Born on this day in 1926 bass Theo Adam.

Born on this day in 1926 soprano Elinor Ross.

Birthday anniversaries of writer Herman Melville (1819), conductor William Steinberg (1899), contralto Lili Chookasian (1921), actor Dom DeLuise (1933) and tenor and teacher Nico Castel (1931).

. . . and today your humble servant Windy City Operaman adds another ring around his trunk. Happy Birthday Leos!