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Performing Artists
1907 Fred Zinnemann (Austrian-American Academy Award-Winning Film Director) Austrian Performing Artists Filmmakers Academy Awards Internet Movie Database
1909 Tom Ewell (Kentucky-born Actor) Kentucky Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1919 Celeste Holm (New York City-born Actress) New York Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1931 Lonnie Donegan (Scottish Singer, Composer, Guitarist) Scottish Performing Artists Popular Musicians BBC
1945 Tammi Terrell (Pennsylvania-born African-American Popular Singer) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1946 John Waters (Maryland-born Filmmaker, Director, Writer) Maryland Performing Artists Filmmakers
1954 Jerry Seinfeld (New York City-born Comedian, Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television Writer's Almanac
1955 Kate Mulgrew (Iowa-born Actress) Iowa Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1957 Daniel Day-Lewis (English Academy Award-Winning Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Film Academy Awards Greenwich Guide
1958 Michelle Pfeiffer (California-born Actress) California Performing Artists Actors Film
1969 Master P (Louisiana-born African-American Hip Hop Artist) Louisiana Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1970 Uma Thurman (Massachusetts-born Actress) Massachusetts Performing Artists Actors Film
Sports Figures
1922 George Allen (Detroit-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Detroit Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame
1947 Jim Ryun (Kansas-born Member of the Track & Field Hall of Fame) Kansas Sports Figures Track & Field Hall of Fame Olympic Games
Johnny Miller (San Francisco-born Member of the International Golf Hall of Fame) San Francisco Sports Figures International Golf Hall of Fame
1951 Dale Earnhardt (North Carolina-born Race Driver) Dale Earnhardt NASCAR
1970 Andre Agassi (Nevada-born Professional Tennis Player) Nevada Sports Figures Tennis
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1980 Alfred Hitchcock (English Director) Alfred Hitchcock Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
1927 The Mt. Baker Theater Opens in Bellingham, Washington Bellingham, Washington Film Stage and Theater Mt. Baker Theater History Link
1932 The Series One Man's Family Begins Its 27-year Run on the Radio Radio The History Channel
1944 Dancing Romeo Is the Last "Our Gang" Film to be Released Film The Internet Movie Database The History Channel
1958 My Fair Lady Open in London to Rave Reviews London, England Julie Andrews Plays BBC
1968 Hair Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1969 Duke Ellington Is Presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom Duke Ellington American Composers Popular Musicians Noted African Americans The History Channel
1986 U.S. Postal Service Honors Duke Ellington with a Postal Stamp Duke Ellington American Composers Noted African Americans Gale Group
Playing the Seattle Mariners in Fenway Park, Boston's Roger Clemens Is the First Major League Pitcher to Strike Out 20 Batters in a 9-inning Game Boston, Massachusetts Seattle, Washington Texas Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts The History Channel New York Times
1996 The Musical "Rent" Opens on Broadway New York City Plays American Musical Internet Broadway Database
Henry Aaron Hits His First Home Run as a Member of the Atlanta Braves Atlanta, Georgia Henry Aaron Baseball Hall of Fame Major League Baseball University of Georgia

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