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1886 Howard Lindsay (New York-born Playwright/, Actor: 1946 Pulitzer Prize, 1959 Tony Award) Howard Lindsay Plays Actors 1946 Pulitzer Prize for Drama: State of the Union 1959 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement
Performing Artists
1905 Philip Ahn (California-born Actor) California Performing Artists Actors
1918 Pearl Bailey (Virginia-born African-American Singer, Actress) Pearl Bailey Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists
1943 Eric Idle (English Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Film Television
1956 LaToya Jackson (Indiana-born African-American Singer) Indiana Performing Artists Popular Musicians African-American Studies
1968 Lucy Lawless (New Zealand Actress) New Zealand Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1867 Cy Young (Ohio-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame; Namesake of the Cy Young Award) Ohio Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1917 Man O' War (Race Horse) Horse Racing
1925 Emlen Tunnell (Pennsylvania-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame African-American Studies African American Registry
1944 Denny McLain (Chicago-born Major League Baseball Player) Chicago Sports Figures Baseball
1945 Walt Frazier (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Georgia Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Studies University of Georgia
1952 Teofilo Stevenson (Cuban Olympic Boxing Champion) Cuban Sports Figures Boxing The Olympic Games
1955 Earl Campbell (Texas-born African-American Member of the Football Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame African-American Studies
1956 Kurt Thomas (Indiana born Member of the Gymnastics Hall of Fame) Indiana Sports Figures Gymnastics Hall of Fame The Olympic Games
1976 Jennifer Capriati (New York City-born Professional Tennis Player) Jennifer Capriati Tennis
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1999 Joe Williams (Georgia-born African-American Blues Singer) Joe Williams Blues and Jazz African-American Performing Artists University of Georgia
1886 Atlanta Chemist John Pemberton Begins Selling the First Coca-Cola Atlanta, Georgia Historic Firsts Coca-Cola IntelliHealth
1924 WGN Radio in Chicago Begins Transmissions Chicago Radio WGN Radio
1932 Jack Benny Debuts on Radio on Ed Sullivan's Interview Show Jack Benny Radio International Jack Benny Fan Club
1933 The Movie "42nd Street" Is Copyrighted Copyrights Film U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1939 Harlem Rens Defeat the Oshkosh All-Stars, 34-25, to Win the World Basketball Championship in Chicago Chicago Basketball African-American Sports Figures UCLA
Clark Gable Marries Carole Lombard Carol Lombard Clark Gable Actors Film History Channel
1959 "Some Like it Hot" Premieres with Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe Film The Internet Movie Database
1976 32-0 Indiana Defeats Michigan 86-68 to Win the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Indiana Michigan Basketball Indiana University Mnes' Basketball New York Times
1981 6,700 Run in the First-Ever London Marathon London, England Distance Running Historic Firsts London Marathon BBC Greenwich Guide
1982 Michael Jordan Hits the Winning Basket as North Carolina Defeats Georgetown for the NCAA Championship North Carolina Washington, D.C. Basketball University of North Carolina Basketball New York Times
1984 12 Moving Vans Are Used to Sneak the Colts Out of Baltimore and to Indianapolis Baltimore, Maryland Indianapolis, Indiana National Football League Football New York Times

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