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Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca" goes #1 on the US charts

"Livin' la Vida Loca" is a number one hit song by Ricky Martin. It was released on Martin's self-titled debut English language album. The song was composed by Desmond Child and Draco Rosa. La vida loca is Spanish for "the crazy life." The song received various Grammy Awards nominations and Ricky Martin obtained enormous success.

"Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" premieres in Los Angeles

"Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" is an American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the second installment in the Indiana Jones franchise and a prequel to the film Raiders of the Lost Ark, featuring Harrison Ford reprising his role as the title character.

Abba score their third UK No. 1 single with "Fernando"

"Fernando" is a song by the Swedish pop group ABBA. It was the group's first non-album single and was released through Polar Music. It is one of fewer than forty all-time singles to have sold 10 million physical copies worldwide, making it one of the bestselling singles ever.

Enrique Iglesias is born

Known as the King of Latin Pop, Enrique Iglesias is one of the biggest stars in Latin America and the United States. He is a Spanish singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. Iglesias is one of the bestselling Spanish artists, having sold over 159 million records worldwide.

The Beatles release "Let It Be"

“Let it Be” is the Beatles’ final studio album after they gave up touring. It was released almost a month after their break-up and was conceived as a return to the their less complicated approach to music. Like most of the band's previous releases, it was a number one album in many countries, including both the US and the UK, and was released in tandem with the motion picture of the same name.

The Beatles remain at #1 on the US singles chart for 14 weeks with three No. 1 hits

With their hit songs “I want to Hold Your Hand”, "She Loves You", and "Can't Buy Me Love", the Beatles topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 14 consecutive weeks. On February 1st, the group achieved their first No. 1 in Billboard with "I Want to Hold Your Hand". "She Loves You" spent five weeks at No. 2 behind "I Want to Hold Your Hand", replacing it for two weeks at No. 1 on March 21st. "Can't Buy Me Love" topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart form 4th April for four weeks.

"Dracula" debuts

"Dracula" is a British horror film based on the novel by Bram Stoker and directed by Terence Fisher with a screenplay by Jimmy Sangster. It was the first in the series of Hammer Horror films starring Christopher Lee as Count Dracula. The film was released in the U.S. on a double bill with the Universal film "The Thing That Couldn't Die".

English broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough is born

Attenborough is best known as an author and presenter of BBC natural history documentaries. His first such series was called Zoo Quest. It began in 1952 and ran for ten years. He created countless other TV and radio programs and documentaries. The last of them is David Attenborough's Blue Planet II from 2017.

Paramount Pictures is established

Paramount Pictures is an American film studio based in Hollywood, California. Founded in 1912, it is the second oldest film studio in the United States and the fifth oldest surviving film studio in the world. In 2014, Paramount Pictures became the first major Hollywood studio to distribute all of its films in digital form only.

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