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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.
Harry Belafonte plays during a week of shows at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
Petula Clark plays the second of two days at The Festival, Comblain-la-Tour, Belgium.
Ray Peterson plays the last of nine days at The Town and Country Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK. In due course they will change their name to The Swinging Blue Jeans.
Jacqui O'Sullivan of 80s UK all-girl trio Bananarama is born in London, UK.
Brenda Lee plays at The Tower Theater, Atlanta, Georgia, supported by The Hollywood Argyles.
Philadelphia-based instrumental rock trio The Virtues play at the Apache Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, still riding on the success of their 1959 Top 5 hit, Guitar Boogie Shuffle.
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers record Yama, Noise In The Attic and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
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.