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Reality show "Cops" celebrates its 1000th episode

Cops celebrated its 1,000th episode with a live special on Spike called Cops: Beyond the Bust, hosted by Terry Crews, which included historical clips from the run of the series as well as reunions of officers and the suspects that they arrested. The date of the 1,000th episode also marked a shift from Saturday to Monday airing.

FXX breaks TV marathon record

FXX is an American digital cable and satellite television channel owned by 21st Century Fox. The channel is best known for setting the record for the longest continuous marathon in the history of television, which featured every single episode of The Simpsons that had already been released at the time, which numbered over 550.

Tarantino’s "Inglorious Basterds" is released

Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 war film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film tells the alternate history story of two plots to assassinate Nazi Germany's leadership, one planned by Shosanna Dreyfus, a young French Jewish cinema proprietor, and the other by a team of Jewish American soldiers led by First Lieutenant Aldo Raine.

BioShock is released

BioShock is a first-person shooter video game developed by 2K Boston and 2K Australia and published by 2K Games. BioShock received critical acclaim and was particularly praised by critics for its morality-based storyline, immersive environments, and its unique setting, and is considered to be one of the greatest video games of all time.

Robert Moog, inventor of the synthesiser, dies

Robert Arthur Moog, a founder of Moog Music, was an American engineer and pioneer of electronic music, best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer. Moog was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor in April and died three months later, at the age of 71 in Asheville, North Carolina.

Final episode of "Six Feet Under" airs

Six Feet Under is an American drama television series created and produced by Alan Ball. It premiered on the premium cable network HBO in the United States in 2001, and ended in 2005, spanning five seasons and 63 episodes. It depicts the lives of the Fisher family, who run a funeral home in Los Angeles, and their friends and lovers.

"Be Here Now" becomes one of the fastest selling albums ever

On the first day of release, Be Here Now sold over 424,000 copies, becoming the fastest-selling album in British chart history, while initial reviews were overwhelmingly positive. The album's producer Owen Morris said the recording sessions were marred by arguments and drug abuse, and that the band's only motivations were commercial.

"Barton Fink" is released in the US

Barton Fink is an American period film written, produced, directed and edited by the Coen brothers. It stars John Turturro in the title role as a young New York City playwright who is hired to write scripts for a film studio in Hollywood, and John Goodman as Charlie, the insurance salesman who lives next door at the run-down Hotel Earle.

American actress and singer Hayden Panettiere is born

Hayden Lesley Panettiere is an American actress, model, singer, and activist. She is known for playing cheerleader Claire Bennet on the NBC sci-fi series Heroes and Juliette Barnes in the ABC/CMT musical-drama series Nashville. A native of New York, she first appeared in a commercial at the age of eleven months.

Surprising smash hit "Dirty Dancing" premiers

Dirty Dancing is an American romantic drama dance film written by Eleanor Bergstein, directed by Emile Ardolino and starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the lead roles, and featuring Cynthia Rhodes and Jerry Orbach. Originally a low-budget film by a new studio, Vestron Pictures, Dirty Dancing became a box office hit.

Bono of U2 marries his highschool love Alison Stewart

Bono is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is married to activist and businesswoman Alison Hewson. The couple has four children: daughters Jordan and Memphis Eve, and sons Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q and John Abraham.

Marvelettes release "Please Mr. Postman"

The Marvelettes recording features lead singer Gladys Horton hoping that the postman has brought her a letter from her boyfriend, who is away at war. The accompaniment is provided by the Funk Brothers, including Marvin Gaye on drums. The Marvelettes' version later appeared in a bar fight scene in the film Mean Streets, directed by Martin Scorsese.

Patsy Cline records "Crazy"

Patsy Cline was already a country music superstar and looking for material to extend a string of hits. She picked it as a follow-up to her previous big hit "I Fall to Pieces". "Crazy", its complex melody suiting Cline's vocal talent perfectly, was released in late 1961, and immediately became another huge hit for Cline.

English-American actress Kim Cattrall is born

Kim Victoria Cattrall is an English-Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Samantha Jones in the HBO romantic comedy series Sex and the City, for which she received five Emmy Award nominations and four Golden Globe Award nominations, winning the 2002 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.

Singer Jackie DeShannon is born

Jackie DeShannon is an American singer-songwriter with a string of hit song credits from the 1960s onwards, as both singer and composer. She was one of the first female singer-songwriters of the rock 'n' roll period. She is best known as the singer of "What the World Needs Now Is Love" and "Put a Little Love in Your Heart".

Singer Kenny Rogers is born

Kenneth Ray Rogers is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Rogers has charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres and topped the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States alone.

Legendary jazz giant Count Basie is born

Count Basie was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. Basie formed his own jazz orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra and led the group for almost 50 years, creating innovations like the use of two "split" tenor saxophones, emphasizing the rhythm section, using arrangers to broaden their sound, and others.

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