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When Sousa And His Band play in Poughkeepsie, New York State, USA, Sousa is hoping that his daughter, Jane Priscilla, who attends nearby Vassar College, will attend the show. Unfortunately, Vassar's lady principal has banned students from attending the theatre.
Seventh grade student Buddy Holly scores a B in his Social Studies test at Hutchinson Junior High, Lubbock, Texas, USA.
Rosemary Clooney, with Percy Faith And His Orchestra, records Little Johnny Chickadee, Peterkin Pillowby, Little Sally One Shoe and Who'll Tie The Bell [On The Old Cat's Tail]? for Columbia Records in the USA.
Too Young by Nat King Cole on Capitol Records reaches No1 in The Billboard magazine chart in the USA. It will remain at No1 for five weeks.
The current No1 single in the UK, based on sheet music sales, is Too Young, based on the combined sales of versions by Nat King Cole and Jimmy Young.
I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door by Eddie Hodges reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Be True To Your School by The Beach Boys is the highest new entry in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No73.
Be True To Your School by The Beach Boys enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No6.
Doris Day, with Jimmy Joyce and the Children's Chorus, records High Hopes, The Children's Marching Song (Nick Nack Paddy Whack), The Lilac Tree and Do Re Mi for her Columbia Records album With A Smile And A Song, in the USA.
The Beach Boys have a recording session in Los Angeles, California, USA, working on the tracks When I Grow Up and She Knows Me Too Well.
When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) by The Beach Boys peaks at No9 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
Doris Day, with Jimmy Joyce and the Children's Chorus, releases a new album, With A Smile And A Song, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Ringo Starr, drummer of The Beatles marries his childhood sweetheart, hairdresser Maureen Cox, at Caxton Hall, London, UK. The couple depart for a house in Brighton, loaned to the couple by showbiz lawyer David Jacobs.
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The Who release a new single, My Generation, in the UK.
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Massachusetts Supreme Court concludes that the principal of Attleboro High School in Massachusetts, USA, was right to ban student George Leonard from attending school because of the length of his hair. The Court decrees, "We are of the opinion that the unusual hair style of the plaintiff could disrupt and impede the maintenance of a proper classroom atmosphere or decorum. This is an aspect of personal appearance and hence akin to matters of dress. Thus as with any unusual, immodest or exaggerated mode of dress, conspicuous departures from accepted customs in the matter of haircuts could result in the distraction of other pupils." Leonard will not go back to high school, but will continue as a professional musician with his band The Cry Babies.
Pink Floyd release their second single, See Emily Play, in the UK on Columbia Records.
The Supremes perform Love Child on The Ed Sullivan Show on tv in the USA.
Sean Taro Ono Lennon is born in New York City, USA, the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. He will find success as singer, songwriter and actor Sean Lennon. His birth and childhood will inspire the song Beautiful Boy by John Lennon.
On their Misplaced Childhood tour, Marillion play at Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany, Europe.
In an attempt to imitate a stunt in Motley Crue's Live Wire video, a 12-year-old fan sets his legs on fire.
Diana Ross gives birth to her fifth child, Evan Olaf.
W.A.S.P. release their fourth studio album, The Headless Children, in the USA.
Childhood, Blind Rhino, T.H. And The Stompers, Charlie Farren And Friends, Wreckage, Entourage, Release, The Zone, The Strike and Heart Of Stone play in a benefit show at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Conor Clapton, the four-year-old son of guitarist and singer Eric Clapton, falls to his death from a 53rd-story window in Galleria Condominiums, an apartment block in Manhattan, New York City, USA. The boy was staying in the apartment block with his mother, the actress Lori Del Santo. Clapton will write the song Tears In Heaven, in memory of Conor.
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The Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Prosecutors Offices announce that despite highly publicised allegations of child sexual abuse, no charges will be laid against Michael Jackson, but the case will remain open until 1999.
Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees buys his childhood home in Manchester, UK.
In the UK tv special, Living With Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson reveals details of how he and his brothers were beaten by his father as children. He also reveals that his most recent child, Prince Michael Jackson II was born by a surrogate mother who he had never met.
Charges of child molestation against Michael Jackson are delayed for at least one week. This is said to because Jackson's lawyer, Mark Geragos, has raised issues which throw into doubt the motives of the family making the accusation.
Britney Spears' marriage to her childhood friend, Jason Allen Alexander, is annulled. The pair had married just two days earlier at the Little White Chapel On The Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, but twelve hours later she contacted her lawyers to ask to have their union annulled.
Antonio Cantu, chief of forensics for the US Secret Service, testifies in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial in Sanata Maria, California, USA. Cantu says it is possible that fingerprints from Jackson's accuser, found on an adult magazine, could have degraded in the year it took police to test the magazine. He says it would have been preferable for the tests to have been done immediately.
During Michael Jackson's trial on child abuse charges in Santa Maria, California, actor Macaulay Culkin testifies, declaring that Jackson never touched him sexually in any way. He acknowledges that he did sleep in Jackson's bed, but that was only because he happened to fall asleep there.
The Rev Jesse Jackson, spiritual advisor to Michael Jackson, tells reporters outside the Santa Maria, California, USA, courthouse where Jackson's child molestation trial has been heard, that the star is 'anxiously awaiting' the jury’s verdict, but is also 'amazingly optimistic'.
Britney Spears takes time off from her Circus World Tour to visit Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida, USA, with her children.
Rock star Bryan Ferry's son, Otis Ferry, a student at Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, is given a one year conditional discharge at Gloucester Crown Court in Cirencester after admitting that he put a hunt monitor in fear during an incident in the Cotswolds 18 months earlier.
Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Miranda Cosgrove appear live at The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards on the Nell and John Wooden Court of Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA.
No Doubt begin an eleven-day charity auction on e-Bay. The band is auctioning off memorabilia from their 2009 tour to raise money for charity: water, Animal Acres, the ALS Association and the Children's Hospital of Orange County.
During a break in her rehersals for the closing FIFA World Cup cermony, Shakira meets girls from three different African nations on behalf of the 1GOAL Education For All campaign in Johannesburg, South Africa.
While in Derby, England, UK, Europe, to launch her Miley And Max clothing collection for George at Asda, Miley Cyrus pays an unannounced vsit to Silverhill Primary School, making a surprise appearance at the school assembly.
Ed Sheeran gives a songwriting masterclass to pupils at his old school, Thomas Mills High School, Framlingham, Suffolk, England, UK, Europe.
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Beyonce posts a pic of her husband Jay-Z and their daughter Blue Ivy on Instagram with the caption, "My favourite hue is JayZ Blue". This is interpreted by media observers as a response to recent rumours that the couple's marriage is on the rocks.
The childhood home of Johnny Cash at 108 Center Drive, Dyess, Arkansas, USA, is opened to the public for $10 a visit.
CHVRCHES, Chic, Childhood, Clean Bandit, Dub Pistols, Kaytranada, Kitty, Daisy And Lewis, Major Lazer, Paloma Faith, Peter Hook, Public Service Broadcasting, The Wytches, Wolf Alice and Years And Years play on the last of four days of Bestival 2014 at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight, England, UK.
Disgraced glam-rock singer Gary Glitter appears at Southwark Crown Court, Southwark, London, UK, accused of seven counts of indecent assault, one count of attempted rape, and two other sexual offences, against three girls, between 1975 and 1980
Tim Minchin announces the release of his new song Come Home (Cardinal Pell). Proceeds from the single will go to GoFundMe – Send Ballarat Survivors To Rome, a charity in support of children sexually abused by Cardinal George Pell at a Catholic Youth Camp in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, Oceania.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) reports that officers of South Wales Police made 'errors and omissions' and in some instances failed to 'carry out even rudimentary investigation' in the case of paedophile rock star Ian Watkins of the band Lost Prophets. Watkins was jailed for 29 years in December 2013 for a string of child-related sex offences.
Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris's conviction on the charge that he had indecently assaulted an eight-year-old girl at a community centre in Portsmouth in 1969 is overturned on the grounds that it was unsafe.
A surrogate mother gives birth to the third child of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, but at the time of birth no name has been chosen for the child.
Pink releases an announcement about her new video for the song Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, which highlights her work with The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). "As a UNICEF Ambassador," she states, "I am proud to work with an organization that supports and empowers women and children around the world."
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In an interview with the UK's Daily Mirror, Ellie Goulding reveals her admiration for schoolchildren protesting against political inaction on climate change and speculates that if social madia had been around when she was a child, they would have made her feel less confident in herself.
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