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Performing Artists
1905 Joseph Cotten (Virginia-born Actor) Virginia Performing Artists Actors Film
1909 James Mason (English Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Film
1910 Constance Cummings (Washington-born Actress) Washington Performing Artists Actors
1918 Eddy Arnold (Tennessee-born Country Singer) Tennessee Performing Artists Country Musicians
1936 Anna Maria Alberghetti (Italian Actress) Italian Performing Artists Actors Film
1937 Trini López (Texas-born Singer) Texas Performing Artists Popular Musicians Latin-American Studies
1940 Laini Kazan (New York-born Singer, Actress) New York Performing Artists Actors Film
1948 Brian Eno (English Musician, Songwriter) English Performing Artists
1955 Lee Horsley (Texas-born Actor) Texas Performing Artists Actors Film
1972 David Faranck Charvet (French Actor) French Performing Artists Actors
1981 Leigh Ann Orsi (California-born Actress) California Performing Artists Actors
Sports Figures
1914 Tenzing Norgay (Nepalese Sherpa Mountaineer Who Ascended Mt. Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953) Nepal Climbing Mount Everest
1935 Ted Dexter (English Cricket Legend) English Sports Figures Cricket Cricinfo
1953 George Brett (West Virginia-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) West Virginia Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1967 John Smoltz (Michigan-born Major League Baseball Player) Michigan Sports Baseball University of Georgia
1969 Emmitt Smith (Florida-born African American Professional Football Player) Florida Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
1978 Amy Chow (California-born Asian-American Gymnast) California Sports Figures Gymnastics Asian American Studies
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1912 Detroit Tiger, Ty Cobb, Is Suspended for Beating Up a New York Fan Who Heckled Him Ty Cobb Baseball Hall of Fame Michigan
The New Mexico Supreme Court Rules in "New Mexico vs. Davenport" That Playing Baseball on Sunday Is Not a Crime New Mexico Baseball Religion Law New Mexico Magazine
1941 Joe DiMaggio Goes 1-4 with a Single to Begin His Record 56-game Hitting Streak Joe DiMaggio Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1948 Eddie Arcaro Wins the Preakness Aboard Citation, on Their Way to the Triple Crown Horse Racing The Preakness New York Times
1958 Gigi Opens at New York's Royale Theater New York City Film Internet Movie Database
1964 Smothers Brothers Debut at Carnegie Hall New York City Performing Artists Popular Musicians History Channel
1970 International Olympic Committee Renews its Ban of South Africa from the Games South Africa The Olympic Games South African History
The Carpenters Release "Close to You" Popular Musicians Carpenters Web Site

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