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Performing Artists
1917 Ella Fitzgerald (Virginia-born African-American Singer) Ella Fitzgerald Jazz African American Performing Artists
1923 Albert King (Mississippi-born African-American Jazz & Blues Musician) Mississippi Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1930 Paul Mazursky (New York City-born Producer, Director) New York City Performing Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
1940 Al Pacino (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Received 2004 Best-Actor Emmy Award for Angels in America Received 1992 Academy Award for Scent of a Woman
1945 Björn Ulvaeus (Swedish Musician, Songwriter: Member of ABBA) Swedish Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1946 Talia Shire (New York-born Actress) New York Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1964 Hank Azaria (New York City-born Actor) Hank Azaria Actors Film Television The Simpsons
1969 Renee Zellweger (Texas-born Actress) Texas Performing Artists Actors Film Received 2004 BEst-Supporting Actress Academy Award for Cold Mountain
1980 Jacob Underwood (California-born Actor) California Performing Artists Actors Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1884 John Henry Lloyd (Florida-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Florida Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African Americans Sports Figures
1932 Meadowlark Lemon (North Carolina-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) North Carolina Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African Americans Sports Figures
1976 Tim Duncan (U.S. Virgin islands-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) U.S. Virgin Islands Basketball Notable African Americans
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1990 Dexter Gordon (Los Angeles-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist) Los Angeles Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists The History Channel
1995 Howard Cosell (North Carolina-born Sports Broadcaster) North Carolina Sports Figures Media Sports Television New York Times
Ginger Rogers (Missouri-born Actress, Dancer) Missouri Performing Artists Dance Actors Film The History Channel
1925 Alfieri Maserati's Drives His First Car, Tipo 26, to Victory in His First Race Auto Racing Maserati
1950 Boston Celtics Make Chuck Cooper First African American Drafted into the NBA Basketball African-American History Historic Firsts NBA
1959 Mario Andretti Makes His Racing Debut at Nazareth, Pennsylvania Motor Speedway Pennsylvania Auto Racing Ward's Auto World The History Channel
1967 Beatles Record " Magical Mystery Tour" at Abbey Road Studio in London The Beatles Popular Musicians Source
1988 Warner Books Pays $5M for Gone with the Wind Sequel <I>Gone with the Wind</I> Economics/Business The History Channel
1992 Final Episode of Who's the Boss Airs Television EPGuide
Final Episode of Growing Pains Airs Television TV Tome
1997 Library of Congress Announces Receipt of the Ella Fitzgerald Collection Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Notable African Americans Library of Congress

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