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Drake is at #1 on the US singles chart with "God's Plan"

In the US, "God's Plan" debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on the chart becoming Drake's 4th Hot 100 number-one song. It achieved 82.4 million streams and 127,000 downloads in the country. "God's Plan" held steady at number one for its 2nd week on the chart, gaining 83.3 million streams.

John Stamos marries model Caitlin McHugh

Stamos announced his engagement to model and actress Caitlin McHugh after a year of dating. Later, the couple announced they are expecting their first child, due in the spring of 2018. Stamos and McHugh married earlier that same year.

Voice artist Joe Alaskey dies aged 63

Alaskey died in Green Island, New York, from cancer at age 63. He never married and had no children. His latest credits include the voice of Droopy on Tom and Jerry and Green Loontern in Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. He also narrated television documentary series Murder Comes to Town, which aired on the Investigation Discovery Network.

Johnny Depp weds model Amber Heard

They were married in a private civil ceremony at their home in Los Angeles in February. Heard filed for divorce in May and five days later filed for and obtained a temporary restraining order against Depp, stating in her court declaration that "during the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me".

Bruce Springsteen is at #1 on the US chart

High Hopes is the 18th studio album by American recording artist Bruce Springsteen. The album was Springsteen's 11th #1 album in the US, placing him third all-time for most No. 1 albums only behind The Beatles and Jay-Z. It was his 10th No. 1 in the UK, putting him joint 5th all-time and level with The Rolling Stones and U2. Rolling Stone named it the second-best album of their year-end list.

Adele goes to #1 on the UK album chart

4 singles were released from the album, with "Chasing Pavements" and "Make You Feel My Love" reaching the top ten on the UK Singles Chart and the former becoming Adele's first Billboard Hot 100 entry. 19 debuted at number one on the UK charts during its release and was certified eight times platinum by the British Phonographic Industry with sales of over 2.4 million copies.

R. Kelly appears in court and enters a plea of not guilty

R. Kelly did not speak during the brief hearing. His fans voiced their support for him, proclaiming his innocence with placards and T-shirts. He was arrested in Florida after a videotape showing the singer performing sexual acts with a 14-year-old-girl was found.

The controversial documentary is shown on UK television

Living with Michael Jackson is a television documentary, in which Martin Bashir interviewed Michael Jackson over a span of 8 months. It was shown first in the UK on ITV and in the USA 3 days later on ABC. Jackson felt betrayed by Bashir and complained that the documentary gives a distorted picture of his behavior.

The 300th episode of The Simpsons airs on FOX

"The Strong Arms of the Ma" is the 9th episode of The Simpsons' 14th season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the US. It is the 300th episode to be broadcast. In the episode, Marge develops agoraphobia in response to a traumatic mugging and overcomes the fear through exercise and bodybuilding, which leads to her taking anabolic steroids and experiencing a change in personality.

Rapper Sean Kingston is born

Sean Kingston is a Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer. In 2007, he released his debut album called Sean Kingston, including the single Beautiful Girls, which peaked at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Later, he released two more albums called Tomorrow and Back 2 Life.

The UK Top 3 singles feature non-British and non-American acts

For the first time ever, the UK Top 3 singles featured non-British and non-American acts. Ireland's Sinead O'Connor had her first and last No.1 single with Nothing Compares 2 U. Australia's Kylie Minogue was the No.2 with Tears On My Pillow, and Belgium's Technotronic entered the UK chart at No.3 with Get Up! (Before the Night Is Over).

Dire Straits are at #1 on the UK album charts

Brothers in Arms is the 5th studio album by British rock band Dire Straits released by Vertigo Records internationally and by Warner Bros. Records in the US. It charted at number one worldwide, spending 10 weeks at number one on the UK Albums Chart, 9 weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 in the US and 34 weeks at number one on the Australian Albums Chart.

Blondie celebrate the first of six UK #1 singles

Heart of Glass by Blondie was written by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. The single is included on the band's 3rd studio album called Parallel Lines. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the song number 255 on its list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

Actress Isla Fisher is born

Isla Lang Fisher is an Australian actress, voice actress, and author. Born to Scottish parents in Oman, she moved to Australia at age six. She appeared on the children's adventure series Bay Cove and the short-lived soap opera Paradise Beach, before playing Shannon Reed on the soap opera Home and Away.

Elton John starts a three-week run at the top of the Billboard

Crocodile Rock written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin was recorded at the Château d'Hérouville studio in France. The single is included on his 6th studio album called Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player. It was Elton John's 1st U.S. number one single.

The Lemon Pipers go to #1 on the US singles chart

Green Tambourine by The Lemon Pipers was written by Paul Leka and Shelley Pinz. The song tells the story of a street musician pleading for someone to give him money. In exchange, he offers to play his green tambourine. The single is included on the band's album of the same name.

Producer Joe Meek shoots his landlady and then himself

Joe Meek pioneered space age and experimental pop music. As his commercial success as a producer was short-lived, Joe Meek gradually sand into debt and depression. Meek killed his landlady Violet Shenton and then himself with a single-barrelled shotgun owned by musician Heinz Burt.

"La Dolce Vita" premieres in Italy

The film first impinged on the world at large when foreign journalists reported back to their readers, listeners and viewers on the controversial reception in Italy, where it divided audiences, critics and clerics, and led to Fellini being both spat on and cheered at the Milan premiere. A sense of immense excitement was created, and when the movie reached London via Cannes, we went to see it expecting to be shocked.

The Day the Music Died

Well-known rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, together with pilot Roger Peterson. The day later became known as The Day the Music Died. The event has since been mentioned in various songs and films.

Folk singer Melanie is born

Melanie is mostly known for her hits Brand New Key, Ruby Tuesday, What Have They Done to My Song, Ma and Lay Down (Candles in the Rain). She made her first public singing appearance at age 4 on the radio show Live Like A Millionaire, performing the song Gimme a Little Kiss.

American actress Blythe Danner is born

Blythe Danner is an American actress. She is the recipient of several accolades, including two Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Izzy Huffstodt on Huff, and a Tony Award for Best Actress for her performance in Butterflies Are Free on Broadway. Danner is best known for her role as Dina Byrnes in Meet the Parents, and its sequels Meet the Fockers and Little Fockers.

"Shanghai Express" premieres in Los Angeles

Shanghai Express was released during the midst of the Great Depression. The film was a huge hit with the public, grossing $3.7 million in its initial screenings in the United States alone, becoming the biggest financial success of the Dietrich-von Sternberg collaborations.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1976

Isla Fisher

died 1959

Buddy Holly

born 1965

Maura Tierney