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Pee Wee King is playing during a week of shows at The Orpheum, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
The musical Bet Your Life is running at The London Hippodrome, London, England, UK, starring Julie Wilson, Brian Reece, Arthur Askey, Sally Ann Howes. Songs in the show include I Love Being in Love, It’s the Female of the Species, Hook Line and Sinker, I Want a Great Big Hunk of Man, All on Account of a Guy.
The Irving Berlin musical and political satire Call Me Madam is playing at The Coliseum, London, England, UK, during a run of 485 performances. Main cast members are Billie Worth (Sally Adams), Anton Walbrook (Cosmo), Jeff Warren (Ken Gibson) and Shani Wallis (Princess Maria). Songs include The Hostess with the Mostes', It's a Lovely Day Today, The Ocarina, They Like Ike and You're Just in Love.
Judy Garland is playing during a four-week concert engagement at The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Guy Lombardo And His Orchestra are playing during a two-month stay at The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City, USA.
The popular musical Guys And Dolls is running at The Shubert Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Miles Davis, with a Symphony Sid All-Star Group, is playing during a one-week stint at The Hi Hat, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The "Hilarious American-Yiddish Revue" Bagels And Yox, with its original New York Cast, is playing at The Blackstone Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ray Pearl And His Musical Gems are playing during a season at The Trianon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bobby Wayne is playing during a two-week season at The Towne Room, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, with The Carl Jannette Trio.
Frank Sinatra plays during a two week engagement at The Coconut Grove, Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Moondog Maytime Ball, a two-day event promoted by deejay Alan Freed, opens at Cleveland Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The show features six pop and r'n'b bands.
When The Lennie Tristano Quintet plays in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the show is recorded and will be released as the LP Lennie Tristano Quintet Live In Toronto 1952.
Blue Tango by Leroy Anderson reaches No1 in the Billboard magazine chart of the Top-selling Singles in the USA. It will maintain this position for five weeks.
New Orleans-based pianist, composer and vocalist Lloyd Price enters the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA with his debut single, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, on Specialty Records. It will spend seven weeks at No1 on the R'n'B chart, and features Fats Domino on piano. Lawdy Miss Clawdy was the first New Orleans r'n'b track to cross over to a white audience and find wide acceptance in rock'n'roll circles. It also inspired a mini-vogue for similarly titled name-rhyming songs including Good Golly Miss Molly by Little Richard, Skinny Minnie by Bill Haley And His Comets and Dizzy Miss Lizzy by Larry Williams.
The musical revue New Faces Of 1952, is presented at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 365 performances. The revue is perhaps best remembered because it features Eartha Kitt making her Broadway debut with the spectacular song, Monotonous, based on real events in her life.
George Shearing records Night Flight in New York City, USA.
Pat Flynn is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He will find success first as guitarist with progressive country band New Grass Revival in 1981, before going on to career as a studio musician, playing on hits by Lee Ann Womack, Kathy Mattea, George Strait, Conway Twitty and others.
New Orleans-based pianist, composer and vocalist Lloyd Price enters the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA with his debut single, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, on Specialty Records. It will spend seven weeks at No1 on the R'n'B chart, and features Fats Domino on piano.
Frankie Laine with Hal McIntyre's Band plays at The Chase Club, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Jack Parnell And His Music Makers play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK.
The musical comedy Wish You Were Here, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 598 performances.
The musical Love From Judy is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
The revue An Evening With Beatrice Lillie is presented at The Booth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 276 performances. As well as its actress-singer star, the show features piano duettists Eddie And Rack.