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George Ezra is for first time at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Shotgun"

"Shotgun" is a song by British singer-songwriter George Ezra. The song was written by Ezra and Joel Pott and produced by Cam Blackwood. It was released as a digital download in 2018, as the third single from Ezra's second studio album Staying at Tamara's.

Charra Pani cable car accident

At least twelve people were killed and two others injured when an overloaded cable car broke free from its cable and fell 500 feet into a ditch. An eyewitness claimed that there were high winds at the time of the accident, which caused the cable car to detach from the cable it was traveling on.

"Marvin’s Room" opens on Broadway

Marvin's Room is a play by the American writer Scott McPherson. A Broadway production ran at the Roundabout Theatre Company at the American Airlines Theatre in 2017. It was directed by Anne Kauffman. The cast included Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor, Jack DiFalc, and Celia Weston.

Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce from Michael Lockwood

The only child of Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie filed for divorce from music producer Michael Lockwood, with whom she has twin girls. Lockwood was his 4th husband and father of 2 out of a total of 4 children. This was also the marriage that lasted the longest, a total of 10 years in comparison to the rest, ranging from 2 to 6 years.

Heathrow Terminal 1 is closed

At the time of its closure, Heathrow Terminal 1 had been handling only 20 flights by British Airways per day, to 9 destinations. The closure of the terminal allowed the 2nd stage of Terminal 2’s expansion. Remaining flights were distributed among other terminals and several airlines left the terminal prior to its closure.

Greece goes bankrupt

Greece was struck by a government-debt crisis in the aftermath of the financial crisis. The situation led to several sudden reforms and measures that caused impoverishment and loss of income, accompanied by a small humanitarian crisis. People rejected measures required for the 3rd bailout and banks soon closed.

Islamic State self-declares its caliphate in Syria and Iraq

A terrorist group ISIL declared the area straddling Iraq and Syria as their new caliphate. The declaration came in several videos where they claimed to break other borders. Analysts dismissed the announcement as a gamble for support. However, Qassim Atta said the announcement showed that ISIL was a threat to all.

North American derecho

The June 2012 Mid-Atlantic and Midwest derecho was one of the most destructive and deadly fast-moving severe thunderstorm complexes in North American history. It resulted in a total of 22 deaths, millions of power outages across the entire affected region, and a damage total of US $2.9 billion.

Larry King announces he will end his program Larry King Live

Larry King Live was an American talk show hosted by Larry King that ran on CNN cable TV. During the show, King interviewed one or more prominent. It was seen all over the world, thanks to CNN International. The show became their most watched and longest-running program, with over 1 million viewers each night.

Viareggio train derailment

A freight train derailed which subsequently caused the fire to start in a railway station in Viareggio, a city in northern Tuscany, Italy. The incident claimed lives of 32 people and left 26 more injured. The wagon hit the platform of the station, causing it to overturn along with the next 4 and derailing the 2 following ones.

Madoff gets 150-year sentence for multibillion-dollar fraud

Bernard Madoff, a former American stockbroker confessed to operating the largest financial fraud in the US history. Estimated size was calculated to be $64.8 billion, based on the accounts of Madoff’s 4,800 clients. After pleading guilty, Madoff was sentenced to spend 150 years in prison for his crimes.

2008

Spain beat Germany 1-0 to win the European Championships

The UEFA Euro 2008 Finals took place at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna, Austria. The match pitted Spain against Germany. Spain won the match 1 - 0 thanks to the goal scored by Fernando Torres in the 33rd minute. It was only the 2nd time in European Championship that the champions won all the matches in the group stage.

IPhone goes on sale

The iPhone is a phone designed by Apple Inc. It was the first smartphone and it brought revolution to the mobile phone market. The iPhone release was highly expected and many stores were occupied by eager customers long time before.

Diablo II is released

Blizzard North developed an action hack-n-slash RPG Diablo II, a successor of Diablo. The game with dark fantasy and horror themes became one of the most popular games soon after its release. It managed to get into a Guinness Book of World Records 2000 for being the fastest selling computer game ever sold.

Des'ree releases album "Supernatural"

Supernatural is the third studio album by British recording artist Des'ree. It follows four years after the singer's previous album, I Ain't Movin'. Predominantly an R&B album, Supernatural received mixed to positive reviews from critics, who praised Des'ree's voice, but noted that the album lacked memorable songs.

Department Store collapse

The Sampoong Department Store collapse was a structural failure that occurred in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul, South Korea. The collapse is the largest peacetime disaster in South Korean history, killing 502 people and injuring 937.

Near-complete pygmy mammoth skeleton is found

According to the radiocarbon dating, the skeleton was 13 000 years old. It contained 90 percent of bones. It was 1.7 meters tall, and weighed about 760 kilograms. The species is an interesting case of a natural phenomenon called insular dwarfism – reduction in size of large animals over a number of generations when their population's range is limited to a small environment, primarily islands.

Jason Donovan hits #1 on the UK singles chart

A song “Any Dream Will Do” was originally written for the musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” by Andrew Webber and Tim Rice. The song for later performed by an Australian singer Jason Donovan as a single. It got to No. 1 on the UK Singles chart, lasting there for 2 weeks.

David Bowie and Mick Jagger record "Dancing In The Street"

David Bowie and Mick Jagger released a duet cover version of “Dancing in the Street”, a song originally recorded by Martha and Vandellas. The cover version reached No. 1 in the UK. All profits from the song went to the charity. It has been featured a number of times on Bowie’s compilations.

"Conan the Destroyer" is released

The sequel to “Conan the Barbarian” was released under the name of “Conan the Destroyer”. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mako Iwamatsu reprised their roles as Conan and Akiro the wizard. It received negative, at the best-mixed reviews, however, it managed to gross more $13 million more than was its budget.

London iconic double-decker bus service is privatized

London Regional Transport was the statutory corporation which was responsible for the network of public transport in Greater London, England. It was created by a transport Act of the UK Parliament. The organization was under direct state control and reported to the Secretary of State for Transport.

Broadway's Alvin Theatre is renamed to Neil Simon Theatre

In 1977, the Nederlander Organization purchased the structure and renamed it in honor of American playwright Neil Simon in 1983, on the opening of his play Brighton Beach Memoirs. In 1985, its sequel Biloxi Blues also played at the theatre.

"Moonraker" is released in the US

A spy film Moonraker is 11th in the Bond series that shows the story about Bond trying to stop an evil plan to wipe out the world population. The movie was released in the US only 3 days after its former premiere in the UK. The movie was nominated for 3 Saturn Awards - Best Sci-Fi, Best Special Effects, and Best Supporting Actor.

The Seychelles becomes independent from the UK

Seychelles was settled by Native Africans when they were appropriated and settled by France in the 18th century. Britain later took possession of the islands. After the formation of Seychelles People’s United Party and their success in the elections, they gained their independence after coming to an agreement with British.

Steve Wozniak tests his first prototype of Apple I computer

Stephen Gary Wozniak, alongside Steve Jobs, is the pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 70s and 80s. Wozniak designed and developed the Apple I, a computer that launched Apple. During the test of the 1st working prototype, Wozniak used it to display a few letters and run few sample programs.

Charles Aznavour is at #1 on the UK singles chart with "She"

Charles Aznavour released a song “She” which became a hit and managed to top the UK Singles Album where it stayed for 4 weeks. He recorded it in several different languages besides the English. The song was originally written as a theme tune for the British TV series “Seven Faces of Woman”.

Maggie Smith maries Robert Stephens

An English actress, Maggie Smith married actor Robert Stephens at Greenwich Register Office just 10 days after the birth of their 1st child. At the time, Smith was 33 years old. The marriage did not last that long and ended in divorce roughly 8 years later. Both of their sons pursued acting career, same as their parents.

Keith Richards is pleaded guilty of drug possession

Keith Richards is known as a guitarist and founder member of the Rolling Stones was notorious for illicit drug use. He is known to have used heroin and other substances. After the police raided his estate in Sussex - Redland, he was put on trial with his friend and later found guilty of the possession.

Legendary Vickers VC10 airliner flies for the first time

The aircraft was designed to operate on long-distance routes from the shorter runways. The VC10 still holds a record for fastest crossing of the Atlantic by a sub-sonic airliner (5 hours and 1 minute). Only the supersonic Concorde was faster. The VC10 is often compared to the larger Soviet Ilyushin Il-62, which also used a rear-engined quad layout.

1958

Pele becomes the youngest player to play in a world cup final

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé is retired Brazilian professional football player. He started his career in national team very early and managed to get into final with his team even before reaching 18. Pele is by many regarded as the greatest football player of all time.

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