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Charles H. Kaman is born in Washington DC, USA. He will become an aviation pioneer, but will also develop the Ovation Roundback guitar via his Kaman Music Corporation.
Twenty-eight migrant farm workers die when the plane in which they are being deported back to Mexico, crashes at Los Gatos Canyon, 20 miles west of Coalinga, California, USA. When Woody Guthrie reads a newspaper report of their deaths, 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 Depotee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos).
Considered by many to be France's greatest boxer ever, Marcel Cerdan dies when a Lockheed L-749 Constellation crashes into Pico da Vara, Sao Miguel Island, Azores, killing all eleven crew members and 37 passengers on board. One of Edith Piaf's most famous songs, L'Hymne a l'amour (Hymn To Love), recorded the following year, is said to be about her unending love for Cerdan. The song has been recorded in English many times under the title If You Love Me [Really Love Me].
The Big Bopper [Jiles Perry Richardson], who died in a plane crash with Buddy Holly three days earlier, is buried in Beaumont, Texas, USA.
Bobby Rydell returns to the USA having completed a tour of Europe.
Having played numerous live dates in the UK, Gene Vincent flies back to the USA to take care of some personal business.
Freddy Cannon, Del Shannon, Buzz Clifford, Jet Harris And The Jetblacks and The John Barry Seven play at The City Hall, Sheffield, UK.
Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins die in a Piper PA-24 Comanche plane crash just outside of Camden, Tennessee, USA.
Craig Breedlove, driving the jet-propelled three-wheeled vehicle Spirit Of America, sets a new world land speed record of 407.4mph at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA. His record-breaking feat is immortalised in The Beach Boys song Spirit Of America.
The All-Star 64 package tour plays at The Odeon, Romford, UK, featuring John Leyton, The Rolling Stones, Mike Berry, Jet Harris, Billie Davis, Bern Elliott And The Fenmen, and The Paramounts
Denny Laine And The Diplomats play at The Flying Club, Coventry, UK.
Paul Anka, accompanied by and songwriter Sammy Cahn, flies from Paris, France, Europe, to New York City, USA, where Anka is shortly to begin a live engagement at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
Sonny And Cher arrive in the UK for live dates and tv appearances.
Gene Vincent flies home to the USA from London, England, UK, to spend Christmas with his parents.
The Kinks return to London, UK, at the end of a tour of the USA.
During a North American tour, The Rolling Stones fly from Los Angeles, California, USA, to New York City.
Brian Poole And The Tremeloes fly to Scandinavia, Europe, to begin a tour.
In the middle of a chaotic Asian tour, The Zombies briefly leave Manila, Philippines, and fly to Hong Kong where they make plans for their next steps.
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During a tour of Australia and New Zealand, The Who, The Small Faces and Paul Jones fly from Wellington to Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
The Doors, on an Air India flight, depart from Kennedy International Airport, Queens, New York, USA, flying to Heathrow Airport, near London, UK. In the coming days they will plays live shows in London and on the European mainland, as well as making tv appearances.
Jimi Hendrix flies from New York City, USA, to Los Angeles, California, to collect a new Corvette Stingray.
Dusty Springfield flies from London, England, UK, Europe, to the USA to begin recording her sixth LP, A Brand New Me, for Atlantic Records.
The Top Ten Singles being played on WKNR Radio in Detroit, Michigan, USA, for the week ended on this day are as follows :
1. Venus - Shocking Blue
2. Leaving on a Jet Plane - Peter, Paul And Mary
3. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - B J Thomas
4. Don't Cry Daddy - Elvis Presley
5. Midnight Cowboy - Ferrante And Teicher
6. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
7. Jingle Jangle - The Archies
8. Someday We'll Be Together - The Supremes
I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
10. Down on the Corner/Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Wishbone Ash leave the UK to begin their second tour of the USA, a six-week jaunt, including support slots with The Who, Ten Years After and Black Sabbath.
Filming begins on rock movie That’ll Be The Day, at Butlins Holiday Camp in the Isle Of Wight, England, UK, Europe, starring David Essex, Ringo Starr, Billy Fury, Dave Edmunds, and The Who’s Keith Moon.
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Jet is released as the first single from the LP Band On The Run by Paul McCartney And Wings in the USA.
On a transatlantic British Airways flight, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin get drunk and verbally harass other first-class passengers, including the actors Dudley Moore and Telly Savalas.
Jack Osbourne, son of Ozzy Osbourne, claims that $400,000 worth of designer watches and jewels were stolen from his luggage in LAX Airport, Los Angeles, California, USA, before he boarded a plane to Britain earlier this month.
Clifford Blandford Townshend dies aged 70. He had found success as an English jazz musician, noted for playing saxophone in The Royal Air Force Dance Orchestra, more popularly known as The Squadronaires. His son, Pete Townshend, became leader of 60s pop/rock group The Who.
To mark the release of their 20th album, Rock Til You Drop, Status Quo play four arena shows across the UK in one day. The four gigs are played in Glasgow, Sheffield, Birmingham and Wembley, London, with the band flying between the arenas in helicopters. The achievement wins them a place in the Guinness Book Of Records.
Whitney Houston is caught with 15.2 grams of marijuana at Keahole-Kona International airport, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA, but she manages to board a plane before she can be arrested.
Bono of U2 turns up at Isleworth Crown Court, London, UK, to testify as a character witness for Peter Buck of R.E.M., who is facing charges of "air rage" stemming from an incident on a flight from Seattle, Washington, USA, to London a year earlier.
Duran Duran play at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Air Supply, having been stranded overnight in Cuba by Hurricane Dennis, fly out to Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elton John plays at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
When she lands at at Nashville International Airport, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, Mindy McCready is arrested by Williamson County deputies and charged with violating her probation. (McCready was serving a three-year probation after pleading guilty in 2004 to fraudulently obtaining OxyContin and for resisting arrest.)
On her Freedom Tour, Alicia Keys plays at The American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA.
Rammstein play at The Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Singer Sean Kingston is injured and hospitalized following a jet ski accident in which his vehicle crashed into the Palm Avenue Bridge while traveling west from the MacArthur Causeway and Miami Beach Islands in Miami, Florida. USA.
Towards the end of her Aphrodite World Tour, on her arrival at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kylie Minogue performs with the Soweto Gospel Choir".
Immediately after take-offf on a flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Memphis, Tennessee, USA, rapper Rick Ross loses consciousness. The plane makes an emergency landing and Ross is hospitalised.
Rapper Lil Wayne suffers a second seizure on board a plane in the space of 24 hours. While flying from Texas to Los Angeles, his plane has to be diverted to make an emergency landing in Louisiana, where he is treated at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, Louisiana, USA.
Rihanna plays the fifth night of her 777 tour, [seven gigs in seven cities over seven days, transported on a Boeing 777] at E-Werk, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Fleetwood Mac play at The Air Canada Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Musical trio Time For Three are left stranded on the tarmac of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, North Carolina, USA, when US Airways refuses to allow two members of the group to take their violins aboard the plane with them.
The ultra-rare, incredibly valuable Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin is held up at customs in JFK Airport, New York City, USA, so that border control officials can determine the contents of the silver box holding the album. The album exists as one single copy, and had been held in a secure storage vault at The Royal Mansour Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco, Africa. It arrived at JFK en route to its purchaser, the controversial hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli, who had paid $2m to buy it.
Rihanna is spotted passing through LAX in Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays the first of two nights at the American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA.
On their The Book Of Souls World Tour, Iron Maiden play at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West plays the first of two nights at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.