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Performing Artists
1893 Mary Pickford (Canadian Actress) Mary Pickford Actor Film
1922 Carmen McRae (New York City-born African-American Jazz Singer, Pianist) New York City Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie DAtabase African American Registry
1926 Shecky Greene (Chicago-born Comedian) Chicago Performing Artists Television
1941 Peggy Lennon (California-born Popular Singer Member of the Lennon Sisters) California Performing Artists Popular Musicians
1943 Michael Bennett (New York-born Director, Choreographer, Dancer, Singer) New York Performing Artists Dance Internet Broadway Database
1963 Julian Lennon (English Popular Musician; Son of John Lennon) John Lennon Popular Musicians Biography.com
1968 Patricia Arquette (Chicago-born Emmy Award-Winning Actress) Chicago Performing Artists Actor Film Television Emmys Biography.com
1984 Kirsten Storms (Florida-born Actress) Florida Performing Artists Actor
Sports Figures
1912 Sonja Henie (Norwegian-American Member of the International Figure Skating Hall of Fame) Sonja Henie International Figure Skating Hall of Fame The Olympics
1940 John Havlicek (Ohio-born Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame
1946 Jim (Catfish) Hunter (North Carolina-born Professional Baseball Player) North Carolina Sports Figures Baseball
1949 Jim Lampley (North Carolina-born Sports Broadcaster) North Carolina Sports Figures Sports Television Journalism
1954 Gary Carter (California-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) California Sports Figures Baseball
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1905 In Wisconsin, Fond du Lac Wins the Lawrence College Invitational, the First High School Basketball Tournament Held in the United States Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Education Basketball Historic Firsts Lawrence University Wisconsin Historical Society
1935 Gene Sarazen Beats Craig Wood in a Playoff to Win the Masters Golf Tournament New York Sports Figures World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters Sports Illustrated University of Georgia
1956 Jack Burke Jr. Wins the Masters Golf Tournament Texas Sports Figures World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters Sports Illustrated University of Georgia
1964 The Supremes Record "Where Did Our Love Go" The Supremes Diana Ross VH1
1968 Opening Day of the Major League Season Is Postponed Due to the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Baseball Major League Baseball African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1974 Hank Aaron Hits Home Run 715 to Break Babe Ruth's Career Record Hank Aaron Babe Ruth Baseball CNNSI The History Channel New York Times University of Georgia
1986 Clint Eastwood Is Elected Mayor of Carmel, California Clint Eastwood Elections Actors Film BBC
1990 England's Nick Faldo Wins His Second Consecutive Masters Golf Tournament English Sports Figures World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters Sports Illustrated University of Georgia
1992 African-American Tennis Great, Arthur Ashe, Announces He Has AIDS Arthur Ashe AIDS International Tennis Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures New York Times
2001 Tiger Woods Wins His Second Masters Championship Defeating David Duval by Two Shots Tiger Woods Golf African-American Sports Figures Asian-American Sports Figures The Masters New York Times University of Georgia
2005 Eric Rudolph Pleads Guilty to the Fatal Bombing at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Notorious Floridians 1996 Summer Olympics Terrorism Death The History Channel

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