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Born on this day in 1544 poet and playright Torquato Tasso

On this day in 1851 Verdi’s Rigoletto premiered in Venice.

On this day in 1867 Verdi’s Don Carlos premiered in Paris.

Born on this day in 1876 composer Carl Ruggles.

Born on this day in 1897 composer Henry Cowell.

Born on this day in 1900 tenor Ivan Semyonovich Kozlovsky.

Born on this day in 1902 baritone Zdenek Otava.

Born on this day in 1912 composer Xavier Montsalvatge.

Born on this day in 1926 designer and director Beni Montresor.

Happy 74th birthday mezzo-soprano Sarah Walker.