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1934 Alan Arkin (New York City-born Actor, Children's Author) New York City Authors Young-adult Authors Actors Film Charlotte Zolotow
Performing Artists
1917 Rufus Thomas (Mississippi-born African-American Singer, Songwriter: "Do the Funky Chicken") Mississippi Performing Artists Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1923 Bob Elliott (Massachusetts-born Comedian: Partner in Bob and Ray) Bob Elliott Stage and Theater Television Writer's Almanac
1931 Leonard Nimoy (Massachusetts-born Actor: Dr. Spock in Star Trek) Massachusetts Performing Artists Actors Television Film Biography.com
1934 Alan Arkin (New York City-born Academy Award-Winning Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film 2007 Academy Award for Little Miss Sunshine Biography.com
1939 James Caan (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1944 Diana Ross (Detroit-born African-American Popular Singer) Diana Ross Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists
1948 Steve Tyler (New York City-born Popular Musician: Aerosmith) New York City Performing Artists Popular Musicians Biography.com
1949 Vicki Lawrence (California-born Comedian) California Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1950 Teddy Pendergrass (Pennsylvania-born African-American Popular Musician) Teddy Pendergrass Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists
Martin Short (Canadian Comedic Actor) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1960 Jennifer Grey (New York City-born Actress) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1985 Keira (Christina) Knightley (English Actress) English Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
Sports Figures
1960 Marcus Allen (California-born African-American Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) California Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
1962 John Stockton (Washington-born Professional Basketball Player) Washington Sports Figures Basketball National Basketball Association
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1923 Sarah Bernhardt (French Actress) Sarah Bernhardt Actors
1973 George Sisler (Ohio-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
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1917 Seattle Metropolitan Hockey Team Wins the Stanley Cup Seattle, Washington Ice Hockey The Stanley Cup History Link
1921 Famed Canadian Racing Schooner Bluenose Is Launched Canada Boating History Government of Nova Scotia
1937 Crystal City, Texas Spinach Growers Unveil Popeye Statue Crystal City, Texas Cartoons & Comics History Channel
1970 Oscar-Winning Documentary Woodstock Premieres Film Popular Music Music Vietnam War Academy Awards Internet Movie Database
1979 Magic Johnson and Michigan State Defeat Larry Bird and Indiana State 75-64 for the National Collegiate Basketball Championship Michigan State Basketball Indiana State Basketball Basketball New York Times
1981 New York City Council Renames Part of Central Park "Strawberry Fields" New York City John Lennon The Beatles New York City Parks and Recreation

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