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  • People born on this day are Libra as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2022

  • Massachusetts names Podokesaurus holyokensis (" swift-footed lizard of Holyoke") as official state dinosaur.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • The School for Good and Evil is released. Best friends Sophie and Agatha find themselves on opposing sides of a modern fairy tale when they’re swept away into an enchanted school where young heroes and villains are trained to protect the balance of good and evil.
  • The Good Nurse is released. Suspicious that her colleague is responsible for a series of mysterious patient deaths, a nurse risks her own life to uncover the truth. [Netflix]
  • The Stranger is released. Two men who meet on a plane and strike up a conversation that turns into friendship. For Henry Teague, worn down by a lifetime of physical labour and crime, this is a dream come true.
  • Documentary Now!: Season 4 is released. The fourth season of the documentary spoof series features guest appearances from Nicholas Braun, Ronald Guttman, Tom Jones, Jonathan Pryce, John Rhys-Davies, Liliane Rovère, and Alexander Skarsgard in parodies of 3 Salons at the Seaside, Burden of Dreams, My Octopus Teacher, The September Issue, When We Were Kings, and Agnes Varda's Gleaners and I and Beaches of Agnes.
  • The Valiant for PC is released. Follow the story of Theoderich von Akenburg, a former crusader knight who, after becoming disillusioned with the cruelty of war, is called back into action by events set into motion 15 years ago when he and his former brother-in-arms, Ulrich von Grevel, stumble upon a fractured piece of an ancient artifact - the Rod of Aaron.A young monk named Malcom appears at Theoderich's doorstep, bringing him news that the Rod contains power never meant for mortals, and Ulrich has become obsessed with finding the remaining pieces and unifying the rod, an event that could bring untold evil and suffering to the world.Embark on a journey of brotherhood and redemption in The Valiant, a squad-based RTS set in 13th Century Europe and the Middle East. Command and level-up your medieval knights as you fight through an epic SP campaign, then take your skills online in both cooperative and competitive MP modes.
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection for PC is released. Are You Ready To Seek Your Fortune? Seek your fortune and leave your mark on the map in the UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection. Uncover the thrilling cinematic storytelling and the largest blockbuster action set pieces in the UNCHARTED franchise, packed with all the wit, cunning, and over the top moments of the beloved thieves – Nathan Drake and Chloe Frazer. In an experience delivered by award winning developer Naughty Dog can, the UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection includes the two critically-acclaimed, globe-trotting single player adventures from UNCHARTED™ 4: A Thief’s End and UNCHARTED™: The Lost Legacy. Each story is filled with laughs, drama, high octane combat, and a sense of wonder – remastered to be even more immersive.
  • The Last Hero of Nostalgaia for PC is released. Nostalgaia, the world of videogames, is collapsing backwards into a mysterious pixelation, with every particle of fidelity bleeding away. Oblivion seemingly awaits even our most cherished gaming memories. But as the lighting dims and frames diminish, with the world on the brink of extinction, hope emerges to fight back.As the most hideous pixelated hero to ever spawn in Nostalgaia, you must fight through an army of its mindless inhabitants, while being jeered by a cynical narrator who despises your very existence.The Last Hero of Nostalgaia is a satirical action-adventure, driven by a dark story, set in an incredibly rich and complex world.Featuring hard but fair combat that fans of the genre will relish, along with full character customization, unique battle armor and engaging narrative mechanics rich in lore, The Last Hero of Nostalgaia's twisted and wicked tale is prepared to send you headfirst into almost certain death around its every vertex.
  • Charley Trippi, American College-Pro Football HOF halfback (Uni of Georgia; NFL C'ship 1947; First-team All-Pro 1948; Pro Bowl 1952,53; Chicago Cardinals), who died at 100.

On this day in 2021

  • Moscow's mayor orders unvaccinated people over 60 years to stay home for four months amid a worsening COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
  • Pierre Kerkhoffs, Dutch soccer striker (5 caps; SC Enschede, PSV, Lausanne Sport), who died at 85.
  • Leslie Bricusse, British stage and film composer and lyricist (Doctor Dolittle; Goodbye, Mr. Chips; "Goldfinger" ; Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - "The Candy Man" ; "Pure Imagination"), who died at 90.
  • Fred Goodall ONZM ED, New Zealand cricket umpire (24 Tests,15 one-day internationals 1965-88), who died at 83.
  • Jack Angel, Voice Actor.
  • Queens: Season 1 is released. Naomi (Brandy), Jill (Naturi Naughton), Brianna (Eve) and Valeria (Nadine Velazquez) seek to launch a comeback of their hip-hop group 20 years after they broke up in this drama series written by Zahir McGhee.
  • Inscryption for PC is released. Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscrybed upon the cards...
  • Into the Pit for PC is released. A fast-paced retro-FPS roguelite. As a member of a family of lore-hunting mystics you are summoned to a cursed village, drawn by rumors of a demonic portal. Dark magics have overwhelmed the village, It's up to you to rescue the survivors, grow your powers, and journey forth INTO THE PIT.
  • The Caligula Effect 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. Dive into a reality-warping adventure from Persona scenario-writer Tadashi Satomi and director Takuya Yamanaka!A virtuadoll named Regret has created the world of Redo in order to save people from their past regrets by unknowingly imprisoning them in a simulation. However, this "Paradise"is shaken to the core when a virtual idol named X breaks into Regret's virtual reality and restores a high school student's memories of the real world. In order to escape Redo, they form the Go-Home Club, a resistance group that seeks to fight against regret and her enforcers, the Obbligato Musicians.
  • Dying Light: Platinum Edition for Switch is released. Features:Dying Light - the full award-winning game.Dying Light: The Following - a huge expansion complete with a new story, vast original map, and a customizable buggy to drive.Dying Light: Bozak Horde - a challenging game mode with its own side story.Cuisine & Cargo - two additional quarantine zones.Ultimate Survivor Bundle - exclusive weapons and outfits.Crash Test Skin Pack - a madcap cosmetic pack.Hellraid - a new game mode in a dark-fantasy setting.A large collection of skins and weapons that will make slaughtering zombies even more fun.

On this day in 2020

  • Peru announces rediscovered 37m figure of a cat, completed 500 BC to 200 AD, a geoglyph outline in the Nazca Desert.
  • Ming handscroll painting “Ten Views of Lingbi Rock” by Wu Bin sells for 512.9 million yuan ($77 million) at auction in Beijing, a new world record for a classical Chinese work.
  • Spencer Davis [Davies], English guitarist (Spencer Davis Group - "Gimme Some Lovin'"), who died of pneumonia at 81 [2].
  • Hiroh Kikai, Japanese photographer (Asakusa Portraits), who died of lymphoma at 75.
  • Tony Lewis, British rock singer-songwriter and bass player (The Outfield - "Your Love"), who died at 62.
  • Irish government moves country to highest level of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions amid rising cases.
  • US charges six Russian military officers with massive cyber-attack meant to disrupt 2020 Tokyo Olympics,2017 French presidential election, and Ukraine's power grid.
  • Belgium officials say country facing a "tsunami" of COVID-19 pandemic cases amid new restrictions and figures it has third-highest number of Covid-related deaths per 100,000 people globally.

On this day in 2019

  • Sunnyside, Queens, New York City: Intersection of 46th Street and Skillman Avenue named "Ethel Plimack Way", in honor of a longtime resident.
  • UK parliament votes for the Letwin amendment in a special Saturday sitting, which forces Boris Johnson to ask the EU for an extension and delays vote on his Brexit deal.
  • Yong-Ping, Conceptual Artist.
  • US Democratic representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorses Bernie Sanders for president.
  • Chilean President Sebastián Piñera declares a 15 day state of emergency after widespread and violent protests over rise in public transport costs.

On this day in 2018

  • " Halloween" film reboot starring Jamie Curtis makes a record $77m for a horror film with a female lead, biggest debut any film with female lead over 55 in US.
  • On Her Shoulders is released. Twenty-three-year-old Nadia Murad’s life is a dizzying array of exhausting undertakings—from giving testimony before the U.N. to visiting refugee camps to soul-bearing media interviews and one-on-one meetings with top government officials. With deep compassion and a formal precision and elegance that matches Nadia’s calm and steely demeanor, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach follows this strong-willed young woman, who survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaped the hands of ISIS to become a relentless beacon of hope for her people, even when at times she longs to lay aside this monumental burden and simply have an ordinary life.
  • The Waldheim Waltz is released. Ruth Beckermann documents the process of uncovering former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim’s wartime past. It shows the swift succession of new allegations by the World Jewish Congress during his Austrian presidential campaign, the denial by the Austrian political class, the outbreak of anti-Semitism and patriotism, which finally led to his election. Created from international archive material and what Beckermann shot at the time, the film shows that history repeats itself time and time again. [Menemsha Films]
  • The Guilty is released. When police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. That all changes when he answers a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman who then disconnects abruptly. Asger, confined to the police station, is forced to use others as his eyes and ears as the severity of the crime slowly becomes more clear. The search to find the missing woman and her assailant will take every bit of his intuition and skill, as a ticking clock and his own personal demons conspire against him. [Magnolia Pictures]
  • An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn is released. Lulu Danger's unsatisfying marriage takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform an event called "An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn; For One Magical Night Only.”
  • Galveston is released. Roy (Ben Foster) is a heavy-drinking criminal enforcer and mob hit man whose boss set him up in a double-cross scheme. After killing his would-be assassins before they could kill him, Roy discovers Rocky (Elle Fanning), a young woman being held captive, and reluctantly takes her with him on his escape. Determined to find safety and sanctuary in Galveston, Roy must find a way to stop his boss from pursuing them while trying to outrun the demons from his and Rocky’s pasts.
  • Wildlife is released. 14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of purpose—he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.
  • Caniba is released. Caniba reflects on the discomfiting significance of cannibalistic desire in human existence through the prism of one Japanese man, Issei Sagawa, and his mysterious relationship with his brother, Jun Sagawa. As a 32-year-old student at the Sorbonne in Paris, Issei Sagawa was arrested on June 13,1981 when spotted emptying two bloody suitcases containing the remains of his Dutch classmate, Renée Hartevelt. Two days earlier, Mr. Sagawa had killed Hartevelt and began eating her. Declared legally insane, he returned to Japan. He has been a free man ever since. Ostracized from society, he has made his living off his crime by writing novels, drawing manga, appearing in innumerable documentaries and sexploitation films in which he reenacts his crime, and even becoming a food critic. [Grasshoper Film]
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me? is released. When bestselling celebrity biographer, Lee Israel, is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend, Jack.
  • Mid90s is released. Mid 90s follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era LA who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.
  • What They Had is released. Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home to Chicago at her brother’s (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe Danner) and her father’s (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together.
  • MOVIES: TV14
  • The Price of Everything is released. With unprecedented access to pivotal artists and the white-hot market surrounding them, this film dives deep into the contemporary art world, holding a fun-house mirror up to our values and our times -- where everything can be bought and sold.
  • Making a Murderer: Season 2 is released. Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi return with another 10 episodes as Steven Avery's lawyer Kathleen Zellner and (Avery's nephew) Brendan Dassey's lawyers Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin work on reversing their convictions.
  • Marvel's Daredevil: Season 1 is released. In New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights for justice as a blind lawyer in the daylight and as Daredevil at night.
  • Wanderlust (2018): Season 1 is released. After a bicycle accident, therapist Joy Richards (Toni Collette) seeks to fix her marriage and dwindling sex life with her husband Alan (Steven Mackintosh) by proposing an unorthodox solution in this series based on Nick Payne's play of the same name.
  • Warzone was released by Yoko Ono. The latest release from the singer-songwriter features new versions of 13 tracks from her back catalogue.
  • The Anteroom was released by How to Dress Well. The fifth full-length release for the experimental artist Tom Krell was co-produced by Oneohtrix Point Never's Joel Ford.
  • Us was released by Empress Of. The second full-length release for Lorely Rodriguez features contributions from Blood Orange's Dev Hynes, DJDS, and Pional.
  • Last Building Burning was released by Cloud Nothings. The fifth full-length release for the Cleveland indie rock band was recorded over eight days with producer Randall Dunn.
  • Halloween [Original 2018 Motion Picture Soundtrack] was released by John Carpenter. The soundtrack to the 2018 installment of the Halloween franchise directed by David Gordon Green.
  • Evolution was released by Disturbed. The seventh full-length studio release for the Chicago heavy metal band led by David Draiman was produced by Kevin Churko.
  • Forever Neverland was released by MØ. The second full-length release for the Danish electro pop artist features guest appearances from Charli XCX, Diplo, Empress Of, Two Feet, and What So Not.
  • Anthem of the Peaceful Army was released by Greta Van Fleet. The debut full-length release for the Michigan rock band was recorded by Marlon Young, Al Sutton and Herschel Boone in Nashville and Michigan.
  • Broken Politics was released by Neneh Cherry. The fifth full-length solo studio release for the pop singer-songwriter was produced by Four Tet.
  • Natural Rebel was released by Richard Ashcroft. The fifth full-length solo release for the British rock artist was produced with Jon Kelly and Emre Ramazanoglu.
  • Nuthin' 2 Prove was released by Lil Yachty. The second release in 2018 for the Atlanta rap artist features guest appearances from Cardi B, Kevin Gates, Gunna, Juice WRLD, Lil Baby, Offset, Playboi Carti, Trippie Redd, and Young Nudy.
  • SoulCalibur VI for PlayStation 4 is released. History Hides Away More Than One Truth... SOULCALIBUR VI represents the latest entry in the premier weapons-based, head-to-head fighting series and continues the epic struggle of warriors searching for the legendary Soul Swords. Taking place in the 16th century, revisit the events of the original SOULCALIBUR to uncover hidden truths. [Bandai Namco]
  • Dark Souls Remastered for Switch is released. Re-experience the critically acclaimed, genre-defining game that started it all. Beautifully remastered, return to Lordran in stunning detail. DARK SOULS: REMASTERED includes the main game plus the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.

On this day in 2017

  • Outbreak of the Marburg virus declared by Uganda's Ministry of Health.
  • Umberto Lenzi, Director.
  • Bomber Crew for PC is released. Chocks away! Bomber Crew is a strategic simulation game, where picking the right crew and keeping your bomber in tip top shape is the difference between completing your mission or losing it all.
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Episode 2: Brave New World for PlayStation 4 is released.
  • JYDGE for Switch is released. Build your JYDGE. Enter Edenbyrg. Get out alive.JYDGE is a lawful but awful roguehate top-down shooter where you get to build your own cybernetic JYDGE and eradicate crime in the never-sleeping megacity of Edenbyrg. Create your own play-style by augmenting your JYDGE, modifying your Gavel rifle, and choosing companion drones to suit the tasks at hand.Will you be stealthy and lurk in shadows? Or will you assault the evildoers head on? Maybe you'll brutally rocket them to bits from a distance? Or perhaps bring your own squad of reckless companions to solve the scenarios?You be the JYDGE!
  • Spelunker Party! for Switch is released. Go on a Journey to the underground with your buddies. Spelunker, the Weakest Action Hero is now on Nintendo Switch. Offline and Online Co-op Multiplay with up to 4 players. Power-up your characters by customizing them with various costumes and items. A variety of adorable pets are also here to help you on your adventure. Time Attack, Quests and more! Enjoy Spelunker Party together. [Nintendo]
  • The Count Lucanor for Switch is released. Join Hans in a fantasy world and experience a unique adventure, full of surprises and challenges. Get hooked on an immersive tale, where every decision counts and every clue is a piece to solve the puzzle and get the treasure. Unravel the sordid secrets of the castle, meet colorful characters, and remember: horror always lurks beneath the surface.
  • New Zealand Labour Party forms a coalition government led by Jacinda Ardern (37), youngest NZ leader in 161 years.

On this day in 2016

  • Michael Moore in TrumpLand is released. See the film Ohio Republicans tried to shut down. Oscar-winner Michael Moore dives right into hostile territory with his daring and hilarious one-man show, deep in the heart of TrumpLand in the weeks before the 2016 election. [IFC Center]
  • Chance: Season 1 is released. Based on the book by Kem Nunn, in the midst of a divorce, San Francisco forensic neuropsychiatrist Eldon Chance (Hugh Laurie) becomes involved with a married patient (Gretchen Mol) which brings trouble in the form of her abusive homicide detective husband (Paul Adelstein).
  • Third US Presidential debate: Donald Trump notably refuses to say if he will accept the result of election during debate with Hillary Clinton at Nevada University, Las Vegas.
  • Yvette Chauviré, French ballerina, who died at 99.

On this day in 2015

  • US scientists from University of California find evidence life on earth may have begun 4.1 billion years ago,300 million earlier than previously thought.
  • Canadian federal elections: Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party win a majority with 184 seats.
  • Ena Kadic, Model.
  • Sword Coast Legends for PC is released. Set in the lush and vibrant world of the Forgotten Realms, Sword Coast Legends offers a novel new way to enjoy the time-tested magic of playing Dungeons & Dragons as a shared storytelling experience.

On this day in 2014

  • Raphael Ravenscroft who played the sax riff on the Gerry Rafferty hit 'Baker Street' died aged 60 of a suspected heart attack. He was only paid £27.50 for the 'Baker Street' session, and it has been reported that the cheque bounced and that it was kept on the wall of Ravenscroft's solicitors; by contrast the song is said to have earned Rafferty £80,000 a year in royalties..
  • A working human intestine is generated in a laboratory from stem cells in the United States.
  • Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born English actress, who died from colon cancer at 66.

On this day in 2013

  • 11 people are killed after a plane crashes in Namur, Belgium.
  • Actress Danielle Fishel at the age of 32 weds Tim Belusko in Los Angeles.
  • Noel Harrison, British singer and actor, who died of a heart attack at 79.
  • Ronald Shannon Jackson, American avant-garde jazz and funk drummer, and composer (Cecil Taylor; Last Exit; Decoding Society), who died of leukemia at 73.
  • Battlefield 4 for PC is released. Battlefield 4 is a military blockbuster that aims for unrivaled destruction. Fueled by Frostbite 3, Battlefield 4 allows you to demolish the buildings shielding your enemy. You will lead an assault from the back of a gun boat. Battlefield grants you the freedom to do more and be more while playing to your strengths and carving your own path to victory. Beyond its hallmark multiplayer, Battlefield 4 features an intense, dramatic character-driven campaign that starts with the evacuation of American VIPs from Shanghai and follows your squad's struggle to find its way home. Change the landscape in real-time with interactive environments that react to your every move. Dominate land, air and sea with all-new, intense water-based vehicular combat.
  • MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Detroit Tigers,4 games to 2.


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