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A race is held between the Kentucky horse Ten Broeck and the California mare Mollie McCarty at the Louisville Jockey Club, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Ten Broeck wins the race before a record crowd of 30,000. The race will inspire the country song Molly And Tenbrooks, which will become a standard recorded by Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, The Osborne Brothers, Steve Gillette, Ian And Sylvia and many others.
The two-week long State Fair And Exposition comes to an end in Sacramento, California, USA. The fair has presented music, entertainment and instruction, along with Running And Harness Racing, Fancy Swine And Sheep, Polo Pony Racing and much more.
The word 'jazz' is first used in print, by journalist Scoop Gleason in the San Francisco Bulletin. Gleason is, however, not writing about music. He is describing the return home of a baseball team, with the words, "Everybody has come back to the old town, full of the old 'jazz' and they promise to knock the fans off their feet."
Ike Dixon's Orchestra plays during the half-time break at the local basketball championship game in The New Albert Auditorium, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
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.
On returning to New York City, USA, after a visit to the UK, Frank Sinatra reveals that he found the game of cricket baffling. "I watched a couple of cricket matches with a set of rules in my hand but I couldn't make any headway," he says. "They start the game on Monday and are still trying to finish it on Wednesday. That's too much for me."
While in Air Force training, Johnny Cash meets 17-year-old Vivian Liberto at a roller skating rink in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The couple will marry three years later.
Chuck Berry plays at The Sports Arena, Hampton, Virginia, USA. The poster for the show specifies that this is Berry's first appearance at the venue for white audiences.
Fats Domino releases a new single, Rockin' Bicycle, on Imperial Records on in the USA.
Elvis Presley is on location in Idyllwild, California, USA, filming scenes for his movie Kid Galahad.
Masahiko Kond? is born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, Asia. he will find success as pop/rock star Matchy Kondo and also as a racing car driver.
The Beach Boys play at the National Boxing Stadium, Dublin, Eire.
The Beatles set off on a European tour, starting at the Palais Des Sports, Paris, France. Support group for this opening night is The Yardbirds.
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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.
Marty Robbins releases a new single, Old Red/Matilda, on Columbia Records in the USA.
George Harrison of The Beatles and his wife Pattie are in Monte Carlo, Europe, for the opening day of the Monaco Grand Prix. During the day they hang out with the racing drivers and watched Britain's Jackie Stewart win the first Formula One race of the season.
Bing Crosby introduces the first official Olympic Games song, The Land I Love, by performing it at the pre-Olympics event in Los Angeles, Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience relax by go-kart racing in Palma, Majorca, Europe.
The Boxer by Simon And Garfunkel enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No6.
Wizzard play at Northampton Cricket Ground, Northampton, England, UK.
During a round of golf near Madrid, Spain, Europe, Bing Crosby suffers a heart attack, collapses and dies soon after, aged 74.
Pat Benatar plays a brief live set to open a home game for the Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
On his 55-date Controversy Tour Prince plays at The Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Chairman/rock star Elton John sells Watford Football Club to media tycoon Robert Maxwell for £2m.
Uriah Heep, the first major Western rock band to perform live in Russia, play the fourth of ten nights at Olympijskiy Stadium, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
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The new UK No1 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.
Russian pop-rock superstar Valery Leontiev performs his show "It seems to me that I have not lived" in The Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
During the third lap of the Pro 250 Motocross racing championship in Mammoth, California, USA, pop diva Pink holds up a sign reading 'Will you marry me?' as her driver-boyfriend Carey Hart flashes past her on the track. Hart pulls off the track and agrees to her proposal.
Elton John plays in Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland, UK.
R.E.M. play at Ipswich Town Football Club, Ipswich, England, UK.
Sting plays to 16,000 people at the launch event for the new Meydan Racecourse, Meydan City, Dubai, Asia.
Miley Cyrus goes cycling with boyfriend Liam Hemsworth in Toluca Lake, California, USA.
Justin Timberlake spends some of the day playing golf on a course course in Toluca Lake, California, USA.
Lady Gaga goes to see the San Diego Padres play the New York Mets at Citi Field, Queens, New York, USA.
Lady Gaga goes to see The Yankees play in New York City, USA.
On their Come Around Sundown tour, Kings Of Leon play at Lancashire County Cricket Ground, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
On their Bon Jovi Live 2011 tour, Bon Jovi play at Lancashire County Cricket Grounds, Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe.
On their Made In Germany tour, Rammstein play the first of two nights at The Sport Complex Olympiski, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
Will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas carries the Olympic torch through Taunton, Devon, England, UK, Europe.
On her Set The World On Fire Tour, Alicia Keys plays at The Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
John Legend takes part in the DirecTV Beach Bowl at Pier 40, New York City, USA.
Status Quo play at The Palais des Sports, Paris, France, Europe.
Gene Simmons of Kiss performs the American National Anthem at the opening of a Los Angeles Dodgers Game in Los Angeles, California, USA.
One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson completes his takeover of Doncaster Rovers football team. Tomlinson and former Rovers' chairman John Ryan are now co-chairmen and equal partners in the team.
In an open letter published in Tbe Buffalo News of Buffalo, New York State, USA, Jon Bon Jovi outlines his plans for the local Buffalo Bills football team in the event that his bid to become one of the owners of the team should come to pass.
SISTAR play in the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games at Asiad Main Stadium in Incheon, South Korea, Asia.
On the European leg of his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at The Sporting Club, Monte Carlo, Europe.
The annual People With Money survey of the top ten highest-paid musicians for 2015, shows musician/producer Dangermouse at No1 with an estimated $96m in combined earnings for the year ended in June 2015. His estimated $275m net worth is thought to derive from stock investments, property holdings and endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants, a football team and has launched his own brands of Vodka, perfume and clothing.
Brian Littrell of The Backstreet Boys attends the Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Drake and film-maker Spike Lee attend the 2016 NBA All-Star Game at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.