Born on this day in 1828 writer Lev Nikolayevich “Leo” Tolstoy.

Happy 48th birthday singer Michael Buble.

Birthday anniversaries of opera and stage director Max Reinhardt (1873), soprano Miriam Licette (1892), director and designer Filippo Sanjust and mezzo-soprano Sona Cervená (both 1925), baritone William Dooley (1932) and conductor Richard Divall (1945).

Happy 86th birthday soprano Ute Vinzing.

Happy 73rd birthday conductor Adam Fischer.