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Today in the World Countries
- National Day Holiday is being celebrated in Maldives
- National Heroes Day is being celebrated in Angola
- Prince Tupoto'a-'Ulukalala's Birthday is being celebrated in Tonga
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Jessy Caron, Bassist, born in Quebec City, Canada.
On this day in 2022
- Cheetahs re-introduced to India from Namibia, after being extinct 70 years ago, at Kuno National Park in Madya Pradesh state.
On this day in 2021
- France recalls its ambassadors to the US and Australia, describing their new Aukus pact and the cancellation of a major military contract as a 'stab in the back'.
- Netflix drama "Squid Game" premieres created by Hwang Dong-hyuk.
- Michael J Fitzgerald, American technical writer and novelist (Song of Falling Leaves), who died at 63.
- Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Politician.
- Roger Brown, College Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle (Maryland Eastern Shore; 6 x Pro-Bowl; Detroit Lions, LA Rams), who died at 84.
- Black Encyclopedia of the Air was released by Moor Mother.
The fifth full-length release for Philadelphia artist features guest appearances from BFLY, Black Quantum Futurism, Brother May, Elucid, Antonia Gabriela, Dudù Kouate, lojii, Maassai, Elaine Mitchener, Nappy Nina, Pink Siifu, Saydah Ruz, Orion Sun, and Yatta.
- From Dreams to Dust was released by The Felice Brothers.
The latest full-length release for the folk rock band was recorded at a one-room church and was mixed by Mike Mogis.
- Montero was released by Lil Nas X.
The debut full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Miley Cyrus, Doja Cat, Jack Harlow, Elton John, and Megan Thee Stallion.
- Lindsey Buckingham was released by Lindsey Buckingham.
The first full-length solo studio release in 10 years for the Fleetwood Mac guitarist was self-recorded, produced and mixed in his Los Angeles home studio.
- Local Valley was released by Jose Gonzalez.
The Swedish singer-songwriter sings in English, Spanish and Swedish on his fourth full-length studio release.
- Little Girl - Not Rated is released.
Little Girl is the moving portrait of 7-year-old Sasha, who has always known that she is a girl. Sasha’s family has recently accepted her gender identity, embracing their daughter for who she truly is while working to confront outdated norms and find affirmation in a small community of rural France. Realized with delicacy and intimacy, Sébastien Lifshitz’s documentary poetically explores the emotional challenges, everyday feats, and small moments in Sasha’s life. [Music Box Films]
- My Name Is Pauli Murray - PG-13 is released.
They are one of the most influential figures in American 20th century history. It’s time you learn their name. Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned separate-but-equal legislation, Pauli Murray was already knee-deep fighting for social justice. A pioneering attorney, activist, priest and dedicated memoirist, Murray shaped landmark litigation—and consciousness— around race and gender equity. As an African American youth raised in the segregated South— who was also wrestling with broader notions of gender identity—Pauli understood, intrinsically, what it was to exist beyond previously accepted categories and cultural norms. Both Pauli’s personal path and tireless advocacy foreshadowed some of the most politically consequential issues of our time.
- Cry Macho - PG-13 is released.
Mike Milo (Clint Eastwood) is a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who, in 1979, takes a job from an ex-boss to bring the man’s young son home from Mexico. Forced to take the backroads on their way to Texas, the unlikely pair faces an unexpectedly challenging journey, during which the world-weary horseman finds unexpected connections and his own sense of redemption.
- Blue Bayou - R is released.
Antonio LeBlanc (Justin Chon), a Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou, is married to the love of his life Kathy (Alicia Vikander) and step-dad to their beloved daughter Jessie. Struggling to make a better life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past when he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.
- Best Sellers - Not Rated is released.
In a last-ditch effort to save the boutique publishing house her father has left her, an ambitious young editor (Aubrey Plaza) goes on a book tour with a bitter, booze-addled author (Michael Caine) who put the publishing house on the map decades ago.
- Copshop - R is released.
Tearing through the Nevada desert in a bullet-ridden Crown Vic, wily con artist Teddy Murretto (Frank Grillo) hatches a desperate plan to hide out from lethal hitman Bob Viddick (Gerard Butler): He sucker-punches rookie officer Valerie Young (Alexis Louder) to get himself arrested and locked up in a small-town police station. Jail can’t protect Murretto for long, and Viddick schemes his own way into detention, biding his time in a nearby cell until he can complete his mission. When the arrival of a competing assassin (Toby Huss) ignites all-out mayhem, mounting threats force Viddick to get creative if he wants to finish the job and escape the explosive situation.
- The Eyes of Tammy Faye - PG-13 is released.
The Eyes of Tammy Faye is an intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. In the 1970s and 80s, Tammy Faye (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Jim Bakker (Andrew Garfield), rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity. Tammy Faye was legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, it wasn't long before financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and a scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire.
- Prisoners of the Ghostland - Not Rated is released.
In the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town, a ruthless bank robber (Nicolas Cage) is sprung from jail by wealthy warlord The Governor (Bill Moseley), whose adopted granddaughter Bernice (Sofia Boutella) has gone missing. The Governor offers the prisoner his freedom in exchange for retrieving the runaway. Strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct within five days, the bandit sets off on a journey to find the young woman—and his own path to redemption. [Sundance]
- The Nowhere Inn - NR is released.
St. Vincent sets out to make a documentary about her music, but when she hires a close friend to direct, notions of reality, identity, and authenticity grow increasingly distorted and bizarre.
- The Starling - PG-13 is released.
After Lilly (Melissa McCarthy) suffers a loss, a battle with a territorial bird over dominion of her garden provides an unlikely avenue for her grief and the courage to heal her relationships and rediscover her capacity for love.
- The Mad Women's Ball - Not Rated is released.
A woman who is unfairly institutionalized at Paris asylum plots to escape with the help of one of its nurses. Based on the novel 'Le bal des folles' by Victoria Mas.
- Wife of a Spy - Not Rated is released.
The year is 1940 in Kobe, the night before the outbreak of World War II. Local merchant, Yusaku Fukuhara, senses that things are headed in an unsettling direction. He leaves his wife Satoko behind and travels to Manchuria. There, he coincidentally witnesses a barbarous act and is determined to bring it to light. He leaps into action. Meanwhile, Satoko is called on by her childhood friend and military policeman, Taiji Tsumori. He tells her that a woman her husband brought back from Manchuria has died. Satoko is torn by jealousy and confronts Yusaku. But when she discovers Yusaku’s true intentions, she does the unthinkable to ensure his safety and their happiness. [Venice]
- TV SERIES
- The Morning Show: Season 2 is released.
Bradley (Reese Witherspoon) and Alex (Jennifer Aniston) deal with the ramifications of their actions at the end of the season one.
- Sex Education: Season 3 is released.
The third season introduces new headteacher Hope (Jemima Kirke) who looks to bring changes to Moordale.
- Squid Game: Season 1 is released.
The South Korean drama series features a group of indebted people who are invited to compete in (deadly) series of children's games to win millions of dollars.
On this day in 2020
- Barbados announces its intention to remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become a republic.
- More than 15,000 fires have caused widespread devastation in Brazil's Pantanal wetlands in 2020, according to its National Institute for Space Research.
- Larry Wilson, American Pro Football Hall of Fame free safety (8 x Pro Bowl; 6 x All Pro 1st Team; NFL Defensive Player of Year 1966; St. Louis Cardinals), who died at 82.
- Destiny Riekeberg, TikTok Star.
- Terry Goodkind, American epic fantasy novelist (The Sword of Truth), who died at 72.
- Residue - Not Rated is released.
A young filmmaker returns home after many years away, to write a script about his childhood, only to find his neighborhood unrecognizable and his childhood friends being scattered to the wind.
On this day in 2019
- Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg tells US Congress "I know you are trying but just not hard enough. Sorry.”.
- Indonesia raises the female marriage age to 19, in line with males, to curb child marriages.
- Nick Carter filed a restraining order against brother Aaron, after the Backstreet Boys star alleged he threatened to kill his pregnant wife and unborn child. The order stated that the troubled singer must stay 100 feet away from Nick, his wife, children and other family members. Confirming the order against him on Twitter, Aaron Carter wrote: "So my brother just got a a restraining order against me. And I was just served lol.".
- Zamira Rose, Instagram Star, born in Australia.
- Harold Mabern Jr., American post-bop jazz pianist and composer, who died at 83.
- Corrine "Cokie" Roberts, American journalist, pioneering newscaster (ABC; NPR; PBS), and author, who died of with metastatic breast cancer at 75.
- Cokie Roberts, American pioneering newscaster (ABC, NPR), who died of cancer at 75.
- Promare - Not Rated is released.
Thirty years has passed since the appearance of Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings, who destroyed half of the world with fire. When a new group of aggressive mutants calling themselves "Mad Burnish"appears, the epic battle between Galo Thymos, a new member of the anti-Burnish rescue team "Burning Rescue, "and Lio Fotia, the leader of "Mad Burnish"begins.
On this day in 2018
- US border control agent confesses to the murder of four women and assault of another in Laredo, Texas.
- Flooding in Nigeria kills over 100 people as Benue and Niger Rivers overflow.
- Hurricane Florence has caused 900 people to be rescued from flooding, death toll at 23, city of Wilmington isolated officials announce.
- 50 girls treated in hospital in Kaya, Burkina Faso after illegal botched circumcisions.
- Needles purposely hidden in strawberries in Australia prompt government to order an investigation.
On this day in 2017
- Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: Anna Nordqvist of Sweden beats Brittany Altomare at 1st sudden-death playoff hole; event reduced to 54 holes after day 1 abandoned (bad weather).
- Wanda Metropolitano stadium, new home of football team Atlético Madrid hosts its 1st match (against Malaga) in Madrid, Spain.
- Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, American pro wrestling manager, colour commentator and wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame), who died of throat cancer at 72.
- Laudir de Oliveira, Brazilian percussionist (Chicago), died on stage of a heart attack at 77.
- TV SERIES
- Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Season 1 is released.
The sci-fi anthology series based on Philip K. Dick's short stories features 10 standalone episodes adapted by such writers/producers as Michael Dinner, David Farr, Matthew Graham, Francesca Gregorini, Tony Grisoni, Peter Horton, Jessica Mecklenburg, Ronald D. Moore, Dee Rees, and Alan Taylor. Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Chaplin, Bryan Cranston, Mireille Enos, Holiday Grainger, Greg Kinner, Richard Madden, Janelle Monae, Anna Paquin, Timothy Spall, Maura Tierney, and Benedict Wong are some of the cast featured.
- The Vietnam War: Season 1 is released.
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick returns with a 10-part,18-hour documentary miniseries about the war features interviews, archival footage, home movies, photos, and audio clips, as well as original music by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
On this day in 2016
- Terror bomb in Chelsea, New York injures 29.
- Farm Aid held in Bristow, Virginia; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson & Alison Krauss, Margo Price, and The Wisdom Indian Dancers.
- Olympian and professional road racing cyclist Philip Deignan at the age of 33 weds fellow road racing cyclist Lizzie Armitstead at the age of 26 in Otley, England.
- Charmian Carr, American actress (The Sound of Music), who died at 73.
On this day in 2015
- US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports 2015 Northern Hemisphere summer hottest on record.
- Josey Dorsey, Family Member, born in Los Angeles, CA.
- Peter Heatly, Scottish diver and Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation, who died at 91.
- David Willcocks, English conductor and composer (Kings College choir), who died at 95.
On this day in 2014
- Brazilian musician and producer Laudir de Oliveira died of a heart attack at the age of 77 while performing onstage in his native Rio de Janeiro. He is mostly renowned for his time as percussionist with the band Chicago from 1973 until 1982. As a session musician he worked for other musicians like Chick Corea, Carlos Santana The Jacksons, Wayne Shorter and Nina Simone..
- Voreqe Bainimarama's Fiji First Party wins the first Fijian elections since his coup in 2006.
- Ted Foltz, Race Car Driver.
- China Zorrilla, Movie Actress.
- China Zorrilla, Uruguayan actress, filmmaker and writer, who died at 92.
- George Hamilton IV, American country musician, who died from complications from a heart attack at 77.
- 20,000 Days on Earth - Not Rated is released.
Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit. [Drafthouse Films]
- The Guest - R is released.
A soldier (Dan Stevens) introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
- TV SERIES
- Red Band Society: Season 1 is released.
The coming-of-age dramedy based on the Spanish series "Polseres Vermelles"is set in the pediatric ward of Los Angeles' Ocean Park Hospital, where six teens including comatose 12-year-old Charlie (Griffin Gluck),16-year-olds Jordi (Nolan Sotillo), Leo (Charlie Rowe), Dash (Astro), Emma (Ciara Bravo), and Kara (Zoe Levin), navigate life with the help of Nurse Jackson (Octavia Spencer), Dr. Jack McAndrew (Dave Annable), and new nurse Brittany Dobler (Rebecca Rittenhouse).
- The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1 is released.
An American adaptation of the Spanish series "Los Misterios de Laura, "follows New York detective Laura Diamond (Debra Messing) as she balances life as a mother of twin boys and catching criminals.
On this day in 2013
- TV comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" starring Andy Samberg and an ensemble cast premieres in the US on Fox.
- 6 people are killed after a train and double-decker bus collide in Ottawa, Canada.
- Sana Sadiq, Instagram Star, born in Pakistan.
- Marvin Rainwater, American country and rockabilly singer, who died from heart failure at 88.
- Eiji Toyoda, Entrepreneur.
- Engravings was released by Forest Swords.
This is the debut full-length release for the British electronic producer Matthew Barnes.
- Feelin' Good was released by Nightmares on Wax.
The latest release for British DJ George Evelyn includes influences from funk, hip hop, jazz, reggae, and soul music.
- Fly by Wire was released by Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.
The latest release for the indie pop band was recorded at the same location as its debut release: the attic of guitarist Will Knauer's parent's house.
- Defend Yourself was released by Sebadoh.
The indie rock trio led by Dinosaur Jr. bassist Lou Barlow releases its first album in 14 years.
- Dream Cave was released by Cloud Control.
The London-based, Australian alternative rock quartet recorded parts of its second full-length release around the countryside and caves in the UK.
- Dream River was released by Bill Callahan.
The singer-songwriter's fourth studio release under his real name [he previously recorded under the name Smog] was recorded in Austin Texas.
- Drown Out was released by Daedelus.
The Los Angeles electronica producer/artist's first release on the Anticon label was created while he was dealing with the death of his grandmother, his friend Austin Peralta, and the illness of a family member.
- Brass was released by Royal Bangs.
The fourth studio release for the Knoxville, Tennessee indie rock band was produced by Patrick Carney of the Black Keys.
- At Home was released by Keep Shelly in Athens.
After two EPs, the dream pop of Sarah P and producer R?? releases its debut full-length release.
- Mediation of Ecstatic Energy was released by Dustin Wong.
The latest release for the experimental guitarist is the final instrumental album in a trilogy that included 2010's Infinite Love and 2013's Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads.
- MGMT was released by MGMT.
The third full-length studio release for the psychedelic rock band was produced with Dave Fridmann
- Nature Noir was released by Crystal Stilts.
This is the third full-length release for the Brooklyn psychedelic pop band.
- More was released by Arp.
The third full-length release for Alexis Georgopoulos is more pop than his previous two synth-based albums.
- Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey! was released by The Dirtbombs.
The latest release from the Detroit garage rock band led by Mick Collins was inspired by 1970s Bubblegum pop music created by Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz.
- Loud Like Love was released by Placebo.
The seventh full-length studio release for the alternative rock trio was produced by Adam Noble.
- Good Graces was released by Johnathan Rice.
The third solo release for the singer-songwriter features guest vocals from frequent collaborator, Jenny Lewis.
- In Rolling Waves was released by The Naked and Famous.
The second full-length release for the New Zealand alternative rock five-piece was produced with Justin Meldal-Johnsen and mixed by Alan Moulder.
- Imitations was released by Mark Lanegan.
The latest solo album fpr the alternative rock singer-songwriter features covers of songs sung by such artists as Nick Cave, Bobby Darin, Hall & Oates, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, and Andy Williams.
- Imperium was released by Blouse.
Produced by band member Jacob Portrait, the second full-length release sees the Portland indie trio moving away from drum machines and synths to a more guitar-oriented sound.
- Pull My Hair Back was released by Jessy Lanza.
Co-produced by Jeremy Greenspan, the debut full-length release for Canadian music teacher-turned R&B singer includes influences from funk, jazz, and synth pop.
- Ski Mask was released by Islands.
This is the fifth release for the indie rock band led by Nick Thorburn.
- Smilewound was released by Múm.
The sixth full-length studio release for the experimental Icelandic band sees the return of founding member Gyða Valtýsdóttir.
- Spreading Rumours was released by Grouplove.
The second full-length release for the Los Angeles rock quintet was produced by the band's drummer, Ryan Rabin.
- Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs was released by Elvis Costello & the Roots.
Originally begun as an album of reworked Costello songs, the debut collaboration between Elvis Costello and the Roots is instead a largely original release produced by Steven Mandel.
- True was released by Avicii.
The debut studio release for the Swedish EDM DJ/producer Tim Bergling as Avicii includes guest appearances from such artists as Aloe Blacc, Mike Einziger of Incubus, Adam Lambert, Audra Mae, Nile Rodgers, and Dan Tyminski of Union Station.
- TV SERIES
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1 is released.
New police Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher) finds he has his hands full with detectives Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero), Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio), Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz), Sgt. Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews), and office manager Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti).
- Dads: Season 1 is released.
In this live-action comedy from producer Seth MacFarlane and his Ted co-writers (Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild), the lives of video game company co-founders Eli and Warner (Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi) are turned upside down when their fathers (Peter Riegert, Martin Mull) move in with them.