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Performing Artists
1874 Billy Bitzer (Massachusetts-born Motion-Picture Cameraman) Massachusetts Performing Artists Movie Camera Film Internet Movie Database
1912 Marcel Camus (French Film Director) French Performing Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
1915 Anthony Quinn (Mexican-born Actor) Mexican Performing Artists Actors Latin-American Studies Biography.com
1924 Clara Mae Ward (Pennsylvania-born African-American Gospel Singer) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Gospel Musicians Religion African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1949 Patti LuPone (New York-born Tony Award-Winning Singer, Actress) Patti LuPone Stage & Theater American Musicals Tony Awards
1951 Charles Grodin (Pennsylvania-born Actor) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
Tony Danza (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television Biography.com
1958 Andie MacDowell (South Carolina-born Actress) South Carolina Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1956 "Heartbreak Hotel" Reaches the Top of the Charts As Elvis Presley's First #1 Hit Elvis Presley Popular Music Historic Firsts History Channel
1961 The Minnesota Twins Play Their First Game at Metropolitan Stadium, Losing to the Washington Senators, 5-3 Minneapolis, Minnesota Washington, D.C. Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1977 The Musical Annie Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1980 Rosie Ruiz Tries to Steal the Boston Marathon Boston Marathon Marathons Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

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