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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.
Danny Kaye is headlining at The Palace Theater, New York City, USA, during a lengthy run of shows.
The Russ Morgan Orchestra is playing during six weeks at Cocoanut Grove, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, with The Blackburn Twins.
The Betty McGuire group is playing during six weeks at The Prince George, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Al Martino is playing at Ciro's, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Frankie Laine is playing at The Chase Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
US Congressman Winstead places into the Congressional Record Roy Acuff's statements that May 26 of every year should be named Hill Billy Music Day, as a celebration of country music.
Charline Arthur records I Heard About You, I Kept It A Secret, Anything Can Happen and I Was Wrong at WFAA Radio Station, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Lux Radio Theatre in the USA presents With A Song In My Heart, which tells the story of popular singer Jane Froman, including her tragic accident and courageous comeback. The show is broadcast on AFRS Radio in its Hollywood Radio Theatre slot.
Miquette Giraudy is born in Nice, France, Europe. She will find success as a keyboard player and vocalist, best known for her work in Gong and with her partner Steve Hillage.
Debravon Lewis is born in Solano County, California, USA. She will achieve success as a singer and songwriter in various styles, under the name Fizzy Qwick.
When jazz vibraphone player Terry Gibbs plays at Birdland, New York City, USA, the show is broadcast by WMGM Radio. Gibbs' band includes trombonist Kai Winding and guitarist Chuck Wayne.
T. Texas Tyler releases a new single, Bumming Around, on Decca Records in the USA.
Kitty Wells releases a new single, Paying For That Back Street Affair, on Decca Records in the USA.
Bing Crosby, with Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires and an orchestra directed by John Scott Trotter, records There's Music In You for Decca records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Country duo The Soflin Sisters appear on a new KMA radio show entitled The Berry Maids, because it is sponsored by Berry Poultry Farms of Clarinda, Iowa, USA.
The Chuck Wagon Gang records Jesus Calls For Workers, God Put A Rainbow In The Cloud, Angels Rock Me To Sleep and other songs at Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Dizzy Gillespie plays at Salle Pleyel, Paris, France, Europe.
Under the headline 'Mystery Hit', Time magazine in the USA, reports on the unexpected success of the folksy pop song Oh Happy Day by High School Junior Don Howard of Cleveland, Ohio. The song will peak at No4 in the Billboard national chart. (N.B. This song should not be confused with the gospel hit of the same name)
Singer, songwriter and actor Egill Ólafsson is born in Reykjavík, Iceland, Europe.
Tex Ritter records San Antonio Story and Marshall's Daughter in Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra record I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good in New York City, USA. The band includes Stan Getz on tenor saxophone.
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.