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Considered by many to be France's greatest boxer ever, Marcel Cerdan dies when a Lockheed L-749 Constellation crashes into Pico da Vara, Sao Miguel Island, Azores, killing all eleven crew members and 37 passengers on board. One of Edith Piaf's most famous songs, L'Hymne a l'amour (Hymn To Love), recorded the following year, is said to be about her unending love for Cerdan. The song has been recorded in English many times under the title If You Love Me [Really Love Me].
Joe Fred Heaton, former bassist with The Silver Dew Boys, dies in a plane crash near Hartwell, Georgia, USA.
During their first Australian tour, Bill Haley And His Comets fly from Adelaide to Melbourne. Haley, suffering from a throat infection, is given a shot of penicillin and retires to bed.
Elvis Presley flies from Tampa, Florida, to Hollywood, California, USA, where he will begin filming studio-based scenes for his latest movie, Follow That Dream.
During a tour of the Far East, Cliff Richard and The Shadows are involved in a moment of drama when their plane makes two unsuccessful attempts to land at a fog-bound Singapore airport.
Jet Harris And Tony Meehan play at The Odeon, Southend, England, UK, Europe.
After a season at L'Olympia Theatre, The Beatles fly back to London, UK, from Paris, France, Europe.
The Beatles fly out of Miami, Florida, USA, making a brief stopover in New York City, before continuing to London.
George Harrison and John Lennon of The Beatles, and their wives, land at the airport in Papeete, Tahiti, to begin a holiday.
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Brian Poole And The Tremeloes fly to America to begin a tour.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of The Beatles return to the UK from their holiday in the Virgin islands.
Utrecht, Holland, beat group The Jets release their debut single, Jets Fly, on Phonogram Records in Germany, Europe.
The Kinks fly to Paris, France, Europe, for three days during which they will appear in the marathon radio show Musicorama.
The Kinks fly back to London, UK, from Marseille, France, Europe, where they have been pre-recording a French tv show appearance.
The Beatles fly out of The Bahamas, Caribbean, having completed filming for their movie Help!, and return to the UK.
Tom Jones and his manager, Gordon Mills, fly from London, England, UK, to New York City, USA, where Jones is shortly to make his debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Orchid Ballroom, Purley, UK. After the gig, Fame flies to the USA for promotional appearances on tv shows including Shindig! And Hullaballoo.
The Swinging Blue Jeans fly to Germany, Europe, for two live concerts.
During a North American tour, The Rolling Stones fly from Los Angeles, California, USA, to New York City.
The Rolling Stones fly to Oslo, Norway, Europe, to begin a Scandinavian tour.
The Byrds check out of The Europa Hotel in London, England, UK, and fly back to the USA after their UK tour.
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Johnny Cash is arrested at the Mexican Border after U.S. Customs agents find hundreds of pep pills and tranquilizers in his luggage. Cash was returning by plane from a trip to Juarez, Mexico. He spent a night in El Paso jail, and later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count, eventually paying a $1000 fine and receiving a 30-day suspended sentence.
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Bob Dylan records Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window, Jet Pilot, Medicine Sunday and I Wanna Be Your Lover in Columbia Records Studios, New York City.
The Zombies fly from London, UK, to Manila, The Philippines, Asia, where they are booked to play ten nights at Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
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Otis Redding and four of The Bar-Kays are killed when their plane crashes into Lake Monoma in Wisconsin, USA. The song I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know by Blood, Sweat And Tears will be inspired by their leader Al Kooper hearing about Redding's death.
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When Jimi Hendrix arrives in JFK airport, New York City, USA, he meets Jerry Lee Lewis, who refuses to shake hands with him.
Little Richard flies to London, UK, to record a tv appearance on the Tom Jones Show.
The Doors' leader Jim Morrison appears in the District Court, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, charged with causing a disturbance on a Continental Airlines flight three-weeks earlier.
Having completed the recording of several tracks in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, Paul McCartney And Wings fly out to New York City, USA, where they will meet up with John Lennon and May Pang.
Soul singer Gloria Jones returns to London, England, UK, Europe,from the USA where she has been making an LP.
A Corvair turbo-prop plane crash in a swampy wood near Gillsburg, Mississippi, USA, takes the lives of Lynyrd Skynyrd members Ronnie Van Zant, Steven Gaines and Cassie Gaines.
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Izzy Stradlin of Guns N' Roses is arrested at the Phoenix airport in Arizona, USA, for making a public disturbance on a flight from Los Angeles to Indianapolis. Specifically, he had urinated on the floor, verbally abused a stewardess and smoked in the non-smoking section.
In a break during their Urban Jungle tour, The Rolling Stones fly back from Czechoslovakia, Europe, to London, England, UK, where they will rest for a week before the tour's final run of concerts.
Screaming Jets play at The Marquee, London, England, UK, Europe.
In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York City, Michael Jackson, Marlon Brando and, some say, Elizabeth Taylor, make their escape from the city in a rented car which they themselves drive as far as Ohio, before switching to a plane for the remainder of the trip to Los Angeles, California, USA. (This bizarre road trip will be turned into a movie, Elizabeth, Michael And Marlon, in 2016.)
Slipknot postpone tours of the UK, Japan and Australia, citing the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York as a reason for not flying.
At Isleworth Crown Court, London, UK, Peter Buck of R.E.M., is cleared of year-old charges of "air rage".
Johnny Mote, owner of the land on which Lynyrd Skynyrd's plane crashed 25 years earlier, stages a tribute concert featuring country star Travis Tritt and former Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle near Gillsburg, Mississippi, USA. Conflict arises when Tritt refuses to allow Pyle onto the stage, claiming that the drummer is not professional enough to play with him.
Michael Jackson is spotted arriving at Heathrow Airport, London, England, UK, Europe.
Travis Barker, former drummer of Blink 182, and DJ Adam Goldstein (aka DJ AM), are seriously injured when their Lear Jet crashes in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. The jet's pilot, co-pilot and two other passengers are killed in the crash.
Madonna flies back to the UK from Malawi, Africa, after being refused permission to adopt another child.
Deftones, Gossip, Hurts, Jet, The Manic Street Preachers, Mão Morta, Skunk Anansie, The Bloody Beetroots, The Gossip and The Maccabees play on the second of three days of the Optimus Alive 2010 festival, Passeio Marítimo de Algés, Oeiras, Portugal, Europe.
Rihanna flies in to Barbados, Caribbean, where she will spend the christmas period.
The Stooges' drummer, Scott Asheton, falls ill immediately after the band plays at Hellfest, Clisson, France, Europe. Asheton becomes ill on the plane to the UK, and is rushed straight to hospital on landing.
Harry Styles of One Direction misses his late-morning flight from Heathrow. London, England, UK, Europe, to visit his girlfriend Taylor Swift in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, because he has left his passport at home in Cheshire. The passport is couriered to him in time to catch an evening flight.
On their Mechanical Bull tour, Kings Of Leon play at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On their 50th Anniversary tour, The Who play at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays the second of two nights at The American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA.
On their The Book Of Souls World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Zilina Airport, Zilina, Slovakia, Europe.
On his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West plays the first of two nights at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.