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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.
Bobby Darin begins a two week season at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, supporting comedian George Burns.
Jo Stafford records For You, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Columbia Records. It will be released on her album Jo And Jazz.
Roger Miller records You Don't Want My Love and Footprints In the Snow in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with Chet Atkins as producer. Players on the session include guitarists Hank Garland and Ben Shaefele, bassist Junior Huskey, drummer Buddy Harman, pianist Floyd Cramer and The Anita Kerr Singers.
The Clifford Jordan Quartet records Spellbound, Hot Water and other tracks for Riverside Records in New York City, USA.
The film Ocean's 11, starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, opens in the USA.
Terry Edwards, guitarist/saxophonist of 80s indie band The Higsons is born in Hornchurch, UK.
Jazz trombonist and recording artist Andy Martin is born in Provo, Utah, USA.
Brenda Lee plays in San Antonio, Texas, USA, supported by The Hollywood Argyles.
At his first RCA Records session in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, Roger Miller records You Don't Want My Love. The song will subsequently be re-named In The Summertime.
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.