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'The First' is released on Hulu

The First is an American-British drama series created by Beau Willimon and starring Sean Penn and Natascha McElhone. It follows "the first human mission to Mars while exploring the challenges of taking the first steps toward interplanetary colonization.

'The Predator' is released in the US

The Predator is a science fiction action movie directed by Shane Black and is the fourth installment in the Predator film series. Filming took place in British Columbia from February to June 2017, with the entire third act being reshot in July 2018 following poor test screenings.

Selena Gomez reveals she had a kidney transplant

Selena announced via Instagram that she had withdrawn from public events during the previous few months because she had received a kidney transplant from actress and friend Francia Raisa. During the transplant, Gomez broke an artery. An emergency surgery was conducted to build a new artery using a vein from her leg.

Bayer and Monsanto agree to merge

In September 2016, German pesticide company announced it decided to purchase American seed/pesticide company Monsanto for 66 billion dollars. Bayer and Monsanto have increased their lobbying spending over the years, breaking new records with the 2016 election spending $1.2 million to date.

A life-size bronze statue of singer Amy Winehouse is unveiled

The event, three years after her death, fell on what would have been her 31st birthday. Her father, Mitch Winehouse, said she was "in love with Camden" and it was the place fans associated with her. Created by sculptor Scott Eaton, the statue features the Back to Black star with her hand on hip and her trademark beehive hairdo.

'The Golden Girls' premieres on NBC

The first season of the American television comedy series The Golden Girls originally aired on NBC in the United States between 1985 and 1986. Created by television writer Susan Harris, the series was produced by Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions and Touchstone Television. It stars Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Betty White, and Estelle Getty.

Madonna steals the very first MTV VMA show

Madonna performed "Like a Virgin" as she emerged from a 17-foot wedding cake gowned in a wedding dress. Not long into the performance, Madonna accidentally kicked off one of her white high heel shoes and she rolled around on the ground in order to cover up the mistake.

Grace Kelly dies in a car crash

Princess Grace died at Monaco Hospital, succumbing to injuries sustained in a traffic collision the day before. After her death the French physicians treating her reported that a CAT scan had revealed she had suffered two brain hemorrhages.

Eric Clapton scores a US #1 with 'I Shot The Sheriff'

"I Shot the Sheriff" is a song written by Bob Marley and released in 1973 by The Wailers. Eric Clapton recorded a cover version that was included on his 1974 album 461 Ocean Boulevard. It is the most successful version of the song, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Hollywood royalty Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis divorce

Janet Leigh was an American actress, singer, dancer, and author. Raised in Stockton, California, by working-class parents, Leigh was discovered at age eighteen by actress Norma Shearer, who helped her secure a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Little Richard records 'Tutti Frutti'

"Tutti Frutti" is a song written by Little Richard along with Dorothy LaBostrie that was recorded in 1955 and became his first major hit record. With its opening cry and its hard-driving sound and wild lyrics, it became not only a model for many future Little Richard songs but also a model for rock and roll itself.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1983

Amy Winehouse

born 1947

Sam Neill

died 1982

Grace Kelly