Born on this day in 1952 tenor Jerry Hadley.

On this day in 1961 premier danseur Rudolf Nureyev defected from the (then) Soviet Union to the west via Paris.

Birthday anniversaries of tenor Armand Tokatyan (1894), sopranos Helen Traubel (1899) and Gladys Kuchta (1923), conductors Willi Boskovsky (1909) Henryk Czyz (1923) and Sergiu Comissiona (1928) and composer Lucia Dlugoszewski (1934).

Happy Pride Month to New York Times classical music critic Zachary Woolfe.