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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.
The stage musical She Loves Me with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick is playing at The Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 301 performances.
Billy Eckstine is playing during a lengthy engagement at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Folksinger Paul Sykes is appearing at The Ice House, Pasadena, California, USA.
Duke Ellington plays during a nineteen day season at The Golden Key Club, 641 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Roy Acuff is playing during a four-week long series of shows in The Mint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Ray Charles is playing during a week of shows at The Flamingo Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Nevada, USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers are starring in the panto Babes In The Wood at The Gaumont Cinema, Hanley, Staffordshire, England, UK, Europe.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows star in a pre-recorded hour-long ATV tv special, Sounds And Sweet Airs, with guest Frank Ifield. John Rostill, who had replaced Shadows' bassist Licorice Locking, makes his public debut with Cliff and The Shadows on this show. The show is transmitted today but Cliff Richard, meanwhile, is in the Canary Islands on holiday.
Noel Rota is born in Paris, France, Europe. He will find success as a founding member and vocalist of world music group Les Negresses Vertes.
The Beatles take an early flight from London to Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, to be with their families for at least part of Christmas day.
A new Frank Sinatra - Dean Martin movie, Four For Texas, opens in cinemas across the USA.
Mary Tyler Moore, Nat King Cole and The Clinger Sisters are the guests on today's edition of The Danny Kaye Show on CBS-tv in the USA.
The National Touring Company Production of the popular stage musical A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, opens at the Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where it will run for almost nine months.
The Jim Kweskin Jug Band is playing during seven nights at The 2nd Fret Coffee House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Beatles' Christmas Show is presented during a season at The Astoria, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe, featuring The Beatles Cilla Black, Rolf Harris, Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas, The Barron Knights, The Fourmost and Tommy Quickly.
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Sally Foley, the wife of country star Red Foley, falls and breaks her leg at home in Tennessee, USA.
Tommy Roe is the star attraction in Murray The K's Christmas Revue at the Brooklyn Fox Theater, New York.
English band Chick Graham And The Coasters play at The Twisted Wheel, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Christmas No1 single in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA is Dominique by The Singing Nun.
The Animals play at The Downbeat Club, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe
Patty Loveless and her eight brothers and sisters receive a puppy from their father. The singer will later call it her favourite Christmas gift.
Little Stevie Wonder continues with his Christmas season booking at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Elvis Presley spends Christmas at home in Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, with his girlfriend Priscilla Beaulieu.
Popular gospel vocalist and recording artist Cookie Price-Drayton is born in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
The Swinging Blue Jeans appear as a beat group in an episode of UK tv police series Z Cars, singing Hippy Hippy Shake.
The Christmas No1 single in the UK is I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles.