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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.
Perry Como records I Confess and Wild Horses for RCA Victor in New York City, USA.
Carole Carr, with an orchestra conducted by Frank Cordell, records Heart And Soul for His Master's Voice Records.
A memorial tablet to commemorate songwriter Jack Judge, best known for his composition It's A Long Way To Tipperary, is unveiled on the wall of the former Newmarket Inn in Stalybridge, UK.
Popular singer and comedian Jimmy Durante is presented with an Emmy Award as best television comedian of 1952.
Country duo The Soflin Sisters appear on a new KMA radio show entitled The Berry Maids, because it is sponsored by Berry Poultry Farms of Clarinda, Iowa, USA.
The Roy Eldridge Quintet records Roy's Riff, Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams, Rockin' Chair and Little Jazz for Clef Records in New York City, USA. The band includes Oscar Peterson on organ and Barney Kessel on guitar.
Singer and actress Gale Robbins is the musical guest on today's edition of The Red Skelton Show on NBCtv in the USA.
Dinah Shore is the subject of This Is Your Life on NBC TV in the USA.
Susan Hayward wins the award for Best Performance By An Actress In A Musical Film for her leading role in With A Song In My Heart at The 10th Golden Globe Awards in the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jane Froman is the mystery guest on the CBS tv series What's My Line? in the USA.
Ronald Horvath is born in Queens, New York City, USA. He will find success as blues guitarist and music instructor Ronnie Earl.
The Albemarle Jazzband plays at The White Hart, Southall, London, UK.
Lee Lawrence plays the sixth night in a week of shows at The Empire, Shepherd's Bush, London, UK.
Freddy Randall And His Band play at The University, Leeds, UK.
Jane Froman performs the songs Sunny Side Up, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling(?), Pretend You're Happy When You're Blue, Hours Of Gladness and Across the Sea To Ireland (Galway Bay?) on the CBS tv show USA Canteen, in the USA.
Robert Johnson (not to be confused with the pioneering blues musician) is born in Miami, Florida, USA. He will find success as the drummer for KC And The Sunshine Band.
Red Foley records Selfish Heart and Branded In Deep Water in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
June Christy is playing at The Yankee Inn, Akron, Ohio, USA.
Yvette Marie Stevens, known to the world as Chaka Khan, is born in Great Lakes, Illinois, USA.
Leo Fender is granted a patent for his Precision Bass, a pioneering instrument in the development of the electric bass guitar.
Cacau de Queiroz is born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America. He will find success as a popular jazz saxophonist, flute player and composer.
Carl Barriteau And His Music play in The Market Hall, Carlisle, UK.
Ted Heath plays at The London Palladium, London, UK. The concert is recorded and will be released by London Records as an LP entitled Ted Heath At The London Palladium, described as "the most exciting jazz concert ever recorded."
The Four Lads are playing at Blinstrom's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Fats Domino records Please Don't Leave Me, at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, USA.
Frankie Lee Sims records Lucy Mae Blues, Married Woman, Wine And Gin Bounce and Don't Take It Out On Me for Specialty Records in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Alexander Arthur Van Halen is born in Amsterdam, Holland. He will find international fame as Alex Van Halen, drummer and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen.
Eric Silk And His Southern Jazz Band play at a Flood Fund dance in The Savoy Ballroom, Southsea, Portsmouth, UK.
I'm Walking Behind You by Eddie Fisher enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No1 during a run of eighteen weeks.
The Charlie Parker Sextet, including Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, plays at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra record All About Ronnie for Capitol Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Webb Pierce records You Just Can't Be True and I'm Walking The Dog for Decca Records in Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Musical comedy movie By The Light Of The Silvery Moon, starring Doris Day and Gordon MacRae, opens at cinemas in the UK, Europe.
Hank Williams releases a new single, Weary Blues From Waitin?, on MGM Records, in the USA.
Louis Jordan is playing during two-weeks at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Patti Page records Changing Partners for Mercury Records in the USA. It will peak at No3 in the Billboard popular Singles Chart in the USA during a 21-week stay.
R'n'b pioneer Big Joe Turner records Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop for Atlantic Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
R'n'B pioneer Big Joe Turner records Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop for Atlantic Records in Chicago, Illinois.
Popular vocalist Jane Froman sings We'll Make Hay While The Sun Shines, Shine On Harvest Moon, Way Back Home and It's A Grand Night For Singing on the CBS-tv programme The Jane Froman Show, in the USA.
The Drifters, George Shearing and the Lucky Millinder Orchestra play the first night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Entering at No18 Pa-Paya Mama by Perry Como is the highest new entry in the Cashbox magazine chart of the Best-Selling Singles in the USA.
Blues singer, guitarist and recording artist Carolina Slim, [aka Lazy Slim Jim, Jammin' Jim, Paul Howard and Country Paul] dies of a heart attack in St. James Hospital, Newark, New Jersey, USA, while undergoing surgery for back problems.
David Wright is born in Kent, UK. He will become well-known as as a keyboard player, composer and co-founder of the New Age electronic rock band Code Indigo and the New Age music duo Callisto. Wright will also found the New Age music label AD Music in 1989.
Entering at No34 The Typewriter by Leroy Anderson And The Pops Concert Orchestra is the highest new entry in the Cashbox magazine chart of the Best-Selling Singles in the USA.
Poppa Piccolino by Diana Decker reaches No1 in Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK.
Freddie Randall (aka Freddy Randall) And His Band play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, UK, Europe.
Comedienne and singer Martha Raye is the subject of This Is Your Life on NBC TV in the USA.
Billed as 'The Fabulous Blind Singing Star', Ray Charles plays the second night in a two-week engagement at The Pelican Club, 301 South Rampart St, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.