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1901 Colin McPhee (Canadian-American Composer) Canadian Composers Composers
1912 Sam "Lightnin" Hopkins (Texas-born African-American Blues Musician) Texas Performing Artists Blues and Jazz African American Registry
1916 Harry James (Georgia-born Jazz Trumpeter) Georgia Performng Artists Jazz Biography.com University of Georgia Texas State Historical Association
1926 Ben Johnston (Georgia-born Composer) Georgia Composers American Composers
1928 Nicolas Flagello (New York City-born Composer) New York City Composers American Composers
1944 Sly Stone (Texas-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Sly Stone Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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1895 22-year-old Italian Tenor Enrico Caruso Makes His Operatic Debut at the Teatro Nuovo in Naples, Italy Enrico Caruso Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1954 "Sh-boom", the First Doo-wop Song, Is Recorded by The Chords Popular Music Historic Firsts The History Channel
1955 Fats Domino's "Ain't That a Shame" Is Put on Tape for Release Fats Domino Popular Music Notable African Americans National Public Radio
1956 My Fair Lady Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1970 Purlie Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1987 Starlight Express Opens at Gershwin Theater NYC New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
Sweet Charity Closes at New York City's Minskoff Theater New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1999 Curtis Mayfield Is Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a Second Time Chicago Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists University of Georgia

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