Amazing things about August 18:
» Evis Presley's funeral took place on this day in 1977.
» George Michael released his first solo single, Careless Whisper, in 1984. He dedicated it to his mum and dad.
» The Wizard of Oz premiered in 1939.
» Disney dog Pluto made his debut in 1930.
» In 1997, a bull found his way into a Bedfordshire china shop. He left without breaking anything.
» This time last year, the Sugababes were at No.1 with Round Round. Ten years ago, it was Freddie Mercury with Living On My Own.
» Ghengis Khan's relentless campaign of raping, looting, pillaging and eating people came to an end on this day in 1227, when he died.
» Dirty Dancer Patrick Swayze is 49 today. Swayze's many hobbies include archery, painting and Zen Buddhism.
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According to Marxist theory, cultural forms such as opera, classical music and the literary works of Shakespeare all fall under the heading of high culture. Low culture refers to a wide variety of cultural themes that are characterised by their consumption by the masses.
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