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The Battle Of Waterloo is fought thirteen kilometres south of Brussels, Europe, between the French, under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte, and Allied armies commanded by the Duke of Wellington from Britain and General Blucher from Prussia. Napoleon's defeat will inspire the opening verses of Abba's 1974 hit single, Waterloo.
The romantic MGM movie musical Two Weeks With Love, starring Jane Powell and Ricardo Montalban, is released in Sweden, Europe.
The comedy musical film Road To Bali, starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, is released to cinemas in Sweden, Europe.
The musical comedy movie Call Me Madam, written by Irving Berlin and starring Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor and George Sanders, opens in the UK, Europe.
Marlene Dietrich plays the second of two nights at the Berns Salonger, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The Stan Getz Quartet plays live in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
I Just Don't Understand by Ann-Margret is the highest new entry in the Cashbox magazine chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA, entering at No82.
Tio i topp is launched by Swedish Broadcasting [Sveriges Radio] as the first official pop music chart in Sweden, Europe. The first No1 on the chart is I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door by Eddie Hodges.
The Beatles have a brief recording session in EMI's Abbey Road, London, then fly out to Sweden to begin their first foreign tour.
The Beatles' movie A Hard Day's Night has its Swedish premiere, suitably sub-titled, in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
All-female Swedish band Rainy Day Women play at Hatchett's Playground, Piccadilly, London, England, UK, Europe.
Led Zeppelin play at The Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
Black Sabbath begin a European tour at The Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
Robin Miriam Carlsson is born in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. She will find international success as the singer-songwriter Robyn.
Abba complete recording of their seventh album Super Trouper, at Polar Music Studios, Sweden.
The film Honeysuckle Rose, starring Willie Nelson, opens at cinemas in Sweden and Finland, Europe.
Abba deliver their seventh UK No1 album - The Visitors, which is also their eighth and final studio album. It is one of the first records to have been recorded and mixed digitally.
Helena Paparizou is born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe, but her family background is Greek. She will become the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 with the song My Number One, representing Greece.
Rebop Kwaku Baah, former percussionist for Traffic, dies of a brain haemorrhage in Stockholm, Sweden.
Manic Street Preachers play at Hultsfred Festival, Sweden, Europe.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden, to an audience of 50,000.
At the Metropole Hotel in London, England, UK, Europe, Bob Dylan conducts an extensive joint interview with a number of journalists from France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, and Sweden.
For the first time in twenty years, all four members of Abba are seen together in public when they attend the Swedish-language premiere of the Abba musical Mamma Mia! at the Cirkus Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Monica Zetterlund, internationally successful jazz vocalist who recorded with The Bill Evans Trio, Zoot Sims, The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra and others, is found dead, aged 67, following a fire in the bedroom of her apartment in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in Austria, Italy, Sweden and Iceland. The movie features several Bob Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
The Police and Friction Plane play the second of two nights at the Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.
Sweden, Europe, returns its first Pirate Party MEP, Christian Engstrom from Stockholm, with 7.4% of the Swedish vote. The result comes in the wake of a high-profile filesharing trial in which four heads of the Piratebay website were jailed for breaking copyright law.
Machine Head play at Arenan, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
On her Monster Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays the second of two nights at the Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Status Quo play at Gunnars, Oskarshamn, Sweden, Europe.
Taylor Swift releases her new single, Mine, in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain and Sweden, Europe.
Biffy Clyro play at Debaser Medis, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Santana plays at The Globe, Stockholm, Sweden.
The Foo Fighters play at Nalen, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Eric Bibb releases the album Troubadour Live in the USA. The album was recorded at Katalin And All That Jazz in Uppsala, near Stockholm, Sweden.
Eric Bibb releases the album Troubadour Live in the UK, Europe. The album was recorded at Katalin And All That Jazz in Uppsala, near Stockholm, Sweden.
On their Come Around Sundown tour, Kings Of Leon play at the Peace And Love Music Festival, Borlange Centrumforening, Borlange, Sweden, Europe.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at The Malmo Arena, Malmo, Sweden, Europe.
Opeth play at Arenan/Fryhuset, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Bastille play at The Arenan Fryshuset, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Avatarium play at Huxley's Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds release their second studio LP, Chasing Yesterday, on Sour Mash Records in the UK, France, Italy and Sweden.
Jay-Jay Johanson releases his tenth album, Opium, on Kwaidan Records.
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On their Rock Or Bust tour, AC/DC play at Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, supported by Vintage Trouble.
On the North American leg of their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play at Investors Group Field, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, supported by Icona Pop.
On the North American leg of their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York State, USA, supported by Icona Pop.
On their Innocence And Experience tour, U2 play the last of four nights at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. (This show has been re-scheduled from two days earlier, because a man was found carrying a gun in the venue.)
KYGO performs on stage at the Billboard Winterfest at Park City Live!, Park City, Utah, USA.
On the European leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play the first of two nights at The Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, supported by Kvelertak.
On the European leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play the second of two nights at The Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, supported by Kvelertak.