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1900 Jacques Prevert (French Poet, Filmmaker, Songwriter) French Authors and Illustrators Poetry Filmmakers Songwriters
Performing Artists
1851 Ella Sheppard Moore (Tennessee-born African-American Pianist, Vocalist, Music Director) Tennessee Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Gospel Musicians African American Registry
1879 Jacques Copeau (French Actor, Critic, Director) French Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1914 Ida Lupino (English Actress) English Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database Biography.com
1920 Norman Wisdom (English Comedic Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
1948 Alice Cooper (Detroit-born Popular Musician) Detroit Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1962 Clint Black (New Jersey-born Country Musician) Clint Black Country Musicians
Sports Figures
1912 Byron Nelson (Texas-born Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame) Byron Nelson World Golf Hall of Fame
1913 Woody Hayes (Ohio-born Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame
1959 Lawrence Taylor (Virginia-born African-American Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Virginia Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame Famous African Americans
1973 Oscar de la Hoya (California-born Latin-American Boxer) California Sports Figures Boxing Latin-American Sports Figures Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1983 Karen Carpenter (Connecticut-born Popular Singer) Connecticut Performing Artists Popular Musicians
2005 Ossie Davis (Georgia-born African-American Actor, Civil Rights Activist) Ossie Davis Actors Film U.S. Civil Rights Movement African American Performing Artists
Max Schmeling (German Member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame) German Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame BBC
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1926 In Wales, England's Malcolm Campbell Sets a New World Land Speed Record of 174 mph Wales English Sports Figures Transportation Historic UK
1931 Malcolm Campbell Sets a Ground Speed Record of 245 mph at Daytona Beach, Florida Daytona Beach, Florida English Sports Figures Transportation Florida Historical Society
1932 Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt Opens the Winter Olympic Games at Lake Placid, New York Lake Placid, New York Franklin Roosevelt 1932 Winter Olympics New York Times
1960 San Francisco Giants Officially Move into Their Offices at Candlestick Park San Francisco Baseball San Francisco Giants Historic Firsts Baseball Library
1961 John Huston's The Misfits Is Released by United Artists John Huston Filmmakers The Internet Movie Database History Channel
1967 Nova Scotia Censors the Film Version of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Nova Scotia Film Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
1993 Boston Celtics Retire Larry Bird's Number 33 Massachusetts Sports Figures Larry Bird Basketball Hall of Fame Boston Celtics Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
2007 Tony Dungy (Colts) and Lovie Smith (Bears) Are the First Two African Americans to Coach Teams in the Super Bowl: Colts 29 Bears 17 Football African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts The Super Bowl

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