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Performing Artists
1895 Arthur Murray (New York City-born Dance Instructor, Entrepreneur) New York Performing Artists Dance Business Internet Movie Database
1906 John Cameron Swayze (Kansas-born Broadcast Journalist) Kansas Journalism Biography.com
1908 Antony Tudor (English-American Dancer, Choreographer) English Performing Artists Dance Internet Movie Database
1913 Francis Langford (Florida-born Popular Singer) Florida Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database Florida Historical Society
1915 Muddy Waters (Mississippi-born African-American Blues Singer, Musician) Muddy Waters Jazz and Blues African American Performing Artists
1932 Anthony Perkins (New York-born Actor) New York Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
Andrei Tarkovsky (Russian Film & Theater Director, Screenwriter) Russian Performing Artists Filmmakers Authors Internet Movie Database
1944 Craig T. Nelson (Washington-born Actor) Washington Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1950 Christine Lahti (Michigan-born Actress) Michigan Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1963 David Gavurin (English Guitarist) English Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1965 Robert Downey, Jr. (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Television Biography.com
Nancy McKeon (New York-born Actress) New York Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1888 Tris Speaker (Texas-born Member of the Professional Baseball Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1938 A. Bartlett Giamatti (Massachusetts-born Commissioner of Major League Baseball) Massachusetts Baseball
1939 Joanne Carner (Washington-born Member of the Golf Hall of Fame) Washington Sports Figures Golf Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1983 Gloria Swanson (Chicago-born Actress) Chicago Performing Artists Actors Film Television
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1919 In Tampa, Florida, Babe Ruth Hits the Longest Recorded Home Run of His Career (587') Tampa, Florida Babe Ruth Baseball Florida Historical Society
1925 The Columbia Theater Opens in Longview, Washington Longview, Washington Stage and Theater Columbia Theater History Link
1939 Glenn Miller Orchestra Records "Moonlight Serenade" Glenn Miller Popular Music Tuxedo Junction
1960 Elvis Presley Records "Are You Lonesome Tonight" in Nashville Elvis Presley Popular Music Elvis Gold
1963 Movie Musical Bye Bye Birdie Opens at Radio City Music Hall New York City Film Internet Movie Database
The Beatles Fill the Top Five Slots on America's Top 40 The Beatles Popular Music Historic UK
1969 CBS Refuses to Air the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Television Museum of Broadcast Communication History Channel
1971 Gordie Howe Plays His Last Game for the Detroit Red Wings Canadian Sports Figures Detroit Sports Figures Hockey Hall of Fame NHL State of Michigan
1974 Hank Aaron Hits Home Run #714 to Tie Babe Ruth Hank Aaron Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Almanac New York Times University of Georgia

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