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1819 Richard S. Willis (Massachusetts-born Composer of "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear") Massachusetts Composers & Songwriters Religion Christmas Concordia
1909 "Chick" Webb (Maryland-born African-American Jazz Drummer) Maryland Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African Americans Registry
1927 Leontyne Price (Mississippi-born African-American Operatic Singer) Leontyne Price Opera African American Performing Artists
1929 Jerry Goldsmith (California-born Film Score Composer) California Composers American Composers Film
1939 Barbara Kolb (Connecticut-born Composer) Connecticut Composers American Composers
Roberta Flack (North Carolina-born African-American Grammy Winning Popular Singer) North Carolina Performing Artists Popular Musicians Famous African Americans Four-time Grammy Award Winner The Internet Movie Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1933 First Singing Telegram Introduced by the Postal Telegram Co. in New York New York City Telegraph Music Historic Firsts The New York Times
1942 Glenn Miller Receives Recording Industry's First Gold Record Glenn Miller Popular Music Historic Firsts Jazz Connection Magazine

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