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Today in the World Countries
- Day of memory and honor is being celebrated in Uzbekistan
- Day of victory over fascism is being celebrated in Azerbaijan
- Europe Day is being celebrated in Kosovo, Luxembourg
- Liberation Day is being celebrated in Guernsey, Jersey
- Victory and Peace Day is being celebrated in Armenia
- Victory Day is being celebrated in Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Ukraine
- Victory Day (RS) is being celebrated in Bosnia And Herzegovina
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Cos Sylvan, Bassist, born in Canada.
On this day in 2022
- An Andy Warhol portrait of Marilyn Monroe sells for $195 million at auction in New York - the highest price ever for an American artwork.
- 44 more inmates die in a prison riot in Ecuador, leading Amnesty International to say imprisonment nearly “a death sentence” now in Ecuador.
- TV SERIES
- Candy: Season 1 is released.
The miniseries created by Robin Veith is based on the true story of Candy Montgomery (Jessica Biel), who killed her neighbor Betty Gore (Melanie Lynskey) with an axe in 1980 Texas.
On this day in 2021
- Jose Manuel Caballero, Poet.
- TV SERIES
- Ziwe: Season 1 is released.
The late-night variety show from writer/comedian Ziwe will feature interviews, unscripted segments and sketches.
On this day in 2020
- Little Richard died of bone cancer at the age of 87. He had his biggest hits in the 1950s and was known for his exuberant performances and flamboyant outfits. With the likes of Chuck Berry and Elvis, he was one of the handful of US acts who mixed blues, R&B and gospel that led to the evolution of rock 'n' roll. He sold more than 30 million records worldwide with hits including 'Good Golly Miss Molly', 'Lucille', 'Tutti Frutti' and 'Long Tall Sally'..
- Little Richard, Rock Singer.
- Little Richard [Wayne Penniman], American singer-songwriter and rock 'n'roll pioneer (Tutti Frutti), who died at 87.
- Kristina Lugn, Poet.
- Pedro Pablo León, Peruvian soccer forward (49 caps; Alianza Lima), who died from pneumonia and kidney failure at 76.
On this day in 2019
- Pope Francis introduces new rules on reporting sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, criticized for not going far enough.
- New Australian $50 bank note misspelling of responsibility as "responsibilty" discovered on 46 million notes.
- New Australian $50 bank note misspells responsibility as "responsibilty" on 46 million notes.
- Archaeologists hail Anglo-Saxon tomb found 2003 in Prittlewell, England, as Britain’s equivalent of Tutankhamun’s tomb as full report of its contents published.
- At least 65 migrants drown off the coast of Tunisia when their boat capsizes after leaving Libya according to the UN.
- English clubs create football history by taking all 4 final spots in Europe's 2 major competitions; Chelsea & Arsenal qualify in Europa Cup after 'miracle'Champions League wins for Liverpool & Spurs.
- French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin (72) successfully crosses the Atlantic Ocean in a barrel arriving in Martinique.
- Psalm West, Family Member, born in Los Angeles, CA.
- Freddie Starr, English comedian & singer (The Freddie Starr Showcase), who died at 76.
On this day in 2018
- Nicaraguan anti-government protests involving tens of thousands take place in Managua and Matagalpa y Chinandega.
- Oldest viral DNA, a form of hepatitis B, reported discovered in 7,000 year old skeleton found in Germany.
- Manchester City smashes EPL records in 3-1 win over Brighton - most goals (105), most points (97) and most wins (31).
- President of Iran Hassan Rouhani and some Iranians react angrily to President Trump pulling the US out the Iran Nuclear deal.
- Historic win in Malaysian general election by opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan led by 92 year old former Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, defeating Prime Minister Najib Razak and ending 61 years of rule by the Barisan Nasional coalition.
- India's Supreme Court criticises the country’s archaeological conservation body for failing to protect the Taj Mahal from discoloration and green slime.
- Iranians and their president Hassan Rouhani react angrily to President Trump pulling the US out the Iran Nuclear deal.
- Dam bursts after heavy rains near Solai, Kenya, killing at least 41.
- Argentina announces talks with the IMF amid a new financial crisis with interest rates at 40%.
- Walmart takes a majority stake in Indian online retailer Flipkart for 16 billion.
- Delphine Gibson, American supercentenarian & former oldest person in the US, who died at 114 years and 265 days.
- Duke Friedrich of Württemberg, German aristocrat & heir to the House of Württemberg, who died at 56 in a traffic collision.
- John Teulan, Race Car Driver.
- Scott Hutchison, Guitarist.
- Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen, Australian heroin smuggler (Bali Nine), who died of stomach cancer at 34.
- Poldine Carlo, American writer & Koyukon elder, who died at 97.
- Omar Daoud, Libyan footballer, who died in a traffic collision at 35.
On this day in 2017
- Moon Jae-in elected President of South Korea after a snap election to replace Park Geun-hye.
- Swiss-born Italian record producer, composer, musician and DJ Robert Miles died in Ibiza, Spain at the age of 47 after a 9-month battle with stage 4 metastatic cancer.He was best known for his 1996 hit 'Children' which reached No.1 in more than 12 countries..
- US President Donald Trump dismisses FBI Director James Comey.
- Jakarta’s Christian governor Ahok jailed for 2 years for blasphemy.
- Fossil of Chinese feathered baby dinosaur formally identified as Beibeilong sinensis (baby dragon in Chinese).
- Birdie Joe Danielson, Family Member, born in Phoenix, AZ.
- Christopher Boykin, Reality Star.
- Qian Qichen, Chinese diplomat & vice premier, who died at 89.
- Robert Miles, Music Producer.
- Robert Miles [Roberto Concina], Swiss musician, record producer, and composer of trance and ambient music (" Children"), who died of pancreatic cancer at 47.
- Michael Parks, American actor (Tusk, Then Came Bronson), who died at 77.
On this day in 2016
- Rodrigo Duterte wins Philippine presidential election, promising war on drug trade and killing of criminals.
- Boris Johnson resigns as Mayor of London, succeeded by Sadiq Khan.
- Dennis Nineham, British theologian, who died at 94.
- John Warr, English cricket bowler (avg 281) & president (MCC), who died at 88.
On this day in 2015
- A gun fight erupts in Macedonian town of Kumanovo between police and Albanian separatists adding to the government crisis.
- Christopher Wood, English screenwriter & novelist (Confessions), who died at 79.
- Christopher Wood, Screenwriter.
- Elizabeth Wilson, American screen & stage actress (Doc, East Side/West Side), who died at 94.
- Kenan Evren, Turkish soldier & politician, (President of Turkey 1980-1989 by military coup), who died at 97.
- Kenan Evren, World Leader.
On this day in 2014
- Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland at the age of 33 weds manager Tim Witherspoon in Costa Rica.
- Mary Stewart, British sci-fi author (Crystal Cave), who died at 97.
- Mel Patton, American athlete (Olympic gold 200m,4x100m relay 1948; WR 100 yards 9.2s 1948), who died at 89.
- Mel Patton, American sprinter, double Olympic champion, who died at 89.
- Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return - PG is released.
Dorothy’s only just returned home from her first incredible journey to Oz, but she’s already being called back for another adventure! After waking to post-tornado Kansas, Dorothy (Lea Michele) and Toto are whisked to Oz on a magical rainbow mover sent by their old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi) and the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer). Time in Oz has passed much faster than back in Kansas, and Dorothy discovers that the Jester (Martin Short) – the devious brother of the Wicked Witch of the West – is taking Oz over one region at a time, holding their leaders captive and casting a pall of darkness over the beloved land. Even Glinda (Bernadette Peters) is unable to combat the Jester’s evil powers, making Dorothy their only hope.
- Moms' Night Out - PG is released.
All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation—a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours—what could go wrong?
- Palo Alto - R is released.
Shy, sensitive April (Emma Roberts) is the class virgin—a popular soccer player and frequent babysitter for her single-dad coach, Mr. B. (James Franco). Teddy (Jack Kilmer) is an introspective artist whose best friend and sidekick Fred (Nat Wolff) is an unpredictable live wire with few filters or boundaries. While April negotiates a dangerous affair with Mr. B., and Teddy performs community service for a DUI—secretly carrying a torch for April, who may or may not share his affection—Fred seduces Emily (Zoe Levin), a promiscuous loner who seeks validation through sexual encounters. One high-school party bleeds into another as April and Teddy finally acknowledge their mutual affection, and Fred's escalating recklessness spirals into chaos.
- Neighbors - R is released.
A young couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.
- The Double - R is released.
The life of Simon (Jesse Eisenberg), a timid, isolated man who’s overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams (Mia Wasikowska) is turned upside down with the arrival of a new co-worker, James. James is both Simon's exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon's horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.
- The Wedding Video - Not Rated is released.
When Raif (Rufus Hound) is asked to be the best man at his brother Tim's high society British wedding, he decides to make a no-holds-barred documentary of everything that happens leading up to the big day and give it as a gift to the happy couple. As the moment of matrimony approaches, nothing seems to be going according to plan, leaving the bride & groom to wonder: "whose wedding is it anyway?"
- Stage Fright - R is released.
Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she's stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre. [Magnet Releasing]
- Devil's Knot - Not Rated is released.
May 5,1993. West Memphis, Arkansas. Three young boys playing in the nearby woods never come home for dinner. In the rush to find and convict the killers, police focus on a trio of teenagers suspected of devil worship. As the mother (Reese Witherspoon) of one of the murdered boys tries to come to grips with this unspeakable tragedy, she is desperate to believe that the killers have been found and will be brought to justice. It is only when an investigator (Colin Firth) reveals that the evidence doesn’t all add up, that the community is forced to face the reality that the true killer might still be out there.
- Chef - R is released.
Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) loses his restaurant job, so he starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.
- Fed Up - Not Rated is released.
Far more of us get sick from what we eat than anyone has ever realized. This potent exposé uncovers the food industry’s dirty secrets. This exploration reveals how, in the wake of media attention, public fascination with appearance and government policies pushing for change, generations of Americans will live shorter lives. [RADiUS-TWC]
- God's Pocket - R is released.
In the gritty, blue-collar neighborhood of God's Pocket, Mickey Scarpato's crazy stepson, Leon, is killed in a construction “accident, ” and Mickey quickly tries to bury the bad news with the body. But when a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, things go from bad to worse. Mickey finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle compounded by a body he can't bury, a wife he can't please, and a debt he can't pay. [IFC Films]
On this day in 2013
- Everton Manager David Moyes is announced as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United (he only lasts 10 months).
- David Bowie's latest video, which starred Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard, was temporarily pulled from YouTube over its graphic content. 'The Next Day' featured heavy religious imagery, including Cotillard bleeding from stigmata marks. The video sees Bowie performing in a basement bar, surrounded by religious figures, while Oldman, dressed as a priest, punches a beggar before dancing with a prostitute, played by Oscar-winner Cotillard. YouTube admitted making the "wrong call"in removing the video, and reinstated it with an adult content warning..
- Alfredo Landa, Spanish actor (The Crach, Sinatra), who died at 80.
- Andrew Simpson, British sailor, who died after a yacht capsize at 36.