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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.
Hank Thompson plays during a three-week engagement at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Patti Page is playing during a month of shows at The Pigalle, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz trumpeter Jonah Jones is playing at The Embers, New York City, USA, during a six-week engagement.
Brook Benton is playing during a week of shows at The Uptown Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Country rocker Melissa Etheridge is born in Leavenworth, Kansas, USA.
It is reported that two members of rock'n'roll quartet Jackie and The Starlites have confessed to the recent murder 73-year old Dr Emil Markussen in his New York City, USA, apartment, in the course of a robbery.
Barbra Streisand plays the twenty-first night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Neil Sedaka plays the third of four nights at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
The Coasters, The Isley Brothers and Betty Carter play the fourthnight of a week at the The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Connie Francis plays the twelfth night of two weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
The new No1 single in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA is Travelin' Man by Ricky Nelson.
Freddy Cannon plays the last of three nights at The Hillside Theater, Jamaica, New York State, USA.
Cliff Richard begins filming his latest movie, The Young Ones, at Elstree Studios, near London, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Bobby Vee's latest single, How Many Tears?, enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA where it will peak at No63. The song is composed by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.
Count Basie And His Orchestra play the fourth night of a week at The Tivoli Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Their current vocalist, Ocie Smith, will later find greater success as solo performer O.C. Smith.
Minnie Pearl plays the second of three nights of live shows in Woodland, Maryland, USA.
Clarence 'Frogman' Henry enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA with You Always Hurt The One You Love, which will peak at No12.
Mickey And Sylvia are playing during a week of shows at The Twin Coaches, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
David Palmer, drummer for UK 80s pop band ABC is born in Chesterfield, England, UK, Europe.
Joe Barry enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with I'm A Fool To Care.
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Gerry And The Pacemakers play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Dale Hawkins makes a live appearance on W-fil tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Running Scared by Roy Orbison reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA. It will peak at No1.
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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.