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Stockholm hosts the 61st Eurovision Song Contest

The 61st edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest took place in Stockholm, Sweden. The winner of the contest was Ukraine with the song "1944", written and performed by Jamala. This was Ukraine's second win and its first since 2004. It was also the first song with lyrics in Crimean Tatar to win or enter the contest.

Blues musician B.B. King dies

B.B. King was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer. King died in his sleep at the age of 89. Death was the result of a series of small strokes caused by atherosclerotic vascular disease, a consequence of his type 2 diabetes.

'Tale of Tales' premieres at Cannes Film Festival

Tale of Tales is a 2015 European fantasy film directed by Matteo Garrone and starring Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, and John C. Reilly. An Italian-led production with co-producers in France and the United Kingdom, the film is Garrone's first English-language film. It competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Avengers gross the fastest $1 billion at the box office

The Avengers is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The Avengers grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide and became the third-highest-grossing film during its theatrical run—as well as the first Marvel production to generate $1 billion in ticket sales and was the highest-grossing film of 2012.

Düsseldorf hosts the 56th Eurovision Song Contest

The 56th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest took place in Düsseldorf, Germany. The winner was Azerbaijan with the song "Running Scared" performed by Ell & Nikki. The runner-up was Italy, and Sweden finished in third place. Italy and Germany were the only members of the "Big Five" to make it into the top 10.

'Requiem for a Dream' premieres at Cannes Film Festival

Requiem for a Dream is an American psychological drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans. Requiem for a Dream was screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival and received positive reviews from critics upon its U.S. release.

Singer Frank Sinatra dies

One of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century, Frank Sinatra, died with his wife in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack. He was one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. He is best known for his song "Come Fly With Me".

The series finale of 'Seinfeld' airs on NBC

Seinfeld is an American sitcom about the minutiae of daily life that ran for 9 seasons on NBC, from 1989 to 1998. The series finale aired on NBC to an audience of 76 million viewers, becoming the 5th most watched series finale in the U.S. The episode received polarized reviews primarily for portraying the main characters as people with no respect for society.

The series finale of 'Moonlighting' airs on ABC

Moonlighting is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC from 1985 to 1989. It was a hit with TV audiences as well as with critics and industry insiders, garnering 16 Emmy nominations in just its second season. But by its fourth season, its ratings had declined precipitously as neither of the principal stars was vested in the final season of the show. The series went on hiatus during the February sweeps and returned on Sunday evenings in the spring of 1989. Six more episodes aired before the series was canceled in May of that year.

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