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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.
Ella Fitzgerald plays the second night in a week of shows at The Earle Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Gene Krupa And His Band play at The State Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
A-Sleepin' At The Foot Of The Bed by Little Jimmy Dickens enters the Billboard Country Music Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No6.
Gene Krupa And His Orchestra plus Vic Damone play the first of two nights at The State Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Music student Bill Evans of Southeastern Louisiana College, Hammond, Louisiana, USA, is triply honored, receiving certificates for becoming president of Phi Mu Alpha fraternity, for his election to the Thirteen Club, and for earning an entry in "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities." He will go on to become one of the greatest jazz pianists of the 20th century.
Columbia Records vocalist Herb Jeffries plays the third night of two weeks at The Shelbourne Lounge, New York City, USA.
Hank Williams And The Drifting Cowboys record They'll Never Take Her Love From Me in Castle Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
During a major national tour, Spike Jones plays a gig in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
I Can Dream, Can't I? by The Andrews Sisters reaches No1 in the Billboard magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA.
Jimmy Palmer And His Orchestra play at The Palais Royale, Galena, Illinois, USA.
Hannelore Haller is born in Rendsburg, Germany, Europe. She will find success as Hanne Haller, a pop singer in the schlager genre, as well as a songwriter, producer, and sound engineer.
UK music weekly Melody Maker reports that popular bandleader Vic Lewis is about to begin a nationwide concert tour, and that there are plans afoot to bring jazz pianist George Shearing to the UK for a tour.
Jazz vocalist Billy Eckstine plays in Pasadena, California, USA, grossing $7,240 for the show whose tickets were priced from $1.25 to $3.60.
The Three Peppers play the tenth night of two weeks of shows at Marty Bohn's Nut Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
It is reported that, according to survey published recently in American Girl, the magazine of The Girl Scouts Of America, 87% of junior high school girls have record players in their homes and 48% buy records with their own money.
In its Fourth Annual Record Poll, American music trade magazine Billboard reports that Ghost Riders In The Sky was the Best-selling Song of 1949, and that the Best-Selling Record of 1949 was Vaughn Monroe's version of Ghost Riders In The Sky.
I Can Dream Can't I by The Andrews Sisters reaches No1 in the Billboard magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA.