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  • Bermuda Day is being celebrated in Bermuda
  • Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day is being celebrated in Brunei
  • People born on this day are Gemini as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Yusuf Abramjee, Activist, born in South Africa.
  • STASIS: BONE TOTEM for PC is released. Get ready for a thrilling underwater adventure with classic point-and-click gameplay. Explore with three characters simultaneously. Featuring atmospheric isometric graphics, rendered video, and a soundtrack by Mark Morgan, BONE TOTEM takes you on a journey to hidden places deep below the waves...
  • The Tartarus Key for PC is released. The last thing Alex Young remembers is being at home alone in her apartment... so why has she suddenly woken up in this strange mansion?All the doors are locked by bizarre puzzles and traps, there are cameras following her every move, and she keeps thinking she sees... things... out of the corner of her eye. If she wants to escape alive, along with the other captives she discovers, she'll need to use her wits in this adventure thriller.Inspired by the look and feel of classic horror games, The Tartarus Key serves up a mystery filled with twists and turns, and more than a few deadly surprises. Rely on brains over brawn to help Alex survive, but beware - not everyone might make it out alive.
  • DOOMBLADE for PC is released. Deep underground, Gloom Girl discovers DOOMBLADE, a sentient weapon hellbent on escape after eons in chains. Together, "Doom and Gloom"embark on a brutal quest to unlock the powers of The Void and destroy the Dread Lords once and for all in this 2D Action Metroidvania.
  • Decarnation for Switch is released. Paris,1990. Gloria is at the end of her rope. A struggling cabaret dancer dealing with the fraying of her relationships, career, and self-esteem, she takes on a new artistic endeavor sponsored by a mysterious benefactor. Would the generous proposal be Gloria's lucky break, or something worse?A survival story with layered psychological stakes, Decarnation explores the contrast between battling limitations in the physical realm, and the subconscious landscapes one can't escape.Decarnation is an emotional, startling story-driven experience that will keep you on your toes until the very end.
  • Latvia elects its Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics as President - first openly gay leader of a Baltic state.

On this day in 2022

  • Lost 3,400 year-old Bronze Age city unearthed on the Tigris river, Iraq due to drought, likely part of the Mittani Empire, including 100 cuneiform tablets.
  • Jim Parks, English cricket wicketkeeper (46 Tests,114 dismissals,2 x 100,9 x 50, HS 108no; Sussex CCC, Somerset CCC), who died at 90.
  • Kk, World Music Singer.
  • Pistol: Season 1 is released. The limited series from Danny Boyle about the beginnings of The Sex Pistols is based on the memoir of its guitarist, Steve Jones (Toby Wallace).

On this day in 2021

  • Peru says its COVID-19 pandemic death toll is three times higher than its official count (180,764 vs 68,000), making it one of the hardest high countries per population.
  • Naomi Osaka pulls out of the French Open citing her mental health, after refusing to appear at compulsory post match press conferences.
  • China's ruling Communist Party announces it will allow married couples to have three children, in effort to boost falling birthrates.
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma, marks 100 year anniversary of the massacre of hundreds of black residents by a white mob in the Greenwood neighborhood.
  • Arlene Golonka, American actress (The Andy Griffith Show - "Millie Hutchins" ; Mayberry R.F.D. - "Millie Swanson"), who died of Alzheimer's disease at 85.
  • Lil Loaded, Rapper.
  • Housebroken: Season 1 is released. A group of pets and strays work on their issues in a therapy group led by a poodle named Honey (voiced by Lisa Kudrow) in this animated comedy from Gabrielle Allan, Jennifer Crittenden, Clea Duvall, and Sharon Horgan.
  • Colin Appleton, English soccer midfielder (Leicester City 277 games) and manager (Hull City, Swansea City, Exeter City), who died at 85.
  • Mike Marshall, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1974,75; NL Cy Young Award 1974; Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers, Atlanta Braves), who died at 78.
  • Leon Burtnett, American college football coach (Purdue University 1982-86; Big Ten Coach of the Year 1984), who died at 78.

On this day in 2020

  • Christo [Javacheff], Bulgarian artist and wrapper (Running Fence), who died at 84.
  • Christo, Painter.
  • Quiz is released. The three-part limited series based on the cheating scandal where Charles Ingram (Matthew Macfadyen), his wife (Sian Clifford) and Tecwen Whittock (Michael Jibson) worked together to cheat on the British Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? game show in the 2001.
  • RAMY: Season 2 is released. The second season of the comedy co-created by Ramy Youssef sees Ramy Hassan connecting with a new Muslim community and forming a deeper dedication to his faith.
  • Bob Bennett, American College Baseball Hall of Fame coach (Fresno State 1970-2002; record 1,302-759-4), who died at 86.

On this day in 2019

  • Disgruntled employee shoots and kills 12 people at a US municipal building in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
  • Former "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson is announced as the new Batman.
  • Former "Twilight"star Robert Pattinson is announced as the new Batman.
  • Esmeralda González, Instagram Star.
  • Niara Sudarkasa [Gloria Albertha Marshall], American educator and anthropologist (Lincoln College), who died at 80.
  • Joe Harrison, Race Car Driver.
  • [Roger Kynard] Roky Erickson, American musician (The 13th Floor Elevators), who died at 71.
  • Roky Erickson [Roger Kynard], American musician (The 13th Floor Elevators - "Starry Eyes" ; "Don't Slander Me"), who died at 71.
  • Too Late to Die Young is released. During the summer of 1990 in Chile, a small group of families lives in an isolated community right below the Andes, building a new world away from the urban excesses, with the emerging the freedom that followed the recent end of the dictatorship. In this time of change and reckoning,16-year-old Sofía and Lucas, and 10-year-old Clara, neighbors in this dry land, struggle with parents, first loves, and fears, as they prepare a big party for New Year’s Eve. They may live far from the dangers of the city, but not from those of nature.
  • Yomeddine is released. Beshay - a man cured of leprosy - has never left the leper colony in the Egyptian desert where he has lived since childhood. Following the death of his wife, he finally decides to go in search of his roots. With his meagre possessions strapped to a donkey cart, he sets out. Quickly joined by Obama, the Nubian orphan he has taken under his wings, Beshay will cross Egypt and confront the world with all its sorrows, its hardships and moments of grace, in his quest for a family, a place to belong, and a little humanity.
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  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters is released. The heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
  • Always Be My Maybe is released. Childhood friends Sasha (Ali Wong) and Marcus (Randall Park) have a falling out and don’t speak for 15 years. But when Sasha, now a celebrity chef in Los Angeles, returns to her hometown of San Francisco to open a new restaurant, she runs into her old pal -- a happily complacent musician still living at home and working for his dad. Though the two are reluctant to reconnect, they soon find the old sparks — and maybe some new ones — are there. [Netflix]
  • Domino is released. In a world wracked by terror and suspicion, Copenhagen police officer Christian (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) seeks justice for his partner’s murder by an ISIS member named Imran. On the hunt for the killer, Christian and a fellow cop are unwittingly caught in a cat and mouse chase with a duplicitous CIA agent (Guy Pearce) who is using Imran as a pawn to trap other ISIS members. Soon Christian is racing against the clock – not only seeking revenge, but to save his own life.
  • Ma is released. Sue Ann (Octavia Spencer) is a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town (Diana Silvers), to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own. She offers the kids the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober. Don’t curse. Never go upstairs. And call her “Ma.” But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare, and Ma’s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on earth.
  • Rocketman is released. The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.
  • The Fall of the American Empire is released. Pierre-Paul Daoust,36, an intellectual with a PhD in philosophy is forced to work as a deliveryman to afford a decent living. One day, while delivering a parcel, he gets caught in a hold up gone terribly wrong: two dead and millions in money bags laying on the ground. Pierre-Paul is confronted with a dilemma: leave empty handed, or take the money and run?
  • When They See Us: Season 1 is released. Ava DuVernay's four-part limited series based on the Central Park Five case where five Harlem teenagers--Antron McCray (Caleel Harris/Jovan Adepo), Kevin Richardson (Asante Blackk/Justin Cunningham), Yusef Salaam (Ethan Herisse/Chris Chalk), Raymond Santana (Marquis Rodriguez/Freddy Miyares) and Korey Wise (Jharrel Jerome) were accused of raping a white woman in 1989 and were only finally exonerated in 2014.
  • Deadwood: The Movie is released. Picking up 10 years after the end of season 3, the celebration for South Dakota's statehood brings some Deadwood residents together including Al Swearengen (Ian McShane), Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant), Alma Ellsworth (Molly Parker), Trixie (Paula Malcomson), Sol Star (John Hawkes), and "Calamity"Jane Canary (Robin Weigert).
  • Good Omens: Season 1 is released. The adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel of the same name where the End of the World is fast approaching and after many years of living with mortals, Aziraphale the angel (Michael Sheen) and Crowley the demon (David Tennant) decide they must stop the Apocalypse but first they must find the 11-year-old Antichrist (Sam Taylor Buck).
  • Further was released by Richard Hawley. The eighth full-length solo release for the British singer-songwriter was co-produced by Colin Elliot and Shez Sheridan.
  • Boat was released by Pip Blom. The debut full-length release for the Dutch indie rock band was recorded by Dave McCracken.
  • Rainford was released by Lee "Scratch"Perry. The latest full-length release from the Jamaican dub artist was produced by Adrian Sherwood.
  • Ignorance Is Bliss was released by Skepta. The fifth Full-length studio release for the British grime artist features guest appearances from B Live, Boy Better Know, Lancey Foux, J Hus, Key, Lay-Z, Cheb Rabi, Nafe Smallz, and WizKid.
  • ZUU was released by Denzel Curry. The fourth full-length studio release for the Florida rapper features guest appearances from Ice Billion Berg, Tay Keith, Kiddo Marv, PlayThatBoiZay, Rick Ross, and Sam Sneak.
  • Run Around the Sun was released by Sacred Paws. This is the second full-length release for the British indie pop duo of Rachel Aggs and Eilidh Rodgers.
  • Warhammer: Chaosbane for PC is released. In a world ravaged by war and dominated by magic, you must rise up to face the Chaos hordes. Playing solo or with up to four players in local or online co-op, choose a hero from four character classes and prepare for epic battles wielding some of the most powerful artefacts of the Old World.
  • Trover Saves the Universe for PlayStation 4 is released. Your dogs have been dognapped by a beaked lunatic who stuffed them into his eye holes and is using their life essence to destroy the universe. You’re partnered with Trover, a little purple eye-hole monster who isn’t a huge fan of working or being put in the position of having to save the universe.
  • Golem Gates for Switch is released. Golem Gates is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi blend of action-strategy and card battler, pitting your conjured armies against otherworldly forces. Choose from 100 cards (known as Glyphs) and unleash diverse units, buildings, buffs, and more in tactical combat across single player, co-op, and multiplayer.An ancient threat surges from the Golem Gates, and only the Harbinger stands guard. Wielding the nanite-infused power of The Ash, you must protect a world ravaged by ancient wars.
  • Hellmut: The Badass from Hell for Xbox One is released. Hellmut: The Badass from Hell is a fast-paced bullet-storm dungeon crawler that cranks the nonsense up to 11 and puts you right in the thick of it. Take control of various Transformations and unlock new Transformations each time you complete the game.
  • US President Donald Trump threatens to impose extra 5% tax on Mexican goods if country does not increase its efforts to curb immigration.

On this day in 2018

  • Uganda's parliament imposes tax on social media to stop gossip.
  • Zinédine Zidane announces his resignation as Real Madrid manager after 3 successive Champions League titles.
  • Matt LeBlanc announces he is leaving TV show "Top Gear".
  • Charles Zahn, Race Car Driver.
  • Cultist Simulator for PC is released. Seize forbidden treasures. Summon alien gods. Feed on your disciples.Cultist Simulator is a game of apocalypse and yearning from Alexis Kennedy, creator of Fallen London and Sunless Sea. Play as a seeker after unholy mysteries, in a 1920s-themed setting of hidden gods and secret histories.
  • Downward Spiral: Horus Station for PC is released. Downward Spiral: Horus Station is a mysterious and atmospheric zero gravity thriller set in the lost and forgotten Horus Station.
  • Overload for PC is released. A new six-degree-of-freedom shooter with intuitive controls, lighting and graphics. From the creators of Descent, Overload is zero-gravity robot-blasting combat. The game supports online multiplayer with up to eight simultaneous players in both individual and team modes.
  • Smoke and Sacrifice for PC is released. Smoke and Sacrifice sees Sachi, a mother forced to give up her son, adventure into a grotesque underworld on a quest that will lead her to a darker truth.
  • Milanoir for PlayStation 4 is released. Hunt for the truth and escape the ones who are chasing you through an unforgiving city.
  • Just Shapes & Beats for Switch is released. A game about shapes, and about beats."Just Shapes & Beats"is a chaotic co-op musical bullet-hell based on three simple things: avoid Shapes, move to the rad Beats, and die, repeatedly. It's a new spin on SHMUPs, adding a layer of coop that's at the core of the game: 'cause everything is better with friends.Play alone or with up to four players, local or online, through the game's Story Mode or Challenge Runs.MUSIC TO YOUR EARS, AND HANDSYou like music? SO. DO. WE. That's why we have 35 hand crafted stages with licensed tracks from over 20 chiptune and EDM artists.Hits like a ton of brick straight into your eardrums and your eyeballs; BAMEVERYTHING IS BETTER WITH FRIENDSGather up your squad and play up to 4 player co-op, drop-in drop-out, either all on your couch for a house party, or an online party!Don't have/like your friends? WE GOTCHU MY DUDES, make new or BETTER friends by playing a few quick online challenge runs. Let us pick your new best buds for the next hours; strangers are just friends you haven't met yet.Kind of a lone wolf, back hurts from carrying people, would rather play with yourself? Do it, the game is just as fun, just a different experience waiting for you; ain't nobody judging here yo.SOMETHING FOR EVERYONEWe have many different game experiences to offer! Story mode helps you learn the ropes with our intermediate-ish tracks and the optional Casual mode. When you think you're ready, Challenge Runs is where you get to prove yourself: get judged on your skills by playing through randomly picked tracks.Need some kind of training montage to get better? Rip off your sleeves and practice the tracks you're struggling to master in the Playlist.PARTYYYYYLiterally the soundtrack for your party! Let the game play in Party Mode and let it light up your social gatherings, + you can even still have people playing this if they like, WE'VE THOUGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING.So yea, go ahead and throw the most epic party of your life thanks to us, you are welcome.
  • ICEY for Switch is released. [ABOUT THIS GAME]ICEY is a 2D side-scrolling action game. As you follow the narrator's omnipresent voice, you will see through ICEY's eyes and learn the truth about her world. "Alright, you caught me! This ISN'T really just a simple 2D action game, and you WON'T be seeing through ICEY's eyes... NOR will you learn the truth about her world."says the narrator. "ICEY is a Meta game in disguise. The narrator will constantly urge you in one direction, but you must ask, "Why? Why am I following his directions? Why can't I learn the truth about this world and ICEY's purpose here?"Fight against his tyranny, and uncover what's really going on for yourself!In fact, you can become ICEY, and let loose the shackles of your own identity. You are ICEY, and ICEY is you... if you want it that way. Feel free to keep hold of your own self, if you wish. Now Is the Time For You to Discover the Truth.[FEATURES]Fast-paced Combat: Crush enemies in the palm of your hand. Attack! Dodge! Counterattack! Do not hesitate. This is the only way to survive! Incredible Combos: With simple controls, amazing combos are easy to unleash, even for beginners. Every skill is special in its own way. Master your favorites and create your own fighting style!Massive Cyborg Bosses: Can you withstand the onslaught of attacks from terrifying cyborg bosses? Every boss unleashes flurries of different attacks. It's up to you to find their weak spots and tear them apart!-Nominated, Tokyo Game Show 2016 DENGEKI PlayStation Best Indie Game-Official Selection,2016 Gamescom Indie Arena Booth -Most Promising Game 2nd Prize, Taipei Game Show 2016 -Official Selection, Casual Connect Asia 2016 -Official Selection, IGF China 2015 -Best Technology Award, Indieplay 2015
  • West of Loathing for Switch is released. West of Loathing is a single-player slapstick comedy adventure role-playing game set in the wild west of the Kingdom of Loathing universe. Traverse snake-infested gulches, punch skeletons wearing cowboy hats, grapple with demon cows, and investigate a wide variety of disgusting spittoons. Talk your way out of trouble as a silver-tongued Snake Oiler, plumb the refried mysteries of the cosmos as a wise and subtle Beanslinger, or let your fists do the talking as a fierce Cow Puncher. Explore a vast open world and encounter a colorful cast of characters, some of whom are good, many of whom are bad, and a few of whom are ugly. [Nintendo]
  • Danish government bans garments that cover the face, including the niqab and burqa.
  • Kim Kardashian West meets US President Donald Trump at the White House to discuss prison reform.

On this day in 2017

  • Comedienne Kathy Griffin fired from CNN after photo of her holding bloody head resembling Donald Trump by Tyler Shields posted.
  • Jirí Belohlávek, Czech conductor (Czech Philharmonic,1990-92 & 2012-17; Prague Philharmonia,1993-2005; BBC Symphony,2006-12), who died of cancer at 71.
  • The Carmichael Show: Season 3 is released. The family comedy returns for its third season.
  • Tokyo 42 for PC is released. Tokyo 42 is the lovechild of Syndicate and GTA 1. Set in a future Tokyo, the game will see you become an assassin and uncover a dark conspiracy that will affect everyone.
  • Kenya's Madaraka Express, a Chinese-built high speed railway from Mombasa to Nairobi is opened by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

On this day in 2016

  • Corry Brokken, Dutch pop singer (1957 Eurovision), who died at 83.
  • Maya & Marty: Season 1 is released. The variety show hosted by Maya Rudolph and Martin short will be aired live from Studio 6A in Rockefeller Center.
  • Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure for PC is released. Demetrios is a quirky point and click adventure game inspired by classics like Broken Sword. Bjorn Thonen, a slob of an antique dealer living in Paris, is robbed one night after coming home drunk. Forced to conduct his own investigation with the help of his neighbor Sandra, he ends up involved in a murky, mysterious affair. Will these unlikely heroes be able to rise up and discover ancient secrets? The game offers situations and puzzles for beginners and experts alike. Explore ridiculous item combinations, just to see what happens.
  • Dead Island: Definitive Collection for PlayStation 4 is released. (Also known as "Dead Island: Definite Edition") Definitive Collection contains Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition and a brand new stand-alone 16-bit game Dead Island Retro Revenge. Dead Island Definitive Edition and Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition are fully remastered versions of Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide including all released DLC and patches. Dead Island Retro Revenge: A brand new stand-alone 16-bit game set in the style of a classic side-scrolling action/endless runner within the Dead Island universe. Smash heads, crack skulls and slice em up with visceral melee combat and true story-based 4-player co-op in a sprawling open world just waiting for exploration. Enhance and develop your unique character using RPG-like elements including an XP/leveling system and unlockable skill trees. Collect and customize thousands of weapons ranging from simple wooden bats and fire axes to heavy rifles as you search for the makings of the ultimate zombie-slaying tool.
  • Hitman - Episode 3: Marrakesh for PlayStation 4 is released. Hitman Episode 3: Marrakesh presents players with a range of new in-game Challenges and Opportunities that keep them busy along with an entirely new setting for Escalation Contracts and Elusive Targets.
  • Neon Chrome for PlayStation 4 is released. Neon Chrome is a cyberpunk top-down shooter with a myriad of roguelite twists. Your mission is to stop the Overseer oppressing the people living in the gigantic arcology. []
  • Oxenfree for PlayStation 4 is released. Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller about a group of friends who unwittingly open a ghostly rift. You assume the role of Alex, and you’ve just brought your new stepbrother Jonas to an overnight island party gone horribly wrong.
  • Score Rush Extended for PlayStation 4 is released. Score Rush Extended is a widescreen bullet-hell dual-stick shmup — a 4-player overhead-scrolling 2D shooter chock full of power-ups, enemies, and bosses. The Playstation 4 version features updated gameplay and new artwork and features Dual Play (control 2 fighters as once) and Boss Rush modes. [Xona Games]
  • One Piece: Burning Blood for Xbox One is released. Embark with the Straw Hat Crew and collect your bounty in this anime fighter. Use Devil Fruit abilities, Haki techniques, and punishing combos to turn the tide in the ultimate One Piece battle royale. Step into the New World with over the top head to head combat featuring all the action, drama and comedy of this infamous pirate saga.
  • A report, from the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Minnesota said Prince died from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl. According to the autopsy report, Prince self-administered fentanyl, an opioid many times more powerful than heroin..

On this day in 2015

  • Harriette Thompson aged 92 and 65 days becomes the oldest woman to complete a marathon (Suja Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego).
  • 5th Critics'Choice Television Awards: Silicon Valley wins Best Comedy Series, The Americans win Best Drama Series.
  • Halt and Catch Fire: Season 2 is released. The second season of the period drama jumps forward to 1985.

On this day in 2014

  • A car and jewellery belonging to Miley Cyrus were stolen after her home in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles was burgled. A Maserati and an unspecified amount of jewellery were taken in the raid..
  • Psy's "Gangnam Style"becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube.
  • Psy's "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube.
  • Rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge at the age of 53 weds tv actress Linda Wallem at the age of 53 at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California.
  • American rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge at the age of 53 weds American TV actress Linda Wallem at the age of 53 at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California.
  • Hoss Ellington, Race Car Driver.
  • Otf Nunu, Rapper.
  • Marilyn Beck, American newspaper columnist and entertainment reporter, who died at 85.
  • Martha Hyer, American actress (Day of the Wolves, Night of the Grizzly), who died at 89.


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