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1824 Jaime Nuño Roca (Composer of Mexican National Anthem) Mexico Composers
1841 Antonin Dvorak (Czech Bohemian Composer) Antonin Dvorak Composers
1897 Jimmie Rodgers (Mississippi-born Country and Western Singer and Guitarist)  Jimmie Rodgers Country Musicians
1932 Patsy Cline (Virginia-born Country and Western Singer and Guitarist) Patsy Cline Country Musicians
1945 Ron McKernan (California-born Popular Musician) California Performing Artists Popular Musicians
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1949 Richard Strauss (German Composer, Conductor) Richard Strauss Composers Opera
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1935 19-year-old Frank Sinatra Is "Discovered" on Major Bowes Amateur Hour Frank Sinatra Radio Popular Musicians History Channel
1971 Leonard Bernstein's "Mass" Is First Performed at the Opening of the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Kennedy Center. Leonard Bernstein American Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media

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