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Today in the World Countries
- Discovery Day is being celebrated in Puerto Rico
- National Day is being celebrated in Monaco
- World Toilet Day is being celebrated in International
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Scorpio as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Norbi Novak, Model, born in Hungary.
On this day in 2022
- General elections in Malaysia produce the country's first ever hung parliament with opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim securing the most seats.
- Naomi Biden at the age of 28 granddaughter of US President Joe Biden marries Peter Neal at the age of 25 on the White House lawn.
- Jason David Frank, TV Actor.
- Danny Kalb, American blues guitarist (The Blues Project), who died at 80.
On this day in 2021
- Adele releases her fourth studio album "30".
- Austria becomes the first country to make the COVID-19 pandemic vaccine mandatory (from 1 Feb) as it announces its fourth lockdown.
- Rounder Records releases "Raise The Roof", the 2nd collaborative album by American bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and British rock vocalist Robert Plant.
- US jury clears Kyle Rittenhouse (18) of murder for fatally shooting two people and injuring a third during racial justice protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
- Don Kojis, American basketball forward (NBA All-Star 1968,69; Detroit Pistons, SD Rockets, Seattle SuperSonics), who died at 82.
- Deciphering the Message was released by Makaya McCraven.
The latest full-length release for Chicago-based jazz drummer Makaya McCraven features remixes of Blue Note jazz songs with contributions from Matt Gold, Marquis Hill, De’Sean Jones, Jeff Parker, Junius Paul, Joel Ross, and Greg Ward.
- Bloodmoon: I was released by Converge.
The debut full-length collaboration between Converge, Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm, and Steve Brodsky began recording in 2019 but was completed remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Body/Dilloway/Head was released by Body/Head.
This three-track release is the debut collaboration between Body/Head (Kim Gordon and Bill Nace) and Aaron Dilloway.
- Flying Dream 1 was released by Elbow.
The ninth full-length studio release for British alternative rock band Elbow was recorded at the Theatre Royal Brighton.
- Raise The Roof was released by Robert Plant And Alison Krauss.
14 years after 2007's Raising Sand, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss reunite for their second full-length collaboration, with T-Bone Burnett also returning to produce.
- 30 was released by Adele.
The first full-length release from Adele in six years features production from Ludwig Göransson, Inflo, Tobias Jesso Jr., Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, and Shellback.
- Snoop Dogg Presents: The Algorithm was released by Snoop Dogg.
The first release on the Def Jam label for rapper Snoop Dogg features guest appearances from such artists as Eric Bellinger, Benny The Butcher, Mary J. Blige, Blxst, Busta Rhymes, D Smoke, Dave East, Fabolous, Jadakiss, October London, Malaya, Method Man, Redman, Ty Dolla $ign, Usher, and Wiz Khalifa.
- The Feast - NR is released.
An affluent family gathers at their lavish home in the Welsh mountains for a dinner party, hosting a local businessman and neighboring farmer to broker a business deal to mine the surrounding countryside. When a mysterious young woman arrives to be the family’s waitress for the evening, they find their beliefs and values challenged, as her quiet yet disturbing presence begins to unravel their lives – slowly, deliberately, and with the most terrifying of consequences.
- The First Wave - R is released.
With exclusive access inside one of New York’s hardest hit hospital systems during the terrifying first four months of the pandemic, The First Wave spotlights the everyday heroes at the epicenter of COVID-19 pandemic as they come together to fight one of the greatest threats the world has ever encountered.
- The Real Charlie Chaplin - Not Rated is released.
Combining unheard audio recordings, dramatic reconstructions and personal archive, the film traces Charlie Chaplin’s meteoric rise from the slums of Victorian London to the heights of Hollywood superstardom, before his scandalous fall from grace. This kaleidoscopic documentary portrait explores the many facets of a complex figure whose life was as extraordinary as his art. For decades he was the most famous man in the world. But who was The Real Charlie Chaplin?
- Zeros and Ones - R is released.
Jericho (Ethan Hawke) is an American soldier stationed in post-apocalyptic Rome under a pandemic and war-torn lockdown. After witnessing the Vatican blown up into the night sky, he sets out on a mission to uncover and document the truth for the world to see and stop the true terrorists responsible.
- Procession - R is released.
Six midwestern men — all survivors of childhood sexual assault at the hands of Catholic priests and clergy — come together to direct a drama therapy-inspired experiment designed to collectively work through their trauma. As part of a radically collaborative filmmaking process, they create fictional scenes based on memories, dreams and experiences, meant to explore the church rituals, culture and hierarchies that enabled silence around their abuse. In the face of a failed legal system, we watch these men reclaim the spaces that allowed their assault, revealing the possibility for catharsis and redemption through a new-found fraternity.
- Mothering Sunday - R is released.
On a warm spring day in 1924, house maid and foundling Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) finds herself alone on Mother’s Day. Her employers, Mr. and Mrs. Niven (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman), are out and she has the rare chance to spend quality time with her secret lover. Paul (Josh O’Connor) is the boy from the manor house nearby, Jane’s long-term love despite the fact that he’s engaged to be married to another woman, a childhood friend and daughter of his parents’ friends. But events that neither can foresee will change the course of Jane’s life forever.
- King Richard - PG-13 is released.
King Richard follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever. Driven by a clear vision of their future and using unconventional methods, Richard has a plan that will take Venus and Serena Williams from the streets of Compton, California to the global stage as legendary icons. The profoundly moving film shows the power of family, perseverance and unwavering belief as a means to achieve the impossible and impact the world.
- Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time - Not Rated is released.
Recounting the extraordinary life of author Kurt Vonnegut and the 25-year friendship with the filmmaker who set out to document it.
- India Sweets and Spices - PG-13 is released.
Alia Kapur (Sophia Ali) returns to her family’s posh suburban New Jersey home after a year away at college and upends their well-ordered life with her brash independence. After befriending Varun (Rish Shah), the handsome son of the new owners of the local Indian grocery, she invites his family to a dinner party where family secrets are revealed. Alia’s surprise turns to rebellion when she uncovers secrets about both her parents that push her toward a daring and ultimately hilarious confrontation.
- I Was a Simple Man - Not Rated is released.
I Was A Simple Man is a ghost story set in the pastoral countryside of the north shore of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. Revealed in four chapters, it tells the story of an elderly man facing the end of his life, visited by the ghosts of his past. Incorporating familial history and mythology, dream logic and surrealism, I Was a Simple Man is a time-shifting, kaleidoscopic story of a fractured family facing the death of their patriarch that will take us from the high-rises of contemporary Honolulu to pre-WWII pastorals of O‘ahu and, finally, into the beyond. [Strand Releasing]
- Boiling Point - R is released.
On the busiest night of the year at one of the hottest restaurants in London, the charismatic, commanding head chef Andy Jones (Stephen Graham) balances along a knife's edge as multiple personal & professional crises threaten to destroy everything he's worked for. A surprise visit from a health & safety inspector sets the staff on edge as the overbooked hotspot begins to fill with guests. Jones alternately berates and cajoles his diverse staff, trying his best to diffuse tensions between management and his crew, while catering to the ridiculous demands of customers.
- Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road - Not Rated is released.
Join The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson on an intimate journey through his legendary career as he reminisces with Rolling Stone editor and longtime friend, Jason Fine. Featuring a new song, "Right Where I Belong, "written and performed by Wilson and Jim James (My Morning Jacket), and interviews with Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Jonas, Linda Perry, Jim James, Gustavo Dudamel, and Al Jardine.
- Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn - Not Rated is released.
Emi (Katia Pascariu), a schoolteacher, finds her reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is uploaded onto the internet. Forced to meet the parents demanding her dismissal, Emi refuses to surrender.
- C'mon C'mon - R is released.
Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) is a kindhearted radio journalist deep into a project in which he interviews children across the U.S. about our world’s uncertain future. His sister, Viv (Gaby Hoffmann), asks him to watch her 8-year-old son, Jesse (Woody Norman), while she tends to the child’s father, who’s suffering from mental health issues. After agreeing, Johnny finds himself connecting with his nephew in ways he hadn’t expected, ultimately taking Jesse with him on a journey from Los Angeles to New York to New Orleans.
- Compartment No. 6 - Not Rated is released.
A young Finnish woman escapes an enigmatic love affair in Moscow by boarding a train to the arctic port of Murmansk. Forced to share the long ride and a tiny sleeping car with a larger than life Russian miner, the unexpected encounter leads the occupants of Compartment No. 6 to face major truths about human connection.
- Ghostbusters: Afterlife - PG-13 is released.
When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
- TV SERIES
- Cowboy Bebop (2021): Season 1 is released.
The live-action series based on Shinichiro Watanabe's anime series follows bounty hunters Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir) and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) as they search the galaxy for wanted criminals.
- The Wheel of Time: Season 1 is released.
Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of a powerful all-female organization and five young people, one who is prophesied to be the one who could save or destroy the world, begin a long journey in this adaptation of the Robert Jordan's novel series of the same name.
- The Great: Season 2 is released.
The second season sees Catherine taking charge of Russia and fighting against not only the men around her but also her own mother (Gillian Anderson).
- The New York Times Presents: Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson is released.
The latest The New York Times Presents focuses on the "wardrobe malfunction"between Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show and the blowback on Jackson.
On this day in 2020
- Scottish American Douglas Stuart wins the Booker Literary prize for his first novel "Shuggie Bain".
- Inquiry find "credible evidence" elite Australian troops unlawfully killed 39 Afghan civilians.
- Jake Scott, American College Football Hall of Fame safety (Uni of Georgia; 5×Pro Bowl; 2×First-team All-Pro; Super Bowl 1972 [MVP],73; Miami Dolphins), who died from head injuries in a fall at 75.
- André Quilis, French rugby union flanker (5 caps; RC Narbonne), who died at 79.
- Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on the Exorcist - Not Rated is released.
A lyrical and spiritual cinematic essay on The Exorcist, Leap Of Faith explores the uncharted depths of William Friedkin's mind's eye, the nuances of his filmmaking process, and the mysteries of faith and fate that have shaped his life and filmography.
- TV SERIES
- I Hate Suzie: Season 1 is released.
The life of former teen pop-star-turned-actor Suzie Pickles (Billie Piper) is turned upside down when her phone is hacked and compromising photos are leaked in this dramedy created by Lucy Prebble and Piper.[Premiered originally in the UK on Sky Atlantic on 27 Aug 2020; in the US on HBO Max on 19 Nov 2020]
On this day in 2019
- LeBron James hits 25 points,11 rebounds & 10 assists as LA Lakers'beat Oklahoma City Thunder,112-107 to become first player in NBA history to record a triple-double against all 30 franchises.
- More than 1,000 protesters detained by police after 3-day battle at Hong King Polytechnic University.
- As many as 106 have died over five days in protests across 21 Iranian cities according to Amnesty International, just 12 deaths reported by the government.
- EPL club Tottenham sacks high profile manager Mauricio Pochettino after disappointing start to season; replacement is higher profile ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.
- The Weeknd releases his single "Blinding Lights" - goes on to become the longest charting song on Billboards Top 100 at 90 weeks.
On this day in 2018
- Rams beat Kansas City Chiefs,54-51 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; 3rd-highest scoring game in NFL history; first time 2 teams score 50 points in same game; Patrick Mahomes'6 TD passes for KC most in "Monday Night Football" history.
- Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested in Japan for financial misconduct.
- Ivanka Trump sent "hundred" of emails from her personal account about government business according to Washington Post report.
- Ivanka Trump sent "hundreds" of emails from her personal account about government business, according to Washington Post report.
On this day in 2017
- Martin Truex Jr., driving for Furniture Row Racing, wins Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida to claim Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series by 5 points from Kyle Busch.
- Oumuamua first detected by scientists,400 meters long and reddish, first known interstellar object in our solar system first and of possible alien origin.
- Oumuamua first detected by scientists,400 meters long and reddish, first known interstellar object in our solar system, thought to be of possible alien origin (since thought to be slice of small planet).
- Bulgarian tennis star Gregor Dimitrov breaks through for a first season-ending ATP World Tour Finals title with a 7–5,4–6,6–3 win in London over David Goffin of Belgium.
- 45th American Music Awards: Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Imagine Dragons & Keith Urban win.
- Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe refuses to resign in a TV speech after being ousted as leader of ruling ZANU-PF party.
- Grey Greyandmama, TikTok Star, born in United States.
- Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), who died at 86.
- Charles Manson, American criminal, murderer and cult leader (Manson Family), who died of natural causes at 83.
- Mel Tillis [Lonnie Melvin Tillis], American country singer (Who's Julie, M-M-Mel), who died of respiratory failure at 85.
- Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player (Wimbledon 1998), who died of cancer at 49.
- Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player (Wimbledon 1998; WTA Tour C'ship 1997), who died of cancer at 49.
- TV SERIES
- Search Party (2016): Season 2 is released.
While the mystery of what happened to Chantal Witherbottom (Clare McNulty) is solved, Dory (Alia Shawkat) Drew (John Reynolds), and Elliott (John Early) must deal with what they did before finding the truth in the second season which will air two episodes a week.
On this day in 2016
- A furious letter from John Lennon to Paul McCartney and his wife, Linda, written after The Beatles' break-up sold for nearly $30,000 (£24,200), to an anonymous collector in Dallas. In the two-page typed draft with handwritten notes, Lennon criticises the couple for their treatment of him and his wife, Yoko Ono. The attack is said to be in response to Linda's criticism of him not publicly announcing his departure from the band..
- Laslo Lachowski, Family Member, born in Brazil.
On this day in 2015
- Ladasha Belle Wambo, Instagram Star, born in Kenya.
- Armand [Herman van Loenhout], Dutch singer (Blommenkinders), who died at 69.
- Rex Reason, American actor (This Island Earth, Man Without a Gun, Roaring 20s), who died at 86.
- Wes Burnette, Race Car Driver.
- TV SERIES
- The Art of More: Season 1 is released.
Crackle's first scripted drama is set in the world of auction houses where former soldier Graham Connor (Christian Cooke) uses the connections he made while in Iraq to gain a mentor in eccentric art collector Arthur Davenport (Cary Elwes) and crosses paths with Roxanna Whitney (Kate Bosworth), the daughter of the CEO of an auction houses and Samuel Brukner (Dennis Quaid), a billionaire real estate mogul/collector.
On this day in 2014
- American singer-songwriter and piano man Billy Joel receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the White House in Washington, D.C..
- Mike Nichols [Mikhail Peschkowsky], German-American film director (Catch 22, The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), who died from cardiac arrest at 83.
- Ralph "Riff" West, American rock bassist (Molly Hatchet), who died at 64.
- Riff West, American rock bassist (Molly Hatchet), who died at 64.
- Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets - Not Rated is released.
Though culminating with the farewell concert the band played to thousands of adoring fans in their hometown of Sheffield, England, Pulp is by no means a traditional concert film or rock doc. As much a testament to the band as it is to the city and inhabitants of Sheffield, the film weaves exclusive concert footage with man-on-the-street interviews and dreamy staged sequences to paint a picture much larger, funnier, moving, and life-affirming than any music film of recent memory. [Oscilloscope Pictures]
- Bad Hair - Not Rated is released.
Junior (Samuel Lange Zambrano) is nine years old and has “bad hair.” He wants to have it straightened for his yearbook picture, like a fashionable pop singer. This puts him at odds with his mother, Marta (Samantha Castillo). The more Junior tries to look beautiful and make his mother love him, the more she rejects him.
- Happy Valley - Not Rated is released.
Nestled in the idyllic area known as Happy Valley lies the town of State College and the home of Penn State University. For over 40 years, Joe Paterno was the celebrated head coach of the school's storied football team. Lauded not only for his program's success on the field, but also for students’ achievements in the classroom, Paterno was a revered figure in a town where team loyalty approached nationalistic fervor. Then in November 2011 everything changed when longtime assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse, setting off a firestorm of accusations about who failed to protect the children of Happy Valley. [Music Box Films]
On this day in 2013
- David Blaine performs in the TV special "David Blaine: Real or Magic" on ABC.
- 23 people are killed by a suicide bombing attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.
- Frederick Sanger, Biologist.
- Frederick Sanger, British biochemist (Sanger sequencing, Nobel Prize 1958,1980), who died at 95.
- Charlotte Zolotow, American author and publisher of children's books (When the Wind Stops), who died at 98.
- Boot! was released by The Thing.
The latest release for the Scandinavian free jazz trio of baritone saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love includes three originals and two jazz standards.
- BE was released by Beady Eye.
The second release for the band led by Liam Gallagher was produced by Dave Sitek.
- Cupid Deluxe was released by Blood Orange.
The second release from Dev Hynes as Blood Orange includes guest appearances from such artists as Adam Bainbridge of Kindness, Clams Casino, MC Despot, David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors, Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, Skepta, and Samantha Urbani of Friends.
- Don't Tell the Driver was released by Mick Turner.
The fourth solo release for the Dirty Three guitarist features guest appearances from Peggy Frew, Caroline Kennedy-McCracken, Oliver Mann, Kishore Ryan, Ian Wadley, and Jeff Wegener.
- No Love Deep Web was released by Death Grips.
The Sacramento noise rap trio's second release ended its contract with Epic after it released the album online for free [1 Oct 2012] with an obscene cover image. It was officially released on CD/vinyl in 2013.
- Spaces was released by Nils Frahm.
Described as a field recording, this latest release from the Berlin-based composer was recorded over two years at various locations with different methods including cassette recordings.
- Surrender to the Fantasy was released by Magik Markers.
The first release in four years for the Connecticut-based trio of Elisa Ambrogio, Pete Nolan, and John Shaw.
- Shangri La was released by Jake Bugg.
The second release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Rick Rubin in Malibu.