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'Degrassi: The Next Generation' ends

The Next Generation aired its final episode after MTV Canada and TeenNick announced the show's cancellation in 2015. However, in 2016, a sequel series, titled Degrassi: Next Class, was announced for broadcast on the Family Channel in Canada and streaming on Netflix in the United States as well as all other countries where the service is available.

'Cheers (Drink to That)' is released by Rihanna

"Cheers (Drink to That)" is a song recorded by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, from her fifth studio album, Loud. The song received positive reviews from music critics, who praised the interpolation of Lavigne's "I'm with You" and also commented that it would be a successful club song due to its lyrical content.

'The Sixth Sense' premieres

The Sixth Sense is an American supernatural horror film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film tells the story of Cole Sear, a troubled, isolated boy who is able to see and talk to the dead, and an equally troubled child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe who tries to help him.

Kelsey Grammer marries Camille Donatacci

Allen Kelsey Grammer is an American actor and comedian best known for his two-decade-long portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on the NBC sitcoms Cheers and Frasier. He married his third wife, former Playboy model Camille Donatacci after meeting on a blind date.They have two children, a daughter and a son, both born to a surrogate mother.

Peter Cetera starts a two-week run at #1 on the US charts

"Glory of Love" is a song by Peter Cetera written and composed by Cetera, David Foster and Cetera's then-wife, Diane Nini, and recorded by Cetera shortly after he left the band Chicago to pursue a solo career. "Glory of Love" peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and remained in that spot for two weeks.

Chris de Burgh hits #1 in the UK with 'The Lady In Red'

"The Lady in Red" is a song by British-Irish singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh. It was released as the second single from the album Into the Light. The song was responsible for introducing de Burgh's music to a mainstream audience worldwide.

'American Graffiti' premieres at the Locarno Festival, Switzerland

American Graffiti is an American coming-of-age comedy film directed and co-written by George Lucas starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, and Harrison Ford. The film received widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Elvis Presley rides the UK singles chart at #1

Elvis Presley's live recording of "The Wonder of You", recorded in Las Vegas, was one of his most successful records in the UK ever, topping the UK Singles Chart for six weeks. In the United States the song peaked at #9 and was one of a number of songs Presley would perform regularly at concerts.

Robert Allen Zimmerman legally becomes Bob Dylan

In 1962, the singer-songwriter changed his name from Zimmerman to Robert Dylan. Explaining his change of name in a 2004 interview, Dylan remarked, "You're born, you know, the wrong names, wrong parents. I mean, that happens. You call yourself what you want to call yourself. This is the land of the free."

Aretha Franklin appears on TV for the first time

Aretha Louise Franklin is an American singer and songwriter who began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit where her father was a minister. Her television debut was on American Bandstand, singing Don't Cry Baby and Try a Little Tenderness.

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