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Performing Artists
1926 Jerry Lewis (New Jersey-born Actor, Comedian) New Jersey Performing Artists Actors Internet Movie Database Biography.com
1940 Bernardo Bertolucci (Italian Film Director) Italian Performing Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database Biography.com
1950 Kate Nelligan (Canadian Actress) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1954 Nancy Wilson (San Francisco-born African-American Popular Singer) San Francisco Performing Artists Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1967 Lauren Graham (Hawaiian-born Actress) Hawaian Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1948 C. Vivian Stringer (Pennsylvania-born African-American College Basketball Coach) Vivian Stringer Basketball Coach Noted African Americans
1954 Hollis Stacy (Georgia-born Professional Golfer) Georgia Sports Figures Golf LPGA University of Georgia
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1872 Wanderers Beat Royal Engineers 1-0 in First English Football Assoc. Cup Final England Soccer Historic Firsts Historic UK
1910 Barney Oldfield Establishes New Land Speed Record (131.7mph) at Daytona Beach, Florida Daytona, Florida Barney Oldfield Auto Racing Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1918 Wilmington, Delaware Theaters Help the City Schools by Banning Truants From Daytime Movies Wilmington, Delaware Education Child Advocacy Film State of Delaware
1946 Reedsville High School (Enrollment of 87 Students) Wins the Wisconsin State Basketball Championship, Beating Eau Claire, 48-39 Reedsville, Wisconsin Education Basketball Wisconsin Historical Society
1952 The First 12-hour Endurance Auto Race Is Run at Sebring, Florida Sebring, Florida Auto Racing Historic Firsts Sebring International Raceway Florida Historical Society
1963 The Movie, "To Kill a Mockingbird," Is Copyrighted Copyright Film Internet Movie Database USPTO
1964 The Beatles' Release Their "Can't Buy Me Love" Album English Performing Artists The Beatles Popular Music History Channel
1994 Tonya Harding Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy for Attacking Rival Nancy Kerrigan Figure Skating Crime Law & Legal Resources Court TV
2001 Annika Sorenstam Scores the First 59 in the History of Women's Professional Golf Swedish Sports Figures Women in Sports Golf Historic Firsts LPGA New York Times

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