News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around July 13, 2023.
June 13, 2023:
• Donald Trump pleads not guilty at his federal classified documents case.
• Three people are stabbed to death in three separate attacks in Nottingham, England.
• Aslan frontman Christy Dignam dies of cancer at the age of 63.
• American writer Cormac McCarthy dies at the age of 89.
June 14, 2023: 79 people are killed and hundreds go missing after a fishing boat smuggling migrants and refugees sinks off the coast of Messenia, Greece.
June 15, 2023:
• Conor McGregor is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at the NBA Finals in Miami.
• Peggy Gou releases the song "(It Goes Like) Nanana".
• Actor Al Pacino (83) becomes one of the oldest new fathers on record.
June 16, 2023: More than 40 people are killed during an Islamic terrorist attack on a school in Mpondwe, Uganda.
June 19, 2023: A rescue mission is launched after a Titanic tourist submersible goes missing with five people onboard.
June 20, 2023:
• Internet celebrity Andrew Tate is charged with rape and human trafficking.
• An aircraft hears banging noises in the area where the missing Titanic submersible disappeared.
• It is announced that President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, will plead guilty to federal tax offenses.
• Taylor Swift releases the song "Cruel Summer".
June 21, 2023: 31 people are killed after a gas leak explosion occurs at a restaurant in the northwestern Chinese city of Yinchuan.
June 22, 2023:
• The video game "Final Fantasy XVI" is released.
• It is announced that all five passengers on the missing Titanic submersible have died.
• More than 40 people go missing after a migrant boat capsizes off the Italian island of Lampedusa.
• News of the RTÉ secret payment scandal breaks in Ireland.
• 2023 NBA draft: The San Antonio Spurs pick Victor Wembanyama.
June 23, 2023:
• The superhero film "The Flash" is released.
• Wagner Group financier Yevgeny Prigozhin states that the Russian government's justifications for the invasion of Ukraine were based on lies.
• Wagner Group financier Yevgeny Prigozhin brings his 25,000-strong militia back into Russia after claiming that the Russian Ministry of Defense launched an attack on his forces.
• Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg agree to hold a cage fight.
• Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice release the song "Barbie World".
June 24, 2023:
• Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses Wagner Group financier Yevgeny Prigozhin of launching an armed rebellion.
• Wagner Group mutiny: Prigozhin takes control of the main Russian military command base in Rostov-on-Don.
• Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov states that he is willing to help "put down" the Wagner mutiny.
• Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin halts his advance on Moscow after agreeing to a deal.
• The body of missing British actor Julian Sands is found close to where he had been hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains.
June 27, 2023:
• Ryan Seacrest is named as the new host of "Wheel of Fortune".
• Lewis Capaldi cancels all of his tour dates to "adjust to the impact" of Tourette's syndrome.
• 17-year-old Nahel Merzouk is shot dead by police in Paris, France.
June 28, 2023:
• Presumed human remains are recovered among the wreckage of the Titan submersible.
• Protests begin to spread in France over the police killing of Nahel M (17).
• National Geographic lays off its last staff writers after struggling to compete in the digital age.
• Soccer: Kai Havertz joins Arsenal.
June 30, 2023:
• The film "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" is released.
• The US Supreme Court blocks Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness program.
• The Brazilian Superior Electoral Court bans former president Jair Bolsonaro from running for public office until 2030.
• Olivia Rodrigo releases the song "Vampire".
July 1, 2023:
• More than 40 people are killed after a truck loses control at a busy junction near Kericho in Kenya.
• Twitter imposes a temporary cap on viewing tweets.
July 2, 2023: France riots: The home of a Paris suburb mayor is raided by rioters and set on fire.
July 3, 2023: Israel conducts a major assault on the Jenin refugee camp in Palestine.
July 4, 2023:
• Ukraine claims that Russia has rigged the ZNPP reactor with explosives.
• Meta announces that it is releasing a Twitter rival called Threads.
• Sound of Freedom is released in movie theaters.
July 5, 2023:
• Israel ends its operation in Jenin.
• Soccer: Mason Mount joins Manchester United.
• It is confirmed that cocaine was found in the White House.
July 6, 2023:
• Instagram launches its Twitter rival "Threads".
• Britney Spears claims that she was assaulted by a member of NBA player Victor Wembanyama's security team.
• Andrew Tate loses his appeal against house arrest.
• Elon Musk threatens to sue Meta after it launches its rival Twitter app "Threads".
July 7, 2023: Taylor Swift releases the re-recorded album "Speak Now (Taylor's Version)".
July 8, 2023:
• Jonah Hill's ex-girlfriend leaks screenshots of their text messages and accuses him of "emotionally abusive" behavior.
• An unnamed BBC presenter is accused of paying a teenager for explicit photos.
• Soccer: David de Gea announces that he is leaving Manchester United.
July 10, 2023:
• The young person at the center of the BBC presenter controversy states that the "allegations in The Sun newspaper are rubbish".
• Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan agrees to support Sweden's NATO bid.
• Russian ex-submarine commander Stanislav Rzhitsky is shot dead while jogging in a park in Krasnodar, Russia.
July 11, 2023:
• Charles Manson cult follower Leslie Van Houten is released on parole after spending 53 years in prison.
• Bank of America is fined $150 million for consumer abuses.
July 12, 2023: Huw Edwards is named as the BBC presenter at the center of the explicit images scandal.
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July 14, 2023:
• The film "Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One" is released in movie theaters.
• It is announced that Rex Heuermann has been arrested and charged with three murders in the Long Island serial killer case.
• The music video for Jason Aldean's song "Try That in a Small Town" causes controversy due to allegations that it endorses racism.
July 15, 2023:
• Elon Musk says that Twitter's ad revenue is down 50% and cash flow is negative.
• Missing woman Carlee Russell returns to her home in Alabama.
• MLS team Inter Miami announce the signing of Lionel Messi.
• Soccer: West Ham midfielder Declan Rice signs for Arsenal.
July 17, 2023:
• Ukraine launches a drone attack against a bridge linking Crimea to the Russian mainland.
• Pop singer Ariana Grande separates from her husband after two years of marriage.
July 18, 2023: An American soldier named Travis King crosses into North Korea.
July 19, 2023:
• The police in Alabama say that they are unable to verify Carlee Russell's abduction story.
• The documentary "The Deepest Breath" is released on Netflix.
July 20, 2023:
• The United States confirms that its cluster bombs are being used in Ukraine.
• The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup kicks off in Australia and New Zealand.
July 21, 2023:
• The film "Barbie", starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, is released in movie theaters.
• The movie "Oppenheimer" is released.
• Singer Tony Bennett dies at the age of 96.
• It is reported that Ariana Grande is dating her married "Wicked" co-star, Ethan Slater.
July 23, 2023: Elon Musk says that he will be rebranding Twitter as "X".
July 24, 2023:
• Elon Musk replaces Twitter's blue bird logo with an "X".
• Carlee Russell admits to lying about her abduction story.
July 26, 2023:
• It is announced that Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor has died at the age of 56.
• Senior Republican Mitch McConnell freezes mid-sentence while speaking at a conference.
• Eagles co-founder Randy Meisner dies at the age of 77.
• Whistleblower David Grusch claims that the United States is concealing a "multi-decade" program that captures UFOs.
• Actor Kevin Spacey is found not guilty of sexual offences against four men.
• A coup d'état occurs in Niger.
July 27, 2023:
• Ukraine recaptures the village of Staromaiorske.
• The European Central Bank increases interest rates for the ninth time in a year.
• The US Federal Reserve raises interest rates for the 11th time since March 2022.
• Soccer: David Silva announces his retirement.
• Soccer: Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson signs for Saudi Pro League club Al-Ettifaq.
• The Australian supernatural film "Talk to Me" is released.
July 28, 2023:
• Carlee Russell is charged in connection with her kidnapping hoax.
• The 2023 Emmy Awards are postponed due to the Hollywood actors and writers strike.
• Calvin Harris and Sam Smith release the song "Desire".
• Travis Scott releases his album "Utopia".
• Tyla releases the song "Water".
July 29, 2023: A federal judge dismisses Donald Trump's $475 million defamation lawsuit against CNN.
July 31, 2023:
• It is announced that actor Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman) has died from cancer at the age of 70.
• Euphoria actor Angus Cloud is found dead at the age of 25.
August 1, 2023:
• Donald Trump is indicted over his attempts to overturn the 2020 US presidential election.
• Singer Lizzo is accused of sexual harassment and weight-shaming by her former backup dancers.
August 2, 2023: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife announce that they are separating after 18 years of marriage.
August 3, 2023:
• Donald Trump pleads not guilty to election conspiracy charges.
• Lizzo rejects allegations that she discriminated against former employees on the basis of their weight.
August 4, 2023:
• West African military chiefs say they have plans for a possible intervention in Niger.
• It is reported that the world's oceans have set a new surface temperature record.
• A Romanian court lifts Andrew Tate's house arrest.
• Long Island serial killer victim "Fire Island Jane Doe" is identified as Karen Vergata after 27 years.
• Doja Cat releases the song "Paint the Town Red".
August 5, 2023:
• A large riverboat brawl in Montgomery, Alabama, goes viral on the Internet.
• Boxing: Jake Paul defeats Nate Diaz.
August 6, 2023: 30 people are killed after a passenger train called the Hazara Express derails in Pakistan.
August 8, 2023: Oliver Anthony releases the song "Rich Men North of Richmond".
August 9, 2023:
• Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio is assassinated at a political rally.
• At least 36 people are killed after wildfires sweep through Lahaina in Hawaii.
• A man suspected of threatening US President Joe Biden is shot dead by the FBI in Utah.
August 11, 2023:
• The death toll from the wildfires in Lahaina, Hawaii, reaches 80.
• The song "Prada" is released by Cassö, Raye and D-Block Europe.
August 12, 2023:
• Soccer: Harry Kane joins Bayern Munich.
• Boxing: Anthony Joshua knocks out Robert Helenius.