On this day in 1791, the fleeing French King Louis XVI and his family were captured at Varennes-en-Argonne.  

Born on this day in 1891 conductor Hermann Scherchen

Born on this day in 1925 mezzo-soprano Larisa Avdeyeva

Born on this day in 1928 soprano Judith Raskin

Happy 79th birthday tenor John Wakefield (as Eurimaco)

Happy 68th birthday soprano Lucy Peacock

Happy 57th birthday mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore