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  • National Day is being celebrated in Austria
  • National Gospel Day is being celebrated in Cook Islands
  • People born on this day are Scorpio as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • " Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" has its world premiere in Hollywood starring Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • NASA scientists think they have detected the first planet outside our galaxy, in Whirlpool Galaxy (M51),28 million light-years away.
    • UN report says current climate pledges put world on course for "catastrophic" average 2.7-degree Celsius temperature rise this century ahead of Glasgow climate summit.
    • DEATHS
    • Umberto Colombo, Italian soccer midfielder (3 caps; Juventus, Atalanta), who died at 88.
    • Roh Tae-Woo, Politician.
    • Glen Tuckett American college basbeall coach (Brigham Young Uni 1959-76) and administrator (BYU athletic director 1976-94), who died at 93.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy for PC is released. Fire up Star-Lord’s jet boots for a wild ride across the cosmos in this third-person action-adventure game, a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. With the unpredictable Guardians at your side, blast your way from one explosive situation to another, with original and iconic Marvel characters caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe. You got this. Probably.
    • Moonglow Bay for PC is released. In Moonglow Bay, you play as a rookie angler, working together with friends, family, and neighbours to hone your fishing skills, nourish relationships, and restore a remote town’s fractured community.
    • Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars for PlayStation 4 is released. Gamninjustri - a place where all manner of ninjas gather. As the struggle for control increased between the daimyos of the nations, tensions Rose between the two great nations, each of which was home to One of the major schools of martial arts. The compa style which has mastered the Ninja arts based on the command technique. The honeypa style which has mastered the Ninja arts rooted in the action technique.
    • Shadow Corridor for Switch is released. Immerse yourself in the latest chapter of the popular, Japanese indie horror title, Kageroh: Shadow Corridor. Survive against the onslaught of horrors that lie in wait in eerie, traditional Japanese locales that change with every playthrough.
    • Mort Sahl, American stand-up comedian, political satirist, writer, and TV personality (The Big Party), who died at 94.
    • SPORTS
    • Walter Smith, Scottish football manager (Rangers, Everton; Scotland 2004-07), who died at 73.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • US Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court sealing a conservative 6-3 majority.
    • Silverado wildfire breaks out in Orange County, California forcing 60,000 people to evacuate.
    • Melbourne officials announce end to their three-month lockdown as city records no new cases of COVID-19 pandemic for 1st time since June.
    • NASA announces there is more water on the Moon than previously thought, in sunlit as well as shadowed regions.
    • Police officers in Philadelphia shoot and kill black man Walter Wallace Jr. armed with a knife, prompting protests and the city to impose a curfew.
    • BIRTHS
    • Ayla Faith Prince, Family Member, born in Houston, TX.
    • DEATHS
    • Stan Kesler, American session musician (Sun Studio), songwriter (" I Forgot to Remember to Forget"), and record producer (Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs -" Wooly Bully"), who died of bone cancer at 92.
    • The Sister: Season 1 is released. Nathan Redman's (Russell Tovey) happy life is threatened by the arrival of a man (Bertie Carvel) from his past in the adaptation of the Neil Cross novel, Burial.[Premiered originally in the UK on ITV on 26 Oct 2020; set to air in the US on Hulu in Jan 2021]
    • Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says the country will becomes carbon neutral by 2050.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • A olive green Manhattan brand acrylic and mohair cardigan worn by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana's famed appearance on MTV Unplugged become the most expensive sweater sold at auction after fetching £260,388. A custom Fender guitar built in 1993 that Cobain used during the band's In Utero tour was also sold for £265,066..
    • Raid by US Special Forces kills ISIS founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria.
    • DEATHS
    • Paul Barrere, American rock guitarist (Little Feat - "Time Loves a Hero"), who died of liver cancer at 71.
    • Robert Evans, American producer and actor (Love Story, The Godfather, Chinatown), who died at 89.
    • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Leader of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), detonates a suicide vest after being cornered by US special forces and dies at 48.
    • Enriqueta Basilio, Mexican athlete (first woman to light the Olympic Cauldron,1968), who died of pneumonia at 71.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor announces she has converted to Islam.
    • Trump supporter Cesar Sayoc arrested for sending 14 pipe bombs to prominent US Democrats.
    • BIRTHS
    • Ranger Ortiz, Family Member, born in United States.
    • DEATHS
    • György Károly, Hungarian poet and author, who died of cancer at 65.
    • 1985 is released. Adrian (Cory Michael Smith), a closeted young man, returns to his Texas hometown for Christmas during the first wave of the AIDS crisis. Burdened with an unspeakable tragedy in New York, Adrian reconnects with his brother (Aidan Langford) and estranged childhood friend (Jamie Chung), as he struggles to divulge his dire circumstances to his religious parents (Virginia Madsen and Michael Chiklis).
    • Burning is released. The difficult life of Jongsu (Ah-in Yoo), a frustrated introvert, is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit: first, Haemi (Jong-seo Jun), a spirited woman who offers romantic possibility, and then, Ben (Steven Yeun), a wealthy and sophisticated young man she returns with from a trip. When Jongsu learns of Ben’s mysterious hobby and Haemi suddenly disappears, his confusion and obsessions begin to mount, culminating in a stunning finale.
    • Shirkers is released. In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan and her friends Sophie and Jasmine shot Singapore's first indie-a road movie called Shirkers-with their enigmatic American mentor, Georges Cardona. Sandi wrote the script and played the lead, a killer named S. After shooting wrapped, Georges vanished with all the footage! 20 years later, the 16mm cans are recovered in New Orleans, sending Sandi-now a novelist in Los Angeles-on a new personal odyssey across two continents and many media: 16mm, digital, Hi8, Super8, slides, animation and handwritten letters.
    • Monrovia, Indiana is released. Monrovia, Indiana explores a small town in rural, mid-America and illustrates how values like community service, duty, spiritual life, generosity and authenticity are formed, experienced and lived along with conflicting stereotypes. The film gives a complex and nuanced view of daily life in Monrovia and provides some understanding of a way of life whose influence and force have not always been recognized or understood in the big cities on the east and west coasts of America and in other countries. [Venice]
    • MOVIES: NR
    • Don't Go is released. Reeling from the shock of their young daughter’s death, Ben (Stephen Dorff) and Hazel (Melissa George) attempt to restart their lives in a picturesque seaside village. But when the girl begins appearing to Ben in a haunting recurring dream, he becomes convinced that she is attempting to make contact from beyond the grave—and that his nightmare may hold the key to bringing her back to life. As Hazel begins to fear for her husband’s sanity, they are each drawn into a mystery far beyond their understanding. [IFC Films]
    • MOVIES: OCTOBER 26 2018
    • A Bread Factory Part One: For the Sake of Gold is released. After 40 years of running their community arts space, The Bread Factory, Dorothea and Greta are suddenly fighting for survival when a celebrity couple--performance artists from China--come to Checkford and build an enormous complex down the street catapulting big changes in their small town.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Johnny English Strikes Again is released. When a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, Johnny English becomes the Secret Service’s last hope. Called out of retirement, English dives head first into action with the mission to find the mastermind hacker. As a man with few skills and analogue methods, Johnny English must overcome the challenges of modern technology to make this mission a success.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Hunter Killer is released. Deep under the Arctic Ocean, American submarine Captain Joe Glass (Gerard Butler) is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress when he discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, threatening to dismantle the world order. Captain Glass must now assemble an elite group of Navy SEALs to rescue the kidnapped Russian president and sneak through enemy waters to stop WWIII.
    • Border is released. Tina (Eva Melander) is a border guard who has the ability to smell human emotions and catch smugglers. When she comes across a mysterious man with a smell that confounds her detection, she is forced to confront hugely disturbing insights about herself and humankind.
    • London Fields is released. Clairvoyant femme fatale Nicola Six has been living with a dark premonition of her impending death by murder. She begins a tangled love affair with three uniquely different men: one of whom she knows will be her murderer.
    • Suspiria is released. A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe's artistic director (Tilda Swinton), an ambitious young dancer (Dakota Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist (Lutz Ebersdorf). Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
    • Viper Club is released. ER nurse Helen Sterling (Susan Sarandon) struggles to free her grown son, a journalist captured by terrorists in the Middle East. After hitting walls with the FBI and State agencies, she discovers a clandestine community of journalists, advocates, and philanthropists who might be able to help.
    • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Season 1 is released. Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) juggles life as a sophomore at Baxter High and as a witch with her Aunts Hilda (Lucy Davis) and Zelda (Miranda Otto) in this darker coming-of-age series based on the comic book series of the same name.
    • ALBUMS
    • Dean Wareham vs. Cheval Sombre was released by Dean Wareham. The collaboration between Dean Wareham and Cheval Sombre features covers of Western-themed songs recorded with producer Jason Quever.
    • Aviary was released by Julia Holter. The fifth full-length release for the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter was inspired in part by a 2009 short story by Lebanese-American poet and essayist Etel Adnan.
    • A Laughing Death in Meatspace was released by Tropical Fuck Storm. This is the debut full-length release for the Australian rock band that includes The Drones' Gareth Libbiard and Fiona Kitschin; High Tension's Lauren Hammel; and Harmony/Palm Springs' Erica Dunn.
    • A Legendary Christmas was released by John Legend. The holiday album from the R&B singer was produced by Raphael Saadiq feature guest appearances from Esperanza Spalding and Stevie Wonder.
    • IC-01 Hanoi was released by Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The fifth full-length release for the Oregon-based New Zealand psychedelic rock band was recorded during the same session as Sex & Food.
    • Fudge Sandwich was released by Ty Segall. The covers album from the garage rock artist features songs by The Dils, Amon Düül II, Funkadelic, Gong, Grateful Dead, John Lennon, Rudimentary Peni, Sparks, Spencer Davis Group, War, and Neil Young.
    • Honey was released by Robyn. The first full-length release in eight years for the Swedish artist features contributions from with Joseph Mount of Metronomy, Klas Åhlund, Adam Bainbridge, Mr. Tophat, and Zhal.
    • Saturn was released by nao. The second full-length release for the British R&B artist features guest appearances from Kwabs and SiR.
    • Overload was released by Georgia Anne Muldrow. The latest release for the Los Angeles R&B artist features guest appearances from Shana Jenson and Dudley Perkins.
    • Premonitions was released by Miya Folick. The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles singer-songwriter was produced with Justin Raisen and Yves Rothman.
    • Suspiria [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] was released by Thom Yorke. The soundtrack for Luca Guadagnino's remake of the 1977 film of the same name is the first feature film soundtrack for the Radiohead singer.
    • You Won't Get What You Want was released by Daughters. The fourth full-length studio release for the Rhode Island noise-rock band is its first since the quartet reunited in 2013.
    • Red Dead Redemption 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world also provides the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience. America,1899. The end of the Wild West era has begun. After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang has to rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal fissures threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang that raised him. [Rockstar]
    • My Hero One's Justice for PlayStation 4 is released. Your fight for Justice starts now.Whether you want to see the destruction of humanity or believe heroes should defend those in need, fight to prove your justice in My Hero One's Justice. The popular weekly Shonen Jump manga series comes to life, as players experience the abilities of fan favorite characters such as Izuku, Deku, Midoriya, Katsuki Katchan Bakugo, All Might and many more in this arena brawler, where you'll get to choose between hero and villain in your path to justice. Utilize Quirks and call upon your sidekicks to activate powerful attacks where your environments are at your disposal in total field destruction.Features:* Based on the hit weekly Shonen Jump manga series.* Heroes or Villains -- Choose between fan favorite characters like Deku, All Might, Tomura, and many more in your path to justice.* Total destruction -- The environments are at your disposal as players can destroy their surroundings in fierce battles.* Unleash Superpowers -- Utilize each character's quirks to plant explosive attacks.* Gorgeous and faithful Anime-style graphics.
    • Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood for PlayStation 4 is released. 2 Castlevania masterpieces available for the first time on PlayStation4. Now relive 2 of the greatest titles within the Castlevania series: "Rondo of Blood"(PC Engine) and "Symphony of the Night"(PlayStation). Rondo of Blood -> The 10th in its series crafted with stunning graphics and beautiful music. Released on PC-Engine in 1993, this was the first in the series released as a CD-ROM game. It took full advantage of the new media format, and was praised by reviewers for its crisp visuals and amazing music. Venture through 9 stages featuring hidden levels and alternative routes to save imprisoned villagers as you set out to destroy count Dracula once and for all. Playable characters include Richter Belmont the Vampire Hunter and Maria Renard the master of the 4 celestial beasts. Symphony of the Night -> First exploration-type side scroll action game in the series. The game is set in the sprawling Castlevania through which Alucard, son of Dracula must venture in his quest to confront, and ultimately destroy his father. Featuring ground breaking non-linear gameplay, Symphony of the Night helped define a new genre of gameplay by blending RPG elements, exploration and platforming. The vast number of weapons and items found throughout the game allows a diverse range of play styles to be employed. This game perfected the essence of the Castlevania series with gorgeous artwork and classic soundtrack that carry the player through the game.
    • Rhine River in drought with lowest levels since 1920s forces German government to release oil reserves after barge shipments disrupted.
    • SPORTS
    • Longest Baseball World Series game by both innings and time; LA Dodgers beat Boston Red Sox,3-2 in the 18th inning (7 hours,20 mins) in Game 3 at Dodger Stadium with Max Muncy walk-off homer.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • National Party of New Zealand found guilty of breaching the copyright of rapper Eminem's publisher and ordered to pay $413,000 for use of the song “Eminem Esque”.
    • Oldest-known tsunami victim revealed by sediment discovered in 6,000 year-old skull by scientists near Aitape, Papua New Guinea.
    • Cremation ceremony for King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand held in Bangkok, a year after his death.
    • Explosion and fire at a fireworks factory in Tangerang, Indonesia kills 47 and injuries dozens.
    • Time Recoil for Switch is released. Kill to slow time! Time Recoil is a top-down shooter with tons of slow motion gunfights, epic special moves, time attack mode, and a time travel storyline.In Time Recoil, you have a super power: Kill to slow time. Subsequent kills give more time in slowdown and enable you to conduct unbelievable slow motion feats! Kills in slowdown grant special moves. With special moves you Dash through walls and enemies. The more kills you gain, the more devastating the move. Combine slowdown and moves into a wall busting chain of destruction!You are the hero of a rebel organization fighting against Mr Time, a mad scientist dictator in possession of a time based weapon of mass destruction. The Time Machine at the rebel base will take you to the past via a wormhole. Mission goals range from assassination to rescuing scientists. Expect the unexpected along the way, and ultimately kill Mr. Time.
    • Splasher for Switch is released. Splasher is a 2D platformer with unique arcade/action gameplay. It offers gamers challenges that require agility, speed and fast reflexes, and is set in a crazy cartoon universe.The Splashers are in great danger! The quiet and peaceful workers from Inkorp are being led to their doom by the greedy Docteur, the paint factory's evil boss. A young hero rises to fight for what's right. Armed with a splatter cannon, he launches an attack in order to save the Splashers and stand up to the dictator. His amazing paint cannon grants him color superpowers.
    • US President Donald Trump declares the opioid crisis a public health emergency.
    • Jacinda Ardern is sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand, becoming the world’s youngest female head of government.

    On this day in 2016

    • DEATHS
    • William Eteki Mboumoua, Politician.
    • Oasis: Supersonic is released. From the Academy Award®-winning producers of Amy and Senna comes this essential and entertaining look at the meteoric rise of the seminal 90s rock band Oasis. The film immerses us in the raucous rock stars’ fast-paced world of electrifying music, wild debauchery, and epic fraternal feuding, weaving never-before-seen concert footage with candid interviews and an astonishing firsthand account of the backstage sibling rivalry that threatened to destroy the band.
    • Rectify: Season 4 is released. Daniel tries to start a new life outside of Paulie in the fourth and final season of the drama.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Clockwork Empires for PC is released. Assume the role of a Junior Bureaucrat (Colonial Grade), sent forth to seek fame, promotions, and natural bounty to feed the ravenous maw of Imperial Industry & Commerce. Build a prosperous colony, fill it with magnificent factories worked by oppressed laborers, and harness the awesome power of steam through fearsome machines invented by determined men and women of Science! History is yours to seize for fame and fortune, for Science, and for the Queen and the glory of the Clockwork Empires.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • Justin Bieber cleaned up at the MTV's EMAs - (European Music Awards), winning best male, best North American act, best collaboration for 'Where Are You Now?', with Skrillex and Diplo, biggest fans and best look. One Direction won the prize for best pop, Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' won best song and Rihanna was named best female..
    • " Spectre",24th James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig premieres in London.
    • 7.5 magnitude earthquake hits northern Pakistan and Afghanistan killing over 300.
    • World Health Organization classifies processed meat as carcinogenic.
    • Supergirl (2015): Season 1 is released. Superman's 24-year-old cousin Kara Zor-El/Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) has been working as Cat Grant's (Calista Flockhart) assistant when a sudden calamity forces her to reveal her powers to the world including co-worker James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), and former CIA agent Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), who works at the same company as Kara's adopted sister Alexandra Danvers (Chyler Leigh).
    • GAMING: PC
    • Chaos Reborn for PC is released. At the heart of Chaos Reborn is an intuitive and fluid turn-based wizard combat system. You play the role of a fighting wizard armed with a selection of spells and magical staff. Some spells summon creatures but others are more exotic, such as the Gooey Blob which spreads uncontrollably across the terrain. The balance between Law and Chaos can be altered to your advantage, or you can cast illusions to deceive your adversaries. It’s a game of bluff, tactics and calculated risks with nail-biting decisions from one turn to the next.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • American tennis star Serena Williams beats Simona Halep of Romania 6–3,6–0 to successfully defend her WTA Finals title in Kallang, Singapore.
    • DEATHS
    • Oscar Taveras, Baseball Player.
    • Paul Jett, Race Car Driver.
    • Senzo Meyiwa, Soccer Player.
    • Dilma Rousseff is re-elected President of Brazil.
    • SPORTS
    • Jeff Robinson, American baseball player, who died at 52.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • Producer Quincy Jones was suing the estate of the late Michael Jackson for millions of dollars. He said the singer's estate and Sony Music Entertainment improperly re-edited songs to deprive him of royalties and production fees. Mr Jones stated that they also broke an agreement giving him the right to remix master recordings for albums released after Jackson's death in 2009..
    • St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to lead the MLB 2013 World Series 2-1.
    • Actress Christina Ricci at the age of 33 weds camera dolly grip James Heerdegen in Manhattan, New York.


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