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Performing Artists
1886 Chico (Leonard) Marx (New York City-born Comedian, Actor; Member of the Marx Brothers) Marx Brothers Actors Film
1895 Joseph Schildkraut (Austrian Actor) Austrian Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1900 Ruth Page (Indiana-born Dancer, Choreographer) Indiana Performing Artists Dance
1914 Karl Malden (Chicago-born Actor) Chicago Performing Artists Actors Film Television
1923 Marcel Marceau (French Mime) Marcel Marceau Actors
1931 William Shatner (Canadian Actor) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1943 George Benson (Pennsylvania-born Jazz Musician) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Jazz Notable African Americans
1976 Reese Witherspoon (Louisiana-born Actress) Reese Witherspoon Actors Film 2006 Academy Award for Best Actress
Sports Figures
1952 Bob Costas (New York-born Sports Broadcast Journalist) New York Sports Figures Sports Television
1972 Shawn Bradley (American Professional Basketball Player) Basketball
1974 Marcus Camby (Connecticut-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) Connecticut Sports Figures Basketball Notable African Americans
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1958 Mike Todd (Minnesota-born Academy Award-Winning Movie Producer; Plane Crash in New Mexico) Minnesota-born Performing Artists New Mexico Filmmakers Academy Awards Air Disasters Minnesota Historical Society
1994 Walter Lantz (New York-born Cartoonist: Creator of Woody Woodpecker) New York Artists Cartoons & Comics
1893 Smith Freshmen 5, Sophomores 4 in First Official Women's Basketball Game Massachusetts Women Basketball Historic Firsts Smith College
1894 Montreal Amateur Athletic Association Defeats the Ottawa Generals to Win the First Stanley Cup Canada Hockey Historic Firsts The Stanley Cup New York Times
1929 Will Rogers Signs First Talkie Contract for $600,000 to Make Four Movies Will Rogers Film Economics & Business Will Rogers Memorial Museums History Channel
1934 The First Masters Golf Tournament Is Held in Augusta, Georgia Georgia Historic Firsts Masters Golf Tournament University of Georgia
1958 Eight-Year-Old Hank Williams Jr. Makes His Stage Debut in Swainsboro, Georgia Georgia Performing Artists Country & Western Music Our Georgia History
1962 Barbra Streisand Makes Broadway Debut in I Can Get it For You Wholesale Barbra Streisand Actors Internet Broadway Database
1963 Beatles Release Their First Album: Please Please Me The Beatles Popular Musicians The Guardian
1973 Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova Play the First of 80 Matches Against Each Other Martina Navratilova Chris Evert American Women Sports Figures Tennis New York Times
1994 The NFL Adds the Two-point Conversion as an Option After Touchdowns Football NFL New York Times
1997 Sunset Boulevard Closes on Broadway after 977 Performances New York City Actors Internet Broadway Database
Tara Lipinski Is the Youngest Women's World Figure Skating Champion (14y 10m) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Figure Skating Historic Firsts Official Web Site New York Times

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