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Baseball player Roy Acuff
collapses from sunstroke during a game at Caswell Park, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. Deciding that sport is not the career for him, he decides to become a country singer.
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]
Considered by many to be France's greatest boxer ever,
reveals that he found the game of cricket baffling. "I watched a couple of cricket matches with a set of rules in my hand but I couldn't make any headway," he says. "They start the game on Monday and are still trying to finish it on Wednesday. That's too much for me."
On returning to New York City, USA, after a visit to the UK,
plays at The Sports Arena, Hampton, Virginia, USA. The poster for the show specifies that this is Berry's first appearance at the venue for white audiences.
Nat King Cole
records Goodnight Little Leaguer, Take A Fool's Advice, The First Baseball Game, Because You Love Me and Make It Last in Capitol Recording Studios, 151 West 46th Street, New York City, USA.
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.
plays a live show at a baseball park in San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA.
The brand-new Telstar 1 communications satellite
[launched on 10 July] carries its first transatlantic programming - excerpts of a baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, USA, a live press conference by President Kennedy, and a performance by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Inspired by the broadcast, British record producer Joe Meek
composes the futuristic instrumental Telstar
, which is recorded later in the week by The Tornados
declares himself to be "better and prettier than Chubby Checker
". It appears that his recent victory over Sonny Liston in the World Boxing Championship has sent demand for Clay's 1963 album, I Am The Greatest, rocketing.
of The Beatles
and his wife Pattie are in Monte Carlo, Europe, for the opening day of the Monaco Grand Prix. During the day they hang out with the racing drivers and watched Britain's Jackie Stewart win the first Formula One race of the season.
of The Who participates in a charity scooter race in Wembley, London, UK.
The Rumble In The Jungle
, a world Heavyweight championship boxing match between George Foreman and former world champion/challenger Muhammad Ali, takes place in the Mai 20 Stadium, Kinshasa, Zaire, [now known as The Democratic Republic of the Congo], Africa. Ali wins by knocking out Foreman in the eighth round. The fight will inspire the 1976 hit single In Zaire
by Johnny Wakelin
play at The Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA.
play at a benefit show in the Top Rank, Swansea, Wales, UK, Europe, for the family of Johnny Owen, a UK boxer whose injuries in a recent fight led to his death.
Frankie Goes To Hollywood play the first of two nights at The Omnisport, Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
Big Country play the first of four nights at The Palace Of Sports, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
performs Down At The Twist And Shout with BeauSoleil during the pre-game show for Super Bowl XXXI (Green Bay vs New England) at the Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Prior to their gig at The Sportsplex, Coral Springs, Florida, USA, New Found Glory
are presented with the Key To The City Of Coral Springs.
plays at Easter Road Football Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
and His Band perform at a special fundraiser for the Bunbury Cricket Club in the Grosvernor House Hotel, London, England, UK.
attends an NHL hockey game
between the Minnesota Wild and the Los Angeles Kings at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA, with actor Chord Overstreet.
On her Get $leazy
tour, Ke$ha, supported by LMFAO
, plays at at The St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Hot Air Balloon Festival in Quebec, Canada, attracting almost 100,000 fans.
goes to see The Atlanta Hawks play The New Jersey Nets at The Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
runs the inaugural Nike Women's Half Marathon in Washington, D.C., USA, notching up a time of 1:41:35.
British hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks
that they have consulted libel lawyers about the lyrics of their
imminent single, Lost Generation, as they fear legal action because
the song name-checks both Chelsea FC footballer John Terry and
television personality Jeremy Kyle in the song.
Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry
marries Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia at the First Presbyterian Church in Greeneville, Tennessee, USA.
headline the closing ceremony of The Invictus Games, Queen Elizabeth Park, London, England, UK.
Angus Young of AC/DC
and his wife Ellen attend the French Open Tennis Tournament in Paris, France, Europe, where he sees Roger Federer of Switzerland and Marcel Granollers of Spain.
makes her first singing appearance in a year when she performs Fly at the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Thirteen minutes into his set at The Pan-American Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Kanye West
throws his microphone into the air and storms off the stage
. It is later stated that he had been suffering "technical difficulties".
On their Get Weird
tour, Little Mix
play at Newmarket Racecourse, Newmarket, England, UK, Europe.