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1929 Remy Charlip (New York City-born Artist, Children's Author, Illustrator) Remy Charlip Primary Authors American Artists Actors Dance
Performing Artists
1904 Ray Bolger (Massachusetts-born Actor: "Scarecrow" in the Wizard of Oz) Ray Bolger Actors The Wizard of Oz
1927 Johnnie Ray (Oregon-born Popular Singer) Johnnie Ray Popular Musicians
1939 Sal Mineo (New York City-born Actor) Sal Mineo Actors Film
1943 Jim Croce (Pennsylvania-born Popular Singer) Jim Croce Popular Musicians
1944 Frank Sinatra, Jr, (New Jersey-born Singer, Actor) Frank Sinatra, Jr. Popular Musicians Actors Film
1945 Rod Stewart (English Popular Singer) Rod Stewart Popular Musicians
1948 Teresa Graves (Texas-born African-American Actress) Teresa Graves Actors African American Performing Artists
Donald Fagen (New Jersey-born Popular Musician) Donald Fagen Popular Musicians
1953 Pat Benatar (New York City-born Popular Musician) Pat Benatar Popular Musicians
1956 Shawn Colvin (South Dakota-born Popular Musician) Shawn Colvin Popular Musicians
1962 Julie Moran (Georgia-born Actress) Julie Moran Actors Television
Sports Figures
1938 Willie McCovey (Alabama-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Willie McCovey Baseball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
1939 Bill Toomey (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Bill Toomey Track and Field Hall of Fame The Olympic Games
1949 George Foreman (Texas-born African-American Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) George Foreman Boxing Hall of Fame Famous African Americans
1953 Bobby Rahal (Ohio-born Race Car Driver) Bobby Rahal Auto Racing
1959 Chandra Cheeseborough (Florida-born African-American Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Chandra Cheeseborough Track and Field Hall of Fame Olympic Games African American Sports Figures
1973 Glen Robinson (Indiana-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) Glen Robinson Basketball African American Sports Figures
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1917 William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody (Iowa-born Western Pioneer, Showman) Buffalo Bill Cody Westward Expansion
1951 Edward G. Robinson Cleared of Communist Ties Edward G. Robinson Actors McCarthyism/Red Scare History Channel
1956 Elvis Records "Heartbreak Hotel" At His First Studio Session with RCA Elvis Presley RCA Popular Music Official Website
1958 Bobby Fischer Wins His First U.S. Chess Championship Bobby Fischer Chess
1964 William Clay Ford (Grandson of Henry Ford) Purchases the Detroit Lions for $6 Million Detroit National Football League Business & Economics State of Michigan
1971 Masterpiece Theater Debuts on PBS Television PBS New York Times
1984 Wendy's First "Where's the Beef?" Commercial Airs Advertising and Propaganda Foods and Nutrition Businesses & Corporations Television Historic Firsts Food Reference

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