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'Se7en' premieres in New York City

Seven is a 1995 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by David Fincher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker. It stars Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, John C. McGinley, R. Lee Ermey, and Kevin Spacey. Seven was the seventh-highest-grossing film of the year, grossing over $327 million worldwide.

'El Mariachi' premieres at TIFF

El Mariachi is a 1992 Spanish-language American independent neo-Western action film and the first installment in the saga that came to be known as Robert Rodriguez's Mexico Trilogy. It marked the feature-length debut of Rodriguez as writer and director, and the success led him to create two further entries, Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico.

The Steve Miller Band have a UK #1

"The Joker" is a song by the Steve Miller Band from their 1973 album The Joker. More than 16 years later, in 1990, it reached #1 in the UK Singles Chart for two weeks after being used in "Great Deal", a Hugh Johnson-directed television advertisement for Levi's, thus holding the record for the longest gap between transatlantic chart-toppers.

'Relax' becomes the longest running UK chart hit

"Relax" is the debut single by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, released in the United Kingdom by ZTT Records in 1983. Although fairly inauspicious upon initial release, "Relax" finally reached number one on the UK singles chart in 1984, ultimately becoming one of the most controversial and most commercially successful records of the decade.

Pink Floyd released their ninth studio album

Wish You Were Here is the ninth studio album by English rock band Pink Floyd. It was first released in 1975 in the UK by Harvest Records and a day later in the US by Columbia Records. Inspired by the material the group composed while performing in Europe, the album was recorded in numerous sessions at Abbey Road Studios in London.

The Small Faces are at #1 on the UK singles chart

"All or Nothing" is a song written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane of the British rock band Small Faces and released as a single in 1966. The song reached number one on the UK Singles Chart two weeks after being released. The song was also a major hit in both the Netherlands, where it reached number two and Ireland, where it reached number three.

The Four Seasons earn their first #1 hit with 'Sherry'

"Sherry" is a song written by Bob Gaudio and recorded by The Four Seasons. It was the band's first nationally released single and their first number one hit, reaching the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1962. It remained at number one for five consecutive weeks and number one on the R&B charts for one week.

Elvis Presley starts a five-week run at #1 on the US charts

"Don't Be Cruel" is a song recorded by Elvis Presley and written by Otis Blackwell in 1956. The single was released in 1956 backed with "Hound Dog". Within a few weeks "Hound Dog" had risen to #2 on the Pop charts with sales of over one million. Soon after it was overtaken by "Don't Be Cruel" which took #1 on all three main charts.

Famous Marilyn Monroe 'skirt' scene is filmed

The Seven Year Itch is a 1955 American romantic comedy film based on a three-act play with the same name by George Axelrod. It contains one of the most notable images of the 20th century – Marilyn Monroe standing on a subway grate as her white dress is blown upwards by a passing train.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1977

Tom Hardy

born 1977

Sophie Dahl

born 1981

Ben Schwartz