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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 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.
U2 play another gig in their weekly residency at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
David Bowie makes his Broadway acting debut as the monstrously disfigured John Merrick in The Elephant Man at The Booth Theatre in New York City, USA.
Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard Of Ozz play at The Odeon, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Jazz pianist Bill Evans dies in New York City, USA, of a bleeding ulcer, cirrhosis of the liver, and bronchial pneumonia - all largely caused by his drug addictions.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
The Specials play at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales, UK, supported by The Swinging Cats.
Motorhead complete the recording of their fourth album, Ace Of Spades, for Bronze Records, at Jackson's Studios, Rickmansworth, UK. It will become recognized as one of the most influential albums in the development of thrash metal.