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OCTOBER 21

1912 George Solti (Hungarian Classical Conductor) Hungary Classical Musicians
Don Byas (Oklahoma-born African-American Jazz Musician) Oklahoma Performing Artists Jazz Famous African Americans
1917 "Dizzy" Gillespie (South Carolina-born African-American Jazz Musician) Dizzy Gillespie Jazz Famous African Americans
1924 Celia Cruz (Cuban-American Jazz Vocalist) Celia Cruz Musician Latin-American Studies
1940 Manfred Mann (South African Popular Musician) South African Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
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1957 Elvis Presley's Jailhouse Rock Opens in Theaters Elvis Presley Popular Music Film History Channel
1962 Chubby Checker Appears on The Ed Sullivan Show and Sings "The Twist" Television Popular Music African-American Performing Artists

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