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Today in the World Countries
- Days of History and Commemoration of Ancestors is being celebrated in Kyrgyzstan
- October Revolution Day is being celebrated in Belarus
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Scorpio as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Bea Tan, Volleyball Player, born in Bacolod, Philippines.
- Lilia Lemoine, Cosplayer, born in Argentina.
On this day in 2022
- French tennis star Caroline Garcia scores the biggest title win of her career beating Aryna Sabalenka 7–6,6–4 in the WTA Finals in Fort Worth, Texas.
- Leslie Phillips, British stage, screen, and radio actor (Carry On; Harry Potter films), who died at 98.
On this day in 2021
- Kyle Larson holds off Martin Truex Jr in the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race at Phoenix Raceway to earn his 10th win of the season and claim his first Cup Series championship.
- Attempt to assassinate Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi through drone attack on his home in Baghdad.
- Dean Stockwell, American stage and screen actor (The Werewolf of Washington; Blue Velvet; Quantum Leap), who died at 85.
- Dean Stockwell, TV Actor.
- TV SERIES
- Dexter: New Blood: Season 1 is released.
Dexter has been living in upstate New York for 10 years as Jim Lindsay when events threaten to bring back his Dark Passenger.
On this day in 2020
- Bones Hillman best known as the bass guitarist for the Australian alternative rock band Midnight Oil died from cancer age 62. Midnight Oil scored the 1987 world wide hit 'Beds Are Burning' and Hillman had also worked with Sheryl Crow..
- Breeders'Cup Horse Racing, Keeneland Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Gamine, Glass Slippers, Knicks Go, Audarya, Whitmore, Order of Australia, Monomoy, Tarnawa, Authentic.
- Former Vice-President Joe Biden declared the winner of the US Presidential race, four days after the US election, defeating sitting President Donald Trump.
- Kamala Harris makes US history as the 1st woman and 1st woman of color to be elected to the vice presidency (date election called).
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Depeche Mode; The Doobie Brothers; Whitney Houston; Nine Inch Nails; The Notorious B.I.G.; T-Rex; Jon Landau; and Irving Azoff.
- Rudy Giuliani holds infamous Trump Campaign press conference at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia to contest the US election results.
- 35th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Depeche Mode; The Doobie Brothers; Whitney Houston; Nine Inch Nails; The Notorious B.I.G.; T-Rex; Jon Landau; and Irving Azoff.
- Norm Crosby, American comedian and "Master of the Malaprop" (Liar's Club), who died of heart failure at 93.
- Cándido Camero, Cuban American percussionist (congo drum) and bandleader, who died at 99.
On this day in 2019
- Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda, the "Terminator" is the to be convicted of sexual slavery by the International Criminal Court and is sentenced to 30 years in prison on 18 charges.
- Humans 1st walked upright 12 million years ago (not 6 million as previously thought), according to study a new species of ape found in Bavaria, Germany, published in "Nature".
- Queen Elizabeth II confirms she is no longer buying clothes made with real fur.
- Song lyrics have gotten sadder says researchers who studied 50 years of lyrics at University of Exeter, published in journal "Evolutionary Human Sciences".
On this day in 2018
- US President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions and appoints Matthew Whitaker in his place as acting Attorney General.
- World's oldest figurative painting of a beast at least 40,000 years old identified in Lubang Jeriji Saléh cave, Indonesian Borneo.
- For second straight year France wins Six Nations Rugby Championship on points difference from Ireland, with a final round 46-19 win over Scotland at Stade de France, Saint Denis; Ireland again takes Triple Crown.
- Ex-marine opens fire at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, shooting 12, including a police officer, and himself.
- Actress Emma Thompson is made a Dame of the British Empire by Prince William at Buckingham Palace, London.
- Kaavia James Union Wade, Instagram Star, born in United States.
- Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Irish pianist, composer and educator (University of Limerick), who died at 67.
- Oskar Rabin, Russian painter and dissident during Soviet era, who died at 90.
- Francis Lai, French film music composer (Love Story), who died at 86.
On this day in 2017
- Extreme smog in Delhi, India, leads Indian Medical Association to declare "a state of medical emergency".
- Opera soprano Audrey Luna sings highest-ever note at Met Opera in New York, A above high C.
- Danica Roem becomes the first US transgender person to be elected to a state legislature in the US in North Virginia.
- Melbourne Cup: Joseph O’Brien at 24 is the youngest trainer to win with Rekindling jockeyed by Corey Brown.
- US Democrats dominate off-year elections; Ralph Northam wins Governor of Virginia, Philip Murphy Governor of New Jersey.
- South Korean golfer Park Sung-hyun becomes the first LPGA rookie to be ranked no. 1.
- Baby Tali, Instagram Star, born in Philippines.
- Pentti "Whitey" Glan, Finnish-Canadian touring and session drummer (Lou Reed; Alice Cooper - "Welcome To My Nightmare"), who died if cancer at 71.
- Paul Buckmaster, British Grammy Award-winning artist, arranger, conductor and composer, who died at 71.
- Robert De Cormier, American conductor and musical director (The Belafonte Folk Singers), who died at 95.
- Roy Halladay, American MLB pitcher,1998-2013,8X All-Star,2X Cy Young Award (Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies), killed when piloting a plane acrobatically over the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of New Port Richey, Florida, while under the influence of painkillers and sleeping pills at 40.
- Roy Halladay, Baseball Player.
- TV SERIES
- The Long Road Home: Season 1 is released.
The eight-part limited series based on the book by ABC chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz focuses on the Fort Hood soldiers and their Iraqi interpreter who were ambushed on April 4,2004 in Iraq's Sadr City.
- Damnation (2017): Season 1 is released.
Seth Davenport (Killian Scott) is biding his time in the guise of an Iowan preacher to start an insurrection while a strikebreaker named Creeley Turner (Logan Marshall-Green) is hired to stop any revolt by the townspeople in this 1930s drama created and written by Tony Tost.
On this day in 2016
- Finnish rock drummer Pentti Glan died of lung cancer at the age of 71. He is best known for his work with Alice Cooper and Lou Reed. He also appeared in the movie The Rose as the drummer of The Rose Band..
- Janet Reno, first female US Attorney General (1993-2001), who died at 78.
- Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter (Death of Ladies Man), who died at 82.
- Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter (" Hallelujah" ; "Death of Ladies Man" ; Suzanne"), who died at 82.
- Leonard Cohen, Folk Singer.
On this day in 2015
- Sierra Leone is declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (death toll 4,000).
- TV personality and fashion designer Whitney Port weds boyfriend Tim Rosenman in Palm Springs, California.
- American TV personality and fashion designer Whitney Port at the age of 30 weds American TV producer Tim Rosenman at the age of 38 in Palm Springs, California.
- Gunnar Hansen, Icelandic-born American actor (Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), who died of cancer at 68.
- Gunnar Hansen, Movie Actor.
On this day in 2014
- Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen died at the age of 82 at his home in Los Angeles. Cohen pursued a career as a poet and novelist during the 1950s and early 1960s, and did not launch a music career until 1967, at the age of 33. His first album, Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967), was followed by three more albums of folk music: Songs from a Room (1969), Songs of Love and Hate (1971) and New Skin for the Old Ceremony (1974). "Hallelujah" is a song written by Canadian singer Leonard Cohen, originally released on his album Various Positions (1984). His song 'Hallelujah' found greater popular acclaim through a recording by John Cale, which inspired a recording by Jeff Buckley..
- Two wealthy fans paid $300,000 to eat lasagne with Bruce Springsteen at his house. Springsteen started off the annual Stand Up For Heroes event by playing an acoustic set, then offering the instrument to the highest bidder. When bidding reached $60,000, he threw in a guitar lesson, which someone offered $250,000 for. At this point, he offered up a lasagne dinner at his house, a ride around the block in the sidecar of his motorbike and the shirt off of his back. All the money went to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which helps injured servicemen and their families when they return home..
- Gibson Kente, South African playwright and composer, who died at 82.
- Jessabelle - PG-13 is released.
Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return—and has no intention of letting her escape.
- Elsa & Fred - PG-13 is released.
After losing his wife, Fred (Christopher Plumer) feels disturbed, confused and alone, so his daughter (Marcia Gay Harden) helps move him into a small apartment where he meets Elsa (Shirley Maclaine). From that moment on, everything changes. Elsa bursts into Fred’s life like a whirlwind, determined to teach him that the time he has left to live—be it more or less—is precious and that he should enjoy it as he pleases.
- A Merry Friggin' Christmas - PG-13 is released.
Boyd Mitchler (Joel McHale) and his wife Luann (Lauren Graham) are forced to spend a dreaded Christmas at his parents' house with his eccentric father (Robin Williams). When he realizes that he left his son's gifts at home, Boyd, his younger brother Nelson (Clark Duke) and their father hit the road to retrieve the gifts before sunrise.
- Actress - Not Rated is released.
Brandy Burre had a recurring role on HBO’s The Wire when she gave up her career to start a family. When she decides to reclaim her life as an actor, the domestic world she’s carefully created crumbles around her.
- Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain - Not Rated is released.
The world's deadliest industrial disaster occurred in Bhopal in 1984. Dilip (Rajpal Yadav), a rickshaw driver in Bhopal, India, lands himself a job at the Union Carbide plant. It is a chance to prove his worth to his family and pull them out of poverty. The job is tough with long hours; everyone is desperate to hold on to their pay cheque and so Dilip keeps quiet when he notices managers at the plant ignoring safety standards. Dilip’s long time friend, Motwani (Kal Penn), a tabloid journalist knows that Bhopal residents complain of the constant stench in the air and wake up at night choking from the gas. He is on a mission to expose what he believes is a deadly time bomb ticking away in his home town. He feels as if no one will listen but when he meets feisty American journalist, Eva (Mischa Barton), he sees a ray of hope and persuades her to confront Carbide executive Warren Anderson (Martin Sheen).
- Big Hero 6 - PG is released.
Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion - a robot named Baymax - and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. [Walt Disney Animation Studios]
- The Theory of Everything - PG-13 is released.
Once a healthy, active young man, Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With his wife Jane (Felicity Jones) fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed.
- The Way He Looks - Not Rated is released.
Leo is a blind teenager who’s fed up with his overprotective mother and the bullies at school. Looking to assert his independence, he decides to study abroad to the dismay of his best friend, Giovana. When Gabriel, the new kid in town, teams with Leo on a school project, new feelings blossom in him that make him reconsider his plans. Meanwhile, Giovana, grows jealous of this new found companionship as tensions mount between her and Leo. [Strand Releasing]
- The Better Angels - PG is released.
The story of Abraham Lincoln's childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana and the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him forever and the two women who guided him to immortality.
- 21 Years: Richard Linklater - Not Rated is released.
It's been said that the first 21 years defines the career of an artist. Few directors have single-handedly shaken up the film establishment like the godfather of indie, Richard Linklater. From the groundbreaking Slacker to his innovative Boyhood, Linklater has just reached the 21-year mark and has unapologetically carved his signature into American pop culture. This compelling documentary takes you on a behind the scenes tour into Linklater's style, skills, and motivation via his friends, actors, and other directors. Get a raw and honest perspective on Richard through candid conversations with Ethan Hawke, Jack Black, Keanu Reeves, Billy Bob Thornton, Matthew McConaughey, Jason Reitman, Julie Delpy and others, and see their stories brought to life through hilarious animated sequences. For a guy who became famous for celebrating the cool and casual, Linklater emerges as a surprisingly strategic and visionary director who has already established a legacy and perfected a style that can't be denied.
- Why Don't You Play in Hell? - Not Rated is released.
A renegade film crew becomes embroiled with a yakuza clan feud.
- Pelican Dreams - Not Rated is released.
Judy Irving (The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill) follows Gigi, a wayward California brown pelican, from her "arrest"on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a rehab facility, while exploring nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration and survival challenges.
- On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter - PG is released.
Inspired by his father Bruce Brown's 1971 documentary On Any Sunday, Dana Brown chronicles the current state of international motorcycle racing.
- Open Windows - Not Rated is released.
Nick (Elijah Wood) is excited to discover that he’s won a dinner date with his favorite actress, Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey). But when Jill refuses to honor the contest, her manager Chord (Neil Maskell) makes an offer Nick can’t refuse: the ability to view Jill secretly via computer. Nick begins watching the unknowing star on her webcam, not realizing that this decision will put both himself and Jill at risk as they enter a terrifying world of cat-and-mouse where nothing—and no one—are as they seem.
On this day in 2013
- Wallie Branston, Race Car Driver.
- Jack Mitchell, Photographer.