On this day in 1967 Colin Davis made his Metropolitan Opera debut conducting Peter Grimes, with Jon Vickers, Lucine Amara and Geraint Evans in the cast.

Birthday anniversaries of composer Sebastián Yradier (1809), composer Ernest Chausson (1855), conductor Garbriele Santini (1886) and conductor Antonio de Almeida (1928).

Happy birthday to parterre box mainstay Harry Rose.