On this day in 1898, Pierre and Marie Curie announced the isolation of radium.

Born on this day in 1897 mezzo-soprano Marion Marian Telva

Born on this day in 1902 soprano Clara Ebers

Happy 79th birthday mezzo-soprano Viorica Cortez

Happy 77th birthday soprano Teresa Kubiak

Happy 76th birthday soprano Adriana Maliponte

Happy 74th birthday soprano Kay Griffel