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FEBRUARY 5

Performing Artists
1898 Sid Fields (Wisconsin-born Actor) Wisconsin Performing Artists Actors Film Wisconsin Historical Society
1906 John Carradine (New York City-born Actor) New York Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
1919 Red Buttons (New York City-born Comedic Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Television Biography.com
1943 Michael Mann (Chicago-born Director, Producer, Screenwriter) Chicago Performing Artists American Authors Film Television Biography.com
1948 Barbara Hershey (California-born Actress) California Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
Christopher Guest (New York City-born Writer, Director, Comedian) New York City Performing Artists Actors Filmmakers Writer's Almanac
Errol Morris (Wisconsin-born Film Producer) Wisconsin Performing Artists Filmmakers Wisconsin Historical Society
1958 Jennifer Jason Leigh (Los Angeles-born Actress) Los Angeles Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
1964 Laura Linney (New York City-born Actress) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Television Biography.com
1971 Sara Evans (Missouri-born Country Singer) Missouri Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians Biography.com
Sports Figures
1934 Hank (Henry) Aaron (Alabama-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Henry Aaron Baseball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
1942 Roger Staubach (Ohio-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures 1963 Heisman Trophy Winner Football Hall of Fame Biography.com
1947 Darrel Waltrip (Kentucky-born Race Car Driver) Kentucky Sports Figures Auto Racing NASCAR History Channel
1968 Roberto Alomar (Puerto Rican Professional Baseball Player) Puerto Rican Sports Figures Baseball Latin American Sports Figures Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1969 Thelma Ritter (New York City-born Actress) New York City Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Television Internet Movie Database
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1870 In Philadelphia, Henry Heyl Demonstrates a Device for Rapidly Projecting Still Images Giving the Illusion of Motion Pennsylvania Film Historic Firsts Australian Centre for the Moving Image
1916 Enrico Caruso Records "O Sole Mio" for Victor Record Company Music Sound Phonograph Nimbus Records
1920 4,000-seat Loew's State Movie Theater Opens in Chicago Chicago Film History Channel
1936 Riot Squad Required at Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times Premiere Charlie Chaplin Film History Channel
1940 The Glenn Miller Orchestra Records "Tuxedo Junction" Glenn Miller Popular Music Glenn Miller Orchestra
1948 Dick Button Wins Olympic Gold in Men's Figure Skating at St. Moritz, Switzerland St. Moritz, Switzerland New Jersey Sports Figures 1948 Winter Olympics Figure Skating Hall of Fame New York Times
1953 Walt Disney's Peter Pan Opens in New York City New York City Walt Disney Film Cartoons Internet Movie Database
1967 "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" Premieres on CBS Television Internet Movie Database

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