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Writer Gore Vidal dies

Eugene Luther Gore Vidal was an American writer and public intellectual known for his patrician manner, epigrammatic wit, and polished style of writing. Vidal began to suffer from Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome, a brain disorder often caused by alcoholism. He died of pneumonia at his home in the Hollywood Hills at the age of 86.

Christina Aguilera scores her first US #1 single

"Genie in a Bottle" is a song by American singer Christina Aguilera from her self-titled debut album. The single achieved commercial success, peaking atop the record charts of 21 countries. In the United States, the song peaked atop the Billboard Hot 100.

"You've Got A Friend" goes to #1 on the US singles chart

Taylor's version was released as a single and reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. The James Taylor version also spent one week at the top of the Easy Listening charts. Billboard ranked it as the No. 17 song for 1971.

Musician Jim Corr is born

James Steven Ignatius "Jim" Corr is an Irish musician, singer, and songwriter. He is a member of the Irish folk/rock band The Corrs, the other members being his three younger sisters Andrea, Sharon and Caroline. He is also a DJ.

Country singer Jim Reeves is killed in a plane crash

James Travis Reeves was an American country and popular music singer-songwriter. With records charting from the 1950s to the 1980s, he became well known as a practitioner of the Nashville sound. Reeves died in the crash of his private airplane. He is a member of both the Country Music and Texas Country Music Halls of Fame.

Producer and DJ Fatboy Slim is born

Fatboy Slim is an English DJ, musician, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. As a solo electronic act, he has won ten MTV Video Music Awards and two Brit Awards. His records helped to popularise the big beat genre, which achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s.

Actress Geraldine Chaplin is born

Geraldine Leigh Chaplin is a prolific actress of English, French, and Spanish language films, the fourth child of Charlie Chaplin, the first of eight with fourth wife Oona O'Neill. After beginnings in dance and modeling, she turned her attention to acting and made her American acting debut in her portrayal of Tonya in David Lean's Doctor Zhivago.

Anniversaries of famous

born 1994

Lil Uzi Vert

born 1965

J. K. Rowling

born 1992

Kiara Advani

born 1974

Emilia Fox