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T-Bone Walker [guitar and vocal] records I Got The Blues, Street Walking Woman, Cold Cold Feeling, Get These Blues Off Me, News For You Baby, I Got The Blues Again, Blues Is Woman and Through With Women for Blue Note Records in Los Angeles, California, USA. His band includes Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis and Maxwell Davis on tenor saxophones, Jim Wynn on tenor and baritone saxophone, Willard McDaniel on piano, Billy Hadnott on bass and Robert 'Snake' Sims on drums.
R'n'b group The Orioles record Shrimp Boats, Trust In Me, A Scandal, It's Over Because We're Through and It Ain't Gonna Be Like That, for Jubilee Records in New York City, USA.
The Art Pepper Quartet opens at The Surf Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The film-noir crime movie Inside The Walls Of Folsom Prison is released to cinemas in Finland, Europe. When Johnny Cash sees the movie, he will be inspired to write the song Folsom Prison Blues, one of his first hit singles.
Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars play at Kitsilano High School, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Singing cowboy Gene Autry makes a personal appearance at The Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Eddie Manion, saxman for Southside Johnny And The Asbury Dukes, is born in New Jersey, USA.
Burl Ives records Diesel Smoke Dangerous Curves and The Little Green Valley, for Decca Records in Castle Studio At The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The romantic MGM movie musical Two Weeks With Love, starring Jane Powell and Ricardo Montalban, is released in France, Europe.
Ike Carpenter And His Band are playing at The Congress Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
R'n'b saxophone star Earl Bostic records Velvet Sunset, Moonglow, Linger Awhile and Ain't Misbehavin', in the USA.
The Cy-Clowns are playing at Morey's, Rochester, Minnesota, ~USA.
The highest new entry in the Billboard Best-Selling Pop Albums Chart in the USA is the soundtrack to the movie musical South Pacific. The soundtrack to An American In Paris remains at No1.
The Mercer Brothers record What's He Got That I Ain't Got, Tell Me Who, It Ain't No Use and Me And My Bust ed Heart for Columbia Records at Jim Beck Studio, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Faron Young records Foolish Pride, I Knew You When and Saving My Tears For Tomorrow in Castle Studio At The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Ay-round The Corner by Jo Stafford reaches No1 in the Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK.
Hank Williams appears on the cover of Pathfinder magazine in the USA.
Hank Snow And His Rainbow Ranch Boys play at The Municipal Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, with Webb Pierce And His Soputhern Valley Boys
Billy May And His Orchestra are playing during a two-week engagement at The Meadowbrook, New Windsor, New York State, USA.
The Tanner Sisters play in Wolverhampton, England, UK.
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 France and Finland, Europe.
The Maddox Brothers And Rose play for an audience of 1,720 people at The Auditorium, Beaumont, Texas, USA.
The Maddox Brothers And Rose play for an audience of 4,000 people at The Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
The Maddox Brothers And Rose play for an audience of 3,000 people at Magnolia Gardens, Houston, Texas, USA.
Roy Brown is playing at The San Jacinto Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Edith Piaf marries Jacques Pills at the Mairie, 16th arrondissement, Paris, France.
Atlas Records artist Jimmy 'Chickie' Horne is playing at The Apollo Bar, New York City, USA.
Neal Burris records Poison Kisses, I Bet My Heart, Honey Baby Blues and That's The Time For Love, in Castle Studio at The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Sons Of The Pioneers perform Night Train To Memphis, Soldier's Joy and other songs, on their radio series The Lucky-U Ranch, in the USA.
Billy Eckstein and Buddy Rich play the fourth night of a week at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Donald Fagenson is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He will find success in the 80s as musician and producer Don Was, one-half of the duo Was [Not Was].
Les Paul And Mary Ford come to the end of their run at The Palladium, London, England, UK.
Cyril Stapleton And The BBC Show Band make their first live broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in the UK.
Peggy Lee performs Danny Boy, Oh Dear What Can The Matter Be, Once In A While, That Great Come And Get It Day and Little David Play On Your Horn, on her radio show, Club 88 Starring Peggy Lee on CBS radio in the USA.
The musical Buttrio Square opens at The New Century Theatre, New York City, USA, where it will run for just seven performances. The show had been facing financial problems, with backers pulling out even at the stage of tryoputs in Boston and Philadelphia.
The Billy May Orchestra is playing during three weeks at The Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Irish tenor Bill Dwyer is appearing at Club Alabam, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Violinist Gene Pringle And His Orchestra with 'songstress' Lilli Malloy is playing at The Lotus Room, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Russell Nype, The Peiro Brothers and Griff Williams And His Orchestra are appearing at The Marine Room, Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
You Belong To Me by Jo Stafford enters the UK popular singles chart, where it will peak at No1.
Lil Armstrong, Fats Edwards, Diana Miller, The Torben Ulrich Orchestra, The Ramblers, The Max Bruel Sextet, Niels Hartmann's Orchestra, Otto Holms Orchestra and Henry Blichman's Jazz Band play at KB Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Singing cowboy Gene Autry begins a run of twenty one-nights with a show in Wichita Falls, Texas, USA.
Bull Moose Jackson And His Orchestra are playing during a week of shows at Uncle Tom's Plantation, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Marty Robbins records I Couldn't Keep From Crying at Jim Beck Studio in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Eddie "Mr. Blues" Carson records Eyes To Eye and Sittin' By The Window for Hi-Lo Records in the USA.
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Sammy Barnhart records Wedding Bell Waltz, I Married For Spite, The Tables Turned and Get Off My Telephone for OKeh Records in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Popular singer Adeline Lanthenay dies aged 82 in Paris, France, Europe.
Erroll Garner opens at Storyville, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. This is his fourth appearance at the venue.
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