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Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play for a private party at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA. They also play at Lincoln Park Roller Rink, Los Angeles.
Aspiring baseball star Jim Reeves scores a win pitching for the Henderson Oilers of Henderson, Texas, USA, but an injury makes it the final game of his baseball career.
Edith Piaf records one of her most famous songs, L'Hymne - l'amour, said to be about her unending love for the French boxer Marcel Cerdan who had died in a plane crash in 1949. The song has been recorded in English many times under the title If You Love Me [Really Love Me].
Pioneering steel guitar player Alvino Rey And His Orchestra, with vocalist Marilyn King, play at the UCLA Collegiate Clash dance in The Racquet Club, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Dinah Shore is playing at Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
UK music weekly the NME (New Musical Express) reports that jazz vocalist and bandleader Ray Ellington has won £75,000 on the football pools and has invested the money in a block of flats in London.
Elvis Presley is on location in Idyllwild, California, USA, filming scenes for his movie Kid Galahad.
Elvis Presley is on location in Idyllwild, California, USA, film scenes for his upcoming movie Kid Galahad.
Elvis Presley is filming scenes for his tenth movie Kid Galahad in Culver Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Johnny Cash plays the second of three days at Kiwanis Football Stadium, Chatham, Ontario, Canada.
The Beach Boys play at the National Boxing Stadium, Dublin, Eire.
The Yardbirds play in Stafford Rugby Club, Stafford, England, UK.
The Iveys play at Seven Sisters Rugby Club, Swansea, South Wales, UK. The group will find greater success after changing its name to Badfinger.
Freddie Mack's Band plays at The 100 Club, Oxford Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
Simon Dupree And The Big Sound play at The Athletic Club, Newport, Wales, UK, Europe.
The Penny Peeps play at Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Backfield In Motion by Mel And Tim is certified as a gold disc in the US by the R.I.A.A.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play in The Sporthalle, Koln, Germany, Europe.
The Jacksons, including Michael Jackson, sign up notorious boxing promoter Don King to promote their upcoming Victory tour.
Chairman/rock star Elton John sells Watford Football Club to media tycoon Robert Maxwell for £2m.
U2 play the second of four (non-consecutive) nights at Sport Palais Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
Bill Wyman arrives in Japan, Asia, to begin rehearsing with The Rolling Stones for their upcoming tour. The other four Rolling Stones attend a Mike Tyson boxing match in Tokyo.
World In Motion by New Order enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No1.
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On their Pump tour, Aerosmith play at Vincennes Racecourse, Paris, France, Europe.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play the first of two nights at Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
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.
Uriah Heep begin a Russian tour at The Hockey Arena, Rostov-don, Russia.
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In the new edition of Seventeen Magazine, published today, Courtney Love criticises Gwen Stefani with the comment, "Being famous is just like being in high school. But I'm not interested in being the cheerleader. I'm not interested in being Gwen Stefani. She's the cheerleader, and I'm out in the smoker's shed." Angered by the insult, Stefani will be inspired to write her song Hollaback Girl as a rejection of Love's criticism.
Cheryl Cole and Kimberley Walsh of Girls Aloud, Gary Barlow of Take That and Ronan Keating of Boyzone complete a fund-raising climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa. The climb, in aid of the British charity Comic Relief, raises $1.96m [£1.4m]
Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy and his wife Ashlee Simpson-Wentz attend the Washington Wizards vs the New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
On their This Is Us tour The Backstreet Boys play the first of two nights at The International Gymnastic Centre, Shanghai, China, Asia.
Justin Timberlake spends some of the day playing golf on a course course in Toluca Lake, California, USA.
Alicia Keys flies out from London, UK, to South Africa where she is to perform at the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert in Johannesburg.
Taylor Swift attends an NHL hockey game between the Minnesota Wild and the Los Angeles Kings at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA, with actor Chord Overstreet.
Chris Brown takes part in a basketball game at the E League Media Day for the New Era Cap company in Santa Monica, 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.
Madonna performs live at the Super Bowl XLVI in Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. A minor media uproar ensues when vocalist MIA raises her middle finger in a well-known obscene gesture to the camera, while performing with Madonna and Nikki Minaj. NBC later issues a public apology.
Country music star Brad Paisley provides the voice for an animated version of himself on an episode of the Comedy Central tv series South Park, singing the American national anthem at a fictitious Denver Nuggets basketball game and performing I Swear with Cartman.
Guns N'Roses play at Warsteiner Hockey Park, Monchengladbach, Germany, Europe.
Record producer and electro-house musician Steve Aoki goes wake surfing during the Red Bull Guest House in Miami, Florida, USA.
Luis Adrian Cortes Ramos, a former finalist of "Idol Puerto Rico," files a $10m lawsuit claiming that the Ricky Martin Football World Cup song Vida was plagiarised from one of his songs, which had been entered into a competition backed by Martin.
Australian steeplechase runner Genevieve LaCaze invades the stage during Kylie Minogue's performance at the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland. LaCaze manages to dance onstage for over a minute before security guards remove her. Other performers at the ceremony include Lulu, Deacon Blue, Prides and Jessica Mauboy.
Former Spice Girls member Geri Halliwell announces via an advertisement in The Times of London, UK, newspaper that she is engaged to be married to Formula One Team Principal, Christian Horner.
Sam Smith wins in the Solo Artist Of The Year category at The GQ Men Of The Year Awards in The Royal Opera House, London, England, UK. James Bay is presented with the Breakthrough Musician award by Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones. Tinie Tempah presents the Icon Award to Lionel Richie. Giorgio Moroder gets the Inspiration Award and Keith Richards wins in the Legend category. Othe music celebrities attending the event include Ronan Keating and Pixie Lott.
Flo Rida performs at halftime in an NFC Divisional round playoff game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers at The University of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) and Tre Cool (Green Day) are among the celebrities attending The Monster Energy Supercross Celebrity Night at Angel Stadium, Anaheim, California, USA.
The Band Perry play at Super Bowl City, San Francisco, California, USA, as part of Super Bowl Week.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays the second of two nights at The Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.
Diplo plays at The NTU Sports Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Asia.