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NOVEMBER 28

1829 Anton G. Rubenstein (Russian Composer, Pianist) Russian Composers Classical Musicians Composers Concordia
1929 Berry Gordy, Jr. (Detroit-born African-American Founder of Mo-town Record: Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Berry Gordy, Jr. African-American Business Leaders Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1943 Randy Newman (Los Angeles-born Songwriter, Film Composer) Los Angeles Composers & Songwriters Official Website Writer's Almanac Biography
1949 Alexander Godunov (Russian Ballet Dancer) Russian Performing Atists Ballet
Paul Shaffer (Canadian Popular Musician; Bandleader for David Letterman) Canadian Performing Artists American Performing Artists Popular Music Internet Movie Database
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1723 Johann Sebastian Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 61 Is First Performed in Leipzig, Germany Johann Sebastian Bach Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1811 Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 Is First Performed by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, Germany Ludwig van Beethoven Composers Classical Music Historic Firsts American Public Media
1895 Rimsky-Korsakov's Opera "Christmas Eve" Is First Performed in St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1896 Mussorgsky's Opera "Boris Godunov" Is First Performed in St. Petersburg Modest Mussorgsky Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1909 Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3 Is First Performed in Carnegie Hall by the New York Symphony Society Orchestra Carnegie Hall Rachmaninov Classical Musicians Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1925 The Grand Ole Opry Debuts in Nashville, Tennessee as "The WSM Barn Dance" Tennessee Country & Western Music Historic Firsts Grand Ole Opry History Channel
1965 Arlo Guthrie Is Arrested for Littering in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Inspiring His Song "Alice's Restaurant" Stockbridge, Masschusetts New York City Performing Artists American Composers and Songwriters Folk Music Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

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