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Boxer Johnny Bratton
becomes the new NBA Welterweight World Champion by defeating Charley Fusari in Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Bratton's career will inspire his friend Miles Davis
to compose and record the track Johnny Bratton in 1970.
Popular vocalist Diane Ray
, whose best-known hit is Please Don't Talk To The Lifeguard, collapses from exhaustion during a recording session in Nashville, Tennessee
, USA. She is hospitalised at St. Thomas Hospital and spends a week recovering.
declares himself to be "better and prettier than Chubby Checker
". It appears that his recent victory over Sonny Liston in the World Boxing Championship has sent demand for Clay's 1963 album, I Am The Greatest, rocketing.
play the second of two nights at the Johanneshovs Hockey Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Johnny Bond and Red Sovine
record Fireball in Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, Tennessee
, USA. The song is about racing driver Fireball Roberts.
begins a brief ski-ing holiday in Switzerland, Europe.
Davy Jones of
The Oakland Coliseum baseball stadium is opened in Oakland, California, USA. It will also be used as a venue for memorable rock concerts by Jimi Hendrix
, Creedence Clearwater Revival
, Rush and many others.
's Station To Station tour plays in McNicholls Sports Arena, Denver, Colorado, USA.
has a Boxing Day rehearsal with his touring band for his 1978 world tour.
At the annual Superbowl in the Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan, USA, Diana Ross
sings the US National Anthem.
Eddy Armani plays at The Cricketers, The Oval, London, England, UK, Europe.
The new No1 single in Ireland is a re-recorded fund-raising version of Ferry Cross The Mersey, featuring Gerry Marsden, Paul McCartney
, The Christians and Holly Johnson. The release is designed to raise money to assist victims of the Hillborough football disaster.
, Clint Black
, Travis Tritt and Tanya Tucker perform during a Rockin' Country halftime show at the Super Bowl (Dallas Cowboys vs the Buffalo Bills) in the Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
A concert by Pearl Jam
in Dallas, Texas, USA, is marred by the arrival on stage of shirtless, shoeless, inebriated basketball star Dennis Rodman
who 'sings' Alive and Spin The Black Circle with the band. Rodman makes a fool of himself for about 45 minutes before finally leaving the stage.
Cruz, a son, is born to Victoria Beckham (formerly Posh Spice) and her footballer husband David Beckham.
plays at Easter Road Football Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
plays at Durham Cricket Ground, Durham, England, UK, Europe.
, G Unit, Obie Trice, StatQuo, Akon and others play the second of two nights at Lancashire County Cricket Ground, Manchester, England, UK.
Six weeks after breaking his wrist in a cross-country motorbike race, Craig Morgan
breaks his right leg in another cross-country motorbike race in Vanleer, Tennessee, USA. He finishes the race, but will have to perform from a wheelchair or on crutches for at least six weeks.
becomes the first major star to sing the US national anthem prior to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. The race is won by Mine That Bird.
plays at the Tennis Indoor Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia, Asia. The show makes a loss because cigarette company LA Lights are forced to pull their sponsorship by protests from the Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids.
Sir Cliff Richard
watches Pironkova play Zvonareva in the Womens' Tennis Singles at Wimbledon, London, England, UK.
On their 360 Degree
play in the Stadio Olimpico di Torino, Turin, Italy, Europe, supported by Kasabian
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.
Music industry mogul Simon Cowell
dines at The C Restaurant, Mayfair, London, UK, with Formula 1 racing boss Bernie Ecclestone.
In a survey of 100,000 music fans, Queen's anthem We Are The Champions is named No1 by fans who are asked what song makes t hem proud to be British.
Pianist Myleene Klass treats passengers arriving into Heathrow Airport, London, England, UK, Europe, with a live performance of the Vangelis song Chariots of Fire, as part of the London 2012 Olympic media barrage.
As part of the Lumia Live Sessions
tour British electro pop band Fenech-Soler perform in a mixed martial arts caged arena [Leeds Cage] in Leeds, England, UK, Europe, to an audience of approximately 150 people.
British hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks
that they have consulted libel lawyers about the lyrics of their
imminent single, Lost Generation, as they fear legal action because
the song name-checks both Chelsea FC footballer John Terry and
television personality Jeremy Kyle in the song.
Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
performs the American National Anthem before a game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA.
At The Sports Emmy Awards in New York City, USA, Brian May of Queen is given the Award for Outstanding Open/Tease
for his participation in the re-mix of Queen's We Will Rock You which was used for Super Bowl XLVII.
Thirteen minutes into his set at The Pan-American Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Kanye West
throws his microphone into the air and storms off the stage
. It is later stated that he had been suffering "technical difficulties".
attend the Clippers game in Los Angeles, California, USA.