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1915 Frank Sinatra (New Jersey-born Singer, Actor) Frank Sinatra Popular Musicians Film
1918 Joe Williams (Georgia-born African-American Blues Musician, Singer) Joe Williams Jazz & Blues Famous African Americans
1938 Connie Francis (New Jersey-born Popular Singer) Connie Francis Popular Musicians
1940 Dionne Warwick (New York-born African-American Popular Singer) Dionne Warwick Popular Musicians Famous African Americans
1943 Grover Washington, Jr (New York-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist) New York Performing Artists Jazz & Blues African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1945 Tony Williams (Chicago-born African-American Jazz Drummer) Chicago Performing Artists Jazz & Blues African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
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1891 Johannes Brahms' Clarinet Trio in a, Op. 114, and Clarinet Quintet in B, Op. 115 Are First Performed Publicly in Berlin, Germany Johannes Brahms Composers Historic First American Public Media
1926 Dmitri Shostakovich Plays the Premiere Performance of His "Piano Sonata No. 1" in Leningrad Shostakovich Composers Classical Music Historic First American Public Media
1932 Benjamin Britten's "Phantasy Quartet" No. 2 for Oboe and Strings Is First Performed in London English Composers Composers Historic First American Public Media
2001 Henry Brant's Pulitzer Prize-Winning "Ice Field" for Orchestra Is First Performed by the San Francisco Symphony Canadian Composers San Francisco Symphony Composers Historic First 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Music American Public Media

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