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Performing Artists
1885 Gabby Hayes (New York-born Actor) New York Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1901 Gary Cooper (Montana-born Actor) Montana Performing Artists Actors Film History Channel
1922 Darren McGavin (California-born Actor) California Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1923 Anne Baxter (Indiana-born Actress) Indiana Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1931 Teresa Brewer (Ohio-born Popular Singer) Ohio Performing Artists Popular Musician Internet Movie Database
1939 Jimmy Ruffin (Mississippi-born African-American Popular Singer) Jimmy Ruffin Popular Musician African-American Performing Artists
Sports Figures
1896 Kitty Godfree (English Tennis Player; Gold Medalist in the 1920 Olympic Games) English Sports Figures International Tennis Hall of Fame 1920 Summer Olympics
1933 Johnny Unitas (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1890 Portland, Oregon's Forrest Smithson Breaks the World Record for the 50-yard Low Hurdles 5 4/5 Seconds Portland, Oregon Track & Field
1932 William Faulkner Arrives in Culver City, California as an MGM Contract Writer Culver City, California William Faulkner American Authors Film MGM Mississippi Writers Project
1947 The Kraft Television Theater Debuts Television Historic Firsts Kraft Foods History Channel

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