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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.
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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Houcine Camara is born in Nancy, France, Europe. He will achieve success as a pop singer in Europe, under the mononym Houcine.
The Grateful Dead play at The Uptown Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
R.E.M. play at 688, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, supported by Love Tractor.
Darius Campbell-Danesh is born in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe. He will find success as a pop singer under the name Darius.
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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Ultravox play in Torquay, England, UK, Europe.
The Ramones play at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Spectres, whose line-up includes former Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock.
Harry Chapin plays at Hamilton Place, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Lena Zavaroni plays at The Villa Marina, Douglas, Isle Of Man, UK.
Park ChoongJae of the K-pop band ShinHwa is born in South Korea, Asia.
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.
Hall And Oates play at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Robin Laine And The Chartbusters.
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.
Deep Purple play at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Cheap Trick play in Kobe, Japan, Asia.
The Breaks by Kurtis Blow becomes the first rap record to officially be certified gold by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
During their Back In Black tour AC/DC play at Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
Bonnie Raitt, Leo Kottke and Sippie Wallace play at Tanglewood, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA.
Mongo Santamaria and the Hugh Masekela Band play the eighth of thirteen nights at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Cure play at The Family Inn, Rydalmere, Australia, Oceania.
James Taylor plays at The Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA.
The Rossington-Collins Band plays at The Palladium, New York City, USA.