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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.
Sam Cooke is offered a $100,000 guarantee by RCA Records to ensure his services for the label when he leaves his current company, Keen Records.
Be My Guest by Fats Domino enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
The Wayne Shorter Quintet records Blues A La Carte and Harry's Last Stand at Fine Sound Studios, New York City, USA, for the Vee Jay Records album Introducing Wayne Shorter.
The Kingston Trio plays in The Armory, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Louis Jordan begins a week of shows at The Showboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Willis Jackson Quartet records On the Sunny Side Of The Street, When I Fall In Love, September Song and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
The Danleers record If You Don't Care for Epic Records in the USA.
R'n'b/doo wop group The Lyrics release Oh Please Love Me/The Girl I Love on Wildcat Records in the USA.
El Paso by Marty Robbins enters the Billboard singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1.
The Kingston Trio releases a new single, Coo-Coo-U, in the USA on Capitol Records.
Be My Guest by Fats Domino enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
The Wayne Shorter Quintet records Blues A La Carte and Harry's Last Stand at Fine Sound Studios, New York City, USA, for the Vee Jay Records album Introducing Wayne Shorter.
The Lyrics release Oh Please Love Me/The Girl I Love on Wildcat Records in the USA.
Heavenly by Johnny Mathis reaches No1 in the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA.
Be My Guest by Fats Domino enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.