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1812 Friedrich Flotow (German-born French Composer) German Composers French Composers Composers
1886 Gertrude "Ma" Rainey (Georgia-born African-American Blues Singer) Ma Rainey Blues & Jazz Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists
1915 Johnny Shines (Tennessee-born African-American Blues Guitarist) Tennessee Performing Artists Blues & Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1926 Irving Davies (Welsh-born British Dancer, Choreographer) Welsh Performing Artists Dance The Internet Movie Database Wales History
1938 Duane Eddy (New York-born Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) New York Performing Artists Popular Musicians Rock and Roll Hall of Fame The Internet Movie Database
1942 Bobby Rydell (Pennsylvania-born Popular Singer) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Popular Musicians The Internet Movie Database
1948 Stevie Nicks (Arizona-born Member of Fleetwood Mac) Arizona Performing Artists Popular Musicians The Internet Movie Database
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1984 Count Basie (New Jersey-born African-American Orchestra Leader and Composer) Count Basie American Composers African-American Performing Artists
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1891 Tchaikovsky Arrives in New York City to Participate in the Opening of Carnegie Hall Tchaikovsky Carnegie Hall Classical Musicians American Public Media
1941 Chicago Cubs Are the First to Use an Organ At a Baseball Game Chicago Cubs Organs Historic Firsts Baseball Library

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