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  • Boun Ok Phansa is being celebrated in Laos
  • Full Moon Day of Thadingyut(Day1) is being celebrated in Myanmar
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Czech Republic
  • Ochi Day is being celebrated in Cyprus
  • The Ochi Day is being celebrated in Greece
  • Vap Full Moon Poya Day is being celebrated in Sri Lanka
  • 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
    • Hammer-wielding intruder attacks Paul Pelosi,82-year old husband of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, at their California home.
    • DEATHS
    • Jerry Lee Lewis, Rock Singer.
    • D. H. Peligro [Darren Henley], American punk rock drummer (Dead Kennedys, Red Hot Chili Peppers,1988), who died from head injury after a fall at 63.
    • Armageddon Time is released. Armageddon Time is a deeply personal story on the strength of family, the complexity of friendship and the generational pursuit of the American Dream.
    • Holy Spider is released. Female journalist Rahimi (Zar Amir Ebrahimi) travels to the Iranian holy city of Mashhad to investigate a serial killer who believes he is doing the work of God, cleansing the streets of sinners by murdering sex workers. As the body count mounts and Rahimi draws closer to exposing his crimes, the opportunity for justice grows harder to attain as the Spider Killer is embraced by many as a hero. Based on the true story of serial killer Saeed Hanaei.
    • Please Baby Please is released. Suze (Andrea Riseborough) and Arthur (Harry Melling) live an outwardly traditional lifestyle as the Lower East Side’s most bohemian Eisenhower-era couple. The pair’s cage is rattled when they encounter a gang of sadistic, leather-clad greasers known as The Young Gents. Suze and Arthur’s initial thrust of fear evolves into confusion of thrill and lust. This sudden exposure to flamboyant masculinity unlocks the realization that Suze is an aspiring leather daddy who mistook herself for a housewife. Meanwhile, the perpetually sensitive Arthur’s obsessive gender trouble goes sideways when Young Gent Teddy (Karl Glusman) sparks a queer desire.
    • The Novelist's Film is released. Junhee (Lee Hyeyoung) is a novelist who's grown disenchanted with her own writing. On a trip to see an old friend, she runs into a film director who was set to adapt one of her novels before the project fell through. One chance encounter leads to another and soon she finds herself having lunch with Kilsoo (Kim Minhee), a well-known actress also questioning her role as an artist. It’s then that Junhee has an epiphany: she will make a film starring Kilsoo. It won’t be like other films. It will be the novelist’s film.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Enola Holmes 2 is released. Fresh off the triumph of solving her first case, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) follows in the footsteps of her famous brother, Sherlock (Henry Cavill), and opens her own agency — only to find that life as a female detective-for-hire isn’t as easy as it seems. Resigned to accepting the cold realities of adulthood, she is about to close shop when a penniless matchstick girl offers Enola her first official job: to find her missing sister. But this case proves to be far more puzzling than expected, as Enola is thrown into a dangerous new world — from London’s sinister factories and colorful music halls, to the highest echelons of society and 221B Baker Street itself. As the sparks of a deadly conspiracy ignite, Enola must call upon the help of friends — and Sherlock himself — to unravel her mystery. The game, it seems, has found its feet again!
    • MOVIES: R
    • Is That Black Enough for You?!? is released. Film critic Elvis Mitchell tracks the history of Black cinema, focused mainly on the '70s, with archival and new interviews with many of the key players from the era.
    • Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues is released. Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues offers an intimate and revealing look at the world-changing musician, presented through a lens of archival footage and never-before-heard home recordings and personal conversations. This definitive documentary, directed by Sacha Jenkins, honors Armstrong's legacy as a founding father of jazz, one of the first internationally known and beloved stars, and a cultural ambassador of the United States. The film shows how Armstrong’s own life spans the shift from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, and how he became a lightning rod figure in that turbulent era.
    • Call Jane is released. Chicago,1968. As the city and the nation are poised on the brink of political upheaval, suburban housewife Joy (Elizabeth Banks) leads an ordinary life with her husband and daughter. When Joy’s pregnancy leads to a life-threatening heart condition, she must navigate an all-male medical establishment unwilling to terminate her pregnancy in order to save her life. Her journey for a solution leads her to Virginia (Sigourney Weaver), an independent visionary fiercely committed to women’s health, and Gwen (Wunmi Mosaku), an activist who dreams of a day when all women will have access to abortion, regardless of their ability to pay. Joy is so inspired by their work, she decides to join forces with them, putting every aspect of her life on the line.
    • Causeway is released. A US soldier (Jennifer Lawrence) suffers a traumatic brain injury while fighting in Afghanistan and struggles to adjust to life back home.
    • Run Sweetheart Run is released. After what begins as dinner with a client, a single mom (Ella Balinska) finds herself hunted by a monstrous and seemingly unstoppable assailant (Pilou Asbæk) in this terrifying dark thriller. [Amazon]
    • ALBUMS
    • And I Have Been was released by Benjamin Clementine. The third full-length release for British singer-songwriter Benjamin Clementine was self-produced.
    • Actual Life 3 (January 1 - September 9 2022) was released by Fred again... The third release for British songwriter/producer Fred again... is the final part of his Actual Life trilogy of albums that features voice recordings and music samples.
    • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II for PlayStation 5 is released. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is the sequel to 2019’s blockbuster Modern Warfare. Featuring the return of the iconic, team leader Captain John Price, the fearless John "Soap"MacTavish, the seasoned Sergeant Kyle "Gaz” Garrick, and the lone wolf himself, fan favorite Simon “Ghost” Riley, witness what makes Task Force 141 (TF141) the legendary squad it is today. Leverage new weapons, vehicles, and cutting-edge equipment to take on enemies. Gear up and take the fight offshore to siege enemies underwater, breach a highly fortified enemy base, infil along the canals and liberate much-needed allies at a black site hidden within the mountains. Infinity Ward presents heart-pounding next-gen, state-of-the-art gameplay. Fight alongside friends in a truly immersive experience with stunningly realistic sound, lighting, and graphics that produce the most advanced Call of Duty in history. Modern Warfare® II features a suite of gameplay and graphical innovations that elevate the franchise to new heights, including: A rebuilt, advanced AI system Enhanced rendering and photogrammetry technology A new Gunsmith system allowing for more customization than ever. Trail blazing innovations to set the foundation for next-generation gameplay.Stay Frosty.
    • Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits for Switch is released. A request has arrived from the “Encyclopedia of Unfortunate Creatures”. By catching certain creatures in “Ace Angler +”, you can unlock a range of fascinating information about unfortunate creatures. Catch the creatures that have escaped from the “Encyclopedia of Unfortunate Creatures” and return them to earn rewards. Check the encyclopedia after you’ve caught each animal to learn about their adorably unfortunate characteristics.
    • Bayonetta 3 for Switch is released. Bayonetta returns in an all-new, over-the-top climax action game. Sporting a wicked new ensemble and somehow familiar pigtails, the titular Umbra Witch must face a mysterious evil using her signature guns and time-slowing Witch Time ability. Is her foe angel, demon, or something else entirely?Tap into Bayonetta's naughtier side with Demon Masquerade, a new ability that channels the demon linked to her weapon allowing for some exciting action options, not to mention some hair-raising combos. She can also summon her demonic darlings like Gomorrah, Malphas, and Phantasmaraneae during battle, unleashing their demonic powers in the heat of combat and in new, larger-than life battles where you directly control the action.Bayonetta fights bravely in the streets of Tokyo against a mysterious enemy bent on plunging humanity into the depths of chaos.Why is she there? And has the enemy already extended their grasp to other worlds?
    • Resident Evil Village: Winters' Expansion for Xbox Series X is released. New Content in the Winters' Expansion:- Third Person Mode - Allows you to enjoy the main game from a third-person perspective.- The Mercenaries Additional Orders - Adds new playable characters and stages.- Shadows of Rose - Introduces a new story with Ethan's daughter Rose as the protagonist.16 years have passed since that incident... Ethan's beloved daughter, Rosemary Winters, is living a healthy life. But struggling to come to terms with her innate special powers, she decides to dive into the world of the Megamycete's consciousness, or the "realm of consciousness, "to seal them.What she discovers is an extraordinary world far from the reality of the past. A collection of memories of "that village"absorbed by the Megamycete.
    • Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen (42) and American NFL quarterback Tom Brady (45) announce they have divorced after 13 years of marriage.
    • SPORTS
    • One of the last survivors of rock 'n' roll's golden age Jerry Lee Lewis died aged 87. Nicknamed "the Killer", he was described as Rock and roll's first great wild man and had worldwide hits with 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On' and 'Great Balls of Fire'. His life was also marred by scandal and violence. His career was briefly halted when, aged 22, he married his 13-year-old cousin Myra Gale Brown. In 1976 he accidentally shot his bass player, Norman "Butch"Owens, in the chest when playing with a loaded.357 Magnum. His career was briefly halted when, aged 22, he married his 13-year-old cousin Myra Gale Brown..

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • One of world's largest floor mosaics unveiled after restoration at Hisham's Palace (660-750 AD) by Palestinian authorities in Jericho, West Bank.
    • Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook will change its corporate name to Meta amid increased public scrutiny over leaked internal documents.
    • Largest-ever drug bust in Asia made by police in Laos with 55 million methamphetamine tablets and 1.5 tonnes of crystal meth discovered in beer crates.
    • DEATHS
    • Jovita Moore, Journalist.
    • Ashley Mallett, Cricket Player.
    • Octavio Ocana, TV Actor.
    • Love Life: Season 2 is released. After a break-up with someone he thought was "The One, "Marcus Watkins (William Jackson Harper) is back on the dating scene searching for love in the second season of the anthology series created by Sam Boyd.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Happy Game for PC is released. A little boy falls asleep to a horrible nightmare. Can you make him happy again?Brand new psychedelic horror adventure from the creators of Botanicula and CHUCHEL.Endure and escape three unforgettable nightmares.Solve deeply disturbing puzzles in (not so) charming environments.Deal with suspicious smiley faces and pink bunnies.Creepy songs and screeches from the Czech freakfolk band DVA.
    • Age of Empires IV for PC is released. The real-time strategy series returns to glory with Age of Empires IV, putting you at the center of epic historical battles that shaped the world. Featuring both familiar and innovative new ways to expand your empire in vast landscapes with stunning 4K visual fidelity, Age of Empires IV brings an evolved real-time strategy game to a new generation.Return to History – The past is prologue as you are immersed in a rich historical setting of 8 diverse civilizations across the world from the English to the Chinese to the Delhi Sultanate in your quest for victory. Build cities, manage resources, and lead your troops to battle on land and at sea in 4 distinct campaigns with 35 missions that span across 500 years of history from the Dark Ages up to the Renaissance.Choose Your Path to Greatness with Historical Figures – Live the adventures of Joan of Arc in her quest to defeat the English, or command mighty Mongol troops as Genghis Khan in his conquest across Asia. The choice is yours – and every decision you make will determine the outcome of history.Customize Your Game with Mods – Available in Early 2022, play how you want with user generated content tools for custom games.Challenge the World – Jump online to compete, cooperate or spectate with up to 7 of your friends in PVP and PVE multiplayer modes.An Age for All Players – Age of Empires IV is an inviting experience for new players with a tutorial system that teaches the essence of real-time strategy and a Campaign Story Mode designed for first time players to help achieve easy setup and success, yet is challenging enough for veteran players with new game mechanics, evolved strategies, and combat techniques.
    • Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars for PlayStation 4 is released. Open your mind and let the story unfold. Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars is an RPG set in a world of swords and sorcery, told entirely through the medium of cards.The story follows a self proclaimed hero as they set off to slay a recently awakened dragon, presented in the manner of a tabletop RPG and playing out through narration from the gamesmaster.Enjoy an all new, yet appealingly nostalgic gaming experience from YOKO TARO (Creative Director), Keiichi Okabe (Music), Kimihiko Fujisaka (Character Design.)*This product is also included in other bundles sold separately. Please take care not to re-purchase the same content.* Please be aware that parts of the game which require an internet connection may cease to be supported at any point.
    • Riders Republic for PlayStation 5 is released. Jump into the Riders Republic massive multiplayer playground! Meet and compete with other players, and ride hard with an exciting range of activities such as bike, ski, snowboard, wingsuit and rocket wingsuit. Live out the rider's fantasy as you roam free in a huge, vibrant open world, always buzzing with other players around you. Immerse yourself in iconic American national parks including Bryce Canyon, Yosemite Valley, Mammoth Mountain... all mashed up for you to shred!Squad up with your friends and compete in a wide range of multiplayer modes: feel the rush of downhill races, dominate maps in team vs team competitions, or give it your best shot in epic mass PvP races with more than 50 other players. Go all out. Join the madness!
    • Roki for PlayStation 5 is released. Every dark fairytale has its monster.Rediscover magic and chart your adventure through this forgotten northern world of mystery and monsters. Find your courage, discover hidden paths, solve ancient puzzles and travel deeper through the icy land to learn the truth.Join Tove on a fantastical journey to save her family; one that takes her deep into a hidden, long forgotten world of folklore, filled with strange locations and even stranger creatures.Explore the ancient wilderness, solve its mysteries, and save your family in this modern adventure game for all.
    • Okinawa Rush for Switch is released. The Black Mantis clan has come to Okinawa...Take on the role of the martial arts master Hiro, Meilin, or Shin as they face off in a desperate fight for their lives against the Black Mantis clan. DOUBLE THE MAYHEM: Bring a friend and battle against ninjas, demons, and more in the 2-player local co-op mode of this action-adventure platformer set in a mystical, fantasy version of Okinawa.The fast, fluid combat system brings with it many moves, combos, juggles, and an intuitive parrying system.Fight to gain the top spot on our online scoreboard!
    • DUSK for Switch is released. DUSK -A retro FPS that looks and feels like the 90s. Inspired by Quake, Heretic, Hexen, Half-Life and Redneck Rampage.
    • Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water for Xbox Series X is released. The Fatal Frame series lives again!Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is comprised of three interconnected stories that converge to uncover the truth behind a recent string of tragic deaths in a forest marred by a history of suicides. As one of three people with the power of the Camera Obscura and the ability to see the shadows of those spirited away, youll explore the ruins of an eerie inn, a shrine filled with life-size dolls, and a lake full of dead priestesses. Each shadowy location is connected by a stream of water flowing throughout the mountain, and this once holy water is tied to the darkest mystery of allthe history of death and darkness on Mt. Hikami.Features:* Survive this horrifying new entry in the Fatal Frame series* Explore sinister locales like an underground cave for human sacrifices and a shrine for life-sized dolls* Use the Wii U GamePad controller as your Camera Obscurayour only defense against fatal ghosts* Mt. Hikami is coursing with inexplicably dangerous water; stay dry or die* Investigate and stay alive on the deadly Mt. Hikami
    • SPORTS
    • Dick Szymanski, American football center (Pro Bowl 1955,62,64; Baltimore Colts) and executive (GM Baltimore Colts 1977-82), who died at 89.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Global COVID-19 pandemic cases record one-day increase of more than 500,000 for the first time, rising 25% in under two weeks according to Reuters.
    • Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in the US near Cocodrie, Louisiana, as category 2 storm.
    • New coral reef 500m (1,640ft) high, taller than the Empire State Building, discovered north of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
    • Typhoon Molave strikes Vietnam triggering heavy rain and landslides, leaving more than 60 people dead.
    • 15th-century medieval manuscript "The Book of Lismore", returns to Ireland after donated by Chatsworth Settlement to University College Cork.
    • DEATHS
    • Miguel Ángel Castellini, Argentine boxer (WBA, lineal light middleweight titles 1976-77), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 73.
    • Anthony Soter Fernandez, Religious Leader.
    • Billy Joe Shaver, American country singer-songwriter (" When I Get My Wings"), who died of a stroke at 81.
    • City Hall is released. City government touches almost every aspect of our lives. Most of us are unaware of or take for granted these necessary services such as police, fire, sanitation, veterans affairs, elder support, parks, licensing of various professional activities, record keeping of birth, marriage and death as wells as hundreds of other activities that support Boston residents and visitors. City Hall, by Frederick Wiseman, shows the efforts by Boston city government to provide these services. The film also illustrates the variety of ways the city administration enters into civil discourse with the citizens of Boston. Mayor Walsh and his administration are presented addressing a number of their policy priorities which include racial justice, affordable housing, climate action, and homeless. City Hall shows a city government successfully offering a wide variety of services to a diverse population.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • The Craft: Legacy is released. An eclectic foursome of aspiring teenage witches get more than they bargained for as they lean into their newfound powers.
    • Holidate is released. Sloane (Emma Roberts) and Jackson (Luke Bracey) hate the holidays. They constantly find themselves single, sitting at the kids table, or stuck with awkward dates. But when these two strangers meet one particularly bad Christmas, they make a pact to be each other’s “holidate” for every festive occasion throughout the next year. With a mutual disdain for the holidays, and assuring themselves that they have no romantic interest in the other, they make the perfect team. However, as a year of absurd celebrations come to an end, Sloane and Jackson find that sharing everything they hate may just prove to be something they unexpectedly love. [Netflix]
    • GAMING: PC
    • Strobophagia | Rave Horror for PC is released. An occult forest rave. Strange rituals. Enigmatic organiser. An ancient evil. Pure Psychedelic Horror
    • Transient for PC is released. H.P. Lovecraft meets Cyberpunk. Delve deep into a dystopian world and investigate what is happening to you and your friends in a domed city. Solve puzzles, hack systems and plug in to explore other dimensions. Discover a truth that might tear apart your sanity and question your very existence.
    • The Last Blade: Beyond the Destiny for Switch is released. Originally released on the NEOGEO POCKET in 2000, "THE LAST BLADE"is coming to Nintendo Switch. The popular weapons-based fighting game: THE LAST BLADE, is now available in a special edition. Enjoy intense battles, an epic story, mini-games, and more.- The game features a variety of modes, including STORY MODE, SURVIVAL, and TRAINING, in which you can enjoy the story of this series.- The game includes two mini-games and power-up scrolls unique to the main game. Play the game to unlock them.- You can also play VS battles against other players in tabletop mode or handheld mode. Play epic battles against your friends!*The manual included in the game it is from the NEOGEO POCKET Color edition. Therefore, some of the controls may vary on Nintendo Switch.
    • Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm for Switch is released. A GRAND ADVENTUREOceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, set a thousand years before the events of the first chapter, takes you on a magical journey across the vast world of Gaia, brimming with mythology and lore. A young Knight faces an impossible challenge, as Warlock Mesmeroth has returned with a formidable Dark Army. Will our hero be able to unite the Owrus, Gillfolk, and men in a fight for the fate of the world?THIS TIME YOU'RE NOT ALONEYou will not be taking this journey alone. Trin, the granddaughter of Arcadia's leader Archimedes, and Gen, a mysterious robot wielding an old samurai weapon, will join forces with you, and fight at your side against Mesmeroth's Dark Army. Contextual commands will allow you to direct these allies into battle, or have them help you with the solution of the game's most clever puzzles!FIGHT, SOLVE, EXPLOREBigger, better, and packed with new features Oceanhorn 2 is not only one of the best-looking adventure games out there, but it also builds a unique experience on the shoulder of classic video games. Collect powerful items, wield the Caster Gun, solve the mysterious puzzles of the ancients, and discover all that Arcadia and its neighboring kingdoms have to offer! Accept the challenge and become a true Hero.FEATURES- An epic RPG main quest spanning 15+ hours of gameplay- Massive boss fights test your reflexes and combat skills- Dozens of side quests grant incredible rewards- Clever puzzles to solve and mysterious dungeons to explore- Beautiful, handcrafted graphics paint a world of legends and intrigue
    • No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle for Switch is released. It has been 3 years since Travis earned the Number 1 spot in the United Assassins Association ranking, and investments from major corporations have caused the city of Santa Destroy to change... but is it really for the better? You are Travis Touchdown - a punk anti-hero, Japanese anime Otaku, beam katana master and pro wrestling-fanatic assassin. Revenge will bring you back to the UAA tournament. This time though, you begin at the bottom of the ranking and will have to fight your way up to save Santa Destroy and avenge your best friend.
    • Part Time UFO for Switch is released. Help the citizens of earth as a cute little UFO with a handy extendable clawMove objects to the designated platform and balance, arrange, and build to help earthlings complete jobs! Tasks range from farming, fishing, and stacking cheerleaders. Wait…what? Each puzzling job has multiple objectives hinted at through pictures. Solve them to earn in-game medals and unlock even more jobs—just keep an eye on the timer.Pass a Joy-Con™ controller to a friend for some duo UFO puzzle solvingRecruit a friend and complete any job in cooperative mode. Each job also has a more difficult variation that’s perfect for two players. Jobs may have more objects to move or other challenges to keep the action fresh for your UFO buddy. Two claws are better than one!Reach for the stars (and a high score) in the Tower of InfinityThe sky’s the limit in the Tower of Infinity mode! Stack objects that are flown in on helicopters to build the tallest tower you can. Be careful not to let anything fall of the platform or the round will end. A second player can join you on your journey to build the tallest tower possible. Take on jobs like helping a farmer load a truck, arranging circus animals, and rebuilding a temple. In addition to the medals you’ll earn to unlock other stages, you’ll receive some in-game currency for each job you complete. Redeem your hard-earned currency for adorably useful costumes. Dress like a ninja for a sneaky look and a speed boost, or don the safety helmet to stop quickly when zooming around the screen. Check out the Feats of Glory for extra challenges to complete as you play. For example, try to transport a total of 160 objects across all jobs or get a total of 54 medals. Complete four of these feats to unlock an animated illustration. Once you master your claw-swinging, object-stacking skills, you can go for a treasure hunt! In this mode you must solve puzzles and collect treasure as you explore treacherous ruins. Whether you want to help out earthlings, build your Tower of Infinity, or explore for treasure, the Part Time UFO game is full time fun.
    • Control: Ultimate Edition - Cloud Version for Switch is released. After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, you become the new Director struggling to regain Control. This supernatural third-person action-adventure game will challenge you to master a combination of supernatural abilities, modifiable loadouts and reactive environments, while fighting through a deep and unpredictable world.Become the new Director struggling to regain Control.You are Jesse Faden, a young woman with a troubled past. You become the new Director of the Bureau of Control Our frontline in researching and fighting against supernatural enemies like the Hiss threatening our very existence.You'll uncover the secret activities of the Bureau agents and explore the strange and shifting halls of the Bureau's headquarters, The Oldest House. Unlock new abilities with Objects of Power and upgrade your Service Weapon to take on bigger and more powerful enemies. Venture into lost sectors in the challenging Expeditions mode. Solve puzzles and complete quests to discover the secret of Jesse's past and the true purpose of the Bureau of Control. Above all, you must defeat the relentless Hiss.Control is Jesse Fadens's story. The main plot focuses on her personal search for answers as she grows into the role of the Director. The world of Control has its own story, as do the allies Jesse meets along the way. Side-quests and Secrets are everywhere. Jesse works with other Bureau agents, decodes cryptic ciphers and discovers strange Bureau experiments.World Within a LocationExplore diverse environments and shifting architecture in a deep unpredictable world, set within a sprawling New York building. Flexible and Supernatural Combat SystemDefine your playstyle by integrating supernatural abilities, upgrades, and modifiable loadouts. Reactive Environments6Harness dynamic environmental destruction for exciting combat possibilities and master complex rituals to alter your surroundings. Reality Meets the UnexplainableDive into a dark and brutalist-inspired world where daily reality has been corrupted by an otherworldly force.
    • French President Emmanuel Macron announces France will enter a new 4-week lockdown October 30 in televised address.
    • Tanzania reelects President John Magufuli, with opposition parties calling the vote fraudulent.
    • SPORTS
    • Bobby Ball [Harper], British comic, actor, singer and television host (Cannon and Ball; The Last of Summer Wine), who died at 76.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • EU agrees to another Brexit extension to January 31 2020.
    • Landslide after heavy rains in Bafoussam, Cameroon, buries at least 42 people.
    • DEATHS
    • Don Sprouse, Race Car Driver.
    • Zoltán Jeney, Hungarian composer and educator (Franz Liszt Academy,1995-2019), who died at 76.
    • Country of Georgia hit by a massive cyber attack affecting 2,000 websites, TV channels and government departments..
    • SPORTS
    • Al Bianchi, American basketball guard, coach and general manager (Philadelphia 76ers, Virginia Squires; GM NY Knicks), who died from congestive heart failure at 87.
    • Musician Stephen Morris appealed for the return of his £250,000 antique violin after leaving it on a train. He forgot the 310-year-old instrument, in a white case, when he got off the train in London with his bike. Morris who has played on Bond film scores and recorded with David Bowie said: "It’s devastating to lose it. I was really only its custodian and had hoped to pass it on to another violinist eventually"..

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina registers biggest win of her career when she rallies for a 3-6,6-2,6-2 triumph over American Sloane Stephens in a classic WTA Finals title decider in Singapore.
    • British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finishes 4th in the Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez to clinch his 5th Formula 1 World Drivers Championship.
    • BIRTHS
    • Lunabelle Lundell, Family Member, born in Sweden.
    • DEATHS
    • Richard James Gill, Australian conductor and music educator, who died from cancer at 76.
    • The Little Drummer Girl: Season 1 is released. Airing on consecutive nights, the three-part miniseries based on John le Carré's novel of the same name is set in the 1970s where a chance encounter in Greece between Charlie (Florence Pugh), an actress on vacation and a mysterious man named Becker (Alexander Skarsgård), becomes much more as she becomes part of high stakes spy plot masterminded by Martin Kurtz (Michael Shannon).
    • Political crisis in Sri Lanka after President Sirisena sacks Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and the cabinet, suspends parliament for two weeks with one man killed in protests.
    • Michael D. Higgins is re-elected Irish president.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Twin car bomb attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia, kill at least 27, Islamist militant group al-Shabab claim responsibility.
    • Spain's central government imposes direct rule on Catalonia, dismisses its government and calls for new elections in December.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • Elvis Presley broke the record for the most No.1 albums by a solo artist. The late singer's new album The Wonder Of You beat competition from Lady Gaga and Michael Buble to become his 13th album to top the chart. Before now, Elvis and Madonna were tied record holders with 12 No.1 albums each to their names..
    • Disney and Alessia Cara release the sing "How Far I'll Go" for the film "Moana".
    • Disney Records releases Alessia Cara's single "How Far I'll Go" from the film "Moana".
    • DEATHS
    • Dewayne Johnson, Race Car Driver.
    • Crosscurrent is released. From the Shanghai metropolis to the snow-capped Tibet mountain, Gao Chun steers his cargo up the Yangtze, a river that has nurtured a centuries-old civilization. He comes across An Lu, a beautiful woman who appears in a different identity at every port recorded by a poetry book. Longing for her company, he realizes she gradually turns younger as he journeys upstream. He starts to wonder whether An Lu is supernatural or he is traveling not only in space but also in time. After passing a pagoda that reverberates Buddha’s voice, a flooded town reappeared elsewhere, the grandiose Three Gorges Dam and many other places where lives have been transformed, he finally arrives at the start of the Yangtze, where he unveils the secret of his past and An Lu. [Berlinale]
    • Gimme Danger is released. Emerging from Ann Arbor Michigan amidst a countercultural revolution, The Stooges’ powerful and aggressive style of rock-n-roll blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960s. Assaulting audiences with a blend of rock, blues, R&B, and free jazz, the band planted the seeds for what would be called punk and alternative rock in the decades that followed. Jim Jarmusch’s Gimme Danger chronicles the story of The Stooges, one of the greatest rock-n-roll bands of all time, presenting the context of the Stooges emergence musically, culturally, politically, historically, and relating their adventures and misadventures while charting their inspirations and the reasons behind their initial commercial challenges, as well as their long-lasting legacy.
    • I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House is released. A young nurse, Lily (Ruth Wilson), moves in to a secluded old house to care for an elderly, reclusive horror novelist. But it seems the pair is not entirely alone.
    • Into the Inferno is released. Werner Herzog and volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer travel the globe and visit volcanoes in Indonesia, Ethiopia and even North Korea in an attempt to understand man's relationship with one of nature's most violent wonders. [Netflix]
    • MOVIES: OCTOBER 28 2016
    • The Unspoken is released. In 1997 the Anderson family vanished from their home without a trace. No bodies were ever found. For 17 years the house has remained undisturbed... until now.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Inferno is released. Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks), the famous symbologist, follows a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.
    • Tracey Ullman's Show: Season 1 is released. Already renewed for a second season, the British sketch comedy show with Tracey Ullman as Judi Dench, Carole Middleton, Camilla Parker-Bowles, and Maggie Smith, airs in the US on HBO.
    • ALBUMS
    • Telling It Like It Is was released by Marching Church. The second full-length release for the side project of Iceage's Elias Bender Rønnenfelt features contributions from Choir of Young Believers' Sonja La Bianca as well as members of the Stargaze Orchestra.
    • Third World Pyramid was released by The Brian Jonestown Massacre. The 15th full-length release for the San Francisco psychedelic rock band led by Anton Newcombe was recorded in Berlin and features a guest appearance from Serena-Maneesh's Emil Nikolaisen.
    • The Olympians was released by The Olympians. Toby Pazner was inspired by dreams he had during the a trip to Greece and recruited members from such musicians as The Arcs, Charles Bradley, Budos Band, The Dap-Kings, El Michels Affair, Lee Fields, and Menahan Street Band for this instrumental soul album.
    • The Stage was released by Avenged Sevenfold. The seventh full-length studio release for the Southern California metal band is its first with former Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman was produced by Joe Barresi.
    • Two Vines was released by Empire of the Sun. The third full-length release for the Australian electronic duo was produced with Peter Mayes and Jonathan Sloan.
    • You Know What It's Like was released by Carla dal Forno. The debut full-length release for the Australian singer-songwriter was produced with Tarquin Manek.
    • Strands was released by Steve Hauschildt. The fourth full-length release for the electronic artist was inspired by river moments and is "about cosmogony and creation/destruction myths."
    • Soft Hair was released by Soft Hair. The debut full-length release for the collaboration between LA Priest/Late Of The Pier's Sam Eastgate and Connan Mockasin was written and recorded over a period of five years.
    • New Skin was released by CRX. The debut full-length release for the side project of The Strokes' guitarist Nick Valensi was produced by Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme.
    • Honeymoon on Mars was released by The Pop Group. The fourth full-length studio release for the British post-punk band was produced by Dennis Bovell and Hank Shocklee.
    • Hubris was released by Oren Ambarchi. The latest release from the Australian composer features guest appearances from such artists as Mark Fell, Jim O'Rourke, and Ricardo Villalobos.
    • Lady Wood was released by Tove Lo. The second full-length release for the Swedish pop artist features guest appearances from Joe Janiak and Wiz Khalifa.
    • Clear Shot was released by TOY. The third full-length release for the British alternative rock band was recorded in 12 days with producer David Wrench.
    • Burn Something Beautiful was released by Alejandro Escovedo. The 12th full-length solo release for the Texas-based singer-songwriter was produced by Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey.
    • Can't Touch Us Now was released by Madness. The 11th full-length studio release for the British ska pop band was produced by Clive Langer and Liam Watson.
    • Babes Never Die was released by Honeyblood. The second full-length release for the Scottish indie-pop duo of Cat Myers (taking over for Shona McVicar, who left shortly after their debut release) and Stina Tweeddale was produced by James Dring.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Titanfall 2 for PC is released. In single player, Titanfall 2 delivers a crafted experience that explores the unique bond between man and machine. Playable offline, the single player campaign in Titanfall 2 lets fans step out onto The Frontier as a Militia rifleman with aspirations of becoming an elite Pilot. Stranded behind enemy lines and facing overwhelming odds, players must team up with a veteran Titan to uphold a mission they were never meant to carry out. In multiplayer, Respawn is continuing to evolve their gameplay to provide a more robust experience that delivers expanded depth and variety that includes six new Titans, deeper Pilot abilities, more customization options, and a robust progression system that is sure to satisfy fans. [Electronic Arts]
    • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition for PlayStation 4 is released. Skyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in detail. The Special Edition includes the game and add-ons with all-new features like remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and more.
    • Carnival Games VR for PlayStation 4 is released. Carnival Games VR allows players to explore the park, interact with patrons and play up to 12 different games. Whether it’s scaling a castle in Climbing Wall or rolling for a high score in Alley Ball – everyone will find a favorite. In each of these games, players have the opportunity to collect tickets for fun virtual prizes when they enter one of four different Carnival Alleys. All prizes are held in the Play Room where they can be used to unlock unique achievements. In addition, players will have the opportunity to challenge their friends and see if they can earn the top spot on the online leaderboard.
    • ClusterTruck for Xbox One is released. ClusterTruck is a chaotic physics based truckformer. Jump your way through insane levels in a game of "the floor is lava"on top of speeding trucks driven by terrible drivers. The game only gets harder when dangers such as swinging hammers, lasers and flamethrowers are added.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • World Heath Organization ranks Tuberculosis alongside HIV as world's deadliest infectious diseases, killing 1.2 million (2014).
    • Research indicating Plague dates back to the Bronze age in skeletons 5,783 years old, published by University of Copenhagen team in "Cell".
    • Third Republican presidential candidates debate run by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado.
    • SPORTS
    • Longest ever 1st game of Baseball World Series (5 hours,9 minutes); Kansas City Royals beat New York Mets,5-4; also joint longest by innings (14).

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Police in Manchester England, said "an Oasis fan" could've been responsible for breaking into an art gallery to steal a picture of the band after a window was smashed at MASA-UK in Greater Manchester. The black-and-white painting by Olga Tsarevska Loma was inscribed with 'otz2013'..
    • BIRTHS
    • Carson Crosby, YouTube Star, born in United States.
    • DEATHS
    • Buck Godsey, Race Car Driver.
    • Galway Kinnell, American author, who died from leukemia at 87.
    • Michael Sata, Politician.
    • Benched: Season 1 is released. Former corporate attorney Nina Whitley (Eliza Coupe) tries to adjust to her new job at the underfunded and understaffed Public Defender’s office that includes Phil (Jay Harrington), Cheryl (Maria Bamford), and Micah (Jolene Purdy), as well as facing her ex-fiancé, Trent, (Carter MacIntyre) at the District Attorney’s office.
    • ALBUMS
    • Alone For the First Time was released by Ryan Hemsworth. The second full-length solo release for the producer features guest appearances from Alex G, Doss, Dawn Golden, GTW, Little Cloud, Kotomi, and Lontalius.
    • At War with Reality was released by At the Gates. The Swedish death metal band releases its first studio album since 1995's Slaughter Of The Soul.
    • If There's a Hell Below was released by Black Milk. The sixth full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from such artist as Blu, Bun B, Random Axe, and Pete Rock.
    • No One Wants To Be Here and No One Wants To Leave was released by The Twilight Sad. The fourth studio release for the Scottish trio was mixed by Peter Katis.
    • Quixotism was released by Oren Ambarchi. The five piece album from the experimental Australian composer features contributions from such artists as Matt Chamberlain, Thomas Brinkmann, Crys Cole, the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, Eyvind Kang, Jim O' Rourke, John Tilbury, and U-zhaan.
    • Rock & Roll Time was released by Jerry Lee Lewis. Co-produced by Steve Bing and Jim Keltner, the latest release from the rock singer known as "The Killer, "is backed by a band that includes such artists as Doyle Bramhall II, Jon Brion, Nils Lofgren, Keith Richards, Robbie Robertson, Derek Trucks, Ron Wood, and Neil Young, with guest vocals from Shelby Lynne.
    • Tell 'Em I'm Gone was released by Yusuf. The first release in five years for the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens was produced by Rick Rubin.
    • With a Little Help from My Fwends was released by The Flaming Lips. The Wayne Coyne-led band covers The Beatles' 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, with guest appearances from such artists as Julianna Barwick, Black Pus, Miley Cyrus, Dr. Dog, Electric Würms, Foxygen, J Mascis, Moby, My Morning Jacket, Phantogram, and Tegan and Sara.
    • Ultimate Painting was released by Ultimate Painting. Jack Cooper of Mazes and James Hoare of Veronica Falls each wrote five songs on their debut full-length release together.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Power Rangers Super Megaforce for 3DS is released. Go, Go, Super Megaforce!The Ruthless Prince Vekar has arrived with his massive alien Armada to conquer Earth. To face this new evil threat, the MEGAFORCE RANGERS utilize special Morphers and Keys, which allow them to morph into the SUPER MEGAFORCE RANGERS! Using these special Keys, you'll have the incredible ability to play as Legendary Rangers from the past, gaining access to their amazing powers and weapons. Can you channel your inner Super Megaforce to stop the evil Prince Vekar once and for all?
    • GAMING: PC
    • BlazeRush for PC is released. Welcome to the world of racing and frantic fun!BlazeRush is a dynamic arcade racing survival game with no health, no levelling and no brakes!You can assemble a team of friends to play in local or online multiplayer, choose a car to your taste and chase, blow up and cut off!Adapt your style and tactics to new enemies, obstacles and tracks.
    • Costume Quest 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. Become a candy obsessed crusader in the sweet sequel to Double Fine's original smash hit!Trick, treat and pick a fight with villainous dental soldiers in Costume Quest 2, the sweet sequel to Double Fines hit original, Costume Quest, that turned fans of all ages into candy obsessed crusaders. This inspired RPG adventure includes a range of new features and gameplay improvements to double the amount of mischievous fun. Explore spooky time-traversing landscapes, don adorable new costumes that transform into powerful Hallo-warriors, and collect even Creepier Treat Cards to wield in combat against a legion of hygiene obsessed baddies. Only heroic siblings Wren and Reynold can save Halloween forever!
    • Lords of the Fallen for PlayStation 4 is released. Lords of the Fallen is a hardcore action-RPG featuring an advanced combat systems and robust class skill trees. Set in a richly created fantasy world where the Gods have failed mankind, players will take on the role of a human named Harkyn who sets out on a quest to stand against an apparently unstoppable supernatural force. Players travel across a world that is deeply dived by those that follow and others that resist, the Fallen God. Along their journey they will be faced with a series of decisions that will alter both the world and their character thus dramatically impacting the storyline.
    • Freedom Wars for PlayStation Vita is released. Freedom Wars is an action-packed RPG, launching exclusively on the PlayStation Vita.
    • GAMING: XBOX 360
    • MX Vs ATV: Supercross for Xbox 360 is released. Rip, jump and scrub your way around 17 tracks and try to cross the finishing line first against more than 40 official riders and harvest all that motocross glory. Choose between bikes or ATVs, multiple game modes including Career, Single races and various local and online multiplayer events with up to12 players. Perform amazing tricks to impress your fans or just 'whip' over jumps to finish the race first. Customize your rider with items from more than 80 licensed motocross companies and whirl up dirt and dust on your way to victory.17 Supercross Tracks for both MX and ATV ridingCareer mode with 3 seriesMore than 80 licensed motocross companiesOver 40 professional riders licensed to race againstNew improved physics and control system including reinterpreting the fan favorite pre-loadMultiplayer with up to 12 playersSplitscreen Mode for 2 local playersMotoclub Depot with regular content updates
    • NBA Live 15 for Xbox One is released. LIVE Seasons mode is back this year with new content updated daily, all season long. New Hot Spot Challenges within BIG Moments task players with replicating game-defining moments from real-world NBA games as closely as possible, while NBA Rewind lets you replay entire contests, jumping in and out whenever you like. Replicate (or stop) a big run from last night’s marquee match-up, hop in to take the game-winning shot, replay the entire game from tip-off to final whistle or anything in between. Content in LIVE Seasons is refreshed throughout the NBA Season. [EA Sports]
    • Sunset Overdrive for Xbox One is released. An open world with no rules: only riots. Sunset Overdrive is an ever-changing open-world game set in the not-so-distant future. A catastrophic event has left your city overrun by mutants. While the majority perish or transform, you have learned to flourish. It turns out your calling isn't picking up trash or serving food, it is mutant destruction. With an arsenal of kick-ass, overpowered weapons and a knack for traversing the city with hyper agility, its not the end of days for you. Your story has only begun.

    On this day in 2013

    • Seduced and Abandoned is released. Director-writer James Toback and Alec Baldwin go to Cannes to solicit funding for a film called "Last Tango in Tikrit"and along the way talk to other filmmakers about the film business in this HBO "documentary."
    • ALBUMS
    • Chance of Rain was released by Laurel Halo. The second full-length release for the Brooklyn artist is a techno-inspired instrumental album.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Blood of the Werewolf for PC is released. Become Selena, loving mother, devoted wife and -- powerful werewolf. Take revenge on the monsters that have slain your husband and stolen your child, in this love letter to classic platformers. Seamlessly transform from human to werewolf in light of the moon, as you shoot, slash and smash your way through over 30 enemies and face off against five brutal boss arenas.
    • Ike Skelton, American politician, who died from pneumonia at 81.
    • Tadeusz Mazowiecki,1st Prime Minister of Poland (1989-90), who died at 86.
    • SPORTS
    • New Zealand singer Lorde topped the UK singles chart with her debut single, 'Royals', making her the youngest solo artist to score a UK No.1 since 15-year-old Billie Piper's 'Because We Want To' in 1998. 16 year old Lorde was signed to Universal on a development deal at just 13 years old, after a friend's father sent them home recordings of her singing Duffy and Pixie Lott tracks..


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