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Songwriter George M. Cohan reads a newspaper headline announcing that the United States of America has declared war on Germany. The story strikes a chord with Cohan who begins humming a tune which he completes by the end of the day. Cohan calls it Over There, and it will become a huge success, selling over two million copies by the end of the war.
Eugene Hadamosky, radio program director in the Propaganda Ministry of Nazi-controlled Germany, Europe, declares, "As of today nigger jazz is finally switched off on the German radio." With these words, jazz and swing music are banned in Germany, with the threat of incarceration in a concentration camp for anyone violating the ban.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Gerry And The Pacemakers leave Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, to begin a three month season in Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Eric Dolphy Quintet plays at The Funkturm Exhibition in the Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, West Germany, Europe. Parts of this performance will be released on the album The Berlin Concerts.
Stuart Sutcliffe and Astrid Kirchherr arrive in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz saxophonist Eric Dolphy plays at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
Little-known Irish showband The International Monarchs play at the Odeon Keller, Heidelberg, West Germany, Europe, on the 18th birthday of their vocalist Van Morrison.
British pop star Heinz (Heinz Burt) flies to Sweden, Europe, to begin a ten-day tour.
Peter 'Peavey' Wagner, singer and bassist of successful German heavy rock act Rage, is born.
Johnny Tillotson comes to the end of a tour of American Military bases in Germany, Europe.
The Beatles single, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, is released in Germany, Europe, on Apple Records.
The Soft Machine play a live session for the tv show Beat Club at Studio 4, Radio Bremen, Bremen, Germany, Europe.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play at The Forest National, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Emerson, Lake And Palmer play the final show of their Get Me A Ladder Tour, in Oldenburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles album Let It Be is released in Germany on Apple Records.
The Who play the second of two nights at Grugahalle, Essen, Germany, Europe.
Frank Zappa plays at The Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
After a year at The University of Central Florida, teenager Terence Trent D'Arby drops out and enlists in the U.S. Army. After being posted to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, he is shipped overseas to serve in the Third Armored Division, near Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
On their British Steel tour, Judas Priest play at The Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, New York State, USA, supported by Def Leppard and Scorpions.
Jack Bruce And Friends play at Grugahalle, Essen, Germany, Europe. The show will be broadcast by the tv series Rockpalast.
Garland Jeffries plays in Munich, Germany, Europe.
Rock movie Eddie And The Cruisers, starring Tom Berenger and Michael Pare, is released in West Germany, Europe.
Propaganda begin a UK tour at The Ritz, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Cure play at Friedrich Ebert Halle, Ludwigshafen, Germany, Europe.
Elisa Schmidt is born in Koblenz, Germany, Europe. She will find success as a pop, jazz and burlesque singer as well as a recording artist, under the mononym Schmidt.
Saxon play at The Blue Moon, Oberhausen, Germany, Europe.
On her Foreign Affair tour, Tina Turner plays the second of two nights at The Messehalle, Oldenburg, Germany, Europe.
Bad Religion play at The Music Hall, Wurzburg, Germany, Europe.
On his Nude Tour, Prince plays at Stadio Simonetta Lamberti, Cava de' Tirreni, Italy, Europe. The show is being promoted by the local mafia and, when it does not sell as well as they hope, the Mafia gangsters hold the entire crew and equipment hostage for $100,000.
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A 26-date European tour by Prince comes to an end with a performance at the "Rock Over Germany" Festival in Mainz, Germany, Europe.
On their Ahoi Tour, Rammstein play in Milan, Italy, Europe.
Yoko Ono attends the Digital Life Design conference at HVB Forum in Munich, Germany, Europe.
Paolo Nutini plays at The Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Justin Timberlake plays at O2 World, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Katy Perry releases a new single, Birthday, as a CD single in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Europe.
Neil Young And Crazy Horse play at Munsterplatz, Ulm, Germany, Europe.
Neneh Cherry plays at Elbinsel, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Via a posting on her website, Kylie Minogue reveals that she has cancelled all of her upcoming shows in Germany, Europe, because the local promoter has gone into administration.
Wolfmother play at The Schlachtof, Weisbaden, Germany, Europe.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Telekom Street Gig, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays the first of two nights at The AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France, Europe.
Roosevelt begins a British tour with a show at The Green Door Store, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
Stanley Brinks (formerly known as Herman Dune) and Freschard play at Altes Volksbad, Mannheim, Germany, Europe.
Jaded Heart, Skansis and Treat play on the second day of the three-day-long Ice Rock Festival at Festivalgelände, Wasen, Switzerland, Europe.
On her Mad Love tour, Jojo plays at The Tunnel Club, Milan, Italy, Europe.
It is announced that Lisa And Lena now have over 20m fans on Musical.ly and more than 11m followers on Instagram
On a European tour in support of their LP Mindfucker, Monster Magnet play at Desertfest, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
On the Second European leg of their Decades World Tour, Nightwish play at The Saarlandhalle, Saarbrucken, Germany, Europe, supported by Beast In Black.
Touring in support of their album, I Am Easy To Find, The National play at the Stadtpark, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.