On this day in 1849 Verdi’s Luisa Miller premiered in Naples.

On this day in 1949 the Jule Styne musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes opened on Broadway.

On this day in 1991 Arthur Laurents / Charles Strouse / Richard Maltby Jr‘s Nick and Nora opened on Broadway and closed after nine performances

Born on this day composers Jean Sibelius (1865) and Bohuslav Martinu (1890); conductor Emil Cooper (1877); soprano Irene Eisinger (1903); baritone Gérard Souzay (1920) and entertainer Sammy Davis Jr (1925.)