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The musical play A Country Girl, or Town and Country, with music by Lionel Monckton and additional songs by Paul Rubens, is performed at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 729 performances.
Benny Carter And His Orchestra play the sixth night of a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy Hellzapoppin', starring Olsen and Johnson is performed at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a total run of 1404 performances at three different theatres.
The musical comedy A Country Girl, with music by Lionel Monckton and lyrics by Adrian Ross, is presented at The Hippodrome, Colchester, UK.
Malcom John Rebennack is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will find fame as pianist, singer and songwriter Dr. John - The Nite Tripper.
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.
Randy Zehringer, brother of guitarist Rick Derringer and drummer in his band The McCoys, is born in Celina, Ohio, USA.
Singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor is born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is the brother of the better-known James Taylor.
The musical comedy Wish You Were Here, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 598 performances.
Joan Blondell and Robert Shackleton are starring in the "Happy Musical Show" A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, at The Shubert Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Sonny Thompson And His Orchestra are playing during a string of dates in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Big Maybelle releases a new single, Rain Down Rain / Gabbin' Blues on OKeh Records in the USA.
Judy Garland gives birth to a daughter, who will become the actress and singer Lorna Luft, in Santa Monica, California, USA.
Rory Storm And The Hurricanes are playing during a two-month season at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Will You Love Me Tomorrow by The Shirelles, written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, enters the Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Chart at No88, on its way to No1.
Clocking in at a fleeting one minute and 37 seconds, Stay by Maurice Williams And The Zodiacs becomes the shortest song ever to reach No1 on the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
Vaughn Monroe is playing during a two-week engagement at The Crown Room, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Buck Owens plays in Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Steven Curtis Chapman, a leading songwriter in contemporary Christian music, is born in Paducah, Kentucky, USA.
Bo Diddley plays at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Soul Agents play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK. Also on tonight's bill are The Merseybeats.
The Beach Boys play at Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Animals play at The Starlight Room, Gliderdrome, Boston, UK.
The musical Charlie Girl is performed at The Adephi Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run lasting over five years.
Percy Sledge releases a new single, True Love Travels On A Gravel Road, in the UK on Atlantic Records.
Deep Purple play at London Polytechnic, London, UK.
Led Zeppelin release a new single, Immigrant Song, in the USA.
Michael Claire plays the second of two nights at the Heritage Coffee House, San Diego, California, USA, supported by Tom Waits.
Sugar Babies - The Burlesque Musical, starring Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney, is presented at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1208 performances.
Bob Marley, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, Europe. He will remain at the clinic until May 1981.
Controversy by Prince peaks at No70 in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA. On the same day, the parent album Controversy reaches No21 in the USA.
Elisabeth Corrin Maurus is born in Rock Island, Illinois, USA. She will find success as singer-songwriter Lissie.
At the Backstage Music Awards in the 2001 Club, Buffalo, New York State, USA, the winners are as follows:

Best Rock Band – Cheater

Most Original Local Band – Buxx

Best New Music Group – The Lumens

Best New Group - Watchers

Commercial Rock Band – Scinta Brothers

Best Blues/Funk Band – Shakin' Smith

Best Jazz Group - RPM

Country Rock Group – Ozone Rangers

Best Non-Local Club Group – 805

Best Buffalo Recording Group – Talas

Best Local Copy Band – Emerald City

Best Male Vocalist – Phil Naro (Talas)

Best Female Vocalist – Reeta Seitz (Watchers)

Best Guitarist – Tim Fik (Watchers)

Best Bass Player – Paul Gallop (Buxx)

Best Drummer – Ted Reinhardt (Gamelon)

Best Keyboardist – Martin Victor (Buxx)

Best Air Personality – Carl Russo (97 Rock)

Best Radio Station – 97 Rock

Best National Artist – Phil Collins

Best Concert of the Year – David Bowie

Best MTV Video – Duran Duran

Best MTV VJ – J.J. Jackson

Hall of Fame – Bill Sheehan, Dave Constantino, Paul Varga

Meiko Nakahara releases a new single, Scorpion, in Japan, Asia.
U2 release a new LP, Live - Under A Blood Red Sky, on Island Records in the UK.
On their Flick of the Switch tour, AC/DC play at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
On their The Present tour, The Moody Blues play at The Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Michael Jackson's Thriller video, which cost over $1m to make, is premiered at The Metro Theater, Westwood, California, USA.
On their Rusted-Out Garage tour, Neil Young and Crazy Horse play in The Cow Palace, San Francsico, California, USA.
Michael Jackson's Bad World Tour plays to an audience of 45,000 on the second of two nights at Paramatta Stadium, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Neil Sedaka signs copies of his recently published children's book, Waking Up is Hard To Do, at The Dave And Mary Alper Jewish Community Center in Miami, Florida, USA.
During his Up And Coming Tour, Paul McCartney plays the first of two nights at the Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
The Promise by Bruce Springsteen reaches No1 in the Spanish Album Chart.
The Cure play the first of three nights at The Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
JC Brooks And The Uptown Sound play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Barclay James Harvest, with guests Gordon Giltrap and Oliver Wakeman, play at The Junction, Cambridge, UK.
Adele brings her Live 2016 Tour to an end with a show at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. The tour has grossed over $150m from 107 shows.
Lovebites play at The O2 Academy, Islington, London, England, UK, Europe.