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JANUARY 5

Performing Artists
1863 Constantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky (Russian Actor, Director) Constantin Stanislavsky Actors Plays
1923 Sam Phillip (Alabama-born Music Producer; Founder of Sun Records) Sam Phillips Popular Music Music Producer
1929 Wilbert Harrison (North Carolina-born African-American Songwriter, Performer) Wilbert Harrison Popular Music Famous African Americans
1931 Alvin Ailey (Texas-born African-American Dancer, Choreographer) Alvin Ailey Dance Notable African-Americans
Robert Duvall (California-born Actor) Robert Duvall Actors Movies Internet Movie Database
1946 Diane Keaton (Los Angeles-born Actress) Diane Keaton Actors Movies Biography.com
1969 Marilyn Manson (Ohio-born Rock Musician) Marilyn Manson Popular Musicians
Sports Figures
1932 Chuck Noll (Ohio-born Football Coach: Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Chuck Noll NationaL Football League Football Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1988 Pete Maravich (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Pete Maravich Basketball Hall of Fame
1998 Sonny Bono (Detroit-born Performing Artist - "Sonny and Cher"; Member of the U.S. House of Representatives) Sonny Bono Popular Musicians The U.S. Congress
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1920 Boston Red Sox Announce the Sale of Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees Babe Ruth Major League Baseball USAToday New York Times
1943 Elizabeth Taylor Signs Long-term Contract with MGM Elizabeth Taylor Film Business & Economics History Channel
1948 First Color Newsreel Records the Tournament of Roses Parade Broadcast Media The Rose Bowl Historic Firsts History Channel
1957 Jackie Robinson Retires from Baseball Jackie Robinson Baseball Hall of Fame Notable African Americans University of Georgia
1959 Buddy Holly's Last Record Is Released: "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" Buddy Holly Popular Music History Channel
1965 HOME OF THE WHOPPER Trademark Is Registered Patents & Trademarks Burger King USPTO
1971 Overtime Loss in Tennessee Ends the Harlem Globetrotters' 2,496 Game Win Streak Basketball Notable African Americans Harlem Globetrotters Official Website

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