George Antheil presented the scaled-down version of his “Ballet Mécanique” at Carnegie Hall in New York City. It was the first symphonic work that used an airplane propeller and other mechanical contraptions not normally associated with the ballet.
Film director Michael Curtiz died of cancer at 75. (Casablanca, The Adventures of Robin Hood, White Christmas, Mildred Pierce, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Captain Blood, The Sea Wolf, The Sea Hawk, Angels with Dirty Faces, Life with Father, Young Man with a Horn, Passage to Marseille, King Creole, The Comancheros, I’ll See You in My Dreams, The Charge of the Light Brigade, The Jazz Singer, Mission to Moscow)
Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin teamed up for the first time on the album Elton John, which was released on this date.
former #1 “Me And Bobby McGee” by Janis Joplin was now #6,
Cher appeared on the cover of “People” with her boyfriend Gene Simmons (Kiss).
The Go Go’s edged up to #2 with “We Got The Beat”
Vangelis hitting #3 with “Chariots Of Fire – Titles”.
Olivia Newton-John at #5 with “Make A Move On Me”
Madonna kicked off her very first North American tour by playing the first of three nights at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Washington. The Beastie Boys opened for Madonna on this 40-date Virgin Tour.
“Hannah Montana: The Movie,” starring Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment and Billy Ray Cyrus, opened in U.S. and Canadian theaters.