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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.
Liberace is playing at The Chase Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Hank Thompson plays during a three-week engagement at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Gene McDaniels is playing during a ten day residency at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Patti Page is playing during a month of shows at The Pigalle, London, England, UK, Europe.
Bobby Rydell plays at The Glen Casino, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Connie Francis plays the second night of two weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Frank Sinatra records Falling In Love With Love, I Never Knew and other tracks, in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Reprise Records.
Dinah Washington is headlining during a week of shows at The Howard Theater in Washington DC, USA, supported by The Dells.
The Everly Brothers launch their own record label, Calliope. On the same day, their new single Temptation is released by Warner Brothers in the USA.
The Horace Silver Quintet plays at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Frankie Avalon plays the fifth night of a week of shows at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Ella Fitzgerald plays the ninth night of a twelve-night run at The Crescendo Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Songwriter Joe Howard dies in Chicago, Illinois, USA. In a long and illustrious career he wrote such songs as I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now, An Echo Of Her Smile and Can't Get You Out Of My Mind.
Jimmy Rogers plays the eighth night of two weeks in the Camellia house Lounge at The D rake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Sam Cooke releases a new single, Cupid, on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jim Reeves plays a live show in Anaheim, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sam Cooke records Baby Won't You Please Come Home, Don't Get Around Much Any More, Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out, and Trouble In Mind, at RCA Victor's Music Center Of The World, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
It is announced that unknown 21 year old actress Annette Robertson is to co-star with UK pop idol Cliff Richard in his next film, The Young Ones.
Jerry Lee Lewis, Ben E. King, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Mary Wells, Sugar Pie DeSanto and others begin a week of concerts at The Regal, Chicago Illinois, USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Miles Davis plays at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
Having recently come second in the Eurovision Song Contest. with Are You Sure, The Allisons begin a summer season at The North Pier Theatre, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe
Barbra Streisand plays the eleventh night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Gene Vincent plays at The Town Hall, Yeadon, England, UK, Europe.
The Willis Brothers play for The Tennessee State Society in Washington State, Tennessee, USA.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, 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.