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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 current No1 song in the UK, based on sheet music sales, is The Loveliest Night Of The Year, by Mario Lanza.
Folk singer and concertina player Tim Laycock is born in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Mel Blanc records Tweet, Tweet, Tweety, with music by Billy May, for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Acclaimed jazz guitarist Uwe Kropinski is born in Berlin, Germany, Europe.
The musical Pal Joey, written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, is playing at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 540 performances.
Pete Thompson is born in Bournemouth, UK. He will find success working as a rock drummer with Silverhead, Robin Trower, Robert Plant, Pete Haycock, Eric Bibb, Ken Hensley, and David Byron.
The Bing Crosby Chesterfield Show on the CBS radio network in the USA features Crosby with guests Patti Page and The Mills Brothers, plus John Scott Trotter And His Orchestra and Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires.
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.