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Horror movie The Meg is released

The Meg is an upcoming science fiction horror film directed by Jon Turteltaub with a screenplay by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, and Erich Hoeber. The film stars Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis, and follows a group of scientists who must stop a 75-foot Megalodon shark from terrorizing a beach.

Katy Perry tops the UK singles chart with "I Kissed A Girl"

"I Kissed a Girl" is a song recorded by American singer Katy Perry for her second studio album, One of the Boys. The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for seven consecutive weeks, becoming the 1,000th number-one song of the rock era. The single has sold over 4.7 million digital copies in the US alone.

James Blunt is at #1 on the UK singles chart

"You're Beautiful" is a song by the British singer James Blunt. In the United Kingdom and Australia, the song reached number one and number two respectively. When released as the debut single from Back to Bedlam in Canada and the United States, it reached number one on both charts and received widespread airplay.

Lisa Marie Presley marries actor Nicolas Cage at a resort in Hawaii

Presley's third marriage was to Cage. They were married in an oceanside ceremony near the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii. Cage had proposed just ten days earlier. Cage filed for divorce after 108 days of marriage.

Michael Jackson drops his 5th album Off the Wall

Off the Wall is the fifth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released in the United States by Epic Records and internationally by CBS Records. The record was a departure from Jackson's previous work for Motown Records. Its lyrical themes on the record relate to escapism, liberation, loneliness, hedonism, and romance.

Simon and Garfunkel hit #1 on the UK album chart

"Bridge over Troubled Water" is the fifth and final studio album by American folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, released on Columbia Records Critically and commercially successful, the album topped the charts in over ten countries and received two Grammy Awards, plus four more for the title song.

Elvis Presley plays the first night of a four-week engagement

Presley returned to the International in 1970 for the first of the year's two month-long engagements, performing two shows a night. Recordings from these shows were issued on the album On Stage. Presley was performing in a jumpsuit, which would become a trademark of his live act.

Tom Jones goes to #1 on the UK album chart with "Delilah"

"Delilah" is a song recorded by Welsh singer Tom Jones. It reached No. 1 in the charts of several countries including Germany and Switzerland. It reached No 2 in the British charts in March 1968 and was the sixth best selling single of that year. The US Billboard chart records its highest position as 15.

Little Stevie Wonder starts a three week run at #1 in the US

"Fingertips" is a hit single recorded live by "Little" Stevie Wonder for Motown's then Tamla label. Wonder's first hit single, "Fingertips" was the first live, non-studio recording to reach No.1 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in the United States since Johnny Standley's 1952 comic monologue "It's in the Book".

Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man makes his debut

Spider-Man is a fictional superhero created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko. He first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 in the Silver Age of Comic Books. He appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, as well as in a number of movies, television shows, and video game adaptations.

Helen Shapiro is at #1 on the UK singles chart

"You Don't Know " is a 1961 single by Helen Shapiro. It was written by John Schroeder and Mike Hawker and released on the Columbia label in the United Kingdom. "You Don't Know" topped the UK Singles Chart for three weeks. The single sold over a million copies and earned Shapiro a gold disc.

Alfred Hitchcock’s "Psycho" opens in Los Angeles.

Psycho is a 1960 American psychological horror film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock and written by Joseph Stefano. It stars Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, John Gavin, Vera Miles. and Martin Balsam, and was based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Robert Bloch.

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