“My middle name really is perseverance. I’ve always believed that I had talent, even when I felt like a very inferior sort of person, which I spent a lot of time living my life feeling that I wasn’t worthy. But even then I knew that I had something special, and maybe that’s what it takes.”

Born on this day in 1803 composer Hector Berlioz.

On this day in 1960 the Cy Coleman musical Wildcat opened at the Alvin Theatre, to run 171 performances.