1906 Anna Held is The Parisian Model who inherits money mysteriously. Harry B. Smith provides the book and lyrics to Max Hoffman's score. While the show is directed by Julian Mitchell, the production numbers are under the "personal direction" of Florenz Ziegfeld.
1927 The call is for First-Class Passengers Only at the Arts Theatre in London. Written by Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell, the comedy stars Edith Sitwell as a social climber seeking retaliation. The cast includes Val Gielgud, Sybil Arundale, Phyllis Dean, and Esme Percy.
1928 American producer Gertrude Macy begins her theatrical career as assistant stage manager for Margaret Ayer Barnes' adaptation of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence, at the Empire Theatre in New York. Macy is also secretary to actress Katharine Cornell.
1929 With Fifty Million Frenchmen you can't go wrong, especially when they're singing music and lyrics by Cole Porter, along with a book by Herbert Fields. For nearly eight months songs like "You've Got That Thing" and "You Do Something To Me" fill New York's Lyric Theatre. The cast includes William Gaxton as the American playboy trying to win Genevieve Tobin.
1994 Arthur Miller, playwright known for such plays as Death of a Salesman and The Crucible, is appointed a professor of contemporary literature at Oxford University. -- by Anne Bradley and Steve Luber