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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.

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.

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dies

Michael Clarke Duncan was an American actor, best known for his breakout role as John Coffey in The Green Mile. Duncan was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center after suffering a heart attack. He died from heart attack complications in Los Angeles at the age of 54.

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.

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.

American Dj Redfoo is born

Stefan Kendal Gordy, better known by his stage name Redfoo, is an American rapper, dancer, record producer, DJ, singer and songwriter best known for being part of the musical duo LMFAO, and for their hit song, "Party Rock Anthem." Redfoo formed the duo with his nephew, Sky Blu.

American singer Jennifer Paige is born

Jennifer Paige is an American singer and songwriter. She is best known for the 1998 pop hit "Crush". Her debut album, Jennifer Paige, was released in August 1998, and consisted of guitar-driven mid-tempo songs such as "Questions", "Between You and Me", "Get to Me", and "Just to Have You".

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.

Actor Charlie Sheen is born

Charlie Sheen is an American actor. Sheen has appeared in films including Platoon, Major League, Hot Shots!, and The Three Musketeers. Sheen replaced Michael J. Fox in Spin City, his performance earning him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. He then starred in Two and a Half Men which earned him several Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations.

"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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