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Performing Artists
1887 Vernon Castle (English-American Dancer) English Performing Artists Dance
1904 Bing Crosby (Washington-born Singer, Actor) Bing Crosby Popular Musicians Actors Film
1921 Satyajit Ray (Indian Film Director, Writer) Satyajit Ray Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
1925 Roscoe Lee Browne (New Jersey-born African-American Actor) New Jersey Performing Artists Actors Television African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1936 Engelbert Humperdinck (English Popular Singer) English Performing Artists Popular Musicians Biography.com
1946 Lesley Gore (New York-born Popular Singer) New York Performing Artists Popular Musicians Biography.com
1977 Jenna Von Oy (Connecticut-born Actress) Connecticut Performing Artists Actors Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1953 "Keith" Jamaal Wilkes (California-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) California Sports Figures Basketball National Basketball Association African-American Sports Figures
1975 David Beckham (English Soccer Player) English Sports Figures Soccer Biography.com
1985 Sarah Hughes (New York-born Olympic Figure Skating Gold Medalist) New York Sports Figures Figure Skating 2002 Winter Olympics Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1977 Sid Collins (Voice of the Indianapolis 500) Indiana Media Radio Auto Racing Indianapolis 500
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1853 Approximately 10,000 People Attend the Opening of Franconi's Hippodrome on New York City's Fifth Avenue New York City Circus New York Historical Society
1885 The First Issue of Good Housekeeping Is Published Journalism Historic Firsts Good Housekeeping The Library of Congress
1920 First Negro Baseball League Game Is Played in Indianapolis Indianapolis Baseball African-American History Historic Firsts Indianapolis Star
1932 The Jack Benny Show Debuts on Radio Jack Benny Radio The History Channel
1933 A Sighting of the Loch Ness Monster is First Reported in the Inverness Courier Scotland Journalism Historic Firsts The History Channel
1938 Ella Fitzgerald Records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" Ella Fitzgerald Popular Music Notable African Americans Verve Music Group
1939 Lou Gehrig's Streak of 2,130 Consecutive Games Played Ends New York City Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1954 Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals Hits Five Home Runs in a Doubleheader Against the New York Giants Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times

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