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Henry Lee Lucas
commits his first known murder, killing his mother during an argument about how he should care for her in her old age. In 1978, Lucas and an acquaintance, Ottis Toole, will embark on a cross-country murder spree. Lucas will eventually be convicted of murder in eleven different cases. His life and grim crimes will inspire several songs including To Henry Lee Lucas [From Ottis] by Postmortem
, Murder Company
by Church of Misery
, Serial Killer
and The Ballad of Henry Lee Lucas by Treason Van Arch.
In Tecumseh, Michigan, USA,
, who will go on to find fame as leader of soft-rock band Bread
, releases a new single, What's This I Hear?, in the USA.
In a Life magazine interview published today, rising young star Bobby Darin
declares, "I want to make it faster than anyone has ever made it before. I'd like to be the biggest thing in show business by the time I'm 25 years old."
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.