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Sugar Babies - The Burlesque Musical, starring Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney, is presented at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1208 performances.
The Clash play at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
Jon Jones is born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. He will find success as bass player and founding member of The Eli Young Band, whose memorable hits include Crazy Girl (2011), Even If It Breaks Your Heart (2012) and Drunk Last Night (2013).
Bob Dylan begins recording his second gospel-influenced album, Saved, in Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, Alabama. He records the song Covenant Woman.
Def Leppard play at The Granary, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Pink Floyd play at The Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees lends his private jet to George Harrison when the former guitarist of The Beatles becomes stranded in Heathrow Airport, London, England, UK, Europe, because of a fault in his scheduled Concorde flight. Harrison uses Gibb's plane to fly to Miami, Florida, USA.
Robin Trower plays at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Ramones play in Amsterdam, Holland, Europe, supported by The UK Subs.
The Human League, The Teardrop Explodes and The Beat play at The Lyceum, London, England, UK, Europe.
Iggy Pop plays at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe.
The musical 42nd Street is presented at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will subsequently move to the Majestic Theatre and then to The St. James Theatre, before finally closing in 1989, having racked up a total of 3,486 performances.
Bob Marley, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, Europe. He will remain at the clinic until May 1981.