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1867 Arturo Toscanini (Italian Violinist, Conductor, Composer) Italian Composers Classical Composers
1881 Belá Bartók (Hungarian Pianist, Composer) Belá Bartók Classical Composers
1899 Bella Cohen Spewack (Romanian-American Short Story Writer, Autobiographer, Script and Screenwriter) Romanian Authors Plays American Musicals Writer's Almanac
1938 Hoyt Axton (Oklahoma-born Country and Western Singer) Oklahoma Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians Internet Movie Database
1940 Anita Bryant (Oklahoma-born Singer) Oklahoma Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1942 Aretha Franklin (Tennessee-born African-American Popular Singer) Aretha Franklin Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists
1947 Elton John (English Musician, Songwriter) Elton John Popular Musicians
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1918 Claude A. Debussy (French Composer) Claude deBussy Classical Composers
1983 Michael Jackson Takes His First "Moonwalk" for a Live Audience Michael Jackson Popular Music Dance Notable African Americans Official Michael Jackson Website

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