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Today in the World Countries
- Commemoration of Late King Father is being celebrated in Cambodia
- Eid Evacuation is being celebrated in Tunisia
- Ghatasthapana is being celebrated in Nepal
- Mother's Day is being celebrated in Malawi
- Pchum Ben Festival (Day 3) is being celebrated in Cambodia
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Libra as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Zsomac Szarka, YouTube Star, born in Hungary.
On this day in 2022
- Joyce Sims, American R& B singer-songwriter (" All and All" ; "Come into My Life"), who died at 63.
- Mikaben, Songwriter.
On this day in 2021
- IPL Cricket Final, Dubai International Stadium: Chennai Super Kings win their 4th IPL title beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs; Faf du Plessis scores 86 off 59 balls for Player of the Match.
- British MP Sir David Amess stabbed to death at a meeting of constituents in Essex in Leigh-on-Sea, England in probable terror attack.
- Elton John achieved his first UK No.1 single in sixteen years when his collaboration with Dua Lipa, 'Cold Heart (Pnau remix)', rose to the top of the UK Singles Chart during its fifth week in the top-ten..
- David Amess, Politician.
- Miguel de Oliveira, Brazilian boxer (WBC light middleweight champion 1975), who died from pancreatic cancer at 74.
- Optimist was released by FINNEAS.
This is the debut full-length release for the songwriter and producer who is best known for his work with his sister, Billie Eilish.
- Juno was released by Remi Wolf.
The debut full-length for the Los Angeles-based pop artist was co-produced by Jared Soloman.
- Lately was released by Lilly Hiatt.
The fifth full-length solo release for the Nashville-based singer-songwriter was produced by Kate Haldrup.
- Moondust for My Diamond was released by Hayden Thorpe.
The second full-length solo release for the Wild Beasts frontman was produced by Richard Formby and Nathan Jenkins.
- Music of the Spheres was released by Coldplay.
The latest full-length release for the British alternative rock band was produced by Max Martin and features guest appearances from BTS, Jacob Collier, Selena Gomez, and We Are KING.
- Georgia Blue was released by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit.
Inspired by the 2020 elections, the latest release from the guitarist and his band features songs by Georgia artists and includes guest appearances from Julien Baker, Brandi Carlile, Bela Fleck, Steve Gorman, Peter Levin, Brittney Spencer, Amanda Shires, Chris Thile, Sadler Vaden, Adia Victoria, and John Paul White.
- Una Rosa was released by Xenia Rubinos.
The second full-length release for the Brooklyn artist was produced with Marco Buccelli.
- The Blazing World - NR is released.
Decades after the accidental drowning of her twin sister, a self-destructive young woman (Carlson Young) returns to her family home, finding herself drawn to an alternate dimension where her sister may still be alive. Through an epic journey down the darkest corridors of her imagination, she tries to exorcise the demons pushing her closer and closer to the edge.
- The Last Duel - R is released.
Based on actual events, the film unravels long-held assumptions about France’s last sanctioned duel between Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) and Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver), two friends turned bitter rivals. Carrouges is a respected knight known for his bravery and skill on the battlefield. Le Gris is a Norman squire whose intelligence and eloquence make him one of the most admired nobles in court. When Carrouges’ wife, Marguerite (Jodie Comer), is viciously assaulted by Le Gris, a charge he denies, she refuses to stay silent, stepping forward to accuse her attacker, an act of bravery and defiance that puts her life in jeopardy. The ensuing trial by combat, a grueling duel to the death, places the fate of all three in God’s hands.
- The Velvet Underground - R is released.
The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing its place as one of rock ’n’ roll’s most revered bands. Directed by Todd Haynes, “The Velvet Underground” shows just how the group became a cultural touchstone representing a range of contradictions: the band is both of their time, yet timeless; literary yet realistic; rooted in high art and street culture. The film features in-depth interviews with the key players of that time combined with a treasure trove of never-before-seen performances and a rich collection of recordings, Warhol films, and other experimental art that creates an immersive experience into what founding member John Cale describes as the band's creative ethos: “how to be elegant and how to be brutal.” [Apple TV+]
- Son of Monarchs - R is released.
A Mexican biologist living in New York returns to his hometown, nestled in the majestic butterfly forests of Michoacán. The journey forces him to confront past traumas and reflect on his hybrid identity, sparking a personal metamorphosis.
- Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy - Not Rated is released.
An unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction, and a chance encounter with the past. In Episode 1: Magic (or Something Less Assuring), a young woman is startled when she realizes that her best friend’s new flame might just be her ex; in Episode 2: Door Wide Open, a disgruntled student plots to trick his college professor, using his friend-with-benefits as bait; and in Episode 3: Once Again, a girl’s college reunion leads to an unanticipated run-in with an old friend, and awakens feelings long since forgotten. [Film Movement]
- Freeland - Not Rated is released.
An aging pot farmer finds her world shattered as she races to bring in what could be her final harvest.
- Halloween Kills - R is released.
Minutes after Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor. But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster. The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael’s first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all. Evil dies tonight.
- Hard Luck Love Song - Not Rated is released.
Jesse (Michael Dorman) is a charismatic but down on his luck troubadour who finds himself at an existential crossroads as bad choices catch up with him during an unexpected reunion with Carla (Sophia Bush), an old flame.
- Introducing, Selma Blair - Not Rated is released.
A deeply intimate and raw portrait of Selma Blair after she is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and tries to slow the progression of her disease.
- Bergman Island - R is released.
A couple of American filmmakers, Chris (Vicky Krieps) and Tony (Tim Roth), retreat to the mythical Fårö island for the summer. In this wild, breathtaking landscape where Bergman lived and shot his most celebrated pieces, they hope to find inspiration for their upcoming films. As days spent separately pass by, the fascination for the island operates on Chris and souvenirs of her first love resurface. Lines between reality and fiction will then progressively blur and tear our couple even more apart.
- Needle in a Timestack - R is released.
If love is in the form of a circle, what lines would you cross to be with your soulmate? Nick and Janine (Leslie Odom, Jr. and Cynthia Erivo) live in marital bliss, until Janine’s ex-husband (Orlando Bloom) warps time to try to tear them apart using Nick’s college girlfriend (Frieda Pinto). As Nick’s memories and reality disappear, he must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in order to hold onto — or let go of — everything he loves. Can love endure in a future where time is fluid, and all of life may be just an illusion?
- Luzzu - Not Rated is released.
A hardworking Maltese fisherman, Jesmark is faced with an agonizing choice. He can repair his leaky luzzu – a traditional, multicolored wooden fishing boat – in the hopes of eking out a meager living at sea for his wife and newborn son, just as his father and grandfather did before him. Or he can decommission it in exchange for an EU payout and cast his lot with a sinister black-market operation that is decimating the Mediterranean fish population and the livelihoods of the local families who depend on it. [Kino LOrber]
- TV SERIES
- I Know What You Did Last Summer (2021): Season 1 is released.
A group of teenagers are targeted by a killer who seems to know what happened a year ago after a car accident on their graduation night in this series based on Lois Duncan's 1973 novel which also inspired the 1997 movie of the same name.
- YOU: Season 3 is released.
Joe and Love move to a Northern California suburb but he faces a number of challenges to this new chapter in his life in the third season of the thriller.
On this day in 2020
- Thai government issues emergency decree banning public gatherings amid increasing pro-democracy protests and criticism of the king.
- English musician and songwriter Gordon Haskell died from cancer age 74. Haskell first gained recognition as bass player for the British cult band The Fleur de Lys, and subsequently spent a short period in King Crimson. Haskell also shared a London flat in the 60's with Jimi Hendrix Experience when the guitarist first arrived in the UK. In 2001 he gained international recognition with his hit song 'How Wonderful You Are', followed by his platinum-selling album Harry's Bar..
- Gordon Haskell, British pop, rock and blues musician (Fleur De Lys; King Crimson,1970; Harry's Bar), who died of cancer at 74.
- Sonja Edström-Ruthström, Swedish cross-country skier (Olympic gold 3 × 5k relay 1960), who died at 89.
- The Mortuary Collection - Not Rated is released.
On the cusp of retirement, an eccentric mortician recounts several of the strangest stories he’s encountered in his long career, but things take a turn for the phantasmagorical when he learns that the final story… is his own.
- TV SERIES
- Star Trek: Discovery: Season 3 is released.
Commander Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and the crew of U.S.S. Discovery find themselves years into the future.
- Social Distance: Season 1 is released.
The eight-part anthology series from Tara Herrmann, Jenji Kohan, Blake McCormick, and Hilary Weisman Graham is set during the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine and was filmed remotely.
- A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote is released.
The original cast (with Sterling K. Brown playing Chief of Staff Leo McGarry, originally played by the late John Spencer) will theatrical stage season three's third episode "Hartsfield's Landing"where Bartlet (Martin Sheen) deals with a standoff between China and Taiwan and plays chess with Sam (Rob Lowe) and Toby (Richard Schiff). While Josh (Bradley Whitford) waits anxiously for the results of a New Hampshire vote and C.J. (Allison Janney) hides the President's schedule from Charlie (Dulé Hill). Michelle Obama, President Bill Clinton and Lin-Manuel Miranda are expected to appear during act breaks to encourage voting.
On this day in 2019
- Gunfight between Mexican security forces and armed civilians leaves 15 dead, in Guerrero state, a day after 13 police killed in a drug cartel ambush in Michoacán state.
- Record 12 Democratic presidential candidates participate in a live TV debate in Westerville, Ohio.
- Robbie Meserve, Race Car Driver.
- Hossein Dehlavi, Persian composer, conductor and teacher (Sarbaz; Plectrum Orchestra), who died of Alzheimer complications at 92.
- Jay and Silent Bob Reboot - R is released.
When Jay and Silent Bob discover that Hollywood is rebooting an old movie based on them, the clueless duo embark on another cross-country mission to stop it all over again!
- TV SERIES
- Treadstone: Season 1 is released.
The beginnings of the CIA black-ops program Operation Treadstone that helped create agents like Jason Bourne is explored as sleeper agents around the world are "awakened"to complete their missions in this spinoff series written by Tim Kring.
On this day in 2018
- Indian minister and editor MJ Akbar files a defamation case after being accused of sexual harassment by multiple women in #MeToo case.
- American retailer Sears files for bankruptcy.
- A study by guitar-maker Fender showed that women accounted for 50 percent of all beginner and aspirational players. They said guitar sales were rising with artists such as Taylor Swift encouraging more young women to pick up an "axe". Fender’s study also found that 72 percent of guitar players pick up a guitar for the first time to gain a life skill or improve themselves..
- At least 180,000 migrants driven out of Anglo and back into the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- Caravan of up to 4,000 Central American migrants that started in Honduras reaches Guatemala, heading for Mexico and the US.
- Shelley Hamlin, American golfer (US Open runner-up 1973), who died of breast cancer at 69.
- Paul Allen, American business magnate (co-founder Microsoft, owner Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Seahawks), who died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at 65.
On this day in 2017
- 60 Minutes and The Washington Post publish story detailing how Congress passed a bill sponsored by Tom Marino that hindered the fight against the opioid crisis.
- 60 Minutes and The Washington Post publish story detailing how US Congress passed bill sponsered by Tom Marino hindering fight against opioid crisis.
- Actress Alyssa Milano's tweet “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’" prompts flood of replies across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
- Austrian legislative elections: Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) win most seats (62), led by Sebastian Kurz (31).
- 500 wildfires occur in Portugal and Northern Spain fanned by winds from Hurricane Ophelia, killing at least 35.
- Peter Lumsden, Race Car Driver.
- TV SERIES
- White Famous: Season 1 is released.
Up and coming comedian Floyd Mooney (Jay Pharoah) tries to keep his integrity as he gains mainstream success in this comedy from Jamie Foxx and Tom Kapinos.
On this day in 2016
- " The Flash" actor Robbie Amell at the age of 28 weds actress Italia Ricci at the age of 29 in downtown Los Angeles.
- Former "Glee" actress Dianna Agron at the age of 30 weds Mumford & Sons banjo player Winston Marshall at the age of 27 in Morocco.
- Barbara Romack, American golfer (US Curtis Cup team 1954,56,58), who died at 83.
On this day in 2014
- MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat Baltimore Orioles,4 games to 0.
- U2 frontman Bono said he was sorry after their latest album was automatically added to the libraries of all iTunes users around the world, saying the move was a "drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity". iTunes users complained that the 11-track Songs of Innocence had been added to their music library without permission and that it was not clear how to delete it..
- Princess Niliya, Instagram Star, born in Iran.
- Nobby Wirkowski, American-Canadian football player and coach (Toronto Argonauts), who died at 88.
- Diplomacy - Not Rated is released.
As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then ‘only as a field of rubble’. The person assigned to carry out this barbaric act is Wehrmacht commander of Greater Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz (Niels Arestrup), who already has mines planted on the Eiffel Tower, in the Louvre and Notre Dame and on the bridges over the Seine. Nothing should be left as a reminder of the city’s former glory. However, at dawn on 25 August, Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling (André Dussollier) steals into German headquarters through a secret underground tunnel and there starts a tension-filled game of cat and mouse as Nordling tries to persuade Choltitz to abandon his plan.
On this day in 2013
- Dove Cameron releases a single, "Better In Stereo".
- Madonna was banned from a US cinema chain after being accused of texting during a film. Attending the New York Film Festival screening of 12 Years a Slave, the 55-year-old was reportedly asked to stop texting by an audience member. Tim League, CEO of the Alamo Drafthouse chain, tweeted: "Until she apologizes to movie fans, Madonna is banned from watching movies at Alamo.".
- Walmart announces that Doug McMillon, head of their International Division, will become its next CEO.
- Peter Miles, British Army officer, businessman and courtier in the Household of Elizabeth II, who died at 89.
- Rudolf Friedrich, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1982-84), who died at 90.
- Sean Edwards, Race Car Driver.
- Gloria Lynne [Wilson], American jazz vocalist (Dell Tones), who died of a heart attack at 83.
- Hans Riegel, Entrepreneur.
- ilp. was released by Kwes..
The debut full-length release for the British producer/singer includes elements of R&B, pop and electronic music.
- Good Mood Fool was released by Luke Temple.
The fourth full-length solo release for Here We Go Magic's frontman was recorded in an upstate New York cabin with backing from Dirty Projectors' Mike Johnson and We Go Magic bandmate, Eliot Krimsky.
- Fanfare was released by Jonathan Wilson.
The second full-length release for the singer-songwriter features guest appearances from such artists as Jackson Browne, Mike Campbell, David Crosby, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Graham Nash, Patrick Sansone of Wilco, Benmont Tench, and Josh Tillman.
- Forever Becoming was released by Pelican.
The fifth full-length studio release for the mostly instrumental Chicago post-rock band is the first without founding guitarist Laurent Schroeder-Lebec.
- Emancipated Hearts was released by Dean Wareham.
The debut solo release for the Galaxie 500 and Luna frontman was produced by Jason Quever of Papercuts.
- Bubblegum was released by Kevin Devine.
One of two Kickstarter-funded releases [Bulldozer was also released on the same day] for the Brooklyn indie rock singer includes his backing band, The Goddamn Band and was produced by Brand New's Jesse Lacey.
- Bulldozer was released by Kevin Devine.
One of two Kickstarter-funded releases [Bubblegum was also released on the same day] for the Brooklyn indie rock singer is a solo album produced by Rob Schnapf.
- Beautiful Rewind was released by Four Tet.
The second release for British producer Kieran Hebden in 2013 as Four Tet is his first full-length since 2010's There Is Love in You.
- Big Wheel and Others was released by Cass McCombs.
The seventh full-length release for the indie singer-songwriter is a 22-track double-album featuring blues, country, folk, and jazz styles.
- Retrash was released by Oozing Wound.
The is the debut full-length release for the Chicago trash metal trio.
- Nothing Is Real was released by Crystal Antlers.
The third full-length release for the California psychedelic rock trio was recorded at singer Jonny Bell's home studio.
- NYC, Hell 3:00 AM was released by James Ferraro.
The latest release for the experimental artist/producer was inspired by the city of New York.
- Oh My Sexy Lord was released by Marijuana Deathsquads.
Justin Vernon guests on the debut full-length studio release for the Minneapolis experimental project that includes Ryan Olson of Gayngs, Stef Alexander of Doomtree, Isaac Gale, Ben Ivascu of Poliça, Mark McGee of To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie, and Jeremy Nutzman.
- Magpie and the Dandelion was released by The Avett Brothers.
Recorded and produced by Rick Rubin at the same sessions as 2012's The Carpenter, the eighth release for the folk rock band is said to be more of a "youthful wonder"feel.
- Let's Be Still was released by The Head and the Heart.
The second full-length release for the Seattle folk rock group was produced with Shawn Simmons and mixed by Peter Katis.
- Lightning Bolt was released by Pearl Jam.
The tenth studio release for the Eddie Vedder-led rock band was produced by Brendan O'Brien.
- Last Patrol was released by Monster Magnet.
The ninth studio full-length release for the New Jersey stoner rock band was produced by band members ave Wyndorf & Phil Caivano.
- New was released by Paul McCartney.
The first release of new solo material in six years from the former Beatle includes production from Paul Epworth, Ethan Johns, Giles Martin (son of Beatles producer George Martin), and Marc Ronson.
- Whales and Leeches was released by Red Fang.
The third release for the Portland, Oregon metal band was produced by the Decemberists' Chris Funk.
- Wildewoman was released by Lucius.
This is the debut full-length release for the Brooklyn-based indie pop band led by Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig.
- Somewhere Beautiful [Live] was released by The Chills.
This is the live recording of a 2011 New Year's Eve private party performance from the New Zealand indie pop group led by Martin Phillips.
- Splinter: Songs From a Broken Mind was released by Gary Numan.
The 20th studio release for the British electronic artist features guitarist Robin Finck and was produced with Ade Fenton.
- Static was released by Cults.
Produced with Shane Stoneback and Ben Allen, the emotions around a breakup is the central theme of the second full-length release from the Brooklyn pop duo of Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion.
- Threace was released by Cave.
The five-track third full-length release for the Chicago-based psychedelic rock band includes a nearly 12-minute song.
- To All the Girls... was released by Willie Nelson.
The 18-track double release from the country singer features duets with such artists as Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Wynnona Judd, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Loretta Lynn, Shelby Lynne, Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, and Carrie Underwood.
- Uncanney Valley was released by The Dismemberment Plan.
The first release in 12 years for the Washington DC rock quartet led by Travis Morrison was produced by the band's guitarist, Jason Caddell.
- Vengeance Falls was released by Trivium.
The sixth studio release for the melodic thrash band was produced by Disturbed's David Draiman.
- Virgins was released by Tim Hecker.
The seventh full-length release for the Canadian experimental electronic producer was recorded live in Montreal, Reykjavik, and Seattle.