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South America

Arthur Pryor's Band records the National Hymn of Ecuador for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Plácido Simoni Alfaro is baptised in the parish of Nuestra Señora de Balvanera, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America. He will become a successful pianist and composer, notably in the tango style, sometimes nicknamed Morocho Martín.
Internationally reknowned Latin jazz percussionist and composer Cyro Baptista is born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Chris Woods records Somebody Stole My Blues, Brazil, Bobo, You Got To Move, Where Or When and Blues For Lew in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Cacau de Queiroz is born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America. He will find success as a popular jazz saxophonist, flute player and composer.
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in Uruguay, South America. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
Luiz Oscar Niemeyer is born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America. He will find success as a music promoter, arranging concerts by artists including Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Whitney Houston, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and many others.
Ben E. King, with Stan Applebaum's Orchestra, records Perfidia, Sweet And Gentle, Amor, Frenesi and Souvenir Of Mexico for Atco Records in New York City, USA.
Frankie Avalon is on the second day of a tour of South America.
The teen-oriented movie Hey Let's Twist, starring Joey Dee And The Starliters, Teddy Randazzo and Jo Ann Campbell is released to cinemas in Venezuela, South America.
The Beatles EP [extended player] Sally la Lunga [Long Tall Sally] is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
Sergio Mendes records The Dreamer, So Danco Samba and Maria Moita for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA. The tracks will appear on his album Sergio Mendes - The Swinger From Rio.
The Beatles album Beatles For Sale is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
The Beatles' single I Should Have Known Better is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
Ithamara Koorax is born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America. She will find success as a popular latin vocalist and recording artist with a four octave range.
For the second time this month, Queen return to play at Velez Sarfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
The thirteen-day long 1983 WOMAD Festival begins at The ICA, London, England, UK, Europe. Artists appearing over the course of the whole event include The Penguin Cafe Orchestra, The Durutti Column, Peter Hammill, Misty In Roots, Dick Gaughan, 23 Skidoo, Kanda Bongo Man, Test Dept., Rip Rig and Panic, Frank Chickens, Gaspar Lawal, The Marine Girls, Jah Wobble And The Invaders Of The Heart, Shikisha, The Malopoets, David Cunningham And Peter Gordon, Orchestra Jazira, Ritwik Sanyal, Ekome Dance Company, Dr Masateru Ando, Lakshmi Jayan, Dartington Gamelan Orchestra, Scream and Dance, Yoshi Kazu Iwamoto, Aboriginal Artists, Budha Dhitya Makharjee, Boroughloch, Amadu Jobareth, Sadi Al Hadithi and Remo Schka.
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Gilberto Gil plays at The Dominion Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Karoline de Freitas Oliveira is born in Curtiba, Brazil, South America. She will find success as rapper Karol Conka.
The Cure arrive in Beunos Aires, Argentina, South America, where they are to begin a South American tour.
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Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler, famed for his 1966 hit The Ballad Of The Green Berets, dies in Tennessee, USA, aged 49, from a bullet wound in his head, sustained three months earlier in Guatemala, where he was said to have been training Contra rebels. Sadler's life had been peppered with many violent incidents, including two earlier shootings in which he was implicated as the perpetrator.
A riot in Carandiru Penitentiary, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America results in 111 prisoners killed - 102 from gunshots fired by military police and nine from stab wounds apparently inflicted by other prisoners before the arrival of police. Very little effort was made by the authorities to communicate with the prisoners before the jail was stormed. The Carandiru Massacre is considered a major human rights violation in the history of Brazil, and is recorded in the songs Haiti by Caetano Veloso with Gilberto Gil, October 2, 1992 by Sepultura, and 19 Rebellions by Asian Dub Foundation.
Ministry, Helmet and Sepultura play at The UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Hanson play at Jockey Eventos, Curitiba, Brazil, South America.
Devendra Banhart releases his fifth album, Cripple Crow, in the UK on XL Records.
Judges in Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America, convict concert promoters, city officials and a band manager in connection with a fire at the Cromangnon night club which killed 194 people in 2004. The court absolves the band, Callejeros, of criminal responsibility for the blaze which was caused by fireworks set off by fans.
Rihanna releases her fourth album, Rated R, on Universal Music in Brazil and Spain.
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On their Ending On A High Note Tour, A-ha play at Chevrolet Hall, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, South America.
Nelly Furtado plays at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile, South America.
Megadeth play at Credicard Hall, São Paulo, Brazil, South America.
During her The Sun Comes Out World Tour Shakira plays at the Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France, Europe.
During her The Sun Comes Out World Tour Shakira plays at the Torino Palasport Olimpico, Turin, Italy, Europe.
During her The Sun Comes Out World Tour Shakira plays at the SEG Geneva Arena, Geneva, Switzerland, Europe.
On their Final Frontier World Tour, Iron Maiden play at the HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America. The show had been scheduled for the night before but when a crowd surge destroyed a safety barrier, the show had to be postponed.
On his Doowops And Hooligans tour Bruno Mars plays at The Mineirinho, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, South America.
On The Wall Tour 2012, Roger Waters plays the second of two nights at Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paolo, Brazil, South America.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights in Credicard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Nicki Minaj releases her second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, in Brazil, China, Denmark, New Zealand and The Netherlands
Bob Dylan plays the second of four nights at Teatro Gran Rex, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
Spotify announces that it now has 10m paying subscribers and more than 40m active users across 56 global markets.
Motorhead, Sepultura, Finntroll and others play at With Full Force XXI, Flugplatz Roitzschjora, Leipzig, Germany, Europe.
Leonino (aka Jorge Gonzalez) releases a new album, Naked Tunes, in the UK.
The music biopic Get On Up, based on the life of James Brown, opens at cinemas in Argentina, South America.
Colombian singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer J Balvin attends Univision's 28th Premio Lo Nuestro A La Musica Latina in Miami, Florida, USA. Also in attendance are Gloria Trevi, Thalia and Carlos Vives.
During the Latin American leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Estadio Monumental, Lima, Peru, South America, supported by Area 7. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
During the Latin American leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Eastadio Atanasio Girardot, Medellin, Columbia, South America, supported by Marky Ramone. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
On their WorldWired tour, Metallica play at O'Higgins Park, Santiago, Chile, South America, supported by Rancid and Cage The Elephant.
On their Villains World Tour, Queens Of The Stone Age play at The Maracana, Rio De Janiero, Brazil, South America.
On the Latin American leg of their Decades World Tour, Nightwish play at Teatro Caupolican, Santiago, Chile, South America, supported by Delain.
Flavia Coelho launches her new album, DNA, with a show at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
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