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The Irving Berlin musical Louisiana Purchase is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 444 performances.
Having fallen ill, Judy Garland cannot film scenes for her latest movie, Little Nellie Kelly, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The musical Hold On To Your Hats, starring Al Jolson, is prresented at The Shubert Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 158 performances.
Lionel Victor Chamberland is born in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA. He will find success as virtuoso jazz, r'n'b and rock guitarist Linc Chamberland.
Franklin Dial Kolb is born in Durant, Oklahoma, USA. He will find success as jazz pianist and trombone player Bubba Kolb.
Alex Poul Riel is born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. He will find success as jazz drummer Alex Riel, but will also play with the rock band Savage Roses.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in The Panther Room at The Hotel Sherman, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The show is broadcast live on radio.
Michael James is born in Jamaica, Caribbean. He will grow up in Kingston, Jamaica, where he will also begin his recording and performing career. Re-locating to the UK in 1964, he will become the leader of successful soul band Jimmy James And The Vagabonds.
Cab Calloway And His Cotton Club Revue, Avis Andrews, The Three Chocolateers, The Six Cotton Club Boys and The Cab Jivers play at The Palace Theatre, Akron, Ohio, USA.
The Rice Brothers Gang records Girl Of My Dreams in Decca Studio, New York City, USA.
Actress and singer Betty Hutton plays at The London Palladium, London, England, UK.
Whispering Jack Smith records I Wish You Were Jealous Of Me and A Faded Photograph, for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
The musical revue Sim Sala Bim, with words and music by Alvin H. Jansen, is playing at The Morosco Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 54 performances.