This Day in History: 1961-10-08

Manu Mellaerts, Belgian trumpeter, won the “Tenuto” competition, was a prizewinner in the Toulon International Trumpet Competition, principal of the Flemish Radio Orch (1984-86), prof at the Brussels Conservatory, principal of the National Opera Orch in Brussels, guest conductor of youth orchestras, artistic director of the Belgian Brass, born in Tielt-Winge, Belgium.