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"Nightflyers" is released on Syfy

Nightflyers is an American science fiction television series on Syfy based on the novella of the same name and the series of short stories by George R. R. Martin. The series started its production in early 2018 on location in Limerick, Ireland, and also at the Limerick-based Troy Studios, with Daniel Cerone serving as the showrunner.

"Rick and Morty" first airs on Cartoon Network

"Pilot" is the first episode of the American animated television sitcom Rick and Morty. Written by series creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, and directed by Roiland, the episode premiered on Adult Swim. The series introduces protagonists, alcoholic scientist Rick Sanchez and his innocent teenage grandson Morty Smith.

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" premieres in Los Angeles

The premiere was held in Dolby Theatre and the afterparty venue for participants of the premier was decorated to look like an ancient city. The movie is a second installment in the three-part film series based on the novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien.

"I Wanna Love You" is #1 on the US singles chart

"I Wanna Love You" is a song written and recorded by Akon featuring Snoop Dogg. It was released as the second single from his second album, Konvicted. It is also featured on Snoop Dogg's eighth album, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment. This song was Akon's first #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 and was also Snoop's second #1 on the same chart.

Quake III Arena is released

Quake III Arena is a multiplayer-focused first-person shooter video game. The game was developed by id Software and featured music composed by Bill Leeb. Quake III Arena is the third game in the Quake series and differs from previous games by excluding a traditional single-player element, instead focusing on multiplayer action.

Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men are at #1 on the US singles chart

"One Sweet Day" is a song by American singer Mariah Carey and R&B group Boyz II Men. The artists co-wrote the song with Walter Afanasieff, who co-produced it with Carey. The song speaks about the death of a loved one, how the protagonist took their presence for granted and misses them, and finally about seeing the person in heaven.

American singer Britney Spears is born

Britney Jean Spears is an American singer, dancer, and actress who is best known for her first and second studio albums – Oops!... I Did It Again, ...Baby One More Time. Those albums became international successes and the best-selling albums by a teenage solo artist. According to the magazine Forbes, she was the 8th highest earning female musician, earning $34 million in 2017.

Canadian singer Nelly Furtado is born

Nelly Furtado is a Portuguese-Canadian singer with over 40 million records sold worldwide. She is considered one of the most successful Canadian artists. Her song named I'm Like a Bird helped her to win a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

American actress and producer Lucy Liu is born

Lucy Alexis Liu is an American actress, director, producer and singer. She is best known for her role in television series Ally McBeal where she played vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo. She was invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2013 and was named Harvard's 2016 Artist of the Year.

English bass guitarist Rick Savage is born

Rick Savage is a bass guitarist and one of the founding members of the English rock band, Def Leppard that was part of new wave of British heavy metal movement. Savage pursued a career as a professional football player but quickly turned to music and formed the band with his schoolmates.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1968

Lucy Liu

born 1998

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