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Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Apollo Theatre, London, England, UK, during a lengthy run.
Vaudeville song-and-dance man, playwright, manager, director, producer, comic actor and popular songwriter George M. Cohan begins two weeks at The New York Theatre, on Broadway, New York City, USA.
American ragtime composer Charles H. Hunter dies of tuberculosis in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. His best remembered compositions include Tickled to Death, A Tennessee Tantilizer and Possum And Taters.
The stage musical Queen Of The Moulin Rouge is presented at The Tacoma Theatre, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
Chu Chin Chow, billed as 'A Musical Tale of the East in Fourteen Scenes - Company of 300' is playing at His Majesty's Theatre, London, UK, during a run of 2238 performances.
An "extraordinary tri-star constellation of comedy, song, dance and novelties" is presented during a week at The Hippodrome, Youngstown, Ohio, USA. The show includes "The Best Sellers - a musical fantasy based on modern fiction", and performers such as Hermine Shone, Jack Wyatt's Scotch Lads And Lassies, William Seabury and others.
The musical comedy Irene is presented at The Vanderbilt Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 675 performances. When it closes, it will have set a record as the longest-running show in Broadway history.
Inventor John Logie Baird gives the world's first public demonstration of a mechanical television set to the Royal Institution, London, UK. American Bandstand, Top Of The Pops and MTV are now inevitable.
Cyril Davies is born in Denham, Buckinghamshire, UK. He will find fame as a harmonica player and bandleader, widely regarded as one of the godfathers of the 1960's British blues and r'n'b scene.
Leadbelly records CC Rider in New York City, USA, for Arc Records.
Dan Donovan, accompanied by The BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall, records the Cole Porter song Easy To Love, in London, UK.
The Henry Busse Orchestra plays the second of three nights at The Palace Theatre, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA.
Jazz trumpeter Howard McGee records the 10" album Howard McGee for Blue Note Records in WOR Studios, New York City, USA.
The musical revue Michael Todd's Peep Show is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 278 performances.
The Russ Morgan Orchestra is playing during six weeks at Cocoanut Grove, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, with The Blackburn Twins.
The musical comedy Wonderful Town, starring Rosalind Russell, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 559 performances.
Changing Partners by Bing Crosby enters the Billboard popular Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No17 during a two-week stay on the chart.
Capitol Records' country music vocalist Molly Bee, billed as 'America's Teen Queen', appears on The Tennessee Ernie Ford TV Show in the USA to promote her new single I'm Going Steady With A Dream.
Maxine Brown debuts on the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA with her own composition, All In My Mind.
Frank Sinatra acts as best man when music promoter Lee Gordon marries dancer and model Arlene Topfer in Acapulco, Mexico.
The Kingston Trio record The Reverend Mr Black for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Barbra Streisand spends the first of three days recording tracks for her Columbia Records' debut LP, The Barbra Streisand Album, in New York City, USA.
Joanie Sommers plays the seventh night of a two week engagement at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, supported by The Fourmost.
The Everly Brothers record The Drop Out and I Think Of Me for Warner Brothers Records in the USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Go Now by The Moody Blues.
The Who, The Small Faces, Paul Jones and The Questions play the second of two nights at Sydney Stadium, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Elton John enters the Billboard US Albums Chart with Tumbleweed Connection, which will peak at No5, spending a total of 20 weeks on the chart.
Ride A White Swan by T.Rex peaks at No2 in the singles chart in the UK.
Supertramp, Gallagher And Lyle and Chris De Burgh play at The City Hall, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK.
Music business entrepreneur Daniel Grinbank launches FM Rock And Pop, the first FM radio station to broadcast in Argentina.
Lush record a John Peel Session for BBC Radio 1 in London, UK.
Michael Jackson spends the last of four days in Los Angeles playing host to King Nana Amon Ndoufou IV, ruler of Sanwi on the Ivory Coast, Africa.
Animal the debut album by Ke$ha reaches No1 in the Billboard 200 Albums chart in the USA.
Tool play at The Big Day Out, in Gold Coast Parklands, Southport, Australia.
Lauryn Hill plays at Metropolis, Montreal, Canada.
The heavy metal cruise known as the 70,000 Tons Of Metal Festival, sets sail from Miami, Florida, USA. Artists appearing aboard the ship, The Majesty Of The Seas, over the next five days will include Amorphis, Exciter, Cannibal Corpse, Atheist, Stratovarius, Venom, Children Of Bodom, Crowbar, Nightwish and Hammerfall.
The Kills play at The Granada Theater, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Dropkick Murphys play at Incheba Arena, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.
Angels And Airwaves play at The Avalon, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Pulled Apart By Horses release their second album, Tough Love, in the UK.
Figures released by the International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry (IFPI) reveal that digital music revenues rose by 8% in 2011 to $US5.2bn, but the sales overall have declined from $US16.7bn in 2010 to $US16.2bn.
Nada Surf release a new album, The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy, in the UK.
Chris Young plays at Joe's Bar On Weed Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lisa Fischer plays at The Blue Note, New York City, USA.
Selena Gomez performs on tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA.
Joanna Newsom plays at QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
FOXOS play at The Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Daughter play a sold-out gig at Queens Hall, Edinbugh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
On her Mad Love tour, Jojo plays at Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, Cologne, Germany, Europe.