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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.
Otis Williams And The Charms record Silver Star, Chief Um (Take It Easy), Rickety Rickshaw Man, and It's A Treat, for King Records ofCincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Jazz trumpet virtuoso Kenny Dorham records Stella By Starlight, When Sunny Gets Blue and other tracks for Xanadu Records in New York City, USA.
Bobby Darin plays the last night in a week of shows at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
US tv's Ed Sullivan Show features Frankie Avalon.
Bill Black's Combo reaches No1 on the Billboard R'n'B singles chart in the USA with the instrumental Smokie Part 2.
Ralf Dorper of Propaganda is born in Germany, Europe.
Ray Charles And His Orchestra play at Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Gene Vincent, supported by Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, plays at the Granada, Walthamstow, UK.
Ella Fitzgerald and The Limeliters appear on The Dinah Shore Chevy Show on television in the 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.