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1831 John Pemberton (Georgia-born Pharmacist Who Developed the Formula for Coca-Cola) Georgia Business Leaders Coca-Cola New Georgia Encycloepdia
Performing Artists
1912 Josť Ferrer (Puerto Rican Actor, Director, Producer) Josť Ferrer Actors Filmmaker Latin-American Performing Artists
1923 Larry Storch (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television
1926 Soupy Sales (North Carolina-born Comedian) North Carolina Performing Artists Actors Television Biography.com Internet Movie Database
1928 Sander Vanocur (Ohio-born Broadcast Journalist) Ohio Television Journalism Internet Movie Database
1935 Elvis Presley (Mississippi-born Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Elvis Presley Rock and Roll Hall of  Fame
1937 Shirley Bassey (Welsh Popular Singer: Goldfinger) Shirley Bassey Popular Musicians
1940 Henry Hampton (Missouri-born African-American Filmmaker) Missouri Performing Artists Filmmakers African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1947 David Bowie (English-born Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) David Bowie Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1981 Lauren Hewett (Australian Actress) Lauren Hewett Actors Film
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2002 Dave Thomas (New Jersey-born Founder of Wendy's Restaurants) New Jersey Business Leaders Wendy's
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1941 William Randolph Hearst Orders Hearst Newspapers Not to Accept Ads for Orson Welles' Citizen Kane Journalism Citizen Kane Hearst Corporation History Channel
1955 University of Kentucky Basketball Team Loses First Home Game in 12 Years Kentucky Basketball University of Kentucky New York Times
1966 Rock and Roll TV Variety Show Shindig! on ABC Airs Its Last Episode ABC Television Popular Music Internet Movie Database History Channel
1991 Rod Carew Is Elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame with a .328 Lifetime Batting Average Panamnian Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Minnesota Historical Society
1993 U.S. Postal Service Issues Elvis Presley Stamp Elvis Presley U.S. Postal Service History Channel
1994 Tonya Harding Wins U.S. Figure Skating Championship Two Days After Her Friends Eliminate Her Leading Competitor Figure Skating Notorious Americans Washington Post

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