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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.
Julius LaRosa is playing during two weeks at The Racquet Club, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Columbia recording artist Jill Corey is playing during two weeks at Beverly Hills, Southgate, Kentucky, USA.
Jonah Jones is playing at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Imperial Records artist Peggy King is playing during a three-week engagement at Mister Kelly's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jerry Wallace is playing during a two-week engagement at El Cortez, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Oscar Brown Jr. is playing at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Ray Peterson is playing during a week of shows at The Uptown Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Connie Francis is playing during a week of shows at Blinstrub's Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Jazz vocalist Abbey Lincoln records the album Straight Ahead at Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City, USA, for Candid Records.
Jazz cornettist Nick La Rocca dies of a heart ailment in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He had been a member of The Original Dixieland Jass Band, when it made the first commercially issued recordings of jazz music in 1917.
Ricky Nelson sings You Are The Only One on popular tv show The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet in the USA.
The Junior Mance Trio plays at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Roy Hamilton performs You Can Have Her on tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ja-Da by Johnny And The Hurricanes enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No13.
A new FM radio station, WDHA, with an MOR and Oldies format begins broadcasting in Dover, New Jersey, USA.
The Kirby Stone Four are playing during two weeks at The Playboy Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA. During thgis stint, they record a live album for Columbia Records.
Ray Charles plays at Springfield Auditorium, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. He is also seen performing Georgia On My Mind on NBC-tv's Perry Como Show.
The Limeliters appear on WLW-Ttv's 50-50 Club in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. They had been booked to appear two days earlier, but a plane strike delayed their arrival.
Are You Sure by The Allisons enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No2 during a stay of sixteen weeks.
Bobby Rydell hosts the tv show Startime in England, UK, before setting off on a tour of Europe.
Akira Takasaki, guitarist of leading Japanese heavy rock band Loudness, is born in Osaka, Japan.
The Coasters, Ike And Tina Turner, The Capris and Chuck Jackson play the sixth of seven nights at the The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
The Stan Getz Quartet plays the eighth of twelve nights at The Sutherland Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The body of Jack LeFlar - half-brother of popular early 60s rocker Bobby Fuller - is discovered in El Paso, Texas, USA. LeFlar, it transpires, has been murdered, and Fuller will die in very suspicious circumstances a few years later.
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 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.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.