On this day in 46 BC, Julius Caesar dedicated a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus.

Born on this day in 1898 composer George Gershwin

Born on this day in 1908 composer Eugen Suchon

Born on this day in 1930 tenor Fritz Wunderlich

Happy 67th birthday baritone Dale Duesing

Happy 65th birthday soprano Deborah Polaski

Happy 64th birthday tenor Gary Lakes