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Performing Artists
1884 Walter Huston (Canadian-born American Filmmaker) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1922 Dorothy Donegan (Chicago-born African-American Jazz Pianist Born in Chicago) Chicago Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1927 Jerry Mulligan (New York City-born Jazz Musician) New York City Performing Artists Jazz
1937 Merle Haggard (California-born Country & Western Performer) Merle Haggard Country & Western Musicians Internet Movie Database
Billy Dee Williams (New York City-born African-American Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1942 Barry Levinson (Maryland-born Film Director, Producer) Maryland Performing Artists Filmmakers Biography.com
1952 Marilu Henner (Chicago-born Actor) Chicago Performing Artists Actors Television Film Biography.com
Sports Figures
1903 Mickey Cochrane (Massachusetts-born Hall of Fame Baseball Player) Massachusetts Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1908 Ernie Lombardi (California-born Hall of Fame Baseball Player) California Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1953 Janet Lynn (Chicago-born Hall of Fame Figure Skater) Chicago Sports Figures World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1972 Olympic Bronze Medal Winner
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1998 Tammy Wynette (Mississippi-born Country Singer, Songwriter) Tammy Wynette Country & Western Musicians
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1893 Andy Bowen and Jack Burke Fight to a Draw in the Longest Fight in History (110 rounds, 7h 19m) New Orleans Boxing Louisiana Secretary of State
1896 First Modern Olympic Games Opens in Athens, Greece Greece The 1896 Summer Olympic Games Historic Firsts History Channel
1900 In Detroit, James J. Jeffries Defeats James Finnegan for Boxing's World Heavyweight Championship Detroit Boxing Hall of Fame Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1930 Will Rogers' Radio Show Premieres Will Rogers Radio History Channel
Twinkies Go on Sale for the First Time Foods and Nutrition Business & Economics Twinkies
1931 Little Orphan Annie Debuts As First Serial Radio Show for Kids Radio History Channel
1957 Perry Como's "Round and Round" Hits #1 on the Pop Music Charts Radio Popular Music History Channel
1958 Arnold Palmer Wins His First Major Golf Tournament, The Masters Arnold Palmer World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters New York Times
1973 The Yankees Ron Blomberg Is Baseball's First Designated Hitter New York Baseball Historic Firsts Major League Baseball New York Times
1974 The Seattle Mariners Play Their First Baseball Game in Seattle, Losing 7-0 to the California Angels in the Kingdome Seattle, Washington California Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts History Link
1977 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 348 in Iran Iran Earthquake Death USGS
1982 In the Minneapolis, Metrodome's First Professional Baseball Game, the Minnesota Twins Lose to the Seattle Mariners, 11-7 Minneapolis, Minnesota Seattle, Washington Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts MInnesota Historical Society
1988 McDonald's 10,000th Restaurant Opens in Dale City, Virginia Virginia Foods and Nutrition McDonalds

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