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  • Death of Prophet Muhammad is being celebrated in Iran
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Vietnam
  • Independence Day Holiday is being celebrated in Kyrgyzstan
  • Labor Day is being celebrated in American Samoa, Guam
  • Labour Day is being celebrated in Bermuda, Canada, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, Us Virgin Islands
  • Martyrdom of Imam Hasan is being celebrated in Iran
  • Umhlanga is being celebrated in Eswatini
  • People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.

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On this day in 2023

    On this day in 2022

    • Peter von Kant is released. In this retelling of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's film and play "The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, "Peter Von Kant is a successful, famous director who lives with his assistant Karl, whom he likes to mistreat and humiliate. Through the great actress Sidonie, he meets and falls in love with Amir, a handsome young man of modest means who he offers to to help break into cinema. [Strand Releasing]
    • Saloum is released. In 2003, three mercenaries extracting a druglord out of Guinea-Bissau are forced to hide in the mystical region of Saloum, Senegal.
    • Blind Ambition is released. Blind Ambition follows four friends who have conquered the odds to become South Africa’s top sommeliers after escaping starvation and tyranny in their homeland of Zimbabwe. Driven by relentless optimism, a passion for their craft and a sense of national pride, they form Zimbabwe’s first national wine tasting team and set their sights on the coveted title of World Wine Tasting Champions.
    • Burial is released. In the last days of WWII, a band of Allied soldiers trafficking Hitler’s remains out of Germany are ambushed by Nazi Wehrwolf fighters.
    • Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. is released. As the proud first lady of a Southern Baptist megachurch, Trinitie Childs (Regina Hall) carries immense responsibility on her shoulders. Her church, Wander To Greater Paths, once served a congregation in the tens of thousands, but after a scandal involving her husband, Pastor Lee-Curtis Childs (Sterling K. Brown), forced the church to close temporarily, Trinitie is struggling to manage the aftermath. Now Trinitie and Lee-Curtis must rebuild their congregation and reconcile their faith by all means necessary to make the biggest comeback that commodified religion has ever seen.
    • Loving Highsmith is released. Loving Highsmith is a unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith based on her diaries and notebooks and the intimate reflections of her lovers, friends and family. Focusing on Highsmith’s quest for love and her troubled identity, the film sheds new light on her life and writing.
    • McEnroe is released. It follows John McEnroe as he finally tells his side of his storied career and performances on the court.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Gigi & Nate is released. Nate Gibson’s (Charlie Rowe) life is turned upside down after he suffers a near-fatal illness and is left a quadriplegic. Moving forward seems impossible until he meets his unlikely service animal, Gigi – a curious and intelligent capuchin monkey – who helps Nate find what he needs most: hope.
    • House of Hammer: Season 1 is released. The alleged sexual assaults by actor Armie Hammer and the Hammer family are at the center of three-part documentry series that features interviews with his accuser Courtney Vucekovich, attorney Gloria Allred, and his estranged aunt, Casey Hammer.
    • The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: Season 1 is released. The series is set several millennia before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings when the rings of power were forged by Sauron.
    • ALBUMS
    • Yungblud was released by Yungblud. The third full-length release for British pop-punk artist Yungblud features a guest appearance from Willow.
    • Keep on Smiling was released by Two Door Cinema Club. The fifth full-length release for Northern Ireland trio Two Door Cinema Club was self-produced with additional production from Jacknife Lee and Dan Grech Marguerat.
    • Music for Four Guitars was released by Bill Orcutt. The latest full-length solo release for guitarist Bill Orcutt was recorded in San Francisco.
    • Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness for PlayStation 4 is released. Take the Dive of Your Life! Made in Abyss, the breathtaking manga and anime series by Akihito Tsukushi, is getting its first ever video game adaptation! Experience the Anime's Story - The story begins with Riko and Reg's meeting in the first episode of season one. This marks the start of their great adventure, and together they travel to Seeker Camp in the second layer of the Abyss. Experience the awesome power of the Curse of the Abyss, as well as the astonishing, legendary entities known as primeval creatures. Prepare to glimpse the world of Riko and her friends. Experience a Brand-New Story - Another story takes place many days after Riko and Reg depart for the Abyss. The world’s sole remaining, unconquered chasm, the Abyss, is the stage where many adventures are born...and disappear. Those who appear in these stories are mesmerized by the power of the Abyss and aim for the bottom of the netherworld. The story about to be told is of the adventures of a nameless Cave Raider in the Abyss.
    • LEGO Brawls for PlayStation 5 is released. Dream up the ultimate minifig brawlers and bash your way through all of your favorite LEGO themes in the first team action brawler set in the LEGO universe.Design your ultimate LEGO Minifig hero with unique style, strategy and personality. A cactus with an attitude? A scrappy janitor ninja who happens to have fighting chickens? A sledgehammer-swinging clown with a few scores to settle? Sure! Build the ultimate brawler and level them up with unlockable content!From the swashbuckling shores of Barracuda Bay, to the waterlogged caverns of Ninjago Seabound, to a dusty wild west saloon and the mythical Monkie Kid jungle, all of your favorite LEGO themes are brawlable! Collect unlockable minifigs, power-ups, and emotes along the way.Battle to the top and track your rank against everyone else in the world! Do you have what it takes to be the best?
    • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R for PlayStation 5 is released. All JOJOs Unite! Fight for Your Destiny!Jonathan Joestar, Jotaro Kujo, DIO, Jolyne Cujoh, and other characters from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure gather across multiple generations! With 50 playable characters from all arcs, you can experience popular battles from each story, and see characters from different universes interact for the first time!This title is based on the All Star Battle fighting system that was released in 2012. The game design of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R reinvigorates the experience with adjustments to the fighting tempo and the addition of hit stops and jump dashes.With new audio recordings from the Part 6 anime voice actors, the full atmosphere of the animated series is realized. Both fans who have played the original All Star Battle and newcomers will be able to enjoy the experience.
    • The Last of Us Part I for PlayStation 5 is released. In a ravaged civilization, where infected and hardened survivors run rampant, Joel, a weary protagonist, is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of a military quarantine zone. However, what starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal cross-country journey. Includes the complete The Last of Us single-player story and celebrated prequel chapter, Left Behind, which explores the events that changed the lives of Ellie and her best friend Riley forever.
    • Attempted assassination of Argentina's vice-president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner fails when the gun jams outside her home in Buenos Aires.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • At least 43 people die as the remnants of Hurricane Ida hit the US Northeast with record rains, tornadoes and flooding with New York and New Jersey declaring state of emergency.
    • DEATHS
    • Mikis Theodorakis, Greek classical and film music composer (Zorba the Greek; Mauthausen Trilogy; Serpico), who died of cardiopulmonary arrest at 96.
    • Sidharth Shukla, Model.
    • Q-Force: Season 1 is released. After coming out as gay, Steve Maryweather, AKA Agent Mary (voiced by Sean Hayes) was exiled by the American Intelligence Agency (AIA) to West Hollywood where he recruited mechanic Deb (Wanda Sykes), master of drag and disguise Twink (Matt Rogers), and hacker Stat (Patti Harrison) to form the Q-Force. After finding and solving a case, they are forced to add straight Agent Buck (David Harbour) in this animated series from Gabe Liedman.
    • What We Do in the Shadows (2019): Season 3 is released. The third season finds the vampires meeting the first vampire, a Siren, gargoyles and wondering what to do with Guillermo.
    • GAMING: PC
    • WRC 10 The Official Game for PC is released. Reach the 2021 season podium, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the competition, relive the highlights at the wheel of legendary cars.
    • Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous for PC is released. Embark on a journey to a realm overrun by demons in a new epic RPG from the creators of the critically acclaimed Pathfinder: Kingmaker. Explore the nature of good and evil, learn the true cost of power, and rise as a Mythic Hero capable of deeds beyond mortal expectations.
    • Kitaria Fables for Switch is released. Action Adventure fused with RPG and Farming elements. Armed with sword, bow and spellbook, fight against a rising darkness threatening the world. Plunder dungeons in search of relics and resources, tend to your farm to make provisions and potions, and take on quests solo, or with a friend.
    • SPORTS
    • David Patten, American football wide receiver (Super Bowl 2001,04,05; New England Patriots), who died in a road accident at 47.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • English architect Richard Rogers designer of the Pompidou Centre and the Millennial Dome retires.
    • Australia officially enters recession for the first time in almost 3 decades with GDP falling 7% (April-June).
    • Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi tests positive for COVID-19 pandemic and is later hospitalized.
    • Press conference with body camera evidence brings to light death of African American Daniel Prude after being retrained by police back in March.
    • DEATHS
    • William Yorzyk Jr., American swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly, WR 2:19.3,1956), who died at 87.
    • Ian Mitchell, Guitarist.
    • Khang Khek Leu 'Comrade Dutch', Cambodian Khmer Rouge figure convicted of crimes against humanity, who died at 77.
    • David Capel, English cricket all-rounder (15 Tests; 21 wickets; 23 ODIs), who died from a brain tumour at 57.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Diving boat catches fire at night killing 34 asleep on board off Santa Cruz Island, California.
    • Violence and looting directed at foreigners in Johannesburg results in five deaths and dozens arrested by South African police.
    • Untouchable is released. A look at the rise and fall of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein featuring interviews with former colleagues and those who accused him of sexual misconduct.
    • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatens a snap general election if rebel MPs pass bill against no-deal Brexit.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • About 400 prisoners escape a jail near Tripoli in Libya during militia fighting.
    • Major fire at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro destroys most of its 20 million artifacts.
    • BIRTHS
    • Isabella De Nigris, Family Member, born in Mexico.
    • DEATHS
    • Claire Wineland, Entrepreneur.
    • Conway Savage, Australian piano and organ player (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), who died from a brain tumor at 58.

    On this day in 2017

    • DEATHS
    • Dave Hlubek, American rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet), who died at 66.
    • Halim El-Dabh, Composer.
    • Murray Lerner, American documentary and experimental film director and producer (Secrets of the Reef), who died at 90.

    On this day in 2016

    • Max Rose is released. A jazz pianist (Jerry Lewis) makes a discovery after the death of his wife that causes him to believe his sixty-five year marriage was a lie. He embarks on an exploration of his own past that brings him face to face with a menagerie of characters from a bygone era.
    • Kickboxer: Vengeance is released. Eric and Kurt Sloan (Darren Shahlavi and Alain Moussi) are the descendants of a well-known Venice, California-based family of martial artists. Kurt has always been in older brother, Eric's shadow, as he lacks the instincts needed to become a champion. Against Kurt's concerns, Eric accepts a paid offer and travels to Thailand to challenge the Muay Thai champion Tong Po (Dave Bautista) and fails with dire consequences. Kurt sets out for revenge. He trains with his brother's mentor, Durand (Jean-Claude Van Damme), for a Muay Thai fight against the merciless champion, Tong Po. Durand first thinks Kurt is impossible to train, but through a series of spiritual exercises and tests, Durand discovers that Kurt has a deeper strength that will carry him through his final showdown with Tong Po.
    • Klown Forever is released. When Casper attempts to break into Hollywood, Frank follows him to Los Angeles, seeing an opportunity to salvage their strained relationship. As the guys come face-to-face with a number of LA’s denizens—including Isla Fisher, Adam Levine and “Game of Thrones’” star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau—it’s clear that they’re equally ready and willing to take on Hollywood...but is Hollywood prepared for Casper and Frank? [Drafthouse Films]
    • Antibirth is released. Hard-drinking, pill-popping, bong-ripping Lou (Natasha Lyonne) and her best friend Sadie (Chloë Sevigny) spend their days adrift in a druggy haze. But one wild night out becomes a bad trip that never ends when Lou wakes up with symptoms of an unexplained, highly abnormal pregnancy. Who—or what—is growing inside her? As her due date approaches with alarming swiftness, the fear, paranoia, and conspiracy theories begin to pile up. [IFC Midnight]
    • Zoom is released. A multi-dimensional interface between a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director. Each lives in a separate reality but authors a story about one of the others.
    • White Girl is released. Equipped with platinum blonde hair and a winning smile, college girl Leah (Morgan Saylor) seeks out pleasure in any form. She has two weeks before fall semester, and in between getting high with her roommate and snorting lines with her boss, she finds time to hit it off with a handsome, young Puerto Rican drug dealer named Blue. Within days, the two are selling dime bags to her affluent white colleagues, collecting fast cash, and living the high life. But their euphoria comes to a grinding halt once Blue is arrested and Leah’s left with a hefty amount of his coke. Does she sell it to save him or use it herself?
    • Starving the Beast is released. Starving the Beast examines the on-going power struggle on college campuses across the nation as political and market-oriented forces push to disrupt and reform America's public universities. The film documents a philosophical shift that seeks to reframe public higher education as a "value proposition"to be borne by the beneficiary of a college degree rather than as a "public good"for society. Financial winners and losers emerge in a struggle poised to profoundly change public higher education. The film focuses on dramas playing out at the University of Wisconsin, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina, Louisiana State University, University of Texas and Texas A&M.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • Skiptrace is released. For years, by-the-book Hong Kong detective Benny Chan (Jackie Chan) has tried to avenge his partner’s murder at the hands of a drug lord. When Benny learns that freewheeling American gambler Connor Watts (Johnny Knoxville) has the evidence he needs, he teams with Connor to get justice.
    • The Light Between Oceans is released. On a remote Australian island in the years following World War I, lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) and his wife, Isabel (Alicia Vikander), discover a boat washed ashore carrying a dead man and a two-month old baby. Rescuing the infant, they make the decision to raise her as their own but the consequences of their choice prove to be devastating.
    • Yoga Hosers is released. 15 year old-yoga-nuts Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie love their smart phones and hate their after school job at Manitoban convenience store Eh-2-Zed. But when an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada’s crust and threatens their big invitation to a Grade 12 party, the Colleens join forces with the legendary man-hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe to fight for their lives with all seven Chakras, one Warrior Pose at a time.
    • MOVIES: R
    • The 9th Life of Louis Drax is released. After surviving eight near-death accidents throughout his unlucky life, Louis Drax (Aiden Longworth) plunges off a steep cliff on his ninth birthday. While police investigate the cause of Louis' near-fatal fall and the whereabouts of his violent father Peter (Aaron Paul), acclaimed neurologist Dr. Allan Pascal (Jamie Dornan) uses unorthodox techniques to try to tap into the boy's unconscious mind and reveal the truth about the events that led to his condition. But as he's drawn deeper and deeper into the mystery of Louis' seeming ability to cheat death, the doctor finds himself falling for Louis' mother, Natalie (Sarah Gadon). As new clues emerge in the case, a shocking revelation changes the fates of Louis Drax and everyone around him.
    • Morgan is released. A corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent "human, "who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.
    • Narcos: Season 2 is released. The second season of the drama focuses on one month of Pablo Escobar's life (Wagner Moura).
    • ALBUMS
    • Mystère was released by La Femme. The second full-length release for the French indie electronic collective led Marlon Magnée and Sacha Got was recorded in Paris and Los Angeles.
    • My Woman was released by Angel Olsen. The third full-length release for the North Carolina-based singer-songwriter was produced by Justin Raisen.
    • Going, Going... was released by The Wedding Present. The ninth full-length studio release for the British indie rock band led by David Gedge was inspired by his trip across the United States in 2014.
    • Astronaut Meets Appleman was released by King Creosote. The latest release from the solo project of Kenny Anderson was recorded in Ireland, the Isle of Mull and in Glasgow with co-producer Paul Savage.
    • Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight was released by Travis Scott. The second full-length studio release for the rapper is an Apple exclusive and features contributions from such artists as André 3000, Kid Cudi, Swizz Beatz, Blac Youngsta, Cassie,21 Savage, Kendrick Lamar, Bryson Tiller, Young Thug, Quavo, The Weeknd, K. Forest and Nav.
    • Clinging to a Dream was released by Silver Apples. The electronic duo is now just Simeone Coxe (Dan Taylor passed away in 2005) and he returns with an album produced by Graham Sutton.
    • False Readings On was released by Eluvium. This is the eighth full-length studio release for Matthew Cooper under the name Eluvium.
    • Foreverland was released by The Divine Comedy. This is the 11th full-length studio release for the orchestral pop band led by Neil Hannon.
    • Nothing More to Say was released by The Frightnrs. Three months before the full-length album for the New York reggae group produced by Victor Axelrod was released, lead singer Dan Klein passed away from ALS.
    • Whole & Cloven was released by Nathan Bowles. This is the third full-length solo release for the banjo player who worked with Steve Gunn and was part of Black Twig Pickers.
    • Trick was released by Jamie T. The fourth full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was co-produced with James Dring.
    • Ultra was released by Zomby. The fourth full-length studio release for the British electronic artist features collaborations with Banshee, Burial, Darkstar, and Rezzett.
    • The Sun's Tirade was released by Isaiah Rashad. The debut full-length studio release for the Tennessee rap artist features guest appearances from Deacon Blues, Kari Faux, Hugh Augustine, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, SiR, Syd the Kid, SZA, and Zacari.
    • We Move was released by James Vincent McMorrow. The third full-length release from the Irish singer-songwriter features production from Nineteen85, Two Inch Punch, and Frank Dukes.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Redout (2016) for PC is released. Redout is a tribute to the old racing monsters such as F-Zero, WipeOut, Rollcage, and POD. It is designed to be an uncompromising, fast, tough and satisfying driving experience, soaked in that vertigo that stands at the core of the arcade racing genre.
    • Seasons After Fall for PC is released. Seasons After Fall is a 2D puzzle-adventure game that will let you dive into a captivating universe and explore a land governed by magic and nature.
    • The Final Station for Xbox One is released. Travel by train through a dying world. Look after your passengers, keep your train operational, and make sure you can always reach the next station. Make your way through swarms of infected at each station. Explore mysterious and abandoned stations looking for supplies and survivors.
    • Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan (1991-2016), who died at 78.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • Earth's trees number just over 3 trillion according to study in "Nature" by Thomas Crowther of Yale University.
    • DEATHS
    • Donny Conn, American musician (The Playmates), who died at 85.
    • Dick Guldstrand, Race Car Driver.
    • Alan Kurdi,3 year old Syrian refugee drowns off the coast of Turkey, his death and photograph prompt international reaction.
    • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is released. This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.
    • MOVIES: R
    • A Walk in the Woods is released. Travel writer Bill Bryson (Robert Redford), instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife (Emma Thompson) and large and happy family, challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail - 2,200 miles of America’s most unspoiled, spectacular and rugged countryside from Georgia to Maine. The peace and tranquility he hopes to find, though, is anything but, once he agrees to being accompanied by the only person he can find willing to join him on the trek - his long lost and former friend Katz (Nick Nolte), a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer who, after a lifetime of relying on his charm and wits to keep one step ahead of the law – sees the trip as a way to sneak out of paying some debts and sneak into one last adventure before its too late. The trouble is, the two have a completely different definition of the word, “adventure”. Now they're about to find out that when you push yourself to the edge, the real fun begins. [Broad Green Pictures]
    • GAMING: PC
    • Act of Aggression for PC is released. In what is shaping up to be their most ambitious project since Act of War, Eugen Systems will deliver a real-time strategy experience set in the 2020's in a darkly realistic future where 3 major factions fight for their interests. In a world where international crisis and financial order is set in a seemingly unending loop, the shadowy organization known as "The Cartel"attempt to complete a secret agenda with high-tech technology, stolen prototypes and stealthy operatives. Against this looming threat stands the Chimere, a UNO funded, classified military organization specialized in fast strikes, which attempts to maintain global peace and order. Finally, somewhere between the two stands the US Army, worn out by two decades of being kept on a war footing with too few replacements, but still fielding a great deal of battle-hardened veterans.
    • Company of Heroes 2: The British Forces for PC is released. This latest multiplayer standalone entry in the COH2 series features this iconic Allied army. Experience a unique tech-tree that challenges the player to balance the constant trade-off between mobility and defense. Surprise opponents with your development choices and an open end game configuration.
    • Renowned Explorers: International Society for PC is released.
    • US President Barack Obama becomes the first president to visit the Arctic Circle at Kotzebue, Alaska.

    On this day in 2014

    • BIRTHS
    • Bárbara Velásquez, Instagram Star, born in Venezuela.
    • Mohsin Saleh, Family Member, born in United States.
    • DEATHS
    • Norman Gordon, South African cricket fast bowler (5 Tests,20 wickets; Transvaal), who died at 103.
    • Sila Godoy, Guitarist.
    • ALBUMS
    • Soft Friday was released by Coves. This is the debut full-length release from the British duo of Beck Wood and John Ridgard.
    • Somewhere Under Wonderland was released by Counting Crows. The seventh studio release for the California alternative rock band led by Adam Durvitz was produced by Brian Deck.
    • Step Back was released by Johnny Winter. The final release for the Texan blues guitarist who passed away in July 2014 features guest appearances from Joe Bonnamassa, Eric Clapton, Dr. John, Ben Harper, Billy Gibbons, Paul Nelson, Joe Perry, Brian Setzer, and Leslie West.
    • Seen It All: The Autobiography was released by Jeezy. The seventh studio release for the Atlanta rapper is the first album credited under the name Jeezy and features guest appearances from Akon, Future, The Game, Jay-Z, Lil Boosie, and Rick Ross.
    • Overjoyed was released by Half Japanese. The first release in 13 years for the punk band led by Jad Fair was produced by John Dieterich of Deerhoof.
    • Primitive and Deadly was released by Earth. The tenth studio release for the drone metal band led by Dylan Carlson, features guest appearances from Mark Lanegan, Brett Nelson of Built to Spill, Rabia Shaheen Qazi, and Jodie Cox.
    • Pink City was released by Jennifer Castle. The second full-length studio release for the Canadian singer-songwriter features contributions from Owen Pallett and Kath Bloom.
    • V was released by Maroon 5. The fifth full-length release for the Los Angeles rock band features a guest appearance from Gwen Stefani.
    • Wicked Nature was released by The Vines. The sixth full-length release for the Australian alternative rock band led by Craig Nicholls was funded through PledgeMusic and co-produced with Paul McKercher.
    • Listen was released by The Kooks. The fourth full-length release for the British rock band was produced by Inflo, a British hip-hop producer.
    • Mean Love was released by Sinkane. The fourth release for Ahmed Gallab expands his African-influenced soul sound with aspects of country, pop, and reggae music.
    • Barragán was released by Blonde Redhead. The ninth full-length release for the New York alternative rock trio was produced by Drew Brown.
    • Anchor was released by Zammuto. The second full-length studio release for Nick Zammuto was self-produced and recorded in his home studio.
    • Clearing the Path to Ascend was released by YOB. This is the seventh studio release for the Oregon doom metal trio of Mike Scheidt, Aaron Rieseburg, and Travis Foster.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Runers for PC is released. Runers is a top-down rogue-like dungeon shooter where the player explores a vast underground labyrinth and faces fierce monsters and bosses. As the game advances further into the dungeon, she gathers Runes, which are be used to combine into 285 unique spells.
    • The Sims 4 for PC is released. New to the series, the Sims display a range of emotions which influence your variety of decisions in the game. Emotions give you new choices that impact your Sims and shape their stories. You can now control how your Sims engage other Sims, objects and individual moments in the game. You control the brain, corpus, and now the heart of your Sims. The Sims you generate are full of life and are defined by, among other things, their unique personalities and their varying emotions.
    • Velocity 2X for PlayStation 4 is released. Velocity 2X features puzzle-platforming action alongside top-down shoot-'em-up gameplay.
    • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair for PlayStation Vita is released. Jabberwock Island was, at one time, a popular tourist haunt. This now populated island remains oddly pristine. You and your classmates at the elite Hope's Peak Academy have been brought to this island by your cute teacher for a “lovey-dovey, heart-throbbing school trip.” Everyone seems to be having fun in the sun...until Monokuma returns to restart his murderous game! Trapped on this island of mutual killing, your only hope of escape rests in solving the island’s mysteries. But be warned—sometimes the truth can be its own despair. [NIS America]
    • Dance Central Spotlight for Xbox One is released. Dance Central Spotlight is a rhythm-and-dance simulation game in which players perform dance steps by following the movements of on-screen characters.
    • Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate for Xbox One is released. Fans will experience WARRIORS OROCHI 3 in a brand new light as they enter the fray with the implementation of new generation console features, new storylines and scenarios.

    On this day in 2013

    • DEATHS
    • Tommy Morrison, Boxer.
    • Ronald Coase, British economist (Nobel Prize in Economics 1991), who died at 102.
    • David Jacobs, British broadcaster (Juke Box Jury), who died at 87.
    • Elton Hildreth, Race Car Driver.
    • Frederik Pohl, American sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Gateway, Bipohl), who died at 93.
    • ALBUMS
    • Getting Over the Storm was released by UB40. The second release with new lead singer Duncan Campbell for the reggae band includes covers of country classics as well as five original tracks.
    • Invasion of Love was released by Out Cold. The debut solo project for Cherry Ghost frontman Simon Aldred was produced by Ash Workman.
    • Sequel to the Prequel was released by Babyshambles. Produced by Stephen Street, the third full-length studio release from the indie rock band led by Pete Doherty is its first release since 2007's Shotter's Nation.
    • The Roaring 20s was released by Rizzle Kicks. The second full-length release for the British hip-hop duo of Harley Alexander-Sule and Jordan Stephens includes a guest appearance from actor Dominic West.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Total War: Rome II for PC is released. Become the world’s first superpower and command the most incredible and vast war machine of the Ancient world. Dominate the enemies of your glorious empire by military, economic and political means. Your ascendency will yield admiration from your followers but will also attract greed and jealousy, even from your closest allies. Will betrayal strike you down, or will you be the first to turn on old friends? How much are you ready to sacrifice for your vision of Rome? Will you fight to save the Republic, or plot to rule alone as Dictator — as Emperor? Total War: Rome 2.
    • Paul Scoon, Grenadian politician (2nd Governor-General of Grenada (1978-92)), who died at 78.


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