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WTA Finals starts in Singapore

The 2018 WTA Finals is a women's tennis tournament held in Kallang, Singapore. It is the 48th edition of the singles event and the 43rd edition of the doubles competition. The tournament is contested by 8 singles players and 8 doubles teams. This is also the final year for Singapore to hold this tournament.


United States Grand Prix takes place

The 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship is an ongoing motor racing championship for Formula One cars and the 69th running of the Formula One World Championship. Drivers and teams are competing in 21 Grands Prix for the World Drivers' and World Constructors' championship titles. Lewis Hamilton is defending his World Drivers' Champion title, after winning his 4th championship at the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix.

Civilization VI is released

Sid Meier's Civilization VI is a turn-based strategy 4X video game developed by Firaxis Games, published by 2K Games, and distributed by Take-Two Interactive. A part of the Civilization series, it was released on Microsoft Windows and macOS in 2016, with later ports for Linux and iOS in 2017.

Last Leonard Cohen's album is released

You Want It Darker is the fourteenth and final studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, released in 2016, by Columbia Records, 19 days before Cohen's death. The album was created towards the end of his life and focuses on death, God, and humor.

Major cyber attack across Europe and the US

The Dyn cyberattack involved multiple distributed denial-of-service attacks targeting systems operated by Domain Name System provider Dyn causing major Internet platforms to be unavailable to users in Europe and North America. The responsibility for the attack was claimed by the Anonymous and New World Hackers.

BAT launches a bid to buy rival Raynolds

British American tobacco offered to buy the remaining 57.8 percent of U.S. cigarette maker Reynolds American in a $47 billion takeover, which would create the world's biggest tobacco company including brands such as Newport, Lucky Strike and Pall Mall.

Battlefield 1 is released

Battlefield 1 is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. Battlefield 1 is the fifteenth installment in the Battlefield series, and the first main entry in the series since Battlefield 4. It was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2016.

The world premiere of "First Daughter Suite"

First Daughter Suite is a chamber musical with music, lyrics, and book by Michael John LaChiusa. A continuation of his 1993 musical First Lady Suite, First Daughter Suite is composed of f4 narrative segments, each centered on the mothers and daughters of political families in US history.

Marty McFlye arrives in our "future"

Famous protagonist Marty McFly from Robert Zemeckis' Back to the Future portrayed by Michael J. Fox arrived on this day from the year 1985 to find out that he needs to decline his school rivals racing challenge which, if accepted, would cause him a serious injury which would ruin his life.

The biggest corporate fine ever

The Justice Department announced that JPMorgan Chase agreed to pay $13 billion to settle investigations into its business practices pertaining to mortgage-backed securities. Of that amount, $9 billion was penalties and fines and the remaining $4 billion was consumer relief. This was the largest corporate settlement to date.

Angry Birds Seasons is released

Angry Birds Seasons is the second puzzle video game in the Angry Birds series, developed by Rovio Mobile. Based on Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons was released in 2010. There have been no new releases since 2016 and it appears that Rovio has discontinued development of the game.

"Lombardi" opens at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre

Lombardi officially premiered on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre after previews beginning in September. This production was produced by Tony Ponturo and Fran Kirmser. Lombardi closed in 2011, after 30 previews and 244 performances.

Far Cry 2 is released

Far Cry 2 is an open world first-person shooter developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 in 2008. It is the second installment of the main Far Cry series, preceded by 2004's Far Cry and followed by 2012's Far Cry 3.

New dwarf planet is photographed

Astronomers took first pictures of the dwarf planet Eris. She belongs to the trans-neptunians, the minor planets in Solar System that orbits the Sun at a greater average distance than Neptune. Eris is 16th most massive object in the Solar System and has one known moon. Astronomers originally called her Xena.

Benefit concert "United We Stand" is held

United We Stand: What More Can I give was a benefit concert held in tribute to the victims of the September 11 attacks led by Michael Jackson. A half-day-long concert included musicians such as Mariah Carey, James Brown, Britney Spears, Pink, Backstreet Boys, Usher, Jennifer Lopez, and many others.

Musical "Saturday Night Fever" opens on Broadway

After 27 previews, the Broadway production of Saturday night fever, with Phillips directing, opened at the Minskoff Theatre, where it ran for 501 performances. The cast included James Carpinello as Tony and Paige Price as Stephanie, with Orfeh as Annette, Paul Castree as Bobby C., and Bryan Batt as DJ Monty.

"Candle In The Wind" is the biggest selling single of all time

"Candle in the Wind 1997" is a song by Bernie Taupin and Elton John, a re-written and re-recorded version of their 1974 song "Candle in the Wind". It was released as a tribute single to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, with the global proceeds from the song going towards Diana's charities.

Madonna releases a coffee table book called "Sex"

Sex by Madonna, who wrote the book as a character named Mistress Dita, contains photographs by Steven Meisel Studio and film frames shot by Fabien Baron. The photos were taken in New York City and Miami, including locations from hotels and burlesque theaters to streets.

Bubble boy marrow transplant

Physicians transplanted the bone marrow to David Vetter. He suffered of severe combined immunodeficiency. His immune system was so weak that he had to live in a plastic bubble. Transplanted marrow was from David's sister. It was not rejected but David died on lymphatic cancer approximately a year later. He was only 12.


Footballer Nemanja Vidic is born

Nemanja Vidić is a Serbian retired professional footballer. He was part of the Serbia national team from 2002 to 2011. Vidić collected a host of honors in his United career, including 3 consecutive Premier League titles, the UEFA Champions League, the FIFA World Club Cup, 3 League Cup medals, as well as being included in 3 consecutive PFA Team of the Year.

Williams Electronics releases Stargate

Stargate, also known as Defender II, is an arcade game released in 1981 by Williams Electronics. Created by Eugene Jarvis and Larry DeMar, it is a sequel to the 1980 game Defender and was the first of only three productions from Vid Kidz, an independent development house formed by Jarvis and DeMar.

Reality television personality Kim Kardashian is born

Kimberly Kardashian West is an American reality television personality, socialite, actress, businesswoman and model. As a teenager, she attended Marymount High School, a Roman Catholic all-girls school in Los Angeles. In 1994, her father represented football player O. J. Simpson during his murder trial. Simpson is Kim Kardashian's godfather.


Carlton Fisk hits a home run off the left-field pole

During Game 6 of the World Series, Carlton Fisk made his way to first base while jumping and waving the ball fair, which changed the way baseball was televised, as the cameramen started to focus more on the players themselves and not only the ball.

Lulu starts a five-week run at #1 on the US singles chart

"To Sir with Love" is the theme from James Clavell's 1967 film To Sir, with Love. The song was written by Don Black and Mark London, husband of Lulu's longtime manager Marion Massey. Mickie Most produced the record, with Mike Leander arranging and conducting. In her recording, Lulu makes notable use of melisma.

Nearly 100,000 people protest the war in Vietnam

The March on the Pentagon to Confront the War Makers was organized by National Mobe, which resulted in 100,000 persons being at the Lincoln Memorial on the D.C. Mall and about 35,000 going on to the Pentagon. The event was described in a novel The Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer.

American musician Steve Lukather is born

Steven Lee Lukather is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, arranger and record producer, best known as a founding member of Toto. A prolific session musician, Lukather has recorded guitar tracks for more than 1,500 albums representing a broad array of artists and genres.

American actress Carrie Fisher is born

Carrie Frances Fisher was an American actress, writer, and humorist. Fisher was born in Burbank, California, to actors and singers Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Fisher's paternal grandparents were Jewish Russian immigrants, while her mother, who was raised a Nazarene, was of Scots-Irish and English descent.

South African–British musician Manfred Mann is born

Manfred Mann is a British keyboard player, guitarist, and vocalist, born in South Africa, who became best known as a founding member and namesake of the bands Manfred Mann, Manfred Mann Chapter Three and Manfred Mann's Earth Band.


Real Madrid striker Francisco Gento is born

Francisco "Paco" Gento López is a former Spanish football player, who played as a left winger. Gento began his career at Racing Santander in 1952 and moved to Real Madrid the following season. He appeared in a joint record 8 European Cup finals, winning a record 6, as well as winning 12 La Liga titles. In a 14-year international career, Gento earned 43 caps for Spain.

Author of mathematical games is born

American science writer and magician Martin Gardner did not formally study mathematics or science. But he wrote Mathematical Games column for Scientific American for 25 years. He published many popular science books. His other interests were literature, especially the writing of Lewis Carroll, and magic and illusion.

Dynamite inventor is born

Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist Alfred Nobel is most for Nobel Prizes. He established them in his will in 1895. First prizes were, however, awarded in 1901. Nobel owned arms manufacturing company Bofors. As a chemist, he invented dynamite and other explosives. He also wrote a drama.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

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Kane Brown

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Carrie Fisher