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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 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.
Billy Eckstine and Ruth Brown, Johnny Hodges and Timmie Rodgers are playing at the YMCA Circus For Underprivileged Children, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Red Foley is playing at The Houston Fireman Show, Houston, Texas, USA.
When The Buddy DeFranco Quartet, with Art Blakey on drums, plays at the Blue Note Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA, the show is recorded. The tracks Somebody Loves Me, The Things We Did Last Summer, Cairo, Street Of Dreams and Easy Living will released on the album The Oscar Peterson Trio And Buddy DeFranco Quartet 1953 Live.
Peggy Lee records A Woman Alone With The Blues for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
John Giddings is born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, UK. He will become one of the world's most successful music agents and promotors, responsible for tours by artists including The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Genesis, Celine Dion, Iggy Pop and David Bowie.
Jazz pianist, composer and recording artist Randy Halberstadt is born in New York City, USA.
Stan Kenton And His Band with vocalist Chris Connor, play at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Singer and songwriter Joe Melson is born in Bonham, Fannin County, Texas, USA. He is best-remembered for his collaborations with Roy Orbison, including Only The Lonely.
Songwriter and record producer, Glen Ballard is born in Natchez, Mississippi, USA. Ballard is acclaimed for his work with Michael Jackson, The Pointer Sisters, Alanis Morissette, No Doubt, Shakira and others.
The Dallas Sportatorium in Dallas, Texas, USA, is burned to the ground by an arsonist. The venue was famed for wrestling events, but it was also the home of a regular Saturday night country music show, The Big D Jamboree, for many years. Stars performing at the Sportatorium included Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Willie Nelson and many more.
Acclaimed jazz flautist, composer and conductor James W. Newton is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Johnny Dankworth 7 play at The Coronation Ballroom, Belle Vue, Manchester, England, UK.
Jazz singer and recording artist Maria Guida is born in New York City, USA.
Felix Hanemann is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will find success is as a singer and musician with successful 80s band Zebra.