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The musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with music by Jule Styne, and starring Carol Channing, is presented at The Ziegfeld Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 740 performances.
Dick Shurman is born in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA. He will find success as a record producer working mainly in the blues field, with guitarists including Albert Collins and Johnny Winter.
Judy Garland begins rehearsals for the film Royal Wedding in which she co-stars with Fred Astaire. Garland will be fired before the film is completed.
The Tito Burns Septet records Lullaby In Rhythm and Sloppy Joe for Decca Records in London, UK.
Tex Beneke And His Orchestra play the ninth night of four weeks at The Cafe Rouge in The Hotel Statler, New York City, USA.
Dick Shurman is born in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA. He will find success as a record producer working mainly in the blues field, with artists including Albert Collins and Johnny Winter.
Griff Williams And His Orchestra play the third of 28 nights at The Trianon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Charytin Goyco is born in Santo Dimingo in the Dominican Republic. She will find success as singer, TV presenter and actress Charytin.
Daithi Sproule is born in Derry, Northern Ireland. He will find success as a guitarist and singer of traditional Irish music, best-known as a member of the folk supergroup Altan.
Frankie Laine and Patti Page play the seventh night in a three-week season at The Paramount Theater, New York City, USA.
Rosemary Clooney overdubs her vocal to the song Crying Myself To Sleep for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
The Charlie Parker Quintet plays at Cafe Society [Downtown], Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Louis Jordan And His Orchestra play the fifth night of a week at The Paramount Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Saxophonist Carl-Henrik Norin records Marcheta for His Master's Voice Records in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Daithi Sproule is born in Derry, Northern Ireland. He will find success as a guitarist and singer of traditional Irish music, best-known as a member of the folk supergroup Altan.
Jazz pianist Larry Green plays the ninth night of a ten-day engagement at Bill Green's Casino, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jimmy Palmer And His Orchestra play the third night of four weeks at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.