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Uncle Tom's Cabin is presented at The Opera House, Mansfield, Ohio, USA. According to a preview in the local paper, "A large number of genuine colored people, who introduce cakewalks, buck-dancing, Southern Jubilee Singing and funny scenes in the cotton fields, add materially to the production."
One-hit wonder Larry Hall is born in Hamlett, Ohio, USA. He will secure his fifteen minutes of fame when his single Sandy reaches No15 on the Billboard pop charts in the first week of 1960.
Al Donahue And His Orchestra play at Castle Farms, Cincinatti, Ohio, USA.
Clyde Moody records Some Day You'll Remember and The Blues Came Pouring Down, with producer Syd Nathan, in King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson plays the sixth night of a week at Lindsey's Sky Bar, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
James Brown records Hold My Baby's Hand, Chonnie-on-chon and No No No No, at King Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The musical comedy movie Bells Are Ringing, starring Dean Martin and Judy Holliday, opens at cinemas in Argentina, South America.
Lenny Welch, having suffered an attack of stage fright in front of the cameras the night before, returns to WLW-tv in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, to deliver a faultless performance.
Guitarist Eddie Kirkland plays the second of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
The Chantels, The Bobbettes, Gladys Knight And The Pips, Tiny Topsy and Big Maybelle play the last of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
John Lee Hooker plays the last of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
From their chartered plane 23,000 feet above Kansas, USA, en route to Cincinnati, The Beatles transmit thank-you messages to guests at a Melody Maker awards lunch in London, UK.
Popular accordionist Frankie Yankovic releases the album Christmas Party, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Peter, Paul And Mary and Henry Mancini And His Orchestra play the fourth of six nights at The Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Nancy Wilson records I'll Only Miss Him When I Think Of Him, for Capitol Records in the USA.
Herman's Hermits and The Who play at The Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Henry Mancini conducts The Bambi Festival Symphony Orxchestra at The Bambi Festival in Munich, Germany, Europe.
The Velvet Underground is playing during three nights at La Cave, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Jeff Beck Group, with Rod Stewart on vocals, plays the last of three nights at La Cave, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Bluegrass legend Bill Monroe plays at The Chautauqua Park Bluegrass Festival in Franklin, Ohio, USA.
Jazz pianist Cecil Taylor plays at Antioch College, Ohio, USA.
The album Silk Degrees by Boz Scaggs is awarded a Platinum Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The Pretenders play at The Locarno, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays at the Franklin County Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
The Cars play in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
The Beach Boys play in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Judas Priest play at The Ohio Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA, supported by Iron Maiden.
Linda Ronstadt plays in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Eric Clapton plays at The Riverbend, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Buckeye Lake Music Center, Thornville, Ohio, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 Tour, Janet Jackson plays at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, USA.
Soundgarden and Voivod play at Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Lenny Kravitz plays at Bogart's, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
On her Compositions World tour, Anita Baker plays the first of two nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK.
On their Pump Tour, Aerosmith play the first of two nights at The National Tennis Centre at Flinders Park, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Rebekah releases her debut LP, Remember To Breathe, on Elektra Records in the UK.
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Roger Troutman, best-known as vocalist for pioneering funk band Zapp is found shot and critically wounded outside his northwest Dayton, Ohio, USA, recording studio around 7 a.m. He dies soon after during surgery at the Good Samaritan Hospital and Health Center. The precise circumstances of his death are never established.
Boz Scaggs releases a new LP, Dig, on Gray Cat Records in the USA.
Eminem, G Unit, Obie Trice, StatQuo, Akon and others play at the National Bowl, Milton Keynes, England, UK.
Bob Dylan plays at the National City Pavilion, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Joshua Radin plays at The Bongo Club, Edinburgh, Scotland.
On her California Dreams tour Katy Perry plays in The Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Legal representatives of The Black Keys tell a federal judge in Los Angeles, California, USA, that the band has reached an out of court agreement with Pizza Hut and the Home Depot over the misuse of two tracks from their LP El Camino, Gold On The Ceiling and Lonely Boy, in commercials for the companies.
Bastille play at The Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Hot Tuna perform The Fundamental Hot Tuna Songbook, Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio, USA.
An exhibition of rarely-seen photographs taken by Ringo Starr of The Beatles opens at The National Portrait Gallery in London, England, UK. The exhibition is timed to coincide with publication of the book Photograph by Ringo Starr.
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On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio, USA, supported by Vance Joy.
Stars attending the 2018 Grammy Awards in Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, include Beyonce, JAY-Z, Lady Gaga, Sir Elton John, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus, Tony Bennett, Kendrick Lamar, Pink, John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen, Cardi B and hip-hop trio Migos.
Touring in support of their album, I Am Easy To Find, The National play at The Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Touring in support of their album, I Am Easy To Find, The National play at The Lawn At White River, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.