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FEBRUARY 19

Performing Artists
1717 David Garrick (English Actor, Theater Manager) English Performing Artists Actors Historic UK
1902 John Bubbles (Kentucky-born African-American Dancer, Entertainer) John Bubbles Dance Famous African Americans
1911 Merle Oberon (British-American Actress) British Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1912 Stan Kenton (Kansas-born Musician, Orchestra Leader) Kansas Performing Artists Popular Musicians Biography.com New York Times
1924 Lee Marvin (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
1930 John Frankenheimer (New York-born Film Director) New York Performing Artists Actors Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
1940 Smokey Robinson (Detroit-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Smokey Robinson Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African American Performing Artists
1943 Lou Christie (Pennsylvania-born Popular Singer: "Two Faces Have I") Pennsylvania Performing Artists Popular Musicans Internet Movie Database
1955 Jeff Daniels (Georgia-born Actor) Georgia Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1966 Justine Bateman (New York-born Actress) New York Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1967 Benicio Del Toro (Puerto Rican-born Actor) Puerto Rican Performing Artists Actors Film Latin-American Studies Biography.com
Sports Figures
1916 Eddie Arcaro (Ohio-born Horse Racing Jockey) Ohio Sports Figures Horse Racing
1957 Dave Stewart (California-born Baseball Player) California Sports Figures Baseball African American Sports Figures
1962 Hana Mandlikova (Czech Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame) Czech Republic Sports Figures International Tennis Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1996 Charles Finley (Alabama-born Owner of the Oakland Athletics Baseball Team) Alabama Sports Figures Baseball Business
2001 Stanley Kramer (New York City-born Movie Producer, Director) New York City Performing Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
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1878 Thomas Edison Receives Patent for the Phonograph Thomas Edison Patents and Trademarks The Phonograph History Channel Center for the Study of Technology and Society USPTO
1960 Bil Keane's Family Circus Cartoon Strip Debuts Bil Keane Comics and Cartoons BookRags
1966 Joe Paterno Is Selected to be the Head Football Coach for Penn State University Pennsylvania Sports Figures Football Penn State Football New York Times
1977 Stevie Wonder Wins Grammys for Best Album and for Best Male Pop Vocalist Michigan Performing Artists Blindness African-American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Grammy Awards History Channel
1981 George Harrison Fined $587,000 for "My Sweet Lord" Plagiarism George Harrison The Beatles Copyright Crime Popular Music
1984 Twins, Phil and Steve Mahre (Yakima, WA), Win Gold and Silver Medals in the Olympic Men's Slalom Washington Sports Figures Skiing 1984 Winter Olympic Games New York Times
2002 Vonetta Flowers Is the First African-American to Win a Gold Medal in a Winter Olympics 2002 Winter Olympic Games African-American Sports Figures African American Registry CNNSI

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