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1876 Manuel de Falla (Spanish Composer) Spanish Composers Composers
1926 R. L. Burnside (Mississippi-born African-American Jazz Musician) Mississippi Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1925 Johnny Mandel (New York City-born Academy Award & Grammy-Winning Composer of M*A*S*H Theme Song) Johnny Mandel Film M*A*S*H Academy Awards Grammy Awards
1928 Jerry Bock (Connecticut-born Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer of Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello) Jerry Bock American Composers `1960 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
1939 Betty Everett (Mississippi-born African-American Vocalist) Mississippi Performing Artists Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1954 Bruce Hornsby (Virginia-born Popular Musician) Virginia Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1889 The First Jukebox Is Installed at the Palais Royal Saloon in San Francisco San Francisco Music Historic Firsts SFweekly
1903 Italian Tenor Enrico Caruso Debuts at New York's Metropolitan Opera in Verdi's "Rigoletto Enrico Caruso Metropolitan Opera Opera Metropolitan Opera House American Public Media
1924 Geraldine Farrar Performs Carmen at Seattle's Metropolitan Theatre Washington Massachusetts Performing Artists Opera History Link

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