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OCTOBER 15

1906 Victoria Spivey (Texas-born African-American Jazz Vocalist, Pianist) Texas Performing Artists Jazz & Blues African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1943 Richard Carpenter (Connecticut-born Popular Musician, Composer) Connecticut Performing Artists Popular Musicians
1953 Tito Jackson (Indiana-born African-American Popular Singer, "The Jackson Five") Michael Jackson Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1964 Cole Porter (Indiana-born Composer, Songwriter) Cole Porter American Composers
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1853 In Texas, the First State Sängerfest (Singers' Festival) Begins in New Braunfels New Braunfels, Texas Music Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1900 Boston Symphony Hall Is Opened Boston Architecture Classical Music Symphony Hall
1956 Leonard Bernstein Is Named co-Principal Conductor of the New York Philharmonic with Dimitri Mitropoulos Leonard Bernstein New York Philharmonic Classical Music American Public Media
1968 Led Zeppelin Performs Its First Show at Surrey University in England. England Popular Musicians Historic Firsts University of Surrey Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
2003 In New Orleans, the Louis Armstrong House Is Opened as a Museum Louis Armstrong Museums Jazz African-American Performing Artists  Louis Armstrong House African American Registry

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