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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.
The musical Kean, based on the life of 18th Century Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean, is playing at The Broadway Theater, New York City, USA, during a run of 92 performances.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Louis Jordan plays during a lengthy engagement at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Cannonball Adderley is playing during a two-week engagement at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Horace Silver Quintet is playing during a two-week engagement at The Jazz Gallery, New York City, USA.
The Kingston Trio are playing during a lengthy engagement at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Danny Peppermint And His Jumping Jacks are in residence at The Thunderbird, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Del Wood is playing live at Great Falls, Montana, USA.
George Jones and Georgie Riddle are playing during six days at The Chestnut Inn, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
The Twist by Chubby Checker makes pop history when it returns to No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 Singles chart. It is the first single to reach No1 twice in two separate runs. (1962)
Cliff Richard's soundtrack album from his film The Young Ones knocks Elvis Presley's Blue Hawaii soundtrack off the UK No1 album slot.
I'm Blue by The Ikettes' makes its debut on the Billboard national singles chart in the USA.
Helen Shapiro plays at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, UK, supported by The Brook Brothers.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single The Young Ones by Cliff Richard and The Shadows.
Little Willie John, Ruth Brown, The Five Royales, The Chantels and The Stereos play the fifth night in a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The San Remo Coffeehouse, Schenectady, New York State, USA.
Holiday Singalong With Mitch by Mitch Miller And The Gang reaches No1 in the Billboard magazine chart of the best-selling albums in the USA.
The film soundtrack album The Young Ones by Cliff Richard and The Shadows reaches No1 in the UK albums chart.
Bob Dylan plays at The San Remo Coffeehouse, Schenectady, New York State, USA.
Brook Benton, The Coasters and Shep And The Limelites play the second night in a week of dates at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Beatles play at Hambleton Hall, Huyton, Liverpool, UK.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Stranger On the Shore by Acker Bilk, backed by The Leon Young String Chorale.
UK pop paper Disc runs a review of the single My Bonnie by Tony Sheridan and "the British instrumental group The Beatles".
Helen Shapiro plays at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, UK, supported by The Brook Brothers, The Four Jays, The Dale Sisters, Colin Day and The Red Price Band. Compere for the show is comedian Dave Allen.
The Karl Denver Trio makes a live appearance on UK tv show Thank Your Lucky Stars.
I'm Blue by The Ikettes' makes its debut on the Billboard national singles chart in the USA.
Acclaimed jazz trumpeter/filmscore composer Terence Blanchard is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
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Break It To Me Gently by Brenda Lee is the highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No65.
I'm Blue by The Ikettes debuts on the Billboard national singles charts in the USA.
Jazz trumpet star Dizzy Gillespie is held up at gunpoint in his hotel room in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and robbed of $2,700.
Slide Hampton plays in Birdland, New York City, USA. His set list for the show includes Straight No Chaser, Red Top and The Cloister.
UK pop paper Disc runs a review of the single My Bonnie by Tony Sheridan and "the British instrumental group The Beatles".
Bob Dylan plays at The San Remo Coffeehouse, Schenectady, New York State, USA.
Jazz trumpet star Dizzy Gillespie is robbed at gunpoint in his hotel room in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and relieved of $2,700.