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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.
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.
The Stan Getz Quartet plays the second of twelve nights at The Sutherland Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Johnny Griffin Quintet records Nocturne, Connie's Boogie and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Riverside Records.
UK pop weekly Melody Maker reports that the BBC's entry for the International Festival of Television Arts and Sciences is The Black And White Minstrel Show - in which white performers appear in blackface. Many consider this to be extremely bad taste.
Elvis Presley is in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, re-shooting the ending of Wild In The Country, because pre-release screening audiences did not like the original ending in which Hope Lange committed suicide.
Oscar Brown Jr. is playing at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Bill Noertker, bassist for such recording bands as Noertker's Moxie, Obsidian, Dr. One and the Avalon Jazz trio, is born in Pasadena, California, USA.
Dutch pirate radio ship Radio Veronica makes its first English language broadcasts, aimed at the British coastline between Hull and Margate.
Jerry Wallace is playing during a two-week engagement at El Cortez, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Beatles play at The Cassanova Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, and also at Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool.
Billy Ward And His Dominoes. continue with a season at the Eden Roc Club, Miami, Florida, USA.
Louis Armstrong plays the second of two nights in The Royal Hall, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Andy Taylor, who will find fame as the guitarist with Duran Duran, is born in Tynemouth Royal Infirmary, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK.
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.