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'Avatar' becomes the top-grossing film

Avatar, marketed as James Cameron's Avatar, is a 2009 American epic science fiction film. During its theatrical run, the film broke several box office records and became the highest-grossing film of all time, as well as in the United States and Canada, surpassing Cameron's Titanic, which had held those records for twelve years.

'Gotham' first airs on FOX

Gotham is an American crime drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on characters published by DC Comics and appearing in the Batman franchise, primarily those of James Gordon and Bruce Wayne. The series stars Ben McKenzie as the young Gordon, while Heller executive produces, along with Danny Cannon, who also directed the pilot.

The 150th episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' airs on ABC

The sinkhole crisis continues while Meredith and Derek maintain the rocky state of their relationship, which becomes a concern for the adoption counselor. Cristina makes a decision regarding her unplanned pregnancy and Alex realizes that he is the outcast after revealing Meredith's dishonesty.

Rihanna and Calvin Harris release 'We Found Love'

"We Found Love" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna from her sixth studio album, Talk That Talk. It was written and produced by, and features Scottish DJ Calvin Harris; the song was also featured on his third album 18 Months.

'Veronica Mars' first airs on UPN

Veronica Mars is an American teen noir mystery drama television series created by screenwriter Rob Thomas. The series is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and stars Kristen Bell as the eponymous character In each episode, Veronica solves a different stand-alone case while working to solve a more complex mystery.

'Lost' first airs on NBC

Lost is an American drama television series that originally aired on the ABC from 2004 to 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 episodes. The show follows the survivors of a commercial jet airliner crash, flying between Sydney and Los Angeles, on a mysterious tropical island somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean.

Diana Ross is arrested on Concorde

The 55-year-old singer was detained for nearly five hours before she was allowed to go without being charged. The arrest followed a complaint from a member of the airport's staff that she was assaulted as she attempted a body search on Miss Ross in the security area at Terminal Four.

'Friends' first airs on NBC

The Pilot, also known as "The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate" and “The First One”, was the pilot episode of the American situation comedy series Friends premiered on NBC in 1994. It was written by series creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman, and directed by James Burrows.

Bryan Adams makes chart history

"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" was an enormous chart success internationally, particularly in the UK, where it spent sixteen consecutive weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart. It went on to sell more than 15 million copies worldwide, making it Adams' most successful song and one of the best-selling singles of all time.

'Baywatch' first airs on NBC

Baywatch is an American action drama series about the Los Angeles County lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County, California, starring David Hasselhoff. The show was cancelled after its first season on NBC, but survived through syndication and later became the most-watched television show in the world.

'ALF' first airs on NBC

ALF is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from 1986 to 1990. The title character is Gordon Shumway, a sarcastic, friendly extraterrestrial nicknamed ALF, an acronym for Alien Life Form, who crash lands in the garage of the suburban middle-class Tanner family. ALF was performed by puppeteer Paul Fusco, who co-created the show with Tom Patchett.

Elvis Presley gives one last press conference

In 1958, Presley was drafted into the U.S. Army as a private at Fort Chaffee, near Fort Smith, Arkansas. His arrival was a major media event. Hundreds of people descended on Presley as he stepped from the bus; photographers then accompanied him into the fort. Presley announced that he was looking forward to his military stint.

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