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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.
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.
Louis Armstrong plays during a record-breaking three weeks of shows at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ray Pearl And His Musical Gems are playing during two weeks at The Claridge Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Tiny Bradshaw And His Orchestra play during a four-week engagement in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing during three months at The Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
Dinah Washington, The Ravens, Red Foxx and Slappy White play during a week at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
The Buddy Johnson Orchestra plays during a week at The Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Varetta Dillard plays during a week at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Orioles and Charles Brown are playing at Weeke's Cafe, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Ivory Joe Hunter is playing at The Glass Bar, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Amos Milburn is playing during a week at The Ebony Club, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Earl Bostic And His Orchestra (including John Coltrane) are playing at The Cobra Club, San Diego, California, USA.
Louis Jordan is playing during a two-week engagement at The Say When Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Nicolette Larson is born in Helena, Montana, USA. She will find success as a pop, rock and country singer.
Frankie Laine and Jo Stafford record Tonight We're Setting The Woods On Fire, Piece A-Puddin' and Christmas Roses at Radio Recorders Studio, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra record For This Is My Night To Love, What's I'm Gotchere, I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good Norgran and Nothin' Yet for Norgran Records in San Francisco, California, USA.
Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco, California, USA, begins a week-long celebration with Derle Knox's Orchestra and The Dorothy Dorben Dancers to celebrate the club's first year of business in North Beach.
Donal Fox is born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He will find success as a composer, pianist and improviser in the jazz and classical genres.
Chet McCracken is born in Seattle, Washington, USA. He will become a successful jazz drummer and bandleader, as well as working for many years with The Doobie Brothers.
Spike Jones And His Country Cousins record Hotter Than A Pistol, Under The Double Eagle, Hot Lips and Keystone Kapers (Bag Of Rags) at RCA Victor Studio, 1016 North Sycamore Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Charlie Parker, accompanied by Gene Carter's Orchestra plays the first of four nights at Tootie's Mayfair, Jackson County, Missouri, USA.
Phoebe Ann Laub is born in New York City, USA. She will find success as folk, blues, gospel and pop singer Phoebe Snow.
Inez Jones records Take A Back Seat Mister Jackson, They Say, I Want A Man To Gimme Some Luck and Proud Of You, at Radio Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, California, USA.
David Michael Hasselhoff is born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He will find success as actor, singer, producer and businessman David Hasselhoff, aka 'The Hoff'. His best-known tv roles came in Knight Rider and Baywatch.
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.