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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is released

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is an action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog. It is a standalone expansion to Uncharted 4, and the first Uncharted game not to feature protagonist Nathan Drake. The Lost Legacy received generally positive reviews, with praise for its design, characterization and chemistry between the characters, and writing.

Shoreham Air show disaster

Military airplane Hawker Hunter T7 crashed near the Shoreham Air Show, Brighton, on the highway. 7 people have died. The pilot survived and was accused of killing.

Songwriter and producer Jerry Leiber dies

Jerry Leiber, the lyricist who, with his partner, Mike Stoller, wrote some of the most enduring classics in the history of rock ’n’ roll, including “Hound Dog,” “Yakety Yak,” “Stand By Me” and “On Broadway,” died in Los Angeles, at the age of 78.

Nicholas Ashford, one half of Ashford and Simpson dies

Ashford was suffering from throat cancer when he was taken to New York hospital to undergo treatment, but the cause of his death was not immediately reported. However, his death was announced by his former music publicist Liz Rosenberg. Nick Ashford died in the hospital at the age of 70, four days before his wife's 65th birthday.

The last Jewish settlers left the Gaza Strip

The evacuation of the settlers was completed by 22 August, after which demolition crews razed 2,800 houses, community buildings, and 26 synagogues. Two synagogues, whose construction allowed for them to be taken apart and reassembled, were dismantled and rebuilt in Israel.

Geri Halliwell scores her first UK #1 solo single

"Mi Chico Latino" is a song recorded by English singer Geri Halliwell for her debut solo album Schizophonic. The song was a commercial success in the United Kingdom, debuting at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Halliwell's first number-one solo single in the country.

Singer Dua Lipa is born

Dua Lipa is an English singer, songwriter, and model. Her musical career began at age 14 when she began covering songs by other artists on YouTube. In 2015, she signed with Warner Music Group and released her first single soon after.


Ryan becomes the first MLB pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts

Against the Oakland Athletics, Ryan struck out Rickey Henderson to become the only pitcher to record 5,000 career strikeouts. His 4,999th and 5,001st strikeouts were from the same man, Athletics catcher Ron Hassey. Two years later, at 44, Ryan finished fifth in the league in ERA and third in strikeouts.

Madonna's "Who's That Girl" single goes #1

"Who's That Girl" is a song by American singer Madonna from the soundtrack album of the 1987 film, Who's That Girl. The song became Madonna's sixth single to top the Billboard Hot 100 while peaking atop the charts in countries like the United Kingdom, Canada, Netherlands, Ireland, and Belgium.

Photoshop maker Adobe goes public on Nasdaq

Adobe Systems Incorporated, commonly known as Adobe, is an American multinational computer software company. Adobe Systems entered NASDAQ in August 1986. Its revenue has grown from roughly $1 billion in 1999 to $4 billion in 2012.

English actor and comedian James Corden is born

James Kimberley Corden is an English actor, writer, producer, comedian, television host, and singer. He hosts The Late Late Show with James Corden, a late-night television talk show on CBS. Along with Welsh actress Ruth Jones, Corden co-created, co-wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey.

Kenya's founding father dies

Kenyatta died in the State House, Mombasa. The Kenyan government had been preparing for Kenyatta's death since at least his 1968 stroke; it had requested British assistance in organizing his state funeral as a result of the UK's longstanding experience in this area.

American actress and comedian Kristen Wiig is born

Kristen Carroll Wiig is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, and such films as Bridesmaids, The Martian, and Ghostbusters.


Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies

The International Olympic Committee offered Rhodesia the opportunity to compete in the upcoming 1972 Summer Olympics if it did so with a British identity. Rhodesia agreed and sent 44 athletes in eight sports to Munich in its largest and most diverse delegation. Another threat of a boycott from African nations, however, led the IOC to withdraw Rhodesia's invitation.

Ringo quits The Beatles during "The White Album" sessions

During the recording of the White Album, relations within the band became openly divisive. Their collective group dynamic began to decay; at times only one or two Beatles were involved in the recording for a track. Eventually, Starr had grown weary of McCartney's overbearing approach and Lennon's passive-aggressive behavior and left the band.

American actor Ty Burrell is born

Tyler Gerald Burrell is an American actor and comedian. He originally rose to prominence in several roles on Broadway including Macbeth, and the off-Broadway plays Corners, The Blue Demon, Burn This, and Show People. His first feature film role was in 2001's Evolution.

McDonald's serves 1st Big Mac

The Big Mac was created by Jim Delligatti, an early Ray Kroc franchisee, who was operating several restaurants in the Pittsburgh area. It was invented in the kitchen of Delligatti's first McDonald's franchise, located on McKnight Road in suburban Ross Township. The Big Mac had two previous names, both of which failed in the marketplace.

Singer and composer Tori Amos is born

Tori Amos is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range. Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University at the age of five, the youngest person ever to have been admitted.


The BBC launches its Match of the Day football show

The first football-related edition of Match of the Day was screened on BBC Two and showed highlights of a game between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield. The programme's audience was estimated at only 20,000, less than half of the attendance at the ground.

The Supremes start a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart

"Where Did Our Love Go" is a song recorded by American music group the Supremes for the Motown label. "Where Did Our Love Go" was the first single by the Supremes to go to the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart in the United States, a position it held for two weeks.

NASA test pilot Joe Walker takes the X-15 to 108 kilometers

It was the highest flight of the X-15. It remained highest manned flight by a spaceplane until the 1981 flight of Space Shuttle Columbia. The entire flight was about 12 minutes from launch to landing. TheX-15 engine burned about 85 seconds. Walker experienced 3 to 5 minutes of weightlessness. Re-entry heating warmed the exterior of the X-15 to 650°C.

Musician Roland Orzabal is born

Roland Orzabal is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as a co-founder of Tears for Fears, of which he is the main songwriter and joint vocalist, but he has also achieved success as a producer of other artists.

Elvis Presley begins working on his first movie

Love Me Tender is an American black-and-white CinemaScope motion picture directed by Robert D. Webb and released by 20th Century Fox. The film, named after the song, stars Richard Egan, Debra Paget, and Elvis Presley in his acting debut. It is in the Western genre with musical numbers.


The first black competitor in international tennis

Althea Gibson was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis. She became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title. The following year she won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals, then won both again in 1958, and was voted Female Athlete of the Year.

American biologist Thomas Lovejoy is born

He is often called the Godfather of Biodiversity. Lovejoy played a central role in the establishment of conservation biology. He was an early advocate for the preservation of the Amazonian rain forest. He ran a large-scale experiment in the Amazon, known as the known as the Minimum Critical Size of Ecosystems (MCSE) Project.


American baseball player Carl Yastrzemski is born

Carl Michael Yastrzemski is an American former Major League Baseball player. Yastrzemski played his entire 23-year Major League career with the Boston Red Sox. He was primarily a left fielder, but also played 33 games as a third baseman and mostly was a first baseman and designated hitter later in his career.

BBC begins regular TV broadcasts from Broadcasting House

The BBC began its own regular television programming from the basement of Broadcasting House, London. The studio moved to larger quarters in 16 Portland Place, London, in 1934, and continued broadcasting the 30-line images, carried by telephone line to the medium wave transmitter at Brookmans Park, until 1935.

American surgeon Denton Cooley is born

He is known as a heart-transplant pioneer. Cooley was the first to implant an artificial heart in a human and first to successfully remove pulmonary embolisms. His skill as a surgeon was demonstrated as he successfully performed numerous bloodless open-heart surgeries on Jehovah's Witnesses patients beginning in the early 1960s.

Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping is born

Deng Xiaoping was a Chinese politician. He was the paramount leader of the People's Republic of China from 1978 until his retirement in 1989. While Deng never held office as the head of state, head of government or General Secretary, he nonetheless was responsible for economic reforms and an opening to the global economy.

The first president rides in a car in public

President Theodore Roosevelt kicked off a tour of New England with a car ride through Connecticut. His journey marked the first time a United States president made a public appearance by an automobile while in office.

Cadillac Motor Company is founded

Cadillac is among the oldest automobile brands in the world, second in the United States only to fellow GM marque Buick. The firm was founded from the remnants of the Henry Ford Company in 1902. It was named after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, who founded Detroit, Michigan. The Cadillac crest is based on his coat of arms.

German film director Leni Riefenstahl is born

Leni Riefenstahl was a German film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, photographer, actress, and dancer. In the 1930s, she directed Triumph des Willens and Olympia, resulting in worldwide attention and acclaim. The movies are widely considered two of the most effective, and technically innovative, propaganda films ever made.

Twelve nations sign the First Geneva Convention

The First Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field is the first of four treaties of the Geneva Conventions. It defines "the basis on which rest the rules of international law for the protection of the victims of armed conflicts."


The first America's Cup is won by the yacht America

The 100 Guineas Cup was the first competition for America's Cup trophy. The race was won by the yacht America, leading to the trophy being renamed "America's Cup". The 1851 edition was a fleet race, unlike modern America's Cups finals, which are currently match races.

The Battle of Bosworth Field

The Battle of Bosworth Field was the last significant battle of the Wars of the Roses, the civil war between the Houses of Lancaster and York that extended across England in the latter half of the 15th century. Fought on 22 August 1485, the battle was won by the Lancastrians. Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, by his victory became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty. His opponent, Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle. Historians consider Bosworth Field to mark the end of the Plantagenet dynasty, making it a defining moment of English and Welsh history.

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Vic Fangio

born 1995

Dua Lipa

born 1978

James Corden