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Drake starts a nine-week run at #1 on the UK singles chart

In the UK, "God's Plan" debuted at the top of the UK Singles Chart for 9 weeks, after appearing to be first in the midweek singles chart. Drake had suddenly charted in what was expected to be a close race between Eminem and Ed Sheeran's "River" and Ramz's "Barking". "God's Plan" had achieved 6.5 million streams in its first week and 54,000 sales.

Mass Effect 2 is released

Mass Effect 2 was initially released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 in North America. Alongside the standard edition, a digital deluxe edition and a collector's edition were made available for purchase. The collector's edition featured a different packaging, an artbook, bonus in-game content, a behind-the-scenes DVD, and one issue from the Mass Effect: Redemption comic series.

Jennifer Lopez’s divorce from Cris Judd becomes final

The marriage of Chris Judd and Jennifer Lopez married about a year after their initial meeting in 2000. However, their marriage did not take long, with the couple getting divorced only some 9 months after. However, it was not until a few months later till their divorce was official. By that time, Lopez was already in a relationship with Ben Affleck.

Pat Welsh, known as the voice of E.T., dies age 75

Patricia Anderson Welsh was an American film actress, known as the voice of E.T. in the 1982 film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. As a chain smoker, she had a raspy voice that gave E.T. his trademark speech sound. Welsh died of pneumonia in Green Valley, Arizona.

Queen achieve their second UK #1 with "Innuendo"

"Innuendo" is a 1991 single by the British rock band Queen. Written by Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor but credited to Queen, it is the opening track on the album of the same name. It was released as the first single from the album. The single went straight to Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart in January 1991.

The 14th American Music Awards are held

The 14th Annual American Music Awards were held at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles California. This year's ceremony was hosted by Diana Ross. Winners include Lionel Richie for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Whitney Houston for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist and Elvis Presley for Award of Merit.

The 31st Golden Globes are held

The 31st Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 1973, were held at Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Winners include Time for Beany for Best Children Show and Texaco Star Theatre for Best Kinescope Show.

Elvis Presley achieves his sixth #1 on the UK singles chart

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" is a song which was written by Roy Turk and Lou Handman in 1926. When the song was recorded by Elvis Presley and released in November 1960, it was an immediate success in the U.S., topping Billboard's Pop Singles chart. A month after the song's release, it topped the UK Singles Chart.

Goldwyn buys the film rights to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz for $40,000

Samuel Goldwyn was one of the most important figures in the Hollywood movie business during the twentieth century. He controlled the film rights to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz during the middle 1930s. In 1933 Goldwyn arranged to buy the film rights to L. Frank Baum's first and most famous Oz book from the author's eldest son Frank Joslyn Baum.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1925

Paul Newman

born 1967

Bryan Callen