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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.
Blues pianist/vocalist Sunnyland Slim records Brownskin Woman, Baby How Long and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. King Curtis plays sax on the session.
Nat Adderley, with Cannonball Adderley on alto sax, records Chordnation, The Folks Who Live on the Hill and You Leave Me Breathless in New York City, USA, for Riverside Records.
The movie All The Fine Young Cannibals is released to cinemas in the USA, Starring Susan Kohner and george Hamilton, it also features jazz vocalist Pearl Bailey in a prominent role.
Stanley Holloway, with The Rita Williams Singers, records Petticoat Lane and Sing A Song Of London, in London, UK, for Columbia Records.
Blues pianist/vocalist Sunnyland Slim records Brownskin Woman, Baby How Long and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. [King Curtis plays sax on the session].
Connie Francis plays the tenth night of four weeks at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Blues pianist/vocalist Sunnyland Slim records Brownskin Woman, Baby How Long and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. King Curtis plays sax on the session.
Michel 'Mitch' Dorge, drummer of the Crash Test Dummies, is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Jazz saxophonist, pianist, clarinettist and recording artist George Robert is born in Chambesy, Switzerland, Europe.
Raylene Rankin of Celtic-country rockers The Rankin Family is born in Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Sonny Boy Williamson II records Down Child, Trust My Baby, This Old Life and Too Close Together for Checker Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Animals record an audition tape for Decca Records, including the songs Big Boss Man, Pretty Thing, Boom Boom and I Just Wanna Make Love To You, in London, England, UK, Europe.
The Biggest Show Of Stars Of '60, featuring Bobby Rydell, Chubby Checker, Sam Cooke, Bo Diddley, Hank Ballard, Duane Eddy, The Olympics, Dion, Marv Johnson and The Bobbettes, plays at The Memorial Auditorium, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.
Otis Williams records So Can I, Just Forget About Me and Wait, for King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, 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.