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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.
Jimmy Jones plays the third night in a week of gigs at the The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
For the second time this month, Elvis Presley goes to see Holiday On Ice, at Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Liberace appears in his Music Box show at The London Palladium, London, UK.
Popular entertainer Max Bygraves is headlining the revue Meet Me On The Corner, at The Empire, Liverpool, UK.
Dinah Washington plays the third night in a week of shows at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Adam Clayton, bass guitarist of U2 is born in Chinner, Oxfordshire, UK.
Chuck Berry's trial, on charges of transporting 14-year-old native American girl, Janice Escalanti, from El Paso, Texas, to St. Louis, Missouri, USA, for immoral purposes, begins. He will be sentenced to five years in prison and fined $5000 by United States District Judge George H Moore. (outlaw)
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.