On this day in 1930 The Broadway Melody was named “Outstanding Picture” at the second annual Academy Awards ceremony.
The Broadway Melody was the first original film musical, the first MGM musical, the first sound film to win the “Best Picture” award and the first widely-distributed sound feature.
Born on this day in 1639 composer Alessandro Stradella
Born on this day in 1859 composer Reginald De Koven
Born on this day in 1891 soprano Felice Huni-Mihaczek
Born on this day in 1895 composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Born on this day in 1911 soprano Maud Cunitz
Born on this day in 1918 conductor Sixten Ehrling
Born on this day in 1924 tenor Murray Dickie
Happy 87th birthday mezzo-soprano Kerstin Meyer
Happy 74th birthday baritone Jorma Hynninen
Happy 61st birthday librettist and director Stephen Wadsworth