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MTV becomes the first major awards show to use gender-neutral categories

The 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, U.S. It was the 26th edition of the awards, and for the first time it presented honors for work in television as well as cinema; it was also the first time men and women competed jointly in the acting categories since 2007.

"Fast & Furious 6" premieres in the UK

Fast & Furious 6 is an American action film directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan. It is the sixth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Fast & Furious 6 was generally considered to effectively mix absurd action scenes and outrageous stunts with a predictable but enjoyable plot and character dialog.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" premieres at Disneyland

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is an American fantasy swashbuckler film, the fourth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series and the sequel to At World's End. The movie broke many box office records upon release, and it stands as the 25th-highest-grossing film of all time worldwide when not adjusting for inflation

Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" single goes #1 on the US charts

"Hollaback Girl" is a song recorded by American singer Gwen Stefani for her debut solo studio album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. The song was released as the album's third single and was one of the year's most popular songs, peaking inside the top 10 on the majority of the charts it entered.

Britney Spears is #1 on the UK singles chart with "Oops!... I Did It Again"

"Oops!... I Did It Again" is a song by American singer Britney Spears, from her second album of the same name. It was released by Jive Records as the lead single from the album. Commercially, the track peaked at number nine on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It went to the top in at least 15 countries.

"The Mummy" is released in the United States

The Mummy is an American action fantasy film written and directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, and Kevin J. O'Connor, with Arnold Vosloo in the titular role as the reanimated mummy. The Mummy grossed $43 million in 3,210 theaters during its opening weekend in the United States.

Video game Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is released

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is a platform game produced by Epic MegaGames, now known as Epic Games. Like the first game, Jazz Jackrabbit, Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is a side-scrolling platform game but features additional multiplayer options, including the ability to play over a LAN or the Internet.

Ace Of Base's "The Sign" single goes #1 on the US charts

"The Sign" is a song by the Swedish band Ace of Base. It was an international hit, reaching number two in the United Kingdom and spending six non-consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. More prominently, it became the top song on Billboard's 1994 Year-End Chart.

The Eagles are #1 on the US singles chart with "Hotel California’"

"Hotel California" is the title track from the Eagles' album of the same name. The song is considered the most famous recording by the band and reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top ten of several international charts.

London hosts the 22nd Eurovision Song Contest

The 22nd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest was held in London, United Kingdom. The presenter was Angela Rippon. The contest was won by Marie Myriam, representing France, with the song "L'oiseau et l'enfant". This was France's fifth victory, a record at the time.

The Mamas & The Papas are #1 on the US singles chart with "Monday Monday"

"Monday, Monday" is a song written by John Phillips and recorded by the Mamas & the Papas using background instruments played by members of The Wrecking Crew for their album If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears. It was the group's only #1 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

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