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A Chinese Honeymoon, billed as 'The English Musical Sensation' is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 364 performances.
The "musical absurdity" Twirly-Whirly is presented at Weber And Fields' Music Hall, New York City, USA, during a run of 247 performances.
The musical comedy The Maid Of The Mountains, with music by Harold Fraser-Simpson and J.W. Tate, is playing at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 1352 performances.
Mamie Smith And Her Jazz Hounds record Frankie Blues and Need Some Lovin' Blues for Okeh Records in New York City, USA.
Samuel David Bailey is born in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. He will find acclaim as jazz drummer Dave Bailey working with Charles Mingus, Art Farmer, Gerry Mulligan and many others.
Jim Dwyer records The Old Homestead, In A Cottage By The Twilight, The Devil And The Bailiff and The Kildare Exile for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Chick Webb and his Orchestra, with Ella Fitzgerald on vocals, play the sixteenth night of a lengthy engagement at the Flamingo Room in Levaggi's Restaurant, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Playing in the restaurant's basement are The Ink Spots.
Barry Dennen is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will achieve some success as an actor, singer and writer.
Popular singer Jane Froman is a passenger in a Boeing 314 Pan American Clipper aeroplane which crash lands in the Tagus River near Lisbon, Portugal, Europe. Froman is crippled but survives and goes on to entertain US troops in Europe.
Bobby Sherwood And His Orchestra play at Casino Gardens, Ocean Park, California, USA.
The Count Basie Sextet plays the thirteenth night of a six-week engagement at The Brass Rail, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical revue Michael Todd's Peep Show is performed at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 278 performances.
Perry Como is recording tracks for his album So Smooth at Webster Hall, New York City with the Mitchell Ayers Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers.
Ronnie Hawkins records The Ballad of Caryl Chessman in New York City, USA, for Roulette Records. Levon Helm, later to play with The Band, is the drummer on the track.
Let It Be Me by The Everly Brothers peaks at No7 on the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
Imperial Records artist Peggy King is playing during a three-week engagement at Mister Kelly's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jerry Wallace is playing during a two-week engagement at El Cortez, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Ray Charles plays at Springfield Auditorium, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. He is also seen performing Georgia On My Mind on NBC-tv's Perry Como Show.
The van Halen family leave Nijmegen, Holland, Europe, with several suitcases, 75 guilders and a piano. They are headed for California, USA, with their sons Eddie van Halen and Alex van Halen. Some time after their arrival in the United States, they will change the family name from van Halen, to Van Halen.
Thomas McDonnell Sebastian Tree Murray is born in Denver, Colorado, USA. He will find success as Thomas Tree, a founding member of the alternative rock band Christy McCool and co-founder of the production and sound-design team, Enlighten Records.
During his military training, US Army Private James Marshal Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] photographs another soldier landing in snow.
Brian Hyland, Little Eva and The Brook Brothers play at The Granada, Kingston, England, UK, Europe.
Damita Jo opens for nine days at The Sahara Inn, Chicago, Illinois, USA,
Bo Diddley and Ivory Joe Hunter play at Dillon Gym, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
The Yardbirds, with Eric Clapton on lead guitar, play at Pearce Hall, Maidenhead, UK.
The Four Pennies play at the Oasis Club, Lloyd Street, Manchester, UK, supported by The Stylos.
Dusty Springfield appears on UK tv show Stars And Garters.
Lulu plays during a two-week cabaret season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Diana Ross And The Supremes play at The Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean.
Bradley Nowell, guitarist of 90s Californian garage punk band Sublime, is born in Long Beach, California, USA.
Roland Kirk plays at Maison de la Radio, Paris, France, Europe.
David Vetter, the terminally ill child known as The Boy In The Bubble, dies at the age of 12 in Dobbin, Texas, USA. His plight provided the title for a Paul Simon song.
On the second part of their Happy In Flares tour, Doctor And The Medics play at The Paradise Club, Reading, England, UK, Europe.
Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, McCoy Tyner and Grover Washington, Jr. are among the performers playing in the One Night With Blue Note concert at the Town Hall, New York City, USA. The show is part of the promotion for the re-launch of Blue Note records.
Ringo Starr releases the compilation album Starr Struck : Ringo's Best Vol. 2 on Rhino Records.
My Bloody Valentine play at The Burgerweeshuis, Deventer, Netherlands, Europe.
Scottish scientist Ian Wilmut announces that an adult sheep named Dolly has been successfully cloned at The Roslin Institute, near Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe. Dolly was the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell. This scientific breakthough will inspire the song Dolly by Shonen Knife.
Bob Dylan and Natalie Merchant play at Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, New York State, USA.
Beth Orton releases the single Stolen Car in the UK.
During a gig at Brixton Academy, London, UK, troubled rocker Pete Doherty of Babyshambles fights on-stage with the band’s guitarist Patrick Walden. Former Clash star Mick Jones had introduced the band on stage at the start of the set.
Doves begin a UK tour at The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Errol Brown plays at Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK.
Rapper L'il Wayne signs up to micro-blogging website Twitter, under the username 'liltunechi'. He has to stop several days later when he goes to jail on weapons charges.
Maroon 5 play at the O2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
On her Monster Ball tour, Lady Gaga plays the second of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. Paul McCartney is seen at the gig, dancing with his girlfriend Nancy Shevell, and Liza Minelli visits Gaga in her dressing room after the show.
Carly Rae Jepsen releases a new single, Call Me Maybe, in the USA.
Fingerstyle guitarist Andy McKee plays at Sage Hall 2, Gateshead, UK.
Halsey plays at Manchester Academy, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
On his 44-show Boy Meets World tour Drake plays the first of two nights at Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe, supported by dvsn.