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1915 Billie Holiday (Pennsylvania-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Billie Holiday Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists
1920 Ravi Shankar (Indian Musician (Sitar), Father of Nora Jones, Mentor to the Beatles) Ravi Shankar Popular Musicians The Beatles
1927 Babatunde Olatunji (Nigerian Grammy-Winning Jazz Percussionist) Nigerian Performing Artists Jazz 1991 Grammy Award African American Registry
1938 Freddie Hubbard (Indiana-born Grammy-Winning African-American Jazz Musician) Freddie Hubbard Jazz Grammy Awards African-American Performing Artists
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1918 Karl Muck, German Conductor of the Boston Symphony, Is Arrested and Interned as an Enemy Alien German Performing Artists Boston Symphony Classical Musicians Crime World War I American Public Media
1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical South Pacific Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database

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