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JANUARY 6

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1880 Tom Mix (Pennsylvania-born Cowboy Actor) Tom Mix Actors Film Westward Expansion
1913 Loretta Young (Utah-born Actress) Loretta Young Actors Television 1947 Academy Award for Best Actress in The Farmer's Daughter Emmy Awards for Best Actress in a Dramatic Series in 1954, 1956 and 1958
1914 Danny Thomas (Michigan-born Actor, Producer; Founder of St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital) Danny Thomas Actors Television St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
1955 Rowan Atkinson (English Actor) Rowan Atkinson Actors Film
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1937 Lou Holtz (West Virginia-born Football Coach) Lou Holtz Football
1957 Nancy Lopez (California-born Latin-American Member of the Golf Hall of Fame) Nancy Lopez Golf Hall of Fame Latin-Mexican American Studies
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1929 George "Tex" Rickard (Missouri-born Boxing Promoter) George International Boxing Hall of Fame
1993 Rudolph Nureyev (Russian Ballet Dancer) Rudolph Nureyev Ballet
Dizzy Gillespie (South Carolina-born African-American Jazz Musician) Dizzy Gillespie Jazz African-American Performing Artists
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1921 Janesville, Wisconsin's Federation of Women Decide to "Censor" Movies and Vaudeville in the City Janesville, Wisconsin Women Stage & Theater Film Wisconsin Historical Society
1925 Finland's Paavo Nurmi Sets World Indoor Records for 5000m and the Mile, One Hour Apart Finnish Sports Figures Track and Field History Channel
1948 The Premiere of "Treasure of Sierra Madre" Is Held Film Humphrey Bogart Internet Movie Database
1976 Ted Turner Buys the Atlanta Braves from the Atlanta LaSalle Corp for $11M Ted Turner Major League Baseball Baseball Business & Corporations University of Georgia
1994 Attacker Clubs the Knee of Olympic Ice Skating Hopeful Nancy Kerrigan Nancy Kerrigan Ice Skating Crime 1994 Winter Olympics Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1997 Knuckleball Pitcher Phil Niekro Is Elected to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Ohio Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame University of Georgia

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