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JANUARY 7

1873 Adolph Zukor (Hungarian-American Entrepreneur Who Built the Paramount Movie Studios) Hungarian Business leaders Filmmakers Business New York Times
1922 Charles Addams (New Jersey-born Cartoonist, Illustrator; Creator of "The Addams Family") Charles Addams Cartoons and Comics
Performing Artists
1908 Henry "Red" Allen (New Orleans-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter) New Orleans Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African-American Registry
1911 Thelma "Butterfly" McQueen (Florida-born African-American Actress) Florida Performing Artists Actors Gone with the Wind African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database University of Georgia
1922 Jean-Pierre Rampal (French Flutist) French Performing Artists Classical Musicians
1948 Kenny Loggins (Washington-born Country Musician) Washington Performing Artists Country Musicians
1957 Katie Couric (Virginia-born Broadcast Journalist) Katie Couric Television Journalism Internet Movie Database
1964 Nicolas Cage (California-born Actor) Nicolaus Cage Actors Film Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1913 Johnny Mize (Georgia-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Georgia Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Official Web Site University of Georgia
1981 Lewis Hamilton (English Race Car Driver; First Black Driver to Win a Formula One Race) English Sports Figures Auto Racing African-American Registry
Deaths
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1894 Thomas Edison Completes the First Piece of Recorded Film Fred Ott's Sneeze Fred Ott's Sneeze Historic Firsts Eyewitness to History
1918 In Tacoma, Washington, the New Pantages Theatre Opens Its Doors for the First Time Tacoma, Washington Stage & Theater HistoryLink
1926 George Burns Marries Gracie Allen George Burns Radio Television History Channel
1927 The Harlem Globetrotters Play Their First Basketball Game in Hinckley, Illinois Hinckley, Ilinois Basketball African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts The Harlem Globetrotters African-American Registry
1929 Buck Rogers and Tarzan Comic Strips Debut Journalism Cartoons & Comics Toonpedia
1948 "Treasure of Sierra Madre" Opens in Theaters Film Humphrey Bogart Internet Movie Database
1992 Tom Seaver Is Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Receiving 98.8% of the Votes California Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
2002 The Olympic Torch Arrives in Indianapolis and Is Carried Around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, Indiana 2002 Olympic Games Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indiana Historical Society

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