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The Ameer, a comedy with music by Victor Herbert, ends its run at Wallack's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, after 51 performances.
The musical comedy The Sultan Of Sulu is presented at Wallack's Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 192 performances.
The musical comedy The Billionaire, with music by Gustav Kerker and lyrics by Harry B. Smith, is presented during a three month run at Daly's Theatre, New York City, USA.
Harry Lauder plays a one-night-stand at The Belasco Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
The Rehearsal, billed as "An avalanche of comedy, a galaxy of beauty and a musical gem" opens at The Lyric Theatre, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The Original Dixieland Jazz band plays at Margaret Hawkesworth's Paradise Ballroom, Eighth Avenue, New York City, USA, during a run of shows.
The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 performances.
The musical comedy Stop! Look! Listen!, with music by Irving Berlin, is presented at The Globe Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 105 performances.
The musical show The Cohan Revue of 1916, with music by George M. Cohan, is presented at The Astor Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 165 performances.
An "extraordinary tri-star constellation of comedy, song, dance and novelties" opens for a week at The Hippodrome, Youngstown, Ohio, USA. The show includes "The Best Sellers - a musical fantasy based on modern fiction", and performers such as Hermine Shone, Jack Wyatt's Scotch Lads And Lassies, William Seabury and others.
Bennie Krueger And His Orchestra record Lonah and Don't Be A Fool, You Fool, for Brunswick Records in New York City, USA.
Jean-Jacques Perrey is born in Paris, France, Europe. Despite countless other innovations and achievements in the field of electronic music, he will become most widely-known as the composer of Baroque Hoedown, heard by millions as the music accompanying the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland and other Disney theme parks.
Kay Kyser and his Orchestra, with vocalist Harry Babbitt, record Who Wouldn't Love You?, for Columbia Records in the USA.
Saxophonist Sonny Rollins makes his debut recording as a sideman on the tracks Capitolizing and Professor Bop for bebop vocalist Babs Gonzalez And His Orchestra. The tracks are recorded in New York City, USA, for Capitol Records.
Saxophonist Sonny Rollins makes his debut recording as a sideman on the tracks Capitolizing and Professor Bop for bebop vocalist Babs Gonzalez And His Orchestra. The tracks are recorded in New York City, USA, for Capitol Records.
Paul Stanley of Kiss is born in Queens, New York, USA.
The Roy Eldridge Quintet/Sextet records Echoes Of Harlem, School Days, Saturday Night Fish Fry and The Heat's On for EmArcy/Metronome Records in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The American-Yiddish musical revue Bagels And Yox is playing at The Holiday Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 208 performances.
The musical Love From Judy is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
Maurice Chevalier plays at The City Hall, Sheffield, UK.
The stage musical Parade, by Jerry Herman, has its premiere at the Players Theater, New York City, USA, where it will run for 95 performances.
With speculation building that instrumental group The Shadows might split from Cliff Richard, the UK pop idol has a meeting in London with their manager Peter Gormley.
The Kingston Trio are playing during a lengthy engagement at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the hit single Let There Be Drums by Sandy Nelson.
Joanie Sommers plays at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys is overseeing the recording of instrumental tracks for the song Pom Pom Playgirl, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
She Loves You by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
The Christmas Pantomime at The Odeon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, features the My Boy Lollipop girl Millie, Jess Conrad, Jimmy Wheeler and Des Lane.
Controversial American radio deejay and music business entrepreneur Alan Freed dies aged 43, penniless, in hospital in Palm Springs, California, USA, from uremia and cirrhosis brought on by alcoholism. Freed's career was ended after his involvement in the payola scandal of the early 1960s. He is mentioned in The Ramones' song Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? as one of the band's idols in rock'n'roll. Freed also crops up in Ballrooms Of Mars by Marc Bolan, They Used To Call It Dope by Public Enemy, Payola Blues by Neil Young, Done Too Soon by Neil Diamond, The Ballad of Dick Clark by Skip Battin, and The King Of Rock n' Roll by Cashman And West on their 1973 ABC album Moondog Serenade.
The Four Seasons play the first of two nights at The Arie Crown Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Shadows play during a three-week cabaret season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe, with Brian Locking standing in for bassist John Rostill who has suffered a nervous breakdown.
Johnny Tillotson plays the second of two nights at The Shriners Convention in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Monkees are working on the songs Seeger's Theme and Merry Go Round, at Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Aynsley Dunbar's Retaliation play at the Alex Disco in the Alexandra Rooms, New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, with DJ Kazoon.
The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde by Georgie Fame is awarded a Silver Disc in the UK, Europe.
The Runaways play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Smiths release their third single, What Difference Does It Make?, in the UK. It will peak at No12 in the singles chart.
Bob Dylan is inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame at the Waldorf-Astoria, New York City.
Celebrated barrelhouse pianist Whistlin' Alex Moore dies in Dallas, Texas, USA, aged 89 of a heart attack.
Billy Ray Cyrus, Lonestar, Trisha Yearwood and Kim Richey are among the performers at Bill Clinton's inaugural celebrations in Washington DC, USA.
Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Sting, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder and Faith Hill perform live at the Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, USA, during ABC's The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration.
It is announced that The Who's song My Generation is to be the new anthem for drinks giant Pepsi's latest ad campaign.
It is announced that Sum 41 have been obliged to pull out of their upcoming 11-date co-headline tour with New Found Glory because of ongoing problems caused by a back injury sustained by frontman Derek Whibley.
78-year-old record producer Quincy Jones begins a hectic weekend of parties and functions at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, USA, which will lead to him being dubbed the festival's 'party animal' of the year. Jones is attending the festival to support his daughter Rashida Jones, who is promoting her picture Celeste and Jesse Forever.
Brian Littrell of The Backstreet Boys attends the Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Following his inauguration in Washington DC, USA, Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America, dances his first dance as President with his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, to the song My Way, popularised in 1969 by Frank Sinatra.
Incognito play the fourth of five nights at Blue Note, Milan, Italy, Europe.
Cage The Elephant play at The O2 Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK, Europe.
999 play at The New Adelphi Club, Kingston upon Hull, England, UK, Europe.