1941 - Plácido Domingo, born on the 21st of January in Madrid. Spanish-born operatic tenor whose resonant, powerful voice, imposing physical stature, good looks, and dramatic ability made him one of the most popular tenors of the second half of the 20th century.
1961 - He made his operatic debut in Mexico City and then went to Dallas, Texas, to perform in its opera company.
1962 - 1965 - He was a resident performer at Tel Aviv's Hebrew National Opera.
1965 - He made his debut at the New York City Opera.
1968 - At the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City, subsequently becoming a regular performer there.
1969 - Performed at La Scala in Milan.
1983 - A prolific and versatile performer, he made numerous recordings and several film versions of operas, and he ventured into popular music as well. His autobiography, My First Forty Years, was published.
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