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Today in History, Jan. 15

Maksim Dunayevsky at a musical premiere Viktoria Tikhonova

Sixty-eight years ago today, the composer Maxim Dunayevsky — son of the famous Soviet composer Isaac Dunayevsky — was born in Moscow. His music has been used in more than 60 films, including in the musical miniseries "Mary Poppins, Goodybye!" and "d'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers, and in 2006 he was awarded the title of People's Artist of Russia.

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