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1872 Arthur Farwell (Minnesota-born Composer, Music Educator) Minnesota Composers American Composers Education
1880 Michel Fokine (Russian Ballet Dancer, Choreographer) Russian Performing Artists Ballet
1891 Sergey Prokofiev (Russian Composer) Sergey Prokofiev Composers
1895 Jimmie Noone (Louisiana-born African-American Jazz Musician) Louisiana Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1924 Sheldon Harnick (Chicago-born Pulitzer Prize-Winning Lyricist of Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello) Sheldon Harnick American Composers `1960 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
1936 Roy Orbison (Texas-born Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Roy Orbison Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1984 William "Red" Garland (Texas-born African-American Jazz Pianist) Texas Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists All About Jazz Texas State historical Association
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1940 Approximately 200 People Die in a Natchez, Mississippi Dance Hall Fire Mississippi Dance Fire Safety Death New York Times
1956 Elvis Makes an Unsuccessful Debut in Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada Elvis Historic Firsts History Channel

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