1628 - John Bull's death, an English harpsichordist and composer of Renaissance and Baroque era.
1837 - Alexandre Guilmant's birth, a French organist and romantic composer.
1889 - Vaslav Nijinski's birth, a Polish ballet dancer and choreographer.
1937 - Charles-Marie Widor's death, a French organist and romantic composer.
1991 - Michael Langdon's death, an English bass.
1999 - Yehudi Menuhin's death, an American violinist, violist and conductor.
2008 - Alun Hoddinott's death, an English contemporary composer.
10 centuries in classical music