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Performing Artists
1886 Gertrude "Ma" Rainey (Georgia-born African-American Blues Singer) Ma Rainey Blues & Jazz Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists
1915 Johnny Shines (Tennessee-born African-American Blues Guitarist) Tennessee Performing Artists Blues & Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1926 Irving Davies (Welsh-born British Dancer, Choreographer) Welsh Performing Artists Dance The Internet Movie Database Wales History
1933 Carol Burnett (Texas-born Comedian, Actress) Carol Burnett Actors Television Film
1938 Duane Eddy (New York-born Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) New York Performing Artists Popular Musicians Rock and Roll Hall of Fame The Internet Movie Database
1942 Bobby Rydell (Pennsylvania-born Popular Singer) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Popular Musicians The Internet Movie Database
1948 Stevie Nicks (Arizona-born Member of Fleetwood Mac) Arizona Performing Artists Popular Musicians The Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1917 Sal "The Barber" Maglie (New York-born Major League Baseball Pitcher) New York Sports Figures Baseball
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1865 John Wilkes Booth (Maryland-born Actor, Assassin of President Abraham Lincoln) John Wilkes Booth Actors Assassination of Abraham Lincoln Notorious Americans The History Channel
1973 Irene Ryan (Texas-born Actress: Granny on the Beverly Hillbillies) Texas Performing Artists Actors Television
1984 Count Basie (New Jersey-born African-American Orchestra Leader and Composer) Count Basie American Composers African-American Performing Artists
1989 Lucille Ball (New York-born Comedian, Actress: Star of I Love Lucy) Lucille Ball Actors Television Film
2000 David Merrick (Missouri-born Broadway Producer, Director) David Merrick American Musicals Internet Broadway Database
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1915 Boston's African-American Community Protests the Showing of Birth of a Nation Boston, Massachusetts Birth of a Nation African-American Heritage Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1941 Chicago Cubs Are the First to Use an Organ At a Baseball Game Chicago Cubs Organs Historic Firsts Baseball Library

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