On this day, the best damn musical*, Gypsy, opened at the Broadway Theatre, to run 702 performances.
Born on this day in 1879 composer Pablo Luna.
On this day in 1892 Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci premiered in Milan.
Born on this day in 1909 bass Giulio Neri.
Born on this day in 1926 bass Forbes Robinson.
Happy 68th birthday soprano Rosalind Plowright.
* An opinion La Cieca shares with Walter Kerr.