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JANUARY 15

Performing Artists
1893 Ivor Novello (Welsh Actor, Songwriter) Welsh Performing Artists Actors Film Composers Internet Movie Database
1899 Goodman Ace (Kansas City-born Humorist, Radio Personality, Television Writer) Kansas City Performing Artists Radio Television Internet Movie Database
1909 Gene Krupa (Chicago-born Jazz Drummer) Chicago Performing Artists Popular Musicians Jazz Biography.com
1913 Lloyd Bridges (California-born Actor) California Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Television Biography.com
1949 Ronnie Van Zant (Florida-born Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Florida Performing Artists American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Sports Figures
1975 Mary Pierce (Canadian Professional Tennis Player) Canadian Sports Figures Tennis
1943 Mike Marshall (Pennsylvania-born Professional Baseball Player) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1893 Fanny Kemble (English Author, Actress) Fanny Kemble Actors
1964 Jack Teagarden (Texas-born Jazz Trombonist) Jack Teagarden Jazz
1982 Red Smith (Wisconsin-born Sports Journalist Awarded the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary) Wisconsin Authors & Journalists Journalism Sports 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
1987 Ray Bolger (Massachusetts-born Actor: "The Scarecrow" in The Wizard of Oz) Ray Bolger Actors Film The Wizard of Oz
1993 Hank Iba (Missouri-born Basketball Coach: Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Missouri Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame
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1892 In Springfield, Massachusetts, the Rules of Basketball Are First Published Springfield, Massachusetts Basketball Hall of Fame Historic Firsts The New York Times
1918 Stan Laurel Begins Work at the Hal Roach Studio Stan Laurel American Performing Artists Film The History Channel
1925 Florida's Hialeah Race Track Opens Florida Horse Racing National Park Service Florida Historical Society
1942 President Roosevelt Tells Baseball to Keep Going During World War II to Help Maintain Morale President Franklin Roosevelt Baseball Major League Baseball World War II The New York Times
1961 The Supremes Sign with Motown Records The Supremes African American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1967 Green Bay Beats Kansas City 35-10 to Win the First Super Bowl Football The Super Bowl Historic Firsts The New York Times Wisconsin Historical Society
1974 "Happy Days" Debuts on ABC Television ABC Historic Firsts Internet Movie Database The History Channel
1981 Hill Street Blues Premieres on NBC Television NBC Historic Firsts Internet Movie Database The History Channel
Bob Gibson Is Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame Nebraska Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures The Television News Archive

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