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Today in the World Countries

  • Defenders' day is being celebrated in Kazakhstan
  • People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Man rams car into group of migrants waiting at a bus stop in Brownsville, Texas, killing eight people and injuring at least 10.
  • Don January, American golfer (PGA Championship 1967; 10 x PGA Tour wins; 22 x PGA Tour Champions wins), who died at 93.

On this day in 2022

  • Afghan women issued decree to cover their faces in public (hijab reaching head to toe) by Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, or her male guardian faces criminal punishment.
  • Berklee College of Music bestows honorary doctorates to Beatles drummer Ringo Starr; bassist Chuck Rainey; composer James Newton Howard; and R& B singer Lalah Hathaway.
  • Kang Soo-yeon, South Korean actress (The Surrogate Woman, Come Come Come Upward), who died from a cerebral hemorrhage at 55.
  • Yuri Averbakh, Chess Player.

On this day in 2021

  • Former police officer and suspected serial killer Hugo Ernesto Osorio Chávez arrested in Chalchuapa, El Salvador, after a mass grave of 15-40 bodies found at his house.
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art unveils major interior renovation and expansion designed by American architect Frank Gehry.
  • Ransomware attack on US Colonial pipeline by the DarkSide criminal group stops supply to half of east coast.
  • The World Health Organization approves the Chinese COVID-19 pandemic vaccine Sinopharm, its first made by a non-western country.
  • Martín Pando, Argentine soccer forward (11 caps; Argentinos Juniors, River Plate), who died at 86.
  • (Julie) "Tawny" Kitaen, American actress (Bachelor Party; Whitesnake videos; Witchboard), who died at 59.
  • [Julie] Tawny Kitaen, American actress (Bachelor Party; Whitesnake videos; Witchboard), who died at 59.
  • Ernest Angley, American Christian televangelist, who died at 99.
  • MOVIES: MAY 7 2021
  • Here Today is released. When veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz meets New York street singer Emma Payge, they form an unlikely yet hilarious and touching friendship that kicks the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of love and trust.
  • The Columnist is released. Successful columnist Femke (Katja Herbers) is flooded every day by anonymous harassments and death threats on social media. She becomes addicted to the vicious messages, and finds herself continuously clicking back to the hateful comments before she goes to sleep. Not only is this affecting her motivation to write new articles, but she also needs to finish writing the novel she promised to deliver her publisher. One day, she snaps…. the act of violence and revenge eases and inspires her – she writes like never before. [Film Movement]
  • Silo is released. Inspired by true events, Silo follows a harrowing day in an American farm town. Disaster strikes when teenager Cody Rose is entrapped in a 50-foot-tall grain bin. When the corn turns to quicksand, family, neighbors and first responders must put aside their differences to rescue Cody from drowning in the crop that has sustained their community for generations.
  • State Funeral is released. Moscow, March 1953: in the days following the death of Joseph Stalin, countless citizens flooded the Red Square to mourn their leader’s loss and witness his burial. Though the procession was captured in detail by hundreds of cameramen, their footage has remained largely unseen until now.
  • Undergods is released. An otherworldly journey through a Europe in decline, Undergods is a collection of darkly humorous fantasy tales about a series of men whose worlds fall apart through a visit from an unexpected stranger. Set to an original, synth score featuring ‘80s electronica, Undergods journeys through disparate eras and realities fusing failed 20th Century utopias and 21st Century Ikea nightmares.
  • The Water Man is released. Gunner (Lonnie Chavis) sets out on a quest to save his ill mother (Rosario Dawson) by searching for a mythic figure who possesses the secret to immortality, the Water Man. After enlisting the help of a mysterious local girl, Jo (Amiah Miller), they journey together into the remote Wild Horse forest -- but the deeper they venture, the stranger and more dangerous the forest becomes. Their only hope for rescue is Gunner’s father (David Oyelowo), who will stop at nothing to find them.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • The Paper Tigers is released. As teenagers, kung fu disciples Danny (Alain Uy), Hing (Ron Yuan) and Jim (Mykel Shannon Jenkins) were inseparable. Fast forward 25 years, and each has grown into a washed-up middle-aged man seemingly one kick away from pulling a hamstring—and not at all preoccupied with thoughts of martial arts or childhood best friends. But when their old master is murdered, the trio reunites, soon learning that avenging their sifu will require conquering old grudges (and a dangerous hitman still armed with ample knee cartilage) if they are to honorably defend his legacy.
  • The Boy from Medellín is released. Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin prepares for his 2019 homecoming concert amid intense political turmoil, in Matthew Heineman's latest documentary.
  • Above Suspicion is released. The chilling true story of a newly married F.B.I. poster boy assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky. There he is drawn into an illicit affair with an impoverished local woman who becomes his star informant. She sees in him her means of escape; instead, it's a ticket to disaster for both of them. This scandal shook the foundations of the nation's top law enforcement agency, ending in the first ever conviction of an F.B.I. Agent for murder.
  • Wrath of Man is released. A mysterious and wild-eyed new cash truck security guard (Jason Statham) surprises his coworkers during a heist in which he unexpectedly unleashes precision skills. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman’s ultimate motive becomes clear as he takes dramatic and irrevocable steps to settle a score.
  • Paper Spiders is released. Dawn (Lili Taylor) recently lost her husband and experiences growing anxiety as her daughter Melanie (Stefania Owen) plans to move away for college. An argument with a hostile new neighbor aggravates Dawn’s mental condition, and she begins to show signs of paranoid delusions. Melanie attempts a series of interventions, but challenging Dawn’s reality of persecution threatens to destroy their loving relationship. Melanie is forced to make the toughest of choices as she struggles to support her mother on the path toward recovery and healing.
  • Mainstream is released. A young woman (Maya Hawke) thinks she’s found a path to internet stardom when she starts making YouTube videos with a charismatic stranger (Andrew Garfield) – until the dark side of viral celebrity threatens to ruin them both.
  • Monster is released. Steve Harmon (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) is a seventeen-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder. The film follows his dramatic journey from a smart, likeable film student from Harlem attending an elite high school through a complex legal battle that could leave him spending the rest of his life in prison.
  • Mythic Quest: Season 2 is released. After the success of Raven's Banquet, Ian (Rob McElhenney) and Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao) brings the team back to plan the next expansion for their multi-player game.
  • Shrill: Season 3 is released. The third and final season sees Annie dating again as make gains in her writing career.
  • Jupiter's Legacy: Season 1 is released. After many decades of protecting the world, the first superheroes who had emerged in the 1930s are ready to pass on the torch to their children who struggle with the responsibility and expectations in this adaptation of the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely.
  • Latest Record Project, Vol. 1 was released by Van Morrison. The 28-track release from Northern Irish singer-songwriter features songs about such topics as social media and the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
  • Life by Misadventure was released by Rag 'n' Bone Man. The second full-length release for the British singer-songwriter features a guest appearance from P!nk.
  • Bright Green Field was released by Squid. The debut full-length release for the British post-punk band was produced by Dan Carey and features a guest appearance from Martha Skye Murphy.
  • Blood Bunny was released by Chloe Moriondo. The second full-length release for the Michigan indie pop artist features production and writing from Jake Aron, David Pramik, and Keith Varon.
  • Build a Problem was released by Dodie. The debut full-length release from British singer-songwriter was produced by Joe Rubel.
  • Seek Shelter was released by Iceage. The fifth full-length studio release for the Danish post-punk band was produced with Nis Bysted and Sonic Boom.
  • Van Weezer was released by Weezer. The 15th full-length studio release for the alternative rock band finally arrives after being delayed by nearly a year.
  • The Invisible Hand for PC is released. Want to get rich, quick? Welcome to FERIOS, where you’ll be empowered to pursue wealth and success as a mid-level stockbroker! Your wildest dreams of wealth can come true… at the cost of everything else.
  • Resident Evil Village for PlayStation 4 is released. The next generation of survival horror rises in the form of Resident Evil Village, the eighth major entry in the Resident Evil series. With ultra-realistic graphics powered by the RE Engine, fight for survival as danger lurks around every corner.Years after the tragic events of Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Ethan Winters has started over with his wife Mia, finally living in peace and putting the past behind them. However, Chris Redfield, the legendary hero from previous Resident Evil games, suddenly disrupts their life, throwing a devastated Ethan into a new and twisted nightmare in search of answers.
  • Hood: Outlaws & Legends for Xbox Series X is released. In a violent, medieval world, outplay rival gangs in intense PvPvE multiplayer heists. Moving in stealth to steal treasures unseen or dominating through loud and brutal combat, only the best will escape with hard-earned riches.

On this day in 2020

  • US Father and son arrested for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia, after video of the killing surfaces.
  • US unemployment claims hit 33.3 million or 20% of the workforce, vs two months ago unemployment 3.5%, a 50-year low.
  • Toxic leak at Indian chemical factory near Visakhapatnam kills at least 13 and injures many when it tried to reopen after lockdown.
  • UK economy heading for its worst crash in 300 years (-14%), since 1706, according to Bank of England forecast.
  • Wednesday Grint, Family Member, born in England.
  • Brian Bolus, Cricket Player.
  • Mike Storen, American sports executive (Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks; ABA Commissioner 1973-76), who died from cancer at 84.
  • Driveways is released. Kathy (Hong Chau), a single mother, travels with her shy eight-year-old son Cody (Lucas Jaye) to Kathy's late sister's house which they plan to clean and sell. As Kathy realizes how little she knew about her sister, Cody develops an unlikely friendship with Del (Brian Dennehy), the Korean War vet and widower who lives next door. Over the course of a summer, and with Del's encouragement, Cody develops the courage to come out of his shell and, along with his mother, finds a new place to call home.
  • Wavey The Rocket for PC is released. Play as Wavey the Rocket as he tries to stop the moon from being destroyed by an evil corporation that removes fizz from soda! A precision side scroller like no other, it's hand-crafted and set to some seriously funky hip hop.
  • Fledgling Heroes for Switch is released. Leap from the nest into a fun-filled adventure! Meet cute feathered friends, each with their own wondrous story to tell, as they dodge dastardly pirate lizARRrds, dash through frozen forests, dive under sunken temples, and flap their way from fledglings to a fully-fledged heroes.
  • Lonely Mountains: Downhill for Switch is released. Just you and your bike — take it on a thrilling ride down an unspoiled mountain landscape. Make your way through thick forests, narrow trails and wild rivers. Race, jump, slide and try not to crash — all the way from the peak to the valley.
  • Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl for Switch is released. Jay and Silent Bob Mall Brawl, an all new side-scrolling brawler set in the world famous and beloved View Askewniverse, is now available as a fully functional cartridge compatible with the original NES. This cartridge is a full game playable by either one or two players!There are three color variants available - Silent Bob Green, Jay Yellow, and NES Grey.Each copy of Jay and Silent Bob Mall Brawl comes in a retro box that has been painstakingly crafted to be as authentic as possible. The box is printed on the same material as original retro boxes and matches the same flap design at the top. The metallic gold ink on the "Limited Run"seal has also been matched to the original seal's ink.Included in the box is a retro manual, dust sleeve, and of course, a styrofoam block to hold the cartridge up inside the box. Each copy of the game will arrive shrinkwrapped.The game itself was programmed by Tomas Guinan from Spoony Bard Productions.This game is region free!
  • PONG Quest for Switch is released. Embark upon an epic adventure in PONG Quest as you take on the challenge for King and country in a journey across numerous themed dungeons populated with all manner of paddles, puzzles and balls.Customize your hero and take up the challenge in new PONG battle gameplay featuring over 50 different types of balls each with their unique abilities. Solve puzzles and gather precious loot as you uncover the secrets of the Orbs on a journey to unlock the mystery of the Spooky Door.Play with up to 4 other players in multiplayer mayhem battles, select your balls and perfect your own loadout as you clash with other paddles for supremacy within the PONG universe.No balls, no problem! Play with classic rules and show the world who is the best paddle on the planet.
  • Spirit of the North for Switch is released. Spirit of the North is a single-player 3rd-person adventure game inspired by the breathtaking and mysterious landscapes of Iceland.

On this day in 2019

  • Hackers seize control of the computer system of the US city of Baltimore, demanding a ransom in Bitcoins to unlock them.
  • Denver is the first US city to decriminalize psilocybin "magic mushrooms".
  • Venezuela's Congress strips opposition lawmakers of immunity and accuses them of treason.
  • Turkish electoral body decides to re-run the Istanbul mayoral election, won by the opposition, amid worldwide criticism.
  • Georg Katzer, German composer (electroacoustic music), who died at 84.
  • Descenders for PC is released. Descenders is extreme downhill freeriding for the modern era, with procedurally generated worlds, and where mistakes have real consequences. Will you lead your team to glory and become the next legendary Descender?
  • Shakedown Hawaii for PC is released. Vblank's open world action heads to the tropics, in Shakedown: Hawaii. From the boardroom to the streets, Shakedown parodies big business and the white collar crimes that go alongside. Build your empire, monopolize the markets, and collaterally re-zone the island's destructible sandbox.
  • Puyo Puyo Champions for Switch is released. Easy to learn, tough to master. Jump straight into fast-paced puzzle action with features fit for both friendly rivalries and competitive tournaments in Puyo Puyo Champions. Challenge your friends and family in local multiplayer or compete against players from around the world through online matchmaking. Built for all ages, this classic puzzle game comes with a surprisingly competitive edge. Craft strategic chains and drop devastating attacks with your favorite characters from over 25 years of Puyo Puyo history.

On this day in 2018

  • More mudslides in Rwanda kill 18 people bringing the year's death toll to 200.
  • Met Gala 2018 "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination'is hosted by Anna Wintour, Amal Clooney, Donatella Versace and Rihanna wearing a Pope-inspired outfit.
  • Global tourism accounts for 8% of the world's carbon emissions according to a University of Sydney study.
  • World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Welshman Mark Williams beats John Higgins of Scotland,18-16; as promised, does his press conference in the nude.
  • Tore Torell, Norwegian magician, who died of cancer at 76.
  • Jeremy D. Safran, Canadian-born American clinical psychologist, is killed during a burglary.
  • Isyaku Rabiu, Nigerian businessman and Islamic scholar, who died at 92.
  • Mikhail German, Russian writer, who died at 85.
  • Miki Muster, Slovenian artist, who died at 92.
  • Roman Toi, Estonian-Canadian composer, choral conductor and organist, who died at 101.
  • Iran-Contra figure Oliver North announced as the new President of the US National Rifle Association.

On this day in 2017

  • “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” becomes the highest grossing Indian box office film ever earning $120 million.
  • MTV becomes 1st major awards show to adopt gender-neutral categories - Emma Watson best film actor, Millie Bobby Brown best TV actor.
  • David Pell, American big band jazz saxophonist, bandleader (Dave Pell Octet), and record producer, who died at 92.
  • Emmanuel Macron wins France's presidential election defeating Marine Le Pen.

On this day in 2016

  • 142nd Kentucky Derby: 3-1 chance Nyquist ridden by Mario Gutierrez wins in front of second largest attendance of 167,227.
  • Rich Kids of Beverly Hills star Morgan Stewart at the age of 27 weds cast-mate and real estate agent Brendan Fitzpatrick at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California.
  • Harold Kroto, English chemist, (Nobel Prize laureate 1996), who died at 76.
  • John Krish, British documentary filmmaker (Let My People Go), who died at 92.
  • Chris Mitchell, Scottish footballer, commits suicide at 27.

On this day in 2015

  • Three of B.B. King's 11 surviving children lost a bid in a Las Vegas court to take control over their father's affairs after they said they suspect the 89-year-old Blues legend's manager of stealing his money and neglecting his medical care while blocking them from seeing him in home hospice care. King died in his sleep on May 14,2015, at the age of 89..
  • Underwater explorers discover a silver ingot of Captain William Kidd's treasure near Madagascar.
  • Sir Samuel "Sam" Edwards, Welsh physicist (condensed matter physics), who died at 87.
  • The Seven Five is released. Meet the dirtiest cop in New York City history. In the 1980s, Michael Dowd patrolled the mean streets of one of the toughest precincts in Brooklyn. He also headed a ruthless criminal network that stole money and drugs, ultimately resulting in the city’s biggest ever corruption scandal. In this explosive true crime saga, Dowd tells all as he relives his days as a mobster with a badge. [IFC Films]
  • Bloo Kid 2 for 3DS is released. Bloo Kid 2 is a 2D retro-style platformer experience with pixel graphics and a full chiptune soundtrack.Run, jump and swim your way through five huge worlds with nine levels each.Master brutal boss fights, and discover lots of secrets in the world of Bloo Kid 2.After rescuing his girlfriend from the hands of the evil wizard, Bloo Kid and Pink Girl enjoy life with their newborn "Pink Kid". But then, a whole new adventure starts just out of the bloo...Bloo Kid 2 features-Five worlds with nine levels each-Hand-crafted, colourful pixel-graphics-A full chiptune soundtrack-Epic boss battles-Tons of secrets
  • British General Elections: Conservative Party win outright majority and David Cameron returns as Prime Minister.

On this day in 2014

  • Fighting between pro-Russian and Kiev forces continue amid fears internationally of a civil war in the Ukraine.
  • Colin Pillinger, Astrologer.
  • Wilbur Rakestraw, Race Car Driver.
  • Will Gaines, American-British tap dancer, who died at 86.
  • Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure for PC is released. Tesla Effect revives the glory years of PC adventure games with a return to the full-motion video (FMV) game genre. Known for its sardonic humor, Tesla Effect will be the first Tex Murphy game since 1998. ATLUS and Big Finish games will release Tesla Effect on Steam and other PC platforms worldwide in early 2014.


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