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The "scintillating musical comedy" Sally In Our Alley is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 100 performances.
The Moonlight Maids Burlesquers are playing during a week of shows at The Empire Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The song Take Me Out To The Ball Game by the Haydn Quartet, on Victor Records, enters the popular music chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1. It will become the anthem of baseball, and will be selected by the R.I.A.A. as the single most popular recording between 1890 and 1920 for their 'Songs of the Century' list. Bizarrely, lead vocals on the song were mistakenly credited for more than 90 years to popular singer Billy Murray, although it was actually performed by Harry MacDonough.
Art Gillham aka The Whispering Pianist, records I'm Sitting On Top Of The World for Columbia Records in the USA.
The Phantom of the Opera, a silent film based on Gaston Leroux's novel of the same name, is released in the Finland. The film stars Lon Chaney as the masked and facially deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem.
Tommy Christian And His Orchestra are playing during a three-month engagement at The Mounds Country Club, East St. Louis, Illinois, USA, operated by the notorious St. Louis gangster William Patrick 'Bow Wow' McQuillan.
Popular vocalist Al Bowlly, and all but one of The Roy Fox Band, leave to form Lew Stone's new band in London, UK.
Glen Troutman is born in Joplin, Missouri, USA. He will find success as rockabilly star Glen Glenn.
Popular 70's Chicago blues guitarist Jimmy Dawkins is born in Chychula, Mississippi, USA.
Judy Garland records Blues In The Night and How About You? for Decca Records in the USA.
The Irving Berlin musical and political satire Call Me Madam is playing at The Coliseum, London, England, UK, during a run of 485 performances. Main cast members are Billie Worth (Sally Adams), Anton Walbrook (Cosmo), Jeff Warren (Ken Gibson) and Shani Wallis (Princess Maria). Songs include The Hostess with the Mostes', It's a Lovely Day Today, The Ocarina, They Like Ike and You're Just in Love.
Little Willie Littlefield is playing during three days at The 5-4 Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA.
St. George And The Dragonet by Stan Freberg reaches No1 in the Cashbox magazine chart of the Best-Selling Singles in the USA.
We Got Love by Bobby Rydell is this week's highest new entry in the Cashbox Singles Chart in the USA, entering at No59.
The musical Irma La Douce is running at The Plymouth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It runs at The Plymouth for more than a year before transferring to The Alvin Theatre.
Save The Last Dance For Me by The Drifters reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
The stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Rudy Vallee, is playing at the 46th Street Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,417 performances.
Connie Francis is playing during a two week engagement at The Latin Casino, Merchantsville, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd records Alexander's Ragtime Band, Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart and other tracks in Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, USA, for Riverside Records.
Charles Mingus plays the fourth of seven nights at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Martha Carson, with producer Wink Martindale, records Can't You Love Me?, Everything Happens For The Best and other songs for Dot Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calornia, USA.
Ain't That Loving You Baby by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No16 during an eight-week run.
Sonny Rollins plays at Birdland, New York City, USA.
The Beatles manager Brian Epstein throws a party at the Scotch of St James club in London, to celebreate his Star Scene 65 tour. Guests include Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Patti Boyd, Ringo Starr and Maureen Starr, the Everly Brothers, P. J. Proby, Eric Burdon, Jimmy Tarbuck, Mickie Most, Billy J. Kramer and Cilla Black.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
Jefferson Airplane play at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Donovan plays at The Chicago Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Fotheringay play at The University, Leicester, UK.
The Grateful Dead play the second of two nights at The Easttown Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Queen release a new single, Fat Bottomed Girls/Bicycle Race, on Elektra Records in the USA.
Joan Of Arc by Liverpool band Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (aka OMD) enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No5 during a fourteen-week run.
Tom Waits plays the last of four nights at The Dominion, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz double-bassist and pianist Johnny Dyani, who played with musicians including Don Cherry, Steve Lacy, David Murray and Leo Smith, dies aged 40 in Berlin, Germany, Europe. In the early 1960s, Dyani had been a member of South Africa's first integrated jazz band, The Blue Notes.
Bob Geldof returns to the recording arena with a new single, This Is The World Calling.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of three nights at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Rochester, Minnesota, to an audience of 16,670.
Johnny Cash plays a gig in Middletown, New York State, USA.
Movin' Out, a stage musical based on the songs of Billy Joel, opens at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA.
Andy White plays in the Rodewald Suite at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK, as part of the Liverpool Irish Festival.
Come Around Sundown by The Kings Of Leon reaches No1 in the UK albums chart. The Official Charts Company reports that with sales of over 183,000 copies in its first week alone, it achieves the biggest first week album sales of the year so far. The album also sets a new high for biggest first week digital album sales with over 49,000 album downloads.
Phantogram play at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Parachute play at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Coldplay release their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, [pronounced my-lo zy-letoe] in the UK.
Conor Maynard begins a UK tour at The Dome, Brighton.
In the early hours of the morning, Bobby Brown is arrested for Driving Under The Influence after police observe the singer driving erratically in Los Angeles, California, USA. This is Brown's second DUI charge of the year.
During the fifth leg of her Piece Of Me residency, Britney Spears plays at The Planet Hollywood Theater Of The Performing Arts, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Elvis Costello plays at The Bela Bartok National Concert hall, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.
North Atlantic Oscillation play at Oobleck, Birmingham, UK.
Early '60s pop idol Bobby Vee, best known for hits including Rubber Ball, Take Good Care of My Baby and The Night Has A Thousand Eyes, dies aged 73 while receiving hospice care in a long-term facility in Rogers, Minnesota, USA, near Minneapolis.
The film Bohemian Rhapsody, about the life of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, opens at cinemas in the UK.