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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.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing during three months at The Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
The popular musical Guys And Dolls is playing at The Shubert Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Hal McIntyre And His Orchestra play during four weeks at The Roosevelt, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The "Fabulous all-girl revue" Paris In Chicago is playing at Silver Frolics, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Heidelberg Singers with Smiling Fritz are playing at Math Igler's Casino, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ralph Marterie And His Orchestra are playing during two weeks at Lakeside Park, Denver, Colorado, USA.
The Billy May Orchestra is playing during three weeks at The Thunderbird, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Martha Raye is playing at The Latin Quarter, New York City, USA, during a four week run.
The Vaughn Monroe Orchestra plays during a month-long engagement at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA.
Ray Pearl And His Musical Gems are playing during a month at The Texas Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
Johnnie Ray plays during a week at Chez Paree, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The movie Skirts Ahoy! is released in Sweden, Europe. Essentially a vehicle for swimming star Esther Williams [aka The Million-Dollar Mermaid], it features appearances by jazz vocalist Billy Eckstine and vocal harmony quintet The DeMarco Sisters.
The musical comedy movie Skirts Ahoy!, starring Esther Williams, Joan Evans and Vivian Blaine, opens at cinemas in Sweden, Europe.
The Joe Morris Orchestra begins a week at The Spodoree Club, Youngstown, Ohio USA. For many years, The Joe Morris Orchestra was the house band at Atlantic Records.
William Franklin Lee IV is born in San Antonio, Texas, USA. He will find success as bass player Will Lee, working with Steely Dan, James Brown, Al Green, Frank Sinatra and many others.
Gary Baker is born in Niagara Falls, New York State, USA. He will find success as a songwriter, whose composing successes will include John Michael Montgomery's I Swear, Reba McEntire's One Honest Heart, Lonestar's I'm Already There and Alabama's Once Upon A Lifetime.
Sarah Vaughan plays the fourth night in a week of shows at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Jimmy Forrest and jump blues vocalist Roy Brown play the fourth night in a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Chicago-born singer Frankie Laine begins a week of shows at The Empire, Glasgow, Scotland.
Ray Charles records four songs during his first session for Atlantic Records in the USA.
Frankie Laine begins a week of shows at The Empire, Glasgow, Scotland.
The Zoot Sims Sextet records Tangerine, Zootcase, The Red Door and Morning Fun, for Prestige Records in New York City, USA. The line-up includes Al Cohn, Kai Winding and Art Blakey.
Frankie Laine plays during a one-week engagement at The Empire Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Ray Charles records four songs during his first session for Atlantic Records.
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.