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  • Constitution Day is being celebrated in Tajikistan
  • Green March Day is being celebrated in Morocco
  • People born on this day are Scorpio as their zodiac sign.

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    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Plane crashes into Tanzania's Lake Victoria killing 19 people on board, with 24 survivors.
    • DEATHS
    • Betty Johnson, American pop and cabaret singer (Jack Paar Show; "I Dreamed"), who died at 93.
    • Dangerous Liaisons: Season 1 is released. Camille (Alice Englert) is being mentored by the current Marquise de Merteuil (Lesley Manville) when she meets Pascal Valmont (Nicholas Denton) in Paris before the French Revolution in this series created and written by Harriet Warner.
    • Mood: Season 1 is released. 20-something Sasha's (Nicôle Lecky) desire to be a singer leads her to the world of online influencers and a more dangerous path in this adaptation of Nicôle Lecky's 2019 stage monologue Superhoe.[Premiered originally in the UK on BBC Three on 1 Mar 2022 and in the US on AMC+/BBC America on 6 Nov 2022]
    • Spector: Season 1 is released. The four-part documentary series from directors Sheena M. Joyce and Don Argott about the life of actress Lana Clarkson and how music producer Phil Spector was convicted of her murder.[Premieres on the Showtime app and on-demand on 4 Nov 2022 and on the Showtime network on 6 Nov 2022]

    On this day in 2021

    • BIRTHS
    • Wesley Koy Stocklin, Family Member, born in Los Angeles, CA.
    • Maisy Joanne Stocklin, Family Member, born in Los Angeles, CA.
    • DEATHS
    • Pavol Molnár, Slovak soccer forward (20 caps Czechoslovakia; SK Slovan Bratislava, FK Inter Bratislava), who died at 85.
    • Peter Aykroyd, Canadian actor, comedian, and writer (SNL,1980; PSI Factor), who died of septicemia caused by an untreated abdominal hernia at 65.
    • Astro [Terence Wilson], British reggae-rock vocalist (UB40 - "Red Red Wine"), who died at 64.
    • Tarak Sinha, Indian cricket coach (Indian Women's team 2001-02; Sonnet CC, Delhi; Aakash & Anjum Chopra, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan), who died from lung cancer at 70.
    • Shawn Rhoden, Jamaican bodybuilder (Mr. Olympia 2018; IFBB British Grand Prix 2012), who died from a heart attack at 46.
    • SPORTS
    • Angelo Mosca, American football defensive tackle (CFL All Star 1963,70 Hamilton Tiger-Cats) and pro wrestler, who died from Alzheimer's disease at 84.

    On this day in 2020

    • DEATHS
    • Barbara York, Canadian composer (A Butterfly in Time), who died of pulmonary fibrosis at 71 .
    • Gene Felton, Race Car Driver.
    • King Von [Dayvon Bennett], American rapper and songwriter (" Cazy Story"), who died in a nightclub gunfight at 26.
    • Proxima is released. An astronaut prepares for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station.
    • The Dark and the Wicked is released. On a secluded farm, a man is slowly dying. Bedridden and fighting through his final breaths, his wife is slowly succumbing to overwhelming grief. To help their mother and say goodbye to their father, siblings Louise (Marin Ireland) and Michael (Michael Abbott Jr.) return to their family farm. It doesn’t take long for them to see that something’s wrong with mom, though—something more than her heavy sorrow. Gradually, as their own grief mounts, Louise and Michael begin suffering from a darkness similar to their mother’s, marked by waking nightmares and a growing sense that something evil is taking over their family.
    • MOVIES: NR
    • Kindred is released. Vulnerable mother-to-be Charlotte (Tamara Lawrance) is taken in by her recently deceased boyfriend’s mother (Fiona Shaw) and her stepson (Jack Lowden), who seem increasingly obsessed with her every move. Plagued by mysterious hallucinations, Charlotte’s suspicions grow about Margaret and Thomas’ intentions for her unborn child.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Let Him Go is released. Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Kevin Costner) and his wife Margaret (Diane Lane) leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson. When they discover that he is in the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas, George and Margaret must fight for the survival of their family.
    • Jungleland is released. Stan (Charlie Hunnam) and Lion (Jack O’Connell) are two brothers struggling to stay relevant in the underground world of bare-knuckle boxing. When Stan fails to pay back a dangerous crime boss (Jonathon Majors), they’re forced to deliver an unexpected traveler as they journey across the country for a high-stakes fighting tournament. While Stan trains Lion for the fight of his life, a series of events threaten to tear the brothers apart but their love for one another and belief in a better life keep them going.
    • The Informer is released. Honorably discharged Special Ops soldier Pete Koslow's (Joel Kinnaman) world is turned upside-down when he is jailed after a fight to protect his wife (Ana de Armas). He's given a chance for early release by becoming an informant for the FBI (Rosamund Pike and Clive Owen) and using his covert skills in an operation to take down The General, the most powerful crime boss in New York. But when the FBI sting meant to finally earn Koslow his freedom results in the death of an undercover NYPD cop, Koslow finds himself caught in the crossfire between the mob and the FBI. The General insists Koslow takes the heat and sends him back to prison to spearhead a drug operation from inside, and the FBI affirms that going back to jail to do The General's bidding is the only way for Koslow to keep his deal with them alive. Caught in a world of impossible choices, Koslow must return to prison, where he formulates a plan to escape the clutches of three of New York City's most powerful organizations - the mob, the NYPD and the FBI - in order to save himself and his family.
    • ALBUMS
    • DISCO was released by Kylie Minogue. The 15th full-length studio release for the Australian dance-pop was mostly recorded and engineered by Minogue at her home studio during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
    • Book of Curses was released by Adulkt Life. This is the debut full-length release for the punk band that includes Huggy Bear's Chris Rowley, Male Bonding's John Arthur Webb and Kevin Hendrick, and Sonny Barrett.
    • Confetti was released by Little Mix. The sixth full-length studio release for the British pop group features contributions from such artists as Kamille, MNEK, Tayla Parx, and TMS.
    • GAMING: PC
    • DIRT 5 for PC is released. Take a trip around the world to and race on over 70+ unique routes across 10 different global locations in stunning environments complete with dynamic weather and time of day. Get behind the wheel of an eclectic and exciting roster of cars. World-renowned voice talents troy baker and nolan north head up the cast of dirt 5's story-driven Career mode. Local split-screen of up to four players on offline modes, including Career, makes dirt 5 the perfect couch multiplayer racing game as you battle for position with your friends. Capture your biggest jumps and best moves with a detailed photo mode, and show your creative flair with dirt's deepest ever livery editor for all cars.
    • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered for PC is released. Feel the thrill of the chase and the rush of escape in Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit Remastered on Nintendo Switch™. Unleash a savage sense of speed both as an outlaw and a cop in the world's hottest high-performance cars. Outsmart the heat or take down lawbreakers with the tactical weaponry at your disposal in a heart-pumping, socially competitive racing experience. Updated with enhanced visuals, cross-platform multiplayer – including the asynchronous competition powered by Autolog – plus all additional DLC content, this is the ultimate edition of Criterion Games’ critically acclaimed Need for Speed debut. It’s time to reignite the pursuit.CROSS-PLATFORM MULTIPLAYER AND AUTOLOG – Bolt down the winding Seacrest County roads headfirst in racing that is socially competitive at its core. The groundbreaking Autolog connects you and your friends in head-to-head pursuits and races and instinctively delivers challenges based on your friends’ activities. This highly dynamic system is fueled by friendly competition and is now supported with cross-platform sync and new multiplayer gameplay so that you can race each other no matter what platform you are on.ALL DLC INCLUDED, PLUS MORE UPDATES – Get all the additional DLC content delivered at launch including an extra six hours of gameplay and more than 30 challenges. Brand new achievements, wraps, car colors, reduced hard stops, an updated photo mode and gallery, and multiple quality of life updates create an even more well-rounded gameplay experience this time around.EXOTIC CARS WITH WEAPONS – Drive the world’s most desirable supercars on both sides of the law. Bust suspects in supercharged cop interceptors enhanced with tactical weaponry, or level the playing field with counterattacks and defensive maneuvers as an elite racer. Strategize to gain an edge over the competition, no matter what side you’re on!CHASE AND ESCAPE – A deep and fully-defined single-player career delivers the action of both cops and racers, with a seamlessly linked multiplayer experience across all race modes. Take on friends or play through the career solo to earn Bounty and unlock new cars, weapons, and equipment.ENHANCED VISUALS – Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered delivers a timeless racing experience updated for today’s generation of hardware with enhanced visuals.
    • Tropico 6 - Nintendo Switch Edition for Switch is released. In times of political turmoil and social unrest, the people are calling out for a visionary leader, one who will steer the fate of their country with foresight and ingenuity. Will you answer that call?

    On this day in 2019

    • DEATHS
    • Robert Freeman, English photo-journalist and graphic designer (early Beatles album art and film posters), who died of pneumonia at 82.
    • Pat O'Sullivan, American golfer (Titleholders Championship 1951), who died at 93.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Marriage Story is released. An incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Great Britain's Prince Charles calls slavery "an indelible stain" but stops short of an apology in a speech in Accra, Ghana.
    • In US Midterm elections Democrats retake control of the House of Representatives after eight years, the Senate is held by Republicans.
    • Record 19 black female judicial candidates all elected in Harris County, Texas, after campaigning together under "Black Girl Magic".
    • More than 200 mass graves containing thousands of victims of ISIS discovered in former ISIS held areas according to UN report.
    • English cellist Hugh McDowell died of cancer on aged 65. McDowell performed with the first live line-up of ELO in 1972 while only 19 years old. He also worked with Roy Wood in Wizzard..
    • Human longevity less than 10% dependant on genetics according to study published in journal "Genetics" based on 400 million people from Ancestry.
    • Ilhan Omar (Minnesota) and Rashida Tlaib (Michigan) are the first Muslim women to be elected to the US House of Representaives.
    • Colorado votes to abolish slavery as a form of punishment in state constitution.
    • British actor Idris Elba named "People" magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.
    • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York) is the youngest person ever elected to the US House of representatives at 29 years.
    • Sharice Davids (Kansas) and Deb Haaland (New Mexico) are the first Native American women to be elected to the US House of Representatives.
    • DEATHS
    • Dave Morgan, Race Car Driver.
    • José Lothario, Wrestler.
    • Hugh McDowell, British cellist (Electric Light Orchestra - "Strange Magic" ; "Evil Woman"), who died of cancer at 65.
    • Melvin Bradley, Race Car Driver.
    • MOVIES: R
    • The Front Runner is released. The Front Runner follows the rise and fall of Senator Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman), who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship with Donna Rice. As tabloid journalism and political journalism merged for the first time, Senator Hart was forced to drop out of the race - events that left a profound and lasting impact on American politics and the world stage.
    • GAMING: PC
    • OVERKILL's The Walking Dead for PC is released. OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead is a co-op first person shooter with elements of action, role-playing, survival horror and stealth, that invites players to explore the hugely popular The Walking Dead universe, where they will play the role of survivors fending for themselves in a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating walkers. In 2016 Washington will fall – what will you do?
    • Omen of Sorrow for PlayStation 4 is released. Clear your mind, clench your fists and get ready for a wicked battle. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Omen of Sorrow delivers a deep 2D battle system inspired by the classics, bringing back the edge, mindset and philosophy rooted in the genre’s arcade legacy, taking it to the next level with innovative features and fighting mechanics. Join the battle, conquer darkness.
    • Deracine for PlayStation 4 is released. The VR debut from director Hidetaka Miyazaki and FromSoftware. Déraciné is a story adventure game from Sony Interactive Entertainment, SIE Japan Studio, FromSoftware and Hidetaka Miyazaki, known for their collaboration on Bloodborne. Taking the role as an unseen faerie in a secluded boarding school, the player moves around in frozen time, collecting various bits of information that serve to unfold an overarching mystery. The story is a new take on classic adventure games and utilizes PS VR’s technology to take gamers on an entirely unique and personal experience.
    • Road Redemption for PlayStation 4 is released. Road Redemption is an action racing game where you lead your motorcycle gang on an epic journey of pursuit, blood, and speed. Through your travels, you will upgrade your character, bike, and weapons by completing races, assassinations, robberies, and more. You’ll need to use kicks, grabs, counters, and other moves to stay alive. Death is a constant companion on the roads of the wasteland, but it is not an end if you are killed, you keep everything you’ve earned so you can get back in the race. Through local and online multiplayer, you can work together with your friends or grind them into road dust beneath your tires. You can play multiplayer online or through 2-4 player splitscreen.
    • The Forest for PlayStation 4 is released. As the lone survivor of a passenger jet crash, you find yourself in a mysterious forest battling to stay alive against a society of cannibalistic mutants. Build, explore, and survive in this terrifying first person survival horror simulator.
    • Transpose for PlayStation 4 is released. Transpose is a dreamlike VR puzzle game set in a universe where time and gravity are used as tools to manipulate the world. By creating and working with looped recordings of their actions, players must solve increasingly complex physics puzzles in a mysterious setting where notions of space and time no longer apply.
    • The Shapeshifting Detective for PlayStation 4 is released. The Shapeshifting Detective is a supernatural-noir murder mystery FMV game. Assume the role of a detective and investigate the murder by shapeshifting into any character… even the next victim.
    • World of Final Fantasy Maxima for PlayStation 4 is released. POWERED UP AND REBORN! Expanding the horizons of FINAL FANTASY! A tale of many encounters and the birth of a new world. Originally released in October 2016, WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY has just been powered up and reborn as WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY Maxima! New characters from FF lore (Champions) and monsters (Mirages) add even more fun and excitement to this unique adventure. This new and enhanced version of WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY also features the Avatar Change system, which allows the protagonists, Reynn and Lann, to fight as Champions. Fight your way through exhilarating battles as legendary FINAL FANTASY heroes.
    • Rogue Legacy for Switch is released. Each time you die, your child will succeed you. Every child is unique. One child might be colorblind, another might have tourettes-- they could even be a dwarf.That's OK, because no one is perfect, and you don't have to be perfect to win this game. But you do have to be pretty darn good because this game is HARD. Fortunately, every time you die all the gold you've collected can be used to upgrade you manor, giving your next child a step up in life and another chance at vanquishing evil.
    • Full Metal Furies for Switch is released. From the creators of Rogue Legacy comes a "true-cooperative"action RPG. FULL METAL FURIES puts an emphasis on team play with a unique combat system where everyone is important. Play on the couch, alone or with friends, or make it an online party for up to four players.
    • Carnival Games for Nintendo Switch for Switch is released. Carnival Games brings the party back for the entire family -- now for the first time on Nintendo Switch! Hit home runs, pile the highest stack of cakes, and take your horse to the finish line. With 20 exciting mini-games inspired by the fun of a county fair, you and your friends will be stepping right up to win again and again! Through the power of the Nintendo Switch, Carnival Games can be played alone or with up to four players simultaneously wherever and whenever!
    • GRIP: Combat Racing for Switch is released. GRIP is a high octane, hardcore combat racer, packing ferocious speed and armed to the teeth with heavy weapons. Harnessing gravity defying physics alongside a bristling arsenal of outlandish weapons, GRIP delivers the fastest, most competitive racing experience ever. Scale walls, ceilings and anything else you can get your tyres on to... as you master tantalising tracks, tricks and perform mind-blowing stunts to race your way across the cosmos.
    • Colorado elects Jared Polis, the country's first openly male gay governor.

    On this day in 2017

    • DEATHS
    • Richard F. Gordon Jr., American naval officer and astronaut (Gemini 11, Apol 12), who died at 88.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • New York City Marathon: Ghirmay Ghebreslassie of Eritrea wins men's race in 2:07:51; defending women's champion Mary Keitany wins her 3rd NYC crown in 2:24:26.
    • TV personality and actress Audrina Patridge at the age of 31 weds professional BMX dirt bike rider Corey Bohan in Hawaii.
    • DEATHS
    • Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist and conductor, who died of cancer at 64.
    • Marc Sleen, Cartoonist.
    • Frontier: Season 1 is released. Set in the late 18th century during the North American fur trade, Declan Harp (Jason Mamoa), who runs the Black Wolf Company, seeks to destroy the Hudson’s Bay Company run by Lord Benton (Alun Armstrong) by utilizing Michael Smyth (Landon Liboiron) to spy on Lord Benton.
    • Planet Earth II: Season 1 is released. Narrated by David Attenborough, the sequel to the 2006 nature series features the use of 4K ultra high definition (UHD), aerial drones, and remote recordings to explore animals and the habitats they live in such as islands, mountains, jungles, deserts, grasslands and cities.
    • Indian government declares levels of air pollution in Delhi an emergency situation, closing schools and construction sites.

    On this day in 2015

    • MOVIES: G
    • The Peanuts Movie is released. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved Peanuts gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. [20th Century Fox]
    • What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy is released. Three men travel together across Europe. For two of them the journey involves a confrontation with the acts of their fathers, who were both senior Nazi officers. For the third, the eminent human rights lawyer and author Philippe Sands, it means visiting the place where much of his own Jewish family was destroyed by the fathers of the two men he has come to know. It is an emotional, psychological exploration of three men wrestling with their past, the present of Europe - and conflicting versions of the truth.
    • Sembene! is released. In 1952, Ousmane Sembene, a dockworker and fifth-grade dropout from Senegal, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. Sembene! tells the unbelievable true story of the father of African cinema, the self- taught novelist and filmmaker who fought, against enormous odds, a 50-year battle to return African stories to Africans. Sembene! is told through the experiences of the man who knew him best, colleague and biographer Samba Gadjigo, using rare archival footage and more than 100 hours of exclusive materials. A true-life epic, Sembene! follows an ordinary man who transforms himself into a fearless spokesperson for the marginalized, becoming a hero to millions. After a startling fall from grace, can Sembene reinvent himself once more? [Kino Lorber]
    • The Hallow is released. When London conservationist Adam (Joseph Mawle) and his wife Clare (Bojana Novakovic) move with their infant son to a remote house near the Irish forest, they quickly find their new neighbors unwelcoming. The discovery of a gruesome “zombie fungus” growing in the house is just the beginning, as the surrounding woods spew forth a terrifying array of folkloric banshees, baby snatchers, and demons. [IFC Midnight]
    • Theeb is released. 1916. While war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb ("Wolf") in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers' quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British Army officer and his guide ask Hussein to escort them to a water well located along the old pilgrimage route to Mecca. So as not to dishonor his recently deceased father, Hussein agrees to lead them on the long and treacherous journey. The young, mischievous Theeb secretly chases after his brother, but the group soon find themselves trapped amidst threatening terrain riddled with Ottoman mercenaries, Arab revolutionaries, and outcast Bedouin raiders. [Film Movement]
    • In the Basement is released. Director Ulrich Seidl delves into yet another exploration of the dark underside of the human psyche with a look at Austrian basements fitted out as private domains for secrets and fetishes. No desire or proclivity is off limits to Seidl’s camera, which takes in the opera-singing gunslinger, the Hitler-loving brass band, a hunter of exotic species, and the passionate devotees of S&M with an equal measure of curiosity and compassion. [Strand Releasing]
    • Of Men and War is released. Anger consumes a squad of combat vets years after they return from the front. The dozen warriors in Of Men and War come home to the United States, but their minds are stuck out on the battlefield. Like figures from a Greek tragedy, all have traumatic memories that haunt them to this day. Ghosts and echoes of the war fill their lives. Wives, children, and parents bear the brunt of their fractured spirits. At The Pathway Home, a pioneering PTSD therapy center, the protagonists resolve to end the ongoing destruction. Their therapist is a Vietnam vet himself, helping the boys forge meaning from their senseless trauma. Over years of therapy, Of Men and War explores their grueling paths to recovery, as they attempt to make peace with themselves, their past, and their families.
    • Palio is released. Twice a year the Italian city of Siena goes crazy for the oldest horse race in the world: the Palio. Not your average race: strategy, bribery and corruption play as much a part as the skill of the riders. Horses are allocated by lot four days prior to the race. This is when the madness truly begins. In the eye of the storm stand the jockeys. Loved and loathed by the districts they represent, they forge alliances and make deals promising large cash sums to try and get the best start. Legendary rider Gigi Bruschelli has won 13 Palios in 16 years and is accused by his critics of monopolizing the race. He works the system, paying off younger jockeys and fixing the race with average horses. Two races away from beating the world record, Bruschelli will do anything to win. But one jockey stands in his way, his former trainee, a handsome young Sardinian, Giovanni Atzeni, who is quietly determined to challenge his old mentor. Less interested in bribes and collusion, he rides for the love of the race.
    • Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict is released. Lisa Immordino Vreeland follows up her acclaimed debut "Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel"with PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT. A colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her colorful personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others. While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art, now enshrined in her Venetian palazzo. [Submarine Deluxe]
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Miss You Already is released. Best friends Milly (Toni Collette) and Jess (Drew Barrymore) have been inseparable since they were young girls. They can’t remember a time they didn’t share everything —secrets, clothes, even boyfriends—but nothing prepares them for the day Milly is hit with life-altering news. [Roadside Attractions]
    • SPECTRE is released. A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Spotlight is released. Spotlight tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. [Open Road Films]
    • Trumbo is released. The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs.
    • Master of None: Season 1 is released. 30-year-old Dev (Aziz Ansari) is a New York actor who has no idea what he wants in the comedy that will includes guest appearances from Claire Danes, Noah Emmerich and Ansari's parents.
    • ALBUMS
    • Making Time was released by Jamie Woon. The second full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was co-produced with Lexx and features contributions from Robin Hannibal, Willy Mason, and Royce Wood Jr.
    • Perfectamundo was released by Billy Gibbons & the BFG's. The debut full-length solo release for the ZZ Top frontman features influences from Afro-Cuban music.
    • Nothing was released by Kode9. With the death of Daddi Gee, who worked under the name the Spaceape, dubstep producer Steve Goodman goes solo with this release, which does feature Spaceape’s vocals on one track.
    • Delirium was released by Ellie Goulding. The third full-length studio release for the British pop singer features production from Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Ilya Salmanzadeh, and Ryan Tedder.
    • EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE was released by Rustie. The third full-length album for the Scottish electronic producer was a surprise release.
    • Elaenia was released by Floating Points. The debut full-length release for electronic producer Sam Shepherd features a wide variety of influences including Brazilian classical, jazz, and soul music.
    • West Kirby Country Primary was released by Bill Ryder-Jones. The third full-length solo release for the ex-The Coral guitarist was written and recorded in the house he grew up in.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Yo-kai Watch for 3DS is released. The YO-KAI WATCH game is about hundreds of sometimes cute, sometimes spooky, and usually mischievous Yo-kai that inhabit our world. Yo-kai are not ghosts, monsters or creatures. Yo-kai are, quite simply, Yo-kai. They cannot be seen by the human eye, but they are everywhere. Whether born from the soul of a deceased human, or an everyday object discovering its higher purpose, their personalities are distinctly humanlike.
    • GAMING: PC
    • The Fall of the Dungeon Guardians for PC is released. Enter a massive dungeon, full of danger, mystery and secrets. Fight your way through hordes of enemies and powerful creatures. Solve puzzles, avoid deadly traps, uncover hidden passages, and keep your bearing through mazes & hallways.
    • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut for PC is released. The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut is an Action-RPG set in a gothic-steampunk world filled with monsters, weird science, humor and pop-cultural references. With more than 50 hours in the campaign, several multiplayer modes and massive endgame content, Van Helsing: Final Cut will grant players entertainment, excitement and fun for a very long time.
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops III for PlayStation 4 is released. In Black Ops 3, Treyarch introduces a new momentum-based chained-movement system which enables players to fluidly move through the environment with finesse, using controlled thrust jumps, slides, wall runs and mantling abilities in a myriad of combinations, all while continuously keeping full control over their weapon. Maps are designed from the ground-up for the new movement system, enabling players to be successful with traditional movement, as well as with advanced tactics and maneuvers.
    • Yitzhak Navon, President of Israel (1978-83), who died at 94.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Taylor Swift's latest album 1989 debuted at No.1 on America's Billboard albums chart selling 1.287 million copies in its first week. Swift was now the only act to earn three million-selling weeks with an album. Before 1989, Red sold 1.208 million in it's first week, while Speak Now clocked up 1.047 million sales..
    • American musician Rick Rosas died aged 65. He was one of the most sought after studio session musicians in Los Angeles. Throughout his career, he played with Neil Young, Joe Walsh, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ron Wood and many others. In 2014, Rosas joined Neil Young and Crazy Horse on their European tour, following Billy Talbot's inability to tour due to a stroke - making Rosas the only bassist to have played with three of Young's major band-based projects, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Crazy Horse..
    • DEATHS
    • Carole Mathews [Jean Deifel], American actress (The Californians, Swamp Women), who died at 94.
    • Giampiero Biscaldi, Race Car Driver.
    • Rick Rosas, American session and touring bassist (Neil Young; Joe Walsh; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), who died of a heart attack at 65.
    • ALBUMS
    • Broke With Expensive Taste was released by Azealia Banks. Originally set to be released in 2012, the debut full-length studio album from the New York rapper surfaces as a digital release.

    On this day in 2013

    • DEATHS
    • Clarence "Ace" Parker, American NFL quarterback (Brooklyn, Boston Yanks), who died at 101.
    • Lionel Johnson, Race Car Driver.
    • Tarla Dalal, Chef.
    • The Stone Roses: Made of Stone is released. Incorporating previously unseen material spanning The Stone Roses' history, the personal experiences of many who were touched by the band and their music, and unparalleled access to the record-breaking sellout concerts which took place in summer 2012, this is the definitive record of the definitive band of the past 25 years.
    • MOVIES: R
    • A Case of You is released. A young writer tries to impress a girl he meets online with an embellished profile, but he finds himself in a real mess when she falls for him and he has to keep up the act.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Blackguards for PC is released. What happens when the only hope of a threatened world lies not with heroes in shining armor but in the hands of a band of misfits and criminals? Blackguards - the new turn-based RPG by Daedalic Entertainment - explores this very question. The player takes on the role of a convicted murderer, who with the help of a team of more-than-questionable characters, must save the world from a dark menace. During the wild chase throughout the South of Aventuria, the world of The Dark Eye, there is more to fight than vicious creatures - chapter by chapter, a story full of intrigue and surprising twists unfolds. But when life and death are in the player's hands, how far will they go to reach their goals?


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