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The Steven Sondheim musical Gypsy, starring Ethel Merman, is performed on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 702 performances.
The musical Irma La Douce is running at The Plymouth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It runs at The Plymouth for more than a year before transferring to The Alvin Theatre.
The albums Still More! Sing Along and Christmas Sing Along by Mitch Miller are both awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
The Coasters record Red Ridin' Hood at Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Lee Hazlewood as producer.
The album Merry Christmas by Johnny Mathis is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Gerry Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band plays at the Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
WABC Radio, reckoned by many to have been the best Top 40 radio station of the era, begins broadcasting a contemporary music format in New York City, USA.
Jazz pianist Barry Harris records Body And Soul, Dancing In The Dark and other tracks at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, USA. They will appear on the album Listen To Barry Harris.
Popular trumpeter Al Hirt records Three Little Words, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The track will appear on Hirt's album Music To Watch Girls By.
Jim And Jesse and The Virginia Boys record Gosh, I Miss You All The Time, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for Columbia Records.
Ray Peterson plays the seventh night of a six week run at The Dunes, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Bobby Darin plays the first night of two weeks at The Latin Casino, Merchantville, New Jersey, USA.
Connie Francis plays the seventh night of a four-week season at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.