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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
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
1970 Beatles Release "Let it Be" in UK The Beatles Popular Music
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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