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OCTOBER 2

1893 Leroy Shield (Minnesota-born Composer, Pianist) Minnesota Composers American Composers Classical Music
1945 Don McLean (New York-born Popular Musician) New York Performing Artists Popular Musicians
1951 Sting (Popular English Musician) Sting Popular Musicians
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1998 Gene Autry (Texas-born Country & Western Singer, Actor) Gene Autry Actors Film Country & Western Musicians Baseball Team Owner
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1849 Johann Strauss, Jr., Takes Over His Father's Orchestra, One Week After His Father's Death Johann Strauss, Jr. Composers American Public Media

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