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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.
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.
Dinah Washington is headlining during a week of shows at The Howard Theater in Washington DC, USA, supported by The Dells.
Jimmy Rogers plays the tenth night of two weeks in the Camellia house Lounge at The D rake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Teen-oriented movie Where The Boys Are, featuring Connie Francis, goes on general release at cinemas in the UK, Europe.
Tim Lever, who will play keyboards and saxophone with UK 80s hitmakers Dead Or Alive is born in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Jim Reeves plays a live show in Pismo Beach, California, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis, Ben E. King, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Mary Wells, Sugar Pie DeSanto and others play the third night in a week of concerts at The Regal, Chicago Illinois, USA.
Ella Fitzgerald plays the eleventh night of a twelve-night run at The Crescendo Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Frankie Avalon plays the final night of a week of shows at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The soundtrack album G.I. Blues by Elvis Presley rises from No2 to No1 in the Billboard 150 Best-Selling Monaural LPs chart in the USA.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Allisons continue with their summer season at The North Pier Theatre, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Bluegrass legends The Stanley Brothers and The Clinch Mountain Boys play at the New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Maryland, USA.
Gene Vincent begins a brief tour of South Africa.
Chuck Berry And His Orchestra play at The Pladium, Houston, Texas, USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes (later to find fame as The Swinging Blue Jeans) play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Connie Francis plays the fourth night of two weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
The European All-Stars play at The Jazz Saloon, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Ernest Tubb plays a live gig in Angola, Indiana, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the thirteenth night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
The Pips (later to become Gladys Knight And The Pips) enter the Billboard charts in the USA for the first time with Every Beat Of My Heart on Vee-Jay Records.
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Minnie Pearl plays a live show in Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
Gene Vincent breaks out of his current tour of UK ballrooms to begin an eight-day visit to South Africa.
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.