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1863 William Parker (Massachusetts-born Composer) Massachusetts Composers American Composers
1876 Bruno Walter (German Conductor) Bruno Walter Classical Musicians
1903 Roy Acuff (Tennessee-born Country Music Singer and Songwriter) Tennessee Performing Artists Country Musicians
1913 Henry Brant (Canadian-American Composer) Canadian Composers Composers
1928 Cannonball Adderley (Florida-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist and Bandleader) Cannonball Adderley Jazz African American Performing Artists
1945 Jessye Norman (Georgia-born African-American Operatic Soprano) Jessye Norman Opera African-American Performing Artists
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2008 Richard Wright (English Keyboard Player of Pink Floyd) English Performing Artists Popular Musicians Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Pink Floyd National Public Radio
1946 Charles Ives' String Quartet No. 2 Is First Performed at the Yaddo Music Festival in Saratoga, New York Saratoga, New York Charles Ives American Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media

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