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Conan O'Brien's last 'Tonight Show' episode

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien was a late night talk show. After the show has been on air for seven months, NBC announced an intention to move Jay Leno to his original time slot at 11:35 pm, with O'Brien's show starting after midnight. In response to that, O'Brien stated that he would not continue as host of the show.

British actress Jean Simmons dies aged 80

Simmons died from lung cancer at her home on 22 January 2010, nine days before her 81st birthday, surrounded by her family. She was among the finest, most beautiful British movie actresses of the postwar years. She was one of only two from that great 1940s flourishing of our native industry under J Arthur Rank to become a major star in Hollywood.

The Golden Raspberry Awards announces picks for worst films

In line with Razzies tradition, both the nominee announcements and ceremony preceded the corresponding Academy Awards functions by one day. The golden raspberry awards announce picks for worst film achievement, with both Little Man and Basic instinct 2 leading with 7 nominations.

The Arctic Monkeys score their second UK #1 single

"When the Sun Goes Down" is a song by English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. It was released in January 2006 as the second single from their debut studio album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. It followed debut single "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" to number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Donald Trump weds future first lady Melania Knauss

Trump married his third wife, Slovenian model Melania Knauss, at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Florida. A year later, Melania became a United States citizen and gave birth to their only son, Barron. Melania became First Lady when Trump became president in 2017.

The 51st Golden Globes

The 51st Golden Globe Awards honored Schindler's List by Steven Spielberg as Best Film – Drama. Spielberg also got an award for Best Director. Streets of Philadelphia by Bruce Springsteen was selected as Best Original Song. The awards for Best Actors in Drama went to Tom Hanks and Holly Hunter.

'All For Love' is at #1 on the US singles chart

All for Love is a song written for the soundtrack The Three Musketeers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. In the US, the single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. It remained atop the charts for 3 weeks. It sold 1.2 million copies domestically and earned a platinum certification from the RIAA. The Swedish band E.M.D. released a cover of the song, peaking at number one in their native country.

'Kojak' star Telly Savales loses his battle with cancer

Savalas died just one day after his 70th birthday, of complications of cancer of the bladder and prostate at the Sheraton-Universal Hotel in Universal City, California. He had lived at the Sheraton in Universal City for 20 years, becoming such a fixture at the hotel bar that it was renamed Telly's.

David Bowie ‘comes out’ as bisexual

Bowie declared himself gay in an interview with Michael Watts for a 1972 issue of Melody Maker, coinciding with his campaign for stardom as Ziggy Stardust. According to Buckley, "If Ziggy confused both his creator and his audience, a big part of that confusion centred on the topic of sexuality".

John Lennon and Yoko Ono record 'Power to the People'

Power to the People is a song written by John Lennon, credited to John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. It peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. The song's first appearance on an album was the 1975 compilation Shaved Fish.

Simon & Garfunkel are at #1 in the US with 'The Sound Of Silence'

The Sound of Silence is a song by the American music duo Simon & Garfunkel. The song hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, leading the duo to reunite and hastily record their second album, which Columbia titled Sounds of Silence in an attempt to capitalize on the song's success. The song was a top 10 hit in multiple countries worldwide.

11th Golden Globe Awards

The 11th Golden Globe Awards honored The Robe by Henry Koster as Best Motion Picture – Drama. Fred Zinnemann got an award for Best Director for his film From Here to Eternity. The awards for Best Actors in Drama went to Spencer Tracy and Audrey Hepburn.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

died 2008

Heath Ledger

born 1931

Sam Cooke

born 1968

Guy Fieri

born 1965

Diane Lane