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JANUARY 20

1894 Harold Lincoln Gray (Illinois-born Cartoonist) Illinois Artists Cartoons and Comics
Performing Artists
1877 Ruth St. Denis (American Dancer) American Performing Artists Dance
1896 George Burns (New York City-born Comedic Actor; 1975 Best Actor Academy Award for Sunshine Boys) George Burns Actors Television Film 1975 Best Actor Academy Award for Sunshine Boys
1920 Federico Fellini (Italian Filmmaker) Federico Fellini Filmmakers
DeForest Kelley (Georgia-born Actor) Atlanta, Georgia Actors Internet Movie Database University of Georgia
1924 Slim Whitman (Florida-born Country & Western Singer) Tampa, Florida Country and Western Musicians Internet Movie Database
1926 Patricia Neal (Kentucky-born Actress) Kentucky Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
1935 Luther Tucker (Tennessee-born African-American Blues Guitarist) Tennessee Performing Artists Jazz and Blues African American Performing Artists
1937 Dorothy Provine (South Dakota-born Actress) Deadwood, South Dakota Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
1946 David Lynch (Montana-born Filmmaker) David Lynch Filmmakers
1956 Bill Maher (New York city-born Political Commentator) Bill Maher Television
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1947 Josh Gibson (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Josh Gibson The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Famous African Americans
1984 Johnny Weissmuller (Hungarian-American Member of the Swimming Hall of Fame) Hungarian Sports Figures Swimming Hall of Fame The Olympic Games Actors Film
1993 Audrey Hepburn (Belgian Actress) Audrey Hepburn Actors Film
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1908 The Virginia Theater Opens in Wheeling, West Virginia Wheeling, West Virginia Stage and Theater West Virginia Archives
1929 Old Arizona, First Outdoor Full Length Motion Picture, Is Released Film Internet Movie Database Historic Firsts
1968 UCLA Streak of 47 Victories Ends with 71-69 Loss to U. Houston in Astrodome Basketball University of Houston UCLA USA Today
1980 Pittsburgh Defeats Los Angeles 31-19 to Win Its Fourth Super Bowl Football USA Today
President Jimmy Carter Announces U.S. Boycott of Olympics in Moscow Soviet Union President Jimmy Carter The 1980 Summer Olympic Games New York Times

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