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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.
Acker Bilk, Terry Lightfoot and The Swinging Blue Genes, later to find fame as The Swinging Blue Jeans, play in the All-Night Riverboat Shuffle aboard the MV Royal Iris, cruising along the River Mersey, in Liverpool, UK.
Connie Francis plays the twelfth night of four weeks at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Everly Brothers record Walk Right Back for Warner Bros Records in Nashville, Tennessee.
Sam Cooke plays the second of seven nights at The Town Hill Club, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
The Biggest Show Of Stars Of '60, featuring Bobby Rydell, Chubby Checker, Bo Diddley, Hank Ballard, Duane Eddy, The Olympics, Dion, Marv Johnson and The Bobbettes, plays at The Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
British band The Coasters play their last gig under that name at Garon's, Southend, UK. They will change their name to The Paramounts and will eventually evolve into Procol Harum.
The highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA is My Dearest Darling by Etta James, entering at No82.
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.