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Legendary Egyptian actor Omar Sharif dies

Omar Sharif was an Egyptian actor. He began his career in his native country in the 1950s but is best known for his appearances in both English and American productions. Sharif died after suffering a heart attack at a famous Psychiatric hospital in Cairo called The Behman Hospital.

Hugh Grant appears on the Tonight Show

In the much-watched interview, Grant was noted for not making excuses for the incident after Leno asked him, "What the hell were you thinking?" Grant answered, "I think you know in life what's a good thing to do and what's a bad thing, and I did a bad thing. And there you have it."

The first MTV Movie awards is broadcast

The MTV Movie & TV Awards is a film and television awards show presented annually on MTV. The nominees are decided by producers and executives at MTV. Winners are decided online by the general public. Terminator 2: Judgment Day won the Best Movie category in the 1992 edition of the show.

Playboy publishes nude pictures of Madonna

Penthouse and Playboy magazines published a number of nude photos of Madonna, taken in New York in 1978. She had posed for the photographs as she needed money at the time and was paid as little as $25 a session. The publication of the photos caused a media uproar, but Madonna remained "unapologetic and defiant".

Walt Disney's "Fox & The Hound" is released

The Fox and the Hound is an American animated drama film produced by Walt Disney Productions and loosely based on the novel of the same name by Daniel P. Mannix. The film tells the story of two unlikely friends, a red fox named Tod and a hound dog named Copper.

Singer Jessica Simpson is born

Jessica Ann Johnson is an American singer, actress, and fashion designer. Simpson signed a recording contract with Columbia Records when she was sixteen and released her debut studio album in 1999. The album sold over four million copies worldwide, and spawned the top three hit "I Wanna Love You Forever".

Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara is born

Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara is a Colombian American actress and model. Vergara rose to prominence while co-hosting two television shows for Spanish-language television network Univisión in the late 1990s. Her first notable acting job in English was in the film Chasing Papi.

The funeral of Brian Jones takes place in his home town

Jones was discovered motionless at the bottom of his swimming pool at Cotchford Farm. His Swedish girlfriend, Anna Wohlin, was convinced Jones was alive when he was taken out of the pool, insisting he still had a pulse. However, by the time the doctors arrived, it was too late and he was pronounced dead.

Eric Clapton announces that Cream would break-up

Cream decided that they would break up in May 1968 during a tour of the US. Later, in July, an official announcement was made that the band would break up after a farewell tour of the United States and after playing two concerts in London.

Rolling Stones score their 1st US #1 single

"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" was first released as a single in the United States and was also featured on the American version of the Rolling Stones' fourth studio album, Out of Our Heads, released that July. "Satisfaction" was a hit, giving the Stones their first number one in the US.

Beatles' "VI" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks

Beatles VI is the Beatles' seventh Capitol Records release in the United States and Canada. It was the ninth album released into that market in less than one and a half years. The LP was released in both mono and stereo versions and reached number one in Billboard for six weeks.

200,000 Liverpudlians celebrate The Beatles return to Liverpool

The film premiered at the Pavilion Theatre in London, on the eve of Ringo Starr's 24th birthday, and the soundtrack was released four days later. A Hard Day's Night set records at the London Pavilion by grossing over $20,000 in the first week, ultimately becoming so popular that more than 1,600 prints were in circulation simultaneously.

Singer Neil Tennant is born

Neil Francis Tennant is an English musician, singer, songwriter, music journalist and co-founder of the synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys, which he formed with Chris Lowe in 1981. He also was a journalist for Smash Hits and was an assistant editor for the magazine for a period in the mid-1980s.

Singer Ronnie James Dio is born

Ronald James Padavona was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture in metal culture and was known for his medieval-themed lyrics.

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