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Sarah Churchill opens at The Offbeat Club, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
The stage musical My Darlin' Aida, a modern re-make of the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi, plays at Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 89 performances.
The Charlie Ventura Quartet records Blues For Two, Somebody Loves Me, Crazy Rhythm and All The Things You Are, for Norgran Records in New York City, USA.
Jazz star Dizzy Gillespie's trumpet is bent out of shape when someone sits on it. However, Gillespie likes the strange tone produced by the damaged instrument so he continues to use it for the rest of his life. The bent trumpet, in effect, becomes Gillespie's trade mark.
Eddie Heywood plays the first night of five weeks at The Embers Club, New York City, USA.
The stage musical My Darlin' Aida, a modern re-make of the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi, closes at Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of 89 performances.
Rosemary Clooney and Jimmy Boyd record Dennis The Menace for Columbia Records in Hollywood, California, USA.
Fats Domino begins two weeks of one-nighters with a show in Roanoke, Virginia, USA, supported by doo-wop r'n'b combo The Clovers.
The Ray Anthony Orchestra is playing at The Seville Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Louis Sclavis is born in Lyon, France, Europe. He will find success as a jazz musician and recording artist, playing clarinet, bass clarinet, and soprano saxophone.
Miquette Giraudy is born in Nice, France, Europe. She will find success as a keyboard player and vocalist, best known for her work in Gong and with her partner Steve Hillage.
Duke Ellington and Patti Page with the Carl Hoff Orchestra perform In A Sentimental Mood, Mood Indigo, Sophisticated Lady and other songs in an NBC telecast from New York City, USA.
Robin Peter Kendall Bachman is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He will find success as Robbie Bachman, drummer of the bands Brave Belt and Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
The musical comedy movie Skirts Ahoy!, starring Esther Williams, Joan Evans and Vivian Blaine, opens at cinemas in Finland, Europe.
Red Foley releases a new single, Hot Toddy, on Decca Records in the USA.
Johnnie Ray plays at The Latin Casino, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Tubby Hayes, Sammy Walker, Dizzy Reece, Herman Wilson, The Ross MacManus Quintet and others play at The Feldman Swing Club, 100 Oxford Street, London, UK.
Billy Gray, Patti Moore and Ben Lessy are playing at The Clover Club, Miami, Florida, USA.
Felo And Bruno, Alfredo Sadel and The Golden Sisters are playing at The Chateau Madrid club, New York City, USA.
The Albemarle Jazzband plays at The White Hart, Southall, London, UK.
Eartha Kitt, with Henri Rene's Orchestra, records April In Portugal for RCA Victor Records in the USA.
Vic Lewis And His Band play at The Winter Gardens, Eastbourne, UK.
Wayne Muir And His Glasshatters are playing at The Congress Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Muir is reportedly making use of a new instrument 'The Clavioline' in his live shows.
The Jimmy Walker Quintet plays at The Festival Hall, East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, England, UK, Europe.
Red Foley records Selfish Heart and Branded In Deep Water in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Rosemary Clooney is playing at The Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The comedy musical film Road To Bali, starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, is released to cinemas in France, Europe.
Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby perform Only Forever on The Bing Crosby Show in the USA.
Ray Charles records the Atlantic Records single, Don’t You Know, at WDSU Radio, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Dinah Shore flies from California to New York City, USA, to begin a holiday with her husband and daughter. During the family visit to the East Coast, however, she will perform at the 41st Annual US Chamber Of Commerce banquet, in Washington, DC.
Jerry Mamberg is born in Israel. He will find success as Jake Hooker, guitarist of 70s rock/pop band Arrows.
Peggy Lee records Black Coffee for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Joe 'Cannonball' Lewis releases a new single, You've Been Honky Tonkin' on Kentucky Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Johnny Ace and Big Mama Thornton play at the Sunset Terrace Ballroom, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Francisco Cavez And His Band and Dave Shand's Band begin a residency at The Copacabana, London, UK.
Betty Jack Davis of country music singing duo The Davis Sisters dies in a car crash. As the pair drive home from their first appearance on the WWVA Jamboree in Wheeling, West Virginia,USA, a soldier falls asleep at the wheel of his car and crashes head on into their automobile. The other member of the duo, Skeeter Davis, will go on to achieve success as a solo artist.
Musical comedy movie By The Light Of The Silvery Moon, starring Doris Day and Gordon MacRae, opens at cinemas in the UK, Europe.
Hank Williams releases a new single, Weary Blues From Waitin?, on MGM Records, in the USA.
The comedy musical film Road To Bali, starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, is released to cinemas in West Germany, Europe.
The musical comedy movie Call Me Madam, written by Irving Berlin and starring Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor and George Sanders, opens in Sweden, Europe.
Edith Piaf plays at The Versailles, New York City, USA.
Michael Rhodes is born in West Monroe, Louisiana, USA. He will become a respected session musician, playing bass on records by Trisha Yearwood, Lady Antebellum, Conway Twitty, Alabama, Brooks and Dunn, Toby Keith, Darius Rucker and George Strait, among others.
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet (featuring Chet Baker) record Love Me Or Leave Me during a club engagement at The Haig, Los Angeles, California, USA. It will appear on the album Timeless by Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker.
The Drifters, George Shearing and The Lucky Millinder Orchestra play the second night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Drifters, George Shearing and the Lucky Millinder Orchestra play the fourth night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Drifters, George Shearing and The Lucky Millinder Orchestra play the sixth night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in Australia, Oceania. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
T-Bone Walker records Vida Lee, Doin' Time and other tracks in Detroit, Michigan, USA, for Imperial Records.
Acclaimed session guitarist Alan Murphy is born in Islington, London, UK. He will work with, among others, Kate Bush, Go West, Level 42 and Mike And The Mechanics.
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