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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 Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
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 Do-Re-Mi, starring Max Bygraves, with music by Jule Styne, is playing at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, England, Europe, during a run of 169 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.
The musical Irma La Douce is presented at The Alvin Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA during a total of 524 Broadway performances.
The musical Kean, based on the life of 18th Century Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean, is playing at The Broadway Theater, New York City, USA, during a run of 92 performances.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Roy Acuff is undertaking a one-month tour of Spain, Europe, and Morocco, Africa, where he is performing for American troops, sponsored by the United Service Organizations.
Sarah Vaughan is playing during a three-week engagement at the My Fair Lady club in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lambert, Hendricks And Ross are playing during a two-week engagement at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
US Army private James Marshall Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] takes a photograph as he jumps from a plane, and another just before landing, at the 101st Airborn Division jump school, Fort Campbell, Kentucky,USA.
Rita Dee (aka Rita Deneve) makes her tv debut singing You Don't Know on the Belgian tv show Teenager Melody.
Folk duo Robin Hall and Jimmie MacGregor provide a live music interlude on the BBC-tv topical news magazine show Tonight in London, England, UK, Europe.
Johnny Burnette records Walk On By, Just Out Of Reach, The Girl Of My Best Friend, A Little Bitty Tear, You're The Reason and Moody River in United Recording Corporation, Studio A, 6050 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
John Coltrane records It's Easy To Remember and Greensleeves at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Nat King Cole, with George Shearing on piano, records Serenata, The Game Of Love, Fly Me To The Moon (In other Words) and Guess I'll Go Back Home in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin And His Quartet record Black Is The Colour Of My True Love's Hair, Oh Now I See and Hush-A-Bye for their Riverside Records album The Kerry Dancers, in New York City, USA.
Louis Jordan plays during a lengthy engagement at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
The Marcels record My Melancholy Baby and Really Need Your Love in New York City, USA, for Colpix Records.
Neil Sedaka enters the UK pop singles chart with Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen, which will peak at No3 during an eighteen-week run.
Downbeat magazine reports that jazz-oriented Candid Records label - home to recordings by Charles Mingus, Max Roach and Don Ellis - has gone out of business.
Country, pop and rock banjo picker and singer Danny Barnes is born in Temple, Texas, USA.
Elvis Presley is awarded his third gold album for his soundtrack to the movie Blue Hawaii by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Bobby Austin, with producer Ken Nelson, records Look Out Heart, I Wouldn't Know Where To Begin, Let It Ring and Put Me Back Together Again, in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Moon River by Jerry Butler reaches No1 in the Lever Hit Parade singles chart in New Zealand, Oceania, for the first of two weeks.
Jan And Dean, Conway Twitty, Tony Orlando, Freddy Cannon, Ral Donner, Curtis Lee, Adam Wade and The Visions play in a post-game concert at The Sports Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Pat Boone records Then I'll Hold Tomorrow, Til The End Of Time, Paper Doll and That Old Black Magic in Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California, USA. The band on the session features (Billy Vaughn [leader], Bobby Gibbons and Bill Pitman [gtrs], Larry Breen [bass], Nick Fatool [drums], Ernie Hughes [piano] and Maury Ellenhorn [organ].
Louis Jordan plays during a lengthy season at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
A conversation between mobsterJohn Roselli and mafia boss Sam Giancana is taped during which they speak about Frank Sinatra and his relationship with the family of US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Roselli says, "He's got big ideas, Frank does, about being an ambassador or something. You know, Pierre Salinger (an advisor to Kennedy) and them guys, they don't want him. They treat him like they treat a whore. You fuck 'em, you pay 'em and then they're through."
British rocker Tony Sheridan records tracks in Hamburg, Germany, Europe, for his debut album, My Bonnie, on Polydor Records.
Acker Bilk And His Paramount Jazz Band perform Stranger On The Shore during a live broadcast for the BBC Radio show Jazz Club in London, England, UK, Europe. The show also features performances by Nat Gonella and Diz Disley.
The Beatles play a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Brenda Lee plays the seventeenth night of a pre-Christmas season in the Congo Room of The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Fifteen-year-old Susan Summers performs Mummy And Daddy Were Twistin' on popular tv show American Bandstand during a special edition with an ice skating theme broadcast from Drexelwood Inn, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Also in the same edition, The Belmonts perform I Need Someone.