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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.
Louis Jordan plays during a lengthy engagement at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Danny Peppermint And His Jumping Jacks are in residence at The Thunderbird, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Kingston Trio are playing during a lengthy engagement at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Del Wood is playing live at Havre, Montana, USA.
Brenda Lee is in Belgium, Europe, promoting her latest album release.
Flatt And Scruggs are playing in Hilly Springs, Mississippi, USA.
The Jimmy Palmer Orchestra plays at The Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA.
The Lee Morgan Quintet records Raggedy Ann, Take Twelve and other tracks for Jazzland Records, a subsidiary of Riverside Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Twist king Chubby Checker has no less than four of his LPs in the Billboard Top Ten albums chart in the USA - For Twisters Only, Let's Twist Again, Your Twist Party, and Bobby Rydell / Chubby Checker.
Country guitarist and singer Bonnie Guitar records If My Tears Could Talk, Maybe, Who Is She and other tracks for RCA Records in RCA Victor Studio 1, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Three, Patsy Cline, George Jones, Carl Perkins, Gordon Terry and Johnny Western play in The Pershing Municipal Auditorium, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
Brook Benton, Maxine Brown, The Marcels and Shep And The Limelites play the second night of a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Willis Brothers are playing in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
In Liverpool, UK, at the home of drummer Pete Best, The Beatles sign a management contract with Brian Epstein. Later that same day, they play at The Cavern Club, along with Gerry and the Pacemakers.
Helen Shapiro plays at The Dominion, Southall, UK, supported by The Brook Brothers, The Four Jays, The Dale Sisters, Colin Day and The Red Price Band. Compere for the show is comedian Dave Allen.
Claude King records Pistol Packin' Papa and Give Me Your Love And I'll Give You Mine, in Bradley Film and Recording Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Notable players on the session include guitarists Grady Martin, Harold Bradley and Gerald Tomlinson, Mother Maybelle Carter on autoharp, Buddy Harman on drums and Floyd Cramer on piano.
Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson's Trio releases an album of music from Leonard Bernstein's stage musical West Side Story.
A meeting is held to discuss the script of forthcoming movie The Sound Of Music at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City, USA.
In Liverpool, UK, at the home of drummer Pete Best, The Beatles sign a management contract with Brian Epstein. Later that same day, they play at The Cavern Club, along with Gerry and the Pacemakers.
The Modern Jazz Quartet record Piazza Navona and Trieste for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
Ben E. King With Claus Ogerman's Orchestra records Walking In The Footsteps Of A Fool, The Hermit Of Misty Mountain and Tell Daddy for Atco Records in New York City, USA.
Art Blakey And The Afro-Drum Ensemble record the album The African Beat for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. (1962)
Jimmy C. Newman records Of All The Things [You Left], Crazy Old Heart and Mark On Her Finger, for Decca Records at Bradley Film and Recording Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Gospel Clefs record Be Still My Soul, I Prayed And Got Religion, Somewhere, Stand The Storm, Let The Lord Come In and Abide With Me for Savoy Records in the USA.
Teen twist idol Danny Peppermint is rushed to hospital in a dangerous condition after being electrocuted by a live microphone on stage at the Thunderbird Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.