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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Radio DJ John Peel dies

Peel died suddenly at the age of 65 from a heart attack on a working holiday in the Inca city of Cusco in Peru. Shortly after the announcement of his death, tributes began to arrive from fans and supporters both in public and private life. BBC Radio 1 cleared its schedules to broadcast a day of tributes. London's Evening Standard boards that afternoon read "the day the music died".

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.

Singer Roger Miller dies

Miller was a lifelong cigarette smoker. He also wrote a song about his habit, titled "Dad Blame Anything A Man Can't Quit". Miller died of lung and throat cancer at age 56, shortly after the discovery of a malignant tumor under his vocal cords. His remains were cremated.

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.

American singer and model Ciara is born

Ciara Princess Harris, known mononymously as Ciara, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, model and actress. Born in Austin, Texas, she traveled around the world during her childhood, eventually moving to Atlanta, Georgia where she joined the girl group Hearsay, however, the group disbanded after having differences.

Katy Perry is born

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer and songwriter. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful.

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".

Soft rock singer Chris Norman is born

Christopher Ward Norman is an English soft rock singer. Norman was the lead singer of Smokie, an English soft rock band from Bradford, which found success in Europe in the 1970s. With the advent of rock and roll, Norman acquired his first guitar at the age of 7. His early musical influences were Elvis Presley, Little Richard and Lonnie Donegan.

Anniversaries of famous

born 1984

Katy Perry

born 1985

Ciara