On this day in 1993, the first issue of parterre box was published to commemorate the 70th birthday of Maria Callas, and, yes, La Cieca knows she got the date wrong.

Born on this day in 1911 composer Nino Rota

Born on this day in 1920 tenor Charles Craig

Happy 93rd birthday soprano Phyllis Curtin

Born on this day in 1922 tenor William McAlpine

Happy 69th birthday mezzo-soprano Jeanne Piland

Happy 68th birhtday mezzo-soprano Marjana Lipovsek