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1842 Arthur Sullivan (English Composer; Gilbert & Sullivan) English Composers Composers Opera St. Cloud State University Writer's Almanac Historic UK
1911 Maxine Sullivan (Pennsylvania-born African-American Vocalist, Trombonist) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1912 Gil Evans (Canadian Pianist, Composer, Arranger) Canadian Composers Jazz Composers
1941 Ritchie Valens (Los Angeles-born Popular Singer) California Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1943 Mary Wells (Detroit-born African-American Popular Singer) Michigan Performing Artists Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1951 Stevie Wonder (Michigan-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Stevie Wonder American Composers and Songwriters Blindness African American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1966 Darius Rucker (South Carolina-born African-American Popular Musician, Songwriter; Hootie and the Blowfish) South Carolina Performing Artists Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database Biography.com
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1975 Bob Wills (Texas-born Member of the Rock & Roll and Country Music Halls of Fame) Texas Performing Artists Country Music Hall of Fame Rock and Roll Hall of Fame The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame The History Channel Texas State Historical Association
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1938 Louis Armstrong Records "When the Saints Go Marching In" Louis Arrmstrong Jazz Popular Music BestofNewOrleans.com
1955 Jacksonville, Florida Is Rocked by a Riot Following a Concert Performance by Elvis Presley Jacksonville, Florida Elvis Presley Popular Music Crime Florida Historical Society
1956 In Minnesota, Elvis Presley Performs at the Minneapolis Auditorium for a Crowd of 3,000 Minneapolis, Minnesota Elvis Presley Popular Music Minnesota Historical Society
Gene Autry's Radio Musical Variety Show, Melody Ranch, Goes Off the Air Gene Autry Radio The History Channel
1970 The Beatles Release Their Movie "Let It Be" in New York The Beatles Film Internet Movie Database

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