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Performing Artists
1857 Juan Morel Campos (Puerto Rican Musician, Composer) Juan Morel Campos Popular Musicians American Composers Latin-American Studies
1905 Henry Fonda (Nebraska-born Actor) Henry Fonda Actors Film
1913 Woody Herman (Wisconsin-born Jazz Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Bandleader) Wisconsin Performing Artists Popular Musicians Woody Herman Society Writer's Almanac Wisconsin Historical Society
1919 Liberace (Wisconsin-born Classical, Popular Pianist) Wisconsin Performing Artists Popular Musicians Wisconsin Historical Society
1930 Betty Carter (Michigan-born African-American Jazz Singer) Michigan Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1931 Jack Dodson (Pennsylvania-born Actor: Howard Sprague on The Andy Griffith Show) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1939 Nancy Kwan (Hong Kong-born American Actress) Hong Kong Actors Film Asian-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1953 Pierce Brosnan (Irish Actor) Irish Performing Artists Actors Television Film
1955 Debra Winger (Ohio-born Actress) Ohio Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1959 Mare Winningham (Arizona-born Actress) Arizona Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1966 Janet Jackson (Indiana-born African-American Popular Singer) Janet Jackson Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists
1968 Tracey Gold (New York-born Actress) New York Performing Artists Actors Internet Movie Database
1971 David Boreanaz (New York-born Actor) New York Performing Artists Actors Internet Movie Database
1973 Tori Spelling (Los Angeles-born Actress) California Performing Artists Actors Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1928 Billy Martin (New York-born Major League Baseball Player and Manager) New York Sports Figures Baseball
1949 Rick Reuschel (Illinois-born Major League Baseball Player) Illinois Sports Figures Baseball
1955 Jack Morris (Minnesota-born Major League Baseball Player) Minnesota Sports Figures Baseball
1956 Olga Korbut (Belarus-born Member of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame) Belarus Sports Figures Gymnastics Hall of Fame Olympics
1957 Joan Benoit Samuelson (Maine-born Distance Runner and Olympic Champion) Maine Track & Field Olympics
1970 Gabriela Sabatini (Argentinean Member of the Tennis Hall of Fame) Argentina Tennis Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1984 Andy Kaufman (New York City-born Comedian) New York Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1985 Margaret Hamilton (Ohio-born Actress: Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz) Ohio Performing Artists Actors Wizard of Oz
1990 Jim Henson (Mississippi-born Puppeteer and Creator of the Muppets) Jim Henson Puppets Technology and Society
Sammy Davis, Jr. (New York City-born African-American Singer, Dancer, Actor) Sammy Davis, Jr. Popular Musicians Dance Actors Film Notable African Americans
1888 Emile Berliner Demonstrates Gramophone at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute Pennsylvania The Phonograph Inventors Historic Firsts Library of Congress American Public Media
1914 American Horseshoe Pitchers Association Is Organized in Kansas City. Kansas Kansas Games NHPA
1925 WHAS Louisville Airs First Network Radio Broadcast of the Kentucky Derby Radio The Kentucky Derby Historic Firsts Kentucky Oaks
1929 First Academy Award Ceremony Is Held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles Los Angeles Film Academy Awards Historic Firsts The History Channel Writer's Almanac
1975 Japan's Junko Tabei Is First Woman to Scale Mount Everest Junko Tabei Mount Everest Women Historic Firsts History Channel
Wings Release "Listen to What the Man Said" in UK Paul McCartney Popular Music Beatles Discography

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