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1868 Patty Smith Hill (Kentucky-born Pioneer in Early Childhood Education: Co-author of the Song "Happy Birthday to You") Patty Smith Hill Educators of Note Early Childhood Education Popular Music
1947 Tom Sullivan (Massachusetts-born Blind Popular Singer, Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors and Illustrators Blindness Singer Songwriter Young-adult Authors
Performing Artists
1897 Gloria Swanson (Illinois-born Actress) Illinois Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1906 Pee Wee Russell (Missouri-born Jazz Clarinetist) Missouri Performing Artists Jazz Internet Movie Database
1909 Ben Webster (Missouri-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist) Missouri Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1924 Sarah Vaughan (New Jersey-born African-American Singer, Pianist) Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocalist Famous African Americans
1931 David Janssen (Nebraska-born Actor) Nebraska Performing Artists Actors Telelvision Internet Movie Database
1934 Arthur Mitchell (New York City-born Dancer, Choreographer) New York City Performing Artists Dancer/Choreographer Famous African-Americans Internet Movie Database
1942 Michael York (English Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1960 Johannes Kerkorrel (Afrikaner Singer, Songwriter) South African Performing Artists Popular Musicians South African History
1963 Quentin Tarantino (Tennessee-born Filmmaker) Quentin Tarantino Film Makers
1970 Mariah Carey (New York City-born Popular Singer) Mariah Carey Popular Singers
Sports Figures
1897 Effa Manley (Pennsylvania-born African-American Co-owner of the Newark Eagles of the National Negro League ) Effa Manley Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1939 Cale Yarborough (South Carolina-born Race Driver) South Carolina Auto Racing History Channel
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2002 Milton Berle (New York-born Comedian, Actor) New York Performing Artists
Dudley Moore (English Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Film
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1871 In Edinburgh, Scotland Defeats England in the First Rugby International Between the Two Countries Scotland England Rugby Historic Firsts Historic UK
1917 Seattle Metropolitans Defeat the Montreal Canadians As First U.S. Team to Win the Stanley Cup Canada Seattle, Washington Hockey Historic Firsts NHL New York Times
1925 University of Texas Track Coach, Clyde Littlefield, Inaugurates the Texas Relays Texas Sports Figures Track and Field Texas Relays Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Society
1940 Alfred Hitchcock's First American Film, Rebecca, Premieres in Los Angeles Alfred Hitchcock Film Internet Movie Database
1952 Singin' in the Rain Premieres at Radio City Music Hall Film Internet Movie Database

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