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Music, vaudeville acts and cake-walking are among the additional entertainments on offer during an evening of Athletic Events at The Great Fair, held by The Flambeau Club, in Century Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Fats Domino releases a new single, Rockin' Bicycle, on Imperial Records on in the USA.
Louis Armstrong performs Royal Garden Blues, Blueberry Hill, Muskrat Ramble and other tracks during a live taping of The Ed Sullivan tv Show at The Sportpalast, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Popular 50s vocalist Jill Corey marries Don Hoak, third base man of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Stanley Kirk Burrell is born in Oakland, California, USA. After a failed attempt to be a baseball star, will find fame as rapper MC Hammer.
Declan MacManus goes to Anfield football ground in Liverpool, UK, where he sees Liverpool FC defeat Leeds United 5-0. Declan will grow up to be Elvis Costello.
Sam Cooke and Cassius Clay are interviewed in a New York Studio via a Transatlantic link-up to London, UK, for the UK tv show Grandstand. The interview will be broadcast three days later in the UK.
Top racing driver Edward Glenn "Fireball" Roberts Jr., is severely burned when his car crashes during the seventh lap of the World 600 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. He will die a little over a month later. Fireball's career, and especially his death, will inspire the song Fireball by Johnny Bond and Red Sovine
The Beach Boys play at the National Boxing Stadium, Dublin, Eire.
The Rolling Stones, supported by The Newbeats, play at The Badminton Stadium, Singapore, Asia. During the day, they lunch with the High Commissioner at Government House.
At the opening of the Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston heavyweight championship fight in Lewiston, Maine, USA, smooth singer Robert Goulet mangles the lyrics to the United States National Anthem. Goulet had never sung the anthem in public before, and replaced the lyric "dawn's early light" with "dawn's early night".
The Yardbirds play in Stafford Rugby Club, Stafford, England, UK.
When The Beatles play at The Monumental Bullring, Madrid, Spain, Europe, their manager Brian Epstein, who has been missing for five days, returns to the fold.
The Iveys play at Seven Sisters Rugby Club, Swansea, South Wales, UK. The group will find greater success after changing its name to Badfinger.
The Fortunes play at The Queen's Sports Club, Sheffield, UK.
Herman's Hermits play in The Top Rank, Doncaster, UK, at a dance for Doncaster Rovers football team.
When The Rolling Stones play in the Panathinaikos Football Stadium, Alexandras Avenue, Athens, Greece, Europe, the event ends in a police-inspired riot. Mick Jagger throws some carnations in the air, so the police decide this is "an action of political significance" and begin beating up crew members and arresting fans.
Margaret Whiting performs the American National Anthem at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan, USA, where the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Tigers, 7-3, in a World Series game.
On their third and final Tour of North America, The Cream play at The Olympia Hockey Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Later, Clapton goes to Detroit's Grande Ballroom and jams with John Mayall.
Jim Morrison of The Doors is in Los Angeles, California, USA, where he spends the day playing touch football and walking on the beach with his friend Linda Ashcroft.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play at The Palais De Sport, Lyon, France, Europe.
David Cassidy plays at Maine Road Football Stadium, Manchester, UK.
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The first phase of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue tour comes to a close at Madison Square Garden, New York City, with a benefit show for jailed boxer Ruben 'Hurricane' Carter.
When The Cockney Rejects play at The Cedar Club, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe, a riot takes place after the band dedicates its song, Shithead, to all Brummies. As a result, Rejects guitarist Micky Geggus is charged with GBH and affray, and the Cockney Rejects' career as a live band is, in effect, over.
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Three fans are trampled to death at a concert by Puerto Rican teen sensations Menudo, in Zaragoza Baseball Stadium, Puebla, Mexico, North America.
Paul Simon marries actress Carrie Fisher in a traditional Jewish ceremony in the singer's apartment overlooking Central Park, New York City, USA.
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The Jacksons, including Michael Jackson, sign up notorious boxing promoter Don King to promote their upcoming Victory tour.
Desmond Dekker plays at The Cricketers, The Oval, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play the first of three nights at San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain, Europe.
R'n'b star Champion Jack Dupree dies of cancer in Hanover, Germany, Europe, aged 81.
Liam Gallagher of Oasis turns down the invitation to a boxing contest against Robbie Williams on the grounds that, "It's not what rock'n'roll is about. It's all got very childish and pathetic and I'll just let our music do the talking. A boxing match would be illegal to start off with. I'm not having anything to do with it."
When Cooper Temple Clause play at Hultsfred Festival in Sweden, Europe, keyboardist Kieran Mahon breaks two fingers after punching an acrobat during a game of football.
Paul McCartney plays at Half-time during the SuperBowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Also on the bill are Alicia Keys and The Black Eyed Peas.
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Avril Lavigne plays at Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.
Elton John plays in Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland, UK.
Keane play at Punchestown Racecourse, Kildare, Eire, Europe.
Justin Timberlake becomes the first person to play a round at his newly re-opened Mirimichi golf course near Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He has spent $16m renovating the course to make it more eco-friendly.
Keith Urban performs Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, USA, before the Super Bowl (Green Bay Packers vs Pittsburgh Steelers). Country music singer and songwriter Paul Overstreet watches the match from the stands.
On their Final Frontier World Tour, Iron Maiden play at The Olympic Gymnastics Arena, Seoul, South Korea, Asia.
On their Made In Germany tour, Rammstein play at The Sport Concert Complex, St. Petersburg, Russia, Europe.
Rihanna attends a basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers at The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Busta Rhymes is arrested and charged with assault after allegedly throwing a protein drink at a worker during a dispute at the Steel Gym in New York City, USA. The rapper is released early the next morning.
Busta Rhymes is arrested and charged with assault after allegedly throwing a protein drink at a worker during a dispute at the Steel Gym in New York City, USA. The rapper is released early the next morning.
Rihanna plays at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Asia.
On their 100-date Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode play at The Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.
On the third leg of their 100-date Global Spirit Tour Depeche Mode play at The Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.
On their Life tour, Mayday play during eleven nights at Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Asia.
On the European leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play at The Sports Arena, Budapest, Hungary, Europe, supported by Kvelertak.
When Robbie Williams performs live at the opening ceremony of the Football World Cup in Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia, he concludes his performance of Rock DJ by extending his middle finger toward the tv camera. Although the gesture caused some offence, it's precise significance was not clear. However, Williams is a campaigner for LGBT rights and was heavily criticised for accepting the invitation to perform in a country known for its outdated stance on gay people.
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