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Adele releases album '25'

25 is the third studio album by British singer and songwriter Adele. It was released through XL Recordings nearly five years after the release and international success of her second studio album 21. The album's lyrical content features themes of Adele "yearning for her old self, her nostalgia", and "melancholia about the passage of time".

Rihanna and Drake are at #1 on the US singles chart

"What's My Name?" is a song from Rihanna's fifth studio album Loud, featuring guest vocals from Drake. The song received a nomination at the 54th Grammy Awards for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. The collaboration was originally planned to be a remix of the song, however, in the end, made the final cut on the album.

The 20th James Bond movie is released

Die Another Day is the twentieth spy film in the James Bond series to be produced by Eon Productions. The film follows Bond as he leads a mission to North Korea, during which he is betrayed and, after seemingly killing a rogue North Korean colonel, is captured and imprisoned.

Michael Jackson gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world. Michael Jackson was presented with the 1793rd star on the Walk of Fame by mayor Johnny Grant and Bill Welsh, president of the local Chamber of Commerce.

Paul Simon performs duets with George Harrison

Paul Frederic Simon is an American musician, singer-songwriter and actor. He hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live where he performed live with George Harrison on ‘Here Comes The Sun’ and ‘Homeward Bound’. Paul McCartney and John Lennon were both in New York City watching the show on TV.

'Rocky' premieres in New York

Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama movie directed by John G. Avildsen and both written by and starring Sylvester Stallone. The movie, made on a budget of just over $1 million, was a sleeper hit; it earned $225 million in global box office receipts, becoming the highest-grossing movie of 1976, and went on to win three Oscars, including Best Picture.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1963

Ming-Na Wen

born 1956

Bo Derek

died 1910

Leo Tolstoy

born 1983