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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 musical 13 Daughters, starring Don Ameche, is presented at the 54th Street Theatre, on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of just 28 performances.
Barbara Carroll And Her Trio are playing during a three-week engagement at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bill Henderson is playing during a 22-day engagement at The Playboy Key Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ray Peterson and Cathy Carr are playing during a week of shows at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
The Willburn Brothers play in Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
Chubby Checker, The Drifters, Maxine Brown and Chuck Jackson play the second night of a week at The Regal, Chicago Illinois, USA.
John Coltrane, Miriam Makeba, Oscar Brown Jr., and Machito's Band play the second night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The sixth Eurovision Song Contest. is held in Le Palais des Festivals et des Congres, Cannes, France, Europe, and is won by the Duchy Of Luxembourg's entrant Jean-Claud Pascal, singing Nous Les Amoureux. British entrants The Allisons come second with Are You Sure?.
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Jim Reeves And The Blue Boys play in Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
Surrender, by Elvis Presley reaches No1 in this week's Cashbox magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA.
The highest new entry in this week's Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA is Runaway by Del Shannon entering at No66.
The Duke Ellington Giants are playing a live concert in Paris, France, Europe.
Robin And The Ravin' Ravens and The Bob Vegas Five play at The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, UK.
Grantzberg Vernon Hart is born in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. He will find success as Grant Hart of 80s alt-rockers Husker Du.
Jazz pianist and recording artist Jon Weber is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Bobby Rydell plays the second night of a week at the New Lotus Club, Washington DC, USA.
Wooden Heart by Elvis Presley reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
Barbra Streisand continues with her month-long residency at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Ahmad Jamal Trio, Woody Herman's Orchestra, Anita O'Day and The Mellodons play at the Gala Opening of McCormick Place Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Horace Parlan records the album On The Spur Of The Moment for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Andy Doll Band is playing in Prairieburg, Iowa, USA.
En route from Memphis, Tennessee, USA, to Hollywood, California, USA, where he is to begin filming Blue Hawaii, Elvis Presley makes an overnight stop in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jimmie Rodgers plays the tenth of fourteen nights at The Statler-Hilton Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Everly Brothers are at No1 in the UK singles chart with Walk Right Back.
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.