1907 Birth of American tenor Allen Jones. d. June 27,1992. Appeared in `A Night at the Opera' with Chico, Harpo, Groucho,and Kitty Carlisle. Father of pop singer Jack Jones. Search Amazon.com for Allen Jones.
1929 Birth of composer Alfredo Santos Buenaventura
1929 Birth of Finnish tenor Timo Mustakallio, [stage name, Timo Callio] in Viiala. d. Nov. 1984, Helsinki. Début: Helsinki[Radamès] Aida (1961). Sang in Düsseldorf (1965); Stuttgart (1968);Berlin, Paris, Munich, and NYCO. In 1973, he established theSavonlinna Opera Festival, a foundation to help Finnish singers intheir further studies. The Mustakallio Singing Competition atSavonlinna was named after this artist. Search Amazon.com for Timo Callio
1930 FP of George Gershwin's musical Girl Crazy with songs Embraceable You and I Got Rhythm at the Alvin Theater in NYC. CD-George Gershwin: Girl Crazy
1939 Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) established to compete with ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers). The two music licensing organizations’ assuring composers, artists and publishers are properly compensated for the use of their compositions.