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Yoko Ono is given a credit as co-writer of Imagine

“Imagine,” John Lennon’s seminal ballad for a utopian future without religion, borders or property, was first released in 1971. It was an instant hit, but its popularity ballooned further still after Lennon was killed in Manhattan. In 2017, the National Music Publishers Association awarded "Imagine" a Centennial Song Award and recognized Lennon's desire to add Yoko Ono as a co-author of the song.

"Jurassic World" sets a new opening weekend record

After a record-breaking opening weekend where it became the first film to gross over $500 million worldwide, Jurassic World generated a total of $1.6 billion in box office revenue, standing as the fifth-highest-grossing film of all time without inflation adjustment.

The Last of Us is released

The Last of Us is an action-adventure survival horror video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Players control Joel, a smuggler tasked with escorting a teenage girl named Ellie across a post-apocalyptic United States.

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman ends

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is an American television series based on the DC Comics character Superman. Developed for television by Deborah Joy LeVine, the series loosely follows the modern origin of Superman where Clark Kent is the true personality and Superman a disguise. The series focuses on the relationship and romance between Lois and Clark as much as on the adventures of Clark's alter-ego.

Puff Daddy and Faith Evans hit #1 on the US singles chart

"I'll Be Missing You" is a song recorded by American rapper Puff Daddy and American singer Faith Evans, featuring R&B group 112, in memory of fellow Bad Boy Records artist Christopher "The Notorious B.I.G." Wallace. The single spent 11 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100 during the summer of 1997.

Madonna kicks off her Who's That Girl World Tour

Who's That Girl World Tour was the second concert tour by American singer and songwriter Madonna. The tour supported her third studio album True Blue, as well as the soundtrack Who's That Girl. It was Madonna's first world tour and crossed Asia, North America and Europe.

Ray Stevens hits #1 on the UK singles chart with "The Streak"

One of Ray Stevens' most successful recordings, "The Streak" was also his second number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, spending three weeks at the top and reaching #3 on the Billboard Country singles chart. A major international hit, it reached number one on the UK Singles Chart, remaining there for a week.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1946

Donald Trump

born 1928

Che Guevara

born 1961

Boy George

born 1976

Alan Carr