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Performing Artists
1911 Jean Harlow (Missouri-born Actress) Jean Harlow Actors Film
1920 James Doohan (Canadian Actor) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1958 Miranda Richardson (English Actress) English Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1970 Julie Bowen (Maryland-born Actress) Maryland Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
1982 Jessica Biel (Minnesota-born Actress) Minnesota Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1884 John Baxter Taylor Jr. (Washington, D.C.-born First African American to Win an Olympic Medal) Washington, D.C. Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Track and Field 1908 Summer Olympics The Ivy League African American Registry
1962 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Illinois-born Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Jackie Joyner-Kersee Track and Field Hall of Fame The Olympic Games African American Sports Figures
Herschel Walker (Georgia-born Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Georgia Sports Figures College Foootball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures University of Georgia
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1959 Lou Costello (New Jersey-born Comedic Actor) Lou Costello Actors Film
1915 D.W. Griffith's Controversial Film The Birth of a Nation Premieres in New York City New York City D.W. Griffith Racism Birth of a Nation Library of Congress History Channel
1926 The International Greyhound Racing Association Is Formed in Miami, Florida Miami, Florida Dog Racing Greyhound Racing Association of America Florida Historical Society
1966 BBC Announces Plans to Begin Color Television Broadcasts Great Britain Television BBC
1990 An American Dog-Sled Team Is the First to Traverse 3,800 Miles Across Antarctica At Its Widest Distance Antarctica Minnesota Sports Figures Dogsledding Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
2001 Johnny Ruiz Defeats Evander Holyfield in 12 Rounds to Become the First-Ever Latino WBA Heavyweight Champion Massachusetts Sports Figures Georgia Sports Figures Boxing Historic Firsts Latin-American Sports Figures Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

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