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Performing Artists
1911 Maxine Sullivan (Pennsylvania-born African-American Vocalist, Trombonist) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1926 Bea Arthur (New York City-born Actress) New York Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1927 Herbert Ross (New York City-born Director) New York Performing Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
1939 Harvey Keitel (New York City-born Actor, Producer) New York Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
1941 Ritchie Valens (Los Angeles-born Popular Singer) California Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1943 Mary Wells (Detroit-born African-American Popular Singer) Michigan Performing Artists Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1951 Steveland Morris Hardaway (Stevie Wonder) (Michigan-born African-American Popular Musician, Singer, Songwriter) Michigan Performing Artists Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists Biography.com African American Registry
1964 Stephen Colbert (South Carolina-born Comedian) South Carolina Performing Artists Actors Television Biography.com
1966 Darius Rucker (South Carolina-born African-American Popular Musician, Songwriter; Hootie and the Blowfish) South Carolina Performing Artists Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database Biography.com
Sports Figures
1896 Charles Pahud de Mortanges (Dutch Equestrian; Olympic Medalist in 1924, 1928 and 1932) Dutch Sports Figures Equestrians The Olympics
1914 Joe Louis (Alabama-born African-American Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) Joe Louis International Boxing Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1961 Gary Cooper (Montana-born Actor) Montana Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1975 Bob Wills (Texas-born Member of the Rock & Roll and Country Music Halls of Fame) Texas Performing Artists Country Music Hall of Fame Rock and Roll Hall of Fame The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame The History Channel Texas State Historical Association
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1938 Louis Armstrong Records "When the Saints Go Marching In" Louis Arrmstrong Jazz Popular Music BestofNewOrleans.com
1955 Jacksonville, Florida Is Rocked by a Riot Following a Concert Performance by Elvis Presley Jacksonville, Florida Elvis Presley Popular Music Crime Florida Historical Society
1956 In Minnesota, Elvis Presley Performs at the Minneapolis Auditorium for a Crowd of 3,000 Minneapolis, Minnesota Elvis Presley Popular Music Minnesota Historical Society
Gene Autry's Radio Musical Variety Show, Melody Ranch, Goes Off the Air Gene Autry Radio The History Channel
1970 The Beatles Release Their Movie "Let It Be" in New York The Beatles Film Internet Movie Database
1993 The Final Episode of Knots Landing Is Aired Television The Internet Movie Database The History Channel
1995 English Mother, 33-year-old Alison Hargreaves, 33, Is the First Woman to Scale Mt. Everest Unaided English Sports Figures Women Mountain Climbing Historic Firsts Mt. Everest BBC

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