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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.
Adam Faith, The John Barry Seven, Johnny Worth and The Honeys play during a week of shows at The Granada, Shrewsbury, England, UK, Europe.
Johnny Gentle plays at The Town Hall, Forres, Scotland, supported by The Silver Beetles who will, in due course, re-name themselves The Beatles.
Connie Francis plays at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, for the fourth of seven nights.
Sam Cooke, supported by The Flamingos and The Crests, plays the last of seven nights at The Tivoli Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Colin Lester is born in London, UK. After starting a career as the guitarist in late-70s glam rock band The Eyes, Lester will switch to management, looking after artists including Craig David and The Arctic Monkeys.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra record The Nutcracker Suite at Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Columbia Records.
Ain't Misbehavin' by Tommy Bruce And The Bruisers, enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No3.
R'n'B vocal group The Sh-Booms, previously known as The Chords record Blue Moon, Short Skirts and Make A Wish, in New York City, USA, for Atlantic Records.
Skiffle king Lonnie Donegan releases a new single, I Wanna Go Home (aka Sloop John B), in the UK.
R'n'B vocal group The Sh-Booms, previously known as The Chords record Blue Moon, Short Skirts and Make A Wish, in New York City, USA, for Atlantic Records.
Bobby Vee performs What Do You Want?, on popular tv show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Billy Fury releases a new single, That's Love, in the UK.
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.