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

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On this day in 2022

  • Gábor Csapó, Hungarian water polo player (Olympic gold 1976, bronze 1980; World C'ship gold 1973), who died from respiratory failure at 72.
  • Yoichi Sai, Film Producer.
  • The Kingdom (Riget): Season 3 is released. Lars von Trier's supernatural thriller returns as The Kingdom Exodus where sleepwalker Karen (Bodil Jørgenson) travels to the Copenhagen hospital where newly hired Stig Helmer Jr. (Mikael Persbrandt), the son of senior Helmer works in the neurosurgery wing.[World premiere at the Venice Film Festival on 1 Sep 2022. To premiere in Denmark on Viaplay on 9 October 2022 and 27 Nov 2022 in the US on MUBI]
  • Albanian President Bajram Begaj grants citizenship to pop star Dua Lipa for promoting the country through her international fame and her musical talents.

On this day in 2021

  • Jack Dorsey announces he is stepping down as CEO of Twitter, to be replaced by Parag Agrawal.
  • Eddie Mekka [Mekjian], American stage and screen singer and actor (Laverne & Shirley - "Carmine - The Big Ragu"), who died at 69.
  • Tor Eckhoff, YouTube Star.
  • Curley Culp, American Pro Football HOF defensive tackle (6 × Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1975; NFL Defensive Player of the Year 1975; KC Chiefs, Houston Oilers), who died from pancreatic cancer at 75.

On this day in 2020

  • Iran's most senior nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh assassinated outside Tehran, escalating tensions in the region.
  • Kevin Burnham, American sailor (Olympic gold 470 class 2004; silver 470 1992), who died from pulmonary disease at 63.
  • Small Axe: Lovers Rock is released. A single evening at a house party in 1980s West London sets the scene, developing intertwined relationships against a background of violence, romance and music.
  • Zappa is released. With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage, Zappa explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Alex Winter’s assembly features appearances by Frank’s widow Gail Zappa and several of Frank’s musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Ray White and others.
  • Black Beauty is released. This modern day reimagining of Anna Sewell’s timeless classic, follows Black Beauty (voiced by Kate Winslet), a wild horse born free in the American West. Rounded up and taken away from her family, Beauty is brought to Birtwick Stables where she meets a spirited teenage girl, Jo Green (Mackenzie Foy). Beauty and Jo forge an unbreakable bond that carries Beauty through the different chapters, challenges, and adventures of her life.
  • Cyr was released by The Smashing Pumpkins. The 11th full-length studio release for the alternative rock band was produced by the band's frontman, Billy Corgan.
  • No Fun Mondays was released by Billie Joe Armstrong. The covers album from the Green Day frontman features songs he released during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on YouTube.
  • Plastic Hearts was released by Miley Cyrus. The seventh full-length studio album from Miley Cyrus features guest appearances from Dua Lipa, Billy Idol and Joan Jett.
  • Destropolis for Switch is released. Destropolis is a top-down shooter game, inspired by such classic games like “Crimsonland”, “Alien Shooter” or “Nuclear Throne”.It takes place in a futuristic city, filled with red, cube-like enemies. Tear them to pieces with bullets, lasers and nuclear explosions. Play alone or with friends in a local co-op mode. Destroy as many enemies as you can before they overwhelm you.FEATURES:• Fight an endless wave of enemies in a futuristic city.• Totally destructible environment. Every object in the game, every enemy, every building, can be smashed into pieces. You can blow up buildings, you can use them as cover, you can dismantle enemies bit by bit.• 6 different types of enemies. Cubes are numerous and dangerous up close. Obelisks shoot lasers at you. Bomb spheres explode on contact. Pyramids shoot at you from a distance with artillery rounds. Wrecking balls smash everything on their path. Big, hexagonal bosses wreak havoc with their massive machine guns.• 15 different guns at your disposal. Shotguns, assault rifles and machine guns shoot bullets that shred your enemies to pieces. Missiles and nuclear launchers create balls of fire that effectively clear out battlefields. Lasers and gauss guns cut through the enemies like knives through butter.• 12 power-ups and 40 skills that enhance your abilities. Place turrets, create force fields and detonate nuclear explosions. Increase your health, damage or movement speed. Confuse your enemies that they will shoot at each other.• Play alone, or with your friends in up to 3 players co-op mode.Compete with other players from around the world on global leaderboards.• Unique art style. Clean and minimalistic environment. Distinct and aggressively colored enemies. Beautiful explosions and lighting effects.• Synth-wave music. Created by a popular artist - LukHash. A fusion of chiptune mastery mingled with synthwave cyberpunk and EDM elements.

On this day in 2019

  • Ghana celebrates the "year of return" marking 300 years since 1st African slave sold in America, by granting 125 people citizenship in special ceremony.
  • Godfrey Gao, Model.
  • 63 Up is released. Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • The Two Popes is released. Behind Vatican walls, the traditionalist Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins) and the reformist future Pope Francis (Jonathan Pryce) must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.
  • Knives Out is released. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.
  • Queen & Slim is released. While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country. As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and each other in the most dire and desperate of circumstances, and will forge a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their live.
  • SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays for PC is released. Beyond creation, four eras come together as one!Discover the latest entry in this iconic Tactical RPG series.Form your own team of SD Gundams and deploy for battle -- with units from from Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, SEED,00, and Iron-Blooded Orphans!Intense battle scenes rendered with high-def 3D models and dynamic animations with character cut-ins.Featuring game design unique to the series with Development, Design, and Capture, as well as+ various other strategic elements. Form your own team and deploy for battle!
  • US President Donald Trump signs two bills backing Hong Kong protesters, which check the territories autonomy and ban the sale of munitions to Hong Kong police, angering China.

On this day in 2018

  • Explosion near chemical company in Hebei Province, Northern China kills at least 23, injuring 22.
  • Convicted US murderer Samuel Little confirmed connected to 90 more murders of women after confessing details.
  • Kirah Rush, Family Member, born in Canada.
  • Stephen Hillenburg, American animator and cartoonist (SpongeBob SquarePants), who died of ALS syndrome at 51.
  • DUMMY BOY was released by 6ix9ine. The debut full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Anuel AA, Gunna, Tory Lanez, Lil Baby, Nicki Minaj, Murda Beatz, Bobby Shmurda, DJ Spinking, TrifeDrew, and Kanye West.
  • Darksiders III for PlayStation 4 is released. Return to an apocalyptic Earth in Darksiders III, a hack-n-slash Action Adventure where players assume the role of FURY in her quest to hunt down and dispose of the Seven Deadly Sins. The most unpredictable and enigmatic of the Four Horsemen, FURY must succeed where many have failed - to bring balance to the forces that now ravage Earth. Darksiders III is the long-anticipated, third chapter in the critically-acclaimed Darksiders franchise.
  • This War of Mine: Complete Edition for Switch is released. This War Of Mine provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle. For the very first time you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need to focus on maintaining your hideout. At night you get a chance to scavenge nearby locations for items that will help you stay alive.Make life-and-death decisions driven by your conscience. Try to protect everybody from your shelter or sacrifice some of them to endure the hardships. During war, there are no good or bad decisions; there is only survival. The sooner you realize that, the better.
  • US accuses Nicaragua's Vice-President Rosario Murillo, wife of President Daniel Ortega of human rights abuses and imposes sanctions.

On this day in 2017

  • Pope Francis begins a three-day trip to Myanmar, amid the Rohingya refugee crisis.
  • North Korean ghost ship washes up Akita prefecture beach, Japan with 8 skeletons on board,4th boat in a month.
  • Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce their engagement.
  • Bangkok Fire and Rescue Department confirm it has had 31,801 call outs to deal with snakes this year.
  • 8 Donkeys freed from jail after 4 days in Orai, Uttar Pradesh, India for eating plants.
  • Freight trains kills more than 100 reindeer over three days in Norway.
  • Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Opera Singer.
  • Bob Seidemann, American photographer and album cover artist (Blind Faith; Jerry Garcia), who died at 75.
  • Robert Lee "Pops" Popwell, American jazz-funk bass guitarist, who died at 66.
  • Ode for PC is released. Control and transform Joy, a fallen star who lands in a beautiful land of light and sound. Navigate this mesmerising musical garden in this unique experience completely at your own pace. Bring the world around you to life and return fallen stars to the sky.

On this day in 2016

  • German Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg clinches his only F1 World Driver's Championship with victory in season ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix; wins title by 5 points from team mate Lewis Hamilton.

On this day in 2015

  • Robert Lewis Dear (57) shots 3 dead and wounds 9 at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • " Holy grail" of shipwrecks the San Jose, sunk 1708, is confirmed found by an international team off the coast of Colombia.
  • Gwyn Jones Francis, Welsh UK Forestry commissioner, who died at 85.
  • Janis: Little Girl Blue is released. Janis Joplin was one of the world’s most influential rock icons and a goddess of sound, but there was actually far more to her than that. She inspired a generation, breaking new ground for the female rock singers who followed. Through turbulent love affairs and addiction, one constant remained: she was committed to her music above all until her heartbreaking death at the age of 27. Janis serves as the narrator for her own life story through letters she wrote to her family, friends and lovers. Chan Marshall (Cat Power) lends her raspy southern voice to the film reading Janis’ achingly intimate letters. Amy Berg strips away Janis’ rock and roll persona to reveal the gentle, trusting, sensitive, but powerful woman behind the legend. [Venice]
  • Killing Them Safely is released. Hundreds of deaths. Zero oversight. In the early 2000s, brothers Tom and Rick Smith revolutionized policing by marketing the Taser to law enforcement agencies. This supposedly safe alternative to handguns was supposed to curb the use of deadly force—so why have over 500 people died from Taser-related injuries since? At a time when questions about police methods are at the forefront of the national dialogue, Killing Them Safely brings together startling archival footage and eye-opening interviews with experts on both sides of the debate to shed much-needed light on an urgent issue. [IFC Films]
  • The Danish Girl is released. Inspired by the true story of Danish artists Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda, this tender portrait of a marriage asks: What do you do when someone you love wants to change? It starts with a question, a simple favor asked of a husband by his wife on an afternoon chilled by the Baltic wind while both are painting in their studio. Her portrait model has canceled, and would he mind slipping into a pair of women's shoes and stockings for a few moments so she can finish the painting on time. "Of course, "he answers. "Anything at all."With that, one of the most passionate and unusual love stories of the twentieth century begins.
  • Jura was released by Robbie Fulks. Originally released on Black Friday Record Store Day in 2015, the Mekons and Robbie Fulks went to the Scottish island of Jura to record the album of acoustic folk songs.
  • Rivers and Streams was released by Lubomyr Melnyk. The latest release from the Ukrainian pianist was inspired by a variety of waterways including The Amazon.
  • Wake Up! was released by Pope Francis I. The Pope's prayers and speeches in English, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese are set to a variety of music styles.
  • I Abused Animal was released by Heather Leigh. This is the first release on Editions Mego's sub-label Ideologic Organ for the West Virginia-born, Scotland-based singer songwriter.
  • Few More Days to Go was released by Fufanu. This is the debut full-length release for the Icelandic (unrelated) duo of Kaktus Einarsson and Gulli Einarsson who previously released techno music under the name Captain Fufanu.
  • Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition for Xbox One is released. In her mid-20's, Kelly has been forced to move back to Nebraska. Back to that flat expanse, that seemingly endless sea of rustling cornstalks peppered by rusty silos and rustier towns. A typically intense Midwestern storm is approaching while Kelly is out; she has to get home. In the 20 miles between her grandparents' crumbling barn and her parents' house, she receives a phone call from her mother. Assume the role of Kelly during her drive through the storm in Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition. While driving through a stylized representation of rural Nebraska, players navigate an extended conversation between Kelly and her parents and younger brother. Through dialogue choice and simple driving mechanics, this critically-acclaimed visual short story explores a specific moment of these characters' lives and their relationships with one another. The Extended Edition of Three Fourths Home includes an epilogue that expands on the story of the main game. Set at a bus stop in snowy Minnesota, this epilogue examines Kelly's past as well as the effects that the events of the main story have had on her.

On this day in 2014

  • Taylor Swift was at No.1 on the US album chart with her fifth studio album 1989. The total US sales figure from the debut week of 1989 was the highest of any album since 2002 and 1989 became the best-selling album of 2014 in the US. The album has now sold over 9 million copies worldwide..
  • Cricketer Phillip Hughes dies two days after being struck on the head by a bouncer.
  • P. D. James [Phyllis Dorothy], Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime and mystery writer (Cover Her Face, Death in Holy Orders), who died at 94.
  • The Witcher Adventure Game for PC is released. The Witcher Adventure Game takes players on a journey across the world of The Witcher as they assume the roles of four distinct characters known from the books and video games: Geralt of Rivia, monster slayer; Triss Merigold, cunning sorceress; Yarpen Zigrin, dwarven warrior; and Dandelion, rogu- ish bard. Each character has unique skills and multiple ways of overcoming obstacles—the choice is yours: do you fight your way to victory, call on your charm, or try your hand at diplomacy?A variety of quests invite players to hunt monsters, earn gold, and interact with the characters they meet in a web of alliances and treachery—a wild ride that starts as soon as you sit down to play, thanks to clear, simple rules and intuitive mechanics. Players may assist one another from time to time, but make no mistake—there can be only one winner!
  • Joe Dever's Lone Wolf HD Remastered for PC is released. Lone Wolf is back, as a video game with a brand-new story, a deep combat system, stunning graphics and much more! Make meaningful choices and carve your own path through this epic non-linear adventure. Test your strength in dynamic turn-based battles, prove your skill with the lock-picking minigame and accept the challenge of wits posed by the mysterious Shianti Cube!The author Joe Dever has played an active role in the development of the game. The story he has written fits with the original continuity, but it also sheds a new light on Lone Wolf's world, Magnamund! For Sommerlund and the Kai!
  • Phillip Hughes, Australian cricketer, who died in a coma after being hit by cricket ball 2 days earlier at 25.

On this day in 2013

  • " Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released.
  • Tiger Woods is named PGA Tour's Player of the Year for the 11th time.
  • Greece becomes the first developed market to be demoted into an emerging market by the MSCI index.
  • Charles Collins, Race Car Driver.
  • Lewis Collins, British actor, who died from cancer at 67.
  • Cousin Jules is released. A rare combination of sophisticated movie-making technique (shot in CinemaScope and recorded in stereo) and content that is a veritable ode to the beauty of rural France, the simplicity of daily peasant life, and the nearly wordless intimacy of a lifelong relationship. Recording over a 5-year period, director Benicheti palpably captures the rhythms and rituals of blacksmith Jules Guiteaux and his wife Félicie as Jules dons wooden clogs and leather apron to begin work in his shop, while Félicie tends a vegetable garden and prepares their meals. [The Cinema Guild]
  • Caught in the Web is released. The story begins on a bus, when white-collar worker Ye refuses to give up her seat to a senior citizen. Her defiance is videotaped by a journalist intern and played during a news show. The video sparks intense debate on and off the Internet. Some Internet users search for Ye's personal information and post it all online. The issue soon brings tremendous changes to the families of both the journalist intern and Ye's boss.
  • Black Nativity is released. Langston, a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs. Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs' rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima. Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with his new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.
  • Frozen is released. Anna sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. [Walt Disney Pictures]
  • Homefront is released. A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord.
  • Oldboy is released. An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. [Film District]
  • Actor Ashton Kutcher (35) divorces actress Demi Moore (51) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage.
  • American "That 70s Show" actor Ashton Kutcher (35) divorces actress Demi Moore (51) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage.
  • Nilton Santos, Brazilian footballer, who died from a lung infection at 88.


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