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1979 Aaliyah is born Aaliyah Haughton in Brooklyn, New York.

1962 Paul Webb (bassist for Talk Talk) is born in Essex, England.

1962 Maxine Jones (of En Vogue) is born in Paterson, New Jersey.

1959 Sade is born Helen Folasade Adu in Nigeria.

1950 Damo Suzuki (lead singer of the German band Can) is born Kenji Suzuki in Japan.

1948 John Carpenter, horror film director and composer, is born in Carthage, New York. Known for Halloween, The Thing, and Christine.

1944 Country pop singer Jim Stafford is born in Winter Haven, Florida. His first charting hit is "Swamp Witch" in 1973.

1943 Ronnie Milsap is born in Robbinsville, North Carolina. He becomes country music's first successful blind singer, starting with his first chart-topper, "Pure Love," in 1974.

1942 Billy Francis (keyboardist for Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show) is born in Mississippi.

1942 Electric blues guitarist Barbara Lynn, known for the 1962 R&B hit "You'll Lose A Good Thing," is born Barbara Lynn Ozen in Beaumont, Texas.

1939 Ray Phillips (of The Nashville Teens) is born in Tiger Bay, Cardiff, South Wales.

1934 Bob Bogle (lead guitarist, bassist for The Ventures) is born in Oklahoma.

1929 Jazz drummer G.T. Hogan is born in Galveston, Texas.

1908 Broadway entertainer Ethel Merman is born Ethel Agnes Zimmermann in Astoria, Queens.

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