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Performing Artists
1886 Edward Everett Horton (New York City-born Actor; Narrator Rocky & Bullwinkle Show) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Television Cartoons and Comics Internet Movie Database
1926 Peter Graves (Minnesota-born Actor) Minnesota Performing Artists Actors Film Television Biography.com
1941 Wilson Pickett (Alabama-born African-American Popular Singer) Alabama Performing Artists Popular Musicians Famous African Americans African American Registry
1970 Queen Latifah (New Jersey-born African-American Rapper, Record Producer, Actress) Queen Latifah Rap Musicians Actors Film Television African American Performing Artists
1972 Dane Cook (Massachusetts-born Comedic Actor) Massachusetts Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
Sports Figures
1956 Ingemar Stenmark (Swedish World & Olympic Champion Skier) Sweden Skiing The Olympics
1964 Bonnie Blair (New York-born Olympic Gold Medal Speed Skater) New York Athletes Speed Skating The Olympics Biography.com
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1892 Lord Stanley, Governor General of Canada, Donates Cup as Award for Best Ice Hockey Team in Canada Canada Ice Hockey NHL
1917 In Washington, Stan Laurel Begins a Four-Day Vaudeville Engagement at Seattle's Palace Hippodrome Theatre Stan Laurel Seattle, Washington Actors History Link
1924 Thief of Baghdad, with Douglas Fairbanks, Opens in Theaters Douglas Fairbanks Film The Internet Movie Database
1953 Major League Baseball Approves the Move of the Boston Braves to Milwaukee Boston, Massachusetts Milwaukee, Wisconsin Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times Wisconsin Historical Society
1968 Mel Brooks' The Producers Opens in Theaters Film The Internet Movie Database
1972 University of Kentucky's Adolph Rupp Coaches His Last Game, a 73-54 Loss to Florida State Kentucky Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame University of Kentucky

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