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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.
Frank Sinatra is playing to full houses during a two-week stand at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Julius LaRosa is playing during two weeks at The Racquet Club, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Columbia recording artist Jill Corey is playing during two weeks at Beverly Hills, Southgate, Kentucky, USA.
Imperial Records artist Peggy King is playing during a three-week engagement at Mister Kelly's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jonah Jones is playing at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
In New York City, USA, Bob Dylan gives his friends The Gleasons a handwritten and dated copy of his newest composition, Song To Woody, which has been inspired by folk singer and songwriter Woody Guthrie.
Lenny Welch, having suffered an attack of stage fright in front of the cameras the night before, returns to WLW-tv in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, to deliver a faultless performance.
Quincy Jones and his orchestra play at L'Alhambra, Paris, France, Europe.
The Johnny 'Hammond' Smith Quintet records Autumn Leaves, Almost Like Being In Love and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
John Lennon of The Beatles is knocked to the floor by girl fans at the Valentine Dance in Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. They swarm on stage when one of their number wins a competition whose prize is a kiss from Paul McCartney.
The hit single Calcutta by Lawrence Welk is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Gene Vincent plays at The Granada Theatre, Aylesbury, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz trumpeter Dusko Gojkovic records Belgrade Blues in Koln, Germany, Europe.
Cannonball Adderley is playing at The Birdhouse, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson play in Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
The Platters and manager Buck Ram sue Mercury Records, for its refusal to accept recordings without the recently departed Tony Williams as lead vocalist.
The Clifford Jordan - Sonny Red Quintet records You're Driving Me Crazy, Falling In Love Is Wonderful and other tracks for Jazzland Records in New York City, USA.
D'wayne Wiggins of Tony! Toni! Toné! is born in Oakland, California, USA.
Cass And The Cassanovas play at The Cassanova Club, London Road, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. Also on the bill are Mark Peters And The Cyclones, The Cassanova Big Three and The Beatles (playing their second show of the night).
Sam Cooke releases a new single, That's It - I Quit - I'm Movin' On - on RCA Records in the 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.
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.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.