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'Robin Hood' premieres

Robin Hood is a 2018 American action-adventure movie directed by Otto Bathurst, written by Ben Chandler and David James Kelly, and based on the tale of Robin Hood. In the US and Canada, Robin Hood was released alongside Creed II and Ralph Breaks the Internet, as well as the wide expansion of Green Book.

Pharrell Williams releases 'Happy'

The song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams appeared on the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack album and also on Williams' second studio album called Girl. The song reached number one in the USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and 19 other countries. Happy won the Grammy Award for Best Music Video.

'Rise of the Guardians' debuts worldwide

Rise of the Guardians is an American 3D computer-animated fantasy movie based on William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood book series and The Man in the Moon short film by Joyce and Reel FX Creative Studios. Set about 300 years after the book series, the film tells a story about Guardians Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and the Sandman, who enlist Jack Frost to stop the evil Pitch Black from engulfing the world in darkness in a fight of dreams.

'Life of Pi' is released in the US

Life of Pi is an American survival drama movie based on Yann Martel's 2001 novel of the same name. Directed by Ang Lee, the film's adapted screenplay was written by David Magee. During its opening on the extended Thanksgiving weekend, the movie debuted in 2,902 theaters throughout the US and Canada.

Owl City's 'Fireflies' hits #1 on the US singles chart

Fireflies is the debut single off Owl City's album "Ocean Eyes". The American group's song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 non-consecutive weeks. Fireflies was Owl City's only top 40 hit in the United States until 3 years later when "Good Time", a duet with Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen, charted at No. 8.

The 34th American Music Awards are held

The 34th American Music Awards were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The most successful artists were The Black Eyed Peas, who won three awards, and Mary J. Blige, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and Kelly Clarkson, who won two. Carrie Underwood was awarded New Artist of the Year.

Phil Spector charged with murder

Phil Spector is an American record producer, musician, and songwriter. In February 2003, actress Lana Clarkson was found dead in his mansion. Spector’s limousine driver, who had been waiting in the car, reported hearing a gunshot and then seeing Spector exit the mansion via the back door. Phil Spector was quoted in affidavits as saying “I think I just shot her.” After a mistrial and subsequent second trial, he was sentenced six years later to 19 years to life in the California state prison system.

Demi Moore weds Bruce Willis in Las Vegas

Moore married her second husband, actor Bruce Willis. She and Willis have 3 daughters together: Rumer, Scout and Tallulah. They announced their separation in 1998. Moore then married Ashton Kutcher with whom she also divorced after 6 years of marriage.

Queen and David Bowie are at #1 in the UK

Under Pressure became the Queen's second number-one hit in the UK. The song only peaked at No. 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The final version of the song evolved from a jam session that David Bowie had with the band at Queen's studio in Montreux in Switzerland.

Olivia Newton-John goes to #1 on the US singles chart

Physical is a song by Olivia Newton-John for her 12th studio album Physical. It was released by MCA Records as the lead single from the project. The song was written by Steve Kipner and Terry Shaddick, who originally intended to offer it to British singer-songwriter Rod Stewart. The song was an immediate success, shipping 2 million copies in the US, being certified Platinum, and spending 10 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1945

Goldie Hawn

born 1965


born 1694


born 1956

Cherry Jones