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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.
Guy Lombardo And His Orchestra are playing during a two-month stay at The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City, USA.
Ray Pearl And His Musical Gems are playing during a season at The Trianon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing during a three-week stay at Elitch Gardens, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Singer and popular songwriter Hank Fort is playing at The Jefferson Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Tony Bennett plays during a two-week engagement at The Vogue Room, Hotel Holland, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Judy Garland plays during a month at The Curran Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical comedy Three Wishes For Jamie is presented at The Plymouth Theatre, New York City, USA.
Paul Pendarvis And His Orchestra are playing at the newly-re-opened Dinner Room of The Golden Hotel, Reno, Nevada, USA.
The Ames Brothers are playing during a week-long engegement at The Latin Casino, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Austin Powell Quintet is playing during a week-long engagement at Grace's Little Club, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Nat King Cole is playing during a week-long engagement at The Three Rivers Club, Syracuse, New York City, USA.
Sophie Tucker plays during a two-week engagement at The Empire Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
The Western Cherokees record There's A Room In My Heart, Have You Ever Been Kissed?, Rosie and Til The Cows Come Home at Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 West 7th Street, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
Frank Sinatra records The Birth Of The Blues, Azure-Te (Paris Blues), Luna Rossa, Tennessee Newsboy and Bim Bam Baby for Columbia Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Dinah Washington records My Song, Half As Much, I Cried For You and Gambler's Blues for Mercury Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Rod Morris And His Missourians record Is There Any More At Home Like You?, Nobody Home, Ten To One I Love You, Three Empty Bottles and more at Radio Station KSOO, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA.
Lonnie Johnson undertakes his final recording session for King Records, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, before leaving for a tour of the UK. At the session he records I'm Guilty, Just Another Day, You Can't Buy love and Can't Sleep Any More.
Louis X. Erlanger is born in New York City, USA. he will find success as a rock and blues guitarist, working with Mink DeVille, John Lee Hooker, R.L. Burnside, Otis Rush, Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin and others.
William Norris Powell is born in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. He will find success as Billy Powell, keyboardist for Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Marty Robbins records I'll Go On Alone, Pretty Words, You're Breaking My Heart and I Can Get Along, at Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra with Jean Campbell, David Carey Monty Norman and The Staplejacks provide a 30-minute show of live music on the BBC Light Programme in London, England, UK. Other musicians heard live on the Light Programme on this day are Victor Silvester And His Orchestra, George Scott-Wood and his Accordion Band, The Northern Variety Orchestra conducted by Alyn Ainsworth with singer Les Howard, Bill McGuffie (pianist), Jack Byfield and his Players with Frederic Curzon at the organ and Troise and his Banjoliers.
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.