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JANUARY 4

1710 Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Italian Composer) Giovanni Battista Pergolesi Composers
1937 Grace Bumbry (Missouri-born African-American Operatic Soprano) Grace Bumbry Opera African American Performing Artists
1957 Patty Loveless (Kentucky-born Actress) Patty Loveless Country Music Musicians Actors Film
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2001 Les Brown (American Bandleader) Popular Music Popular Music Jazz
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1840 Upon His Return to Hungary, Franz Liszt Is Presented the "Sword of Honor" at the Hungarian National Theatre Franz Liszt Composers APM
1920 The Paris Opera Goes on Strike Paris Opera Opera Labor Strikes Paris Opera Theater History
1936 Billboard Publishes First Pop-music Chart Based on National Sales Figures Popular Music Billboard Historic First History Channel
1965 CBS Buys Guitar Company Musical Instruments Fender Guitar CBS The History Channel
1987 Spanish Guitarist Andrýs Segovia Arrives in U.S. for His Final American Tour Andrýs Segovia International Musician Hispanic Heritage History Channel

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