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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.
Hank Williams And His Drifting Cowboys play at Radio Ranch Park, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA.
Gene Krupa and his Orchestra play at Louann's, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Orchestras of El Escambron Beach Club and The Condado Beach Hotel in Puerto Rico, plus singer Angel Santiago, play at The Merry Garden Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This event is seen as a significant step in the establishment of a Puerto Rican music scene in Chicago.
Arthur James Grant is born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK. He will find success as Art Grant, bassist of the Edgar Broughton Band.
Comic actor and violinist Jerry Bergen appears as a guest star on the tv series Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue in the USA, hosted by big band leader Paul Whiteman.
Pee Wee King releases a new single, Birmingham Bounce / What, Where And When, on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
The Ames Brothers are the musical guests on CBS tv's Ed Sullivan Show [aka Toast Of The Town] in New York City, USA.
Singer, trumpeter and bandleader Vaughn Monroe plays at the Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Patti Page plays the final night of a week at The Copa, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ted Heath And His Music, with Paul Carpenter, appear at the The South Parade Pier, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK.
Kitty Wells releases a new single, Make Up Your Mind / All Smiles Tonight, on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
Singing cowboy Roy Rogers releases a new single, Buffalo Billy / Me And My Teddy Bear, on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
R'n'b pianist Ivory Joe Hunter plays the third night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Blues guitarist T-Bone Walker plays at The Pla Mor Ballroom, Wichita, Kansas, USA.
Peter Gabriel, internationally successful solo artist and member of Genesis, is born in Chobham, Surrey, UK.
Tony Martin and Fran Warren release a new single, An Ordinary Broom [Reminds Me Of You] / I Theenk, on RCA Victor Records in the USA.