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Performing Artists
1899 Martyn Green (English Singer and Actor of Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas) English Performing Aritsts Actors Music Opera
1906 Eddie Albert (Illinois-born Actor) Illinois Performing Aritsts Actors Film Television Biography.com
1919 Benjamin "Bull Moose" Jackson (saxophonist ) Ohio Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists
1922 Charles Mingus (Arizona-born African-American Jazz Bass Player, Composer) Charles Mingus Jazz African-American Performing Artists
1923 Aaron Spelling (Texas-born Television Producer) Texas Performing Artists Television Biography.com
1926 Charlotte Rae (Wisconsin-born Actress) Wisconsin Performing Artists Actors Film Television The Internet Movie Database Biography.com Wisconsin Historical Society
1936 Glen Campbell (Arkansas-born Popular Singer, Actor) Arkansas Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians Actors Film Television The Internet Movie Database
1937 Jack Nicholson (New Jersey-born Actor) New Jersey Performing Artists Actors Film The History Channel Biography.com
1950 Peter Frampton (English Popular Musician) English Performing Artists Popular Musician The Internet Movie Database
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1978 Will Geer (Indiana-born Actor) Indiana Performing Artists Actors Film Television The Internet Movie Database
1988 Irene Rich (New York-born Born Silent Film Actress) New York Performing Artists Actors Film
2003 Felice Bryant (Wisconsin-born Songwriter; Member of the Country Music Hall of Fame) Wisconsin Composers and Songwriters American Composers and Songwriters Country Music Hall of Fame Wisconsin Historical Society
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1876 The First Official National League Baseball Game Is Played in Philadelphia (Boston 6, Philadelphia 5) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Boston, Massachusetts Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts Baseball Almanac New York Times
1884 Thomas Stevens Begins First Around-the-World Bicycle Trip from Oakland Pier California Bicycling Earth Bicycle Museum of America
1891 Asa Candler Purchases Coca-Cola for $2300 Georgia Business Leaders Coca-Cola Business University of Georgia
1938 In Detroit, Michigan, Remodeled Navin Field Is Dedicated with 20,000 Additional Seats as Briggs Stadium, in Honor of Walter Briggs Sr., the Tigers Owner Detroit, Michigan Baseball State of Michigan
1954 The National Basketball Association Adopts the 24-second Shot Clock Basketball National Basketball Association New York Times
1966 The Troggs Release "Wild Thing" in the U.S. Popular Music  Rock Greats
1976 Barbara Walters Is First Female Network News Anchor Television Women Journalism Historic Firsts The History Channel
1978 John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd First Appear as the Blues Brothers Television  Rock Greats
1980 Canada Announces It Will Boycott the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics Canada Moscow, Russia 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics The Cold War CBC
1988 The Miami Heat and the Orlando Magic Are Named As New Franchises in the National Basketball Association Miami, Florida Basketball National Basketball Association Florida Historical Association

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