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Martha Raye, who will become a comic actress and singer in theatre, radio, movies and tv, is born in Butte, Montana, USA.
William Haines, Judith Allen and Ted Fio Rito And His Orchestra are appearing in the movie Young And Beautiful, at The Alamance Theatre, Burlington, North Carolina, USA.
Judy Garland is working on dance rehearsals for the MGM movie Little Nellie Kelly.
Glenn Miller And His Orchestra record their version of the Irving Berlin composition Let's Have Another Cup Of Coffee plus On The Old Assembly Line, in New York City, USA.
The Son Simms Four, with Muddy Waters on guitar and vocal, record Rosalie in Stovall, Mississippi, USA. Alan Lomax is producer, for Library Of Congress Recordings.
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra play at The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The current No1 song on the UK Sheet Music charts is The Third Man Theme [aka The Harry Lime Theme] by Anton Karas, taken from the film The Third Man.
The film Captain Carey, USA, starring Alan Ladd, is released to cinemas in the USA. The film's theme song, Mona Lisa, sung by Nat King Cole, will win the Academy Award for Best Song and will go on to become an enduring standard.
Baby, It's Cold Outside by Frank Loesser, from the film Neptune's Daughter, wins the Oscar for Best Song at the 22nd Academy Awards in the RKO Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker And Coleman Hawkins, The Hank Jones Trio and Lester Young And Bill Harris come to the end of eleven days of working on a Norman Granz-produced film project, Improvisation, at Gjon Mili Studio, New York City, USA.
MGM's movie remake of the Kern-Hammerstein musical play Show Boat, starring Howard Keel, Ava Gardner and Kathryn Grayson, is released to cinemas in Denmark, Europe.
The MGM musical comedy film Royal Wedding, starring Fred Astaire and Jane Powell, with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, is released to cinemas in Denmark, Europe.
Singing cowboy Roy Rogers records A Four-Legged Friend, There's A Cloud In My Valley Of Sunshine, Peace In The Valley and Precious Memories, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Spike Jones records Oh Happy Day, Lulu Had A Baby and Three Little Fishes at (probably) RCA Victor Studio, 1016 North Sycamore Street, Hollywood, California, USA.
The Chords, The Clovers, The Four Tunes, The Hollywood Flames and The Robins, later to find international fame as The Coasters, play at the Fifth Annual Blues Jubilee, hosted by Gene Norman at The Hollywood Shrine, Hollywood, California, USA.
The Eddie Duchin Story, a Hollywood movie about the life of jazz bandleader Eddie Duchin, is released to cinemas in France.
Movie musical The Girl Can't Help It, starring Jayne Mansfield, and with music by Little Richard, Fats Domino, Eddie Cochran, The Platters and others, goes on general release in Finland, Europe.
The Coasters begin one week at the Howard Theatre, Washington, D.C., USA., with The Hollywood Flames, Chicago and the Ernie Freeman Combo.
Tommy Steele shoots a wedding sequence for the film The Duke Wore Jeans, in British National Studios, Boreham Wood, Hertfordshire, UK.
Elvis Presley arrives home in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, having completed filming of his next movie, G.I. Blues.
Vic Ash plays at The Modern Jazz Club, Deer's Leap, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. (1960)N.B. Click here to visit SwindonMusicScene, for an in-depth look at this era of Swindon music.
Location filming for the next Elvis Presley film, Blue Hawaii, continues in Hawaii, USA.
Having completed filming of his next movie, Blue Hawaii, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, Elvis Presley flies home to Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Little Willie John, Ruth Brown, The Five Royales, The Chantels and The Stereos play the last night in a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The musical film West Side Story collects a staggering ten Oscars at the Academy Awards in The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA. The Best Song award, however, goes to Moon River, which Andy Williams performs live at the event. Gene Pitney performs Town Without Pity, which is also among the nominations.
The cowboy movie Sergeants 3, produced by and starring Frank Sinatra, with Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., is released to cinemas in Sweden, Europe.
Elvis Presley begins filming studio scenes for his latest movie, It Happened At The World's Fair, at MGM Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio scenes for his next movie, It Happened At The World's Fair, in MGM Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra record Blind Bug and Stalking Monster, for the Reprise Records soundtrack to the film Night Creature, in Solna-Sundbyberg, Sweden, Europe.
Judy Garland is playing during a three-week engagement at the South Shore Room, Harrah's Resort, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with the shooting of location scenes for his latest movie, Roustabout, at locations in and around Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of studio scenes for his eighteenth film, Tickle Me, at Allied Artists studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beatles begin the first of two days filming "Buckingham Palace interiors" at Cliveden House, Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, UK, for the film Help!. In the evening, at Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, they record Dizzy Miss Lizzy and Bad Boy.
Phil Spector records a version of the protest song Home Of The Brave with Bonnie And The Teasures in Goldstar Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Judy Garland's management duo (Luft and Filberti) sell her contract as security in exchange for a loan of $18,750 to a pair of businessmen, Leon Greenspan and Howard Harper.
The Cream's two farewell concerts at The Royal Albert Hall, London, are filmed for BBC television by Tony Palmer. Support band for the night is Yes.
Cindy Birdsong of The Supremes is kidnapped from her Hollywood, California, USA, home by maintenance man Charles Meaker, but the singer manages to escape by leaping from his moving car on Long Beach Freeway, where she is rescued by passing police officers.
Johnny Cash finishes filming on his movie The Gospel Road. He sends a telegram to his personal assistant, Barbara John, which reads, "Jesus film finished today. First rate full-length movie. More than pleased. Release next April."
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, continues its second leg with two performances at the Expo Hall, Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, Alabama.
The Bollywood romantic musical drama film Aashiqui [Translation: Lover] opens in India, Asia.
Madonna's bustier is stolen from a display in Frederick's of Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. A US$1,000 reward is offered for its return.
Bob Dylan plays the second of three nights at the Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ozzy Osbourne is in Los Angeles, California, USA, making an intro film for his upcoming tour.
Jamie Cullum releases a new single, Everlasting Love, in the UK, from the soundtrack of the film Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in France and Switzerland. The movie features several Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
The movie Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera opens in Belgium, France and Switzerland, Europe.
The concert film Morrissey 25: Live at Hollywood opens in theatres in the UK, prior to its release to home video.
Queen Latifah is among those attending the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Lukas Graham play at The Troubadour, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA.
The Oasis documentary Supersonic is shown for one night only in selected cinemas throughout Canada.