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1756 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Austrian Composer) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composers
1869 Will Marion Cook (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Composer for American Musicals) Washington, D.C. Musical Theater Famous African-Americans Internet Broadway Database African American Registry
1885 Jerome Kern (New York City-born Composer for American Musicals) Jerome Kern Musical Theater American Composers
1908 Oran "Hot Lips" Page (Texas-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter) Texas Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists
1918 Elmore James (Mississippi-born African-American Jazz Guitarist) Mississippi Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1930 Robert Calvin "Bobby Blue" Bland (Tennessee-born African-American Jazz Musician) Tennessee Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists
1948 Mikhail Baryshnikov (Latvian Ballet Dancer) Mikhail Baryshnikov Ballet
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1629 Hieronymus Praetorius (German Organist, Composer) German Composers Organs Composers Concordia
1731 Bartolomeo Cristofori (Italian Inventor of the Piano) Italian Scientist and Inventors Inventors and Inventions The Piano
1972 Mahalia Jackson (New Orleans-born African-American Gospel Singer) Mahalia Jackson Jazz and Gospel African American Performing Artists
1895 Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Is First Performed in Its Entirety at St. Petersburg's Mayinsky Theater Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Ballet Historic Firsts BalletMet Columbus
1955 Robert McFerrin Debuts As Metropolitan Opera's First Black Male Performer New York City Opera Famous African Americans Historic Firsts The Metropolitan Opera
1961 Leontyne Price Debuts at the Metropolitan Opera in Il Trovatore Leontyne Price The Metropolitan Opera Opera Famous African Americans The Kennedy Center
1967 Leon Kirchner's Pulitzer Prize-Winning "Quartet No. 3 for Strings and Electronic Tape" Is First Performed in New York City New York City Composers American Composers Historic Firsts 1967 Pulitzer Prize for Music Amrican Public Media

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