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Performing Artists
1892 Arnst Lubitsch (German/American Film Director) Arnst Lubitsch Filmmakers Biography
1936 Alan Alda (New York City-born Actor) New York Performing Artists Actors Film Television Biography
1968 Sarah McLachlan (Canadian Singer, Songwriter) Canadian Performing Artists Popular Musicians Biography
1981 Elijah (Jordan) Wood (Iowa-born Actor) Iowa Performing Artists Actors Film Biography
Sports Figures
1957 Nick Price (South African Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame) South African Sports Figures World Golf Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1938 Bernd Rosemeyer (German Race-Car Driver Killed Trying to Break the Public Road Speed Record) German Sports Figures Auto Racing Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1994 Hal Smith (Otis Campbell on the Andy Griffith Show) Michigan Performing Artists Television The Andy Griffith Show Cartoons and Comics
1996 Jerry Seigel (Ohio-born Cartoonist; Creator of Superman) Jerry Seigel Cartoons and Comics
1904 University of Chicago Begins the Tradition of Awarding Athletic Letters Competitive Sports University of Chicago Sports Historic Firsts
1922 The Green Bay Packers Are Expelled from the American Professional Football Association for Using Notre Dame Players under Assumed Names Green Bay, Wisconsin Football University of Notre Dame Wisconsin Historical Society
1938 German Race-Car Driver, Rudolf Caracciola, Sets a Public Road Speed Record (268.496 mph) on a German Autobahn German Sports Figures Auto Racing History Channel Center for the Study of Technology and Society
German Race-Car Driver, Bernd Rosemeyer, Is Killed Trying to Break Rudolf Caracciola's Public Road Speed Record German Sports Figures Auto Racing Death Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1954 Dick's Drive-in Begins Serving Hamburgers in Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Automobiles Fast Foods History Link
1956 Elvis Presley Makes His First-Ever Television Appearance on the Musical-Variety Program Stage Show Elvis Presley Popular Musicians Television Historic Firsts History Channel
1958 Roy Campanella Is Paralyzed in Auto Accident Roy Campanella Baseball Hall of Fame Automobile Safety Special Needs Education Famous African Americans
Danish Inventor, Kirk Christiansen, Submits a Patent for the Interlocking Plastic Lego Brick Danish Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Legos ABC
1959 Vince Lombardi Is Named Head Coach of the NFL's Green Bay Packers Green Bay, Wisconsin Vince Lombardi Professional Football Hall of Fame NFL Wisconsin Historical Society
1960 The NFL Announces New Franchises for Dallas & Minnesota Texas Minnesota Football NFL
1968 Goose Goslin & Kiki Cuyler Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame New Jersey Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Michigan Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1978 Fantasy Island Premieres Television Internet Movie Database History Channel
1985 45 Top Artists Record "We Are the World" for Hunger Relief Popular Musicians Foods and Nutrition In the 80s
1996 The Dallas Cowboys Defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17 in Super Bowl XXX Texas Sports Figures Pittsburgh Sports Figures Football NFL New York Times

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