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"Colette" is released in the US

Colette is a 2018 British biographical drama film, directed by Wash Westmoreland, from a screenplay by Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer, based upon the life of the French novelist Colette. It stars Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Eleanor Tomlinson and Denise Gough.

"Maniac" is released on Netflix

Maniac is an American dark comedy web television miniseries, based on the Norwegian television series of the same name by Hakon Bast Mossige and Espen PA Lervaag. The series is written by Patrick Somerville, directed by Cary Fukunaga, and stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.

Firewatch is released for Xbox One

Firewatch is an adventure game developed by Campo Santo and published by Campo Santo in partnership with Panic. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, and PlayStation 4, and for Xbox One. The story follows a fire lookout named Henry in the Shoshone National Forest, a year after the Yellowstone fires of 1988.

Civilization V is released

Sid Meier's Civilization V is a 4X video game in the Civilization series developed by Firaxis Games. In Civilization V, the player leads a civilization from prehistoric times into the future on a procedurally generated map, attempting to achieve one of a number of different victory conditions.

Civilization IV: Colonization is released

Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization is a remake of the 1994 turn-based strategy game Sid Meier's Colonization. Players control settlers from one of four European nations, Spain, England, France, or the Netherlands, that are trying to conquer or colonize the New World in the period between 1492–1792.


The final home game is played at Yankee Stadium

The Yankees played their final day game at the Yankee Stadium in September 2008. On a day the Yankees could have faced elimination from the postseason, they prevailed over the Baltimore Orioles, 1-0, to live for another day — the final day at their 85-year-old home.

Green's "An Abundance of Katherines" is published

An Abundance of Katherines is a young adult novel by John Green. Released in 2006, it was a finalist for the Michael L. Printz Award. The novel includes an appendix by Daniel Biss, a close friend of Green, explaining some of the more complex equations the main character, Colin, uses.

Bill Clinton's Grand Jury testimony is released

The House Judiciary Committee cleared the way to release President Bill Clinton's videotaped grand jury testimony and 2,800 pages of supporting material, including sexually explicit testimony from Monica Lewinsky. Lawmakers plan to make public the material as early as 9 a.m. EDT Monday, although that timetable could slip.


USA Basketball announces "Dream Team"

The 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team, nicknamed the "Dream Team", was the first American Olympic team to feature active professional players from the National Basketball Association. The team has been described by American journalists as the greatest sports team ever assembled.

Status Quo put themselves in the Guinness Book Of Records

To promote the release of the Rock 'Til You Drop album, Status Quo performed four arena gigs across the UK in the space of a single day, earning them a place in the Guinness Book of Records. The 1994 Quo album Thirsty Work included a cover of the Jennifer Warnes song "I'm Restless" revealing an alternative and lighter sound to the band.

American singer Jason Derulo is born

Jason Joel Desrouleaux, known professionally as Jason Derulo, is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Since the start of his solo recording career in 2009, Derulo has sold over 30 million singles and has achieved eleven Platinum singles, including "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "In My Head", and "Whatcha Say".

Jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius dies

After reportedly kicking in a glass door, having been refused entrance to the club, he was in a violent confrontation with the club's bouncer who had a black belt in karate. Pastorius was hospitalized for multiple facial fractures, injuries to his right eye and left arm, and fell into a coma. A brain hemorrhage a few days later led to brain death.


NFL players begin a 57-day strike

The 1982 NFL season was the 63rd regular season of the National Football League. A 57-day-long players' strike reduced the 1982 season from a 16-game schedule per team to an abbreviated nine-game schedule. Because of the shortened season, the NFL adopted a special 16-team playoff tournament; division standings were ignored.

O'Connor is confirmed as the first female Supreme Court justice

In September O'Connor was confirmed by the U.S. Senate with a vote of 99–0; Senator Max Baucus of Montana was absent from the vote and sent O'Connor a copy of A River Runs Through It by way of apology. In her first year on the Court, she received over 60,000 letters from the public, more than any other justice in history.

Jeannie C Riley goes to #1 on the US singles chart

"Harper Valley PTA" is a country song written by Tom T. Hall and was a major international hit single for country singer Jeannie C. Riley in 1968. The song was originally recorded in 1968 by Margie Singleton on Ashley Records A 5000. Riley's record sold over six million copies as a single.

Country singer Faith Hill is born

Audrey Faith McGraw, known professionally as Faith Hill, is an American singer and record producer. She is one of the most successful country artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. Hill is married to American singer Tim McGraw, with whom she has recorded several duets.

Malta becomes independent after 164 years of British rule

The British Parliament passed the Malta Independence Act in 1964, giving Malta independence from the United Kingdom as the State of Malta, with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and queen. The country became a republic in 1974. It has been a member state of the Commonwealth of Nations and the United Nations since independence and joined the European Union in 2004.

"Blue Velvet" is #1 on the US singles

"Blue Velvet" is a popular song written and composed in 1950 by Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris. A top 20 hit for Tony Bennett in its original 1951 version, the song has since been re-recorded many times, with a 1963 version by Bobby Vinton reaching No. 1.

Maiden flight of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook

In September 1961, the preproduction Boeing Vertol YCH-1B made its initial hovering flight. During 1962, the HC-1B was redesignated the CH-47A under the 1962 United States Tri-Service aircraft designation system; it was also named "Chinook" after the Chinook people of the Pacific Northwest.

Actor Bill Murray is born

William James Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He first gained exposure on Saturday Night Live, a series of performances that earned him his first Emmy Award, and later starred in comedy films, including Meatballs, Caddyshack, Stripes, Tootsie, Ghostbusters, Scrooged, Ghostbusters II, What About Bob?, and Groundhog Day.

The People's Republic of China is declared

In September 1949, Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong proclaimed the establishment of the People's Republic of China. This was followed by a mass celebration in Tiananmen Square in October which became the new country's 1st National Day. In 1950, the People's Liberation Army succeeded in capturing Hainan from the ROC and incorporating Tibet.

Writer Stephen King is born

Stephen Edwin King is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books.

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress makes its maiden flight

The first prototype made its maiden flight from Boeing Field, Seattle in September 1942. The combined effects of the aircraft's highly advanced design, challenging requirements, and immense pressure for production, hurried development and caused setbacks.

J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is published

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again is a children's fantasy novel by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published in 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the NY Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction. The book remains popular and is recognized as a classic in children's literature.

Singer Leonard Cohen is born

Leonard Norman Cohen was a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality and personal relationships. Cohen was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Roman poet Virgil dies

Publius Vergilius Maro was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. According to the tradition, Virgil traveled to Greece in about 19 BC to revise the Aeneid. After meeting Augustus in Athens and deciding to return home, Virgil caught a fever. After crossing to Italy by ship, weakened with disease, Virgil died in Brundisium harbor.

Anniversaries of famous

born 1950

Bill Murray

born 1968

Ricki Lake

born 1947

Stephen King