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Daniel Craig announces he will play James Bond one more time

Daniel Craig confirmed to Associated Press that the untitled 25th James Bond film will be his next project, serving as his fifth and final performance as the eponymous character. The film will be directed by Danny Boyle.

"The Expendables 3" is released

The Expendables 3 is an American action film directed by Patrick Hughes and written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, and Sylvester Stallone. It is the third installment in The Expendables film series. The story follows the mercenary group known as "The Expendables" as they come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks.

Boyzone score their fourth UK #1 single with "No Matter What"

"No Matter What" is a song from the 1996 musical Whistle Down the Wind and popularised by Irish boyband Boyzone in 1998. The song reached number-one on the UK Singles Chart and was the only Boyzone hit to become popular in the US. Jewels & Stone did a remix for the song for dance clubs which was popular.

HBO premieres The Larry Sanders Show

The Larry Sanders Show is an American television sitcom set in the office and studio of a fictional late-night talk show. Regarded as an influential and landmark series, it ranked 38 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, the only HBO comedy to make the list, and was also included in Time's list of the "100 Best TV Shows of All Time".

American actress Jennifer Lawrence is born

Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Her films have grossed over $5.7 billion worldwide, and she was the highest-paid actress in the world. Lawrence is known in the media as an advocate for feminism and gender equality. She is the founder of the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation, through which she supports various charitable organizations.

Diana Ross and Lionel Richie start a nine week run at #1 in the US

"Endless Love" is a song written by Lionel Richie and originally recorded as a duet between Richie and fellow soul singer Diana Ross. In this ballad, the singers declare their "endless love" for one another. Billboard has named the original version as the greatest song duet of all-time.

"Jesus Christ Superstar" comes to american theaters

Jesus Christ Superstar is an American musical drama film directed by Norman Jewison and co-written by Jewison and Melvyn Bragg based on the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera of the same name. The film centers on the conflict between Judas and Jesus during the week before the crucifixion of Jesus.

American actor and director Ben Affleck is born

Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt is an American actor and filmmaker. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. He began his career as a child and starred in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi in 1984.

Woodstock Rock Festival is held on Max Yasgur's 600 acre farm

The Woodstock Music & Art Fair was a music festival in the United States in 1969 which attracted an audience of more than 400,000. Billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music", it was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel.

Elvis Presley starts a five week run at #1 on the US singles chart

"It's Now or Never" is a ballad recorded by Elvis Presley in 1960. The lyrics were written by Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold. The single is the second best-selling single by Presley, and one of the best-selling singles of all time. It was recorded by Bill Porter at RCA Studio B in Nashville.

American musician Jimmy Webb is born

Jimmy Layne Webb is an American songwriter, composer, and singer. He has written numerous platinum-selling songs, including "Up, Up and Away", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman", "Galveston", "The Worst That Could Happen", "All I Know", and "MacArthur Park".

"The Wizard of Oz" premieres in Hollywood

The Wizard of Oz is an American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Widely considered to be one of the greatest films in cinema history, it is the best-known and most commercially successful adaptation of L. Frank Baum's 1900 children's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

TV chef Julia Child is born

Julia Carolyn Child was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, the most notable of which was The French Chef, which premiered in 1963.

The legendary Ethel Barrymore is born

Ethel Barrymore was an American actress and a member of the Barrymore family of actors. Barrymore was a stage actress regarded as "The First Lady of the American Theatre" whose career spanned six decades. She spent her childhood in Philadelphia and attended Roman Catholic schools there.

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