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Today in the World Countries
- All Soul's Day is being celebrated in Brazil
- All Souls' Day is being celebrated in Angola, Bolivia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, Macau, Mexico, Timor Leste, Uruguay
- Arrival of indentured Labourers is being celebrated in Mauritius
- Remembrance Day is being celebrated in Lithuania
- Thanksgiving Day is being celebrated in Liberia
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Scorpio as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Adetoun Ajiboye, Blogger, born in Ibadan, Nigeria.
- Justin Oh, DJ, born in Seoul, South Korea.
On this day in 2022
- Ethiopia’s government and Tigrayan authorities reach an agreement end fighting after two years at peace talks in South Africa.
- Bubba Cascio, American race horse trainer (All American Futurity 1968,70), who died at 90.
- Ela Bhatt, Civil Rights Leader.
- The Wonder - Not Rated is released.
The Irish Midlands,1862 - a young girl stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well. English nurse Lib Wright (Florence Pugh) is brought to a tiny village to observe eleven-year old Anna O'Donnell. Tourists and pilgrims mass to witness the girl who is said to have survived without food for months. Is the village harbouring a saint 'surviving on manna from heaven' or are there more ominous motives at work?
On this day in 2021
- Jihadist gunman ambush and kill 69 people, including a local mayor in south-west Niger, adding to the 530 killed in 2021 to date.
- Former police captains Eric Adams elected the second African American mayor of New York.
- Baseball World Series: Atlanta Braves win 4th title in franchise history; beat Houston Astros,7-0 in Game 6 at Minute Maid Park, Houston for 4-2 series victory; MVP: Braves outfielder Jorge Soler.
- Mohamed Soukhane, Algerian soccer defender (6 caps; Le Havre AC), who died at 90.
- Ronnie Wilson, American R& B keyboardist (Gap Band - "Burn Rubber On Me"), who died at 73.
- Tomas Leandersson, Swedish ten-pin bowler (FIQ World C'ships 1999; World Tenpin Team Cup 1994; World Games 1993), who died at 55.
- Tom Matte, American football running back (Super Bowl 1971; Pro Bowl 1968,69; NFL rushing TD leader 1969; Baltimore Colts), who died at 82.
On this day in 2020
- Johnny Depp loses libel case against UK newspaper "The Sun", which called him a "wife-beater", said he assaulted wife Amber Heard.
- Baby Shark by Pinkfong becomes the most-watched video on YouTube with over 7.04 billion views.
- Gunmen storm Kabul University, Afghanistan, shooting at least 22 dead with Islamic State group claiming responsibility.
- Sage Cusick, Family Member, born in United States.
- Gigi Proietti, Movie Actor.
- Baron Wolman, American photographer, founding chief photographer for Rolling Stone, who died of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) at 83.
- John Sessions, Comedian.
- John Sessions, Scottish actor and comedian (Whose Line Is It Anyway), who died of a heart attack at 67.
- Nancy Darsch, American women's basketball coach (Ohio State Uni; assistant coach US Olympic gold 1984,96; NY Liberty, Washington Mystics), who died of Parkinson's disease at 68.
- Max Ward, Entrepreneur.
On this day in 2019
- Breeders'Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Covfefe, Belvoir Bay, Spun to Run, Iridessa, Mitole, Uni, Blue Prize, Bricks and Mortar, Vino Rosso.
- 9th Rugby World Cup, Yokohama: South African fly-half Handré Pollard lands 6 penalties and 2 conversions as Springboks beat favourites England,32-12 for their 3rd title.
- Walter Mercado, Puerto Rican astrologist and actor, who died at about 87.
- Walter Mercado, TV Show Host.
On this day in 2018
- Tiger thought to have killed 13 people shot dead after month-long hunt near Pandharkawada, central India.
- Breeders'Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 1 winners: Bulletin, Newspaperofrecord, Jaywalk, Line of Duty, Game Winner.
- Blue Note Records releases "She Remembers Everything", the fourteenth studio album by singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, produced by Tucker Martine and Cash's husband John Leventhal.
- Glenn Schwartz, American rock guitarist (Pacific Gas & Electric -" Are You Ready?"), who died at 78.
- Roy Hargrove, American trumpeter, who died of kidney disease at 49.
- Roy Hargrove, Trumpet Player.
- Raymond Chow, Hong Kong film producer, popularized martial arts worldwide, who died at 91.
- Kitty O'Neil, American stuntwoman (The Bionic Woman) and racer (female land speed record), who died at 72.
- Negative Capability was released by Marianne Faithfull.
The 21st full-length studio release for the British singer-songwriter features contributions from such artists as Warren Ellis, Nick Cave, Rob Ellis, Ed Harcourt and Mark Lanegan.
- Interstate Gospel was released by Pistol Annies.
The third full-length release for the country trio of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley was produced by Frank Liddell.
- No Tourists was released by The Prodigy.
The seventh full-length release for the British electronic trio features guest appearances from Barns Courtney and Ho99o9.
- Now! (In a Minute) was released by audiobooks.
This is the debut full-length release for the music project of producer David Wrench and Evangeline Ling.
- FM! was released by Vince Staples.
The third full-length studio release for the California rapper features guest appearances from E-40, Jay Rock, Kamaiyah, Kehlani, Earl Sweatshirt, Ty Dolla $ign, and Tyga.
- Christmas Everywhere was released by Rodney Crowell.
The Christmas-themed album from the country singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Daddy Cool & The Yule, Mary Kerr, Brennen Leigh, and Lera Lynn.
- Dionysus was released by Dead Can Dance.
The ninth full-length release for the musical project of Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry was inspired by European festivals that began as celebrations for the Greek god Dionysus.
- Ultraviolet was released by Kelly Moran.
The first release on the Warp label for the Brooklyn-based composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist features influences from black metal, classical, dream pop, and jazz music.
- She Remembers Everything was released by Rosanne Cash.
The 15th full-length release for the singer-songwriter features contributions from such artists as T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson, John Leventhal, Lera Lynn, Tucker Martine, and Sam Phillips.
- Yawn was released by Bill Ryder-Jones.
The fourth full-length solo release for the British singer-songwriter was self-produced and features guest vocals from The Orielles and Our Girl.
- Searching for Ingmar Bergman - Not Rated is released.
On the 100th anniversary of his birth, internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta examines Ingmar Bergman’s life and work with a circle of his closest collaborators as well as a new generation of filmmakers. This documentary presents key components of his legacy, as it retraces themes that recurred in his life and art and takes us to the places that were central to Bergman’s creative achievements.
- The Grief of Others - Not Rated is released.
The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit and thirteen-year-old Paul, responding to the unnamed tensions around them, begin to act out in exquisitely idiosyncratic ways. But as the family members scatter into private, isolating grief, an unexpected visitor arrives, and they find themselves growing more alert to the hurt, humor, warmth, and burdens of others—to the grief that is part of every human life but that also carries within it the power to draw us together.
- The Nutcracker and the Four Realms - PG is released.
All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. [Disney]
- The Other Side of the Wind - Not Rated is released.
Surrounded by fans and skeptics, grizzled director J.J. "Jake"Hannaford (John Huston) returns from years abroad in Europe to a changed Hollywood, where he attempts to make his comeback: a career summation that can only be the work of cinema's most adventurous filmmaker, Orson Welles. [Netlfix]
- Unlovable - Not Rated is released.
Joy (Charlene deGuzman), a sex and love addicted woman, learns what real intimacy is when she starts making music with a reclusive man.
- They'll Love Me When I'm Dead - TV-MA is released.
Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom) tells the provocative story of legendary director Orson Welles during the final 15 years of his life. No longer the “wonder boy” of Citizen Kane, Welles in 1970 was an artist in exile looking for his Hollywood comeback with a project called The Other Side of the Wind. For years, Welles worked on the film about an aging film director trying to finish his last great movie. Welles shot the picture guerrilla-style in chaotic circumstances with a devoted crew of young dreamers, all the while struggling with financiers and fate. In 1985, Welles died, leaving as his final testament the most famous unfinished film in movie history. The negative stayed in a vault for decades until now. With revelatory new insights from Welles collaborators including Peter Bogdanovich, Frank Marshall, Oja Kodar and daughter Beatrice Welles, They'll Love Me When I'm Dead is the untold final chapter of one of the greatest careers in film history: brilliant, innovative, defiant and unbowed. [Netflix]
- A Private War - Not Rated is released.
In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her—along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan)—to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
- Bodied - Not Rated is released.
A progressive graduate student finds success and sparks outrage when his interest in battle rap as a thesis subject becomes a competitive obsession.
- Bohemian Rhapsody - PG-13 is released.
Bohemian Rhapsody is a celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day. [20th Century Fox]
- Boy Erased - R is released.
Jared (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.
- Nobody's Fool - R is released.
Trying to get back on her feet, wild child Tanya (Tiffany Haddish) looks to her buttoned-up, by the book sister Danica (Tika Sumpter) to help her get back on track. As these polar opposites collide — with hilarious and sometimes disastrous results — Tanya discovers that Danica’s picture-perfect life — including her mysterious boyfriend — may not be what it seems.
- Prospect - Not Rated is released.
A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father's greed-addled judgment, the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape.
- In Search of Greatness - PG-13 is released.
Through the eyes of the greatest athletes of all time, IN SEARCH OF GREATNESS is a cinematic journey into the secrets of genius.
- Maria by Callas - PG is released.
Told through performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs—nearly all of which have never been shown to the public—the film reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman who rose from humble beginnings in New York City to become a glamorous international superstar and one of the greatest artists of all time. [Sony Pictures Classics]
- TV SERIES
- Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé is released.
The documentary film about Beyoncé's 2018 Coachella performance promises interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and information about the creation of her concept.
- Homecoming: Season 1 is released.
Caseworker Heidi Bergman (Julia Roberts) worked at a secret government facility to help returning soldiers like Walter Cruz (Stephan James) transition back to civilian life. Four years later, a DoD auditor (Shea Whigham) questions Heidi on why she left in this psychological thriller based on a fictional podcast of the same name.
- House of Cards (2013): Season 6 is released.
The sixth and final season of the political drama sees Claire posed to take over as Commander in Chief.
- Watergate: Season 1 is released.
The three-part documentary from Charles Ferguson seeks to give a comprehensive look at the conspiracy that led to the downfall of Richard Nixon features interviews with Daniel Ellsberg, Elizabeth Holtzman, the late Senator John McCain, Dan Rather, William Ruckelshaus, and Lesley Stahl.
On this day in 2017
- Jerome Powell nominated by US President Donald Trump to be next Chair of the Federal Reserve.
- On This Day and Xiaomi launch a content partnership to display today in history content in Xiaomi's calendar app to users in India.
- TV SERIES
- S.W.A.T. (2017): Season 1 is released.
Former Marine Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson (Shemar Moore) is a S.W.A.T. sergeant given the task of running a specialized tactical unit in this police drama inspired by the Aaron Spelling's 1970s series and 2003 film of the same name.
On this day in 2016
- World Series Baseball: Chicago Cubs beat Cleveland Indians,8-7 in Game 7 at Progressive Field, Cleveland; first Cubs'title in 108 years; MVP: Chicago utility Ben Zobrist.
- Chicago Cubs beat Cleveland Indians,8-7 in Game 7 at Progressive Field, Cleveland; first Cubs'Baseball World Series win in 108 years.
- Baseball World Series: Chicago Cubs beat Cleveland Indians,8-7 in Game 7 at Progressive Field, Cleveland; first Cubs'title in 108 years; MVP: Chicago utility Ben Zobrist.
- Bob Cranshaw, American jazz bassist (Blue Note Records; Sonny Rollins; Stanley Turrentine; Duke Pearson), who died of cancer at 83.
- Vern Handrahan, Baseball Player.
- The Eagle Huntress - G is released.
The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. [Sony Pictures Classics]
- Don't Call Me Son - Not Rated is released.
Tall, dark, androgynously handsome, Pierre wears eyeliner and a black lace g-string, while having sex with both boys and girls. The confusion only goes deeper when the teenager’s single, working-class mom is arrested for having stolen him (and his “sister”) at birth. Thanks to the wonders of DNA, he’s returned to his biological parents: bourgeois, straight-laced and thrilled to have him back...at least until he joins them at a bowling alley in a zebra-print mini dress.
On this day in 2015
- " The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2" directed by Francis Lawrence, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth premieres in Berlin.
- Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull scraps Knights and Dames from Australia's honours system.
- Raul Rekow, American percussionist and conguero (Santana,1976-2013), who died of cancer at 61.
- Mike Davies, Welsh tennis player, entrepreneur and administrator (ED ATP; GM ITF; Grand Slam Cup creator), who died from mesothelioma at 79.
- Colin Welland, British screenwriter (Chariots of Fire) and actor (Straw Dogs), who died at 81.
- David Stock, American composer and conductor (Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble), who died at 76.
- David Stock, American composer (Rosewood Reflections), and conductor (Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble,1976-99), who died at 76.
- TV SERIES
- The Leisure Class is released.
The feature film from Project Greenlight winner Jason Mann is set in Connecticut where con man Charles (Ed Weeks) is preparing to marry the senator's daughter Fiona (Bridget Regan) when the arrival of his brother Leonard (Tom Bell) threatens to ruin the wedding.
On this day in 2014
- 60 people were killed and 110 injured by a suicide bombing in Lahore, Pakistan.
- New York City Marathon: Wilson Kipsang of Kenya wins in 2:10:59; compatriot Mary Keitany wins first of 3 straight women's titles in 2:25:07.
- (Bernard) "Acker" Bilk, British clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, who died at 85.
- Acker Bilk, English clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, who died at 85.
- TV SERIES
- Olive Kitteridge: Season 1 is released.
The adaptation of Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer-winning novel of the same name focuses on the Olive Kitteridge's (Frances McDormand) interactions with the people of her small Maine town over the course of 25 years.
On this day in 2013
- Masahiro Tanaka's record streak of 30 consecutive starts without a loss ends when the Rakuten Golden Eagles'ace is beaten,4-2, by the Yomiuri Giants in Game 6 of the Japan Baseball Series.
- Breeders'Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Ria Antonia, Dank, Groupie Doll, Mizdirection, New Year's Day, Magician, Secret Circle, Wise Dan, Mucho Macho Man.
- Brazilian surfer Gabriel Medina claims ASP World Junior Title by beating Ramzi Boukhiam of Morocco in a high-scoring final at Joaquina Beach in Florianopolis, Brazil.
- Colin End, YouTube Star, born in United States.
- 'N Sync founding member Chris Kirkpatrick at the age of 42 weds his girlfriend Karly Skladany in Orlando, Florida.
- " Smash" actress Megan Hilty at the age of 32 weds Brian Gallagher at a chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Walt Bellamy, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA All-Star 1962–65; NBA Rookie of the Year 1962; Olympic gold 1960), who died at 74.