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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.
Count Basie and his Orchestra record Volare, Oh Lonesome Me and other tracks for Verve Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' by the Righteous Brothers enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No1.
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Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Hollies, Cliff Bennett And the Rebel Rousers, The Fourmost, Tommy Quickly, The Rustiks, The Remo Four and Danny Williams appear in the fourth of six nights of Gerry's Christmas Cracker at The Odeon, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Yeh Yeh by Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames reaches No1 in the UK singles chart, where it will remain for two weeks.
Richard Walter is born in London, UK. He will find fame in the USA as rapper Slick Rick .
Another Beatles Christmas Show continues at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK. The show also features Freddie And The Dreamers, Sounds Incorporated, Elkie Brooks and The Yardbirds.
The Kai Winding Band records Watermelon Man and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Verve Records.
UK tv show Top Of The Pops features live appearances by Them, Billy Fury, Twinkle and Cilla Black.
As The Animals prepare to go on stage at Harlem's Apollo Theatre in New York City, USA, to record a live album, The Animals At The Apollo, the US Immigration Department orders cancellation of the shows.
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Count Basie And His Orchestra record Volare, Oh Lonesome Me and other tracks for Verve Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan spends the second of three days recording the album Bringing It All Back Home, at Studio A, Columbia Record Studios, New York City, USA. One of the songs recorded is Subterranean Homesick Blues.
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Shotgun by Junior Walker And The All Stars is released in the USA.
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Chuck Berry, The Moody Blues, The Graham Bond Organisation and Long John Baldry play at The Capitol, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Popular singer and movie star Jeanette MacDonald dies, following open heart surgery in Houston, Texas, USA. She is perhaps best-remembered for her long partnership in several movies with Nelson Eddy.
The musical Charlie Girl is presented at The Adephi Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of over five years which includes 2,202 performances.