On this day in 1999 the Metropolitan Opera offered the main stage premiere of of Floyd’s Susannah featuring Renée Fleming, Samuel Ramey and Jerry Hadley.

Birthday anniversaries of composers Johann Sebastian Bach (1685), Franz Joseph Haydn (1732), conductor Clemens Krauss (1893), tenors Franz Völker (1899) and John Mitchinson (1932), soprano Elisabeth Grümmer (1911) and bass Frederick Guthrie (1924).