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1925 Geneva Handy Southall (New Orleans-born African-American Musician, Educator) New Orleans Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note Music African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1931 James Cleveland (Chicago-born African-American Gospel Singer, Composer) Chicago Performing Artists Gospel Musicians African-American Performing Artists The Grammy Awards African American Registry
1932 Little Richard (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Little Richard African-American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Biography African American Registry
1946 Jose Carreras (Spanish Opera Singer) Jose Carreras Opera
1950 Camaron De La Isla: (Spanish Flamenco Vocalist) Camaron De La Isla Folk & Ethnic Musicians
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1791 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Austrian Composer) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composers
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1704 19-year-old Georg Frederick Handel Narrowly Avoids Death in a Sword Duel When He Refuses to Turn Over a Harpsichord to an Older Musician Georg Friederich Handel Composers American Public Media
1830 Hector Berlioz' "Symphonie fantastique" Is First Performed in Paris, France Hector Berlioz Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1837 Hector Berlioz' "Requiem" Is First Performed in Paris, France Hector Berlioz Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1947 Samuel Barber's "Medea" Ballet Suite, Op. 23 Is First Performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy Conducting Samuel Barber Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media

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