1881 - Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, composer dies at 42
1890 - Paul Whiteman, orchestra leader born in Denver, Colorado
1902 - Paul Godwin, violinist born in Poland
1907 - Herbert Hall, clarinetist/saxophonist born in New Orleans, La. (d.1996)
1908 - Tony Sacco, singer/sideman born in Waterbury, Conn.
1915 - Jay Livingston, composer born in Denver, Colo.
1917 - Randy Brooks, trumpet soloist born birthplace unknown (d.1967)
1923 - Thad Jones, musician born in Pontiac, Mich.
1933 - Tete Montoliu, Catalonian jazz pianist (d. 1997)
1954 - Carl Fischer, musician dies at 41
1958 - William Christopher Handy, conductor/composer dies at 84 in New York
1963 - Alec Templeton, pianist dies at 52
1971 - Morey Feld, drummer dies at 55 in fire
1974 - Dorothy Fields, lyricist dies at 68
1974 - Arthur Crudup, blues singer and guitarist, dies of heart attack at 68
1980 - Dick Haymes, actor/singer dies at 61
1987 - Maria Augusta Von Trapp, singer dies at 82
2003 - Rusty Draper, country and pop singer dies at 80
2012 - Earl Scruggs, bluegrass musician, dies from natural causes at 88