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is sentenced to life imprisonment on Robben Island, South Africa, for the crime of sabotage. The charge sheet at his trial listed 193 acts of sabotage in total. Inspired by Nelson Mandela's life and his plight, The Special AKA
will release a single, Free Nelson Mandela
, in 1984 on 2 Tone
in the UK. The song will peak at No9 in the UK singles chart, and is widely credited with having helped achieve Mandela's release from prison.
One hundred thousand fans line the six-mile route from Adelaide Airport, Adelaide, Australia, to the town centre when The Beatles
arrive to play at Centennial Hall.
Jazz guitarist Grant Green
records Wives And Lovers, Ezz-thetic, The Kicker, Solid, Minor League and Grant's Tune for Blue Note
Records in Van Gelder Studio
, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
, with Thomas E. Oliver's orchestra, records Oo-Wee Baby (written by Barry Mann and CYnthia Weil) for Columbia Records
in the USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis
plays the fifth of seven nights at the Carnival Club, Cocos Beach, Florida, USA.
And His Orchestra play the first of six nights at Disneyland, Anaheim, Los Angelese, California, USA.