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1917 Rufus Thomas (Mississippi-born African-American Singer, Songwriter: "Do the Funky Chicken") Mississippi Performing Artists Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1944 Diana Ross (Detroit-born African-American Popular Singer) Diana Ross Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists
1948 Steve Tyler (New York City-born Popular Musician: Aerosmith) New York City Performing Artists Popular Musicians
1950 Teddy Pendergrass (Pennsylvania-born Popular Musician) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1827 Ludwig van Beethoven (German Classical Composer) German Composers Ludwig van Beethoven Classical Composer
1964 Funny Girl Opens at Winter Garden Theater, New York City Barbra Streisand Musical Theater The Internet Broadway Database
1970 Oscar-winning Documentary Woodstock Premieres Film Popular Music Music Vietnam War Academy Awards Internet Movie Database History Channel

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