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The original soundtrack to the Rodgers and Hammerstein movie The King And I reaches No1 in the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA.
Chuck Berry, Shirley And Lee, The G-Clefs and Buddy And Ella Johnson, play the sixth night of a week at the Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Little Richard plays in The Armory, Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA, supported by Johnny Fuller and Dolly Cooper.
Guitar Slim plays the third night of a week at The Palms Club, Hallendale, Florida, USA.
Gerry Mulligan records Makin' Whoopee and Westward Walk for Mercury Records in the USA.
Judy Garland opens for a lengthy season at The Palace Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Elvis Presley's hometown, Tupelo, Mississippi, declares Elvis Presley Day. During the day, Elvis plays at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show.
Fats Domino plays the third night of a week at Casino Royal, Washington, D.C., USA.
Billy Ward And His Dominoes play the third night of a week at Zardi's Jazzland, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino enters the Billboard US Top 40 pop singles chart where it will peak at No4.
Dinah Washington plays the sixth night of a week at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
LaVern Baker, Carl Perkins, The Shepherd Sisters, The Turbans, Joe Turner and The Moonglows play at The Leona Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bill Haley And His Comets play the second of three nights at the New Jersey State Fair, Trenton, New Jersey, USA.