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Canadian Marcellus G. Edson files a patent application for a new product of his own invention which he calls Peanut Candy. It is virtually identical to the foodstuff which will become known globally as peanut butter, and Edson will be granted US Patent No. US306727A on October 21, 1884. The product will inspire the 1961 hit song Peanut Butter by The Marathons, and also the 2015 song Peanut Butter Jelly by Swedish EDM duo Galantis.
Gerard Richard Stickells is born in Lydd, kent, England, UK, Europe. He will find success as Gerry Stickells, a renowned tour manager, working with Jimi Hendrix, Queen, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Abba, Fleetwood Mac, Bette Midler and Madonna.
Agnetha Faltskog is born in Jonkoping, Sweden, Europe. She will find international fame as vocalist Agnetha of Abba.
Ralf And Bert Berg record That's A Plenty, Temptation Rag, Darktown Strutters' Ball and Smorgasbord Rag [Fried Chicken Rag] for Metronome Records in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. The Bergs are, in fact, two Swedish jazz pianists Reinhold Svensson and Charles Norman.
The Bengt Hallberg Trio record Indiana and Lover Man, in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, for Metronome Records.
Charlie Parker, accompanied by The Rolf Ericsson/Arne Domnerus Band, plays in The Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. On the same bill, Roy Eldridge plays with the Charlie Norman Band.
The George Shearing Quintet records How High The Moon, I Hear Music and Swedish Pastry for Metro Records in New York City, USA.
Bjorn Borg is born in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. At the age of 18, he will become the youngest player ever to win the male singles title French Open tennis tournament, and will go on to become one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He will inspire the song The Ballad Of Bjorn Borg by The Pernice Brothers.
The Count Basie Orchestra, including Joe Williams, plays in the Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden.
The Harry Arnold Orchestra records Pennies From Heaven and That Old Black Magic, in Stockholm, Sweden, for Metronome Records.
The Stan Getz Quartet plays at The Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The Beatnicks (aka The Beatniks) play at The Gaumont Ballroom, Bradford, England, UK, Europe.
Ann-Margret records Heartbreak Hotel, Moon River, Fever and other tracks in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Scandinavian legislation to ban offshore pirate radio stations from broadcasting comes into effect.
Count Basie And His Orchestra play at Dans In, Grona Lund, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The movie The Continental Twist, (aka Twist All Night) is released to cinemas in Sweden, Europe. The movie stars Louis Prima and Sam Butera And The Witnesses.
Elvis Presley leaves Memphis, Tennessee, USA, en route for Los Angeles, where he is scheduled to film Viva Las Vegas with Ann-Margret.
During a European tour, John Coltrane plays at Koncerthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Bobby Rydell, Helen Shapiro, The Spotnicks, The Chants, The Harlems and The Trebletones play at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Rolling Stones play the first of two nights at the Kungliga Tennishallen, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Creedence Clearwater Revival play at The Tennishallen, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, with Tony Joe White.
Frank Zappa plays at Olympen, Lund, Sweden, Europe.
On their first world tour, Abba play at Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
On their first North American tour, Abba play at Concord Pavilion, Concord, California, USA.
On their first North American tour, Abba play at Milwaukee Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
On their Abba : The Tour tour, Abba play the first of two nights at Bingley Hall, Stafford, England, UK, Europe.
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The Police play at the Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The biographical drama movie Mask, starring Cher, opens at cinemas in Sweden, Europe.
Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli and Sammy Davis Jr. begin a European tour taking in Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Holland, Germany, Austria, Eire and a one week run at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK.
Camper Van Beethoven play at The Pipeline, Sundsvall, Sweden, Europe.
On his Nude tour, Prince plays the second of two nights at The Globe Arena, Stickholm, Sweden, Europe.
Waterloo by ABBA is voted the best song in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest.
The Foo Fighters play at Nalen, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
On their World Contamination Tour, My Chemical Romance play at Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Robyn releases a new single, Call Your Girlfriend, on Konichiwa Records in Norway and Sweden, Europe.
Swedish singer and songwriter Lykke Li plays at The Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Dream Theater play at Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Ghost perform a special show in their hometown, Linköping, Sweden, Europe, where they debut a new song, Secular Haze, which was released online earlier that day. At the same show, they introduce vocalist Papa Emeritus II as the successor to Papa Emeritus, but general opinion holds that he is the same person with a new image.
The four-day-long Swedenrock Festival continues in Solvesborg, Sweden, Europe. Acts appearing today include Europe, Saxon, Krokus, Doro, UFO and Asia.
When Swedish black metal band Watain sprays pigs blood on concertgoers during a 'Satanic ritual' at The Night Bazaar club in Brooklyn, New York City, USA, members of the audience reportedly vomit because of the shock. Surprisingly, no complaints are received by the club or local authorities.
Nervous Nellie release a new LP, Where The Nightmare Gets In, on Wife Records in the UK.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at Bråvalla festival, Norrköping, Sweden, Europe. Also on the bill are Faith No More, Lars Winnerbäck, All Time Low, Beatrice Eli and Wu-Tang Clan.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play at Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Lukas Graham play at Baltiska Hallen, Malmo, Sweden, Europe.
Stormzy steps in at the last minute to take over the headline slot ar the Open'er Festival in Poland, Europe, because scheduled headliner A$AP Rocky is being held in custody in Sweden.
Powerwolf play at Traedgarn, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe, supported by Gloryhammer.
On their Dominion tour, @Hammerfall play at The Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, with Beast In Black and Edge Of Paradise.
On their Dominion tour, @Hammerfall play at The Corona Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, with Beast In Black and Edge Of Paradise.
On their Dominion tour, @Hammerfall play at The Gramercy Theatre, New York City, USA, with Beast In Black and Edge Of Paradise.