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Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are at #1 on the UK singles chart with 'Shallow'

"Shallow" is a song performed by American singer Lady Gaga and American actor and filmmaker Bradley Cooper. It was released as the lead single from the soundtrack of the 2018 musical romantic drama film, A Star Is Born. "Shallow" was written by Gaga with Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando and Mark Ronson, and produced by Gaga with Benjamin Rice.

'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' is released on Netflix

The series was created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and is being developed for Netflix by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions. Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater, and Lee Toland Krieger serve as executive producers on the series. The series is centered on the Archie Comics character Sabrina Spellman, portrayed by Kiernan Shipka.

'Suspiria' is released in the US

Suspiria is an Italian-American supernatural horror film. It held its world premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival. It is scheduled for a limited release in Los Angeles and New York. Limited screenings beginning on Halloween night are scheduled for various U.S. cities. The movie will open wide in the US in November.

Tesla introduces its all-electric semi truck

The Tesla Semi is an all-electric semi truck. A semi truck is the combination of a tractor unit and one or more semi-trailers to carry freight. The heavy truck program is led by Jerome Guillen, the President of Vehicle Programs, as he already has experience with being in charge of the Freightliner Cascadia semi truck.

Tangerang fireworks disaster

The Tangerang fireworks disaster was the accidental ignition of stored fireworks in Tangerang, Indonesia. The explosion occurred in a warehouse connected to the factory and ignited a massive fire. 103 people were working at the factory at the time of the explosion. At least 49 people were killed and 46 others were injured in the incident.

Apple announces year-on-year decline in revenues

Since 2001, it was the 1st time Apple's annual sales or profits declined. The fall in sales was mostly caused by decreased sales of the iPhone, which is Apple's most important product and accounts for two-thirds of all sales.

Central Italy earthquakes

Series of tremors reaching a moment magnitude of 5.5 struck the area of Central Italy between cities Marche and Umbria. The epicentre was at the depth of 10 km and the tremors could be felt a week later. Three people died, many injured and more than 100,000 became homeless.

'Spectre' is released in the UK

Spectre had its world premiere in London at the Royal Albert Hall, the same day as its general release in the UK and Ireland. Following the announcement of the start of filming, Paramount Pictures brought forward the release of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation to avoid competing with Spectre.

Hindu Kush earthquake

The October 2015 Hindu Kush earthquake was a magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck South Asia with the epicenter 45 km north of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan, at a depth of 212.5 km.

Killer sausages

World Health Organization classified processed meat as carcinogenic. According to WHO there is enough evidence that its consumption causes colorectal cancer. Eating 50 grams of processed meat daily increases the risk of developing by 20 percent. Later study revealed that processed meat can also cause stomach cancer.

'The Last Ship' opens on Broadway

The Last Ship is an original musical with music and lyrics by Sting and a book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey. Inspired by Sting's own childhood experiences and the shipbuilding industry in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, the musical premiered on Broadway, at the Neil Simon Theatre.

'Interstellar' premieres in Los Angeles

Interstellar is an American science fiction film directed and produced by Christopher Nolan. It stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine. Set in a dystopian future where humanity is struggling to survive, the film follows a group of astronauts who travel through a wormhole near Saturn in search of a new home for humanity.

'Cloud Atlas' is released in the US

The film premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, where it received a 10-minute standing ovation. Warner Bros distributed the film in the US & Canada and the United Kingdom, and Focus Features International handled sales and distribution for other territories. The movie was released in the cinemas of China with 39 minutes of cuts.

'Skyfall' premieres in London

The premiere of Skyfall was at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The event was attended by Charles, Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Skyfall was the first Bond film to be screened in IMAX venues and was released into IMAX cinemas in North America a day earlier than the conventional cinema release.

'What's My Name?' is released by Rihanna

"What's My Name?" was released as the second single from Loud; it was sent to contemporary hit and rhythmic radio in the United States. The single was made available for digital download via the iTunes Store. A CD single featuring the song and a remix of it was released in Germany.

Eruption of Mount Merapi

In late October 2010, Mount Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia began an increasingly violent series of eruptions that continued into November. Seismic activity around the volcano increased from mid-September onwards, culminating in repeated outbursts of lava and ashes.

One of the largest wildfires in California history kills 15 people

By the time the fire was fully contained, it had destroyed 2,820 buildings and killed 15 people, including one firefighter. Hotspots continued to burn within the Cedar Fire's perimeter until December, when the fire was fully brought under control.

Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia is opened

Federation Square is a mixed-use development in the inner city of Melbourne, covering an area of 3.2 ha. Facilities such as The Edge theater or National Gallery of Victoria are located there. In 2009, Federation Square was awarded by Virtual Tourist as the World's Fifth-Ugliest Building.

George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act as a reaction to 9/11

Patriot Act was signed into law by President George W. Bush. The passing was rushed as Americans had severe security concerns after the 9/11 attack. The law strengthened security controls to intercept and obstruct terrorism.


NY Yankees win their third straight World Series

The Yankees defeated the Mets four games to one and won their 3rd consecutive championship and 26th overall. This was the last World Series the Yankees had won for nine years. It was broadcast by Fox and accompanied by Joe Buck, Bob Brently and Tim McCarver as color commentators.

Opening night of "The Full Monty"

The Full Monty is a musical with a book by Terrence McNally and score by David Yazbek. The production opened on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre and closed after 770 performances and 35 previews. The musical was directed by Jack O'Brien and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, with musical direction by Ted Sperling.

The 150th episode of 'Friends' airs on NBC

"The One With Rachel's Assistant" is the fourth episode of the seventh season of Friends, which aired on NBC. Chaos ensues when Monica and Chandler decide to share each other's secrets. Rachel gets a promotion and interviews for an assistant. Joey is offered the chance to go back on "Days of Our Lives".

Hurricane Mitch kills at least 19,000 people

Hurricane Mitch formed in the western Caribbean Sea and firstly hit Honduras as a minimal hurricane, then it drifted through Central America and ultimately hurt Florida as a strong tropical storm. The damage it caused was extreme, with losses estimated over $6 billion and leaving almost 3 million people homeless.

Michael Jackson patented 'The Smooth Criminal' shoes

To accomplish this maneuver in live shows, a hitching mechanism which Jackson co-patented was built into the floor of the stage and the performers' shoes, thereby allowing performers to lean without needing to keep their centers of mass directly over their feet. The system consists of pegs that rise from the stage at the appropriate moment and special shoes with ankle supports.

Legendary Rock concert promoter Bill Graham is killed

Graham was killed in a helicopter crash west of Vallejo, California, while returning home from a Huey Lewis and the News concert at the Concord Pavilion. Graham had attended the event to discuss promoting a benefit concert for the victims of the 1991 Oakland hills firestorm. Flying in severe weather, with rain and gusty winds, the aircraft flew off course and too low over the tidal marshland north of San Pablo Bay.

Whitney Houston goes to #1 with 'Saving All My Love For You'

Released in 1985, Whitney's version of "Saving All My Love for You" entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 53, jumping to number 39 the following week, and reaching the Top 10 five weeks later. The single reached the number-one spot and would become the 1st of 7 record-setting consecutive number-one singles in the US for Houston; a record that still holds.

'The Terminator' starring Arnold Schwarzenneger as a deadly cyborg from future opens in the US

On its opening week, The Terminator played at 1,005 theaters and grossed $4.0 million making it number one in the box office. The film remained at number one in its second week. It lost its number one spot in the third week to Oh, God! You Devil. Cameron noted that The Terminator was a hit "relative to its market, which is between the summer and the Christmas blockbusters.

Humanity : smallpox, 1 : 0

Physicians in Merca district, Somalia, treated last known case of smallpox. The disease is officially considered eradicated from this date. People acquired smallpox form some other mammal around seventy thousand years before present. First smallpox vaccine was invented in 1796 by English physician Edward Jenner.

Boeing 707 makes first commercial flight

The Boeing 707 is an American mid-sized, mid- to long-range, narrow-body, four-engine jet airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes Pan American World Airways began regular 707 service in 1958. Later derivatives included the shortened long-range 707-138, "hot and high" 707-220 and the stretched 707-320, all of which entered service in 1959.

South Vietnam declares itself the Republic of Vietnam

The Republic of Vietnam was proclaimed with Ngô Đình Diệm as its first president. Its sovereignty was recognized by the United States and eighty-seven other nations.

The Chicago Theatre opens

The Chicago Theatre, originally known as the Balaban and Katz Chicago Theatre, is a landmark theater located on North State Street in the Loop area of Chicago, Illinois. Built in 1921, the Chicago Theatre was the flagship for the Balaban and Katz group of theaters run by A. J. Balaban, his brother Barney Balaban and partner Sam Katz.

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