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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.
Guy Lombardo And His Orchestra are playing during a two-month stay at The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City, USA.
The popular musical Guys And Dolls is running at The Shubert Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ray Pearl And His Musical Gems are playing during a season at The Trianon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Frank Sinatra plays during a two week engagement at The Coconut Grove, Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
Kaye Thompson and The Williams Brothers are playing during a week at The Latin Casino, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Illinois Jacquet is playing at The Earle Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Singer and popular songwriter Hank Fort is playing at The Jefferson Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing during a three-week stay at Elitch Gardens, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Jane Froman is playing at Chez Paree, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tony Bennett plays during a two-week engagement at The Vogue Room, Hotel Holland, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Guy Mitchell is playing during a week-long engagement at The Skyway Lounge, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Gerry Mulligan plays at The Haig, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Rolf Ericson's Orchestra records Easy To Love, Day By Day, The Cool Pool and Tickle Toe at Swedish Radio, Studio 2, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The Betty Driver Show is broadcast on BBC tv in the UK, with guests including Geoffrey Sumner, Tom Macaulay, Harry Jacobson, The Petersen Brothers, Elizabeth Maude and an orchestra directed by Eric Robinson. Although long-popular as a big band vocalist, Betty Driver will find her greatest fame as Betty Williams (aka Betty Turpin) in the long-running tv soap Coronation Street.
Having run for two months at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, the musical comedy Three Wishes For Jamie transfers to The Plymouth Theatre, New York City, USA.
Cyril Ornadel and his Orchestra, with William Davies, performs a thirty minute concert as part of the Music While You Work series on BBC Home Service Radio in the UK. Also heard in concert on the Home Service on this day are Frederic Cooper And His Tipica Orchestra.
Judy Garland plays during a month at The Curran Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
Acclaimed guitarist, singer, songwriter, pianist and harmonica player Hal Bruce is born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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.