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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.

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.

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.

'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.

Surprising smash hit 'Dirty Dancing' premieres

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.

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.

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.

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