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Let me sing a sunny song

Born on this day in 1926 singer and actress Barbara Cook

Born on this day in 1824 librettist Antonio Ghislanzoni.

Born on this day in 1825 composer Johann Strauss Jr.

Born on this day in 1838 composer Georges Bizet.

Born on this day in 1891 conductor Karl Elmendorff.

Born on this day in 1926 soprano Galina Vishnevskaya.

Born on this day in 1926 soprano Anita Välkki.

Born on this day in 1940 soprano Hana Janku.

Happy 75th birthday contralto Ortrun Wenkel.

Born on this day in 1943 tenor Giuliano Ciannella.

On this day in 1995 the stage musical Victor/Victoria opened on Broadway.