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Annisteen Allen And Her Hometown Boys record Hard To Get Along, Home Town Blues, Lies Lies Lies and Too Long for Federal Records in New York City, USA.
Dizzy Gillespie records Groovin' High, I Can't Get Started, A Night In Tunisia, Oop-pop-a-da and Jumpin' With Symphony Sid during a radio broadcast live from Birdland, New York City, USA.
The George Shearing Quintet opens at Birdland, New York City, USA for two weeks.
Charlie Parker plays the third night of a week at The Town Casino, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
The Five Keys record Hucklebuck With Jimmy, Too Late, With A Broken Heart, Happy Am I, Your Teardrops and Just Like Two Drops Of Water, for Aladdin Records at WOR Studios, New York City, USA.
Gay's The Word, a musical comedy composed by Ivor Novello and Alan Melville, is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, UK, during a run of 504 performances. The show features songs including Vitality, It's Bound To Be Right On The Night, Sweet Thames, On Such A Night As This, Bees Are Buzzin' and Finder Please Return.
Sonny Boy Williamson II [Alex 'Rice' Miller] records Eyesight To The Blind and Crazy About You Baby for Trumpet Records in Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
Multi-instrumentalist and composer John Neff is born in Birmingham, Michigan, USA.
Ruby Wright records Waltz Of The Wind, You Don't Know What You're Getting and Rummy Dumb Bunny, in King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Jazz clarinettist Buddy DeFranco And His Orchestra record King Philip Stomp, Rumpus Room, I'm Stepping Out With A Memory and Polka Dots And Moonbeams, for MGM Records in New York City, USA.
The musical Guys And Dolls is presented at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1200 performances.
The musical Guys And Dolls is presented at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1200 performances.
Jazz group 3 Bees And A Queen (including pianist Joe Castro) leave on a United Air flight from San Francisco, California, USA, heading for Honolulu, Hawaii, where they are to perform at The Fireman's Carnival in Honolulu Civic Auditorium.
Charlie Parker And His Swing Symphony play the first of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. The bill also features The Orioles, Nipsey Russell, The Edward Sisters, Crackshot and The Maxellos.
The musical Guys And Dolls is presented at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1200 performances.
Count Basie Septet plays the sixth of seven nights at The Hi-Hat, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The musical Guys And Dolls is presented at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1200 performances.
Janis Eddy Fink is born in The Bronx, New York City, USA. She will find fame as singer-songwriter Janis Ian.
Louis Armstrong is heard performing Gone Fishin' and A Song Was Born, on The Bing Crosby Chesterfield Cigarettes radio Show in the USA.
The Count Basie Orchestra plays at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA, with George Kirby (mimic), Bill Bailey (tap dancer), Irene Williams (vocalist) and The Norma Miller Dancers.
Bing Crosby is heard singing I Whistle A Happy Tune, Tell Me, Maria Bonita, Shenanfdoah and Too Late Now on The Bing Crosby Chesterfield Cigarettes Radio Show in the USA. The show also features The Rhythmaires and John Scott Trotter And His Orchestra.
The musical comedy Happy Go Lovely, starring Vera Ellen, David Niven and Cesar Romero, opens at cinemas in the UK.
Top Latin bandleader Xavier Cugat opens for another season on the Starlight Roof of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA.
How High The Moon by Les Paul and Mary Ford is currently the No1 song on the Billboard magazine popular singles chart in the USA.
The Trinidad All Steel Percussion Orchestra plays in The Globe Cinema, Port Of Spain, Trinidad, Caribbean.
Popular pianist Semprini records Too Young for HMV Records in London, UK.
The Count Basie Orchestra plays during a two-week engagement at The Flamingo, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Frosty Durland And His New Combo play at The Cascade Club, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Train Kept A-Rollin' is recorded by The Tiny Bradshaw Band. The song will later migrate to the rock'n'roll community and will be covered by numerous bands including The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith.
Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson plays the fourth night of a week at Lindsey's Sky Bar, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Singing duo The Bell Sisters sing Marry Xmas in an audition for The Peter Potter Show on tv in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Judy Garland plays during a week-long engagement at Loew's Capitol Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Mario Lanza records With A Song In My Heart and Mattinata at Radio recorders Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The tracks will be used on his radio series The Mario Lanza Show.
Big Bill Broonzy (as Chicago Bill) records Keep Your Hands Off Her, Stump Blues, Five Feet Seven and Plough Hand Blues for Melodisc, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Musician, vocalist and producer Manfred Praeker is born in Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Singer, songwriter and recording artist Caroline Peyton is born in Brookhaven, Mississippi, USA.
The Frank Sinatra Show, broadcast live on CBS-tv from New York City, USA, includes guests Perry Como, Frankie Laine and Patti Andrews and The Andrews Sisters.
The Patterson Singers record Throw Out The Lifetime, I'm Glad he's All I Need, God Will Provide, Look To Jesus and Jesus Light Of The World for Savoy Records in New York City, USA.
Lyricist and songwriter Robert Bache Smith dies aged 76 in New York City, USA.
John Brim Jr is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The son of blues guitarist John brim and drummer Grace Brim, he will become a respected blues player in his own right.
Popular vocalist Savannah Churchill plays the second of two nights at the Circle Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, with Pat Collins and Buddy De Franco and his MGM Orchestra.
Charlie Parker plays the second of fourteen nights at Lindsay's Sky Bar, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Louis Jordan And His Orchestra record All Of Me and There Goes My Heart for Decca Records, in New York City, USA.
Doctor Ross And His Jump And Jive Boys record Country Clown and Doctor Ross Boogie, Little Soldier Boy, Shake A My Hand and That's Alright, for Chess Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The session is produced by Sam Philips.
Stan Kenton records the track A Horn for his album This Modern World at Capitol Recording Studios, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at White City Park, Harrisburg, Illinois, USA.
The Weavers play the second of two sell-out nights at Town Hall, New York City, USA.
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