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Today in the World Countries

  • Ganatantra Diwas is being celebrated in Nepal
  • People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Reality is released. A former American intelligence specialist was given the longest sentence for the unauthorized release of government information to the media about Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections via an email operation.

On this day in 2022

  • At least 79 people reported killed in heavy rains and landslides in the Brazilian northeastern province of Pernambuco, with 56 more missing.
  • Lester Piggott, English jockey (11 x British flat racing C'ship Jockey; record 9 x Epsom Derby; 30 x British Classic Race wins), who died at 86.
  • Sidhu Moosewala, Pop Singer.
  • US President Joe Biden visits site of Uvalde school massacre in Texas, as Justice Department announces a review into how law enforcement responded.

On this day in 2021

  • Keith Mullings, American boxer (WBC and lineal light middleweight titles 1998), who died at 53.
  • Gavin MacLeod [Allan See], American actor (Mary Tyler Moore Show -" Murray" ; The Love Boat - "Captain Stubing"), who died at 90.
  • B.J. Thomas, American singer (" Raindrops Keep Fallin'On My Head" ; "Hooked On A Feeling" ; "Growing Pains Theme"), who died of lung cancer at 78.
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (56) marries third wife Carrie Symonds (33) at Westminster Cathedral, London.
  • American singer B. J. Thomas died of lung cancer age 78. He scored hits with ‘Hooked on a Feeling’ (1968), ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head’ (1969), ‘(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song’ (1975), ‘Don't Worry Baby’ (1977) and ‘Whatever Happened to Old-Fashioned Love’ (1983)..
  • UEFA Champions League Final, Porto: Kai Havertz scores just before halftime to give Chelsea a 1-0 win over Manchester City in an all-English final; Blues'second CL title.

On this day in 2020

  • Ron Johnston, English geographer (electoral geography), who died at 79.
  • Roosevelt Taylor, American NFL safety (Pro Bowl 1963,68; First Team All-Pro 1963; Chicago Bears, SF 49ers, Washington Redskins), who died at 82.
  • Célio Taveira, Brazilian soccer striker (3 caps; Vasco da Gama, Nacional, Corinthians), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 79.
  • Curtis Cokes, American boxer (WBA/WBC world welterweight champion 1966-69), who died of heart failure at 82.
  • End of Sentence is released. After being widowed, Frank Fogle (John Hawkes) reluctantly embarks on a journey to honor his wife's last wish of spreading her ashes in a remote lake in her native Ireland and a promise of taking his estranged son, Sean (Logan Lerman), along for the trip. Between a disconcerting Irish wake, the surfacing of an old flame, the pick up of a pretty hitchhiker and plenty of unresolved issues, the journey becomes a little more than father and son had bargained for.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • The High Note is released. Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross), a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights, and Maggie (Dakota Johnson), her overworked personal assistant. While stuck running errands, Maggie still aspires to her childhood dream of becoming a music producer. When Grace’s manager (Ice Cube) presents her with a choice that could alter the course of her career, Maggie and Grace come up with a plan that could change their lives forever.
  • The Vast of Night is released. In the twilight of the 1950s, on one fateful night in New Mexico, a young, winsome switchboard operator Fay (Sierra McCormick) and charismatic radio DJ Everett (Jake Horowitz) discover a strange audio frequency that could change their small town and the future forever. Dropped phone calls, AM radio signals, secret reels of tape forgotten in a library, switchboards, crossed patchlines and an anonymous phone call lead Fay and Everett on a scavenger hunt toward the unknown.
  • Space Force: Season 1 is released. Air Force General Mark R. Naird (Steve Carell) moves his family to a secret base in Colorado to help run the new Space Force branch of the Armed Forces ordered by the President in this workplace comedy from Carell and Greg Daniels.
  • Central Park: Season 1 is released. Central Park manager Owen Tillerman (voiced by Leslie Odom, Jr.), his wife (voiced by Kathryn Hahn) and two kids Molly (voiced by Kristen Bell) and Cole (voiced by Tituss Burgess) try to stop hotel heiress Bitsy Brandenham (voiced by Stanley Tucci) and her assistant Helen (voiced by Daveed Diggs) from buying the park and turning it into into condos in this animated musical comedy crated by Loren Bouchard, Josh Gad, and Nora Smith.
  • Chapter 1: Snake Oil was released by Diplo. The country-inspired release from the DJ/producer features guest appearances from Danielle Bradbery, Blanco Brown, Zac Brown, Ben Burgess, Cam, Clever, Noah Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Orville Peck, Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen, and Young Thug.
  • Chromatica was released by Lady Gaga. The sixth full-length studio release for the pop artist features guest appearances from BLACKPINK, Ariana Grande and Elton John.
  • Alfredo was released by Freddie Gibbs. The latest collaboration between Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist features guest appearances from Benny the Butcher, Conway the Machine, Rick Ross, and Tyler, The Creator.
  • Beginners was released by Christian Lee Hutson. The first full-length release on the Anti- label for the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter was produced by Phoebe Bridgers.
  • Future Teenage Cave Artists was released by Deerhoof. The 15th full-length studio release for the San Francisco indie/experimental pop band was self-produced.
  • Harmony Avenue was released by Jade Hairpins. The debut full-length release for the band that includes Jonah Falco and Mike Haliechuk of Fucked Up, Tamsin M Leach and Jack Goldstein was recorded by Alex Gamble.
  • Heartbreaker Please was released by Teddy Thompson. Recorded in Brooklyn, the sixth full-length solo studio release for the British singer-songwriter is his first since 2011's Bella.
  • Italian Ice was released by Nicole Atkins. The fifth full-length release for the New Jersey singer-songwriter was co-produced with Ben Tanner with contributions from Seth Avett, Britt Daniel, David Hood, Spooner Oldham, Erin Rae, McKenzie Smith, and John Paul White.
  • Borderlands Legendary Collection for Switch is released. Get three times the mayhem, three times the loot, and three times the action with the Borderlands Legendary Collection! Kill bandits and beasts, collect powerful weaponry, and maybe even save the universe in Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, along with piles of bonus add-on content for each game, adding 100+ hours of gameplay at an incredible value.* Enjoy all three games solo or cooperatively with local two-player split-screen or four-player online play* Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition - Discover the co-op shooter-looter that started it all, crammed with content and enhancements! Equip bazillions of guns as one of four trigger-happy mercenaries, each with unique RPG skills. Take on the lawless desolate planet Pandora in pursuit of powerful alien technology rumored to be inside an ancient Vault.* Borderlands 2 - Play as one of six vault hunters attempting to liberate Pandora from evil mastermind and corporate CEO Handsome Jack. Make new friends, arm them with a bazillion weapons and fight alongside them in a relentless quest for revenge and redemption.* Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel - Discover the story behind Borderlands 2 villain, Handsome Jack, and his rise to power. Set between the events of Borderlands and Borderlands 2, The Pre-Sequel gives you a whole lotta new gameplay and features the genre-blending fusion of shooter and RPG mechanics that players have come to love. The Borderlands Legendary Collection versions of Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel come complete with loads of extra content, including the following major add-ons:Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition- The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned- Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot- The Secret Armory of General Knoxx- Claptrap's New Robot RevolutionBorderlands 2- Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty- Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage- Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt- Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep- Mechromancer Pack (play as Gaige)- Psycho Pack (play as Krieg)Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel- Claptastic Voyage- The Holodome Onslaught- Baroness Pack (play as Aurelia)- Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack (play as "Jack")
  • BioShock: The Collection for Switch is released. Return to the cities of Rapture and Columbia and experience the award-winning BioShock franchise like never before, beautifully remastered in 1080p. BioShock: The Collection contains all single-player content from BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite, all single-player add-on content, the Columbias Finest pack, and Directors Commentary: Imagining BioShock, featuring Ken Levine and Shawn Robertson.BioShock is a shooter unlike any you've ever played, loaded with weapons and tactics never seen. You'll have a complete arsenal at your disposal from simple revolvers to grenade launchers and chemical throwers, but you'll also be forced to genetically modify your DNA to create an even more deadly weapon: you. *Museum of Orphaned Concepts*Challenge RoomsBioShock 2Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. Along the Atlantic coastline, a monster has been snatching little girls and bringing them back to the undersea city of Rapture. Players step into the boots of the most iconic denizen of Rapture, the Big Daddy, as they travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and their own survival.*Minervas Den*Protector TrialsBioShock InfiniteBring us the girl, wipe away the debt. The year is 1912. Deep in debt, Booker DeWitt has only one opportunity for a clean slate: rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood in the flying city of Columbia. *Clash in the Clouds*Burial at Sea 1&2*Columbias Finest PackFeatures*Remastered in 1080p.*BioShock main game and all single player DLC.*BioShock 2 main game and all single player DLC.*BioShock Infinite main game and all single player DLC.*Directors Commentary: Imagining BioShock, featuring Ken Levine and Shawn Robertson
  • XCOM 2 Collection for Switch is released. Ignite a global resistance and reclaim Earth from alien occupation in XCOM 2 on Nintendo Switch. The XCOM® 2 Collection includes the award-winning strategy game XCOM 2, four DLC packs (Resistance Warrior Pack, Anarchy’s Children, Alien Hunters, Shen’s Last Gift) and the War of the Chosen expansion all in one package. Activate any of the additional content (DLCs and the Expansion) or just play the base game. XCOM® 2:Aliens rule Earth, promising a brilliant future for mankind while secretly hiding a sinister agenda. As the leader of a guerrilla force facing impossible odds, you must ignite a global resistance to eliminate the alien threat and save the hum race from extinction. XCOM® 2: War of the Chosen:This expansion adds extensive new content in the fight against ADVENT including new Hero classes, powerful new enemies, as well as new missions, environments and increased depth in strategic gameplay.FOUR DLC PACKS: Resistance Warrior Pack: Customize your squad of resistance fighters with a set of bonus outfits and head gear, as well as custom armor and face camo. Anarchy’s Children: This rebellion-themed content pack introduces more than 100 new exotic customizations for the entire arsenal of armors available to your XCOM soldiers. These options are purely cosmetic and do not alter the stats of a soldier. Alien Hunters: Transform the soldiers of XCOM into an elite alien hunting squad with impressive new weapons and armor to face off against new alien Rulers that will pursue your squad across an entire campaign. Additional cosmetic upgrades to soldiers and the Avenger are included, as well as a new epic mission where Central Officer Bradford leads a squad with the guidance of an old friend. Shen’s Last Gift: Investigate ADVENT’s “Lost Towers” facility where Chief Engineer Lily Shen accompanies your squad in search of her late father’s secretive final project. Discover a unique new soldier class complete with powerful new combat abilities, strategy mechanics, and customization options.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition for Switch is released. Join the fight between man and machine in the definitive edition of this critically-acclaimed RPG. Discover the origins of Shulk as he and his companions clash against a seemingly-unstoppable mechanical menace. Wield a future-seeing blade, chain together attacks, and carefully position your party members in strategic, real-time combat as you journey across a massive world. During an attack from the mechanical invaders known as the Mechon, Shulk discovers that he can tap into the full power of a mysterious blade known as the Monado. With the mighty Monado in hand, Shulk sets out to defeat the Mechon once and for all. In addition to the Mechon, you’ll run into wildlife that ranges from docile to deadly. Keep an eye on what attracts monsters’ attention to avoid unwanted conflict…or try your hand at bringing down an ultra-powerful Unique Monster. Upgrade your party as you progress through the adventure by selecting equipment, enhancing weapon skills, and using benefit-granting gems. Put your dependable companions to work by filling the party gauge to trigger a Chain Attack and attack enemies in quick succession.

On this day in 2019

  • World's smallest surviving baby, a girl, discharged from Sharp March Birch Hospital in San Diego after being born at 23 weeks weighing 8.6 ounces (245 grams).
  • Tony Glover, the influential blues harmonica player who was a longtime peer of Bob Dylan and helped teach Mick Jagger how to play, died of natural causes age 79. He also worked as a writer and critic, contributing to magazines Crawdaddy and Cream, while also writing extensively for Rolling Stone between 1968 and 1973..
  • Tourist boat sinks after colliding with another boat on the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary, killing 28 people.
  • Transgender no longer classified as a mental health illness by the World Health Organization.
  • 16 people charged for setting fire to and murdering a teenager who reported sexual harassment at an Islamic school in Feni, Bangladesh.
  • Draugen for PC is released. Draugen is a single-player, first-person Fjord Noir mystery set in 1920s Norway. Explore a picturesque coastal community in your search for your missing sister, accompanied by your gregarious and enigmatic young ward.
  • Conan Unconquered for PC is released. Build your stronghold and assemble an unconquerable army to survive the savage hordes in this real-time survival strategy game set in the world of Conan the Barbarian. Developed by the Command & Conquer veterans at Petroglyph.
  • Assetto Corsa Competizione for PC is released. Assetto Corsa Competizione is the new official Blancpain GT Series videogame. Thanks to the extraordinary quality of simulation, the game will allow you to experience the real atmosphere of the FIA ??GT3 homologated championship, competing against official drivers, teams, cars and circuits.
  • Cricket 19 for PlayStation 4 is released. Lead your team to international glory with Cricket 19. The truly global cricket simulation from Big Ant Studios, the leading name in authentic, realistic cricket action, Cricket 19 allows you to take control of your team, from club through national level, and lead them to T20, ODI, or Test Match glory.
  • Vectronom for Switch is released. Vectronom is a rhythm-based 3D platformer played in isometric view. Obstacles in the levels change in sync with the music, forcing players to memorize patterns and solve environment-specific riddles while moving to the beat of the music.
  • Void Bastards for Xbox One is released. Inspired by BioShock and System Shock 2, Void Bastards is a new strategy-shooter that will test your wits as well as exercise your aim. Can you lead the misfit prisoners of the Void Ark through the derelict spaceships and myriad dangers of the Sargasso Nebula?
  • US Special Counsel Robert Mueller says charging President Donald Trump with a crime never an option as no legal means to charge a sitting president; and that his report does not exonerate the president.
  • British politician Boris Johnson ordered to appear in court over claims he lied to the public during Britain's Brexit campaign.
  • Israel's Knesset calls a snap election after Benjamin Netanyahu fails to form a government.

On this day in 2018

  • Heatwave in Karachi, Pakistan, kills 65 as temperatures soar above 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • ABC TV network cancels TV comedy "Roseanne" after its star Roseanne Barr posts a racist tweet.
  • Death toll on Puerto Rico 70 times higher than official figure, likely 4,600 died from Hurricane Maria according to Harvard University study.
  • Starbucks closes more than 8,000 US stores early for racial bias training after two black men wrongly arrested in a store in April.
  • Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko fakes his own death with Ukrainian security services to foil an assassination plot.
  • Rosa Briceño, Venezuelan conductor, and educator, who died of leukemia at 61.
  • Ali Banat, Activist.
  • Arrested Development: Season 5 is released. The entire Bluth family returns for a fifth season (its second on Netflix) of the comedy series.
  • Moonlighter for PC is released. Moonlighter is an Action RPG with rogue-lite elements that demonstrates two sides of the coin – revealing everyday routines of Will, an adventurous shopkeeper that secretly dreams of becoming a hero.
  • Pokemon Quest for Switch is released. Welcome to Tumblecube Island, where Pokémon have turned into cubes?Set off for adventure in the Pokémon Quest game. Venture out with your Pokémon buddies on expeditions across Tumblecube Island in search of loot in this free-to-start action-adventure. Modify your Pokémon buddies with discovered Power Stones to make your ultimate expedition team.With a cube-shaped art style, Pokémon Quest is unlike any Pokémon game you've seen before. The simple gameplay makes it easy to hop into expeditions and start exploring Tumblecube Island with the help of your Pokémon buddies. Afterwards, head back to your base camp where you can use the loot you found during your adventure to befriend more Pokémon. Attract various Kanto Region Pokémon to your base camp by cooking up dishes made with collected ingredients! You can even decorate your base camp with fun items that provide helpful bonuses that make your expeditions more beneficial.
  • Legend of Kay Anniversary for Switch is released. Experience the unique blend of Martial Arts-combat, action adventure, Jump 'n' Run and puzzle solving.10 years after its initial release, Legend of Kay Anniversary by Kaiko Games is a thoroughly remastered version of the original game with high resolution textures, new & more detailed character models, modern rendering techniques and crystal-clear surround sound which give this great classic a new shine.Full of fond allusions to old martial arts films and pop culture quotes, Legend of Kay Anniversary is both an incredibly funny game and a challenging action-adventure for young and old alike.
  • Ikaruga for Switch is released. A rebel pilot named Shinra must battle an enemy nation using a specially-designed fighter called the Ikaruga, which can switch between two energy polarities (black or white) at the touch of a button. Bullets that are the same color as Shinra's ship can be absorbed, while the opposite color will do damage - this polarity-switching mechanic is the game's core feature and the foundation for its stage and enemy design. It's now up to Shinra makes his final stand, as the Ikaruga might be the rebel federation's last chance to defeat the oppressive Horai regime.
  • Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory for Switch is released. Legatus Laendur, a brilliant tactician beloved by the people, fought on the front lines for the Fenumian Empire. But when he discovers why it is rotting from within, he vows to overthrow the royal family. Fenumia devoured his homeland - will you fight to reclaim it?
  • Yoku's Island Express for Switch is released. Yoku’s Island Express is an open world/metroidvania-style pinball adventure, Seamlessly blending platform navigation with pinball mechanics across a large open world.
  • Sega Genesis Classics for Xbox One is released. [Also known as SEGA Mega Drive Classics] SEGA's collection of Mega Drive & Genesis classics comes to a new generation of consoles - and players. Over 50 titles across all genres from all-time classics like Sonic and Streets of Rage 2 to deep RPGs like the Phantasy Star series; arcade action, shooters, beat 'em ups, puzzlers, old favourites and hidden gems. New features bring modern convenience to the classics. Save your game at any time, rewind those slip-ups, or customise your controls. Earn bragging rights with online multiplayer and achievements. The largest collection of retro classics on console in one package.
  • Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection for Xbox One is released. Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the iconic Street Fighter franchise with the ultimate tribute to its arcade legacy in the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. This content-rich all-in-one package highlights the series' past in an anthology of 12 classic titles with arcade-perfect balancing including the original Street Fighter, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter III, Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact and Street Fighter III: Third Strike.The collection also offers a definitive online experience across four of the included titles; Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter III: Third Strike. Street Fighter players can recreate the classic arcade gaming experience by competing against the CPU whilst waiting for friends in online battles where they can put their fighting skills to the ultimate test. Fans of the series can also enjoy diving into the past 30 years of Street Fighter history with rich character bios, a huge Museum Mode including never before seen art and interactive timeline, and listen to tracks in the Music Player.GAMEPLAY FEATURES:* Celebrate 30 years of the most iconic fighting game series The hit series with over 39 million units in global sales returns for its 30th anniversary celebration with a compilation of 12 classic arcade titles in one package.* Relive the titles that made gaming history Includes the original Street Fighter released in 1987 which introduced two of gaming's most famous heroes, Ryu and Ken. Additionally, the iconic Street Fighter II became the first ever one-on-one video game that gave players a choice of characters, including the debut of the series' strongest female Chun-Li. Street Fighter III continued the core numbered series and was the first game to introduce the parry attack.* New gameplay options including online play Players can utilize save states as they progress through the game offline. In addition, players can duke it out online in four classic titles (Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter III: Third Strike). In addition to Ranked and Casual Match options, up to four players can join a lobby where they can play against the CPU while waiting for their match. Each title will have their own Global leaderboard and the "rewind"tech ensures low-latency online battles.* Hadoken your way down memory lane Revisit historic moments from the series and explore an interactive timeline of events that helped create one of the world's leading fighting game series. View stunning pieces of concept art and uncover little known facts behind each game release.* Learn more about fan-favorite characters Scroll through character bios and learn new details about series favorites whilst enjoying sprites and key animations to see how the classic fighters have evolved over time.* Remember the tunes! Sit back and enjoy the most memorable Street Fighter tracks from the collection in the Music Player.
  • Agony for Xbox One is released. Agony is a first-person, survival horror set in hell. You will begin your journey as a tormented soul within the depths of hell without any memories about your past. The special ability to control people on your path, and possess demons, gives you the measures to survive.
  • Missouri Governor Eric Greitens resigns over an extramarital affair and illegal use of a donor list.

On this day in 2017

  • Tiger Woods is arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Jupiter, Florida.
  • Violent storm and high winds in Moscow, Russia leaves 13 dead.
  • Manuel Noriega, Panamanian general and dictator (1983-89), who died at 83.
  • Still Star-Crossed: Season 1 is released. After the death of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet's cousin Rosaline Capulet (Lashana Lynch) is married to Benvolio Montague (Wade Briggs) in an attempt to end the family feud in this drama based on the book by Melinda Taub.
  • Danger Zone for PC is released. Danger Zone is a vehicular destruction game from seasoned genre veterans Three Fields Entertainment. Step into the shoes of a dangerous driver and cause the biggest car crashes ever seen in a video game. Danger Zone combines real physical crashes with explosive gameplay.
  • Constantine Mitsotakis [Konstantinos Mitsotakis], Prime Minister of Greece (1990 –1993), who died at 98.

On this day in 2016

  • IPL Cricket Final, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 runs; David Warner 69 (38).
  • Actor Topher Grace at the age of 37 weds actress and model Ashley Hinshaw in Santa Barbara, California.

On this day in 2015

  • Heat wave in India centered in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states is reported to have killed 1800 people in a week.
  • " Jurassic World", directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard premieres in Paris.
  • Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty, Family Member, born in United Arab Emirates.
  • Tom Jones, Race Car Driver.
  • Young Pappy, Rapper.
  • Henry Carr, American athlete (2 Olympic gold 200m,4x400m relay 1964), who died at 72.
  • Peter Cropper, British violinist (Lindsay Quartet,1965-2005), who died of a heart attack at 59.
  • Betsy Palmer [Patricia Betsy Hrunek], American actress (Mr Roberts, Friday the 13th), who died at 88.
  • Doris Hart, American tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles), who died at 89.
  • Heaven Knows What is released. Heaven Knows What blends fiction, formalism and raw documentary as it follows a young heroin addict (Arielle Holmes) who finds mad love in the streets of New York. The film is based on Holmes’ soon-to-be-published memoir Mad Love in New York City. [RADiUS-TWC]
  • I Believe in Unicorns is released. Davina (Natalia Dyer) is an imaginative and strong-willed teenage girl who often escapes into a beautifully twisted fantasy life. Having grown up quickly as the sole caretaker of her disabled mother (Toni Meyerhoff), she looks for salvation in a new relationship with an older boy (Peter Vack). Davina is swept into a whirlwind of romance and adventure, but the enchantment of her new relationship quickly fades when Sterling's volatile side begins to emerge.
  • Sunset Edge is released. Two tales clash violently in this meditative portrayal of disaffected youth set in a graveyard of abandoned mobile homes known as Sunset Edge. The first story is a nostalgic thrill ride of peculiar normalcy for four aimless, suburban teenagers. Hooked on modern technology, they text and Instagram amidst the creepy forgotten refuse. A lazy afternoon is spiked with Suicide Soda, a heady brew of cheap pop and energy packets. After skateboarding the park, the teens disperse and crash …alone. But someone is watching. Playing tricks. Our teens are completely unaware that this park is where a lonesome boy is confronting a horrific past and soon they are lured into the woods. Now lost the second narrative surfaces like a repressed evocative memory. The protagonist 16yo Malachi is a social outcast– his father, a murderer, his grandfather, strict and isolating. In an attempt to reclaim his physical childhood home, he confronts psychological trauma. Here both stories meet at the trailer park and the secrets of Sunset Edge are revealed in a paralyzing finale. One group wants to escape their everyday lives, the other wants to find what‘s left.
  • Tu Dors Nicole is released. Making the most of the family home while her parents are away, Nicole,22 years old, is enjoying a peaceful summer with her best friend Véronique. When Nicole's older brother shows up with his band to record an album, the girls' friendship is put to the test. Their vacation takes an unexpected turn, punctuated by a heatwave, Nicole's growing insomnia and the persistent courtship of a 10-year-old boy.
  • Uncertain Terms is released. A man takes refuge at his aunt's home for pregnant teenagers but gets caught in a love triangle between one of the girls and her delinquent boyfriend.
  • Unfreedom is released. Shifting between New York and New Delhi, Unfreedom juxtaposes two stories about religious fundamentalism and intolerance, one of which follows a Muslim terrorist attempting to silence a liberal Muslim scholar, while the other is about a young woman who defies her devout father and escapes an arranged marriage because she is secretly embroiled in a taboo lesbian romance. In this searing portrait of the polarized world we live in, all four characters go to their absolute limit—and beyond—in their struggle to defend their deeply-held and conflicting viewpoints on freedom, faith, family and love.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Survivor is released. After being mysteriously framed for a terrorist bombing, a Foreign Service Officer (Milla Jovovich) must evade government capture and death by a ruthless assassin (Pierce Brosnan) in order to stop the real perpetrators’ master-plan.
  • San Andreas is released. After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife (Carla Gugino) make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter (Alexandra Daddario). But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning.
  • Barely Lethal is released. Megan Walsh (Hailee Steinfeld) is a teenage special ops agent who yearns for a normal adolescence. After faking her own death she assumes the role of an exchange student and quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of a typical American high school can be even more difficult than international espionage. [A24]
  • Aloha is released. A celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper) returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs – the US Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii – and reconnects with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him.
  • Gemma Bovery is released. Life begins to imitate art in uncanny ways when earthy British beauty Gemma (Gemma Arterton) and her furniture restorer husband Charles Bovery (Jason Flemyng) move to the very same Norman village where the novel was written. Local baker and Flaubert fan Martin Joubert (Fabrice Luchini) falls for the lovely and charming newcomer and sets out to be her mentor. It doesn't take long before his wild imagination leads him to draw parallels between the literary and real life woman, as he insinuates himself into her life. She soon finds herself at a crossroads that seems to be fulfilling Joubert's worst fears that her destiny is mirroring that of Flaubert's doomed heroine. [Music Box Films]
  • Results is released. Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny’s well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally. [Magnolia Pictures]
  • Nightingale: Season 1 is released. War veteran Peter (David Oyelowo) struggles to keep himself from having another psychotic episode as he awaits a visit from an old friend.
  • Surf was released by Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment. The collaborative debut album from Chance The Rapper with Donnie Trumpet features Peter CottonTale, Nate Fox, and Greg Landfair, Jr., with guest appearances from Erykah Badu, Big Sean, Busta Rhymes, J. Cole, and Janelle Monae.
  • Splatoon for Wii U is released. Splatoon is a four-on-four multiplayer action game that drops players into a battle arena that two teams strive to claim as their own. Players of each team spray ink on the ground around them while blotting out the opposing team members in turf war competitions. Each character can turn into a squid-like character and swim through his or her own teams ink - gliding up and down walls and under floors - with ease. Using intuitive controls made possible with the Wii U GamePads gyro sensor makes it easy to look around and aim, and the on-screen map displays the entire arena at a glance, both of which feel great and redefine multiplayer action.
  • BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition for Xbox One is released. BADLAND is a side-scrolling action adventure with physics-based gameplay and atmospheric graphics and audio. Players control a flying creature, Clony, and try to survive through an astonishing number of imaginative and deadly traps, puzzles and obstacles within a dense, beautiful forest. One of the key gameplay mechanics is cloning, where you end up controlling dozens of Clones at the same time.
  • Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as the President of Nigeria.
  • Sepp Blatter is controversially elected to a fifth term as President of FIFA despite bribery scandals; resigns 5 days later.

On this day in 2014

  • Oliver Dallas, Family Member, born in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Karlheinz Böhm, Austrian actor, who died at 86.
  • Stefans Grové, South African composer (Nonyana, The Ceremonial Dancer; Cyclops; Glimpses), who died at 91.
  • Undateable (2014): Season 1 is released. The comedy from Cougar Town's Bill Lawrence follows the lives of Danny Burton (Chris D'Elia), bar owner Justin Kearney (Brent Morin), Danny's recently divorced sister Leslie Burton (Bianca Kajlich), as well as bar regulars: Shelly (Ron Funches), Burski (Rick Glassman) and Brett (David Fynn).
  • Anomaly Defenders for PC is released. Anomaly Defenders is the closing installment of the Anomaly series. The original incarnation of the Tower Offense sub-genre had players controlling humans fighting alien invaders. Now, the tables have turned. The human counterattack is underway and the alien homeworld is under threat.
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations for PC is released. The expansion allows you to create trade conflicts in secret, steal from your competitors with the use of privateers, use peace treaties to gain trade power and create a new trade capital to strengthen your grasp over trade. The age of exploration is brought to life in this epic game of trade, diplomacy, warfare and exploration by Paradox Development Studio, the Masters of Strategy. Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation to rule an empire that lasts through the ages.
  • Gravity Badgers for Wii U is released. Step into the space suit of a valiant space badger as he ventures into the deadly depths of deep space to save his friends, family and the universe itself from the threat of the deadly Evil Honey Badgers aka the Hellsett. For the first time EVER a game unites the thrilling elements of Badgers and Gravity to create a stunningly presented physics based puzzle game that will take you beyond the realms of possibility, imagination and logic to the star dusted realm of the GRAVITY BADGERS!Throw yourself into the unfeeling grasp of planets, dodge asteroids and fight unyielding and deadly bosses in over a hundred levels of vacuum filled adventure and danger, all united under a stunning art style reminiscent of all your favourite 80's cartoons complete with a thumping mullet rock sound track!
  • President Obama approves US military training of 'moderate'Syrian rebels to fight the regime of Bashar al-Assad and al Qaeda-linked groups.
  • NHL Eastern Conference Final: New York Rangers beat Montreal Canadians,4 games to 2.

On this day in 2013

  • Salomé Rodríguez Ospina, Instagram Star, born in Colombia.
  • Mulgrew Miller, American jazz pianist (Duke Ellington; Betty Carter; Artie Shaw; Art Blakely), composer, and educator (William Patterson University), who died of a stroke at 57.
  • Marvin Junior, American singer (the Dells - Oh What a Nite), who died at 77.
  • John Giddings, Race Car Driver.
  • Henry Morgentaler. Polish/ Canadian physician.
  • Françoise Blanchard, French actress, who died at 58.
  • Hannah Arendt is released. A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.
  • Wargame: AirLand Battle for PC is released. Wargame: AirLand Battle allows players to command all military resources of the Cold War era from tanks to planes. A total of 150 planes strengthen the playable arsenal of the game, from fighters to bombers to electronic warfare planes. Four new nations and their vehicles join the original eight from the first installment, making a total of over 750 vehicles and combat units rendered in realistic detail! Wargame: AirLand Battle also brings authenticity to the next level thanks to a new weapons system, better handling of fire effects, and a new Urban Combat Interface (UCI) allowing for battle inside cities.
  • GAMING: XBOX 360
  • CastleStorm for Xbox 360 is released. CastleStorm features medieval ballista weaponry, allowing players to launch an assortment of explosive weapons including Morningstars, Apple Grenades, Homing Eagles, and even flying sheep to defeat an onslaught of enemies trying to capture your flag and destroy your castle. Deploy a fearsome ground attack of swordsmen, knights, and donkey riders in order to protect your castle games, and if all else fails, call upon powerful spells to help keep the enemy at bay.


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