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"Halloween" is released in the US

Halloween is a 2018 American slasher film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Jeff Fradley, and Danny McBride. It is the eleventh installment in the Halloween film series, and a direct sequel to the 1978 film of the same name, while disregarding the continuity of the previous sequels.

Soulcalibur VI is released

Soulcalibur VI is a fighting game in the Soulcalibur series developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Following the tradition of prior installments, Soulcalibur VI's gameplay involves two weapon-wielding combatants battling against one another on a 3D plane.

The series finale of "Daredevil"

The third season of the American web television series Daredevil, which is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, follows Matt Murdock / Daredevil, a blind lawyer-by-day who fights crime at night. When Wilson Fisk is released from prison, Murdock must decide between hiding from the world or embracing his life as a hero vigilante.

Fallout: New Vegas is released

Fallout: New Vegas is a post-apocalyptic action role-playing video game. It is a spin-off of the Fallout series and was developed by Obsidian Entertainment. It is set in a world that deviated onto an alternate timeline thanks to atomic age technology, which eventually led to its devastation by a nuclear apocalypse.

Stronghold is released

Stronghold is a historic real-time strategy game developed by Firefly Studios in 2001. The game focuses primarily on conquest and expansion through military pursuits, but also provides space for economic strategy and development. There is both an economic and a military campaign to be played and both are discussed in the game manual.

Jazz trumpeter Don Cherry dies

Donald Eugene Cherry was an American jazz trumpeter. Noted for his long association with saxophonist Ornette Coleman, which began in the late 1950s, Cherry was a pioneer in world fusion music in the 1960s. Cherry died at the age of 58 from liver cancer in Málaga, Spain. Cherry was inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in 2011.

"Take On Me" by A-ha becomes #1 in the US

"Take On Me" is a song by Norwegian synthpop band A-ha, first released in 1984. The self-composed original version was produced by Tony Mansfield and remixed by John Ratcliff. The song combines synthpop with a varied instrumentation that includes acoustic guitars, keyboards and drums.

The Yardbirds arrive in New York for their first US tour

The Yardbirds are an English rock band. The band's core lineup featured vocalist and harmonica player Keith Relf, drummer Jim McCarty, rhythm guitarist/bassist Chris Dreja and bassist/producer Paul Samwell-Smith. The band is known for starting the careers of three of rock's most famous guitarists, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck.

Helen Shapiro is at #1 on the UK singles chart

"Walkin' Back to Happiness" is a 1961 single by Helen Shapiro. The song was written by John Schroeder and Mike Hawker. It was number one in the UK for three weeks but only reached #100 on the US Billboard Hot 100, Shapiro's only US chart appearance. The single sold over a million copies and earned Helen Shapiro a golden disc.

Country singer Jeannie C Riley is born

Jeannie C. Riley is an American country music and gospel singer. She is best known for her 1968 country and pop hit "Harper Valley PTA", which missed, by one week, becoming the Billboard Country and Pop number one hit at the same time.

Soul singer George McCrae is born

George Warren McCrae, Jr. is an American soul and disco singer, most famous for his 1974 hit "Rock Your Baby". Two further single releases, "I Can't Leave You Alone" and "It's Been So Long" also reached the UK Singles Chart Top 10. He recorded several further albums for TK, including George McCrae and Diamond Touch.

Musician Peter Tosh is born

Peter Tosh was a Jamaican reggae musician. Along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer, he was one of the core members of the band the Wailers, after which he established himself as a successful solo artist and a promoter of Rastafari. He was murdered in 1987 during a home invasion.

Irish-British actor Michael Gambon is born

Sir Michael John Gambon, is an Irish-born English actor who has worked in theatre, television and film. He was born in Cabra, Dublin, during WW II. After moving to Mornington Crescent in north London, his father had him made a British citizen, a decision that would later allow Gambon to receive a substantive, rather than honorary, knighthood and CBE.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1966

Jon Favreau

born 1976

Omar Gooding

born 1973

Neal Brennan