On this day in 1976 soprano Hildegard Behrens made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Giorgetta in Il trittico! Tenor Neil Shicoff made his debut as Rinuccio.

Birthday anniversaries of soprano Margaret Burke Sheridan (1889) and mezzo-sopranos Bruna Castagna (1905) and Oralia Dominguez (1925).

On this day in 1951, the TV series I Love Lucy premiered.