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The Band Of The Professional Musicians Association plays at the Opening of Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney, Australia. The provides "sensational musical novelties, Weird And Wonderful Descriptive Pieces".
Baseball player Roy Acuff collapses from sunstroke during a game at Caswell Park, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. Deciding that sport is not the career for him, he decides to become a country singer.
Former Ford motor plant employee Joe Louis defeats Italy's Primo Carnera in the sixth round of a boxing match before a crowd of 60,000 in Yankee Stadium, New York City, USA. "Whether it was the South Side of Chicago, St. Antoine Street of Detroit, or the Hill District of Pittsburgh, Negro communities throughout the nation went crazy with joy," reported the New York Amsterdam Star-News. A folk hero had been born and the song He's In The Ring [Doin' The Same Old Thing] by blues guitarist and singer Memphis Minnie was inspired by Louis' success in the ring.
Hank Williams And The Drifting Cowboys play at The Schepps Palms Baseball Park in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.
Elvis Presley plays in Sudder Park Baseball Field, Wichita Falls, Texas, USA.
Frank Sinatra performs a benefit concert at the Sporting Club, Monaco, for the United Nations Fund for Refugee Children, with an orchestra conducted by Quincy Jones.
Ray Charles plays at The Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA.
World Welterweight Boxing Champion Benny 'Kid' Paret is so seriously injured in a championship fight in Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, against challenger Emile Griffith III that he is taken to hospital. He will die ten days later at Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan from massive brain hemorrhaging. The grim circumstances of his death will inspire folk singer Gil Turner to compose the song Benny 'Kid' Paret, which he will record later in the year.
Durwood Haddock And His Band play the first of two days at The Sport Show And Exhibit in Ector County Coliseum, Odessa, Texas, USA.
The Beach Boys have a recording session at Western Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on Hushabye, Wendy, Don't Back Down and other tracks.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles buys a racehorse, Drake's Drum, at a cost of
Rockabilly star Johnny Burnette falls from his boat and drowns in Clear Lake, California, USA. Burnette's unlit fishing boat is hit by cabin cruiser in the dark, pitching Burnette into the lake.
Boxer Billy Walker appears as the musical guest on UK tv series The Arthur Haynes Show.
On their first (and last) tour of Italy, Europe, The Beatles play at the Palazzo dello Sport, Genoa.
The Kinks play at The Silver Blades, Croydon, England, UK, Europe.
David Bowie And The Buzz play an evening show at the Racing Track, Brands Hatch, England, UK, Europe, during a Radio London sponsored racing event. Tom Jones, plus members of The Walker Brothers, The Small Faces, The Pretty Things and The Kinks also appear at the event.
Quicksilver Messenger Service plays at Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
Simon And Garfunkel enter the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA with The Boxer, which will peak at No7.
Pinball Wizard by The Who peaks at No19 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
Led Zeppelin play at The Boxing Stadium, Dublin, Eire.
The Police play the first of two nights at The Sporting Hall, Athens, Greece, Europe.
Duran Duran's Sing Blue Silver tour plays at the Castle Sports Centre, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
On their Unforgettable Fire tour, U2 play at The Palazetto Dello Sport, Milan, Italy, Europe.
Mournblade play at The Football Club, Southall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Desolation Angels play at The Ice Rink, Inverness, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Higsons play at The Cricketers, The Oval, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Steve Gibbons Band plays at The Cricketers, The Oval, London, England, UK, Europe.
Uriah Heep, the first major Western rock band to perform live in Russia, play the ninth of ten nights at Olympijskiy Stadium, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
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U2 play the last of four (non-consecutive) nights at Sport Palais Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
New Order are filming the video for their World Cup football anthem, World In Motion, in the training ground of Liverpool FC.
World In Motion by England New Order enters the Aria Singles Chat in Australia, Oceania, at No44. It will peak at No21.
On their Urban Jungle tour, The Rolling Stones play at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Iron Maiden release a new album, Virtual XI, on EMI Records in the UK. The title is a reference to the fact that the 1998 FIFA World Cup was taking place in the same year.
When Rammstein play at The Sport Complex Olympiski, Moscow, Russia, Europe, the show is filmed and parts of the performance will be seen in the live DVD Volkerball.
Green Day play at The Cricket Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, supported by My Chemical Romance.
Mark Knopfler plays at The Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.
British rock vocalist Ian Brown announces that he is sponsoring London-based non-league football team Chiswick Homefields FC. Their new strip is now emblazoned with the message, "Ian Brown - The Greatest"
Elton John plays at the O2 Arena, London, England, UK, Europe When Rihanna and Chris Brown step on stage to perform a duet, it is noticed that the Bajan beauty is sporting a sizeable rock on her ring finger, thus fuelling speculation of an impending engagement.
Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum and Love And Theft play at The Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, California, USA.
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert sing America, The Beautiful and Kelly Clarkson does the American National Anthem before the Super Bowl (New York Giants vs New England Patriots) game at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Muse carry the Olympic torch through their hometown of Teignmouth, Devon, UK.
Heavy rock guitarist Slash attends a baseball game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The World Music Awards are held at Salle des Étoiles Sporting Club, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Europe. The event includes live performances by Fall Out Boy, Flo Rida, James Arthur, Jason Derulo, Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Ricky Martin and Tinie Tempah.
Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry gets married to pro baseball player J.P. Arencibia at the First Presbyterian Church in Kimberly's home town of Greeneville, Tennessee, USA.
On the European leg of his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at Salle Des Etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Europe.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays the second of two nights at The Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.
Rihanna plays at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Asia.
On their Life tour, Mayday play during eleven nights at Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Asia.
On the European leg of their This House Is Not For Sale tour, Bon Jovi play at Anfield, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, supported by Manic Street Preachers.