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  • Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day is being celebrated in Sri Lanka
  • Martyrs' Day is being celebrated in Syria
  • St. George's Day is being celebrated in Bulgaria
  • Vesak Day is being celebrated in Indonesia
  • People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2022

  • Explosion at the five-star Hotel Saratoga due to suspected a gas leak in Havana, Cuba kills at least 35 people.
  • George Perez, Comic Book Artist.
  • George Pérez, American comic book artist (The Avenger; Teen Titans), who died of pancreatic cancer at 67.
  • Along for the Ride is released. The summer before college Auden meets the mysterious Eli, a fellow insomniac. While the seaside town of Colby sleeps, the two embark on a nightly quest to help Auden experience the fun, carefree teen life she never knew she wanted.
  • Human Factors is released. A mysterious home invasion triggers off a shake in the core of a cosmopolitan middle-class family and unveils the fragility of truth and the power of individual perspective.
  • In Front of Your Face is released. After years living abroad, former actress Sangok (Lee Hyeyoung) is back in Seoul, staying with her sister Jeongok (Cho Yunhee) in her high-rise apartment. The siblings sleep late, have breakfast in a cafe and visit a restaurant owned by Jeongok's son. But as the details of Sangok's day accrue (a spill on her blouse, an encounter at her childhood home), it becomes clear that there is much she is not revealing. And these mysterious circumstances have something to do with her decision to meet with film director Jaewon (Kwon Haehyo) to discuss her return to acting.
  • Lux Æterna is released. Béatrice Dalle and Charlotte Gainsbourg are on a film set telling stories about witches. Technical problems and psychotic outbreaks gradually plunge the shoot into chaos.
  • The Takedown is released. Ousmane Diakité (Omar Sy) and François Monge (Laurent Lafitte) are two cops with very different styles, backgrounds and careers. The unlikely pair are reunited once again for a new investigation that takes them across France. What seemed to be a simple drug deal turns out to be a high scale criminal case wrapped in danger and unexpected comedy. [Netflix]
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Operation Mincemeat is released. It’s 1943.?The Allies are determined to break Hitler’s grip on occupied Europe, and plan to launch an all-out assault on Sicily; but they face an impossible challenge - how to protect the invasion force from potential annihilation. It falls to two remarkable intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Matthew Macfadyen) to dream the most inspired and improbable disinformation strategy of the war - centered on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man. [Netflix]
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is released. In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.
  • Happening is released. France,1963. Anne is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant, she sees the opportunity to finish her studies and escape the constraints of her social background disappearing. With her final exams fast approaching and her belly growing, Anne resolves to act, even if she has to confront shame and pain, even if she must risk prison to do so.
  • The Wilds: Season 2 is released. The still stranded girls discover there is also a group of teenage boys on the island in the second season of the thriller series.
  • Un Verano Sin Ti was released by Bad Bunny. The surprise release from Latin artist Bad Bunny (who will also star in a Spiderman spin-off film in 2024) features guest appearances from Rauw Alejandro, Buscabulla, Chencho Corleone, Jhay Cortez, Tony Dize, Bomba Estéreo, and The Marías.
  • We've Been Going About This All Wrong was released by Sharon Van Etten. The sixth full-length release from singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten was produced with Daniel Knowles.
  • WE was released by Arcade Fire. The sixth full-length release for Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire is its final one with Will Butler, who left the band after the album was completed.
  • Radiate Like This was released by Warpaint. The first full-length release in nearly six years for Los Angeles indie rock band Warpaint was produced with Sam Petts-Davies.
  • How to Let Go was released by Sigrid. The second full-length release for the Norwegian pop singer-songwriter Sigrid features a guest appearance from Bring Me The Horizon.
  • *Happiness Not Included was released by Soft Cell. The first full-length studio release in 20 years for British synth-pop duo Soft Cell features a song collaboration with the Pet Shop Boys.
  • Headful of Sugar was released by Sunflower Bean. The third full-length release for New York indie rock trio Sunflower Bean was produced and mixed by Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Jacob Portrait.
  • Endless Rooms was released by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. The third full-length release for Melbourne-based indie rock band Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever was produced with Matt Duffy.
  • A Bit of Previous was released by Belle and Sebastian. The latest full-length release for Scottish indie pop band Belle And Sebastian was self-produced and features contributions from Kevin Burleigh, Shawn Everett, Brian McNeil, and Matt Wiggins.
  • All Souls Hill was released by The Waterboys. The latest full-length release for Mike Scott-led folk rock band The Waterboys was co-produced with Simon Dine.
  • Come Home the Kids Miss You was released by Jack Harlow. The second full-length studio release for Kentucky rapper Jack Harlow features guest appearances from Drake, Lil Wayne, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell Williams.
  • Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit for PC is released. Crowns and Pawns, a modern-day point and click adventure, inspired by classics such as Broken Sword, Monkey Island, Still Life, Syberia and others. Experience the legendary stories of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, bring to light the villainous branch of the KGB, solve puzzles and follow hints to reveal the secrets of the King who was never crowned.The story follows a girl from Chicago, Milda, who unexpectedly receives an inheritance from her grandfather - a house in Lithuania. She sets off to Europe, but upon arrival she is threatened by an unknown man, demanding that she gives up her inheritance. Determined and intrigued, she explores the run-down house, discovering old documents and clues dating back to the 15th century. Before long, Milda gets dragged into a dangerous search for a long-lost mysterious relic...

On this day in 2021

  • Armed police raid on drug traffickers kills 25 in cities deadliest ever, in a favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • American gospel, soul, and R&B singer Pervis Staples died suddenly in his home in Dolton, Illinois, at the age of 85. The Staple Singers are best known for their 1970s hits ‘Respect Yourself’, ‘I'll Take You There’, ‘If You're Ready (Come Go with Me)’, and ‘Let's Do It Again’..
  • Carlos Timoteo Griguol, Argentine soccer midfielder (Atlanta, Rosario Central) and manager (Ferro Carril Oeste, Real Betis, River Plate), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 84.
  • Kentaro Miura, Japanese manga author (Berserk), who died at 54.
  • Pervis Staples, American gospel vocalist (The Staple Singers -" Uncloudy Day"), who died at 85.
  • The Drowning: Season 1 is released. Jodie (Jill Halfpenny) spots a teenager who resembles her missing son (who was presumed drowned nine years ago). After the police are unwilling to investigate, she begins her own investigation in this British thriller created by Francesca Brill and Luke Watson.[Premiered originally in the UK on Channel 5 on 1 Feb 2021; in the US and Canada on Sundance Now and Acorn TV on 6 May 2021]
  • Girls5eva: Season 1 is released. After a rapper samples their one hit song, members of the 1990s girl group (Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell and Busy Philipps) see an opportunity to stage a comeback in this comedy series created by Meredith Scardino.
  • Demeo for PC is released. RPG fans, unite… in virtual reality. A dark force has taken over the underworld in Resolution Games’ upcoming RPG dungeon crawler, Demeo, and it’s a world you’re not likely to survive alone.
  • Metro Exodus: Enhanced Edition for PC is released. For PC players, we’re taking advantage of our new Fully Ray Traced Lighting Pipeline and the latest GPU-capable hardware from NVIDIA and AMD to offer the ultimate Ray Traced experience – the Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition. This upgrade is so extensive, it will require a Ray Tracing capable GPU as the minimum spec, and we will need to deliver this version as a separate product – it is not a simple ‘patch’ to the base game – instead it will be offered as an extra entitlement to all existing Metro Exodus PC players.
  • Skate City for PlayStation 4 is released. Skate City captures the heart and soul of street skating in an authentic light. Players will have the opportunity to explore three unique cities based off of real-world skate locations, including the streets of Los Angeles, Oslo, and Barcelona in our console and PC release. Set to original lo-fi beats, you can ride like a local through each city’s Challenge mode, or take it at your own pace with Endless Skate.

On this day in 2020

  • UK becomes the first European country to report over 30,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Irish organisation repays a 170 year old favor, raising over $2 million (to date) for US Navajo Nation and Hopi Reservation badly affected by COVID-19 pandemic. In 1840s Choctaw Nation sent $170 to aid Irish potato famine..
  • English rock singer Brian Howe died of cardiac arrest age 66. He is best known for replacing Paul Rodgers as the lead vocalist of Bad Company. Howe's career was jump-started in 1983 when Ted Nugent recruited him to handle lead vocals for his Penetrator album and front its subsequent world tour..
  • Florian Schneider, co-founder of the highly influential electronic pop group Kraftwerk, died at the age of 73. The German quartet set the template for synthesiser music in the 1970s and 80s with songs like 'Autobahn' and 'The Model'..
  • At least 90,000 healthcare workers worldwide infected by COVID-19 pandemic, more than 260 nurses have died according to International Council of Nurses.
  • Brian Howe, British rock singer (Bad Company,1986-93 - "This Love" ; "Holy Water"), who died of a heart attack at 66.
  • Millie Small, Jamaican singer (My Boy Lollipop), who died of a stroke at 72.
  • Steve Blackmore, Welsh rugby union prop (4 caps; Cardiff RFC), who died from a brain tumour at 58.
  • Becoming is released. Becoming is an intimate look into the life of former First Lady Michelle Obama during a moment of profound change, not only for her personally but for the country she and her husband served over eight impactful years in the White House. The film offers a rare and up-close look at her life, taking viewers behind the scenes as she embarks on a 34-city tour that highlights the power of community to bridge our divides and the spirit of connection that comes when we openly and honestly share our stories.
  • Former intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi sworn in as new Iraqi Prime Minister,3rd to be nominated in six months.

On this day in 2019

  • French telecom company Orange and its former CEO with other executives go on trial in France for psychological harassment of their staff that unions claim resulted in 19 suicides and 12 other attempts.
  • One million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction according to a major new UN report.
  • Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei announces a moratorium on the death penalty for gay sex and adultery after worldwide condemnation over new Sharia laws.
  • World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Englishman Judd Trump wins his first world crown beating John Higgins of Scotland,18-9.
  • Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, British son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, born in London, England.
  • Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, First child of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex & Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Portland Hospital, born in United Kingdom.
  • Seymour Nurse, Barbadian cricketer (prolific WI batsman,258 v NZ 1969), who died at 85.
  • Kadir Misiroglu, Poet.
  • Chernobyl: Season 1 is released. Soviet nuclear physicist Valery Legasov (Jared Harris), Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina (Stellan Skarsga°rd), and Soviet nuclear physicist Ulana Khomyuk (Emily Watson) were some of the people who worked to stop radioactive material from the 1986 nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant from spreading further in this HBO/Sky co-production five-part miniseries.
  • Pablo Sandoval becomes second MLB player since 1900 to throw a scoreless outing, hit a home run and steal a base in the same game in SF Giants'12-4 loss in Cincinnati; joins Christy Mathewson 1905.

On this day in 2018

  • Herbert E. Brekle, German typographer and linguist, who died at 82.
  • Khaled Mohieddin, Egyptian military officer (member of the Revolutionary Command Council), who died at 95.
  • Cirilo Bautista, Filipino writer and poet, who died at 76.
  • Brad Steiger, American author and paranormal researcher, who died at 82.
  • George G. Hall, Northern Irish applied mathematician, who died at 93.
  • Eric Geboers, Belgian motocross racer and five-time world champion, drowns at 55.
  • Sweetbitter: Season 1 is released. 22-year old Tess (Ella Purnell) faces the fast-paced world of her new job at an exclusive restaurant in New York City in this adaptation the novel of the same name by series creator Stephanie Danler.
  • Vida: Season 1 is released. Estranged sisters Emma (Mishel Prada) and Lyn (Melissa Barrera) return to the Eastside of Los Angeles after the death of their mother, where they must deal with the family business and discover secrets about their mother in the half-hour drama.

On this day in 2017

  • 143rd Kentucky Derby: Always Dreaming ridden by John Velasquez wins.
  • France bans too thin fashion models and makes labeling of digitally enhanced photos mandatory.
  • Bus crash in Arusha region, Tanzania kills 35.
  • 84 abducted schoolgirls released in exchange for Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria.
  • Conor Jack Mcgregor, Family Member, born in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Country music singer Josh Gracin at the age of 36 weds partner Katie Weir in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Olympic diver Tom Daley at the age of 23 weds Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black at Bovey Castle in Devon, England.
  • Steven Holcomb, American Bobsledder (Olympic gold 2010), who died at 37.

On this day in 2016

  • Actress Kaitlin Doubleday at the age of 31 weds DJ Devin Lucien in an outdoor ceremony in Big Sur, California.
  • Reg Grundy, Australian media and television mogul (Neighbours, Prisoner), who died at 92.
  • Niklaus Schilling, Swiss film director (Dormire, Atem, Rheingold), who died at 72.
  • Patrick Ekeng, Soccer Player.
  • Bridgend is released. Sara and her dad, Dave, arrive to a small village in Bridgend County. The village is haunted by suicides amongst its young inhabitants, and Sara falls dangerously in love with one of the teenagers, Jamie while Dave as the town’s new policeman tries to stop the mysterious chain of suicides. [Kimstim Films]
  • Elstree 1976 is released. Elstree 1976 explores the lives of the actors and extras behind one of the most celebrated science fiction films in cinematic history: Star Wars. A captivating look at the unheralded stars of George Lucas’s original film - from the man behind film’s most iconic villain, to the actor whose character was completely cut from the final film - the documentary delves into the eccentric community these individuals have formed and how the Star Wars franchise – which spans five decades from A New Hope to The Force Awakens – continues to impact their lives decades later. [FilmRise]
  • Dark Horse is released. Set in a former mining village in Wales, Dark Horse is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse. Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land, before suffering a near fatal accident. Nursed back to health by the love of his owners - for whom he's become a source of inspiration and hope - he makes a remarkable recovery, returning to the track for a heart-stopping comeback. [Sony Pictures Classics]
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Captain America: Civil War is released. Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain. [Marvel]
  • Mothers and Daughters is released. Photographer Rigby Gray (Selma Blair) captures uplifting stories of motherhood, inspiring a decision even she wouldn't expect.
  • Being Charlie is released. Charlie is a troublesome 18-year-old who breaks out of a youth drug treatment clinic, but when he returns home to Los Angeles, he's given an intervention by his parents and forced to go to an adult rehab. There, he meets a beautiful but troubled girl, Eva, and is forced to battle with drugs, elusive love and divided parents.
  • Dheepan is released. Dheepan is a Tamil freedom fighter, a Tiger. In Sri Lanka, the Civil War is reaching its end, and defeat is near. Dheepan decides to flee, taking with him two strangers – a woman and a little girl – hoping that they will make it easier for him to claim asylum in Europe. Arriving in Paris, the ‘family’ moves from one temporary home to another until Dheepan finds work as the caretaker of a run-down housing block in the suburbs. He works to build a new life and a real home for his ‘wife’ and his ‘daughter’, but the daily violence he confronts quickly reopens his war wounds, and Dheepan is forced to reconnect with his warrior’s instincts to protect the people he hopes will become his true family. [Sundance Selects]
  • Detour was released by Cyndi Lauper. The pop singer-songwriter covers country songs for her 11th full-length studio release with guest appearances from Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Jewel, Alison Krauss, and Willie Nelson.
  • Cult Following was released by Little Scream. Working with Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, the second full-length release for the Canadian-based indie artist Laurel Sprengelmeyer features guest appearances from such artists as Sufjan Stevens, Sharon Van Etten, and Kyp Malone.
  • Get Gone was released by Seratones. The debut full-length release for the Louisiana-based rock band led by A.J. Haynes was produced by Jimbo Mathus.
  • Bloom Forever was released by Thomas Cohen. The debut full-length solo release for the ex-S.C.U.M. frontman chronicles his life between 2012 and 2015 with songs influenced by his marriage to Peaches Geldof, the birth of their children, and her sudden death at 25.
  • As If Apart was released by Chris Cohen. This is the second full-length solo release for the former Deerhoof guitarist.
  • Bottomless Pit was released by Death Grips. Released digitally, the instrumentals and vocals for the fifth full-length studio release for the Sacramental experimental hip-hop band was also released as a free download. A physical release of the entire album is scheduled for July.
  • Paradise was released by White Lung. The fourth full-length release for the Canadian punk rock band was produced by Lars Stalfors.
  • Konnichiwa was released by Skepta. The fourth full-length studio release for the British grime artist features guest appearances from BBK, D Double E, ASAP Nast, JME, Novelist, Wiley, Pharrell Williams and Young Lord.
  • Hopelessness was released by Anohni. The debut solo release for the lead singer of Antony And The Johnsons was produced by Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke.
  • Spiritual Songs For Lovers To Sing was released by LUH. The debut full-length release for the duo of WU LYF's Ellery Roberts and Ebony Hoorn was produced by The Haxan Cloak.
  • Will was released by Julianna Barwick. The third full-length release for Brooklyn experimental artist was self-produced and features contributions from Mas Ysa's Thomas Arsenault, Dutch cellist Maarten Vos and percussionist, Jamie Ingalls.
  • Take Me to the Alley was released by Gregory Porter. The fourth full-length release for the soul-jazz singer-songwriter was produced by Kamau Kenyatta.
  • 99.9% was released by Kaytranada. The debut full-length studio release for the Canadian electronic producer under the name Kaytranada (he has six credited under Kaytradamus) features guest appearances from such artists as AlunaGeorge, BadBadNotGood, Craig David, Little Dragon, Vic Mensa, Anderson.Paak, Phonte, and Syd tha Kyd.
  • Scrap Garden for PC is released. Scrap Garden is a puzzle platformer about the adventures of Canny, a lonely robot, who awakens in a post-apocalyptic world to find all other robots shut down and seized up. What happened to the City? Why did all robots stop moving? Did anyone survive except him?
  • Coffin Dodgers for Xbox One is released. Welcome to a suburban retirement village where all is not as it seems…After settling down to recover from the responsibilities of working life, the residents of Sunny Pines have been idling away the days, life could not be more tranquil. However, a creepy new resident, Mr Grim Reaper, looks set to turn retirement on its head… After years trawling the earth for souls to harvest, Mr Grim Reaper concludes Sunny Pines is where he’ll lay his hat; here he can harvest souls from the comfort of his rocking chair. However, seven of the sprightliest OAPs (old age pensioners) have other ideas and set out to prove that life for Grim at Sunny Pines definitely won’t be like shooting fish in a barrel.

On this day in 2015

  • British-Jamaican singer and songwriter Errol Brown, best known as the frontman of the soul and funk band Hot Chocolate died of liver cancer at his home in the Bahamas. Their hits included 'You Sexy Thing', 'So You Win Again' and 'Brother Louie'. His break in music came in 1969 when he recorded a version of 'Give Peace a Chance' with some friends. Unable to change the lyrics without John Lennon's permission, he sent a copy to his record label, Apple, and the song was released with Lennon's approval..
  • The results of the evolution of western pop music, spanning from 1960 to 2010, was published in The Royal Society Open Science Journal. The scientists who looked at more than 17,000 songs found three music revolutions - in 1964,1983 and 1991. In 1964 the invasion of British bands introduced a radical new rocky sound. Synthesisers, samplers and drum machines, drove a second major style shift in 1983. The third, in 1991, came about when rap and hip-hop went mainstream. The team also refuted claims that pop music was starting to sound the same..
  • Errol Brown, British-Jamaican singer-songwriter (Hot Chocolate - "You Sexy Thing"), who died at 71.
  • I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story is released. For 45 years, Caroll Spinney has been beloved by generations of children as the man behind Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch - and at 80 years old, he has no intention of stopping. A loving portrait of the man in the yellow suit, I Am Big Bird features extraordinary footage of Spinney's earliest collaborations with Jim Henson as it traces his journey from bullied child to childhood icon. And as the yellow feathers give way to grey hair, it is the man, not the puppet, who will steal your heart. [Tribeca Film]
  • Project CARS for PC is released. Create a driver, pick from a variety of motorsports, and shift into high gear to chase a number of Historic Goals and ultimate recognition in the Hall Of Fame. Then test your skills online either in competitive fully-loaded race weekends, leaderboard-based time challenges, or continually-updated community events.
  • Jim [James] Wright, American politician (D-Texas) (Speaker of the House 1987-1989), who died at 92.

On this day in 2014

  • Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau, releases a 57 minute video boasting about abducting schoolgirls in Nigeria.
  • Antony Hopkins [Reynolds], British composer, pianist, conductor (Intimate Opera Company,1954-62), writer, and radio broadcaster (Talking About Music,1954-92), who died at 93.
  • Aziz Sattar, Movie Actor.
  • Farley Mowat, Canadian author, who died at 92.
  • Jimmy Ellis, American boxer & WBA heavyweight champion, who died from dementia at 74.
  • Leslie Thomas, Welsh writer (The Virgin Soldiers), who died at 83.
  • Life Among the Savages was released by Papercuts. The fifth full-length release for the Jason Quever music project was recorded mostly in his San Francisco home studio.
  • Luminous was released by The Horrors. The fourth full-length release for the British rock quintet was recorded with co-producer Craig Silvey.
  • Natalie Merchant was released by Natalie Merchant. The self-produced release for the former 10,000 Maniacs singer is her first album of original songs since 2001's Motherland.
  • Nikki Nack was released by tUnE-yArDs. The third full-length release for the music project of Merrill Garbus was produced by John Hill and Malay.
  • III was released by BadBadNotGood. The third release for the Canadian hip-hop jazz trio of Chester Hansen, Alex Sowinski, and Matthew Tavares was produced by Frank Dukes.
  • I Never Learn was released by Lykke Li. The third full-length release for the Swedish singer-songwriter was produced with Björn Yttling and Greg Kurstin.
  • Sheezus was released by Lily Allen. The third studio release for the British pop singer was produced by DJ Dahi, Greg Kurstin, and Shellback.
  • Someday World was released by Karl Hyde. The collaborative release from Brian Eno and Karl Hyde was produced by Eno and Fred Gibson.
  • Soul Power was released by Curtis Harding. The debut full-length release for the Atlanta-based singer was self-produced.
  • Southsiders was released by Atmosphere. The theme of pain and hope continues on the sixth full-length studio release from the Minnesota indie rap duo of MC Slug and producer DJ Ant.
  • The Nihilist was released by Liam Finn. The third full-length solo release for the son of Crowded House's Neil Finn was recorded in Brooklyn.
  • Farmer's Corner was released by Wooden Wand. The latest release from James Jackson Toth as Wooden Wand was recorded over six different sessions.
  • Breathing Statues was released by Young Magic. The second full-length release for the Brooklyn trio-turned duo of Isaac Emmanuel and Melati Malaywas was recorded while on tour.
  • Corazón was released by Santana. The largely Spanish-language Latin release from the guitarist features guest appearances from such artists as ChocQuibTown, Lila Downs, Gloria Estefan, Juanes, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Ziggy Marley, Miguel, Niña Pastori, Pitbull, Samuel Rosa, Wayne Shorter, Soledad, and Diego Torres.
  • Christmas Island was released by Andrew Jackson Jihad. The fifth full-length studio release for the Phoenix-based folk-punk band was produced with John Congleton.
  • All or Nothin' was released by Nikki Lane. The second full-length release for the Nashville-based singer-songwriter was produced by Dan Auerbach.
  • Artificial Sweeteners was released by Fujiya & Miyagi. The fifth full-length studio release for the British trio is more heavily electronic than its previous release.
  • Asiatisch was released by Fatima Al Qadiri. The debut release for the Senegal-born and now Brooklyn-based artist is a concept album of a futuristic China.
  • Youth Culture Forever was released by PAWS. The second full-length release for the Scottish indie rock trio was self-produced.
  • Flockers for PC is released. Flockers is a modern day take on the classic A to B puzzle genre with a generous helping of dark humour for good measure.
  • Kentucky Route Zero - Act III for PC is released. Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realistic adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it.
  • Outlast: Whistleblower for PC is released. As Waylon Park, the whistleblower who emailed Miles Upshur, you’ll witness psycho killers and asylum security face off as all hell truly breaks loose. Survive, and you may just have a chance to expose the terrible secrets at the heart of Mount Massive and unmask the true face of the Murkoff Corporation for all the world to see.
  • MLB 14: The Show for PlayStation 4 is released. MLB 14 The Show is a realistic baseball game that allows players to feel the MLB experience with moments such as when you're called up to the majors, a sacrifice fly to left field, or crushing a walk-off homer to win it all.
  • Sportsfriends for PlayStation 4 is released. Sportsfriends is a tight-knit compendium of local multiplayer games for living rooms, parties, and even backyards. Features: retro-styled fighting game BaraBariBall, QWOP-like pole vault dueling game Super Pole Riders, high-velocity sports game Hokra, and face-to-face physical party game Johann Sebastian Joust.
  • Stick it to the Man! for PlayStation 4 is released. Meet Ray, he lives in a world where everything is made out of paper and stickers. One day he has an accident and wakes up with a giant pink spaghetti arm sticking out of his brain. This gives him awesome powers and he can suddenly change the world around him by folding it, tearing it, pulling stickers off and sticking them elsewhere! And if that weren't enough, Ray can also read peoples minds! Digging into the brains of his fellow citizens, Ray can hear their thoughts and use that to his advantage. Unfortunately, Ray doesn't have much time to get to grips with his new abilities. He is framed by 'The Man' with a crime he didn't commit, and is on the run. Can you help to get Ray out of this sticky situation?
  • Bound by Flame for PlayStation 4 is released. You are a mercenary possessed by a flame demon in a desperate world ravaged by seven Ice Lords and their Dead-Army. In this RPG where all your choices lead to consequences, you will have to choose between unleashing the powers of the beast within and rejecting the demonic influence that wants to claim your humanity.
  • Borderlands 2 for PlayStation Vita is released. Borderlands 2 furthers the distinct blending of First Person Shooter and Role Playing genres to create the true evolution of the Role Playing Shooter. Team up with up to three other players for four-player online goodness or go old-school with two-player split-screen couch sharing mayhem as you spend hours leveling up your character and equipping them with one of the millions of badass weapons. Borderlands 2 features a new visually stunning array of procedurally generated guns, shields, grenades, artifacts, enemies and more. Choose one of the four new character classes to be taken through a carefully crafted and connected story to all new and surprising environments across the living planet of Pandora. Make new friends, arm them to the teeth and fight alongside them on your relentless quest for revenge and redemption.
  • God of War Collection for PlayStation Vita is released. Two Epic Adventures of Conquest, Destiny, and Vengeance, God of War and God of War II, return for the first time on BluRay Disc. In God of War: Colleciton, you will experience the dark world of Ancient Greece through Kratos, a brutal warrior determined to murder the God of War and alter what no mortal has ever changed... fate itself.

On this day in 2013

  • Wal-Mart becomes the largest company by revenue on the Fortune 500 list.
  • The US Senate passes a bill enabling taxing of online sales.
  • 13 people are killed in clashes with Bangladeshi police in Dhaka.
  • Lauryn Hill was sentenced in the US state of New Jersey to three months in jail for tax evasion. The 37 year-old Grammy-winning singer had failed to pay taxes on about $1.8m (£1.2m) of earnings between 2005-07. In a statement to the judge, Hill said she had intended to pay the taxes but could not after withdrawing from public life and ending her music career to raise her children. Hill has six children, five of whom she had with Rohan Marley, the son of Bob Marley..
  • Faye Knightly, Instagram Star, born in Clinton, MD.
  • Alfred Walliams, Family Member, born in England.
  • Diary was released by The D.O.T.. This is the second release for the Mike Skinner and The Music's Rob Harvey collaboration.
  • Heart of Nowhere was released by Noah and the Whale. The fourth release for the folk rock band includes a guest appearance by Anna Calvi.
  • The Child of Lov was released by The Child of Lov. The debut release for the Dutch artist Cole Williams features guest appearances from Damon Albarn and DOOM.
  • Some Say I So I Say Light was released by Ghostpoet. Co-produced with Richard Formby, the second release for the British electronic artist features guest appearance from Gwilym Gold, Charles Hayward, Dave Okumu, Lucy Rose, and Woodpecker Wooliams.
  • Giulio Andreotti, Italian Prime Minister, who died at 94.


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