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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.
UK pop hitmaker Anthony Newley is playing in a one-man show, Stop The World I Want To Get Off, at Queen's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, which runs for 485 performances.
Lonnie Donegan, Miki And Griff, Suzie Miller, The Dallas Boys, Gil And Freddie Levedo, The Tiller Girls and Norman Vaughan are appearing in Putting On The Donegan at The Winter Gardens Pavilion, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Popular vocalist Tommy Leonetti is playing during a two-week engagement at The Red Lion Inn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Frankie Avalon is playing during a week of shows at The Holiday House, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Anita O'Day is playing at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are playing during a six-night engagement at New Fack's Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jackie Wilson records I'll Be Around and I'll Always Be In Love With You, for Brunswick Records in the USA.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Big Spring, Texas, USA.
Muskrat by The Everly Brothers enters the UK pop singles chart at No20. It will peak at No18 one week later.
Ray Charles and Sarah Vaughan play the sixth night in a week at the Palace Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Hank Snow plays a live gig in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
Dorothy Squires plays the third night of a season at the Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Chubby Checker performs The Fly on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. On the same day, he plays at El Rancho Club, also in Philadelphia.
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Andy Lau, one of the most successful music celebrities in the Far East, with an extensive list of Cantonese and Mandarin hits to his credit, is born in Hong Kong, Asia.
Dean Martin is playing during three weeks at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Hank Snow And His Rainbow Ranch Boys, The Louvin Brothers, Bob Luman, Grandpa Jones, Margie Bowes, The Slater Sisters and Billy Thompson And His Melody Ramblers play in Sioux City, Iowa, USA.
Amor by Ben E. King enters the UK pop singles chart at No27. It will peak at No25 one week later.
Smilin' Jim Eanes And The Shenandoah Valley Boys play at Surry County Fair, Mount Airy, North Carolina, USA.
James Brown plays the second night of a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by Ben E. King, The Spinners and Lee Dorsey.
American vocal group The Imperial Gospel Singers record Fountain Of Blood, My Redeemer and other tracks for Savoy Records.
The movie Paris Blues, with a soundtrack by Duke Ellington, opens in theatres across the USA. The film includes Louis Armstrong in the role of Wild Man Moore.
The Modern Jazz Quartet plays at The City Hall, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan continues in a two-week residency at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, supporting the Greenbriar Boys.
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.