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Tennessee Williams' "The Rose Tattoo" premieres in NYC

The Rose Tattoo is a Tennessee Williams play. It opened on Broadway and the film adaptation was released in 1955. It tells the story of an Italian-American widow in Mississippi who has allowed herself to withdraw from the world after her husband's death and expects her daughter to do the same.

Gioachino Rossini's "Semiramide" premieres in Venice

Semiramide is an opera in two acts by Gioachino Rossini. The libretto by Gaetano Rossi is based on Voltaire's tragedy Semiramis, which in turn was based on the legend of Semiramis of Assyria. The opera was first performed at La Fenice in Venice. Semiramide was Rossini's final Italian opera.

Composer Felix Mendelssohn is born

Felix Mendelssohn was a German composer, pianist, organist, and conductor of the early romantic period. Mendelssohn wrote symphonies, concertos, oratorios, piano music, and chamber music. His best-known works include his Overture and incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Italian Symphony, the Scottish Symphony, the overture The Hebrides, his mature Violin Concerto, and his String Octet.

Anniversaries of famous

born 1976

Isla Fisher

born 1965

Maura Tierney

born 1978

Amal Clooney

born 1970

Warwick Davis