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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.
Gene McDaniels is playing during a ten day residency at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Hank Thompson plays during a three-week engagement at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Patti Page is playing during a month of shows at The Pigalle, London, England, UK, Europe.
Dinah Washington is headlining during a week of shows at The Howard Theater in Washington DC, USA, supported by The Dells.
Nick Heyward, leader of UK 80s hitmakers Haircut 100, is born in Beckenham, Kent, England, UK, Europe.
Ella Fitzgerald plays the tenth night of a twelve-night run at The Crescendo Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Connie Francis plays the third night of two weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis, Ben E. King, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Mary Wells, Sugar Pie DeSanto and others play the second night in a week of concerts at The Regal, Chicago Illinois, 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 Fresno, California, USA.
Jimmy Rogers plays the ninth night of two weeks in the Camellia house Lounge at The D rake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
A program entitled What's New In Music?, on WQXR Radio in New York City, USA, features musical works composed by computers, including Illiac Suite For String Quartet by The Illiac Electronic Computer at the University Of Illinois, and Rhapsodic Variations For Tape Recorder And Orchestra by Otto Luenin and Vladimir Ussachevsky.
Sam Cooke records But Not For Me, Little Girl Blue, Since I Met You Baby and Out In The Cold at RCA Victor's Music Center of the World,Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Patsy Cline plays live in Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Allisons continue with their summer season at The North Pier Theatre, Blackpool, UK.
Barbra Streisand plays the twelfth night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Ernest Tubb plays a live gig in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Mel Torme, The Ramsey Lewis Trio and The Walt Harper Quintet play at Carnegie Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Kitty Wells and Johnny And Jack play a live show in McComb, Mississippi, USA.
Runaway by Del Shannon returns to No1 in the Cashbox magazine chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA, replacing Mother-In-Law by Ernie K-Doe.
The Horace Silver Quintet plays at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
I Feel So Bad, by Elvis Presley is the highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA, entering at No49.
Johnny Sandon And The Searchers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Frankie Avalon plays the sixth night of a week of shows at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, 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.