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The musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with music by Jule Styne, and starring Carol Channing, is presented at The Ziegfeld Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 740 performances.
The first stage production of the musical play Ninotchka by George S. Kaufman opens in Paris, France, Europe, starring Sophie Desmarets and Henri Guisal. The play will become the basis of the musical film Silk Stockings, with songs by Cole Porter, starring Cyd Charisse and Fred Astaire.
Freddy Martin And His Orchestra play the thirty-sixth night of six weeks at the St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
Al Morgan plays the seventh night of two weeks at The Lookout House, Covington, Kentucky, USA.
Frank Sinatra is heard performing the songs Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams, It Isn't Fair and Dancing In The Dark, backed by the Skitch Henderson Orchestra, on the NBC radio show Light Up Time, sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes in the USA.
Randle Chowning, founding member, lead guitarist and vocalist of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, is born in Mountain View, Missouri, USA.
Phillip Pyle is born in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, UK. He will find success as drummer Pip Pyle in several bands including Gong, Hatfield And The North and National Health.
Owen Bradley And Zeb Turner [aka Brad Brady And His Tennesseeans] record My Foolish Heart, Let's Go To Church, Written Guarantee and Remember Me [When The Candle Lights Are Gleaming], in Castle Studio [founded by Paul Cohen] in The Tulane Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Hans-Heinrich Brack is born in Zurich, Switzerland, Europe. He will find success as country-music singer John Brack, known to his fans as Mr. Swiss Country.
The George Shearing Quintet records When Your Lover Has Gone, As Long As There's Music and Tenderly, for MGM Records in New York City, USA.
Eddie Duchin And His Orchestra play the twenty-eighth night of a season at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA, that will run until May 10th.
David Thompson is born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He will find success as a country music singer and recording artist in the 70s and 80s.
The Benny Goodman Orchestra performs Air Mail Special during a live radio broadcast in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Singer, trumpeter and big band leader Vaughn Monroe plays at The Circle Theatre, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Popular vocalist Mindy Carson plays the sixth night of a two-week season at the Thunderbird Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Doris Day is a guest on the Bob Hope Show on the NBC radio network in the USA.