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MARCH 6

Performing Artists
1908 Lou Costello (New Jersey-born Comedic Actor) Lou Costello Actors Film
1923 Ed McMahon (Detroit-born Television Personality: Tonight Show with Johnny Carson) Detroit Performing Artists Television
1927 Wes Montgomery (Indiana-born African-American Jazz Guitarist) Indiana Performing Artists Jazz Popular Musicians Famous African Americans African American Registry
1937 Merle Haggard (California-born Country & Western Performer) Merle Haggard Country & Western Musicians
1947 Rob Reiner (New York City-born Actor, Writer, Director) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Television Winner of Four Emmy Awards
1959 Tom Arnold (Iowa-born Comedic Actor) Iowa Performing Artists Actors Television
1969 Amy Pietz (Wisconsin-born Actress) Wisconsin Performing Artists Actors Television Film Wisconsin Historical Society
Sports Figures
1900 Lefty Grove (Maryland-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Maryland Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1941 Willie Stargell (Oklahoma-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Oklahmoa Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures Seminole Indians African American Registry
1947 Dick Fosbury (Oregon-born Member of the Track & Field Hall of Fame) Oregon 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympics Track & Field Hall of Fame
1966 Maurice Ashley (Jamaican-born African-American Chess Grand Master) Jamaican Sports Figuress Chess African American Sports Figures African American Registry
1972 Shaquille O'Neal (New Jersey-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) Shaquille O'Neal Basketball Famous African Americans
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1967 Nelson Eddy (Rhode Island-born Popular Singer) Rhode Island Popular Performers Internet Movie Database History Channel
2006 Kirby Puckett (Chicago-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Chicago Sports Figures Baseball Famous African Americans
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1970 Beatles Release "Let it Be" in UK The Beatles Popular Music Beatles.com
1981 Walter Cronkite Retires from the CBS Evening News Missouri Authors & Journalists Television Journalism CBS New York Times
1990 Jennifer Capriati (13 yrs 11 m) Is the Youngest Professional Tennis Tournament Finalist Jennifer Capriati Tennis Child Advocacy New York Times

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