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"The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins is published

The Girl on the Train is a psychological thriller novel, which debuted at number-one on The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list. By October 2016, the book had sold an estimated 15 million copies worldwide.

The world's longest-running musical ends

The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. It tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play The Romancers by Edmond Rostand, concerning two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud.

Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"

Parsifal is an opera in three acts by German composer Richard Wagner. He wrote the text as early as 1857 and composed the music in the period 1877-1882. Completed and premiered the same year at the Bayreuth Festival, Parsifal was the culmination of a long career. It was the last opera that Wagner completed.

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