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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.
At the end of tonight's edition of Richard Diamond, Private Detective on NBC Radio in the USA, the show's actor/singer star Dick Powell sings Time On My Hands.
Columbia Records vocalist Herb Jeffries plays the fourth night of two weeks at The Shelbourne Lounge, New York City, USA.
The Three Peppers play the eleventh night of two weeks of shows at Marty Bohn's Nut Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ella Fitzgerald plays the third night in a week of shows at The Earle Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jazz saxophonist and recording artist Leo Casino is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Country music singer, songwriter and recording artist Texas Bill Strength joins the staff of the labor organization, CIO [Congress of Industrial Organizations] in the USA.
For the second time in two weeks, Frankie Laine is the musical guest on The Ed Sullivan Show [aka Toast Of The Town], filmed in New York City, USA.
Gene Krupa And His Orchestra plus Vic Damone play the second of two nights at The State Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
David Lynn Jones is born in Bexar, Arkansas, USA. He will find success as a country music singer-songwriter and recording artist. He is perhaps best remembered for composing Living In The Promiseland, a No1 Billboard Hot Country Singles chart hit for Willie Nelson in 1986.
Radio show Folksong Festival on WNYC in New York City, USA is a live all-request edition featuring The Weavers and Woody Guthrie. Songs performed include Frankie And Johnny, The Rambling Wretch, Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair, The Johnson Boys and I Feel So Bad.
When Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band plays at Hambone Kelly's, El Cerrito, California, USA, the concert is recorded and will be released as an LP by Mercury Records.