From music and movies to sports, here are 12 iconic things that have happened in the world of entertainment on August 11th.


1929 - Professional Baseball player Babe Ruth becomes the first to hit 500 home-runs

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1956 - Elvis Presley releases double-sided hit, 'Don't Be Cruel' and 'Hound Dog' that would eventually reach no. 1 on the charts

1966 - Musician John Lennon apologizes for saying The Beatles were 'more popular than Jesus'

1973 - 'American Graffiti' released in theaters

1980 - Yankees player Reggie Jackson hits his 400th home run

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1999 - Kiss unveils their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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2000 - Singer-songwriter Madonna gives birth to her first son, Rocco Ritchie

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2002 - Singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen's 12th album 'The Rising' hits no. 1 on the US album chart

2006 - 'Step Up' released in theaters

2008 - Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale, Cullen Jones and Jason Lezak beat France in the Beijing Olympics men's 4 × 100 meter freestyle relay event for world record time of 3:08.24.

2011 - Rapper Meek Mill releases mixtape 'Dreamchasers'

2014 - 5 Seconds of Summer becomes the group to reach the biggest first-week sales for a debut album with their self-titled album, '5 Seconds of Summer'

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