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Music, vaudeville acts and cake-walking are among the additional entertainments on offer during an evening of Athletic Events at The Great Fair, held by The Flambeau Club, in Century Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
During World War I, up to 100,000 British and German troops along the Western Front in Belgium, Europe, take part in an unofficial truce, singing Christmas carols together, exchanging gifts and even playing football. The incident, later to be known as The Christmas Truce, will inspire Peter Hooton of The Farm to write their major hit single, All Together Now.
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Jelly Roll Morton records King Porter Stomp, Sporting House Rag, Original Rags and Mister Joe for General Records in New York City, USA. (1939).
Legendary New York Yankees baseball hitter Joe DiMaggio begins the most famous achievement of his career, a record-breaking 56-game hitting streak. DiMaggio will bat .408 during the streak, with 15 home runs and 55 Runs Batted In, before it ends on July 17 at Cleveland Stadium. Di Maggio's career and achievements will inspire many songs, including Joltin' Joe DiMaggio [1941] by Les Brown And His Band of Renown, Mrs Robinson [1968] by Simon And Garfunkel and DiMaggio Done It Again by Billy Bragg and Woody Guthrie.
Mabel Scott, with Milt Buckner on piano, records Fine Fine Baby, Have You Ever Watched Love Die, Baseball Boogie and I Found My Baby, for King Records in Nola Studios, New York City, USA. (strong>
Frankie Laine and Jimmy Boyd record Let's Go Fishin' and Poor Little Piggy Bank in Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
R'n'B vocal group The Chords appear on The Colgate Summer Comedy Hour tv show at The NBC Century Theatre, Seventh Avenue, New York City, USA. They sing their major hit, Sh-Boom, and also also perform Say Hey, Willie, with baseball star Willie Mays.
When former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis appears on US tv's The Steve Allen Show to help promote the Solomon Burke song You Can Run [But You Can't Hide] he forgets Burke's name and introduces him instead as Dick Haymes, who has covered the song on Decca Records.
Elvis Presley attends a meeting in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, about the music for his upcoming movie, Kid Galahad.
Connie Francis and Mike Clifford appear on tv's Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA. During this edition of the show, there is also an appearance by The All-America football team, who are seen dancing with eleven girls. The team features one black player, Bobby Bell, and the show specifically hires a black girl, Myrna White, to dance with him. When Sullivan learns that hundreds of letters criticising the decision have been sent to Jet magazine, he defends the segment, saying, "What's wrong with having Myrna White dance with Bobby Bell? Bell is a fine young man, two-time All-American, and any girl would be proud to dance with him." (White is subsequently hired as a permanent member of the show's chorus line, making her the first permanent negro chorus girl on television.)
Johnny Cash plays the second of three days at Kiwanis Football Stadium, Chatham, Ontario, Canada.
Jan And Dean record Sidewalk Surfin' in Western Studios, Los Angeles, for Liberty Records.
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Herman's Hermits play at The Silver Blades Ice Rink, Birmingham, UK.
When The Beatles play at The Monumental Bullring, Madrid, Spain, Europe, their manager Brian Epstein, who has been missing for five days, returns to the fold.
Nick Drake, a student at Marlborough College, wins the junior 100 yards race at the Wiltshire Championships. Drake will become an influential singer-songwriter in the 70s.
Davy Jones of The Monkees begins a brief ski-ing holiday in Switzerland, Europe.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play in the Men's Gym, Sacramento State College, California, USA.
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Buffalo Springfield play at The Gym, California State University, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jim Morrison of The Doors is in Los Angeles, California, USA, where he spends the day playing touch football and walking on the beach with his friend Linda Ashcroft.
Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer [Emerson, Lake And Palmer], Labi Siffre, Ronnie Scott, Jim Cregan [Family], Brian Gibson [Geordie] and Tony Norton [Jigsaw] take part in a Pop Star Celebrity Race at Brands Hatch, near Swanley, Kent, UK. Jazzman Ronnie Scott wins the race. Also in attendance are Suzi Quatro and Don Powell [Slade].
David Cassidy plays at Maine Road Football Stadium, Manchester, UK.
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Bob Dylan, The Band and Neil Young are the surprise live guests at promoter Bill Graham's SNACK benefit in Kazar Stadium, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, USA. The event raises cash to fund sports activities in local schools. Other acts on the bill include The Grateful Dead, The Miracles, Jefferson Starship, Carlos Santana, The Doobie Brothers, Joan Baez, Mimi Farina, Graham Central Station and Tower Of Power.
Bruce Springsteen records Hearts Of Stone at The Record Plant, New York City. On the same day, Linda Ronstadt sings the US national anthem at Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles, California, to open the third game of the Baseball World Series.
Country star Conway Twitty sells his 20% share in the Nashville Sounds minor league baseball team.
Big Country fly from London, England, UK, to Moscow, Russia, Europe, where they are to play four nights at The Palace Of Sports.
On her Blond Ambition World Tour, Madonna plays the second of five nights at Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA.
EMF perform a charity show at The Snooker And Bowls Centre, Cinderford Dean, Gloucestershire, England, UK, to raise money for the blind.
Bret Michaels of Poison participates in the third annual MTV Jock'n'roll softball game, a fundraiser for a Leukemia charity.
Iron Maiden release a new album, Virtual XI, on EMI Records in the UK. The title is a reference to the fact that the 1998 FIFA World Cup was taking place in the same year.
Posh Spice Victoria Adams gives boyfriend David Beckham a £220,000 silver Ferrari 550 Maranello as a Christmas present, to add to his Range Rover, Jaguar XK8, Bentley Arnage and Porsche Carrerra 911S.
When Rammstein play at The Sport Complex Olympiski, Moscow, Russia, Europe, the show is filmed and parts of the performance will be seen in the live DVD Volkerball.
Cruz, a son, is born to Victoria Beckham (formerly Posh Spice) and her footballer husband David Beckham.
Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum and Love And Theft play at The Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, California, USA.
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.
British pop hunk Peter Andre collapses while out jogging near his home in East Grinstead, West Sussex, UK. Attending paramendics diagnose a torn ligament in his chest.
On their Ending On A High Note Tour, A-ha play at The Budapest Sport Arena, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.
John Fogerty performs his song Centerfield at the induction ceremony for The Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York State, USA.
Deftones play at The Tennis Indoor Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia, Asia.
Chris Brown takes part in a basketball game at the E League Media Day for the New Era Cap company in Santa Monica, California, USA.
Sir Tom Jones is ordered by doctors not to perform the final concert in a three month tour because of severe dehydration. So instead of playing in the Salle des Etoiles at the seafront Sporting Club, Sir Tom spends the night in Princess Grace Hospital in Monte Carlo.
Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum compete in a Ping Pong And Songs event during CMA Fest to benefit the LadyAID Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Heavy rock guitarist Slash attends a baseball game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Record producer and electro-house musician Steve Aoki goes wake surfing during the Red Bull Guest House in Miami, Florida, USA.
Neil Young And Crazy Horse play at The Hockey Park, Munchengladbach, Germany, Europe. Support band on this tour is The Magic Numbers.
Kylie Minogue, Lulu, Deacon Blue, Donnie MacLean and The Prides perform during the closing ceremony of The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Jo Dee Messina sings the American National Anthem before the NHL All-Star Game between Team Toews and Team Foligno, at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
On the European leg of his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at The Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium.
Ohm And Sport release their debut single, Air Tonight, via Souncloud.
On her Delirium tour, Ellie Goulding plays at The Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania, with special guests Years And Years.
During a basketball session, Chris Brown becomes involved in a heated argument with a club manager at Life Time Athletic fitness club in New York City, USA. As a result the singer is ejected from the premises and given a lifetime ban.