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Performing Artists
1899 Shemp Howard (According to some sources May 4: New York-born Comedic Actor; Member of the "Three Stooges") New York City Performing Artists The Three Stooges Film Television Internet Movie Database
1919 Nat "King" Cole (Alabama-born African-American Jazz Musician, Singer) Nat King Cole Popular Musicians Jazz African American Performing Artists
1944 John Sebastian (New York City-born Popular Musician; Member of the "Lovin' Spoonful") New York City Performing Artists American Composers and Songwriters Popular Music Internet Movie Database
1951 Kurt Russell (Massachusetts-born Actor) Kurt Russell Actors Film Television
1954 Lesley-Anne Down (English Actress) English Performing Artists The Three Stooges Film Television Internet Movie Database
1955 Gary Sinise (Illinois-born Actor) Illinois Performing Artists Actors Film Television Biography.com
1964 Rob Lowe (Virginia-born Actor) Virginia Performing Artists Actors Film Television Biography.com
Sports Figures
1902 Bobby Jones (Georgia-born Member of the Golf Hall of Fame) Bobby Jones World Golf Hall of Fame
1970 Mia Hamm (Alabama-born Olympic and World Champion Soccer Player) Mia Hamm Soccer The Olympic Games
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1993 Helen Hayes (Washington, D.C.-born Actress) Helen Hayes Actors Film Television
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1910 Camp Fire Girls Is Formed As the First U.S. Organization Open to Girls of All Religions Camp Fire USA Religion Historic Firsts Writer's Almanac
1946 Jackie Robinson Plays His First Exhibition Game with the Brooklyn Dodgers in Daytona Beach, Florida Daytona Beach, Florida Jackie Robinson Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1949 First Car with the Porsche Family Name Is Introduced at Swiss Automobile Show Switzerland Ferdinand Porsche Porsche The History Channel
1999 Six International Olympic Committee Members Expelled in Bribery Scandal The Olympics Crime CNN
2005 Players Testify to Congress About Use of Illicit Drugs in Major League Baseball U.S Congress Illicit Drugs Major League Baseball National Public Radio

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