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The musical comedy Annie Get Your Gun, by Irving Berlin, is presented during a run of 1,147 performances at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The Nat King Cole Trio records Makin' Whoopee for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Kon-Tiki raft and its six man crew arrive in French Polynesia in the South Pacific, having travelled 4,300 miles across the Pacific Ocean in 101 days from Peru, South America. Inspired by tales of this epic journey, songwriter Michael Carr will compose the instrumental Kon-Tiki which British guitar instrumental band The Shadows will take to No1 in the UK Singles Chart in 1961.