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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.
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.
Dean Martin is playing during three weeks at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
A new medical tv drama series, Ben Casey, begins on ABC-tv in the USA. The show will prove so popular that country singer-songwriter John D. Loudermilk will record and release a single, Callin' Dr. Casey, inspired by the show's leading character.
The Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away opens at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 167 performances.
Judy Garland plays at Clowes Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
I Love How You Love Me by The Paris Sisters, produced by Phil Spector, enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No5.
Louis Armstrong performs Royal Garden Blues, Blueberry Hill, Muskrat Ramble and other tracks during a live taping of The Ed Sullivan tv Show at The Sportpalast, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Joan Baez releases a new album, Volume Two, and a new single, Banks Of The Ohio, in the USA on Vanguard Records.
Sarah Vaughan plays at Freddie's, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Nancy Sinatra and Woody Allen are guests on the tv game show Password in the USA.
Rockabilly duo The Key Brothers release a new single, Hey Little Girl/Rockin' Voices, on Cimarron Records in the USA.
Andy Williams acts as emcee of the United Fund Show at The Civic Auditorium, Pittsburgh, pennsylvania, USA, with Andy Griffith as the star of the show.
Les Chats Sauvages avec Dick Rivers release a new LP, Les Chats Sauvages, on Pathe Records in France, Europe.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play the fifth night in a week of dates at Birdland, New York City, USA.
James Brown plays the last night of a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by Ben E. King, The Spinners and Lee Dorsey.
Runaround Sue by Dion enters the Billboard singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles are on holiday in Paris, France, Europe.
Daily tv pop show American Bandstand is shortened from 90 minutes to 50 minutes, with the remaining time given over to a news program, American Newsstand, aimed at teenagers. Duane Eddy stars in this edition, performing My Blue Heaven
Musical comedy The Gay Life premieres at The Fisher Theater, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Jimmie Rodgers (aka Jimmy Rodgers) plays the third night in a week of shows at The Coronado Hotel, San Diego, California, USA.
Adam Faith plays at The Granada Cinema, Dartford, England, UK, Europe.
Stefano Ordini is born in Grosseto, Toscana, Italy, Europe. He will find success as a jazz/pop pianist and recording artist.
Joy Lynn White is born in Turrell, Arkansas, USA. She will find some success as an alternative country/honky tonk singer and recording artist.
The Paul Desmond - Jim Hall Quartet records I've Got You Under My Skin, Desmond Blue, Body And Soul and other tracks for RCA Victor Records in New York City, USA.
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.