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On this day in 1950 Irving Berlin‘s musical Call Me Madam opened at the Imperial Theatre to run 644 performances.

Born on this day in 1872 composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Born on this day in 1892 soprano Gilda Dalla Rizza.

Born on this day in 1906 bass Herbert Alsen.

Born on this day in 1928 conductor Jerzy Semkow.

Born on this day in 1935 tenor Luciano Pavarotti.

Happy 73rd birthday tenor Bruce Brewer.

Happy birthday to soprano Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs.