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Performing Artists
1896 Gary Davis (South Carolina-born African-American Blues Guitarist) South Carolina Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists
1908 Eve Arden (California-born Actress: "Our Miss Brooks") Eve Arden Actors Film Television
1910 Al Lewis (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television Biography.com
1926 Cloris Leachman (Iowa-born Actress) Iowa Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1933 Willie Nelson (Texas-born Country Singer, Songwriter) Texas Performing Artists Country Musicians Writer's Almanac Biography.com
1940 Burt Young (New York City-born Actor) New York Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1943 Bobby Vee (North Dakota-born Popular Singer) North Datoka Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1944 Jill Clayburgh (New York City-born Actress) New York Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1973 Jeff Timmons (Ohio-born Popular Musician) Ohio Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1982 Kirsten Dunst (New Jersey-born Actress) Kirsten Dunst Actors Film
Sports Figures
1961 Isiah Thomas (Chicago-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Isiah Thomas African-American Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1974 Agnes Moorehead (Massachusetts-born Actress) Massachusetts Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
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1927 Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford Are First to Leave Footprints at Grauman's Douglas Fairbanks Mary Pickford Actors Film Mann Theaters
1945 Arthur Godfrey Show Debuts on Television Television History Channel
1948 The Land Rover Is Introduced at the Amsterdam Auto Show The Netherlands Land Rover Historic Firsts History Channel
1957 Elvis Presley Begins Recording the Soundtrack for His Film "Jailhouse Rock" Elvis Presley Popular Music Film Elvis Recordings Internet Movie Database
1961 Harmon Killebrew Hits His First Home Run for the Minnesota Twins 467' Minnesota Sports Figures Idaho Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Minnesota Historical Society
1975 Elvis Presley Opens a Three-Day concert in Atlanta, Georgia's Omni Atlanta, Georgia Elvis Presley Rock and Roll Hall of Fame University of Georgia
1992 Final Episode of The Cosby Show Airs Bill Cosby Television The Cosby Show History Channel
1993 The World's #1 Women's Tennis Player, Monica Seles, Is Stabbed in the Back at a Hamburg, Germany Tennis Match Hamburg, Germany Serbian Sports Figures Tennis Crime BBC Court TV New York Times

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