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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.
Priscilla Beaulieu, the daughter of an American army officer, is introduced to Elvis Presley at a dinner engagement, while Elvis is doing military service in Germany. She will go on to become Mrs Presley.
Dee Clark, The Drifters and The Isley Brothers play the fourth night in a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
The Shirelles release a new single, Dedicated To The One I Love, in the USA.
US teen idol Fabian begins filming for his first movie, Hound Dog Man, in Hollywood, California, USA.
Country star Buck Owens releases a new single, Under Your Spell Again, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Film Encores by Mantovani reaches No1 in the Billboard albums chart in the USA.
Country music star Eddy Arnold records Jesse James for RCA Records in the USA.
A Big Hunk O' Love by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1 during a ten-week run.
Brent Mason, one of the most recorded guitarists in history, is born in in Van Wert, Ohio, USA. Discovered by Chet Atkins, Mason can be heard on tracks by George Strait, Alan Jackson, Shania Twain, David Gates, Zac Brown Band, Scotty McCreary, and Blake Shelton.
The Swan Silvertones play the fourth night in a week of shows at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Lonely Boy by Paul Anka reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA, for the first of four weeks.
Kid Ory records Tishomingo Blues, I Got Rhythm, Ain't Misbehavin' and other tracks for Verve Records at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, USA.
Kid Ory records Tishomingo Blues, I Got Rhythm, Ain't Misbehavin' and other tracks for Verve Records at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, USA.
Country music star Eddy Arnold records Jesse James for RCA Records in the USA.
Teen idol Fabian begins filming for his first movie, Hound Dog Man, in Hollywood, California, USA.