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  • Arrival Day is being celebrated in Guyana
  • Buddha Day is being celebrated in Mongolia
  • Buddha Jayanti is being celebrated in Nepal
  • Buddha Purnima is being celebrated in Bangladesh
  • Budhha Purnima is being celebrated in India
  • Children's Day is being celebrated in Japan, South Korea
  • Cinco de Mayo is being celebrated in Mexico
  • Constitution Day is being celebrated in Kyrgyzstan
  • Great Prayer Day is being celebrated in Denmark
  • International Midwives Day is being celebrated in International
  • Liberation Day is being celebrated in Netherlands
  • Patriots' Victory Day is being celebrated in Ethiopia
  • Prayer Day is being celebrated in Faroe Islands
  • Senior Citizen's Day is being celebrated in Palau
  • Vesak Day is being celebrated in Singapore
  • Vesak Full Moon Poya Day is being celebrated in Sri Lanka
  • People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • What's Love Got to Do with It? is released. How do you find lasting love in today’s world? For documentary-maker and dating app addict Zoe (Lily James), swiping right has only delivered an endless stream of Mr. Wrongs to her eccentric mother Cath’s (Emma Thompson) dismay. For Zoe’s childhood friend and neighbor Kaz (Shazad Latif), the answer is to follow his parents’ example and opt for an arranged (or “assisted”) marriage to a bright and beautiful bride from Pakistan. As Zoe films his hopeful journey from London to Lahore to marry a stranger chosen by his parents, she begins to wonder if she might have something to learn from a profoundly different approach to finding love.

On this day in 2022

  • Leo Wilden, German soccer defender (15 caps West Germany; 1. FC Köln, Bayer Leverkusen), who died at 85.
  • Kevin Samuels, YouTube Star.
  • Girls5eva: Season 2 is released. Girls5eva are getting ready to start recording their album in the second season this comedy series created by Meredith Scardino.
  • The Pentaverate: Season 1 is released. A Canadian reporter (Mike Meyers, who will also play seven other characters) seeks to expose a secret society that has been influencing world events since 1347 in this comedic limited series created by Meyers.
  • The Staircase (2022): Season 1 is released. The suspicious death of Kathleen Peterson (Toni Collette), the trial of her husband Michael (Colin Firth) and the arrival of a documentary crew are some of the events covered in this Antonio Campos limited drama series based on the 2004 true crime docuseries of the same name.
  • Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: Season 1 is released. The Star Trek: Discovery spinoff follows Captain Pike (Anson Mount), Science Officer Spock (Ethan Peck) and Number One (Rebecca Romijn) as they explore the galaxy on the U.S.S. Enterprise.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters for PC is released. Lead humanity's greatest weapon, the Grey Knights, in this fast-paced turn-based tactical RPG. Root out and purge a galaxy-spanning plague in a cinematic, story-driven campaign, using the tactics and talents of your own personalised squad of Daemonhunters. Forge Your Champions - Grey Knights are humanity's greatest weapon. A secretive yet supremely powerful chapter of Space Marines sworn to eradicate corruption, these legendary Daemonhunters are dedicated to combating the minions of Chaos. Lead your own personalised squad against a galaxy-wide plot to infect worlds with a cosmic plague, The Bloom. Plan Your Strategy Master a turn-based tactical game full of satisfyingly strategic action. Choose powerful classes, wield incredible weapons, use environments to your advantage, and target specific enemy weak points to hinder the advance of an ever-evolving and mutating threat. Enter the 41st Millennium Penned by acclaimed Black Library author Aaron Dembski-Bowden, immerse yourself in a compelling story set in the grimdark universe of Warhammer 40,000. Meet famous faces, engage iconic foes, and discover what it takes to lead a squad of elite warriors battling to prevent galaxy-wide destruction in the 41st millennium.
  • Best Month Ever! for PC is released. Take part in a roller coaster of emotions with Louise embarking on a road trip of a lifetime through the late 1960s USA, trying to show her son Mitch how to navigate the often cruel modern world.Each choice you make in the crucial few moments we all know may change our lives for good in a split of a second, influence what kind of person Mitch turns out to be and what values shall guide him once he becomes his own man.Find clues as to why Louise's life is what it is today, take crucial decisions no other person would be strong enough to stomach, and show Mitch what he needs to see in order for him to become independent, suave, and brave enough to conquer the day.Travel across the country and meet a plethora of characters that may help or may dissuade Louise from her goals - including the most controversial groups many thought long gone.
  • Citizen Sleeper for PC is released. Live the life of an escaped worker, washed-up on a lawless station at the edge of an interstellar society. Inspired by the flexibility and freedom of Tabletop RPGs, explore the station, choose your friends, escape your past and change your future.LIFE ON ERLIN'S EYEAn abandoned station on the edge of a system in crisis. Run down, chaotic, unruly, and alive—it was founded by idealists in the shadow of a corporate collapse. Now it is held together by anarchic alliances, ramshackle factions and a shared desire to be free from the gravity of corporate control.DO THE WORK. GET PAID. SURVIVE.Every cycle you get up and choose what to do with your time. Toil in the yards, or take a bar shift. Search the markets for rare components or grab some street food. Make or break alliances, uncover truths and escape those that hunt you. Learn to survive and ultimately thrive, one cycle at a time.TURN UP FOR YOUR FRIENDSThe station plays host to characters from all walks of life, trying to eke out an existence among the stars. Salvagers, engineers, hackers, bartenders, street-food vendors, each has a history which brought them here. You choose which of them you wish to help, and together you will shape your future.ACCESS THEIR SECRETSHack into the station’s cloud to access decades of digital data, uncover new areas and unlock secrets. This is your unique power, and with it you can change your future. Corporate secrets, rogue AIs and troves of lost data await those willing to dive into the depths of the station’s networks.YOU WERE MADE TO DIEEssen-Arp: to them you are just property, one more asset in a portfolio that stretches across the stars. You are the product of an abusive system, in a universe where humanity’s expansion is marked by exploitation and extraction. Escape the makers of your decaying body, and chart your own path in a richly imagined, deeply relevant sci-fi world which explores ideas of precarity, personhood and freedom.
  • Trek to Yomi for PlayStation 5 is released. Trek to Yomi is an ultra-stylised cinematic action-adventure that follows an enthralling story of Hiroki during his fall against the forces of evil. Experience his heroic return to make good on his failed promise to save the people he swore to protect. As a vow to his dying Master, the young swordsman Hiroki is sworn to protect his town and the people he loves against all threats. Faced with tragedy and bound to duty, the lone samurai must voyage beyond life and death to confront himself and decide his path forward.
  • Karine Jean-Pierre appointed White House Press Secretary to President Joe Biden, first Black and out LGBTQ person in the role.

On this day in 2021

  • Canada is the first country to authorize the Pfizer COVID-19 pandemic vaccine for 12-15 year olds.
  • Donald Trump's ban from Facebook upheld by the company's Oversight Board for a further six months.
  • Evidence of Africa's earliest burial, a three-year-old boy,78,000 years ago, in a cave in Kenya published.
  • Baltimore Orioles pitcher John Means no-hits Seattle Mariners,6-0 at T-Mobile Park, Seattle.
  • The possible eviction of Palestinian families from a Jerusalem neighborhood begins days of unrest in the city, injuring hundreds.
  • (Ivor) "Nick" Kamen, British pop singer-songwriter (Each Time You Break My Heart; I Promised Myself), and model (Levi's), who died of bone marrow cancer at 59.
  • Save me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition for Switch is released. In a world where humans and octopuses are at war, Tako is a pacifist little octopus who rescues a woman from drowning one stormy night. A fairy sees this act of bravery and grants him the ability to survive on land. As he travels across the world, Tako defies his family and his people to try to resolve conflicts between humans and octopuses, plunging him into the very roots of this dysfunctional world.Tako will solve puzzles, turn enemies into platforms by spitting ink at them, explore mysterious dungeons and fight tenacious bosses on his mission to end the war between the undersea Octopus kingdom and the terrestrial Human realm. Will you help this brave octopus to spread his message of tolerance and teach both species to coexist in peace and unity?
  • US President Joe Biden announces the US will support temporarily lifting patent protection on COVID-19 pandemic vaccines with the WHO.
  • A week of mass protests and demonstrations against government tax reform and poverty in Colombia leaves 24 dead.
  • Del Crandall, American baseball catcher (11 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1957; 4 × Gold Glove Award; Boston/Milwaukee Braves) and manager (Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners), who died at 91.

On this day in 2020

  • Jamaican singer Millie Small died at the age of 72 after suffering a stroke. The star was most famous for her hit single 'My Boy Lollipop', which reached number two in both the US and the UK in 1964.It remains one of the biggest-selling ska songs of all time, with more than seven million sales..
  • Global confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic reach 3.65 million, US cases pass 70,000 while the UK becomes the most affected in Europe with 29,427 known deaths.
  • São Luis, in Maranhão state becomes the first Brazilian city to enter lockdown because of COVID-19 pandemic as its health services struggle to cope.
  • Millie Small, World Music Singer.
  • Hillard "Sweet Pea" Atkinson, American R& B singer (Was (Not Was)) dies of a heart attack at 74.
  • Didi Kempot, Pop Singer.
  • Arkansas is released. Kyle (Liam Hemsworth) and Swin (Clark Duke) live by the orders of an Arkansas-based drug kingpin named Frog (Vince Vaughn), whom they’ve never met. Posing as junior park rangers by day, they operate as low-level drug couriers by night under the watchful eye of Frog’s proxies (John Malkovich and Vivica A. Fox). Swin then settles into his day job by taking up a relationship with Johnna (Eden Brolin) against orders to blend in while Kyle continues to question his night job by trying to figure out who Frog really is. Their world is then upended after one too many inept decisions, and Kyle, Swin, and Johnna find themselves directly in Frog’s crosshairs, who mistakenly sees them as a threat to his empire.
  • Blue Story is released. Best friends Timmy (Stephen Odubola) and Marco (Micheal Ward) go to the same high school in Peckham, but live in neighboring London boroughs. When Marco’s beaten up by one of Timmy’s primary school friends the two boys wind up on rival sides of a never-ending cycle of gang war in which there are no winners …only victims.
  • Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill is released. The latest comedy special for Jerry Seinfeld was filmed at New York City's Beacon Theatre.
  • Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind is released. The documentary directed by Laurent Bouzereau features personal photos, home movies and Natasha Gregson Wagner interviewing friends and family about her mother.
  • Someday You'll Return for PC is released. Someday You'll Return is a story-driven psychological horror game about a desperate search for a missing daughter deep in the woods where you swore you'd never return, brought to you by the creative duo behind J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars.
  • Wintermoor Tactics Club for PC is released. Wintermoor Tactics Club is a story about surviving high school, with gameplay inspired by tactics RPGs and visual novels. It was hard enough for Alicia at the famed Wintermoor Academy before it erupted into a snowball war! Now her club's only hope is to transform from nerdy nobodies into fantasy heroes. Unravel a reality-bending mystery. Test your strategic mettle against an avalanche of colorful characters. And don't forget to make friends.
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners for PlayStation 4 is released. Saints & Sinners is a game unlike any other in The Walking Dead universe. Every challenge you face and decision you make is driven by YOU. Fight the undead, scavenge through the flooded ruins of New Orleans, and face gut-wrenching choices for you and the other survivors. Live The Walking Dead.
  • John Wick Hex for PlayStation 4 is released. John Wick Hex is a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like John Wick, the professional hitman of the critically acclaimed film franchise. Created in close cooperation with the creative teams behind the films, John Wick Hex is fight-choreographed chess brought to life as a video game, capturing the series’ signature gun fu style while expanding its story universe. Players must make quick decisions and choose every action and attack they make, all the while considering their immediate cost and consequences.

On this day in 2019

  • King Vajiralongkorn is crowned King of Thailand, first monarch to be crowned in nearly seven decades during a three-day celebration in Bangkok.
  • At least 41 people die when a Russian Aeroflot plane catches fire after an emergency landing at Sheremetyevo Airport, Moscow.
  • Violent clashes between Israel and Gaza militants over three days have left 4 Israelis and 23 Palestinians dead.
  • Oil tanker explosion kills 55 in Niamey, Niger.

On this day in 2018

  • Electric cigarette explodes killing a man in St. Petersburg, Florida, first death from a vaping product.
  • Childish Gambino [Donald Glover] releases the music video to new single "This is America" to wide acclaim.
  • Former Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson suffers a brain haemorrhage and is hospitalised; recovers.
  • Ludwig Harig, German writer, who died at 90.
  • Ermanno Olmi, Italian film director (The Tree of Wooden Clogs), who died at 86.
  • Aaron D. Panken, American rabbi, who died in a plane crash at 53.
  • Rosemarie Schruder, German writer, who died at 89.
  • Stanley Falkow, American microbiologist (molecular mechanisms of infectious diseases), who died at 84.
  • City of Brass for Xbox One is released. Assume the role of a daring thief in City of Brass, a first-person action adventure from senior BioShock developers. Armed with scimitar and a versatile whip, you’ll lash and slash, bait and trap your way to the heart of an opulent, Arabian Nights-themed metropolis.

On this day in 2017

  • Anna Wintour, the editor of US Vogue, is made a dame by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.
  • Adolph Kiefer, American swimmer (Olympic gold 100m backstroke 1936), who died at 98.
  • Another Evil is released. After encountering a ghost in his family's vacation home, Dan (Steve Zissis), a modern artist, and his wife Mary (Jennifer Irwin), hire an "industrial-grade exorcist"named Os (Mark Proksch) to get rid of the beings. But Dan soon realizes that ridding the home of evil won't be as simple as it seems.
  • A Woman's Life is released. Adapted from the novel Une vie by Guy de Maupassant, A Woman’s Life is a tale of tormented love embedded in the restrictive social and moral codes of marriage and family in 19th century Normandy. Upon finishing her schooling in a convent, young aristocrat Jeanne (Judith Chemla) marries local Viscount Julien de Lamare (Swann Arlaud), who soon reveals himself to be a miserly and unfaithful husband. As she navigates his chronic infidelity, pressure from her family and community, and the alternating joys and burdens of motherhood, Jeanne’s rosy illusions about her privileged world are slowly stripped away.
  • Burden is released. Chris Burdern guaranteed his place in art history in 1971 with a period of often dangerous and at times stomach-churning performances. After having himself shot, locked up in a locker for five days, electrocuted, and crucified on the back of a VW bug, Burden reinvented himself as the creator of truly mesmerizing installations and sculptures, from a suspended gigantic flywheel that seemingly spins on its own, to an assemblage of antique streetlights rewired for solar energy and illuminated outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In BURDEN, Timothy Marrinan and Richard Dewey look at the artist’s works and private life with an innovative mix of still-potent videos of his 70s performances, personal videos and audio recordings, friends fellow students and colleagues, critics’ comments and latter day footage at his Topanga Canyon studio, all peppered with his thoughts and musings through the years. [Magnolia Pictures]
  • 3 Generations is released. Ray (Elle Fanning) is a teenager who has come to the realization that she isn't meant to be a girl and has decided to transition from female to male. His single mother, Maggie (Naomi Watts), must track down Ray's biological father (Tate Donovan) to get his legal consent to allow Ray's transition. Dolly (Susan Sarandon), Ray's lesbian grandmother is having a hard time accepting that she now has a grandson. They must each confront their own identities and learn to embrace change and their strength as a family in order to ultimately find acceptance and understanding. [TWC]
  • Like Crazy is released. Beatrice is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to believe she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. They are both patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic. Paolo Virzì’s new film tells the story of the unpredictable and moving friendship that develops between the two women as they flee the mental institution in search of love and happiness in the open-air nuthouse – the world of sane people. [Strand Releasing]
  • Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait is released. Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait chronicles the personal life and public career of the celebrated artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel. The film details the Brooklyn-born Schnabel’s formative years in Brownsville, Texas; the beginning of his professional career in New York City in the late Seventies; and his Eighties rise to superstar status in Manhattan’s art scene as well as international acclaim as a leading figure in the Neo-Expressionism movement. As the film details, Schnabel came to be regularly acknowledged for his extroverted, excessive approach to his work and life (frequently seen in silk pajamas, he lives and works in Montauk, Long Island, and in a 170-foot tall pink Venetian-styled palazzo in Manhattan’s West Village) as he moved into filmmaking with 1995’s Basquiat. He has since directed four other features, including the award-winning Before Night Falls (2000) and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007). With a kaleidoscopic blend of material from Schnabel’s personal archives, newly shot footage of the artist at work and play, and commentary from friends, family, actors and artists including Al Pacino, Mary Boone, Jeff Koons, Bono and Laurie Anderson—not to mention Schnabel, himself—Corisicato creates a fascinating and revealing portrait of the modern art world’s most boisterous and provocative maverick. [Cohen Media Group]
  • Risk is released. Laura Poitras, Academy Award winning director of Citizenfour, returns with her most personal and intimate film to date. Filmed over six years, Risk is a complex and volatile character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial aftermath. Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story with unprecedented access, Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle. In a new world order where a single keystroke can alter history, Risk is a portrait of power, betrayal, truth, and sacrifice.
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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is released. Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
  • Chuck is released. He was the pride of Bayonne, New Jersey, a man who went fifteen rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali, and the real life inspiration for Rocky Balboa. But before all that, Chuck Wepner (Liev Schreiber) was a liquor salesman and father with a modest prizefighting career whose life changed overnight when, in 1975, he was chosen to take on The Greatest in a highly publicized title match.
  • The Dinner is released. When Stan Lohman (Richard Gere), a popular congressman running for governor, invites his troubled younger brother Paul (Steve Coogan) and his wife Claire (Laura Linney) to join him and his wife Katelyn (Rebecca Hall) for dinner at one of the town’s most fashionable restaurants, the stage is set for a tense night. While Stan and Paul have been estranged since childhood, their 16-year- old sons are friends, and the two of them have committed a horrible crime that has shocked the country. While their sons’ identities have not yet been discovered and may never be, their parents must now decide what action to take. As the night proceeds, beliefs about the true natures of the four people at the table are upended, relationships shatter, and each person reveals just how far they are willing to go to protect those they love. [The Orchard]
  • The Lovers is released. A long-married and completely dispassionate husband (Tracy Letts) and wife (Debra Winger) are in the midst of serious affairs and are increasingly committed to their new partners. But on the brink of officially calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly and unexpectedly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance that forces them to navigate the hilarious complications of “cheating” on their respective lovers.
  • Take Me is released. Ray is in the boutique simulated abduction business. It's an understandably threadbare market, so he jumps at the chance when a mysterious call contracts him for a weekend kidnapping with a handsome payday at the end. But the job isn't all that it seems.
  • The Imperfect Sea was released by Penguin Cafe. The third full-length release for the band led by Arthur Jeffes features three covers: Simian Mobile Disco's "Wheels Within Wheels, "Kraftwerk's "Franz Schubert, "and his father's Penguin Cafe Orchestra track "Now Nothing."
  • Satan's Graffiti or God's Art? was released by Black Lips. The eighth full-length studio release for the Atlanta rock band was produced by Sean Lennon.
  • Slowdive was released by Slowdive. The first new release in 22 years for the British rock band was mixed by Chris Coady.
  • Real High was released by Nite Jewel. The fourth full-length release for the Los Angeles electronic artist was recorded over a period of four years with Cole M.G.N. and features contributions from such artists as Dâm-Funk, Droop-E, and Julia Holter.
  • Routines was released by Hoops. This is the debut full-length release for the Indiana dream-pop band led by Drew Auscherman.
  • Pollinator was released by Blondie. The 11th full-length studio release for the rock band led by Debbie Harry features contributions from such artists as Laurie Anderson, The Gregory Brothers, Dev Hynes, Joan Jett, Sia, Dave Sitek, and Nick Valensi.
  • No Shape was released by Perfume Genius. The fourth full-length release for the indie singer-songwriter was produced by Blake Mills and features a guest appearance from Weyes Blood.
  • Occult Architecture, Vol. 2 was released by Moon Duo. The fifth full-length release for the Oregon psychedelic duo explores the light side on this second of a two-part concept that explores dark and light/ying and yang energies.
  • Morningside was released by Fazerdaze. The debut full-length release for New Zealand's Amelia Murray was self-produced and mixed by Murray Fisher.
  • United States of Horror was released by Ho99o9. This is the debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based punk/hip-hop duo of of Yeti Bones and The OGM.
  • Versus was released by Carl Craig. First recorded in 2010, the collaboration between the Detroit techno producer with the Les Siecles Orchestra, French conductor François-Xavier Roth, and Francesco Tristano is finally released.
  • The Weather was released by Pond. The seventh full-length studio release for the Australian psychedelic rock band was produced by Tame Impala's Kevin Parker.
  • This Old Dog was released by Mac DeMarco. The third full-length release for the Canadian singer-songwriter was written after he moved from New York to Los Angeles.
  • The Thin Black Duke was released by Oxbow. The seventh full-length release for the San Francisco experimental rock band is its first in a decade.
  • Compassion was released by Forest Swords. This is the second full-length release for the electronic project of Matthew Barnes.
  • Best Troubador was released by Bonnie "Prince"Billy. Will Oldham's tribute album to Merle Haggard features contributions from Van Campbell, Mary Feiock, Emmett Kelly, Nuala Kennedy, Danny Kiley, Drew Miller, Cheyenne Mize, A.J. Roach, Chris Rodahoffer, and Matt Sweeney.
  • Halo was released by Juana Molina. The seventh full-length release for the singer-songwriter from Argentina features a guest appearance from Deerhoof's John Dieterich.
  • Joan Shelley was released by Joan Shelley. The fourth full-length release for the Kentucky singer-songwriter was produced by Jeff Tweedy.
  • Everybody was released by Logic. The third full-length studio release for the Maryland rapper is a concept album with themes of race and religion with guest appearances from Black Thought, Big Lenbo, Alessia Cara, Chuck D, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ansel Elgort, Damian Lemar Hudson, Juicy J, Khalid, Killer Mike, No I.D., and Lucy Rose.
  • For Crying Out Loud was released by Kasabian. The sixth full-length release for the British rock quintet was produced by the band's lead singer, Serge Pizzorno.
  • Fresh Air was released by Faust. The 13th full-length release for the Krautrock band with Jean-Hervé Peron, Werner Diermaier and Maxime Manac'h features guest appearances from Jürgen Engler, Barbara Manning, and Ysanne Spevack.
  • From a Room, Vol. 1 was released by Chris Stapleton. The first of two releases in 2017 for the award-winning country singer-songwriter was produced by Dave Cobb.
  • I Can Spin a Rainbow was released by Amanda Palmer. This is the full-length debut collaboration between Dresden Dolls' Amanda Palmer and The Legendary Pink Dots' Edward Ka-Spel.
  • In Spades was released by The Afghan Whigs. The eighth full-length studio release for the Cincinnati alternative rock band led by Greg Dulli was recorded in New Orleans.
  • in•ter a•li•a was released by At the Drive-In. The first studio release in 17 years for the Texas post-hardcore rock band was produced by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Rich Costey.
  • Dreamfall Chapters for PlayStation 4 is released. Dreamfall Chapters continues and concludes the gripping story of Zoe Castillo, the Dreamer. Revisiting familiar locations and characters, and introducing new sights and sounds, new faces, new game mechanics, new thrills and challenges, Dreamfall Chapters takes the player on an emotional, exciting and challenging journey -- from a dystopian cyberpunk future, through the mysterious and dreamlike Storytime, to the magical landscapes of Arcadia.
  • World to the West for PlayStation 4 is released. A teleportation-mishap, a broken contract, a mysterious tree, and a foolhardy expedition set the stage for our four heroes. Follow Lumina, Teri, Knaus, and Clonington on a rip-roaring adventure full of twists and turns through the World to the West.
  • Prey for PlayStation 4 is released. You awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject in an experiment meant to change humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you delve into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you have to survive using the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities. [Bethesda Softworks]

On this day in 2016

  • Fort McMurray wildfires: Canadian province of Alberta declares a state of emergency as evacuation of 80,000 people continues.
  • Matt Irwin, Photographer.
  • Sine, Cartoonist.
  • The Colour In Anything was released by James Blake. The surprise album release of the British electronic producer's third full-length features a collaboration with Bon Iver as well as the track "Radio Silence, "which had been the tentative title of the album in 2015.
  • Pocket Card Jockey for 3DS is released. Stack cards like it's a race to the finish. And it is. In this fast-paced mash-up of solitaire and horse racing, you'll jockey your way to victory by clearing cards to energize your horse. You can even level up your noble steed through strategic positioning on the track. Can you master solitaire and horseback racing…at the same time?! After you get a dozen races under your belt, you can retire your horse—a sad moment for any jockey. However! You can relocate your horse to your very own farm and pair them with other retired horses to breed new ponies...that are completely adorable! Eventually these babies will pony up by maturing into horses that you can ride in competitions for prizes. You can then get items at Chirp's shop, such as puzzle pieces or temporary bonuses. After completing certain puzzles, your horse will gain even more stats when leveling up. That’s some next-level jockeying!
  • Kathy Rain for PC is released. Set in the 90's, Kathy Rain tells the story of a strong-willed journalism major who has to come to terms with her own troubled past as she investigates the mysterious death of her recently deceased grandfather.
  • The Rolling Stones told Donald Trump to stop playing their songs during his presidential campaign. The band issued a statement saying that the US presidential candidate did not have permission to use the band's music. Their 1969 hit 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' had been a particular favourite during his campaign..

On this day in 2015

  • " Traveller" debut album by Chris Stapleton is released (Grammy Award Best Country Album 2016, Billboard Album of the Year 2016).
  • Scientists announce the discovery of the oldest & most distant galaxy known to man, EGS-zs8-1.
  • Archaeornithura meemannae, the oldest known prehistoric bird, is discovered.
  • Craig Gruber, American rock bassist (Rainbow), who died of cancer at 63.
  • California Nights was released by Best Coast. The third full-length release for the indie pop duo was produced by Wally Gagel.
  • Fast Food was released by Nadine Shah. The second full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Ben Hiller.
  • Anxiety's Kiss was released by Coliseum. The fifth full-length release for the Kentucky hardcore trio was produced by J. Robbins.
  • Heirs was released by And So I Watch You from Afar. This is the fourth full-length release for the Belfast post-rock quartet.
  • Hypnophobia was released by Jacco Gardner. This is the second full-length release for the Dutch producer.
  • Sprinter was released by Torres. The second full-length release for the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter was co-produced with Rob Ellis.
  • The Epic was released by Kamasi Washington. The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles jazz saxophonist features his ten-piece band, as well as a 32-piece orchestra, and a 20-person choir.
  • The Good Fight was released by Oddisee. The soul-influenced release for the Brooklyn-based rapper-producer features guest appearances from Gary Clark, Jr., Nick Hakim, Tranqill, and Maimouna Youssef.
  • Non-Believers was released by Mac McCaughan. The debut full-length solo release for the Superchunk frontman under his own name features influences from 1980s music.
  • To Where the Wild Things Are was released by Death and Vanilla. This is the second full-length release for the Swedish psychedelic dream-pop duo of Marleen Nilsson and Anders Hansson.
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker for 3DS is released. Your days are numbered. Your character in Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker is stuck in a world that has been invaded and is on the brink of non-existence. At the same time, you and your friends have gained the ability to summon demons via your cell phone, and with it, a power to fight against fate. The countdown begins; will you be able to save the future of mankind?
  • ETHER One for PlayStation 4 is released. What if someone had the power to keep your loved ones memories alive? Fix memories, restore life. The fragility of the human mind is the subject of Ether One, a moving first-person adventure that subtly experiments with your feelings. Choose one of two paths through the world. One lets you play through the game at your own pace, unfolding a story free from puzzles or challenges. The other is a deeper, more involving route, on which you'll encounter complex problems that must be solved to help rebuild a clients memory.
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for Xbox One is released. It's 1946 and the Nazis are on the verge of winning WWII. In attmepting to turn the tide in the allies’ favor, B.J. Blazkowicz has to embark on an epic, two-part mission deep within Bavaria… Part one of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood - Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves - pits BJ Blazkowicz against a notorious prison warden as he breaks into Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to steal the coordinates to General Deathshead’s compound. In the second part – The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs – our hero's search for the coordinates leads him to the city of Wulfburg where an obsessed Nazi archaeologist is exhuming enigmatic artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.

On this day in 2014

  • World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Briton Mark Selby beats countryman Ronnie O'Sullivan 18-14, the first of 3 world titles.
  • China announces it will upgrade Ethiopia's infrastructure in an effort to improve a China-Africa strategic partnership.
  • 24: Live Another Day: Season 9 is released. Picking up four years since the events of season eight, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is still on run and ends up in London trying to prevent another threat in this 12-episode season.
  • Louie: Season 4 is released. After 19 months, the Emmy-winning comedy returns with a 14 episode season.
  • Data Panik Etcetera was released by Bis. The first release from the Scottish indie pop trio in 13 years contains tracks from when they recorded under the name Data Panik and songs from their previous attempt at their fourth Bis disc.
  • Brightly Painted One was released by Tiny Ruins. The second full-length release for the indie folk trio led by Hollie Fullbrook was recorded with Tom Healy.
  • Towards was released by We Were Evergreen. This is the full-length release for the French indie experimental pop trio of Fabienne Débarre, Michael Liot, and William Serfass.
  • Seven Dials was released by Roddy Frame. The fourth solo studio release for the Scottish singer was co-produced with Seb Lewsley.
  • Butler Derrick, American politician (Rep-D-SC,1974-95), who died at 77.

On this day in 2013

  • 5 people are killed after a limousine catches fire in Hayward, California.
  • Sarah Kirsch, German poet, who died at 78.
  • Greg Quill. Australian/ Canadian singer-songwriter, journalist.


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