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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 musical revue Michael Todd's Peep Show is performed at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 278 performances.
Harry Gold and His Pieces of Eight record Bush House Blues and Gold, for Decca Records in London, UK.
Cory Lerios is born in Palo Alto, California, USA. he will find success as a pianist, singer and founding member of the platinum-selling rock and roll band Pablo Cruise, and will also score music for film and television.
Hank Williams is heard performing Lovesick Blues, Move It On Over and I'll Have A New Body on the Mother's Best Flour radio series in the USA. On the same edition of the show, Audrey Williams performs The Waltz Of The Wind.
Doris Day releases a new single, I Love The Way You Say Goodnight / I'll Be Around, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Nat King Cole records I Wish I Were Somebody Else, You Can't Make Me Love You, Red Sails In The Sunset, I'll Always Remember You and Poor Jenny Is A-weepin' at Capitol Records Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The 1950 studio cast recording of the Broadway musical Pal Joey, starring Vivienne Segal and Harold Lang, is released by Columbia Records in the USA.
The BBC Third Programme radio service in the UK transmits the second in its series of folk-music-related shows entitled Traditional Ballads.
Vincent James is born in St. Mary's, Jamaica, Caribbean. He will find success in the 1970s as a vocalist with the eight piece British soul group Sweet Sensation.
Don Cherry, with the Dave Terry Orchestra, records I Apologise, Bring Back The Thrill, Don't Cry and Don't Leave Me Now, at Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th Street, New York City, USA.