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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.
UK pop hitmaker Anthony Newley is playing in a one-man show, Stop The World I Want To Get Off, at Queen's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, which runs for 485 performances.
Lonnie Donegan, Miki And Griff, Suzie Miller, The Dallas Boys, Gil And Freddie Levedo, The Tiller Girls and Norman Vaughan are appearing in Putting On The Donegan at The Winter Gardens Pavilion, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Roy Acuff And His Smoky Mountain Boys are playing during a twelve-night stint in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Limeliters are playing during a one-week engagement at The Racquet Club, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Johnny Douglas And His Orchestra, The Mike Sammes Singers and Peni Latu And The Paradise Islanders perform live on the BBC Light Programme radio show Swingsong, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Anders Herrlin, bassist of Roxette, is born in Halmstad, Sweden, Europe.
The Shadows by guitar instrumental band The Shadows reaches No1 in the Pop Albums Chart in the UK
Lonnie Johnson and Victoria Spivey play the sixth of thirteen nights at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Although his birthday is not until tomorrow, Frankie Avalon celebrates his 21st with a party at The Harwyn Club, New York City, USA.
Mary Wells appears on popular tv series American Bandstand at W-Fil Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. They will find success after changing their name to The Swinging Blue Jeans.
Conway Twitty plays the last of three nights at The Winter Garden, Elizabeth City, Ohio, USA.
Guitarist/vocalist Ty Tabor of hard rock band King's X is born in Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
Bert Weedon And The Easy Beats, Shane Fenton And The Fentones, Kenny Ball's Jazzmen with Clinton Ford, Peter Elliott and Lorie Mann and perform live on BBC Light Programme Radio Show Easy Beat, hosted by Brian Matthew.
Teddy Randazzo sings Lady of Spain and Autumn in New York live on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA. Also featured on the show are doo-wop quartet The Wanderers.
The newly constructed Civic Arena opens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. It will quickly become a popular venue for rock shows, and in 1999 its name will be changed to Mellon Arena.
Cliff Richard and the Shadows, Adam Faith, Helen Shapiro and The John Barry Seven, play in a concert promoted by the Daily Mirror in The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe
Jazz pianist and composer Matthias Horndasch is born in Hanover, Germany, Europe.
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.