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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.
Teddy Randazzo, Molly Bee, Jo-Ann Campbell and Carding Cruz with his 24-piece orchestra play at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia, during The Christmas Cavalcade Of International Stars.
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.
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.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Roy Acuff is undertaking a one-month tour of Spain, Europe, and Morocco, Africa, where he is performing for American troops, sponsored by the United Service Organizations.
Sarah Vaughan is playing during a three-week engagement at the My Fair Lady club in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lambert, Hendricks And Ross are playing during a two-week engagement at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Louis Jordan plays during a lengthy engagement at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Paul Anka is playing throughout Christmas and New Year at The Caribe Room, Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean.
Vincent Lopez And His Orchestra are playing during a residency in The Grille Room of the Hotel Taft, New York City, USA.
Gene McDaniels plays during an eight-night run at The Fox Theater, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Brenda Lee, Dion, Johnny Tillotson, Freddy Cannon, The Casuals, Frank Gari, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry and others play in the week-long Big Show at Medinah Temple, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The show is promoted by Sid Bernstein.
Popular UK singer Christine Collister is born in Douglas, Isle Of Man.
Danny Kaye performs live at Camp Red Cloud gymnasium for US military personnel in Korea, Asia.
Bob Dylan is spending the Christmas period at home with his parents in Hibbing, Minnesota, USA.
Hugh McDonald, bassist for Bon Jovi, is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ruby Terrill Lomax, a revered American folk song collector and archivist, dies aged 75 at the Christian Home For The Aged in Houston, Texas, USA.
Frankie Vaughan and The King Brothers play at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, UK, Europe.
Jim Reeves And The Blue Boys, LeRoy Van Dyke, The Duke Of Paducah, Mother Maybelle, Helen, June and Anita Carter, The Cates Sisters, Dianne Hamilton, Gary Van And The Western Starliters, Mack Sanders And The Ranch Boys, Jeannie Pierson and Herkimer Pushbroom play a live show in Topeka, Kansas, USA.
Patsy Cline and George Hamilton IV play in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The Eldee Young Quintet records Motherless Child, Mr. Kicks and When Johnny Comes Marching Home for Argo Records in Ter-Mar Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz pianist Les McCann And His Trio are recorded live at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA for their Blue Note Records album Fish This Week.
Wilma Lee And Stoney Cooper record Matthew Twenty Four, Six More Miles, Teardrops Falling In The Snow, I'm Reading Your Letter Again and When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels, in RCA Victor Studio, 1610 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra play at The Netherland Hilton Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Popular singer Rosemary Squires appears on tonight's edition of the BBC-tv show The Good Old Days, broadcast live from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Joey Shuffield, drummer of Fastball and Young Heart Attack, is born in Austin, Texas, USA.
Joey Dee And The Starliters, Jan And Dean, Timi Yuro, The Vibrations, The Chantels, Bobby Vee, The Isley Brothers, Johnny Mathis, Dion, Bobby Lewis, Gary U.S. Bonds, The Crystals and The Belmonts play in Murray The K's Twist Party at The Academy Of Music, New York City, USA.
The Willis Brothers are playing during a week of shows at The Showboat, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Humphrey Lyttelton And His Band play live on the BBC Light Programme radio show Jazz Club, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz saxophonist Clifford Jordan And His Quartet record tracks for the album Bearcat for Jazzland Records at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, USA.