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92nd Academy Awards: “Parasite” 1st non English film to win Best Picture and Best Director Bong Joon-ho.

Deaths from » virus overtake those of Sars (2003) with 813 deaths worldwide, with more than 34,800 known infections.


XXIII Olympic Winter Games open in PyeongChang, South Korea,


Fox cartoon series “Simpsons” airs 167th episode the longest-running animated series in cartoon history.


Madonna’s album “Like a Virgin” goes #1 for 3 weeks.


National Hockey League announces it is doubling in size with a new West Division and six new teams – the California Seals, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota North Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues. The original teams – Toronto, Montreal, New York, Detroit, Chicago and Boston – will make up the NHL East Division.


The Beatles first appear on the Ed Sullivan Show before 73.7 million TV viewers. They sing She Loves You and I Want to Hold Your Hand.


The Davis Cup competition is established.


Volleyball was invented by W.G. Morgan.

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