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FEBRUARY 28

1820 John Tenniel (English Artist, Illustrator of Alice in Wonderland) John Tenniel Alice in Wonderland
Performing Artists
1910 Vincente Minnelli (Illinois-born Film Director) Illinois Performing Artists Filmmakers Biography.com
1915 Zero Mostel (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1923 Charles Durning (New York-born Actor) New York Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1930 Gavin MacLeod (New York-born Actor) New York Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1939 Tommy Tune (Texas-born Dancer, Singer, Choreographer) Texas Performing Artists Musical Theater Dance Biography.com
1940 Joe South (Georgia-born Popular Musician) Georgia Performing Artists Popular Musicians University of Georgia
1948 Bernadette Peters (New York City-born Actress) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
Mercedes Ruehl (New York City-born Actress) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1957 John Turturro (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1962 Rae Dawn Chong (Canadian Actress) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1931 Dean Smith (Kansas-born Coach, Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Kansas Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame
1940 Mario Andretti (Italian-American Race Car Driver) Italy Automobile Racing
1956 Adrian Dantley (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) Washington, D.C. Basketball Famous African Americans
1973 Eric Lindros (Canadian Ice Hockey Player) Eric Lindros Ice Hockey
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1953 Jim Thorpe (Oklahoma-born Native American Member of the Track & Field Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame) Jim Thorpe Native Americans Baseball Track and Field Hall of Fame College Football Hall of Fame The Olympic Games
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1977 Earvin "Magic" Johnson Scores 27 Pts in Michigan's First Televised High School Basketball Game Michigan Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame Television Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1983 Final Episode of M*A*S*H Captures 77% of Viewing Audience Television Korean War M*A*S*H TVTome The History Channel

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