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OCTOBER 16

1679 Jan Dismas Zelenka (Czech Composer) Jan Dismas Zelenka Composers
1903 Ford Lee "Buck" Washington (Kentucky-born Jazz Musician, Dancer, Comedian) Kentucky Performing Artists Jazz Dance African American Performing Artists Internet Broadway Database African American Registry
1923 Bert Kaempfert (German Popular Songwriter) German Performing Artists Popular Music
1932 Henry Lewis (Los Angeles-born African-American Conductor, Music Director, Double Bassist) Los Angeles Performing Artists Classical Musicians African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
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2001 Etta Jones (South Carolina-born African-American Jazz Vocalist) South Carolina Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists National Public Radio
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1891 The Inaugural Concert of the Chicago Symphony is Conducted by Theodore Thomas at the Chicago Auditorium Chicago Symphony Classical Music Historic Firsts Auditorium Theater at Roosevelt University American Public Media
1938 Aaron Copland's Billy the Kid Ballet Opens in Chicago Chicago Aaron Copland Ballet Library of Congress
1955 Grand Ole Opry Premieres on ABC Country & Western Music Television Internet Movie Database

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