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  • People born on this day are Sagittarius as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • DEATHS
    • Irene Cara [Escalera], American Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter (" Fame" ; "Flashdance...What A Feeling"), and actress (Fame; D.C. Cab), who died at 63.
    • Leonor Will Never Die is released. Leonor Reyes was once a major player in the Filipino film industry during its ragtag action cinema glory days, but now in her golden years, she struggles to pay her bills. When she reads an advertisement for a screenplay contest, Leonor begins tinkering with an unfinished script about a young man avenging his brother’s murder at the hand of thugs. After a falling television knocks Leonor unconscious and sends her into a coma, she finds herself inside her incomplete movie, re-writing and editing on the fly in a fantastical bid to complete the film while her body lies in limbo.
    • The Son is released. Peter's (Hugh Jackman) hectic life with his infant and new partner Beth (Vanessa Kirby) is upended when his ex-wife Kate (Laura Dern) appears with their son Nicholas (Zen McGrath), who is now a teenager. The young man has been missing from school for months and is troubled, distant, and angry. Peter strives to take care of Nicholas as he would have liked his own father to have taken care of him while juggling work, his and Beth's new son, and the offer of his dream position in Washington. However, by reaching for the past to correct its mistakes, he loses sight of how to hold onto the Nicholas in the present.
    • White Noise is released. White Noise dramatizes a contemporary American family's attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world. Based on the book by Don DeLillo.
    • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is released. The holiday special written and directed by James Gunn sees the Guardians looking for a Christmas present for Peter Quill.
    • ALBUMS
    • This Is What I Mean was released by Stormzy. The third full-length studio release for British grime artist Stormzy features contributions from such artists as Amaarae, India.Arie, Black Sherif, Jacob Collier, Debbie, Ms Banks, Nao, and Sampha.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • Peter Jackson's documentary series "The Beatles: Get Back" premieres on Disney+.
    • Germany's COVID-19 pandemic death toll passes 100,000 ( Robert Koch Institute) amid its highest surge in infections yet.
    • DEATHS
    • Antwanashia Mitchell, Instagram Star.
    • The Beatles: Get Back: Season 1 is released. Peter Jackson's three-part Beatles documentary features hours of edited and restored film from 1969 by Michael Lindsay-Hogg as the Fab Four created the songs that would appear on Abbey Road and Let It Be.
    • India has more girls than boys for the first time in its history and its population boom is ending, according to new government survey.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Dead and buried mink reported rising from the ground due to bloating, after a hurried cull of millions of COVID-19 pandemic infected animals in Denmark.
    • The New York Times names its "25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century (so far)", with Denzel Washington at No. 1.
    • DEATHS
    • Zenon Plech, Polish motorcycle speedway rider (World C'ship individual 1979, pairs 1980 runner-up), who died at 67.
    • Ahmad Mukhtar, Politician.
    • Flor Silvestre, World Music Singer.
    • Duris Maxwell [Ted Lewis], Canadian session and touring drummer (Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers; Powder Blues Band), who died of heart failure at 74.
    • Jacques Secrétin, French table tennis player (World C'ship gold mixed doubles 1977), who died at 71.
    • Kill It and Leave This Town is released. Fleeing from despair after losing those dearest to him, the hero hides in a safe land of memories, where time stands still and all those dear to him are alive.
    • MOVIES: NR
    • Stardust is released. David Bowie is one of the most seminal legends in music history; but who was the man behind the many faces? In 1971, a 24-year-old fledgling David Bowie (Johnny Flynn) is sent to America to promote his newest record, The Man Who Sold the World. Leaving behind his pregnant wife Angie (Jena Malone), Bowie and his band embark on a makeshift coast-to-coast promotional tour with struggling Mercury Records publicist Rob Oberman (Marc Maron). Stateside, Bowie is quickly met with an audience that’s not yet ready for him. During the tumultuous journey, Bowie slowly begins to realize a need to reinvent himself in order to truly become himself; it’s with that realization that his iconic, celestial alter-ego Ziggy Stardust is born.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • The Christmas Chronicles 2 is released. It’s been two years since siblings Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis) saved Christmas, and a lot has changed. Kate, now a cynical teenager, is reluctantly spending Christmas in Cancun with her mom’s new boyfriend and his son Jack (Jahzir Bruno). Unwilling to accept this new version of her family, Kate decides to run away. But when a mysterious, magical troublemaker named Belsnickel threatens to destroy the North Pole and end Christmas for good, Kate and Jack are unexpectedly pulled into a new adventure with Santa Claus (Kurt Russell).
    • The Croods: A New Age is released. The Croods need a new place to live. So, the first prehistoric family sets off into the world in search of a safer place to call home. When they discover an idyllic walled-in paradise that meets all their needs, they think their problems are solved … except for one thing. Another family already lives there: the Bettermans. The Bettermans (emphasis on the “better”)—with their elaborate tree house, amazing inventions and irrigated acres of fresh produce—are a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. When they take the Croods in as the world’s first houseguests, it isn’t long before tensions escalate between the cave family and the modern family. Just when all seems lost, a new threat will propel both families on an epic adventure outside the safety of the wall, one that will force them to embrace their differences, draw strength from each other and forge a future together.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Happiest Season is released. Meeting your girlfriend's family for the first time can be tough. Planning to propose at her family's annual Christmas dinner - until you realize that they don't even know she's gay - is even harder. When Abby (Kristen Stewart) learns that Harper (Mackenzie Davis) has kept their relationship a secret from her family, she begins to question the girlfriend she thought she knew.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is released. Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary “Mother of the Blues, ” Ma Rainey (Viola Davis). Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio’s claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious trumpeter Levee (Chadwick Boseman) — who has an eye for Ma’s girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry — spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives.
    • Uncle Frank is released. In 1973, teenaged Beth Bledsoe (Sophia Lillis) leaves her rural Southern hometown to study at New York University where her beloved Uncle Frank (Paul Bettany) is a revered literature professor. She soon discovers that Frank is gay, and living with his longtime partner Walid “Wally” Nadeem (Peter Macdissi) -- an arrangement that he has kept secret for years. After the sudden death of Frank's father -- Beth’s grandfather -- Frank is forced to reluctantly return home for the funeral with Beth in tow, and to finally face a long-buried trauma that he has spent his entire adult life running away from.
    • Saved by the Bell (2020): Season 1 is released. In this new sequel to the 1990s sitcom, Governor Zack Morris' (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) education plan transfers several students from recently closed schools to Bayside High, where Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley Lauren) and A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez) now work.
    • folklore: the long pond studio sessions is released. The special directed by Taylor Swift in September 2020 in upstate New York, features Taylor, Justin Vernon, producers Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner performing all the tracks on her 2020 album, folklore as well as revealing behind-the-scene stories.
    • US President Donald Trump pardons former security advisor Michael Flynn, guilty of lying to the FBI.
    • SPORTS
    • Diego Maradona, Argentine soccer forward (91 caps; World Cup 1986 [captain]; FIFA Player of the 20th Century; Argentinos Juniors, Napoli), who died from a heart attack at 60.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Chilean performance collective Lastesis first perform feminist anthem “Un violador en tu camino” (“A Rapist in Your Path”) outside the Supreme Court in Santiago, Chile.
    • Baltimore's 2nd-year quarterback Lamar Jackson becomes first QB in NFL history to throw for 3,000 passing yards and rush for 1,500 yards in his first 2 NFL seasons as the Ravens beat LA Rams,45-6.
    • First defamation case in Australia by a sitting MP won by Sarah Hanson-Green over Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm, after he made sexist slurs against her.
    • Priceless royal jewelry stolen from Dresden Green Vault, in Germany, from one of Europe's greatest treasure collections.
    • Louis Vuitton (LVMH) buys jeweler Tiffany & Co. for over $16 billion.
    • Scottish singer songwriter Iain Sutherland who helped compose Sir Rod Stewart's 1975 hit song 'Sailing' died. Sutherland and his brother Gavin recorded the song in 1972 before it became a worldwide hit for Sir Rod. The brothers worked as a folk group, the Sutherland Brothers Band and later combined with a local rock band, Quiver, and billed themselves as the Sutherland Brothers & Quiver..
    • DEATHS
    • Iain Sutherland, Scottish folk-soft rock vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist (Sutherland Brothers & Quiver - "Arms of Mary" ; "(I Don't Want to Love You But) You Got Me Anyway"), who died at 71.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Historic north Californian Camp Fire declared 100% contained with 85 dead,249 missing, covering 153,000 acres with 14,000 homes burnt.
    • 6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes Iran's Kermanshah province injuring at least 700.
    • Davis Cup Tennis, Lille: Marin Cilic beats Frenchman Lucas Pouille 7-6,6-3,6-3 to wrap up the final for Croatia,3-1.
    • EU leaders approve an agreement for Britain to leave the EU (Brexit).
    • British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to claim his 5th Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 88 points from Sebastian Vettel; Mercedes'5th straight Constructors title.
    • DEATHS
    • Randolph Braham, Political Scientist.
    • Dirty John: Season 1 is released. The first season of the anthology series created by Alexandra Cunningham and based on Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard true crime podcast focuses on Newport Beach interior designer and single mother Debra Newell (Connie Britton) who falls for a con man posing as a doctor named John Meehan (Eric Bana).
    • SPORTS
    • LA Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers sets NFL single-game record, completing 25-straight passes in 45-10 win v Arizona Cardinals; Mark Brunell & David Carr previously share record (22); also sets NFL record for best single-game completion % (96.6).

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Longest known frozen embryo to be successfully born is delivered in Tennessee - Emma Wren Gibson, frozen 24 years ago.
    • Actress Naya Rivera arrested on a domestic battery charge in Kanawha County, West Virginia.
    • DEATHS
    • Rance Howard, American actor (Splash, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind), who died at 89.

    On this day in 2016

    • DEATHS
    • Trevor Goddard, South African cricketer (South African opening batsman & opening bowler), who died at 85.
    • Ron Glass, American actor (Barney Miller, Frank's Place), who died at 71.
    • Russell Oberlin, American countertenor (Pro Musica Antiqua,1952-66) and educator (Hunter,1966-94), who died at 88.
    • Mifune: The Last Samurai is released. Mifune: The Last Samurai explores the accidental movie career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema. Mifune made 16 remarkable films with director Akira Kurosawa during the Golden Age of Japanese Cinema, including Rashomon, Seven Samurai and Yojimbo. Together they thrilled audiences and influenced filmmaking around the world, providing direct inspiration for not only The Magnificent Seven and Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood’s breakthrough, A Fistful of Dollars, but also George Lucas’ Star Wars.
    • Always Shine is released. Two friends, both actresses (Mackenzie Davis & Caitlin FitzGerald), leave Los Angeles for Big Sur embarking on a weekend getaway to reconnect. Once alone, however, the two women's suppressed jealousies and deep-seated resentments bubble to the surface, causing them to lose grasp not just of the true nature of their relationship, but also of their own identities.
    • Baden Baden is released. After a failed attempt at working on a foreign film set,26 year-old Ana returns to her hometown of Strasbourg. Over the scorching summer that follows, she decides to replace her grandmother's bathtub with a walk-in shower, eat peas and carrots with ketchup, drive a Porsche, harvest plums, lose her driver's license, sleep with her best friend and get back together with her ex. In short, over this particular summer, Ana tries to get her life together.
    • Evolution is released. Ten-year-old Nicolas (Max Brebant) lives in a remote seaside village populated only by boys his age and adult women. But when he makes a disturbing discovery beneath the ocean waves—a dead boy with a red starfish on his stomach—Nicolas begins to question everything about his existence. What are the half-remembered images he recalls, as if from another life? If the woman he lives with is not his mother, then who is she? And what awaits the boys when they are all suddenly confined to a hospital? [IFC Films]
    • Tank 432 is released. Under siege by a mysterious enemy in an apocalyptic, war-torn landscape, a band of mercenary soldiers, hooded hostages in tow, seek refuge inside an abandoned military tank. But their sanctuary soon reveals itself to be a steel-walled prison. As the group succumbs to claustrophobia, paranoia, and increasingly disturbing delusions, it becomes clear that the real threat may lie not outside, but within. [IFC Midnight]
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Seasons is released. After traveling the world alongside migrating birds (Winged Migration) and diving the oceans with whales and manta rays (Oceans), Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return to more familiar ground: the lush green forests and megafauna that emerged across Europe following the last Ice Age. Winter had gone on for 80,000 years when—in a relatively short period of time—the ice retreated, the landscape metamorphosed, the cycle of seasons was established, and the beasts occupied their new kingdom. It was only later that man arrived to share this habitat, first tentatively as migratory hunter/gatherers, then making inroads in the forest as settled agriculturalists, and later more dramatically via industry and warfare. With its exceptional footage of animals in the wild, Seasons is the awe-inspiring and thought-provoking tale of the long and tumultuous shared history that inextricably binds humankind with the natural world. [Music Box Films]
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Lion is released. A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Miss Sloane is released. In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price.
    • Gilmore Girls: Season 8 is released. The dramedy returns with a new season called Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life which covers four seasons with Rory (Alexis Bledel) and Lorelai (Lauren Graham) in Star Hollow with four 90-minutes episodes.
    • ALBUMS
    • Future Standards was released by Howe Gelb. The latest solo release from the Giant Sand artist is a jazz-influenced album with a duet with Lonna Kelley.
    • Broken Knowz was released by Jay Daniel. This is the debut full-length studio release for the Detroit techno producer.
    • Remain Calm was released by Mica Levi. This is the debut full-length release from the collaboration between Mica Levi (aka Micachu) and Oliver Coates, who previously worked together on 2014's "Under the Skin"soundtrack.
    • Starboy was released by The Weeknd. The third full-length studio release for the Canadian artist features guest appearances from Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey, Future, and Kendrick Lamar.
    • This Girl's in Love (A Bacharach & David Songbook) was released by Rumer. The fourth full-length release for the British singer-songwriter features songs written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David was recorded with her husband Rob Shirakbari and with Bacharach on piano.
    • Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary, Prime Minister (1959-76) and President (1976-2008), who died at 90.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • Defamation lawsuits filed by Tom Scholz, the founder of the Rock group Boston, against the ex-wife of the band's late lead singer, Brad Delp and the Boston Herald were dismissed by the highest court in Massachusetts. Scholz sued after the Herald published articles in which Micki Delp made remarks that Scholz claimed could be construed as blaming him for Delp's 2007 suicide..
    • Pope Francis begins his trip to Africa, visiting Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • The Good Dinosaur is released. The Good Dinosaur asks the generations-old question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? The film is a humorous and exciting original story about Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart. After a traumatic event unsettles Arlo’s family, he sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way – a human boy. [Disney]
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Victor Frankenstein is released. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Daniel Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. [20th Century Fox]
    • Creed is released. Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa. Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks down Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo—the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring. With Rocky in his corner, it isn’t long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title…but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring? [Warner Bros.]

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Protest erupt across US after a decision by Missouri grand jury not to bring charges against a white policeman who shot dead a black teenager.
    • US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigns, ending nearly two years in the Pentagon's top job.
    • Switzerland's Bern Art Museum agrees to accept artworks looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis.
    • DEATHS
    • Joanna Dunham, English actress (Possession, House the Dripped Blood), who died at 78.
    • ALBUMS
    • Just Us was released by Faust. The 11th studio release from the German Krautrock band is said to be an invitation for fans to use the music as "a base on which to build their own music."
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth for 3DS is released. Persona Q is the inaugural Persona game for 3DS. The game takes the characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4, puts them into an all new adventure. The game is in the style of Etrian Odyssey, where teams of five will navigate dungeons in a first-person view. New characters, enemies, the presence of Etrian Odyssey's F.O.Es will provide players with all new challenges.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions for PC is released. Over fifty single player levels including Adventure and Classic Arcade modes. 3D grids and over ten battle modes including Pacifism, King and Claustrophobia. Four distinct companion drones such as Attack, Collector, Ram and Snipe. Co-op and Online Competitive Multiplayer modes.
    • Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed for PlayStation 4 is released. Explore the supernatural mysteries of Akihabara in AKIBA'S TRIP: Undead & Undressed. A dark conspiracy plots to consume Japan's pop-culture mecca with an army of synthetic vampires. As a fugitive from their experiments, it's up to you to hunt these 'Synthisters' down, brawling with them in the streets and tearing off their clothes to roast them in the harsh light of day. Just remember, they can do the same to you!AKIBA'S TRIP: Undead & Undressed features an authentic open-world recreation of Japan's famous Electric Town. Explore and enjoy the world's premiere destination for anime, games, manga and figurines, with over 100 real-life shops recreated for gamers around the world.Fight alongside your 'otaku' (obsessive nerd) friends, wielding everything from rolled-up posters to replica laserswords in a battle for dorky dominance. Four potential love interests await you, each with her own endgame. Experience a geek-savvy, playfully sexy adventure in AKIBA'S TRIP: Undead & Undressed.
    • Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 1 - Zer0 Sum for PlayStation 4 is released. Set following the events seen in Borderlands 2, Tales from the Borderlands focuses on Rhys, a Hyperion company man who wants to become the next Handsome Jack, and it’s also about Fiona, a Pandoran con artist intending to score the biggest of all swindles. Baited into danger by a Vault key and all it promises, the unlikely pair are thrown together with a common purpose and a great amount of mistrust. Who is speaking the truth, and why is it important? That is for you to decide. It’s important to remember that there *are* two sides to every story, and you will tell this tale, or…tales, through the choices that you make. Your every decision as both Rhys and Fiona will affect the people and environment around you: this is a game where YOU are the final author in a brand new Borderlands story set on the unforgiving world of Pandora. [Telltale Games]
    • Missouri Governor Jay Nixon orders hundreds more US National Guard troops to the town of Ferguson to prevent a second night of rioting and looting.
    • SPORTS
    • Lionel Messi becomes the UEFA Champions League all-time top scorer.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • Disney release “Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 2015,2014 Billboard Album of the Year).
    • DEATHS
    • (Foreststorn) "Chico" Hamilton, American jazz drummer (Lester Young; Gerry Mulligan; Count Basie), and bandleader (Chico Hamilton Quintet), who died at 92.
    • Oralia Domínguez, Mexican mezzo-soprano, who died at 88.
    • Ricardo Fort, Entrepreneur.
    • Generation Cryo: Season 1 is released. The six-part docu-series focuses on 17-year-old, Breeanna who seeks out her half-siblings fathered by the same anonymous donor.
    • Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan: Season 1 is released. Dominic Monaghan travels to exotic locations such as Vietnam, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Namibia to seek out rare, interesting, and dangerous creatures.
    • ALBUMS
    • Foreverly was released by Norah Jones. The collaboration between Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and Grammy-winning singer Norah Jones is their take on the collection of reinterpreted Americana songs recorded by The Everly Brothers in 1958.
    • Fellow Travelers was released by Shearwater. The cover release from the indie band includes songs with artists they have toured with but not on their own songs including The Baptist Generals, David Thomas Broughton, Clinic, Coldplay, Sharon Van Etten, Folk Implosion, Wye Oak, and Xiu Xiu.
    • Midnight Memories was released by One Direction. The third full-length studio release for the British/Irish pop quintet is said to be more "rockier"and features songs written by the band as well as with such artists as Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones & Dougie Poynter of McFly, Jacknife Lee, Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol, and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic.
    • SPORTS
    • Bill Foulkes, English footballer (Manchester United), who died at 81.
    • Toshiaki Tsushima, Japanese film score composer, who died of pneumonia at 77.


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