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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.
While in New York City, USA, on a business trip, Shirley Bassey is staying at The Hotel Plaza.
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.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles are on holiday in Paris, France, Europe.
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.
Dakota Staton is playing during a six-night stint at Jorgie's, Gaslight Square, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
While in New York City, USA, on a business trip, Lonnie Donegan and his manager Cyril Berlin are staying at The Hotel Plaza.
Frankie Avalon plays during a ten-day run at The Three Rivers Inn, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Gary U.S. Bonds is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, promoting a United States Savings Bond drive.
The highest new entry in the Lever Hit Parade singles chart in New Zealand, Oceania, is You Don't Know What You've Got by Ral Donner, entering at No7. You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro remains at No1 for the fourth consecutive week.
Miles Davis is playing during a ten-day engagement at The Renaissance Room, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Mould, singer-songwriter-guitarist of Husker Du, is born in Malone, New York State, USA.
Michael by The Highwaymen is the new No1 single in the UK.
Ray Price plays a live show in Abilene, Texas, USA.
Minnie Pearl plays a show in Greenwood, Mississippi, USA.
Stonewall Jackson is playing in Greenwood, Mississippi, USA.
Jimmy Clanton plays during seven nights at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
Faron Young plays live in Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
Flatt and Scruggs play a live concert in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Country-gospel group The Masters Family record the album Gospel Sing for Decca Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Marguerite Monnot, who composed several hits for Edith Piaf, dies aged 58 from an attack of untreated appendicitis in Paris, France, Europe. Monnot composed such Piaf hits as Milord and Hymn To Love, as well as the successful musical comedy Irma La Douce.
The Leo Parker Sextet records Rollin' With Leo, Bad Girl and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.
The stage musical Do-Re-Mi, starring Max Bygraves, with music by Jule Styne, opens its first British run at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, England, Europe, where it will notch up 169 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.