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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.
Shirley Bassey is playing during a summer season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Eddie Condon's All Stars are playing during a two-month engagement at Condon's, East 56th Street, New York City, USA.
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.
Liberace is playing at Three Rivers Inn, The Clay, New York State, USA.
The Roy Rogers Show is appearing at The State Fair, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Bill Doggett plays during a ten-day engagement at at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Popular singer Sandy Stewart is playing during a residency at The Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Brook Benton is playing during a week of shows at The Howard Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Patti Page and Jimmie Rodgers play during ten nights at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
Michael by The Highwaymen reaches No1 in the Cash Box magazine's chart of the top selling singles in the USA.
Guitarist Eddie Kirkland plays the second of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
Top country music recording star Spade Cooley is found guilty of the brutal murder by strangulation, kicking and beating, of his wife Ella Mae, at Kern County Court House, Bakersfield, California, USA.
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A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Halfway To Paradise by Billy Fury. The song is composed by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.
Chubby Checker plays the second night of a week-long engagement at The Rainbow Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Singing cowboy Howard Vokes plays the first of two nights at Blue Ridge Park, Elkton, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jazz guitar virtuoso Wes Montgomery plays at Jorgie's Jazz Club, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
The First Mariposa Folk Festival, a two-day event, comes to an end at Oval Park, Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Performers appearing over the two days of the event include Ian Tyson and Sylvia Fricker [aka Ian And Sylvia], O.J. Abbott, Omar Blondahl, Jean Carignan, Alan Mills, Jacques Labrecque, The Travellers, Al Cherney, Bonnie Dobson, the Canadian folklorist Edith Fowke, Merrick Jarrett, Alan McRae and Peter Wyborn, Finvola Redden, Ted Schafer, Mary Jane and Winston Young and The York County Boys.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio-based scenes for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ray Price And His Cherokee Cowboys play the second of two nights in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
The highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA is Without You by Johnny Tillotson, entering at No64.
Charlie Walker plays a live show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
The Beatles play at Aintree Institute, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Multi-instrumentalist Norbert Stachel is born in California, USA. In an illustrious career as a session man, he will accompany Prince, Sheila "E", Les McCann, Roger Waters, Charlie Haden, Ray Obiedo, Diana Ross and Boz Scaggs, to name just a few.
RCA Victor artist Walter Forbes appears on The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Singer Frankie Laine and jazzman Bobby Troup guest-star in Perry Mason - The Case of the Jaded Joker, on CBS-tv in the USA.
Jazz saxophonist Gigi Gryce And His Band play at Birdland, New York City, 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.