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1873 Sergei Rachmaninoff (Russian Pianist, Composer) Sergei Rachmaninoff Composers
1895 Alberta Hunter (Tennessee-born African-American Jazz Singer) Alberta Hunter Jazz Vocalist African-American Performing Artists
1897 Lucille Bogan (Mississippi-born African-American Blues Singer) Mississippi Performing Artists Blues & Jazz African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1910 Harry Carney (Massachusetts-born African-American Jazz Musician Who Played Bass Saxophone for the Duke Ellington Orchestra) Massachusetts Performing Artists  Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1921 Williams Bergsma (California-born Composer) California Composers American Composers
1949 Gil Scott Heron (Chicago-born African-American Singer, Songwriter, Writer, Activist ) Chicago Performing Artists American Performing Artists American Composers and Songwriters African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1917 Scott Joplin (Texas-born African-American Musician, Composer) Scott Joplin Composers Jazz and Blues African American Composers
1984 Marvin Gaye (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Popular Singer; Shot to Death by His Father) Washington, D.C. Performing Artists Gun Control African American Performing Artists
1991 Martha Graham (Pennsylvania-born Dancer, Choreographer) Martha Graham Dance
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