Janis Joplin was born on January 19, 1943. Joplin was one of the most important rock singers of the late 1960s. Her recording career included only four albums, released in less than four years, but her style, personality, and voice have been influential on women in rock ever since.
On December 18, 1892, the ballet The Nutcracker had its first performance, at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. The choreography was by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, and the music was by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky. The ballet is based on a short story by E. T. A.