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Worms 4: Mayhem is released

Worms 4: Mayhem is a 3D artillery tactical and strategy game in the Worms series developed by Team17. It is much like its 3D predecessor Worms 3D, except that players can customize their worm's appearance as well as create their own unique weapons in a new feature called "The Weapon Factory".

Jennifer Aniston marries actor Brad Pitt in Malibu

Aniston met Brad Pitt in 1998; their relationship became high-profile as it was widely publicized in the press. She married Pitt, after two years of dating, in a lavish Malibu wedding. For a few years, their marriage was considered the rare Hollywood success.

"Two Hands" premieres in Australia

Two Hands is a 1999 Australian comedy crime film written and directed by Gregor Jordan. The film stars Heath Ledger as Jimmy, a young man in debt to Pando, a local gangster played by Bryan Brown, and also stars Rose Byrne, David Field, and Susie Porter.

Jim Carrey’s fantasy comedy The Mask is released

The Mask is an American dark fantasy superhero comedy film directed by Charles Russell, produced by Bob Engelman, and written by Mike Werb, based on the comic series of the same name published by Dark Horse Comics. The film became a critical and commercial success, grossing over $351.6 million over a $23 million budget.

Cass Elliot dies in her sleep from a heart attack

Elliot, aged 32, died in her sleep at the London flat where she was staying. According to forensic pathologist Keith Simpson, who conducted her autopsy, her death was due to heart failure. A drug screen that was part of the forensic autopsy revealed there were no drugs in her system.

Cream make their first live performance

The band made its unofficial debut at the Twisted Wheel. Its official debut came two nights later at the Sixth Annual Windsor Jazz & Blues Festival. Being new and with few original songs to its credit, they performed blues reworkings that thrilled the large crowd and earned it a warm reception.

The Beatles film "Help!" premieres in London

Help! is a British musical comedy-adventure film directed by Richard Lester, starring the Beatles and featuring Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, John Bluthal, Roy Kinnear and Patrick Cargill. The second film starring The Beatles following Lester's A Hard Day's Night, Help! sees the group come up against an evil cult.

Carl Perkins is on the UK singles chart with "Blue Suede Shoes"

"Blue Suede Shoes" is a rock-and-roll standard written and first recorded by Carl Perkins in 1955. It is considered one of the first rockabilly records, incorporating elements of blues, country and pop music of the time. Perkins' original version of the song was on the Cashbox Best Selling Singles list for 16 weeks.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1973

Stephen Dorff

born 1942

Tony Sirico

born 1959

Sanjay Dutt

born 1982

Allison Mack