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"Mary Queen of Scots" is released

Mary Queen of Scots is a 2018 historical drama film based on John Guy's biography Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart. The film is directed by Josie Rourke and adapted by Beau Willimon. The film stars Saoirse Ronan as the eponymous character and Margot Robbie as her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.

"Mary Poppins Returns" premieres

Mary Poppins Returns is an American musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall and written by David Magee, from a story by Magee, Marshall, and John DeLuca. Based on the book series by P. L. Travers and a sequel to 1964's Mary Poppins, the film stars Emily Blunt as the title character.

"The Hateful Eight" premieres at Cinerama Dome

The Hateful Eight is a 2015 American Western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern as eight strangers who seek refuge from a blizzard in a stagecoach stopover sometime after the American Civil War.

Trine 2 is released

Trine 2 is a side-scrolling, platform and puzzle video game developed by Frozenbyte. It is the sequel to Trine and was released on Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 in 2011, and later for Linux in 2012. Trine 2 allows three players to play the iconic roles of a wizard, a thief, and a knight in a simultaneous cooperative mode.

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is released

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is the third expansion set for the MMORPG World of Warcraft, following Wrath of the Lich King. It was officially announced at BlizzCon in 2009, although data miners and researchers discovered details before it was officially announced by Blizzard. The expansion was officially released in 2010.

Leona Lewis is at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Run"

"Run" is a power ballad by Northern Irish alternative rock band Snow Patrol from their third studio album, Final Straw. The song was covered by multiple artists, including Tre Lux, Three Graces, Damian McGinty, and Leona Lewis, the last of whom released it as a single in 2008.

The MBE medal that John Lennon returned to the Queen is found

The famous MBE medal from the Queen to John Lennon, which he sent back to her as a form of protest, was found in a royal vault, still in its original presentation case. After that, Beatles fans and historians campaigned for the medal to be put on public display, either in a museum or at Lennon’s childhood home.

"Angels in America" first airs on HBO

Angels in America is a 2003 American HBO miniseries directed by Mike Nichols and based on the Pulitzer-prize winning play by the same name by Tony Kushner. Set in 1985, the film revolves around six New Yorkers whose lives intersect. At its core, it is the fantastical story of Prior Walter, a gay man living with AIDS who is visited by an angel.

Britney Spears is at #1 on the US album chart with "In the Zone"

In the Zone is the fourth studio album by American singer Britney Spears. It was released in 2003 through Jive Records. Its music incorporates dance, house, reggae, trip-hop, and hip-hop styles with instrumentation from guitars, drums, synthesizers, strings, and Middle Eastern musical instruments.

Toni Braxton is at #1 with "Un-Break My Heart"

"Un-Break My Heart" is a song performed by American singer Toni Braxton, from her second studio album, Secrets. The song was written by Diane Warren and produced by David Foster. It was released as the second single from the album in 1996 through LaFace Records.

Rock band The Grateful Dead break up

One of the founding members Jerry Garcia died in 1995 and the remaining band members decided to disband. Since that time, there have been a number of reunions by the surviving members involving various combinations of musicians. Additionally, the former members have also begun or continued their individual projects.

Michael Jackson is at #1 with "Black Or White"

"Black or White" is a single by American singer and songwriter Michael Jackson. The song was released by Epic Records in 1991 as the first single from Jackson's eighth studio album, Dangerous. It was written, composed and produced by Michael Jackson and Bill Bottrell.

Mr. Mister are at #1 on the US singles chart

"Broken Wings" is a 1985 song recorded by American pop rock band Mr. Mister. It was released as the lead single from their second album Welcome to the Real World. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, where it remained for two weeks.

The first movie of the Star Trek series premieres

Star Trek: The Motion Picture is a 1979 American science fiction film directed by Robert Wise and based on the television series of the same name created by Gene Roddenberry, who also served as its producer. It is the first installment in the Star Trek film series and stars the cast of the original television series.

The police are at #1 on the UK singles chart

"Walking on the Moon" is a song by English rock band The Police, released as the second single from their second studio album, Reggatta de Blanc. The song was written by the band's lead vocalist and bassist Sting when he was drunk. It went on to become the band's second number one hit in the UK.

Kung Fu Fighting starts a two-week run at #1 on the US chart

A disco song by Carl Douglas, Kung Fu Fighting was released as a single in the UK. It didn't receive any radio airplay for the first few weeks and sold rather poorly. However, the song began gaining popularity in dance clubs. Eventually, it was released in the US, where it quickly topped the singles chart.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1980

Dan Bilzerian

born 1949

Tom Waits

born 1972

Jennifer Syme

born 1987

Aaron Carter