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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Jerry Wald Orchestra with vocalist Chris Connor records You're The Cream In My Coffee, The Thrill Is Gone, Cherokkee, Pennies From Heaven, Raisins And Almonds and Terremoto for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Jimmy Swan And His Range Riders record Juke Joint Mama, Triflin' On Me, I Love You So Much and I Had A Dream for Trumpet Records at the studio of WFOR Radio in Hattiesburg, Mississipi, USA.
Jimmy Swan And His Range Riders record Juke Joint Mama, Triflin' On Me, I Love You So Much and I Had A Dream for Trumpet Records at the studio of WFOR Radio in Hattiesburg, Mississipi, USA.
Howlin' Wolf records Decoration Day and Alright at Memphis Recording And Sound Services, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley is fired from his job at Lowe's State Theater, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, for punching another staff member who had told the manager that Elvis was getting free candy from the girl at the concession stand.
Cliffie Stone and His Square Dance Band record Virginia Reel, American Patrol, Shot Gun Boogie and Moonwinks in Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Peggy Lee performs the song At Last on the Armed Forces Radio And Television Service Program No. 30 - Club 88 Starring Peggy Lee on the CBS network in the USA. The show also features jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams and Russ Case And His Orchestra. Other songs heard during this broadcast include From This Moment On, Forgive Me and I Got Rhythm.
Bassist and guitarist Theo Hurts, of the band Earth And Fire, is born in Huissen, Netherlands, Europe.
Jerry Knight, singer, bass player and founding member of Raydio, is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elias McDaniel, later to find fame as Bo Diddley,is fined $50.00 by Musicians Local 208 for accepting less than Union scale for a gig at the 708 Club (708 East 47th Street), Chicago, Illinois, USA. He fails to pay and is erased from the union roll.
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.