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1950 Rebbie Jackson, the eldest child of The Jacksons, is born Maureen Reillette Jackson in Gary, Indiana.

1949 Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi is born in Forest Hill, London, England.

1947 Pop musician Joey Levine (of Ohio Express, Third Rail, and Reunion) is born in New York City.

1945 Gary Brooker (lead singer of Procol Harum) is born in Hackney, East London, England.

1942 Sir Monti Rock III (frontman of Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes) is born Joseph Montanez, Jr. in The Bronx, New York City.

1942 Backed by an orchestra, Bing Crosby records "White Christmas" at Radio Recorders studio in Los Angeles.

1941 Roy Crewdson (guitarist for Freddie & the Dreamers) is born in England.

1903 Bob Hope is born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, London, England.

1860 Spanish pianist and composer Isaac Albéniz is born in Girona, Catalonia, Spain.

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Student Protest Gets Queen Song Re-released

1992

Concerned that students are identifying with Freddie Mercury, who has recently died of AIDS, the principal at Sacred Heart School in Clifton, New Jersey, doesn't allow 8th graders to perform the Queen song "We Are The Champions" at their graduation ceremony. When students flood the radio station Z100 with requests for the song, it is re-released as a single.

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