On this day in 534 BC, Thespis of Icaria became the first recorded actor to portray a character onstage.

Born on this day in 1876 composer Manuel de Falla

Born on this day in 1898 bass Dezso Ernster

Born on this day in 1928 composer Jerry Bock

Happy 86th birthday soprano Pauline Tinsley

Happy 81st birthday composer Krzysztof Penderecki

Happy 79th birthday tenor William Lewis