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  • Army Day is being celebrated in Chile
  • Constitution Day is being celebrated in Nepal
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Saint Kitts And Nevis
  • People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Banks in Lebanon close for three days after a series of hold-ups by people trying to obtain their own money, frozen amid the country's economic crisis.
    • British monarch Queen Elizabeth II interned at Windsor Castle after a state funeral at Westminster Abbey in London with an unprecedented 500 world leaders in attendance.
    • DEATHS
    • Julien Rascagnères, French rugby league referee (10 Tests), who died at 77.
    • Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov, Astronaut.
    • Quantum Leap (2022): Season 1 is released. Physicist Ben Seong (Raymond Lee) takes an unauthorized leap into the past after restarting the Quantum Leap accelerator project with only the hologram of Addison (Caitlin Bassett) as his connection to the team he left behind.
    • Return to Monkey Island for Switch is released. Announcing Return to Monkey Island, the long-awaited follow-up to the legendary Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge by Ron Gilbert's Terrible Toybox in collaboration with Devolver Digital and Lucasfilm Games, coming 2022.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • RuPaul becomes the most decorated black artist in Emmy history, winning his 11th award for "RuPaul’s Drag Race".
    • US apologizes for an Afghan airstrike that killed 10 civilians, including seven children.
    • 73rd Emmy Awards: "The Crown" Best Drama, "Ted Lasso" Best Comedy, "Mare of Easttown" Best Limited Series.
    • Body of travelogue blogger Gabby Petito found at Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming.
    • Cumbre Vieja volcano erupts on the Spanish island of La Palma, its first eruption since 1971.
    • DEATHS
    • Gabby Petito, Instagram Star.
    • Max Wiltshire, Welsh rugby union lock (4 Tests; Aberavon RFC), who died at 83.
    • John Challis, TV Actor.
    • Muhammad Ali is released. The four-part Ken Burns documentary about the life and career of the three-time heavyweight boxing champion features archival footage, photographs, and interviews with journalists, boxers, historians, as well as friends and family of Ali.
    • SPORTS
    • Jimmy Greaves, English soccer striker (57 caps; FIFA World Cup 1966; Chelsea, Tottenham) and journalist/broadcaster (The Sun, World of Sport, On the Ball), who died at 81.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • Ozzy Osbourne’s former drummer, Lee Kerslake, died aged 73 from prostate cancer. He is best known for his performances on the Black Sabbath frontman’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Blizzard of Ozz, and was also the drummer in Uriah Heep appearing on their 1972 album Demons and Wizards and nine studio records, as well as a live album, with the band before departing in 1978..
    • BIRTHS
    • Khai Malik, Family Member, born in Pennsylvania.
    • DEATHS
    • Lee Kerslake, British drummer (Uriah Heep; Ozzy Osbourne) dies of prostate cancer at 73.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Likely US drone attack kills at least 30 and injures 28 in Nangarhar Province,, Afghanistan.
    • North America has lost 3 billion birds (29%) since 1970 according to analysis published in "Science".
    • Taliban suicide truck bombing kills 22 and injures 90 at a hospital in Zabul Province, southern Afghanistan.
    • Tropical Depression Imelda hits southeast Texas and Louisiana prompting widespread evacuations.
    • BIRTHS
    • Starley Tan, Family Member, born in Singapore.
    • GAMING: PC
    • WHAT THE GOLF? for PC is released. The golf game for people who hate golf!A silly physics-based golf parody where every golf course is a new surprising type of golf, some brilliant or hilarious, others so absurd they will make you go: WHAT THE GOLF?Golf a house, a horse or car!Features:- More surprising new golf mechanics than you can imagine- Epic golf boss fights- Made by people who know nothing about golf- First (and hopefully the last) game that let you golf a horse- Will NOT make you a better golf player- Surprises!
    • Overland for PC is released. Lead a group of desperate survivors across a desolate wasteland and discover new stories in this tactical, squad-based roguelike.
    • Mutazione for PlayStation 4 is released. A mutant soap opera where small-town gossip meets the supernatural. Join Kai as she arrives in the mysterious community of Mutazione to care for her ailing grandfather. Discover scenic hangouts, magical gardens, new friends, and old secrets… They can survive an apocalyptic meteor strike, but can they survive their small-town drama?
    • Sayonara Wild Hearts for PlayStation 4 is released. Sayonara Wild Hearts is a dreamy arcade game about riding motorcycles, skateboarding, dance battling, shooting lasers, wielding swords, and breaking hearts at 200 mph. As the heart of a young woman breaks, the balance of the universe is disturbed. A diamond butterfly appears in her dreams and leads her through a highway in the sky, where she finds her other self: the masked biker called The Fool. Journey through a custom-written pop soundtrack, chase scores, and set out to find the harmony of the universe, hidden away in the hearts of Little Death and her star-crossed allies: Dancing Devils, Howling Moons, Stereo Lovers and Hermit 64.
    • Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns for Switch is released. The Original Match 3 RPG is back and better than ever before! Experience the game that started it all, now for the first time on Nintendo Switch™! The totally remastered Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns features the original Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, the expansion Revenge of the Plague Lord, and a whole bundle of new quests, spells, classes and items created exclusively for this version.
    • Devil May Cry 2 for Switch is released. Dante, the world's most stylish demon slayer is back to shake the legions of the underworld to their knees in Devil May Cry 2. This time, Dante has a new devilish partner: Lucia, a mysterious and acrobatic heroine. Don't let Dante's handsome face lull you, as he has some moves of his own, including running and jumping on walls, aerial kicking, and the ability to simultaneously shoot in two directions. Unleash your inner demon as you battle hoards of monsters in massive, hellish environments.
    • GRID Autosport for Switch is released. Its all about the teams, the rivals & the race in an intense world of professional motorsport. Racing alongside a teammate, overcome key rivals & satisfy team sponsors in ferocious races where every pass & position counts. In a huge career, specialise in your favourite racing discipline or conquer them all feel the aggression of the pack in Touring Cars, race Open-Wheel cars with precision, manage tyre wear in Endurance events, show car control in Tuner events & react on the fly in Street races. Each category features series for different classes, including Touring Cars, Hypercars, Prototypes, Single-Seaters, Drift cars & many, many more. GRID Autosport features over 100 routes across 22 locations & the worlds most exciting high-performance racing cars. Development has been driven by Community feedback to include the return of in-car view, authentic handling & multiplayer racing powered by RaceNet to deliver new weekly challenges & all-new Racing Clubs for online team competition.
    • Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali,2nd President of Tunisia (1987-2011). dies in exile at 83.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • Korean joint summit in Pyongyang agrees to limit North Korea's weapons programme and to South Korea economic cooperation.
    • DEATHS
    • Denis Norden, Radio Host.
    • Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable is released. Decades before digital technology transformed how we make and see pictures, Garry Winogrand (1928-1984) made hundreds of thousands of them with his 35mm Leica, creating an encyclopedic portrait of America from the late 1950s to the early 1980s in the process. When he died suddenly at age 56, Winogrand left behind more than 10,000 rolls of film—more than a quarter of a million pictures! These images capture a bygone era: the New York of Mad Men and the early years of the Women’s Movement, the birth of American suburbs, and the glamour and alienation of Hollywood. He produced so many unseen images that it has taken until now for the full measure of his artistic legacy to emerge.
    • I Feel Bad: Season 1 is released. Emet (Sarayu Blue) is a working mom trying to have it all in this Amy Poehler executive produced comedy based on a book by Orli Auslander.
    • GAMING: PC
    • The Gardens Between for PC is released. The Gardens Between is a surreal puzzle adventure that follows best friends, Arina and Frendt, as they fall into a mysterious world of beautiful garden islands. Manipulate time to solve puzzles and discover the secrets of each island.
    • Marilyn Lloyd, American politician (Rep-D-TN,1975-95), who died at 89.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • New MLB record for most home runs in a season, no. 5,694 hit by Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals.
    • DEATHS
    • Massimo Natili, Race Car Driver.
    • Jake LaMotta, American boxer (world middleweight champion 1949-51, immortalised in 'Raging Bull'), who died at 95.
    • David Shepherd, British painter (paintings of steam locomotives), who died at 86.
    • Bernie Casey, American actor (Boxcar Bertha, Rent-a-Cop), who died at 78.
    • Billy Hatton, English rock bassist (The Fourmost - A Little Loving), who died at 76.
    • Jerry Before Seinfeld is released. The first of two specials on Netflix from the comedian features a return to the Comic Strip Live (where he had his professional debut) stage interspersed with old audio clips, photos and home movies.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite for PC is released. The epic clash between two storied universes returns with Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, the next era of the action-fighting game series. Marvel and Capcom universes collide like never before as iconic characters team up for action-packed player-versus-player combat.
    • Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two - Episode 3: Jailhouse Block for PC is released. Jesse and the gang must brave a dangerous prison and its even more dangerous inmates to reach the secret at the prison's heart... But when the enemy tries to recruit Jesse's friends, will they be able to resist the call?
    • Atomega for PC is released. Grow, fight, collect and evade in the last cosmic arena the very end of time. Acquire MASS to evolve your EXOFORM from the nimble ATOM to the godlike OMEGA and compete for fun and dominance in a fast-paced, multiplayer shooter. ATOMEGA™ !
    • ECHO (2017) for PC is released. After a century in stasis the girl En arrives at her destination: A Palace out of legend. Out here, using forgotten technologies, she hopes to bring back a life that shouldn’t have been lost. But nothing could prepare her for what she’ll face in the ancient halls below.
    • Final Fantasy IX for PlayStation 4 is released. The last Final Fantasy for the PlayStation, Final Fantasy IX returns to the pure fantasy roots that spawned the series. This latest installment features highly detailed characters, vehicles, and environments, and breathtaking cinema-graphics. The addition of brand new features such as the story-enhancing Active Time Event system and the return of minigames that grant additional gameplay make Final Fantasy IX not only a memorable gaming experience, but also a significant step forward in the series.
    • Hidden Dragon Legend for PlayStation 4 is released. Hidden Dragon is a 2.5D action platformer set in Imperial China, combining classic platform action with fast-paced combo fighting, harkening back to classics like Ninja Gaiden, Devil May Cry, and Shinobi.
    • Mary Skelter: Nightmares for PlayStation Vita is released. Escape from the living prison jail in Mary Skelter: Nightmares for the PlayStation Vita system. The Nightmare monster actively stalks the player as you run through the dungeon, so you must use the dungeons' gimmicks to impede its movements. This dungeon RPG features a turn- based battle system that includes class change, a strategic blood-licking transform system, and a blood-rubbing system to power up your party. As you solve the dungeons' mysteries and satisfy the prison's desires, you just might make it out alive.FEATURES:Walking Nightmares - The dungeon-crawling RPG genre gets a twist when special enemies can chase you through the dungeons. Lay traps to make your escape, or try to face them down.Blood-drenched Transformations - Characters can transform with stronger stats and extra skills, but if they fight too much they may enter Blood Skelter Mode, where they go completely berserk.Everyone's got a Job - Strategise your dungeon battles by assigning different classes to your characters, unlocking new skills, stats, and character portraits.
    • President Hassan Rouhani of Iran in his UN speech criticizes US President Donald Trump for his comments about Iran in his own UN speech.
    • US President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations vowing to “totally destroy North Korea” if threatens the US.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • Aid convoy into Urum al-Kubra, Syria attacked by air strikes, UN denounces as a war crime.
    • BIRTHS
    • Aurora Pettit, YouTube Star, born in United States.
    • Kevin Can Wait: Season 1 is released. Kevin James is a retired policeman who finds life at home with his wife (Erinn Hayes) and three kids is tougher than it was on the streets.
    • The Good Place: Season 1 is released. Entering the afterlife, Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) discovers they have mistaken her for someone else and she seeks to rectify this with the help of her afterlife mentor, Michael (Ted Danson).
    • Actress Angelina Jolie (41) files for divorce from fellow actor Brad Pitt (52) citing irreconcilable differences.
    • SPORTS
    • 68th Emmy Awards: hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, "Game of Thrones", Julia Dreyfus, Rami Malek win.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • Farm Aid (30th Anniversary) held in Chicago, Illinois; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Mavis Staples.
    • Japan beats South Africa 34-32 in Brighton, England in the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history.
    • " Girls" TV star Allison Williams at the age of 27 weds College Humor co-founder Ricky Van Veen at the age of 34 at Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming.
    • DEATHS
    • Jackie Collins, British-American author (The Stud, Lucky), who died of cancer at 77.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • A dance choreographer sued Cher for racial discrimination claiming the singer stopped him hiring any more black dancers. Kevin Wilson alleged Cher told him the tour had "too much colour" already. Mr Wilson and two other dancers had also alleged they were fired for reporting a sexual assault on a female fan by another dancer. Cher's long-running North American D2K (Dressed to Kill) was ranked one of the top 10-grossing tours of 2014 by Pollstar..
    • Columbia Records releases "Cheek To Cheek", a duet album of jazz standards by singers Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga; debuts at #1 on Billboard 200, Jazz Albums, and Traditional Jazz Albums charts..
    • BIRTHS
    • Lil'Tiger, YouTube Star, born in United States.
    • Art and Craft is released. Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn't in it for money. Posing as a philanthropic donor, a grieving executor of a family member’s will, and most recently as a Jesuit priest, Landis has given away hundreds of works over the years to a staggering list of institutions across the United States. But after duping Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar who ultimately discovers the decades-long ruse and sets out to expose his philanthropic escapades to the art world, Landis must confront his own legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop. [Oscilloscope Pictures]
    • Fort Bliss is released. A decorated Army medic and single mother (Michelle Monaghan) returns home from an extended tour in Afghanistan to discover that the bond with her five-year-old son has been shattered. In her absence, the boy has attached to his father (Ron Livingston) and his new girlfriend (Emmanuelle Chriqui). As she struggles to reclaim her son’s affection and reintegrate into civilian life, she meets a mechanic (Manolo Cardona) with whom she becomes romantically involved. Just as her life begins to stabilize and the bond with her son shows signs of healing, she gets news of another deployment. She must now find a way to reconcile her duties as a mother and her obligations as a soldier.
    • Swim Little Fish Swim is released. Leeward (Dustin Guy Defa) and Mary (Brooke Bloom) cannot even agree on their three year old daughter’s name anymore. Mary is a hardworking nurse who dreams of only one thing—changing her life. She resents her husband for being an irresponsible, overgrown adolescent incapable of holding down a job. Leeward is an atypical, idealistic musician who fancies himself a misunderstood artist and a New Age visionary. Enter Lilas (Lola Bessis), a 19 year old French artist and daughter of a world famous painter, who’s trying to make it in New York and get away from her overbearing mother. When the bubbly young woman moves into the couple’s tiny Chinatown apartment, their already fragile balance is upset even further.
    • MOVIES: PG
    • Pump is released. Pump is an inspiring, eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America's addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it - and finally win choice at the pump. Today oil is our only option of transportation fuel at the pump. Our exclusive use of it has drained our wallets, increased air pollution and sent our sons and daughters to war in faraway lands. Pump shows us how through the use of a variety of replacement fuels, we will be able to fill up our cars - cheaper, cleaner and American made - and in the process, create more jobs for a stronger, healthier economy.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • The Maze Runner is released. When Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape.
    • Tracks is released. Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska) treks 1,700 miles across the Western Australia desert with four camels and her faithful dog.
    • MOVIES: R
    • Space Station 76 is released. A character-driven, domestic dramedy, which takes place in a 1970's version of the future, where personalities and asteroids collide.
    • Tusk is released. When his best friend and podcast co-host goes missing in the backwoods of Canada, a young guy joins forces with his friend's girlfriend to search for him.
    • The Scribbler is released. A young woman named Suki (Katie Cassidy) confronts her destructive mental illness using "The Siamese Burn, "an experimental machine designed to eliminate multiple personalities. The closer Suki comes to being "cured, "she's haunted by a thought... what if the last unwanted identity turns out to be her?
    • The Zero Theorem is released. Qohen (Christoph Waltz), an eccentric and reclusive computer genius living in isolation, obsessively works on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life – or the complete lack of one—once and for all. Increasingly disturbed by visits from people he doesn’t fully trust, including the flirtatious Bainsley (Mélanie Thierry), his unpredictable supervisor Job (David Thewlis), and would-be digital therapist Dr. Shrink-Rom (Tilda Swinton), it’s only when he experiences the power of love and desire that he’s able to understand his own reason for being.
    • This Is Where I Leave You is released. When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide— driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves. [Warner Bros.]
    • Reclaim is released. After their newly adopted daughter goes missing in a small town, Steven and Shannon will stop at nothing to uncover the truth behind her disappearance and the dangerous secret behind the adoption agency they trusted. Risking their own lives, they will discover just what being a parent means and how far they will go to get their child back.
    • Life's a Breeze is released. Unemployed slacker Colm (Pat Shortt), his aging mother Nan (Fionnula Flanagan) and his niece Emma (Kelly Thornton) must overcome their many differences to lead their family in a race against time to find a lost fortune.
    • Keep On Keepin' On is released. In Keep On Keepin’ On, a 23-year-old, blind piano prodigy, Justin Kauflin, who suffers terrible stage fright, finds his way to jazz legend and teacher Clark Terry,89. Over the course of filming, Terry begins to lose his sight as an unlikely bond begins to take hold. When Justin is invited to compete in an elite international competition, Clark’s health takes a turn for the worse.
    • Hector and the Search for Happiness is released. A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.
    • A Walk Among the Tombstones is released. Ex-NYPD cop Matt Scudder (Liam Neeson) now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the PI learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime…nor will it be the last. Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.
    • D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die for Xbox One is released. D4 is an episodic murder mystery for the Xbox One where you must use your ability to go back in time to solve the mystery of your wife's murder.
    • Flockers for Xbox One is released. Flockers is a modern day take on the classic A to B puzzle genre with a generous helping of dark humour for good measure.

    On this day in 2013

    • DEATHS
    • Gerrie Mühren, Dutch soccer midfielder (10 caps; Ajax, Volendam), who died from myelodysplastic syndrome at 67.
    • Robert Barnard, British mystery writer, who died at 76.
    • GAMING: 3DS
    • Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi for 3DS is released. At a time when shogunate and imperial forces clashed for supremacy over Japan, Chizuru travels to Kyoto in search of her missing father. She runs into the Shinsengumi, a band of samurai warriors sworn to protect the shogun. Chizuru soon learns that they, too, are looking for her father. What awaits them is more than just your typical missing person's case, as they face off against imperial soldiers and the supernatural! But in the midst of all this madness, will sweet and innocent Chizuru find love?
    • AiRace Speed for 3DS is released. Take the challenge in AiRace Speed, the third sequel of the best-selling Nintendo DSi classic - AiRace, and pilot the most advanced and powerful jets as you compete to beat your best time. Experience the action as you race on stunning high-speed tracks featuring extremely difficult tunnels, spectacular halls and hidden shortcuts.
    • Star Wars Pinball for 3DS is released. May the Force be with you! Use the Force to guide the silver ball! Will you choose the Light or Dark side?Feel the power of the Force in Star Wars Pinball! Set in a galaxy far, far away, each of the tables in this brand new pack lets you interact with the most iconic characters, and relive the greatest moments of the Star Wars universe: Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Boba Fett. May the Force be with you!Influence the Balance of the Force! Join either the Light Side or Dark Side and take part in the epic struggle by simply posting scores for your chosen side!Full list of features:-Three brand new tables: Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett, and The Clone Wars-Compete against other players to achieve the highest ForceScore, and team up with your friends to increase your TeamScore-Hotseat multiplayer mode-New tables released regularly through the Nintendo eShop
    • GAMING: PC
    • Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller Episode 4 - The Cain Killer for PC is released. In the intense finale of Cognition, the Cain Killer resurfaces and Erica must work with someone she cannot trust to finish what she started three years ago. But when the time comes to face her brother's murderer, what lines will Erica be willing to cross? Which will she choose: justice or revenge?
    • Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese businessman (President of Nintendo,1949-2003, owner of Seattle Mariners), who died at 85.


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