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"Fargo" first airs on FX

"The Crocodile's Dilemma" is the pilot episode of the FX anthology series Fargo. It was written by series creator and showrunner Noah Hawley and directed by Adam Bernstein. The title refers to the paradox in logic known as the crocodile dilemma. The episode received critical acclaim and was seen by 2.65 million viewers.

Christina Aguilera divorces Jordan Bratman

Aguilera filed for divorce from Bratman in October 2010, requesting joint legal and physical custody of their son Max. After reaching a private settlement and custody deal, their divorce was finalized in April 2011. Aguilera was concurrently involved in a romantic relationship with Matthew Rutler, who served as an assistant on the set of Burlesque.

Actress Maisie Williams is born

Maisie Williams was born in Bristol, UK. She is the youngest of four children; her three older siblings are James, Beth, and Ted. She attended Clutton Primary School and Norton Hill School, before moving to Bath Dance College to study Performing Arts. Today, she is most known for her role of Arya Stark in HBO's Game of Thrones TV show.

Video game Mortal Kombat 3 is released

Mortal Kombat 3 is a fighting video game developed by Midway and first released into arcades in 1995. As in the previous games, it has a cast of characters that players choose from and guide through a series of battles against other opponents. Accompanied by a massive promo campaign it was originally released to the North American arcades.

Actress Emma Watson is born

Emma Watson is a British actress, model, and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School and trained as an actress at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts. She is most known for her role of Hermione in the Harry Potter series.

Actor Seth Rogen is born

Seth Aaron Rogen is a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director. He began his career performing stand-up comedy during his teenage years. Rogen's first acting debut was in Apatow's Freaks and Geeks, a cult hit series first released in 1999 as Ken Miller, a cynical, acerbic "freak".

The 43rd Academy Awards

The 43rd Academy Awards were presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. There was no host. The Awards presentation and hosting duties were handled by 34 "Friends of Oscar." The Awards were broadcast by NBC-TV for the first time in 11 years. The winning picture was Patton directed by Frank McCarthy.

Rolling Stones release "Aftermath"

A milestone in the recording career of the band in that Jagger/Richards wrote every single track on this their fourth studio album to be released by Decca Records in Britain. The album is considered an artistic breakthrough for the band. It was the group’s first LP to be recorded entirely in the U.S.

Actress Emma Thompson is born

Emma Thompson is a British actress and screenwriter. She was born in Paddington, London to her mother, a Scottish actress Phyllida Law, while her English father, Eric Thompson, was involved in theatre. During her early stages of life, she finished her English degree at Newnham College, University of Cambridge.

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