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Performing Artists
1890 Johnny St. Cyr (New Orleans-born African-American Jazz Banjo, Guitar Player) Johnny St. Cyr Jazz Famous African Americans
1918 William Holden (Illinois-born Actor) Illinois Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
1923 Harry Reasoner (Iowa-born Broadcast Journalist) Iowa Journalism Television Biography.com
1951 Olivia Hussey (English Actress) English Performing Aritsts Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1972 Jennifer Garner (Texas-born Actress) Texas Performing Aritsts Actors Film Biography.com
Sports Figures
1852 Cap Anson (Iowa-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Iowa Sports Figures National Baseball Hall of Fame
1961 Boomer Esiason (New York-born Professional Football Player: 1988 NFL Most Valuable Player) New York Sports Figures Football National Football League
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1908 "Hail Hail the Gangs All Here" Is Copyrighted Popular Music Copyright USPTO
1924 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) is Founded Film Businesses & Corporations History Channel
1937 Daffy Duck Debuts in Porky's Duck Hunt Daffy Duck Historic Firsts Internet Movie Database
1947 Jackie Robinson's First Major League Hit Is a Bunt Jackie Robinson Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures University of Georgia
1953 Mickey Mantle Hits the Longest Recorded Home Run in History (565 Feet) Oklahoma Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1955 Fats Domino's Releases "Ain't That a Shame" Fats Domino Popular Music Famous African Americans
1964 Ford Introduces the Mustang Ford Motor Company Mustang History Channel
1972 Women Are Officially Included in the Boston Marathon for the First Time Boston, Massachusetts Distance Running Women Historic Firsts New York Times

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