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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.
Freddy Martin And His Orchestra play the fifteenth night of six weeks at the St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
Blues-oriented one-man-band and recording artist Steve White is born in New York City, USA.
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra play the thirteenth night of two weeks at The Palomar Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Doris Day records Before I Loved You, Hoop-Dee-Doo and I Didn't Slip, I Wasn't Pushed, I Fell, with The George Wyle Orchestra for Columbia Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
George Towne And His Orchestra play the second night of a three-week stay at The Deshler-Wallick Hotel, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Eddie Duchin And His Orchestra play the seventh night of a season at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA, that will run until May 10th.
Guitar maker Leo Fender pays Race And Olmstead to make him a tool to trim the tabs off Kluson Deluxe tuners, thus making the tuners suitable for use with the new range of Fender solid-bodied guitars.
The Count Basie Sextet plays the thirty-third night of a six-week engagement at The Brass Rail, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Singing cowboy Jimmy Wakely plays the sixth night of two weeks at The Oriental Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Louis Prima plays the fifth night of two weeks at The Click, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Rigdon Osmond Dees III is born in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. He will find success as radio deejay Rick Dees, but will also enjoy a novelty hit in with the song Disco Duck.
Bobby Sherwood And His Orchestra record Muskrat Ramble, Cherry Bounce, Dixieland Ball and Toodle-e-oo-do for Mercury Records in New York City, USA.
Roosevelt Sykes records Rock It and other tracks for Regal Records of Linden, New Jersey, USA.
Blues pianist Roosevelt Sykes records Rock It and other tracks for Regal Records of Linden, New Jersey, USA.
Bobby Sherwood And His Orchestra record Muskrat Ramble, Cherry Bounce, Dixieland Ball and Toodle-e-oo-do for Mercury Records in New York City, USA.
Beatrice Kay records Old Piano Roll Blues and Spaghetti Rag for Columbia Records in the USA.
Samaki Bennett is born in San Francisco, California, USA. She will find acclaim as vocalist in funk/disco band band The Variations.