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  • Prince Rwagasore Day Holiday is being celebrated in Burundi
  • Svetitskhovloba is being celebrated in Georgia, Georgia
  • Thanksgiving Day is being celebrated in Canada, Saint Lucia
  • People born on this day are Libra as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Coal mine explosion in Amasra, northern Turkey, kills 41 and injures 11.
    • DEATHS
    • Robbie Coltrane, TV Actor.
    • Old Man is released. When a lost hiker stumbles upon an erratic old man living in the woods, he could never have imagined the nightmare that awaits
    • Piggy is released. With the summer sun beating down on her rural Spanish town, Sara (Laura Galán) hides away in her parent's butcher shop. A teenager whose excess weight makes her the target of incessant bullying, she flees a clique of capricious girls who torment her at the town pool, only to stumble upon them being brutally kidnapped by a stranger, who drives off with them in his van. When the police begin asking questions, Sara keeps quiet. Intrigued by the stranger—an interest that's mutual—she's torn between revealing the truth and protecting the man who saved her.
    • Stars at Noon is released. A young American journalist stranded in present-day Nicaragua (Margaret Qualley) falls for an enigmatic Englishman (Joe Alwyn) who seems like her best chance of escape. She soon realizes, though, that he may be in even greater danger than she is. Adapted from the Denis Johnson's novel.
    • The Curse of Bridge Hollow is released. A teenage girl, who accidentally releases an ancient and mischievous spirit on Halloween which causes decorations to come alive and wreak havoc, must team up with the last person she'd want to in order to save their town - her father.
    • The Same Storm is released. Filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic using cell phones and laptops, The Same Storm invites viewers into the lives of twenty-four characters as they navigate the spring and summer of 2020. With lockdowns, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the looming 2020 election as key backdrops, the film explores the importance of human connection, family, and love during a time when all of that seemed out of reach.
    • Decision to Leave is released. From a mountain peak in South Korea, a man plummets to his death. Did he jump, or was he pushed? When detective Hae-joon arrives on the scene, he begins to suspect the dead man’s wife Seo-rae. But as he digs deeper into the investigation, he finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire.
    • Eternal Spring is released. In March 2002, a state TV station in China was hijacked by members of outlawed spiritual group Falun Gong. Their goal was to counter the government narrative about their practice. In the aftermath, police raids sweep Changchun City, and comic book illustrator Daxiong, a Falun Gong practitioner, is forced to flee. He arrives in North America, blaming the hijacking for worsening a violent repression. But his views are challenged when he meets the lone surviving participant to have escaped China, now living in Seoul, South Korea. Combining present-day footage with 3D animation inspired by Daxiong’s art, Eternal Spring retraces the event on its 20th anniversary, and brings to life an unprecedented story of defiance, harrowing eyewitness accounts of persecution, and an exhilarating tale of determination to speak up for political and religious freedoms, no matter the cost.
    • Last Flight Home is released. In his final days, we discover Eli Timoner and an extraordinary life of wild achievements, tragic loss and most of all, enduring love. LAST FLIGHT HOME shares a stunning verité account of a courageous family confronting life and death.
    • MOVIES: OCTOBER 14 2022
    • Halloween Ends is released. Four years after the events of last year’s Halloween Kills, Laurie is living with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and is finishing writing her memoir. Michael Myers hasn’t been seen since. Laurie, after allowing the specter of Michael to determine and drive her reality for decades, has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man, Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell), is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can’t control, once and for all.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Till is released. Till is a profoundly emotional and cinematic film about the true story of Mamie Till Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14 year old son, Emmett Till, who, in 1955, was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi. In Mamie’s poignant journey of grief turned to action, we see the universal power of a mother’s ability to change the world.
    • Rosaline is released. A comedic retelling of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"told from the point of view of Romeo's jilted ex, Rosaline, the woman Romeo first claims to love before he falls for Juliet.
    • Shantaram: Season 1 is released. A fugitive from the law, Lin Ford (Charlie Hunnam) must choose between freedom or love with a woman he meets in 1980s Bombay in this series based on the novel of the same name by Gregory David Roberts.
    • High School: Season 1 is released. Twins Tegan and Sara Quin (Railey Gilliland and Seazynn Gilliland) struggle with high school and identity in this series based on the Quin's memoir of the same name.
    • ALBUMS
    • ILYSM was released by Wild Pink. The fourth full-length release for New York indie rock band Wild Pink features contributions from such artists as Julien Baker, Mike Brenner, Samantha Crain, J Mascis, Peter Silberman, Julia Steiner, Ryley Walker, and Yasmin Williams.
    • It's Only Me was released by Lil Baby. The third full-length studio release for Atlanta rapper Lil Baby features guest appearances from EST Gee, Fridayy, Future, Jeremih, Pooh Shiesty, Rylo Rodriguez, Nardo Wick, and Young Thug.
    • I Walked with You a Ways was released by Plains. The debut full-length release for Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield and Jess Williamson as Plains was recorded in Durham, North Carolina with collaborator and producer Brad Cook.
    • Here Is Everything was released by The Big Moon. The third full-length release for indie rock band The Big Moon was mostly self-produced with additional production from Adam Cecil Bartlett and Ben Allen.
    • ForeverandEverNoMore was released by Brian Eno. The latest full-length solo release for Brian Eno is his first to contain mostly vocals in 17 years and was self-recorded and produced.
    • Dirt Femme was released by Tove Lo. The fifth full-length studio release for Swedish dance-pop artist Tove Lo features guest appearances from Channel Tres, First Aid Kit and SG Lewis.
    • Being Funny In A Foreign Language was released by The 1975. The fifth full-length studio release for British rock band The 1975 was produced with Jack Antonoff.
    • See You in the Stars was released by The Lightning Seeds. The first full-length studio album in over 12 years for British rock band Lightning Seeds features songs co-written with The Special's Terry Hall and Coral's James Skelly.
    • Quiet the Room was released by Skullcrusher. The debut full-length release for Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Helen Ballentine as Skullcrusher was recorded by producer Andrew Sarlo.
    • Return of the Dream Canteen was released by Red Hot Chili Peppers. The second release in 2022 for the Red Hot Chili Peppers features songs from the same recording sessions as Unlimited Love and includes the return of guitarist John Frusciante.
    • YTILAER was released by Bill Callahan. The latest full-length solo release for singer-songwriter Bill Callahan includes contributions from Emmett Kelly, Matt Kinsey, Sarah Ann Phillips, and Jim White.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Dragon Ball: The Breakers for PC is released. Caught out by an unexpected temporal phenomenon, seven ordinary citizens find themselves stranded in a Temporal Seam; they share their imprisonment with a Raider, a menacing enemy from another timeline with overwhelming power.Their only hope for survival is to break out of the Temporal Seam with the Super Time Machine but the Raider is on their backs and getting stronger minute-by-minute.DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS is a 1-on-7 online asymmetrical action game in which a band of seven everyday humans tries to survive the Raider (a classic DRAGON BALL rival such as Cell and Frieza) who will hunt and evolve into an unstoppable force.
    • Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway for Switch is released. Rebuilt and re-imagined from the ground up, Nickelodeon Kart Racers returns - bigger and better than ever!Featuring a fully voice acted cast of over 40 iconic characters, drift, slide, and boost your way to the finish line on tracks inspired by legendary Nickelodeon shows like SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and more!
    • Scorn for Xbox Series X is released. Scorn is an atmospheric first person horror adventure game set in a nightmarish universe of odd forms and somber tapestry. It is designed around an idea of "being thrown into the world". Isolated and lost inside this dream-like world you will explore different interconnected regions in a non-linear fashion. The unsettling environment is a character itself. Every location contains its own theme (story), puzzles and characters that are integral in creating a cohesive lived in world. Throughout the game you will open up new areas, acquire different skill sets, weapons, various items and try to comprehend the sights presented to you.
    • SPORTS
    • Stanislav Kropilák, Slovak basketball power forward-center (4 × FIBA European Selection; 5 × Czech Player of the Year; BK Inter Bratislava), who died at 67.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • Record price for a Banksy artwork paid of 18.5 million pounds ($25.4 million) for "Love is in the Bin", that was famously shredded on purchase in 2018.
    • What Happened, Brittany Murphy?: Season 1 is released. The two-part documentary directed by Cynthia Hill examines Brittany Murphy's career, her marriage to Simon Monjack and her death at 32-years-old under mysterious circumstances.
    • GAMING: PC
    • The Riftbreaker for PC is released. The Riftbreaker is a base-building, survival game with Action-RPG elements. You are an elite scientist/commando inside an advanced Mecha-Suit capable of dimensional rift travel. Hack & slash countless enemies. Build up your base, collect samples and research new inventions to survive.
    • The Sundew for PC is released. Shibukawa, capital of Japan,2054. Water drips from the cracked ceiling onto the edge of your bed as the incessant rain masks the whine of a refrigerator and the neon hum of the city outside. You don't recognise the heavy breath in your ear nor the warmth of the body lying next to you...The world's gone to hell, and it's taking you down with it.Welcome to Shibukawa. You are Anna Isobe, a cybernetically enhanced cop in a world that's left you behind. Once a shining hope for the future, cyborgs have become taboo, replaced by drones and automata that make even your heightened abilities obsolete. Stuck in a thankless job surrounded by indifferent eyes you still have a duty to protect and serve, and that's just what you're going to do.The Sundew is a dark adventure game set in the aftermath of a devastating future war, where the world as we know it was twisted by flames into a terrifying new dystopia. What begins as a normal day quickly becomes something else, and soon a lonely beat cop will hold the fate of the world in her hands.
    • The Jackbox Party Pack 8 for PC is released. The eighth installment of the beloved Jackbox Party Pack franchise is here! Five hilarious new games will energize your next game night, holiday party, happy hour, or video call. No extra controllers needed - players use their phones or tablets to play along! Got a bigger group? Play with up to 10 players and up to 10,000 audience members. The Jackbox Party Pack 8 is currently in English only. This game does not support online matchmaking but can still be enjoyed remotely using livestreaming services or video conferencing tools. About Each GameDrawful Animate (3 -10 players) - It’s alive! The guessing game with terrible drawings and hilariously wrong answers makes a dynamic return. In this revamped title, players create looping, two-frame animations based on weird and random titles.Job Job (3-10 players) - Use other people’s words to create unique and funny answers to classic job interview questions. Go head to head to see who scores the job!The Poll Mine (2-10 players) - A survey game that’s all about YOU! Split into teams and see who can escape from the witch’s lair! Players individually rank their choices to a difficult question, then must guess how the group answered as a whole. How well do you know your friends?!Weapons Drawn (4-8 players) - A social deduction game where everyone is both a murderer and a detective. Players doodle all the clues, hiding a letter from their name in the weapon drawings. Can you solve murders while trying to get away with your own?The Wheel of Enormous Proportions (4-8 players) - Trivia has never been so large! A fantastic, mystical wheel challenges you with a variety of trivia prompts. Winners are awarded slices of the Wheel’s face with a chance to win big with each nail-biting spin. In the end, one player will have their most burning question answered by the great Wheel.
    • Dungeon Encounters for Switch is released. A new dungeon exploration RPG where you must strategize to survive. An otherworldly labyrinth has suddenly appeared on the outskirts of a quiet town. Make clever use of your abilities to chart the depths, overcome obstacles and defeat your foes in thrilling battles. From some of the key development team behind the legendary FINAL FANTASY franchise, DUNGEON ENCOUNTERS is a dungeon exploration RPG where you must strategize to survive. The streamlined interface gives you the freedom to prepare and manage your party as you strive to reach the final floor.During your expeditions, you'll discover rare and powerful items, meet lost adventurers who might just become new allies, and come face-to-face with deadly monsters.Do you have what it takes to overcome the numerous trials that await you and discover the dungeon's secrets?¦EventsBy uncovering and visiting spaces with white numbers, you may obtain items, unlock and change abilities, restore your party to health, find hidden merchants, and much more.Battle encounters, marked with black numbers, are hidden throughout the map. However, they can be revealed with a special ability, allowing you to choose when and where to engage your enemies.Previously discovered events will be recorded in the Event Log, a valuable resource that allows you to reference past experiences to tackle future challenges.¦BattlesTest your strategies in thrilling battles, featuring the Active Time Battle (ATB) system made famous by the FINAL FANTASY series.Under the direction of Ito Hiroyuki, creator of the ATB system, battles play out in real-time, utilizing a polished and refined iteration of this classic design, which promises exciting, challenging combat.¦MapThe blank map awaits you, and by exploring and investigating every tile on each level, you will be awarded ability points. Navigate obstacles, including secret passages and hidden traps, and conquer the dungeon!
    • A Little Golf Journey for Switch is released. A Little Golf Journey is a relaxing adventure golf experience played on beautiful diorama courses across a variety of destinations. Unlock secrets, discover treasure and take on challenges. Your journey awaits.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • A copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio sells for a record $9.98 million at auction in New York.
    • Details of the world's first room-temperature superconductor created by scientists at the University of Rochester, NY, published in "Nature".
    • 27th Billboard Music Awards: Post Malone wins 6; Billie Eilish wins 2.
    • Post Malone won nine awards including top artist at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. While many artists performed in person, there was no live audience. Due to the delay, the show mostly celebrated hits from last year, with Lil Nas X taking home four prizes for his hit single ‘Old Town Road’. There were also victories for the likes of Billie Eilish and Cardi B..
    • DEATHS
    • Herbert Kretzmer, South African-British lyricist of Lithuanian heritage (Les Misérables), who died at 95.
    • John Reid, New Zealand cricket all-rounder and captain (58 Tests; 6 x 100s; 85 wickets) and ICC Match Referee (50 Tests 1993-2002), who died at 92.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Partisans 1941 for PC is released. Partisans 1941 is a real-time tactics game with stealth elements, set on the eastern front of WW II. As an army commander behind enemy lines you gather a group of Partisans to wage guerilla warfare against the German occupants.
    • Onee Chanbara ORIGIN for PC is released. In the year 20XX AD, Tokyo is nothing but a dystopic wasteland overrun by living corpses known as the Undead. Here we find two sisters who descend from a long line of expert swordsmen, yet were born to different mothers. The elder sister, Aya, was raised by her father, who subjected her to rigorous training in the way of the blade. Meanwhile, the younger sister, Saki, was raised by her mother, learning to despise her father for abandoning them and taking her sister away. When her father goes missing, Aya decides to put her skills with the sword to use as an Undead-hunter. Upon her beloved mother's murder, Saki becomes consumed to the point of insanity with a desperate thirst for revenge, resorting to manipulating the Undead to achieve her goal.Aya resolves to seek out her younger sister, her only surviving relation, while Saki is determined to resurrect her mother using an ancient art passed down through the ages. This art, however, requires the heart of a blood relative to work, meaning that the younger sister must kill the elder if she is to have her sworn vengeance. And so, amidst a swirling storm of love, hate, and intrigue, the battle between the two sisters begins.
    • Re:Turn - One Way Trip for PC is released. Re:Turn - One Way Trip is a 2D side-scrolling puzzle-adventure horror game. Trapped in a ghostly train, Saki must search the past and present to find and save her friends. More importantly, Saki must use her wits if she is to survive against an unspeakable evil hellbent on avenging unrequited love.
    • Vigil: The Longest Night for PC is released. Battle through the longest night as Leila a member of the Vigilant Order and uncover the truth behind the eternal darkness, Leila's mysterious sister, and the eldritch horrors that stalk her in a world that has forgotten daylight.
    • French president Emmanuel Macron announces a public health emergency and a curfew of 9 pm for nine cities due to surge in COVID-19 pandemic cases.
    • SPORTS
    • Fred Dean, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Pro Bowl 1979–81,83; First-team All-Pro 1980,81; Super Bowl 1981,84; SD Chargers, SF 49ers), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 68.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Hundreds of forest fires break out in western Lebanon, killing three and prompting calls for international help.
    • Booker Prize awarded jointly to Margaret Atwood for "The Testaments" and Bernardine Evaristo for "Girl, Woman, Other", Evaristo 1st black woman to win.
    • British Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Pakistan to begin a 5-day royal tour.
    • Spain's Supreme Court jails nine Catalan separatist leaders for sedition for 2017 independence referendum, prompting violent clashes in Barcelona.
    • Nobel prize for Economics awarded to Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer for research on ways to fight poverty.
    • DEATHS
    • Sulli [Choi Jin-ri], South Korean K-pop singer (f(x)) and actress (Fashion King), takes her own life at 25.
    • Sulli, TV Actress.
    • Harold Bloom, American literary critic, 'the most notorious literary critic in America'dies at 89.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Flash floods in Aude region, France kill at least 10 people.
    • Camping: Season 1 is released. The 45th birthday camping trip organized by the very controlling Kathryn McSorley-Jodell (Jennifer Garner) for her husband Walt (David Tennant) is filled with tension as relationships are tested including those of her sister Carleen (Ione Skye), their friends Nina-Joy (Janicza Bravo), Nina-Joy's husband and Walt's best friend George (Brett Gelman), free-spirited Jandice (Juliette Lewis), recently separated Miguel (Arturo Del Puerto), and gun and women-loving Harry (Bridget Everett) in this comedy based on the British series of the same name.
    • Charmed (2018): Season 1 is released. Still reeling from their mother's death, Mel (Melonie Diaz) and her younger sister Madison (Sarah Jeffery) discover they have an older sister named Macy (Madeleine Mantock). Soon after, all three start manifesting powers and are told they are witches who must protect the world from demons in this reboot of the WB series from Jennie Snyder Urman, Amy Rardin and Jessica O’Toole.
    • SPORTS
    • Afghan batsman Hazratullah Zazai becomes only the 6th player in cricket history (3rd in T20) to hit 6-sixes in an over; scores 62 in 17 balls in Kabul Zwanan loss v Balkh Legends in Afghanistan Premier League.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Terrorist bomb attack in a truck in Mogadishu, Somalia leaves at more than 300 dead and hundreds injured.
    • Producer Harvey Weinstein is expelled by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after historical revelations of sexual harassment and rape.
    • BIRTHS
    • Tunku Iskandar Abdul Jalil Abu Bakar Ibrahim,, Sultanah Aminah Hospital, born in Malaysia.
    • Country singer songwriter Kacey Musgraves marries Ruston Kelly in Tennessee.
    • DEATHS
    • Roger De Lageneste, Race Car Driver.
    • Spanish government says it will impose direct rule on Catalonia after the region voted for independence in a referendum.

    On this day in 2016

    • DEATHS
    • Jean Alexander, English actress (Hilda Ogden on Coronation Street), who died at 90.
    • Little Sister is released. October,2008. Young nun Colleen (Addison Timlin) is avoiding all contact from her family, until an email from her mother announces, “Your brother is home.” On returning to her childhood home in Asheville, NC, she finds her old room exactly how she left it: painted black and covered in goth/metal posters. Her parents (Ally Sheedy and Peter Hedges) are happy enough to see her, but unease and awkwardness abounds. Her brother (Keith Poulson) is living as a recluse in the guesthouse since returning home from the Iraq war. During Colleen’s visit, tensions rise and fall with a little help from Halloween, pot cupcakes, and GWAR. Little Sister is a sad comedy about family – a schmaltz-free, pathos-drenched, feel good movie for the little goth girl inside us all.
    • Aquarius is released. Clara (Sonia Braga), a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story building, built in the 1940s, in the upper-class, seaside Avenida Boa Viagem, Recife. All the neighboring apartments have already been acquired by a company which has other plans for that plot. Clara has pledged to only leave her place upon her death, and will engage in a cold war of sorts with the company. This tension both disturbs Clara and gives her that edge on her daily routine. It also gets her thinking about her loved ones, her past and her future.
    • Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang is released. Contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang's work spans East and West, human and cosmic, the playful and the profound. His signature gunpowder paintings pay homage to the Chinese roots of the explosive medium, while incorporating elements of chance and unpredictability. His massive explosion events actively engage audiences around the globe—from his seminal 1993 work that extended the Great Wall of China with six miles of gunpowder fuse; to the daytime colored fireworks that ripped through the deserts of Doha, to the astonishing opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Told through the artist’s own words and those of family, friends, colleagues, and critics, Sky Ladder traces Cai’s meteoric rise from childhood in Mao’s China to pre-eminent global artist. We witness as Cai struggles with how to affect social change through art, and navigate the compromises and complexities that arise when you’ve made it to the top. When you’ve gone as far as he has, how do you challenge yourself? If you’re Cai Guo-Qiang, you continue to chase the ambitious dream that has eluded you for 20 years—Sky Ladder—a 1,650 foot ladder of fire climbing into the skies, connecting heaven and earth. [Netflix]
    • Ordinary World is released. The mid-life crisis of a husband and father who, on his 40th birthday, decides to revisit his punk-rock past by throwing an extravagant party in the presidential suite of the Drake Hotel - where he encounters his beautiful ex-girlfriend and former bandmates who have since moved on to bigger and better things.
    • Miss Hokusai is released. As all of Edo flocks to see the work of the revered painter Hokusai, his daughter O-Ei toils diligently inside his studio. Her masterful portraits, dragons and erotic sketches – sold under the name of her father – are coveted by upper crust Lords and journeyman print makers alike. Shy and reserved in public, in the studio O-Ei is as brash and uninhibited as her father, smoking a pipe while sketching drawings that would make contemporary Japanese ladies blush. But despite this fiercely independent spirit, O-Ei struggles under the domineering influence of her father and is ridiculed for lacking the life experience that she is attempting to portray in her art. Miss Hokusai‘s bustling Edo (present day Tokyo) is filled with yokai spirits, dragons, and conniving tradesmen, while O-Ei’s relationships with her demanding father and blind younger sister provide a powerful emotional underpinning to this sumptuously-animated coming-of-age tale. [GKids]
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Max Steel is released. 16-year old Max McGrrath has just moved to a new town - and is desperately trying to fit in - when he discovers his body can generate the universe’s most powerful energy. Unbeknown to Max, a slightly rebellious and hilarious techno-organic extraterrestrial named Steel has been keeping an eye on him, hungry for his super-human energy. When they finally meet, they discover that together they form Max Steel, a superhero possessing powerful strength beyond anything in our world. These two unlikely friends soon find themselves hunted by sinister forces who want to control Max’s powers, as well as an unstoppable enemy from another galaxy.
    • Coming Through The Rye is released. In 1969,16 yr. old Jamie Schwartz is not the most popular kid at his all boys' boarding school. Disconnected from students and teachers, he believes he is destined to play Holden Caulfield, the main character of The Catcher in the Rye, and has adapted the book as a play. After a series of increasingly hostile altercations with the boys at school Jamie runs away to search for JD Salinger. On his way he picks up Deedee Gorlin, a quirky townie. Their odyssey to find Salinger becomes a journey of sexual awakening, the discovery of love and of the meaning of one's life.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Certain Women is released. This look at three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest follows a lawyer (Laura Dern) who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother (Michelle Williams) whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student (Kristen Stewart) who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand (Lily Gladstone). As their stories intersect in subtle but powerful ways, a portrait emerges of flawed, but strong-willed individuals in the process of defining themselves. [IFC Films]
    • Desierto is released. What begins as a hopeful journey to seek a better life becomes a harrowing and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante chases a group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous U.S.-Mexican border. In the harsh, unforgiving desert terrain, the odds are stacked firmly against them as they continuously discover there’s nowhere to hide from the unrelenting, merciless killer. [STX]
    • Kevin Hart: What Now? is released. Comedian Kevin Hart follows up his 2013 hit stand-up concert movie Let Me Explain with a sold-out performance of What Now?—filmed outdoors in front of 50,000 people at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field—marking the first time a comedian has ever performed to an at-capacity football stadium.
    • Jack Goes Home is released. Jack Thurlowe (Rory Culkin) is a successful magazine editor with a beautiful fiancée, Cleo (Britt Robertson), who is seven months pregnant with their first child. However, this perfect life is turned upside down when Jack discovers that his parents have suffered a brutal car accident back in his hometown. His beloved father has perished while his mother Teresa (Lin Shaye) has survived. Upon returning home for the funeral, the volatile nature of Jack and Teresa's relationship boils to the surface and the constant barrage of sympathy from the town starts to weigh on Jack's grieving process.
    • The Accountant is released. Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.
    • Haters Back Off: Season 1 is released. Untalented Miranda Sings (Colleen Ballinger-Evans) seeks to convince the world she is a great singer with the help of her Uncle Jim (Steve Little), her mother, Bethany (Angela Kinsey), and her best friend/neighbor, Patrick (Erik Stocklin), in this comedy based on the YouTube character created by Ballinger-Evans.
    • ALBUMS
    • Gameshow was released by Two Door Cinema Club. The third full-length release from the Northern Ireland indie rock band was produced by Jackknife Lee.
    • Dissociation was released by The Dillinger Escape Plan. The sixth and final full-length studio release for the New Jersey mathcore band.
    • Every Now & Then was released by Jagwar Ma. The second full-length release for the Australian psychedelic rock trio features contributions from Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint, Ewan Pearson and producer James Ford.
    • Do Hollywood was released by Lemon Twigs. The debut full-length release for the Long Island pop band led by brothers Brian and Michael D'Addario was produced by Jonathan Rado of Foxygen.
    • Color was released by Katie Gately. This is the debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based electronic artist.
    • COW / Chill Out, World! was released by The Orb. The 14th full-length studio release for the Ambient techno duo was recorded while on tour.
    • America's National Parks was released by Wadada Leo Smith. The six-movement suite from the composer/trumpeter was inspired in part by Ken Burns' documentary series "The National Parks: America's Best Idea"and Smith's own research.
    • Cashmere was released by Swet Shop Boys. The debut full-length release for the collaboration between Heems and Riz MC was produced by Redinho.
    • Building a Beginning was released by Jamie Lidell. The first solo release on the British soul singer's own label was produced by Justin Stanley and Ben Ash.
    • The Midnight Sun was released by C Duncan. The second full-length release for the Scottish artist was again self-recorded and produced.
    • Sport was released by Powell. The debut full-length release for the British electronic producer features vocals from HTRK's Jonnine Standish (although credited as Frankie and Jonny) Dale Cornish, and Loke Rahbek.
    • These Systems Are Failing was released by Mo& the Void Pacific Choir. The 13th full-length studio release for the electronic artist is the first credited under the name Moby & The Void Pacific Choir.
    • Walls was released by Kings of Leon. The seventh full-length studio release for the rock band was produced by Markus Dravs.
    • Utopia Defeated was released by D.D. Dumbo. The debut full-length release for Australian Oliver Hugh Perry was self-produced and recorded in London.
    • NOTU_URONLINEU was released by Hi:Emotions. The debut full-length release for ScratchaDVA as [Hi:Emotions] features guest vocals from Rae Rae and Roses Gabor.
    • Overnight was released by Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker. The third release for the British folk duo feature two covers including Gillian Welch and David Rawlings' "Dark Turn of Mind."
    • Ruminations was released by Conor Oberst. The seventh full-length solo studio release for the singer-songwriter was written while visiting his hometown in Nebraska and was recorded over two days.
    • Say Yes!: A Tribute to Elliott Smith was released by Various Artists. The latest tribute release to the singer-songwriter features covers of his songs by such artists as Julien Baker, Lou Barlow, Tanya Donelly, William Fitzsimmons, Swervedriver's Adam Franklin, Juliana Hatfield, Jesu/Sun Kil Moon, J. Mascis, Amanda Palmer, Wild Sun, Waxahatchee, and Yuck.
    • Requiem for Hell was released by Mono. The ninth full-length release for the Japanese post-rock band was produced by Steve Albini.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Disney Magical World 2 for 3DS is released. Live your dream life in Disney Magical World 2 alongside Disney characters. Adventure with Elsa and Olaf from Disney Frozen, dance with Disney Princesses, soar with Mickey in Magical Dream parades, and more, while snapping photos to share your memories. The magic is in your hands, so use your wand to solve a ghostly mystery along the way. Explore six different Disney-themed worlds from classics like Disney Frozen, Disney The Little Mermaid, and Walt Disney Lilo & Stitch. You can harvest a field with Winnie the Pooh, fish with Donald Duck, mine with the Seven Dwarves, explore ghost-filled dungeons for treasures, and more. On your journey, you’ll discover the magical town of Castleton, where you’ll live amongst classic Disney characters. Shop with Daisy, Minnie, and others to build and buy hundreds of Disney-themed items. You can customize amazing outfits and even decorate your dream home and Café. Ready to make a memory? Then dance at the Enchanted Ball or throw a Café Party with your new Disney friends. [
    • Manual Samuel for Xbox One is released. After a tough collision with a septic truck Samuel finds himself bargaining for his life. Eventually he agrees a deal for his life with chronically-uncool 90s throwback, Death, and now has to survive 24 hours doing everything manually.

    On this day in 2015

    • Crimsonland for Xbox One is released. Crimsonland is an intense, addictive and immensely gratifying top-down dual stick shooter where your screen is filled with literally hundreds of aliens, giant spiders, mutant lizards, and more.Complete sixty quests to unlock an array of weapons and abilities, then unleash your arsenal in five survival modes with leaderboards.All Crimsonland game modes feature local co-op for up to four players. There are also dedicated leaderboards for co-op games, so gather your friends and show everyone who wields the gauss shotgun like a pro!
    • Mathieu Kérékou, Dictator and President of Benin (1973-91,1996-2006), who died at 82.
    • Ricki Lake and Christian Evans divorce after 3 years of marriage.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Richard Flanagan's novel "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" wins the 2014 Man Booker Prize.
    • Utah State University receives terrorist threats pertaining to Anita Sarkeesian's planned lecture the following day.
    • World Health Organization announce Ebola virus death toll at 4,447, and the fatality rate has reached 70%.
    • Marry Me: Season 1 is released. After six years of dating, Annie (Casey Wilson) and Jake (Ken Marino) are ready to get married, but after many botched proposals, they decide to wait until they can get it right.
    • ALBUMS
    • Indian Ocean was released by Frazey Ford. The second full-length solo release from the former member of Be Good Tanya features Al Green's back up band, Hi Rhythm Section.
    • Hold It In was released by Melvins. The first studio release for the band in four years sees Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover joined by Butthole Surfers' Paul Leary and JD Pinkus.
    • Film of Life was released by Tony Allen. The tenth studio release for the Afrobeat drummer was recorded in France with the Jazzbastards.
    • Bestial Burden was released by Pharmakon. The second full-length release for Margaret Chardiet as Pharmakon was recorded with Sean Ragon.
    • ...And Star Power was released by Foxygen. The third full-length studio release for the California psych rock band formed by Sam France and Jonathan Rado features contributions from such artist as Wayne Coyne, Of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes, Tim Presley of White Fence, and Bleached.
    • American Middle Class was released by Angaleena Presley. The debut solo release for the Pistol Annies singer was produced with Jordan Powell.
    • Absolutely Free was released by Absolutely Free. With influences of psychedelic and Krautrock, the debut full-length release for the Canadian trio that includes former members of DD/MM/YYYY was produced by Mike Haliechuk.
    • Unravelling was released by We Were Promised Jetpacks. The third full-length studio release for the Scottish indie rock band was produced by Paul Savage.
    • Tomorrow Was the Golden Age was released by Bing & Ruth. This is the second full-length release for the Brooklyn-based seven-piece instrumental group.
    • Trick was released by Kele. The second full-length solo release for Kele Okereke was recorded in London and New York.
    • Still Life was released by Kevin Morby. The second solo full-length release for the Babies/Woods member was inspired by his move from New York to California.
    • Sweet Talker was released by Jessie J. The third full-length release for the British pop singer-songwriter features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, De La Soul, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and Lindsey Stirling.
    • Ride Out was released by Bob Seger. The 17th studio release for the rock singer features both originals as well as four covers of songs including Steve Earle’s “The Devil’s Right Hand, "and Kasey Chambers’ and Shane Nicholson’s “Adam & Eve.”
    • No One Is Lost was released by Stars. The seventh full-length release for the Canadian indie pop band was co-produced with Liam O’Neil.
    • Meatbodies was released by Meatbodies. The debut full-length release for the band led by Chad Ubovich of Fuzz and Mikal Cronin was recorded with Eric King.
    • Museum of Love was released by Museum of Love. This is the debut full-length release for the music project from LCD Soundsystem's Pat Mahoney and the Juan MacLean's Dennis McNany.
    • Otherness was released by Kindness. The second full-length solo release for Adam Bainbridge features guest appearances from Ade, Devonté Hynes, Kelela, M.Anifest, Robyn, and Tawiah.
    • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 for PlayStation 3 is released. The gang is back! Following the colorful characters and world of the PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures animated series, PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 will feature PAC-MAN, Spiral and Cylindria in an all-new storyline as they defendPacWorld from the ghoulish army of Lord Betrayus.
    • Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord for PlayStation 3 is released. A Story of a Forgotten Goddess and an Overlord...
    • The Evil Within for PlayStation 4 is released. While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners encounter a menacing and powerful force. After witnessing the slaughter of fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead. Facing unimaginable terror, and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a daunting journey to unravel that which is behind this evil force.
    • ZEN Pinball 2: South Park: Super-Sweet Pinball for PlayStation 4 is released. Join Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny, and Butters in two pinball tables inspired by everyones favorite mountain town, South Park! Meet characters from the TV show, like Wendy, Timmy, Jimmy, Mr. Hankey, and even ManBearPig (super cereal, you guys) and relive great moments from episodes of the show, including the Sarcastaball and Imaginationland. So, come on down to South Park and see if you cant unwind!
    • In Space We Brawl for PlayStation 4 is released. In Space We Brawl is a local multiplayer, twin stick shooter.
    • Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition for PlayStation Vita is released. The game involves players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three dimensional environment. The player takes an avatar that can destroy or create blocks, forming fantastic structures, creations and artwork across the various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes.
    • Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus for PlayStation Vita is released. SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS immediately follows the events of SENRAN KAGURA Burst, revisiting the fierce rivalry between the girls of Hanz? National Academy and their sworn enemies from Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy, the latter of which have now gone underground and formed a mercenary strike team known as the Homura Crimson Squad. In addition to their old adversaries, the Hanz? girls must also face a whole new set of foes: the students of Gessen Girls’ Academy, who seek to punish them for their imperfections as shinobi warriors. Meanwhile, a new class is in session at Hebijo, and these students mean business: they oppose all three of the competing factions and will stop at nothing to be the last shinobi squad standing – even if it means leaving broken bodies and shattered dreams in their wake.
    • GAMING: XBOX 360
    • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for Xbox 360 is released. Learn the story behind Borderlands 2’s villain, Handsome Jack, and his ascendance to power in this new game in the Borderlands series. Taking place between the original Borderlands and Borderlands 2, the Pre-Sequel gives you a bunch of new gameplay featuring the genre fusion of shooter and RPG gameplay.
    • Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition for Xbox One is released. The Definitive Edition of the critically acclaimed, award winning open-world action adventure, reworked, rebuilt and re-mastered for Xbox One. All 24 previously available DLC extensions from the Xbox 360 version have been integrated into the game, including the story-extending episode Year of the Snake and the horror-themed Nightmare in North Point. Alongside a wealth of new technological, audio and visual improvements, Hong Kong has never felt so alive. A vibrant, neon city teaming with life, Hong Kongs exotic locations and busy streets and markets hide one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations in the world: the notorious Triads. Play as Wei Shen - the highly skilled undercover cop trying to take down the Triads from the inside out. You'll have to prove yourself worthy as you fight your way up the organization, taking part in brutal criminal activities without blowing your cover. Destroy your opponents in brutal hand-to-hand combat using an unmatched martial arts system. Dominate Hong Kongs buzzing streets in thrilling illegal street races and tear it up in explosive firearms action. Sleeping Dogs Hong Kong is the ultimate playground. Undercover, the rules are different.FEATURES:-With all previously available content included and a wealth of new improvements, Hong Kong has never felt so alive.-A mature, gritty undercover cop drama where a wrong decision can blow your cover at any time.-Explosive action fuelled by a seamless mix of deadly martial arts, intense gunfights and brutal takedowns.-Epic high-speed thrills: Burn up the streets or tear up the sea in a vast array of exotic cars, superbikes and speedboats.-Hong Kong is your ultimate playground: Enter illegal street races, gamble on cock fights, or kick back with some karaoke. There are countless ways to entertain yourself in Hong Kong's diverse districts.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • Eugene Fama,  Lars Peter Hansen, and Robert Shiller win the 2013  Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their work on asset prices.
    • BIRTHS
    • Joseph Trump, Family Member, born in United States.
    • ALBUMS
    • Across Six Leap Years was released by Tindersticks. The 10th studio release for the indie rock band is an album of re-recordings of older rare tracks.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Democracy 3 for PC is released. Have you ever wanted to be president? or prime-minister? Convinced you could do a better job of running the country? Let's face it, you could hardly do a worse job than our current political leaders. Crime, Unemployment, National Debt, Terrorism, Climate Change...Have you got the answers to the problems that face western industrialized nations? Here is your chance to find out...


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