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Jon Stewart hosts his final episode of 'The Daily Show'

Stewart's final episode aired as an hour-long special in three segments. The first featured a reunion of a majority of the correspondents and contributors from throughout the show's history as well as a pre-recorded "anti-tribute" from various frequent guests and "friends" of the show.

Filmmaker John Hughes dies

While out on a walk one summer morning in New York, Hughes suffered a fatal heart attack and was pronounced dead at the hospital. His legacy after his death was honored by many, and he was even honored at the 2010 Oscars by actors with whom he had worked, including Matthew Broderick, Molly Ringwald, and Anthony Michael Hall.

James Blunt is at #1 on the UK singles chart

"You're Beautiful" is a song co-written by the British singer James Blunt, Sacha Skarbek, and Amanda Ghost for Blunt's debut album, Back to Bedlam. It was released as the third single from the album in 2005. In the United Kingdom and Australia, the song reached number one and number two respectively.

Whitney Houston becomes one of the highest-paid musicians

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American singer and actress. Houston signed one of the biggest record deals in music history, with Arista/BMG. She renewed her contract for $100 million to deliver six new albums, on which she would also earn royalties.

The Ramones played their farewell concert

In addition to a reappearance by Dee Dee, the show featured several guests including Motörhead's Lemmy, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Soundgarden's Chris Cornell and Ben Shepherd, Numskull's Ralph Foster and Rancid's Tim Armstrong and Lars Frederiksen.

Guns N' Roses debut album goes to #1 in the US

"Appetite for Destruction" is the debut studio album by American hard rock band Guns N' Roses. It was released by Geffen Records to massive commercial success. It topped the Billboard 200 and became the best-selling debut album as well as the 11th best-selling album in the United States.

'Pink Floyd's The Wall' opens in movie theatres in New York

Pink Floyd – The Wall is a British live-action/animated musical drama film directed by Alan Parker with animated segments by political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe, and is based on the 1979 Pink Floyd album of the same name. The film is mostly driven by music and does not feature much dialogue.

ABBA score their first US top 10 hit when 'Waterloo' goes to #6

"Waterloo" is the first single from the Swedish pop group ABBA's second album, Waterloo and their first under the Epic and Atlantic labels. The single became a No. 1 hit in several countries. It reached the U.S. Top 10 and went on to sell nearly six million copies, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.

The Beatles release album 'Help!'

Help! is the fifth studio album by English rock band the Beatles and the soundtrack from their film Help!. It was the fifth UK album release by the band and contains fourteen songs in its original British form. Seven of these, including the singles "Help!" and "Ticket to Ride", appeared in the film and took up the first side of the vinyl album.

Chubby Checker appears on American Bandstand

Checker's "Twist" was a nationwide hit, aided by his many appearances on Dick Clark's American Bandstand, and the Top 10 American Bandstand ranking of the song. The song was so ubiquitous that Checker felt that his critics thought that he could only succeed with dance records typecasting him as a dance artist.

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