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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 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.
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.
Harry Belafonte is appearing live at Ciro's, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
The Harry James Orchestra is playing during four weeks at Cocoanut Grove, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Exotica vocalist Yma Sumac is appearing during a four-week engagement at The Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Sarah Vaughan records Linger Awhile, Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year, A Blues Serenade and Oo Whatcha Doin' to Me?, for Columbia Records in CBS Studios, New York City, USA.
Malcolm Young, future guitarist with AC/DC, is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
Ella Fitzgerald opens at The Colonial Tavern, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Charlie Ventura Quartet records Blues For Two, Somebody Loves Me, Crazy Rhythm and All The Things You Are, for Norgran Records in New York City, USA.
The Bill Bailey Minstrel Show, described as "a blackface opera", opens at Fort Myers, Florida, USA. The show has a company of fifty, including Brother Slim Williams, Danny Evans and Possum Gill.
Paul Wertico is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find success as drummer with The Pat Metheny Group for the better part of two decades, before going on to establish his own band, The Paul Wertico Trio, and collaborations with jazz notables including Larry Coryell, Kurt Elling and Jeff Berlin.
Country fiddler Spade Cooley records Nashville Special, Baltimore Bounce and other tracks for Decca Records in Hollywood, California, USA.
Sonny Thompson And His Orchestra are playing during a string of dates in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Leslie Steven Mark Archer is born in Mojave, California, USA. He will find success as singer-songwriter and producer Steve Archer, prominent in the Christian music genre.
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.