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  • All Saints Day is being celebrated in Austria, Croatia, France, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain
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  • Divali is being celebrated in Mauritius, Suriname
  • Diwali is being celebrated in Fiji
  • Diwali / Deepavali is being celebrated in India
  • Laxmi Puja is being celebrated in Nepal
  • Liberty Day is being celebrated in Us Virgin Islands
  • National Awakeners Day is being celebrated in Bulgaria
  • That Luang Festival is being celebrated in Laos
  • People born on this day are Scorpio as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • DEATHS
    • Dida, elephant "Queen" of Tsavo East National Park, Kenya, who died of natural causes aged about 65.
    • Takeoff, Rapper.
    • Fifth Israeli election held in under four years won by Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party, defeating sitting Prime Minister Yair Lapid.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • Global death toll from COVID-19 pandemic passes 5 million according to Johns Hopkins, with estimates the true toll is at least twice as high.
    • Novavax COVID-19 pandemic vaccine receives its first emergency use authorization in Indonesia. The first protein-based covid vaccine..
    • DEATHS
    • Nelson Freire, Brazilian classical pianist, who died at 77.
    • Aaron Beck, American psychiatrist (father of cognitive behavioural therapy), who died at 100.
    • Aaron T. Beck, Teacher.
    • Alan Igglesden, English cricket fast bowler (3 Tests,6 wickets; 4 ODIs; Kent CCC), who died from complications of a brain tumour at 57.
    • Pat Martino [Azzara], American jazz guitarist (DownBeat Guitar Player of the Year,2004), who died of chronic respiratory disorder at 77.
    • GAMING: PC
    • The Legend of Tianding for PC is released. The Legend of Tianding is a sidescrolling action game about Liao Tianding, the legendary Taiwanese Folk Hero. Explore the dazzling streets of Colonial Japanese Taiwan in the early 20th century.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Slovakia completes testing two-thirds of its population for COVID-19 pandemic using quick antigen tests,1.06% test positive out of 3.625 million.
    • Super typhoon Goni makes landfall on Catanduanes island, Philippines, leaving at least 16 dead and 370,000 people displaced.
    • Gunmen kill at least 32 people, set fire to homes in Oromia state, Ethiopia, in attack blamed on rebel Oromo Liberation Army.
    • DEATHS
    • Eddie Hassell, TV Actor.
    • Magda Rodríguez, TV Producer.
    • SPORTS
    • Billy Tubbs, American college basketball coach (Southwestern Uni, Lamar Uni, Uni of Oklahoma, Texas Christian Uni), who died from leukemia at 85.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Breeders'Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Four Wheel Drive, Structor, British Idiom, Sharing, Storm the Court.
    • DEATHS
    • Joe Masessa, Race Car Driver.
    • Mrs. Lowry & Son is released. A portrait of the artist L.S. Lowry and the relationship with his mother, who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion.
    • 17 Blocks is released. Footage from two decades of intimate home video is used to tell the story of the Sanford family, who live just 17 blocks from the U.S. Capitol and whose struggles with addiction and gun violence lead them through a journey of love, loss, and acceptance.
    • Adopt a Highway is released. After being released from prison following a twenty year sentence for a minor offense, an ex-con (Ethan Hawke) must learn to navigate the modern world while coming to terms with his own life which has moved on - all while caring for the abandoned baby he finds in a dumpster. [SXSW]
    • Queen of Hearts is released. Anne, a brilliant and dedicated advocacy lawyer specializing in society’s most vulnerable, children and young adults, lives what appears to be the picture-perfect life with her doctor-husband, Peter, and their twin daughters. When her estranged teenage stepson, Gustav, moves in with them, Anne’s escalating desire leads her down a dangerous rabbit hole which, once exposed, unleashes a sequence of events destined to destroy her world.
    • MOVIES: NR
    • Light From Light is released. Gifted with sometimes-prophetic dreams and a lifelong interest in the paranormal, Sheila (Marin Ireland) is asked to investigate a potential haunting at a Tennessee farmhouse. It’s there she meets Richard (Jim Gaffigan), a recent widower who believes his wife may still be with him. The investigation that ensues — which eventually pulls in Shelia’s son, Owen and his classmate Lucy — forces them to confront the mysteries of their own lives.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Harriet is released. Based on the inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Motherless Brooklyn is released. Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). Armed only with a few clues and the engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance. In a mystery that carries him from gin-soaked jazz clubs in Harlem to the hard-edged slums of Brooklyn and, finally, into the gilded halls of New York’s power brokers, Lionel contends with thugs, corruption and the most dangerous man in the city to honor his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation.
    • American Dharma is released. A portrait of controversial Breitbart honcho and Donald J. Trump advisor, Stephen K. Bannon.
    • Earthquake Bird is released. Lucy Fly (Alicia Vikander) is an enigmatic ex-pat haunted by a painful past, who enters into an intense relationship with Teiji (Naoki Kobayashi), a handsome yet similarly troubled local photographer. Lucy’s imperturbable exterior begins to crack when a naive newcomer, Lily Bridges (Riley Keough), becomes entangled in their lives and ends up missing - suspected dead.
    • Terminator: Dark Fate is released. More than two decades have passed since Sarah Connor prevented Judgment Day, changed the future, and re-wrote the fate of the human race. Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes) is living a simple life in Mexico City with her brother (Diego Boneta) and father when a highly advanced and deadly new Terminator – a Rev-9 (Gabriel Luna) – travels back through time to hunt and kill her. Dani's survival depends on her joining forces with two warriors: Grace (Mackenzie Davis), an enhanced super-soldier from the future, and a battle-hardened Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton). As the Rev-9 ruthlessly destroys everything and everyone in its path on the hunt for Dani, the three are led to a T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) from Sarah’s past that may be their last best hope.
    • The Etruscan Smile is released. Rory MacNeil, a rugged old Scotsman, reluctantly leaves his beloved isolated Hebridean island and travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory sees his life transformed through a newly found bond with his baby grandson.
    • The Irishman is released. The Irishman is an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th Century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.
    • See: Season 1 is released. In a post-apocalyptic world where humans have lost the ability of sight, warrior Baba Voss (Jason Momoa) seeks to protect his newborn twins from a queen who wants them destroyed in the drama from Steven Knight.
    • The Morning Show: Season 1 is released. Power struggles, rivalries, and scandal are just some of the challenges for a popular morning news program in the drama executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston.
    • Dickinson: Season 1 is released. The coming-of-age comedy set in the 1850s from Alena Smith about poet Emily Dickinson (Hailee Steinfeld) includes modern music and takes artistic license on aspects of her life.
    • For All Mankind: Season 1 is released. The sci-fi series from Ronald D. Moore set in an alternate universe where the USSR had landed on the moon first and NASA continues the space race with a group of astronauts that include Edward Baldwin (Joel Kinnaman).
    • ALBUMS
    • Athena was released by Sudan Archives. The debut full-length release for Brittney Parks as Sudan Archives features influences from electronic, R&B and African music.
    • Networker was released by Omni. The third full-length release for the Atlanta post-punk band led by Philip Frobos was recorded in a cabin in Georgia.
    • From Out of Nowhere was released by Jeff Lynne's ELO. The latest full-length release for the reformed British rock band was produced by Lynne with contributions from album engineer Steve Jay.
    • The Undivided Five was released by A Winged Victory for the Sullen. The fifth-full length release for the ambient duo of Dustin O'Halloran and Adam Wiltzie was recorded at eight different European locations.
    • Up on High was released by Vetiver. The seventh full-length release for the folk band led by Andy Cabic was produced with Thom Monahan.
    • Wildcard was released by Miranda Lambert. The seventh full-length release for the country singer-songwriter features a guest appearance from Maren Morris and was produced by Jay Joyce.
    • Kiwanuka was released by Michael Kiwanuka. The third full-length release for the indie singer-songwriter was produced by by Danger Mouse and Inflo.
    • Spring was released by Itasca. The fourth full-length release for Los Angeles singer-songwriter Kayla Cohen was inspired by her time in New Mexico and features contributions from members of Gun Outfit and Sun Araw as well as Chris Cohen, Cooper Crain, and James Elkington.
    • Citadel: Forged with Fire for Xbox One is released. A massive online sandbox RPG with elements of magic, spellcasting and inter-kingdom conflict. As a newly minted apprentice of the magic arts, you will set off to investigate the dangerous world of Ignus. Your goal: create a name for yourself and achieve notoriety and power among the land's ruling Houses.
    • Former Texan congressman Beto O'Rourke ends his presidential campaign.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Google employees stage mass walkout to protest the company's handling of sexual harassment.
    • Palau becomes the first country to ban sunscreen and its chemicals which bleach coral reefs.
    • DEATHS
    • Amal Hussain, Yemeni famine victim who raised world's awareness, who died aged 7.
    • Paul Zimmerman, Journalist.
    • Narcos: Mexico: Season 1 is released. The companion series to Narcos focuses on the rise of Guadalajara Cartel as Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) takes charge while newly posted DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Pena) begins uncovering information about Felix's plans.
    • The Quiet Man for PlayStation 4 is released. The Quiet Man is an immersive story driven cinematic action experience that seamlessly blends high-production live action, realistic CG and pulse-pounding action gameplay that can be completed in one sitting. [Square Enix]
    • Transistor for Switch is released. Wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin in this sci-fi themed action role-playing game from the creators of Bastion.Fight through a stunning futuristic cityThe game seamlessly integrates thoughtful strategic planning into a fast-paced action experience, combining responsive gameplay and rich atmospheric storytelling.During the course of the adventure, you will piece together the Transistor's mysteries as you pursue its former owners.
    • Ground assault mounted on Yemeni port city of Hudaydah by Saudi-backed government forces.

    On this day in 2017

    • DEATHS
    • Hannah Stone, YouNow Star.
    • Ernie Pieterse, Race Car Driver.
    • Katie Lee, American folk singer, environmentalist and author (Colorado River Songs), who died at 98.
    • Cem Korkmaz, YouTube Star.
    • Ray Robinson, American magazine editor and biographer (Lou Gehrig), who died of a stroke at 96.
    • The Light of the Moon is released. Bonnie (Stephanie Beatriz), a young and successful Latina architect, is sexually assaulted while walking home from an evening out with friends in Brooklyn. At first, she attempts to keep the assault a secret from her long-term boyfriend Matt, but the truth quickly emerges. Bonnie emphatically denies the impact of what has just happened to her. She fights to regain normalcy and control of her life, but returning to her old life is more complicated than expected. Her attempt to recapture the intimacy she previously had with Matt falters and cracks begin to surface in their relationship. Another attack in the neighborhood only drives Bonnie further into denial, before an encounter with an at-risk woman causes her to face the truth and confront her own self-blame.
    • 1945 is released. On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. The townspeople – suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning – expect the worst and behave accordingly. The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village's deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back. [Menemsha Films]
    • MOVIES: R
    • A Bad Moms Christmas is released. Amy, Carla and Kiki rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. And if creating a more perfect holiday for their families wasn’t hard enough, they have to do all of that while hosting and entertaining their own mothers. By the end of the journey, our moms will redefine how to make the holidays special for all and discover a closer relationship with their mothers.
    • Boiler explosion at a NTPC government-run coal-fired power plant in Rae Bareli, India, kills 29.
    • UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon resigns due to his behavior towards women, part of wider scandal of sexual harassment by UK politicians.
    • SPORTS
    • World Series Baseball: Houston Astros win their first ever title; beat LA Dodgers,5-1 in Game 7 at Dodger Stadium; MVP: Astros outfielder George Springer III.
    • Baseball World Series: Houston Astros win their first ever title; beat LA Dodgers,5-1 in Game 7 at Dodger Stadium; MVP: Astros outfielder George Springer III.
    • Houston Astros win their first Baseball World Series; beat LA Dodgers,5-1 in Game 7 at Dodger Stadium; Astros outfielder George Springer III MVP.

    On this day in 2016

    • DEATHS
    • (Martin) "Bap" Kennedy, Irish singer-songwriter (" Moonlight Kiss" ; "Sailor's Revenge"), who died of pancreatic cancer at 54.
    • Mel Larson, Race Car Driver.
    • Party Girl: Season 1 is released. The half-hour comedy inspired by the independent feature film of the same name stars Christine Taylor as Mary, the toast of the New York party scene. There is only one place in the city where Mary feels seems to be out of her element-The New York Public Library, where she works. Tormented by her godmother and boss, Judy, Mary is challenged to master the madness of the Dewey decimal system. With the help of friends, and in spite of her bitter, disgruntled co-worker, Wanda, Mary sets out to conquer all.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Owlboy for PC is released. Owlboy is a 'hi-bit' adventure game, where you can fly and explore a brand new world in the clouds. Pick up your friends, and bring them with you as you explore the open skies. Overcome obstacles and greater enemies in this detailed adventure.
    • The Sims 4: City Living for PC is released. Take your Sims to the city and explore everything it has to offer, from bustling action outside your door, to unique situations that come only with apartment living.Fulfil your Sims' dreams it in the vibrant city of San Myshuno. Explore diverse neighbourhoods and cultural festivals where your Sims can watch street performers, enter competitions, and meet different walks of life. Find your Sims' first apartment, but be ready for the challenges that come with living in close quarters with other Sims. Work your way up from a charming but distressed starter unit to the penthouse of your Sims' dreams. Launch new, metropolitan careers.
    • Super Dungeon Bros for PlayStation 4 is released. In Super Dungeon Bros, teams of up to four players will control hard rocking warrior bros in the ever-changing dungeons that combine rock and fantasy with dangerous foes, deadly obstacles and hazardous puzzles. Players will take on bosses and plunder loot from the dark recesses of Rökheim where the Dungeon Bros will slay anything and everything in their path, as no challenge is too big for the Bros and their motto, “Bros B4 Foes!”
    • BlazBlue: Central Fiction for PlayStation 4 is released. BlazBlue: Central Fiction is the newest installment in the BlazBlue franchise of next gen 2D fighters. Prepare yourself for a new story, new characters, levels, modes, system mechanics and more. Choose from over 33 fighters as you battle for 2D supremacy.
    • Earth's Dawn for PlayStation 4 is released. Earth’s Dawn is looming and the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. Become a member of A.N.T.I. — a squad of super-human soldiers powered by alien technology — and fight to reclaim Earth from the alien invasion known as E.B.E. []

    On this day in 2015

    • DEATHS
    • Fred Thompson, Lawyer.
    • Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet's Davutoglus Justice and Development Party regains its parliamentary majority in a surprise result.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Australian A-League soccer club Western Sydney Wanderers draw 0-0 with Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh to win the AFC Champions League,1-0 on aggregate.
    • BIRTHS
    • Aaisyah Dhia Rana, Reality Star, born in Malaysia.
    • Counting star Jessa Duggar weds Ben Seewald at the First Baptist Church in Bentonville, Ark.
    • DEATHS
    • Jackie Fairweather, Australian triathlete (ITU World Championships gold 1996), commits suicide at 46.
    • Wayne Static [Wells], American musician (Static-X), who died at 48.

    On this day in 2013

    • These Birds Walk is released. In Karachi, Pakistan, a runaway boy's life hangs on one critical question: where is home? The streets, an orphanage, or with the family he fled in the first place? Simultaneously heart-wrenching and life-affirming, These Birds Walk documents the struggles of wayward street children and the samaritans looking out for them. [Oscilloscope Pictures]
    • The New Black is released. The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community's institutional pillar-the black church and reveals the Christian right wing's strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda. The New Black takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.
    • The Pervert's Guide to Ideology is released. Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj Žižek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert's Guide to Cinema).
    • The Broken Circle Breakdown is released. Elise (Veerle Baetens) and Didier (Johan Heldenbergh) fall in love at first sight. She has her own tattoo shop and he plays the banjo in a bluegrass band. They bond over their shared enthusiasm for American music and culture, and dive headfirst into a sweeping romance that plays out on and off stage
    • Running from Crazy is released. Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, strives for a greater understanding of her family history of suicide and mental illness. As tragedies are explored and deeply hidden secrets are revealed, Mariel searches for a way to overcome a similar fate.
    • Sal is released. James Franco's Sal chronicles the final day in the life of actor Sal Mineo (Val Lauren),1950s teen idol and an Academy Award nominee for his roles in Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus.
    • Last Love is released. A look at the life-changing connection between a retired and widowed American philosophy professor and a young Parisian woman.
    • Mr. Nobody is released. A young boy stands on a station platform. The train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? An infinity of possibilities rise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible. Every life deserves to be lived. [Magnolia Pictures]
    • Aftermath is released. A Polish man who returns home after the death of his father unearths a secret about the now-deceased Jewish residents of his village.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Angels Sing is released. As a child, Michael Walker (Harry Connick, Jr.) wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife (Connie Britton) and well-intentioned parents (Kris Kristofferson and Fionnula Flanagan). But when his young son faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past. A mysterious man named Nick (Willie Nelson) gives Michael a gift and instills in him the courage to find the joy that he lost.
    • Free Birds is released. Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Diana is released. During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana (Naomi Watts) embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews).
    • Last Vegas is released. Last Vegas tells the story of Billy, Paddy, Archie and Sam, best friends since childhood. When Billy, the group's sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirty-something (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined. The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but it's these four who are taking over Vegas. [CBS Films]
    • Ender's Game is released. The Earth was ravaged twice by the Buggers, an alien race seemingly determined to destroy humanity. Seventy years later, the people of Earth remain banded together to prevent our own annihilation from this technologically superior alien species. Ender Wiggan, a boy of only six, may become the savior of the human race. He is separated from his beloved sister and brought to battle school in deep space. He will be tested and honed into an empathetic killer who despises himself as he learns to fight in hopes of saving Earth and his family.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Man of Tai Chi is released. Set in modern Beijing, Man of Tai Chi, Keanu Reevesâ
    • Dallas Buyers Club is released. Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug taking, women loving, homophobic man who, in 1985 was diagnosed with full blown HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live. He started taking the FDA approved AZT, the only legal drug available in the U.S, which brought him to the brink of death. To survive, he smuggled non-toxic, anti-viral medications from all over the world yet still illegal in the U.S. Other AIDS patients sought out his medications forgoing hospitals, doctors and AZT. With the help of his doctor, Eve Saks and a fellow patient, Rayon, Ron unintentionally created the Dallas Buyers Club, the first of dozens which would form around the country, providing its paying members with these alternative treatments. The clubs, growing in numbers and clientele, were brought to the attention of the FDA and pharmaceutical companies which waged an all out war on Ron.
    • Big Sur is released. A recounting of Jack Kerouac's (here known by the name of his fictional alter-ego Jack Duluoz) three sojourns to poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti's cabin in Big Sur.
    • About Time is released. At the age of 21, Tim Lake discovers he can travel back in time, but as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift canâ
    • Time of Death: Season 1 is released. The six-part documentary series follows the final weeks of several terminally ill patients.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Lilly Looking Through for PC is released.
    • Wii Fit U for Wii U is released. Wii Fit U is a new installment in the Wii Fit series that combines fun and fitness with new exercises and activities, and incorporates the GamePad in unique ways.
    • GAMING: XBOX 360
    • Blood Knights for Xbox 360 is released. Blood Knights is an action-adventure game, players assume the role of characters who must defeat evil forces in a mythical version of the Holy Land.


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