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JANUARY 16

1908 Ethel Merman (New York-born Actress, Singer) New York Performing Artists Stage and Theater American Musicals Biography.com New York Times
1934 Marilyn Horne (Pennsylvania-born Mezzo-Soprano Operatic Singer) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Opera
Richard Wernick (Boston-born Composer) Massachusetts Composers American Composers
1944 Ronnie Milsap (North Carolina-born Country Musician) North Carolina Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians
Jim Stafford (Florida-born Country Musician) Florida Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians
1947 Laura Schlessinger (New York-born Radio Talk Show Personality) New York Performing Artists Radio Biography.com
1948 John Carpenter (New York-born Filmmaker Received 1970 Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short Subject, "The Resurrection of Broncho Billy") New York Performing Artists Filmmakers Received the 1970 Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short Subject, The Resurrection of Broncho Billy American Composers & Songwriters Internet Movie Database
1959 Sadé (Nigerian Popular Musician) Nigerian Performing Artists Popular Musicians
1979 Aaliyah (New York City-born African-American Popular Musician) New York City Performing Artists Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1957 Arturo Toscanini (Italian Conductor) Italian Composers Classical Music
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1938 Benny Goodman's Orchestra Performs First Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert New York City Benny Goodman Jazz PBS
1954 South Pacific Closes in New York after 1925 Performances New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1957 Little Richard Records "Lucille" Little Richard Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists University of Georgia
1964 Carol Channing Debuts in Hello Dolly! Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database Library of Congress

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