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Performing Artists
1869 Florenz Ziegfeld (Chicago-born Theatrical Producer) Florenz Ziegfeld Stage and Theater Musical Theater Dance
1882 "Broncho Billy" Anderson (Arkansas-born Actor: The First Western Movie Star) Arkansas Performing Artists Actors Film The History Channel
1902 Son House (Mississippi-born African-American Jazz Musician) Mississippi Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1930 Otis Spann (Mississippi-born African-American Blues Pianist) Mississippi Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1944 Timothy Dalton (Welsh Actor) Welsh Performing Artists Actors Film The Internet Movie Database
1958 Gary Oldman (English Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
1962 Matthew Broderick (New York-born Actor) New York Actors Actors Film Biography.com
Rosie O'Donnell (New York-born Comedienne, Actress) Rosie O'Donnell Actors Film Television
Sports Figures
1878 John Walter Tewksbury (Pennsylvania-born Sprinter, Olympic Gold Medalist) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Track and Field Hall of Fame 1900 Summer Olympics
1889 Jock Sutherland (Scottish-American Collegiate and Professional Football Coach) Scottish Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame
1960 Sao Senna (Brazilian Race Driver) Brazilian Sports Figures Auto Racing
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1987 Robert Preston (Massachusetts-born Actor) Massachusetts Performing Artists Actors Musical Theater Internet Movie Database
1994 MacDonald Carey (Iowa-born Actor) Iowa Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1999 Ernie Wise (English Comedian) English Performing Artists Actors BBC
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1939 Kate Smith Records "God Bless America" Kate Smith God Bless America U.S. Symbols & Anthems The Kate Smith Commemorative Society
1946 Kenny Washington Signs with the Los Angeles Rams as the First African-American Player in the NFL New York City Sports Figures Football National Football League African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts New York Times
1949 WTVJ-TV, Miami, Florida's First Television Station, Begins Broadcasting Miami, Florida Television Historic Firsts WTVJ Florida Historical Society
1952 The World's First Rock Concert Is Held at Cleveland Arena Ohio Popular Music Historic Firsts CitiMusic.com The History Channel
1961 Beatles Make Their First Evening Appearance at Liverpool's Cavern Club The Beatles Strawberry Walrus
1980 President Carter Tells Athletes U.S. Will Boycott the Moscow Olympics Soviet Union Jimmy Carter The Cold War Olympic Games The History Channel
On "Dallas", J.R. Is Shot Television The Internet Movie Database Ultimate Dallas The History Channel

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