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'Killing Eve' premieres on BBC America

Killing Eve is a British spy thriller television series, produced in the United Kingdom by Sid Gentle Films for BBC America. The series follows Eve Polastri, a British intelligence investigator tasked with capturing psychopathic assassin Villanelle; as the chase progresses, the two develop a mutual obsession.

The 150th episode of 'The Vampire Diaries' airs

The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama series, based on the book of the same name by L. J. Smith. The 150th episode, called “I Went to the Woods” is the 17th episode of the 7th season. It aired on The CW and had 1.03 million viewers in the US. The episode was directed by Julie Plec.

Vanessa Hudgens makes her Broadway debut in 'Gigi'

Gigi is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, based on Colette’s novella of the same name. The 2015 Broadway revival of the musical took place at the Neil Simon Theatre. Vanessa Hudgens led the cast that transferred there from the Kennedy Center. Catherine Zuber won Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design.

Patrick Stewart stars in 'Macbeth' at the Lyceum Theatre

Macbeth is a tragedy by William Shakespeare that is centered around murderous general and his ascent to the throne. The 2008 Broadway production opened at the Lyceum Theatre, starring Patrick Stewart in the main role. Stewart’s performance earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play.

Actress Claire Trevor dies at 91

Claire Trevor was an American actress. She appeared in over 60 films, winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Key Largo, and earning nominations for her roles in The High and the Mighty and Dead End. She also received top-billing in Stagecoach.

Rock singer-musician Kurt Cobain of Nirvana is found dead

Cobain's body was found an electrician visiting the house to install a security system went round the back of the house when no one answered the front door and peered through windows. He thought he saw a mannequin sprawled on the floor until he noticed a stain of blood by Cobain's ear. A 27-year-old Cobain committed suicide.

The offbeat murder-mystery 'Twin Peaks' premieres on ABC

Twin Peaks is an American mystery horror drama TV series by Mark Frost and David Lynch. The show premiered on ABC and became one of the top-rated series of 1990. Its popularity helped it gain a cult following, despite the fact it was cancelled later due to decline in ratings. The 1st season was comprised of 8 episodes.

Clint Eastwood is elected mayor of Carmel, California

Clinton Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and political figure. He won election as mayor of his adopted hometown, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California – a small, wealthy village and artists' community on the Monterey Peninsula.

David Copperfield makes the Statue of Liberty disappear

David Copperfield is an American magician, described by Forbes as the most commercially successful magician in history. His illusions have included the disappearance of a Learjet, the vanishing and reappearance of the Statue of Liberty, and levitating over the Grand Canyon.

The Clash's release self-titled debut album in Britain

The self-titled debut album by The Clash was released through CBS Records. The Clash is a thin and scratchy rapid-fire cataloging of problems big and small. It's about race relations, unemployment, and American cultural imperialism. It is widely celebrated as one of the greatest punk albums of all time.

The 47th Academy Awards are held

The 47th Academy Awards were presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. The ceremonies were presided over by Bob Hope, Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis Jr., and Frank Sinatra. This was the last year NBC aired the ceremonies before ABC secured broadcasting rights, which they still hold to this day.

United Kingdom scores its first Eurovision victory

The 12th edition of Eurovision Song Contest took place in Vienna, Austria. The presenter was Erica Vaal. The winning entry "Puppet on a String", sung by Sandie Shaw, representing the United Kingdom, had one of the widest margins of victory ever witnessed in the competition; it garnered more than twice as many points as the second placed song.

Frank Sinatra hosts the 35th Academy Awards

The 35th Academy Awards, honoring the best in the film of that year, were held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California, hosted by Frank Sinatra. The Best Actress Oscar occasioned the last act of the long-running feud between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1963

Julian Lennon

died 1973

Pablo Picasso

born 2002

Skai Jackson