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JANUARY 2

1904 James Melton (Georgia-born Operatic Tenor) Georgia Performing Artists Opera Internet Movie Database University of Georgia
1913 Gardner Read (Illinois-born Composer) Illinois Composers American Composers
1929 Arthur Prysock (South Carolina-born African-American Jazz Vocalist) South Carolina Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists University of South Carolina African American Registry
1936 Roger Miller (Texas-born Country & Western Musician, Composer, Songwriter) Texas Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians Internet Movie Database Texas State Historical Association
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1974 Tex Ritter (Texas-born Country & Western Musician) Texas Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians Internet Movie Database Texas State Historical Association
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1724 J.S. Bach's "Sacred Cantata No. 153" Is Performed the Sunday After New Year's as Bach's First Annual Sacred Cantata Cycle in Leipzig, Germany Johann Sebastian Bach Composers Religious Music Christmas Music New Years American Public Media
1735 Part 5 of J.S. Bach's 6-part "Christmas Oratorio," S. 248, Is Performed in Leipzig, Germany Johann Sebastian Bach Composers Religious Music Christmas Music New Years American Public Media
1941 Andrews Sisters Record "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" Minneapolis Performing Artists Popular Music World War II History Channel
1955 Canadian Pianist Glenn Gould Plays His First U.S. Recital in Washington, D.C. Glenn Gould Washington, D.C. Classical Musicians American Public Media

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