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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.
Popular singer Jo Ann Campbell is playing during four weeks of shows as support for comedian Red Skelton at The Sands Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Eddie Condon's All Stars are playing during a two-month engagement at Condon's, East 56th Street, New York City, USA.
Peggy Lee is playing during three weeks of shows at The Pigalle Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Singing cowboy Rex Allen is performing at the Days Of 47 Rodeo, Salt Lake City, USA.
Liberace is playing at Harrah's Club, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, 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.
Country gospel duo Reno And Smiley play at The Regent Theater, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Paul Anka is playing at The Concord Hotel, New York City, USA.
The Beatles play at Holyoake Hall, Wavertree, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Two versions of the same song, Dream Girl, one by Bryan Davies and one by Mark Wynter, tie for the No1 slot in the Australian pop singles chart.
Having been seriously injured the previous month in a car crash outside Madison High School in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, Patsy Cline is pushed onstage in a wheelchair at the Grand Ole Opry to assure fans that she will soon be able to return to performing.
Keith Crier is born in Harlem, New York City, USA. He will find success in the late 1980s as r'n'b/new jack swing vocalist Keith Sweat.
Buster Brown plays at Jack's Place, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Brown's backing group is The Straightjackets, including harmonica player >Delbert McClinton, who will find greater success after a name change to The Rondels (aka The Ron-Dels).
Aretha Franklin plays the second night in a three week season at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Gene Vincent plays at The Floral Hall, Morecambe, England, UK, Europe.
Texas-based rockabilly vocalist and recording artist Gene Summers marries his songwriter girlfriend Deanna Trentham.
The Drifters play the second night of a week at The Hurricane Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Brenda Lee plays at at Indiana Beach Ballroom, Monticello, Indiana, USA.
Gary 'US' Bonds plays the second night of a week at the The Rainbow Room , Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis reaches No1 in the Cashbox magazine chart of the top pop singles in the USA.
Dee Clark, The Shirelles, The Miracles, Gladys Knight And The Pips, Chuck Jackson, Shep And The Limelites and Baby Washington play the second night in a week of shows at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the sixth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Johnnie Ray plays the twenty-seventh night in a four-week season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Brook Benton plays the eleventh night in a month of gigs at Robert's Show Bar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bobby Rydell plays the twelfth night in a four week season at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, as support to comedian George Burns.
School Is Out by Gary U.S. Bonds is the highest new entry in the Cashbox magazine chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA, entering at No64.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, 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.