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1919 Ross Bagdasarian is born in Fresno, California. Using the stage name David Seville, he would create the The Chipmunks.

1918 Elmore James is born Elmore Brooks in Richland, Mississippi.

1918 Lyle "Skitch" Henderson is born on a farm near Halstad, Minnesota. As a pianist and composer, he will work with the likes of Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, and Bing Crosby.

1916 Swing jazz pianist Milt Raskin is born in Boston, Massachusetts.

1895 Film producer, record executive and occasional lyricist Buddy DeSylva is born George Gard DeSylva in New York. He co-wrote the Al Jolson hit "April Showers."

1895 Composer Harry Ruby ("A Kiss to Build a Dream On") is born in New York City.

1885 Pop composer Jerome Kern ("The Way You Look Tonight") is born in New York City.

1756 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is born in Salzburg, Austria.

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Dixie Chicks Release Wide Open Spaces

1998

The Dixie Chicks release their major-label debut, Wide Open Spaces. It's the country trio's first album with lead singer Natalie Maines.

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