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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.
UK pop hitmaker Anthony Newley is playing in a one-man show, Stop The World I Want To Get Off, at Queen's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, which runs for 485 performances.
Dean Martin is playing during three weeks at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
Jerry Butler, Bobby Lewis, Maxine Brown, The (Detroit) Spinners, The Blue Notes, The Wanderers and Tommy Hunt play during a week of shows at The Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jimmy Rodgers plays during a week of shows at The Moore Theater, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Porter Wagoner plays during a week of shows in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Carol Channing with The Bennetts and Ben Arden And His Orchestra are playing at The Empire Room of The Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles are on holiday in Paris, France, Europe.
Ooh La La - "an all-new musical comedy on ice" is playing at The Boulevard Room Theatre Restaurant in The Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
While in New York City, USA, on a business trip, Matt Monro and his manager Don Black are staying at The Savoy Hilton Hotel.
While in New York City, USA, on a business trip, Shirley Bassey is staying at The Hotel Plaza.
Dakota Staton is playing during a six-night stint at Jorgie's, Gaslight Square, St. Louis, Missouri, 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.
While in New York City, USA, on a business trip, Lonnie Donegan and his manager Cyril Berlin are staying at The Hotel Plaza.
Amr Abdel-Baset Diab is born in Port Said, Egypt, Africa. Under the name Amr Diab, he will become one of the most successful singers and recording stars in the Middle East.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play a benefit concert at The Piccadilly Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Hard-bop jazz trumpeter Joe Gordon releases the album Lookin' Good, on Contemporary Records in the USA.
Caterina Valente is the musical guest on tonight's edition of The Perry Como Show on tv on NBC in the USA.
Frankie Avalon plays during a ten-day run at The Three Rivers Inn, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
My Boomerang Won't Come Back by Charlie D rake enters the UK pop singles chart at No16, its highest position.
Roy Acuff is playing a gig at Olympia, Washington State, USA.
Jim Reeves plays in San Angelo, Texas, USA.
Sucu Sucu by Nina And Frederik enters the UK pop singles chart at No22. It will peak at No20 a week later.
Ernest Tubb plays a live show in Houston, Texas, USA.
Chico Marx, famed for his piano-playing cameos in the Marx Brothers movies, dies in Hollywood, California, USA, after a long battle with heart disease.
Kelly Emerson, banjo player for successful recording group Bleu Moon Bluegrass is born in Washington DC, USA.
Having recently completed a tour of Australia, The Everly Brothers, Bobby Vee and Ray Peterson return to the USA.
Crying by Roy Orbison enters the UK pop singles chart at No26, its highest position.
Flatt and Scruggs play a live concert in Marvel, Arkansas, USA.
Sonny James, with Chet Atkins as producer, records a new version of his 1956-7 hit Young Love at RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The players on the session are Grady Martin (guitar), Bob Moore (bass), Floyd Cramer (piano), Buddy Harman (drums) and The Anita Kerr Singers (vocal chorus).
Lonzo And Oscar play the last of three nights in Montgomery, Alabama, 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.