Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first misattribute

Born on this day in 480 BC playwright Euripides.  

Born on this day in 1865 librettist Carlos Fernández Shaw

Born on this day in 1902 librettist Montagu Slater

Born on this day in 1907 bass Nicola Moscona

Also born on this day in 1907 soprano Jarmila Novotná

Born on this day in 1923 tenor Sándor Kónya

Born on this day in 1928 tenor Spas Wenkoff

Happy 63rd birthday soprano Kathryn Montgomery-Meissner

Also Happy 63rd to baritone and actor William Shimell