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Gwyneth Paltrow revealed she didn't go for men with nice shoes, because they were always either married or gay.
Film director Roman Polanski was jailed for three months for seducing a 13-year-old girl.
Charlie Chaplin was under investigation on suspicion of being a 'subversive'.
Shirley Temple married John Agar in Hollywood.
Mickey Mouse made his first appearance in a sound film - 'Steamboat Willie'.
The wing of a plane carrying the Dixie Chicks clipped a building as it landed at Glasgow Airport.
Simon and Garfunkel were reunited for their first live concert in 11 years. They played to 400,000 people in New York's Central Park.
A new dance craze began, when Chubby Checker's 'The Twist' entered the American charts.
Colin Montgomerie secured Europe's victory over America in the Ryder Cup. His form had previously been so poor he needed a wildcard selection for the event.
It was reported Kenny Dalglish was set to sue Celtic over his dismissal from the club.
Eric Moussambani from Equatorial Guinea swam into Olympic spectators' hearts in the 100m freestyle. He'd never completed it without stopping before, but finished in one minute 52.72 seconds.
George Best caused a stir when he appeared drunk on 'Wogan'.
Leeds United announced plans for a £20 million revamp of the Elland Road ground.
A passenger train from Swansea collided with a freight train at Southall in West London.
Traffic wardens issued the first parking tickets, in London.
Juan Peron was overthrown, and exiled to Paraguay.
New Zealand became the first country to grant its female citizens the right to vote.
The Montgolfier brothers sent up the first balloon with live creatures aboard. Passengers included a sheep, a rooster and a duck.
David Seaman - An English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for several clubs, most notably Arsenal. He retired from the game on 13 January 2004, following a recurring shoulder injury.
Twiggy - Lesley Lawson, widely known by the nickname Twiggy, is an English model, actress and singer. In the mid-1960s she became a prominent British teenage model of swinging sixties London with others such as Penelope Tree.
Jeremy Irons - English actor, whose films include 'Brideshead Revisited', 'Danny the Champion of the World' and 'Kafka'.
William Golding - English novelist, whose works include 'The Lord of the Flies'.
George Cadbury - The third son of John Cadbury, a Quaker who founded Cadbury's cocoa and chocolate company.
Skeeter Davis - American singer, who became one of the first big-selling crossover country artists. Her hits include 'End of the World'.
Susan Barrantes - The Duchess of York's mother was driving when she collided with a Renault catering truck on a two-lane highway in flat countryside. The driver of the truck suffered a broken ankle, but Barrantes was decapitated and killed, age 61.
Gram Parsons - An American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist. Parsons is best known for his work within the country music genre; he also popularized what he called "Cosmic American Music", a hybrid of country. Less than two days after arriving at a fishing trip with friends, Parsons was discovered unresponsive in his bedroom. Attempts to revive him failed and death was officially pronounced.
Thomas John Barnardo - A philanthropist and founder and director of homes for poor children, born in Dublin.
James Garfield - Garfield was shot less than four months into term as the 20th President of the United States. He was the second of four presidents to be assassinated. He died eleven weeks later. He also lived the longest after the shooting, compared to other presidents who died days and weeks later.
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