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