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1922 Oscar Pettiford (Oklahoma-born African-American Jazz Musician) Oklahoma Performing Artists Jazz Famous African Americans
1935 Johnny Mathis (San Francisco-born African-American Popular Singer) Johnny Mathis Popular Musicians Famous African Americans
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1989 Virgil Thomson (Missouri-born Composer) Missouri Composers American Composers
1791 Mozart's Opera The Magic Flute Premieres in Vienna, Austria Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Opera New York Times
1863 Georges Bizet's Opera "Les Pecheurs de perles" (The Pearl Fishers) Premeires in Paris at the Théâtre Lyrique Georges Bizet Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1944 R. Vaughan Williams' Oboe Concerto Is First Performed by Soloist Leon Goosens and the Liverpool Philharmonic R. Vaughan Williams Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1960 Samuel Barber's "Toccata Festiva" for Organ and Orchestra Is First Performed at Philadelphia's Academy of Music Samuel Barber Composers Organ Historic Firsts American Public Media
2004 First Members Are Inducted into the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame Jazz Historic Firsts Official Site African American Registry

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