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Watch Dogs 2 is released

Watch Dogs 2 is an action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the sequel to 2014's Watch Dogs and was released worldwide for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. Set within a fictionalized version of the San Francisco Bay Area, the game is played from a third-person perspective and its open world is navigated on-foot or by vehicle.

Need for Speed Rivals is released

Need for Speed Rivals is a racing video game developed in a collaboration between Ghost Games and Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts. It is the 20th installment in the Need for Speed series. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Need for Speed: The Run is released

Need for Speed: The Run is a racing video game, the 18th title in the long-running Need for Speed franchise, and developed by Canadian EA subsidiary EA Black Box and published by Electronic Arts. The Wii and 3DS versions were developed by Firebrand Games, the team behind Undercover and Nitro. It was released in North America and Europe.

"Live Your Life" is at #1 on the US singles chart

"Live Your Life" is a song from T.I.'s sixth studio album Paper Trail and features Rihanna. The song's lyrics speak of T.I.'s rise to fame and optimism of the future, also gives dedication to the American troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted is released

Need for Speed: Most Wanted is a racing video game developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts. It is the 9th installment in the Need for Speed series. The game features street racing-oriented game play, with certain customization options from the Need for Speed: Underground series. The game is succeeded by Need for Speed: Carbon, which serves as a sequel to Most Wanted

Halo: Combat Evolved is released

Halo: Combat Evolved is a military science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and published by Microsoft Game Studios. The first game of the Halo franchise, it was released as a launch title for the Xbox gaming system. More than 5 million copies were sold worldwide in the month of the release.

Guitarist Chad Kroeger is born

Chad Robert Kroeger is a Canadian musician and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band Nickelback. In addition to his work with Nickelback, Kroeger has been involved with a variety of collaborations, appearing as a guest musician in several songs and has contributed in both production and songwriting.

The Rolling Stones make their US TV debut on Hullabaloo

The Rolling Stones made their US TV debut on tv show Hullabaloo, performing ‘Get Off Of My Cloud’. Hullabaloo was an American musical variety series that ran on NBC from January 1965 through August 1966. Similar to Shindig! it ran in prime time in contrast to ABC's American Bandstand.

"Love Me Tender" premieres in NYC

Love Me Tender is an American black-and-white CinemaScope motion picture directed by Robert D. Webb and released by 20th Century Fox. The film, named after the song, stars Richard Egan, Debra Paget, and Elvis Presley in his acting debut. Love Me Tender had its premiere at the Paramount Theater in New York City.

One of Abba's lead singers Frida Lyngstad is born

Born in Norway to a Norwegian mother and a German father, Frida Lyngstad grew up in Sweden and started her first solo career as a jazz singer in 1967 through a talent competition called New Faces. She won the competition with her song, En ledig dag, leading to a television appearance on Hylands Hörna on Dagen-H.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

died 2017

Lil Peep

born 1986

Jeffree Star

born 1952

Randy Savage