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Bob Hope dies, two months after turning 100.
Sir Paul McCartney announces his engagement to former model Heather Mills. The pair later divorced.
Zsa Zsa Gabor begins a three-day prison sentence for slapping a police officer in the face.
Bugs Bunny makes his official debut in 'The Wild Hare'.
It is alleged that Boyzone and Westlife have run up a £30'000 bill for alcohol during a drinking binge in Stockholm.
Toploader are revealed to be the last British band to play Wembley Stadium before its re-development.
The Spice Girls have their first number one with 'Wannabe'. It stayed at number 1 for 7 weeks.
Roger Taylor, drummer with Duran Duran, marries Giovanna Cantonne.
London Olympics Opening Ceremony; directed by Academy Award-winning British film director Danny Boyl.
It is reported that England football coach Sven Goran Eriksson is suing a magazine for showing the inside of his home without his consent.
Gerhard Berger wins the German Grand Prix.
Steve Redgrave wins his fourth Olympic gold medal.
Donovan Bailey sets a new 100m men's world record with a time of 9.84 seconds.
The Millennium Dome is sold to a Japanese bank for £105 million. It was a small return on the £ 761 million investment.
The Korean War ends.
Sweet rationing begins in England.
The Bank of England is founded.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers - Actor and model. Starred in 'Bend It Like Beckham'.
Tracy Shaw - British actress - known for playing Maxine in 'Coronation Street'.
Karl Mueller - Bass player with Soul Asylum.
Allan Border - Australian cricketer.
Bobbie Gentry - American singer and musician.
Bob Hope - British born comedian.
Raymond 'Jak' Jackson - Political Cartoonist.
James Mason - British actor.
William Wyler - Film producer whose work includes 'Ben Hur'.
John Dalton - British physicist and chemist.
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