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The Count Basie
Sextet plays the second night of a six-week engagement at The Brass Rail, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
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.
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.