1793 ~ The Louvre Museum opened in Paris.
.1880 ~ Sarah Bernhardt made her American stage debut. Bernhardt appeared in Adrienne Lecouvreur in New York City.
.1890 ~ Caesar-Auguste Franck, Belgian organist/composer died in Paris
.1921 ~ Jerome Hines, American bass
.1924 ~ Sergei Mikhailovich Lyapunov, Russian pianist and composer
.1927 ~ Patti Page, American singer of popular music
.1927 ~ Chris Conner, Singer
.1932 ~ The team of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II debuted with their show, Make Mine Music. The Broadway production continued for 342 performances.
.1939 ~ This day marked Frank Sinatra’s last recording session with the Harry James Band. Sides recorded were Every Day of My Life and Ciribiribin.
.1939 ~ “Life With Father” premiered on Broadway in New York City. Eight years later, the show broke the existing record for longest-running stage production.
.1941 ~ Rodney Slater, Saxophone, trumpet with The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
.1944 ~ Bonnie Bramlett, Songwriter, singer with Delaney and Bonnie and Friends
.1946 ~ Roy Wood (Ulysses Adrian Wood), Singer, songwriter, formed Electric Light Orchestra
.1947 ~ Minnie (Julia) Riperton, Singer
.1949 ~ Alan Berger, Bass with Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
.1949 ~ Bonnie Raitt, American blues-rock singer and guitarist, won the Grammy Award in 1990, daughter of actor, John Raitt
.1954 ~ Ricki Lee Jones, Singer
.1958 ~ Terry Lee Miall, Drummer with Adam & The Ants
.1964 ~ Judy Garland and her daughter, Liza Minnelli, appeared together at the London Palladium. The program was shown on U.S. TV; and the LP, Live at the London Palladium became a classic on Capitol Records.
.2003 ~ Henry Phace Roberts, a tap dancer who performed with the Copasetics, the Five Blazers and the Three Rockets, died. He was 92. Roberts performed on television on “The Tonight Show” and “The Ed Sullivan S Show” and was in the films “Cabin in the Sky,” “Stormy Weather” and “The Cotton Club.” Born in Savannah, Ga., he was trained to tap dance on the streets as a child. Roberts began dancing professionally at 14, and performed for the last time at 87 with the Copasetics on a European tour.