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1883 Garnet Carter (Tennessee-born Inventor of Miniature Golf) Tennessee Business Leaders Inventors & Inventions Golf
1928 Roger Mudd (Washington, D.C.-born Broadcast Journalist) Washington, D.C. Authors and Journalists Journalists Television The Internet Movie Database
Performing Artists
1891 Ronald Colman (English Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Film The Internet Movie Database
1914 Gypsy Rose Lee (Washington-born Vaudeville Performer) Washington Performing Artists Actors Film The Internet Movie Database Biography.com
Carmen Miranda (Portuguese-American Actress) Portugal Actors Film The Internet Movie Database
1942 Carole King (New York City-born Popular Singer, Songwriter) New York City Peforming Artists Popular Musicians Composer/Songwriters Biography.com
1943 Barbara Lewis (Michigan-born African-American Popular Singer) Michigan Performing Artists Popular Musicians Notable African Americans African American Registry
Joe Pesci (New Jersey-born Actor) New Jersey Peforming Artists Actors Film Biography.com
1945 Mia Farrow (Los Angeles-born Actress) Los Angeles Peforming Artists Actors Film The Internet Movie Database
1963 Travis Tritt (Georgia-born Country Musician) Georgia Peforming Artists Country & Western Musicians The Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1914 Bill Veeck (Chicago-born Baseball Owner, Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Bill Veeck Business & Economics Baseball Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1939 Herschel Evans (Texas-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist) Texas Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists Texas State Historical Association
1981 Bill Haley (Michigan-born Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Bill Haley Popular Musicians Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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1895 William G. Morgan Invents the Game of Volleyball at the Holyoke, Massachusetts YMCA Holyoke Massachusetts Volleyball Holyoke YMCA Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
University of Minnesota's School of Agriculture Defeats Hamline University 9 to 3 in the First Intercollegiate Basketball Game Minnesota Basketball Historic Firsts University of Minnesota's School of Agriculture Hamline University Minnesota Historical Society
1900 The Davis Cup for Tennis Is First Put Up for Competition Tennis Historic Firsts Official Website The History Channel
1909 The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Is Incorporated Indianapolis, Indiana Auto Racing Indianapolis Motor Speedway History Channel
1964 The Beatles Make Their First Appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" The Beatles Television Historic Firsts New York Times
1971 New Negro Leagues Committee Nominates Satchel Paige for Baseball's Hall of Fame Alabama Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Noted African Americans New York Times
1976 Special Negro Leagues Committee Selects Oscar Charleston for Baseball's Hall of Fame Indiana Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Noted African Americans Baseball Library
1983 1981 English Derby Winner Racehorse Shergar Stolen from Stable in Ireland Ireland Horse Racing Crime BBC

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