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Musical extravaganza, The Defender, is playing at The Herald Square Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of sixty performances. The show is best remembered for introducing the song In The Good Old Summer Time, which will become a popular standard.
Percival Mackey's Band records Slippery Fingers, The Magic Of The Moon, Day Dreams and When It's June Down There, for Columbia Records in London, UK.
The Irving Berlin musical and political satire Call Me Madam is playing at The Coliseum, London, England, UK, during a run of 485 performances. Main cast members are Billie Worth (Sally Adams), Anton Walbrook (Cosmo), Jeff Warren (Ken Gibson) and Shani Wallis (Princess Maria). Songs include The Hostess with the Mostes', It's a Lovely Day Today, The Ocarina, They Like Ike and You're Just in Love.
Dean Martin And Jerry Lewis are playing at Chez Paree, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Kitty Kallen. Dick Stabile And His Orchestra provide the accomanying music.
The "Glamourous musical comedy" Bloomer Girl, with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, is playing at The Music Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Roy Acuff appears on the cover of prestigious current affairs magazine Newsweek in the USA.
Jim Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, fires Hank Williams for having missed an appearance on the show two days earlier.
Chicago-born singer Joni James enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with Give Us This Day, which will peak at No30, during a run of two weeks.
Clyde McPhatter, Buddy Holly And The Crickets, Otis Rush and The Cadillacs play the third night of a one-week residency at The Royal Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Bobby Darin plays the second night of a two week season at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, supporting comedian George Burns.
Philadelphia-based instrumental rock trio The Virtues play at The Apache Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, USA, still riding on the success of their 1959 Top 5 hit, Guitar Boogie Shuffle.
Dougie And The Dolphins release their debut single, Tell Tale Kisses, on Shad Records in the USA.
Manny Garcia and Vitin Santiago play in the Calypso And Limbo Revue at The Boom Boom Room, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Red Nichols And His Five Pennies are playing at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
Twist And Shout by The Isley Brothers peaks at No17 on Billboard magazine's pop singles chart in the USA.
Roger Miller records Love Is Not For Me, Do-Wacka-Do, Reincarnation and Hard-Headed Me in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Hamish Seelochan of UK 80's vocal group The Pasadenas is born.
Nat King Cole and his wife Maria attend the Cocoanut Grove night club, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Herman's Hermits play the last of three nights at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
The Righteous Brothers are playing during a month-long engagement at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Pretty Things play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, supported by The 1st Lites.
The musical Fiddler On The Roof, starring Zero Mostel, is performed at The Majestic Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run continuously (but at three different theatres) until 1972 notching up 3,242 performances.
The musical Hallelujah Baby!, starring Leslie Uggams, is presented at The Martin Beck Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 293 performances.
San Francisco band Moby Grape release Omaha as their first single in the UK on CBS records.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
The musical Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, is performed at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,847 performances.
Elvis Presley is filming scenes for his latest movie, Charro, near Apache Junction, Arizona, USA.
Wilko Johnson's Solid Senders play the second of two nights at The Marquee, London, UK, supported by The Young Ones. The support band will not last long, but one member, Paul 'Wix' Wickens, will go on to a lengthy career as MD in Paul McCartney's band.
The Cure play at the North Hotel, Bexley, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
The Joe Ely Band plays at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
On her Compositions tour, Anita Baker plays at The Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, California, USA.
The Cure play at The Garden Party, Crystal Palace Bowl, London, England, UK.
Rollins Band play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Sausage and Helmet.
U2 play at Calderon, Madrid, Spain, Europe, supported by Franz Ferdinand and The Kaiser Chiefs.
Hilary Duff plays at Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
Black Uhuru play at The Academy, Bristol, England, UK.
Mattafix come to the end of their residency at Yo Yo in the Notting Hill Arts Centre, London, England, UK. Talvin Singh turns up to guest with them.
The first day of Fairport Convention's annual Cropredy Festival held near Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, UK, features Jah Wobble and Country Joe McDonald.
Adam Lambert and Kris Allen perform at the 2009 American Idols Live concert in Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York State.
Mark Berry, better known as Bez, the 'exuberant' dancer with Happy Mondays, is found guilty of assault in court in Manchester, England, UK. His ex-girlfriend, Monica Ward, tells the court that following a row over money, Berry put his hands around her neck and squeezed, in front of their two-year-old son Leo.
Jani Lane, former frontman of glam metal band Warrant is found dead, aged 47, in a Comfort Inn motel room in Woodland Hills, California, USA. The cause of death is later determined as alcohol poisoning.
On The Wall Tour 2013, Roger Waters plays at Parken Stadion, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Bastille play at The Summer Sonic festival, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
During their AM Tour, Arctic Monkeys play the first of two nights at The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
The 1975, blink‐182, Belmondo, Fish!, Ivan And The Parazol, Leander Rising, One Sentence. Supervisor, Punčke, Pál Utcai Fiúk, Road, Tankcsapda and Óriás play on the first day of the seven-day long Sziget Festival, Óbudai-Sziget, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.
Hollis Brown play at The Blue Rooster, Sarasota, Florida, USA.
Kesha releases her third album, Rainbow, on Kemosabe/RCA Records.
Billy Joel plays at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Belgian band Hypochristmutreefuzz release their debut LP, Hypopotomonstrosesequipedaliophobia, which is a word meaning "the fear of long words".