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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.
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.
During a three-year-long residency, calypsonian Lord Caresser (aka The Caresser) is playing nightly in the downstairs bar of Rockhead's club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Ivory Joe Hunter records Where Shall I Go?, I Must Be Talkin' To Myself, I Thought I Had Loved Until I Met You and Laugh, for Classic Records in New York City, USA.
Lynton Guest, keyboard player with 60's hitmakers The Love Affair, is born in Leicester, Leicestershire, UK.
Jazz bassist Dennis Irwin is born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
The Biggest Show Of 51, starring Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan and Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, plays in The Memorial Hall, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Peter Malick is born in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA. He will find success as a blues guitarist and record producer, spending much of his working life in Chicago.
Louis Jordan And His Orchestra record Come And Get It, Stop Makin' Music, Slow Down and Work Baby Work in New York City, USA.
Louis Armstrong with Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra records Indian Love Call for Decca Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bill Cook With The Marshalls records A Soldier's Prayer and Just Because, for Savoy Records in New York City, USA.
An item in The Hollywood Reporter's Rambling Reporter column states that composer Harry Warren will be lyricist Johnny Mercer's song-writing partner on the upcoming movie musical Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. He will not. That job will go to Gene de Paul.
Lucy Ann Polk, with Les Brown And His Band Of Renown, records Let It Be and I'll Never Let You Cry for Coral Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.