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Today in the World Countries
- Independence Day is being celebrated in North Macedonia
- International Literacy Day is being celebrated in International
- National Day is being celebrated in Andorra
- Nativity of Our Lady Mary is being celebrated in Liechtenstein
- Victory Day is being celebrated in Malta
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
- Roblox Az, TikTok Star, born in Bahrain.
- Victoria Fox, Instagram Star, born in Belarus.
On this day in 2022
- UK Prime Minister Liz Truss announces huge support scheme to cap price of energy bills at £2,500 costing up to £150bn amid cost of living crisis.
- Australian government passes its first climate change legislation in a decade, including cutting emissions by at least 43% by 2030.
- Queen Elizabeth II dies at Balmoral Castle after ruling for 70 years, as the UK's longest-serving monarch. Her eldest son inherits the throne as King Charles III..
- Dave Smith, Scottish soccer manager (Mansfield Town, Southend United, Plymouth Argyle, Dundee, Torquay United), who died at 88.
- Elizabeth Ii, Queen.
- Queen Elizabeth II..
- Pinocchio - PG is released.
Robert Zemeckis directs this live-action retelling of the beloved tale of a wooden puppet who embarks on a thrilling adventure to become a real boy. Tom Hanks stars as Geppetto, the wood carver who builds and treats Pinocchio (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) as if he were his own son. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Jiminy Cricket, who serves as Pinocchio’s guide as well as his "conscience"; Cynthia Erivo is the Blue Fairy; Keegan-Michael Key is "Honest"John; Lorraine Bracco is Sofia the Seagull, a new character, and Luke Evans is The Coachman. [Disney]
- TV SERIES
- Wedding Season: Season 1 is released.
At Katie's (Rosa Salazar) wedding, her husband and seven guests are murdered. The police suspect her lover (Gavin Drea) of two months, but he thinks she did it in this comedic series written by Oliver Lyttelton.
On this day in 2021
- Wildfire in Spanish Sierra Bermeja mountains in Andalucía erupts forcing evacuation of 2,600 people.
- US Biden administration releases blueprint calling for 44% of American electricity to come from the sun by 2050 (currently 3%).
- Large statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee removed from plinth on Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia.
- Forty-one prisoners die in a fire at Tangerang prison, near Jakarta, Indonesia.
- Big Daddy Graham [Edward Gudonis], American comedian, writer, actor, recording artist, and radio personality, who died of heart failure at 68.
- Art Metrano, Movie Actor.
On this day in 2020
- American composer, singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, saxophonist and co-founding member of Kool & the Gang, Ronald Bell died age 68. He wrote and produced many of the Kool & the Gang’s songs, including ‘Celebration’, ‘Cherish’, ‘Jungle Boogie’ and ‘Summer Madness’. He said his favorite song was ‘Celebration’, which he wrote after picking up a Bible in a hotel room..
- Moria refugee camp, Europe's biggest migrant camp burns down on the Greek island of Lesbos, leaving 13,000 without shelter.
- Two ex-Myanmar soldiers testify they were ordered to rape and kill Muslim Rohingya villagers,1st public confession of army-directed crimes against Rohingya.
- Ronald Harwood, South African playwright and screenwriter (The Dresser), who died at 85.
- Simeon Coxe, American songwriter, singer and psychedelic synthesizer player (Silver Apples), who died of pulmonary fibrosis at 82.
- Alfred Riedl, Austrian soccer striker (4 caps; Austria Wien, Standard Liège) and manager (Austria, Liechtenstein, Vietnam, Palestine, Laos, Indonesia), who died at 70.
- Gene A. Budig, American baseball executive (last American League [AL] president 1994-99), who died at 81.
- Gene A. Budig, American baseball executive (last American League [AL] president 1994-99), who died from liver disease at 81.
On this day in 2019
- Estimated 1 million attend a mass held by Pope Francis near Antananarivo, Madagascar.
- Cargo ship Golden Ray catches fire and capsizes in St Simons Sound, off coast of Georgia, trapping four crew inside.
- Brazil's Supreme Court rules Marvel comic depicting two men kissing can be sold after mayor of Rio de Janeiro attempted to ban it.
- Brazil's Supreme Court rules Marvel comic depicting two men kissing can be sold after mayor of Rio de Janeiro trys to ban it.
- Typhoon Faxai makes landfall near Tokyo, Japan, with winds of up to 210km/h (130mph).
- US Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal defeats Daniil Medvedev of Russia 7-5,6-3,5-7,4-6,6-4 to win his 19th Grand Slam singles title, and 4th US crown.
- Bruce Vanderlaan, Race Car Driver.
- Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer (Perdóname, El Amor De Mi Vida), who died of kidney failure at 72.
- Camilo Sesto, World Music Singer.
- TV SERIES
- State of the Union: Season 1 is released.
Tom and Louise (Chris O'Dowd and Rosamund Pike) meet up in a pub to decide on what to say during their weekly marital therapy sessions in this 10-part short-form comedy series written by Nick Hornby.
On this day in 2018
- US Open Women's Tennis: Naomi Osaka first Japanese female to win a Grand Slam singles final; beats Serena Williams in controversial match 6-2,6-4.
- 75th Venice International Film Festival: a Netflix film wins the Golden Lion for the first time with "Roma".
- Archaeologists uncover more than 300 gold coins from late imperial period from theatre in Como, Italy.
- Egypt sentences over 700 people, including 75 death sentences for 2013 pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-in at Rabaa al-Adawiya square.
On this day in 2017
- Leo Earls, Family Member, born in Georgia.
- Pierre Berge, Fashion Designer.
- Pierre Bergé, French industrialist and co-founder of Yves Saint Laurent Couture House, who died at 86.
- Catherine Hardy Lavender, American 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1952), who died at 87.
- Donald "Don" Williams, American country singer (I Believe in You), who died from emphysema at 78.
- Donald "Don" Williams, American country singer (" I Believe in You"), who died from emphysema at 78.
- 1992 Deluxe was released by Princess Nokia.
The debut full-length studio release from the New York rapper Destiny Frasqueri features remastered tracks from her 2016 mixtape and eight new tracks.
- CCCLX was released by Lunice.
The debut full-length release for the Montreal electronic producer features guest appearances from Syv De Blare, Denzel Curry, CJ Flemings, J.K. The Reaper, King Mez, Le1f, Mike Dean, Nell, Sophie, and Speng.
- Forced Witness was released by Alex Cameron.
The second full-length release for the Australian indie singer-songwriter features a guest appearance by Angel Olsen and was produced with Foxygen's Jonathan Rado.
- Antisocialites was released by Alvvays.
The second full-length release for the Toronto-based indie-pop band led by Molly Rankin was produced by Alec O'Hanley and John Congleton.
- Mountain Moves was released by Deerhoof.
The 14th full-length studio release for the San Francisco indie rock band features guest appearances from Awkwafina, Devin Hoff, Juana Molina, Chad Popple, Matana Roberts, Xenia Rubinos, Laetitia Sadler, The Staple Singers, and Jenn Wasner.
- Native Invader was released by Tori Amos.
The 15th full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter features themes of nature and its death and re-birth cycles.
- Okovi was released by Zola Jesus.
The fifth full-length release for Nika Roza Danilova was written in her Wisconsin hometown where she retreated after dealing with depression and dark times experienced by her close friends.
- Out of All This Blue was released by The Waterboys.
Featuring influences from country, hip-hop and R&B, the two-disc release for the British band led by Mike Scott was recorded in Dublin and Tokyo.
- Outrage! Is Now was released by Death from Above.
The third full-length studio release for the Canadian punk rock duo sees Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler dropping the 1979 suffix (which was added in 2004 due to a dispute with DFA Records) from the band name.
- Parallels was released by Nosaj Thing.
The fourth full-length release for Jason Chung as Nosaj Thing features guest appearances from Kazu Makino, Zuri Marley and Steve Spacek.
- Light Information was released by Chad VanGaalen.
The sixth full-length release fro the Canadian indie artist was self-produced.
- Love What Survives was released by Mount Kimbie.
The third full-length release for the British electronic duo of Dominic Maker and Kai Campos features guest appearances from Andrea Balency, James Blake, King Krule, and Micachu.
- L.A Witch was released by L.A. Witch.
This is the debut full-length release for the Los Angeles trio of Sade Sanchez, Ellie English and Irita Pai.
- How Did I Find Myself Here? was released by The Dream Syndicate.
The first studio release in 29 years for the rock band led by Steve Wynn was produced with Chris Cacavas.
- Hippopotamus was released by Sparks.
The 23rd full-length studio release for the Los Angeles rock duo of Ron and Russell Mael is the first new material in eight years (not including 2015 collaborative album FFS).
- Wake Up Now was released by Nick Mulvey.
The second full-length solo release for the former Portico Quartet member was produced by Ethan Johns and Dan Carey.
- Sleep Well Beast was released by The National.
The seventh full-length studio release for the indie rock band was produced by band member Aaron Dessner with co-production by Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger.
- Southern Blood was released by Gregg Allman.
The final release for the singer-songwriter who passed away in May 2017 was produced by Don Was.
- Shade was released by Living Colour.
The sixth full-length studio release for the hard rock band was produced by Andre Betts.
- The Hanged Man was released by Ted Leo.
The first full-length released in seven years for the indie rock artist was funded via Kickstarter and was self-produced/recorded.
- The Source was released by Tony Allen.
The latest solo release for the Afrobeat artist features influences from jazz music with the backing of an 11-piece ensemble that included Damon Albarn, Mathias Allamane, Indy Dibongue, Jean Phi Dary, Jean Jacques Elangue, Nicolas Giraud, Yann Jankielewicz, Remi Sciuto, Vincent Taurelle, and Daniel Zimmermann.
- The Unknown Girl - Not Rated is released.
One evening after work hours, Jenny (Adèle Haenel), a young doctor, allows the door buzzer at the small clinic where she works to go unanswered. It’s only later that she learns that the person ringing was an unidentified African woman found dead shortly after by the side of a road. Consumed by the thought that she is to blame, Jenny embarks on an obsessive crusade to discover who the anonymous woman was and to see to it that she is not forgotten. [Sundance Selects]
- The Challenge - Not Rated is released.
Italian visual artist Yuri Ancarani’s exquisite documentary enters the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs with a passion for amateur falconry. The opulence of this Middle Eastern gas state is on full display as the men race SUVs up and down sand dunes, fly their prized falcons around on private jets, and take their pet cheetahs out for desert spins in their souped-up Ferraris. The result is a film jaw-dropping not only for its displays of wealth, but for the pure cinematic beauty that won Ancarani the Filmmaker of the Present award at the 2016 Locarno Film Festival. [Kino Lorber]
- The Limehouse Golem - Not Rated is released.
The city of London is gripped with fear as a serial killer – dubbed The Limehouse Golem – is on the loose and leaving cryptic messages written in his victim’s blood. With few leads and increasing public pressure, Scotland Yard assigns the case to Inspector Kildare (Bill Nighy) – a seasoned detective with a troubled past and a sneaking suspicion he’s being set up to fail. Faced with a long list of suspects, including music hall star Dan Leno (Douglas Booth), Kildare must get help from a witness who has legal troubles of her own (Olivia Cooke), so he can stop the murders and bring the killer to justice.
- School Life - PG-13 is released.
This observational documentary follows a year in the lives of two inspirational teachers at Headfort, the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland. Housed in an 18th century estate, school life embraces tradition and modernity. For John, rock music is just another subject alongside Maths, Scripture and Latin, taught in a collaborative and often hilarious fashion. For his wife Amanda, the key to connecting with children is the book, and she uses all means to snare the young minds. For nearly half a century these two have shaped thousands of minds, but now the unthinkable looms: what would retirement mean? What will keep them young if they leave?
- Year by the Sea - Not Rated is released.
After 30 years as a wife and mother, an empty nester retreats to Cape Cod rather than follow her relocated husband to Kansas. Intent to rediscover herself but plagued with guilt, she questions her decision until stumbling upon a spirited mentor. Supported by her literary agent and a host of locals, including a sexy fisherman, our heroine learns to embrace the ebb and flow of life—ultimately discovering the balance between self and sacrifice, obligation and desire.
- Trophy - Not Rated is released.
Endangered African species like elephants, rhinos, and lions march closer to extinction each year. Their devastating decline is fueled by a global desire to consume and collect these majestic animals. Trophy investigates the powerhouse businesses of big game hunting, breeding, and wildlife conservation. Through the eyes of impassioned individuals who drive these industries, filmmakers Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau grapple with the complex consequences of imposing economic value on animals. What are the ethical implications of treating animals as commodities? Do breeding, farming, and hunting offer some of the few remaining options to conserve these species before it's too late? [Sundance]
- Home Again - PG-13 is released.
Recently separated from her husband (Michael Sheen), Alice (Reese Witherspoon) decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters. During a night out on her 40th birthday, Alice meets three aspiring filmmakers who happen to be in need of a place to live. Alice agrees to let the guys stay in her guest house temporarily, but the arrangement ends up unfolding in unexpected ways. Alice’s unlikely new family and new romance comes to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand.
- It - R is released.
When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
- Rebel in the Rye - PG-13 is released.
Set amidst the colorful backdrop of mid-20th century New York City, Rebel in the Rye follows a young Salinger (Nicholas Hoult) as he struggles to find his voice, pursues a love affair with famed socialite Oona O'Neill (Zoey Deutch), and fights on the frontlines of World War II. It’s these experiences that will inform the creation of his masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye, bringing him overnight fame (and notoriety) and leading him to withdraw from the public eye for the rest of his life. [IFC Films]
- Rememory - PG-13 is released.
Rememory explores the unexplained death of Gordon Dunn (Martin Donovan), a visionary scientific pioneer whose body is found shortly after the unveiling of his newest work: a device able to extract, record and play a person's memories. Gordon's wife, Carolyn (Julia Ormond), retreats into her house and cuts off contact with the outside world when a mysterious man (Peter Dinklage) shows up. After stealing the machine, he uses it to try and solve the mystery, beginning an investigation of memories that lead him to unexpected and dangerous places.
- Boris Without Béatrice - Not Rated is released.
Boris Malinovsky is an affluent, successful businessman who comports himself with an extreme degree of pride and arrogance. When his wife, a Minister of the Canadian Government, is rendered nearly catatonic by a mysterious depression, it triggers a series of events that brings Boris to the point of professional, personal, and even existential crisis. His attempts to repair his relationships with his wife and estranged daughter are complicated by his affair with a colleague, and the dangerous relationship that develops with his young housekeeper. And to make matters worse, Boris has to contend as well with an enigmatic, threatening, and uncannily all-knowing figure (Denis Lavant).
On this day in 2016
- Billy Corgan announces a new solo album, recorded with producer Rick Rubin, via a Facebook live video.
- Giraffe DNA study published in "Current Biology" reveals there are 4 species not just 1, as previously assumed.
- NASA launches Osiris-Rex probe to retrieve a rock sample from the 500m-wide Bennu asteroid.
- Jamaican singer, songwriter and producer, Prince Buster died in a hospital in Miami, Florida, after suffering heart problems. The first Jamaican to have a top 20 hit in the UK, Prince Buster defined the sound of ska in the 1960s before going on to inspire the Two Tone movement of the late '70s..
- Johan Botha, Opera Singer.
- Johan Botha, South African operatic tenor, who died of liver cancer at 51.
- Prince Buster [Cecil Bustamente Campbell], Jamaican-born reggae musician and producer (Madness), who died at 78.
- Prince Buster [Cecil Bustamente Campbell], Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (" Al Capone" ; "Madness", "Whine and Grine"), who died at 78.
- The Lady Chablis [Benjamin Knox], American transgender entertainer (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), who died at 59.
- The Lady Chablis [born Benjamin Knox], American transgender entertainer (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), who died at 59.
- One More Time with Feeling - Not Rated is released.
A unique one night only cinema event directed by Andrew Dominik, One More Time With Feeling will be the first ever opportunity anyone will have to hear Skeleton Tree, the sixteenth studio album from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. The film will screen in cinemas across the world on 8th September 2016, immediately prior to the release of Skeleton Tree the following day. Originally a performance based concept, One More Time With Feeling evolved into something much more significant as Dominik delved into the tragic backdrop of the writing and recording of the album. Interwoven throughout the Bad Seeds’ filmed performance of the new album are interviews and footage shot by Dominik, accompanied by Cave’s narration and improvised rumination.
- TV SERIES
- Better Things: Season 1 is released.
The Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. co-created comedy series focuses on a single mother/actress (Pamela Adlon) raising three children.
On this day in 2015
- Comedian Stephen Colbert debuts as the new host of CBS's "The Late Show".
- Pope Francis announces moves to streamline the annulment process within the Catholic Church.
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Makes its Debut. The comedian was a correspondent for the Daily Show and the host of the Colbert Report on Comedy Central before he took over David Letterman as the host of The Late Show on CBS. The first show featured Presidential hopeful and former Governor of the state of Florida, Jeb Bush and actor George Clooney..
- Wynter Charles, Family Member, born in England.
- Joaquín Andújar, Dominican baseball pitcher (4 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1982; Gold Glove Award 1984; Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals), who died at 62.
- Joaquín Andújar, Dominican professional baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), who died at 62.
- TV SERIES
- Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Season 1 is released.
Stephen Colbert moves from his satirical late night show, "The Colbert Report"to take over David Letterman's seat at the long-running CBS late night talk show.
On this day in 2014
- Haider al-Abadi becomes the 75th Prime Minister of Iraq.
- US Open Men's Tennis: Marin Cilic of Croatia wins his maiden grand slam title; beats Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3,6-3,6-3.
- Actress Ashley Tisdale at the age of 29 weds singer Christopher French at a private ceremony in Santa Barbara, California.
- Gerald Wilson, American jazz trumpeter and orchestra leader (Redd Foxx), who died at 96.
- Gerald Wilson, American jazz trumpeter, arranger (Jimmie Lunceford; Duke Ellington), orchestra leader, and teacher dies at 96.
- Magda Olivero, Italian soprano (Adriana Lecouvreur; La Voix Humaine), who died at 104.
- S Truett Cathy, Entrepreneur.
- Wooden Aquarium was released by Mazes.
The third full-length release for the British rock band was recorded live with producer Jonathan Schenke.
- Adrian Thaws was released by Tricky.
The eleventh solo studio release for the British trip hopper features guest appearances from Francesca Belmonte, Mykki Blanco, Blue Daisy, Bella Gotti, Nneka, Oh Land, and Tirzah.
On this day in 2013
- 11 people are killed after a minibus collides with a train in Lasi, Romania.
- 11 people are killed and 18 are injured after a gunfire attack in Guatemala City.
- 6 people are killed and 9 are injured after a minibus collides with a car in Jakarta, Indonesia.
- US Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams successfully defends her title; beats Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-5,6-7,6-1.
- TV SERIES
- Boardwalk Empire: Season 4 is released.
Season four picks up in 1924 and Nucky has new problems in the form of Valentin Narcisse (Jeffrey Wright) and FBI Agent Loren Knox (Brian Geraghty). Patricia Arquette joins the cast as a speakeasy owner named Sally Wheet.