1725 FP of J. S. Bach´s St. John Passion S. 245, second version. Vespers on Good Friday as part of Bach's second annual Sacred Cantata cycle in Leipzig, 1724-25. The first version premiered on Good Friday, 7 APR 1724.
1727 Birth of Italian composer Tommaso TRAETTA Bitonto. d-Venice, 6 APR 1779.
1927 Birth of American tenor and one-time wool merchant Barry MORELL in Manhasset, NY. d-Cape Cod, 4 DEC 2003 of esophageal cancer. MET Opera Début 1 NOV 1958 [Pinkerton] Madama Butterfly, 19 seasons (1958-69, 70-72,73-79) 257 perf., 19 roles.