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The Bijou Musical Comedy Company presents The Man From Mexico at The Bijou Theatre, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Popular accordionist and recording artist Narciso Martinez
, known as El Huracan Del Valle, is born in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, Central America.
The 48-mile long Panama Canal
, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, is opened, in Panama, Central America. It will become a key conduit for the international maritime trade. The canal will inspire references in numerous songs (by J Church, Tempest, Redman, Rakim, Ookla The Mok, Bishop Allen and others) but perhaps the most memorable is The Panama Canal by Animaniacs
Jose Alfredo Jiminez
is born in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico, Central America. He will become a popular singer-songwriter in the ranchera style. His songs are an integral part of Mexico's musical heritage, comparable to Woody Guthrie
's influence on American folk music.
The New York Times publishes a news item about twenty-eight migrant farm workers
who died the previous day when the plane in which they were being deported back to Mexico, crashed at Los Gatos Canyon, 20 miles west of Coalinga, California, USA. When Woody Guthrie
reads the report, he will be struck by the fact that none of the Mexicans are named, although the crew of the plane are. Guthrie is then inspired to write his song Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos).
plays rhythm guitar on a recording session by vocalist Jim Robinson at producer Norman Petty
's studio in Clovis, New Mexico.
acts as best man when music promoter Lee Gordon
marries dancer and model Arlene Topfer in Acapulco, Mexico, Central America.
The teen-oriented movie Hey Let's Twist
, starring Joey Dee And The Starliters, Teddy Randazzo
and Jo Ann Campbell is released to cinemas in Mexico, North America.
Young jazz saxophonist Carlos Garnett
arrives in the USA, having emigrated from Panama, Central America. Within a few months he will be playing regularly at The Baby Grand club in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. (1962).
Bill Haley And His Comets
play the last night in their three-week season at The Terrazzo Cafe, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Ben E. King
plays in Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
is transferred from El Paso County Jail to the Federal Courthouse, where he is given a $1000 fine and receives a 30-day suspended sentence.
Having been arrested the previous day on charges of smuggling drugs into the USA from Mexico,
, an associate of The Grateful Dead
, is found in a coma on the railroad tracks between San Miguel de Allende and Celaya in Mexico. He dies later in the day. The previous day, having consumed some seconals and alcohol, he had set out to walk along the railroad in driving rain. His life and death will inspire several songs including Jack And Neal (1977) by Tom Waits
, Styrofoam Plates (2001) by Death Cab For Cutie, Neal Cassady Drops Dead (2014) by Morrissey
, Neal Cassady (1989) by The Washington Squares.
Beat Generation icon
at Pacific High Recording Studio, San Francisco, for RCA Records
. The track, a protest against US President Richard Nixon's anti-drug initiatives, will be released as a single.
plays the second of two nights at the Convention Center, Albequerque, New Mexico, USA.
begins filming the slapstick comedy movie Caveman in Charubusco Studios, Mexico City.
and his band spend the first of two days rehearsing in Austin, Texas, for upcoming live dates in Mexico.
Guns N' Roses
play the tenth show in a co-headlining 25-date US tour at The Aggie Memorial Stadium, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA, with Faith No More
as the opening act.
While preparing for the next gigs in his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson
is staying in his suite of rooms on the 42nd floor of the Hotel President Stouffer, Mexico City, Mexico.
The Foo Fighters
play a concert for 500 competition-winning fans in the abandoned Walker Air Force Base, Roswell, New Mexico, USA, site of the alleged alien autopsy that followed the crash of an equally alleged UFO.
releases his debut album, Doo-Wops And Hooligans
in the USA, Canada and Austria as a CD. It is also released on this day in Mexico as a digital download.
On their Live And Loud tour, Rascal Flatts
, supported by The Band Perry
and Cassadee Pope, play at The Pan American Center, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.
play at Mexico City Arena, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
On the Latin American leg of their WorldWired
play at Estadio Cementos Progreso, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Central America, supported by Metal Requiem.
During the Latin American leg of their Not In This Lieftime
tour, Guns N'Roses
play at Eastadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America, supported by Gandhi. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses
line-up members Axl Rose, Slash
and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
plays at Parque Viva Amphitheater, San Jose, Costa Rica, South America.
plays at Arena VFG, Guadalajara, Mexico, North America.