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Performing Artists
1875 D.W. Griffith (Kentucky-born Film Director) D.W. Griffith Filmmakers
1920 William Warfield (Arkansas-born African-American Actor, Singer) Arkansas Performing Artists American Musicals American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1921 Sylvia Rexach (Puerto Rican Popular Musician) Puerto Rican Performing Artists Popular Musicians Latin-American Studies
1932 Piper Laurie (Detroit-born Actress) Detroit Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1934 Bill Bixby (California-born Actor) California Performing Artists Actors Film Television
1935 Sam Cooke (Chicago-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Chicago Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Aritsts African American Registry
1940 John Hurt (English Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1965 Diane Lane (New York-born Actress) NewYork Performing Artists Actors Film
1981 Beverly Mitchell (California-born Actress) California Performing Artists Actors Film
Sports Figures
1972 Elvis Stojko (Canadian Olympic Ice Skater) Canadian Sports Figures Ice Skating The Olympic Games
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1969 Judy Garland (Minnesota-born Singer, Actress: Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz) Judy Garland Actors The Wizard of Oz
1889 The Columbia Phonograph Company Is Formed to Lease Graphophones to Businesses Phonograph Business BBC American Public Media
1968 Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In Premieres on NBC Television NBC Internet Movie Database History Channel
The National Basketball Association Awards a Franchise to be Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin Basketball Business National Basketball Association Wisconsin Historical Society
1973 In Jamaica, George Foreman TKO's Joe Frazier for Heavyweight Boxing Title Jamaica George Foreman Boxing Hall of Fame Boxing Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures New York Times
1980 The PGA Tournament Policy Board Approves Plans to Create a New Senior PGA Tour Golf PGA New York Times
1984 The Oakland Raiders Defeat the Washington Redskins 38-9 in Super Bowl XVIII The Super Bowl Florida Historical Society
Apple Super Bowl Advertising Announces the Macintosh Television Propaganda Apple CNN
1989 Joe Montana Leads the San Francisco 49ers to a 20-16 Super Bowl Victory Over the Cincinnati Bengals Football Hall of Fame The Super Bowl New York Times

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