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The musical Bet Your Life is running at The London Hippodrome, London, England, UK, starring Julie Wilson, Brian Reece, Arthur Askey, Sally Ann Howes. Songs in the show include I Love Being in Love, It’s the Female of the Species, Hook Line and Sinker, I Want a Great Big Hunk of Man, All on Account of a Guy.
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.
Guy Lombardo And His Orchestra are playing during a two-month stay at The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City, USA.
Ray Pearl And His Musical Gems are playing during a season at The Trianon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
Singer and popular songwriter Hank Fort is playing at The Jefferson Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Judy Garland plays during a month at The Curran Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
Sophie Tucker plays during a two-week engagement at The Empire Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Singer Jeri Southern is playing during two weeks at El Rancho Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Stan Kenton and Jazz Club USA appear on the tv show Saturday Night Dance Party in the USA.
The Frankie Masters Orchestra is playing for the Ice Show - Calendar Capers - in the Boulevard Room of The Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Hank Williams writes his classic song Your Cheatin' Heart.
Respected bandoneon player Julio Domingo Vivas, who also played guitar for Argentinian tango singer Carlos Gardel from 1931 to 1935, dies in Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
The Ed Sullivan tv show Toast Of The Town in the USA celebrates its fourth anniversary by presenting The Richard Rodgers Story, a musical extravaganza featuring songwriter Richard Rodgers and an all-star cast including Jane Froman.
Peggy Lee is heard as the musical guest on the Bing Crosby Show on radio in the USA. Lee and Crosby duet on The Moon Came Up With A Great Idea Last Night, Zing A Little Zong and Chesterfield Summer Vacation, but Lee performs solo on You Go To My Head.
Pee Wee King And His Golden West Cowboys appear in a cameo role in the movie Rough, Tough West which opens in theaters in the USA on this day.
George Shearing is playing at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Guys And Dolls is playing during its seventeenth week at The Shubert Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Al Conte Trio is playing at The Sheraton Lounge, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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Popular musical The Desert Song is playing at The Music Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Melvyn Gale is born in London, England, UK. He will find success as a cellist with The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO).
Dorothy Shay, Bobby Winters, The Merriel Abbott Dancers and Eddie O'Neal And His Orchestra are playing at The Empire Room, The Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The movie I Dream Of Jeannie, a musical based on the life of 19th-century songwriter Stephen Foster, opens in movie theaters across the USA.
Eartha Kitt records Monotonous, the song she sings in the musical revue New Faces of 1952, for Victor Records in New York City, USA.
Luke McDaniel records Whoa Boy!, This Crying Heart and No More for Trumpet Records at the Radio WFOR Studio, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA.
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.