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Elsie Bierbower is born in Columbus, Ohio, USA. She will become a popular singer, recording artist, Vaudeville and Broadway star under the name Elsie Janis, known during World War One as "the sweetheart of the AEF" [American Expeditionary Force].
Musical comedy The Belle Of Broadway is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of seventeen performances.
The musical comedy Miss Simplicity, featuring Helen Lord, is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 56 performances.
Blues mandolin virtuoso James 'Yank' Rachell, is born in Brownwell, Tennessee, USA.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Bumble Bee Slim [Amos Easton] records Greasy Greens, I'm Waitin' On You, B And O Blues and Queen Bee Blues for Vocalion Records in New York City, USA.
Al Bowlly, accompanied by Ray Noble and his Orchestra, records Three Wishes, Let Me Give Happiness To You and other tracks, for HMV Records in London, UK.
Denny Dennis with Roy Fox And His Band record the Harry Warren composition Keep Young And Beautiful, in London, UK.
Harry James And His Orchestra record Chesterfield Time radio show No231 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Roy Hamilton releases his version of Unchained Melody in the USA. It will reach No1 on the Billboard R'n'B singles chart.
Miles Davis records In Your Own Sweet Way and No Line at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey.
Miles Davis records In Your Own Sweet Way and No Line at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.
The Platters are playing during a nine-day booking at The Twin Coaches Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Harmonica virtuoso Eddy Manson appears on tv's Ed Sullivan Show in the USA playing selections from his new LP The Fi Is Hi on Vik Records.
A US rock'n'roll package tour featuring Tommy Sands,Jerry Lee Lewis,Dion AndThe Belmonts,Neil Sedaka,Johnny And The Hurricanes,Freddy Cannon,Jimmy Clanton,Marv Johnson, leaves America to begin the Super Show trek across Australia.
The musical 13 Daughters, starring Don Ameche, is presented at the 54th Street Theatre, on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of just 28 performances.
Barbara Carroll And Her Trio are playing during a three-week engagement at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Echoes perform Baby Blue on tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Liverpool-born pop idol Billy Fury discusses his move towards r'n'b in this day's edition of UK rock weekly NME [New Musical Express].
Tony Bennett records Caravan, Indian Summer and other tracks for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
Mockingbird Hill by The Migil Five enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No10.
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Manfred Mann spend the second of three days recording Oh No Not My Baby at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
The Swinging Blue Jeans record Make Me Know You're Mine at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
The Young Rascals complete recording of their debut LP, The Young Rascals, for Atlantic Records in the USA.
Bill Medley appears on the tv show Happening '68 in the USA.
Over 300 Vietnamese people, mostly women, children, infants and elderly people, are killed in The My Lai Massacre. The killings are carried out by United States Army soldiers of "Charlie" Company of 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade of the Americal Division. 26 soldiers will be charged with criminal offenses for their actions at My Lai, but only one, Platoon Leader Second Lieutenant William Calley, will be convicted. Found guilty of killing 22 people, he will serve just three and a half years under house arrest. This atrocity inspires several songs, both for and against Calley. Tragically, the best-remembered is perhaps the fiercely patriotic Battle Hymn of Lt. Calley by Shelby Singleton.
Clara Ward And The Ward Singers play the second of two nights of benefit shows for The Shrine Crippled Children's Hospital, at The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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 Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, release a new single, Never Can Say Goodbye, on Motown Records in the USA.
Weather Report play the first of three nights at the Strata Concert Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Black Sabbath make an appearance in the High Court, London, UK, when their sacked manager Jim Simpson sues them.
George Harrison's band arrives at his Friar Park, London, England, UK, Europe, home to begin rehearsals for upcoming recording sessions.
Electric Youth by Debbie Gibson is certified as a platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
At Culver City Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, Bob Dylan records a promo film for the song Most Of The Time. His band for the film includes Stevie Ray Vaughan and members of Was (Not Was).
Andy Wood, frontman of Mother Love Bone, overdoses on heroin at his apartment in Seattle, Washington, USA, just days before the band's debut LP is to be released.
Billboards, a ballet based on the works of Prince and devised by The Joffrey Ballet, opens at The Civic Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Thunder play at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
Rapper Shyne has the profits from his album Godfather : Buried Alive frozen, under the terms of New York State’s so-called 'Son Of Sam' law which forbids convicted offenders from profiting from crimes which they have committed.
Ola Brunkert, long-term drummer for Abba, is found dead at his villa in Majorca, Spain, Europe. Spanish police say that Brunkert apparently bled to death after somehow falling onto his greenhouse.
Billy Talent play at The Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Bob Dylan plays the last of five nights at Zepp, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Neon Trees release their debut album, Habits, on Mercury/Def Jam Records in the USA.
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Stryper play at Trees, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Killing Joke play at The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, UK.
Jazz singer Cindy Scott celebrates the release of her third CD, Historia, with a live show at Snug Harbor, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Pop Group play at Rough Trade, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, supported by Pampers.
Between The Buried And Me, August Burns Red, The Faceless and Good Tiger play at Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
On her Delirium World Tour, Ellie Goulding plays at The Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Reverend James Leg plays at Biljardkompaniet, Kristianstad, Sweden, Europe.
On the North American leg of their Decades World Tour Nightwish play at The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.