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The musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with music by Jule Styne, and starring Carol Channing, is presented at The Ziegfeld Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 740 performances.
Freddy Martin And His Orchestra play the thirty-ninth night of six weeks at the St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
Steve Ellis, best known as vocalist for hit-making 1960s band The Love Affair, is born in Edgeware, London, UK.
Slim Whitman makes his debut on The Louisiana Hayride radio show at the Municipal Memorial Auditorium, 705 Grand Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
The Lee Konitz Quintet records Ice Cream Konitz, Rebecca, You Go To My Head and Palo Alto for Prestige Records in New York City, USA.
Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Blue Barron on MGM Records enters the Billboard Popular Singles chart in the USA. It will peak at number nineteen during a run of eight weeks on the chart. The song will prove to be a much bigger hit ten years later for Elvis Presley.
Popular vocalist Mindy Carson plays the ninth night of a two-week season at the Thunderbird Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Al Morgan plays the tenth night of two weeks at The Lookout House, Covington, Kentucky, USA.
Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Blue Barron on MGM Records enters the Billboard Popular Singles chart in the USA. It will peak at number nineteen during a run of eight weeks on the chart. The song will prove to be a much bigger hit ten years later for Elvis Presley.
The Lee Konitz Quintet records Ice Cream Konitz, Rebecca, You Go To My Head and Palo Alto, for Prestige Records in New York City, USA.
Dearie by Lisa Kirk And Fran Warren, on RCA Victor Records, enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA. It will peak at No29 during a two-week stay on the chart.
Eddie Duchin And His Orchestra play the thirty-first night of a season at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA, that will run until May 10th.
KEWC radio goes on the air in Cheney, Washington, USA. In 1986 it will adopt a jazz format and will go on to considerable success as Jazz 89.5 KEWU-FM.