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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.
Rick James releases a new single, Love Gun, in the UK on Motown Records.
UK 2-Tone band The Specials begin a North American tour at Hurrah's, New York City, USA.
The Police play at High Rollers, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
In Tokyo, Japan, Asia, Paul McCartney is freed after spending nine days in jail on a marijuana possession charge.
Whirlwind release a new single, Heaven Knows, in the UK.
Queen release a new single, Save Me, on EMI Records in the UK. It will peak at No11.
The Dickies release a new single, Fan Mail, in the UK.
During a 23-date US tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at the Orpheum Theatre, Omaha, Nebraska.
Actor John Belushi jams with the Dead Boys at the Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood, California, USA.
The Chords release a new single, Maybe Tomorrow, in the UK.
Def Leppard play at The Tower Club, Oldham, UK.
UFO play the first of two nights at The Odeon, Birmingham, UK.
The musical 42nd Street is presented at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will subsequently move to the Majestic Theatre and then to The St. James Theatre, before finally closing in 1989, having racked up a total of 3,486 performances.
Bob Marley, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, Europe. He will remain at the clinic until May 1981.