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Pee Wee King is playing during a week of shows at The Orpheum, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
The musical Bet Your Life is running at The London Hippodrome, London, England, UK, starring Julie Wilson, Brian Reece, Arthur Askey, Sally Ann Howes. Songs in the show include I Love Being in Love, It’s the Female of the Species, Hook Line and Sinker, I Want a Great Big Hunk of Man, All on Account of a Guy.
The Irving Berlin musical and political satire Call Me Madam is playing at The Coliseum, London, England, UK, during a run of 485 performances. Main cast members are Billie Worth (Sally Adams), Anton Walbrook (Cosmo), Jeff Warren (Ken Gibson) and Shani Wallis (Princess Maria). Songs include The Hostess with the Mostes', It's a Lovely Day Today, The Ocarina, They Like Ike and You're Just in Love.
Guy Lombardo And His Orchestra are playing during a two-month stay at The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City, USA.
The popular musical Guys And Dolls is running at The Shubert Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Miles Davis, with a Symphony Sid All-Star Group, is playing during a one-week stint at The Hi Hat, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Ray Pearl And His Musical Gems are playing during a season at The Trianon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bobby Wayne is playing during a two-week season at The Towne Room, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, with The Carl Jannette Trio.
Frank Sinatra plays during a two week engagement at The Coconut Grove, Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The musical revue New Faces Of 1952, is presented at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 365 performances. The revue is perhaps best remembered because it features Eartha Kitt making her Broadway debut with the spectacular song, Monotonous, based on real events in her life.
Tonight's edition of USA tv series The Roy Rogers Show, starring singing cowboy Roy Rogers, is Haunted Mine Of Paradise Valley.
Paul Robeson stands on the back of a flat bed truck and sings songs of defiance and solidarity to 40,000 people on the US-Canadian border because the U.S. government (having confiscated his passport) has refused him permission to cross the border into Canada where he has been invited to perform in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Country All Stars (Chet Atkins [gt], Homer Haynes [gt], Jethro Burns [mandolin], Jerry Byrd [steel], Ernie Newton [bass]) with producer Stephen Sholes, record Styompin' At The Savoy, Tennessee Rag, Do Something and My Little Girl at Brown Radio Productions, 240 1/2 4th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Eddie Cantor sings Ain't She Sweet, My Best Girl, Did You Ever See A Dream Walking?, S'Wonderful and Singing In The Rain on The Colgate Comedy Hour on NBC-tv in the USA.
George Harvey Strait is born in Poteet, Texas, USA. He will find success as country music star George Strait, often billed as The King Of Country.
Actress, singer-songwriter and voice-dubber Anna Melato is born in Italy, Europe.
Judy Garland and her manager/boyfriend, Sid Luft, attend Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles, California, USA, where Judge Louis Burke issues an order for Miss Garland's arrest. She has been asked to testify as a witness in a suit brought by Luft's former wife, actress Lynn Bari.
The Moondog Maytime Ball, a two-day event promoted by deejay Alan Freed, ends at Cleveland Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The show features six pop and r'n'b bands.
The Amber Sisters record I'd Like To Show You Around, When I Want Lovin' Baby I Want You, Lonesome Road Blues and New River Train at Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue, North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Judy Garland comes to the end of a four-week concert engagement at The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Johnnie and Jack (Johnny Wright and Jack Anglin) record Heart Trouble, Two-Timin' Blues and I've Gone And Done It Again at Brown Radio Productions, 240 1/2 4th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
In the Chicago Tribune, Larry Wolters bewails the lack of quality music on television, declaring, "There is a crying need for music on television - and we don't mean Johnnie Ray." Mr. Wolters goes on to state that he would prefer to see more orchestral music, opera and dance orchestras on tv.
Folk singer and songwriter Anne Dodson is born in New Hampshire, USA.
The musical guests on tonight's edition of tv show Ed Sullivan's Toast Of The Town, in the USA, are popular singer Dorothy Dandridge, folk singer Moishe Oiyshe and singer-guitarist Elton Hayes.
The musical comedy Wish You Were Here, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 598 performances.
The musical Love From Judy is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
The revue An Evening With Beatrice Lillie is presented at The Booth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 276 performances. As well as its actress-singer star, the show features piano duettists Eddie And Rack.