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World of Final Fantasy is released

World of Final Fantasy is a role-playing video game developed by Tose and Square Enix who also published it. It was released worldwide for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Returning to a more traditional gameplay style from earlier Final Fantasy titles, it revolves around turn-based battles which utilize the series' recurring Active Time Battle system.

Battlefield 3 is released

Battlefield 3 is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. It is a direct sequel to 2005's Battlefield 2, and the 11nth installment in the Battlefield franchise. The game sold 5 million copies in its first week of release, and received positive reviews from most game reviewers.

Stronghold 3 is released

Stronghold 3 is a 2011 real-time strategy video game for Microsoft Windows developed by Firefly Studios and published by 7Sixty. The game is the 7th in the series after several spin-offs, including a remake, Stronghold: Crusader Extreme, and Stronghold Kingdoms. It is the sequel to Stronghold, released in 2001, and Stronghold 2 released in 2005.

South Park celebrates its 150th episode

The episode revolves around Satan having a huge party on Earth, and no one will be admitted without a wristband. Satan is busy checking the R.S.V.P. list and deciding what costume to wear to the big event. Every detail must be perfect for the prince of darkness, but even Satan can't foresee everything. Meanwhile, Butters summons Biggie Smalls.

Call of Duty 2 is released

Call of Duty 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Konami in Japan and Activision in the rest of the world. It is the second installment of the Call of Duty series. The game was released for Microsoft Windows and for the Xbox 360. Other versions were eventually released for OS X, mobile phones, and Pocket PCs.

Civilization IV is released

Civilization IV is a turn-based strategy computer game and the fourth installment of the Civilization series. It was designed by Soren Johnson under the direction of Sid Meier and his video game development studio Firaxis Games. It was released in North America, Europe, and Australia.

Singer Cliff Richard becomes the first rock singer to be knighted

Cliff Richard is the 3rd top-selling artist in UK Singles Chart history, as he managed to sell over 21 million singles in the UK. A singer known for songs such as We Don't Talk Anymore became the 1st rock star to be honored as a Knight Bachelor.

Billboard Hot 100 record

For the 1st time in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, the top 3 spots were held by female solo acts. Cyndi Lauper's 'True Colors' held down the No. 1 position, followed by Tina Turner's 'Typical Male' at No. 2 and Janet Jackson's 'When I Think Of You' at No. 3.

Barbra Streisand scores her fourth US #1 album with Guilty

Guilty is the 22nd studio album by American singer Barbra Streisand released by Columbia Records. It was produced by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees and his group's regular production team of Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson. It became her best-selling album to date internationally, with sales of 15 million copies worldwide as well as spawning several hit singles.

Paul Simon's album Still Crazy After All These Years is released

Still Crazy After All These Years is the 4th solo studio album by Paul Simon. Recorded and released in 1975, the album produced four U.S. Top 40 hits like "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" and "Gone at Last". The title track has been recorded by Rosemary Clooney, Ray Charles, Karen Carpenter and Willie Nelson.

Art Garfunkel is at #1 with 'I Only Have Eyes For You'

"I Only Have Eyes for You" is a romantic love song by composer Harry Warren and lyricist Al Dubin, written for the film Dames where it was introduced by Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler. The song is a jazz standard, and has been covered by numerous musicians. The song was a #2 hit for Ben Selvin in 1934. The orchestras of Eddie Duchin and Anson Weeks also figured in the song's 1934 popularity.

"Sugar Sugar" by The Archies is at #1 on the UK singles chart

"Sugar, Sugar" is a song written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim. It was originally recorded by the virtual band the Archies. This version reached number 1 in the US on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1969 and remained there for 4 weeks. It was also number 1 on the UK Singles chart in that same year for 8 weeks.

Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby

Yoko Ono became pregnant a few weeks after John Lennon had divorced his former wife Cynthia. Unfortunately, later in November, she suffered the miscarriage of a male child. Seven years later, she gave a birth to their only son Sean.

The Rolling Stones appear on The Ed Sullivan Show

The band appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and because of the pandemonium surrounding the Stones, Sullivan banned them from his show. However, he booked them for an appearance the next year. Their second LP, 12 X 5, which was only available in the US, was released during the tour. During the early Stones' releases, Richards was typically credited as "Richard".

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1984

Katy Perry

born 1985

Ciara

born 1881

Pablo Picasso

born 1956

Soni Razdan