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Performing Artists
1757 John Philip Kemble (English Shakespearean Actor) English Performing Aritsts Actors William Shakespeare
1891 James Johnson (New Jersey-born African-American Jazz Musician) James P. Johnson Jazz Musicians African American Peforming Artists
1895 John Ford (Maine-born Filmmaker) John Ford Filmmakers
1901 Clark Gable (Ohio-born Actor: Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind) Clark Gable Actors Film Gone with the Wind
1906 Loretta Sell Hildegarde (Wisconsin-born Popular Singer) Wisconsin Peforming Artists Popular Musicians Wisconsin Historical Society
1926 Stuart Whitman (California-born Actor) California Peforming Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1937 Don Everly (Kentucky-born Popular Musician) Kentucky Peforming Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
Garrett Morris (Louisiana-born African-American Comedic Performer) Lousiana Peforming Artists Actors Television African American Peforming Artists Internet Movie Database
1938 Sherman Hemsley (Pennsylvania-born African-American Actor: The Jeffersons) Pennsylvania Peforming Artists Actors Television African American Peforming Artists Internet Movie Database
1948 Rick James (New York-born African-American Popular Musician) New York Performing Artists Popular Muscians African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1965 Sherilyn Fenn (Michigan-born Actress) Michigan Peforming Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1968 Lisa Marie Presley (Tennessee-born Actress, Daughter of Elvis Presley) Tennessee Peforming Artists Elvis Presley Internet Movie Database Biography.com
Sports Figures
1915 Stanley Matthews (English Soccer Player) English Sports Figures Soccer
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1966 Buster Keaton (Kansas-born Actor) Buster Keaton Actors Film
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1893 Thomas Edison Completes Construction on the First Movie Studio Thomas Edison Film Historic Firsts History Channel Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1914 Chicago White Sox and New York Giants Play an Exhibition Game in Egypt Egypt Major League Baseball USA Today
1929 The Broadway Melody, Hollywood's First Original Musical, Premieres Film History Channel Internet Movie Database Historic Firsts
1950 Curly Lambeau Resigns as Head Coach of Green Bay Packers Green Bay, Wisconsins Pro Football Hall of Fame Green Bay Packers USA Today Wisconsin Historical Society
1953 "You Are There" with Walter Cronkite Premieres on CBS Television CBS Internet Movie Database
1954 Television's First Soap Opera, "Secret Storm" Premieres Television Historic Firsts Internet Movie Database
1956 American Men Sweep the Olympic Figure Skating Medals 1956 Winter Olympic Games USA Today
1958 Elvis Presley Records His Last Single Before Joining the Army Elvis Presley Popular Music History Channel
1964 "Stop the World I Want to Get Off Closes" in New York New York City Plays Internet Broadway Database
1968 Vince Lombardi Resigns as Head Coach of Green Bay Packers Pro Football Hall of Fame Green Bay Packers USA Today New York Times
1982 ''Late Night with David Letterman'' Premieres on NBC TV Television NBC Internet Movie Database
1994 Jeff Gillooly Pleads Guilty for Attacking Figure Skater Nancy Kerrigan Nancy Kerrigan Figure Skating Hall of Fame Crime Law & Legal Resources Court TV

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