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Today in the World Countries
- Saint Teresa Sanctification Day is being celebrated in Albania
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Caspian, Rapper, born in Kuwait City, Kuwait.
On this day in 2022
- 6.6-magnitude earthquake strikes Chinese city of Chengdu, while it was under lockdown, killing 65 people.
- Ringo Starr resumes his All-Starr Band tour after two musicians recover from COVID.
- UK's ruling Conservative party appoints Liz Truss as their next leader and Prime Minister, replacing scandal-ridden Boris Johnson.
- Hans Eder, German soccer defender (Hertha BSC) and manager (Hertha BSC 1974,79,85), who died at 87.
On this day in 2021
- Coup by soldiers in Guinea headed by Colonel Doumbouya deposes President Alpha Condé and his government, claiming rampant corruption.
- English singer Sarah Harding died age 39. Her professional career began in 2002 when she successfully auditioned for the ITV reality series Popstars: The Rivals, during which Harding won a place in the girl group Girls Aloud. The group achieved twenty consecutive top ten singles (including four number ones) in the UK. In August 2020 Harding announced that she had been diagnosed with advanced breast cancer..
- American rock guitarist Rickie Reynolds died age 72. He was a founding member along with singer Jim Dandy of Southern rock band Black Oak Arkansas..
- Tour Championship, Men's Golf, East Lake GC, GA: Patrick Cantlay claims richest prize in golf ($15m) with 1 stroke win over Jon Rahm; runner-up Rahm pockets $5m.
- Rickie Lee Reynolds, American southern rock guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas - "Jim Dandy (To the Rescue)"), who died of COVID-19 pandemic complications, including kidney failure and heart attack at 72.
- Sarah Harding, British pop singer (Girls Aloud - “Sound of the Underground, ” “Love Machine), who died of breast cancer at 39.
- Sarah Harding, Pop Singer.
- Ivan Patzaichin, Romanian canoeist (Olympic gold C-2 1000m 1968,80,84; C-1 1000m 1972; World C'ship gold x 8), who died from lung cancer at 71.
On this day in 2020
- More than 50 arrested as Portland, Oregon, marks 100 days of protests against racism and police brutality.
- 146th Kentucky Derby: 8-1 underdog Authentic with John R. Velazquez aboard holds off heavy favourite Tiz the Law to give trainer Bob Baffert his record-tying 6th Derby win.
- Jim Buick, Race Car Driver.
- Jirí Menzel, Czech film director (Closely Watched Trains), who died at 82.
- Ethan Peters, Instagram Star.
On this day in 2019
- Erramatti Mangamma becomes the world's oldest living mother giving birth to twins aged 74 in Hyderabad, India.
- New theory the Loss Ness monster may be a giant eel after DNA study reveals no plesiosaur or sturgeon DNA found.
- South African women march on parliament to protest violence against women after a month when 30 were killed by their spouses.
- South African women march on parliament to protest violence against women after month where 30 killed by their spouses.
- Jimmy Johnson, American session guitarist and co-founder of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, who died at 76.
On this day in 2018
- Anonymous senior White house official opinion piece "I am part of the resistance inside the Trump administration" published by the New York Times.
- UK Prime Minister Theresa May confirms in parliament two Russian military intelligence officers undertook novichok nerve agent attack, prompts international condemnation.
- Rachael Bland, TV Show Host.
- Safe In The Hands Of Love was released by Yves Tumor.
The surprise release from the experimental artist from Tennessee features a guest appearance from James K.
- Bisbee '17 - Not Rated is released.
An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past.
On this day in 2017
- Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, becomes the first woman President of the UK Supreme Court.
- Barry Callebaut announce a 4th type of chocolate, "Ruby", made from the Ruby cocoa bean.
- Former Tower of Power lead singer Rick Stevens died age 77 after a battle with cancer. Stevens was in his 30s, four years out of Tower of Power and addicted to drugs, when he shot to death three men in a 1976 dealing dispute and served 36 years in prison..
- Hurricane Irma becomes the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin region with winds of 185mph (280km/h).
- Togo's government shuts down the internet for a week to quell government opposition.
- Holger Czukay [Holger Schüring], German musician (Can), who died at 79.
- TV SERIES
- American Horror Story: Season 7 is released.
Lena Dunham, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman, Colton Haynes, Cheyenne Jackson, Billie Lourd, Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters are some of the cast in the seventh season of the Ryan Murphy horror anthology series subtitled Cult which opens its first episode on Election Night.
On this day in 2016
- An asteroid was named after Freddie Mercury to mark what would have been the singer's 70th birthday. The Queen frontman has had his name attached to Asteroid 17473, which was discovered in 1991 - the year he died. Queen guitarist Brian May told a gathering of 1,250 fans at Montreux Casino in Switzerland that the asteroid would now be known as Asteroid 17473 Freddiemercury..
- Duane Graveline, American doctor and astronaut, who died at 85.
- Hugh O'Brian, American actor (Wyatt Earp, Search), who died at 91.
- Phyllis Schlafly, American right-wing crusader, Eagle Forum President, who died at 92.
- TV SERIES
- Harley and the Davidsons: Season 1 is released.
The three-part miniseries tells how Walter (Michiel Huisman) & Arthur Davidson (Bug Hall) and Bill Harley (Robert Aramayo) built the now iconic motorcycle company.
On this day in 2015
- US health officials confirm a salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers from Mexico is responsible for 1 death and for making hundreds sick.
- US health officials confrim a salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers from Mexico is responsible for 1 death and for making hundreds sick.
- Actress Erika Christensen at the age of 33 weds cyclist Cole Maness in Palm Springs, California.
- Actress Jessica Raine at the age of 33 weds actor Tom Goodman-Hill in London.
- [Frederick] Dennis Greene, American singer (Sha Na Na), who died from cancer at 66.
- (Frederick) "Denny" Greene, American singer (Sha Na Na,1968-84), who died from cancer at 66.
- Jacques Israelievitch, French Canadian classical violinist, concertmaster (St. Louis Symphony,1978-88; Toronto Symphony,1988-2008), and music director (Koffler Chamber Orchestra,2005-14), who died of lung cancer at 67.
- Jacques Israelievitch, French-Canadian classical violinist, concertmaster (St. Louis Symphony,1978-88; Toronto Symphony,1988-2008), and music director (Koffler Chamber Orchestra,2005-14), who died of lung cancer at 67.
- Patricia Canning Todd, American tennis player, who died at 93.
- Setsuko Hara, Japanese actress (Late Spring, Tokyo Story), who died of pneumonia at 95.
On this day in 2014
- World Health Organization estimates 1,900 people have died from the Ebola virus out of 3,500 infected in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.
- Simone Battle, Pop Singer.
- The Identical - PG is released.
The son of a preacher rejects his father’s desire for him to join the ministry and instead embarks on a career as a rock singer. As he struggles to pursue his dream and rise to stardom, he finds love, pain, success and failure, and ultimately uncovers a hidden family secret that reveals who he really is. It’s a captivating story about a family restored, and a life discovered.
- The Longest Week - PG-13 is released.
Affluent and aimless, Conrad Valmont (Jason Bateman) lives a life of leisure in his parent's prestigious Manhattan Hotel. In the span of one week, he finds himself evicted, disinherited, and in love.
- No No: A Dockumentary - Not Rated is released.
On June 12,1970, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter on LSD. While he was often embroiled in controversy on and off the field, Dock was an outspoken leader who lived the expression “Black is Beautiful!” His fearlessness enabled him to become one of the most intimidating pitchers of the 70s and a trailblazer for a new wave of civil rights. After retiring, Dock became as outspoken about his career-spanning substance abuse issues as he had been about intolerance. He spent decades utilizing his brash approach as a counselor, helping other addicts in their recoveries. Through intimate stories and a trove of archival footage, No No: A Dockumentary brings Dock's vibrant life to light, burnishing the legend and revealing the man behind it. [The Orchard]
- Wetlands - Not Rated is released.
Eighteen year-old Helen Memel (Carla Juri) likes to skateboard, masturbate with vegetables and thinks that body hygiene is greatly overrated. Struggling with her parents divorce, she spends her time experimenting and breaking one social taboo after the other with her best friend, Corinna (Marlen Kruse). When a shaving accident lands her in the hospital, she sees it as a way to reconcile her parents and forms an unlikely bond with her male nurse, Robin (Christoph Letkowski). [Strand Releasing]
- Thunder and the House of Magic - Not Rated is released.
Thunder, an abandoned young cat, stumbles into an old mansion operated by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. Owned by a retired magician, the house is occupied by an assortment of his wacky assistants who don’t all welcome the new houseguest. But when the magician lands in the hospital and his scheming nephew puts the mansion up for sale, our young hero and his new family join forces to save their House of Magic.
- Innocence - PG-13 is released.
A young woman (Sophie Curtis) discovers her elite Manhattan preparatory school harbors a dark secret.
- Memphis - Not Rated is released.
A strange singer with ‘god given talent’ drifts through the mythic city of Memphis under its canopy of ancient oak trees, shattered windows and burning spirituality. Surrounded by lovers, legends, hustlers, preachers, and a wolfpack of kids, the unstable performer avoids the recording studio and is driven to spend time in his own form of self-discovery. Shown in fragments, his journey drags him from love and happiness right to the edge of another dimension. [Kino Lorber]
- Kelly & Cal - Not Rated is released.
Punk-rocker turned suburban mom, Kelly (Juliette Lewis), is nostalgic for a life she can no longer have and uncertain of a future she doesn't yet fit in. Seventeen-year-old Cal (Jonny Weston) is frustrated at his lack of control over the hand he's been dealt. When the two strike up an unlikely friendship, it's the perfect spark needed to thrust them both back to life. [IFC Films]
- Last Days in Vietnam - Not Rated is released.
During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. The United States has only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. As Communist victory becomes inevitable and the U.S. readies to withdraw, some Americans begin to consider the certain imprisonment and possible death of their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers, and friends. Meanwhile, the prospect of an official evacuation of South Vietnamese becomes terminally delayed by Congressional gridlock and the inexplicably optimistic U.S. Ambassador. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans take matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible.
- Levitated Mass - Not Rated is released.
Prominently displayed outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), land artist Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass gained worldwide recognition during its installation in 2012. Over 10 nights, a 340-ton solid granite boulder crawled through Southern California neighborhoods on a 294-foot-long,206-wheeled trailer. Thousands of people came out to watch it travel through their communities. It is one of the only pieces of art in recent history to inspire such a reaction in pop culture. The film masterfully interweaves this artist's biography, the dreams of a major museum, and the uniting of a city, examining the perennial question: what is art? [First Run Features]
- Frontera - PG-13 is released.
Set in the tumultuous Border area of Arizona and Mexico, Frontera follows the events that take place after a former Arizona Sheriff's wife (Amy Madigan) is killed while riding on their Ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man (Michael Pena) crossing in to the US illegally is at fault. As former Sheriff (Ed Harris) and current Sheriff (Aden Young) search for answers, lives are changed forever and the facts as to who is really at fault in this tragedy are nearly as tenuous and complex as the issues and tensions between the people who live in this region on either side of the line.
- God Help the Girl - Not Rated is released.
While in the hospital dealing with some emotional problems, Eve (Emily Browning) starts writing songs as a way of getting better. These leads her out of the hospital and to Glasgow, Scotland where she meets James and Cassie, two musicians at a crossroads of their own. What follows is a story of renaissance over the course of a long, dream-like summer.
On this day in 2013
- Willie Frazier, American football player (Houston Oilers), who died at 71.
- Willie Frazier, American football tight end (AFL All-Star 1965,67,69; All-Pro 1965; Houston Oilers, San Diego Chargers), who died at 71.