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'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown' opens

The original Broadway production opened at the Belasco Theatre, but had mixed reviews and closed after 30 previews and 69 performances. It was nominated for 3 Tony Awards and 6 Drama Desk Awards. With a new direction and production design, the musical transferred to London and opened at the Playhouse Theatre in January 2015, where it received mixed to positive reviews.

T. S. Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature

Thomas Stearns Eliot was a British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets". Eliot regarded Four Quartets as his masterpiece, and it is the work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. It consists of four long poems.

W.A. Mozart's Symphony No. 36 premieres in Austria

The Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425, known as the Linz Symphony, was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart during a stopover in the Austrian town of Linz on his and his wife's way back home to Vienna from Salzburg in late 1783. The première in Linz took place in November 1783.

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