Billie Holiday with her dog Mister in New York City on June 1946
United States Library of Congress's Music Division

On July 17 Billie Holiday passed away…

On July 17, 1959 Billie Holiday died in New York at the age of 44 from liver complications leading to heart failure and pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs). The liver complications were caused by years of alcohol abuse. At the time of her being admitted into a New York hospital, Holiday was arrested for…

The Sanderson Sisters in "Hocus Pocus"
Walt Disney Pictures

On July 16 “Hocus Pocus” was released…

On July 16, 1993 the Disney horror-comedy film “Hocus Pocus” was released. The movie tells the story of three sisters (The Sanderson Sisters) who are put to death in Salem, Massachusetts during the 1600s, and who are then accidentally raised from the dead 300 years later. Once brought back from the dead, their mission is…

Theatrical poster for "Die Hard"
20th Century Fox

On July 15 “Die Hard” was released…

On July 15, 1988 the action film “Die Hard” starring Bruce Willis was released. The film, based on the 1979 novel “Nothing Lasts Forever” by Roderick Thorp, follows New York City police officer John McClane (played by Bruce Willis) as he tackles a group of highly organized criminals in Los Angeles. The movie was a…

"Ghost"
Paramount Picutres

On July 13 “Ghost” was released…

On July 13, 1990 “Ghost” was released starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg. . The film is about a young woman (Moore) who finds herself in trouble after her lover is murdered (Swayze), who then receives some help by her lover (as a ghost) with the help of an unwilling psychic (Goldberg).  One of the…

Brock Lesnar
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On July 12 Brock Lesnar was born…

On July 12, 1977 Brock Lesnar was born. Standing at 6’3 and weighing around 285 lbs, Lesnar is best known for being a professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as a three-time WWE champion and also known for being a former mixed martial artist as a former UFC Heavyweight Champion. Before his career in…

Lil' Kim
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On July 11 Lil’ Kim was born…

On July 11, 1974 Lil’ Kim was born. Real name Kimberly Denise Jones and hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Lil’ Kim is best known as one of the most successful female hip-hop artists of all time, starting her career alongside The Notorious B.I.G. and his group Junior M.A.F.I.A. Lil’ Kim is often known for her…

"Anchorman"
Paramount Pictures

On July 9 “Anchorman” was released…

On July 9, 2004 “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” was released. The film takes place in the 1970s at a San Diego TV station, depicting the rivalries of various newscasters. The film starred Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, and Steve Carell. The film was a critical and commercial success. It was listed as…

Alanis Morissette in her "You Oughta Know" video
Maverick Records/Reprise Records

On July 8 Alanis Morissette released “You Oughta Know”…

On July 8, 1995 Alanis Morissette released “You Oughta Know” from her album, “Jagged Little Pill.” The song, which has become one of Morissette’s signature songs, helped her transition into the alternative rock sound that she is known for today, opposed to the pop style of music she originally started with.  The song has somewhat…