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Performing Artists
1883 Julian Eltinge (Massachusetts-born Vaudeville Star) Massachusetts Performing Artists
1897 Sidney Bechet (New Orleans-born Jazz Clarinetist) Sidney Bechet Jazz African American Performing Artists
1898 Arthur James "Zutty" Singleton (Louisiana-born African-American Jazz Drummer, Bandleader) Lousiana Musicians Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1936 Bobby Darin (New York-born Popular Singer, Songwriter) New York Performing Artists American Composers Popular Music Biography.com
1944 George Lucas (California-born Filmmaker, Screenwriter) George Lucas Star Wars
1951 Season Hubley (New York City-born Actress) New York Performing Artists Actors
Robert Zemeckis (Chicago-born Producer, Director, Writer) Chicago Performing Artists Filmmakers Biography.com
1952 David Byrne (Scottish Actor) Scottish Performing Artists Actors Biography.com
1960 Ronan Tynan (Irish Tenor) Irish Performing Artists Musicians Biography.com
1969 Cate Blanchett (Australian Actress) Cate Blanchette Actors Film Plays
Danny Wood (Massachusetts-born Popular Singer: New Kids on the Block) Massachusetts Performing Artists
1973 Shanice (Pennsylvania-born African-American Popular Singer) Shanice Musicians African American Performing Artists
Sports Figures
1895 Al White (California-born Diver, 1924 Olympic Gold Medalist) California Sports Figures Swimming & Diving 1924 Summer Olympics
1942 Tony Pérez (Cuban-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Cuban Sports Figures Latin-American Studies Baseball Hall of Fame
1961 Valerie Still (Kentucky-born African-American Basketball Player) Valerie Still Basketball Notable African Americans
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1959 Sidney Bechet (New Orleans-born Jazz Clarinetist) Sidney Bechet Jazz African American Performing Artists
1982 Hugh Beaumont (Kansas-born Actor: Ward Cleaver in Leave It to Beaver) Kansas Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1987 Rita Hayworth (New York City-born Actress) Rita Hayworth Actors Film
1992 Lyle Alzado (New York-born Professional Football Player) New York Sports Figures Football Illegal Drugs
1998 Frank Sinatra (New Jersey-born Popular Singer, Actor) Frank Sinatra Popular Musicians Actors Film Television
Yamada Tengo (Japanese Film Director, Producer) Japanese Performing Artists Filmmakers Asian History Internet Movie Database
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1874 In Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard Defeats McGill University of Montreal, 3-0 in the First Rudimentary Football Game Ever Played Harvard Football Football Historic Firsts New York Times
1897 John Phillip Sousa Registers Copyright for "Stars and Stripes Forever" John Philip Sousa American Composers Copyright USPTO
"Stars and Stripes Forever" First Performed in Philadelphia John Philip Sousa Popular Music Historic Firsts Dallas Wind Symphony
1904 The Olympic Games Are Held in U.S. for First Time (St. Louis) Missouri 1904 Summer Olympic Games Historic Firsts History Channel
1960 Auto Racer Mickey Thompson Breaks 22-Year-Old World Records for the Standing Mile and Standing Kilometer Auto Racing History Channel
1998 The Final Episode of Seinfeld Airs Television History Channel

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