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  • Army Day is being celebrated in Honduras
  • Constitution Day is being celebrated in Vanuatu
  • National Day Holiday is being celebrated in China
  • Republic Day is being celebrated in Portugal
  • The Day Maldives Embraced Islam is being celebrated in Maldives
  • People born on this day are Libra as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless (his 2nd) for their work on Click Chemistry.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Mr. Harrigan's Phone is released. A young boy (Jaeden Martell) befriends an older, reclusive billionaire (Donald Sutherland) and finds himself able to communicate with him from the grave via the iPhone that was buried with him upon his passing. Based on the short story by Stephen King.
    • Reginald the Vampire: Season 1 is released. Newly turned vampire, Reginald Andres (Jacob Batalon) deals with being bullied by his manager, being in love with a human and the vampire chieftain who wants to kill him in this adaptation of Johnny B. Truant's Fat Vampire book series from Harley Peyton.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • 480 Otis wins Alaska's Fat Bear Week for pre-hibernation weight gain for the third year in a row.
    • Major French investigation fings clergy sexually abused more than 200,000 children over 70 years, most of the victims boys.
    • Russia launches an actor and director to the International Space Station to make the first film in orbit.
    • DEATHS
    • Dickie Boswell, Race Car Driver.
    • GAMING: PC
    • JETT: The Far Shore for PC is released. JETT: The Far Shore invites you on an interstellar trip to carve out a future for a people haunted by oblivion in this cinematic action-adventure. As scout Mei, be the first to deploy to a mythic ocean planet. Take the helm of a 'jett' and explore a vast unknown – skim low over waves, roar up pristine coastlines and carve through otherworldly woods. Adapt to an intricate, systemic open world and persevere through adversity alongside an intimate ensemble cast in this story of courage, wonder and regret.Embark on an exploratory single-player adventure presented in five captivating acts encompassing monumental moments, laid-back exploration, occasional white-knuckle action, moments of heartfelt companionship, and a helping of existential dread.
    • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl for PC is released. THE ALL-STAR BRAWL BEGINS!Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl brings together all your Nickelodeon favorites for one bombastic battle. Face off with a power-packed cast of heroes from the top shows within the Nickelodeon universe, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Invader Zim, and many more, to determine the ultimate champion. With unique moves and attacks drawn directly from their identifiable personalities, each brawler has its own style of play for endless action.
    • BPM: Bullets Per Minute for PlayStation 4 is released. BPM is a rhythm-action FPS rogue-like where you must shoot, jump and dodge to the beat of an epic rock soundtrack. Delve into a randomly generated dungeon where one missed note can lead to your death. Gain game-changing abilities and loot powerful weaponry to defeat your ancient enemy: Nidhogg.
    • Alan Wake Remastered for PlayStation 5 is released. In this cinematic action-thriller, troubled author Alan Wake embarks on a desperate search for his missing wife, Alice. Following her mysterious disappearance from the Pacific Northwest town of Bright Falls, he discovers pages of a horror story he has supposedly written, but he has no memory of. Wake is soon forced to question his sanity, as page by page, the story comes true before his eyes: a hostile presence of supernatural darkness is taking over everyone it finds, turning them against him. He has no choice but to confront the forces of darkness armed only with his flashlight, a handgun and what remains of his shredded mind. His nightmarish journey to find answers to the mind-bending mystery he faces will lead him into the terrifying depths of the night. Alan Wake Remastered offers the complete experience, with the main game and its two story expansions - The Signal and The Writer - in stunning new 4K visuals. The tense, episodic story is packed with unexpected twists, heart-stopping cliff hangers, and intense bursts of combat where it takes more than bullets to banish the darkness. The game’s cutscenes, quirky cast of characters, and the majestic Pacific Northwest vistas have been enhanced for an experience that delivers as much on its visual impact as its unnerving atmosphere.
    • Hell Let Loose for PlayStation 5 is released. You've never played World War 2 the way it was meant to be played... with lumbering tanks dominating the battlefield, crucial supply chains fuelling the frontlines, being a cog in the machine of colossal combined arms warfare. Hell Let Loose puts you in the chaos of war, complete with deep player-controlled vehicles, a dynamically evolving front line, and crucial unit-focused gameplay that commands the tide of battle.Featuring sweeping maps modelled on real reconnaissance images and satellite data, the entire battlefield is divided up into large capture sectors -- allowing for emergent and constantly unique gameplay that pits two forces of fifty players in a fight to the death across fields, bridges, forests and towns on an ever-evolving front line. When a sector is captured, it will generate one of three resources for your team, creating a complex meta-game that will influence your team's march to victory.
    • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes for Switch is released. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes features an original story crossing the entire Marvel Universe. Players take control of Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Wolverine and many more Marvel characters as they unite to stop Loki and a host of other Marvel villains from assembling a super-weapon capable of destroying the world. Players will chase down Cosmic Bricks as they travel across LEGO Manhattan and visit key locations from the Marvel Universe, such as Stark Tower, Asteroid M, a Hydra base and the X-Mansion.
    • Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan for Switch is released. Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan is a wholesome, creature capture,2.5D Adventure-Puzzle-Platformer with RPG elements. It is a family-friendly and openly accessible adventure in which you must save whimsical creatures by bringing back color to the world you once knew!Rainbow Billy tells a universal coming of age story about dealing with changes in the world and accepting ourselves and the others around us! Sometimes it only takes a conversation, empathy, and a new point of view to make a world of a difference. EXPLORE A WONDROUS WORLD!From dark caverns on secret islands to hidden coves off in the stormy seas, explore a rich world filled with treasure, fish (because every great game has a fishing minigame!), friendship and... danger!SOLVE ENVIRONMENTAL PUZZLES!Each world is filled with clever challenges and secrets that unlock new areas to explore!BEFRIEND CURIOUS CREATURES!Meet over 60 strange, lovable creatures and help them with their problems in non-violent encounters! Create your own unique team to save the day!RECOLOR THE WORLD!Restore color to a monochrome world and help your friends find the courage to be their true selves in a story about empathy and growth.
    • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania for Switch is released. Go Bananas with your favorite monkey gang in the ultimate Super Monkey Ball adventure. Roll through wondrous worlds with AiAi and friends as you race to stop monkey mad scientist Dr. Bad-Boon from blowing up Jungle Island! Join the all-star monkey team of AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon, Baby, YanYan and Doctor as you bounce, tilt, and roll your way across hundreds of delightfully crafted levels and mazes. It’s monkey business for the gang - play solo or with friends as you take down Dr. Bad-Boon and steal back your beloved bananas!Features: The ultimate Super Monkey Ball Experience – More than 300 stages from Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2 and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe. Go Bananas with 12 fun minigames including Monkey Racing, Monkey Soccer, Monkey Bowling, Monkey Baseball and much more! Challenge your friends as you compete for top banana on the online leaderboards! Assemble your all-star monkey team of up to 4 friends and work together to save Jungle Island with 4-player local co-op. Immerse yourself in the Super Monkey Ball world with creative comic book-style story telling in Story Mode. Want to be the coolest monkey on the block? Customize your character and Super Monkey Ball to make it your own!

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Taylor Swift was at No.1 on the US chart with her eighth studio album Folklore. It was a surprise album, released in July following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 when Swift cancelled a concert tour and quarantined herself, during which time she conceived Folklore..
    • WHO estimates 10% of world's population may have been infected with COVID-19 pandemic, more than 20 times the number of confirmed cases.
    • India COVID-19 pandemic death toll passes 100,000, with 6.6 million known cases,3rd highest death toll in the world behind the US and Brazil.
    • At least 14m tonnes of plastic pieces are at the bottom of the ocean,30 times more than on the surface according to new research.
    • Soulmates: Season 1 is released. The effects on relationships in a future where people can take a test to find their soulmate is the heart of this anthology series written by Will Bridges and Brett Goldstein.
    • Foregone for PlayStation 4 is released. Foregone has players take on the role of the city of Calagan’s strongest Arbiter, tasked with investigating the sudden resurgence of an all-corrupting force known as the Harrow. The Arbiter will destroy legions of enemies, battle formidable bosses, and collect a wide array of upgradeable loot as she embarks on a twisted journey to unravel the haunting truth behind the Harrow. The intense, combat-focused title features fluid pixel artwork, combining old-school visual influences with modern 3D animation technology.
    • RIDE 4 for PlayStation 4 is released. Are you ready to live the best gaming experience that a motorcycle fan can get? RIDE 4 will spark your competitive soul with hundreds of bikes, dozens of tracks and a whole new level of realism.
    • US President Donald Trump leaves Walter Reed National Military Medical Center while still infectious with COVID-19 pandemic and returns to the White House.

    On this day in 2019

    • DEATHS
    • Larry Junstrom, American rock bassist (.38 Special), who died at 70.
    • Marcello Giordani, Italian tenor (Metropolitan Opera,1993-2008), who died of a heart attack at 56.
    • MOVIES: OCTOBER 5 2019
    • Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn is released. A look at the life and work of New York power broker Roy Cohn.
    • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reveals he has a neuromuscular disease, myasthenia gravis, causing him health problems.
    • SPORTS
    • Andy Etchebarren, American baseball catcher (World Series 1968,70; MLB All Star 1966,67; Baltimore Orioles), who died at 76.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Nobel Peace Prize awarded jointly to Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad for "efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war".
    • US unemployment figures hit lowest level since 1969 - 3.7% according to Department of Labor.
    • Record price at auction for a living female artist as Jenny Saville's "Propped" sells for £9.5 million in London.
    • DEATHS
    • Bobby Notkoff, American rock and blues violinist (Crazy Horse; The Rockets), who died at 80.
    • Heavy Trip is released. Turo is stuck in a small village where the best thing in his life is being the lead vocalist for the amateur metal band Impaled Rektum. The only problem? He and his bandmates have practiced for 12 years without playing a single gig. The guys get a surprise visitor from Norway—the promoter for a huge heavy metal music festival—and decide it’s now or never. They steal a van, a corpse, and even a new drummer in order to make their dreams a reality.
    • A Crooked Somebody is released. Michael's minister father always told him: Better to be an honest nobody than a crooked somebody. But Michael (Richard Sommer) doesn’t see the harm in giving people the closure they need with the dead and travels town-to-town professing his abilities as a spirit medium. One night, Michael is kidnapped. With a knife to his throat, Michael suddenly sees the opportunity of a lifetime in his psychologically unstable captor's (Clifton Collins Jr.) desperation to make contact with the other side. Intent on saving his life and his floundering career, Michael sets out to become a celebrity TV psychic by solving the mystery of a high-profile crime in the national spotlight.
    • Private Life is released. Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) and Richard (Paul Giamatti) are a couple in the throes of infertility who try to maintain their marriage as they descend deeper and deeper into the insular world of assisted reproduction and domestic adoption. After the emotional and economic upheaval of in vitro fertilization, they’re at the end of their middle-aged rope, but when Sadie (Kayli Carter), a recent college drop out, re-enters their life, things begin to look up. [Netflix]
    • The Great Buster: A Celebration is released. The Great Buster celebrates the life and career of one of America’s most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton, whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. [Cohen Media Group]
    • MOVIES: NR
    • Studio 54 is released. For 33 months, from 1978 to 1980, the nightclub Studio 54 was the place to be seen in Manhattan. A haven of hedonism, tolerance, glitz and glamor, Studio was very hard to gain entrance to and impossible to ignore, with news of who was there filling the gossip columns daily. Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, two college friends from Brooklyn, succeeded in creating the ultimate escapist fantasy in the heart of the theater district. Rubell was the outgoing party-boy who wanted to be everybody’s friend and was photographed with every celebrity du jour who entered the club and Schrager was the quiet, behind-the-scenes workhorse who shunned the limelight. Studio 54 was an instant success and a cash cow, but the drug-and-sex-fueled dream soon imploded in financial scandal and the club’s demise. [Zeitgeist Films]
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • The Hate U Give is released. Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.
    • Venom is released. One of Marvel's most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Loving Pablo is released. Loving Pablo chronicles the rise and fall of the world’s most feared drug lord Pablo Escobar (Javier Bardem) and his volatile love affair with Colombia's most famous journalist Virginia Vallejo (Penélope Cruz) throughout a reign of terror that tore a country apart.
    • Big Mouth: Season 2 is released. The second season of the animated comedy introduces The Shame Wizard (David Thewlis), the enemy of the Hormone Monster (Nick Kroll) and a new change to Gina (Gina Rodriguez) causes different reactions from the seventh graders.
    • ALBUMS
    • C'est La Vie was released by Phosphorescent. The seventh full-length studio release for the Alabama-born singer-songwriter was recorded in Nashville and self-produced.
    • Abysskiss was released by Adrianne Lenker. The latest full-length solo release for the Big Thief frontwoman was produced by Luke Temple.
    • A Star Is Born [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] was released by Lady Gaga. The soundtrack to the 2018 remake of the 1937 film features tracks written by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper as well as Jason Isbell, Hillary Lindsey, Lukas Nelson, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Justin Tranter, and Diane Warren.
    • Dose Your Dreams was released by Fucked Up. The fifth full-length studio release for the Canadian punk band continues the story of David Eliade (the character in the song "David Comes to Life") and features contributions from Jennifer Castle, J Mascis, Owen Pallett, and Lido Pimienta.
    • Darkness Rains was released by Death Valley Girls. The third full-length release for the Los Angeles rock band was produced by Mark Rains.
    • Electric Messiah was released by High on Fire. The eighth full-length studio release for the Oakland, California-based metal band led by Matt Pike was produced by Kurt Ballou.
    • Fall Into the Sun was released by Swearin'. The third full-length release for the Philadelphia trio of Allison Crutchfield, Kyle Gilbride and Jeff Bolt was recorded in Los Angeles and Philadelphia.
    • First Flower was released by Molly Burch. The second full-length release for the Austin-based singer-songwriter was produced with Erik Wofford.
    • Masana Temples was released by Kikagaku Moyo. The fourth full-length release for the Japanese psychedelic rock band was recorded in Lisbon and was produced by Bruno Pernadas.
    • I Loved You at Your Darkest was released by Behemoth. The 11th full-length release for the Polish death metal band was self-produced and features a 17-piece Polish orchestra arranged by Jan Stoklosa.
    • Possible Dust Clouds was released by Kristin Hersh. The 10th full-length solo studio release for the Throwing Muses singer is her first on the Fire Records label.
    • Perfect Shapes was released by Madeline Kenney. The second full-length release for the indie singer-songwriter was produced by Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner.
    • Vitriola was released by Cursive. The eighth full-length release for the rock band led by Tim Kasher sees the return of drummer Clint Schnase and was co-produced by Mike Mogis.
    • Wanderer was released by Cat Power. The first new release from the indie rock artist in six years was self-produced, mixed by Rob Schnapf and features a guest appearance from Lana Del Rey.
    • Vaxis - Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures was released by Coheed and Cambria. The Amory Wars epic continues in the self-produced ninth full-length studio release for the progressive rock band.
    • Working Class Woman was released by Marie Davidson. The fourth full-length release for the Canadian electronic producer features influences from Italo Disco and proto-industrial music.
    • WWE 2K19 for PlayStation 4 is released. WWE 2K19 arrives as the latest entry to the flagship WWE video game franchise and features cover Superstar AJ Styles. WWE 2K19 will showcase a massive roster of popular WWE Superstars, Legends and Hall of Famers, as well as NXT favorites. Experience authentic WWE gameplay, extensive creation options, engaging match types, fan-favorite modes and much more!
    • Super Mario Party for Switch is released. The party comes to Nintendo Switch in this complete refresh of the Mario Party series. The Mario Party series is coming to the Nintendo Switch system with super-charged fun for everyone. The original board game style has been kicked up a notch with deeper strategic elements, like specifc Dice Blocks for each character. The game also introduces all-new ways to play, including Joy-Con controller enabled minigames, and new modes to enjoy with family and friends. Board game play goes back to the four-player basics as you take turns and race across the board searching for Stars. You can also pair up two Nintendo Switch systems and delight in this dynamic play style, such as in the new Toad's Rec Room mode. With new modes and new minigames coupled with original board game play, the party starts anywhere, anytime, and with all kinds of players.Features a variety of modes, including:* Mario Party: Enjoy the original Mario Party board game experience with new element like character dice blocks, a party system, and new boards to explore* Toad's Rec Room: A dynamic new play style that pairs up two Nintendo Switch systems for Table top mode* Go head-to-head in 80 new minigames with many ways to play: Fast and fun skill-based mini-games that use the Joy-Con controllers in all sorts of different ways
    • SPORTS
    • Banksy work "Girl With Balloon" automatically shreds moments after being sold for 1 million pounds in London, renamed "Love is in the Bin".

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Iraqi forces claim victory and control over Islamic State's last urban stronghold Hawija, Northern Iraq.
    • Spanish constitutional court suspends Catalan parliament to prevent declaration of independence.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Raw Data for PC is released. Built from the ground up for VR, Raw Data’s action combat gameplay, intuitive controls, challenging enemies, and sci-fi atmosphere will completely immerse you within the game world. Go solo—or team up with a friend—and become the adrenaline-charged heroes of your own futuristic technothriller.
    • Inmates for PC is released. Inmates is a story-driven, atmospheric psychological horror game in which you must find out the truth behind your confinement and uncover the dark secrets of the run-down prison you find yourself in. Delve deep into your psyche while trying to stay sane, in this most disturbing of horror games.
    • A Hat in Time for PC is released. A Hat in Time is a 3D collect-a-thon platformer featuring a little girl with a lot of heart! Travel the universe with Hat Kid as you rival the evil Mustache Girl in order to save the world! Unlock new platforming abilities, more combat moves and spice up your attacks with badges attached to your hat!
    • Axiom Verge for Switch is released. Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It's a thin line.This is the action-adventure you've been waiting decades for. After a lab accident, a scientist awakens in a mysterious, alien world. Is this a distant planet? The far future? Or a complex virtual-reality computer simulation?Plumb the recesses of a large, labyrinthine world in order to learn its secrets and uncover your role within it.Discover tons of weapons, items, and abilities, each with their own unique behaviors and usage. You'll need your wits to find them all.Combat bizarre biomechanoid constructs, the deadly fallout of an ancient war, and the demons of your own psyche.And finally, break the game itself by using glitches to corrupt foes and solve puzzles in the environment.Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It's a thin line.It's Axiom Verge.
    • Earth Atlantis for Switch is released. Earth Atlantis is a side-scrolling shooter with an original "Monster-Hunting"gameplay. Search and hunt down dreadful sea monsters and explore the post-apocalyptic underwater world. Unlock multiple ships with special weapons and abilities for your journey and become a legendary hunter. [Nintendo]
    • Ninja Shodown for Switch is released. Retrieve the Jade Katana at all costs. It's every ninja for themselves in the ultimate battle for the Jade Katana! Fight alone, team up or take on friends in brutal arena-based combat where the mighty prevail and the weak pay the ultimate price: death and dishonour. The year is 199X and the world teeters on the brink of total destruction. The mystical Jade Katana, stolen! Its power, so lethal! In the wrong hands, humanity will fall! And so the Viper Clan, sworn guardians of the Jade Katana, prepare to embark on their most perilous mission yet: retrieve the sword at all costs! Use katanas, shurikens, bombs, machine guns, shotguns, bazookas and more as you battle your way through a variety of locations to become the ultimate ninja and fulfill the ancient vow of the Viper Clan. [Nintendo]
    • Stardew Valley for Switch is released. You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won't be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared. The community center, once the town's most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness.

    On this day in 2016

    • DEATHS
    • Pompeiu Harasteanu, Romanian basso profondo singer (Opera Bonn,1968-72; Romanian National Opera,1972-2012), who died at 81.
    • Heavy Minds, Photographer.
    • Fred Cziska, Race Car Driver.
    • Frequency: Season 1 is released. Based on the 2000 film of the same name, Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) discovers she can speak to her estranged father Frank (Riley Smith) in the past, who died in 1996 while undercover, through a old ham radio.
    • Michal Kovác, ist President of Slovakia (1993-98), who died at 86.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • Floods in South Carolina a "1,000-year storm" result in 12 deaths and 9 dams to fail.
    • DEATHS
    • Chantal Akerman, Belgian feminist filmmaker (Jeanne Dielman,23 Quai du Commerce, Je Tu II Elle), who died at 65.
    • Henning Mankell, Swedish playwright and author (Wallander novels), who died of cancer at 67.
    • GAMING: PC
    • 2064: Read Only Memories for PC is released. The time December,2064AD. Your life as a struggling journalist is interrupted by the world’s first sapient robot, a ROM named Turing. Explore the world of Neo-San Francisco, befriend the locals, and decide how to approach your encounters.
    • Governor of California Jerry Brown signs a bill giving terminally ill patients the "right to die".
    • Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement announced by trade ministers of 12 countries in Atlanta.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • French F1 driver Jules Bianchi collides with recovery vehicle during Japanese Grand Prix, who died 10 months later; first F1 death due to racing accident in 21 years (Ayrton Senna 1994).
    • DEATHS
    • Geoffrey Holder, Movie Actor.
    • Andrea De Cesaris, Race Car Driver.
    • Anna Przybylska, Movie Actress.
    • Mulaney: Season 1 is released. 29-year old stand-up comic John Mulaney's chance to become a well-known comedian is improved when he is hired as a writer for egotistical comedy legend and game show host Lou Cannon (Martin Short). Mulaney's also receives advice from his roommates: Jane (Nasim Pedrad), Motif (Seaton Smith), his friend Andre (Zack Pearlman, and neighbor Oscar (Elliott Gould).
    • Homeland: Season 4 is released. Season four picks up about six months after season three with Carrie working in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
    • Skylanders Trap Team for PlayStation 4 is released. Bring the Skylanders to life. All the Skylander characters from Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, Skylanders Giants and Skylanders SWAP Force work with Skylanders Trap Team, including an entirely new cast: The Trap Masters. Trap and play as villains: Take control of bad guys. Trap bad guys with the power of TraptaniumT, release them from the crystals and use their awesome powers for good. [Activision]

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko beats Russian Alexander Povetkin in a 12 round unanimous points decision in Moscow to retain his WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO heavyweight titles.
    • In an all-Russian boxing contest, Wladimir Klitschko beats Alexander Povetkin in 12 round unanimous points decision in Moscow to retain his WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO heavyweight titles.
    • New Zealand beats South Africa,38-27 in Johannesburg to retain the Rugby Championship with an undefeated record; All Black flanker Liam Messam crosses for 2 tries.
    • BIRTHS
    • Miriam Krein, YouTube Star, born in New York.
    • Maceo Martinez, American actor, Los Angeles, born in United States.
    • Skateboarder and actor Bam Margera at the age of 34 weds Nicole Boyd in Reykjavík, Iceland.
    • Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight is released. Stephen Frears' HBO film based on the book by Howard Bingham and Max Wallace, follows the decision by the US Supreme Court (Christopher Plummer, Fritz Weaver, Peter Gerety, Harris Yulin, Frank Langella, and Danny Glover) to uphold Muhammad Ali's right to claim conscientious objector status in 1971.
    • SPORTS
    • Soccer player Abby Wambach (33) weds longtime partner Sarah Huffman (29) in Hawaii.


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