On this day in 1914, Tillie’s Punctured Romance, the first feature-length film comedy, was released. It starred Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand and Charles Chaplin.

Born on this day in 1919 bass Ernst Wiemann

Born on this day in 1924 baritone Giangiacomo Guelfi

Born on this day in 1928 tenor Bruno Prevedi

Happy 74th birthday bass-baritone Domenico Trimarchi

Happy 70th birthday conductor Michael Tilson Thomas

Born on this day in 1946 conductor Christopher Keene

Happy 61st birthday soprano Nadine Secunde

Happy 56th birthday tenor Thomas Randle