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Performing Artists
1904 John Gielgud (British-born Actor, Producer, Director) John Gielgud Shakespeare Actors Film
1925 Gene Ammons (African-American Tenor Saxophonist Born in Chicago, Illinois) Chicago Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
Rod Steiger (New York-born Actor) Rod Steiger Actors Film
1935 Loretta Lynn (Kentucky-born Country Singer) Loretta Lynn Country Music Musicians
1941 Julie Christie (British Actress) Julie Christie Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1977 Sarah Michelle Gellar (New York City-born Actress) Sarah Michelle Gellar Actors Television Film
Sports Figures
1892 Juan Belmonte (Spanish Bullfighter) Spanish Sports Figures Sports
1941 Pete Rose (Ohio-born Baseball Player: Holds Major League Record for Most Hits in a Career) Pete Rose Baseball Major League Baseball
1966 Greg Maddox (Texas-born Baseball Pitcher) Texas Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1894 First Kinetoscope Parlor Opens in New York City New York City The Kinetoscope Rutgers University History Channel
1910 President Taft Begins a Tradition Throwing Out the First Ball At Washington Senators' Home Opener President William Howard Taft Baseball Historic Firsts Major League Baseball New York Times
1953 The Milwaukee Braves Defeat the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2 in 10 Innings, Playing Their Official Debut in Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1956 Ampex Corp. Demonstrates the First Commercial Videotape Recorder Television History of Technology Historic Firsts New York Times
1960 Motown Records Is Incorporated Detroit Business Popular Music African-American Business Leaders Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
In New York City, Bye Bye Birdie Premieres at the Martin Beck Theatre with Dick van Dyke and Chita Rivera New York City Plays American Musicals International Broadway Database
1968 Roberto de Vicenzo's Scorecard Error Gives the Masters Championship to Illinois' Bob Goalby Illinois Sports Figures The Masters Sports Illustrated New York Times
1969 Barbra Streisand & Katherine Hepburn Share Academy Award for Best Actress Barbra Streisand Katherine Hepburn Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences New York Times
1974 South Africa's Gary Player Wins His Second Masters Championship Gary Player The Masters Sports Illustrated
1985 Germany's Bernhard Langer Wins the Masters Championship German SportsFigures The Masters Sports Illustrated
1994 Turner Broadcasting System Launches the Turner Classic Movies Cable Network Television Film Turner Classic Movies University of Georgia
1996 Britain's Nick Faldo Overcomes 6-stroke Deficit on Final Day to Win Third Masters Championship British SportsFigures The Masters Sports Illustrated New York Times
2002 Tiger Woods Is Only the Third Player to Win Back-to-Back Masters Titles Tiger Woods Famous African Americans The Masters

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