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Stephen Collins Foster is born in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. As songwriter Stephen Foster, he will become revered as the "Father of American music." His legacy of timeless songs includes Oh! Susanna, Old Folks at Home (aka Swanee River), Camptown Races, Beautiful Dreamer, My Old Kentucky Home and Old Black Joe.
Thousands of spectators gather beside the Mississippi river in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, to await the arrival of the winner of "The Steamboat Race Of The Century" between The Robert E. Lee and The Natchez. The winner is the Robert E. Lee, and the event will inspire the 1912 song Waiting For The Robert E. Lee, which will become a popular standard, recorded by Dean Martin, Judy Garland, Al Jolson, Benny Goodman and many others.
Isidore Caesar is born in Manhattan's Lower East Side, New York City, USA. He will find fame as lyricist and composer Irving Caesar. Although he will be credited with over 700 compositions in his long career, he is perhaps best-known as the lyricist of Tea For Two, Swanee, Just A Gigolo and Animal Crackers in My Soup.
John Dotson Lee is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He will find success as singer, dancer and actor Johnny Lee, best-known for voicing the role of Br'er Rabbit in Disney's Song of the South.
The Four Cohans, The Quaker City Quartette and Clayton White And Marie Stuart are playing at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical comedy Florodora is in its eighth week at The Illinois Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA, feraturing 'The popular Chicago singer Maude Lambert as Dolores'.
Josephine Gassman And Her Rollicking Louisiana Picaninnies are among the cast of 'Vaudeville entertainers' appearing at The Opera House, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
Timothy Rogers is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. As Vaudeville/nightclub comic Timmie 'Oh Yeah!' Rogers he will enjoy one minor hit single, Back To School Again, in the USA in November of 1957.
Art Tatum plays Humoresque and Where Or When on the KHJ Radio show California Melodies, broadcast from Los Angeles, California, USA.
Harvey Goldstein is born in New York City, USA. He will find success as Harvey Brooks, bass player in The Electric Flag. Brooks will also make his mark playing bass on Bob Dylan's classic mid-60s electric recordings. He will also work with Miles Davis, John Sebastian, David Blue, The Doors, John Cale and many others.
The Kingston Trio Trio is signed up to perform for one week at The Purple Onion Club, San Francisco, California, USA. The residency will prove so successful that it will last for seven months.
The Steven Sondheim musical Gypsy, starring Ethel Merman, is performed on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 702 performances.
The musical Irma La Douce is running at The Plymouth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It runs at The Plymouth for more than a year before transferring to The Alvin Theatre.
Songwriter Cole Porter ends an eight-month stay at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, USA.
The Platters' musical director and pianist, Rupert Branker, is beaten to death in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Connie Francis plays the fifteenth night of three weeks at The Sahara Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
I Remember You by Frank Ifield enters the UK Top 30 singles chart, where it will peak at No1 during a twenty-one week stay.
The stage musical She Loves Me with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick is playing at The Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 301 performances.
Brenda Lee plays the fifth night of a week at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Tommy Quickly And The Remo Four play at The WY Club, Spalding, England, UK, Europe.
My Boy Lollipop by Millie peaks at No2 in the Billboard singles chart in the USA.
The Moody Blues play in an upstairs room at The Stork Hotel, Walsall, UK.
The Kinks play at The Club Noreik, London, England, UK, Europe.
Trini Lopez is the Mystery Guest on tv show What's My line in New York City, USA.
The Brian Auger Five plays at The Ricky Tick, Windsor, England, UK. Tickets cost 5/-.
The final day of The Newport Jazz Festival '65 features Frank Sinatra (with orchestra conducted by Quincy Jones), Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, The Stan Getz Quitet, Wes Montgomery, Dollar Brand, Denny Zeitlin and Johnny Coles.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
Another in the series of Sound-Out Mini-festivals begins in Woodstock, New York State. Running over the Labor Day weekend, this one features Tim Hardin, Major Wiley, The Blues Magoos, Chrysalis and Happy And Artie Traum.
The original line up of Deep Purple plays its final live gig, at the Top Rank, Cardiff, Wales.
Big Brother And the Holding Company play the second of three nights at Euphoria (aka Pepperland), San Rafael, California, USA.
Tom Waits is recording his sixth album, Heartattack And Vine, during a month of sessions at Filmways/Heider studios, Hollywood, California, USA.
Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue fires a huge rocket from his backyard in Los Angeles, California, USA. It sets fire to a 40 foot palm tree which then falls onto his 1965 Mustang convertible, setting it ablaze.
On his In Step tour, Stevie Ray Vaughan plays at Lake Compounce, Bristol, Connecticut, USA.
The Replacements play their final concert together, in The Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Irish folk group The Chieftains play for US President Bill Clinton on the White House lawn in Washington, DC, to celebrate Independence Day.
Kazuya Yoshii plays at Zepp Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Rod Stewart plays at The MEN Arena, Manchester, England, UK.
Casey Kasem, who launched American Top 40, a weekly countdown of America's most popular songs in 1970, tells listeners that today's show is his last.
Pearl Jam is the headline act on the third day of Rock Werchter 2010, Werchter, Belgium, Europe.
Trace Cyrus and Kill Brand launch a clothing line called Southern Made Hollywood Paid, featuring shirts, hoodies, bookbags, posters and bracelets.
Dan Baird And Homemade Sin plays at The Borderline, London, England, UK.
Blink 182 play at Liverpool Arena, Liverpool, UK, supported by You Me At Six.
On her Femme Fatale tour, Britney Spears plays at The MTS Centre, Wiinipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Everclear play at The Socorro Entertainment Center, El Paso, Texas, USA.
Roxette play at The MEN Arena, Manchester, UK.
Midge Ure releases Fragile, his first new album in over a decade, on Hypertension Music in Europe.
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Eels are among the acts playing at The Werchter Festival, Werchter, Belgium, Europe.
As part of the Forest Live series of concerts, Tom Odell plays at Delamere Forest, Delamere, Cheshire, UK.
Caro Emerald plays at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Kanye West announces via Twitter that he is running for the job of president of the USA. However, He does not appear at this point to have registered his name with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for the November election.