On this day in 1857 Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary was published. Feel free to waltz or to discuss off-topic or general interest subjects, cher public.

Born on this day in 1898 soprano Lily Pons

Happy 91st birthday bass-baritone Franz Mazura

Born on this day in 1927 baritone Thomas Hemsley

Born on this day in 1933 baritone Peter-Christoph Runge

Happy 82nd birthday soprano Montserrat Caballé

Happy 81st birthday baritone Hans Helm

Happy 67th birthday soprano Mariella Devia