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1891 Charles Munch (German-born Conductor) German Performing Artists Classical Musicians
1898 George Gershwin (New York City-born Composer) George Gershwin
1899 William Dawson (Alabama-born African-American Composer, Educator) Alabama Composer Songwriters African-American Composer Songwriters Educators of Note African American Registry
1925 Marty Robbins (Arizona-born Country and Western Singer) Arizona Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians Internet Movie Database
1947 Lynn Anderson (North Dakota-born Country and Western Singer) North Dakota Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians
1948 Olivia Newton John (English-born Popular Singer, Actress) English Performing Artists Popular Musicians Film Internet Movie Database
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1957 Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story Opens at Broadway's Winter Garden Theater Leonard Bernstein Musical Theater History Channel American Public Media
1967 Dmitri Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 2 Is First Performed by the Moscow Philharmonic Dmitri Shostakovich Composers Classical Music Historic Firsts American Public Media
1969 "The Beatles" Release Last Album, "Abby Road" The Beatles Popular Music

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