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Performing Artists
1891 David Sarnoff (Russian-American Television Pioneer) David Sarnoff Television
1892 William Demarest (Minnesota-born Actor) Minnesota Performing Artists Actors Film Television
1907 Mildred Bailey (Washington-born African-American Jazz Singer) Washington Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists
1923 Dexter Gordon (Los Angeles-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist) Los Angeles Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1930 Joanne Woodward (Georgia-born Actress) Georgia Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1932 Elizabeth Taylor (American Actress) Elizabeth Taylor Actors Film
1937 Barbara Babcock (California-born Actress) California Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1940 Howard Hesseman (Oregon-born Actor) Oregon Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1943 Mary Frann (Missouri-born Actress) Missouri Performing Artists Television Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1902 Gene Sarazen (New York-born Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame) New York Athletes World Golf Hall of Fame
1961 James Worthy (North Carolina-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) North Carolina Sports Figures African American Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame
1976 Tony Gonzalez (California-born Latin-American Professional Football Player) Tony Gonzalez Football Latin American Sports Figures
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1993 Lillian Gish (Ohio-born Actress) Ohio Performing Artists Actors Film
2003 Fred Rogers (Pennsylvania-born Minister with a Television Show for Children: Mr. Rogers) Fred Rogers Child Advocacy Educators of Note Television
1827 The First Mardi Gras Celebration Is Held in New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans Mardi Gras Historic Firsts Louisiana Secretary of State
1853 The First African-American YMCA is Organized in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. YMCA African-American History Historic Firsts African American Registry
1974 People Magazine Goes on Sale Journalism Historic Firsts People Magazine TV News Archive
1983 Ireland's Eamonn Coghlan Runs the First sub-3:50 Indoor Mile (3m 49.78s) Irish Sports Figures Track & Field Historic Firsts New York Times
1988 Debi Thomas First African American to Win a Winter Olympic Medal Olympics Figure Skating African-American History Historic Firsts New York Times African American Registry

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