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Whitney Houston is found dead

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. Houston was found unconscious in Suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, submerged in the bathtub. Beverly Hills paramedics arrived at approximately 3:30 p.m. and found the singer unresponsive and performed CPR. Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. PST.

Ronettes singer Estelle Bennett dies aged 67

Bennett died of colon cancer, aged 67, in Englewood, New Jersey. Her body was discovered on February 11, 2009. A week after her death, it was revealed that she had suffered from anorexia nervosa and schizophrenia in the years after the Ronettes break up and that later on, she had been homeless in New York.

The fifth Brit Awards are held

The 1985 Brit Awards were the 5th edition of the biggest annual pop music awards in the United Kingdom. They are run by the British Phonographic Industry. The ceremony was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London and was hosted by Noel Edmonds.

Aubrey O’Day is born

Aubrey Morgan O'Day is an American singer-songwriter, member of the duo Dumblonde, reality television personality, and a former member of the girl group Danity Kane. O'Day began performing at age five. "I lived on the stage, and even at six, slept behind the seats of the theatre," she stated in an interview.

Kelly Rowland is born

Kelendria Trene Rowland is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the daughter of Doris Rowland Garrison and Christopher Lovett. Kelly has an older brother named Orlando.

Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park is born

Michael Kenji Shinoda is an American musician, songwriter, record producer and graphic designer. Shinoda was born in Agoura Hills, California, where he was raised. His father is Japanese. He has a younger brother named Jason. He was raised as a liberal Protestant.

The Monkees set a new record, jumps from #122 to the top

More of the Monkees is the second full-length album by the Monkees. It was recorded in late 1966 and released on Colgems label #102. It displaced the band's debut album from the top of the Billboard 200 chart and remained at No.1 for 18 weeks—the longest of any Monkees album.

The Beatles make their American concert debut

The Beatles' first U.S. concert took place, at Washington Coliseum. The concert was attended by eight thousand fans. The Beatles performed on a central stage in the arena, with the audience on all sides, and there were regular pauses to enable the band to turn their equipment around and perform facing in another direction.

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