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Netflix launches 'The Crown'

The Crown is a biographical story about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Claire Foy portrays the Queen in the first two seasons, alongside Matt Smith as Prince Philip and Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret. The series has received overwhelmingly positive reception.

'Mockingjay – Part 2' premieres in Berlin

Internationally, the movie was released day-and-date across 87 countries, starting in certain markets like Belgium, Brazil, France, and the Netherlands and continued in Australia, Germany, Russia, Italy, and the United Kingdom, followed by China, Mexico, Japan, the US, Canada, and 19 other markets.

'The Muppets' premieres at Savannah Film Festival

The Muppets premiered at the Savannah Film Festival and was released theatrically in North America. The film was a critical and commercial success; grossing $165 million worldwide and garnering praise for its humor, screenplay, and music. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for McKenzie's "Man or Muppet", as well as garnering BAFTA and Critic's Choice Awards nominations.

Usher divorces Tameka Foster after 2 years

Usher filed for divorce from Foster in Atlanta. The divorce was legally finalized in Fulton County Court. This preceded a highly publicized child custody dispute spanning three years, which ultimately culminated in 2012, with a judge awarding Usher primary custody of his two sons with Foster.

'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' premieres

The movie had its world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square in London with the cinema arranged to resemble Hogwarts School. The movie was greatly received at the box office. In the US, it made $32.3 million on its opening day, breaking the single-day record previously held by Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. On the second day of release, the film's gross increased to $33.5 million, breaking the record for the biggest single day again.

Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore is arrested

After a show in Denver, Martin Gore was arrested for playing loud music at the Westin Hotel. He was repeatedly asked to turn down the music, so the other guests could sleep. Gore left the police office in the morning, just a few hours after his arrest.

Elton John scores his 50th UK chart hit

Elton John scores his 50th UK chart hit, as his single Sacrifice from the album Sleeping with the Past enters the charts. He was the 3rd singer to achieve this feat after Cliff Richard and Elvis Presley.

John Lennon utters his infamous line

The Beatles were invited to play the Queen's annual Royal Variety Performance. For the last song they performed, Lennon asked the crowd for help: "The people in the cheaper seats, clap your hands. And the rest of you, if you’d just rattle your jewelry."

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1961

Ralph Macchio

born 1969

Sean Combs

born 1975

Erin Wall