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1895 Malcolm Sargent (English Orchestra Conductor) English Performing Artists Classical Musicians
Wallingford Riegger (Georgia-born Composer) Georgia Composers American Composers
1897 Thomas Beecham (English Conductor, Composer) English Composers Composers
1899 Duke Ellington (Washington, D.C. African-American Musician, Composer, Conductor) Duke Ellington American Composers Jazz Musicians African American Composers
1920 Harold Shapero (Massachusetts-born Composer) Massachusetts Composers American Composers
1931 Lonnie Donegan (Scottish Singer, Composer, Guitarist) Scottish Performing Artists Popular Musicians BBC
1936 Zubin Mehta (Indian Conductor) India Composers Biography.com
1945 Tammi Terrell (Pennsylvania-born African-American Popular Singer) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2001 Rita Hunter (Welsh Operatic Soprano) Welsh Performing Artists Opera BBC
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1968 Hair Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1969 Duke Ellington Is Presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom Duke Ellington American Composers Popular Musicians Noted African Americans The History Channel
1986 U.S. Postal Service Honors Duke Ellington with a Postal Stamp Duke Ellington American Composers Noted African Americans Gale Group
1996 The Musical "Rent" Opens on Broadway New York City Plays American Musical Internet Broadway Database

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