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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.
British comedy duo Flanders And Swann are performing their show At The Drop Of A Hat during a run of 215 performances at the John Golden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Ken Colyer's Jazzmen with The Skiffle Group plus Ian Menzies and his Clyde Valley Stompers featuring Fionna Duncan, play at St George's Hall, Bradford, UK.
The Ray Bryant Sextet records The Hucklebuck, Centerpiece and Your Buddy for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
Popular singer Dorothy Dandridge appears US tv's Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
Big Mama Thornton and her All Star Band plays at The Masonic Temple, Richmond, California, USA.
Popular singer Dorothy Dandridge appears on tv's Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
The Coasters, The Isley Brothers and Dave 'Baby' Cortez play the thirteenth night in a two-week season at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Gene McDaniels plays the penultimate night in a two week season at The Arctic Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
An advertisement for Al's Records shop in London, appears in UK pop paper Record And Show Mirror announcing "Stereophonic records in stock and demonstrated".
Brook Benton plays at The Cloisters Hotel, Hollywood, California, USA.
Duane Eddy, Clyde McPhatter and Bobby Darin play the last night in a week of shows at The Empire, Glasgow, Scotland.
Shazam! by Duane Eddy enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA where it will peak at No45.
Big Mama Thorntonand her All Star Band plays at The Masonic Temple, Richmond, California, USA.
Lonnie Donegan reaches No1 in the UK pop singles chart with My Old Man's A Dustman.
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.