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  • 2020: EVENT: Spotify's most streamed artist of 2020 was Bad Bunny, its most streamed song "Binding Lights" by The Weekend
  • 2018: EVENT: Ariana Grande releases the music video to her single "Thank U Next", biggest ever launch on Youtube Premiere
  • 2013: DEATH: Martin Sharp, Australian cartoonist, album cover artist songwriter (Cream), and filmmaker, dies of emphysema at 71
  • 2012: EVENT: Ukranian Anna Ushenina beats Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria, 3½-2½ in 2 rapid tie breaks to win the World Women's Chess Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
  • 2012: EVENT: Ukrainian Anna Ushenina beats Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria, 3½-2½ in 2 rapid tie breaks to win the World Women's Chess Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
  • 2005: BIRTHDAY: Nikita Pearl Waligwa , Movie Actress , born in Uganda
  • 2005: BIRTHDAY: Nikita Pearl Waligwa, Movie Actress , born in Uganda
  • 2005: EVENT: Musical "The Color Purple" based on the book by Alice Walker opens on Broadway produced by Oprah Whitney starring LaChanze (Tony Award Best Actress in a Musical)
  • 2003: BIRTHDAY: Jahi Di'Allo Winston , TV Actor , born in United States
  • 2003: BIRTHDAY: Jahi Di'Allo Winston, TV Actor , born in United States
  • 2000: BIRTHDAY: Jaren Lewison , TV Actor , born in Dallas, TX
  • 1999: BIRTHDAY: Key Swag, Rapper , born in Milwaukee, WI
  • 1999: BIRTHDAY: Andrés Cotrino, TV Actor , born in Colombia
  • 1999: BIRTHDAY: Key Swag , Rapper , born in Milwaukee, WI
  • 1999: BIRTHDAY: Andrés Cotrino , TV Actor , born in Colombia
  • 1999: EVENT: Rapper Jay-Z stabs record executive Lance "Un" Rivera at a night club in New York
  • 1998: DEATH: Freddie Young, British cinematographer (Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 96
  • 1997: BIRTHDAY: Ridder van Kooten , TV Actor , born in Baarn, Netherlands
  • 1997: BIRTHDAY: Ridder van Kooten, TV Actor , born in Baarn, Netherlands
  • 1997: DEATH: Denis Gerald Barrington, artist, dies at 67
  • 1997: DEATH: Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France, dies at 89
  • 1996: BIRTHDAY: Moonmistix , Digital Artist , born in Slovenia
  • 1996: BIRTHDAY: Moonmistix, Digital Artist , born in Slovenia
  • 1995: BIRTHDAY: Emma Corrin , TV Actress , born in England
  • 1995: BIRTHDAY: Evan Hengst , Movie Actor , born in Klerksdorp, South Africa
  • 1994: BIRTHDAY: Ivy Latimer, TV Actor , born in Australia
  • 1994: DEATH: Samia Gamal , Movie Actress , (b. 1994)
  • 1994: DEATH: Samia Gamal, Movie Actress , (b. 1994)
  • 1994: EVENT: Rapper Tupac Shakur convicted on sexual assault charge, and later sentenced to up to 4 1/2 years in prison
  • 1994: BIRTHDAY: Ivy Latimer , TV Actor , born in Australia
  • 1993: BIRTHDAY: Fefi Oliveira, TV Actress , born in Venezuela
  • 1993: BIRTHDAY: Drakeo, Rapper , born in California
  • 1993: BIRTHDAY: Estefany Oliveira , TV Actress , born in Venezuela
  • 1993: BIRTHDAY: Drakeo , Rapper , born in California
  • 1993: BIRTHDAY: Fefi Oliveira , TV Actress , born in Venezuela
  • 1992: BIRTHDAY: Danielle Galligan , TV Actress , born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1992: BIRTHDAY: Danielle Galligan, TV Actress , born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1991: BIRTHDAY: Sina Mehraad , Movie Actor , born in Iran
  • 1991: BIRTHDAY: Sina Mehraad, Movie Actor , born in Iran
  • 1990: BIRTHDAY: 24hrs, Rapper , born in California
  • 1990: EVENT: Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia hold their 1st joint session
  • 1990: DEATH: Simone Melchior Cousteau , Oceanographer , (b. 1990)
  • 1990: BIRTHDAY: 24hrs , Rapper , born in California
  • 1990: DEATH: Simone Melchior Cousteau, Oceanographer , (b. 1990)
  • 1989: EVENT: "Day Without Art" - Artists demonstrate against AIDS
  • 1989: DEATH: Alvin Ailey, US choreographer (Blues Suite, Revelations), dies at 58
  • 1989: DEATH: William "Billy" Lyall, Scottish musician (Bay City Rollers), dies of AIDS-related causes at 36
  • 1988: BIRTHDAY: Jay Maly , Rapper , born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1988: BIRTHDAY: Katty García, TV Actress , born in Manta, Ecuador
  • 1988: BIRTHDAY: Nadia Hilker , Movie Actress , born in Munich, Germany
  • 1988: BIRTHDAY: Katty García , TV Actress , born in Manta, Ecuador
  • 1988: BIRTHDAY: Mallika Chongvatana , TV Show Host , born in Thailand
  • 1988: BIRTHDAY: Mallika Chongvatana, TV Show Host , born in Thailand
  • 1988: BIRTHDAY: Nadia Hilker, Movie Actress , born in Munich, Germany
  • 1988: BIRTHDAY: Jay Maly, Rapper , born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1988: BIRTHDAY: Zoë Kravitz , Movie Actress , born in Los Angeles, CA
  • 1988: BIRTHDAY: Zoë Kravitz, Movie Actress , born in Los Angeles, CA
  • 1986: BIRTHDAY: Mondo Marcio , Rapper , born in Italy
  • 1986: BIRTHDAY: Mondo Marcio, Rapper , born in Italy
  • 1986: BIRTHDAY: Samar Matoussi , TV Show Host , born in Tunisia
  • 1985: EVENT: TV mini series "Anne of Green Gables" based on the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, starring Megan Follows is first shown on CBS in Canada
  • 1985: EVENT: Noraly Beyer becomes Neth's 1st black TV newscaster
  • 1984: BIRTHDAY: Charles Michael Davis , TV Actor , born in Tennessee
  • 1984: BIRTHDAY: Charles Michael Davis, TV Actor , born in Tennessee
  • 1984: BIRTHDAY: Yolandi Visser , Rapper , born in Port Alfred, South Africa
  • 1984: BIRTHDAY: Yolandi Visser, Rapper , born in Port Alfred, South Africa
  • 1982: BIRTHDAY: Riz Ahmed , Movie Actor , born in England
  • 1982: WEDDING: Martial artist Jackie Chan (28) weds actress Lin Feng-jiao (29) in Los Angeles
  • 1982: BIRTHDAY: Riz Ahmed, Movie Actor , born in England
  • 1982: BIRTHDAY: Rizwan "Riz" Ahmed, British-Pakistani actor (The Night Of), rapper (Swet Shop Boys) and activist, born in Wembley, London
  • 1981: BIRTHDAY: Meesha Shafi , Movie Actress , born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1981: BIRTHDAY: Meesha Shafi, Movie Actress , born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1976: BIRTHDAY: Dean O'Gorman, Movie Actor , born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1976: BIRTHDAY: Pablo Chiapella, TV Actor , born in Ayora, Spain
  • 1976: BIRTHDAY: Dean O'Gorman , Movie Actor , born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1976: BIRTHDAY: Pablo Chiapella , TV Actor , born in Ayora, Spain
  • 1976: EVENT: Sex Pistols using profanity on TV, gets them branded as "rotten punks"
  • 1974: BIRTHDAY: Bruno Pinasco , TV Show Host , born in Lima, Peru
  • 1974: BIRTHDAY: Bruno Pinasco, TV Show Host , born in Lima, Peru
  • 1973: BIRTHDAY: Jon Theodore, American musician
  • 1973: BIRTHDAY: Raniah Youssef , TV Actress , born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1973: BIRTHDAY: Bahareh Rahnama , Movie Actress , born in Iran
  • 1973: BIRTHDAY: Raniah Youssef, TV Actress , born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1973: BIRTHDAY: Bahare Rahnama , Movie Actress , born in Iran
  • 1973: BIRTHDAY: Bahare Rahnama, Movie Actress , born in Iran
  • 1973: BIRTHDAY: Bahareh Rahnama, Movie Actress , born in Iran
  • 1971: BIRTHDAY: Jason Keng-Kwin Chan , TV Actor , born in Malaysia
  • 1970: BIRTHDAY: Golden Brooks , TV Actress , born in San Francisco, CA
  • 1969: BIRTHDAY: Omar Cascante , TV Show Host , born in Costa Rica
  • 1969: BIRTHDAY: Omar Cascante, TV Show Host , born in Costa Rica
  • 1968: EVENT: Burt Bacharach and Hal David's musical "Promises, Promises", based on the 1960 Billy Wider film "The Apartment", opens at Shubert Theatre, NYC; runs for 1,281 performances, wins a Grammy and 2 Tony Awards
  • 1968: EVENT: Burt Bacharach/Hal David's musical premieres in NYC
  • 1966: BIRTHDAY: Ali Mosaffa , Movie Actor , born in Iran
  • 1966: BIRTHDAY: Wendy Ramos, TV Actress , born in Lima, Peru
  • 1966: BIRTHDAY: Ali Mosaffa, Movie Actor , born in Iran
  • 1966: BIRTHDAY: Wendy Ramos , TV Actress , born in Lima, Peru
  • 1965: BIRTHDAY: Robert Pesut, World Music Singer , born in Slovenia
  • 1965: BIRTHDAY: Pepe Garza , Music Producer , born in Monterrey, Mexico
  • 1965: BIRTHDAY: Pepe Garza, Music Producer , born in Monterrey, Mexico
  • 1965: BIRTHDAY: Robert Pesut , World Music Singer , born in Slovenia
  • 1962: EVENT: KGMB TV channel 9 in Honolulu, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1961: BIRTHDAY: Nadav Kander, Photographer , born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1961: BIRTHDAY: Nadav Kander , Photographer , born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1960: BIRTHDAY: Jane Turner , TV Actress , born in Newcastle, Australia
  • 1959: EVENT: The 1st color photograph of Earth received from outer space
  • 1959: BIRTHDAY: Billy Childish, English painter, writer and musician
  • 1957: BIRTHDAY: Deep Roy , Movie Actor , born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1957: BIRTHDAY: Deep Roy, Movie Actor , born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1956: EVENT: Musical comedy film "The Girl Can't Help It" starring Jayne Mansfield with cameos by rock 'n' roll stars Little Richard, Eddie Cochran, and Gene Vincent
  • 1955: BIRTHDAY: Udit Narayan , World Music Singer , born in Bhardaha, Nepal
  • 1955: BIRTHDAY: Udit Narayan, World Music Singer , born in Bhardaha, Nepal
  • 1954: BIRTHDAY: Bob Goen, TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Entertainment Tonight)
  • 1954: DEATH: Fred Rose, American songwriter and music publishing executive, dies at 57
  • 1954: DEATH: Fred Rose, American songwriter and music publishing executive (Nashville's Acuff-Rose Music), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 1953: BIRTHDAY: Antoine de Caunes , TV Show Host , born in Paris, France
  • 1953: BIRTHDAY: Antoine de Caunes, TV Show Host , born in Paris, France
  • 1953: EVENT: WAIM (now WAXA) TV channel 40 in Anderson, SC (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1953: EVENT: WCSH TV channel 6 in Portland, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1951: BIRTHDAY: Jaco Pastorius, American jazz musician and bass guitarist (Weather Report; Word of Mouth), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1951: BIRTHDAY: Jaco Pastorius, American jazz musician and bass guitarist (Weather Report-Word of Mouth), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1949: EVENT: WBNG TV channel 12 in Binghamton, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949: EVENT: WKTV TV channel 2 in Utica, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1937: BIRTHDAY: Vaira Vike-Freiberga, 6th President of Latvia
  • 1936: EVENT: Bell Labs tests coaxial cable for TV use
  • 1933: BIRTHDAY: Fujiko F. Fujio, Japanese cartoon artist (d. 1996)
  • 1931: BIRTHDAY: Jimmy Lyons, American musician (d. 1986)
  • 1924: EVENT: George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Lady Be Good" premieres in NYC
  • 1923: BIRTHDAY: Charles Muscatell, Race Car Driver, born in Lambertville, NJ, USA
  • 1911: BIRTHDAY: Franz Binder, Austrian soccer striker and manager (19 caps Austria, 9 caps Germany; Rapid Vienna), born in St. Pölten, Austria (d. 1989)
  • 1910: BIRTHDAY: Dame Alicia Markova, ballerina and choreographer (Diaghilev's Ballet Russe 1925-32), born in London, England
  • 1908: BIRTHDAY: Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (d. 1984)
  • 1905: BIRTHDAY: Ida Carroll, English musician and administrator, (d. 1995)
  • 1884: EVENT: Society of Independent Artists hold 1st exhibition in Polychrome Pavilion, Paris, includes Georges Seurat's "Bathers at Asnières"
  • 1864: EVENT: Raid at Stoneman: Knoxville, Tennessee to Saltville, Virginia
  • 1864: EVENT: Raid at Stoneman: Knoxville, TN to Saltville, VA
  • 1852: EVENT: Telegraph company opens throughout Netherlands
  • 1784: BIRTHDAY: Castil-Blaze [Francois Henri Joseph Blaze], French composer and music critic, born in Cavaillon, France (d. 1857)
  • 1750: DEATH: Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr, German mathematician astronomer, and cartographer, born in Nuremberg
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