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This year sees the centenary of the start of the First World War, Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, and the 70th anniversary of D-Day. But there are also significant anniversaries of a host of great composers, musicians and actors. Here are 30 dates in chronological order to put in your diary.
The composer Gustav Holst died 80 years ago on 25 May. Best known for his orchestral suite The Planets, he composed a large number of works although none achieved comparable success.
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