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FEBRUARY 14

Performing Artists
1894 Jack Benny (Illinois-born Comedian) Jack Benny Television
1905 Thelma Ritter (New York City-born Actress) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
1929 Vic Morrow (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1934 Florence Henderson (Indiana-born Actress) Indiana Performing Artists Actors Television Biography.com
1942 Alan Parker (English Film Director) English Performing Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
1943 Maceo Parker (North Carolina-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist) North Carolina Performing Artists Popular Musicians Jazz African American Performing Aritsts Internet Movie Database
1946 Gregory Hines (New York City-born African-American Actor) Gregory Hines Actors Television Film African American Performing Aritsts
1948 Raymond Joseph Teller (Pennsylvania-born Magician: The Quiet Half of Penn and Teller) Pennsylvania Performing Artists American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1960 Meg Tilly (Canadian Actress) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1913 Woody Hayes (Ohio-born Coach: Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame
Mel Allen (Alabama Sports Broadcaster: Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Alabama Sports Figures Journalism Baseball Hall of Fame
1935 Mickey Wright (California-born Member of the Golf Hall of Fame) California Sports Figures Golf Hall of Fame
1960 Jim Kelly (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame
1972 Drew Bledsoe (Washington-born Professional Football Player) Washington Sports Figures Football
1973 Steve McNair (Mississippi-born African-American Professional Football Player) Mississippi Sports Figures Football Famous African Americans
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1849 The First American-made Valentines Are Sold in Worcester, Massachusetts Worcester, Massachusetts Valentines Day Historic Firsts Worcester, Massachusetts Massachsuetts Foundation for the Humanities
1850 In Minnesota, the Fort Snelling Post Band Travels to Stillwater to Play for a Valentine's Day Dance Stillwater, Minnesota Fort Snelling Popular Music Valentines Day Minnesota Historical Society
1876 Alexander Graham Bell Applies for a Patent for the Telephone Alexander Graham Bell Telephone Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks Library of Congress
1938 Hedda Hopper's First Gossip Column Is Published Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Journalism Film Internet Movie Database
1948 NASCAR Is Incorporated NASCAR Historic Firsts Decades of Racing
1954 Television Station WTOC Goes on the Air as Savannah's CBS Affiliate Savannah, Georgia Television Historic Firsts WTOC University of Georgia
1984 English Figure Skating Pair of Torvill and Dean, Wins Olympic Gold in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia English Sports Figures Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1984 Winter Olympic Games BBC

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