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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.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing at The Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA, during a seven week stand.
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.
Billie Holiday, backed by The Wardell Gray Quartet, is playing at The Tiffany Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Four Keys are playing at The Capitol Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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Swing harpist Olivette Miller is playing during two weeks of shows at The Blackhawk, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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Joe Daniels And His All Star Dixieland Band play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, UK, Europe.
Coffee Blues by Lightnin' Hopkins enters the Billboard magazine Most Played On Jukeboxes Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No6.
It is reported that vocalist Marilyn King (youngest of The King Sisters) has left The Billy May Orchestra and is being replaced by saxophonist/singer Willie Smith.
Judy Garland sings Over The Rainbow on the Bing Crosby Show on CBS Radio in the USA.
Del Wood records Margie, The Eyes Of Texas Are Upon You, Listen To The Mockingbird and Washington And Lee Swing at Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Gene Krupa plays the second of three nights at The Silhouette, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Blue Tango by Leroy Anderson rises from No5 to No3 in the Billboard Honor Roll Of Hits Top Ten in the USA.
The Clovers, The James Moody Combo and pianist Eddie Heywood's Band are playing during a week at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Amos Milburn is playing at Pep's Musical Lounge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The highest new entry in the Billboard Best-Selling Pop Singles chart in the USA is A Guy Is A Guy by Doris Day on Columbia Records.
The Bell Sisters with Jack Pleis And His Orchestra record Rutza-Rutza and Boo-Hoo for RCA Victor Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.