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Australia

The Colonial Sugar Refinery begins mining blue asbestos at Wittenoom Gorge, Pilbara, Western Australia. In the years since, over 2000 workers and residents of Wittenoom have died from asbestos-related diseases. As a result, operations at Wittenoom have come to be regarded as the worst industrial disaster in Australian history. The 1990 song Blue Sky Mine by Midnight Oil is inspired by the disaster.
Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, later to become The Bee Gees, begin two weeks of appearances in a pantomime, Jack And The Beanstalk, at The Rialto Theatre, Sydney, Australia.
My Boomerang Won't Come Back by Charlie D rake reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
I Remember You by Frank Ifield reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
The Missing Links do a promotional performance for electrical goods retailer H.G. Palmer in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, billed as "the new Rock and Roll Group with the 'Rolling Stones Sound'".
The Beatles new album Beatles For Sale is released in Australia on Parlophone Records.
Tom Jones, The Seekers and Dusty Springfield play at The Empire Pool, Wembley, London, UK, in the Stars Organisation for Spastics Record Star Show.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at the Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia.
Gerry Marsden (of Gerry And The Pacemakers fame) records Gilbert Green at IBC Studio, London, England, UK, Europe. The song has been composed by The Bee Gees.
Spicks And Specks by The Bee Gees reaches No1 in the pop singles chart, Tio i topp, in Sweden, Europe.
The Seekers leave the UK to begin a 20-date tour of New Zealand, followed by tv appearances in Australia, Oceania.
The End and The Symbols appear on the BBC-tv show All Systems Freeman in the UK. The show is hosted by deejay Alan Freeman.
Maurice Gibb of The Bee Gees is injured in a crash when his Rolls Royce Silver Cloud hits the kerb in Belgravia, London, England, Europe, after a meal at Mr Chow's restaurant. His wife, Lulu, and Cynthia Lennon (wife of The Beatles' John Lennon) rush out from the restaurant and arrange to have him taken to hospital.
Johnny Cash becomes the first country artist to receive the Award of Merit at the American Music Awards. Other winners include Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Charley Pride, Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson, Olivia Newton-John and The Eagles.
The Countdown National Top 10 Singles in Australia, Oceania, on this day is (in reverse order) :



10. Cold Chisel - Cheap Wine

9. Rocky Burnette - Tired Of Toein' The Line

8. Kim Hart - Love At First Night

7. Paul McCartney - Coming Up

6. KISS - Shandi

5. Blondie - Call Me

4. Lipps Inc. - Funky Town

3. Long John Baldry - You've Lost That Loving Feeling

2. The Vapors - Turning Japanese

1. The Village People - Can't Stop The Music

XTC play in The Crystal Ballroom, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
AC/DC enter the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with You Shook Me All Night Long, which will peak at No35.
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Australian band Men At Work enter the UK singles chart with Down Under, which will peak at No1.
Michael Jackson's Bad World Tour plays to an audience of 45,000 on the first of two nights at Paramatta Stadium, Sydney, Australia, Oceania. Stevie Wonder makes a surprise guest appearance, singing Just Good Friends with Michael.
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones flies from New York City, USA, to San Francisco, California, to begin rehearsals for his upcoming solo tour of Australia, Oceania.
On their One For All World Tour, The Bee Gees play the first of two nights at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
The Church play at Big Club, Turin, Italy, Europe.
Delta Goodrem plays at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
The Finn Brothers and Mercury Rev play at Hamer Hall – The Arts Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oceania.
Manhattan Transfer play at Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Hot Hot Heat play at The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Michelle Shocked plays at The Basement, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Rihanna releases her fourth album, Rated R, on Universal Music in Australia, Germany and Poland.
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On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia.
Blues singer Georgia Lee dies aged 89, in a nursing home in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, Oceania.
Yusuf, formerly known as Cat Stevens, plays the first of two nights at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
Muse play the second of two nights at Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia, Oceania, supported by Biffy Clyro.
During her Last Girl On Earth tour, Rihanna plays the first of two nights at The Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia.
Lana Del Rey releases Born To Die in Australia and New Zealand, Oceania. It is the first single and title track from her second album, Born To Die.
The Walkabouts play at The Lido, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Fleetwood Mac announce, via their Facebook page, the cancellation of the upcoming Australia and New Zealand legs of their current tour so that bass-player John McVie can undergo treatment for cancer.
HAIM play at Laneway Festival, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
Ellie Goulding plays at Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Tackleberry play at Les Cariatides, Paris, France, Europe.
On their Rock Or Bust tour, AC/DC play the second of two nights at Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid, Spain, Europe, supported by Vintage Trouble.
Owl And Mouse play in Four Bars At Dempsey's, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Wolfmother play at Oosterport, Groningen, Netherlands, Europe.
Rob Richings releases a new LP, Parkas And Boots on Crescent Records in the UK.
On their DCX MMXVI World Tour, The Dixie Chicks play at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia, Oceania, supported by Avalanache City.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at The Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
Methyl Ethel play at Lowlands, Netherlands, Europe.
On their 135-date Wonderful Wonderful tour, The Killers play at The Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, Oceania, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
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