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JANUARY 4

Performing Artists
1905 Sterling Holloway (Georgia-born Actor: Voice of Winnie the Pooh) Sterling Holloway Actors Film Television A.A. Milne
1914 Jane Wyman (Missouri-born Actress: First Wife of President Ronald Reagan) Jane Wyman Actors Film Television
1937 Dyan Cannon (Washington-born Actress) Dyan Cannon Actors Film
1957 Patty Loveless (Kentucky-born Actress) Patty Loveless Country Music Musicians Actors Film
1960 Michael Stipe (Georgia-born Actor) Michael Stipe Actors Film
1963 Dave Foley (Canadian Actor) Dave Foley Actors Television
1965 Julia Ormond (English Actress) Julia Ormond Actors Film
Sports Figures
1884 Harry Haskell Lew (Massachusetts-born African-American: First African American to Play Professional Basketball) Harry Haskell Lew Basketball African American Sports Figures Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1930 Don Shula (Ohio-born Football Coach: Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Don Shula Professional Football Hall of Fame
1935 Floyd Patterson (North Carolina-born African-American Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) Floyd Patterson Boxing Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1967 Donald Campbell (English Powerboat Racer) Donald Campbell Auto Racing Naval History
2001 Les Brown (American Bandleader) Popular Music Popular Music Jazz
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1935 Bob Hope Debuts on Network Radio Bob Hope Radio History Channel
1936 Billboard Publishes First Pop-music Chart Based on National Sales Figures Popular Music Billboard Historic First History Channel
1945 Ann Curtis First Woman to Win Sullivan Award As Top U.S. Amateur Athlete San Francisco Sports Figures Women Historic Firsts International Swimming Hall of Fame USA Today
1957 Brooklyn Dodgers First Sports Team to Own Its Own Airplane Baseball Major League Baseball Aviation History Historic Firsts USA Today
1967 Donald Campbell Dies As His Speedboat Bluebird Flips At 300 mph British Sports Figures Naval History Death BBC
1987 Spanish Guitarist Andrýs Segovia Arrives in U.S. for His Final American Tour Andrýs Segovia International Musician Hispanic Heritage History Channel
2003 African-American Head Coaches Compete for First Time in NFL Playoffs Football African-American History Historic Firsts New York Jets

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