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'The Good Place' is released on NBC

The Good Place is an American fantasy comedy television series created by Michael Schur. The series focuses on Eleanor Shellstrop, who wakes up in the afterlife and is introduced by Michael to "The Good Place", a highly selective Heaven-like utopia he designed, as a reward for her righteous life.

Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

During their twelve-year relationship, "Brangelina" were the subject of worldwide media coverage. After the initial scandal subsided, they became one of Hollywood's most glamorous couples. After two years of marriage, the couple separated in September 2016. In her divorce filing, Jolie requested physical custody of their children.

'John Wick' premieres at the Austin Fantastic Fest

John Wick is 2014 American neo-noir action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad. It stars Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, and Willem Dafoe. It is the first installment in the John Wick film series.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are the world's highest-paid couple, $95 million

In 2013, Beyoncé's endorsements of Pepsi and H&M made her and Jay-Z the world's first billion dollar couple in the music industry. That year, Beyoncé was published as the fourth most-powerful celebrity in the Forbes rankings.

'2 Broke girls' first airs on CBS

The series was created and executively produced by Michael Patrick King and Whitney Cummings. The season introduces Max Black, a sarcastic below-the-poverty-line waitress, and Caroline Channing, a disgraced New York socialite turned waitress, who both pool their money together to pay for their future cupcake business.

'Boardwalk Empire' premieres on HBO

Boardwalk Empire is an American period crime drama television series created by Terence Winter and broadcast on the premium cable channel HBO. The series is set chiefly in Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition era of 1920s and stars Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson.

Status Quo have had more hit singles than any other band in UK

Veteran rock group Status Quo have had more hit singles than any other band in UK chart history, according to research published by Guinness World Records. The band has scored 61 chart successes, dating from Pictures of Matchstick Men in 1968 to You'll Come Around in 2004.

'How I Met Your Mother' first airs on CBS

"Pilot" is the pilot episode of American television sitcom How I Met Your Mother, which premiered on CBS. It was written by series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, and directed by Pamela Fryman. The pilot takes place in 2030, as a future Ted Mosby is telling his kids the story of how he met their mother.

'Angels in America' wins a record 11 Emmy Awards

The HBO miniseries Angels in America had the most successful night. It became the first and only program to sweep every major category, going 7/7, in Emmy history. It also joined Caesar's Hour, in 1957, as the only program to win all four main acting categories.

'My Family' first airs on BBC

The first series of BBC family sitcom My Family originally aired between 19 September and 7 November 2000. The first episode of the series, and the pilot episode, is entitled "The Serpent's Tooth". All eight episodes in the first series are thirty minutes long.

Robbie Williams scores his first solo UK #1 single

"Millennium" is a song by English singer Robbie Williams from his album I've Been Expecting You. It was released as the album's first track which became Williams' first single to top the UK Singles Chart. The song also received extensive airplay in the United States and Canada, where it was the lead single from Williams' 1999 compilation album.

'Goodfellas' opens

Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is an adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. The film narrates the rise and fall of mob associate Henry Hill and his friends and family from 1955 to 1980.

Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a concert in Central Park

The concert attracted more than 500,000 people, at that time the largest ever concert attendance. Warner Bros. Records released a live album of the show, The Concert in Central Park, which went double platinum in the US. A 90-minute recording of the concert was sold to Home Box Office for over $1 million.

'Ordinary People' premieres in New York

Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor Robert Redford. The film stars Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, and Timothy Hutton. The screenplay by Alvin Sargent was based upon the 1976 novel Ordinary People by Judith Guest.

The first Glastonbury Festival is held

Glastonbury Festival is a five-day festival of performing arts that takes place near Pilton, Somerset, England. In addition to contemporary music, the festival hosts dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other arts. Leading pop and rock artists have headlined, alongside thousands of others appearing on smaller stages and performance areas.

Diana Ross starts a three week run at #1 on the US singles chart

"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" is a song written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson and in 1970 remade by Diana Ross. The remake was similar to gospel with elements of classical music strings, spoken word passages from Ross, with The Andantes, Jimmy Beavers, Jo Armstead, Ashford & Simpson, and Brenda Evans and Billie Calvin of The Undisputed Truth as backing singers, giving the song a soul and gospel vocal element.

Chubby Checker goes to #1 on the US singles chart

"The Twist" is an American pop song written and originally released in early 1959 by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters as a B-side to "Teardrops on Your Letter". Chubby Checker's 1960 cover version of the song gave birth to the Twist dance craze. His single became a hit, reaching number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Khrushchev is barred from visiting Disneyland

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev spent thirteen days in the United States, with two requests: to visit Disneyland and to meet John Wayne, Hollywood's top box-office draw. Due to the Cold War tension and security concerns, he was famously denied an excursion to Disneyland.

Charlie Chaplin is banned from re-entering the US

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film. He became a worldwide icon through his screen persona, "The Tramp", and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry.

The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time

Blackpool Illuminations is an annual lights festival, founded in 1879 and first switched on 19 September that year, held each autumn in the British seaside resort of Blackpool on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire. Also known locally as The Lights or The Illuminations, they run each year for sixty-six days.

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