2015: United Passions, a $30 million film financed by soccer’s governing body, FIFA, opens in 10 theaters in the United States, just days after U.S. authorities level criminal charges against current and former FIFA officials as part of a far-reaching corruption scandal. The film goes on to gross a mere $918 at the box office in its first weekend, making it one of the biggest movie flops in history. Reviewers characterize United Passions (starring Gérard Depardieu, Sam Neill and Tim Roth) as “one of the most unwatchable films in recent memory,” “tedious, amateurish and hilariously ill-timed,” and “the unintentionally funniest movie of 2015.”
2007: An animated display of London’s jigsaw-style 2012 Olympics logo is removed from an Official Web site after Epilepsy Action, a British charity, complains of visitors having seizures from viewing the images.
1998: C-SPAN mistakenly reports the death of Bob Hope, a report that originates with an inaccurate obituary on the Associated Press Web site.