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1919 Nat "King" Cole (Alabama-born African-American Jazz Musician, Singer) Nat King Cole Popular Musicians Jazz African American Performing Artists
1920 John LaMontaine (Chicago-born Composer) Chicago Composers American Composers
1938 Rudolf Nureyev (Russian Ballet Dancer) Rudolf Nureyev Ballet
1944 John Sebastian (New York City-born Popular Musician; Member of the "Lovin' Spoonful") New York City Performing Artists American Composers and Songwriters Popular Music Internet Movie Database
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1902 George W. Warren (New York-born Organist, Hymnist: Author of the National Hymn: "God of Our Fathers") New York Composers and Songwriters Organ Religion Concordia
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1830 Frederic Chopin Makes His Concert Debut in Warsaw, Poland, Performing His Own Piano Concerto in f-minor Frederic Chopin Composers Classical Music Historic Firsts American Public Media
1954 Quincy Porter's Pulitzer Prize-Winning "Concerto Concertante" for Two Pianos and Orchestra Is First Performed in Louisville, Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky Connecticut Composers American Composers Historic Firsts 1954 Pulitzer Prize in Music American Public Media

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