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DECEMBER 30

1880 Alfred Einstein (German-American Musicologist, Critic) German Performing Artists Music
1910 Paul Bowles (New York-born Composer) New York Composers American Composers
1928 Bo Diddley (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 Writer's Almanac Biography.com African American Registry
1946 Patti (Lee) Smith (Chicago-born Singer, Songwriter) Chicago Performing Artists Popular Music Biography.com
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1979 Richard Rodgers (New York City-born Composer) New City Composers American Composers
1985 Rick Nelson (New Jersey-born Popular Musician Killed in a Plane Crash) New Jersey Performing Artists Popular Musicians Air Disasters History Channel
2004 Artie Shaw (New York City-born Jazz Clarinetist, Bandleader, Arranger, Composer) Artie Shaw Jazz
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1725 J.S. Bach's "Sacred Cantata No. 28" Is Performed As Bach's Third Annual Sacred Cantata Cycle in Leipzig, Germany Johann Sebastian Bach Composers Religious Music Christmas Music American Public Media
1948 Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate" Premieres at the New Century Theatre in New York City Cole Porter Plays American Musicials Historic Firsts Internet Broadway Database
1985 Popular Musician, Rick Nelson, Dies in a Plane Crash New Jersey Performing Artists Popular Musicians Air Disasters Death History Channel

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