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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.
Shirley Bassey is playing during a summer season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Popular singer Jo Ann Campbell is playing during four weeks of shows as support for comedian Red Skelton at The Sands Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Eddie Condon's All Stars are playing during a two-month engagement at Condon's, East 56th Street, New York City, USA.
Freddie Bell And The Bellboys are playing during a lengthy engagement at The Golden Hotel And Casino, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Paul Anka is playing during a week of shows at The Frolics Club, Salisbury, Massachusetts, USA.
Ella Fitzgerald is playing during a week of shows at The Carter Barron Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Pop idol Tommy Sands is appearing in Remains To Be Seen at The Tenthouse Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Charlie Rouse records material for the Epic Records album We Paid Our Dues, in New York City, USA. (This is, in fact, a shared LP with another saxman, Seldon Powell)
The Velaires release a cover of the Chuck Berry song Roll Over Beethoven, onJamie Records in the USA.
Time magazine reports that, having notched up 2,212 performances, My Fair Lady has become the longest running musical on Broadway, New York City, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin records That Old Devil Called Love, Detour Ahead and Travelin' Light in New York City, USA, for his Riverside Records album White Gardenia.
Bobby Rydell plays the fourth night in a four week season at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, as support to comedian George Burns.
A new single released today is listed as C aravan by Duane Eddy on Gregmark Records. The artist is, in fact, Al Casey, and the incident begins a breakdown in the relationship between Duane Eddy and his producer Lee Hazelwood, who owns Gregmark Records.
The Beatles play a lunchtime and an evening gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays the fifth of six nights at The Hippodrome, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Etta James records Waiting For Charlie [To Come Home], for Argo Records in New York City, USA. The song is written by Burt Bacharach and Bob Hilliard.
Johnnie Ray plays the nineteenth night in a four-week season at The Talk Of The Town, London, UK.
Country duo Reno And Smiley play at The Fire Carnival, Harney, Maryland, USA.
Brook Benton plays the third night in a month of gigs at Robert's Show Bar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Chubby Checker plays at the The Rainbow Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
The Brother Jack McDuff Quartet records Sanctified Waltz, I'll Be Seeing You and other tracks in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Clarence 'Frogman' Henry plays the first night of a week at The Beachcomber Bar, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Stan Getz and The Hershey Key Orchestra record I Remember When, Her and other tracks in Webster Hall, New York City, USA, for Verve Records.
The Shirelles play during a week of shows at The Hurricane Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the twelfth night of two weeks at The Town'n'Country, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
The Isley Brothers release a new single, Your Old Lady/Write To Me, on AtlanticRecords in the USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Johnny Mathis plays at the New Victoria, London, England, UK, Europe, at the start of of a British tour.
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.