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Performing Artists
1864 Flora Batson (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Concert Singer) Washington, D.C. Performing Artists Musicians African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1889 Charlie Chaplin (English Actor, Producer, Writer, Director) English Performing Artists Charlie Chaplin Actors Film
1918 Carol Brice (North Carolina-born African-American Contralto Concert Singer) North Carolina Performing Artists Musicians African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1919 Merce Cunningham (Washington-born Dancer, Choreographer) Washington Performing Artists Dance Biography.com
1920 Barry Nelson (San Francisco-born Actor) San Francisco Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1921 Peter Ustinov (English Actor, Playwright) English Performing Artists Plays Actors Film Biography.com
1924 Henry Mancini (Ohio-born Composer, Conductor) Ohio Performing Artists American Composers Popular Music Film Biography.com
1929 Roy Hamilton (Georgia-born Popular Singer) Georgia Performing Artists Popular Music Internet Movie Database
Edie Adams (Pennsylvania-born Singer, Actress) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Popular Music Internet Movie Database
1935 Bobby Vinton (Pennsylvania-born Popular Singer) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Popular Music Internet Movie Database
1939 Dusty Springfield (English Popular Singer) English Performing Artists Popular Music Internet Movie Database
1943 Ruth Madoc (English Actress) English Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1955 Ellen Barkin (New York City-born Actress) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1965 Martin Lawrence (African-American Comedian) American Performing Artists Actors Film African American Performing Artists Biography.com
1971 Selena Quintanilla Pérez (Texas-born Latin-American Popular Singer) Selena Quintanilla Pérez Popular Musicians Latin American Performing Artists
Sports Figures
1947 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (New York-born African-American member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) New York Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures Biography.com African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1991 David Lean (English Director, Filmmaker) English Performing Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
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1881 A Dodge City Shootout Is Bat Masterson's Last Gun Battle Dodge City, KS Western Expansion Notorious Americans History Channel
1935 Fibber McGee & Molly Premieres on Radio Radio History Channel
1940 Cleveland's Bob Feller No-Hits the White Sox in Chicago on Opening Day Chicago Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1943 In Basel, Switzerland, Chemist Albert Hoffman Accidentally Discovers the Hallucinogenic Effects of LSD Swiss Scientists & Mathematicians Drug Abuse History Channel
1958 Arnold Palmer Wins His First Masters Golf Tournament Arnold Palmer World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters Sports Illustrated University of Georgia
1962 Walter Cronkite Begins Anchoring CBS Evening News Walter Cronkite Television Journalism CBS Evening News New York Times

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