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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.
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.
Lonnie Donegan, Miki And Griff, Suzie Miller, The Dallas Boys, Gil And Freddie Levedo, The Tiller Girls and Norman Vaughan are appearing in Putting On The Donegan at The Winter Gardens Pavilion, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Roy Acuff And His Smoky Mountain Boys are playing during a twelve-night stint in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Popular vocalist Tommy Leonetti is playing during a two-week engagement at The Red Lion Inn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Della Reese is playing at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Frankie Avalon is playing during a week of shows at The Holiday House, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The highest new entry in this week's Cashbox magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, is Runaround Sue by Dion, entering at No70.
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Lonnie Johnson and Victoria Spivey play the twelfth of thirteen nights at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Hank Snow And His Rainbow Ranch Boys, The Louvin Brothers, Bob Luman, Grandpa Jones, Margie Bowes, The Slater Sisters and Billy Thompson And His Melody Ramblers play in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA.
George Jones makes a live appearance on tv show Dixie Jubilee in East Point, Georgia, USA.
Hank Snow and Grandpa Jones play a live gig in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA.
Ray Charles and Sarah Vaughan play the second night in a week at the Palace Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The Beatles play at The Aintree Institute, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The debut LP The Shadows by The Shadows reaches No1 in the UK's NME Popular Albums chart. It will remain at No1 for just one week.
Touring with a Country And Western Jamboree, Bob Luman plays in St Joseph, Missouri, USA.
Dizzy Gillespie plays at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, California, USA.
Jim Reeves And His Blue Boys play a live concert in The Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Troy Shondell spends the day doing promotional activites for his single This Time in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Trad Tavern, a new BBC Light Programme radio show cashing in on the UK's Trad Jazz craze, begins. Acker Bilk will become one of its most featured artists. During this first edition, young presenter Alan Freeman introduces a short segment called 'Pick Of The Pops', which will become so popular that it will be given its own Sunday teatime spot in 1962.
Rosemary Clooney quits US tv show The Bell Telephone Hour in the USA because the network has asked her to drop the song If Love Were All. Clooney has just split with her husband, the actor Jose Ferrer, and the network feels that the song might have embarrassing personal connotations. (1961) (censorship)
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Twangy guitar star Duane Eddy makes his acting debut as Carter Whitney in The Education Of Sara Jane, which is tonight's episode of tv series Have Gun Will Travel, in the 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.