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The word jazz is first used in print, by journalist Scoop Gleason in the San Francisco Bulletin. Gleason is, however, not writing about music. He is describing the return home of a baseball team, with the words, "Everybody has come back to the old town, full of the old 'jazz' and they promise to knock the fans off their feet."
Hank Williams And The Drifting Cowboys play at The Schepps Palms Baseball Park in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.
Singing cowboy Gene Autry is staying at The Seneca Hotel prior to an appearance the following day at The Sports Arena, Rochester, New York State, USA.
Frank Sinatra performs a benefit concert at the Sporting Club, Monaco, for the United Nations Fund for Refugee Children, with an orchestra conducted by Quincy Jones.
Louis Armstrong performs Royal Garden Blues, Blueberry Hill, Muskrat Ramble and other tracks during a live taping of The Ed Sullivan tv Show at The Sportpalast, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Elvis Presley spends a second day recording soundtrack songs for the movie Kid Galahad at Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Nashville Teens release a new single, Google Eye, in the UK.
The Beach Boys play at the National Boxing Stadium, Dublin, Eire.
At the opening of the Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston heavyweight championship fight in Lewiston, Maine, USA, smooth singer Robert Goulet mangles the lyrics to the United States National Anthem. Goulet had never sung the anthem in public before, and replaced the lyric "dawn's early light" with "dawn's early night".
The Daily Telegraph reports that London's Carnaby Street is now the Mecca of popular fashion. 'You can bump into people, as I did, such as Mick Jagger, buying a sports jacket,' says the report, adding that 'The Duke Of Bedford, Peter Sellers, Lord Snowdon, Marlene Deitrich, Sean Connery and Cilla Black all shop here.
The Yardbirds play in Stafford Rugby Club, Stafford, England, UK.
The Iveys play at Seven Sisters Rugby Club, Swansea, South Wales, UK. The group will find greater success after changing its name to Badfinger.
A proposed concert by The Beatles at Ramat-Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel, Asia, does not take place because it has been turned down by The Committee of Education and Culture of the Knesset (Parliament). The Committe has stated that The Beatles "have no artistic level sufficient enough and that they cannot add to the spiritual and cultural life of the youth in Israel". One Jerusalem newspaper reports that "Some of the committee members have said during the debate that The Beatles shows cause sexual arousal and that is why it should be better not to bring them over."
Fleetwood Mac, The Tremeloes, Marmalade, Georgie Fame, Love Sculpture, The Move, Pink Floyd, Keef Hartley, Status Quo, Duster Bennett, Dream Police and Van Der Graaf Generator play at the Pop And Blues Festival, Notts County Football Ground, Nottingham, UK, Europe.
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.
The first phase of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue tour comes to a close at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, with a benefit show for jailed boxer Ruben 'Hurricane' Carter.
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.
The new UK No1 is a re-recorded fund-raising version of Ferry Cross The Mersey, featuring Gerry Marsden, Paul McCartney, The Christians and Holly Johnson. The release is designed to raise money to assist victims of the Hillborough football disaster.
Midnight Oil play at The Newcastle Earthquake Benefit, Newcastle International Sports Centre, Newcastle, Australia, Oceania.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at The Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USA, supported by Slaughter and Danger Danger.
World In Motion by New Order enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No1.
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On his Sound And Vision Tour, David Bowie plays at Maine Road Stadium, Manchester, England, UK, supported by Kim Wilde.
The Sizzling Summer Tour '90, featuring Public Enemy, The Afros, Queen Latifah, Kid 'N Play, Digital Underground and Big Daddy Kane, comes to an end at The Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play the first of two nights at Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
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.
Michael Jackson, accompanied by celebrity magician David Blaine, speaks at an AIDS charity event in the grounds of Exeter City Football Club , Exeter, UK.
The soundtrack to the movie The Longest Yard is released on Universal records in the USA. The album, consisting entirely of hip-hop tracks, features contributions by Nelly, Eminem, Lil' Wayne, D12, Akon and others.
Armor For Sleep play a Surfers Against Sewage gig at the Pyramid, Portsmouth, UK.
Bob Dylan plays at Sam W. Wolfson Baseball Park, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Rapper 50 Cent goes to court in Hartford, Connecticut, pursuing his lawsuit against an engineering firm over repairs and renovations to a Connecticut mansion he bought from boxer Mike Tyson in 2003.
Chris Brown takes part in a basketball game between the Chris Brown All-Stars and the DJ Webstar All-Stars in New York City, USA.
Sting plays to 16,000 people at the launch event for the new Meydan Racecourse, Meydan City, Dubai, Asia.
Eminem and Jay-Z go to see The Tigers play The Yankees at Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
On their Ending On A High Note Tour, A-ha play at Warsteiner Hockey Park, Monchengladbach, Germany, Europe.
Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum and Love And Theft play at The Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, California, USA.
Lady Gaga goes to see The Yankees play in New York City, USA.
On her Set The World On Fire Tour, Alicia Keys plays at The Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
LL Cool J hosts the ACE Brand "A" Game Challenge, at Chelsea Piers, New York City, USA.
John Legend takes part in the DirecTV Beach Bowl at Pier 40, New York City, USA.
Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performs the American National Anthem before a game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, the boxer who inspired the Bob Dylan song Hurricane, dies aged 76 in his sleep at home in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, having recently suffered from prostate cancer.
Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry gets married to pro baseball player J.P. Arencibia at the First Presbyterian Church in Kimberly's home town of Greeneville, Tennessee, USA.
Australian steeplechase runner Genevieve LaCaze invades the stage during Kylie Minogue's performance at the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland. LaCaze manages to dance onstage for over a minute before security guards remove her. Other performers at the ceremony include Lulu, Deacon Blue, Prides and Jessica Mauboy.
At a Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets basketball game in New York City, USA, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet Beyonce and Jay-Z.
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 her Delirium World Tour, Ellie Goulding plays at The Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.
The Cure play at The Sportpaleis, Antwerp Merksem, Belgium, Europe.
On the Asian Leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play at LeSports Center, Beijing, China, Asia, supported by Lang Lang.