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1882 Margaret Rutherford (English Actress of Stage and Screen) English Performing Artists Actors Film
1885 Joe "King" Oliver (Louisiana-born African-American Jazz Cornetist) King Oliver Jazz African-American Performing Artists
1894 Martha Graham (Pennsylvania-born Dancer, Choreographer) Martha Graham Dance
1911 Phil Silvers (New York City-born Comedic Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television Film
1941 Eric Burdon (English Singer, Musician) English Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1963 Natasha Richardson (English Actress) English  Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1981 Bob Marley (Jamaican Singer; Reggae Style) Bob Marley Popular Musicians
2006 Floyd Patterson (North Carolina-born African-American Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) Floyd Patterson Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures
1892 15-year-old African-American Jockey, Alonzo Clayton, Rides Azra to 1st Place in the Kentucky Derby Horse Racing African-American Sports Figures The Kentucky Derby African American Registry
1912 The Rex Theater Opens in Spokane, Washington Spokane, Washington Stage and Theater Film History Link
1927 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Is Founded Film Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
1955 The NBA Approves Transferring the Financially Strapped Milwaukee Hawks to St. Louis Milwaukee, Wisconsin St. Louis, Missouri Basketball National Basketball Association Wisconsin Historical Society
1963 Dodgers Pitcher Sandy Koufax No-hits the Giants California Sandy Koufax, Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Almanac
1972 Giants Trade Willie Mays to the Mets for a Minor League Pitcher and Cash Willie Mays, Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Library
1985 52 Soccer Fans Die When Fire Sweeps England's Bradford Stadium England Soccer Fire Safety Death The BBC History Channel
1997 IBM Deep Blue Supercomputer Defeats World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov Garry Kasparov Chess IBM CNN

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