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FEBRUARY 21

1885 Sacha Guitry (Russian-born French Movie Producer, Playwright, Actor) Russian Writers French Writers Playwright Film
Performing Artists
1894 Andrés Segovia (Spanish Guitarist) Andrés Segovia International Musician Hispanic Heritage
1915 Ann Sheridan (Texas-born Actress) Texas Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1917 Tadd Dameron (Ohio-born African-American Jazz Pianist) Ohio Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1925 Sam Peckinpaugh (California-born Film Director) California Performing Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
1931 Larry Hagman (Texas-born Actor) Texas Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1933 Nina Simone (North Carolina-born African-American Jazz Vocalist, Pianist) North Carolina Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1938 Richard Beymer (Iowa-born Actor) Iowa Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1943 David Geffen (New York-born Film/Music Executive) New York Performing Artists Filmmakers Biography.com
1946 Tyne Daly (Wisconsin-born Actress) Wisconsin Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1955 Kelsey Grammer (American Actor) Born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Actors Film Television Biography.com
1958 Mary-Chapin Carpenter (New Jersey-born Popular Singer) Mary Chapin Carpenter Country Musicians Internet Movie Database
1979 Jennifer Love Hewitt (Texas-born Actress) Jennifer Love Hewitt Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1903 Thomas Yawkey (Michigan-born Owner of the Boston Red Sox; Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Michigan Business Leaders Business and Economics Baseball
1958 Alan Trammell (California-born Major League Baseball Player) California Sports Figures Baseball
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1945 Eric Liddell (English Olympic Champion Runner: Subject of Chariots of Fire) English Sports Figures Track and Field Olympics
1998 Grandpa Jones (Kentucky-born County Musician, Comedian) Kentucky Performing Artists Television
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1905 The National Ski Association is Organized in Ishpeming, Michigan Ishpeming, Michigan Skiing U.S. Ski Association State of Michigan
1925 New Yorker Magazine Is First Published Journalism The New Yorker Magazine Historic Firsts Writer's Almanac
1940 Fire Destroys a Winter Circus Headquarters in Rochester, Indiana Rochester, Indiana Circus Fire Indiana Historical Society
1952 Harvard Senior, Dick Button, Wins His Second Straight Olympic Figure-Skating Gold Medal New Jersey Sports Figures Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1952 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City New York Times
1970 The Jackson 5 Makes Television Debut on American Bandstand Michael Jackson Popular Musicians Television Famous African Americans Internet Movie Database
1991 Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers Premieres at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York New York City Authors Plays Internet Broadway Database
1992 California's Kristi Yamaguchi Wins the Olympic Figure-Skating Gold Medal Kristi Yamaguchi Figure Skating 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France Asian-American Sports Figures New York Times
2002 16-year-old New York Figure Skater, Sara Hughes, Is Surprise Gold Medalist at the Winter Olympics New York Sports Figures Figure Skating 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City New York Times

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