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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.
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 Do-Re-Mi, starring Max Bygraves, with music by Jule Styne, is playing at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, England, Europe, during a run of 169 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.
The Vandergrift Brothers are playing during a four week long engagement in Rockland, Maine, USA.
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The musical Kwamina is playing at The 54th Street, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of just 32 performances.
The musical Irma La Douce is presented at The Alvin Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA during a total of 524 Broadway performances.
The musical Kean, based on the life of 18th Century Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean, is playing at The Broadway Theater, New York City, USA, during a run of 92 performances.
The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem are appearing during a two-week engagement at The Gate Of Horn, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Monique Van Vooren is playing at Cafe Bonaparte, in the Sharaton Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Julie Wilson is appearing during a season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Lonzo and Oscar are playing at the recently-opened Loon Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Chico Hamilton Quintet is playing at The Birdhouse, Chicago, Illinois, USA,
Vaughn Monroe is playing during a two-week engagement at The Crown Room, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
When Herbie Mann plays at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, the gig is recorded and will be released as an album, Herbie Mann At The Village Gate.
In a desperate attempt to cash in on The Twist dance craze, The Marcels release a new single, Merry Twist-mas, on Colpix Records in the USA.
Dion releases a new single, The Wanderer, on Laurie Records in the USA. The song is co-written by Dion and his friend Ernie Maresca.
Candid Records, the jazz subsidiary label of Cadence Records in New York City, USA, is closed down after just one year in operation, during which it released albums by Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Lightnin' Hopkins and Cecil Taylor.
Joe Williams and Harry 'Sweets' Edison are playing at The Sutherland Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Barbara McNair and Dave Astor are playing at Mister Kelly's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Patti Page records Personality, The Twist, Georgia On My Mind and other tracks at Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The session is produced by Shelby Singleton, Jr., and the band features guitarists Grady Martin, Jerry Kennedy and Harold Bradley, bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman, pianist Floyd Cramer and saxophonist Boots Randolph.
Jazz trombonist-composer Curtis Fuller records The Clan, The Breeze And I and Ladies Night for Impulse Records in New York City, USA. It will appear on his album Soul Trombone.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Fats Domino releases a new single, his version of the Hank Williams composition Jambalaya, on Imperial Records in the USA.
The Andy Doll Band plays a gig in Fennimore, Wisconsin, USA.
John Coltrane plays at The Granada, Walthamstow, London, England, UK, Europe.
Johnny Mathis, with The Jimmy Cook Orchestra, plays to a packed house at The Memorial Auditorium, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.
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Chiquieta, the celebrated girl drummer, plays the first of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
Bobby Vee releases a new single, Love's Made A Fool Of You, on London Records in the UK.
Ray Charles releases a new single, Unchain My Heart, on ABC-Paramount Records in the USA.
Bob Scobey And His Frisco Band plus Art Hodes are playing at Bourbon Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Brook Benton is playing during a one-week engagement at The Town Hill, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
James Brown releases a new single, Lost Someone, on King Records in the USA.
Elvis Presley is on location in Idyllwild, California, USA, film scenes for his upcoming movie Kid Galahad.
Helen Shapiro, Danny Williams, The Brook Brothers, Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor and The Galliards, The Two Tones, The Red Price Combo, Joe Baker and Jack Douglas play at The Regal, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.
The Kingston Trio play at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
It is announced that the next movie starring UK pop idol Cliff Richard will be titled Summer Holiday.
Adam Faith plays at The ABC, Northampton, England, UK, Europe.
Jimmy Dean, Leroy Van Dyke, Patsy Cline, Billy Grammer and Rene Waters play at Wharton Fieldhouse, Moline, Illinois, USA. When the venue's 6,000 capacity is exceeded, thousands of fans have to be turned away, resulting in a traffic jam which the Moline Police Department say is bigger than anything they'd ever encountered before.
Connie Francis plays the fifth night in a week of shows at The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Johnny Burnette releases a new single, I'm Still Dreamin' on London Records in the UK.
Peggy Seeger plays at The Institute Of Arts, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Cy Grant sings a news-based calypso on the BBC-tv topical magazine show Tonight, broadcast live from London, England, UK, Europe.
Hank Ballard And The Midnighters, Junior Lewis, aka C.L. Blast, The Dovells, The Isley Brothers and Solomon Burke play the fourth night in a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Diahann Carroll is playing at The Persian Room in The Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA.
Brook Benton is playing in The Town Hall, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
The Kingston Trio play a sell-out show at The Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Beatles play two concerts on this day. First is a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. Then, in the evening they play at The Village Hall, Knotty Ash, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.