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Angelina Jolie undergoes a preventive double mastectomy

At age 37 Jolie underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer due to a defective BRCA1 gene. Jolie's announcement of her mastectomy attracted widespread publicity and discussion on BRCA mutations and genetic testing.

Britney Spears shaves her head

Spears's aunt Sandra Bridges Covington, with whom she had been very close, died of ovarian cancer. In February, Spears stayed in a drug rehabilitation facility in Antigua for less than a day. The following night, she shaved her head with electric clippers at a hair salon in Tarzana, Los Angeles.

50 Cent is at #1 on the US album chart with 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin'

Get Rich or Die Tryin' is the debut studio album by 50 Cent. The album debuted and peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling over 872,000 copies in its 1st week. It generated over 5 singles, including the #1 hits "In da Club" and "21 Questions", and the international hit "P.I.M.P."

The 19th Brit Awards are held

The 1999 Brit Awards were the 19th edition of the biggest annual pop music awards in the United Kingdom. They are run by the British Phonographic Industry and took place at the London Arena in London. The best British Single was "Angles" by Robbie Williams.

'The Simpsons' are at #1 on the UK singles chart

"Do the Bartman" is a song from the 1990 Simpsons album The Simpsons Sing the Blues. It was performed by The Simpsons cast member Nancy Cartwright, with backing vocals from Michael Jackson, alongside additional vocals from Dan Castellaneta. It topped the charts in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom.

'Born In The USA' goes to the top of the UK album chart

Born in the U.S.A. is the seventh studio album by American rock singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen. It was a commercial success; in the United Kingdom the album entered at number two on June 16, and after thirty-four weeks, it reached number one and topped the chart for five non-consecutive weeks.

Bob Dylan starts a four-week run at the top of the Billboard album

Planet Waves is the fourteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. With a successful tour and a host of publicity, Planet Waves was a hit, enjoying a brief stay at #1 on the US Billboard charts and #7 in the UK. The album was originally set to be titled Ceremonies of the Horsemen.

Elvis Presley receives gold record for 'How Great Thou Art'

How Great Thou Art is the twenty-eighth studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released by RCA Victor in mono and stereo. It peaked at No. 18 on the Top Pop Albums chart. It was certified Gold, Platinum, 2x Platinum and 3x Platinum by the RIAA.

Principal filming of James Bond's 'Thunderball' begins in Paris

Filming commenced in February with principal photography of the opening scene in Paris. Filming then moved to the Château d'Anet, near Dreux, France, for the fight in the pre-credit sequence. Much of the film was shot in the Bahamas; Thunderball is widely known for its extensive underwater action scenes which are played out through much of the latter half of the film. The rest of the film was shot at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, Silverstone.

'Bringing Up Baby' is released

Bringing Up Baby is an American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The screenplay was adapted by Dudley Nichols and Hagar Wilde from a short story by Wilde.

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