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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 American-Yiddish musical revue Bagels And Yox is playing at The Holiday Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 208 performances.
During a three-year-long residency, calypsonian Lord Caresser (aka The Caresser) is playing nightly in the downstairs bar of Rockhead's club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Cowboy vocal group The Sons Of The Pioneers premiere The Lucky U Ranch, a daily thirty-minute radio show, broadcast live from Los Angeles, California, USA on the ABC Network.
Dean Martin records Blue Smoke (Kohu Auwahi) and As You Are for Capitol Records in Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Paul Robeson speaks at The Conference For Equal Rights For Negroes In The Arts, Sciences And Professions, in New York City, USA.
Bill Carlisle records Satisfied, Hide Me Rock Of Ages, Old Blind Barnabas and Crying Holy Unto the Lord, for Capitol Records in Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Sidney Bechet records Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me, That's A Plenty, Ballin' The Jack and There'll Be Some Changes Made for Blue Note Records in WOR Studios, New York City, USA.
Graham Bell And His Australian Band record Goanna March, Big walkaboiut, St Louis Blues and other tracks, in London, UK.
Jack Smith with an orchestra directed by Frank DeVol performs Domino on radio series The Tide Show in the USA.
Spade Cooley, with Ginny Jackson on vocals, releases a new single, My Heart Is Broken In Three on Decca Records in the USA.
The final stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike toll road is opened to the public in New Jersey, USA. The turnpike will provide inspiration for a number of songs including Chuck Berry's 1956 classic You Can't Catch Me which features the lyrics "New Jersey Turnpike in the wee wee hours, I was rolling slowly 'cause of drizzlin' showers"; Bruce Springsteen's State Trooper which describes someone driving the Turnpike; Simon and Garfunkel's America which includes the lyric, "counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike", and Creeque Alley by The Mamas And Papas which makes reference to "standing on the turnpike, thumb out to hitch-hike, take me to New York right away."
George Formby records The Pleasure Cruise, Ordinary People and Zip Goes A Million for HMV Records in London, UK.