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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.
Shirley Bassey is playing during a summer season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Eddie Condon's All Stars are playing during a two-month engagement at Condon's, East 56th Street, New York City, USA.
Peggy Lee is playing during three weeks of shows at The Pigalle Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Liberace is playing at Harrah's Club, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
UK pop hitmaker Anthony Newley is playing in a one-man show, Stop The World I Want To Get Off, at Queen's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, which runs for 485 performances.
Lonnie Donegan, Miki And Griff, Suzie Miller, The Dallas Boys, Gil And Freddie Levedo, The Tiller Girls and Norman Vaughan are appearing in Putting On The Donegan at The Winter Gardens Pavilion, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Pat Boone plays during nine nights at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Jim Reeves And The Blue Boys play the first of two shows at Oteego County Fair, Oneonta, New York State, USA.
Fast becoming Liverpool's favourite band, The Beatles begin a residency at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Pete De Freitas, who will find success as drummer for Echo And The Bunnymen, is born in Port Of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies, Caribbean.
Cui Jian is born in Beijing, China, Asia. He will find success as a rock singer and songwriter, often described as the father of Chinese Rock.
Connie Francis plays at The Manor Hotel, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
The Miracles play at The Hurricane Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
The Pendletones, who will find fame after a name change to The Beach Boys, have the first of five days of rehearsals in Hawthorne, California, USA.
The Platters play at The Beachcomber, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
The Fleetwoods release the compilation album, Greatest Hits, in the USA
Brook Benton plays the twenty-second night in a month of gigs at Robert's Show Bar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bobby Rydell plays the twenty-third night in a four week season at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, as support to comedian George Burns.
Barbra Streisand plays the seventeenth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Defiance, Ohio, USA.
Gene McDaniels is playing at New Fack's nightclub, San Francisco, California, USA.
Aretha Franklin plays the thirteenth night in a three week season at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Gene Vincent plays at The Rink, Sunderland, England, UK, Europe.
The musical Milk And Honey, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, is playing at The Martin Beck Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 543 performances.
The stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Rudy Vallee, is playing at the 46th Street Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,417 performances.