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"13 Reasons Why" first airs on Netflix

13 Reasons Why is an American teen drama web television series developed for Netflix by Brian Yorkey, based on the novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. The series revolves around seventeen-year-old high school student, Clay Jensen, and his deceased friend Hannah Baker, who has killed herself after having to face a culture of gossip and sexual assault. The first season was released on Netflix. It received positive reviews from critics and audiences.

Video game The Sims 4: Get to Work is released

The Sims 4: Get to Work is an expansion pack in The Sims 4. It includes four new active careers, Detective, Doctor, Scientist and retail business. The game also features a new neighborhood called Magnolia Promenade where you can go shopping. It takes elements from The Sims 2: Open for Business and The Sims 3: Ambitions.

The final episode of "Cougar Town" airs

Cougar Town is an American television sitcom that ran for 102 episodes over six seasons. The show was created by Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel and was produced by Doozer and Coquette Productions in association with ABC Studios.

The series finale of "How I Met Your Mother"

The series finale called Last Forever is the final episode of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. The episode is the 23rd and 24th episode of season 9, and the 207th and 208th episode of the series overall. The last episode was directed Pamela Fryman and written by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.

Des'ree releases her last album "Dream Soldier"

Dream Soldier is the fourth album by British soul singer-songwriter Des'ree. It was released on the Sony Soho Square record label and features the UK top 75 single, "It's Okay". It is the last studio album by Des'ree to date; she hasn't released any new material since the album's release.

"10 Things I Hate About You" is released

10 Things I Hate About You is an American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Gil Junger and starring Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Larisa Oleynik. In its opening weekend, the film grossed US$8,330,681 in 2,271 theaters in the United States and Canada, averaging $3,668 per venue, and ranking number two at the box office.

Video game RollerCoaster Tycoon is released

RollerCoaster Tycoon is a construction and management simulation video game that simulates amusement park management. The premise of the game is to complete a series of preset scenarios by successfully building and maintaining amusement parks through business ownership as a theme park entrepreneur.

"The Matrix" is first released

The Matrix directed by The Wachowski Brothers stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano. The Matrix won 4 Academy Awards. The success of the film led to the release of two feature film sequels: The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.

Video game StarCraft is released

StarCraft is a military science fiction media franchise, created by Chris Metzen and James Phinney and owned by Blizzard Entertainment. The video game focuses on a galactic struggle for dominance among 4 species, Terrans, Zerg, Protoss, and Xel'Naga, in a distant part of the Milky Way galaxy known as the Koprulu Sector.

"Teletubbies" is released on BBC Two

Teletubbies is a British pre-school children's television series created by Ragdoll Productions' Anne Wood and Andrew Davenport. The programme focuses on four multi-colored creatures known as "Teletubbies". Particularly notable for its high production values, the series rapidly became a commercial success in Britain and abroad.

Video game Need for Speed II is released

Need for Speed II is a racing video game. It is a part of the Need for Speed series and is the second installment in the series, following Road & Track Presents: The Need for Speed. The game was developed by EA Canada. The lead programmer for the game was Laurent Ancessi with Wei Shoong Teh and Brad Gour as senior programmers.

One of the most censored events in American TV talk-show history

Madonna made an appearance on Late Show with David Letterman. The appearance was noted for an extremely controversial series of statements and antics by Madonna, which included many expletives. In particular, Madonna said the word "fuck" 14 times during the course of the interview. This made the episode the most censored in American network television talk-show history while at the same time garnering Letterman some of the best ratings he ever received.

Actor and martial arts idol Brandon Lee dies aged 28

Lee was filming a scene in The Crow where his character is shot and killed by thugs. In the scene, Lee's character walks into his apartment and gets shot. A bullet from the dummy round was already trapped in the barrel, this caused the .44 Magnum bullet to be fired out and it struck Lee in the abdomen, mortally wounding him. He was rushed to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina.

The 24th Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest was held in Jerusalem, Israel, following the country's win at the previous contest. The winner was Israel with the song "Hallelujah", performed by Gali Atari and Milk and Honey. As well as being broadcast live in the 19 competing countries, the contest was broadcast in Turkey, Romania, Hong Kong and Iceland.

Wings release "London Town" album

London Town is the sixth studio album by Wings. The album had a long and tumultuous gestation which saw the loss of two band members, the birth of a baby and the release of the then best-selling single in British history.

"The Hound of the Baskervilles" is released

The Hound of the Baskervilles is a mystery film based on the novel The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It was directed by Sidney Lanfield and released by 20th Century-Fox. It is among the best-known cinematic adaptations of the book and is often regarded as one of the best.

The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted

The Motion Picture Production Code was the set of industry moral guidelines that was applied to most United States motion pictures released by major studios from 1930 to 1968. It is also popularly known as the Hays Code, after Will H. Hays, who was the president of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America from 1922 to 1945.

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died 1995


died 1993

Brandon Lee

born 1971

Ewan McGregor