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1870 Franz Lehar (Hungarian Composer of "The Merry Widow") Hungarian Composers Composers Opera
1896 Gary Davis (South Carolina-born African-American Blues Guitarist) South Carolina Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists
1916 Robert Shaw (California-born American Choral and Orchestra Conductor ) California Performing Artists
1933 Willie Nelson (Texas-born Country Singer, Songwriter) Texas Performing Artists Country Musicians Writer's Almanac Biography.com
1939 Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (Florida-born Composer; First Women to Receive the Pulitzer Prize for Music) Florida Composers American Composers 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Music Florida Historical Society
1943 Bobby Vee (North Dakota-born Popular Singer) North Datoka Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1973 Jeff Timmons (Ohio-born Popular Musician) Ohio Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1983 George Balanchine (Russian-American Dancer, Choreographer) George Balanchine Dance Ballet Internet Movie Database
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1957 Elvis Presley Begins Recording the Soundtrack for His Film "Jailhouse Rock" Elvis Presley Popular Music Film Elvis Recordings Internet Movie Database
1975 Elvis Presley Opens a Three-Day concert in Atlanta, Georgia's Omni Atlanta, Georgia Elvis Presley Rock and Roll Hall of Fame University of Georgia

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