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The musical farce The Belle Of Bohemia closes at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of 55 performances.
Musical comedy The Toreador is presented at The Gaiety Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 675 performances.
The "musical absurdity" Twirly-Whirly is presented at Weber And Fields' Music Hall, New York City, USA, during a run of 247 performances.
Chu Chin Chow, billed as 'A Musical Tale of the East in Fourteen Scenes - Company of 300' is playing at His Majesty's Theatre, London, UK, during a run of 2238 performances.
Patricia Sibley is born in Dulwich, London, UK. She will find success as popular vocalist and recording artist Anne Shelton, known during the Second World War as The Forces Favourite.
George Buford is born in Hernando, Mississippi, USA. As Mojo Buford he will play harmonica with Muddy Waters' band, and enjoy his own solo recording career.
Woody Herman record Wintertime Dreams, The Goose Hangs High and I Can't Pretend for Decca Records in the USA.
Billie Holiday and the Count Basie Orchestra play the sixth night of a week at the Apollo Theater, Harlem">Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Ink Spots and Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra play at The RKO Boston Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, with Django Reinhardt on guitar, plays at The Civic Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Yvonne Vaughn is born in Mount Airy, North Carolina, USA. After changing her name to Donna Fargo, she will become a successful country music singer/songwriter during the 1970s, scoring back-to-back million-sellers with The Happiest Girl In The Whole USA and Funny Face.
The musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with music by Jule Styne, and starring Carol Channing, is presented at The Ziegfeld Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 740 performances.
Eddy Arnold records Jesus And The Atheist and Open Thy Merciful Arms for RCA Records at Brown Radio Productions, 240 1/2 4th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
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.
Sonny Thompson's Orchestra featuring Lula Reid and The Treniers play the sixth night in a week of shows at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Sam Cooke suffers minor eye injuries and Lou Rawls is also injured in a car crash near Marion, Arkansas, which kills their chauffeur, Edward Cunningham.
Gregg Allman, later to found The Allman Brothers Band, is given an electric guitar on his 13th birthday.
The stage musical Do-Re-Mi, starring Max Bygraves, with music by Jule Styne, is playing at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, England, Europe, during a run of 169 performances.
Fabian is playing during a ten-day engagement at The Three Rivers Inn near Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Jackie De Shannon releases a new single, Ain't That Love, on Liberty Records in the USA.
The Merseybeats play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays at The Cloister Inn, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
Guitarist and songwriter Daniel Wentworth is born in Lansing, Michigan, USA.
Country Joe and The Fish and Neon Gothic play the last of five nights at The Jabberwock, Berkeley, California, USA.
The musical Fiddler On The Roof, starring Zero Mostel, is performed at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run continuously (but at three different theatres) until 1972 notching up 3,242 performances.
Tickets go on sale for the upcoming Led Zeppelin tour of the UK, with prices pegged at £1.
Stringbean, the comedy banjo player from the tv series Hee Haw, is murdered, shot dead by burglars, along with his wife at their rural home in Ridgetop, Tennessee, USA, when they return home after his performance at the Grand Ole Opry.
The freighter Edmund Fitzgerald sinks in a storm, resulting in the deaths of her entire crew of 29 men, on Lake Superior, 17 miles north-northwest of Whitefish Point, Michigan, USA. The story of the wreck will be immortalised in the popular song The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald by Canadian folk songer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot.
Man play at Liverpool University, Liverpool, UK.
The Clash release their second album, Give 'Em Enough Rope, in the UK.
Elton John plays the first of two nights at The City Hall, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
R.E.M. play in Hobo's, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, supported by Peter Holsapple.
B.B. King plays at The Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Cure play at The Michigan State Theatre, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Bon Jovi play at the Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe, supported by Lita Ford.
The Jazz Butcher play in the foyer at the The City Hall, Salisbury, supported by Farley 708.
The Moody Blues album The Other Side Of Life is certified as a platinum disc in the USA. Their singer is, of course, Swindon-born Justin Hayward.
Jazz vocalist Carmen McRae dies, aged 74, at her home in Beverly Hills, California, USA. A month earlier she had been hospitalized after suffering a stroke and fell into a semi-coma four days before she died.
His Name Is Alive, Butterfly Child and Komeda play at Schubas, Chicago, illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
Bon Iver play at The SECC, Glasgow, Scotland.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse play at Key Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Rapper Tyga is arrested after being seen driving a Rolls Royce "in a reckless fashion" in South Central Los Angeles, California, USA, during a video shoot.
On her ArtRave : The Artpop Ball tour, Lady Gaga plays at The MEO Arena, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe, with Lady Starlight.
The 7th Annual UK Music Video Awards are held at Queen Elizabeth Hall in the Southbank Centre, London, UK. Video Of The Year goes to American directing duo Daniels, who also win Best Dance Video - International for DJ Snake ft Lil Jon’s Turn Down For What. Videos for Paolo Nutini, FKA Twigs, Alt-J, Atoms For Peace, Disclosure, Paloma Faith, Peace, Jon Hopkins and James also collect awards.
Leonard Cohen is buried in a small, quiet ceremony on Mount Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, alongside other members of his family.
Dub Pistols play at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.