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The Trocadero Quartette present "Their black-face character creation - The Telephone Agent" during a week at Chase's Theatre, Washington DC, USA. Also on the bill are The Hungarian Gypsy Band, "comedy trick violinist" Chevriel and "The Dainty Singing And Dancing Comedienne" Kitty Fox Allen.
The Chicago Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA, is offering a bill including Elizabeth Murray ("The Lady With The Ragtime Walk'), Helen Blaine ("Singing comedienne") and Ethel Robinson ("The pocket edition of May Irwin").
Bandleader and recording artist Harlan Leonard is born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Wrist-watch-manufacturer Hans Wilsdorf registers Rolex as a brand name in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, Europe. Wilsdorf's watches will go on to become perhaps the most desirable instruments of their sort. Many songwriters will be inspired to compose songs which feature Rolexes in their lyrics, including Would Jesus Wear A Rolex (1971) by Ray Stevens, Rolex (2014) by Iggy Azalea and Wearin' My Rolex (2008) by Wiley.
Medgar Evers is born in Decatur, Mississippi, USA. Evers will become a committed anti-segregation campaigner and, in 1963 in Jackson, Mississippi, he will be shot in the back and killed by a white racist gunman. Evers' death will be the spark for the Bob Dylan song Only A Pawn In Their Game.
Lew Stone and His Band continue their lengthy residency at the Cafe De Paris, London, UK.
Dave's Cafe, a popular Chicago, Illinois, USA. jazz club at 343 East 55th, re-opens under the ownership of Dave Heilig. It had been facing financial difficulties, but Heilig will keep it alive for two more years.
The musical comedy Annie Get Your Gun, by Irving Berlin, is presented during a run of 1,147 performances at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Billy May And His Orchestra are playing during a two-week engagement at The Meadowbrook, New Windsor, New York State, USA.
Sid Phillips And His Band play in Skegness, UK.
George Shearing plays at The Lagoon, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
B.B. King plays in Kilgour, Texas, USA, for a fee of $650.
A riot breaks out at the Newport Jazz Festival, Freebody Park, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, when upwards of 12,000 teenagers and college students arrive for the festival only to find that all the tickets are already sold and every hotel room in the town is booked. Hundred of teenagers try to storm the event, and police are called in to calm things down.
Jimmy Clanton is playing during a week of shows at The Rainbow Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
The musical Milk And Honey, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, is playing at The Martin Beck Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 543 performances.
The Brothers Four record Land Of The Midnight Sun, with producer Irv Townshend, in CBS Recording Studio, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the Finjan Club, Place Des Arts, Montreal, Canada.
The John Coltrane Quartet is playing during two weeks at La Tete De L'Art, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
In Los Angeles, California, USA, The Beach Boys are presented with the Billboard magazine Top Single award for I Get Around.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, a landmark piece of legislation in the United States outlawing major forms of discrimination against African Americans and women, including racial segregation, is passed into law in the USA. Bruce Hornsby's 1986 song The Way It Is ruminates on the fact that although, "They passed a law in '64, to give those who ain't got a little more", racism and discrimination have continued ever since.
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The Merseybeats play at Dreamland, Margate, UK.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play the second of two nights at Koseinenkin Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Dean Martin records Houston, Little Lovely One and Love Love Love at United Recording Corporation Studios, 6050 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Nina Simone plays the fifth night of a two-week season at Annie's Room, London, England, UK.
Lightnin' Hopkins plays the fourth of thirteen nights at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by The Rising Sons (including Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal].
The second day of The Newport Jazz Festival '65 features The Jazz Composers Orchestra, Archie Shepp, Paul Bley, Cecil Taylor, Art Blakey, Carmen McRae, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows record What's Behind The Eyes Of Mary?, at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Roy Orbison is playing during a three-week season at The Club Embassy, Toronto, Canada.
Big River, based on the Mark Twain novel The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, is playing at the Eugene O'Neill Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1005 performances. Featuring music written by country-pop singer-songwriter Roger Miller, the play wins seven Tony awards, including Best Score.
Joe Pass is playing at Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
The album Around The World In A Day by Prince is certified as having sold 2m copies in the USA by the RIAA.
Jerry Hall, wife of Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, holds her birthday party at the Bombay Brasserie, London. Guests include David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. On the same day, Eric Clapton attends the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon to watch his chum John McEnroe.
Inside Your Heaven by Carrie Underwood enters the Billboard Hot Singles chart in the USA at No1.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at Pier 30/32, San Francisco, California, USA, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
Lyle Lovett plays at Mandalay Beach, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
On her Greatest Hits tour, Donna Summer plays the first of two nights at Caesar's, Atlantic City, New jersey, USA.
No Doubt play at the Marchus Amphitheatre, during the 11-day long Summerfest, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Sonic Youth play at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
On their The E.N.D. World Tour, The Black Eyed Peas play at The Main Square Festival, Arras, France, Europe.
Pink's Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour plays at Hyde Park, London, England, UK.
When Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson and John Zorn play a concert of "fearless, improvised non-rock" music at The 44th Montreux International Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, Europe, significant numbers of the audience walk out.
Everclear play at The Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, California, USA.
Little Feat play at The Assembly Hall, Islington, London, UK.
Living Things by Linkin Park enters the New Zealand Albums Chart at No1.
On her Set The World On Fire Tour, Alicia Keys plays on the first night of The Istanbul Jazz Festival, Istanbul, Turkey, Europe.
Daughtry play at The DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Michigan, USA.
Sarah McLachlan plays at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, USA.
Kathryn Williams plays at The Octagon Chapel, Norwich, England, UK.
On their World Tour 2019 The Eagles play at First Direct Arena, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
On their 50th Anniversary Tour, Hot Tuna play at The Crest Theatre, Sacramento, California, USA.