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The Knickerbocker Burlesquers, featuring "20 Young Girls", are playing at Kernan's Theatre, Washington, DC, USA.
Benny Carter and His Orchestra record Swing It, Synthetic Love and other tracks in New York City, USA.
Billie Holiday and the Count Basie Orchestra play at the New York Hot Club, New York City, USA.
Frances Langford records Sweet Heartache and Was It Rain' for Decca Records in the USA.
The musical revue Boys And Girls Together, with music by Sammy Fain, is playing at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 191 performances.
Bobby Mitchell And The Toppers headline the Shipwreck Dance at The F + M Patio, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Former Forces Sweetheart Carole Carr plays at The Empire, Hackney, London, UK, during a week of shows at the venue.
Belafonte by Harry Belafonte reaches No1 in the Billboard US popular albums chart.
Jose Muniz is born in Curitiba, Brazil, South America. He will become one of the most powerful music promoters in South America, opening the region up as a destination for the world's top music artists.
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Judy Garland and her children arrive by train in New York City, USA, to fulfil her upcoming dates at The Town And Country Club in Brooklyn. On her arrival, Garland is met by tax demands relating to earnings in prvious years in New York State.
Lloyd Price, The Spaniels and The Dubs are playing during a week-long engagement at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Elvis Presley hires the Memphian Theater, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, to show movies privately for himself and his friends.
Barbara Carroll And Her Trio are playing during a three-week engagement at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Woodruff, who will become a Nashville, Tennessee-based singer-songwriter in the 90s, is born in New York City, USA.
Sam Cooke plays the fifth night in a week of shows at the The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
For the second of two days, thousands of teenage rock'n'roll fans cause traffic chaos in Johannesburg, South Africa, as they besiege the hotel in which visiting British pop idol Cliff Richard is staying.
Hey Baby by Bruce Channel enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No2 during an eleven week stay. (1962)
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The New Theatre, Oxford, UK.
The musical comedy The Happy Time is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 286 performances. The show features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Al Martino is playing during a three-week stint at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Solomon King is playing during a week of cabaret at The Fiesta, Stockton, England, UK, Europe.
Geno Washington And The Ram Jam Band play at The Skyline Ballroom, Hull, UK, Europe.
Pink Floyd play at The Van Dike Club, Devonport, Plymouth, UK.
Nucleus play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Armada.
Joe Cocker holds the first day of rehearsals for his Mad Dogs And Englishmen tour at the A + M Soundstage, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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John Mayall's Bluesbreakers are playing the second of three nights at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at The Place, Hanley, UK.
AC/DC play at The City Hall, St. Albans, UK, supported by The Jenny Darren Band.
Bob Dylan plays the last of three nights at the Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia.
When Black Flag play at The Peppermint Lounge, New York City, USA, the audience includes Georgetown teenager Henry Garfield, later to find fame as Henry Rollins.
Ras Michael And The Sons Of Negus play at The Ace, Brixton, London, UK
The Style Council play the first of two nights at The Dominion, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Billy Bragg.
The Hard Rock Café opens a branch on 57th Street, New York City, USA. (The chain was started in London, England, UK, Europe, in 1971)
The Violent Femmes begin a month-long tour of Australia and New Zealand, Oceania.
Sepultura play at Fryhuset, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
When Bright Eyes end their UK tour at The Astoria, London, Morrissey is in the audience to see them. Support band is Rilo Kiley.
Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard play the first of three nights at the Paramount Theater, Oakland, California, USA.
Razorlight play at the Apollo, Manchester, UK.
Dan Auerbach and Hacienda play at The El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Coldplay headline the Australia Wildfire benefit in Acer Arena, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania. The band plays an acoustic set as part of the show to raise funds for victims of the recent bush fires. Other artists appearing include Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees with Olivia Newton-John, plus The Hoodoo Gurus and Icehouse. All proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal and the Premier's Disaster Relief Fund Appeal.
On their This Is Us tour The Backstreet Boys play the first of two nights at The International Gymnastic Centre, Shanghai, China, Asia.
On his Doowops And Hooligans tour Bruno Mars plays the second of two nights at Koko, London, England, UK.
On their Keep Calm And Play Louder Tour, McFly play at Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, UK.
Paramore release a new single, Still Into You, in the USA.
On their Spreading The Disease tour, Steel Panther play at The Engine Shed, Lincoln, England, UK.
Ellie Goulding plays at the Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Postmodern Juke box play at The O2 Academy, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
On her 80-date Dangerous Woman tour Ariana Grande plays at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Victoria Monet and Little Mix.
On his 214-date 24k Magic World Tour, Bruno Mars plays the first of two nights at Brisbane Entertainment Center, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania, supported by DJ Leggo My Fueggo.