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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.
Ray Anthony And His Orchestra are playing at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Earl Bostic Orchestra is playing during a one-week stint at The Hi Hat, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Chris Powell And His Blue Flames are playing during a week at The Showboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Mindy Carson is playing during two weeks at The Mocambo, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Danny Thomas and Georgia Gibbs play during a week of shows at The Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Frank 'The Dude' Conway plays at The Cascade Club, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The Johnny Long Orchestra begins a series of week-end college dates in the USA.
Mario Lanza records Play Gypsies, Dance Gypsies, Maria Mari, When You're In Love and La Gioconda : Cielo E Mar at Radio Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, Califoirnia, USA.
Reto Borer is born in Switzerland, Europe. He will find success as gospel group leader and singer Bo Katzman.
The Kansas Fields Quartet (saxophonist Ike Quebec, pianist Mal Waldron, bassist Alfred Matthews and drummer Kansas Fields) record Whispering Winds and Kiss Of Fire for Hi-Lo Records in New York City, USA. At the same session they record Forgive This Fool and Don't Tell Me , with vocalist Frank Price, plus Rippin' And Runnin' and Look What'cha Done with Emmitt Davis on vocals.
The Gene Krupa Jazz Trio records Drum Boogie, My Blue Heaven, Stompin' On The Ginza (aka Ten Ritchie Drive), Tokyo Express, Badger's Party, Moon Over The Ruined Castle and How High The Moon in Japan, Asia.
Rosemary Clooney records On The First Warm Day, Botch-a-Me (Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina) and Too Old to Cut the Mustard (duet with Marlene Dietrich) for Columbia Records in the USA. Musicians on the session are with harpsichordist Stan Freeman, bassist Frank Carroll, drummer Terry Snyder and guitarists Mundell Lowe and Sal Salvador.
Jiles P. Richardson, a staff-member at KTRM Radio in Beaumont, Texas, USA, marries Adrianne 'Teetsie' Fryou. When Richardson finds success as rock'n'roller The Big Bopper, their marriage will be kept a secret from fans.
Jim Scholten, bassist of The Sawyer Brown Band, is born in Bay City, Michigan, USA.
Nat King Cole is playing during a week at The Earle Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Sarah Vaughan and The Jackie Davis Trio are playing during a two week engagement at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Nellie Lutcher opens for a series of shows at The Storyville Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Gospel group The Caravans record Think Of His Goodness To You and Tell The Angels for States Records in Chicago, Illinois, 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.
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.