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1868 Patty Smith Hill (Kentucky-born Pioneer in Early Childhood Education: Co-author of the Song "Happy Birthday to You") Patty Smith Hill Educators of Note Early Childhood Education Popular Music
1892 Thorne Smith (Maryland-born Novelist) Thorne Smith
1906 Pee Wee Russell (Missouri-born Jazz Clarinetist) Missouri Performing Artists Jazz Internet Movie Database
1909 Ben Webster (Missouri-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist) Missouri Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1914 Bud Schulberg (New York-born Novelist, Screenwriter) New York Authors Film
1924 Sarah Vaughan (New Jersey-born African-American Singer, Pianist) Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocalist Famous African Americans
1947 Tom Sullivan (Massachusetts-born Blind Popular Singer, Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors and Illustrators Blindness Singer Songwriter Young-adult Authors
1960 Johannes Kerkorrel (Afrikaner Singer, Songwriter) South African Performing Artists Popular Musicians South African History
1970 Mariah Carey (New York City-born Popular Singer) Mariah Carey Popular Singers
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1808 Beethoven and Salieri Attend the Last Public Appearance of Franz Joseph Haydn, Performing His Oratorio "The Creation" in Vienna Franz Joseph Haydn Salieri Ludwig van Beethoven Composers American Public Media
1952 Singin' in the Rain Premieres at Radio City Music Hall Film Internet Movie Database

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