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DECEMBER 15

1830 Lewis Henry Redner (Pennsylvania-born Composer of "O Little Town of Bethlehem") Pennsylvania Composers Religion Christmas Concordia
1895 Andy Razaf (Washington, D.C.-born Jazz Musician, Poet) Andy Razaf Jazz Poetry African American Performing Artists
1916 Maurice Wilkins (New Zealand-born 1962 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Maurice Wilkins DNA 1962 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
1923 Freeman Dyson (English Quantum Physicist) Freeman Dyson Physics Quantum Mechanics
1942 Dave Clark (English Popular Musician; "The Dave Clark Five") English Performing Artists Popular Music Internet Movie Database
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1943 Fats Waller (New York City-born African-American Jazz Musician) Fats Waller Jazz Musicians American Composers/Songwriters African American Performing Artists
1944 Glenn Miller (Iowa-born Big Band Musician) Glenn Miller Popular Musicians
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1893 Anton Dvorak's "New World Symphony" Is First Performed at a Public Rehearsal in New York City's Carnegie Hall Anton Dvorak Composers Historic First PBS American Public Radio
1901 Sergei Rachmaninoff's Cello Sonata, Op. 19, Is First Performed in Moscow by Cellist Anatoly Brandukov Sergei Rachmaninoff Composers Historic First American Public Radio
1944 Airplane Carrying Bandleader Glenn Miller Disappears en Route to Paris France Glenn Miller Aviation History World War II Death New York Times
1949 Opening Night for Manhattan Jazz Club Birdland New York City Jazz University of Virginia African American Registry
1986 Leonard Bernstein's "Opening Prayer" for Baritone and Orchestra Is First Performed at Carnegie Hall by the New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall Leonard Bernstein Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media

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