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1868 Scott Joplin (Texas-born African-American Ragtime Composer, Songwriter) Scott Joplin American Composers Jazz African American Composers
1912 Teddy Wilson (Texas-born African-American Jazz Pianist) Texas Performing Artists Jazz African-Ameerican Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Heritage
1927 Emma Lou Diemer (Missouri-born Composer) Missouri Composers American Composers
1953 Tod Machover (New York City-born Cellist, Conductor, Composer) New York City Composers American Composers
1960 Edgar Meyer (Oklahoma-born Composer, Double-bass Virtuoso) Oklahoma Composers American Composers
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1991 Freddie Mercury (Tanzanian-born English Lead Singer of the Rock Group Queen) Freddie Mercury Performing Artists English Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1726 Johann Sebastian Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 52, Is First Performed in Leipzig Johann Sebastian Bach Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1839 Hector Berlioz' Dramatic Symphony, "Romeo and Juliet," Is First Performed at the Paris Conservatory Hector Berlioz Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1874 Antonin Dvorák's Opera, "King and Collier," Is First Performed in Prague Antonin Dvorák Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1876 Tchaikovsky's Opera, "Vakula the Blacksmith," Is First Performed in St. Petersburg, Russia Tchaikovsky Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1879 Squire's Opera House Opens as Seattle, Washington's First Theater Seattle, Washington Stage & Theater Opera Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1886 Johannes Brahms' Cello Sonata No. 2 in F, Op. 99, Is First Performed in Vienna, Austria Vienna, Austria Johannes Brahms Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1888 Tchaikovsky's Symphonic Fantasy Overture "Hamlet" Is First Performed in Moscow Tchaikovsky Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1918 Enrico Caruso's First Film, My Cousin, Premieres in New York Enrico Caruso New York City Film Historic Firsts Internet Movie Database
1966 The Beatles Record "Strawberry Fields" New York City John Lennon The Beatles New York City Parks and Recreation

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