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Pee Wee King is playing during a week of shows at The Orpheum, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
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.
Lenny Herman And His Orchestra play during a six-week engagement at The Baker Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Judy Garland is playing during a four-week concert engagement at The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bobby Wayne is playing during a 10-day stint at Ben Maksik's Town And Country, New York City, USA.
Dinah Washington and Muggsy Spanier are playing during a two-week engagement at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Dizzy Gillespie is playing during a one-week stint at The Hi Hat, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Guy Lombardo And His Orchestra are playing during a two-month stay at The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City, USA.
Earl 'Fatha' Hines is playing during a week at The Sky Bar, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Elliot Lawrence Band records The Horn With Two Mouthpieces, Release Me, Long Dark Hallway and A Little Wake Up Music for King Records in New York City, USA.
Ken Marvin records The Honky Tonk Melody, When I Stop Loving You, How Much Can A Heart Ache and I Don't Care If You Go A Little Further for RCA Records at The Fox Theatre Building, 660 Peach Tree Street, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Jazz saxophonist John Purcell is born in New York City, USA. He will become known for his work with The Jack DeJohnette Special Edition.
Pioneering electronic music composer Vladimir Ussachevsky presents demonstrations of tape music and effects he has created at his Composers Forum, in the McMillan Theatre, Columbia University, New York City, USA. The music includes Transposition, Reverberation, Experiment, Composition and Underwater Valse.
A revival of the musical Shuffle Along by Eubie Blake opens at The Broad way Theater, on Broadway, New York City, USA, but it will run for only four performances.
Bing Crosby with Ben Lessy and Nathan Van Cleave and His Orchestra records On The 10:10 From Ten-Ten-Tennessee in Los Angeles, California, USA. At the same session, Crosby also records Zing A Little Zong with Jane Wyman, Nathan Van Cleave and His Orchestra and Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires. Both songs are recorded for the Paramount Pictures movie Just For You.
The popular musical Guys And Dolls is running at The Shubert Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Country singer and yodeller Leon Huff, nicknamed The Texas Songbird, dies aged 39. During his career Leon sang with the Light Crust Doughboys, Bob Wills' Texas Playboys, and Johnnie Lee Wills And His Boys.
The songs Heavenly Cannonball and My Gal, written by Dorinda Morgan, are published by Guild Music in the USA.
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.