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The musical comedy The Wild Rose is presented at The Knickerbocker Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 136 performances.
Musical comedy The Show Girl is playing at Wallack's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 64 performances.
The Washington Times reports that Chevy Chase Lake resort has banned "freak dancing" in its pavilion. In this context, "freak dancing" includes the Bunny Wiggle, Grizzly Hug and other so-called "animal dances", often associated with ragtime and jazz music. It is recommended that dancers "should confine themselves to the old straight-away waits and the two step" but "even in these, no fancy steps will be permitted."
The Gumm Sisters spend the second of three days filming in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for a movie short called The Big Revue. One of the sisters, Frances Ethel Gumm will go on to much greater fame as Judy Garland.
Charles Arthur Feathers is born in Myrtle, Mississippi, USA. He will find success in the 1950s as rockabilly guitarist Charlie Feathers.
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Judy Garland, with Bob Crosby And His Orchestra, records Stompin' At The Savoy and Swing Mister Charlie in New York City, USA, for Decca Records.
Xavier Cugat And His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra record One, Two, Three, Kick and Yours (Quiereme Mucho) for Victor Records in New York City, USA.
Frankie Masters And His Band are playing at The Boulevard Room of The Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical Love From Judy is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
The musical Hazel Flagg, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Hilliard, is playing at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 190 performances.
Little Things Mean A Lot by Kitty Kallen on Decca Records spends its second week at No1 in the Cashbox magazine chart of the Top 50 Best-Selling Singles in the USA.
Elvis Presley and his girlfriend June Juanico fly from Memphis, Tennessee, to Houston, Texas, to purchase a Cadillac Eldorado, at a cost of $10,000.
Ray Charles releases a new single, What?d I Say, Parts 1 & 2, on Atlantic Records in the USA.
When Patsy Cline appears at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, wearing a clinging blouse and gold lame trousers, her attire causes asensation, and she is firmly told to stick to dresses.
Ike And Tina Turner, The Olympics and Big Maybelle are playing during a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
The Supremes release a new single, A Breath Taking Guy, in the USA. The full title of the song was originally A Breath Taking, First Sight Soul Shaking, One Night Love Making, Next Day Heartbreaking Guy, but it was, thankfully, shortened on later editions of the single.
Doris Day, with Thomas E. Oliver's orchestra, records Oo-Wee Baby (written by Barry Mann and CYnthia Weil) for Columbia Records in the USA.
Whipped Cream And Other Delights, by Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass, debuts on the Billboard Top 40 album chart where it will spend eight weeks at Number 1.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play at The Half Note, New York City, USA.
The Who play in The Town Hall, Dudley, UK.
With a new wave of folk-rock influencing the charts, The Byrds perform the Bob Dylan song All I Really Want To Do on tv pop music series Shivaree, recorded in Los Angeles, California, USA, for KABC-tv. Mel Carter and Chris Crosby appear in the same edition.
Carol Channing is starring in the musical Hello Dolly, at The Shubert Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Fiddler On The Roof, starring Luther Adler and Dolores Wilson, is running during a lengthy engagement at McVickers Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Actress and singer Lainie Kazan is playing during six nights at The O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Knokke Song Contest begins in Knokke, Belgium, Europe, with Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders and Dave Berry representing the UK.
Janis Joplin debuts her new backing group, The Full-Tilt Boogie Band, with a concert in front of 4,000 fans at Freedom Hall, Louisville, Kentucky.
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.
The four founding members of The Eagles play together for the first time, as the support band for Linda Ronstadt, on the Tomorrowland stage at Disneyland, Los Angeles, California.
Cactus, The Flamin' Groovies and Redeye play the third of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Dolly Parton records Jolene during the afternoon at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Ten Years After play the first of two nights at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Human League play their first gig, at Bar 2 in Psalter Lane Art College, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
The Grateful Dead play at The Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The Osmonds visit Singapore Zoo and Botanical Gardens. They also participate in an autograph party at Lucky Plaza and perform a concert in The National Stadium, Singapore, Asia.
On their British Steel tour, Judas Priest play at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
On their Right In The Nuts tour, Aerosmith play the second of two nights at Stage West, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Big River, based on the Mark Twain novel The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, is playing at the Eugene O'Neill Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1005 performances. Featuring music written by country-pop singer-songwriter Roger Miller, the play wins seven Tony awards, including Best Score.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 World Tour, Janet Jackson plays at The Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Coldplay enter the UK albums chart at No1 with their third LP XAndY.
Sting plays at the City Stadium, Nesebar, Bulgaria.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the second of two nights at The Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany, Europe.
Grammy-winning artist Usher files for divorce from his wife of nearly two years, Tameka Foster, at the Superior Court in Atlanta, Georgia. The Legal papers do not cite an official reason for the split, but it is understood that the couiple have been living apart for some while.
Rage Against The Machine headline the second day of the Download Festival, Donington Park, Donington, UK. The three day long event also features Aerosmith, AC/DC, Stone Temple Pilots, Deftones, Bullet For My Valentine, Billy Idol, Megadeth, Them Crooked Vultures and more.
On her Set The World On Fire Tour, Alicia Keys plays at The O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.
Charles Bradley plays at House Of Vans, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Several buildings at Willie Nelson's Luck Ranch, near Austin, Texas, USA, are destroyed by tornado-force winds.
Fifth Harmony play at The House of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA
A mass shooting takes place inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, USA. The shooting results in fifty deaths, including the gunman, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, who is killed by police after a three-hour standoff. A further 53 people are injured.
On their Get Weird tour, Little Mix play at Grona Lund, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.