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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.
plays in Sudder Park Baseball Field, Wichita Falls, Texas, USA.
performs a benefit concert at the Sporting Club, Monaco, for the United Nations Fund for Refugee Children, with an orchestra conducted by Quincy Jones
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.
And His Band play the first of two days at The Sport Show And Exhibit in Ector County Coliseum, Odessa, Texas, USA.
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.
play at The Silver Blades, Croydon, England, UK, Europe.
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.
play the first of two nights at The Sporting Hall, Athens, Greece, Europe.
'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.
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.
play the last of four (non-consecutive) nights at Sport Palais Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
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.
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
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"
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.
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.
Heavy rock guitarist Slash
attends a baseball game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA.
plays at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Asia.
On their Life
play during eleven nights at Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Asia.