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Final episode of "Castle" airs

Castle is an American crime-comedy-drama television series which aired on ABC for a total of eight seasons. The eighth season consisted of 22 episodes. There was some speculation the show would not run for a ninth season and in the end, despite several cast members having signed on for another season, it was canceled; the final episode aired in May 2016.

Moscow hosts the 54th Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest is the longest-running annual international TV song competition, held since 1956. Norway won the 54th Eurovision Song Contest when singer Alexander Rybak beat 24 other contestants with his song "Fairytale". Rybak scored a record 387 points, beating Iceland with 218 points and Azerbaijan with 207 points.

Video game Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure is released

Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure is the second expansion pack for the video game Zoo Tycoon 2. Developed by Blue Fang Games, work on the game began in early 2005 in preparation for a May 2006 release. The expansion introduced 20 new animals, such as the meerkat and the pygmy hippo, and allowed simple breeding between subspecies.

"Attack of the Clones" opens in cinemas

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones is a 2002 American epic space opera movie directed by George Lucas and written by Lucas and Jonathan Hales. The movie premiered as part of the inaugural Tribeca Film Festival at the BMCC Performing Arts Center in New York City in May 2002.

Video game Final Fantasy XI is released

Final Fantasy XI is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, developed and published by Square as part of the Final Fantasy series. Designed and produced by Hiromichi Tanaka, it was released in Japan in 2002 for PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows-based personal computers in November of that year. It was also the Xbox 360's first MMORPG.

"Muppets" creator Jim Henson dies

James Maury Henson was an American puppeteer, artist, cartoonist, inventor, screenwriter, and filmmaker who achieved international fame as the creator of the Muppets. He died of toxic shock syndrome at the age of 53, 20 hours after experiencing a medical emergency; this unexpected event was widely lamented in the media and entertainment industry. In the weeks following his death, he was celebrated with a wave of tributes. He was posthumously inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1991.

U2's "With or Without You" single goes #1 on the US charts

With or Without You is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the third track from their fifth studio album, The Joshua Tree. The song was the group's most successful single at the time, becoming their first number-one hit in both the United States and Canada by topping the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks.

"Top Gun" premieres

Top Gun is a 1986 American romantic military action drama film directed by Tony Scott and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. It debuted in 1 028 theaters throughout the U.S. and quickly became the highest-grossing movie of the year, hitting number one in only its first weekend when it raked in $8,193,052 gross.

Actress Megan Fox is born

Megan Denise Fox is an American actress and model. She was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Fox began her training in dance and drama at age five, in Kingston, Tennessee. When she was 13 years old, Fox began modeling after winning several awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Bobby Ewing comes back from the dead on TV soap "Dallas"

Bobby had been killed off in the final episode of the 1984–85 season, and Patrick Duffy left the show for a year. Bobby returned to the show in the famous "shower scene" right at the end of the 1985–86 season.

Michael Jackson debuts his moonwalk

The moonwalk is a dance move in which the dancer moves backwards while seemingly walking forwards. A popping move, it became popular around the world after Michael Jackson, an American singer, songwriter and dancer, performed the dance move during a performance of "Billie Jean".

Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes" hits #1 on the US charts

Bette Davis Eyes is a song written and composed by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon, and made popular by American singer Kim Carnes. DeShannon recorded it in 1974; Carnes's 1981 version spent nine weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was Billboard's biggest hit of 1981.

Singer Janet Jackson is born

Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. The youngest child of the Jackson family, she began her career with the variety television series The Jacksons in 1976 and went on to appear in other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including Good Times and Fame.

Beach Boys release album "Pet Sounds"

Pet Sounds is the eleventh studio album by American rock band the Beach Boys and was produced and arranged by Brian Wilson, who also wrote and composed almost all of its music. It is widely considered to be one of the most influential albums in music history.

Bob Dylan releases album "Blonde on Blonde"

Blonde on Blonde is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on Columbia Records. The album completed the trilogy of rock albums that Dylan recorded in 1965 and 1966 and critics often rank Blonde on Blonde as one of the greatest albums of all time.

Actor Pierce Brosnan is born

Brosnan was born in Drogheda, County Louth. After leaving school at 16, he decided to be a painter and began training in commercial illustration at Saint Martin's School of Art. Graduating from the Drama Centre in 1975, Brosnan began working as an acting assistant stage manager at the York Theatre Royal, making his acting debut in Wait Until Dark.

The Oscars are born

The first Academy Awards ceremony took place at a private dinner held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. It was attended by 270 people and lasted 15 minutes. Awards, designed and created by Louis B. Mayer, were presented in 12 categories. It was the only Academy Awards ceremony not broadcasted on either radio or television.

Anniversaries of famous

born 1986

Megan Fox

born 1944

Danny Trejo

born 1966

Janet Jackson