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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.
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.
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.
The musical Hazel Flagg, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Hilliard, is playing at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 190 performances.
The musical comedy Wonderful Town, starring Rosalind Russell, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 559 performances.
Rosemary Clooney is playing at The Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Louis Jordan is playing at The Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Ice Capades Of 1953 present their version of the Lerner and Loewe musical Brigadoon at Chicago Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Billy May And His Orchestra are playing at The Hotel Statler, New York City, USA.
June Christy is playing at The Yankee Inn, Akron, Ohio, USA.
Eydie Gorme is playing at The Palm Gardens, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Carl Smith releases a new single, Orchids Mean Goodbye (This Orchid Means Goodbye) and Just Wait 'Til I Get You Alone, on Columbia records in the USA.
John D. Morton is born in Lakewood, Ohio, USA. He will find acclaim as a musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet, writer, and visual artist, but is best-known as the leader and founder of protopunk band Electric E els in 1972.
Frankie Laine and Jimmy Boyd record Let's Go Fishin' and Poor Little Piggy Bank in Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Brad Leftwich is born in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA. He will find success as an old-time fiddle player, recording for labels including Rounder, Copper Creek and Marimac.
The Blenders record If That's The Way You Want It Baby, Please Take Me Back, Isn't It A Shame?, I Don't Miss You Anymore, You'll Never Be Mine Again and Don't Play Around With Love, with independent producer Joe Davis in New York City, USA. The tracks will subsequently be sold to MGM Records.
Elvis Presley performs in a variety show at Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Walter Frederick Stocker is born in London, England, UK. He will find success as guitarist Wally Stocker of late 70s band The Babys, who scored two major hits in the USA.
Merle Travis begins work on the movie From Here To Eternity, which features his performance of Re-Enlistment Blues.
Miroslav Imrich is born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Europe. He will find success as vocalist for bands including Abraxas, Alarm, Tango, Technofactory and Tekkknofactory.
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet, with Chet Baker on trumpet, records Festive Minor and My Old Flame, in Los Angeles, California, USA.