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Performing Artists
1900 Melvyn Douglas (Georgia-born Actor) Georgia Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database University of Georgia
1901 Spencer Tracy (Wisconsin-born Actor) Wisconsin Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
1908 Bette Davis (Massachusetts-born Actor) Bette Davis Actors Film
1914 George Reeves (Iowa-born Actor, The Original Superman on Television) Iowa Performing Artists Actors Television Superman Internet Movie Database
1916 Gregory Peck (California-born Actor) California Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
1922 Gale Storm (Texas-born Actor) Texas Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1926 Roger Corman (California-born Film Director, Producer) California Performing Artists Actors Film Makers Biography.com
1934 Frank Gorshin (Pennsylvania-born Actor) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1950 Agnetha Fältskog (Swedish Singer: ABBA) Sweden Performing Artists Popular Musicians ABBA Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1871 Glenn "Pop" Warner (New York-born Coach, Member of the College Football Hall-of-Fame) New York  Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame University of Georgia
1915 John McLendon (Kansas-born African-American Coach, Member of the Basketball Hall-of-Fame) Kansas Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1994 Kurt Cobain (Washington-born Rock Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist: Suicide) Washington State Performing Aritsts Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database The History Channel History Link
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1931 Fox Studios Drops John Wayne As Unpromising Talent John Wayne Film The History Channel
1984 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Becomes the Highest-scoring Player in NBA History: 31,421 Career Points  New York Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame  African-American Sports Figures The New York Times
1985 8,000 Radio Stations Simultaneously Play "We Are the World" Radio Popular Music USA for Africa
1987 Fox Broadcasting Makes Its Prime-Time TV Debut  Television Fox Broadcasting Historic Firsts The New York Times
1988 Tracy Chapman Releases "Fast Car" Ohio Perfroming Artists Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists Amazon.com The History Channel
1993 Newly Formed Florida Marlins Baseball Team Plays Its First Game, Defeating the Dodgers 6-3 Miami, Florida Baseball Historic Firsts Major League Baseball Florida Historical Society

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