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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.

Final episode of "Black Books" airs

Black Books is a British sitcom created by Dylan Moran and Graham Linehan. Starring Moran, Bill Bailey, and Tamsin Greig, the series is set in the eponymous London bookshop and follows the lives of its owner Bernard Black, his assistant Manny Bianco and their friend Fran Katzenjammer.

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.

The first actor rejects an Oscar

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. George C. Scott became the first actor to reject an Oscar, claiming that the Academy Awards were "a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons."[

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.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1990

Emma Watson

born 1959

Emma Thompson

born 1982

Seth Rogen