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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.
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.
Illinois Jacquet is playing at The Earle Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing during a three-week stay at Elitch Gardens, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Singer and popular songwriter Hank Fort is playing at The Jefferson Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Jane Froman is playing at Chez Paree, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Guy Mitchell is playing during a week-long engagement at The Skyway Lounge, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Tony Bennett plays during a two-week engagement at The Vogue Room, Hotel Holland, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Judy Garland plays during a month at The Curran Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical comedy Three Wishes For Jamie is presented at The Plymouth Theatre, New York City, USA.
The marriage of Hank Williams and Audrey Sheppard ends in divorce.
Peggy Lee is heard performing I Got Rhythm, Johnny One Note, Solitaire, Watermelon Weather and Be Anything (But Be Mine) on the CBS Radio show Club 88 Starring Peggy Lee in the USA. For these performances, she is backed by Sonny Burke And His Orchestra, and her guests are The Red Norvo Trio with guitarist Tal Farlow.
Paul Pendarvis And His Orchestra are playing at the newly-re-opened Dinner Room of The Golden Hotel, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Chet Baker makes his debut with the Charlie Parker Quartet at The Tiffany Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Austin Powell Quintet is playing during a week-long engagement at Grace's Little Club, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
The Ames Brothers are playing during a week-long engegement at The Latin Casino, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Local 493 (The Negro Musicians' Union) holds its second annual Orchestra Cavalcade, this time at the Trianon Ballroom, 218 Wall Street, Seattle, Washington, USA, with The Bumps Blackwell orchestra, The Vernon Brown Band, The Joa Gauff Band, The Bob Marshall Sextet, Billy Tolle's Combo-Clashers, Len Brook, The Jabo Ward Combo, Merceedees Walton, The Four Question Marks, The cecil Young Quartet and Al Hickey's Jive Bombers.
Trombonist, keyboardist, and vocalist Wayne Wallace is born in San Francisco, California, USA. In his career he will work with his own Latin Jazz Quartet, Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra, The Pete Escovedo Orchestra and The See America Horns - to name a few.
Hilton Ruiz is born in New York City, USA. He will find success as a Nuyorican jazz pianist in the Afro-Cuban jazz mold, and as a talented bebop player.
Mabel Mercer records Let Me Love You, By Myself, Some Fine Day, From This Moment On and Would You Believe It for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
Spade Cooley records Carmen's Boogie and One Sweet Letter From You for Decca Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Skip Martin And His Orchestra record There's Danger In Your Eyes Cherie and Rose Room for MGM Records at Radio Recorders Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Judy Garland is heard performing Over The Rainbow and At Last on the Bing Crosby Show on CBS Radio in the 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.