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Millions rock for Africa in Live8 concerts

Live 8 was a string of benefit concerts that took place in the G8 states and in South Africa. They were timed to precede the G8 conference and summit held at the Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder, Scotland. More than 1,000 musicians performed at the concerts, which were broadcast on 182 television networks and 2,000 radio networks.

Pink Floyd team up for the first time in 24 years

The main Live 8 concert was held at Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom. Originally scheduled to close at 21:30 the concert overran and went on until about 00:30, leaving many in the audience with no means of returning home. Furthermore, the event marked the first time in 24 years that Pink Floyd's seminal line-up would perform.

Classical Era star Jimmy Stewart dies

James Maitland Stewart was an American actor and military officer who is among the most honored and popular stars in film history. A thrombosis formed in his right leg, leading to a pulmonary embolism one week later. Surrounded by his children, Stewart died at the age of 89 at his home in Beverly Hills, California.

The first artist has five number one singles from one album

Five of the singles hit No. 1 in the United States, while a sixth charted within the top ten, and a seventh charted within the top twenty on the Hot 100. Bad also peaked at No. 1 in thirteen countries. The only songs on the album which were not released as commercial singles were "Speed Demon" and "Just Good Friends".

Actress Lindsay Lohan is born

Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress, businesswoman, fashion designer, and singer. Born and raised in New York, Lohan was signed to Ford Models as a child. Having appeared as a regular on Another World at age 10, her breakthrough came in Disney Pictures' The Parent Trap.

Frank Sinatra hits #1 on the US singles chart

"Strangers in the Night" is a song credited to Bert Kaempfert with English lyrics by Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder. Reaching #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the Easy Listening chart, it was the title song for Sinatra's album Strangers in the Night, which became his most commercially successful album.

Elvis Presley records "Hound Dog" & "Don't Be Cruel"

"Hound Dog" has been recorded more than 250 times. The best-known version is the 1956 recording by Elvis Presley, which is ranked number 19 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time; it is also one of the best-selling singles of all time.

"Bob & Ray show" premieres on NBC radio

Bob and Ray were an American comedy duo whose career spanned five decades. Composed of comedians Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, the duo's format was typically to satirize the medium in which they were performing, such as conducting radio or television interviews, with off-the-wall dialogue presented in a generally deadpan style.

Curb Your Enthusiasm star, Larry David, is born

Lawrence Gene David is an American comedian, writer, actor, playwright, and television producer. He and Jerry Seinfeld created the television series Seinfeld. David has subsequently gained further recognition for the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, which he also created, in which he stars as a semi-fictionalized version of himself.

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