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Performing Artists
1844 Richard D'Oyly Carte (English Impresario; Founder of London's Savoy Theatre) English Performing Artists Stage and Theater The Savoy Theater
1906 Mary Astor (Illinois-born Actress) Illinois Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database
1907 Canada Lee (New York City-born African-American Actor) New York City Performing Artists American Performing Artists African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African-American Registry
1928 James Brown (South Carolina-born African-American Soul Singer) South Carolina Performing Artists Popular Music African American Performing Artists African-American Registry
1937 Franki Valli (New Jersey-born Lead Singer of "The Four Seasons") New Jersey Performing Artists Popular Music Internet Movie Database
1947 Doug Henning (Canadian-born Magician) Canadian Performing Artists Magician Internet Movie Database
1951 Christopher Cross (Texas-born Popular Singer) Texas Performing Artists Popular Music Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1921 Sugar Ray Robinson (Detroit-born African-American Hall of Fame Boxer) Detroit Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures African-American Registry State of Michigan
1936 José "Cheguí" Torres (Puerto Rican Hall of Fame Boxer, Writer, Politician) José International Boxing Hall of Fame Hispanic Sports Figures
1946 Greg Gumbel (New Orleans-born African-American Sportscaster) New Orleans Sports Figures African American Sports Figures Television
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1943 Harry Miller (Wisconsin-born Race Car Designer) Wisconsin Scientists & Mathematicians Auto Racing Wisconsin Historical Society
1810 Lord Byron Swims Hellespont (Dardanelles) Strait in Turkey Lord Byron (George Gordon) Turkey Swimming The History Channel
1903 Texas Stuntman Robert Vandervoort Gives a Command Performance in London for King Edward VII English Political and Social Leaders Texas Performing Artists King Edward VII Texas State Historical Society
1971 National Public Radio's All Things Considered Debuts Radio National Public Radio
1986 Bill Shoemaker (54) Is the Oldest Jockey to Win the Kentucky Derby Bill Shoemaker Kentucky Derby Horse Racing The Kentucky Derby New York Times
1991 Last Episode of Dallas Airs Television The Official Larry Hagman Website
1997 World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov Begins Unsuccessful Rematch Against IBM's Deep Blue Computer Garry Kasparov Chess Computer Technology IBM Deep Blue Technology and Society

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