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Today in the World Countries
- Constitution Day is being celebrated in Poland
- Constitution Memorial Day is being celebrated in Japan
- Full Moon Day of Kasong is being celebrated in Myanmar
- World Press Freedom Day is being celebrated in International
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2022
- Heatwave continues across North and Central India disproportionally affecting the poor, with March and April temperatures the hottest ever recorded in 122 years.
- Norman Mineta, American politician and 1st cabinet member of Asian descent (Secretary of Transportation,2001-06; US Representative (D)-CA,1975-95), who died of a heart ailment at 90.
- Tony Brooks, Race Car Driver.
- All My Puny Sorrows - R is released.
Based on the international best-selling novel by Miriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows is the poignant story of two sisters-one a concert pianist obsessed with ending her life, the other, a writer, who in wrestling with this decision, makes profound discoveries about her herself.
On this day in 2021
- American R&B and swing singer-songwriter, record executive and bandleader, Lloyd Price died age 88. He was known as ‘Mr. Personality’, after his 1959 million-selling hit, ‘Personality’. His first recording, ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’, was a hit for Specialty Records in 1952..
- DR Congo announces the end of the latest Ebola outbreak after three months with a death toll of six.
- DR Congo announces the end of the latest Ebola outbreak after three months with a deathtoll of six.
- Former U.S. Senator and astronaut Bill Nelson, becomes Administrator of NASA.
- German police announce operation and arrests into 'Boystown'world's largest child abuse image website with 400,000 members worldwide.
- US Environmental Protection Agency takes first significant step against climate change by announcing new limits on hydrofluorocarbons (-85% over 15 years).
- Subway overpass carrying a train collapses in Mexico City killing at least 24 people.
- Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates announce their divorce after 27 years.
- Lloyd Price, American R& B singer (" Lawdy Miss Clawdy" ; "Stagger Lee" ; "Personality"), who died at 88.
- Rafael Albrecht, Argentine soccer defender (39 caps; San Lorenzo, Club León), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 79.
- R Balakrishna Pillai, Politician.
On this day in 2020
- Investor Warren Buffet dumps his holdings in four major US airlines saying "the world has changed" for aviation and reflecting increasingly bleak outlook for the industry.
- Investor Warren Buffett dumps his holdings in four major US airlines saying "the world has changed" for aviation, reflecting an increasingly bleak outlook for the industry.
- Brazilian confirmed COVID-19 pandemic cases pass 100,000 with the death toll at 7,025, the 9th country to do so.
- Brazilian confirmed COVID-19 pandemic COVD-19 cases pass 100,000 with the death toll at 7,025, the 9th country to do so.
- The Stranglers’ keyboard player Dave Greenfield died at the age of 71 after testing positive for COVID-19 pandemic. Greenfield contracted COVID-19 pandemic following a prolonged stay in hospital for heart problems. He is best known as a long-standing member of the rock band and penning the music for their biggest hit 'Golden Brown'..
- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China responsible for the spread and severity of COVID-19 pandemic and should be held accountable.
- Dave Greenfield, British rock keyboardist, and songwriter (The Stranglers - "Golden Brown"), who died of complications from COVID-19 pandemic at 71.
- Dave Greenfield, Pianist.
- Frederick Charles Tillis, American jazz and classical composer, who died at 90.
On this day in 2019
- Cyclone Fani strikes Odisha State, India and Bangladesh, killing 33 people after one of the biggest human evacuations ever - 1.2 million in India in 24 hours.
- Wayne State University of Detroit, Michigan awarded Jack White with an honorary doctor of humane letters degree "for his dedication to Detroit and significant contributions to the arts as one of the most prolific and renowned artists of the past two decades"..
- Useless Coordinates was released by Drahla.
The debut full-length release for the British post-punk trio features contributions from Chris Duffin of XAM Duo.
- U.F.O.F. was released by Big Thief.
The third full-length release for the Brooklyn indie rock band led by Adrianne Lenker was produced by Andrew Sarlo.
- There is No Other was released by Rhiannon Giddens.
The collaboration between the Carolina Chocolate Drops member with Francesco Turrisi was recorded over five days in Dublin and was produced by Joe Henry.
- This Mess Is a Place was released by Tacocat.
The fourth full-length release for the Seattle pop-punk band was produced by Erik Blood.
- Scatter the Rats was released by L7.
The first studio release in 20 years for the Los Angeles grunge/punk band was produced by Norm Block and Nick Launay.
- Emerald Valley was released by Filthy Friends.
The second full-length release for the indie rock supergroup that includes Kurt Bloch, Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon, and Corin Tucker was co-produced by Bill Rieflin.
- End of Suffering was released by Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes.
Recorded over six month with producer Cam Blackwood, the third full-length release for the former Gallows frontman with The Rattlesnakes features a guest appearance from Tom Morello and was mixed by Alan Moulder.
- Father of the Bride was released by Vampire Weekend.
After a six-year break and the departure of Rostam Batmanglij, the New York indie-rock band is finally back with a fourth studio album, produced by Ariel Rechtshaid and frontman Ezra Koenig. Guests include Dave Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Steve Lacy (The Internet), Danielle Haim, and Jenny Lewis.
- Meeting Gorbachev - Not Rated is released.
Rising from a farm boy to become President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev brought about changes that helped end the Cold War, toppled the USSR, enabled the reunification of Germany and transformed the world forever.
- Long Shot - R is released.
When Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter. A fish out of water on Charlotte's elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamourous lifestyle in the limelight. Sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents.
- Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile - R is released.
A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) from the perspective of Liz (Lily Collins), his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
- El Chicano - R is released.
When L.A.P.D. Detective Diego Hernandez is assigned a career-making case investigating a vicious cartel, he uncovers links to his brother’s supposed suicide and a turf battle that’s about to swallow his neighborhood. Torn between playing by the book and seeking justice, he resurrects the masked street legend El Chicano. Now, out to take down his childhood buddy turned gang boss, he sets off a bloody war to defend his city and avenge his brother’s murder.
- Shadow - Not Rated is released.
In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a “shadow”, a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself. Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want. [Well Go USA]
- Tell It to the Bees - TV-MA is released.
Dr. Jean Markham (Anna Paquin) returns to the town she left as a teenager to take over her late father’s medical practice. When a school-yard scuffle lands Charlie (Gregor Selkirk) in her surgery, she invites him to visit the hives in her garden and tell his secrets to the bees, as she once did. The new friendship between the boy and the bee keeper brings his mother Lydia (Holliday Grainger) into Jean’s world. In the sanctuary of the doctor’s house the two women find themselves drawn to one another in a way that Jean recognizes and fears, and Lydia could never have expected. But, in 1950’s small-town Britain, their new secret can’t stay hidden forever.
- The Intruder - PG-13 is released.
When a young married couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) buys their dream house in the Napa Valley, they think they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family. But when the strangely attached seller (Dennis Quaid) continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect that he has hidden motivations beyond a quick sale.
- Non-Fiction - R is released.
Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, Non-Fiction traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer (Vincent Macaigne) begins blurring the line between fact and fiction, using his real-life love affairs—including a passionate fling with an actress (Juliette Binoche) who happens to be married to his editor (Guillame Canet)—as fodder for his explosive new novel. [IFC Films]
- UglyDolls - PG is released.
In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Here, the free-spirited Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) and her UglyDoll friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss, letting their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities. The endearingly unique residents of Uglyville occasionally look to the sky above the town, where a new UglyDoll will appear and be embraced by the community. Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) loves her square-peg life in this round-hole town, but her curiosity about all things leads her to wonder if there's something - anything - on the other side of the mountain which nestles Uglyville. Moxy gathers a group of her closest friends and sets off to find what's on the other side. They discover another world - Perfection - a town where more conventional dolls are trained in protocols before they graduate and are sent to the "real"world to find the love of a child. In Perfection, Moxy and her crew are subject to the manipulations of Lou (Nick Jonas), the perfect doll in charge of training recruits. Here, the UglyDolls will confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don't have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most. [STXfilms]
- TV SERIES
- Tuca & Bertie: Season 1 is released.
30-year-old toucan bird women Tuca (voiced by Tiffany Haddish) and her songbird friend Bertie (voiced by Ali Wong) live in the same apartment building in this animated comedy created by BoJack Horseman's Lisa Hanawalt.
- Dead to Me: Season 1 is released.
After the murder of her husband, Jen (Christina Applegate) meets Judy (Linda Cardellini) at a support group in this dark comedy created by Liz Feldman.
On this day in 2018
- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan becomes NFL's first $30m per season player after agreeing to $150m contract extension.
- Bollywood actors both posthumously recognized at India's National Film Awards; Sridevi Kapoor Best Actress for "Mum" and Vinod Khanna receives Dadasaheb Phalke award..
- Bollywood actors both posthumously recognized at India's National Film Awards; Sridevi Kapoor Best Actress for "Mum" and Vinod Khanna recieves Dadasaheb Phalke award..
- Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences members vote to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski.
- Indian government confirms around 110 people have died in dust storms in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in the last 9 days.
- Kilauea volcano on Big Island, Hawaii begins erupting forcing the evacuation of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and residential areas.
- Jim Argue, American politician (Arkansas Senate,1996–2008), who died of kidney cancer at 66.
- Monica Barnes, Irish politician (Teachta Dála,1982–1992,1997–2002; Senator,1982), who died at 82.
- H. Basil S. Cooke, South African-Canadian geologist and paleontologist, who died at 102.
- Joe Scannella, American football coach (Oakland Raiders, Montreal Alouettes, Cleveland Browns), who died at 89.
- Junior Rodriguez, American Louisiana politician who criticized FEMA's Hurricance Katrina response, who died at 82.
- Junior Rodriguez, American Louisiana politician who criticized FEMA's Hurricane Katrina response, who died at 82.
- Junior Rodriguez, American politician, who died at 82.
- Alfonso Dhlakama, Mozambican politician and opposition leader (RENAMO), who died of a heart attack at 65.
- Billy Fourquet, Radio Host.
- Bob Prewitt, American college basketball coach (SMU Mustangs), who died at 93.
- Demetrio Túpac Yupanqui, Peruvian academic and Quechua translator, who died at 94.
- Doina Cornea, Romanian human rights activist and professor, who died at 88.
- Dan Grimm, American football player (Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons), who died of Parkinson's disease and dementia at 77.
- David Pines, American physicist, who died at 93.
- Paolo Signorelli, Italian footballer, who died at 79.
On this day in 2017
- The Eagles were suing a hotel in Mexico that calls itself the Hotel California, after the band's hit song and album. The rock band claim the 11-room hotel, in Todos Santos, "actively encourages" guests to believe it is associated with them in order to sell merchandise. They claim the hotel plays Eagles songs in the lobby and sells t-shirts describing the venue as "legendary"..
- American drummer Casey Jones died aged 77. In the early 1960s, he recorded with Earl Hooker, A.C. Reed, McKinley Mitchell, and Muddy Waters. As a session drummer, he worked with artists such as Lou Rawls, Otis Rush and Johnny Winter. For six years he was a member of Albert Collins's band as his drummer..
- Daliah Lavi [Levinbuck], Israeli actress (Casino Royale: Lord Jim), and singer, who died at 74.
- Daliah Lavi [Levinbuck], Israeli actress (Casino Royale, Lord Jim), who died at 74.
- Daliah Lavi, Movie Actress.
- Lukas Ammann, Swiss actor (Graf Yoster, Day of Anger, Class Reunion, Palace Hotel), who died of complications from surgery at 104.
- Last Men in Aleppo - Not Rated is released.
Last Men in Aleppo follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization comprised of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards explosions in the hope of saving lives. Incorporating moments of both heart-pounding suspense and improbable beauty, the documentary draws us into the lives of three of its founders – Khaled, Subhi, and Mahmoud – as they grapple with the chaos around them and struggle with an ever-present dilemma: do they flee with their families or stay and fight for their country.
On this day in 2016
- Ted Cruz suspends his campaign to be the Republican Presidential nominee.
- Thomas W. Libous, American politician (Senate-R-New York 1989-2015) brought down by scandal, who died of cancer at 63.
- Dave Berube, Race Car Driver.
- Carl Fredrik Reutersward, Swedish artist (knotted-gun sculpture), who died at 81.
On this day in 2015
- Chelsea wins the 2014–15 English football Premier League.
- 62nd National Film Awards (India): "Court" wins the Golden Lotus.
- Herb Trimble, Race Car Driver.
- TV SERIES
- Penny Dreadful: Season 2 is released.
Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) grow closer on the second season of the horror series.
On this day in 2014
- 61st National Film Awards (India): "Ship of Theseus" wins the Golden Lotus.
- 140th Kentucky Derby: Victor Espinoza aboad California Chrome wins in 2:03.66.
- American musician Bobby Gregg died aged 78. Gregg is best is known for his work as a drummer on several seminal 1960s songs, including Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' and Simon And Garfunkel's 'The Sound of Silence'. He was also temporarily a member of The Hawks, which later became known as The Band..
- Bobby Gregg, American drummer and record producer (Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone"), who died at 78.
- Colin Pool, Race Car Driver.
- Gary Becker, American economist (Nobel 1992) and recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom 2007, who died from complications following surgery at 83.
- Robert "Bobby" Gregg, American drummer and record producer (Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone"), who died at 78.
- Jim Oberstar. American politician.
- Jim Oberstar, American politician, who died at 79.
On this day in 2013
- Aorun zhaoi, a Theropod dinosaur, dating from 161 million years ago, is discovered in China.
- 60th National Film Awards (India): "Paan Singh Tomar" wins the Golden Lotus.
- The Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn is renamed after Beastie Boys'rapper Adam Yauch.
- The Iceman - R is released.
The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer believed to have murdered over a hundred people while maintaining a seemingly normal life with his wife and children.
- 1st Night - Not Rated is released.
Adam is a rich industrialist, who aspires to a more cultured world. Spurred on by playful jibes that he is little more than a city suit living the capitalist dream, this frustrated amateur opera singer decides to stage an opera at his lavish country retreat. Once his friends see him belting out the notes, he feels sure it will spell the end to their shallow taunts. In fact, it might even help him win the hand of a female conductor he has been pursuing whom - it just so happens - is the first to be recruited for his showpiece.
- Something in the Air - Not Rated is released.
In the months after the heady weeks of May ’68, a group of young people search for a way to continue the revolution believed to be just beginning. [IFC Films]
- What Maisie Knew - R is released.
In this update of Henry James' classic novel, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents' bitter divorce.
- Dead Man's Burden - Not Rated is released.
A western set on the New Mexico frontier a few years after the Civil War and focused on a struggling young family and the mining company who wants to buy their land.
- Kiss of the Damned - R is released.
Beautiful vampire Djuna (Josephine de La Baume) tries to resist but eventually gives in to the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paolo (Milo Ventimiglia). When her troublemaker sister Mimi (Roxane Mesquida) unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna’s love story is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered. [Magnolia Pictures]
- Love Is All You Need - R is released.
A hairdresser who has recently recovered from cancer finds out her husband is having an affair. But while she's on her way to Italy for her daughter's wedding, she meets a widower who also happens to be the father of the groom.
- Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's - PG-13 is released.
A documentary on the Manhattan department store with interviews from an array of fashion designers, style icons, and celebrities.
- Generation Um... - R is released.
In New York City, John, Mia and Violet form an intimate bond as the deepest secrets from their pasts are revealed in a single day filled with sex, drugs, and indecision.
- Greetings from Tim Buckley - Not Rated is released.
In 1991, a young musician named Jeff Buckley rehearses for his public singing debut at a Brooklyn tribute show for his father, the late folk singer Tim Buckley. Struggling with the legacy of a man he barely knew, Jeff finds solace in a relationship with an enigmatic young woman working at the show. As they explore New York City, their adventures recall glimpses of Tim’s 1960s heyday, as he drives cross-country with a girlfriend and finds himself on the verge of stardom. Leading up to the now-legendary show that launched Jeff’s own brilliant career, Greetings from Tim Buckley is a poignant portrait of a father and son who were each among the most beloved singer/songwriters of their respective generations. [Tribeca Film]
- Iron Man 3 - PG-13 is released.
Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? [Marvel Studios]
- TV SERIES
- Maron: Season 1 is released.
Marc Maron stars as a fictionalized version of himself in this new sitcom.
- The Show With Vinny: Season 1 is released.
Celebrities come for a meal and a chat with Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino at his family's house in Staten Island.