Born on this day in 1925 soprano Mattiwilda Dobbs and tenor Nicolai Gedda.

Born on this day in 1929 baritone Hermann Prey.

Birthday anniversaries of composer Reveriano Soutullo (1884); sopranos Ludmila Dvorakova (1923) and Jeanette Pilou (1937).

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