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Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Libra as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2022
- Massachusetts names Podokesaurus holyokensis (" swift-footed lizard of Holyoke") as official state dinosaur.
- 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.
- The School for Good and Evil - PG-13 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 Stranger - TV-MA 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.
- The Good Nurse - R 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]
- TV SERIES
- 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.
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.
- Jack Angel, Voice Actor.
- 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, New Zealand cricket umpire (24 Tests,15 one-day internationals 1965-88), who died at 83.
- Fred Goodall ONZM ED, New Zealand cricket umpire (24 Tests,15 one-day internationals 1965-88), who died at 83.
- Pierre Kerkhoffs, Dutch soccer striker (5 caps; SC Enschede, PSV, Lausanne Sport), who died at 85.
- TV SERIES
- 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.
On this day in 2020
- 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.
- Peru announces rediscovered 37m figure of a cat, completed 500 BC to 200 AD, a geoglyph outline in the Nazca Desert.
- 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.
- Spencer Davis, one of the key figures of the 60s beat scene, died at the age of 81. The Welsh guitarist was the driving force behind The Spencer Davis Group, who scored transatlantic hits with 'Keep On Running' and 'Somebody Help Me'. The band, which also featured a teenage Stevie Winwood, toured with The Who and The Rolling Stones in the 60s..
- 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.
- Irish government moves country to highest level of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions amid rising cases.
- 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.
- Spencer Davis [Davies], English guitarist (Spencer Davis Group - "Gimme Some Lovin'"), who died of pneumonia at 81 .
- Spencer Davis [Davies], English guitarist (Spencer Davis Group - "Gimme Some Lovin'"), who died of pneumonia at 81.
- Spencer Davis, Guitarist.
On this day in 2019
- 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.
- US Democratic representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorses Bernie Sanders for president.
- Sunnyside, Queens, New York City: Intersection of 46th Street and Skillman Avenue named "Ethel Plimack Way", in honor of a longtime resident.
- Chilean President Sebastián Piñera declares a 15 day state of emergency after widespread and violent protests over rise in public transport costs.
- Yong-Ping, Conceptual Artist.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Broken Politics was released by Neneh Cherry.
The fifth full-length solo studio release for the pop singer-songwriter was produced by Four Tet.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Warzone was released by Yoko Ono.
The latest release from the singer-songwriter features new versions of 13 tracks from her back catalogue.
- What They Had - R 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.
- Wildlife - Not Rated 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.
- Halloween - R is released.
Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
- An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn - Not Rated 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.”
- Caniba - NR 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? - R 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.
- Galveston - Not Rated 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.
- The Guilty - Not Rated 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]
- The Price of Everything - TV-14 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.
- The Waldheim Waltz - Not Rated 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]
- On Her Shoulders - Not Rated 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.
- Mid90s - R 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.
- TV SERIES
- 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.
- 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.
On this day in 2017
- New Zealand Labour Party forms a coalition government led by Jacinda Ardern (37), youngest NZ leader in 161 years.
- Outbreak of the Marburg virus declared by Uganda's Ministry of Health.
- Umberto Lenzi, Director.
On this day in 2016
- 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.
- Michael Moore in TrumpLand - Not Rated 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]
- TV SERIES
- 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).
On this day in 2015
- Canadian federal elections: Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party win a majority with 184 seats.
- 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.
- Ena Kadic, Model.
On this day in 2014
- A working human intestine is generated in a laboratory from stem cells in the United States.
- 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..
- Raphael Ravenscroft, British session saxophone player (Gerry Rafferty - "Baker Street" ; Maxine Nightingale; Roger Waters), who died at 60.
- Stephen Paulus, American composer (To Be Certain of the Dawn) and co-founder of the American Composers Forum, who died of stroke complications at 65.
- 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.
- 16 people are killed and 30 are wounded by a suicide bombing Beledweyne, Somalia.
- MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Detroit Tigers,4 games to 2.
- 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.