On this day in 1927 Mae West was sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.

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Born on this day in 1892 composer Germaine Tailleferre

Born on this day in 1892 tenor Walter Widdop

Born on this day in 1908 conductor Joseph Keilberth

Happy 91st birthday mezzo-soprano Hertha Topper

Happy 79th birthday conductor Bernhard Klee

Happy 77th birthday tenor Kenneth Riegel

Happy 50th birthday soprano Natalie Dessay

Happy 49th birthday soprano Veronique Gens