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Performing Aritsts
1904 (Thomas Wright) "Fats" Waller (New York City-born African-American Composer, Pianist, Organist, Bandleader) : Jazz American Composers African American Performing Artists
1917 Raymond Burr (Canadian Actor) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Film Television Biography.com
1916 Dennis Day (New York-born Actor, Singer) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1941 David Groh (New York City-born Actor) New York Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
Ron Isley (Ohio-born Popular Musician) Ohio Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1948 Leo Sayer (English Popular Musician) English Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1951 Al Franken (Minnesota-born Comedian, Writer) Minnesota Performing Artists Actors Television Biography.com
1952 Mr. T (Chicago-born African-American Actor) Illinois Performing Artists Actors Television Notable African Americans Internet Movie Database
1959 Nick Cassavetes (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
1972 Christian McBride (Pennsylvania-born African-American Jazz Bassist) Christian McBride Jazz Notable African Americans
1974 Fairuza Balk (California-born Actress) California Performing Artists Actors Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1924 Clarence (Big House) Gaines (Kentucky-born African-American Coach: Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Kentucky Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1941 Bobby Cox (Oklahoma-born Major League Baseball Manager) Oklahoma Sports Figures Major League Baseball Major League Baseball
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2000 John Gielgud (English Actor) John Gielgud Actors Film
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1881 United States Lawn Tennis Association Is Formed in New York City New York City Tennis New York Times
1945 46-year-old Humphrey Bogart Marries 21-year-old co-Star Lauren Bacall Humphrey Bogart American Entertainers Film Internet Movie Database
1955 Chuck Berry Records "Maybellene" Chuck Berry Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists History Channel
1966 World Heavyweight Champion, Muhammad Ali, Knocks Out Henry Cooper in London London, England Muhammed Ali Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures BBC
1977 Undefeated Seattle Slew Wins the 102nd Preakness Stakes Maryland Horse Racing The Preakness New York Times
1980 Empire Strikes Back Is Released in the U.S. George Lucas Film Internet Movie Database
1984 The Movie "The Natural," Based on the Book by Bernard Malamud, Is Copyrighted Trademarks and Copyrights Film Internet Movie Database USPTO
1990 Final Episode of Newhart Airs Television Internet Movie Database

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