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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 Willy Andresen Quintet records Riffin' In F for Harmoni Records in Oslo, Norway, Europe.
Songwriter Eddie Kilfeather dies in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is best-remembered as a composer and arranger who worked on Columbia Pictures' animated features.
Enjoy Yourself by Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No10 during a 19-week run.
Dinah Shore plays at The Starlight Roof of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, USA.
The Three Peppers play the ninth night of two weeks of shows at Marty Bohn's Nut Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Electric guitar innovator Leo Fender applies for a patent for a 'combination pickup and bridge assembly' - a new improvement to his range of guitars.
Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy by country music star Red Foley enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1 during a fifteen-week run.
Dizzy Gillespie and Charles Brown open at The Paradise, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Ella Fitzgerald begins a week of shows at The Earle Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jinx Dawson is born in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. She will achieve a measure of success after forming the influential occult-rock band Coven in Chicago during the late 1960s. Coven is said to have been the band which introduced the hand gesture known as the Sign Of The Horns to heavy rock.
Columbia Records vocalist Herb Jeffries plays the second night of two weeks at The Shelbourne Lounge, New York City, USA.