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1908 Michael DeBakey (Louisiana-born Heart Surgeon) Louisiana Scientists & Mathematicans Medical Research Cardiology
Sports Figures
1908 Paul Brown (Ohio-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures Professional Football  Hall of Fame
1923 Louise Suggs (Georgia-born Member of the LPGA Hall of Fame) Georgia Sports Figures LPGA Hall of Fame
1971 Brianna Scurry (Minnesota-born African-American Goalie of the American Women's World Champion Soccer Team) Minnesota Sports Figures Soccer The Olympic Games African American Sports Figures African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1954 Glenn "Pop" Warner (New York-born Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) New York Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame
1985 Rodney Porter (English-born 1972 Nobel Laureate in Medicine or Physiology) Rodney Porter Medical Research 1972 Nobel Laureate in Medicine or Physiology
2008 Don Haskins (Oklahoma-born Basketball Coach; Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Oklahoma Sports Figures Texas Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Heritage University of Texas El-Paso
1908 Walter Johnson Pitches His Third Shutout in Four Days, All Against New York Walter Johnson Baseball Hall of Fame USA Today
1953 Maureen Connolly First Woman to Sweep Tennis' Grand Slam in a Single Year Maureen Connolly Tennis Historic Firsts New York Times
1963 Professional Football Hall of Fame Is Dedicated in Canton, OH Ohio National Football League National Football Hall of Fame
Detroit Lions Coach, Earl "Dutch" Clark, Enters the Professional Football Hall of Fame Detroit Sports Figures Colorado Sports Figures National Football Hall of Fame State of Michigan
1974 Jockey Bill Shoemaker Sets Career Record with 6,032 Wins Bill Shoemaker Horse Racing USA Today
1998 Mark McGwire Equals Roger Maris' Single-Season Record of 61 Home Runs Baseball Roger Maris Baseball Almanac
2002 Serena Williams Defeats Her Sister Venus to Win the U.S. Open Tennis Championship Serena Williams Venus Williams Tennis African-American Sports Figures U.S. Open New York Historical Society

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