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Performing Artists
1879 W.C. Fields (Pennsylvania-born Actor) W.C. Fields Actors Film
1898 Paul Robeson (New Jersey-born African-American Actor, Singer, Political Activist) Paul Robeson Actors Opera Civil Rights African Americans Performing Artists
1909 Ward Bond (Nebraska-born Actor) Nebraska Actors Actors Television Film
1928 Tom Lehrer (New York City-born Songwriter, Satirist) New York City Performing Artists Popular Musicians Politics Writer's Almanac
1933 Jean-Paul Belmondo (French Actor) French Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
1935 Avery Schreiber (Illinois-born Comedic Actor) Illinois Actors Actors Television
1939 Michael Learned (Washington, D.C.-born Actress) Washington, D.C. Actors Actors Television
1954 Dennis Quaid (Texas-born Actor) Texas Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
1971 Austin Peck (Hawaii-born Actor) Hawaian Performing Artists Actors Film Television
1978 Rachel Stevens (English Actress) English Actors Film
1979 Keshia Knight Pulliam (New Jersey-born African-American Actress: Rudi on The Cosby Show) Keshia Knight Pulliam Actors Television Famous African Americans
Sports Figures
1898 Earl (Curly) Lambeau (Wisconsin-born Football Coach; Founder of the Green Bay Packers) Wisconsin Sports Figures Green Bay Packers Professional Football Hall of Fame Wisconsin Historical Society
1917 Ron Burgess (Welsh Soccer Player) Welsh Sports Figures Soccer BBC
1971 Jacques Villeneuve (Canadian Race Driver) Canadian Sports Figures Auto Racing
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1976 Phil Ochs (Texas-born Singer, Songwriter) Texas Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database History Channel
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1950 Bob Hope Makes His First National Appearance on Television Bob Hope Television Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1962 West Side Story Wins Academy Award for Best Picture West Side Story Film Academy Awards History Channel
President Kennedy Throws Out the First Pitch at the Opening Game in D.C. Stadium Washington, D.C. President Kennedy Major League Baseball History Channel
Arnold Palmer Wins His Third Masters Golf Tournament in a Three-Way Playoff Arnold Palmer World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters University of Georgia Sports Illustrated
1965 Mickey Mantle Hits the First Home Run in Baseball's First Indoor Game (Houston Astrodome) Houston Astrodome Baseball Hall of Fame Historic First New York Times Texas State Historic Association
1972 Jane Fonda Wins the Academy Award for Best Actress Jane Fonda American Performing Artists Film Academy Awards History Channel
Jack Nicklaus Wins His Fourth Masters Golf Tournament Jack Nicklaus World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters University of Georgia Sports Illustrated
1974 The San Diego Chicken Makes Its Appearance as the First Mascot of a Professional Sports Team San Diego, California San Diego Padres Historic First San Diego Chicken New York Times
1978 Gary Player Wins His Third Masters Golf Tournament Gary Player World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters University of Georgia Sports Illustrated
1989 England's Nick Faldo Wins His First Masters Golf Tournament English Sports Figures World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters University of Georgia Sports Illustrated
2000 Fiji's Vijay Singh Wins His First Masters Golf Tournament Fiji Sports Figures The Masters University of Georgia
2006 Phil Mickelson Wins His Second Masters Golf Tournament in Three Years California Sports Figures The Masters University of Georgia

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