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Diablo III is released for PS3 and X360

Diablo III is a dungeon crawler action role-playing video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the third installment in the Diablo franchise. In the game, players choose one of seven character classes and are tasked with defeating the Lord of Terror, Diablo.

Ylvis release "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)"

"The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" is an electronic dance novelty song and viral video by Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis. The top trending video of 2013 on YouTube, "The Fox" has received over 770 million views. "The Fox" peaked at the top of the Norwegian Singles Chart and was also hugely successful in the United States.

Ariana Grande releases debut album

Yours Truly is the debut studio album by American singer Ariana Grande. Incorporating R&B, Yours Truly was influenced by Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey, amongst Grande's other idols. On the album, Grande co-wrote six out of the twelve tracks.

"Contagion" premieres at the VFF

Contagion is a 2011 American medical action thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Marion Cotillard, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, and Jennifer Ehle. The plot of Contagion concerns the spread of a virus transmitted by fomites.

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2 is released

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 is an arcade-style combat flight simulator developed by Ubisoft Bucharest and published by Ubisoft. The gameplay experience has significantly changed from that of the previous game. Unlike the previous game, the player is no longer given an option of a plane or weapon load-out for the story missions.

Michael Jackson's funeral

A public memorial service for Michael Jackson was held on 7 July 2009 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, twelve days after his death. The event was preceded by a private family service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park's Hall of Liberty in Hollywood Hills, and followed by a gathering in Beverly Hills for Jackson's family and close friends.

"I'm Not There" premieres at the Venice Festival

I'm Not There is a 2007 musical drama film directed by Todd Haynes and co-written with Oren Moverman. It is a biopic inspired by the life and music of American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Six actors depict different facets of Dylan's public personas: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, and Ben Whishaw.

"Casanova" premieres at the Venice Festival

Casanova is a 2005 American romance film directed by Lasse Hallström starring Heath Ledger and loosely based on the life of Giacomo Casanova. Despite being set in Venice, some scenes were filmed in Vicenza, particularly the Teatro Olimpico, the Renaissance theater known for its intricate forced perspective stage design.

The 40th-anniversary "Licks tour" is kicked off

The Licks Tour was a worldwide concert tour undertaken by The Rolling Stones during 2002 and 2003, in support of their 40th-anniversary compilation album Forty Licks. The tour grossed over $300 million, becoming the second highest grossing tour at that time, behind their own Voodoo Lounge Tour of 1994–1995.

UB40 have their first UK #1 single

"Red Red Wine" is a song originally written, performed, and recorded by American singer Neil Diamond in 1967. In 1983, UB40 recorded the best-known version of the song, in a lighter reggae style. The UB40 version topped the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart. Diamond later performed a UB40-inspired version of the song while on tour.

Final episode of "What's My Line?" runs on CBS

The 876th and final CBS telecast of What's My Line? was highlighted by clips from past telecasts, a visit by the show's first contestants, a challenger from the New York unemployment office, and the final mystery guest, who was John Daly himself.

Donovan goes to #1 on the US singles chart

"Sunshine Superman" is a song written and recorded by Donovan. The single was released in the US through Epic Records. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and subsequently became the title track of Donovan's 3rd album, Sunshine Superman. Chart positions were No. 1 in the US and No. 2 in the UK.

"Search for Tomorrow" airs its first episode

Search for Tomorrow is the first long-running American television soap opera. It was created by Roy Winsor and was first written by Agnes Nixon for the series' first thirteen weeks and later by Irving Vendig. The program was one of several packaged from the 1950s through the 1980s by Procter & Gamble Productions.

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