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Baku hosts the 57th Eurovision Song Contest

The 57th Eurovision Song Contest was held at the Baku Crystal Hall in Baku, Azerbaijan. It was the first time Azerbaijan hosted the contest. Loreen, who sang 'Euphoria', was that year's winner and represented Sweden. Russia finished in second place, with Serbia finishing in third.

Eminem releases album 'The Eminem Show'

'The Eminem Show' is the fourth studio album by Eminem. It reached number one in nineteen countries and was the best-selling album of 2002 in the United States, with 7,600,000 copies sold. At the 2003 Grammy Awards, it became Eminem's third album in four years to win the award for Best Rap Album

Michael Jackson marries Lisa Marie Presley

Following several months engaged, Jackson and Presley wed at a ceremony in the Dominican Republic. Presley had divorced Keough only 20 days before. At the time of their marriage, the press and public were unaware that the two even knew each other.

'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' premieres at Cannes Film Festival

Steven Spielberg co-produced and directed 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial'. The concept was based on his imaginary friend created after his parents' divorce in 1960. E.T. was an immediate blockbuster. It opened at number one with a gross of $11 million and stayed at the top of the box office for six weeks.

The Beatles release 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' in the UK

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is their eighth studio album. It spent 27 weeks at number one on the UK Albums Chart and 15 weeks at number one in the US. It won four Grammy Awards in 1968, including Album of the Year, the first rock LP to receive this honor.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1975

Lauryn Hill

born 1907

John Wayne

born 1948

Stevie Nicks