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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.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the fifth of six nights at The Gaumont, Sheffield, UK.
While serving with the US Army in Germany, Elvis Presley holds a party to celebrate his recent promotion to sergeant.
Harry James And His Orchestra are playing during a week of shows at The Brass Rail, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Guitarist/keyboardist Russ Freeman of crossover jazz band The Rippingtons is born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Jazz trumpeter Kenny Dorham records the album Jazz Contemporary for Time Records in New York City, USA.
The Biggest Show Of Stars 1960 Winter Edition package tour plays at the Memorial Auditorium, North Carolina, USA. Acts on the bill include Freddy Cannon, Clyde McPhatter, The Clovers, Bobby Rydell, Johnny And The Hurricanes, The Isley Brothers, The Crests, Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Sammy Turner and Linda Laurie.
Opera singer Lily Pons is the musical guest on tv's Tennesse Ernie Ford Show in the USA.
Slide Hampton records Sister Salvation and Hi Fly at Bell Sound Studios, New York City, USA, for Atlantic Records.
The Kingston Trio play live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Deejay/promoter Alan Freed's week-long revue has its last day at the Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York, USA, featuring Bo Diddley, Big Maybelle, Jo Ann Campbell, Bobby Day, The Cadillacs, and The Wheels.
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.