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The gameshow Wheel of Fortune celebrates its 6000th episode

Wheel of Fortune is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show features a competition in which contestants solve word puzzles to win cash and prizes determined by spinning a giant carnival wheel. Wheel of Fortune ranks as the longest-running syndicated game show in the United States, with over 6,000 episodes aired.

"The Avengers" premieres in Los Angeles

Marvel's The Avengers is an American superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sixth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Heather Locklear divorces Richie Sambora

Locklear filed for divorce from Sambora in February 2006. The following month Sambora filed for joint custody of their daughter and enforcement of a prenuptial agreement. Their divorce was finalized in April 2007. In the same month, Locklear began a relationship with fellow Melrose Place alum Jack Wagner.

The 60th Academy Awards are held

The 60th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The Last Emperor won nine awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Bernardo Bertolucci.

The 55th Academy Awards are held

The 55th Academy Awards were presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor, and Walter Matthau. The awards were dominated by the Best Picture winner Gandhi, which won eight awards out of its eleven nominations.

"Marty" premieres in New York

Marty is an American romantic drama film directed by Delbert Mann. The screenplay was written by Paddy Chayefsky, expanding upon his teleplay of the same name. The film stars Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair. Marty has been well-regarded by critics since its initial release.

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