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"Frozen" breaks record for highest-grossing animated film

Frozen earned $1.2 billion in worldwide box office revenue, including $400 million in the United States and Canada and $247 million in Japan, and thus became the highest-grossing animated film of all time, followed by Minions and Toy Story 3.

Matt Smith debuts as the 11th Doctor Who

The Eleventh Doctor is an incarnation of the Doctor, the protagonist of the BBC science fiction television programme Doctor Who. He is played by Matt Smith, in three series as well as five specials, over an almost four-year-long period. As with previous incarnations of the Doctor, the character has also appeared in other Doctor Who multimedia.

Video game Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil is released

Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil is a first-person shooter video game developed by Nerve Software and published by Activision. The game features 12 new single player levels, 6 new enemies, 4 new multiplayer maps, and new weapons such as the double-barreled shotgun originating from Doom II.

Crystal Waters releases "Gypsy Woman"

"Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" is a song by American singer Crystal Waters from her debut album Surprise. The song is famous for its "la da dee, la dee da" refrain and its often-sampled keyboard riff. The song is also widely regarded as one of the biggest classics of house music and has been remixed several times.

The 50th Academy Awards

The 50th Academy Awards took place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles and were hosted by Bob Hope, who hosted the awards for the 19th time. Star Wars won 6 out of 10 nominations, and Annie Hall won 4 out of 5 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Director.

The 21st Eurovision Song Contest

The 21st Eurovision Song Contest took place at the Nederlands Congrescentrum in The Hague, Netherlands. The UK won the contest with a song called "Save Your Kisses for Me" performed by Brotherhood of Man. A total of 18 countries entered the contest.

The 16th Eurovision Song Contest

The 16th Eurovision Song Contest took place at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. Monaco won the contest with a song called "Un banc, un arbre, une rue". A total of 18 countries entered the contest, with Malta making its début in the contest.

The second Academy Awards

The 2nd Academy Awards ceremony took place at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles and were hosted by William C. DeMille. No film won more than one Oscar that year. The Divine Lady won Best Director, and The Broadway Melody won Outstanding Picture.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1924

Marlon Brando

born 1961

Eddie Murphy

born 1958

Alec Baldwin