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Final episode of 'Revenge' airs

The season focuses on the revelation that David Clarke is alive and the continued feud between Emily and Victoria, who finally knows Emily's true identity and seeks her own revenge. As David makes a return to the Hamptons the two women fight to position him against the other. ABC canceled Revenge after four seasons.

Conchita Wurst wins the Eurovision Song Contest

The 59th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. The winner was Conchita Wurst with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix", written by Charley Mason, Joey Patulka, Ali Zuckowski, and Julian Maas for Austria.

Heidi Klum marries Seal

Klum and Seal got engaged in December on a glacier in Whistler, British Columbia and married in May on a beach in Mexico. They have three biological children together: sons Henry Günther Ademola Dashtu Samuel and Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel and daughter Lou Sulola Samuel.

Sean Paul's 'Get Busy' single goes #1 on the US charts

"Get Busy" is a dancehall single by Jamaican dancehall reggae toaster Sean Paul, from his album Dutty Rock. The song was one of the many hits from the jumpy handclap riddim known as the Diwali Riddim, produced by then-newcomer Steven "Lenky" Marsden.

'Twister' disaster movie premieres

Twister is an American disaster adventure film starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton as storm chasers researching tornadoes. It was directed by Jan de Bont from a screenplay by Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin. Twister was the second-highest-grossing film of 1996 domestically, with an estimated 54,688,100 tickets sold in the US.

Falco is #1 on the UK singles chart with 'Rock Me Amadeus'

Rock Me Amadeus" is a song recorded by Austrian musician Falco, released as the second for his third studio album Falco 3. The song was written by Falco and Dutch music producers Bolland & Bolland. The single became the first German language song to peak at number one of the Billboard Hot 100.

Actress Joan Crawford dies

Joan Crawford was an American film and television actress who began her career as a dancer and stage showgirl. The American Film Institute ranked Crawford tenth on its list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema. Crawford died at her New York apartment of a heart attack.

Marvel Comics publishes the first issue of 'The Incredible Hulk'

The story features Marvel Comics superhero the Hulk and his alter ego Dr. Bruce Banner who was transformed into the giant monster after being hit by radiation during working on G-BOMB. The original series had six issues written by Lee and illustrated by Jack Kirby and later Steve Ditko.

Bill Haley & His Comets release 'Rock Around the Clock'

In the spring of 1954, Haley and His Comets left Essex Records for New York-based Decca Records. Soon they created their biggest hit – Rock Around the Clock. Bill Haley and the Comets were a group of pioneers of white people who brought rock and roll music to the attention of America and the rest of the world.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1960


died 1977

Joan Crawford

born 1899

Fred Astaire