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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.
Country music star George Jones becomes divorced from his first wife Dorothy Bonvillion. The couple were married for just one year.
The Miles Davis Sextet plays the last night of two weeks at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Frank Sinatra, with an orchestra conducted by Joseph Gershenson, records All Of Me, How Deep Is The Ocean, She's Funny That Way, That Old Black Magic, When You're Smiling and You're A Sweetheart, at Universal City, Los Angeles, California, USA. The songs are intended for the soundtrack to the movie Meet Danny Wilson.
Bing Crosby with The Rhythmaires and John Scott Trotter's Orchestra, is heard performing How High The Moon, On Top Of Old Smokey, Down By The Ohio and Any Town Is Paris When You're Young on The Bing Crosby Chesterfield Radio Show edition No72, in the USA.
Vaughn Monroe records Where Or When and Falling In Love With Love in the USA.
Louis Jordan And His Orchestra record May Every Day Be Christmas, Please Don't Leave Me, Bone Dry, Three-Handed Woman and other tracks in New York City, USA.
A drug abuse inquiry, with public hearings led by Attorney General Nathaniel L. Goldstein, continues in New York City, USA. Singled out for mention during the inquiry are Birdland, The Apollo Theater, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, and Machito.
Howard M. Leese is born in Hollywood, California, USA. He will find success as a guitarist, record producer and musical director, but is perhaps best-known for having been the guitarist with Heart for 22 years.
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet plays at Club 43, Woodside, Queens, New York City, USA.
Jorge Santana is born in Autl