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1916 Rossano Brazzi (Italian Singer, Actor, Director) Italian Performing Artists Popular Music Actors Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
1940 Frankie Avalon (Pennsylvania-born Singer, Actor) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Popular Musicians American Performing Artists Film Biography.com
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1970 Jimi Hendrix (Washington-born African-American Popular Musician: Drug Overdose) Jimi Hendrix Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artist Illegal Drugs BBC
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1954 Virgil Thomson's Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion Is First Performed in Venice, Italy Venice, Italy Virgil Thomson American Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1978 Dmitri Shostakovich's Unfinished Opera, "The Gamblers," Is First Performed in Leningrad at the Large Hall of the Leningrad Philharmonic Dmitri Shostakovich Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1998 Bright Sheng's "Spring Dreams" Is First Performed by Cellist Yo-Yo Ma with the Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwartz Conducting Chinese Composers Seattle, Washington American Composers Historic Firsts Asian-American Composers American Public Media

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