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1936 Steve Reich (New York City-born Composer) New York City Composers American Composers
1938 Eddie Cochran (Minnesota-born Popular Musician) Minnesota Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1941 Chubby Checker (South Carolina-born African-American Popular Musician: "The Twist") South Carolina Performing Artists Popular Musicians Famous African Americans Biography.com
1947 Lindsay Buckingham (California-born Popular Musician) California Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1954 Stevie Ray Vaughan (Texas-born Popular Musician) Texas Performing Artists Popular Musicians Biography.com
1969 Gwen Stefani (California-born Popular Musician) California Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1967 Woody Guthrie (Oklahoma-born Folk Musician, Songwriter) Woody Guthrie Folk Musicians
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1888 Gilbert & Sullivan's Operetta, "The Yeomen of the Guard," Is First Performed at the Savoy Theatre in London English Composers Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media

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