On this day in 1938 tenor Jussi Bjoerling made his Met debut as Rodolfo. Mafalda Favero also made her debut as Mimi.

Happy 83rd birthday soprano Maria Chiara.

Birthday anniversaries of soprano Lilli Lehmann (1848). composer Scott Joplin (1868), baritone Marcos Redondo (1893), tenor René Maison (1895) and bass Norman Walker (1907).

Happy Thanksgiving to US members of the cher public!