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Sports Figures
1938 Willie McCovey (Alabama-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Willie McCovey Baseball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
1939 Bill Toomey (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Bill Toomey Track and Field Hall of Fame The Olympic Games
1949 George Foreman (Texas-born African-American Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) George Foreman Boxing Hall of Fame Famous African Americans
1953 Bobby Rahal (Ohio-born Race Car Driver) Bobby Rahal Auto Racing
1959 Chandra Cheeseborough (Florida-born African-American Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Chandra Cheeseborough Track and Field Hall of Fame Olympic Games African American Sports Figures
1973 Glen Robinson (Indiana-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) Glen Robinson Basketball African American Sports Figures
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1958 Bobby Fischer Wins His First U.S. Chess Championship Bobby Fischer Chess
1964 William Clay Ford (Grandson of Henry Ford) Purchases the Detroit Lions for $6 Million Detroit National Football League Business & Economics State of Michigan
1975 A 3-day Blizzard Begins in Minnesota That Will Close Most Roads, Killing 35 People and 15,000 Cattle Minnesota Snow Wind Transportation Death Minnesota Historical Society
1984 Wendy's First "Where's the Beef?" Commercial Airs Advertising and Propaganda Foods and Nutrition Businesses & Corporations Television Historic Firsts Food Reference
1998 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Leaves 70 Dead, 44,000 Families Homeless in China China Earthquakes Death USGS

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