1896 ~ Puccini’s opera La Bohème made its world premiere in Venice
• 1913 ~ Chopin’s Polonaise, films: The Eddy Duchin Story, Hollywood Canteen, Out of this World, Diamond Horseshoe
• 1915 ~ George Perle, American composer and theorist
• 1918 ~ Godfrey Ridout, Canadian composer
• 1926 ~ Marguerite Piazza (Luft), Soprano and regular on TV’s Your Show of Shows
• 1942 ~ Richard Stilwell, American baritone
• 1945 ~ Bob Seger, Singer
• 1963 ~ Ted Weems passed away. He was an American bandleader and musician.
• 1983 ~ Kai Winding passed away. He was a Danish-born American trombonist and jazz composer.