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Today in the World Countries

  • Mashujaa Day is being celebrated in Kenya
  • Revolution Day is being celebrated in Guatemala
  • People born on this day are Libra as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • MOVIES: OCTOBER 20 2023
  • Killers of the Flower Moon is released. At the turn of the 20th century, oil brought a fortune to the Osage Nation, who became some of the richest people in the world overnight. The wealth of these Native Americans immediately attracted white interlopers, who manipulated, extorted and stole as much Osage money as they could before resorting to murder. Based on a true story and told through the improbable romance of Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Mollie Kyle (Lily Gladstone), Killers of the Flower Moon is an epic western crime saga, where real love crosses paths with unspeakable betrayal.

On this day in 2022

  • V/H/S/99 is released. Set at the dawn of a new millennium, V/H/S/99 presents viewers with five gory tales of found footage POV terror. In "Shredding, "a bratty punk rock band breaks into the ruins of an abandoned art collective where a previous band met their grisly fate in a freak accident. In "Suicide Bid, "a girl partakes in a claustrophobic hazing ritual for a sorority that soon unleashes the supernatural. Next, in "Ozzy's Dungeon, "a sleazy TV show host is forced to endure a brutal obstacle gauntlet inspired by his own show, which caused the permanent disfigurement of a former contestant. In "The Gawkers, "voyeuristic teenagers unearth the horrifying truth behind the girl next door. Finally, in "To Hell And Back, "two filmmakers asked to document a summoning ritual on the eve of Y2K are accidentally transported to a hellish dimension, where a tormented soul guides them in escaping its demonic inhabitants.
  • Inside Amy Schumer: Season 5 is released. Paramount+ brings back Inside Amy Schumer for a fifth season that features five episodes.
  • Batora: Lost Haven for PC is released. Avril never thought she'd have to step up and be a hero but after a mysterious and devastating event, her world was flipped upside down. With her homeworld on the brink of destruction, Avril has been gifted extraordinary powers and will have to journey across the universe to uncover ancient secrets and reckon with a series of life-changing decisions.Embark on an epic adventure to save Earth in this interplanetary action RPG. Harness the ancient powers of Sun and Moon to take on a variety of unique enemies while solving diverse puzzles and exploring stunning sci-fi worlds, each with its own curious stories, inhabitants, and mysteries.
  • Vampire Survivors for PC is released. Mow thousands of night creatures and survive until dawn! Vampire Survivors is a gothic horror casual game with rogue-lite elements, where your choices can allow you to quickly snowball against the hundreds of monsters that get thrown at you.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef for Switch is released. The Orks, a savage race commonly known as the 'Green Tide', sweep across the stars with unrivalled violence in frenzied crusades known as a Waaagh! They are savage, brutal and crude, outnumbering all other races that lay in their path of destruction.Become the spearhead of an Ork invasion as you bash, smash and shoot your way through the hive city of Luteus Prime on a mission to retrieve your hair squig and claim vengeance on your warlord! And just maybe become the warboss of a WAAAGH! along the way? Survival of the strongest has never been so violently fun!Never enough Dakka! Destroy your foes using a great arsenal of weapons and rain destruction down upon them. No one can stand in your way! Massive explosions and flying body parts ain't never been this fun!WAAAGH! Feel the emotion and violence build up until it bursts out as a storm of bullets! Violence begets violence as the massive destruction you cause builds up into a full blown unstoppable WAAAGH! Because Orks are made for two things: fightingand winning! Orks together strong! Grab your friends and take on the forces of the Astra Militarum, the Genestealer Cults and the Space Marines together. Or you know, bash their head in instead and determine who is the fiercest Ork in the clan!
  • Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher for Switch is released. Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher is a brand-new collaboration between Ultraman, a famous Japanese Tokusatsu work, and Monster Rancher, a popular role-playing simulation series.This new game introduces the iconic "Ultra Kaiju"such as Alien Baltan, Zetton, and Gomora to the popular gameplay mechanics of raising and battling monsters from the Monster Rancher series.
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope for Switch is released. Team up with Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Rabbid Peach, Rabbid Luigi, and their friends on a galactic journey to defeat a malevolent entity and save your Spark companions. Explore planets throughout the galaxy as you uncover mysterious secrets and compelling quests! * Build your dream team with three heroes from an eclectic roster of nine. * Take down all new bosses, along with some familiar enemies throughout the galaxy. * Rescue the adorable Sparks throughout the galaxy, who provide distinct powers that will help you in battle. * Unleash your heroes' skills but be strategic as you dash your enemies, team jump on your allies, and hide behind covers.
  • UK Prime Minister Liz Truss announces her intention to resign, after 44 days in office, making her term shortest in country's history.
  • Jimmy Millar, Scottish soccer centre forward (2 caps; Rangers 197 games) and manager (Raith Rovers), who died from dementia at 87.

On this day in 2021

  • Confirmation that Vikings established settlement first in 1021 AD in the New World at L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, provided by new dating technique using solar storms.
  • Brian Laundrie, Instagram Star.
  • Dragan Pantelic, Serbian soccer goalkeeper (19 caps Yugoslavia; Radnicki Niš, Bordeaux), who died at 69.
  • A Cop Movie is released. Following family tradition, Teresa and Montoya join the police force, only to find their convictions and hopes crushed by a dysfunctional system. Their emotional bond becomes a refuge for the hostility they are exposed to. Through an experimental style of narrative and documentary storytelling, A Cop Movie propels the viewer into an unusual cinematic space, giving voice to one of Mexico and the world's most controversial institutions. [Netflix]
  • Labyrinth of Cinema is released. Setouchi Kinema, the only movie theater on the Onomichi seafront, is about to close its doors. Its last night of existence will be an all-night marathon screening of Japanese war films. When lightning strikes the theater, three young men in the audience find themselves thrown back in time into the world inside the screen. The trio are thrust into the Boshin War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Battle of Okinawa and then finally Hiroshima on the eve of the atomic bombing. There, they meet the traveling theater troupe “Sakura-tai”. But can they alter the course of destiny to save the troupe? [Crescendo House]
  • Night Teeth is released. A young chauffeur picks up two mysterious women for a night of party-hopping across LA. But when his passengers reveal their true nature — and a dangerous underworld lurking in the shadows — he must fight to stay alive.
  • MOVIES: OCTOBER 20 2021
  • Four Hours at the Capitol is released. A chronicle of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, when thousands of citizens from across the country gathered in Washington D.C., many with the intent of disrupting the certification of Joe Biden's presidency.
  • Gloomhaven for PC is released. Whether you are drawn to Gloomhaven by the call of adventure or by an avid desire for gold glimmering in the dark, your fate will surely be the same. Gloomhaven, the digital adaptation of the acclaimed board game, mixes Tactical-RPG and dungeon-crawling.
  • They Always Run for PC is released. The galaxy's inhabitants have been swamped by crime since the fall of the empire. Being able to find anyone, anywhere has become a highly prized skill.Aidan is a three-armed bounty hunter who must hunt down the most dangerous and elusive cutthroats in the galaxy.Some bounties are rewarded with money, others with valuable information that Aidan can use to find the people who set him on this path all while getting embroiled in a galaxy-wide conspiracy.Hunt criminals across the fringes of the galaxy, the core worlds, and the ruins of long-gone civilizations. Upgrade your equipment, gain new abilities, grow stronger and destroy anything that stands in your way.Enjoy a complex story interwoven with high-octane gameplay and full of twists and turns that hit as hard as a bounty hunter's third arm!
  • Barbados elects Sandra Mason as its first-ever president, as part of a process to replace Queen Elizabeth and become a republic.

On this day in 2020

  • Argentina becomes the fifth country in the world to record over 1 million confirmed COVID-19 pandemic cases with the death toll at 26,716.
  • Nigerian police open fire on protesters in Lagos amid escalating protests against police violence around the country.
  • Vietnam suffers its worst floods in decades with over 100 people killed according to the Red Cross.
  • US Justice Department sues Google for illegal monopoly over search and search advertising.
  • James Randi, Magician.
  • Bruno Martini, French soccer goalkeeper (31 caps; Auxerre, Nancy, Montpellier), who died from heart failure at 58.
  • Manifold Garden for PC is released. Manifold Garden is a game that reimagines physics and space. Explore a world of beautiful Escher-esque architecture where the laws of physics are different. Geometry repeats infinitely in every direction and falling down leads you back to where you started. Manipulate gravity to change your perspective and see the world in new ways. Master the rules of the universe and restore a barren world with vegetation and life.
  • DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part One for PlayStation 4 is released. The fight's not over! Your victory over the hordes of Hell spared Earth from a perilous, demon-infested fate, but saving humanity has upset the delicate balance of power in the heavens. Become the DOOM Slayer once again and set things right in DOOM Eternal's first single-player expansion, The Ancient Gods, Part One. Travel to previously uncharted realms of the DOOM universe and confront a new challenge head-on.
  • Amnesia: Rebirth for PlayStation 4 is released. You can't let out a breath. The creature is only inches away. Its sole purpose - to feed off your terror. And so you crouch in the dark, trying to stop the fear rising, trying to silence what lies within you. "I know you. I know what you're capable of."In Amnesia: Rebirth, you are Tasi Trianon, waking up deep in the desert of Algeria. Days have passed. Where have you been? What did you do? Where are the others? Retrace your journey, pull together the fragments of your shattered past; it is your only chance to survive the pitiless horror that threatens to devour you."Do not allow yourself anger, do not allow yourself to fear."Time is against you. Step into Tasi's shoes and guide her through her personal terror and pain. While you struggle to make your way through a desolate landscape, you must also struggle with your own hopes, fears, and bitter regrets. And still you must continue, step by step, knowing that if you fail you will lose everything.* First-person narrative horror experience* Explore environments and uncover their histories.* Overcome puzzles that stand in your way.* Carefully manage your limited resources, both physical and mental.* Encounter horrific creatures and use your wits and understanding of the world to escape them.
  • HyperBrawl Tournament for Switch is released. The universe's greatest heroes have gathered to compete in a showdown for the ages; the legendary HyperBrawl Tournament! Armed with unique weapons and a thirst for glory, take to battle-tested arenas in this 1-4 player arcade-style sport played locally or online.Only the universe's elite champions can summon this incredible skill. The HyperCurve lets you seize control of the ball mid-flight to 'magically' manoeuvre it around the opposition and obstacles to score legendary goals that could only happen in HyperBrawl. The fabled HyperForce runs through your very DNA, channel it to launch game changing attacks that can literally see your enemies shot out of the arena with its devastating power.Already fabled heroes of their own worlds, competitors are drawn across the furthest realms to compete in the HyperBrawl Tournament. Choose from 12 heroes in three classes and load them out with lethal weaponry combos and paint their armour for victory.Travel the vast expanse of time and space to HyperBrawl arenas from the home planets of the heroes themselves. Take in Chrome City's elevated stadium with its Cyberpunk stylings, the ancient stadium of Steelhenge or the demonic Court of Azdritch. Each arena is laden with perilous obstacles and traps that layer more challenge and unpredictability into every game.
  • Monster Truck Championship for Xbox One is released. From Las Vegas to Orlando, go head-to-head against experienced drivers in drag races and freestyle competitions. But, before you can pull off donuts, wheelies, and bicycles, you must first tune your truck to perfection. These machines are spectacular and impressive, yet highly technical to drive. The game faithfully reproduces all the unique demands of mastering these powerful trucks, including independent front and rear-wheel management, mass transfer anticipation in bends, and predicting bounces after jumps.
  • Bill Mathis, American football halfback (AFL All Star 1961,63; New York Titans/Jets), who died at 81.
  • Derryl Cousins, American baseball umpire (World Series 1988,99,2005; MLB All-Star Game 1987,98,2008), who died from cancer at 74.

On this day in 2019

  • 1st New York to Sydney non-stop test flight by a commercial airline achieved by a Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner, takes 19 hours 42 minutes.
  • 1st test flight New York to Sydney by a commercial airline a Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner, takes 19 hours 42 minutes, landing in Sydney.
  • Nick Tosches, American writer (bio of Jerry Lee Lewis), who died at 69.
  • Watchmen (2019): Season 1 is released. Set in an alternative 2019, where there is no Internet, Robert Redford is president, and the police wear masks to protect their identities, Tulsa police detective Angela Abar (Regina King) investigates the return of a white supremacist terrorist group inspired by the now-deceased Rorschach in the Damon Lindelof series based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' graphic novel of the same name.

On this day in 2018

  • 12,000 year old fossil called "Luzia", oldest known fossil in South America announced found mostly intact after devastating fire at Brazil's National Museum.
  • My Dinner with Herve is released. Newly sober journalist Danny Tate (Jamie Dornan) finds himself spending one rollicking night in Los Angeles with Fantasy Island actor Hervé Villechaize (Peter Dinklage) in this movie inspired by real events directed and co-written by Sacha Gervasi.
  • Australia's center-right coalition government loses its 1-seat majority by losing the Wentworth by-election.
  • Wim Kok, Dutch politician, Dutch Prime Minister (1994-2002), who died at 80.
  • All-England Lawn Tennis Club announces tie break to be used when scores reach 12-12 in deciding set at Wimbledon.

On this day in 2017

  • " Coco" Pixar animated film, the first nine-figure budget film with all-Latino cast premieres at Morelia film festival.
  • Pollution linked to 1 in 6 deaths worldwide or 9 million in 2015 in report published in "The Lancet".
  • Everleigh Isabella Dawn, YouTube Star, born in Hawaii.
  • Dealt is released. One of the most renowned card magicians of all time, Richard Turner astounds audiences around the world with his legendary sleight of hand. What they may not even realize—and what makes his achievements all the more amazing—is that he is completely blind. Charting Turner’s colorful life from his tumultuous childhood to the present, Dealt reveals how through determination and force of will, he overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to rise to the top of his profession. [Sundance Selects]
  • A Silent Voice is released. A Silent Voice follows the poignant and moving story of Shoya Ishida, a school bully, and Shoko Nishimiya, a young girl with a hearing disability. Their story begins in sixth grade when Shoko transfers to Shoya’s elementary school and quickly finds herself bullied and isolated due to her hearing disability. Years later, the tables turn, and Shoya finds himself the victim. A Silent Voice depicts the struggles and challenges of adolescence alongside coming-of-age outside the norm. [Eleven Arts]
  • BPM (Beats Per Minute) is released. Early 1990s. With AIDS having already claimed countless lives for nearly ten years, ACT UP Paris activists multiply actions to fight general indifference. Nathan, a newcomer to the group, has his world shaken up by Sean, a radical militant, who throws his last bits of strength into the struggle. [Cannes]
  • One of Us is released. One of Us offers a look into the secretive world of Hasidic Judaism and those who wish to escape that community for a life among the non-religious, whatever the costs.
  • The Work is released. Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, The Work follows three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and forcing them to see themselves and the prisoners in unexpected ways. [SXSW]
  • Tempestad is released. Two women, a voyage in two voices, which, like reflections of a single echo, convey what fear means in the life of a human being. Highways, landscapes, gazes. Mexico from north to south in an era when violence has taken control of our lives, our desires and our dreams. An emotional and evocative journey, steeped not only in loss and pain, but also love, dignity and resistance.
  • Wonderstruck is released. Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.
  • Jane is released. Jane is the story of how Jane Goodall became Jane Goodall – using footage shot by future husband Hugo van Lawick of her first experiences in Gombe, Tanzinia in the 1960’s. Previously thought to be lost forever, the footage was only recently discovered in a storage unit, and has been now masterfully intercut with interviews of present day Jane Goodall to provide an in-depth portrait of her life. With an enchanting score by Phillip Glass, JANE is a captivating and immersive look into how one woman can change the world through passion, dedication, and perseverance.
  • MOVIES: PG13
  • Geostorm is released. After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything...and everyone along with it.
  • Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween is released. Madea and the gang are back (once again) for this hilarious sequel. Madea, Bam and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must literally run for their lives when monsters, goblins and the bogeyman are unleashed.
  • Only the Brave is released. All men are created equal... then, a few become firefighters. Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country. As most of us run from danger, they run toward it - they watch over our lives, our homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire.
  • Same Kind of Different as Me is released. International art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear) must befriend a dangerous homeless man (Djimon Hounsou) in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife (Renée Zellweger), a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the most remarkable journey of their lives.
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer is released. Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children,12-year-old Bob (Sunny Suljic) and 14-year-old Kim (Raffey Cassidy). Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family’s life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family's domestic bliss.
  • Tragedy Girls is released. Best friends Sadie and McKayla are on a mission to boost their social media fandom as amateur crime reporters hot on the trail of a deranged local serial killer. After they manage to capture the killer and secretly hold him hostage, they realize the best way to up get scoops on future victims would be to, you know, murder people themselves. As the @TragedyGirls become an overnight sensation and panic grips their small town, can their friendship survive the strain of national stardom? Will they get caught? Will their accounts get verified?
  • The Snowman is released. When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Michael Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Rebecca Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.
  • Jungle is released. An enthusiastic young adventurer follows his dreams into the Amazon jungle with two friends and a guide with a mysterious past. Their journey quickly turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wilderness lead to an all-out fight for survival.
  • Never Here is released. Installation artist Miranda Fall (Mireille Enos) follows, photographs and documents the lives of strangers to create her art. One night her secret lover witnesses a violent act from Miranda’s apartment window. To protect his identity, Miranda poses as the primary witness, making statements to the police about a crime she did not see. She begins to create a new piece of work, based on these circumstances. This simultaneously selfish and selfless act sends Miranda into a maze of doubt and fear, blurring the lines between artist and subject.
  • Killing Gunther is released. A group of young, raw and undisciplined assassins hire a docu-crew at gun point, to have undeniable proof that they’re the ones who will kill the most infamous hitman of all time, Gunther (Arnold Schwarzenegger). But Gunther is on to them before they know it and he makes it his personal mission to make their lives a living hell. It becomes a race against time: kill or be killed, as the hunters quickly become the prey.
  • Leatherface is released. In Texas, years before the events of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, in the early days of the infamous Sawyer family, the youngest child is sentenced to a mental hospital after a suspicious incident leaves the sheriff’s daughter dead. Ten years later, the Sawyer teen kidnaps a young nurse and escapes with three other inmates. Pursued by authorities including the deranged sheriff out to avenge his daughter’s death, Sawyer goes on a violent road trip from hell, molding him into the monster now known as Leatherface.
  • 1922 is released. Based on Stephen King's 131-page story telling of a man's confession of his wife's murder,1922 is told from from the perspective of Wilfred James, the story's unreliable narrator who admits to killing his wife, Arlette, with his son in Nebraska. But after he buries her body, he finds himself terrorized by rats and, as his life begins to unravel, becomes convinced his wife is haunting him.
  • It's Alright Between Us as It Is was released by Lindstrøm. The fourth full-length solo release for the Norwegian electronic producer features guest appearances from Grace Hall, Jenny Hval, and Frida Sundemo.
  • Glasshouse was released by Jessie Ware. The third full-length release for the British singer-songwriter features a guest appearance from Paul Buchanan and contributions from such artists as Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat, Francis and the Lights, Julia Michaels, Ed Sheeran, Starsmith, Ryan Tedder, and Two Inch Punch.
  • Ken was released by Destroyer. The 12th full-length release for indie rock band led by Dan Bejar was was produced by Josh Wells of Black Mountain.
  • Losing was released by Bully. The second full-length release for the Nashville-based indie rock trio that includes Alicia Bognanno, Clayton Parker and Reece Lazarus was engineered and mixed by Bognanno.
  • Mnestic Pressure was released by Lee Gamble. This is the first release on the Hyperdub label for the London-based electronic DJ/producer.
  • Backwater was released by Kllo. This is the debut full-length release for the Australian electronic-pop duo of Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam.
  • Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 was released by John Carpenter. The director/composer re-recorded 13 themes from his films including Halloween Escape From New York, and Assault on Precinct 13 with his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.
  • A Flame My Love, a Frequency was released by Colleen. The latest full-length release for the French artist known for using a viola da gamba changes to electronic instruments that include Moog effects pedals and Critter and Guitari synthesizers.
  • All American Made was released by Margo Price. The second full-length studio release for the Nashville-based country artist features a guest appearance from Willie Nelson.
  • Value was released by Visionist. The second full-length release for the British grime artist features a guest appearance from Rolynne.
  • Reaching for Indigo was released by Circuit des Yeux. The sixth full-length release for Haley Fohr as Circuit des Yeux was co-produced with Cooper Crain.
  • Fire Emblem Warriors for 3DS is released. Clash with legions of soldiers and fierce monsters as Marth, Xander, Corrin, and other Fire Emblem heroes unleashing over-the-top-powerful Dynasty Warriors-style moves. Take direct control of known and original Fire Emblem characters, issue them strategic commands in the midst of battle, pair up heroes to unleash stunning attacks, and more. Unlock new playable heroes, each with their own unique moves, special attacks, weapon types, and voiced dialogue in this large-scale action game from the Hyrule Warriors team.
  • The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk for PC is released. The Inner World - The Last Wind Monk takes you back to Asposia on a quest to find the last legendary wind monk. Accompany Robert, Laura and Peck on their journey, encountering many strange characters and saving the family of the flute noses!
  • Syberia for Switch is released. For the young Kate Walker, an ambitious lawyer, the Voralberg toy company acquisition seemed like a textbook case--a quick stopover to a small alpine village in France to buy-out an old automaton factory, then straight back home to New York. But her journey across land and time throws all she values into question, and the deal she set out to sign turns into a pact with destiny. Follow Kate through a magical world of automatons, amazing characters, and mysterious environments. This puzzle-driven adventure blends logical problem-solving with a complex and involving storyline.

On this day in 2016

  • Junko Tabei, Japanese mountain-climber,1st woman to climb Mount Everest, who died at 77.
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again is released. Tim Curry returns as the Criminologist Narrator in this remake of the movie musical executive produced by Lou Adler, Gail Berman, and Kenny Ortega. Janet Weiss (Victoria Justice) and Brad Majors (Ryan McCartan) end up at Dr. Frank-N-Furter's (Laverne Cox) house where the birth of Rocky Horror (Staz Nair) is the highlight of her annual Transylvanian science convention.
  • Sid Meier's Civilization VI for PC is released. Civilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time.
  • Maldita Castilla EX: Cursed Castilla for PC is released. Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX) is an arcade action platformer full of creatures from medieval myths from Spain and the rest of Europe, as well as from chivalric romances. This game is an extended version of the renowned classic arcade Maldita Castilla, originally created by the indie Locomalito.
  • Pixel Gear for PlayStation 4 is released. Pixel Gear is a pixel style VR shoot-em-up with a variety of humorous cartoon monsters and ghosts as enemies. Utlize your skills and weapons to defeat them, gain energy, and apply your skills wisely to slow down time and load up infinite bullets. Observe the environment carefully. And keep on shooting in the pixel battlefield. []
  • SteamWorld Heist for Wii U is released. Join Captain Piper Faraday, smuggler and occasional pirate, as she recruits a rag-tag team of steam-driven robots and sets out on a daring adventure. With your hearty crew you’ll board, loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships. Overcome the challenges of the vast frontier by upgrading your robots with unique abilities, weapons – and even stylish hats!

On this day in 2015

  • Migrants arriving in Greece top 500,00 for the year, according to the UN.
  • Jett Newman, Instagram Star, born in Mesa, AZ.
  • Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger, who died at 89.
  • Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night - "Joy to the World"), who died at 74.
  • Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden for 3DS is released. Features over 100 characters from the Dragon Ball Z universe. Feel the chaotic power of bone-crushing blows as you execute and chain together multiple-hit combinations. Helm character specific move-sets and unleash epic Super Moves to deal devastating damage.
  • Life is Strange for PC is released. Life is Strange is a hand drawn work of art and every action enacts a butterfly effect - but with the power to rewind time, what would you change? And would it turn out to be a change for the better or worse?
  • Knights of Pen & Paper 2 for PC is released. Prepare to inhabit a world of chivalry, class warfare and off-beat pop references. Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is a turn-based, retro style, pixel-art adventure full of danger, intrigue, death, and saving throws! Players assume the role of a group of teenagers, playing a classic pen & paper RPG to overcome dicey situations. As both party and game master, they get to assemble both their characters, and the challenges they will face. Select among mighty classes like Wizard, Thief or Warrior; proud races like Dwarf or Elf; and snark-slinging players like Goth, Lab Rat or Rocker. Choose quests and combat encounters, delve dungeons, craft powerful items and watch in horror as your muscle-packed barbarian rolls a one on his body check. Together, face the greatest threat the campaign world has ever faced: The new rules edition.
  • Pulse for PC is released. Pulse is a first person, suspense/survival game in which you play as a young blind girl named Eva. First person? Blind? What's the catch? Eva uses a process similar to echolocation to "see"her environment. Sounds in the world allow her to imagine what the area looks like, and in turn allows the player to navigate. With the aid of cute, fuzzy, although stupid creatures called Mokos, Eva must create enough sound to solve the challenges of the world, while being careful not to alert the more dangerous forest creatures.
  • Rebel Galaxy for PC is released. Rebel Galaxy is a swashbuckling space adventure, with action-packed combat, exploration, discovery, trade, and “negotiation” with outlandish denizens at the edge of the known universe.
  • Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Game Series for PC is released. Like all good tales, there’s more than one side to a story. Especially one about a Vault key, the Hyperion Corporation, bandits, loot, gangsters, Vault Hunters, secret Atlas tech, explosions, getaways, extortion, betrayal, and mayhem. Set after the events seen in Borderlands 2, Tales from the Borderlands is about Rhys, a Hyperion company man looking to become the next Handsome Jack, and it’s also about Fiona, a Pandoran con artist out to score the biggest of all swindles. Lured into danger by a Vault key and all it promises, the unlikely duo are thrown together with a common goal and a huge amount of mistrust. Who is telling the truth, and why is it important That’s up to you to decide. You are Rhys…and you are also Fiona, because like every tale worth telling, there are two…oh, you read that part already? Well, it’s important to remember that there *are* two sides to every story, and you my friend, you will tell this tale, or…tales, through the choices that you make. Your every decision as both Rhys and Fiona will affect the people and world around you: this is a game where YOU are the final author in a brand new Borderlands story set on the unforgiving world of Pandora. [TellTale Games]
  • Tales of Zestiria for PlayStation 4 is released. An unseen evil force known as Malevolence is spreading across the land, corrupting the world and causing humanity to falter. Players will embark on an epic journey as Sorey, a young pure-hearted adventurer whose destiny is to become The Shepard, an individual of great power that can banish Malevolence. Does Sorey have the courage and heart to wield this extraordinary responsibility for good, or will he fall prey to the evils of its power? TALES OF ZESTIRIA introduces a new version of its celebrated real-time battle system, allowing for faster combat with side dashes and new fusion technique combo opportunities. Throughout his quest, Sorey will befriend humans and spirits known as Seraphim, unseen to most humans, to aide him on his journey. Because of Sorey’s unique ability to communicate with the Seraphim he is able to fuse with their essence to create new elemental artes for strategic attacks to decimate foes.
  • Primal Carnage: Extinction for PlayStation 4 is released. Primal Carnage: Extinction is a class-based online multiplayer shooter featuring humans versus dinosaurs.
  • ZEN Pinball 2: Balls of Glory for PlayStation 4 is released. Balls of Glory combines four hit animated TV show properties: FAMILY GUY, AMERICAN DAD!, BOB’S BURGERS, and ARCHER, representing one epic pinball experience and features voice talent and sound effects from each hit TV show.
  • Guitar Hero Live for PlayStation 4 is released. Guitar Hero Live mode inserts you onstage, looking out: you get a first-person perspective as a real crowd reacts to the notes you play. Or switch over to GHTV - a playable music video network, where you can play along in real time, discover new music, and challenge friends around the world.
  • Code:Realize - Guardian of Rebirth for PlayStation Vita is released. Restricted to an abandoned mansion on the outskirts of London in fulfillment of a promise to her father, lonely Cardia lives day to day isolated from the world. Her body carries a deadly poison that rots or melts anything her skin touches, prompting the locals to call her a “monster.” Her last conversation with her father two years ago, telling her to stay out of sight and never fall in love, is the furthest back she can remember. One day, her quiet solitude is interrupted as the Royal Guards break in to capture her. It is then that Cardia meets Arsène Lupin, a chivalrous thief, who helps her escape the soldiers’ clutches. She soon finds herself on a journey with Lupin to locate her father, who holds the answers to her mysterious condition. The two are soon joined by four more interesting and handsome gentlemen…
  • Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations for Xbox One is released. Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations is an all-new, real-time, fully 3D action-oriented twist on the classic story-driven graphic adventure game. Finn and Jake decide to carry on the profession of Finn's foster parents, who were Professional Investigators. Confronted with mysterious Land of Ooo disappearances and strange events, players will interrogate colorful inhabitants, dispatch evil doers in fast-paced combat, solve mind-bending puzzles, explore new and familiar locations, and genuinely feel as if they have stepped into their own personal episode of Adventure Time.
  • Just Dance 2016 for Xbox One is released. Bust some moves to "Uptown Funk"by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars and feel the beats in "All About That Bass"by Meghan Trainor.
  • US Vice President Joe Biden confirms he will not run for President in 2016.

On this day in 2014

  • Laquan McDonald (17) is shot dead by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke while jaywalking, the murder caught on video footage.
  • Lili Carati, Miss Italy 1975 and actress (Alcove), who died at 58.
  • John Hoskyns, English policy advisor to UK PM Margaret Thatcher (1979-82), who died at 87.
  • Oscar de la Renta, Domincan American fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1973), who died at 82.
  • Óscar De La Renta, Fashion Designer.
  • Pavle Merku, Italian-Slovene composer and ethnomusicologist, who died at 87.
  • Acoustic Dust was released by Lee Ranaldo and the Dust. The acoustic release from the former Sonic Youth guitarist was recorded live in Barcelona.
  • Door Kickers for PC is released. Door Kickers is a realtime strategy game that puts you in charge of a SWAT team and lets you command them during a tactical intervention.
  • Joko Widodo becomes President of Indonesia.

On this day in 2013

  • 30 people are killed by a suicide truck bomber in Hama, Syria.
  • Singer Kelly Clarkson at the age of 31 weds talent manager Brandon Blackstock at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee.
  • Actor Rider Strong at the age of 33 weds actress Alexandra Barreto at the age of 31 in Oregon.
  • Frog Trent, Race Car Driver.
  • Lawrence Klein, American economist who created computer models to forecast economic trends (1980 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences), who died at 93.
  • American singer and television personality Kelly Clarkson (31) weds talent manager Brandon Blackstock at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee; divorce 2021.


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