On this day in 1994 Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk finally bowed at the Met.

On this day in 1970 the Richard RodgersMartin Charnin musical Two By Two, starring (yes) Danny Kaye as Noah, opened at the Imperial Theatre.

Born on this day composers Francois Couperin (1668) and Henri Rabaud (1873), dramatist and poet Friedrich von Schiller (1759), songstress Jane Froman (1907) and composer Ennio Morricone (1928).