May 21 Edition Go Back
Today in the World Countries
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Montenegro
- Navy Day is being celebrated in Chile
- Saint Helena Day is being celebrated in Saint Helena
- World Day for Cultural Diversity is being celebrated in International
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2022
- Australian General Election: Scott Morrison's Coalition government defeated after nine years in power, Anthony Albanese's Labor Party wins the most seats.
- Jirí Zídek Sr., Czech basketball center (considered best Czech player ever; FIBA European All-Star 1966,67; USK Praha) and coach (USK Praha, Sparta Praha), who died at 78.
On this day in 2021
- Marvin Gaye'eleventh album "What's Going On" is released; considered the best album off all-time by critic surveys in Rolling Stone (2020); The Guardian (1997); and New Music Express (1985).
- Juraj Hatrík, Slovak composer (Monumento malinconico; Dispute Over a Plastered Dwarf), and educator, who died at 80.
- Long Lost was released by Lord Huron.
The fourth full-length release for the Los Angeles-based indie folk band features a duet with Allison Ponthier.
- Intruder was released by Gary Numan.
The 18th full-length solo release for the British electronic artist is said to be about climate change from the Earth's point of view.
- Pray for Haiti was released by Mach-Hommy.
The latest full-length release for the rapper features guest appearances from Melanie Charles, Keisha Plum, Tha God Fahim, and Westside Gunn.
- Afrique Victime was released by Mdou Moctar.
The latest full-length release for the Tuareg guitarist is his first on the Matador label.
- Flora Fauna was released by Billie Marten.
The third full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Rich Cooper.
- Scaled and Icy was released by Twenty One Pilots.
The sixth full-length studio release for the Ohio was produced and recorded remotely.
- Seeking New Gods was released by Gruff Rhys.
The seventh full-length solo release for the Super Furry Animals frontman was inspired by Mount Paektu, an active volcano on the border of North Korea and China.
- Sensational was released by Erika de Casier.
The second full-length release for the Danish R&B artist was produced with Natal Zaks.
- Showtunes was released by Lambchop.
The latest full-length release for the alternative band led by Kurt Wagner was produced and mixed with Jeremy Ferguson.
- Sour was released by Olivia Rodrigo.
The debut full-length release for the pop singer-songwriter features production from Dan Nigro, Alexander 23, and Jam City.
- Standing in the Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan was released by Chrissie Hynde.
The Bob Dylan covers album from the Pretenders founder was recorded with lead guitarist James Walbourne.
- The Tunnel and the Clearing was released by Colleen.
The seventh full-length release for Cécile Schott as Colleen was self-recorded, produced and mixed.
- Wink was released by CHAI.
The third full-length release for the Japanese rock band features guest appearances from Mndsgn, Ric Wilson, and YMCK.
- Two Gods - Not Rated is released.
The story of Hanif, a Muslim casket maker and ritual body washer in Newark who take two young men-Naz and Furquan-under his wing to teach them how to live better lives.
- Seance - R is released.
Camille Meadows is the new girl at the prestigious Edelvine Academy for Girls. Soon after her arrival, six girls invite her to join them in a late-night ritual, calling forth the spirit of a dead former student who reportedly haunts their halls. But before morning, one of the girls is dead, leaving the others wondering what they may have awakened.
- The Dry - R is released.
Based on the global bestseller by Jane Harper, a federal agent’s (Eric Bana) homecoming leads to a deeply personal murder investigation that reopens old wounds and threatens to unravel the tight-knit small town.
- Spring Blossom - Not Rated is released.
Suzanne is 16. She is bored with people of her age. Every day on her way to high school, she passes a theater. There, she meets an older man, and becomes obsessed with him. Despite their age difference, they find in each other an answer to their ennui and fall in love. But Suzanne is afraid she’s missing out on life – that life of a 16-year-old, which she had struggled so much to enjoy in the same way as her peers.
- Dream Horse - PG is released.
Dream Horse tells the inspiring true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely race horse bred by small town Welsh bartender, Jan Vokes (Toni Collette). With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbors to chip in their meager earnings to help raise Dream in the hopes he can compete with the racing elites. The group’s investment pays off as Dream rises through the ranks with grit and determination and goes on to race in the Welsh Grand National showing the heart of a true champion.
- Drunk Bus - Not Rated is released.
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post-college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-pound punk rock Samoan.
- Final Account - PG-13 is released.
Final Account is an urgent portrait of the last living generation of everyday people to participate in Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. Over a decade in the making, the film raises vital, timely questions about authority, conformity, complicity and perpetration, national identity, and responsibility, as men and women ranging from former SS members to civilians in never-before-seen interviews reckon with – in very different ways – their memories, perceptions and personal appraisals of their own roles in the greatest human crimes in history.
- New Order - Not Rated is released.
While protests rage in the streets, Marianne’s high society family prepares for her wedding. At first, only splatters of green paint and the appearance of Rolando, a former employee seeking emergency medical funds, intrude on the festivities. But soon the party is unable to keep the reckoning at bay, and what follows is a swift disintegration of law and order defined first by class lines, then by disastrous government recapitulation.
- TV SERIES
- Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.: Season 1 is released.
Supervillain M.O.D.O.K. (voiced by Patton Oswalt) has been kicked out as leader of his evil organization A.I.M. and struggles with family life in this animated adult comedy series based on the Marvel comic characters.
- Solos: Season 1 is released.
Each episode will be set in different time periods and vantage points in this anthology series about human connection even in isolation created by David Weil.
- The Me You Can't See: Season 1 is released.
The documentary series co-created by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry about mental health features discussions with chef Rashad Armstead, Glenn Close, NBA player DeMar DeRozan, Olympic boxer Virginia "Ginny"Fuchs, Lady Gaga, NBA player Langston Galloway, and Zak Williams.
- 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything is released.
The eight-part documentary features archival footage and interviews about how musicians such as The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed and The Who influenced changes in culture and politics.
On this day in 2020
- Oliver Williamson, American economist (Nobel Prize for Economics 2009), who died at 87.
- Gerhard Strack, German soccer defender (10 caps; 1. FC Köln, FC Basel, Fortuna Düsseldorf), who died of a heart attack at 64.
- Dedicated Side B was released by Carly Rae Jepsen.
The surprise release from the Canadian pop artist features contributions from such artists as Jack Antonoff, Bleachers, JOhn Hill, Dev Hynes, and Ariel Rechtshaid.
- Take Me Somewhere Nice - Not Rated is released.
A Dutch girl of Bosnian descent travels to Bosnia to visit her sick father. It will be the first time they will see each other.
On this day in 2019
- Scottish musician Jake Black (The Very Reverend D. Wayne Love), died age 59. He was a member of Alabama 3 who are best known for their track ‘Woke Up This Morning’ which was used for the opening credits of the TV series The Sopranos. In the United States, the band is known as A3, to avoid legal conflict with the country music band Alabama..
- Washington is the first US state to legalize human composting.
- Austria's far-right Freedom Party resigns from the ruling coalition after two of their ministers are sacked for offering government contracts for political influence in a video.
- Omani author Jokha Alharthi is the first Arabic writer to win the Man Booker International Prize for her novel "Celestial Bodies" with her translator Marilyn Booth.
- Nepalese Sherpa Kami Rita sets a new record for the number of climbs of Mt Everest - 24.
- Protests across American cities defending abortion rights after several US states pass new abortion laws.
- Oldest and most distant gravitational waves detected from collision of two black holes with first intermediate-mass black hole ever discovered,7 billion light years away.
- More than 600 people,75% children, identified as HIV in a month in Sindh province, Pakistan, thought to be due to use of infected needles.
- Indonesian President Joko Widodo confirmed as winning re-election, defeating Prabowo Subianto with 55.5% of the vote.
- TV SERIES
- Blood & Treasure: Season 1 is released.
Former FBI antiquities expert Danny McNamara (Matt Barr) teams up art thief Lexi Vaziri (Sofia Pernas) to locate a terrorist (Oded Fehr) who has stolen a priceless artifact and kidnapped his mentor (Alicia Coppola) in this action and adventure drama created by Matt Federman and Stephen Scaia.
On this day in 2018
- Former US president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign deal with Netflix to produce films and series.
- Mushrooms have poisoned more than 800 in western Iran, killing 11.
- US Justice Department says it is expanding its internal investigation into whether FBI infiltrated Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.
- Teenager who started California's 2017 Eagle Creek Fire ordered to pay $36.6 million to cover damages by district judge.
- Truckers begin a 10 strike in Brazil, blocking roads in protest at the price of diesel leading to country-wide shortages.
- Nara Almeida, Fashion Designer.
- Max Cohen-Olivar, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2017
- IPL Cricket Final, Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad: Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant by 1 run; Krunal Pandya 47 (38).
- BTS wins the Top Social Artist at the Billboard Awards, becoming the first Kpop group to win any Billboard Award.
- Barnum & Bailey Circus performs for the last time at the Nassau Coliseum in NYC after 146 years.
- The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Greystone G& CC: Defending champion Berhard Langer wins by 5 strokes from Scott Parel & Scott McCarron.
- 24th Billboard Music Awards: Drake wins 13; Beyoncé and Twenty One Pilots win 5 each; Justin Timberlake wins 2.
- Owen Familyfunpack, YouTube Star, born in California.
- TV SERIES
- The Wizard of Lies is released.
Sam Levinson, Sam Baum, and John Burnham Schwartz's adaptation of Diana B. Henriques' book focuses on the Ponzi scheme of Bernie Madoff (Robert De Niro) and the impact it had on his family, including his wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) and two sons (Alessandro Nivola and Nathan Darrow), when it all falls apart.
- Twin Peaks: Season 3 is released.
FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) returns to Twin Peaks 25 years later for the 18-episode season directed solely by David Lynch.
On this day in 2016
- 141st Preakness Stakes: Kent Desormeaux aboard Exaggerator wins in 1 minute 58 seconds.
- English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London: Manchester United beats Crystal Palace,2-1 (a.e.t.); Jesse Lingard scores 110'winner.
- Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, leader of the Afghan Taliban is reportably killed by a US drone in Pakistan.
- Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, leader of the Afghan Taliban is reportedly killed by a US drone in Pakistan.
- Nick Menza, a former drummer in heavy metal band Megadeth, died after suffering a "massive heart attack" on stage, while performing with his band, OHM, in Los Angeles..
- On same card, American boxer Jermell Charlo KOs John Jackson in 8th to claim vacant WBC super welterweight title, and Jermall Charlo beats Austin Trout on points to retain IBF version; first twins to hold world championships in same weight division.
- Actress Eva Longoria at the age of 41 weds Televisa media executive Jose Antonio Baston in Valle de Bravo, Mexico.
- Bob Schnars, Race Car Driver.
- Eddie Keizan, Race Car Driver.
- Nick Menza, American musician and drummer (Megadeth), who died at 51.
- Nick Menza, Drummer.
- Jim Ray Hart, American baseball player (Giants), who died at 74.
- Marco Pannella, Italian politician and activist, who died at 86.
- TV SERIES
- All The Way (2016) is released.
Bryan Cranston reprises his Tony-winning role as President Lyndon B. Johnson during his first year in office in this adaptation of the Robert Schenkkan's play of the same name.
On this day in 2015
- American bass guitarist Louis Johnson died aged 60. He was a member of Brothers Johnson, (1980 US No.4 & UK No.6 single 'Stomp'). Johnson played on the Michael Jackson albums Off the Wall, Thriller and Dangerous, and hit songs 'Billie Jean' and 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough'..
- Black Sabbath received a lifetime achievement prize at the Ivor Novello songwriting awards. Guitarist Tony Iommi picked up the trophy, confirming the heavy metal band would embark on their "final tour" next year. Ed Sheeran was named songwriter of the year, and Annie Lennox was awarded the fellowship of the British Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (Basca) - the society's highest honour..
- Flavor Flav is arrested near Las Vegas on charges including speeding and driving under the influence.
- Louis Johnson, American rock bassist and vocalist (Brothers Johnson), who died at 60.
- TV SERIES
- Between: Season 1 is released.
The Canadian thriller from Michael McGowan is about the small town of Pretty Lake where an unknown virus has killed everyone except those 21-years-old or younger. A ten-mile quarantine forces those wanting to leave to stay and others to take advantage of the chaos.
On this day in 2014
- José Mário Vaz is elected President of Guinea-Bissau.
- Thai army declared martial law and closes down several news stations.
- Thai army declares martial law and closes down several news stations.
- Russian President Putin signs agreements with China in Beijing in relation to trade and infrastructure.
- Teodor Grigoriu, Romanian composer, who died at 87.
On this day in 2013
- Trevor Bolder, the bassist in David Bowie's legendary 1970s backing band Spiders From Mars, died from cancer at the age of 62. Bolder appeared on the studio albums Hunky Dory (1971), The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972), Aladdin Sane (1973), and Pin Ups (1973). He joined Uriah Heep in 1976, replacing John Wetton..
- Microsoft announces the release of Xbox One.
- American singer-songwriter Carole King receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the White House in Washington, D.C..
- Chris Brown was charged with a misdemeanour hit-and-run and driving without a valid license following an accident in the San Fernando Valley, California. If convicted, the singer could face up to one year in jail with other recent incidents including an outburst at a valet, a parking lot brawl with Frank Ocean and a fight with Drake in a New York nightclub..
- Klay Rooney, Family Member, born in England.
- Jerry Norris, Race Car Driver.
- Frank Comstock, American arranger (Les Brown), and theme composer (Rocky and His Friends), who died at 90.
- Frank Comstock, American orchestra leader (Jimmie Rodgers Show), who died at 90.
- Trevor Bolder, Bassist.
- Trevor Bolder, British rock bassist (The Spiders From Mars; Uriah Heep,1976-2013), and record producer, who died from pancreatic cancer at 62.
- Trevor Bolder, British rock musician and record producer (Uriah Heep, The Spiders from Mars), who died from cancer at 62.
- Trouble Will Find Me was released by The National.
The sixth studio release for the Brooklyn indie rock quintet features guest appearances from Annie Clark of St. Vincent, Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire, Sufjan Stevens, and Sharon Van Ette.
- Here's Willy Moon was released by Willy Moon.
The debut release for the New Zealand singer is a 1950s-inspired rock album with some hip-hop and dance music influences.
- Howl was released by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound.
Produced by Howard Bilerman, the third full-length release for the Chicago R&B/soul band introduces rock and pop sounds.
- Impersonator was released by Majical Cloudz.
This is the debut full-length release for the now duo of Montreal producer Devon Welsh and Matthew Otto. [Welsh released II, a collection of songs in 2011 as a solo project.]
- Excuse My French was released by French Montana.
The full-length studio debut for the Bronx rapper includes guest appearances from such artists as Ace Hood, Birdman, Diddy, Drake, DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Ne-Yo, Rick Ross, Scarface, and Snoop Dogg.
- Drifters/Love Is the Devil was released by Dirty Beaches.
The two years Canadian artists Alex Zhang Hungtai spent on the road is the concept behind his double album as Dirty Beaches.
- Above the City was released by Club 8.
The eighth release for the Swedish indie-pop duo Karolina Komstedt and Johan Angergård includes samples of sounds from Russian field recordings, children's choirs, erotic movies, and construction sites.
- It's Up to Emma was released by Scout Niblett.
The British-born, Portland-based artist was backed by Jose Medeles, Dan Wilson, Saunder Jurriaans, Banny Bensi, and Emil Amos on her sixth full-length studio release.
- Jackleg Devotional to the Heart was released by The Baptist Generals.
The second release for the Texas folk band was co-produced by band member Jason Reimer and producer Stuart Sikes.
- Love Lust Faith + Dreams was released by Thirty Seconds to Mars.
The fourth full-length release for the rock band led by Jared Leto was co-produced with Steve Lillywhite.
- Random Access Memories was released by Daft Punk.
The fourth studio release for the electronic duo features guest appearances by Julian Casablancas, Todd Edwards, Panda Bear, Paul Williams, and Pharrell Williams.
- One Kiss Ends It All was released by Saturday Looks Good to Me.
The eighth release for the Michigan indie pop project led by Fred Thomas is its first album in five years.
- TV SERIES
- The Ghost Army is released.
Rick Beyer's documentary about American G.I.s' secret mission to create and deploy decoy units to fool the German forces during World War II.