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MAY 12

1842 Jules Massenet (French Composer Best Known for His Operas) Jules Massenet Composers Opera
1845 Gabriel Fauré (French Composer, Organist) Gabriel Fauré Composers Organ
1883 Hazel Harrison (Indiana-born Classical Pianist) Indiana Performing Artists Classical Musicians African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1929 Burt Bacharach (Missouri-born Popular Songwriter) Burt Bacharach American Composers Popular Music
1941 Anthony Newman (Los Angeles-born Composer, Harpsichordist, Organist) Los Angeles Composers American Composers Organs
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1871 Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber (French Composer Operas) French Composers Composers Opera
1884 Bedrich Smetana (Czech Composer Operas) Bedrich Smetana Composers Opera
1908 Melosio Morales (Mexican Composer) Mexican Composers Composers
1861 Julia Ward Howe's "Battle Hymn of the Republic," Is First Performed at Fort Warren, Massachusetts Massachusetts The American Civil War Julia Ward Howe Historic Firsts Concordia
1903 University of Texas Anthem, "Eyes of Texas," Is First Sung Texas Popular Music Historic Firsts University of Texas Texas State Historical Association
1964 Barbra Streisand Receives Grammy for Best Female Vocalist Barbra Streisand Popular Musicians The Grammys The History Channel
1971 Mick Jagger Marries Bianca Perez Morena de Macias in St Tropez The Rolling Stones Popular Music BBC

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