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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.
Anita O'Day is playing at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Dean Martin is playing during three weeks at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Leroy Van Dyke, Slim Wilson, Bill Ring and Carl Smith are playing at The Farm Progress Days event in Rensselaer, Indiana, USA.
Mike Dee And The Jaywalkers play at The Community Centre, Southall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra come to the end of an engagement at New Fack's Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
James Brown plays the sixth 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.
The Dave Bailey Sextet records Soul Support, Osmosis and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Jazzline Records.
Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers play the fourth night in a week of dates at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Jimmie Rodgers plays the second night in a week of shows at the Coronado Hotel, San Diego, California, 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 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Juliette Greco stars in a BBC tv special in which she "sings of Love and Lost Love on the Left Bank of Paris accompanied by Henri Patterson and his Ensemble". A sequence in The Club St. Germain is staged by Eleanor Fazan .
John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles begin a two-week holiday in Paris, France, during which they are persuaded to re-style their hair in a fashion similar to their friend, the photographer Jurgen Vollmer. This will prove to be the prototype of the hairstyle later to become internationally famed as The Beatle Cut.
The Modern Jazz Quartet plays at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe.
Fats Domino plays at a rodeo performed by the inmates at Texas State Prison, Huntsville, Texas, USA.
Elvis Presley releases a new single, Rock-A-Hula Baby on RCA Victor records in the USA.
Freddie Bell of popular r'n'b combo Freddie Bell And The Bellboys, gets married at the Little Church of the West, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Johnny Cash, Rose Maddox, Merle Travis, Gordon Terry and Johnny Western play at The State Theater, Niagara Falls, New York State, USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes [later to become The Swinging Blue Jeans] play at The Cavern, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Bobby Timmons Trio records the live album, In Person, for Riverside Records at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
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.