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Performing Artists
1918 Mike Wallace (Massachusetts-born Broadcast Journalist: 60 Minutes) Massachusetts Authors Journalism Television Internet Movie Database
1936 Glenda Jackson (English Actress) English Performing Artists Actors Film Biography
Albert Finney (English Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Film Biography
1937 Dave Prater, Jr. (Georgia-born Member of the African-American Duo of "Sam and Dave") Georgia Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1940 James L. Brooks (New Jersey-born Actor, Director) New Jersey Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1942 Tommy Roe (Georgia-born Popular Singer) Georgia Performing Artists Popular Musician University of Georgia
1946 Candice Bergen (Los Angeles-born Actress) California Performing Artists Actors Film Television Biography
1949 Billy Joel (New York-born Popular Musician, Songwriter) Billy Joel Popular Musicians
1952 Alley Mills (Chicago-born Actress: Mother on Wonder Years) Chicago Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1979 Rosario Dawson (New York City-born Latin-American Actress) Rosario Dawson Actors Film Television African American Performing Artists Native-American Heritage
Sports Figures
1928 Pancho Gonzales (Los Angeles-born Latin-American Member of the Tennis Hall of Fame) Los Angeles Sports Figures Tennis Hall of Fame Latin-American Sports Figures
1939 Ralph Boston (Mississippi-born African-American Long Jump Olympic Gold Medalist) Mississippi Sports Figures Track & Field Hall of Fame The Olympic Games African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1960 Tony Gwynn (California-born African-American Baseball Player) California Sports Figures Baseball African American Sport Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1887 Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show Opens in London Great Britain Buffalo Bill Cody Westward Expansion Stage and Theater The History Channel
1962 EMI Subsidiary Parlophone Signs Beatles to First Record Contract The Beatles Popular Musicians CNN
1971 The Last Episode of The Honeymooners Airs Television The History Channel
1974 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Open for Bonnie Raitt at Harvard Square Theater Cambridge, Massachusetts New Jersey Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
2001 126 People Are Killed As Fans Stampede at a Soccer Match in Ghana's Accra Stadium in Ghana Ghana Soccer Death The History Channel

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