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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.
Multi-instrumentalist and composer John Neff is born in Birmingham, Michigan, USA.
Mario Lanza plays at the Philadelphia Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Irish fiddler Michael Gorman and flute player Mick Flynn perform The Jolly Tinker, Down the Broom / The Pigeon at the Gate, The Sligo Maid / Molloy's and Bonny Kate live on BBC Radio at Broadcasting House, London, UK.
The musical Guys And Dolls is presented at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1200 performances.
Jazz pianist, improviser and composer Geoff Eales is born in Aberbargoed, Wales. In a long and acclaimed career he will work with Buddy Tate, Jimmy McPartland, Earl Warren, Henry Mancini, Lalo Schifrin, Jerry Goldsmith, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rosemary Clooney, Adelaide Hall, Tammy Wynette, Shirley Bassey, Andy Williams, Kiri Te Kanawa and Jos
Mel Blanc records Tweety's Puddy Tat Twouble, with music by Billy May, for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz pianist Michael Jefry Stevens is born in New York City, USA.
Big Bill Lister records Help Wanted, Beer Drinkin' Blues, Lovin' Country Style and RC Cola And Moon Pie in for Capitol Records in Castle Studio At The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Session players include guitarists Chet Atkins and Grady Martin plus bassist Ernie Newton.
Wally Keller and Joe Moreno perform Doodley-Do, The Sheik Of Araby and Goodnight Irene on The Ted Mack Amateur Hour on tv in the USA.
Leroy Jenkins records Time Passes By, Hard Time Lack Blues, Please Don't Tell Me That You Love Me and I'm Crying But Nobody Cares, at Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas, USA.