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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.
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 Do-Re-Mi, starring Max Bygraves, with music by Jule Styne, is playing at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, England, Europe, during a run of 169 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.
Tommy Steele, Teddy Johnson And Pearl Carr, Jimmy James, The Raindrops, Joe Baker And Jack Douglas, Desmond Walter-Ellis, The KIms and Regine And Andre Berny play during a seven-week season at The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
The musical Irma La Douce is presented at The Alvin Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA during a total of 524 Broadway performances.
The musical Kean, based on the life of 18th Century Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean, is playing at The Broadway Theater, New York City, USA, during a run of 92 performances.
Barbra Streisand is playing during a one-month engagement at The Blue Angel, New York City, USA.
Vaughn Monroe is playing during a two-week engagement at The Crown Room, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Bill Black And His Combo are playing during a three-week engagement at The Roundtable, New York City, USA. They are joined by rockabilly artist Jumping Gene Simmons as an extra vocalist.
Lena Horne begins a week of appearances in her Nine O'Clock Revue at The Nixon Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Cozy Cole is playing during a week of shows at The Esquire Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Jerry Reed is playing at the recently-opened Loon Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Dick Schory Orchestra presents Music In Motion (described as "The sound your eyes will follow" at The Arie Crown Theatre, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are playing during a week-long engagement at The Apollo Theatre, New York City, USA, supported by Moms Mabley, Bunny Briggs, Ada Lee and The Grandison Singers.
Pat Boone is playing during a nine days engagement at The Twin Coaches, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Elvis Presley is filming scenes for his tenth movie Kid Galahad in Culver Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Santo And Johnny are playing during a long engagement at The El Cortez Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Jazz trombonist and singer Frank Rosolino records the album Turn Me Loose! for Reprise Records in the USA.
Billy Fury, Eden Kane (backed by Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers), The Allisons, The Karl Denver Trio, Shirley Douglas and (somewhat confusingly) Mike Dee And The Jaywalkers play at The Embassy Theatre, Peterborough, England, UK, Europe. At this point in their career, Mike Dee's Jaywalkers include Ritchie Blackmore, later to play with Deep Purple, on guitar.
Bukka White records Alabama Blues and Jesus Died On The Cross To Save The World, for Fontana Records, in Berkeley, California, USA.
Ernest Tubb And His Texas Troubadours, Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys, Martha Carson, Kathy Perry, Johnny Johnson, Tommy Duncan, Autry Inman and Dick Flood are playing in Leon McAuliff's Cimarron Theater, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Ike Quebec records Heavy Soul, Nature Boy and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.
Emile Ford plays at The Theatre Royal, Blyth, England, UK, Europe.
Johnny Cash is playing at The Cave Supper Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Ernest Tubb And His Texas Troubadours play in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Jan Berry of Jan And Dean makes a personal payment of $968.48 from his bank account to his partner Dean. He also makes a payment of $300.00 to their manager/producer Lou Adler.
Johnny Mathis, Richard Boone, Jackie Mason, Sophie Tucker and Gloria Lynne appear on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
Guy Lombardo plays a one-nighter at Memorial Hall, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Louis Armstrong, Red Allen, Lil Armstrong, Buster Bailey, Mae Barnes, Eddie Condon, Bud Freeman, Bobby Haggart, Milt Hinton, Mead Lux Lewis, Jimmy McPartland, Kid Ory, Gene Krupa, Minns And James, Pee Wee Russell, Johnny St. Cyr, Zutty Singleton, Joe Sullivan and Jack Teagarden star in the Dumont Show Of The Week tv special, Chicago And All That Jazz, on the NBC-tv network in the USA.
Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs (aka Flatt And Scruggs) record Georgia Shuffle, Golden Slippers, Tennessee Wagner, Chicken reel and other tracks in RCA Victor Studio 2, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The band on the session also includes Gordon Terry and Paul Warren [fiddles], Merle Travis [gtr], Buck Graves [dobro], Jake Tullock [bass], Muddy Berry [drums] and Billy Liebert [piano]. Producer for the session is Neely Plumb.
Buck Owens plays in Spokane, Washington, USA.
John Coltrane plays at The Falkoner Centret, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Lightnin' Hopkins records Once Was A Gambler, Going Back To Baden-Baden and Jesus Won't You Come By Here in Houston, Texas, USA, for Arhoolie Records.
Popular UK recording artist Matt Monro falls down a flight of stairs damaging his right foot, which has to be set in plaster.