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Manuel Corona, is born in Caibarin, Villa Clara, Cuba. He will become one of Cuba's most respected and frequently recorded composers and troubadours, but will die of tuberculosis, destitute and alone in the back room of a bar on the beach at Marianao, Havana, Cuba, Caribbean.
Jules Sims records Native Trinidad Kalenda [Bagai Sala Que Pocheray Moin] for Victor Records
in Port Of Spain, Trinidad, Caribbean.
And His Band are playing at The Martinique, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Eric Deans
Orchestra - a twelve-piece band - flies from Palisadoes Airport, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean and flies to Haiti. This is thought to have been the first such tour of its kind for Jamican musicians. This band was also known as The Colony Club Orchestra.
The Guardian newspaper reports that, "Hell
Lynval Golding, guitarist with UK 2-Tone band The Specials, is born in St Catherine's, Jamaica, Caribbean.
plays the fifth of six nights at The Glass Bucket, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean.
sings a calypso based on current news events during his appearance on the BBC-tv current affairs magazine show Tonight, in London, England, UK, Europe.
plays the ninth of fourteen nights at The 40 Thieves Club, Bermuda.
, Jess Conrad
, Jimmy Wheeler and Des Lane play in the Christmas Pantomime at The Odeon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
continue filming their second movie, Help!
, provisionally titled Beatles 2, in New Providence, Bahamas, Caribbean. On this day Ringo Starr
is filmed in front of the Post Office on Bay Street, George Harrison
and Ringo are filmed in a tree house, John Lennon
is filmed coming out of the library and shouting for Ringo.
complete filming for their second movie, Help!
, provisionally titled Beatles 2, in New Providence, Bahamas, Caribbean. On this day they are on Paradise Island, filming continuity shots.
Six-year-old Elian Gonzalez
leaves Cuba in a boat with his mother and twelve others to seek asylum in the USA. The boat does not make it and his mother dies, but Elian is rescued by fishermen and taken to live with relatives in Miami, Florida. He later became the subject of a major news story when he was ordered back to Cuba to live with his father. US marshals had to seize Elian and send him back to Cuba against the wishes of his relatives. The incident will inspire Manic Street Preachers
to write their song Baby Elian.
record the LP Live 'N Wild at The Hub, in The Princess Hotel, Hamilton, Bermuda, Caribbean.
is launched by Island Records
as a showcase for the productions of Duke Reid. The new label's name is derived from the seven ton Leyland 'Trojan' trucks used to transport the producer's huge sound system around Jamaica, with the slogan 'Duke Reid, The Trojan King Of Sounds' emblazoned on their sides.
stars in her first North American tv spectacular, Petula, broadcast by NBC in the USA. Her guest is Harry Belafonte
. The show marks the first time a man and woman of different races exchanged physical contact on American television
, and causes considerable controversy. Doyle Lott, a vice president from Chrysler, the show's sponsor, is present at the taping, and objects to the "interracial touching", fearing that it would offend white Southern viewers — this at a time when racial conflict was a major issue in the U.S. Lott insisted they substitute a different take, but the show's makers refused. Soon after, Doyle Lott was relieved of all his responsibilities at Chrysler.
Reggae superstar Bob Marley
, suffering from cancer of the stomach, lungs and brain, plays his final live gig at the Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, Europe.
Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, aka Sly And Robbie
, celebrate their tenth anniversary of working together as reggae's top rhythm section, with a show at The National Arena, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean.
’s back is broken when a tractor rams her tour bus during a freak snowstorm outside Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.
The former home of Bob Marley
, at 56 Hope Road, St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica, Caribbean, is declared a protected heritage Site.
dines at the Da Silvano restaurant, New York City, USA.
During her Loud Tour
plays at The Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
While celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary, Beyonce
dine at La Guarida restaurant in Havana, Cuba, Caribbean.
plays at Electric Brixton, Brixton, London, UK.
attends the Los Angeles Lakers vs The Cleveland Cavaliers at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
John Travolta, Kelly Preston and Cuba Gooding Jr. attend the premiere of FX's "American Crime Story - The People V. O.J. Simpson" at Westwood Village Theatre, Westwood, California, USA.