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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.
Jim Reeves And The Blue Boys play in Mobile, Alabama, USA.
The Kenny Dorham Sextet records Spadesville, Blues Lament and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Top Ten singles being played on WAIL Radio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, for the week beginning on this date, are as follows :

1. Portrait Of My Love - Steve Lawrence

2. Blue Moon - The Marcels

3. Mother In Law - Ernie K-Doe

4. I'm A Fool To Care - Joe Barry

5. Dedicated To The One I Love - The Shirelles

6. Touchables - Dickie Goodman

7. I Told Every Little - Star Linda Scott

8. Dark As A Dungeon - Tennessee Ernie Ford

9. In Every Way - Jim White

10. Angel Baby Rosie And The Originals

Barbra Streisand continues with a month-long residency at The Caucus Club, Dallas, Michigan, USA.
Bobby Rydell plays the third night of a week at The New Lotus Club, Washington DC, USA.
The Andy Doll Band is playing in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA.
Frankie Vaughan plays at The Gaumont, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by Billy Ternent And His Full Orchestra, Tony Fayne and comedian Harry Worth.
Norman Suppria is born in Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean. He will find success as 90s rapper Snagga Puss.
Jimmie Rodgers plays the eleventh of fourteen nights at The Statler-Hilton Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes, later to find success as The Swinging Blue Jeans, play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
John Coltrane, Miriam Makeba, Oscar Brown Jr., and Machito's Band play the third night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Beatles play at The Casbah, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Chubby Checker, The Drifters, Maxine Brown and Chuck Jackson play the third night of a week at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Elvis Presley is interviewed for radio on the telephone by Hawaiian deejay Tom Moffett.
The Vintage Jazz Band plays at the Trad Jazz Club, Walcot Common Room, Walcot, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Nat King Cole is the mystery guest on tonight's edition of tv show What's My Line in the USA.
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.