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Linkin Park release their first official statement

Linkin Park released an official statement on their website as a tribute to Bennington. Shinoda announced that donations made to the band's Music for Relief charity would be redirected to the One More Light Fund, which had been set up in Bennington's memory.

Hulk Hogan is fired from WWE after racist rant

WWE terminated their contract with Hogan, stating that they are "committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds". The termination coincided with the publication of an anti-black rant made by Hogan on his controversial leaked sex tape.

Modern Family cast sues 20th Century Fox Television

Five of the cast members retained the Quinn Emanuel law firm and sued 20th Century Fox Television in an attempt to negotiate higher per-episode fees. As a result, The five adult cast members' salaries were increased from $55,000–$65,000 per episode to $150,000–$175,000, with increases every season, plus a percentage of back-end profits.

'Saving Private Ryan' is first released

Saving Private Ryan is an American epic war film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat. Set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II, the film is notable for its graphic portrayal of war, and for the intensity of its opening 27 minutes, which includes a depiction of the Omaha Beach assault during the Normandy landings.

Survivor start a six week run at #1 on the US singles chart

"Eye of the Tiger" is a song by American rock band Survivor. It was released as a single from their third album of the same name Eye of the Tiger and was also the theme song for the film Rocky III, which was released a day before the single. It gained tremendous MTV and radio airplay and topped charts worldwide.

Peter Sellers dies aged 54

Peter Sellers was an English film actor, comedian, and singer. He died as a result of a heart attack, aged 54. English filmmakers the Boulting brothers described Sellers as "the greatest comic genius this country has produced since Charles Chaplin."

Elton John scores his first UK #1 single

"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" is a duet by Elton John and Kiki Dee. It was written by Elton John with Bernie Taupin under the pseudonyms "Ann Orson" and "Carte Blanche". "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" was the first No. 1 single in the UK for both John and Kiki Dee, topping the chart for six weeks in mid-1976.

The Byrds are at #1 on the UK singles chart

"Mr. Tambourine Man" was the debut single by the American band The Byrds. The single's success initiated the folk rock boom, with many acts imitating the band's hybrid of a rock beat, jangly guitar, and poetic or socially conscious lyrics. The single gave rise to the very term "folk-rock".

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1998

Bindi Irwin

born 1979

Rose Byrne

born 1982

Anna Paquin