On this day in 55 A.D., Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman emperorship, died under mysterious circumstances in Rome, clearing the way for Nero to become Emperor.

Born on this day in 1901 tenor August Seider

Born on this day in 1903 baritone Robert Weede

Born on this day in 1926 conductor Alexander Gibson

Happy 88th birthday tenor Michel Senechal

Happy 78th birthday soprano Catherine Gayer

Happy 77th birthday soprano Edith Mathis

Happy 70th birthday baritone Lenus Carlson

Happy 69th birthday soprano Magdalena Falewicz

Happy 64th birthday bass-baritone Jean-Philippe Lafont

Happy 57th birthday soprano Gabriele Fontana