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2020 South Korea, which requires men to enlist in the military by the time they turn 28, passes a law to defer service for K-pop stars who have "elevated the country's cultural influence around the world" until age 30. This keeps BTS intact, as Jin turns 28 three days later.

2018 Nick Jonas marries Priyanka Chopra at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India.

2014 Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts quotes lyrics from Eminem's song "'97 Bonnie & Clyde" in making the case that a man threatening his estranged wife by writing violent rap lyrics and posting them on Facebook was protected by free speech. Roberts, who mentions lines like "Dada make a nice bed for mommy at the bottom of the lake," points out that Eminem made these kind of threats very often, and he and others should be allowed to do so if it is presented as art.

2012 Antonio de la Rua, former boyfriend (and former business manager) of Latin pop star Shakira, files a lawsuit for $100 million against her. The suit alleges that Shakira wouldn't have had the success she'd had without his help, and Rua seeks compensation for his management work.

2012 Shania Twain begins a two-year residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, returning to the stage for the first time since 2004.More

2012 San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders declares "Peaceful Easy Feeling Day" in honor of Jack Tempchin, who wrote the Eagles hit in the city. The ceremony takes place at a hot dog joint called the Wienerschnitzel, where he wrote the last verse while waiting for his order. Tempchin is presented with a golden wiener at the event.

2011 It's a good day for comedy writers and late-night talk show hosts as Hanson announce they will be selling MMMHop beer.

2009 Bluegrass musician Jack Cooke (of the Clinch Mountain Boys) dies of a massive heart attack at age 72.

2009 R. Kelly releases Untitled, his ninth studio album.

2005 At age 55, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top gets married for the first time, taking longtime girlfriend Gilligan Stillwater as his bride.

2005 Rocky Horror Picture Show is entered into the National Film Registry.

1995 An auction of his memorabilia nets Frank Sinatra over two million dollars.

1993 Hard rocker Ray Gillen (of Black Sabbath, Badlands) dies of an AIDS-related disease at age 34.

1992 Duran Duran release the single "Ordinary World" earlier than planned after radio airplay creates a huge demand. The song reaches #3 in the US, their biggest hit there since "Notorious" in 1986.

1989 Sly Stone (of Sly & the Family Stone) is sentenced to 55 days in jail for driving while under the influence of cocaine.

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Promises, Promises Debuts On Broadway

1968

Promises, Promises, a musical adapted from the Billy Wilder film The Apartment, debuts at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway. The first and only Broadway production with music from Burt Bacharach and Hal David, it yields hits for Dionne Warwick and Bobbie Gentry.


Following the plot of the 1960 film, Promises, Promises is about a young executive (Jerry Orbach) who strives for a promotion by letting his superiors use his apartment to carry on their affairs. To complicate matters, he falls for a suicidal waitress who turns out to be his boss's mistress (Jill O'Hara). Neil Simon adapted the story for the stage while Bacharach and David handled the music. Hits include "Promises, Promises" (US #19) and "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" (US #6) for Dionne Warwick and "Knowing When To Leave" (UK #1) for Bobbie Gentry. The 2010 revival, starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth, also includes the Bacharach/David-penned Warwick classic "I Say A Little Prayer," which was a #4 hit in 1967. Despite the show's success, earning Tony Awards for Orbach and costar Marian Mercer, along with a Grammy Award for Bacharach for Best Musical Theatre album, the duo never does another Broadway musical. They do, however, embark on a film musical called Lost Horizon in 1973 which is so disastrous, it destroys their partnership.

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