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Performing Artists
1883 Victor Fleming (California-born Film Director: The Wizard of Oz) California Performing Artists Filmmakers Wizard of Oz Internet Movie Database
1939 Peter Fonda (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
1951 Patricia Richardson (Maryland-born Actress: Home Improvement) Maryland Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1955 Howard Jones (English Popular Keyboardist) English Performing Artists Popular Musician Internet Movie Database
1994 Dakota Fanning (Georgia-born Actor) Georgia Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1929 Elston Howard (Missouri-born First African-American to Play for the New York Yankees) Missouri Sports Figures Baseball African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1965 Stan Laurel (English Actor) Stan Laurel Actors Film
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1940 Woody Guthrie Writes "This Land Is Your Land" Woody Guthrie Folk Musicians History Channel
1943 "As Time Goes By" from Casablanca Is Copyrighted Trademarks and Copyrights Music Casablanca USPTO
1958 The Last Race Is Held on the Old Daytona Beach Race Track Daytona, Flordia NASCAR Florida Historical Society
1960 American Carol Heiss Wins the Olympic Figure Skating Gold Medal New York City Sports Figures Figure Skating Hall of Fame The 1960 Winter Olympic Games
Demolition Begins on Ebbetts Field - Old Home of the Brooklyn Dodgers New York City Baseball New York Times
1980 Eric Heiden Sweeps Five Speed Skating Events at Lake Placid Winter Olympics Wisconsin Sports Figures Speed Skating Hall of Fame The 1980 Winter Olympic Games New York Times
1983 Mark Pavelich Is the First U.S.–born National Hockey League Player to Score 5 Goals in a Game Minnesota Sports Figures National Hockey League Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1994 Nancy Kerrigan Bests Tonya Harding in Lillehammer Olympics Short Program Figure Skating Hall of Fame The 1994 Winter Olympic Games Television News Archive
1997 Schindler's List First Movie Shown on Commercial TV without Interruption The Holocaust Schindler's List History Channel
2000 Carlos Santana Wins 8 Grammy Awards, Tying Michael Jackson's 1983 Record Mexican Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Latin American Performing Artists The Grammy Awards CNN

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