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2000'N Sync's annual Challenge For The Children celebrity basketball game, held at St. John's University in New York, raises $550,000 for a group of charities. The event sees musicians Queen Latifah, Youngbloodz, Jordan Knight, and Pink, actors Dean Winters and Duane Martin, and MTV VJ Ananda Lewis join members of 'N Sync in a star-studded game.
1999Anita Carter, singer and stand-up bass player for country act the Carter Sisters, dies at home in Nashville. She is 66.
1998The first headlining tour of matchbox 20 begins at UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.
1998Miramax Films co-chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein announce that although money can't buy you love, it can buy them all rights to the Beatles' landmark film "A Hard Day's Night." Miramax announces plans to release the 1964 classic later that year for it's 35th anniversary with new footage, a fully restored negative and digitally remastered, six-track stereo sound.
1987Michigan's governor announces an annual ``Four Tops Day'' to honor the group's contribution to American music.
1982Duran Duran's Andy Taylor marries Tracie Wilson in Los Angeles.
1980David Bowie opens on stage in Denver in the title role of ``Elephant Man'' to critical acclaim.
1974Singer Cass Elliot of the Mamas and the Papas dies of a heart attack in London. She is found in her bed with a ham sandwich by her side.
1966Bob Dylan is injured in a motorcycle accident near his Woodstock, N.Y., home; he goes into seclusion.
1965The Beatles' second film - ``Help!'' - premieres in London. Queen Elizabeth is in attendance.
1959The Isley Brothers record ``Shout.'' The song reaches No. 47. Joey Dee & the Starliters take the song to No. 6 in 1962.
1953Vocalist Geddy Lee of Rush is born in Toronto. He is also featured on the No. 16 single ``Take Off'' by Bob & Doug McKenzie, characters from ``SCTV'' played by comedians Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas.
1946REO Speedwagon keyboardist Neal Doughty is born in Evanston, Ill.


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