On this day in 1951 Benjamin Britten‘s Billy Budd premiered in London

Broadway openings on this day:

In 1956 Leonard Bernstein‘s Candide

In 1958 Rodgers and Hammerstein‘s Flower Drum Song

In 1968 Burt Bacharach-Hal David‘s Promises Promises

Birthday anniversaries of composers Ernest Reyer (1823)
and Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych
and mezzo-soprano Heather Begg (1932)

Happy 63rd birthday soprano Leontina Vaduva