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The musical comedy A Runaway Girl is playing at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 40 performances.
Musical comedy The Show Girl plays at Wallack's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 64 performances.
The Royal Italian Band conducted by Giuseppe Creatore plays at The Odeon Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The musical show The Cohan Revue of 1916, with music by George M. Cohan, is presented at The Astor Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 165 performances.
Hard bop trumpeter Joe Gordon is born in Boston, Massachusetts.
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra play in Great Lakes Naval Station, Waukegan, Illinois, USA.
The musical comedy Annie Get Your Gun, by Irving Berlin, is presented during a run of 1,147 performances at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Frankie Laine and Jo Stafford record In The Cool Cool Cool Of The Evening and That's Good! That's Bad!, at Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Pee Wee King is playing during a week of shows at The Orpheum, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
The "Hilarious American-Yiddish Revue" Bagels And Yox, with its original New York Cast, is playing at The Blackstone Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bo Diddley records Diddley Daddy and She's Fine She's Mine for Checker Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Originally released as the b-side of Diddley Daddy, She's Fine She's Mine, will inspire several other songs, notably You Don't Love Me by Willie Cobbs in 1960, Shimmy Shimmy Walk by The Megatons in 1962 and You Don't Love Me (No No No) by Dawn Penn in 1967.
Chuck Berry (backed by The Nashville Teens) plays at The Gaumont, Bradford, Yorkshire, UK., supported by Carl Perkins (also backed by The Nashville Teens) and The Animals, Kingsize Taylor and The Dominoes, and The Swinging Blue Jeans.
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The Platters play the tenth night of a two week engagement at Fack's II Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
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.
Singer and pianist Norman Wallace is playing at 12 West Maple, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Hello Mary Lou by Ricky Nelson reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart. Hello Mary Lou is written by Gene Pitney.
Connie Francis is playing at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
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.
Ray Conniff, His Orchestra And Chorus record medleys of Christmas songs including We Wish You A Merry Christmas and The Little Drummer Boy, in CBS Recording Studio, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jay And The Americans record This Is It, for United Artists Records at Bell Sound Studios, New York City, USA. The song is written by Brill Building composers Ellie Greenwich and T. Powers.
Virtuoso jazz conga player Montego Joe records The Fat Man, The Jinx and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Prestige Records.
Dave Van Ronk plays the second of three nights at Main Point, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bringing It All Back Home by Bob Dylan enters the UK pop albums chart where it will peak at No1, during a 29-week run.
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Ticket To Ride/Yes It Is by The Beatles is released as a single in Japan, Asia, on Toshiba-Odeon Records.
Donovan's debut single, Catch The Wind, enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
The musical Hallelujah Baby!, starring Leslie Uggams, is presented at The Martin Beck Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 293 performances.
The musical variety revue New Faces Of 1968 is presented during a run of 52 performances at The Booth Theatre, New York City, USA, featuring performers including Madeline Kahn, Robert Klein, Suzanne Astor and Gloria Bleezarde.
Lana Cantrell is playing during a three-week engagement at The Fairmont, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Love Affair play at The Top Rank, Watford, England, UK, Europe.
The Mr. Hip Soul Band plays in the Mistrale Club, Beckenham, England, UK, Europe.
Jimi Hendrix is in The Record Plant, New York City, USA, recording Power Of Soul.
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Jethro Tull and Ten Years After play at The Town Hall, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Hugh Masekela plays the third of six nights at The Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Chicago Transit Authority.
Spirit play the second of four nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Poco and Gypsy.
Tom Paxton plays at The University, Stoke, UK.
Marvin Gaye releases a new single, After The Dance, in the USA.
The Undertones play at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Moondogs.
The Brains play at The Memorial Hall Ballroom, University Of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA, supported by R.E.M.
On their Tusk tour, Fleetwood Mac play the second of two nights at Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois, USA.
During re-record sessions for the album Shot Of Love, Bob Dylan is in Clover Studios, Los Angeles, working on songs including Heart Of Mine, Minute By Minute and Watered-Down Love.
Keifer Thompson marries Shawna McIlwain in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The couple will go on to find success as country duo Thompson Square
On his Devils And Dust tour, Bruce Springsteen plays at The CSU Convocation Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Dave Matthews is awarded an honorary degree at Haverford College, Pennsylvania, USA, in recognition of his humanitarian and environmentalist works.
A memorial service for recently deceased popular Afghan singer Nasrat Parsa is held at Sayed Jamaladen Masjid, Orange County, USA, drawing thousands of grief-sticken fans.
Lindsay Lohan and Marilyn Manson are among the guests at the DeLeon Tequila Aniversary party in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mike And The Mechanics play at The Pavillion, Plymouth, England, UK, Europe. The group has recently added Andrew Roachford as a featured vocalist.
Nine Inch Nails play at Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
It is announced that Bruce Dickinson, vocalist of Iron Maiden, has received an all-clear confirming that his recent treatment for a small cancerous growth at the back of his tonue has been successful.
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On her Anti World Tour, Rihanna plays at The Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA.