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1929 Jerry Goldsmith (California-born Film Score Composer) California Composers American Composers Film
Performing Artists
1893 Jimmy Durante (New York City-born Actor, Singer) Jimmy Durante Actors Film Television
1897 Judith Anderson (Australian Actress) Australian Performing Artists Actors Film The Internet Movie Database
1901 Stella Adler (New York City-born Actor, Educator) New York City Performing Artists Educators of Note Actors The Internet Movie Database
1904 John Farrow (Australian Filmmaker) Australian Performing Artists Authors & Screenwriters Filmmakers The Internet Movie Database
1906 Lon Chaney Jr. (Oklahoma-born Actor) Oklahoma Performing Artists Actors Film The Internet Movie Database
1909 "Chick" Webb (Maryland-born African-American Jazz Drummer) Maryland Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African Americans Registry
1930 Robert Wagner (Detroit-born Actor) Robert Wagner Actors Film Television
1939 Roberta Flack (North Carolina-born African-American Grammy Winning Popular Singer) North Carolina Performing Artists Popular Musicians Famous African Americans Four-time Grammy Award Winner The Internet Movie Database
1941 Michael Apted (English Filmmaker) English Performing Artists Filmmakers The Internet Movie Database
1967 Laura Dern (Los Angeles-born Actress) Los Angeles Performing Artists Actors Film Television The Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1894 Herb Pennock (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1950 Mark Spitz (California-born Member of the Swimming Hall of Fame) Mark Spitz Swimming Hall of Fame The Olympic Games
1955 Greg Norman (Australian Member of the Golf Hall of Fame) Greg Norman Golf Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1920 Baseball Bans All Pitches Aided by Foreign Substances Baseball Major League Baseball The New York Times
1933 First Singing Telegram Introduced by the Postal Telegram Co. in New York New York City Telegraph Music Historic Firsts The New York Times
1942 Glenn Miller Receives Recording Industry's First Gold Record Glenn Miller Popular Music Historic Firsts Jazz Connection Magazine
1962 Jim Beatty Runs the First Indoor Four-Minute Mile (3:58.9 in Los Angeles) Los Angeles New York City Sports Figures Track and Field Hall of Fame Historic Firsts Greater Charolette Sports Hall of Fame
1968 U.S. Figure Skater, Peggy Fleming, Wins Olympic Gold in Grenoble, France Peggy Fleming Figure Skating Hall of Fame The Olympic Games The New York Times
1992 Bonnie Blair, Is First American Woman to Win Gold Medals in an Event in Consecutive Winter Olympics Bonnie Blair Speed Skating American Women Sports Figures 1992 Winter Olympic Games Historic Firsts The New York Times
1996 IBM Computer Defeats World Chess Champion, Gary Kasparov Gary Kasparov Chess History of Computer Technology IBM Technology and Society

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