Why Famous: One of the most celebrated composers of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music of the 20th century.
- 1944-03-03 1st performance of corporal Samuel Barber's 2nd Symphony
- 1944-10-08 Samuel Barber's "Capricorn Concerto" premieres
- 1954-12-03 Samuel Barber's "Prayers of Kierkegaard" premieres
- 1966-09-16 Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center, New York with Leontyne Price as Cleopatra in "Antony and Cleopatra" by Samuel Barber