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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.
Hot Lips Page plays the fourth night of a week at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Popular crooner Dick Todd opens at Chubby's, Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Johnny Otis And His Orchestra record Misery, I'm Through, I'm Living O.K., Ain't No Use Beggin' and You're Fine But Not My Kind, for Savoy Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Frank Sinatra is heard performing the songs Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy, A Fine Romance, White Christmas and My Foolish Heart, backed by the Jeff Alexander Orchestra, on the NBC radio show Light Up Time, sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes in the USA.
The Miles Davis Sextet, including Stan Getz and Art Blakey plays the fifth of eight nights at Birdland, New York City, USA. Also on the bill are The Charlie Parker Quintet and The Bud Powell Trio.
Peter Gabriel, internationally successful solo artist and member of Genesis, is born in Chobham, Surrey, UK.
Judy Garland, Gene Kelly and chorus record You Wonderful You - Reprise for MGM Records in the USA. The song will appear in the film Summer Stock, aka If You Feel Like Singing.
Mahmut Mazhar Alanson is born in Ankara, Turkey. He will find success as a member of the popular pop music band MFO which will represent Turkey twice in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Mahmut Mazhar Alanson is born in Ankara, Turkey. He will find success as a member of the popular music band MFO which will represent Turkey twice in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Country star Slim Whitman plays the fourth night in a two-week season at the London Palladium, London, UK.
Winifred Atwell and Hetty King play at The Coliseum, Portsmouth, UK.
Peter Gabriel, international music star and founder-owner of Real World Studios in Box, is born in Chobham, Surrey.
Johnny Otis And His Orchestra record Misery, I'm Through, I'm Living O.K., Ain't No Use Beggin' and You're Fine But Not My Kind, for Savoy Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Count Basie Sextet plays the fourth night of a six-week engagement at The Brass Rail, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
William Garrett Walden aka W.G. Snuffy Walden, is born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. After playing as guitarist in Stray Dog, The Eric Burdon Band and Free, he will go on to make a name for himself as a prolific composer of music for television shows including Roseanne, The West Wing and The Wonder Years.
Roger Christian, vocalist and instrumentalist of The Christians is born in Liverpool, UK.
During an extensive national tour, singing cowboy Gene Autry plays in Bangor, Maine, USA.
Robert John Daisley is born in Sydney, Australia. He will find acclaim as prolific rock and blues bassist Bob Daisley, working with Chicken Shack, Mungo Jerry and Ozzy Osbourne to name only a few.