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Today in the World Countries
- Armed Forces Day is being celebrated in Sao Tome And Principe
- Gaura Parba is being celebrated in Nepal
- Shuba Janmashtami is being celebrated in Bangladesh
- Somhlolo Day is being celebrated in Eswatini
- Unification Day is being celebrated in Bulgaria
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Douha Laribi, TikTok Star, born in Jordan.
On this day in 2022
- Fire in a karaoke bar near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam kills at least 32.
- Dan Schachte, American ice hockey linesman (Canada Cup 1991; World Cup of Hockey 1996; Winter Olympics 2002; Stanley Cup Finals 1997,98,2000,01,02), who died from diabetes complications at 64.
- Tina Ramirez, Dancer.
On this day in 2021
- Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Inverness GC, OH: Europe retains title 15-13; Emily Kristine Pedersen of Denmark edges Danielle Kang 1-up to clinch Cup for Europe.
- Jean-Paul Belmondo, French actor (Breathless; Casino Royale; Magnifique), who died at 88.
- Jean Paul Belmondo, Movie Actor.
- Jean-Pierre Adams, French soccer centre-back (22 caps; Nîmes, Nice, Paris Saint-Germain), who died after 39 years in a coma at 73.
- Jean-Pierre Adams, Soccer Player.
- Michael Kenneth Williams, TV Actor.
On this day in 2020
- Los Angeles County reported its highest-ever temperature of 121F (49.4C).
- 100,000 people demonstrate in Minsk against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, amid month-long protests against his re-election.
- Premier Daniel Andrews announces roadmap out of restrictions for the Australian state of Victoria, but extends lockdown till September 28.
- First chord change in 19 years in John Cage's "As Slow As Possible" composition, being played for 639 years, in Halberstadt, Germany.
- American R&B and soul singer and a one-time lead singer for The Temptations, Bruce Williamson Jr. died age 49. Williamson appeared on the group's recent albums, Back to Front and Still Here, and countless concerts, TV appearances, and a cameo in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story..
- Strain of Bacteria nicknamed "Conan the Bacterium'survives three years attached to the International Space Station in open space.
- World #1 tennis player Novak Ðokovic is sensationally disqualified in 4th round of US Open after hitting a ball in frustration, striking a line judge; trailed Pablo Carreño Busta 5-6 in 1st set.
- Tom Jernstedt, American Basketball Hall of Fame administrator (NCAA 1972-2010), who died at 75.
- Mike Sexton, American poker player (World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions 2006; Poker Hall of Fame) and commentator (WPT), who died from prostate cancer at 72.
- Lou Brock, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (6 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1964,67; 8 × NL stolen base leader; St Louis Cardinals), who died from multiple myeloma at 81.
- Mark Bold, Race Car Driver.
- Kevin Dobson, American actor (Kojak, Knots Landing, Shannon), who died at 77.
On this day in 2019
- Sri Lankan cricket fast bowler Lasith Malinga takes 4 wickets in 4 balls and finishes with 5 for 6 as New Zealand all out for 88 in 37-run defeat in 3rd T-20 International in Pellekele.
- Robert Mugabe, World Leader.
- Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean revolutionary, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (1980-87) and 1st black President of Zimbabwe (1988-2017), who died at 95.
- Abdul Qadir, Pakistan cricket spin bowler (67 Tests; 236 wickets; best 9/56 1987), who died of cardiac arrest at 63.
- Hugh Pearson, Race Car Driver.
- Free was released by Iggy Pop.
The latest full-length solo release for the punk artist includes contributions from Noveller and Leron Thomas.
- Amadjar was released by Tinariwen.
The ninth full-length release for the Malian Tuareg band features guest appearances from Rodolphe Burger, Jeiche Ould Chighaly, Warren Ellis, Cass McCombs, Michah Nelson, Stephen O'Malley, and Noura Mint Seymali.
- Close It Quietly was released by Frankie Cosmos.
The fourth full-length release for the Greta Kline-led band was co-produced with Gabe Wax.
- Hollywood's Bleeding was released by Post Malone.
The third full-length release for the rapper features a track from the 2018 animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as well as guest appearances from DaBaby, Future, Halsey, Meek Mill, Ozzy Osbourne, Travis Scott, SZA, and Young Thug.
- Lost Girls was released by Bat for Lashes.
The fifth full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was inspired by Los Angeles and the 1980s.
- Resonant Body was released by Octo Octa.
The third full-length release for Brooklyn-based electronic artist Maya Bouldry-Morrison was recorded in New Hampshire.
- Mirrorland was released by EarthGang.
The debut full-length release for the hip hop duo Olu (aka Johnny Venus) and WowGr8 (aka Doctur Dot) features guest appearances from Kehlani, Malik, Arin Ray, T-Pain, and Young Thug.
- Saves the World was released by MUNA.
The second full-length release for the Los Angeles-based indie pop trio was co-produced by Dan Grech-Marguerat.
- Something Like a War was released by Kindness.
The third full-length release for Adam Bainbridge features guest appearances from Bahamadia, Cosima, Nadia Nair, Robyn, Seinabo Sey, Samthing Soweto, and Jazmine Sullivan.
- The Competition was released by Lower Dens.
The Baltimore indie pop band is now a duo with just Jana Hunter and Nate Nelson on its fourth full-length release.
- The Highwomen was released by The Highwomen.
The debut full-length release for the country supergroup that includes Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires was produced by Dave Cobb.
- Valve Bone Woe was released by Chrissie Hynde & the Valve Bone Woe Ensemble.
The Pretenders singer's jazz classics covers album was produced by Marius de Vries and Eldad Guetta.
- Strange But True - PG-13 is released.
A woman surprises the family of her deceased boyfriend by telling them she's pregnant with his child.
- Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! - PG-13 is released.
In the 15 years since Super Size Me, the fast-food industry has undergone a makeover. Today, chain restaurants tout food that’s “healthy, ” “organic, ” and “natural.” Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock explores this new reality with an approach even more immersive and subversive than that used for his first film: he sets out to open his own chicken franchise. We follow him every step of the way, from raising poultry and conjuring recipes to designing the brand and scouting a location. Spurlock brings his disarming humor to uncover the truths and lies behind this multibillion-dollar industry.
- Satanic Panic - Not Rated is released.
Sam’s first day as a pizza delivery driver is not going according to plan. At the end of a long day and not enough tips, her last delivery turns out to be for a group of Satanists looking for someone to sacrifice. Now in a fight for her life, Sam must fend off witches, evil spells and demonic creatures, all while trying to keep her body – and soul – intact.
- Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice - PG-13 is released.
Linda Ronstadt is our guide through her early years of singing Mexican canciones with her family; her folk days with the Stone Poneys; and her reign as the “rock queen” of the ‘70s and early ’80s. She was a pioneer for women in the male-dominated music industry; a passionate advocate for human rights, and had a high-profile romance with California Governor Jerry Brown. Ultimately, her singing voice was stilled by illness and forced her into retirement but her music and influence remain as timeless as ever.
- Ms. Purple - Not Rated is released.
Ms. Purple is a poignant drama about Asian American sister and brother, Kasie (Tiffany Chu) and Carey (Teddy Lee), who were raised and are now seemingly stuck in Koreatown, Los Angeles. Abandoned by their mother and brought up by their father, the siblings continue to struggle with deep emotional wounds from the difficulty of the parental dynamic. Now, with their father on his death bed, the estranged Carey comes home to help Kasie care for him. As they reunite over their dying father, Kasie and Carey confront their shared past, attempting to mend their relationship.
- Night Hunter - R is released.
Henry Cavill stars in this action-packed thrill ride that will shock you at every turn. When police detective Marshall (Henry Cavill) and local vigilante Cooper (Ben Kingsley) arrest a serial killer targeting women, they discover his game has just begun. The hunt is on as the murderer masterminds a series of deadly attacks from behind bars. Now in a desperate race against time, Marshall and Cooper fight to stay one step ahead of their suspect’s deadly plan.
- It: Chapter Two - R is released.
Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise, he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. However, people are disappearing again, so Mike, the only one of the group to remain in their hometown, calls the others home. Damaged by the experiences of their past, they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all...putting them directly in the path of the shape-shifting clown that has become deadlier than ever.
- Edie - Not Rated is released.
Following the death of her husband, Edie (Sheila Hancock) breaks free from years of his control and rebels against her daughter’s wish for her to move into assisted living by embarking on an adventure she and her father had always longed for: a trip to the Scottish Highlands to climb the world famous Mt. Suilven. Along the way, she hires young camping shop owner Jonny (Kevin Guthrie) to be her guide. Despite the generational differences, Jonny encourages Edie to fulfill her dream.
- TV SERIES
- The Spy: Season 1 is released.
In the 1960s, Mossad agent Eli Cohen (Sacha Baron Cohen) infiltrates Syrian society and becomes friends with military leaders in this six-part limited series based on the real life of the Israeli spy written by Gideon Raff and Max Perry.
On this day in 2018
- World Surf League announces from 2019 there would be equal prize money for men and women across elite tour events; first US-based global sports league with gender pay parity.
- Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bonsonaro is stabbed at a campaign rally in Juiz de Fora, Brazil.
- India's Supreme Court legalizes gay sex, overturning a colonial law.
- New York and New Jersey state attorneys launch investigations into sexual abuse by the Catholic clergy, bring to six the number of states investigating.
- Remains of 166 people,2 years old, found in mass grave in Veracruz state, Mexico.
- Richard DeVos, American businessman who co-founded Amway, who died at 92.
- Burt Reynolds, American actor (Deliverance, Evening Shade, Strip Tease, Cannonball), who died of cardiac arrest at 82.
- Burt Reynolds, Movie Actor.
- Claudio Scimone, Italian conductor (I Solisti Veneti), who died at 83.
- Alan Oakman, English cricket all-rounder (2 Tests; Sussex CCC), who died at 88.
- Evelyn Anthony, English historical writer (Poellenberg Inheritance), who died at 92.
- Diane Leather, British athlete (first woman to run sub-5 minute mile), who died of a stroke at 85.
On this day in 2017
- Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Caribbean islands of Barbuda, Sint Maartens and British Virgin Islands. Prime Minister Gaston Browne reports 95% of buildings in Barbuda damaged..
- Catalonia's parliament passes law to allow referendum on independence from Spain.
- Mother Teresa declared co-patron saint of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta alongside St. Francis Xavier.
- Jim McDaniels, American basketball forward (All American 1971; Western Kentucky Uni; No. 1 overall pick ABA Draft 1971; ABA All-Star 1972; Carolina Cougars), who died from diabetes complications at 69.
- Derek David Bourgeois, British composer, conductor and educator (National Youth Chamber Orchestra), who died of cancer at 75.
- White Sun - Not Rated is released.
When his father dies, anti-regime partisan Chandra travels to his remote mountain village after nearly a decade away. Little Pooja is anxiously awaiting the man she thinks is her father, but she’s confused when Chandra arrives with Badri, a young street orphan rumored to be his son. Chandra must face his brother Suraj, who was on the opposing side during the Nepalese civil war. The two brothers cannot put aside political feelings while carrying their father's body down the steep mountain path to the river for cremation. Suraj storms off in a rage, leaving Chandra with no other men strong enough to help. Under pressure from the village elders, Chandra must seek help from outside the village to obey the rigid caste and discriminatory gender traditions he fought to eliminate during the war. Chandra searches for a solution in neighboring villages, among the police, guests at a local wedding, and rebel guerrillas.
- Spettacolo - Not Rated is released.
Once upon a time, villagers in a tiny hill town in Tuscany came up with a remarkable way to confront their issues: they turned their lives into a play. Every summer, their piazza became their stage and residents of all ages played a part – the role of themselves. Monticchiello’s annual tradition has attracted worldwide attention and kept the town together for 50 years, but with an aging population and a future generation more interested in Facebook than farming, the town’s 50th–anniversary performance just might be its last. Spettacolo tells the story of Teatro Povero di Monticchiello, interweaving episodes from its past with its modern-day process as the villagers turn a series of devastating blows into a new play about the end of their world. [Grasshopper Film]
On this day in 2016
- Minnesota man Danny Heinrich admits to kidnapping and murdering 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling on October 22,1989.
- Lewis Merenstein, American record producer (Miriam Makeba; Van Morrison's Astral Weeks; Glass Harp), who died of pneumonia at 81.
- TV SERIES
- Queen Sugar: Season 1 is released.
Based on the novel by Natalie Baszile, the Ava DuVernay & Oprah Winfrey drama finds estranged siblings: New Orleans activist/journalist Nova Bordelon (Rutina Wesley); Charley Bordelon (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), the wife of a Los Angeles basketball player; and fresh out of jail Ralph Angel Bordelon (Kofi Siriboe), are brought together after the death of their father to help run the family's 800-acre sugar cane farm.
- Atlanta: Season 1 is released.
Earnest "Earn"Marks (Donald Glover) returns to his hometown of Atlanta to find his cousin Alfred Miles (Brian Tyree Henry) is seen as a hot upcoming rapper and seeks to guide his career to the big time.
- StartUp: Season 1 is released.
In Miami, FBI agent Phil Rask (Martin Freeman) has been investigating Nick Talman's father, who asks his son to hide the dirty money. Nick (Adam Brody) invests the cash in a digital currency start up run by Izzy Morales (Otmara Marrero), which draws the interest of Ronald Dacey (Edi Gathegi), a local Haitian gang leader.
On this day in 2015
- German police confirm more than 13,000 refugees have arrived in Southern Germany in last 2 days fleeing conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.
- Martin Milner, American actor (Route 66, Adam 12), who died at 83.
- TV SERIES
- Arthur & George: Season 1 is released.
Masterpiece brings the ITV miniseries as a three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes' novel about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Martin Clunes) and his secretary Alfred "Woodie"Wood (Charles Edwards) investigating the case of George Edalji (Arsher Ali) who was convicted of maiming animals and writing obscene letters.
On this day in 2014
- Actress Katie Leclerc at the age of 27 weds long-time boyfriend Brian Stuart Habecost in Palm Springs, California.
- Kira Zvorykina, Chess Player.
- TV SERIES
- The Chair (2014): Season 1 is released.
Two first-time directors, Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci, work on the same script by Dan Schoffer in the documentary series from Project Greenlight's Chris Moore. Ticket sales and digital voting will determine the winner of the $250,0000 prize.
On this day in 2013
- 20 people are killed by Islamist militants in villages in northeast Nigeria.
- Actor Josh Charles at the age of 41 weds ballet dancer and author Sophie Flack at a private residence in Manhattan, New York City.
- Adore - R is released.
Naomi Watts and Robin Wright play two lifelong friends who fall for each other's sons.
- A Teacher - Not Rated is released.
A high school teacher in Austin, Texas has an affair with one of her students. Her life begins to unravel as the relationship comes to an end.
- Bounty Killer - R is released.
- Good Ol' Freda - Not Rated is released.
Good Ol' Freda' tells the story of Freda Kelly, a shy Liverpudlian teenager asked to work for a young local band hoping to make it big: the Beatles. As the Beatles' fame multiplies, Freda bears witness to music and cultural history but never exploits her insider access. Their loyal secretary from beginning to end, Freda finally tells her tales for the first time in 50 years.
- Hell Baby - R is released.
An expectant couple Jack (Rob Corddry) and Vanessa (Leslie Bibb) who move into a haunted house in New Orleans call upon the services of the Vatican's elite exorcism team to save them from a demonic baby.
- I Am Breathing - Not Rated is released.
A documentary follows the last months of Neil Platt, a young father with terminal and debilitating motor neuron disease.
- Il Futuro - Not Rated is released.
When her parents die in a tragic car accident, adolescent Bianca's universe is suspended. Entrusted with the care of her younger brother, Tomas, she struggles to hold it together. Life is further complicated when Tomas' gym-rat friends invite themselves to stay indefinitely. Using Bianca as a lure for a heist they've concocted, they convince her to initiate a sexual relationship with an enigmatic blind hermit, Maciste (Rutger Hauer). But as the two spend time together, Bianca unexpectedly finds normalcy and acceptance in the aging B-movie star and former Mr. Universe's rococo mansion. [Strand Releasing]
- Fire in the Blood - Not Rated is released.
An intricate tale of medicine, monopoly and malice, Fire In the Blood tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south in the years after 1996 - causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths - and the improbable group of people who decided to fight back.
- My Father and The Man In Black - Not Rated is released.
After the suicide of Johnny Cash's former manager, Saul Holiff, his estranged son, Jonathon, returns home. There, Jonathon learns from his mother that his father's personal records exist in storage. As Jonathon searches through them, he discovers much about his father's life of deferred dreams in London, Ontario until he became the manager of Johnny Cash. From there, Jonathon learns of his father's hectic life managing the erratic country star with his personal demons and moods and how the material success came with a profound cost of its own for Saul. In doing so, Jonathon gets a new perspective of a father who had his problems that he never fully conquered himself.
- Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve - Not Rated is released.
Nearly 100 years after its creation, the power of the U.S. Federal Reserve has never been greater. Markets and governments around the world hold their breath in anticipation of the Fed Chairman's every word. Yet the average person knows very little about the most powerful - and least understood - financial institution on earth. Narrated by Liev Schreiber, Money For Nothing is the first film to take viewers inside the Fed and reveal the impact of Fed policies - past, present, and future - on our lives. Join current and former Fed officials as they debate the critics, and each other, about the decisions that helped lead the global financial system to the brink of collapse in 2008. And why we might be headed there again.
- Red Obsession - Not Rated is released.
The great wineries of Bordeaux struggle to accommodate the voracious appetite for their rare, expensive wines, which have become a powerful status symbol in booming China.
- Populaire - R is released.
Living with her widowed father and dreary husband, Rose seems destined to remain a bored housewife, but her life changes when her charismatic boss insists she compete in a speed typing competition.
- Riddick - R is released.
Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past.
- The Ultimate Life - PG is released.
Between the pressure of running a foundation started by his late grandfather, being sued by his greedy extended family, and seeing his beloved Alexia leave on an extended mission trip to Haiti, Jason Stevens' world is unraveling. But when Jason discovers the lifelong journal his grandfather began as a Depression-era lad, Red Stevens' writings transport Jason to a front-row seat on an incredible rags-to-riches ride. With everything he loves hanging in the balance, Jason hopes he can discover The Ultimate Life.
- 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film - R is released.
99 filmmakers & artists collaborate to create a portrait of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
- Salinger - PG-13 is released.
A feature documentary on the formative personal and professional experiences of the reclusive author J.D. Salinger.
- Winnie Mandela - R is released.
Through her fierce determination and dauntless courage, Winnie Mandela survived her husband's imprisonment, continuous harassment by the security police, banishment to a small Free State town, betrayal by friends and allies, and more than a year in solitary confinement - all the while keeping the name of Nelson Mandela alive. A sensitive and balanced portrayal, the film nevertheless thoroughly investigates and honestly examines the controversies that dogged Winnie Mandela in recent years. [dfilms]
- Touchy Feely - Not Rated is released.
When she's stricken with a mysterious and sudden aversion to bodily contact, a massage therapist is unable to do her job. Meanwhile, her uptight brother's struggling dental practice receives new life when clients seek out his healing touch.
On this day in 3114BC
- Date Maya/Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar starts dating from (as corresponds to the Julian Calendar)..