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1766 Rodolphe Kreutzer (French Composer) French Composers Classical Musicians
1873 W.C. Handy (Alabama-born African-American Ragtime Composer) W.C. Handy African American Composers and Songwriters
1896 Lawrence Tibbett (California-born Operatic Baritone) California Performing Artists Opera
1905 Eddie Condon (Indiana-born Jazz Musician) Indiana Performing Artists Jazz Internet Movie Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical ''The Sound of Music'' Opens on Broadway The Sound of Music The Internet Broadway Database

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