On this day in 1948 Verdi’s Otello was the first opera to be telecast from the Metropolitan Opera.
Can’t find a kinescope, but this broadcast came a few days after

Happy 79th birthday baritone Philippe Huttenlocher.

Happy 75th birthday soprano Carole Farley.

Birthday anniversaries of composers Jean-Baptise Lully (1632) and Gaetano Donizetti (1797).