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The musical comedy Annie Get Your Gun, by Irving Berlin, is presented during a run of 1,147 performances at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Hardcore punk pioneer Randy Turner is born in Gladewater, Texas, USA. Nicknamed Biscuit, he will become best-known as vocalist and leader of the seminal hardcore punk band Big Boys.
Mule Train by Tennessee Ernie Ford enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No10 during a nine-week run.
Innovative tap dancer Bill Robinson, who performed under the name Mr Bojangles, dies of heart disease, aged 71, in New York City, USA. His name and his achievements are immortalised in two popular songs. First is Bojangles Of Harlem, written by Jerome Kern for the 1936 Fred Astaire movie Swing Time. The second song is Mr Bojangles, written by Jerry Jeff Walker in 1968 and recorded by artists including Sammy Davis Jr., Nina Simone and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Dancer Bill Robinson, who performed under the name Mr Bojangles, dies of heart disease, aged 71, in New York City, USA. His name and his achievements are immortalised in two popular songs. First is Bojangles Of Harlem, written by Jerome Kern for the 1936 Fred Astaire movie Swing Time. The second song is Mr Bojangles, written by Jerry Jeff Walker in 1968.
Mule Train by Bing Crosby enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No2 during a sixteen-week run.
The musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with music by Jule Styne, and starring Carol Channing, is presented at The Ziegfeld Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 740 performances.