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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.
Warren Zevon and Hollye Leven play during five nights at The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Harry Chapin plays at Hamilton Place, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
The Breaks by Kurtis Blow becomes the first rap record to officially be certified gold by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
On their Against The Wind Tour, Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band play the second of two nights at Poplar Creek Music Theater, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA.
On their Heaven And Hell tour, Black Sabbath play at The Met Center, Bloomington, Minnesota, USA. Drummer Bill Ward quits the band immediately after this show, causing several subsequent gigs to be cancelled. Ward is replaced at short notice by Carmen Appice.
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Bonnie Raitt, Leo Kottke and Sippie Wallace play at Tanglewood, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA.
The Grateful Dead play at The Uptown Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Cheap Trick play in Kobe, Japan, Asia.
During their Back In Black tour AC/DC play at Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
Ultravox play in Torquay, England, UK, Europe.
Deep Purple play at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA.
James Taylor plays at The Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA.
Houcine Camara is born in Nancy, France, Europe. He will achieve success as a pop singer in Europe, under the mononym Houcine.
When Alice Cooper fails to show up for a gig at Exhibition Place Grandstand in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, support band Zon offers to continue playing, but disappointed fans start a riot in which twelve fans, five policemen and a security officer are seriously injured, and 31 people are arrested.
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The Ramones play at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Spectres, whose line-up includes former Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock.
R.E.M. play at 688, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, supported by Love Tractor.
Park ChoongJae of the K-pop band ShinHwa is born in South Korea, Asia.
Mongo Santamaria and the Hugh Masekela Band play the eighth of thirteen nights at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
At the Hit Factory recording studios in New York City, USA, director Jay Dubin films John Lennon and Yoko Ono with the intention of producing music videos to promote their upcoming release Double Fantasy. The film is, however, never edited and not released.
Darius Campbell-Danesh is born in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe. He will find success as a pop singer under the name Darius.
Hall And Oates play at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Robin Laine And The Chartbusters.
The Rossington-Collins Band plays at The Palladium, New York City, USA.
Lena Zavaroni plays at The Villa Marina, Douglas, Isle Of Man, UK.
The Cure play at The Family Inn, Rydalmere, Australia, Oceania.