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    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Bombing on Istiklal Avenue, central Istanbul, Turkey, labelled a terrorist attack, killing six people and injuring 81.
    • DEATHS
    • Anthony Johnson, MMA Fighter.
    • Rogue Heroes: Season 1 is released. During World War II in 1941, Lt. David Stirling (Connor Swindells), Lt. Robert Blair ‘Paddy’ Mayne (Jack O’Connell) and Lt. John ‘Jock’ Lewes (Alfie Allen) are some of the soldiers who formed the British Army's Special Air Service (SAS) in Steven Knight's adaptation of Ben McIntyre's book "SAS: Rogue Heroes."[Premieres in the UK under the name SAS: Rogue Heroes on BBC One on 30 Oct 2022 and in the US under the name Rogue Heroes on Epix on 13 Nov 2022]
    • Tulsa King: Season 1 is released. After spending 25 years in jail, Dwight "The General"Manfredi (Sylvester Stallone) finds himself sent to Tulsa, Oklahoma to set up operations for his Mafia boss in the drama series created by Taylor Sheridan.
    • Yellowstone (2018): Season 5 is released. The Duttons face more issues in the fifth season of the Taylor Sheridan drama series.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • Germany records its highest number of daily COVID-19 pandemic cases amid warnings its fourth wave could kill 100,000.
    • Glasgow Climate Pact agreed at COP26: commits countries to a phasedown" of "unabated" coal, end deforestation by 2030 and cut methane emissions by 30% by 2030.
    • DEATHS
    • Ernie Michie, Scottish rugby union lock (15 caps; 2 caps British & Irish Lions; Barbarians FC; London Scottish RUFC, Leicester Tigers RUFC), who died at 88.
    • SPORTS
    • Sam Huff, American College / Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker (5 x Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1958,59; NY Giants, Washington Redskins), who died from dementia complications at 87.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Singer Harry Styles becomes the first-ever solo male cover star for US Vogue.
    • British pop singer Harry Styles becomes the first-ever solo male featured on the cover US Vogue magazine.
    • British strategist and chief advisor to the PM Dominic Cummings is let go by Boris Johnson.
    • Kylie Minogue becomes the first woman to top the UK album chart over five consecutive decades with "Disco".
    • DEATHS
    • Jan Konopásek, Czech-American jazz baritone saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator, who died at 88.
    • Jim Pace, American auto racer (24 Hours of Daytona 1996), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 59.
    • Peter Sutcliffe, English murderer of 13 women "The Yorkshire Ripper", who died in prison of COVID-29 complications at 74.
    • Monsoon is released. Kit (Henry Golding) returns to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time since he was six years old when his family fled the country in the aftermath of the Vietnam-American war. There he meets Lee, his estranged second cousin, Linh, a young Vietnamese student, and arranges an online date that turns into something more with Lewis (Parker Sawyers), an American clothing designer. Struggling to make sense of himself in a city he’s no longer familiar with, he embarks on a personal journey across the country that opens up the possibility for friendship, love and happiness.
    • I Am Greta is released. The story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is told through compelling, never-before-seen footage in this intimate documentary from Swedish director Nathan Grossman. Starting with her one-person school strike for climate action outside the Swedish Parliament, Grossman follows Greta—a shy student with Asperger’s—in her rise to prominence and her galvanizing global impact as she sparks school strikes around the world. The film culminates with her extraordinary wind-powered voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City. [Hulu]
    • Dirty God is released. A young British mother struggles to reclaim her life after a brutal acid attack leaves her severely scarred.
    • Divine Love is released. Brazil,2027. Joana (Dira Paes) uses her bureaucratic job to convince divorcing couples to stay together. Her secret weapon is Divine Love, an evangelical cult she belongs to that mixes in a little swinging and group fun into its more traditional prayers and services. Joana herself can’t seem to get pregnant by her own husband, but in an attempt to save her own marriage, she prays regularly at a very unusual religious drive-in, looking for a miracle to help her conceive.
    • Ammonite is released. 1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
    • MOVIES: NOVEMBER 13 2020
    • Freaky is released. Seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton) is just trying to survive the bloodthirsty halls of Blissfield High and the cruelty of the popular crowd. But when she becomes the newest target of The Butcher (Vince Vaughn), her town’s infamous serial killer, her senior year becomes the least of her worries. When The Butcher’s mystical ancient dagger causes him and Millie to wake up in each other’s bodies, Millie learns that she has just 24 hours to get her body back before the switch becomes permanent and she’s trapped in the form of a middle-aged maniac forever. The only problem is she now looks like a towering psychopath who’s the target of a city-wide manhunt while The Butcher looks like her and has brought his appetite for carnage to Homecoming. With some help from her friends—ultra-woke Nyla (Celeste O’Connor), ultra-fabulous Joshua (Misha Osherovich) and her crush Booker (Uriah Shelton)—Millie races against the clock to reverse the curse while The Butcher discovers that having a female teen body is the perfect cover for a little Homecoming killing spree.
    • Mank is released. 1930s Hollywood is re-evaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane for Orson Welles.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Wolfwalkers is released. In a time of superstition and magic, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free- spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the wolfwalkers and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.
    • Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is released. Set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Forest Whitaker) whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (Madalen Mills) — and a long-forgotten invention — to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within.
    • Come Away is released. Eight-year-old Alice (Keira Chansa), her mischievous brother Peter (Jordan A. Nash) and their brilliant older sibling David (Reece Yates) let their imaginations run wild one blissful summer in the English countryside. Encouraged by their parents Jack and Rose (David Oyelowo and Angelina Jolie), the kids' make-believe tea parties, sword fights and pirate ship adventures come to an abrupt end when tragedy strikes. Peter, eager to prove himself a hero to his grief-stricken and financially-struggling parents, journeys with Alice to London, where they try to sell a treasured heirloom to the sinister pawnshop owner known as C.J. (David Gyasi). Returning home, Alice seeks temporary refuge in a wondrous rabbit hole while Peter permanently escapes reality by entering a magical realm as leader of the "Lost Boys."
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • The Life Ahead is released. In seaside Italy, Madame Rosa (Sophia Loren), a Holocaust survivor with a daycare business, takes in 12-year-old street kid Momo, the boy who recently robbed her. The two loners become each other’s protectors, anchoring an unconventional family.
    • MOVIES: R
    • The Climb is released. Kyle and Mike are best friends who share a close bond — until Mike sleeps with Kyle's fiancée. The Climb is about a tumultuous but enduring relationship between two men across many years of laughter, heartbreak and rage. It is also the story of real-life best friends who turn their profound connection into a rich, humane and frequently uproarious film about the boundaries (or lack thereof) in all close friendships.
    • Dreamland is released. Eugene Evans (Finn Cole) dreams of escaping his small Texas town when he discovers a wounded, fugitive bank robber Allison Wells (Margot Robbie) hiding closer than he could ever imagine. Torn between claiming the bounty for her capture and his growing attraction to the seductive criminal, nothing is as it seems, and Eugene must make a decision that will forever affect the lives of everyone he’s ever loved.
    • Fatman is released. To save his declining business, Chris Cringle (Mel Gibson), also known as Santa Claus, is forced into a partnership with the U.S. military. Making matters worse, Chris gets locked into a deadly battle of wits against a highly skilled assassin (Walton Goggins), hired by a precocious 12-year-old after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking.
    • Make Up is released. On a remote holiday park in Cornwall, a young woman is drawn into a mysterious obsession when she suspects her boyfriend has cheated on her.
    • Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds is released. Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds explores how meteorites have impacted our planet’s landscapes and cultures.
    • Alex Rider: Season 1 is released. After the death of his uncle, the teenage Alex Rider (Otto Farrant) is recruited by MI6's Department of Special Operations to infiltrate a school in this adaptation of the novels by Anthony Horowitz.[Premiered originally in the UK on Prime Video on 4 Jun 2020 and in the US on 13 Nov 2020]
    • ALBUMS
    • Because of a Flower was released by Ana Roxanne. The second release for the Los Angeles-based musician was created over five years.
    • Lamentations was released by William Basinski. The latest full-length release for the ambient composer features tape loops from his personal archives - some date as far back as 1979.
    • Hey U x was released by BENEE. The debut full-length release for the New Zealand alternative pop artist features guest appearances from Lily Allen, Bakar, Kenny Beats, Gus Dapperton, Flo Milli, Grimes, Mallrat, and Muoki.
    • Power Up was released by AC/DC. The 17th full-length studio release for the Australian hard rock band was produced by Brendan O'Brien.
    • Send Them To Coventry [Mixtape] was released by Pa Salieu. The debut mixtape from the British rapper features guest appearances from Mahalia, M1llionz, BackRoad Gee, Boy Boy, Eight9FLY, Lz Dinero, Ni Santora, Shakavellie, and Stizee.
    • Starting Over was released by Chris Stapleton. The fourth full-length release for the country singer-songwriter was produced by Dave Cobb.
    • Trip was released by Lambchop. The latest full-length release for the alt-country band led by Kurt Wagner is covers album with each member selecting one song for the for the group to cover.
    • Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory for PlayStation 4 is released. Experience the music of kingdom hearts like never before. Melody of memory features 20+ characters,140+ music tracks, and online vs multiplayer mode. Explore the music and memories from the kingdom hearts series! Play as familiar faces from the kingdom hearts series, including Disney guest characters who will appear to Lend you a hand. Enjoy a massive variety of music from both the kingdom hearts series and Disney, with a collection of over 140 songs. Dive into rhythm-action gameplay with memorable tunes in this musical journey.
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for PlayStation 4 is released. Black Ops Cold War will drop fans into the depths of the Cold War's volatile geopolitical battle of the early 1980s. Nothing is ever as it seems in a gripping single-player Campaign, where players will come face-to-face with historical figures and hard truths, as they battle around the globe through iconic locales like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, Soviet KGB headquarters, and more.MULTIPLAYEREngage in deniable operations and signature combat in the next generation of Multiplayer.ZOMBIESPlayers will bring a Cold War arsenal of weapons and equipment into the next evolution of Treyarch's signature Zombies co-operative experience. WARZONEBlack Ops Cold War will also support and build on the hit, free-to-play experience Call of Duty: Warzone. Cross Play, Cross-Progression and Cross-Generation Enabled. NEXT-GENUnlock the power of next-gen Call of Duty experiences with higher framerate, hardware-based ray-tracing, shorter load times and more.
    • SPORTS
    • Fly-half Nicolas Sanchez scores all the Pumas points as Argentina claim their 1st ever win over New Zealand's All Blacks, winning 25-15 in a Rugby Championship game in Sydney.
    • Viden Apostolov, Bulgarian soccer defender (22 caps; PFC Botev Plovdiv 429 games), who died at 79.
    • Paul Hornung, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1956, Notre Dame; Pro Bowl 1959,60; Green Bay Packers), who died from dementia complications at 84.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Rediscovered painting "Lucretia" by female baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi sells for $4.1 million at auction in Paris.
    • South Korean girl group Blackpink are the first K-pop group to have a single reach 1 billion views on YouTube for "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du".
    • Venice hit by worse floods for 50 years, due to a very high tide with waves in St Mark's square, killing one resident.
    • First day of public testimony in Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry held in Washington, D.C..
    • Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine Áñez assumed interim presidency of Bolivia after Evo Morales resignation.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Mickey and the Bear is released. It’s April in Anaconda, Montana, and headstrong teenager Mickey Peck (Camila Morrone) is doing what she can to keep her single, veteran father (James Badge Dale) afloat, navigating his mercurial moods, opioid addiction, and grief over the loss of his wife. Secretly, Mickey fantasizes of going to college on the west coast and finally living life on her own terms. When Hank’s controlling, jealous behavior turns destructive, Mickey must decide between familial obligation and personal fulfillment as she puts everything on the line to claim her own independence. [SXSW]

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Kristine E. Guillaume is named the first black woman to head prestigious Harvard student newspaper "The Crimson".
    • Trial of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán begins in New York.
    • Amazon announces two new corporate outposts at Queens, New York and Arlington, Virginia.
    • Four members of a family arrested for the Rhoden family massacre where eight people were shot, south of Columbus, Ohio in 2016.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Hitman 2 for PC is released. Travel the globe and track your targets across exotic sandbox locations in Hitman 2. From sun-drenched streets to dark and dangerous rainforests, nowhere is safe from the world's most deadly assassin, Agent 47. Prepare to experience the ultimate spy thriller story -- your mission is to eliminate the elusive Shadow Client and unravel his militia, but upon learning your target's true identity and the truth about 47's past, nothing will ever be the same.
    • Knowledge is Power: Decades for PlayStation 4 is released. Do you have the wits to come out on top in this exclusive PlayLink quiz game? Test your pop culture and entertainment knowledge from the '80s, '90s, '00s and 2010s, in a fun, accessible and madcap game show which uses your smart device as the controller.Up to six of you can go head-to-head, with thousands of unique questions, a variety of themed environments and eight unique characters to choose from. From '80s Gamer Girl to Hip Hop Guy, there are plenty of retro-styled personalities to meet in your quest to scale the Pyramid of Knowledge.Get the edge on your opponents with brand new Power Plays which let you lock your foes' screens, zip up their answers, and more. And with four new touch screen challenges, you have the chance to mix things up in a time-based score attack mode.
    • Chimparty for PlayStation 4 is released. Grab your smart device and stake your claim as a jungle VIP in this multiplayer PlayLink game, where up to four players can battle it out across 18 wacky mini-games, with 90 levels between them.It doesn't matter whether you're new to gaming or the King Kong player among friends and family, there's something for everyone here, from flinging your chimp into a hoop, to escaping your rivals in a manic tag contest.FEATURES:* Easy-to-learn gameplay -- Using your smart device as a controller, each mini-game is accessible and intuitive. Simply use one on-screen button with skill and timing, to jump, float, run, paint and more.* Enjoy five different themes -- Play across a prehistoric jungle, haunted castle, pirate harbour, alien landscape and wizard's manor, with changes in gravity, shape-changing antics and interactive elements to watch out for.* Customise your chimp champ -- Give your cheeky monkey the look of a winner, with selectable headgear, accessories and shoes, with the chance to unlock more as you play. And all your customisations and progress stays on the Chimparty app, no matter which PS4 you play on.
    • Spyro Reignited Trilogy for PlayStation 4 is released. The original roast master is back. Same sick burns, same smoldering attitude, now all scaled up in stunning HD. Spyro is bringing the heat like never before in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy game collection. Rekindle the fire with the original three games, Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. Explore the expansive realms, re-encounter the fiery personalities and relive the adventure in fully remastered glory. Because when there's a realm that needs saving, there's only one dragon to call.
    • SNK 40th Anniversary Collection for Switch is released. 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of legendary studio SNK. To celebrate this extraordinary milestone, a variety of classic arcade games from SNK's golden age are coming back together in one anthology on Nintendo Switch™. SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION is packed full of retro games and a treasure trove of features. Ikari Warriors...nuff said.
    • Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court blocks President Maithripala Sirisena from dissolving parliament.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • World's earliest wine-making uncovered from Khramis Didi Gora, Georgia, in clay pots from 6,000BC.
    • First Barbie doll to wear a hijab, modeled on Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad unveiled in New York.
    • DEATHS
    • Janet Lupo, American model, who died at 67.
    • SPORTS
    • Italy fails to qualify for 2018 Football World Cup (first time since 1958), after play-off defeat against Sweden.
    • Bobby Doerr, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (9-time All Star, Boston Red Sox), who died at 99.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Strasbourg, France: Czech pair Karolína Plíšková & Barbora Strýcová beats Caroline Garcia & Kristina Mladenovic of France 7-5,7-5 to wrap up 3-2 win and 3rd straight title.
    • Leon Russell died in Nashville, he was 74. He led Joe Cocker’s band Mad Dogs & Englishmen, and appeared at George Harrison’s 1971 Concert for Bangladesh. Many of his songs became hits for others, among them 'Superstar' (written with Bonnie Bramlett) for the Carpenters, 'Delta Lady' for Joe Cocker and 'This Masquerade' for George Benson. More than 100 acts have recorded 'A Song for You, ' which Russell said he wrote in 10 minutes..
    • The Office actress Angela Kinsey at the age of 45 weds Days of Our Lives actor Joshua Snyder in Topanga, California.
    • DEATHS
    • Enzo Maiorca, Italian freediver (17 world records), who died at 85.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • Adele's comeback single 'Hello' achieved platinum sales status in the UK, just three weeks after it was released after the chart-topping song sold more than 600,000 copies..
    • Terror attacks in Paris at 3 locations leave at least 129 dead. Isis claim responsibility..
    • Terrorist attacks in Paris. A series of coordinated terrorist attacks that included suicide bombs and mass shootings took place in France' s capital city. Venues attacked included the Stade de France and the Bataclan theater during a concert. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or Daesh (ISIL) took responsibility for the attacks that killed about 130 people..
    • The blues-rock band Eagles of Death Metal were in the midst of performing a sold-out show at Le Bataclan in Paris, France, when the venue was attacked by terrorists armed with automatic rifles, grenades and explosive suicide vests. The band escaped unharmed through a backstage door, but 89 audience members were killed, including the band's merchandise manager, Nick Alexander..
    • Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans is released. Steve McQueen: The Man and Le Mans is the story of obsession, betrayal and ultimate vindication. It is the story of how one of the most volatile, charismatic stars of his generation, who seemingly lost so much he held dear in the pursuit of his dream, nevertheless followed it to the end.
    • Shelter is released. Hannah (Jennifer Connelly) and Tahir (Anthony Mackie) fall in love while homeless on the streets of New York. Shelter explores how they got there, and as we learn about their pasts we realize they need each other to build a future.
    • Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words is released. A captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and World cinema.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • My All American is released. What Freddie Steinmark (Finn Wittrock) wants most in the world is to play football. Deemed too small by the usual athletic standards, his father trains him hard, and Freddie brings a fight to the game that ultimately gets him noticed – by none other than legendary University of Texas coach Darrell Royal (Aaron Eckhart). Awarded a scholarship and a chance to play for the Longhorns, Freddie sets off to Austin with his loving high school sweetheart Linda (Sarah Bolger), determined to make the team. Alongside his old teammate Bobby Mitchell (Rett Terrell) and new pal James Street (Juston Street), Freddie is put through the paces of a grueling practice schedule, but the boys’ camaraderie off the field translates into solid playing on it, and they rise up the depth charts, giving the Longhorns a real chance to turn the team around. But just when they’re reveling in the success of the season, Freddie suffers an injury that leads him to a shocking diagnosis and the biggest challenge he will ever face.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • The 33 is released. In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope. But 200 stories beneath the surface, in the suffocating heat and with tensions rising, provisions—and time—were quickly running out. [Warner Bros.]
    • Love the Coopers is released. When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.
    • MOVIES: R
    • James White is released. James White (Christopher Abbott) is a troubled twenty-something trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. He retreats further into a self-destructive, hedonistic lifestyle, but as his mother (Cynthia Nixon) battles a serious illness James is forced to take control of his life. As the pressure on him mounts, James must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding completely. [The Film Arcade]
    • Entertainment is released. A broken, aging comedian tours the California desert, lost in a cycle of third-rate venues, novelty tourist attractions, and vain attempts to reach his estranged daughter. By day, he slogs through the barren landscape, inadvertently alienating every acquaintance. At night, he seeks solace in the animation of his onstage persona. Fueled by the promise of a lucrative Hollywood engagement, he trudges through a series of increasingly surreal and volatile encounters. [Magnolia Pictures]
    • By the Sea is released. Roland (Brad Pitt), an American writer, and his wife, Vanessa (Angelina Jolie), arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Melanie Laurent) and François (Melvil Poupaud) and village locals Michel (Niels Arestrup) and Patrice (Richard Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives.
    • Man Up is released. Nancy (Lake Bell), is done with dating. 10 times bitten,100 times shy, she’s exhausted by the circus. So when Jack (Simon Pegg) blindly mistakes her for his date, no one is more surprised than her when she does the unthinkable and just —- goes with it. It’s going to take a night of pretending to be someone else for Nancy to finally Man Up and be her painfully honest, awesomely unconventional self… but will Jack also Man Up, and be able to get over her duplicity? Best just to let the evening unfold, roll with the consequences, and see if one crazy, unpredictable, complicated night can bring these two messy souls together.
    • W/ Bob & David: Season 1 is released. The sketch comedy show reunites many of Mr. Show's writers including Bob Odenkirk and David Cross.
    • ALBUMS
    • We Are Nots was released by Nots. This is the debut full-length release for the Memphis band that includes former Ex-cult bassist Natalie Hoffmann.
    • The Incredible True Story was released by Logic. The second full-length studio release for the Maryland rapper features guest appearances from Big Lenbo, Jesse Boykins III, Dria, and Lucy Rose.
    • The Miraculous was released by Anna von Hausswolff. The third full-length release for the Swedish singer-songwriter features a 9,000-pipe organ.
    • Kylie Christmas was released by Kylie Minogue. The Christmas album from the Australian pop artist features three originals and guest appearances from James Corden, Iggy Pop, and (with some technological help) Frank Sinatra.
    • Paper Mâché Dream Balloon was released by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard. The Australian psychedelic garage band's second release in 2015 is an acoustic album recorded mainly at frontman Stu Mackenzie's family farm.
    • Modern Dancing was released by TRAAMS. The second full-length release for the British indie rock trio was produced by Hookworms' MJ.
    • Purpose was released by Justin Bieber. The fourth full-length studio release for the Canadian pop singer features guest appearances from Big Sean, Diplo, Halsey, Travis Scott, and Skrillex.
    • Riot Boi was released by Le1f. The debut full-length studio release for the New York rapper features guest appearances from DonChristian, Devonté Hynes, House of LaDosha, Junglepussy, and Miss Geri.
    • Sold Out was released by DJ Paypal. The debut mini-album for the North Carolina producer features guest appearances from DJ Earl, DJ Taye, Feloneezy, Jackie Dagger, Keiska, Nangdo and Tielsie.
    • Songs in the Dark was released by The Wainwright Sisters. The debut release for Martha Wainwright and her half-sister Lucy Wainwright Roche features lullabies sung by their mothers as well as songs by such artists as Woody Guthrie, Jimmie Rogers, and Townes Van Zandt.
    • Beings was released by Lanterns on the Lake. The third full-length release for the British indie rock quartet was produced by band member Paul Gregory.
    • Aquaria was released by Boots. The debut full-length release for the artist best known for his producing work on FKA Twigs' M3LL155X and Beyoncé's self-titled albums, features a guest appearance from Angel Deradoorian.
    • AmERICa was released by Wreckless Eric. The first solo release in over ten years for the British rock artist was recorded in upstate New York with contributions from his wife Amy Rigby, Brian Dewan, Jane Scarpantoni, and Alexander Turnquist.
    • Alone in the Universe was released by Jeff Lynne's ELO. Self-produced, the first release of new music from ELO since 2001's Zoom was completely a one-man project except for Jeff's daughter Laura Lynne on backing vocals.
    • Junun was released by Shye Ben-Tzur. Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood, and the Rajasthan Express collaborate on an album produced by Nigel Godrich and recorded in a 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort.
    • Made in the A.M. was released by One Direction. The fifth full-length studio release for the boy band is its first without Zayn Malik, who left the group in March 2015.
    • Know It All was released by Alessia Cara. The debut full-length release for the Canadian R&B-pop singer-songwriter features all five tracks from her Four Pink Walls EP.
    • Free TC was released by Ty Dolla $ign. The debut full-length studio release for the Los Angeles hip hop/R&B artist features guest appearances from such artists as Babyface, Brandy, E-40, Fetty Wap, Future, Kendrick Lamar, Rae Sremmurd, Trey Songz, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, and YG.
    • Garden of Delete was released by Oneohtrix Point Never. The eighth release for Daniel Lopatin as Oneohtrix Point Never features a backstory about an alien named Ezra and a band called Kaoss Edge.
    • Heart Blanche was released by Cee Lo Green. The first full-length solo release of original songs from the Atlanta artist in five years features a tribute to the late Robin Williams.
    • Highly Deadly Black Tarantula was released by Teeth of the Sea. This is the fourth full-length release for the British experimental/post-rock group.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Football Manager 2016 for PC is released. Taking control of any squad from more than 50 countries across the world, you decide who plays and who sits on the bench, deal with the media and solve player problems.
    • Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival for Wii U is released. The Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival game is a new way to play with your favorite Animal Crossing characters. Your amiibo figures are front-and-center in this party game, and you’ll get to utilize them with fun content. Bring to life an expansive and dynamic board game where the board is based on the months of the year like the core Animal Crossing series. The goal? Make your villager the happiest in town and party hard with your friends.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout wins the MVP awards in MLB for 2014.
    • Rohit Sharma of India sets a new record of 264 runs against Sri Lanka in an ODI innings in cricket.
    • Babylon: Season 1 is released. This six-part Sundance original series (a co-production with the UK's Channel 4) comes from filmmaker Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) as well as Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, the pair behind the long-running UK cult comedy Peep Show. The workplace satire—where the workplace in question involves the highest levels of London's police force—stars Brit Marling and James Nesbitt.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 for PC is released. KONAMI has reworked a number of elements to make sure that every pass, shot or off-the-ball run is balanced to give maximum player satisfaction within PES 2015's on-field action.
    • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor for PC is released. To scrap with the greatest army Draenor has ever known, you will need your own forces and your own fortress. Build a mighty garrison: an enduring home base integrated seamlessly with the world, not a hiding place far from the tumult. Customize it with functional structures like farms, stables, armories, workshops and more. Lay down trade routes and unlock new quests, gear and pets to support your war for Draenor. Recruit stalwart followers to man your base, and send them to loot dungeons, fulfill missions, and craft items, even if you’re offline. Tame a deadly realm, and build an unbreakable monument to victory.
    • Tengami for Wii U is released. Set in Japan of ancient dark fairy tales, Tengami is an explorative adventure game full of wonder and mystery. Players explore a beautifully paper architected pop-up world that folds and unfolds at their fingertips to solve puzzles and make progress. Tengami has a striking minimalistic art style inspired by traditional Japanese arts and crafts.
    • SPORTS
    • Alvin Dark, American baseball player and manager, who died from Alzheimer's disease at 92.
    • Indian cricket batsman Rohit Sharma sets new world ODI record of 264 runs off 173 balls against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

    On this day in 2013

    • DEATHS
    • Hans-Jürgen Heise, German writer, who died at 83.
    • Barbara Lawrence, American model, actress, and real estate agent (Oklahoma!, A Letter to Three Wives), who died of kidney failure at 83.
    • Todd Christensen, NFL player (Oakland) and sportscaster, who died from complications during liver transplant surgery at 57.
    • Tony Walls, Race Car Driver.
    • Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here is released. Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here has the sweep of a Russian novel and the immediacy of a family drama. It probes art's ability to transcend oppression and exile. With extraordinary access, the film follows the Soviet-born international art luminaries, now U.S. citizens, to Putin's Moscow, as they come face to face with their catastrophic past in the dizzying present. For the first time, Ilya Kabakov has returned to the hometown where his art was once forbidden, to install seven magical walk-in installations with his wife and partner-in-art, Emilia. The action ranges from the high plains of Texas to a neighborhood in the Ukraine and climaxes as a sea of flashbulbs illuminate the artists at the opening of the exhibition.
    • ALBUMS
    • Government Plates was released by Death Grips. The third full-length studio release for the experimental rap group was self-released and posted as a free download. It was official release on iTunes on 14 January 2014.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai for 3DS is released. From the makers of Nano Assault Neo, FAST - Racing League, Art of BalanceJett Rocket returns! Your favorite planetary inspector is back and in trouble. His archrival Kaiser Taikai has to settle an old score with him...Explore the home planet of the Power Plant Posse and ignite your trusty old jet pack in this epic full-3D action-adventure!Features:-Jump'n'Run with lots of action and variety-Hidden Bonus stages-Destroyable Environments-Ignite your JettPack-Jump on your JettBoat-Full stereoscopic 3D-Super-smooth 60 frames/sec.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Redshirt for PC is released. Redshirt is the comedy sci-fi sim about social networking aboard a space station, starring the station's most ambitious low-ranking peon: you! Navigate the professional and interpersonal politics of the ubiquitous "Spacebook" to curry favor among friends and colleagues. As intense intergalactic conflict rages around you, it's up to you to accrue those all-important "likes" on your status updates! Whether you're looking for love, opportunities for promotion, or even a chance to play Zero-G golf with the captain, you can schmooze your way through social circles and claw your way up the career ladder. Perhaps you too can finally achieve the dream of an off-station transfer, or even the Redshirt's opportunity of a lifetime: being sent on an away-mission!
    • GAMING: XBOX 360
    • The Bridge for Xbox 360 is released. The Bridge is a 2D logic puzzle game that forces the player to reevaluate their preconceptions of physics and perspective. It is Isaac Newton meets M. C. Escher. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures. Explore increasingly difficult worlds, each uniquely detailed and designed to leave the player with a pronounced sense of intellectual accomplishment. The Bridge exemplifies games as an art form, with beautifully hand-drawn art in the style of a black-and-white lithograph.


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