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The 14000th episode of 'General Hospital' airs

General Hospital is an American daytime TV medical drama which originally started in 1963. It holds the record in Guinness World Records as the longest-running American soap-opera in production and the 2nd longest-running drama in the history of American TV. The 14,000th episode aired on commercial TV network ABC.

'Beauty and the Beast' premieres at Spencer House in London

Beauty and the Beast is an American musical romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos, and co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films. Beauty and the Beast premiered at Spencer House in London.

Video game 'Far Cry Primal' is released

Far Cry Primal is an action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the first Far Cry game set in the Mesolithic Age. It revolves around the story of Takkar, who starts off as an unarmed hunter and rises to become the leader of a tribe.

Video game 'Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2' is released

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is a third-person shooter video game developed by PopCap Games and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the sequel to Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.

The 45th Grammy Awards are held

The 45th Annual Grammy Awards were held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Musicians accomplishments from the previous year were recognized. Norah Jones and her song "Don't Know Why" were the main recipients of the night, garnering five Grammys.

Carlos Santana dominates Grammy Awards

The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1999. Santana was the main recipient with eight Grammys, tying Michael Jackson's record for most awards won in a single night.

Eminem releases album 'The Slim Shady LP'

The Slim Shady LP is the second studio album and the major-label debut by American rapper Eminem. It was released under Interscope Records and Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment. The album features production from Dr. Dre, the Bass Brothers, and Eminem himself.

'Trainspotting' opens in cinemas in the UK and Ireland

Trainspotting is a British black comedy film directed by Danny Boyle. The film made £12 million in the domestic market and $72 million internationally. Trainspotting was the highest-grossing British film of 1996, and at the time it was the fourth highest grossing British film in history.

The Smiths score their first UK #1 album with 'Meat Is Murder'

Meat Is Murder is the second studio album by English rock band the Smiths. It was released by Rough Trade Records and became the band's sole number one album in the UK charts during the band's lifetime, staying on the chart for thirteen weeks.

Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla are legally separated

Priscilla began taking karate lessons from Mike Stone, a karate instructor she had met in backstage at one of Elvis' concerts. She soon began an affair with him. Elvis and Priscilla separated in February and filed for legal separation on July 26.

Petula Clark has her first UK #1 single with 'Sailor'

Clark's version of "Sailor" debuted at #18 on the UK Top 50 becoming Clark's first UK chart entry since "Baby Lover", an intermittent ten UK single releases having failed to chart. A sales total of 250,000 units for Clark's "Sailor" was announced by Pye Records.

'Pinocchio' is released

Pinocchio is an American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the Italian children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. The film won the Academy Awards for Best Original Song and Best Original Score, the first Disney film to win either.

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