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Pee Wee King is playing during a week of shows at The Orpheum, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
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.
Lenny Herman And His Orchestra play during a six-week engagement at The Baker Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Ray Pearl And His Musical Gems are playing during four weeks at The Rice Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA.
The Three Peppers play at The Capitol Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA, during a four week engagement.
The Andrews Sisters are playing at Amato's Theater Cafe, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The Johnny Hodges Sextette is playing at The Tiffany Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sugar Chile Robinson, Hal 'Cornbread' Singer, Lowell Fulson (with Ray Charles on piano), Lil Green, The 3 Buddies and others play during a one-week season at The Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Crosby with guitarist Barney Kessel and The Louis Basil Band is playing during a week of shows at The Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ray Anthony And His Orchestra are playing at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Chris Powell And His Blue Flames are playing during a week at The Showboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Earl Bostic Orchestra is playing during a one-week stint at The Hi Hat, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Mindy Carson is playing during two weeks at The Mocambo, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Thomas James Wheeler is born in Bremerton, Washington, USA. He will find success as blues guitarist T.J. Wheeler.
Jukka Jorma Tolonen is born in Helsinki, Finland, Europe. He will find success as guitarist Jukka Tolonen with the progressive rock band Tasavallan Presidentti, but will also gain respect for his performances in jazz and blues.
The Los Angeles Daily News reports that thirty-two local radio disc jockeys are playing the recently-released single Big Boy by The Lighthouse All Stars on Skylark Records.
Married duo Boots Faye and Idaho Call record Cryin' My Heart Out, I'm Losing Your Love, That's My Heart Talkin' and Shiftin' Sands in Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, USA.
Native American Crow indians Pete Whiteman, Milton Yellow Mule and Mrs. Milton Yellow Mule record Owl Dance in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
The Bing Crosby Show, sponsored by Chesterfield cigarettes, is broadcast in the USA by the CBS network. Artists appearing are Bing Crosby, John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra, Helen O'Connell, The Bell Sisters and Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires. The first tune performed on this edition of the show is The Blacksmith Blues.
Jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams records Caravan, Yes We Have No Bananas and Lonely Moments for Circle Records in New York City, USA.
Charles Jeremy Jankel is born in Stanmore, Middlesex, England, UK. He will find success as Chaz Jankel, best known as the keyboard player and guitarist with Ian Dury and The Blockheads.
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.