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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.
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.
Ralph Marterie And His Orchestra are playing at The Hotel Statler, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Peggy Lee records (Sorry, Baby) You Let My Love Get Cold, Summer Vacation and Who's Gonna Pay The Check? for Decca Records in the USA.
Robin Peter Kendall Bachman is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He will find success as Robbie Bachman, drummer of the bands Brave Belt and Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
René Tinner is born in St. Gallen, Switzerland, Europe. He will find success as a recording engineer and producer, with over 200 studio records and numerous live-performances to his credit. He will be best-known for his work with Can, George Harrison, Garry Moore, Jim Capaldi and Lou Reed.
In a letter to author Ray M. Lawless, Pete Seeger states that he is "not a folksinger in the musicological or anthropological sense of the term". Seeger also denies that he is "authentic", arguing that the term is "so debated as to be almost meaningless without elaborate definition". (Lawless is compiling a book entitled Folksingers And Folksongs in America)
Derek Pellicci is born in London, England, UK. After moving to Australia, Oceania, he will find success as a drummer and a founding member of The Little River Band.
Maggie, with music and lyrics by William Roy, opens at The National Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run for just five performances.
Jazz pianist Erling Aksdal is born in Molde, Romsdal, Norway, Europe. He will become known through his many collaborations with performers including Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Bob Mover, Herb Pomeroy, and Warne Marsh.
Lars Gullin records Brazil, Four And No One More, Sad Sally and You Blew Out The Flame for Metronome Records in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra record Pretend, The Last Round and The One Rose (That's Left In My Heart) at Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Californias, USA.
Carl Smith records This Orchid Means Goodbye, Do I Liked It? Trademark and Just You Wait 'Til I Get You Alone in Castle Studio At The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Bill Doggett Trio with vocalist Mildred Anderson records No More In Life for King Records in New York City, USA.
Denise Daye is born in Washington DC, USA. She will find acclaim as a member of the blues, jazz and pop duo Eddie And Denise Daye.
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.