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Today in the World Countries
- 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
- Umhlanga is being celebrated in Eswatini
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
In the future 2179
- Nyota Uhura, Fictional Star Trek communications officer, born in Nairobi, Kenya.
- Sienna Walker, TikTok Star, born in England.
- El Millonario, Rapper, born in Mexico.
On this day in 2022
- A US judge dismissed a man's lawsuit against Nirvana over the band's iconic 1991 album cover which showed him naked as a baby. Spencer Elden,31, said his appearance on the front of the Nevermind record constituted child sexual abuse. But the judge said he had left it too late to claim he had been exploited. The lawsuit focused on a photograph of Mr Elden, which depicted him swimming naked in a pool towards a dollar bill pierced with a fish hook..
- Mass stabbing leaves 10 people dead and 19 injured with two suspects on the run in James Smith Cree Nation, in Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
- Pat Stay, Rapper.
- Bo Brundin, Swedish actor (The Rhinemann Exchange; A Baltic Tragedy), who died at 85.
On this day in 2021
- Nigerian government announces it is suspending Twitter indefinitely after it removed a post by President Muhammadu Buhari.
- Wave Set Cephus, Family Member, born in United States.
- Tunch Ilkin, American football offensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1988,89; Pittsburgh Steelers) and broadcaster (Pittsburgh Steelers TV & radio 1998-2020), who died of ALS complications at 63.
- Willard Scott, American weather forecaster (Today Show), who died at 87.
- Willard Scott, TV Show Host.
On this day in 2020
- Record 52% of American 18-29-year-olds are living with their parents because of the pandemic according to Pew Research Center study.
- Peter Cronjé, South African rugby union center (7 caps; Transvaal, Natal), who died from cancer at 70.
- Lloyd Cadena, YouTube Star.
- Annie Cordy, Movie Actress.
- Gary Peacock, American jazz bassist (Keith Jarrett Trio), who died at 85.
- Gold Record was released by Bill Callahan.
The seventh full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter was recorded with Matt Kinsey and Jamie Zurverza.
- Fall To Pieces was released by Tricky.
The 14th full-length studio release for the British electronic artist was recorded in Berlin.
- Detroit 2 was released by Big Sean.
The fifth full-length studio release for the Detroit rapper features guest appearances from 42 Dugg, Anderson.Paak, Jhené Aiko, Boldy James, Cash Kidd, Diddy, Drego, Dwele, Earlly Mac, Eminem, Hit-Boy, Kash Doll, Dom Kennedy, Lil Wayne, Nipsey Hussle, Payroll, Post Malone, Royce da 5'9", Sada Baby, Travis Scott, Tee Grizzley, Twenty88, Ty Dolla Sign, Wale, and Young Thug.
- Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex was released by Various Artists.
The tribute album to Marc Bolan and T. Rex's music from the late producer Hal Willner (who passed away in April 2020) features Marc Almond, Devendra Banhart, BØRNS, John Cameron Mitchell, Nick Cave, Helga Davis, Elysian Fields, Perry Farrell, Father John Misty, Gavin Friday, Emily Haines, Jessie Harris, Joan Jett, David Johansen, Elton John, Charlotte Kemp Muhl, Kesha, King Khan, Julian Lennon, Sean Lennon, Maria McKee, Gaby Moreno, Nena, Beth Orton, Todd Rundgren, U2, Lucinda Williams, and Victoria Williams.
- All That Emotion was released by Hannah Georgas.
The latest full-length release for the Canadian singer-songwriter was produced by The National's Aaron Dessner.
- Hannah was released by Lomelda.
The second release for the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter was recorded with her brother Tommy in their Texas hometown.
- Sun Racket was released by Throwing Muses.
This is the first full-length studio release in seven years for the Boston alternative rock trio of Kristin Hersh, David Narcizo and Bernard Georges.
- Zeros was released by Declan McKenna.
The second full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was recorded in Nashville with Jay Joyce and mixed by Spike Stent.
- Mulan - PG-13 is released.
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
- i'm thinking of ending things - R is released.
Despite second thoughts about their relationship, a young woman (Jessie Buckley) takes a road trip with her new boyfriend (Jesse Plemons) to his family farm. Trapped at the farm during a snowstorm with Jake’s mother (Toni Collette) and father (David Thewlis), the young woman begins to question the nature of everything she knew or understood about her boyfriend, herself, and the world.
- Critical Thinking - Not Rated is released.
Based on a true story from 1998, five LatinX and Black teenagers from the toughest underserved ghetto in Miami fight their way into the National Chess Championship under the guidance of their unconventional but inspirational teacher.
- Feels Good Man - Not Rated is released.
Artist Matt Furie, creator of the comic character Pepe the Frog, begins an uphill battle to take back his iconic cartoon image from those who used it for their own purposes.
- TV SERIES
- Away: Season 1 is released.
Astronaut Emma Green (Hilary Swank) leaves behind her husband (Josh Charles) and daughter (Talitha Bateman) for a dangerous mission to Mars in this drama written by Jason Katims and Jessica Goldberg.
- The Boys: Season 2 is released.
Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) are in hiding as Homelander (Antony Starr) takes over as leader of The Seven, but new Supe Stormfront (Aya Cash) has plans of her own.
On this day in 2019
- YouTube fined $170 million for illegally collecting data on children's viewing habits by US Federal Trade Commission.
- British rebel alliance of MPs vote to ban a no-deal Brexit and reject PM Boris Johnson's call for a snap election.
- Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam withdraws controversial extradition bill to China after three months of massive protests.
- Peter Ellis, New Zealand convicted child abuser, who died at 61.
On this day in 2018
- NFL player Colin Kaepernick who kneeled during the US national anthem is the new face of Nike's 30th anniversary advertising campaign.
- Strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years, Jebi hits Tokushima prefecture, swamping Kansai airport and killing at least 11.
- Italian city Florence bans people eating in the street in its historic center.
- Amazon becomes America's second trillion dollar company.
- F.B.I. announces it has recovered a pair of Dorothy's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz", stolen 13 years earlier.
- F.B.I. announces they have recovered Dorothy's ruby red slippers from "The Wizard of Oz", stolen 13 years ago.
- WHO reports more than a quarter of people worldwide (1.4 billion) don't get enough physical exercise to avoid major diseases.
- 400-year old sunken Portuguese spice trade ship discovered near port of Cascais, Portugal.
- Bill Daily, American actor and comedian (I Dream of Jeannie, The Bob Newhart Show), who died at 91.
- TV SERIES
- Mayans M.C.: Season 1 is released.
Set almost three years after the end of Sons of Anarchy, the spinoff finds Ezekiel "EZ"Reyes (JD Pardo) out of prison and trying to rebuild his life as a prospective member of the Mayan MC near the California/Mexico border.
- The Purge (2018): Season 1 is released.
The TV series based on the movie franchise is set in a small town in a totalitarian America where every year there is a 12-hour period when any crime is legal, including murder.The premiere and finale episodes will also air on SYFY.
On this day in 2017
- US President Donald Trump announces Dreamers program, The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) will be stopped.
- Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai criticizes Suu Kyi's lack of response to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.
On this day in 2016
- Mother Teresa canonized by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican.
- Olympic gold medalist track and road cyclists Laura Kenny at the age of 24 weds track cyclist Jason Kenny at the age of 28 at a private ceremony in Cheshire, England.
- David Brown, American guitarist (Santana), who died at 53.
On this day in 2015
- Cuban-born Jamaican ska and reggae trombonist Rico Rodriguez died aged 80. He recorded with many artists including Karl Pitterson, Prince Buster, and Lloyd "Matador"Daley. He was known as one of the first and most distinguished ska artists, and from the early 1960s performed and recorded in Britain, with the Specials, Jools Holland, Paul Young, and others..
- Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards told The New York Daily News that Rap music was for "tone deaf people."He went on to say "All they need is a drum beat and somebody yelling over it and they're happy. There's an enormous market for people who can't tell one note from another.".
- Hayden Fluellen, YouTube Star, born in United States.
- Emmanuel "Rico" Rodriguez, Jamaican ska trombonist (The Specials), who died at 80.
- Everybody's a Good Dog was released by Diane Coffee.
The second full-length release for Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming as Diane Coffee was inspired by his move to Bloomington, Indiana.
- Discreet Desires was released by Helena Hauff.
This is the debut full-length release for the German electronic producer.
- Brace the Wave was released by Lou Barlow.
The first solo release for the Sebadoh frontman in six years was recorded in six days with Justin Pizzoferrato.
- Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise was released by The Dear Hunter.
The fourth release of a planned six-part conceptual series for the progressive rock band led by Casey Crescenzo.
- All Yours was released by Widowspeak.
The third full-length release for the Brooklyn dream pop duo features Woods drummer Aaron Neveu and was produced by Jarvis Taveniere.
- Illegals in Heaven was released by Blank Realm.
The fourth full-length release for the Australian rock quartet was produced by Lawrence English.
- Invite the Light was released by Dâm-Funk.
The second full-length release for Damon Riddick features guest appearances from such artists as Computer Jay, Flea, Junie Morrison, Nite Jewel, Q-Tip, Snoop Dogg, Novena Carmel, and Jody Watley.
- Max Richter: Sleep [8 Hour Version] was released by Max Richter.
The German-born British composer consulted with neuroscientist Dr. David Eagleman for his eight-hour "lullaby for a frenetic world."There is also an one-hour version called From Sleep.
- The Book of Souls was released by Iron Maiden.
The 16th full-length release from the British heavy metal band was produced by Kevin Shirley.
- Rodeo was released by Travis Scott.
The debut full-length studio release for Houston hip-hop artist features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, Justin Bieber, Chief Keef, Juicy J, Swae Lee, Quavo, Toro y Moi, The Weeknd, Kanye West, and Young Thug.
- Over and Even was released by Joan Shelley.
The third full-length release for the Kentucky singer-songwriter features guest appearance from Rachel Grimes and Will Oldham.
- What the World Needs Now was released by Public Image Ltd..
This is the 10th full-length studio release for the British post-punk band led by John Lydon.
- The Night Creeper was released by Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats.
The fourth full-length release for the British psychedelic metal band was inspired by Italian slasher films and was produced by Laim Watson.
- The Original Faces was released by Helen.
The debut full-length release for the dream-pop trio led by Grouper's Liz Harris was recorded over several years with Scott Simmons and Jed Bindeman.
- Yours, Dreamily was released by The Arcs.
The debut release for Dan Auerbach's side project features Leon Michels, Nick Movshon, the Shins' Richard Swift, and the Dap-Kings' Homer Steinweiss.
- Too was released by FIDLAR.
The second full-length release for the Los Angeles garage rock quartet was produced by Jay Joyce.
- The Transporter Refueled - PG-13 is released.
Frank Martin (Ed Skrein), a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank's father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge.
- Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine - Not Rated is released.
In his signature black turtleneck and blue jeans, shrouded in shadows below a milky apple, Steve Jobs’ image was ubiquitous. But who was the man on the stage? What accounted for the grief of so many across the world when he died? Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine is a critical examination of Jobs who was at once revered as an iconoclastic genius and a barbed-tongued tyrant. A candid look at Jobs' legacy featuring interviews with a handful of those close to him at different stages in his life, the film is evocative and nuanced in capturing the essence of the Apple legend and his values which shape the culture of Silicon Valley to this day. [Magnolia Pictures]
- A Sinner in Mecca - Not Rated is released.
For a gay filmmaker, filming in Saudi Arabia presents two serious challenges: filming is forbidden in the country and homosexuality is punishable by death. For filmmaker Parvez Sharma, however, these were risks he had to assume as he embarked on his Hajj pilgrimage, a journey considered the greatest accomplishment and aspiration within Islam, his religion. On his journey Parvez aims to look beyond 21st-century Islam's crises of religious extremism, commercialism and sectarian battles. He brings back the story of the religion like it has never been told before, having endured the biggest jihad there is: the struggle with the self.
- Break Point - R is released.
Jimmy Price (Jeremy Sisto) is a reckless man-child on the last leg of his career as a doubles tennis player. When his latest partner drops him, he realizes he’s officially burned all of his bridges on the pro circuit. He decides to make one last ditch effort to revive his career, reaching outside of the tennis world and convincing his childhood partner — his estranged brother Darren (David Walton), now an apathetic substitute teacher – to team up with him. The mismatched pair, with the help of a unique 11-year-old named Barry, make an unlikely run at a grand slam tournament and are forced to re-discover their game, and their brotherhood. [Gravitas Ventures]
- Chloe and Theo - R is released.
A young woman, Chloe (Dakota Johnson), living by her wits on the streets of New York City, has a chance meeting with a wise Inuit Eskimo, Theo (Theo Ikummaq), who was sent to New York by his elders to provide a message to the people of the world – we either change our destructive ways or be destroyed by them. Chloe, who has been searching for something to believe in, becomes inspired by Theo and, with the help of a kind lawyer, Monica (Mira Sorvino), the three of them present Theo’s story to the United Nations in hopes of creating a better future for all of us. [ARC Entertainment]
- Contracted: Phase II - Not Rated is released.
It’s spreading… After Contracted unleashed the world’s most horrifying virus, this sequel picks up the story as newly infected Riley (Matt Mercer) races against time to contain the outbreak, even as it ravages his own body. But how do you stop a disease when you are the disease? [IFC Films]
- Blind - Not Rated is released.
Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid (Ellen Dorrit Pettersen), retreats to the safety of her home, a place where she can feel in control, alone with her husband and her thoughts. In an effort to maintain a connection to reality, she begins to write a series of sexually-charged stories, whose fictional begin to inhabit her everyday reality.
- Bloodsucking Bastards - Not Rated is released.
Evan (Fran Kranz), a dutiful and overworked employee, is stuck at a soul-killing corporation with his beautiful co-worker and girlfriend Amanda (Emma Fitzpatrick) and his slacker best friend Tim (Joey Kern). When Amanda dumps him and his boss Ted (Joel Murray) hands his coveted promotion to his nemesis Max (Pedro Pascal), Evan's world begins to crumble, but when his office mates start going through disturbing changes, Evan must find a way to stop the evil brewing amidst the cubicles and rescue his workplace pals before his life and career go from dead-end to just dead.
- Before We Go - PG-13 is released.
Two strangers stuck in New York City for the night grow into each other’s most trusted confidants when a night of unexpected adventure forces them to confront their fears and take control of their lives. [RADiUS-TWC]
- Dragon Blade - R is released.
When corrupt Roman leader Tiberius (Adrien Brody) arrives with a giant army to claim the Silk Road, Huo An (Jackie Chan) and his group of trained warriors team up with an elite legion of defected Roman soldiers led by General Lucius (John Cusack) to maintain the delicate balance of power in the region. To protect his country and his new friends, Huo An gathers the warriors of thirty-six ethnic nations together to fight Tiberius in an incredible epic battle. [Lionsgate Premiere]
- Dirty Weekend - Not Rated is released.
Colleagues Les (Matthew Broderick) and Natalie (Alice Eve) are delayed in the Albuquerque airport. Restless, irritated, and unable to stand the service workers he meets at every turn, Les heads downtown. Natalie refuses to leave his side and discovers that his supposedly aimless wandering has more of a point than he is willing to admit. Natalie conceals secrets of her own, though neither can keep them quiet for long. A rapport grows between this unlikely pair, and soon they search out a spark of excitement in this most unlikely of locales.
- TV SERIES
- Hand of God: Season 1 is released.
Judge Pernell Harris (Ron Perlman) suffers a breakdown and believing he is receiving messages from God, seeks vengeance against the rapist who destroyed his family.
On this day in 2014
- Aracheological remains of a Viking fortress from the 900s CE, the Vallø Borgring, is discovered in Denmark.
- Monsoon rains begin and cause flooding over a sustained period that kills over 400 people in India & Pakistan.
- Joan Rivers. American comedian, actress, author.
- Joan Rivers, American comedienne (Late Show, Hollywood Sq), who died at 81 after serious complications from a procedure on her vocal cords.
- Joan Rivers, TV Show Host.
- Gustavo Cerati, Guitarist.
- Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor (Solaris, Goya or the Hard Way to Enlightenment), who died at 90.
- Donatas Banionis, Movie Actor.
- Wlodzimierz Kotonski, Polish composer, who died at 89.
- Wolfhart Pannenberg, German theologist (Gingham Girl), who died at 85.
On this day in 2013
- Herb Lewis, Race Car Driver.
- La Maison de la Radio - Not Rated is released.
La Maison de la Radio is a vibrant portrait of Radio France, that nation's equivalent of NPR or the BBC. Directed by Nicolas Philibert (To Be and To Have), a master of the documentary genre, La Maison shows the day-to-day of a beloved cultural institution, as radio hosts, producers and journalists produce a vast array of shows. [Kino Lorber]