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The logo of the Victor Recording Company [later to become RCA Victor Records], showing the dog Nipper looking into the horn of a gramophone, is registered as a trademark, and will become associated with the His Master's Voice label.
Pinchas Goldfein is born in Sosnowitz, Poland, Europe. He will find success in Germany as dance band leader and recording artist Paul Godwin.
Dick Willebrandts, respected European jazz pianist, orchestra leader and recording artist, is born in Rotterdam, Holland, Europe.
The Original Dixieland Jazz band begins a residency at Reisenweber's Restaurant, 58th Street, New York City, USA. Variety magazine will report that their music is "quite conducive to making the dancers on the floor loosen up and go to the limit in their stepping."
According to his birth certificate, jazz drummer Max Roach is born on this date in the Township of Newland Pasquotank County, North Carolina, USA. However, Roach's family insists his birth was actually on the 8th.
Carmichael's Collegians record Walkin' The Dog, Smile, March of The Hoodlums and Shimme-sha-wobble in Richmond, Indiana, USA. The band is led by legendary songwriter Hoagy Carmichael.
The musical revue Wake Up And Dream, with songs by Cole Porter, is presented at the Selwyn Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 136 performances.
Bing Crosby performs She Loves Me Not on Lux Radio Theater, in the USA. The show also features Joan Blondell, Nan Gray, Sterling Holloway and William Frawley.
Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra record You Run Your Mouth, I'll Run My Business and Cain And Abel for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Gene Krupa And His Orchestra are playing at The Astor Roof, New York City, USA.
Anselmo Sacasas And His Royal Havana Orchestra are playing at The Colony Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with The Four Senators.
Billboard magazine's Top 10 Singles in the USA for the week beginning on this date are as follows :

1. I'll Never Smile Again - Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra and The Pied Pipers

2. Blueberry Hill - Glenn Miller and Ray Eberle

3. I'm Nobody's Baby - Judy Garland

4. Maybe - The Ink Spots

5. Only Forever - Bing Crosby

6. Sierra Sue - Bing Crosby

7. When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano - The Ink Spots

8. Trade Winds - Bing Crosby

9. Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar) - Will Bradley And Ray McKinley

10. The Nearness Of You - Glenn Miller And Ray Eberle

Red Norvo And His Orchestra record Twelfth Street Rag, Take The Red Car and I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Esquire Five record Lady Be Good, Boppin' At Esquire, Ida Bop and What Is This Thing Called Love? at Ronnie Scott Studio, London, UK.
Billie Holiday plays at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
Kitty Kallen opens at The St. Regis Maisonette, New York City, USA, for a four-week engagement.
Judy Garland begins seven nights of shows at The Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman with 4 Hits And A Miss and Matty Matlock's All Stars record In The Cool Cool Cool Of The Evening for Decca Records in Los Angeles, California, USA. The song is recorded for the soundtrack of the film Here Comes The Groom.
Stan Kenton records the avant-garde composition City Of Glass by Bob Graettinger for Capitol Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Three Suns play during a season in The Raleigh Room of The Warwick Hotel, New York City, USA.
Singer Jeri Southern opens for two weeks at El Rancho Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Jazz piano great Art Tatum records You Took Advantage Of Me for Verve Records in the USA.
The Everly Brothers release a new single, Like Strangers, on Cadence Records in the USA.
The albums Still More! Sing Along and Christmas Sing Along by Mitch Miller are both awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Comedy singing duo The Smothers Brothers play at The Crystal Palace, Gaslight Square, St Louis, Missouri, USA. Also on the bill is teenage singer Barbra Streisand.
Miff Mole, reckoned to have been the most advanced trombonist in the jazz field during the 1920s, dies aged 63, after years of ill-health, in New York City, USA.
Henri Salvador begins a cabaret season at The Savoy, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Horace Silver Quintet is playing at The Sutherland Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Vocal group The Ellison Singers record He's Holding Me, Open Up Your Heart, Can You Hide?, This Is The Day, In The Upper Room and Who Is This Man for Sharp Records in the USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single I Remember You by Frank Ifield.
The New Stan Getz Quartet plays during a month of dates at The Caf
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in The Municipal Auditorium, Lubbock, Texas, USA.
Count Basie records Your Cheatin' Heart, Call Me Irresponsible, Oh Soul Mio and Shangri-la, for Reprise Records in Los Angeles, California, USA. The tracks will appear on his album Pop Goes The Basie.
The Village Stompers, billed as "folk-Dixie" group, play at London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Judy Garland celebrates her 45th birthday by having dinner with Tom Green in the Pump Room of the Ambassador East Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jørn Øien, jazz pianist, keyboard player and recording artist, is born in Narvik, Norway, Europe.
Lou Rawls is the guest artist on tonight's edition of The Lulu Show on BBC-tv in the UK.
Barbara McNair opens for three weeks at The Royal Box of The Americana Hotel, New York City, USA.
O.C. Smith appears on UK radio series, The Joe Loss Pop Show.
Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA.
Courtney Pine plays the second of three nights at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK.
Radiohead play at Madison Square Garden Garden, New York City.
Alice Cooper plays at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jamie Cullum plays at Audley End, Saffron Walden, England, UK.
Steely Dan play at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Dave Koz and friends play at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The NYJO [National Youth Jazz Orchestra] sells out the first of three nights at Ronnie Scott's, London, UK.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis plays at Harrogate International Festival, Harrogate, UK.
Touring in support of her sixth album, Damned Devotion, Joan As Police Woman plays at The Town Hall, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.