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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.
Tony Bennett is starring in Guys And Dolls at Herb Rogers' Chicago Music Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Liberace is playing at The Frolics Club, Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts, USA.
Shirley Bassey is playing during a summer season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Actor and pop star James Darren is appearing in a summer stock production of Under The Yum Yum Tree at The Gateway Playhouse, Bellport, Long Island, New York State, USA.
Leon McAuliff And The Cimarron Boys are playing during six days of gigs at The Chestnut Inn, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Popular singer Jo Ann Campbell is playing during four weeks of shows as support for comedian Red Skelton at The Sands Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Eddie Condon's All Stars are playing during a two-month engagement at Condon's, East 56th Street, New York City, USA.
Freddie Bell And The Bellboys are playing during a lengthy engagement at The Golden Hotel And Casino, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Conway Twitty is playing during a week-long engagement at Manor Hotel, Widwood, New Jersey, USA.
Brook Benton is playing at The Hurricane Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
According to her passport, Ella Fitzgerald returned to the USA at New York City on this date.
Jamie Cook, guitarist with Arctic Monkeys, is born in Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
A Trad Jazz festival in Birmingham, England, UK, Europe, attracts 15,000 fans.
Travelin' Man by Ricky Nelson reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
The Fish by Bobby Rydell is the highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA, entering at No74. The song is one of numerous dance craze styled songs of the era.
Ray Charles, The Coasters and Betty Carter play the second night of a week of shows at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA. On the same day, Ray is arrested in a Southside apartment following a drugs tip-off to police. No drugs are found but he is charged for 'loitering with known narcotics addicts'.
The Temperance Seven play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Graham Jones, guitarist with 80s hitmakers Haircut 100, is born in Sydenham, England, UK, Europe.
Connie Francis plays the nineteenth night of three weeks at The Sahara Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the sixth night of two weeks at The Town'n'Country, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Hats Off To Larry by Del Shannon reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Heart And Soul by Jan And Dean reaches No1 on the singles chart at KFWB, the top radio station in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode is born in Basildon, Essex, England, UK, Europe.
Johnnie Ray plays the thirteenth night in a four-week season at The Talk Of The Town, London, UK.
Fats Domino plays the second of two nights in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Joe Brown And The Jollies play at The Corn Exchange, Peterborough, England, UK, Europe.
Folk trio The Salty Dogs [featuring banjo virtuoso Paul Champion] play the fourth of five nights in The Carrera Room at The Gifford Arms Hotel, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play the fifth of six nights at Abart's, Washington DC, USA.
Tony by Anthony Newley on Decca Records enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No5, during a twelve-week run.
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.