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Sylvia Fricker is born is born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada. She will find success as folk singer-songwriter Sylvia Tyson, initially as half of the popular folk duo Ian And Sylvia, and later in the groups Quartette and Great Speckled Bird.
The musical revue Sim Sala Bim, with words and music by Alvin H. Jansen, is playing at The Morosco Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 54 performances.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in The Panther Room at The Hotel Sherman, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The show is broadcast live on radio.
Ray Noble And His Orchestra, with The Merriel Abbott Dude Ranch Revue, plays at The Empire Room, Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ambrose And His Orchestra with vocalists Evelyn Dall, Anne Shelton, Max Bacon and Jack Cooper performs a 40-minute live early afternoon show on BBC Home Service Radio in London, England, UK.
Will Hudson And His Orchestra, with vocalist Kay Kenny, records The World Without You, On The Verges, Hiya Mr. Chips and Peekin' At The Deacon for Decca Records in the USA.
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra play for a dance in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
Kitty Carlisle is the headline act at Chez Paree, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with orchestral accompaniment by Emil Coleman.
Woody Guthrie, in New York City, USA, writes an eight-page letter to musicologist and record producer Alan Lomax detailing his thought processes in the writing of songs.
Bill Medley, one-half of The Righteous Brothers, is born in Santa Ana, California, USA.
Al Collins And His Band, with vocalists Anne Lenner and Fred Latham, perform a 50-minute late evening show on BBC Radio Home Service in London, England, UK.
Wilmoth Houdini And His Royal Calypso Orchestra record the LP Harlem Seen Through Calypso Eyes for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Judy Garland has her last day of filming for Little Nellie Kelly in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Paul Hamilton Williams, Jr. is born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. He will find success as singer-songwriter Paul Williams. He is perhaps best known for the popular songs he composed in the 1970s including Three Dog Night's An Old Fashioned Love Song, Helen Reddy's You and Me Against the World, David Bowie's Fill Your Heart, and The Carpenters' We've Only Just Begun and Rainy Days and Mondays.