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1899 Fred Astaire (Nebraska-born Dancer, Actor) Fred Astaire Dance Film
1908 Max Steiner (Austrian Composer of Film Scores) Max Steiner Composers Film
1909 "Mother" Maybelle Carter (Virginia-born Country Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist) Maybelle Carter Country Muscians
1916 Milton Babbitt (Pennsylvania-born Composer) Milton Babbitt American Composers
1944 Judith Jamison (Pennsylvania-born African-American Dancer, Dance Director, Educator) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Dance African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1960 Bono (Irish Singer, Lyricist and Political Activist) Irish Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Human Rights
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1824 The American Premiere of Mozart's Opera "The Marriage of Figaro" (Sung in English ) Is Performed at the Park Theater in New York City Wolfgang Mozart New York City Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1954 "Rock Around the Clock" Is Released by Bill Haley and the Comets Bill Haley Popular Musicians History Channel

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