Broadway premieres:

On this day in 1950 Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul.

On this day in 1956 Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady.

On this day in 1962 Richard RodgersNo Strings.

Birthday anniversaries of composer Nicola Vaccai (1790), sopranos Rose Pauly (1894) and Antonietta Stella (1929), tenors Kurt Baum (1900) and Mirto Picchi (1915).

Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera