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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.
Dave Remington And His Dixie Six are playing at The Cafe Continental, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Sam Butera And The Witnesses are playing at The Tradewinds, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Patti Leeds.
Folk star Bob Gibson and gospel quartet The Grandison Singers are playing at The Gate Of Horn, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Henri Salvador is playing during a cabaret season at The Savoy, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Dukes Of Dixieland are playing during a two-week engagement at The Empire Room, Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Ben Arden And His Orchestra.
Ike And Tina Turner, The Olympics and Big Maybelle are playing during a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Duane Eddy plays the fifth night of a week at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Having run for 1040 performances, the London production of West Side Story closes at Her Majesty's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Travelin' Man by Ricky Nelson reaches No1 in the Cashbox magazine chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA.
Gene Vincent plays at The Elizabethan, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Paul Anka plays the tenth night of three weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
The Maynard Ferguson Orchestra plays at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Nature Boy by Bobby Darin is the highest new entry in the Cashbox magazine chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA, entering at No70.
The Zenith Six Jazz Band plays at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Ray Price is the guest star on the New Dominion Barn Dance, in The WRVA Tehater, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Mark Robert Tiplady is born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK. He will find fame as Mark Shaw, vocalist for 80's hit-makers Then Jerico.
Kim Deal, bassist and vocalist with Pixies, is born in Dayton, Ohio, USA.
The Ron Carter Quintet records Where, Saucer Eyes and other tracks for Prestige Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
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.