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Final Fantasy XV is released

Final Fantasy XV is an action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix as part of the long-running Final Fantasy series. The game features an open world environment and action-based battle system, incorporating quick-switching weapons, elemental magic, and other features such as vehicle travel and camping.

Taylor Swift is at #1 on the US singles chart with "Blank Space"

"Blank Space" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift for her fifth studio album 1989. It was written by Swift, Max Martin and Shellback. The song was released to the radio by Republic Records as the album's second single, after "Shake It Off" and is the second track on the album.

Far Cry 3 is released

Far Cry 3 is an open world action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal. Far Cry 3 is set on a tropical island between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. After a vacation goes awry, protagonist Jason Brody must save his friends, who have been kidnapped by pirates and escape from the island and its unhinged inhabitants.

"Rolling in the Deep" single is released by Adele

Rolling in the Deep is a song featured on Adele's album called 21 and was written by Adele herself and Paul Epworth. The lyrics are about the emotions of a scorned lover. The song reached number one in 11 countries and received 3 Grammy Awards.

Susan Boyle’s album becomes the best-selling debut in UK history

The I Dreamed a Dream album sold almost 14 million copies worldwide. In the UK, sales of the album beat the record set by Spirit by Leona Lewis. Eleven out of the twelve songs that appear on the album are cover songs, with one original song called Who I Was Born to Be.

Former Beatles guitarist George Harrison dies of lung cancer

George Harrison died less than three weeks after he, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney came together for the last time. Aged 58, he died at a friend's home in Los Angeles. He was cremated at Hollywood Forever Cemetery and his funeral was held at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades.

Mary J. Blige releases album "My Life"

My Life is the second studio album by American R&B recording artist Mary J. Blige, released by Uptown Records. Many of the topics on My Life deal with clinical depression, Blige's battling with both drugs and alcohol, as well as being in an abusive relationship.

American actress Anna Faris is born

Anna Faris became popular thanks to her role of Cindy Campbell in the 1st four Scary Movie films. During its last season, she became a recurring character on the TV sitcom Friends. She received two People's Choice Award nominations for her role on the CBS sitcom Mom.

The first commercially successful video game

Pong is one of the earliest arcade video games. It is a table tennis sports game featuring simple two-dimensional graphics. Allan Alcorn created Pong as a training exercise assigned to him by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell. Bushnell based the idea on an electronic ping-pong game included in the Magnavox Odyssey.

The Beatles release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"

"I Want to Hold Your Hand" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, it was the first Beatles record to be made using four-track equipment. It was also the group's first American number 1 hit, entering the Billboard Hot 100 chart and starting the British invasion of the American music industry.

"The Lost Weekend"premieres in Los Angeles

The Lost Weekend is a 1945 American film noir directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman. The film was based on Charles R. Jackson's 1944 novel of the same name about an alcoholic writer. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won four.

Anniversaries of famous

born 1976

Anna Faris

died 1981

Natalie Wood

died 1986

Cary Grant