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1914 Renato Dulbecco (Italian-born 1975 Nobel Laureate for Medicine) Italian Mathematicians and Scientists Medical Research 1975 Nobel Laureate for Medicine
1936 J(ohn) Michael Bishop (Pennsylvania-born 1989 Nobel Laureate for Medicine) Pennsylvania Mathematicians and Scientists Medical Research 1989 Nobel Laureate for Medicine
Sports Figures
1874 Bill Klem (New York-born Major League Umpire; Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) New York Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1937 Tommy Aaron (Georgia-born Professional Golfer; 1973 Masters Champion) Georgia Sports Figures Golf The Masters University of Georgia
1950 Julius Erving (New York-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Julius Erving Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures
1950 Michael Chang (New Jersey-born Asian-American Professional Tennis Player) New Jersey Sports Figures Tennis Asian-American Sports Figures
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1892 A Four-Piece Band Provides Dance Music for Over 100 Couples at the First Public Dance Held in Ironton, Wisconsin Ironton, Wisconsin Dance Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1893 Auburn Wins the First Football Game with Alabama 32-22 Alabama The Iron Bowl University of Alabama Football Auburn Football Historic Firsts Alabama Archives
1955 Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly Announces Retirement from Tennis Maureen Connolly Tennis Hall of Fame The BBC
1959 North Carolina's Lee Petty Wins the Inaugural "Daytona 500" Averaging 135.42 mph Daytona, Flordia North Carolina Sports Figures NASCAR Daytona 500 Historic Firsts The New York Times Florida Historical Society
1980 U.S. Hockey Team Upsets the Soviets 4-3 at Lake Placid Olympics Soviet Union Ice Hockey The Cold War Miracle on Ice

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