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FEBRUARY 16

Performing Artists
1884 Robert Flaherty (Michigan-born Filmmaker) Michigan Peforming Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
1893 Katharine Cornell (New York-born Actress) Katharine Cornell Actors Internet Movie Database
1903 Edgar Bergen (Chicago-born Comedic Actor, Puppeteer) Edgar Bergen Actors
1904 James Baskett (Indiana-born African-American Actor: Uncle Remus) Indiana Performing Artists Actors Walt Disney African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1918 Patty Andrews (Minnesota-born Popular Singer: The Andrews Sisters) Minnesota Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1935 Sonny Bono (Detroit-born U.S. Congressman, Popular Singer: Sonny and Cher) Detroit Performing Artists Popular Musicians U.S. Congress State of Michigan
1955 Margeaux Hemingway (Oregon-born Actress) Oregon Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1957 LeVar Burton (African-American Actor: Host of Reading Rainbow) Actors Reading Rainbow African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1957 Ice-T (New Jersey-born African-American Rap Musician, Actor) New Jersey Performing Artists Actors Television African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1959 John McEnroe (American Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame) John McEnroe International Tennis Hall of Fame Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1948 NBC-TV Airs Its First Nightly Newscast Consisting of Fox Movietone Newsreels Television History Journalism Film Historic Firsts New York Times
1970 Joe Frazier KOs Jimmy Ellis for World Heavyweight Boxing Championship International Boxing Hall of Fame Noted African American Sports Figures Britannica
1979 Bee Gees Receive Grammy for Best Album of 1978 for Saturday Night Fever Barry Gibb Popular Music Grammy The History Channel
1980 Scott Hamilton Wins the Gold Medal for Men's Figure Skating in Lake Placid Scott Hamilton Figure Skating 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid USA Today
1984 Bill Johnson Wins the Sarajevo Olympic Gold Medal in Downhill Skiing Oregon Sports Figures Skiing 1984 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid USA Today New York Times

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