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FEBRUARY 24

Performing Artists
1947 Edward James Olmos (Los Angeles-born Latin-American Author) Edward James Olmos Actors Film Latin-American Studies Internet Movie Database
1956 Paula Zahn (Illinois-born Broadcast Journalist) Paula Zahn Journalism Television CNN
1962 Michelle Shocked (Texas-born Popular Musician) Texas Performing Artists Popular Music Internet Movie Database
1966 Billy Zane (Chicago-born Actor) Chicago Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1874 Honus Wagner (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Honus Wagner Baseball Hall of Fame
1906 Bennie Oosterbaan (Michigan-born Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Michigan Sports Figures University of Michigan Football College Football  Hall of Fame
1955 Alain Prost (French Race Driver) Alain Prost Auto Racing
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1998 Henny Youngman (English-American Comedian) English Performing Artists Stage & Theater Internet Movie Database
2006 Don Knotts (West Virginia-born Comedic Actor; Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show) West Virginia Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Film Internet Movie Database
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1938 Variety Reports Judy Garland Cast as Dorothy for Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz Variety MGM's Official Website
1942 Voice of America Goes on the Air for the First Time Voice of America The Cold War Propaganda Historic Firsts New York Times
1980 U.S. Hockey Team Defeats Finland 4-2 to Win Olympic Gold at Lake Placid, NY Finland Lake Placid, New York 1980 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey New York Times Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1992 Eric Clapton Sweeps Grammys for Unplugged and "Tears in Heaven" Eric Clapton Popular Musicians Winner of 11 Grammy Awards

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