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1857 Juan Morel Campos (Puerto Rican Musician, Composer) Juan Morel Campos Popular Musicians American Composers Latin-American Studies
1913 Woody Herman (Wisconsin-born Jazz Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Bandleader) Wisconsin Performing Artists Popular Musicians Woody Herman Society Writer's Almanac Wisconsin Historical Society
1919 Liberace (Wisconsin-born Classical, Popular Pianist) Wisconsin Performing Artists Popular Musicians Biography.com Wisconsin Historical Society
1931 Donald James Martino (New Jersey-born Composer) New Jersey Composers American Composers
1966 Janet Jackson (Indiana-born African-American Popular Singer) Janet Jackson Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists
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1990 Sammy Davis, Jr. (New York City-born African-American Singer, Dancer, Actor) Sammy Davis, Jr. Popular Musicians Dance Actors Film Notable African Americans
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1792 The Teatro la Fenice Opens in Venice Venice, Italy Stage and Theater Opera Teatro la Fenice American Public Media
1946 Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun Opens on Broadway Irving Berlin New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1972 Jaocb Druckman's "Windows" for Orchestra Is Premiered by the Chicago Symphony and Will Be Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music Chicago Pennsylvania Composers American Composers 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Music American Public Media
1975 Wings Release "Listen to What the Man Said" in UK Paul McCartney Popular Music Beatles Discography

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