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Performing Artists
1908 Buddy Ebsen (Illinois-born Actor) Illinois Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1911 Charles "Honi" Coles (Pennsylvania-born African-American Tap Dancer) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Dance Stage & Theater Film African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1914 Alec Guinness (English Actor Who Received 1958 Academy Award for Best Actor, "Bridge on the River Kwai") English Performing Artists Actors Film Academy Awards Internet Movie Database Biography.com
1920 Jack Webb (California-born Actor: Dragnet) California Performing Artists Actors Film Television Biography.com
1939 Marvin Gaye (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Popular Singer) Washington, D.C. Performing Artists Popular Musicians Famous African Americans Biography.com African American Registry
1945 Linda Hunt (New Jersey-born Actress) New Jersey Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
1947 Emmylou Harris (Alabama-born Country Singer) Emmylou Harris Country Musicians
Sports Figures
1926 Jack Brabham (Australian Grand Prix Race Driver) Australian Sports Figures Auto Racing History Channel
1945 Don Sutton (Alabama-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Alabama Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1960 Linford Christie (Jamaican Olympic Gold Medal Sprinter) Jamaica Track & Field Olympics
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1972 Gil Hodges (Indiana-born Major League Baseball Player, Manager) Gil Hodges Baseball
1987 Buddy Rich (New York City-born Drummer, Orchestra Leader) New York Performing Artists Popular Musicians Jazz
1995 Harvey Penick (Texas-born Golf Instructor, Writer; Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures World Golf Hall of Fame American Authors Texas State Historical Association
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1902 First American Movie Theater Opens in Los Angeles Los Angeles Film Historic Firsts History Channel
1941 The Life of Riley Debuts on Radio Radio History Channel
1942 Glenn Miller and His Orchestra Record "American Patrol" Glenn Miller Popular Music Glenn Miller Productions
1957 Elvis Sells Out Two Performances at Toronto's Maple Leaf Garden Toronto, Canada Elvis Presley Popular Musicians Canadian Broadcast Corporation
1972 Charlie Chaplin Returns to U.S. for First Time in 20 Years Charlie Chaplin McCarthyism History Channel
1984 Georgetown's John Thompson Is the First African-American Coach to Win a Men's NCAA Basketball Championship Georgetown Basketball Basketball African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts African American Registry
1986 The NCAA Adopts the Three-Point Shot for Men's Basketball NCAA Basketball New York Times

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