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DECEMBER 28

1837 B. J. Lang (Massachusetts-born Conductor, Pianist, Organist ) Massachusetts Composers Classical Music Organs
1896 Roger Sessions (New York City-born Composer) New York City Composers American Composers
1903 Earl Hines (Pennsylvania-born African-American Jazz Pianist, Bandleader) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database Biography.com New York Times African American Registry
1915 Roebuck "Pops" Staples (Mississippi-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Mississippi Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1921 Johnny Otis (California-born Blues Musician) California Performing Artists Jazz Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1937 Maurice Ravel (French Composer) Maurice Ravel Composers
1946 Carrie Jacobs Bond (Wisconsin-born Popular Songwriter) Carrie Jacobs-Bond American Composers and Songwriters Wisconsin Historical Society
1952 Fletcher "Smack" Henderson (Georgia-born African-American Jazz Pianist, Arranger, Bandleader) Georgia Performing Artists Blues & Jazz African-American Performing Artists University of Georgia
1976 Freddie King (Texas-born African-American Blues Musician) Texas Performing Artists Blues & Jazz African-American Performing Artists Texas State Historical Association
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1925 George Gershwin's Musical "Tip-Toes" Opens at the Liberty Theater in New York City George Gershwin American Musicals Stage & Theater Internet Broadway Database American Public Media
1928 Ma Rainey, Known as the "Mother of the Blues," Makes Her Last Recording Ma Rainey Blues & Jazz African-American Performing Artists University of Georgia
1944 Leonard Bernstein's Musical "On the Town" Opens in New York City at the Adelphi Theater New York City Leonard Bernstein American Musicals Stage & Theater Internet Broadway Database American Public Media
1945 Igor Stravinsky Becomes an American Citizen Igor Sravinsky Composers American Public Media

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