BORN TO MUSIC:
~ in Beijing (then known in the West as Peking) – Wang Luobin, Chinese folk song writer who, after graduating from music school in Beijing, spent 50 years collecting and revising western Chinese folk songs.
~ In Berlin – Polish musician Jozef Kropinski, survivor of Auschwitz and Buchenwald.
~ in Ofena, Italy – Paolo Silveri, operatic baritone.
Archaeology: In the Ancient Greek and Roman town of Cyrene in Libya, Italian troops find a headless marble sculpture, “Venus of Cyrene”, after torrential rains washed away the topsoil at Trajan’s Baths in the Sanctuary of Apollo. After a long sojourn in Italy she returned home to Cyrene in 2008.