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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.
Robbie Jaymes, keyboardist of UK 80s hitmakers Modern Romance, is born.
Champion Jack Dupree spends the first of two days recording tracks for his Storyville Records album Trouble Trouble, in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Muskrat by The Everly Brothers peaks at No18 in the UK pop singles chart during a five week run.
The Paul Smith Trio record Angel Eyes, It Might As Well Be Spring, I Love Paris, It's Only A Paper Moon and Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man for MGM Records in the USA.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles are on holiday in Paris, France, Europe.
A new movie, All In A Night's Work, starring Dean Martin, opens in theatres in West Germany, Europe.
The Funky Five record Moanin' and This Here for Artist Records in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The Limeliters play at Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jimmie Rodgers plays the fourth night in a week of shows at The Coronado Hotel, San Diego, California, USA.
The Pendletones [later to become The Beach Boys] record a second version of their song Surfin' at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA. @BeachBoys
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play a one-nighter at Pocatello High School, Pocatello, Idaho, USA.
Comedy sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show debuts on CBS tv in the USA. Van Dyke will achieve success in musicals such as Mary Poppins, and the cast also includes Morey Amsterdam, who wrote Dick Jurgens' 1947 country hit (Oh Why, Did I Ever Leave) Wyoming, plus Mary Tyler Moore, who will found the 1980s country label MTM Records.
Shane Fenton, is launched with a press reception at the Centre of Sound, Archer Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, England, UK, Europe. (Fenton will enjoy a second, even more successful, career under the name Alvin StardustA new UK pop idol,
The Duals perform Stick Shift on popular tv show American Bandstand in W-Fil Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bob Dylan continues in a two-week residency at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, supporting the Greenbriar Boys. Dylan's photograph is taken on this night, and a print will hang on the club's wall for many years.
Gerry and the Pacemakers plus The Swinging Blue Genes [later to become The Swinging Blue Jeans] play at The Cavern, Liverpool, UK.
Del Shannon, The Platters, Brook Benton, The Drifters, Phil Upchurch and others, plays in Houston, Texas, USA.The Biggest Show of Stars for 61, a package tour featuring
Guitarist Billy Grammer, with Owen Bradley as producer, records Face To Face, The Uncloudy Day, The Old Rugged Cross and other tracks at Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play the sixth night in a week of dates at Birdland, New York City, USA.
The Modern Jazz Quartet plays at The Town Hall, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
The Chantels, The Bobbettes, Gladys Knight And The Pips and Big Maybelle play the first of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
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 musical
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.