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The Irving Berlin musical and political satire Call Me Madam is playing at The Coliseum, London, England, UK, during a run of 485 performances. Main cast members are Billie Worth (Sally Adams), Anton Walbrook (Cosmo), Jeff Warren (Ken Gibson) and Shani Wallis (Princess Maria). Songs include The Hostess with the Mostes', It's a Lovely Day Today, The Ocarina, They Like Ike and You're Just in Love.
The musical revue New Faces Of 1952, is presented at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 365 performances. The revue is perhaps best remembered because it features Eartha Kitt making her Broadway debut with the spectacular song, Monotonous, based on real events in her life.
The musical comedy Wish You Were Here, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 598 performances.
The musical Love From Judy is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
The revue An Evening With Beatrice Lillie is presented at The Booth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 276 performances. As well as its actress-singer star, the show features piano duettists Eddie And Rack.
Danny Kaye is headlining at The Palace Theater, New York City, USA, during a lengthy run of shows.
The Russ Morgan Orchestra is playing during six weeks at Cocoanut Grove, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, with The Blackburn Twins.
The Betty McGuire group is playing during six weeks at The Prince George, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Frankie Laine is playing at The Chase Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The musical Hazel Flagg, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Hilliard, is playing at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 190 performances.
Johnnie Ray is reportedly being sued for $100,000 by his former publicist, Herman Prujansky, who claims to have been fired from his $200-a-week job without cause.
Jazz drummer Ralph Penland is born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. In an acclaimed career he will work withj Freddie Hubbard, Dianne Reeves, Nancy Wilson, Carmen Lundy, Etta James and k.d. lang to name but a few.
Actor turned Capitol Records recording artist Jackie Gleason is playing at La Vie En Rose, New York City, USA.
Singer and actress Gale Robbins is the musical guest on today's edition of The Red Skelton Show on NBCtv in the USA.
Judy Garland performs Lady In The Dark on The Lux Radio Theatre in the USA.
Sonny Boy Williamson II receives his royalty statements for the past year.
Grady Martin and The Slewfoot Five record Shenanigans and Bandera in Castle Studio at The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Duke Ellington and Patti Page with the Carl Hoff Orchestra perform In A Sentimental Mood, Mood Indigo, Sophisticated Lady and other songs in an NBC telecast from New York City, USA.
Singing cowboy Gene Autry is staying at The Seneca Hotel prior to an appearance the following day at The Sports Arena, Rochester, New York State, USA.
John Goodsall is born in Pennsylvania, USA. He will find success as a progressive rock and jazz fusion guitarist working with, among others, the bands Brand X, Atomic Rooster and The Fire Merchants.
Malcolm Winfield Travis is born in Niskayuna, New York State, USA. He will find acclaim as Malcolm Travis for his work as a drummer with for his work with Human Sexual Response, The Zulus, Sugar (with Bob Mould and David Barbe), No Man (with Roger Miller), and Kustomized (with Peter Prescott).
Ray Price records The Price For Loving You, That's What I Get For Loving You, Cold Shoulder and You Weren't Ashamed To Kiss Me Last Night in Castle Studio at The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session includes guitarists Grady Martin and Jack Shook with Don Helms on steel.
Homer And Jethro record Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyeballs and Unhappy Day at Thomas Production, 109 13th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The tracks are produced by Steve Sholes and feature Chet Atkins on guitar with Jerry Byrd on steel.
Helen Traubel, with Robert Armbruster And His Orchestra, star in the radio show Guest Star in the USA.
The musical comedy Wonderful Town, starring Rosalind Russell, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 559 performances.