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1872 Ralph Vaughan Williams (English Composer) Ralph Vaughan Williams Composers & Songwriters
1879 Chris Smith (South Carolina-born African-American Songwriter, Performer) South Carolina Performing Artists American Composers and Songwriters African-American Composers & Songwriters African American Registry
1935 Luciano Pavarotti (Italian Tenor) Luciano Pavarotti Opera
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1997 John Denver (New Mexico-born Singer, Songwriter) John Denver Popular Musicians Air Disasters
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1971 Andrew Lloyd Webber's Rock Opera, ''Jesus Christ Superstar,'' Opens on Broadway Andrew Lloyd Webber New York City Internet Broadway Database American Public Media
1972 Stevie Wonder Registers Words and Music for "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" Trademarks & Copyright American Composers and Songwriters African-American Composers and Songwriters USPTO
1997 Singer John Denver Dies As Ultralite Aircraft Crashes into Monterey Bay, CA Monterey, California John Denver Popular Musicians Air Disasters CNN

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