2020

  • Olympia Bolt, Family Member, born in Jamaica.
  • Shad Gaspard, American professional wrestler (WWE), bodyguard, and actor, drowns at 39.
  • (Judge) "Lucky" Peterson, American contemporary blues, soul, and R& B musician (" The Son of A Bluesman"), who died from ahead injury after a fall at 55.
  • Hightown: Season 1 is released. National Marine Fisheries Service agent Jackie Quiñones (Monica Raymund) finds a dead body and butts heads with Cape Cod Interagency Narcotics Unit's Sergeant Ray Abruzzo (James Badge Dale), who is in charge of the investigation in this crime series written by Rebecca Cutter.
  • Snowpiercer: Season 1 is released. The long-gestating series based on the 2013 film by Bong Joon Ho finds humans living on perpetually running trains for over seven years after the world froze but after so many years, class divisions have brought tensions to a breaking point.
  • Israel swears in a new government led by both Benny Gantz, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after 510 days.
  • Barack Obama criticizes the US government's handling of the pandemic during an online address to graduates, saying officials "aren't even pretending to be in charge".
  • Former US President Barack Obama criticizes the US government's handling of the pandemic during an online address to graduates, saying officials "aren't even pretending to be in charge".

On this day in 2019

  • Eric Moore, lead singer of Ohio-based biker rock group The Godz died after a battle with bladder cancer age 67. The Godz had toured with acts including Kiss, Cheap Trick, Judas Priest, Blue Öyster Cult, and Iggy Pop..
  • Taiwan's parliament votes to legalize same-sex marriage, the first Asian country.
  • Tyler, the Creator releases his fifth studio album "Igor" which becomes his first number-one album in the United States.
  • Herman Wouk, American novelist (The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War), who died at 103.
  • Neville Lederle, Race Car Driver.
  • Perfect is released. An emotionally-troubled young man is sent by his mother (Abbie Cornish) to a clinic, where modernist serenity whispers soothing promises of perfection. By planting plug-and-play characteristics directly into his own body, he is relieved of his dark, twisted visions, but his body pays the price for purity of mind.
  • Asako I & II is released. One day Asako’s first love suddenly disappears. Two years later, she meets his perfect double.
  • The Souvenir is released. A shy but ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man (Tom Burke). She defies her protective mother (Tilda Swinton) and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship that comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams. [A24]
  • Walking on Water is released. Ten years after the passing of his wife and creative partner, Jeanne-Claude, Christo sets out to realize The Floating Piers, a project they conceived together many years before. Boasting uncensored access to the artist and his team, Walking on Water is an unprecedented look at Christo’s process, from the inception through to the completion of his latest large-scale art installation, a dahlia-yellow walkway atop Italy’s Lake Iseo that was eventually experienced by over 1.2 million people. The film takes the viewer on an intimate journey into Christo’s world amid mounting madness – from complex dealings between art and state politics to engineering challenges, logistical nightmares, and the sheer force of mother nature. Captured through breathtaking aerial views and fly on the wall camerawork, we watch the artist’s vision unfold, and get to know the man chasing it. [Kino Lorber]
  • A Dog's Journey is released. A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Photograph is released. Two lives intersect in Mumbai and go along together. A struggling street photographer, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develops a connection that transforms them in ways that they could not expect.
  • The Sun Is Also a Star is released. “What if I told you I could get you to fall in love with me…?” College-bound romantic Daniel Bae (Charles Melton) and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley (Yara Shahidi) meet—and fall for each other—over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love? With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the U.S., Natasha is fighting against her family’s deportation as fiercely as she’s fighting her budding feelings for Daniel, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together.
  • The Professor is released. A college professor lives his life with reckless abandon after being diagnosed with a terminal illness.
  • Trial by Fire is released. Trial by Fire is the true-life Texas story of the unlikely bond between an imprisoned death row inmate (Jack O'Connell) and a mother of two from Houston (Laura Dern) who, though facing staggering odds, fights mightily for his freedom. Cameron Todd Willingham, a poor, uneducated heavy metal devotee with a violent streak and a criminal record, is convicted of arson-related triple homicide in 1992. During his 12 years on death row, Elizabeth Gilbert, an improbable ally, uncovers questionable methods and illogical conclusions in his case, and battles with the state to expose suppressed evidence that could save him. Her efforts ultimately fail, and since Willingham’s execution, the disturbing question remains: Did Texas execute an innocent man?
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum is released. In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.
  • Aniara is released. Aniara is the story of one of the many spaceships used for transporting Earth’s fleeing population to their new home-planet Mars. But just as the ship leaves the destroyed Earth, she collides with space junk and is thrown off her course. The passengers slowly realize that they’ll never be able to return. The protagonist, MR, runs a room where a sentient computer allows humans to experience near-spiritual memories of the Earth. As the ship drifts further into the endless void more and more passengers are in need of MRs services. Pressure builds on MR as she is the only one who can keep the growing insanity and lethal depression at bay. In Aniara’s inexorable journey towards destruction there is a warning that cannot be emphasized enough. There’s only one Earth. It’s time to take responsibility for our actions.
  • MOVIES: TV14
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle is released. Merricat, Constance and their Uncle Julian live in isolation after experiencing a family tragedy six years earlier. When cousin Charles arrives to steal the family fortune, he also threatens a dark secret they've been hiding.
  • See You Yesterday is released. High school best friends and science prodigies C.J. and Sebastian spend every spare minute working on their latest homemade invention: backpacks that enable time travel. But when C.J.'s older brother Calvin dies after an encounter with police officers, the young duo decide to put their unfinished tech to use in a desperate bid to save Calvin. [Netflix]
  • Catch-22 (2019): Season 1 is released. Set during World War II, Air Force bombardier Yossarian (Christopher Abbott) and his fellow soldiers are faced with absurd bureaucratic rules and decisions by Colonel Cathcart (Kyle Chandler), Scheisskopf (George Clooney) and Major de Coverley (Hugh Laurie) in this miniseries based on Joseph Heller's novel of the same name.
  • Father Of Asahd was released by DJ Khaled. The 11th full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from 070 Shake,21 Savage, J Balvin, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Big Sean, Buju Banton, Chance the Rapper, Chris Brown, Cardi B, Future, Gunna, Jay-Z, Jeremih, Jeezy, John Legend, Lil Wayne, Lil Baby, Mavado, Meek Mill, Nas, Nipsey Hussle, Post Malone, Quavo, Rick Ross, Travis Scott, Sizzla, and SZA.
  • Fever was released by Megan Thee Stallion. The debut full-length release for the Houston rapper features guest appearances from DaBaby and Juicy J.
  • Dedicated was released by Carly Rae Jepsen. The fourth full-length studio release for the Canadian pop artist features a guest appearance from Electric Guest.
  • Nothing Great About Britain was released by slowthai. The debut full-length release for the British grime rapper features guest appearances from Jaykae, Mura Masa and Skepta.
  • Rammstein was released by Rammstein. The first studio release in 10 years for the German metal band was produced with Olsen Involtini.
  • I Am Easy to Find was released by The National. The eighth full-length release for the indie rock band includes guest appaearnces from the Brooklyn Youth Choir, Gail Ann Dorsey, Lisa Hannigan, Kate Stables, Mina Tindle, and Sharon Van Etten.
  • IGOR was released by Tyler, The Creator. The fifth full-length studio release for the Los Angeles-based rapper features guest appearances from ASAP Rocky, Dev Hynes, Frank Ocean, Playboi Carti, Santigold, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, and Charlie Wilson.
  • Injury Reserve was released by Injury Reserve. The debut full-length studio release for the Arizona alternative rap group features guest appearances from Aminé, Dylan Brady, Cakes Da Killa, DRAM, Freddie Gibbs, JPEGMAFIA, Pro Teens, Rico Nasty, and Tony Velour.
  • The Best of Luck Club was released by Alex Lahey. The second full-length release for the Australian artist was inspired by her visits to Nashville dive bars and was produced with Catherine Marks.
  • Akane for Switch is released. Imagine the rain-soaked neon streets of Mega-Tokyo. You, your loyal katana and hordes of mad Yakuzas. There’s no happy ending this time. Take down as many thugs as you can with you.
  • Darkwood for Xbox One is released. Darkwood is a game about survival, exploration and fear, set in mysterious woods somewhere in the territory of the Soviet Bloc. It is a top-down, free-roam, surreal horror experience with a randomized world, taking cues from classic games, where oftentimes you had to figure things out for yourself. By blending RPG, roguelike and adventure elements together with a challenging difficulty, Darkwood aims to please players craving for a deep and rewarding experience.The fear of unknown is powerful and the unknown will try to remain unseen, forcing you to watch your back. Your senses will be deceived, your sight fooled, your smell tricked by Darkwood's surreal terrors. No answer will be given to you for free, yet somewhere in the woods lies the truth, an explanation to what has happened in this godforsaken place.Looking for your weakness, your inner demons, only to devour you. Welcome to Darkwood.
  • Brooks Koepka fires a 65 (-5) to set new record for lowest 36-hole score in a golf major at the PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park; 7 stroke lead is a 36-hole tournament record.

On this day in 2018

  • Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo spreads to the city of Mbandaka.
  • Gina Haspel confirmed as the first female director of the CIA by the US Senate.
  • Michigan State University will pay $500 million in claims to 300 survivors of sexual abuse involving Larry Nassar. Largest sexual abuse case in sports history..
  • House Flipper for PC is released. House Flipper is a unique chance to become a one-man renovation crew. Buy, repair and remodel devastated houses. Give them a second life and sell them at a profit!
  • FAR: Lone Sails for PC is released. Traverse a dried-out seabed littered with the remains of a decaying civilization. Keep your unique vessel going, overcome numerous obstacles and withstand the hazardous weather conditions. How far can you make it? What will you find?
  • FOX n FORESTS for PlayStation 4 is released. Fox n Forests is a 2D action platformer with RPG and puzzle elements inspired by the glorious days of 16-bit! Switch between various seasons on the fly, shoot and slash with your magic melee crossbow and snatch loot to unveil the mystery of the 5th seasons.
  • FRAMED Collection for Switch is released. The FRAMED Collection is a new compilation of the critically-acclaimed, multi-award winning noir puzzle games FRAMED and FRAMED 2. Rearrange the panels of an animated comic book to craft the story of a noir-styled spy adventure. Presented in an extensive series of visual puzzles, requiring logic and imagination, each panel move changes the current narrative, leading to all kinds of comedic blunders, untimely deaths, and--when solved correctly--stylish heists, fast getaways and nail-biting escapades. The FRAMED Collection for Switch includes a completely updated UI, but retains the intuitive tactile controls of FRAMED and FRAMED 2. Perfectly suited for the portable play that the Switch is renowned for, the puzzle format of the FRAMED Collection can turn a quick train trip into a pleasurable escape, or a night away on holiday into an adventure.
  • The Banner Saga 1 for Switch is released. The Banner Saga is an epic role-playing game inspired by Viking legend. Hand-painted landscapes portray a world eerily suspended in perpetual twilight. Cities and towns begin to crumble into chaos. Heroes abandon their hearths and homes to traverse the snowy countryside, gaining allies along the way to help battle a strange, new threat.Decisions have consequences; wise choices must be made when conversing with possible allies during intricately crafted dialogues. Turn-based strategy brings tactical challenge in hand-animated battle sequences. With visuals evocative of the golden age of animation, The Banner Saga brings skillfully crafted art, story and strategy to gamers waiting to re-experience classic adventures and tactics.
  • Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles for Switch is released. Yonder shipwrecks players on the vast island of Gemea, a land enshrouded in an evil murk. By exploring the land, joining forces with the locals and contributing to their community through optional talents like farming, crafting, cooking, fishing and brewing, adventurers can help the island flourish.

On this day in 2017

  • Downward Dog: Season 1 is released. The comedy based on a web series focuses on the point of view of a dog named Martin (voiced by Samm Hodges) and his relationship with his owner, Nan (Allison Tolman).
  • Old Man's Journey for PC is released. Old Man’s Journey, a soul-searching puzzle adventure, tells a story of life, loss, and hope. Interacting with the world around you, you'll shape the landscape to create the old man's path forward. Experience heartache and hope as you embark on a heartfelt journey through a sunkissed world.

On this day in 2016

  • Alanis Morissette sued her former manager for fraud saying she was robbed of almost $5m (£3.5m) by her former business manager. In papers filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the singer claimed Jonathan Schwartz transferred money to his own accounts without permission. Schwartz said the transfers were made to fund an "investment" in a marijuana-growing business for the singer, and to avoid extra trips to the bank because Morissette "spends a lot of cash"..
  • American Texas country and folk singer, songwriter Guy Clark died in Nashville following a lengthy battle with lymphoma. He wrote songs for Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Buffett, Lyle Lovett and many other artists..
  • Guy Clark, American country singer (Heartbroke), who died at 74.
  • Shadow of the Beast for PlayStation 4 is released. The legend of Aarbron is told once more as you embark upon a ferocious action adventure, seeking to dethrone the evil lord Maletoth, in the visually stunning world of Shadow of the Beast.
  • Shadwen for PlayStation 4 is released. Shadwen is a stealth-action game where the only rule is to remain unseen. Stay hidden - or the ruthless guards will kill you on sight.
  • Homefront: The Revolution for PlayStation 4 is released. Coming to Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac and Linux in 2015, Homefront: The Revolution throws players into a near future dystopia. Catastrophic events have brought the United States to its knees and enabled the Korean People's Army forces to impose a brutal military occupation. Trapped in this American nightmare, Philadelphia has become a police state, where surveillance drones and armored patrols keep her once-proud citizens at heel, crushing any dissent with totalitarian force.
  • Life Goes On: Done to Death for PlayStation 4 is released. Life Goes On: Done to Death is a comically-morbid platformer where you guide heroic knights to their demise and use the dead bodies to solve puzzles. Wanting to live forever, a mighty king sends his army of knights to find the Cup of Life. On this quest, you will summon knight after knight to be brutally sacrificed. As you journey through treacherous and trap-ridden worlds, you’ll show no mercy to solve each challenging puzzle.
  • Valkyria Chronicles Remastered for PlayStation 4 is released. The Principality of Gallia, a small neutral country between two superpower nations, suddenly faces invasion at the hands of the Empire. In the face of an overwhelming military power, the Gallian army has lost all hope. However, a ragtag volunteer militia has risen up against all odds to fight off the invading Imperial Army! Through various situations born of the extreme nature of war, this large-scale strategy RPG depicts themes such as living life to the fullest and the importance of human relationships. [Sega]

On this day in 2015

  • The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Shoal Creek G& CC: Jeff Maggert wins first of 2 consecutive Champions Tour majors with par on 1st playoff hole against Kevin Sutherland.
  • 24th Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift wins top artist & 7 other awards.
  • Rapper Chinx was shot and killed in Queens, New York. The 31 year-old, was part of French Montana's Coke Boys group, was riding in a car in the early hours of the morning when another vehicle pulled up and opened fire. He was hit in the torso and chest, and died later at a Queens hospital..
  • " Blurryface, "4th studio album by Twenty One Pilots is released (1st album ever to have every track gold-certified).
  • Melbourne Victory FC defeats Sydney FC to win the Australian A-League.
  • 22nd Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift wins top artist & 7 other awards.
  • Gun fight between rival biker gangs and police in Waco, Texas leaves 9 dead and 18 injured. 170 later arrested for organised crime..
  • A mudslide hits the alpine town of Salgar in Western Colombia killing over 50 people.
  • Canada defeats Russia to win gold at the 2015 IIHF World Championship.
  • Chinx Drugz, Rapper.
  • Chinx [Lionel Pickens], American rapper (Coke Boys), who died in a drive-by shooting at 31.
  • Lionel Pickens "Chinx", American rapper (Coke Boys), who died in a drive-by shooting at 31.
  • Keiji Matsumoto, Race Car Driver.
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: Season 1 is released. Based on Susanna Clarke’s novel set in 1806 London where the magician Mr Norrell (Eddie Marsan) delights an England at war with Napoleon until he is challenged by Jonathan Strange (Carvel).
  • Woolfe - The Red Hood Diaries for PC is released. A cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood. This twisted fairytale is presented as a 2.5D platformer in which our heroine runs, jumps, and puzzles her way through a rich fantasy setting of a once blooming city and evil forests, wielding her trusted axe.

On this day in 2014

  • St Johnstone FC win the Scottish Cup for 1st time in 130 years, defeating Dundee United 2-0.
  • The center-right Hindu Nationalist Party, the BJP, led by Narendra Modi wins a landslide general election victory in India.
  • 139th Preakness: Victor Ezpinoza aboard California Chrome wins in 1:54.84.
  • Atlético Madrid win the 2013–14 La Liga.
  • Bayern Munich defeats Borussia Dortmund to win the 2013–14 DFB-Pokal.
  • Gerald Edelman, American biochemist (Nobel 1972), who died from natural causes at 84.


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