1743 - George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London
1878 - Franz Schrecker, composer born in Monaco
1891 - Hazel Dawn, singing star of Broadway born in Ogden, Utah
1893 - Arnold Johnson, bandleader born in Chicago, Ill.
1905 - Lale Andersen, singer born in Germany (d. 1972)
1905 - Joan Crawford, actress born in San Antonio, Texas (d.1977)
Joan Crawford sings "Got a Feelin' For You" from "The Hollywood Revue of 1929"
1917 - Johnny Guarnieri, pianist born in NYC
1919 - Henry Blossom, wrote book and lyrics for Broadway musicals dies at 52
1926 - Martha Wright, singer born in Seattle, Washington (89)
1956 - Mort Dixon, lyricist dies at 64
1967 - Pete Johnson, boogie-woogie pianist dies at 63
1973 - Yoko Ono is granted permanent residence in US
1978 - Bill Kenny, singer, dies at 63
1995 - Alan Barton, singer dies in a bus crash at 41