Born on this day in 1885 composer Alban Berg. Read more »
Born on this day in ? 1920 (more or less) actress Lana Turner. Read more »
On February 13th, Music for Life International will bring together a community of world-renowned musicians at Carnegie Hall to perform Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection.” The performance of the Second Symphony, which draws on images of rebirth and resurrection, will benefit HelpMeSee, an organization committed to eradicating cataract blindness. Tickets available at Carnegie Hall.
On this day in 1940 Walt Disney‘s film Pinocchio premiered at the Center Theater in New York City. Read more »
On this day in 1969 Jerry Herman‘s musical Dear World opened at the Mark Hellinger Theater, to run 132 performances.
On this day in 1943 Bertolt Brecht’s play Der gute Mensch von Sezuan premiered in Zurich.
On this day in 1939, Bette Davis won her second Academy Award for Best Actress for Jezebel.
Happy 94th birthday to the “Grand Dame of Dish,” journalist Liz Smith.
Born on this day in 1921 tenor and film star Mario Lanza.