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Performing Artists
1898 Dorothy Gish (Ohio-born Actress) Dorothy Gish Actors Film
1903 Lawrence Welk (North Dakota-born Bandleader) Lawrence Welk Popular Musicians Biography.com
1922 Vinnette Carroll (New York City-born African-American Theatrical Director, Playwright, Actor) New York City Performing Artists Stage and Theater Plays African American Performing Artists African-American Registry
1934 Sam Donaldson (Texas-born Broadcast Journalist) Texas Journalism Television Internet Movie Database
1950 Bobby McFerrin (New York City-born African-American Multi-Grammy-Winning Popular Vocalist, Musician, Composer) Bobby McFerrin Popular Musicians Winner of 10 Grammy Awards African American Performing Artists
1982 Thora Birch (Los Angeles-born Actress) Los Angeles Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
Sports Figures
1885 Malcolm Campbell (English Holder of World Land and Sea Speed Records) English Sports Figures Auto Racing Boats History Channel
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1998 Basil 'Manenberg' Coetzee (South African Jazz Musician) South African Performing Artists Jazz South African History
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1882 Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Is Formed in Princeton, New Jersey New Jersey Sports Intercollegiate Lacross Association
1929 Major Seagraves Establishes a New Automobile Speed Record at Daytona Beach, with a Speed of 223.2 mph in a 450 hp Golden Arrow Daytona Beach, Florida Auto Racing Florida Historical Society
1948 Reginald Weir Is the First African-American to Play in a US Lawn Tennis Association National Championship Tennis African-American Sports Figures USTA Historic Firsts African-American Registry
1950 After 26 Years on the Radio, the Country Music Radio Show National Barn Dance Airs for the Last Time Radio Country & Western Music History Channel
1997 Beatle Paul McCartney Knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II Paul McCartney The Beatles New York Times

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