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Performing Artists
1880 W.C. Fields (Pennsylvania-born Comedic Actor) W.C. Fields Actors Film
1885 Huddie Ledbetter "Lead Belly" (Louisiana-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Louisiana Performing Artists Jazz and Blues African-American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall  of Fame African American Registry Biography.com
1913 Victor Mature (Kentucky-born Actor) Kentucky Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
1923 Paddy Chayefsky (New York City-born Author, Producer, Composer) New York Performing Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
John Forsythe (New Jersey-born Actor: Charlie in Charlie's Angels) New Jersey Performing Artists Actors Film Television
1942 Katharine Ross (California-born Actress) California Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1945 Tom Selleck (Michigan-born Actor) Michigan Performing Artists Actors Film Television Biography.com
1948 Cristina Saralegui (Cuban-born American Journalist, Talk Show Host) Cristina Saralegui Journalism Television Latin-American Studies
1954 Oprah Winfrey (Mississippi-born African-American Television Talk Show Host) Oprah Winfrey Television Business African American Performing Artists
1970 Heather Graham (Wisconsin-born Actress) Wisconsin Performing Artists Actors Film Wisconsin Historical Society
Sports Figures
1878 Barney Oldfield (Ohio-born Race Car Driver) Barney Oldfield Auto Racing
1960 Greg Louganis (California-born Member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame) California Sports Figures International Swimming Hall of Fame The Olympic Games Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1980 Jimmy Durante (New York City-born Comedic Actor, Composer, Songwriter) Jimmy Durante American Performing Artists Film Television
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1900 Baseball's American League, Consisting of Eight Teams, Is Organized in Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
1936 Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson First Members of Baseball HOF Ty Cobb Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame History Channel
1958 Actors Joanne Woodward & Paul Newman Are Married Georgia Performing Artists Ohio Performing Artists Actors History Channel
1959 Walt Disney Releases Sleeping Beauty Walt Disney Film Comics and Cartoons Internet Movie Database
1964 Dr. Strangelove Premieres Film History Channel
1976 The Muppet Show Premieres Family Television Puppets Internet Movie Database
1980 U.S. Postal Service Issues Stamp Honoring W.C. Fields W.C. Fields U.S. Postal Service Actors Film History Channel
1995 The 49ers Defeat the Chargers As the First Team to Win Five Super Bowl Titles Football The Super Bowl Historic Firsts New York Times

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