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Today in the World Countries
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Armenia, Belize, Malta
- Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day is being celebrated in Ghana
- World Gratitude Day is being celebrated in International
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Angela Asiana, Instagram Star, born in Switzerland.
- Facundo Garcia, World Music Singer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Nadia Mummy Mo, Family Member, born in Iran.
On this day in 2022
- New York Attorney General Letitia James files lawsuit against Donald Trump and three of his children, alleging widespread fraud through inflating his personal net worth by billions of dollars.
- Vladimir Putin announces partial mobilization of Russian population, drafting between 300,000 and 1.2m men to fight in Russia's invasion of Ukraine, prompting demonstrations around the country .
- Anton Fier, American drummer (The Feelies; The Lounge Lizards; The Golden Palominos), and record producer, who died at 66.
- Meet Cute - Not Rated is released.
When Sheila (Kaley Cuoco) and Gary (Pete Davidson) meet, it’s love at first sight - until we realize their magical date wasn’t fate at all. Sheila’s got a time machine, and they've been falling in love over and over again. But when the perfect night is never quite enough, Sheila travels to Gary’s past to change him into the perfect man.
- TV SERIES
- Abbott Elementary: Season 2 is released.
The teachers at Philadelphia's Abbott Elementary are back for a new school year.
- Andor: Season 1 is released.
The prequel Star War series follows Cassian Andor's (Diego Luna) journey to become the Rebel leader first introduced in 2016's Rogue One.
- Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is released.
The 10-part limited series from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan centers on Jeffrey Dahmer's (Evan Peters) life, his victims and the police who failed to capture him for over a decade.
On this day in 2021
- McDonald's announces plans to "drastically" reduce plastic in its Happy Meals by 2025 (these meals make it one of largest toy distributors in the world).
- World leaders address climate change at the UN, Joe Biden pledges to double financial aid to developing countries, President Xi Jinping says China will stop coal-fired projects abroad.
- Willie Garson, Movie Actor.
- Melvin Van Peebles, Movie Actor.
- Romano Fogli, Italian soccer midfielder (13 caps; Torino FC, Bologna FC 1909, A.C. Milan, Calcio Catania) and manager (Bologna FC), who died at 83.
- Danny Byrd, Race Car Driver.
- Al Harrington [born Tausau Ta'a], Samoan-American actor (Hawaii Five-O,1969-75 -" Ben" ; Hawaii Five-O,2011-18 - "Mamo"), who died after a stroke at 85.
- TV SERIES
- Our Kind of People: Season 1 is released.
Single mother Angela Vaughn (Yaya DaCosta) moves to Martha’s Vineyard to establish herself in the Black upper class enclave her late mother grew up in, but family secrets change everything for Angela and the community in this drama series inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham’s book Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class.
On this day in 2020
- Canadian province of Quebec expands restrictions, declaring it is in a second COVID-19 pandemic wave as cases across the country average 1,000 a day.
- WHO Director Tedros Ghebreyesus says countries representing 2/3 of the world's population have joined its COVAX vaccine-distribution initiative to deliver 2 billion doses by end 2021.
- Khai Malik, Family Member, born in Pennsylvania.
- Lars-Åke Lagrell, Swedish sports administrator (President Swedish Football Association 1991-2012) and politician (Governor Kronoberg County 2002-06), who died at 80.
- Jaime Alves, Portuguese soccer midfielder (3 caps; Boavista), who died at 55.
- Michael Lonsdale, French actor (The Day of the Jackal, Moonraker), who died at 89.
- Bob Nevin, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Stanley Cup 1962,63; Toronto Maple Leafs; NY Rangers; 1,128 career NHL games), who died at 82.
- Tommy Devito, American rock baritone vocalist and guitarist (Four Seasons - "Sherry") dies of COVID-19 pandemic at 93.
- Tommy Devito, Guitarist.
- TV SERIES
- Filthy Rich: Season 1 is released.
Margaret Monreaux (Kim Cattrall) and her family are shocked to learn three illegitimate children of her recently deceased husband may inherit their very successful Christian television network, the Sunshine Network in this drama series based on the New Zealand series of the same name.
On this day in 2019
- Farm Aid held in East Troy, Wisconsin; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Bonnie Raitt, Luke Combs, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Yola, Tanya Tucker, and Ho-Chunk Thundercloud Singers.
- " Queer Eye" star Jonathan Van Ness reveals he is living with HIV and is a sexual abuse survivor, ahead of the publication of his autobiography.
- Skies turn red over Jambi province, Indonesia, as worst illegal forest fires since 2015 burn more than 800,000 acres, creating respiratory problems for a million people.
- Shuping Wang, Chinese doctor who exposed China's HIV crisis, who died at 59.
- Carl Ruiz, Chef.
- Christopher Rouse, American composer (1993 Pulitzer Prize for Music), who died at 70.
- Christopher Rouse, American Grammy Award-winning composer (Trombone Concerto - Pulitzer Prize for Music,1993), and educator (Eastman School,1981-2002; Juilliard,1997-2017), who died of renal cancer at 70.
On this day in 2018
- American singer-songwriter Paul Simon closes his "Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour" at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, NYC.
- Fossil of Dickinsonia, “the Holy Grail of palaeontology” proven to be oldest known animal fossil,558 million years old from White Sea, Russia.
- José Luis de Delás, Spanish composer and conductor, who died at 90.
- Katherine Hoover, American flautist, composer (Eleni: A Greek Tragedy), teacher and conductor, who died at 80.
- Magic Ship was released by Mountain Man.
The first release in eight years for the North Carolina-based trio of Amelia Meath, Molly Sarle and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig was mixed by Nick Sanborn.
- Million Dollars To Kill Me was released by Joyce Manor.
The fifth full-length release for the Southern California pop-punk band was produced by Kurt Ballou.
- Pastoral was released by Gazelle Twin.
The latest full-length release for the British electronic artist Elizabeth Bernholz features elements of folk music, as well as the harpsichord and recorder.
- MITH was released by Lonnie Holley.
The third full-length release for the Alabama-born sculptor-turned-singer features contributions from Sam Gendel, Laraaji, Nelson Patton, and Richard Swift.
- Infinite Moment was released by The Field.
This is the sixth full-length release for Swedish electronic producer Axel Willner as The Field.
- Iridescence was released by BROCKHAMPTON.
The fourth full-length release for the Texan rap group was recorded in Abbey Road Studios as well as Hawaii.
- (After) [Live] was released by Mount Eerie.
The live recording of some of Phil Elverum's songs from A Crow Looked At Me and Now Only performed in a 13th century Gothic church during 2017's Le Guess Who? festival in the Netherlands.
- Art of Doubt was released by Metric.
The seventh full-length release for the Canadian indie rock band was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen.
- Chris was released by Christine and the Queens.
The second full-length release for the French pop artist features a guest appearance from Dâm-Funk.
- The Art of Pretending to Swim was released by Villagers.
The fourth full-length release for the solo project for the Irish singer-songwriter Conor J. O'Brien was self-produced.
- The Blue Hour was released by Suede.
The eighth full-length studio release for the British alternative rock band was produced by Alan Moulder.
- The Hex was released by Richard Swift.
The posthumous release for the singer-songwriter/producer was recorded over several years before it was completed a month before his death in July.
- Thunder Follows the Light was released by Mutual Benefit.
John Lee worked with Gabriel Birnbaum of Wilder Maker, Mike Clifford, Jake Falby, Johanne Swanson of Yohuna, Felix Walworth of Told Slant, and Dillon Zahner on his third full-length release for his music project.
- 3 [>>>] was released by Beak>.
The third full-length release for the band that includes Portishead's Geoff Barrow, Billy Fuller and Will Young.
- The Sisters Brothers - R is released.
Based on Patrick Dewitt's acclaimed novel of the same name, The Sisters Brothers follows two brothers - Eli and Charlie Sisters - who are hired to kill a prospector who has stolen from their boss. The story, a genre-hybrid with comedic elements, takes place in Oregon in 1851.
- The Song of Sway Lake - Not Rated is released.
A young man’s plot to steal a valuable jazz record from his grandmother’s lake house is derailed when his accomplice falls for the matriarch.
- The House with a Clock in Its Walls - PG is released.
10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town’s sleepy façade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.
- The Last Suit - Not Rated is released.
At 88, Abraham Bursztein is seeing his place in the world rapidly disappear. His kids have sold his Buenos Aires residence, set him up to move to a retirement home, and disagree on how to handle his fading health. But Abraham survived the Holocaust, made a successful life in a foreign land, and isn’t about to quietly fade away. Instead, he plots a secret one-way trip to Poland, where he plans to find the Christian friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II, and to keep his promise to return one day.
- Tea with the Dames - NR is released.
What happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together? Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of our time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and BAFTAs between them. They are also longtime friends who hereby invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight. Bursting with devilish wit and whip-smart insights, Tea With The Dames is a remarkable opportunity to spend time in the company of four all-time greats—up close and unfiltered. [Sundance Selects]
- Colette - Not Rated is released.
After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.
- Assassination Nation - Not Rated is released.
High school senior Lily and her group of friends live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies and chats just like the rest of the world. So, when an anonymous hacker starts posting details from the private lives of everyone in their small town, the result is absolute madness leaving Lily and her friends questioning whether they'll live through the night. [Neon]
- A Happening of Monumental Proportions - R is released.
During the course of one day, a group of students at a school in Los Angeles find themselves caught up in a plot of sex, lies and dead bodies.
- Fahrenheit 11/9 - R is released.
Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 11/9 is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live. It will explore the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How the f**k did we get here, and how the f**k do we get out? It's the film to see before it's too late.
- Quincy - September 21,2018 is released.
Quincy is an intimate look into the life of icon Quincy Jones. The film seamlessly threads personal vérité moments with private archival footage to reveal a legendary life like no other. A unique force in music and popular culture for 70 years, Jones has transcended racial and cultural boundaries; his story is inextricably woven into the fabric of America. Beyond his own acclaim as a trumpeter, producer, conductor, composer and arranger, Jones’s inimitable gift to discover the biggest talents of the past half of the century is unprecedented. He has mentored and cultivated the careers of young talents, from Lesley Gore and Michael Jackson to Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith. [Netflix]
- Love, Gilda - Not Rated is released.
In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends, rare home movies and diaries read by modern day comediennes, Love, Gilda offers a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.
- Life Itself - R is released.
Life Itself centers on a couple (Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde) that lead a multi generational love story spanning both decades and continents, from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside, and are all connected by a single event.
- Jane Fonda in Five Acts - TV-14 is released.
A look at the life, work, activism and controversies of actress and fitness tycoon, Jane Fonda.
- TV SERIES
- Maniac (2018): Season 1 is released.
Jonah Hill and Emma Stone undergo a drug trial that goes awry in this adaptation of a Norwegian comedy series of the same name.
- The Good Cop: Season 1 is released.
Straight-laced NYPD detective Tony Jr. (Josh Groban) lives with his father Tony Sr. (Tony Danza), a disgraced former NYPD officer in the dramedy from Andy Breckman and inspired by the Israeli show "HaShoter HaTov."
On this day in 2017
- Discovery of the first brainless animal that sleeps, the jellyfish Cassiopea, research published in "Current Biology" by Caltech scientists.
- Andre Ward, unified light heavyweight champion and world’s top pound-for-pound boxer, announces his retirement.
- Liliane Bettencourt, Entrepreneur.
- Liliane de Bettencourt, French heir to L'Oreal and richest woman in the world from 2016, who died at 94.
On this day in 2016
- Migrant boat carrying 450-600 people capsizes off the Egyptian coast, only 163 rescued.
- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to medical research to "cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century".
- Genomic study finding Australian Aboriginal oldest known civilisation on earth published in "Nature".
- Three genetic studies published in "Nature" conclude all non-Africans descended from one migration out of Africa 50-80,000 years ago.
- Terence Bayler, Movie Actor.
- Shawty Lo, Rapper.
- Ben Cauley, musician (The Bar-Kays) and plane crash survivor, who died at 67.
- John D. Loudermilk, American country singer and songwriter (" Tobacco Road"), who died at 82.
- John D. Loudermilk, American country singer and songwriter (Tobacco Road), who died at 82.
- TV SERIES
- Lethal Weapon (2016): Season 1 is released.
The 1987 movie is adapted into a television show where former Texan and Navy SEAL Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford) moves to Los Angeles and is partnered with Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans Sr.)
- Designated Survivor: Season 1 is released.
Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland), the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is left as the Commander in Chief after an explosion during the State of the Union address kills the President and those in line of succession.
- Speechless (2016): Season 1 is released.
Maya DiMeo (Minnie Driver) takes charge of her family that includes her husband Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) and their three sons: Ray (Mason Cook), Dylan (Kyla Kenedy) and JJ (Micah Fowler), who has special needs.
On this day in 2015
- Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, pulls out of the Republican US Presidential race.
- 67th Emmy Awards: hosted by Andy Samberg, "Game of Thrones", Viola Davis, John Hamm win.
- Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group The Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed Otis Redding died at the age of 67. The Bar-Kays appeared as the backing band on numerous recordings for Stax artists such as Carla Thomas, Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, The Staple Singers and Sam and Dave..
- Yoram Gross, Director.
- Ben Cauley, Trumpet Player.
- Ben Cauley, American musician (The Bar-Kays) and plane crash survivor, who died at 67.
- Ben Cauley, American R& B trumpeter (The Bar-Kays - "Soul Finger") and Otis Redding plane crash survivor, who died at 67.
- 1989 was released by Ryan Adams.
The alt-country singer-songwriter covers every song on Taylor Swift's 2014 pop album.
- TV SERIES
- Blindspot: Season 1 is released.
A woman (Jaimie Alexander) covered in tattoos, including the name of a FBI agent (Sullivan Stapleton), is found naked in Times Square with no memories.
- Life in Pieces: Season 1 is released.
The family comedy from Justin Adler focuses on John and Joan Short (James Brolin, Dianne Wiest) and their three grown children: Greg (Colin Hanks), Heather (Betsy Brandt), and Matt (Thomas Sadoski).
- Minority Report (2015): Season 1 is released.
Set ten years after the the Precrime division has been shut down, precog Dash (Stark Sands) struggles with his fragmented visions of future crimes when he crosses paths with detective Lara Vega (Meagan Good), who may help him locate his twin in this series based on the 2002 film of the same name.
On this day in 2014
- Macey Gaines, YouTube Star, born in Birmingham, AL.
- TV SERIES
- Madam Secretary: Season 1 is released.
Former CIA analyst Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) is appointed as Secretary of State after the death of her predecessor. She is assisted by Chief of Staff Nadine Tolliver (Bebe Neuwirth), speechwriter Matt Mahoney (Geoffrey Arend), press coordinator Daisy Grant (Patina Miller) and her assistant, Blake Moran (Erich Bergen). Her husband, Henry (Tim Daly), helps out at home with their two children.
- Downton Abbey: Season 5 is released.
Downton in 1924 is full of secrets, a fire, and new visitors including Simon Bricker (Richard E. Grant), Lady Anstruther (Anna Chancellor), and Prince Kuragin (Rade Sherbedgia).
- The Good Wife: Season 6 is released.
Alicia and Diana both have big decisions on whether to change the direction they want their careers to follow in the sixth season.
On this day in 2013
- The Westgate Mall is attacked in Nairobi, Kenya. In a daring siege, militants of the extremist group al-Shabaab took over the Mall. 63 shoppers were killed during the attack that lasted a few hours, and before the Kenyan security forces rescued the hostages,4 terrorists were also killed. Al-Shabaab declared that it had undertaken the attack as retaliation for the presence of Kenyan armed forces in Somalia..
- Farm Aid held in Saratoga Springs, New York; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Pete Seeger, Amos Lee, Jack Johnson, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Sasha Dobson, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors, and Insects vs Robots.
- Farm Aid held in Saratoga Springs, New York; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Pete Seeger, Amos Lee, Jack Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors, and Insects vs Robots.
- 59 people are killed and 175 wounded in a shopping mall gun battle in Nairobi, Kenya.
- 100 people are killed in a series of attacks across Iraq.
- 6 people are killed in military and insurgent conflict in Zamboanga City, Philippines.
- Golden Globe-winning actor Andy Samberg at the age of 35 weds singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom at the age of 31 at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California.
- US billionaire investor and active supporter of liberal political causes George Soros at the age of 83 weds health care and education consultant Tamiko Bolton at the age of 42 at his estate in Bedford, New York.
- Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, who died at 93.
- Michel Brault, Canadian filmmaker (Direct Cinema - pioneered hand-held camera work), who died at 85.