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'Team America: World Police' premieres at the Denver Film Festival

Team America: World Police is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Trey Parker and written by Parker, Matt Stone and Pam Brady, all of whom are also known for the popular animated television series South Park. The film is a satire of big-budget action films and their associated clichés and stereotypes.

The 1st act in chart history sells 7M copies of 2 consecutive LPs

Pyromania is the third studio album by English rock band Def Leppard. The album was a shift away from the band's traditional heavy metal roots toward more radio-friendly glam metal and hard rock, finding massive mainstream success. Hysteria is their fourth, longest album and best-selling album to date. It is the last album to feature guitarist Steve Clark before his death.

Michael Jackson goes to #1 on the US singles chart

"Ben" is a song written by Don Black and composed by Walter Scharf for the 1972 film of the same name. It was performed in the film by Lee Montgomery and by Michael Jackson over the closing credits. Jackson's single, recorded for the Motown label in 1972, spent one week at the top of the U.S. pop chart.

Bobby Darin is at #1 on the US and the UK singles chart

"Mack the Knife" was introduced to the United States hit parade by Louis Armstrong, but the song is most closely associated with Bobby Darin. Even though Darin was reluctant to release the song as a single, in 1959 it reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and earned him a Grammy Award for Record of the Year.

The Everly Brothers have their first #1 on the US singles chart

The song is best known in a recording by The Everly Brothers, issued by Cadence Records as catalog number 1337. The Everly Brothers record reached No. 1 on the Billboard Pop chart and the Cash Box Best Selling Records chart, despite having been banned from Boston radio stations for lyrics that, at the time, were considered suggestive.

Louis Le Prince films first motion picture 'Roundhay Garden Scene'

Roundhay Garden Scene is an 1888 short silent actuality film recorded by French inventor Louis Le Prince. Shot at Oakwood Grange in Roundhay, Leeds in the north of England, it is believed to be the oldest surviving film in existence, as noted by the Guinness Book of Records.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1965

Steve Coogan

born 1927

Roger Moore

died 1977

Bing Crosby

died 1959

Errol Flynn