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1616 Johann Froberger (German Composer, Organist, Harpsichordist) German Composers Composer/Organist
1892 Ezio Pinza (Italian-born Operatic Bass, Actor) Italian Performing Artists Opera
1911 Big Joe Turner (Missouri-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Big Joe Turner Popular Musician African-American  Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1912 Perry Como (Pennsylvania-born Popular Singer) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Popular Musician Biography.com
1919 Margot Fonteyn (English Ballerina) English Performing Artists Ballet
1952 George Strait (Texas-born Country Musician) Texas Performing Artists Country Musicians Biography.com
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1799 Pierre Beaumarchais (French Author, Playwright) French Authors Plays Opera
1911 Gustav Mahler (Austrian Composer) Gustav Mahler Composers
1995 Alexander Godunov (Russian Ballet Dancer) Russian Performing Artists Ballet
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1959 Wilbert Harrison's "Kansas City" First Song to Debut at No. 100 and Climb to #1 Popular Music History Channel

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