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OCTOBER 9

1835 Charles-Camille Saint-Saens (Paris-born Composer) Charles-Camille Saint-Saens Composers
1914 Roger Goeb (Iowa-born Composer) Iowa Composers American Composers
1920 Yusef Lateef (Tennessee-born African-American Saxophonist) Tennessee Performing Artists Musicians Famous African Americans
1940 John Lennon (English Popular Musician, Songwriter: A Member of the Beatles) John Lennon The Beatles
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1985 New York City Dedicates Part of Central Park As "Strawberry Fields" New York City John Lennon The Beatles New York City Parks and Recreation
1986 Andrew Lloyd-Webber's Musical "Phantom of the Opera" Premieres at Her Majesty's Theatre in London Andrew Lloyd-Webber Stage and Theater Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media

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