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The Siege Of Kazan begins in Kazan, Russia, Europe. This is the final battle of the Russo-Kazan Wars and will lead to the fall of the Khanate of Kazan. The battle will inspire the song The Siege Of Kazan, in Mussorgsky's 1874 opera Boris Godunov.
Musical comedy The Toreador is presented at The Gaiety Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 675 performances.
Heink, billed as "the eminent singer, pianist, composer', plays at The Y.M.C.A., Richmond, Virginia, USA.
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.
A Chinese Honeymoon, billed as 'The English Musical Sensation' is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 364 performances.
The musical extravaganza Mother Goose, with music by Fred Solomon, opens at The New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 105 performances.
The Benny Goodman Quartet records Stompin' At The Savoy for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
Roman Bunka is born in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany, Europe. He will find success as a guitarist and composer, working with Embryo, Fathy Salama, Mal Waldron, Dissidenten, Trilok Gurtu, Charlie Mariano, Mohamed Mounir, Malachi Favors and others.
The musical revue New Faces Of 1952, is presented at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 365 performances. The revue is perhaps best remembered because it features Eartha Kitt making her Broadway debut with the spectacular song, Monotonous, based on real events in her life.
The Ravens play the second of two nights at The Circle Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Also on the bill are vocalist Madeline Green and saxophonist Choker Campbell
The musical comedy Wonderful Town, starring Rosalind Russell, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 559 performances.
Jazz and r'n'b organist Milt Buckner records the album Mighty High at Fine Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
Connie Francis is the musical guest on a US tv special hosted by actor Sid Caesar.
Jazz saxophonist Budd Johnson records the album Let's Swing! for Swingville Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Tommy Steele, Teddy Johnson And Pearl Carr, Jimmy James, The Raindrops, Joe Baker And Jack Douglas, Desmond Walter-Ellis, The KIms and Regine And Andre Berny play during a seven-week season at The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
Frank Sinatra plays the last of four nights at Sydney Stadium, Sydney, Australia, Oceania, supported by Timi Yuro.
Bobby Rydell continues with his three-week engagement at Sciolla's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The John Coltrane Quartet plays at The Teatro dell' Arte, Milan, Italy, Europe.
The musical Zizi is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 49 performances.
Woman, Woman, the debut single by The Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett, enters the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart, where it will peak at No4 during a fifteen week run.
The Mothers Of Invention release the album Cruising With Ruben And the Jets, in the USA.
John Lennon of The Beatles and Yoko Ono spend the first of five days being filmed for a BBC tv 24 Hours documentary, The World Of John And Yoko. On this day they are filmed at home in Ascot, UK. During the same day, the couple are also being filmed for an ATV Man Of The Year documentary.
Jazz-rock pioneers Blood, Sweat And Tears are awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A. for the album The Child Is Father To The Man.
Free record a live session for BBC Radio One at Maida Vale Studios, London, UK.
Led Zeppelin release a new single, Black Dog, in the USA on Atlantic Records. On the same day, Led Zeppelin play at the Royal Ballroom, Bournemouth, UK.
The Moody Blues, featuring Swindon-born Justin Hayward, enter the UK albums chart with Seventh Soujourn, which will peak at No5.
San Francisco traffic is backed up for five blocks from one post office, because of mail-order demand for Bob Dylan concert tickets, which have gone on sale today.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, plays the second of two nights at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
China Crisis play at The Tin Can, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
On his Stories Of Johnny Tour, Marc Almond plays at Südbahnhof, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
Paul Young is playing during six nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Blancmange.
Promoting their debut LP, Night Of A Thousand Candles, The Men They Couldn't Hang play at The Rendezvous, Chester, England, UK, Europe.
The album Whitesnake by Whitesnake is certified as a four-times platinum disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Valorie Jones of Detroit-based soul-r'n'b trio The Jones Girls dies aged 45 in Sinai Grace Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
U2's Elevation tour comes to an end at the American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA.
Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravitz and Lifehouse are among the artists performing live at the My VH1 Music Awards show which is broadcast from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, USA. Gwen Stefani, Jewel and Dave Matthews are also in attendance. Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi perform a tribute to the recently deceased George Harrison of The Beatles.
Reality Killed The Video Star by Robbie Williams is the world's best-selling album for the second week in a row.
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion plays at Heaven, London, UK.
It is reported that pioneering rapper Kurtis Blow was arrested this morning for marijuana possession at Terminal 7, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California, USA.
It is announced that David Bercuson, the legal representative of Harry Wayne Casey, leader of KC and The Sunshine Band, is working to achieve an amicable solution to the legal issues resulting from the Black Eyed Peas sampling of his song Give It Up in their song Love You Long Time.
On his Welcome 2 tour Prince plays at The Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
On his Single Ladies tour, R. Kelly plays at The Veterans Memorial Hall, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Arlo Guthrie plays at The State Theater, State College, Pennsylvania, USA.
B.B. King plays at The NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Westbury, New York State, USA.
Lady Gaga performs live for the annual Christmas tree lighting event at The Rockefeller Centre in New York City, USA. Mariah Carey is also scheduled to perform, but she is delayed for three and a half hours by having to attend a court hearing about custody of her children with estranged husband Nick Cannon.
Jimmy Page, former guitarist of The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin, makes a personal appearance at Waterstone's Bookshop, Piccadilly, London, UK, to 'hand-stamp' copies of his newly-released auto-biography Jimmy Page.
Stanley Brinks (formerly known as Herman Dune) and Freschard play at Altes Volksbad, Mannheim, Germany, Europe.
On their Worldwired Tour, Metallica play at Spokane Arena, Spokane, Washington, USA.
On his Rod Stewart : The Hits tour, Rod Stewart plays at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.