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MAY 17

1866 Erik Satie (French Composer) French Composers Composers Writer's Almanac
1906 Zinka Milanov (Yugoslavian Operatic Soprano) Yugoslavian Performing Artists Opera Writer's Almanac
1913 James "Buster" Brown (Maryland-born African-American Tap dancer, Teacher, Choreographer) Maryland Performing Artists Dance African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1918 Birgit Nilsson (Swedish Operatic Soprano) Swedish Performing Artists Opera Writer's Almanac
1923 Peter Mennin (Pennsylvania-born Composer) Pennsylvania Composers American Composers
1924 Robin Maugham (English Balletomane; Promoted Modern Dance in Britain) English Performing Artists Ballet Dance
1942 Taj Mahal (New York City-born African-American Performing Artist) New York City Performing Artists Popular Musician African American Performing Artists The Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1961 Enya (Irish Popular Singer) Irish Performing Artists Popular Musician The Internet Movie Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1992 Lawrence Welk (North Dakota-born Bandleader Known for the Polka) Lawrence Welk Popular Music Television
1922 The First U.S. Marine Band Radio Program Is Broadcast U.S. Marine Corps Music Radio Historic Firsts American Public Media
1969 Leonard Bernstein Conducts His Last Concert as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic New York Philharmonic Leonard Bernstein Classical Musicians American Public Media

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