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Today in the World Countries

  • Day of the Race is being celebrated in Honduras
  • Education Day is being celebrated in Kiribati
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Lesotho
  • National Day Holiday is being celebrated in China
  • Peace and Reconciliation Day is being celebrated in Mozambique
  • People born on this day are Libra as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Noble Prize for Physics won by Alain Aspect, John Clauser and Anton Zeilinger for their groundbreaking experiments using entangled quantum states.
    • DEATHS
    • Loretta Lynn, Country Singer.
    • Dave Dryden, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (designer first mask-cage combination goalie mask; Chicago Black Hawks, Buffalo Sabres, Edmonton Oilers), who died at 81.
    • Alfred Hitchcock: Vertigo for PlayStation 5 is released. Ed Miller, a writer, came out unscathed from his car crash down into Brody Canyon, California.Even though no one was found inside the car wreckage, Ed insists that he was traveling with his wife and daughter. Traumatized by the event, he begins to suffer from severe vertigo. As he starts therapy, he will try to uncover what really happened on that tragic day.Prepare yourself for a most disturbing investigation inside the human mind: truth is sometimes worse than madness.An original story about obsession, manipulation and madness, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece Vertigo.
    • Overwatch 2 for PlayStation 5 is released. Reunite and stand together in a new age of heroes. Overwatch 2 builds on an award-winning foundation of epic competitive play, and challenges the world's heroes to team up, power up, and take on an overwhelming outbreak of threats around the globe.Overwatch 2 evolves the look and feel of the world, with more dynamic environments, larger scale battles, additional in-game storytelling events, and improved atmospheric effects and shadows. Heroes in Overwatch 2 will also have a brand-new look, with greater detail and higher fidelity.In Push, a new, symmetrical map type that will launch with Overwatch 2, teams battle to take control of a robot that begins in a central location, then push it toward the enemy base. Either team may take control of the robot at any time. The team that pushes the robot furthest onto the enemy side wins the game.Play an active role in the next chapter of the Overwatch saga through a series of intense four-player missions. Fight back against Null Sector, uncover the motives behind the omnic attacks, and confront a rising wave of new threats.Your accomplishments and loot collections will be carried forward to Overwatch 2. That means you'll keep your skins, player icons, sprays, emotes, and more!Current Overwatch players will battle side-by-side with Overwatch 2 players in PvP multiplayer; they'll also be able to play Overwatch 2 heroes and maps.
    • Dakar Desert Rally for Xbox Series X is released. Dakar Desert Rally is the biggest and most epic off-road rally racing adventure ever developed.Dakar Desert Rally captures the genuine speed and excitement of Amaury Sport Organisation's largest rally race on the planet, featuring a wide variety of licensed vehicles from the world's top makers, including motorcycles, cars, trucks, quads and SSVs. The game offers unique challenges for off-road simulation diehards and casual racing fans alike.Compete in fierce online multiplayer races or navigate the vast wilds in single-player offline.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • Global outage of Facebook and its apps, including Instagram and WhatsApp, for six hours.
    • Three years worth of rain (14 inches or 300 mm) falls in 12 hours in city of Al Khaburah, Oman, in the wake of tropical cyclone Shaheen.
    • DEATHS
    • Valerie Joy Watson, Children's Author.
    • Laurie Davidson CNZM, New Zealand yacht designer (Black Magic 1995; Team New Zealand 2000; America's Cup HOF 2007), who died at 94.
    • Alan Kalter, American television announcer (Late Show with David Letterman,1995-2015), who died at 78.
    • Fumio Kishida takes office as Japan's new Prime Minister after taking over as leader of the Liberal Democratic Party.
    • SPORTS
    • Eddie Robinson, American baseball first baseman (MLB All Star 1949,51–53; Washington Sens, Chicago WS, Philadelphia A's) and executive (GM Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves), who died at 100.

    On this day in 2020

    • BIRTHS
    • Navy Clinton, Family Member, born in Melbourne, Australia.
    • DEATHS
    • Kenzo Takada, Fashion Designer.
    • The Walking Dead: World Beyond: Season 1 is released. The latest Walking Dead spin-off is set after the zombie apocalypse and the first generation born are coming-of-age including Hope (Alexa Mansour) and Iris (Aliyah Royale).
    • The Good Lord Bird is released. A young slave named Onion (Joshua Johnson-Lionel) becomes a part of John Brown's (Ethan Hawke) family, interacting with other abolitionists like Frederick Douglass (Daveed Diggs) and eventually the 1859 raid of the Army depot at Harpers Ferry in this limited series adaptation of James McBride's novel of the same name.

    On this day in 2019

    • DEATHS
    • Diahann Carroll [Carol Diann Johnson] American Tony Award-winning stage and screen actress (No Strings; Julia; Claudine; Dynasty - "Dominique"), who died of cancer at 84.
    • Memory: The Origins of Alien is released. Take an in depth voyage into the sci-fi masterpiece ALIEN with the visionary filmmakers who created it. See how one of the most terrifying movies of all time burst to life 40 years ago, inspired by ancient mythology and our universal fears.
    • Pain and Glory is released. Pain and Glory tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void created by the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one's own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation. [Sony Pictures Classics]
    • Wrinkles the Clown is released. A silent black and white surveillance video is uploaded to YouTube, a child sleeping amongst stuffed animals and blankets. A few seconds later, a drawer under the bed starts to slide open, and a disheveled old man done up as a clown – soon to be known as Wrinkles – emerges, before the footage cuts to static. Over the next year, additional bizarre videos appear online, showing the clown pushing a cart in a parking lot, waving alongside a busy highway, holding balloons in front of a suburban home. The mysterious clips, which immediately go viral, launch Wrinkles to internet infamy. Cryptic stickers with his clown mask and a phone number appear on telephone poles and in bathrooms all over Southwest Florida promising to scare your misbehaving kid straight, a staggering 312,000 voicemails are left and Wrinkles receives over 1,000 calls on some days.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Low Tide is released. Alan, Red, and Smitty spend high summer on the Jersey Shore roving the boardwalk and getting into trouble. But the discovery of good old fashioned treasure sets the friends on an escalating course of suspicion and violence in this atmospheric thriller.
    • Lucy in the Sky is released. Lucy Cola (Natalie Portman) is a strong woman whose determination and drive as an astronaut take her to space, where she’s deeply moved by the transcendent experience of seeing her life from afar. Back home as Lucy’s world suddenly feels too small, her connection with reality slowly unravels.
    • Dolemite Is My Name is released. Stung by a string of showbiz failures, floundering comedian Rudy Ray Moore (Eddie Murphy) has an epiphany that turns him into a word-of-mouth sensation: step onstage as someone else. Borrowing from the street mythology of 1970s Los Angeles, Moore assumes the persona of Dolemite, a pimp with a cane and an arsenal of obscene fables. However, his ambitions exceed selling bootleg records deemed too racy for mainstream radio stations to play. Moore convinces a social justice-minded dramatist (Keegan-Michael Key) to write his alter ego a film, incorporating kung fu, car chases, and Lady Reed (Da’Vine Joy Randolph), an ex-backup singer who becomes his unexpected comedic foil. Despite clashing with his pretentious director, D’Urville Martin (Wesley Snipes), and countless production hurdles at their studio in the dilapidated Dunbar Hotel, Moore’s Dolemite becomes a runaway box office smash and a defining movie of the Blaxploitation era.
    • In the Tall Grass is released. When siblings Becky and Cal hear the cries of a young boy lost within a field of tall grass, they venture in to rescue him, only to become ensnared themselves by a sinister force that quickly disorients and separates them. Cut off from the world and unable to escape the field’s tightening grip, they soon discover that the only thing worse than getting lost is being found. Based on the novella by Stephen King and Joe Hill.
    • Raising Dion: Season 1 is released. Nicole Reese (Alisha Wainwright) struggles to raises her eight-year-old son Dion (Ja’Siah Young) after the death of her husband Mark (Michael B. Jordan). When Dion begins displaying unusual abilities, Mark's best friend Pat (Jason Ritter) helps Nicole to protect and hide the child's powers.
    • ALBUMS
    • Ode To Joy was released by Wilco. The 11th full-length studio release for the Chicago alternative rock band was produced by Jeff Tweedy.
    • uknowhatimsayin¿ was released by Danny Brown. The fifth full-length studio release from the Detroit rapper features guest appearances from Blood Orange, JPEGMAFIA, Obongjayar, and Run The Jewels.
    • Ghosteen was released by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. The 17th full-length studio release for Australian rock band is influenced in part by the accidental death of Nick Cave's 15-year old son in 2015 and is considered the third and final part of trilogy of albums that includes 2013's Push the Sky Away and 2016's Skeleton Tree.
    • Hello Exile was released by The Menzingers. The sixth full-length studio release for the Philadelphia-based punk band was produced by Will Yip.
    • Easter is Cancelled was released by The Darkness. The sixth full-length studio release for the British hard rock band was produced by Dan Hawkins.
    • Love & Evol was released by Boris. The latest full-length release from the Japanese noise-rock group is its first on the Third Man label.
    • Look Up Sharp was released by Carla dal Forno. This is the second full-length solo release for the London-based Australian experimental artist.
    • Deceiver was released by DIIV. The third full-length release for the Brooklyn-based indie rock band was inspired by lead singer Zachary Cole Smith's recovery from drug addiction.
    • Closer Than Together was released by The Avett Brothers. the 10th full-length studio release for the folk-rock band was produced by Rick Rubin.
    • All Mirrors was released by Angel Olsen. The fourth full-length studio release from the North Carolina-based indie folk singer-songwriter features arrangements and production by Ben Babbitt, Jherek Bischoff, and John Congelton.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Rain of Reflections: Chapter 1 for PC is released. Rain of Reflections is an atmospheric, dystopian adventure game with exploration and deep character interactions. Its turn-based strategic confrontations are uniquely centered around a motivation mechanic.
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint for PC is released. Become an Elite Spec Ops Soldier. Explore the mysterious world, diverse abilities, new factions, and many ways to play Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Welcome to Auroa. Somewhere in the South Pacific lies the remote Auroa Archipelago, a vast land of diverse biomes that range from lush rainforests to snowy peaks. Now, it’s home to Skell Technology, an enigmatic technology giant. Initially interested in a remote testing site for its autonomous drones, the Silicon Valley company eventually turned Auroa into its “World 2.0, ” a high-tech, high-security utopia of sustainable eco-cities and robotics research. Explore a diverse and mysterious open world ranging from barren deserts and dramatic fjords to futurist cities and arctic peaks. Featuring 11 unique biomes and home to Skell Technologies this remote Archipelago will challenge the Ghosts like never before. Use the environment to your advantage as you disappear into a jungle canopy to evade your foes or jump into a vehicle and charge into battle by air, land and sea. A seamless co-op experience means your squadmates can jump in and out at any time. Face your deadliest enemy yet, The Wolves, former Ghosts who have betrayed their country. Led by the charismatic Colonel Cole D. Walker they have taken control of Auroa for an unknown purpose. Now in control of Auroa’s powerful drone technology The Wolves and their allies will hunt you mercilessly across Auroa. Experience life as a Ghost, an elite US Special Operations soldier, as you fight back from behind enemy lines on the toughest mission of your career. [Ubisoft]
    • Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered for PlayStation 4 is released. The Ghostbusters video game is back and remastered. Strap on your proton pack once again and join the Ghostbusters on the adventure with the voice and likeness of the original crew as you battle to save New York. The game features the voices and in-game likenesses of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson in an original story penned by the writers of the original films - Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Experience unique ghost hunting, wrangling and trapping with upgradeable weapons in widely destructible environments. Test the team's mettle with large scale boss fights. Play through a unique storyline as the player battles and captures ghosts - both well-loved and brand new - throughout New York. [Epic]
    • One Night Stand for Switch is released. After a night of fun, passion, and one too many drinks, you wake up the next morning to find a complete stranger lying naked beside you in bed. What do you do?In One Night Stand, explore the unknown bedroom and seek out clues to identify who the stranger is and what happened to bring you both together.You may resort to some unusual methods to find the answers you're looking for, but take care not to prod and pry too much a nosy guest quickly becomes an unwanted one!Will you stay and explore your relationship with this stranger, or will you escape when the opportunity presents itself? With 12 unique endings to discover, can you keep up the act long enough to find out what really happened?
    • Fuel subsidies end in Ecuador after four decades, prompting nationwide protests and President Lenín Moreno to declare 60-day state of emergency.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • New England's Tom Brady becomes only 3rd NFL quarterback to record 500 career touchdown passes as he connects with Josh Gordon in Patriots'38-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Foxborough.
    • DEATHS
    • John Tyrrell, British musicologist (Leoš Janácek; The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians), who died at 76.
    • Audrey Wells, Screenwriter.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics for PC is released. Challenge the horrifying reign of Nazi terror and battle an immortal evil in Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics; a turn-based tactical strategy game set in the award-winning Achtung! Cthulhu universe.
    • Soulblight for Switch is released. Soulblight is a dark, unforgiving, top-down action roguelike luring you to cross the thin line between good and evil. Instead of XP grinding, it introduces a Tainting Mechanics. While traveling through the shattered reality of the Sanctuary, you will receive personality traits based on your choices. These will be the main source of your strength. To harness them, you will have to act accordingly. Becoming an alcoholic means that you will be rewarded for getting drunk, but from that point being sober might prove to be unbearable.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for their work on cryo-electron microscopy.
    • Chinese pianist Lang Lang plays Carneige Hall one-handed due to injury with 14 year-old Maxim Lando playing his left hand for Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue".
    • English PM Theresa May suffers nightmare speech at Conservative National Conference as her voice fails, pranster interupts and set collapses.
    • Chavela is released. Through its lyrical structure, Chavela will take viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas. Centered around never before-seen interview footage of Chavela shot 20 years before her death in 2012, and guided by the stories in Chavela's songs, and the myths and tales others have told about her - as well as those she spread about herself - the film weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates for PC is released. New York in 1911 is flooded. Avenues are now canals, rooftops are now the streets and slowly the buildings crumble into the sea. Life is precarious here. But Manhattan has endured and transformed into a collection of City-States. Now a new crisis threatens and the city needs your help!
    • Road Redemption for PC is released. Road Redemption is an action racing game where you lead your motorcycle gang on an epic journey of pursuit, blood, and speed. Through your travels, you will upgrade your character, bike, and weapons by completing races, assassinations, robberies, and more. You’ll need to use kicks, grabs, counters, and other moves to stay alive. Death is a constant companion on the roads of the wasteland, but it is not an end if you are killed, you keep everything you’ve earned so you can get back in the race. Through local and online multiplayer, you can work together with your friends or grind them into road dust beneath your tires. You can play multiplayer online or through 2-4 player splitscreen.
    • N++ for Xbox One is released. N++ is a fast-paced, action-packed puzzle platformer set in the distant future. You play as a ninja, darting through obstacles, narrowly evading a slew of inadvertently homicidal enemy robots and collecting delicious gold in a minimalist, sci-fi world.N++ is all about smooth physics, deftly controlling the speed and inertia of the ninja, and the awesome feeling of fluidly moving through each level. It's bursting with hundreds of single player and multiplayer levels, each featuring a series of difficult challenges, diabolical traps and a distinct visual style to nimbly soar through.If that wasn't enough, the integrated level-editor allows you to make and share your levels with every other person on the planet. Get ready for the biggest test of your ninja skills yet!
    • UK Prime Minister Theresa May suffers a nightmare speech at Conservative National Conference as her voice fails, a prankster interrupts and the set collapses.
    • Liam Cosgrave, Irish politician (Fine Gael Party), who died at 97.
    • John Miller, American politician (Rep-R-WA,1985-93), who died at 79.

    On this day in 2016

    • DEATHS
    • Donald H. White, American composer (Lyric Suite for Euphonium and Winds; Tuba Sonata) and educator, who died at 95.
    • Caroline Crawley, British alt-rock singer (Shelleyan Orphan; Babacar), who died at 53.
    • Angie Kate Cunningham, Tennis Player.
    • No Tomorrow: Season 1 is released. Based on a Brazilian show, cautious Evie (Tori Anderson), who works at a distribution center, falls in love with a man (Joshua Sasse) who believes an apocalypse is coming.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Aragami for PC is released. Aragami is a third person stealth game which casts you as an undead assassin with the power to control the shadows. Teleport to any shadow, become invisible, materialize weapons or even summon a shadow dragon to infiltrate the enemy ranks and dispose of your targets.
    • Atlas Reactor for PC is released. Face off in fast-paced, turn-based PvP with Atlas Reactor – a competitive game that fuses simultaneous turns with team tactics. Read minds, master customizable Freelancers, and outwit your enemies in a world where a 20-second turn can change the tide of battle.
    • A Bastard's Tale for PlayStation 4 is released. Adapt to how the enemy attacks and defends with a vast array in enemy types.
    • Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today for PlayStation 4 is released. The story of Michael, a man who must recover his identity and decode the two events that brought the world to the edge of collapse. The first one is the so-called “Great Wave, ” an inexplicable chain of natural disasters. The second is a pandemic that turned humans into “the Dissolved, ” infected beings that eventually dissolve into blood.
    • Necropolis for PlayStation 4 is released. A blend of third-person action and procedural dungeon-delving. Oh, and perma-death. Adventure alone or with up to 3 friends in a magical deathtrap that reconstructs itself each time you play. Will you find the exit, or die trying?
    • Shu for PlayStation 4 is released. When the great and terrible Storm destroys Shu's village, he embarks on a desperate journey to survive. On his travels he'll encounter stranded villagers survivors of the devastation that need his help. In return for his assistance, these peculiar characters will grant Shu unique special abilities that he can use to traverse the treacherous path ahead. Their only hope is to work together, in search of sanctuary - and a way to stop the Storm. Can you outrun the end of world? Features: 15 lush, expansive levels, set in 5 diverse lands; A plethora of collectibles and secrets to discover; 10 recruitable characters, each with their own unique power; An incredible original soundtrack; Compete in time trials to see who is the fastest out of your friends - or the world. []
    • Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide for PlayStation 4 is released. Vermintide is an epic co-operative action combat adventure set in the End Times of the iconic Warhammer Fantasy world.
    • Hso Khan Pha,1st President of the democratic and newly independent Union of Burma from 1948-52, who died at 78.
    • Singer Gwen Stefani and musician Gavin Rossdale divorce after 13 years of marriage.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • American rock band Van Halen's final public performance takes place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California..
    • Homeland: Season 5 is released. Season five picks up two years later with Carrie in Berlin working as security for a German philanthropist.
    • The Affair: Season 2 is released. Season two finds Noah and Helen divorcing, and Allison and Cole trying to move on.
    • The Leftovers: Season 2 is released. Season two finds Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) retired and moving with Nora Durst (Carrie Coon) and his daughter Jill (Margaret Qualley) to the Jarden, Texas, a town untouched by The Departure. Also coming to town are Matt Jamison (Christopher Eccleston) has moved with his wife, Mary (Janel Moloney).

    On this day in 2014

    • DEATHS
    • Paul Revere, American musician, who died from cancer at 76.
    • Konrad Boehmer, German-Dutch composer, who died at 73.
    • Survivor's Remorse: Season 1 is released. Cam Calloway (Jessie T. Usher) signs a multi-million dollar contract with a professional basketball team and moves with his cousin Reggie Vaughn (RonReaco Lee) to Atlanta where they face the challenges of fame and opportunistic family members in this comedy.
    • Jean-Claude Duvalier "Baby Doc", Haitian dictator and deposed Haitian president-for-life (1971-86) infamous for his brutality, who died of a heart attack at 63.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • German singer Helene Fischer releases "Farbenspiel", most successful album ever by a German female artist, over 2.4 million sold.
    • DEATHS
    • Akira Miyoshi, Japanese composer (Conversations; A Diary of the Sea), who died at 80.
    • A Touch of Sin is released. An angry miner, enraged by widespread corruption in his village, decides to take justice into his own hands. A rootless migrant discovers the infinite possibilities of owning a firearm. A young receptionist, who dates a married man and works at a local sauna, is pushed beyond her limits by an abusive client. And a young factory worker goes from one discouraging job to the next, only to face increasingly degrading circumstances. [Kino Lorber]
    • Argento's Dracula 3D is released. At the home of Lucy (Asia Argento), a photograph on display of Mina and Jonathan Harker (Marta Gastini and Unax Ugalde), sets off the furious yearning of Count Dracula (Thomas Kretschmann) who sees Mina as the reincarnation of his beloved Dolingen De Gratz, who died over 400 years ago. With the help of his beautiful followers, Lucy and Tania (Miriam Giovanelli), Count Dracula manages to lure Jonathan and Mina to his castle by promising the young Harker a job as a librarian. Only the arrival of vampire expert Abraham Van Helsing (Rutger Hauer) can help restore the small village of Passo Borgo to normalcy. [IFC Midnight]
    • A River Changes Course is released. A River Changes Course tells the story of three families living in contemporary Cambodia as they face hard choices forced by rapid development and struggle to maintain their traditional ways of life as the modern world closes in around them.
    • Bad Milo! is released. Duncan's life is a real pain in the ass. Tormented by a manipulative, crooked boss, a nagging mother, a deadbeat new age dad, and a sweet, yet pressuring, wife, his mounting stress starts to trigger an insufferable gastrointestinal reaction. Out of ideas and at the end of his rope, Duncan seeks the help of a hypnotherapist, who helps him discover the root of his unusual stomach pain: a pintsized demon living in his intestine that, triggered by excessive anxiety, forces its way out and slaughters the people who have angered him. Out of fear that his intestinal gremlin may target its wrath on the wrong person, Duncan attempts to befriend it, naming it Milo and indulging it to keep its seemingly insatiable appetite at bay. [Magnet Releasing]
    • Five Dances is released. Chip (Ryan Steel), an extraordinarily talented 18 year-old dancer from Kansas joins a small downtown modern dance company. In his first weeks of rehearsal, Chip is initiated into the rites of passage of a New York dancer's life, where discipline and endless hard work, camaraderie and competitiveness, the fear of not being good enough, and the joy of getting it just right, inform every minute of every day.
    • I Used to Be Darker is released. When Taryn (Deragh Campbell), a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, MD, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But they are trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for the sake of their daughter Abby (Hannah Gross), just home from her first year of college. [Strand Releasing]
    • The Dirties is released. Two best friends film a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school, but one of them isn't joking.
    • The Missing Picture is released. Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and narration to revisit the atrocities committed by Cambodia's Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Pulling Strings is released. Alejandro (Jaime Camil) and his loyal best friend Canicas (Omar Chaparro) are hardworking mariachi singers looking for fame in Mexico City. More than just a mariachi, Alejandro has a second full time job - he's a single dad. When Alejandro tries to secure a visa for his young daughter to visit her grandparents in the U.S. Alejandro's request is flatly denied by a young embassy worker, Rachel (Laura Ramsey). Later that evening, Alejandro and Canicas run into Rachel while playing a gig - which turns out to be a celebration of her promotion to a post in London. Alejandro seizes the coincidental encounter as a chance to change her mind on his rejected visa, and with Canicas by his side; they whisk her into an unforgettable adventure. [Lionsgate]
    • Linsanity is released. Basketball sensation Jeremy Lin came from a humble background to make an unbelievable run in the NBA. State high school champion, all-Ivy League at Harvard, undrafted by the NBA and unwanted there: his story started long before he landed on Broadway.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Gravity is released. Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth - and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
    • Parkland is released. A recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Runner Runner is released. Princeton grad student Richie, believing he's been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block. Richie is seduced by Block's promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: attempting to outmaneuver the two forces closing in on him.
    • Nothing Left to Fear is released. Wendy (Anne Heche), her husband Dan (James Tupper) and their kids have just moved to the small town of Stull, Kansas, where Dan is the new pastor. But in this sleepy community of friendly neighbors, a horrific series of occurrences awaits them: Their teenage daughter (Rebekah Brandes) is being tormented by grisly visions. Her younger sister (Jennifer Stone) has been marked for a depraved ritual. And deep within the heartland darkness, one of The Seven Gates Of Hell demands the blood of the innocent to unleash the creatures of the damned.
    • The Summit is released. The story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.
    • CBGB is released. CBGB follows the story of Hilly Kristal's New York club from its conceit as a venue for Country, Bluegrass and Blues (CBGB) to what it ultimately became: the birthplace of underground rock 'n roll and punk. When Kristal had difficulty booking country bands in his club on the Bowery he opened his doors to other kinds of rock music. Kristal had one demand of the acts he booked; they could only play original music. No top 40's, no covers. It was the credo he lived by, support the artist at whatever the cost. Hilly Kristal ironically became known as the godfather of punk giving a chance to such bands as Blondie, Television, Ramones, Talking Heads, Dead Boys and The Police.
    • Concussion is released. After a blow to the head, Abby (Robin Weigert) decides she can't do it anymore. Her life just can't be only about the house, the kids and the wife. She needs more. She needs to be Eleanor.
    • A.C.O.D. is released. Having survived the madness of his parents' (Richard Jenkins and Catherine O'Hara) divorce, Carter (Adam Scott), a seemingly well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce now has a successful career and a supportive girlfriend (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). But when his younger brother (Clark Duke) gets engaged, Carter is forced to reunite his bitterly divorced parents and their new spouses (Amy Poehler and Ken Howard) for the wedding, causing the chaos of his childhood to return.
    • All Is Bright is released. While out on parole, Dennis (Paul Giamatti) reluctantly takes a job selling Christmas trees with his old buddy Rene (Paul Rudd) in order to make enough money to buy his estranged daughter the piano she's always wanted.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Knock-knock for PC is released. There is an atypical cabin deep in the woods. It had served as a lab and a home for three generations of Lodgers. But lately the current Lodger has been noticing weird changes in familiar surroundings; things are missing, noises and rattle heard. Something strange is coming out of the woods.
    • Võ Nguyên Giáp, Vietnamese general (Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam War) and politician, who died at 102.


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