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1898 Paul Whiteman (Colorado-born Bandleader) Colorado Performing Artists jazz Internet Movie Database
1903 Rudolf Serkin (Czech Classical Pianist) Czech Performing Artists Classical Musicians
1930 Robert Ashley (Michigan-born Composer) Michigan Composers American Composers
1955 Reba McEntire (Oklahoma-born County Singer, Actress) Reba McEntire Country Singer 1986 Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance 1993 Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1881 Modest Mussorgsky (Russian Classical Composer) Modest Mussorgsky Classical Composer
1929 Katherine L. Bates (Massachusetts-born English Teacher, Author of "America the Beautiful") Massachusetts Authors and Illustrators Educators of Note Poetry American Songs and Symbols Concordia
1943 Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff (Russian Classical Composer) Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff Classical Composer
1958 W.C. Handy (Alabama-born African-American Jazz Musician, Composer) W.C. Handy Jazz Composers Famous African Americans
1987 Maria von Trapp (Austrian Matriarch of the Von Trapp Family Singers of "Sound of Music" Fame) Austrian Authors and Illustrators The Sound of Music Concordia
1842 The Vienna Philharmonic Plays Its First Concert Vienna, Austria Classical Musicians Historic Firsts Vienna Philharmonic American Public Media
1899 William Fleming Patents an Electric Player Piano Patents & Trademarks Pianos U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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