Born on this day in 1844 impresario Richard D’Oyly Carte.

On this day in 1960 Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt‘s The Fantasticks premiered at Greenwich Village’s Sullivan Street Playhouse.

Birthday anniversaries of singer and actor Bing Crosby (1903), composer and conductor Alceo Galliera (1910), tenor Léopold Simoneau (1916)  and lyricist and performer Betty Comden (1917).