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1876 Carl Ruggles (Massachusetts-born Composer) Massachusetts Composers American Composers
1897 Henry Cowell (California-born Composer) California Composers American Composers
1903 Lawrence Welk (North Dakota-born Bandleader) Lawrence Welk Popular Musicians Biography.com History Channel
1950 Bobby McFerrin (New York City-born African-American Multi-Grammy-Winning Popular Vocalist, Musician, Composer) Bobby McFerrin Popular Musicians Winner of 10 Grammy Awards African American Performing Artists
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1998 Basil 'Manenberg' Coetzee (South African Jazz Musician) South African Performing Artists Jazz South African History
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1867 Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlos Premieres in Paris Giuseppe Verdi Paris Opera Historic Firsts
1950 After 26 Years on the Radio, the Country Music Radio Show National Barn Dance Airs for the Last Time Radio Country & Western Music History Channel
1997 Beatle Paul McCartney Knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II Paul McCartney The Beatles New York Times

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