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Tomorrowland expands to three days

2011 marked the festival's expansion to three days. Tomorrowland 2011 had the theme "The Tree of Life" and the anthem "The Way We See The World" by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike featuring Afrojack and Nervo.

Johnny Cash is at #1 on the US album chart

American V: A Hundred Highways is the 93rd overall album and a posthumous album by Johnny Cash. As the title implies, it is the fifth entry in Cash's American series. It was Cash's first album to become Number One in 37 years. It was certified Gold by the RIAA.

French singer and guitarist Sacha Distel dies

Alexandre "Sacha" Distel was a French singer and guitarist who had hits with a cover version of the Academy Award-winning "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head", "Scoubidou", and "The Good Life". Distel died aged 71, after a long illness, in Rayol-Canadel, southeast France.

Woodstock 99 music festival begins in Rome, New York

Woodstock '99 was the second large-scale music festival that attempted to emulate the original Woodstock festival of 1969. It was held in upstate New York, this time in Rome. Approximately 400,000 people attended the festival which was portrayed by the media as being marred by violence, rape, and fires.

Final episode of sitcom 'Ellen' airs on ABC

Ellen is an American television sitcom that aired on the ABC network, consisting of 109 episodes. The final episodes of Ellen were criticized for focusing too much on gay issues. Eventually, even members of the LGBT community began to criticize the show's serious new tone as well and ABC pulled the show from the air after five seasons.

The satirical news program 'The Daily Show' premieres

The half-hour-long show was first hosted by Craig Kilborn until 1998. Jon Stewart then took over as the host, making the show more strongly focused on political satire and news satire, in contrast with the pop culture focus during Kilborn's tenure.

Ewan McGregor marries Eve Mavrakis

Ewan Gordon McGregor is a Scottish actor, known internationally for his various film roles, including independent dramas, science-fiction epics, and musicals. McGregor married Eve Mavrakis, a French-Greek Jewish production designer whom he met on the set of Kavanagh QC. Together they have four daughters, one of them adopted from Mongolia.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1992

Selena Gomez

born 1981

Josh Lawson

born 1955

Willem Dafoe

died 2008

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