World No Tobacco day – Tobacco kills, it’s dangerous to health and this day is aimed at creating awareness and calling government to implement strong tobacco control measures. The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is “Tobacco – a threat to development.” .
1961 – South Africa becomes an independent republic
1969 – Stevie Wonder releases “My Cherie Amore”
1989 – 1st International Rock Awards – A United States music award ceremony meant to honor the top musicians in the rock music genre. The award show is interpreted to have been an attempt to provide a buildup to the Grammy Awards,
1935 – Movie studio 20th Century Fox was created through a merger of the Fox Film Corp. and Twentieth Century Pictures.
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