On this day in 1374 a sudden outbreak of St. John’s Dance causeed people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapsed from exhaustion.

Born on this day in 1895 soprano Angeles Ottein

Born on this day in 1901 composer and inventor Harry Partch

Born on this day in 1913 conductor Heinrich Hollreiser

Happy 74th birthday mezzo-soprano Sylvia Lindenstrand