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Today in the World Countries
- Chhath Puja is being celebrated in Nepal
- Freedom and Democracy Day is being celebrated in Czech Republic, Slovakia
- National Revival Day is being celebrated in Azerbaijan
- President's Day is being celebrated in Marshall Islands
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Scorpio as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Bashayer Jumaa, YouTube Star, born in Kuwait.
- Dj Adoni, DJ, born in Dominican Republic.
On this day in 2022
- Nancy Pelosi, the first female speaker of the US House of Represetnatives and one of its most influential in recent times, announces she will step down.
- B. Smyth, R& B Singer.
- Aleksandr Gorshkov, Russian ice dancer (World C'ship gold x 6; Olympic gold USSR 1976; with Lyudmila Pakhomova), who died at 76.
- A Christmas Story Christmas - PG is released.
The sequel to the 1983 holiday classic A Christmas Story follows Ralphie, now an adult, who returns to the house on Cleveland street to give his kids a magical Christmas like the one he had as a child, reconnecting with childhood friends, and reconciling the passing of his father.
- TV SERIES
- Dead to Me: Season 3 is released.
The third and final season of the dark comedy created by Liz Feldman.
- Fleishman Is in Trouble: Season 1 is released.
41-year-old Dr. Toby Fleishman (Jesse Eisenberg) is recently divorced and finding great success on the dating apps when his ex-wife, Rachel (Claire Danes), disappears, leaving him in charge of their two young children in this series based on Taffy Brodesser-Akner's book of the same name.
- Gangs of London: Season 2 is released.
The second season picks up a year later with The Investors seeking to control the chaos after the events of the first season by working with heroin drug lord Asif Afridi (Asif Raza Mir) who hires Koba (Waleed Zuaiter) to ensure all activity goes through them.[Premiered in the UK on Sky Atlantic 20 Oct 2022 and set to air in the US on AMC+ on 17 Nov 2022]
- 1899: Season 1 is released.
Dr. Maura Franklin (Emily Beecham) is one of the passengers on a ship bound for New York City in 1899 that comes across a ship reported missing months ago in this mystery series from Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar.
- The Sex Lives of College Girls: Season 2 is released.
After Fall break, Bela, Kimberly, Leighton and Whitney are back at Essex College in the second season of the comedy series from Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble.
On this day in 2021
- US capitol rioter QAnon Shaman [Jacob Chansley] sentenced to three years in prison by a federal court.
- US National Book Award given to Jason Mott (fiction), Tiya Miles (nonfiction) and Martín Espada (poetry).
- Garbiñe Muguruza becomes first Spanish player to win WTA Finals defeating Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6–3,7–5 in Zapopan, Mexico.
- Delhi authorities order schools shut till further notice and construction halted as Supreme Court calls for a "pollution lockdown" as city battles winter smog.
- British Columbia declares a state of emergency after an "atmospheric river" storm causes widespread rain and flooding.
- Keith Allison, American singer and bassist from Paul Revere & the Raiders died age 79. They had the Top Ten US hits ‘Kicks’ and ‘Hungry’, establishing the band as national stars and later in 1971 the hugely successful cover of the song ‘Indian Reservation’..
- Record number of Americans, over 100,000, died of drug overdoses April 2020 - April 2021 according to the CDC.
- Prayers For Emma, Instagram Star.
- Keith Alison, American session and touring guitarist (Paul Revere and The Raiders,1968-75), and songwriter, who died at 79.
- Dave Frishberg, American jazz pianist, vocalist, composer, and lyricist (" I'm Just A Bill"), who died at 88.
- Young Dolph, Rapper.
- The Power of the Dog - Not Rated is released.
Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother (Jesse Plemons) brings home a new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and her son (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.
- Bruised - Not Rated is released.
Jackie Justice (Halle Berry) is a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace. Down on her luck and simmering with rage and regret years after the fight, she’s coaxed into a brutal underground fight by her manager and boyfriend Desi (Adan Canto) and grabs the attention of a fight league promoter (Shamier Anderson) who promises Jackie a life back in the octagon. But the road to redemption becomes unexpectedly personal when Manny (Danny Boyd, Jr.) — the son she gave up as an infant — shows up at her doorstep.
- Prayers for the Stolen - R is released.
In a solitary town nestled in the Mexican mountains, the girls wear boyish haircuts and have hiding places underground. Ana and her two best friends take over the houses of those who have fled and dress up as women when no one is watching. In their own impenetrable universe, magic and joy abound; meanwhile, their mothers train them to flee from those who turn them into slaves or ghosts. But one day, one of the girls doesn’t make it to her hideout in time.
- TV SERIES
- Tiger King: Season 2 is released.
Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin return with an update on the people in the first season, including Joe Exotic, who is currently sentenced for 22-years in prison for attempting a murder-for-hire on Baskin and animal abuse.
On this day in 2020
- Walt Davis, American athlete (Olympic gold high jump 1952) and basketball center (NBA C'ship 1956,58; Philadelphia Warriors, St. Louis Hawks), who died at 89.
- TV SERIES
- The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is released.
After the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, while Rey's friends prepare for the Wookiee festival of Life Day, she and BB-8 end up at a Jedi temple where meets others from the past including Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Yoda.
On this day in 2019
- 21 year old Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-7 (6-8),6-2,7-6 (7-4) in London to become the youngest winner of the ATP Finals in 18 years.
- Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei labels protesters "thugs" after unrest over higher gasoline prices brought Tehran to a standstill day before.
- Tuka Rocha, Race Car Driver.
- TV SERIES
- The Crown: Season 3 is released.
A new cast takes over for the third season as The Queen (Olivia Colman) and Prince Phillip (Tobias Menzies) deal with events between 1964 and 1977 including Princess Margaret's (Helena Bonham-Carter) marriage to Tony Armstrong-Jones (Ben Daniels), new Prime Minister Harold Wilson (Jason Watkins) and the introduction of Camilla (Emerald Fennell) to Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor).
On this day in 2018
- Ireland beats Rugby World Cup champions New Zealand,16-9 at Aviva Stadium, Dublin; first victory over the All Blacks ever on home soil; flyhalf Johnny Sexton kicks 3 penalties and a conversion.
- Missing Argentine naval submarine ARA San Juan with 44 on board found on sea floor a year after it disappeared off coast of Argentina.
- Protests across France against rising fuel prices leave 400 injured.
On this day in 2017
- Azzedine Alaïa, Tunisian-born fashion designer, who died at 82.
- Earle Hyman, American actor (The Cosby Show, ThunderCats, Coriolanus), who died from natural causes at 91.
- Salvatore Riina, Italian mobster and chief of the Sicilian Mafia, who died at.
- William Mayer, American composer (A Death in the Family, Brief Candle), who died from heart failure at 91.
- Wizard Bloody Wizard was released by Electric Wizard.
The ninth full-length studio release for the British doom metal band was produced by lead singer Jus Oborn & guitarist Liz Buckingham.
- Soul of a Woman was released by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings.
The final album for Sharon Jones (who passed away in 2016 from cancer) & The Dap-Kings was recorded on eight-track tape in Brooklyn.
- Bajas Fresh was released by Bitchin Bajas.
The first full-length non-collaborative release for the Chicago experimental electronic trio in three years.
- A Pocket of Wind Resistance was released by Karine Polwart.
The Scottish singer-songwriter adapted her and Pippa Murphy's Wind Resistance stage show into an album.
- Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light was released by The Body.
The second collaboration between The Body and Full Of Hell features contributions from Brian Chippendale, Ben Eberle, and Chrissy Wolport.
- Rest was released by Charlotte Gainsbourg.
The first new release for the London-based actress/singer in six years features contributions from Paul McCartney, Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Connan Mockasin, Owen Pallett, and SebastiAn.
- Romaplasm was released by Baths.
The fourth full-length release for Will Wiesenfeld as Baths was mastered by Daddy Kev.
- Memory of a Cut Off Head was released by OCS.
The 20th full-length studio release for John Dwyer is the first since 2005 credited under the OCS name.
- Out Her Space was released by Karl Blau.
The latest release for the Washington-state indie artist was produced by Tucker Martine.
- Post Self was released by Godflesh.
This is the second full-length release since the industrial/post-punk duo of Justin Broadrick and G.C. Green reunited after disbanding in 2002.
- Low in High School was released by Morrissey.
The 11th full-length solo release for the British indie rock singer-songwriter was produced by Joe Chiccarelli.
- If All I Was Was Black was released by Mavis Staples.
The 16th full-length studio release for the soul singer was written and produced by Jeff Tweedy.
- Improvisations was released by Charles Hayward.
The debut full-length collaboration between The Heat's Charles Hayward and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore was recorded in an afternoon in London.
- Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond — Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton - TV-MA is released.
Jim Carrey earned critical acclaim and a Golden Globe for the performance, but many of the production’s most Kaufmanesque moments played out behind the scenes, thankfully captured on video by Andy’s former girlfriend, Lynne Margulies and former writing partner, Bob Zmuda. In Jim & Andy, Carrey looks back at the resulting footage 18 years later, reflecting on how he and Andy came up in oddly parallel universes, his experience channelling Andy and Tony and more broadly the spiritual journey of his career.
- Justice League - PG-13 is released.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions. [Warner Bros.]
- Mudbound - R is released.
Set in the post-WWII South, Mudbound follows the McAllan family, newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis and unprepared for the harsh demands of farming. Despite the grandiose dreams of Henry (Jason Clarke), his wife Laura (Carey Mulligan) struggles to keep the faith in her husband's losing venture. Meanwhile, Hap and Florence Jackson (Rob Morgan, Mary J. Blige)—sharecroppers who have worked the land for generations—struggle bravely to build a small dream of their own despite the rigidly enforced social barriers they face. The war upends both families’ plans as their returning loved ones, Jamie McAllan (Garrett Hedlund) and Ronsel Jackson (Jason Mitchell), forge a fast but uneasy friendship that challenges the brutal realities of the Jim Crow South in which they live.
- On the Beach at Night Alone - Not Rated is released.
Art imitates life in this quietly devastating masterpiece from Hong Sangsoo. Kim Minhee (The Handmaiden, Right Now, Wrong Then)—in the role that won her the Silver Bear for best actress in Berlin—plays Younghee, an actress reeling in the aftermath of an affair with a married film director. Younghee visits Hamburg then returns to Korea, but as she meets with friends and has her fair share to drink, increasingly startling confessions emerge. No stranger to mining his own experience for his films, Hong, whose real-life affair with Kim stirred up a media frenzy in Korea, here confronts his personal life with a newfound emotional directness. [The Cinema Guild]
- Porto - Not Rated is released.
Jake (Anton Yelchin) and Mati (Lucie Lucas) are two expats who experience a brief but intimate connection in the ancient Portuguese city of Porto. He's an American loner exiled from his family. She’s a student from France embroiled in an affair with one of her professors. After spotting each other from a distance at an archeological site and then again at a train station and a café, Jake works up the courage to approach Mati and they embark on a night of carefree intimacy. This romantic encounter is viewed from years later, both characters still haunted by the powerful connection they shared.
- Roman J. Israel, Esq. - PG-13 is released.
Roman J. Israel, Esq. (Denzel Washington) is a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career.
- A Fantastic Woman - Not Rated is released.
A Fantastic Woman is the story of Marina, a waitress and singer, and Orlando, an older man, who are in love and planning for the future. After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront his family and society, and to fight again to show them who she is: complex, strong, forthright, fantastic. [Sony Pictures Classics]
- Big Sonia - Not Rated is released.
In the last store in a defunct shopping mall,91-year-old Sonia Warshawski – great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor – runs the tailor shop she’s owned for more than 30 years. But when she’s served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to resist her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, Big Sonia also offers a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal us all.
- Sweet Virginia - R is released.
In the wake of a triple murder that leaves the residents of a remote Alaskan outpost on edge, tightly wound drifter Elwood (Christopher Abbott) checks into a motel run by Sam (Jon Bernthal), a former rodeo champion whose imposing physical presence conceals a troubled soul. Bound together by their outsider status, the two men strike up an uneasy friendship—a dangerous association that will set off a new wave of violence and unleash Sam’s darkest demons. [IFC Films]
- The Breadwinner - PG-13 is released.
Parvana is an 11-year- old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom–and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.
- The Star - PG is released.
A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told - the first Christmas.
- Wonder - PG is released.
Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.
- TV SERIES
- Marvel's The Punisher: Season 1 is released.
The Daredevil spin-off follows Frank Castle/The Punisher (Jon Bernthal) as he tracks down a hacker named Micro (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) to locate those who killed his family while Homeland Security agent Dinah Madani (Amber Rose Revah) tries to locate Frank.
On this day in 2016
- Peter Gabriel launched The Voice Project - the "Imprisoned For Art"campaign, an effort to free prisoners around the world that had been sent to jail for opposing their governments..
- Smaller pyramid find within 2 known Kukulkan "nesting" pyramids announced at Chichen Itza in Yucatan, Mexico, dating to 550-80 AD.
- Ray Hill, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2015
- Ireland's 1st same-sex wedding takes place - Cormac Gollogly and Richard Dowling marry in Clonmel, County Tipperary.
- Actor Charlie Sheen confirms that he is HIV-positive.
- Suicide bomber kills more than 30 in a market in Yola, north-eastern Nigeria, with Boko Haram blamed.
- Baby Lusin, Instagram Star, born in Estonia.
- Fgteev Shawn, YouTube Star, born in United States.
- TV SERIES
- Chicago Med: Season 1 is released.
The Chicago Fire spin-off takes place at a Chicago hospital run by Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson), whom with head of psychiatry Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt); ER surgeon Dr. Lilly Manning (Torrey DeVitto); nurse April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta), emergency room intern Dr. Sarah Reese (Rachel DiPillo), help the injured and ill.
On this day in 2014
- American soul singer Jimmy Ruffin died aged 78. Ruffin who was the elder brother of David Ruffin of the Temptations had the 1974 UK No.4 single 'What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted'. In 1980, Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees produced his album Sunrise and the hit single 'Hold On To My Love', reached No.10 in the US and No.7 in the UK..
- The Church of England adopts legislation enabling the appointment of female bishops.
- Florian Kondi, Rapper.
- Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer "(What Becomes of the Brokenhearted"), who died at 78.
- Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted), who died at 78.
- Ray Sadecki, American MLB player, who died from blood cancer at 73.
- Pom Pom was released by Ariel Pink.
The 17-track solo release from the Los Angeles artist features two songs co-written with Kim Fowley.
- Power was released by Fryars.
Producer-songwriter Benjamin Garrett's second release as Fryras was produced with Luke Smith.
- Four was released by One Direction.
The fourth full-length studio release for the London-based pop band features songs co-written by Ed Drewett, Wayne Hector, Jamie Scott, and Ed Sheeran.
- Family was released by Thompson.
British folk rock artist Teddy Thompson collaborates with his father Richard, his mother Linda, his sister Kami, his half-brother Jack Thompson, and nephew Zak Hobbs on this debut release produced by Teddy.
- Avonmore was released by Bryan Ferry.
Co-produced by Rhett Davies, the Roxy Music singer's latest solo release features original songs and two covers songs as well as contributions from Flea, Mark Knopfler, Johnny Marr, Maceo Parker, Nile Rodgers of Chic, Ronnie Spector, and Todd Terje.
- Seeds was released by TV on the Radio.
The fifth full-length studio release for the indie rock band is its first since the death of bassist Gerald Smith and was produced by guitarist David Sitek.
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 was released by Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
Curated by Lorde (who also sings on four songs), the soundtrack to the third film of the Hunger Games franchise includes songs from Bat For Lashes, Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij, Charli XCX, The Chemical Brothers, Chvrches, Ariana Grande, Haim, Grace Jones, Duran Duran's Simon LeBon, Major Lazer, Miguel, Pusha T, Q-Tip, Raury, Stromae, Tinashe, Tove Lo, and xoV.
- Words to the Blind was released by Bo Ningen.
The collaboration between Savages and Bo Ningen was a 37-minute piece inspired by the Dadaist movement was originally performed in London at the Red Gallery in May 2013.
- TV SERIES
- State of Affairs: Season 1 is released.
CIA analyst Charleston "Charlie"Tucker (Katherine Heigl) advises President Constance Payton (Alfre Woodard) on national security matters.
On this day in 2013
- Abdulla Yameen becomes the President of the Maldives.
- German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins record 8th consecutive Formula 1 race with victory in United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas.
- Giorgi Margvelashvili becomes the President of Georgia.
- 50 people are killed after a Boeing 737 aircraft crashes in Kazan, Russia.
- Jimmie Johnson wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the sixth time.
- 102nd Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Serbia in Belgrade (3-2).
- Omprakash Valmiki, Indian Dalit writer and poet (Joothan), who died of stomach cancer at 63.
- Doris Lessing, Iranian novelist and Nobel laureate (Adore, Memoirs of a Survivor, Golden Notebook), who died at 94.
- Doris Lessing, Novelist.
- TV SERIES
- Almost Human: Season 1 is released.
The creative team behind Fringe (including producer J.J. Abrams and creator J.H. Wyman) returns with a new sci-fi crime drama set in the year 2048, when every Los Angeles police officer is paired with a robot partner. Karl Urban (Star Trek), Michael Ealy (Common Law), Lili Taylor (Six Feet Under), Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights), Mackenzie Crook (The Office), and Michael Irby (The Unit) star.