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Today in the World Countries
- Ekadashi is being celebrated in Nepal
- Thanksgiving Day is being celebrated in Grenada
- Thimphu Tshechu (Thimphu) is being celebrated in Bhutan
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Scorpio as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Elzeein, Twitch Star, born in Peru.
- Farah H Hassan, Entrepreneur, born in United Arab Emirates.
On this day in 2022
- German sportswear manufacturer Adidas cuts ties with American rapper and fashion designer Kenye West over anti-Semitic remarks he made in interviews and on his social media.
- Jules Bass, American director, producer, lyricist (Rankin/Bass Productions -The Year Without A Santa Claus; Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer; Frosty The Snowman), and cookbook author, who died at 87.
- TV SERIES
- Karen Pirie: Season 1 is released.
Scottish police detective DS Karen Pirie (Karen Pirie) investigates a 25-year-old cold case in this British crime series based on Val McDermid's novels.[Premiered originally in the UK on ITV on 25 Sep 2022 and in the US on BritBox on 25 Oct 2022]
- Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities: Season 1 is released.
The horror anthology series from Oscar-winning director Guillermo Del Toro features two originals from Del Toro and two based on short stories by H.P. Lovecraft.
On this day in 2021
- Elon Musk makes a record $25 billion in one day pushing his estimated worth to $255.2 billion, likely making him the richest person ever according to Forbes.
- Afghanistan to become world's worst humanitarian crisis as nearly 23 million people face acute hunger over winter according to the World Food Program.
- Sudan's military takes control of the country, dissolving the power-sharing government and declaring a state of emergency.
- Sudi Silalahi, Politician.
- Walter Herbert, Talent Manager.
- Aleksandar Shalamanov, Bulgarian soccer defender (42 caps; PFC Slavia Sofia) and alpine skier (Winter Olympics 1960), who died at 80.
- Fofi Gennimata, Politician.
- Huey Ha, TikTok Star.
On this day in 2020
- British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Portuguese Grand Prix at Autódromo Internacional Do Algarve for his 92nd career victory; moves 1 win clear of Michael Schumacher in all-time F1 victories list.
- Chile overwhelmingly votes to scrap their constitution, drafted during dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.
- Pope Francis announces appointment of 13 new cardinals including 1st African American Wilton Daniel Gregory.
- Lee Kun-Hee, Entrepreneur.
- TV SERIES
- The Undoing: Season 1 is released.
Grace Sachs (Kidman) seemingly perfect life unravels when her husband (Hugh Grant) disappears in this limited series from David E. Kelley based on Jean Hanff Korelitz's book You Should Have Known.
On this day in 2019
- Leicester City rout Southampton,9-0 at St. Mary's to record biggest ever win by an away side in an English top-flight league match in the history of the Football League.
- Chou Wen-chung, Chinese-American composer (Mode of Shang), who died at 96.
- Earl Balmer, Race Car Driver.
- Desert Sessions, Vols. 11 & 12 was released by Various Artists.
16 years since the last volume, Josh Homme and a new group of artists including Carla Azar, Matt Berry, Les Claypool, Billy Gibbons, Mike Kerr, Stella Mozgawa, and Jake Shears came together in Joshua Tree to record eight new songs over five days.
- Colorado was released by Neil Young & Crazy Horse.
The 39th studio release for the Canadian singer-songwriter with his Crazy Horse band is his first with Nils Lofgren since 1971 and was produced with John Hanlon.
- Cry was released by Cigarettes After Sex.
The second full-length release for the Texas dream pop was recorded at night in Mallorca.
- Anicca was released by Teebs.
The third full-length studio release for producer Mtendere Mandowa as Teebs features contributions from Ringgo Ancheta (aka MNDSGN), Daydream Masi, Michael Lundy, Panda Bear, Pink Siifu, Jimetta Rose, Thomas Stankiewicz, Sudan Archives, and Anna Wise.
- Bigger Than Life was released by Black Marble.
The third full-length release for the Chris Stewart music project was self-recorded and produced.
- Leaving Meaning. was released by Swans.
The 15th full-length studio release for the experimental rock band led by Michael Gira features contributions from such artists as Baby Dee, Ben Frost, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, The Necks, Anna and Maria von Hausswolff, as well as former Swans members: Thor Harris, Christopher Pravdica, Phil Puleo, Paul Wallfisch, and Norman Westberg.
- Jesus Is King was released by Kanye West.
After several delays, the ninth full-length studio release for the rapper is set to be released on the same day as his concert film of the same name.
- Cheap Queen was released by King Princess.
The debut full-length release for the Brooklyn singer-songwriter features contributions from Father John Misty, Tobias Jesso Jr. and The Dap-Kings.
- Fibs was released by Anna Meredith.
The second full-length solo release for the British composer features new instruments not heard on 2016's Varmints.
- Three Chords and the Truth was released by Van Morrison.
The 41st full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter features contributions from Jay Berliner and The Righteous Brothers' Bill Medley.
- Pyroclasts was released by Sunn O))).
The companion album for the drone metal band's earlier released Life Metal album was recorded at the same sessions with Steve Albini.
- PONY was released by Rex Orange County.
The third full-length release for the British indie pop artist who appeared on Tyler, The Creator's Flower Boy album, was co-produced with Ben Baptie.
- Seeker was released by Mikal Cronin.
The fourth full-length solo studio release for the Los Angeles singer-songwriter was recorded live with Ty Segall's Freedom Band by Jason Quever of Papercuts.
- Sweating the Plague was released by Guided Voices.
The third-full-length release in 2019 for the prolific band led by Robert Pollard.
- Synonyms - Not Rated is released.
In Paris, things do not exactly get off to a good start for the newly arrived Yoav. He knocks on the door of the flat where he's supposed to stay, only to discover the place is empty. While he is taking a bath there, his belongings are stolen. Yet this young Israeli, who has arrived with such great expectations, will not be dissuaded that easily. Desperate to erase his origins, Yoav sees becoming French as his only hope for salvation. Step one is to replace his language. From now on, he will not utter a single word of Hebrew and his dictionary becomes his constant companion. The necessary visits to the Israeli embassy annoy Yoav – he finds his compatriots to be a total burden – but the naturalization test also has its pitfalls. And the young French couple whom he befriends has some rather strange ideas about how to help him. Based on the real life experiences of writer-director Nadav Lapid's (The Kindergarten Teacher, Policeman), Synonyms explores the challenges of putting down roots in a new place. Yoav's attempts to find himself awaken past demons and open up an existential abyss in this tragicomic puzzle that wisely knows how to keep its secrets. [Kino Lorber]
- The Current War: Director's Cut - PG-13 is released.
Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in The Current War, the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world. Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) is on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules.
- The Great Alaskan Race - PG is released.
After overcoming personal tragedy, widowed father and champion musher Leonhard ‘Sepp’ Seppala steps in the midst of a diphtheria outbreak in his small dock town of Nome, Alaska to safely deliver the anti-toxin to the hospital. With his own child’s life on the line, Sepp battles the impossible, accompanied by his trusty pack of sled dogs. When a severe winter storm has made it impossible journey for planes, trains, or any form of transportation, Sepp and his dogs are able to get the anti-toxin to the children in need, just in the nick of time.
- The Kill Team - R is released.
When Andrew Briggman (Nat Wolff), a young soldier in the US invasion of Afghanistan, witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic leader, Sergeant Deeks (Alexander Skarsgård), he considers reporting them to higher-ups — but the heavily-armed, increasingly violent platoon becomes suspicious that someone in their ranks has turned on them, and Andrew begins to fear that he’ll be the next target.
- Western Stars - October 25,2019 is released.
Springsteen’s first studio album in five years, Western Stars marks a departure for the legendary singer/songwriter while still drawing on his roots. Touching on themes of love and loss, loneliness and family and the inexorable passage of time, the documentary film evokes the American West—both the mythic and the hardscrabble—weaving archival footage and Springsteen’s personal narration with song to tell the story of Western Stars.Western Stars offers fans the world over their only opportunity to see Springsteen perform all 13 songs on the album, backed up by a band and a full orchestra, under the cathedral ceiling of his historic nearly 100-year-old barn.
- Frankie - Not Rated is released.
Unfolding over the course of a late summer's day in the fabled resort town of Sintra, Portugal, Frankie follows three generations who have gathered for a vacation organized by the family matriarch (Isabelle Huppert). In this fairy tale setting, husbands and wives, parents and children, friends and lovers — stirred by their romantic impulses — discover the cracks between them, as well as unexpected depth of feeling. [Sony Pictures Classics]
- Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound - Not Rated is released.
An exploration of the history, artistry, and emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, via interviews, clips from movies, and a look at their actual process of creation and discovery.
- Paradise Hills - TV-14 is released.
On an isolated island, Uma (Emma Roberts) wakes up to find herself at Paradise Hills, a facility where high-class families send their daughters to become perfect versions of themselves. The facility is run by the mysterious Duchess (Milla Jovovich) where calibrated treatments including etiquette classes, vocal lessons, beauty treatments, gymnastics and restricted diets, revolve all physical and emotional shortcomings within two months. The outspoken Uma finds solace and friendship in other Paradise Hills residents -- Chloe (Danielle McDonald), Yu (Awkwafina) and Mexican popstar Amarna (Eiza Gonzalez). Uma soon realizes that lurking behind all this beauty is a sinister secret. It's a race against the clock as Uma and her friends try to escape Paradise Hills before it consumes them all.
- Burning Cane - TV-MA is released.
Among the cane fields of rural Louisiana, an aging mother struggles between her religious convictions and the love of her son in this debut drama from 19-year-old filmmaker Phillip Youmans, who shot the film while still in high school.
- Black and Blue - R is released.
A rookie cop (Naomie Harris) inadvertently captures the murder of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing that the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the one person (Tyrese Gibson) from her community who is willing to help her as she tries to escape both the criminals out for revenge and the police who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage.
- Countdown - PG-13 is released.
When a nurse downloads an app that claims to predict the moment a person will die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With the clock ticking and a figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.
- Farming - R is released.
Based on his own life story, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s Farming charts the extraordinary journey of a young fostered Nigerian boy who, struggling to find an identity, falls in with a skinhead gang in 1980’s England.
On this day in 2018
- First work of art produced by artificial intelligence "Edmond de Belamy" conceived by Obvious sells for $432,500 at Christie's in New York.
- First work of art produced by artificial intelligence "Edmond de Belamy" concieved by Obvious sells for $432,500 at Christie's in New York.
- Flash floods near the Red Sea in Jordan kill 17 as a school bus is washed away.
- Google says it has fired 48 people for sexual harassment after New York Times reveals Android creator Andy Rubin got $90 package when let go for sexual harassment.
- Super Typhoon Yutu strikes the Northern Mariana Islands of Saipan and Tinian with winds of 180mph (290km/h).
- Sahle-Work Zewde becomes Ethiopia's first female President and Africa's only female head of state after being elected by parliament.
- Sonny Fortune [Cornelius Fortune], American jazz saxophonist, who died at 79.
- Dovlatov - Not Rated is released.
Dovlatov charts six days in the life of brilliant, ironic writer who saw far beyond the rigid limits of 70s Soviet Russia. Sergei Dovlatov fought to preserve his own talent and decency with poet and writer Joseph Brodsky while watching his artist friends get crushed by the iron-willed state machinery.
- TV SERIES
- Heathers (2018): Season 1 is released.
Based on the movie by the same name, the dark comedy reboot finds J.D. (James Scully) and Veronica (Grace Victoria Cox) dealing with the Heathers led by Heather Chandler (Melanie Field), her second in command Heather Duke (Brendan Scannell), and cheerleader Heather McNamara (Jasmine Mathews).
On this day in 2017
- First fossil of a ichthyosaur (marine reptile,152 million years old) found in India. Reports published in "Plos One" science journal..
- Chinese Premier Xi Jinping unveils his new ruling council in the Great Hall of the People, none of the five are young enough to succeed him.
- Cartia Brooke, YouTube Star, born in United States.
- Nora Mattson, Family Member, born in United States.
- Fats Domino, Pianist.
- John Manduell, British-based South African composer and educator (Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester,1973-96), who died at 89.
- Jack Bannon, American actor (Art in Lou Grant, Trauma Center), who died at 77.
- God's Own Country - Not Rated is released.
Johnny Saxby (Josh O'Connor) works long hours in brutal isolation on his family's remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. When a handsome Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu) arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before. An intense relationship forms between the two which could change Johnny's life forever.
On this day in 2016
- 4 killed on a theme park ride at Dreamworld, in Queensland, Australia.
- Paul Beatty becomes the 1st American to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel "The Sellout".
- Carlos Alberto Torres, Brazilian footballer, Captain of winning World Cup team (1970), who died at 72.
- Bob Hoover, Pilot.
On this day in 2015
- British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins US F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas to clinch his second consecutive World Drivers Championship.
- American guitarist and saxophonist Marlo Henderson died aged 67. As a session musician he played on albums such as Off the Wall by Michael Jackson and worked with Paul McCartney and Minnie Riperton..
- American singer-songwriter Jason Mraz at the age of 38 weds girlfriend Christina Carano at Pole Green Church in Mechanicsville, Virginia.
- Singer Jason Mraz at the age of 38 weds girlfriend Christina Carano at Pole Green Church in Mechanicsville, Virginia.
- Basil Williams, West Indian cricket batsman (7 Tests,2 x 100s; century on debut 1978), who died at 65.
- Lisa Jardine, British historian and writer, who died of cancer at 71.
On this day in 2014
- Jack Bruce, best known as one third of Cream died of liver disease aged 71. Bruce played bass, sang and was the principal songwriter in Cream, and his CV reads like a comprehensive guide to the British blues boom, with spells in Alexis Korner’s Blues Inc, the Graham Bond Organisation, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Manfred Mann..
- Egypt Ratumaitavuki, Family Member, born in Australia.
- Jack Bruce, Scottish bassist and singer-songwriter (Cream - "White Room"), who died at 71.
- Jack Bruce, Scottish bassist and singer-songwriter (Cream-White Room), who died at 71.
- Joey M. Laquerre, Race Car Driver.
- Georges Alexandrovitch, Race Car Driver.
On this day in 2013
- 74 Boko Harem members killed in a coordinated assault in Borno State, Nigeria.
- Daxton Butler, YouTube Star, born in Los Angeles, CA.
- Bill Sharman, American Basketball HOF guard (8 × NBA All-Star; 4 x NBA C'ship; Boston Celtics) and coach (NBA C'ship 1972 LA Lakers), who died from stroke complications at 87.
- Bill Sharman, American basketball player, who died from complications from a stroke at 87.
- Hal Needham, American stuntman, who died from cancer at 82.
- Marcia Wallace, American actress (Carol-Bob Newhart Show), who died from pneumonia at 70.
- Nigel Davenport, British actor (Without a Clue, Masada), who died at 85.
- I Am Divine - Not Rated is released.
Harris Glenn Milstead, aka Divine, was the ultimate outsider turned underground hero. Divine succeeded in becoming an internationally recognized icon, recording artist, and character actor of stage and screen. Glenn went from the often-mocked, schoolyard fat kid to underdog royalty, standing up for millions of gay men and women, drag queens and punk rockers, and countless other socially ostracized misfits and freaks. With a completely committed in-your-face style, he blurred the line between performer and personality, and revolutionized pop culture.
- Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa - R is released.
Signature Jackass character Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) and his grandson Billy will take movie audiences along for the most insane hidden camera road trip ever captured on camera. Real people in unreal situations, making for one really messed up comedy.
- Blue Is the Warmest Color - NC-17 is released.
Blue is the Warmest Color centers on a 15-year-old girl named Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) who is climbing to adulthood and dreams of experiencing her first love. A handsome male classmate falls for her, but an unsettling erotic reverie upsets the romance before it begins. Adèle imagines that the mysterious, blue-haired girl she encountered in the street slips into her bed and possesses her with an overwhelming pleasure. That blue-haired girl is a confident older art student named Emma (Léa Seydoux), who will soon enter Adèle's life for real, leading to an intense and complicated love story that spans a decade and is touchingly universal in its depiction. [IFC Films]
- Capital - R is released.
When the CEO of France's Phenix Bank collapses on the golf course, Machiavellian young executive Marc Tourneuil is crowned as his replacement. A whirlwind of ruthless ambition, power struggles, greed and deception ensues as Tourneuil's brutal ascent is jeopardized by a hostile takeover attempt from a large American hedge fund led by Dittmar Rigule, erotic distractions from international supermodel Nassim, and adversaries with an agenda for destruction.
- Spinning Plates - Not Rated is released.
Spinning Plates is a documentary about three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who make them what they are. A cutting-edge restaurant named the seventh-best in the world whose chef must battle a life-threatening obstacle to pursue his passion. A 150-year-old family restaurant still standing only because of the unbreakable bond with its community. A fledgling Mexican restaurant whose owners are risking everything just to survive and provide for their young daughter. Their unforgettable stories of family, legacy, passion and survival come together to reveal how meaningful food can be, and the power it has to connect us to one another.
- The Counselor - R is released.
A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.
- The Square - Not Rated is released.
A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.
- TV SERIES
- Dracula: Season 1 is released.
This 10-episode take on Bram Stoker's classic novel is set in Victorian-era London, where Dracula (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) forms an unlikely alliance with Van Helsing (Thomas Kretschmann) to take down a shady criminal organization called the Order of the Dragon.