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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.
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.
Tiny Bradshaw And His Orchestra play during a four-week engagement in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing during three months at The Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
Guy Mitchell plays at The Palladium Theatre, London, England, UK, during a two-week engagement.
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Charlie Parker, accompanied by The James "Rev" Beasley Combo plays during an eleven night engagement at El Capitan, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Ray Pearl And His Musical Gems are playing during a month at The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Joe Turner is playing during three weeks at The Dew Drop Inn, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Louis Jordan's Tympany Five plays during two weeks of shows at The Tiffany Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bette McLaurin is playing during ten days at The Regal Theater, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Earl Bostic And His Band are playing during two weeks at The Blackhawk Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Dean Martin And Jerry Lewis are playing at Chez Paree, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Kitty Kallen. Dick Stabile And His Orchestra are providing the accompanying music.
Marilyn Monroe and Mickey Rooney attend a party at the home of bandleader Ray Anthony in San Diego, California, USA. Anthony had recently composed a song entitled Marilyn, which is presented to the actress at the party.
Eddie O'Neal's Orchestra is playing at The Empire Room, Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Mata And Hari And Co, Estelle Loring and George Prentice.
Hank Williams appears for the last time at Sunset Park, West Grove, Pennsylvania, USA.
Gerbrand Westveen is born in Loenen, Netherlands, Europe. He will find success as a saxophone player, doing sessions on albums by Fay Lovsky, Sommerset, André Hazes, Henk Westbroek and Ben Liebrand and others.
Carl Story And His Rambling Mountaineers Quartet record their version of The Louvin Brothers' song Are You Afraid To Die for Mercury Records in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. At the same session they also record My Lord's Gonna Lead Me Out and Are You Walking And Talking With The Lord.
Carlos Alberto Mestre is born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America. He will find fame as Nito Mestre, co-founder of the popular folk-rock and progressive rock group Sui Generis.
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra are playing at The Beach Walk, Edgewater Beach, Chicago, Illinois, USA, as the star attraction in a revue featuring Frances Irvin, Sam Donahue, The Beachcombers, Charlie Shavers, Lewis And Van and Marv Hudson.
Frankie Masters And His Orchestra are playing for the Ice Show - Calendar Capers - at The Boulevard Room of The Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The popular musical Guys And Dolls is playing at The Shubert Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Singing cowboy Tex Ritter's spectacular Wild West Rodeo show at Harringay Arena, London, England, UK, is broadcast on BBC-tv. The show also features The Rio Grande Singers, jack Fallon And His Sons Of The Saddle Band and Bobby Howell and his Orchestra.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are playing at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.