Broadway premieres on this day:

in 1953 the Wright-Forrest-Borodin musical Kismet

in 1960 Lerner and Loewe‘s Camelot

Born on this day in 1921 soprano Phyllis Curtin (in music for the holidays)

Birthday anniversaries of composer Nino Rota (1911)
tenors Charles Craig (1920) and
William McAlpine (1922)

Happy 78th birthday mezzo-soprano Jeanne Piland
Happy 77th birthday mezzo-soprano Marjana Lipovsek
On this day in 1954 William Walton‘s Troilus and Cressida premiered in London