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Video game The Elder Scrolls Online is released

The Elder Scrolls Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing video game developed by ZeniMax Online Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game is set in the continent of Tamriel and features a storyline indirectly connected with the other games in the Elder Scrolls franchise.

The Silence of the Lambs spinoff, Hannibal, debuts on NBC

Hannibal is an American psychological horror–thriller television series developed by Bryan Fuller for NBC. The series is based on characters and elements appearing in Thomas Harris' novels Red Dragon and Hannibal, with focus on the relationship between FBI special investigator Will Graham and Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

Queen Elizabeth receives an honorary BAFTA award

Bafta chairman John Willis paid tribute to the Queen - and drew laughter from the audience as he referred to her famous cameo role alongside James Bond last year. Her appearing to parachute jump into the stadium with 007 was widely considered a highlight of the London Olympics opening ceremony.

Grumpy Cat is born

Grumpy Cat is an American cat internet celebrity known for her permanently grumpy facial appearance. She rose to prominence when a photograph of her was posted on social news website Reddit, and lolcats parodies created from the photograph went viral.

Beyoncé marries Jay-Z

Beyoncé and Jay-Z married secretly. The couple started dating in 2000. In 2012, their daughter Blue Ivy Carter was born, and in 2017, their twins Rumi and Sir were born. In 2006, Beyoncé and Jay-Z were listed as the most powerful couple for TIME magazine's 100 most influential people.

Pink releases album "I'm Not Dead"

I'm Not Dead is the fourth studio album by American singer and songwriter Pink. It was released in 2006 through LaFace Records. Following the commercial underperformance of her third studio album Try This, Pink parted ways with Arista Records and began experimenting with new sounds and collaborating with new producers.

"What a Girl Wants" is released

What a Girl Wants is a 2003 American teen comedy film directed by Dennie Gordon and written by Jenny Bicks and Elizabeth Chandler. Based on the 1955 play The Reluctant Debutante by William Douglas-Home, it is the second adaptation for the screen of this work. It stars Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, and Oliver James.

Pink drops her debut "Can't Take Me Home"

Can't Take Me Home is the debut album by singer P!nk, released in the United States in 2000. It produced three singles—"There You Go", "Most Girls", and "You Make Me Sick", and peaked at number 26 on the U.S. Billboard 200. Producers included Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Babyface, Kandi Burruss, Terence "Tramp Baby" Abney, Daryl Simmons, and Tricky.

United Kingdom wins the 26th Eurovision Song Contest

The 26th Eurovision Song Contest took place at the Simmonscourt Pavilion of the Royal Dublin Society in Dublin, Ireland. The UK won the contest with the song "Making Your Mind Up" performed by Bucks Fizz. A total of 20 countries entered the contest, with Cyprus making its début in the contest.

The Beatles top the US singles chart with "Can't Buy Me Love"

Can't Buy Me Love topped the US chart for 4 weeks. The song was composed by Paul McCartney and released by the Beatles. The song is included on the band's 3rd studio album A Hard Day's Night. The Rolling Stone magazine ranks the song at number 295 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

'Ben-Hur' dominates the 32nd Academy Awards

The 32nd Academy Awards took place at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. The film Ben-Hur won 11 Oscars and broke the all-time record of 9 set the year before by Gigi. It remained the most honored motion picture in Academy Award history until Titanic equaled the feat in 1997.

Bryant's Minstrels debut "Dixie" in New York City

Bryant’s Minstrels premiered the song in a show at Mechanics’ Hall. The printed playbill called it “Dixie’s Land.” The final act of most minstrel shows of the time were blackface burlesques of mainstream theater, but "Dixie" and songs like it prompted an industry-wide revival of plantation-related material.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1966

Nancy McKeon

born 1979

Heath Ledger

born 1928

Maya Angelou