On this day in 1944, the Metropolitan Opera House hosted a jazz concert for the first time, featuring Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.
Born on this day in 1841 composer Emmanuel Chabrier
Born on this day in 1903 composer Berthold Goldschmidt
Born on this day in 1907 conductor János Ferencsik
Born on this day in 1914 soprano Marianne Schech
Happy 69th birthday soprano Katia Ricciarelli
Happy 59th birhtday tenor Christoph Prégardien