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1922 William Maxwell Gaines (New York City-born Publisher of Mad Magazine) New York City Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Mad Magazine
Performing Artists
1904 Glenn Miller (Iowa-born Big Band Leader) Glenn Miller Popular Musicians American Composers & Songwriters
1909 David Niven (Scottish-American Actor) Scottish Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1927 Harry Belafonte (New York-born African-American Popular Singer) New York City Performing Artists Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1935 Robert Conrad (Illinois-born Actor) Illinois Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
1944 Roger Daltrey (English Popular Musician) English Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1947 Alan Thicke (Canadian Actor) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1954 Ron Howard (Okalahoma-born Actor, Director: Opie on The Andy Griffith Show) Ron Howard Actors Television Filmmakers
Catherine Bach (Ohio-born Actress) Ohio Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1906 Pete Rozelle (California-born Commissioner of the National Football League) California Sports Figures Football Professional Football Hall of Fame Biography
1919 Harry Caray (Missouri-born Sports Broadcaster, Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Missouri Sports Figures Broadcaster Baseball Hall of Fame
1970 Yolanda Griffith (Chicago-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) Yolanda Griffith Basketball African American Sports Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1984 Jackie Coogan (Los Angeles-born Actor) Los Angeles Performing Artists Actors Film
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1921 Harry Houdini Is Granted a Patent for a Diver's Suit Harry Houdini Actors Trademarks, Patents and Copyrights USPTO
1928 Seattle's Paramount Theatre Opens Its Doors Seattle, Washington Stage and Theater Historic Firsts National Park Service History Link
1934 Primo Canera Beats Tommy Loughran in a Heavyweight Title Bout in Miami Miami, Florida Boxing Florida Historical Society
1942 Baseball Decides Players Cannot Play While on Military Furlough Baseball World War II Baseball Library
1949 Joe Louis Retires as the World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis African-American Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame New York Times
Ripley's Believe It or Not Is First Broadcast on Television Television Ripley's Believe It or Not Internet Movie Database Miriam-Webster
1968 Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Premieres at the Colet Court Prep School, London Andrew Lloyd Webber Plays Colet Court Prep School Theatre History
1969 Mickey Mantle Announces His Retirement from Baseball Oklahoma Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1985 Milwaukee Businessman and Future U.S. Senator, Herb Kohl, Purchases the Milwaukee Bucks for $18M Milwaukee, Wisconsin Basketball Business National Basketball Association U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
1994 Runaway Train by the Minneapolis Group "Soul Asylum" Wins a Grammy for Best Rock Song Minnesota Performing Artists Popular Musicians Grammy Awards Minnesota Historical Society
1996 Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens Records His 1,000th Coaching Win Lenny Wilkens National Basketball Association African-American Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame University of Georgia

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