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South America

Wenseslao Moguel is captured while fighting in the Mexican revolution. Without trial he is sentenced to be executed by firing squad and is shot nine times including a final bullet through his head at close range by an officer to ensure death. Nevertheless, miraculously, Moguel survives and manages to escape. His story will inspire the 2008 song El Fusilado by Chumbawamba.
The MGM musical Annie Get Your Gun, starring Betty Hutton and Howard Keel, is released to cinemas in Brazil, South America. Ten songs in the film are composed by Irving Berlin.
Internationally reknowned Latin jazz percussionist and composer Cyro Baptista is born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Luiz Carlos dos Santos is born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America. He will find success as popular singer and songwriter Luiz Melodia.
The Quitandinha Serenaders (including guitarist and composer Luiz Bonfa) record Torment and My Regret for Odeon Records in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America.
Ben E. King, with Stan Applebaum's Orchestra, records Perfidia, Sweet And Gentle, Amor, Frenesi and Souvenir Of Mexico for Atco Records in New York City, USA.
Henri Salvador begins a cabaret season at The Savoy, London, England, UK, Europe.
Teddy Randazzo sets off on a tour of South America.
Sergio Mendes records Consolacao, Batida Different, Pau Brazil, Primavera and Favela for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA. The tracks will appear on his album Sergio Mendes - The Swinger From Rio.
Perez Prado plays at Sankei Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Astrud Gilberto records Come Softly To Me/Hushabye and Lillies By Monet for Verve Records in New York City, USA.
Argentina surrenders The Falkland Islands to an invading British Force, bringing The Falklands War to an end. Many songs will be written about this conflict, widely believed to be unjust, among them How Does It Feel To Be The Mother Of 1000 Dead by British anarcho-punk band Crass.
Paul McCartney plays the first of two nights at The Maracana Stadium, Riop de Janeiro, Brazil, South America.
Paul McCartney plays to an audience of 184,000 in Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, South America, surpassing the attendance records set by Frank Sinatra and Tina Turner.
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Sepultura play at Zaal Unitas, Brunssum, Netherlands, Europe.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at Estádio Palestra Itália, São Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Bono of U2 announces the launch of his new ‘ethical’ clothing range, Edun, at Saks Fifth Avenue, in New York City, USA. All clothes in the range are made in Lima, Peru, South America, and Monastir, Tunisia, from cotton and denim, and will retail at prices from $45 to $300.
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The Top Ten Pop Single downloads on iTunes on this date are :

1. Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani

2. Behind These Hazel Eyes - Kelly Clarkson

3. Incomplete - Backstreet Boys

4. Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson

5. Collide - Howie Day

6. Don't Cha (featuring Busta Ryhmes) [Radio Edit] - The Pussycat Dolls And Busta Rhymes

7. We Belong Together - Mariah Carey

8. Rich Girl - Gwen Stefani And Eve

9. Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson

10. La Tortura (Artista Invitado Alejandro Sanz) - Shakira Featuring Alejandro Sanz
Rihanna releases her fourth album, Rated R, on Universal Music in Argentina, South America.
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Beyonce plays at Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paolo, Brazil, South America.
On her I Am ... tour Beyonce plays the second of two nights at the HSBC Arena, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America.
On her I Am ... tour Beyonce plays at the Explanada del Estadio Monumental, Lima, Peru, South America.
On their Ending On A High Note Tour, A-ha play at Siara Hall, Fortaleza, Brazil, South America.
Country-rock trio Lady Antebellum release their second studio album, Need You Now, in Brazil and Mexico.
Shakira, Alicia Keys, John Legend and Black Eyed Peas perform at the Kick-Off Celebration Concert to mark the start of the FIFA World Cup in Orlando Stadium, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The three-day-long WOMAD Festival 2010 begins at Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England, UK. On this, the first day of the event, artists appearing include The Drummers of Burundi, Rafiki Jazz, Horace Andy, Nouvelle Vague, Ska Cubano, Cedric Watson And Bijou Creole and Ozomatli.
Bebel Gilberto plays at Koko, London, England, UK.
Avenged Sevenfold release their fifth album, Nightmare, in Germany, Europe, and Brazil, South America.
During his Up And Coming Tour, Paul McCartney plays the second of two nights at the Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Duffy releases her second album, Endlessly, in Germany, Argentina and Australia.
Adele releases her second album, 21, on Sony Music in Argentina, South America.
Adele releases her second album, 21, on Sony Music in Brazil, South America.
On his My World tour, Justin Bieber plays at The National Stadium, Santiago, Chile, South America.
Shakira is attacked by an angry sea lion while on holiday in Cape Town, South Africa.
Nicki Minaj releases her second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, in Brazil, China, Denmark, New Zealand and The Netherlands
Bob Dylan plays the first of four nights at Teatro Gran Rex, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
Bob Dylan plays the second of four nights at Teatro Gran Rex, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Soundgarden, Johnny Marr, New Order, Pixies and others play at Lollapalooza, Parque O'Higgins, Santiago, Chile, South America.
Arcade Fire, Imagine Dragons, New Order, Lorde, Jake Bugg, New order, Nine Inch Nails and others play in the Lollapalooza Festival at Hipódromo de San Isidro, San Isidro, Argentina, South America.
When Paul McCartney plays at Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay, South America, four lion cubs are born in Salto Zoo, and are named Paul, John, George and Ringo in honour of The Beatles.
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On his Sex And Love tour, Enrique Iglesias plays at The Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile, South America.
The International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry (IFPI) announces that it is moving ahead with plans to establish a global new release street date that would see all new releases coming out on a Friday. (Once established, it will become known as New Music Friday).
The music biopic Get On Up, based on the life of James Brown, opens at cinemas in Argentina, South America.
It is announced that a global agreement arranged by The IFPI, which represents the worldwide recording industry, means that from July 10, 2015, all new music will be released globally on a Friday - local time. This new arrangement is to be known as New Music Fridays.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Carajo play at Groove, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
Agarrate Catalina, Andando Descalzo, Arsénica, Babasónicos, Bersuit Vergarabat, Catupecu Machu, Cielo Razzo, Científicos del Palo, El Bordo, Jóvenes Pordioseros, La Condena de Caín, La Mocosa, La Que Faltaba, La Triple Nelson, Las Pelotas, Los Caligaris, Los Gardelitos, Massacre, Nagual, No Te Va Gustar, Villanos and Zero Kill play on the last day of the three-day long Cosquin Rock Festival 2016, in Aeródromo Santa María de Punilla, Santa María, Argentina, South America.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play at Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
On the Latin American leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play at Parque Bicentenario, Quito, Ecuador, South America, supported by Basco.
Ed Sheeran plays at Pedreira Paulo Leminsky , Curtiba, Brazil, South America.