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1710 Thomas Arne (English Composer Who Wrote Rule Britannia) English Composers Composers
1888 Hall Johnson (Georgia-born African-American Choral Director) Georgia Performing Artists Music African-American Performing Artists Internet Broadway Database University of Georgia
1890 Vaslav Nijinsky (Ukrainian Ballet Dancer) Vaslav Nijinsky Ballet
1921 Ralph Shapey (Pennsylvania-born Composer) Pennsylvania Composers American Composers
Gordon MacRae (New Jersey-born Actor, Singer) New Jersey Performing Artist Popular Musicians Musical Theater Film Internet Movie Database
1927 Mstislav Rostropovich (Russian Composer) Russian Composers Composers
1940 Al Jarreau (Wisconsin-born African-American Popular Jazz Vocalist) Wisconsin Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists
1948 James Taylor (Massachusetts-born Popular Singer) Massachusetts Performing Artists Folk Musicians
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1955 Charlie Parker (Kansas-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist) Charlie Jazz African American Performing Artists
1985 Eugene Ormandy (Hungarian-American Symphonic Conductor) Hungary Composers
1999 Yehudi Menuhin (New York City-born Violinist) New York City Performing Artists Classical  Musicians BBC
1968 Simon and Garfunkel Receive Grammy for Best Song with "Mrs. Robinson" from the Movie The Graduate Popular Music Film The Grammys History Channel
1969 Beatles Singer/Songwriter, Paul McCartney, Marries Linda Eastman in London Paul McCartney The Beatles BBC

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