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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 Count Basie Sextet plays the second night of a six-week engagement at The Brass Rail, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Country star Slim Whitman plays the second night in a two-week season at the London Palladium, London, UK.
Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra play at The Playdium, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA, drawing an audience of 2,000 at $2.00 a ticket.
Jazz vocalist Billy Eckstine plays the thirteenth night of two weeks at The Cave, Vancouver, Washington, USA.
Rag Mop by The Ames Brothers reaches No1 in the Billboard Popular Singles chart in the USA, during a 14-week run on the chart.
Entering at No19, A Kiss And A Rose by The Ink Spots is the highest new entry on the Australian Best-Selling Singles chart [aka The Kent Music Report].
Female vocalist Chubby Kemp, with the Billy Strayhorn-Johnny Hodges Sextet, records The Greatest There Is and Hello Little Boy for Mercer Records in New York City, USA.
During an extensive national tour, singing cowboy Gene Autry plays in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Rag Mopp by The Ames Brothers reaches No1 in the Billboard Popular Singles chart in the USA, during a 14-week run on the chart.
Country Boy by Dave Bartholomew And His Orchestra, enters the Billboard Best-Selling R'n'B Singles chart at No14. It will rise no higher. Bartholomew will, however, achieve greater success as a producer and arranger for Fats Domino and other New Orleans singers.
Hot Lips Page plays the second night of a week at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
The highest new entry in Cashbox magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA is I Said My Pajamas [And Put On My Pray'rs] by Tony Martin and Fran Warren, entering at No22.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play the second of two nights at the Junior Hop, University of Michigan, Michigan, USA.
Vocalist Florence Wright records I'll Never Let A Day Pass By, Imagination, Billy, Poor Butterfly, Pie In The Basket and Real Gone Tune for Savoy/National Records in the USA. Erroll Garner plays piano on The Real Gone Tune, and Milt Buckner is involved in the session as arranger on some tracks.
Popular singer and recording artist Floria Marquez is born in Caracas, Venezuela.
Florence Wright records the Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke song Imagination, for Savoy/National Records in New York City, USA.
The Vic Lewis Band plays for the Valentines Dance at The Drill Hall, Haslar, Portsmouth, UK.
The Miles Davis Sextet, including Stan Getz and Art Blakey plays the third of eight nights at Birdland, New York City, USA. Also on the bill are The Charlie Parker Quintet and The Bud Powell Trio.