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Performing Artists
1909 Katharine Hepburn (Connecticut-born Academy-Award-Winning Actress) Katharine Hepburn Actors Film Academy Award
1929 Burt Bacharach (Missouri-born Popular Songwriter) Burt Bacharach American Composers Popular Music
1936 Tom Snyder (Wisconsin-born Television Talk Show Host) Wisconsin Performing Artists Television Wisconsin Historical Society
1937 George Carlin (New York City-born Comedian, Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Television Biography.com
Sports Figures
1925 Yogi Berra (Missouri-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Yogi Berra Baseball Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1888 Yale's Charles Sherrill Is First to Use the Crouching Start in Track and Field Track and Field Historic Firsts Yale University City of New Haven
1903 University of Texas Anthem, "Eyes of Texas," Is First Sung Texas Popular Music Historic Firsts University of Texas Texas State Historical Association
1949 Middletown, Delaware Residents Vote 337-114 to Allow Sunday Movies Middletown, Delaware Religion Film Law State of Delaware
1955 Cubs' Sam Jones Is First African American to Throw a Major League No-hitter Baseball African-American History Historic Firsts African American Registry
1964 Barbra Streisand Receives Grammy for Best Female Vocalist Barbra Streisand Popular Musicians The Grammys The History Channel
1970 Ernie Banks Hits Career Homerun 500 Texas Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1971 Mick Jagger Marries Bianca Perez Morena de Macias in St Tropez The Rolling Stones Popular Music BBC

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