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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.
Patti Page is playing during a month of shows at The Pigalle, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz trumpeter Jonah Jones is playing at The Embers, New York City, USA, during a six-week engagement.
The Oranim Zabar Troupe plays during a four week run at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ray Charles is playing during an engagement at The Zebra Lounge, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Chubby Checker is headlining a week of shows at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by The Isley Brothers, The Drifters and The Unforgettables.
Bobby Darin plays during a season at The Three Rivers Club, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Folk star Bob Gibson and gospel quartet The Grandison Singers are playing at The Gate Of Horn, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Sam Butera And The Witnesses are playing at The Tradewinds, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Patti Leeds.
Dave Remington And His Dixie Six are playing at The Cafe Continental, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Don Reno, Red Smiley and The Tennessee Cut-Ups are doing a recording session at King Records Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Jay And The Americans record their debut single, Tonight [from the Leonard Bernstein musical West Side Story] for United Artists Records at Bell Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
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Gerry And The Pacemakers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd predicts, during a press conference in New York City, USA, that an emerging Brazilian dance rhythm The Bossa Nova could become the next craze to sweep the Western world. Byrd has recently returned from a tour of sixteen South American countries.
UK female singer Dee C.Lee, best known for her work with Wham! and The Style Council, is born in London, England, UK, Europe.
Pianist Eddie Higgins records Satin Doll, Falling In Love With Love and other tracks for Vee-Jay Records at Universal Recording, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Thomas Araya, bassist/vocalist of heavy metal band Slayer, is born in Valparaiso, Chile, South America.
Petula Clark performs in a private concert for U.S. President John F. Kennedy and French President Charles de Gaulle at The Palais de Chaillot, France, Europe.
Henri Salvador is playing during a cabaret season at The Savoy, London, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Victory Memorial Hall, Northwich, England, UK, Europe.
Paul Anka plays the sixth night of three weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Known as The Whispering Pianist, pioneer radio and recording artist Art Gillham dies of a heart attack as he gets out of bed at home in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Metallica release the video album Two Of One on Elektra Records in the USA.
Carl Dobkins Jr. performs Pretty Little Girl In The Yellow Dress on popular tv show American Bandstand at Wfil-tv studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Also on today's show is Mary Petti.
Duane Eddy plays the first night of a week at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
Barbra Streisand comes to the end of a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA. During this performance, Streisand meets Martin Erlichman, who will become her personal manager.
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.