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MARCH 23

Performing Artists
1868 Fiddlin' John Carson (Georgia-born First Country Musician to Perform on Radio and First to Record) Georgia Performing Artists Country Musicians University of Georgia
1904 Joan Crawford (Texas-born Actress) Joan Crawford Actors Film
1910 Akira Kurosawa (Japanese Film Director: Seven Samurai) Japanese Performing Artists Filmmakers Biography.com Asian History
1953 Chaka Khan (Chicago-born African-American Popular Musician) Chicago Performing Artists Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists
1964 Hope Davis (New Jersey-born Actress) New Jersey Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1976 Keri Russell (California Actress) California Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1784 Tom Molineaux (African-American Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) Maryland Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame Noted African American Sports Figures African American Registry
1921 Donald Malcolm Campbell (English World Speed Record Holder on Land and Water) English Sports Figures Auto Racing
1923 Roger Bannister (English Distance Runner: First Person to Run a 4:00 Minute Mile) Roger Bannister Track & Field Biography.com
1955 Moses Malone (Virginia-born Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Virginia Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame Noted African American Sprts Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2011 Elizabeth Taylor (American Actress) Elizabeth Taylor Actors Film
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1940 "Truth or Consequences" Begins 16-year Run on Radio Radio Historic Firsts History Channel
1957 North Carolina Defeats Kansas 54-53 in 3 OTs to Win National Collegiate Basketball Championship Basketball University of North Carolina University of Kansas New York Times
1994 Wayne Gretzky Breaks Gordie Howe's NHL Career Record with His 802nd Goal Ice Hockey National Hockey League New York Times
1998 'Titanic Ties Record Winning 11 Academy Awards Film The Academy Awards The Titanic New York Times
2002 Iowa State Wrestler, Cael Sanderson, Finishes Career as Undefeated 4-time National Champion Iowa Wrestling Iowa State Wrestling New York Times

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