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Daniel Day-Lewis announces his retirement from acting

Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is a retired English actor who holds both British and Irish citizenship. Prior to the Phantom Thread release, Day-Lewis' spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, announced that he was retiring from acting. The film and his performance was met with universal praise from critics.

Video game Nex Machina is released

Nex Machina is a shoot 'em up video game developed and published by Housemarque. The game was released for the PlayStation 4 video game console and Windows-based personal computers. Tentatively known as The Jarvis Project during development, veteran arcade game designer Eugene Jarvis served as a creative consultant on the project.

Ed Sheehan releases album X

"X" is the second studio album by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It was released through Asylum Records and Atlantic Records. The album received positive reviews from music critics. It was an international commercial success, peaking at No. 1 in fifteen countries, while topping both the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200.

Britney Spears begins her Oops!... I Did It Again World Tour

The Oops!... I Did It Again Tour was the third concert tour by American recording artist Britney Spears. It supported her second studio album Oops!... I Did It Again and visited North America, Europe and Brazil, marking the first time Spears toured outside North America.

Final Fantasy Tactics is released

Final Fantasy Tactics is a tactical role-playing game developed and published by Squaresoft for the Sony PlayStation video game console. The game combines thematic elements of the Final Fantasy video game series with a game engine and battle system unlike those previously seen in the franchise.

Mariah Carey scores her sixth US No.1 single with "I'll Be There"

"I'll Be There" is a soul song first recorded by The Jackson 5. Mariah Carey included it as a last-minute addition to her MTV Unplugged setlist, after she had been informed that most acts on the show commonly perform at least one cover. It was performed as a romantic duet with Carey singing Michael Jackson's lines and R&B singer Trey Lorenz singing Jermaine Jackson's lines.

Stars on 45 hit #1 on the US singles chart with "Medley"

"Stars on 45" is a song by the studio group Stars on 45. In the US, the single peaked at number 18 on the dance chart. In the US, the song's one-week stay at the top of the Hot 100 interrupted the Kim Carnes single "Bette Davis Eyes" run as the number 1 single at five weeks.

The Blues Brothers is released

The Blues Brothers is an American musical comedy film directed by John Landis. It stars John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues. It features musical numbers by rhythm and blues, soul, and blues singers James Brown, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and John Lee Hooker.

The movie "Jaws" is released

Jaws is an American thriller directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. In the story, a giant man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers on Amity Island, prompting the local police chief to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist and a professional shark hunter.

Roman Polanski’s "Chinatown" is released worldwide

Chinatown is an American neo-noir mystery film, directed by Roman Polanski from a screenplay by Robert Towne, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. The film was inspired by the California Water Wars, a series of disputes over southern California water at the beginning of the 20th century.

David Bowie records "Space Oddity" at Trident Studios

"Space Oddity" is a song written and recorded by David Bowie. It was first released as a 7-inch single. It was also the opening track of his second studio album, David Bowie. It became one of Bowie's signature songs and one of four of his songs to be included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

The TV variety series "Toast of the Town" debuts on CBS

The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. Originally co-created and produced by Marlo Lewis, the show was first titled Toast of the Town, but was widely referred to as The Ed Sullivan Show for years before that became its official name.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1967

Nicole Kidman

born 1952

John Goodman

born 1949

Lionel Richie

born 1925

Audie Murphy