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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.
Frank Sinatra is playing to full houses during a two-week stand at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Joanie Somers is playing during a ten-day engagement at Freddy's Cafe, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Connie Francis plays during a nine-day engagement at The Holiday House, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Julius LaRosa is playing during two weeks at The Racquet Club, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Columbia recording artist Jill Corey is playing during two weeks at Beverly Hills, Southgate, Kentucky, USA.
Jill Bryson of Scottish 80s girl duo Strawberry Switchblade, is born on the South side of Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The highest new entry in this week's Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA is Think Twice by Brook Benton entering at No68.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Sailor by Petula Clark.
The Beatles play at Lathom Hall, Seaforth, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, and also at at The Cassanova Club, Liverpool.
KSHE Radio in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, debuts as a female-oriented music station. All of the station's announcers are female.
The Swinging Blue Genes, later to re-name themselves as The Swinging Blue Jeans, play in an all-night session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Pitney and The Shirelles are today's guests on the tv show Saturday Prom in the USA.
During a major European tour, Ella Fitzgerald plays at The Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Milord by Edith Piaf reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
Jimmie Rodgers plays at The Erie Social Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Elvis Presley is in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, re-shooting the ending of Wild In The Country, because pre-release screening audiences did not like the original ending in which Hope Lange committed suicide.
Calcutta by Lawrence Welk And His Orchestra reaches No1 in the Cashbox magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA.
Actress/singer Marilyn Monroe, having recently suffered a severe breakdown, is transferred from Payne-Whitney Hospital in New York City, USA, to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
The Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
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.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.