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1917 Ella Fitzgerald (Virginia-born African-American Singer) Ella Fitzgerald Jazz African American Performing Artists
1923 Albert King (Mississippi-born African-American Jazz & Blues Musician) Mississippi Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1933 Jerry Leiber (Maryland-born Songwriter) Jerry Leiber Rock and Roll Hall of Fame American Composers and Songwriters
1945 Björn Ulvaeus (Swedish Musician, Songwriter: Member of ABBA) Swedish Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1990 Dexter Gordon (Los Angeles-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist) Los Angeles Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists The History Channel
1995 Ginger Rogers (Missouri-born Actress, Dancer) Missouri Performing Artists Dance Actors Film The History Channel
1865 Pope Pius IX Confers on Composer Franz Liszt the Title of "Abbé" Franz Liszt Composers Pope Pius IX American Public Media
1926 Toscanini Conducts Debut of Puccini's Last Opera, Turandot Giacomo Puccini Composers Opera Operapaedia
1967 Beatles Record " Magical Mystery Tour" at Abbey Road Studio in London The Beatles Popular Musicians Source
1985 Roger Miller's Big River Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1997 Library of Congress Announces Receipt of the Ella Fitzgerald Collection Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Notable African Americans Library of Congress

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