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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.
Tony Bennett records I've Got The World On A String, Right As The Rain and other tracks for Columbia Records in New YorkCity, USA.
Bobby Darin and Johnny Mercer record Two Of A Kind, Back In Your Own Back Yard and other tracks for Atco Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Teddy Edwards records Scrapple From The Apple, Take The 'A' Train and other tracks for Contemporary Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Military pilot Francis Gary Powers is convicted of espionage against the Soviet Union and is sentenced to a total of ten years, three years in prison followed by seven years of hard labor. Powers had been shot down in his U-2 jet plane over Sverdlovsk [aka Yekaterinburg], Russia, Europe, while on a spying mission for the USA. The incident will become a major international news story and will have significant political impact on talks between Russia and the USA. The story of Powers' trial and sentencing will be recounted in the patriotic song The Trial Of Francis Powers by Red River Dave.
Bluegrass group Jimmy Martin And The Sunny Mountain Boys record Don't Cry To Me.
Johnny Nash continues with his two week season at Basin Street East, New York City, USA.
The Beatles begin a three month engagement at The Indra Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Elvis Presley continues filming his upcoming movie Flaming Lance, at the Conejo Movie Ranch, Thousand Oaks, California, USA. Before release,the film will be re-named Flaming Star.
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.