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OCTOBER 20

1874 Charles Edward Ives (Connecticut-born Composer) Charles Edward Ives American Composers
1885 Jelly Roll Morton (Louisiana-born African-American Jazz Pianist, Composer) Jelly Roll Morton Jazz American Composers & Songwriters African-American Composers & Songwriters
1937 Wanda Jackson (Oklahoma-born Rockabilly Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Wanda Jackson Country & Western Musicians Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1944 William Albright (Indiana-born Composer) Indiana Composers American Composers
1952 Tom Petty (Florida-born Popular Musician) Florida Performing Artists Popular Music Internet Movie Database
1972 Snoop Dogg (California-born African-American Popular Musician) California Performing Artists Popular Musicians Notable African Americans Internet Movie Database
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1904 Song "Yankee Doodle Boy" Is Registered Popular Music Copyrights & Trademarks USPTO
1977 Three Members Lynyrd Skynyrd Rock Band Killed in Mississippi Plane Crash Mississippi Air Disasters Popular Musicians Death New York Times

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