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Performing Artists
1908 Jimmy Stewart (Pennsylvania-born Actor) Jimmy Stewart Actors Film The New York Times
1919 George Gobel (Illinois-born Comedic Actor) Illinois Performing Aritsts Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1930 James McEachin (North Carolina-born African-American Actor) North Carolina Performing Artists Actors Television African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1936 Anthony Zerbe (California-born Actor) California Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1944 Joe Cocker (English Popular Singer) English Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1946 Cher (California-born Singer, Actress) California Performing Artists Popular Musicians Actors Film Biography
Sports Figures
1921 Hal Newhouser (Detroit-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Detroit Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame State of Michigan
1927 Bud Grant (Wisconsin-born Football Coach; Member of the Professional Football hall of Fame) Wisconsin Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame
1940 Stan Mikita (Slovakian Member of the Ice Hockey Hall of Fame) Slovakian Sports Figures Ice Hockey Hall of Fame
Sadaharu Oh (Japanese Professional Baseball Player) Japanese Sports Figures Baseball
1942 Lynn Davies (Welsh-born Long Jump Gold Medal Winner at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics) Welsh Sports Figures Track & Field 1964 Tokyo Olympics
Frew McMillan (South African-born Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame) South African Sports Figures Tennis Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1989 Gilda Radner (Detroit-born Comedian) Detroit Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1873 Jacob and Levi Strauss Receive Patent for Copper-riveted Blue Jeans Patents & Trademarks Levi Strauss History Channel
1899 New York Cab Driver Jacob German Is First Motorist Arrested for Speeding New York City Automobiles Law Historic Firsts History Channel
1900 The Second Modern Olympics Opens in Paris, France Paris, France 1900 Summer Olympics New York Times
1942 Glenn Miller Records "I've Got A Gal in Kalamazoo" Glenn Miller Popular Music
1954 Bill Haley and the Comets Release "Rock Around the Clock" Bill Haley Popular Music Rockabilly Hall of Fame
1970 Beatles' Film Let It Be Premieres in Great Britain The Beatles Film Internet Movie Database
1989 Sunday Silence Edges Easy Goer to Win the Closest Race in the 114-year History of the Preakness Stakes Maryland Horse Racing The Preakness History Channel New York Times
1993 93 Million View the Final Episode of Cheers on NBC Television Museum of Broadcast Communications Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

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