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Performing Artists
1885 Al Jolson (Lithuanian-American Singer, Actor) Al Jolson Actors Film
1895 Rudolph Valentino (Italian Actor) Rudolph Valentino Actors Film
1909 Lew Christensen (Utah-born Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer) Utah Performing Artists Dancer
1915 Orson Welles (Wisconsin-born Actor, Writer, Director) Orson Welles Actors Radio Film
1945 Bob Seeger (Michigan-born Songwriter, Popular Musician) Bob Seeger Popular Musicians American Composers and Songwriters
1955 Tom Bergeron (Massachusetts-born Actor) Massachusetts Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1961 George Clooney (Kentucky-born Actor) George Clooney Actors Television Film
1964 Roma Downey (Irish Actress) Irish Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1907 Weeb Ewbank (Indiana-born Coach; Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Indiana Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame
1931 Willie Mays (Alabama-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Alabama Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Sports Figures Biography.com African American Registry
1937 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (New Jersey-born African-American Professional Boxer) New Jersey Sports Figures Sports Figures Boxing African-American Sports Figures Sports Figures Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1992 Marlene Dietrich (German-American Actress, Singer) Marlene Dietrich Actors Film The History Channel
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1941 Bob Hope Gives First USO Show at California's March Field California Bob Hope USO Library of Congress
1954 Roger Bannister Runs the First Mile under Four Minutes (3:59:4) Roger Bannister Track & Field Historic Firsts The History Channel Historic UK BBC New York Times
1955 Grace Kelly Meets Prince Rainier While on Magazine Photo Shoot in France France Prince Rainier Grace Kelly American Performing Artists The History Channel
1956 Restrictions Are Eased on Acceptable Language and Subject Matter in American Movies Film The History Channel
1978 Affirmed, with Steve Cauthen Up, Holds Off Alydar to Win the Kentucky Derby by a Length and a Half Louisville, Kentucky Horse Racing Kentucky Derby New York Times
1982 Future Hall of Fame Pitcher, Gaylord Perry, Wins the 300th Game of His Career North Carolina Sport Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Major League Baseball New York Times
1998 20-year-old Kerry Wood of the Chicago Cubs Ties a Major League Record Striking Out 20 Houston Astros in Only His 5th Major League Start Chicago Sport Figures Texas Sport Figures Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
2004 51.1 Million Viewers Tune In for the Final Episode of Friends Official Web Site Television TV Tome New York Times

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