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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.
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.
Mickey And Sylvia are playing during a week of shows at The Twin Coaches, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Leon McAuliff And The Cimarron Boys are playing during five days of gigs at The Tulsa Horse Show, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
The Oranim Zabar Troupe plays during a four week run at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Conway Twitty is playing during three days at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
Chubby Checker is headlining a week of shows at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by The Isley Brothers, The Drifters and The Unforgettables.
Bobby Darin plays during a season at The Three Rivers Club, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Barbra Streisand continues with a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
The first successful prosecution of record bootleggers takes place in Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.
Gene Vincent plays at The Corn Exchange, Bedford, England, UK, Europe.
Today's edition of UK pop weekly the New Musical Express (NME) declares Eden Kane to be Britain's brightest singing prospect.
Freddy Cannon plays the first of two nights at Club Safari, College Point, New York State, USA.
The Mar-Keys release their debut single, Last Night, on Satellite Records in the USA. In due course, Satellite will re-name itself as Stax Records. The Mar-Keys will evolve into Booker T. And The MGs and, as well as scoring hits like Green Onions in their own right, they will be the backing band for every artist on the Stax label - including Otis Redding, Sam And Dave, Eddie Floyd and Rufus Thomas.
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The Dave Brubeck Quartet records Far More Blue, Three's A Crowd and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records.
Jackie Wilson releases a new single, Lonely Life, on Brunswick Records in the USA.
Ray Charles is playing during an engagement at The Zebra Lounge, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Connie Francis is playing at Sciolla's Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Paul Anka plays the second night of three weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play the fourth night of a week at Abart's, Washington DC, USA.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Broadway librettist George S. Kaufman, considered the most successful craftsman of the American theatre between World Wars I and II, dies aged 71 in New York City, USA.
Bobby Lewis appears on popular tv show American Bandstand, at WFIL-tv studios in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, singing Tossin' And Turnin'. Also on today's edition is Carla Thomas performing A Love Of My Own.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
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.