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Ultravox play at St David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
Channel 4 tv in the UK begins a new rock show, Gastank, hosted by Yes keyboard wiz Rick Wakeman, and featuring 'worthy' rockers rather than currently trendy acts – Eric Burdon appears in the first edition.
David Essex begins a UK tour at The Gaumont, Ipswich, England, UK, Europe.
Phil Collins reaches No1 in the UK singles chart for the first time, with a re-make of The Supremes' You Can’t Hurry Love.
Echo and the Bunnymen begin a British tour at Lancaster University, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe.
The new US R'n'B No1 single is The Girl Is Mine by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney.
Men At Work reach No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with Down Under.
Gary Moore ends a UK tour at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Irish punk outfit Stiff Little Fingers calls it a day.
The Belle Stars enter the UK singles chart with Sign Of The Times on Stiff Records. It will peak at No3 during an eleven-week run.
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The new Billboard R'n'B No1 single in the USA is The Girl Is Mine by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney.
Culture Club enter the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with Do You Really Want To Hurt Me, which will peak at No2.
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Shakatak play the sixth night of a week-long engagement at Bailey's Club, Watford, England, UK, Europe.