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Today in the World Countries

  • Autumn Equinox Day is being celebrated in Japan
  • Blessed Rainy Day is being celebrated in Bhutan
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Bulgaria, Mali
  • People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

Happening Today

  • Flora and Son is released. Single mom Flora (Eve Hewson) is at a loss about what to do with her rebellious teenage son, Max (Orén Kinlan). Encouraged by the police to find Max a hobby, Flora tries to occupy him with a beat-up acoustic guitar. With the help of a washed-up LA musician (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Flora and Max discover the transformative power of music. From the musical mind of John Carney, "Flora and Son"explores the bond between a mother and son on a journey toward a new harmony. [Apple]

On this day in 2022

  • Catholics at 45.7% outnumber Protestants at 43.48% in Northern Ireland for the first time according to the result of the 2021 census.
  • Hesham Selim, Movie Actor.
  • John Hartman, American rock drummer (Doobie Brothers,1970–79 & 1987–92 - "China Grove"), who died at 72.
  • No Place for Bravery for PC is released. Thorn, an old warrior worn down by decades of vim and violence, roams a world undone in search of his lost daughter. Dodge, parry & cleave your way out of brutal clashes in this 2D top-down action RPG, and discover the bone-chilling tale of Thorn's crusade to make his family whole again.
  • Beacon Pines for PC is released. Beacon Pines is a cute and creepy adventure set within a mysterious book. You play as both the reader of the book and its main character, Luka.Something strange is happening at the old warehouse, and Luka and his friends seem to be the only ones taking notice. Sneak out late, make new friends, uncover hidden truths, and collect words that will change the course of fate!As the book's reader, you'll navigate the story's turning points using The Chronicle: an interactive story tree that branches and grows along with your choices. Exploring one set of events can unlock new charms to use on another branch, leading you to jump back and forth between entirely different versions of the story in order to unravel the mysteries at the heart of Beacon Pines.
  • Serial Cleaners for PC is released. New York City, New Year's Eve 1999. An unlikely team of four professional cleaners for the mob gathers to drink and reminisce about their careers at the turn of the millenium. As the details of their stories stop matching up, the ugly truth behind their cooperation begins to reveal itself. What starts as a celebration of a decade of shared history slowly turns into a tense and dangerous standoff.An homage to 90s cinema - from Tarantino's classics through cult crime thrillers to B-movie action favorites and more - Serial Cleaners remixes those familiar places, characters and scenes into its own unique spin on a decade full of brightly colored optimism... and the grime underneath it all. Choose your path through the non-linear story by picking the part of the narrative you want to hear next, and then approach each mission as carefully or brazenly as you like. Utilize stealth, exploration and speed as the situation and your preferred experience warrants it. Get rid of the bodies and other damning evidence to wipe the decade's slate clean before the new millenium comes!
  • Session. Skate Sim for PC is released. Creativity and freedom of expression: This, is Session. Pure, raw skateboarding. Forget about hand holding or turbo timers, just go tame that concrete.
  • The DioField Chronicle for PC is released. The world of men is mired by an age of war which rages for year on end. A band of elite mercenaries calling themselves Blue Fox arise amidst the flames and the chaos, their fates and valiant deeds to be sung of in ages yet to come.But when all is said and done, will the name "Blue Fox"come to signify hope or darkest tragedy?An all-new Strategy RPG that chronicles an epic tale of war and honour. Featuring a unique and beautiful world that blends fantasy, medieval and modern-day influences, and a deep yet innovative real-time battle system.
  • Potion Permit for Switch is released. The town of Moonbury has always been wary of the advances of the outside world, preferring to rely on their traditional methods of healing. Until one day, when the mayor's daughter falls ill, and the local witch doctor can do nothing to help her, they are forced to look outside their small community for help.The Medical Association decides to send their most accomplished chemist - you - to help cure the mayor's daughter and convince the residents of Moonbury of the wonders of modern alchemy. Gain their trust and tend to each person when they fall ill in this open-ended sim RPG.

On this day in 2021

  • WHO warns urgent action needed on air pollution, is on a par with smoking and a poor diet, causing seven million premature deaths a year.
  • American session musician, orchestra leader, and double bassist Bob Moore died age 88. He was a member of the Nashville A-Team during the 1950s and 1960s and performed on over 17,000 documented recording sessions, backing acts such as Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison..
  • Bob Moore, American session double bassist (Patsy Cline; Elvis Presley; Roger Miller), and orchestra leader (" Mexico"), who died at 88.
  • Melvin Van Peebles, American stage and screen actor, director (Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song; Sophisticated Gent), composer, and novelist, who died at 89.
  • Orlando Martínez, Cuban boxer (Olympic gold bantamweight 1972), who died at 77.
  • Roger Michell, British stage and screen director (Blue/Orange; Notting Hill; Hyde Park On Hudson), who died at 65.
  • Star Wars: Visions: Season 1 is released. The anthology series features Star Wars short films from seven anime studios: Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine), Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Science Saru, and Production IG.
  • The Wonder Years (2021): Season 1 is released. An adult Dean Williams (Don Cheadle) narrates the story of his coming-of-age in 1960s Alabama as a 12-year-old with his black middle-class family in this reboot of the 1980s family comedy of the same name.

On this day in 2020

  • PM Boris Johnson announces that the UK has reached a 'perilous turning point'in the pandemic as he announces new restrictions.
  • America's COVID-19 pandemic death toll passes 200,000, more than any other country.
  • Agne Simonsson, Swedish soccer striker (51 caps; Örgryte IS, Real Madrid, Real Sociedad) and manager (Örgryte IS, BK Häcken), who died from pneumonia at 84.
  • Archie Lyndhurst, TV Actor.
  • Road Warrior Animal [Joseph Laurinaitis], American pro wrestler (3 x WWE Tag Team C'ship; WWE Hall of Fame), who died at 60.
  • Zaywoah, Instagram Star.
  • Shore was released by Fleet Foxes. The surprise release of the fourth full-length album for the indie folk band led by Robin Pecknold was recorded in California, New York and Paris, France.
  • When The Past Was Around for PC is released. When the Past was Around is an adventure point-and-click puzzle game about love, moving on, letting go, and the joy and pain of everything in between.
  • Pendragon for PC is released. AD 673. Camelot has fallen. The Round Table must rally to save King Arthur. Narrative strategy game from the creators of 80 DAYS, with elegant tactics and a unique, dynamic story every time you replay.
  • Tennis World Tour 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. Play as the world's top players, master each surface, perfect your game and strive to dominate the world circuit. Choose from multiple game modes, with singles and doubles games, local and online.
  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim for PlayStation 4 is released. A departure from the studio's traditional fantasy style, the game takes place in a modern setting punctuated with giant mechs. Although the world may be bleak, Vanillaware's signature artistic shine and gorgeous aesthetics will bring the characters and story of 13 Sentinels to life.

On this day in 2019

  • Laver Cup Men's Tennis, Geneva: Alexander Zverev beats Milos Raonic 6-4 3-6 10-4 to earn Team Europe a dramatic 13-11 win over Team World; Europe's 3rd straight win.
  • Billy Porter becomes the first openly gay actor to win an Emmy for lead actor in a drama series for "Pose".
  • Cloveress, YouTube Star.
  • " Howdy, Modi!" US President Donald Trump holds a mass rally for Indian PM Narendra Modi in Houston, Texas.
  • 71st Emmy Awards: "Fleabag", "Game of Thrones", "Chernobyl", Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jharrel Jerome win.

On this day in 2018

  • Singer Rihanna is appointed as an ambassador for Barbados.
  • Farm Aid held in Hartford, Connecticut; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Margo Price.
  • Four gunmen open fire on Revolutionary Guard soldiers at a parade in Ahvaz, Iran, killing 25 including civilians.
  • Paul McCartney was at No.1 on the US chart with his 17th solo studio album Egypt Station. The name 'Egypt Station' is shared by one of McCartney's paintings from 1988, from which the cover art is derived. It became his first No.1 album in the US since 1982's Tug of War and his first to debut atop the Billboard 200..
  • Charles "Chas" Hodges, English musician (Chas & Dave), who died at 74.
  • English musician and singer Chas Hodges died from pneumonia on aged 74. Hodges had worked with British producer Joe Meek as a session musician, backing Jerry Lee Lewis and Gene Vincent. He later joined Heads Hands and Feet, (with guitarist Albert Lee). With Chas & Dave he scored the 1982 UK No.2 single 'Ain't No Pleasing You'. He also played piano for short-lived supergroup the Rockers, which featured Roy Wood, Phil Lynott and John Coghlan..

On this day in 2017

  • Blake Yeager, YouTube Star, born in Utah.
  • Bobbi Jene is released. After a decade of stardom in Israel, American dancer Bobbi Jene decides to leave behind her prominent position at the world-famous Batsheva Dance Company, as well as the love of her life, to return to the U.S. to create her own boundary breaking art. Tracking the personal and professional challenges that await her, Elvira Lind’s film lovingly and intimately documents the dilemmas and inevitable consequences of ambition. Bobbi Jene delves into what it takes for a woman to gain her own independence in the extremely competitive world of dance and to find self-fulfillment in the process.
  • The Tiger Hunter is released. Set in the 1970s, The Tiger Hunter is the story of Sami Malik, a young Indian who travels to America to become an engineer in order to impress his childhood crush and live up to the legacy of his father-a legendary tiger hunter back home. When Sami's job falls through, he takes a low-end job and joins with a gang of oddball friends in hopes of convincing his childhood sweetheart that he's far more successful than he truly is...or perhaps ever could be.
  • The Force is released. At a powderkeg moment in American policing, The Force goes deep inside the embattled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to reform itself amid growing local controversy. Winner of the Documentary Directing Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, filmmaker Peter Nicks embedded with the department over the course of two years to follow its serial efforts to recast itself. The film focuses on the new chief brought in to effect reform at the very moment the Black Lives Matter movement emerges to demand police accountability and racial justice both in Oakland and across the nation. [Kiino Lorber]
  • The King's Choice is released. The King's Choice is based on the true the story about three dramatic days in April 1940, where the King of Norway is presented with an unimaginable ultimatum from the German armed forces: surrender or die. With Nazi soldiers hunting after them, the Royal Family is forced to flee the capital. In the best interest of the family, the Crown Princess Märtha leaves Norway with the children to seek refuge in Sweden, whilst King Haakon and the Crown Prince Olav flee to a small farming area just outside Elverum and meet the Germans head on. After three days of desperately trying to evade the Germans, King Haakon makes his final decision. He refuses to capitulate, even if it may cost him, his family and many Norwegians their lives.
  • Unrest is released. When Harvard Ph.D. student Jennifer Brea is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot.
  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie is released. The battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.
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  • Victoria and Abdul is released. The extraordinary true story of an unlikely friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
  • Loving Vincent is released. On 27th July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. Loving Vincent tells that story.
  • Friend Request is released. Popular college student Laura (Alycia Debnam-Carey) has tons of friends, both on Facebook and IRL. She graciously accepts social outcast Marina's (Liesl Ahlers) online friend request, until Marina crosses the line and Laura unfriends her. To everyone's shock, Marina takes her own life in a ritual meant to torment Laura, which appears in a video posted on Laura's profile. Even though it wasn't Laura who posted the video, or other creepy content that begins appearing on her page, her Facebook friend count begins to dwindle as a result. When her real-life friends start dying mysterious, cruel deaths, Laura must figure out how to break the deadly curse before it's too late.
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle is released. Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman - an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In "Kingsman: The Golden Circle, "our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents' strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that's becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy.
  • Woodshock is released. The exquisite feature film debut of visionary fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavey (Rodarte), Woodshock is a hypnotic exploration of isolation, paranoia, and grief that exists in a dream-world all its own. Kirsten Dunst stars as Theresa, a haunted young woman spiraling in the wake of profound loss, torn between her fractured emotional state and the reality-altering effects of a potent cannabinoid drug. Immersive, spellbinding, and sublime, Woodshock transcends genre to become a singularly thrilling cinematic experience that marks the arrival of the Mulleavy siblings as a major new voice in film. [A24]
  • Stronger is released. Stronger is the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Jeff (Jake Gyllenhaal), a 27-year-old, working-class Boston man who was at the marathon to try and win back his ex-girlfriend Erin (Tatiana Maslany). Waiting for her at the finish line when the blast occurs, he loses both his legs in the attack. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle has just begun. He tackles months of physical and emotional rehabilitation with the unwavering support of Erin and his family. It is Jeff’s deeply personal account of the heroic journey that tests a family’s bond, defines a community’s pride and inspires his inner courage to overcome devastating adversity.
  • Gaga: Five Foot Two is released. This documentary goes behind the scenes with pop provocateur Lady Gaga as she releases a bold new album and prepares for her Super Bowl halftime show.
  • Transparent: Season 4 is released. The Pfeffermans explore their family history with a trip to Israel in the fourth season of Jill Soloway's dark comedy.
  • V was released by The Horrors. The fifth full-length release for the British rock band was produced with Paul Epworth.
  • Wonderful Wonderful was released by The Killers. The fifth full-length release for the Las Vegas rock band was produced by Jacknife Lee.
  • ununiform was released by Tricky. The 13th full-length release for the British trip-hop artist features guest appearances from Asia Argento, Francesca Belmonte, Terra Lopez, Avalon Lurks, Mina Rose, Scriptonite, Smoky Mo, and Martina Topley-Bird.
  • Thrice Woven was released by Wolves in the Throne Room. The sixth full-length studio release for the Washington state black metal band features guest appearances from Anna Von Hausswolff and Neurosis' Steve Von Till.
  • Strange Peace was released by METZ. The third full-length release for the Canadian noise rock trio of Alex Edkins, Chris Slorach and Hayden Menzies was produced by Steve Albini.
  • Stranger in the Alps was released by Phoebe Bridgers. The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based indie folk singer-songwriter was produced by Tony Berg and Ethan Grusk.
  • The Spark was released by Enter Shikari. The fifth full-length release for the British rock band led by Rou Reynolds was produced by David Kosten.
  • Plum was released by Wand. The fourth full-length release for the Los Angeles psychedelic rock band is its first with new members: Robert Cody and Sofia Arreguin.
  • Roll with the Punches was released by Van Morrison. The latest release for the Belfast-born singer-songwriter features five originals and 10 covers with contributions from Jeff Beck, Georgie Fame, Chris Farlowe, Paul Jones, and Jason Rebello.
  • Gemini was released by Macklemore. The second solo release for the Seattle rapper features guest appearances from Abir, Dan Caplen, Dave B, Skylar Grey, Kesha, King Draino, Lil Yachty, Donna Missal, Eric Nally, Offset, Reignwolf, Saint Claire, Otieno Terry, Travis Thompson, and Xperience.
  • Haiku from Zero was released by Cut Copy. The fifth full-length release for the indie electronic band led by Dan Whitford was produced by Ben Allen.
  • Hallelujah Anyhow was released by Hiss Golden Messenger. The eighth full-length studio release for North Carolina-based indie folk band led by M.C. Taylor was produced with Brad Cook and features contributions from Tift Merritt, Skylar Gudasz, Mac McCaughan, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, Tamisha Waden, and John Paul White.
  • Hiss Spun was released by Chelsea Wolfe. The fifth full-length release for California alternative artist was produced by Converge's Kurt Ballou and features guest appearances from Queens Of The Stone Age's Troy Van Leeuwen and Isis/Sumac's Aaron Turner.
  • I'm a Harmony was released by Linda Perhacs. The California folk singer-songwriter worked with such artists as Devendra Banhart, Nels Cline, Julia Holter, Wilco's Glenn Kotche, and Mark Pritchard on her third full-length release that was produced with Pat Sansone and Fernando Perdomo.
  • La Confusion was released by Amadou & Mariam. The ninth full-length release for the Malian Afro-pop duo was produced by Adrien Durand.
  • Laila’s Wisdom was released by Rapsody. The second full-length release for the North Carolina rapper feature guest appearances from BJ The Chicago Kid, Black Thought, Gwen Bunn, Busta Rhymes, GQ, Kendrick Lamar, Lance Skiiiwalker, Terrace Martin, Moonchild, Musiq Soulchild, Amber Navran, and Anderson.Paak.
  • Luciferian Towers was released by Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The sixth full-length release for the Canadian post-rock band was recorded and mixed by Greg Norman.
  • Multi-Task was released by Omni. The second full-length release for the Georgia trio was recorded in a cabin and produced by ex-Carnivore Nathaniel Higgins.
  • Music for the Age of Miracles was released by The Clientele. This is the first new release of music in seven years for the British indie rock/pop band.
  • On a Distant Shore was released by Leon Russell. The final album for the singer-songwriter who passed away in November 2016 was produced by Mark Lambert.
  • Fantastic Plastic was released by Flamin Groovies. The first new release in 24 years for the garage rock/power-pop band led by Chris Wilson features guest appearances by Tubes drummer Prairie Prince and members of the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
  • Brand New Abyss was released by The Blow. This is the second full-length release for the Washington state electro-pop duo of Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne.
  • Bring on the Sun was released by Laraaji. The eight-track release from the Philadelphia multi-instrumentalist features his electric zither was mixed by Carlos Niño.
  • BRVNX (V) was released by The Bronx. The fifth full-length (non-Mariachi) release for the Los Angels punk band was produced by Rob Schnapf.
  • Aromanticism was released by Moses Sumney. The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based artist features contributions from Animals as Leaders' Tosin Abasi, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Son Lux's Ian Chang, Ludwig Görannson, Joshua Willing Halpern, Hundred Waters' Nicole Miglis, Rob Moose, Cam Obi, Majical Cloudz's Matt Otto, KING's Paris Strother, and Thundercat.
  • A Sentimental Education was released by Luna. The New York City indie rock band return after breaking up in 2005 with an album of covers that includes songs by such artist as David Bowie, The Cure, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Mercury Rev, Rolling Stones, and YES.
  • Figment for PC is released. Figment is an action-adventure game that invites you to explore a unique surreal universe filled with music, humor and multi layered narrative. Join Dusty and his ever-optimistic friend, Piper, on an adventure through the different sides of the mind seeking to restore the courage that's been lost.
  • Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire for PC is released.
  • SteamWorld Dig 2 for PC is released. SteamWorld Dig is back! Dig deep, gain riches and unearth the terrors of the underworld in this platform mining adventure influenced by classic Metroidvania style games.
  • Raiders of the Broken Planet for PlayStation 4 is released. This new game is a multiplayer 4 vs 1 asymmetrical third person shooter that features a distinctive blend of shooting, brawling and thinking man’s strategy. We think this game is a mouth-watering proposition to gamers looking for an immersive, cinematic story coupled with intense and epic online action.
  • Project CARS 2 for PlayStation 4 is released. Project CARS 2 is the next evolution in the award-winning racing series, featuring the most iconic cars racing under the most thrilling conditions to deliver the Ultimate Driver Journey.Created by gamers, tested by world-class racing drivers from Team SMS-R, and the definitive choice of Esports pros... Project CARS 2 captures the essence of real racing in the most beautiful, intense, authentic, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet.FEATURES:* Over 170 licensed cars from the most iconic brands.* The largest track roster of any console racing game including ice and dirt tracks.* New vehicle types and motorsport classes including Rallycross, IndyCar, and Oval.* Dynamic time of day, weather, and new seasonal conditions.* New Online Championships mode.* LiveTrack 3.0 powers dynamic surface conditions that affect vehicle performance and handling, and evolves the track over the course of a race weekend.* Esports built-in from day one with full ranking, and broadcasting / streaming functionality.* Bleeding-edge tire physics, advanced AI, and intuitive gamepad control.
  • Pokken Tournament DX for Switch is released. The popular Pokemon fighting game comes to Nintendo Switch with added Pokemon fighters and new ways to battle other players. Take direct control of one of over 20 prized Pokemon fighters to defeat other Pokemon in action-packed arena fights. With Nintendo Switch, you can battle at home or on the go to become the Ferrum League champion. Master the new fighting styles of Croagunk, Scizor, Empoleon, Darkrai, and the newly added Decidueye. New modes give you the ability to challenge your friends in intense competition. Duke it out with your favorite Pokemon Fighters in Team Battle. Then record and upload your favorite fights with the new replay feature. Take the battle on the road with the portable Nintendo Switch system or find competition online in the new Group Match Mode. Do you have what it takes to claim the title of Pokken Tournament DX champion? There's only one way to find out, and that's by stepping into the battle arena.* Fight as Decidueye, Darkrai, Scizor, Empoleon, Croagunk, and more* Stunning Pokemon battles come to life like never before* Execute powerful Pokemon moves with simple button combinations* Enjoy an intuitive fighting system for all skill levels
  • Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Switch is released. DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 builds upon the highly popular DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE with enhanced graphics that will further immerse players into the largest and most detailed Dragon Ball world ever developed.DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 will deliver a new hub city and the most character customization choices to date among a multitude of new features and special upgrades.* Relive the Dragon Ball story by time traveling and protecting historic moments in the Dragon Ball universe* Brand new hub city more than 7X the size of the original game with 300 players online at the same time* Next-gen visuals bring the Dragon Ball anime experience to life* New characters and boss fights* More in depth character creation system and battle adjustments* Free updates and post launch support for more than a year

On this day in 2016

  • Police officer Betty Shelby charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting unarmed black man Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Gian Rondi, Screenwriter.
  • Notorious: Season 1 is released. The professional and personal lives of attorney Jake Gregorian (Daniel Sunjata) and TV news producer Julia George (Piper Perabo) are the focus of this drama series based on the real lives of criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker.
  • Easy: Season 1 is released. The anthology series from Joe Swanberg is set in Chicago where characters played by such actors as Malin Akerman, Orlando Bloom, Hannibal Buress, Michael Chernus, Dave Franco, Jake Johnson, Marc Maron, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw deal with culture, love, sex, and technology.
  • Fractured Space for PC is released. Fractured Space is team-based space combat fought in massive capital ships.
  • Klang for PC is released.
  • Virginia for PC is released. Virginia is a single-player first-person thriller set in a small town with a secret. Experience a missing person investigation through the eyes of graduate FBI agent Anne Tarver.
  • Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity for PlayStation 4 is released. The world of Touhou comes alive in this fan-made action RPG. As the infamous vampire Remilia Scarlet and her dutiful maid Sakuya Izayoi, match wits with a cast of colorful characters, overpower enemies with signature skills and spell cards, rough up a few fairies, and unravel a plot odder than they could have imagined.
  • Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors for PlayStation Vita is released. Return to the depths of Hell, and guide a brand-new group of Delinquents through the Reformation Program. This time around, there’s a twist. One of the girls in your group of seven isn’t quite what she seems. As you journey through the Hell Spire, you’ll have to deal with the seeds of mistrust as you struggle to unite your team and overcome their sins and the bonds of damnation. Uncover each girl’s unique story, and shape them into the women they need to be in order to find redemption. [NIS America]
  • Severed for Wii U is released. Severed follows the saga of a distraught warrior, who is lost in a fantastical world, as she knits together pieces of her story from both the past and the future. As the heroine, players will embark on a journey through a surreal, nonlinear world by using a gesture-based combat mechanic to defeat enemies in this first-person adventure. During their journey, players will unlock new abilities, discover secrets of the land, and grow in power as they master both offensive and defensive techniques.

On this day in 2015

  • Volkswagen admits that 11 million cars have been wrongly programmed to appear to emit lesser emissions than they are.
  • A US District Judge ruled that the original copyright to 'Happy Birthday' was invalid and the song would now be entirely in the public domain. The copyright was obtained by the Clayton F. Summy Co. from the song's writers, sisters Mildred and Patty Hill and bought for $15 million in 1988 by Warner / Chappell Music Inc..
  • Palangkaraya in Indonesian Borneo records the highest air pollutant index (API) value ever recorded of 1,986 due to haze caused by forest fires deliberately lit to clear land for palm oil plantations.
  • Limitless (2015): Season 1 is released. Based on the film of the same name, with the help of the NZT drug to utilize all of his brain's capabilities, Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) works with the FBI in New York with Special Agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter) and Special Agent Boyle (Hill Harper) to help solve cases. Brian also secretly knows Senator Edward Mora (Bradley Cooper), who has big ambitions for both of them.
  • Scream Queens (2015): Season 1 is released. Ryan Murphy's latest anthology series begins its first season with a series of murders at a sorority house.
  • The Muppets (2015): Season 1 is released. The Muppets return with a documentary-style sitcom looking behind the scenes of the Kermit and the gang's new show and their personal lives.
  • System Shock: Enhanced Edition for PC is released. The Enhanced Edition adds a modern touch to this classic gem, without taking anything from its unmistakable atmosphere.
  • FIFA 16 for PC is released. Games are won and lost in the midfield - in FIFA 16, the midfield matters. Stay in possession with patient build-up play or ping clinical passes through space to start an attack.
  • Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma Volume One for PlayStation 4 is released. Head out on a journey of redemption, driven by bitter-sweet revenge. The saga of Afro Samurai continues but this time follows the path of Kuma, one of Afro’s closest childhood friends.
  • Laserlife for PlayStation 4 is released. Laserlife is an interactive biography focusing on a dead astronaut floating through deep space who is discovered by future intelligent beings who have no notion of humankind.
  • Penarium for PlayStation 4 is released. Penarium is a frantic 2D arena arcade game in which you take on the role of quirky antihero, Willy. Willy is trapped in a crazy circus show where he needs to run, jump, and avoid an array of killer death-traps while being cheered on by a sadistic crowd that’s out for blood — his blood. [Self Made Miracle]
  • SOMA for PlayStation 4 is released. Strange occurrences are disrupting the routines of the PATHOS-2 research facility. The radio is silent. Behavioral anomalies of the machines are increasingly dangerous, if not... malevolent. The facility is devolving into chaos. No weapons, and the only escape is practically unthinkable. From Frictional Games, creators of the Amnesia and Penumbra series, SOMA is an aberrant tale of scientific inquiry and survival; an entropic exploration of synapse and circuit that wades through the delusions of human consciousness.
  • Blood Bowl 2 for Xbox One is released. Blood Bowl II mashes Warhammer and football together, in an explosive cocktail of turn-based strategy, humor and brutality, adapted from Games Workshop’s board game.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Seattle to start his first state visit to the US.
  • Pope Francis greeted by President Obama and Vice President Biden as he arrives at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, for his 6 day tour of the US.
  • Yogi Berra, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher and manager (18 × MLB All-Star; 13 × World Series champion; NY Yankees, Mets; AL MVP (1951,54,55), who died at 90.
  • Lorenzo "Yogi" Berra, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher and manager (18X MLB All-Star; 13X World Series champion; NY Yankees, Mets; AL MVP (1951,54,55), and Purple Heart recipient, who died at 90.

On this day in 2014

  • NASA's MAVEN space probe successfully arrives in orbit over Mars.
  • Gotham: Season 1 is released. Before he was Commissioner James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), he was a young detective partnered with the legendary policeman Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue). Their first case together is the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne, where Gordon first meets young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) and Alfred (Sean Pertwee). Other Gotham characters set to appear include Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith), Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova), and Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor).
  • Forever (2014): Season 1 is released. New York City medical examiner Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd) seeks the answers to his immortality as he helps Detective Jo Martinez (Alana de la Garza) solve cases.
  • Scorpion: Season 1 is released. Federal agent Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick) recruits Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel) and his team of geniuses that includes behaviorist Toby Curtis (Eddie Kaye Thomas); mechanical prodigy Happy Quinn (Jadyn Wong); and math wizard Sylvester Dodd (Ari Stidham) to help against national high tech threats.
  • This Is All Yours was released by Alt-J. The follow-up to the British indie rock trio's Mercury Prize-winning debut was produced by Charlie Andrew and is its first without bassist Gwil Sainsbury, who left the band for personal reasons.
  • Stronghold: Crusader II for PC is released. When it was first released in 2002 Stronghold Crusader put a unique twist on the gameplay of the original Stronghold by focusing on skirmish gameplay and replayability above all else. Recently Stronghold Crusader HD gave the game a new lease of life, offered as a free update for existing owners of the game and made available for purchase on GOG and Steam. Crusader 2 has been on the mind of Lead Designer Simon Bradbury since the release of Stronghold Crusader in 2002. It is only now, having become a fully independent studio, that Firefly feel comfortable delivering a worthy sequel to their fans’ favourite game. As a developer their mission is to recapture the addictive, intense gameplay that made the original Crusader a classic. Players can also expect new visuals, a reworked battle interface, new AI characters, environmental threats, new units and real-time physics.

On this day in 2013

  • 65th Prime time Emmy Awards: "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family" win.
  • Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats win a third term with their best result since 1990 in German Federal elections.
  • 78 people are killed in a church suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan.
  • David Hubel, Canadian-born American neurologist and Nobel laureate, who died at 87.
  • Downton Abbey: Season 4 is released. The fourth season of the drama picks up six months after the end of the third season.


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