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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.
The stage musical She Loves Me with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick is playing at The Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 301 performances.
Billy Eckstine is playing during a lengthy engagement at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Folksinger Paul Sykes is appearing at The Ice House, Pasadena, California, USA.
Duke Ellington plays during a nineteen day season at The Golden Key Club, 641 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Roy Acuff is playing during a four-week long series of shows in The Mint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers are starring in the panto Babes In The Wood at The Gaumont Cinema, Hanley, Staffordshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Jim Kweskin Jug Band is playing during seven nights at The 2nd Fret Coffee House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Beatles' Christmas Show is presented during a season at The Astoria, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe, featuring The Beatles Cilla Black, Rolf Harris, Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas, The Barron Knights, The Fourmost and Tommy Quickly.
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James Marshall Hendrix, later to become Jimi Hendrix, meets Rosa Lee Brooks in the California Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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The Beach Boys play at Cinnamon Cinder, San Bernardino, California, USA.
Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas, Rolf Harris and Kathy Kirby play at The New Year Ball, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Rolling Stones see in the New Year with a gig at The Drill Hall, Lincoln, England, UK, Europe
Jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt records the album Primitivo Soul! in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
Johnny Dankworth And His Orchestra, with Bobby Breen and Joy Marshall, play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Chris Pope Combo.
The Peter Duchin Orchestra is playing at The St. Regis Hotel, New York City, USA. The show is broadcast live on radio as part of The All Star Parade Of Bands New Year Show.
The Top 10 Singles on WABC Radio's All American Survey in New York City, USA, on this day are as follows :

1. Louie Louie - The Kingsmen (Wand)

2. Dominique - The Singing Nun (Philips)

3. There! I've Said It Again - Bobby Vinton (Epic)

4. Forget Him - Bobby Rydell (Cameo)

5. Popsicles And Icicles - The Murmaids (Chattahoochee)

6. Since I Fell For You - Lenny Welch (Cadence)

7. I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight - Barry And The Tamerlanes (Valiant)

8. Wives and Lovers - Jack Jones (Kapp)

9. Drag City - Jan And Dean (Liberty)

10. Drip Drop - Dion di Muci (Columbia)

Glenn Yarbrough, until recently a member of The Limeliters, is playing during four weeks of shows at The Hungry i, San Francisco, California, USA. Also on the bill are Wes Harrison and The Town Criers.
The Count Basie Orchestra is playing at Basin Street East, New York City, USA. The show is broadcast live on radio as part of The All Star Parade Of Bands New Year Show.
Dusty Springfield plays the third night in a week of dates at The Chinchilla Club, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, brings in the New Year with an all night session, featuring a host of local bands including The Big Three , The Remo Four and The Escorts. Also on the bill, however, is The Riot Squad, whose line-up includes keyboard player Jon Lord, later of Deep Purple, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, later of the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
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The Threeways, The Interns and The Images play at The Lido, Winchester, England, UK, Europe.
Skeeter Davis plays in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
Elvis Presley spends New Year's Eve at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. This is Priscilla's first New Year's Eve spent living at Graceland.
The Don Glasser Orchestra plays at The Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Jazz pianist Cecil Taylor plays at The Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, USA.
Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, later to form The Grateful Dead, play music together for the first time in a New Year's Eve jam at a music store in Palo Alto, California, USA.
The Animals play at The Club A-Go-Go, Newcastle, UK, Europe
When The Gene Krupa Quartet plays at The Metropole, New York City, USA, the show is broadcast live on radio as part of the All-Star Parade Of Bands New Year Show.
UK tv show Ready, Steady, Go! presents a special New Year's Eve edition featuring Cilla Black, Adam Faith, The Fourmost, Tony Meehan, Kathy Kirby, Mark Wynter, Tommy Quickly and Mike Sarne.
Formerly known as The Ravens, The Kinks make their live debut at a private New Year's party The Lotus House Restaurant, in London, England, UK, Europe.
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Scott Ian Rosenfield is born in Queens, New York City, USA. He will find fame as Scott Ian, guitarist and songwriter of Anthrax.
Maynard Ferguson plays at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Sonny Boy Williamson II plays at The Marquee Club, Oxford St, London, England, UK, Europe.
Little Stevie Wonder, Marv Johnson, The Temptations, Liz Lands and Choker Campbell And His Orchestra play at The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA.