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Read on to see which iconic events happened on this day in film, sports, and music history.


1951

An American In Paris starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron with music by George Gershwin, premieres in London, soon to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

1955

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The first colored telecast of a tennis match airs on NBC, when the Davis Cup occurred.

1965

Sonny & Cher made their debut at the top of the UK singles chart with I Got You Babe.

1968 

Hey Jude is released by The Beatles, which would make its way to become the Billboard Song of the Year.

1971 

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Professional hockey player Bobby Orr signs the first million contract in NHL history, a five year deal with the Boston Bruins.

1978 

French-American actor Charles Boyer, known for films Gaslight and Love Affair passes away at the age of 79.

1995

Seal reaches No. 1 on the US singles chart for Kiss From A Rose, as heard in the Batman Forever movie.

1996

The WB's drama series 7th Heaven premieres, starring Jessica Biel which ran for 11 seasons in total.

2003

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Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is named the greatest guitarist in Rock history according to the Rolling Stone Magazine.

2014

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Burger King agrees to buy donut chain of NHL star, Tim Hortons in a deal estimated at $11.4.

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