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Emma Stone is the year's highest-paid actress

In 2015, Forbes published that Stone had become one of the highest-paid actresses with earnings of $6.5 million. The magazine would rank her as the world's highest-paid actress two years later with yearly earnings of $26 million.

Ellen DeGeneres marries Portia de Rossi

Since 2004, DeGeneres has had a relationship with Portia de Rossi. After the overturn of the same-sex marriage ban in California, DeGeneres, and de Rossi were engaged, and married at their home in Beverly Hills, California, where they live with their four dogs and three cats.

ABC premieres the US version of 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?'

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is an American television game show based on the same-titled British program and developed for the United States by Michael Davies. The show features a quiz competition in which contestants attempt to win a top prize of $1,000,000 by answering a series of multiple-choice questions of increasing difficulty.

Madonna starts a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart

"Papa Don't Preach" is a song by American singer Madonna from her third studio album True Blue. The song was a commercial success. It became Madonna's fourth number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100, and performed well internationally, reaching the top position in the United Kingdom and Australia.

Madonna marries Sean Penn

Madonna started dating actor Sean Penn while filming a music video, recreating Marilyn Monroe's performance of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" from the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. They married on her birthday in 1985.

'My Sharona' is awarded a Gold record

"My Sharona" is the debut single by the Knack. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, representing one million copies sold, and was Capitol Records' fastest gold status debut single since the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand".

Elvis Presley dies

Elvis Presley was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll". Years of prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at his Graceland estate at the age of 42.

The Beatles record 14 takes of 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'

Working at Abbey Road Studios in London on "The White Album", The Beatles recorded 14 takes of the new George Harrison´s song 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps', taking the song from its early acoustic version into an electric version.

Pete Best is fired from The Beatles

The Beatles invited Best to join on the eve of the group's first Hamburg season of club dates. Ringo Starr eventually replaced Best when the group's manager, Brian Epstein, exiled Best under the direction of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, following their first recording session at Abbey Road Studios in London.

The first color sound cartoon is released

Fiddlesticks is a ground-breaking 1930 animated cartoon film. It is the first complete sound cartoon to be photographed in two-strip Technicolor, and was also Ub Iwerks's first cartoon since he departed from Walt Disney's studio.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1970

Saif Ali Khan

born 1958


born 1962

Steve Carell

born 1975

Taika Waititi