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Today in the World Countries

  • All Saints' Day Holiday is being celebrated in Colombia
  • Citizenship Day is being celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands
  • Civil Unity Day is being celebrated in Russia
  • Community Service Day is being celebrated in Dominica
  • Culture Day Observed is being celebrated in Japan
  • Independence Day Holiday is being celebrated in Micronesia
  • National Day is being celebrated in Tonga
  • Separation Day from Colombia Holiday is being celebrated in Panama
  • People born on this day are Scorpio as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2022

  • Astronomers announce discovery of closest known black hole to Earth, just 1,600 light-years away,10x more massive that our sun.
  • Columbia Records releases album "Barbra Streisand - Live At The Bon Soir", recorded in an NYC nightclub in November 1962.
  • Dow Finsterwald, Golfer.
  • Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths is released. After being named the recipient of a prestigious international award, Silverio, a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles, is compelled to return to his native country, unaware that this simple trip will push him to an existential limit.
  • I'm Totally Fine is released. Vanessa (Jillian Bell) embarks on a solo trip to clear her head after the death of her best friend Jennifer (Natalie Morales). But her self-care vacation takes a detour when she finds the recently departed Jennifer standing in her kitchen, claiming to be an extraterrestrial. Together they spend the next 48 hours partying and reminiscing on better days in a comedy that's out of this world.
  • Incredible But True is released. Alain and Marie moved to the suburb house of their dreams. But the real estate agent warned them: what is in the basement may well change their lives forever.
  • Meet Me in the Bathroom is released. An immersive journey through the New York music scene of the early 2000s. A new generation kick-started a musical rebirth for New York City that reverberated around the world.
  • Next Exit is released. When a research scientist (Karen Gillan) makes national news proving she can track people into the afterlife, Rose (Katie Parker) sees a way out and Teddy (Rahul Kohli) sees his chance to finally make it. These two strangers, both harboring dark secrets, race to join the doctor’s contentious study and leave this life behind. While Rose is haunted by a ghostly presence that she can’t outrun, Teddy is forced to confront his past. As these two misfits humorously quarrel their way across the country, they meet people along the way who force them to reckon with what is really driving them.
  • Soft & Quiet is released. Emily, an elementary school teacher, organizes an inaugural club meeting of like-minded women. When they all decide to move the meeting to Emily’s house to keep the wine flowing, they stop at the local store to pick up refreshments. At the store, an altercation breaks out between a woman from Emily’s past and the group, leading to a volatile chain of events.
  • Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me is released. After years in the limelight, Selena Gomez achieves unimaginable stardom. But just as she reaches a new peak, an unexpected turn pulls her into darkness. This uniquely raw and intimate documentary spans her six-year journey into a new light.
  • Utama is released. In the arid Bolivian highlands, an elderly Quechua couple has been living a tranquil life for years. While he takes their small herd of llamas out to graze, she keeps house and walks for miles with the other local women to fetch precious water. When an uncommonly long drought threatens everything they know, Virginio and Sisa must decide whether to stay and maintain their traditional way of life or admit defeat and move in with family members in the city. Their dilemma is precipitated by the arrival of their grandson Clever, who comes to visit with news. The three of them must face, each in their own way, the effects of a changing environment, the importance of tradition, and the meaning of life itself. [Kino Lorber]
  • You Resemble Me is released. When two young sisters are torn apart, the eldest loses her identity and transforms into someone new in the name of belonging and resistance.
  • Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is released. Explores every facet of Yankovic's life, from his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like 'Eat It' and 'Like a Surgeon' to his torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle.
  • My Father's Dragon is released. Struggling to cope after a move to the city with his mother, Elmer runs away in search of Wild Island and a young dragon who waits to be rescued. Elmer's adventures introduce him to ferocious beasts, a mysterious island, and the friendship of a lifetime in this animated adaptation of the award-winning children’s book from author Ruth Stiles Gannett. [Netflix]
  • Good Night Oppy is released. Good Night Oppy tells the inspirational true story of Opportunity, a rover that was sent to Mars for a 90-day mission but ended up surviving for 15 years. The film follows Opportunity’s groundbreaking journey on Mars and the remarkable bond forged between a robot and her humans millions of miles away.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • One Piece Film: Red is released. For the first time ever, Uta - the most beloved singer in the world - will reveal herself to the world at a live concert. The voice that the whole world has been waiting for is about to resound.
  • Something in the Dirt is released. When neighbors John (Aaron Moorhead) and Levi (Justin Benson) witness supernatural events in their Los Angeles apartment building, they realize documenting the paranormal could inject some fame and fortune into their wasted lives. An ever-deeper, darker rabbit hole, their friendship frays as they uncover the dangers of the phenomena, the city and each other.
  • The Estate is released. Two sisters attempt to win over their terminally ill, difficult-to-please Aunt in hopes of becoming the beneficiaries of her wealthy estate, only to find the rest of their greedy family members have the same idea.
  • Where I'm Meant to Be was released by Ezra Collective. The second full-length release for British jazz quartet Ezra Collective features guest appearances from Nao, Kojey Radical, Sampa The Great, and Emeli Sandé.
  • Ultra Truth was released by Daniel Avery. The latest full-length release for British electronic producer Daniel Avery features guest appearances from HAAi, Jonnine, James Massiah, Kelly Lee Owens, AK Paul, and Sherelle.
  • Myself in the Way was released by Turnover. The fifth full-length release for the Virginia rock band was recorded with Will Yip over two sessions.
  • Palomino was released by First Aid Kit. The fifth full-length studio release for Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit was recorded with Daniel Bengtson.
  • MK 3.5: Die Cuts | City Planning was released by Mount Kimbie. The latest full-length release from electronic duo Mount Kimbie features guest appearances from James Blake, Danny Brown, Choker, Keiyaa, Kuçka, Liv.e, Nomi, Reggie, slowthai, and Wiki on half of the tracks produced by Dom Maker with the other half featuring techno-influenced tracks produced by Kai Campos.
  • Her Loss was released by Drake. The debut full-length studio release from the collaboration between rappers Drake and 21 Savage was delayed by a week when producer Noah "40"Shebib contracted COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Back Home was released by Big Joanie. The second full-length release for London-based DIY punk trio Big Joanie was produced and mixed by Margo Broom.
  • Alpha Zulu was released by Phoenix. The seventh full-length studio release for French indie pop band Phoenix was recorded at The Louvre and features a guest appearance from Ezra Koenig.
  • Endure was released by Special Interest. The third full-length studio release for New Orleans collective Special Interest features a guest appearance from Mykki Blanco.
  • Come Around was released by Carla dal Forno. The third full-length solo release for Australian electro-pop singer-songwriter Carla dal Forno features a guest appearance from Thomas Bush.
  • Comradely Objects was released by Horse Lords. The latest full-length release for Baltimore experimental rock band Horse Lords is its first on the RVNG Intl. label.
  • Aeterna Noctis for Switch is released. Aeterna Noctis is a 2D hand-drawn Metroidvania which tells the story of the King of Darkness and the Queen of Light. They are both cursed to fight each other eternally and even death could not free them from their destiny since they have been granted the gift of immortality. Players will experience this never-ending conflict through 16 challenging levels. Each of the 16 levels included in the game is designed to be unique and different from the rest, full of dangers and hazards for the player — including more than 100 different enemies, over 20 powerful final bosses, and dozens of challenging puzzles. Key Features Experience a metroidvania with a challenging difficulty. Easy to learn, but hard to master as you gain experience and unlock new skills. Explore the mysterious lands of Aeterna in a non-linear way. You are always the one to choose your next challenge. All the levels are designed to fully exploit the movement skills of the characters, opening multiple ways to overcome each challenge. Enjoy a clean and fluid gameplay designed and polished to achieve a system that responds to 100% of the actions regardless of the speed and conditions in which they are executed. Immerse in a deep and beautiful story. Aeterna Noctis is not just about puzzles and platforms. It is also filled with epic moments and unexpected twists that will captivate even the most experienced of players.
  • It Takes Two for Switch is released. From Hazelight comes It Takes Two an innovative co-op adventure where uniquely varied gameplay and emotional storytelling intertwine in a fantastical journey. Founded to push the creative boundaries of what's possible in games, Hazelight is the award-winning studio behind the critically acclaimed A Way Out and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.Something out of the ordinaryBring your favorite co-op partner and together step into the shoes of May and Cody. As the couple is going through a divorce, through unknown means their minds are transported into two dolls which their daughter, Rose, made to represent them. Now they must reluctantly find a way to get back into their bodies, a quest which takes them through the most wild, unexpected and fantastical journey imaginable.
  • Harvestella for Switch is released. In a vibrant and colourful world, players will tend their crops, befriend the townsfolk, overcome threats, discover the origins of the world and the truth behind the calamity along the way. The story begins when the player wakes up in the middle of "Quietus, "a calamity that comes with each change of season and threatens all life. "Quietus"A season of death that comes at the turn of each season. Crops wither and the dust of death prevents people from even walking outside. It is said that the duration of Quietus is getting longer each year."World"Players will be able to explore the various cities and dungeons of the world: "Nemea Town, "where cherry blossoms bloom all year round, "Seaside Town Shatolla, "with a lively bar scene, "Lethe Village, "with its beautiful colors of the four seasons, and the snow-covered "Holy Capital Argene."In order for players to reach the "Seaslight, "the four giant crystals that govern the seasons, they must cross a beautiful yet rugged path.
  • Tanuki Sunset for Xbox Series X is released. Tanuki Sunset is a third-person longboarding game where players follow Tanuki, a rad raccoon with a longboard and a dream to land on the cover of the #1 magazine in Sunset Island: FISH!Players must master longboard drifting to make their way from mountains ranges, through the city and down to the beach of Sunset Island. Throughout the journey players will guide Tanuki to perform rad tricks, jump-off ramps, all while avoiding cars and multiple obstacles. Collecting Tanuki Bits along the way is important to redeem for items and gear at Bob's Skate Shop, where players can customize Tanuki's outfit and longboard to better suit their personal style.
  • Dave Butz, American College Football HOF defensive tackle (Purdue Uni; Super Bowl 1982,87; First-team All-Pro & Pro Bowl 1983; St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Redskins), who died at 72.

On this day in 2021

  • COP26 climate pledges, if kept, could help limit global warning to 1.8 °C (above pre-industrial averages) according to the International Energy Agency.
  • Albino activist Overstone Kondowe is sworn in as Malawi's first MP with albinism.
  • WHO says Europe is again the Epicenter for COVID-19 pandemic after cases rise 50% in a month.
  • Vanessa Angel, Soap Opera Actress.
  • (Henry) Lionel Blair [Ogus], Canadian-British choreographer, tap dancer, actor, and television presenter, who died at 92.
  • Lionel Blair, TV Show Host.
  • Demon Turf for PC is released. The Demon World is inhabited by all kinds of nasties... Most of them lumped into gangs battling for dominion, each led by its own head honcho. Yet even these bad dudes are no match for the Demon King himself! Instead, the task falls to Beebz, a young demon barely a thousand years old, who decides it’s time for her to kick every turf leader’s butt and become the Demon Queen herself.
  • Just Dance 2022 for Switch is released. Just Dance 2022, the ultimate dance game, is back with new universes and 40 hot new tracks from chart-topping hits like "Believer"by Imagine Dragons, "Level Up"by Ciara, and more.

On this day in 2020

  • Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed orders military offensive and state of emergency in northern region of Tigray, amid fears of a civil war.
  • Bruce Springsteen was at No.1 on the UK album chart with his twentieth studio album Letter to You. Since touring was not possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the album was promoted with an online radio station. It features three tracks originally written prior to Springsteen's 1973 debut album, Greetings from Asbury Park, N. J.: 'If I Was the Priest, ' 'Janey Needs a Shooter' and 'Song for Orphans.' Springsteen came across earlier recordings of these songs with John Hammond while assembling a compilation album..
  • Ken Hensley, British rock songwriter, keyboardist, and singer (Uriah Heep,1970-80 - "Easy Livin'" ; Blackfoot,1982-84), who died at 75.

On this day in 2019

  • Largest mass commutation in US history when 462 non-violent inmates freed from Oklahoma prisons as part of state prison reforms.
  • Major investigation finds unsafe lead levels in 11 Canadian cities between 2014 and 2018 mostly due to antiquated pipes.
  • Nine members of a US Mexican Mormon family, including six children, shot and killed in attack by criminal gang in Northern Mexico.
  • Gay Byrne, TV Show Host.
  • Eli Pasquale, Basketball Player.
  • The End of the F***ing World: Season 2 is released. The second season is set two years after the end of the first season.

On this day in 2018

  • New York City Marathon: Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia runs 2:05:59,2nd fastest men's time in history; Kenya's Mary Keitany captures her 4th women's NYC crown in 2:22:48.
  • Death toll from week-long storm in Italy rises to 29 with death of nine people in floods in Casteldaccia, Sicily.
  • Camila Cabello wins four awards at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Bilbao, Janet Jackson accepts the Global Icon award.
  • Selma Engel [Saartje Wijnberg], Dutch born Jew, the first to tell of Nazi Sobibor extermination camp, who died at 96.

On this day in 2017

  • Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara opens in Jakarta with items from the collection of Indonesian tycoon Haryanto Adikoesoemo.
  • NLB player Justin Verlander and model Kate Upton marry in Tuscany, Italy.
  • C.W. Smith, Race Car Driver.
  • Gilbert Rogin, American journalist and author (The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated), who died at 87.
  • Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigns in a shock TV broadcast from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, amid concerns he is being forcibly detained.
  • Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes and other ministers on corruption charges, including billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.
  • Scottish champions Celtic sets new all-time British record (63) for matches undefeated in all domestic football competitions beating St. Johnstone,4-0 at McDiarmid Park.

On this day in 2016

  • Paris Agreement on climate change becomes effective.
  • British TV series "The Crown" premieres with Claire Foy playing Queen Elizabeth II and Matt Smith as Prince Philip.
  • Zoelle Elizabeth Carr, Family Member, born in United States.
  • Eddie Harsch [Edward Hawrysch], Canadian keyboardist (Bulldog, The Black Crowes), who died at 59.
  • Dog Eat Dog is released. Ex-cons Troy (Nicolas Cage), Mad Dog (Willem Dafoe) and Diesel (Christopher Matthew Cook) are hired by an eccentric mob boss to kidnap a baby for a large ransom. When the abduction goes awry, the trio find themselves on the run from the mob and the cops. Vowing to stay out of prison at all costs, getting away with the crime is literally a matter of life and death.
  • The Ivory Game is released. Wildlife activists in take on poachers in an effort to end illegal ivory trade in Africa.
  • Peter and the Farm is released. Peter Dunning is the proud proprietor of Mile Hill Farm, which sits on 187 acres in Vermont. The land’s 38 harvests have seen the arrivals and departures of three wives and four children, leaving Peter with only animals and memories. The arrival of a film crew causes him to confront his history and his legacy, passing along hard-won agricultural wisdom even as he doubts the meaning of the work he is fated to perform until death. Haunted by alcoholism and regret, Peter veers between elation and despair, often suggesting to the filmmakers his own suicide as a narrative device. He is a tragedian on a stage it has taken him most of his life to build, and which now threatens to collapse from under him.
  • Off the Rails is released. Off the Rails tells the remarkable true story of Darius McCollum, a man with Asperger’s syndrome whose overwhelming love of transit has landed him in jail 32 times for impersonating New York City bus drivers and subway conductors and driving their routes. As a boy in Queens, NY, Darius found sanctuary from school bullies in the subway. There he befriended transit workers who taught him to drive trains. By age 8, he memorized the entire subway system. At 15, he drove a packed train 8 stops by himself, making all the stops and announcements. Over the next three decades, Darius commandeered hundreds of trains and buses, staying en route and on schedule, without ever getting paid. He attended transit worker union meetings, lobbying for better pay and working conditions for a union he didn’t belong to. Although Darius has never damaged any property or hurt anyone in his decades of service, he has spent 23 years in maximum security prison. Darius’ recidivism embodies the criminal justice system’s failure to channel the passions of a harmless, mentally challenged man into a productive career and purposeful life.
  • Rainbow Time is released. A developmentally delayed 40 year old man named Shonzi is sent to live with his brother Todd. But when Shonzi develops a crush on Todd's new girlfriend Lindsay, he threatens to reveal past secrets that could ultimately tear the couple apart.
  • Trolls is released. Enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comedicly pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Loving is released. Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry - and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.
  • Doctor Strange is released. After a tragic car accident, talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City's Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • Hacksaw Ridge is released. In Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
  • The Crown: Season 1 is released. The rise of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) is chronicled from her wedding to Prince Phillip (Matt Smith) in 1947 to present day in the series planned to air over six seasons.
  • Until the Hunter was released by Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions. The third full-length studio release for the duo that includes the Mazzy Star singer and My Bloody Valentine's Colm Ó Cíosóig features a guest appearance from Kurt Vile.
  • Goodbye Terrible Youth was released by American Wrestlers. Ex-Working For A Nuclear Free City guitarist Gary McClure added Ian Reitz, Josh Van Hoorebeke, and his wife, Bridgette Imperial for his second full-length release as American Wrestlers.
  • FLOTUS was released by Lambchop. The title of the latest release for the collective led by Kurt Wagner stands for "For Love Often Turns Us Still."
  • Here was released by Alicia Keys. The sixth full-length studio release for the R&B singer features a guest appearance from A$AP Rocky as well as contributions from Roy Ayers, Mark Batson, Emeli Sandé, Swizz Beatz, and Pharrell Williams.
  • Lodestar was released by Shirley Collins. The first new solo studio release for the British folk singer since 1978 was recorded in her home and was produced by Ian Kearey.
  • Heavy Entertainment Show was released by Robbie Williams. The 11th full-length studio release for the British pop singer features songs written with such artists as Brandon Flowers, Serge Gainsbourg, Jewel, The Killers' Dave Keuning, Ed Sheeran, and Rufus Wainwright.
  • Eternally Even was released by Jim James. The second full-length solo release for the My Morning Jacket frontman was produced by Blake Mills.
  • Black America Again was released by Common. The 11th full-length studio release for the hip hop artist features guest appearances from Marsha Ambrosius, Bilal, BJ the Chicago Kid, Tasha Cobbs, John Legend, PJ, Syd tha Kyd, and Stevie Wonder.
  • Mario Party: Star Rush for 3DS is released. Think fast and engage with a variety of ways to party with Mario, Toad, and more, on-the-go or on the couch. It's always your turn as you and up to three friends roll the dice, roam the board, and recruit fan-favorite allies. The bigger your party, the faster you'll earn stars and coins in frantic minigames. Break free of turn order and choose your path to victory in Toad Scramble, a mode with five wild worlds filled with bite-sized, open maps to play on. Blast across them in cannons, creep around haunted houses, or get a lift from Lakitu. You may get a chance to take down Bowser's mech. Team up with Yoshi, Daisy, Waluigi and other allies along the way. Pit your skills against friends by racing along in a gauntlet of rapid-fire minigames in Coinathlon. Cannon down Goombas, take out Shy Guys pinball-style, and even surf on a leafboard…but watch for Wigglers! You may even find yourself wandering a labyrinth of Boos. Partying is tough business. []
  • Gas Guzzlers Extreme for Xbox One is released. Gas Guzzlers Extreme is an action-packed, fast paced racing game with insane combat features. The game features a variety of cars, from humble superminis, to full on giant yank tanks! The player starts with a low performance vehicle and gradually works their way up by earning money through a series of uniquely challenging races.

On this day in 2015

  • Katy Perry is the highest paid musician of the year earning 135 million, according to Forbes Magazine.
  • Plane crashes after take-off from Juba international airport, South Sudan, killing 37,1 year old survives in father's arms.
  • Melissa Mathison, American screenwriter (E.T.), who died of cancer at 65.
  • Rene Girard, Philosopher.
  • René Girard. French historian, critic, philosopher.
  • In Jackson Heights is released. Jackson Heights, Queens is one of the most culturally diverse communities in the US where 167 languages are spoken. In Jackson Heights explores the conflict between maintaining ties to old traditions and adapting to American values.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Brooklyn is released. Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) is a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. [Fox Searchlight Pictures]
  • Good Girls Revolt: Season 1 is released. In 1969, three female researchers (Genevieve Angelson, Anna Camp, and Erin Darke) at "News of the Week"seek to be treated fairly in this drama based on Lynn Povich's non-fiction book of the same name.
  • Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister with a cabinet split equally between men and women.
  • Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta announces his resignation after protests over a Bucharest nightclub fire that killed 32.

On this day in 2014

  • The body of the last missing victim is found on board the wrecked Costa Concordia, during its dismantling in Genoa.
  • The US votes in mid-term elections: Republicans retain the house & regain the Senate.
  • Tim Scott becomes the first African-American Senator in the south since the Reconstruction.
  • Protectionist wins the 2014 Melbourne Cup.
  • George E. Slusser, American scholar, writer and Sci-Fic critic, who died at 75.
  • Inspiral Carpets was released by Inspiral Carpets. The Manchester rock band reunited with singer Stephen Holt return with its first release in 20 years.
  • Mariachi El Bronx (III) was released by Mariachi El Bronx. This is the third full-length release from the Mexican Mariachi music side project formed by the Los Angeles punk band The Bronx.
  • La Isla Bonita was released by Deerhoof. The 12th studio release for the San Francisco alternative rock band was recorded live in guitarist Ed Rodriguez's basement and was produced by Nick Sylvester.
  • Black Metal was released by Dean Blunt. The second solo full-length release for the British artist is his first on the Rough Trade label.
  • Clark was released by Clark. The seventh release for Berlin-based IDM producer Chris Clark was recorded in a barn in rural England.
  • American Interior was released by Gruff Rhys. The fourth full-length solo release for the former Super Furry Animal was inspired by his 18th century ancestor, explorer John Evans, who mapped the Missouri River.
  • Condemned To Hope was released by Black Moth. The second full-length release for the British metal band was produced by James Sclavunos.
  • Michael was released by Les Sins. This is the debut solo dance side project release for Toro y Moi's Chaz Bundick.
  • Motion was released by Calvin Harris. The fourth full-length studio release for the Scottish DJ/EDM producer features guest appearances from All About She, Big Sean, Ellie Goulding, Haim, Theo Hutchcraft of Hurts, John Newman, Gwen Stefani, and Tinashe.
  • Sings Christmas Carols was released by Mark Kozelek. The third solo Christmas album from the Sun Kil Moon singer-songwriter features 14 classic holiday songs.
  • Songs was released by Deptford Goth. The second full-length release for Daniel Woolhouse sees more emphasis on his vocals.
  • Stateless was released by Dirty Beaches. This is the sixth and final release for the experimental project of Alex Zhang Hungtai.
  • Storytone was released by Neil Young. The deluxe two-disc set from the singer-songwriter features one disc with a 92-piece orchestra and choir plus a disc of solo versions of the same songs.
  • Xen was released by Arca. This is the second full-length release for producer Alejandro Ghersi, who is known for his work on Kanye West’s Yeezus and FKA twigs albums.
  • Vibes! was released by Theophilus London. Kanye West executive produces and appears as a guest on the second full-length studio release for the Trinidad-born, Brooklyn-based rapper.
  • Harvest Moon 3D: The Lost Valley for 3DS is released. In Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley, players will experience the role-playing farm simulation in a three-dimensional setting for the first time. The game has a fully customizable world, and players can customize their field in any way they see fit: from a field full of tulips like you might see in Holland, to a valley filled with water like Venice, the choice is up to you. You've never played a Harvest Moon game quite like this!
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth for PC is released. Rebirth is a randomly generated action RPG shooter with emphatic Roguelike elements. Following Isaac on his journey gamers discover bizarre treasures that change Isaac’s form giving him extra-human abilities and enabling him to fend off droves of mysterious creatures, learn secrets and scrap his way to safety.
  • MotoGP 14 for PlayStation 4 is released. MotoGP 14 returns with an overhauled and improved graphics engine. New game modes, all the riders from the 2014 and 2013 seasons and legendary riders from the history of the MotoGP give you the chance to live the dream of being an actual rider.
  • How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition for PlayStation 4 is released. Survive on a zombie infested archipelago, satisfy your basic needs of food, water and shelter while facing natural and unnatural threats. An eccentric survival guide teaches you to craft dozens of weapons and tools: from fishing rods or bows, to chainsaws or explosives. Seven islands filled with exuberant flora and fauna.
  • Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko orders army reinforcements to key southern and eastern cities to combat potential rebel offensive.

On this day in 2013

  • Rihanna joined The Beatles and Elvis Presley as one of just three acts to top the UK singles chart seven times over seven years. The singer made the No.1 spot, as the featured artist on Eminem's new track 'The Monster'..
  • Marshall Harless, Race Car Driver.
  • Hakon Barfod, Norwegian sailor and Olympic champion, who died at 87.
  • Demonstration was released by Tinie Tempah. The second full-length studio release for the British rapper features guest appearances from such artists as 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Dizzee Rascal, Labrinth, Laura Mvula, and Emeli Sandé.
  • Battle Worlds: Kronos for PC is released. Battle Worlds: Kronos is a turn-based strategy game in the tradition of Battle Isle, Advance Wars and Panzer General. Have you ever wondered what games like that would look like today? Well, the makers of this game did. Thus, the game.
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts for PC is released. This new chapter in the Call of Duty franchise features a fresh dynamic where players are on the side of a crippled nation fighting not for freedom, or liberty, but simply to survive. 10 years after a devastating mass event, the nation's borders and the balance of global power have been permanently redrawn. As what's left of the nation's Special Operations forces, a mysterious group known only as "Ghosts"leads the fight back against a newly emerged, technologically-superior global power. The new Perks system has more perks than were previously available. Every perk has a value from 1 to 5, and you have 8 points to allocate. So for example, choose 4 perks each valued at 2 points a piece, or even 8 perks, each valued at 1. You could also choose to get rid of your secondary weapon and get up to 11 perks.
  • Journey of a Roach for PC is released. Journey of a Roach is developed by the Swiss team of Koboldgames in co-operation with Daedalic Entertainment. Players will visit a sarcastic, post-apocalyptic world where Roach Jim and his sidekick Bud are out and about to find their way from a deserted vault to the Earth's surface. Players must steer them through classic point & click adventure game puzzles. Certain challenges can be overcome by using the roach's natural abilities. Being roaches, Jim and Bud have the ability to crawl up walls and on ceilings, as well as on items.


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