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The Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
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.
The musical Kean, based on the life of 18th Century Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean, is playing at The Broadway Theater, New York City, USA, during a run of 92 performances.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Roy Acuff is undertaking a one-month tour of Spain, Europe, and Morocco, Africa, where he is performing for American troops, sponsored by the United Service Organizations.
Sarah Vaughan is playing during a three-week engagement at the My Fair Lady club in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Louis Jordan plays during a lengthy engagement at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Paul Anka is playing throughout Christmas and New Year at The Caribe Room, Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean.
The Willis Brothers are playing during a week of shows at The Showboat, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Cannonball Adderley is playing during a two-week engagement at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Horace Silver Quintet is playing during a two-week engagement at The Jazz Gallery, New York City, USA.
In a Merseybeat readers' poll, The Beatles are voted Top Liverpool Group.
Martin McAloon, bassist of Prefab Sprout, is born in Durham, England, UK.
Jimmy Witherspoon and Jimmy Rushing are guests on US tv show Jazz Casual in San Francisco, California, USA.
The Jimmy Heath Sextet records Gemini, Bruh? Slim and other tracks for Riverside Records in New York City, USA.
In a Merseybeat readers' poll, The Beatles are voted Top Liverpool Group.
Teddy Randazzo sets off on a tour of South America.
The trial of Ray Charles, on charges of heroin possession, begins in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, with the defence moving to have the charges dismissed. The case is bound over until the end of the month.
UK jazzband leader Kenny Ball appears live on BBC radio show Jazz Club, in London.
Petrus T. Ratajczyk is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Under the name Peter Steele, he will front the goth-metal band Type O Negative.
A new movie, All In A Night's Work, starring Dean Martin, opens in theatres in The Netherlands, Europe.
Paul Anka plays the last night of a Christmas season residency at the Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Twist-themed movie Twist Around The Clock is released to cinemas in West Germany, Europe. The movie stars Chubby Checker, Dion, The Marcels, Clay Cole and Vicki Spencer.
UK jazzband leader Kenny Ball appears live on BBC radio show Jazz Club, in London, UK.
Gene McDaniels records Point Of No Return. It will peak at No21 in the Billboard US Top 40 Singles Chart during a five-week stay.
Andy Williams records Moon River in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records.
Frankie Avalon plays the the third night of a week at the Latin Casino, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA.
Robin Guthrie, founder member of The Cocteau Twins, is born in Grangemouth, Scotland.
The Jimmy Heath Sextet records Gemini, Bruh' Slim and other tracks for Riverside Records in New York City, USA.
The Twist-themed movie Twist Around The Clock is released to cinemas in West Germany, Europe. The movie stars Chubby Checker, Dion, The Marcels, Clay Cole and Vicki Spencer.
Paul Anka plays the last night of a Christmas season residency at the Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico.