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Performing Artists
1908 David Lean (Academy Award-Winning English Film Director of Lawrence of Arabia, Dr Zhivago, Bridge over the River Kwai) English Performing Artists Filmmakers Academy Awards Internet Movie Database
1921 Simone Signoret (German Actress) German Performing Artists Actors Film
1938 Hoyt Axton (Oklahoma-born Country and Western Singer) Oklahoma Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians Internet Movie Database
1940 Anita Bryant (Oklahoma-born Singer) Oklahoma Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1942 Aretha Franklin (Tennessee-born African-American Popular Singer) Aretha Franklin Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists
1943 Paul Michael Glaser (Massachusetts-born Actor) Massachusetts Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1946 Bonnie Bedelia (New York City-born Actress) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1947 Elton John (English Musician, Songwriter) Elton John Popular Musicians
1962 Marcia Cross (Massachusetts-born Actress) Massachusetts Performing Artists Actors Television
1964 Lisa Gay Hamilton (Los Angeles-born African-American Actress) Los Angeles Actress Actors Television African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African-American Registry
1965 Sarah Jessica Parker (Ohio-born Actress) Ohio Performing Artists Actors Film Television
Sports Figures
1918 Howard Cosell (North Carolina-born Sportscaster) North Carolina Sports Figures Sports Broadcaster Television Journalism
1966 Tom Glavine (Massachusetts-born Professional Baseball Player) Massachusetts Sports Figures Baseball ESPN
1967 Debi Thomas (New York-born African-American Member of the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame) New York Sports Figures World Figure Skating Hall of Fame Olympic Games African American Sport Figures
1971 Sheryl Swoopes (Texas-born African-American Basketball Player) Sheryl Swoopes Basketball African American Sport Figures
1982 Danica Patrick (Wisconsin-born Race Driver) Wisconsin Sports Figures Auto Racing Official Web Site
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1992 Nancy Walker (Pennsylvania Actress) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Actors Film Television
1901 Gottlieb Daimler Mercedes Wins Race in Nice, France by 30 Minutes Germany Automobile Racing Marcedes Benz USA Mercedes Benz Club of Norway The History Channel
1929 Driving His Boat, Miss America VII, Gar Wood Establishes a New World Water Speed Record of 93.123 mph at Florida's Miami Beach Regatta Miami Beach, Florida Boats Florida Historical Society
1932 Tarzan the Ape Man Premieres in New York City New York City Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan Internet Movie Database The History Channel
1934 Missouri Golf Pro, Horton Smith, Wins the First Masters Golf Tournament Missouri Sports Figures Golf The Masters Historic Firsts New York Times University of Georgia Sports Illustrated
1949 Laurence Olivier's Hamlet Is First British Film to Win an Oscar Film Winner of Four Academy Awards - 1949 Winner of Four Academy Awards - 1949
1954 RCA Manufactures the First Color Television Television History of Technology Historic Firsts Business
1955 Blackboard Jungle Is Released Film Education Internet Movie Database The History Channel
1958 Sugar Ray Robinson Defeats Carmen Basilio to Regain Boxing's Middleweight Championship. Detroit Sports Figures New York Sports Figures Boxing Hall of Fame Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures History Channel
1962 Arnold Palmer Wins His Second Masters Championship Arnold Palmer World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters Sports Illustrated University of Georgia
1973 Tommy Aaron Is the Second Georgia-born Golfer to Win the Masters Georgia Sports Figures The Masters Sports Illustrated University of Georgia
1983 Michael Jackson Takes His First "Moonwalk" for a Live Audience Michael Jackson Popular Music Dance Notable African Americans Official Michael Jackson Website
2001 Julia Roberts Receives the Academy Award for Best Actress in the Title Role of the Movie Erin Brockovich Julia Roberts American Performing Artists Film Academy Awards University of Georgia

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