On this day in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera offered the first installment of its matinee radio broadcast series.
Born on this day in 1815 librettist Temistocle Solera
Born on this day in 1888 composer Gabriel von Wayditch
Born on this day in 1900 contralto Gladys Swarthout (with music for the holiday)
Born on this day in 1908 writer Quentin Crisp
Happy 82nd birthday bass Bonaldo Giaiotti
Happy 33rd birthday soprano Sonya Yoncheva