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The American-Yiddish musical revue Bagels And Yox is playing at The Holiday Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 208 performances.
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.
Max Bygraves is appearing in the revue Wonderful Time at The Palladium, London, England, UK, with The Billy Cotton Band, The Bernard Brothers and Joy Nichols.
Irish tenor Bill Dwyer is appearing at Club Alabam, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Frankie Masters And His Orchestra are playing for the Ice Show - Calendar Capers - at The Boulevard Room of The Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Violinist Gene Pringle And His Orchestra with 'songstress' Lilli Malloy is playing at The Lotus Room, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Sophie Tucker plays during a week at Chez Paree, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Tucker's residency coincides with the 20th Anniversary of the club.
Muggsy Spanier is playing at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with The Johnny Allen Trio.
Frankie Laine and Jeri Southern are appearing at The Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ray Pearl And His Orchestra, featuring Lois Costello and Bill Barlowe, are playing at The Trianon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Joan Blondell and Robert Shackleton are starring in the "Happy Musical Show" A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, at The Shubert Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
"Piano humourist" Hots Michaels is appearing at The Sherman Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical comedy revue Hold Everything is presented at The Empire Room, Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA, featuring Joe Howard, Leo De Lyon, Nat Brandwynne And His Orchestra, Bambi Lynn, Rod Alexander, McCaffrey And Susanne, Betty Lorraine, Bob De Voye, The Abbott Dancers, Earl Barton, Patricia Manning, Tom Morgan, Larry Allen and The Trio Bassi.
Eddy Howard And His Orchestra are playing at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Carmen Cavallaro And His Quartet are playing during two weeks at The Night And Day Club, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America, with a wage packet of $4,000 per week.
Sonny Thompson And His Orchestra are playing during a string of dates in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Austin Powell and The James Boys Quartet are playing during two weeks of shows at The Ebony Club, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Joni James is playing at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Popular singer Pearl Bailey marries jazz drummer Louie Bellson in London, England, UK.
Anthony Edward Rayner is born in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand, Oceania. He will find success as keyboardist Eddie Rayner, with the band Split Enz, before going on to become a respected composer of film soundtracks.
Dolly Cooper, with The Dave McRae Orchestra, records Is It True, Believe In Me, Easy To Remember and There Are Such Things, for Savoy Records in New York City, USA.
The Lou Donaldson Quartet/Quintet/Sextet, with Horace Silver on piano, record Sweet Juice, Down Home, The Best Things In Life Are Free and If I Love Again, for Blue Note Records in WOR Studios, New York City, USA.
Singer Jo Stafford gives birth to a baby boy weighing six pounds and nine ounces in Santa Monica, California, USA.
The Sons Of The Pioneers record Empty Saddles, There's A Goldmine In The Sky and Old Pioneer, in RCA Victor Studio, 1016 North Sycamore, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Tommy Dean And His Gloom Raiders with vocalist Jewell Belle, record If You Ever Change, Scammon Boogie, How Can I Let You Go and I Lost My Man, in Universal Recording Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Papa George Lightfoot, His Harmonica and His Orchestra, record After Awhile, Blue Lights, Jumpin' With Jarvis, Fast Jump and P.L. Blues for Aladdin Records in Cosimo Matassa's J And M Recording Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Downbeat magazine features popular crossover vocalist Mario Lanza on its cover beneath the headline "Lanza - Is He Washed Up?"