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JANUARY 15

1779 Jean Coralli (French Dancer, Ballet Master, Choreographer) Parisian Performing Artists Ballet
1909 Elie Siegmeister (New York City-born Composer) New York City Composers American Composers
1909 Gene Krupa (Chicago-born Jazz Drummer) Chicago Performing Artists Popular Musicians Jazz Biography.com
1949 Ronnie Van Zant (Florida-born Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Florida Performing Artists American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1960 Aaron Jay Kernis (Philadelphia-born Composer) Pennsylvania Composers American Composers
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1964 Jack Teagarden (Texas-born Jazz Trombonist) Jack Teagarden Jazz
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1879 Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore Is First Performed in New York New York City Musical Theater Historic Firsts Boise State University Writer's Almanac
1890 Tchaikovsky's Ballet, "Sleeping Beauty," Is First Performed at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia Igor Tchaikovsky Ballet Historic Firsts American Public Media
1895 Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Premieres in St Petersburg Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky Ballet Thinkquest
1961 The Supremes Sign with Motown Records The Supremes African American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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