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Performing Artists
1912 Joseph Anthony (Wisconsin-born Actor, Director) Wisconsin Performing Artists Actors Filmmakers Wisconsin Historical Society
1923 Siobhan McKenna (Irish Actress) Irish Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1937 Archie Shepp (Florida-born Jazz Saxophonist) Florida Political and Social Leaders Jazz
1941 Bob Dylan (Minnesota-born Singer, Songwriter) Bob Dylan Folk Musician Rock and Roll Hall of Fame American Composers/Songwriters
1943 Gary Burghoff (Connecticut-born Actor: Radar in M*A*S*H, Charlie Brown on Broadway) Connecticut Performing Artists Actors M*A*S*H Internet Movie Database
1944 Patti LaBelle (Pennsylvania-born African-American Popular Singer) Patti LaBelle Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists
1945 Priscilla Presley (New York-born Actress: Wife of Elvis Presley) New York Performing Artists Actors Internet Movie Database Biography.com
1955 Rosanne Cash (Tennessee-born County Singer) Tennessee Performing Artists Country Musicians
1960 Kristin Scott Thomas (English Actress) English Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database Biography.com
Sports Figures
1899 Suzanne Lenglen (French Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame) French Sports Figures Gold Medalist, 1920 Summer Olympics International Tennis Hall of Fame
1910 Jimmy Demaret (Texas-born Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures World Golf Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1974 Duke Ellington (Washington, D.C.-Born African-American Conductor, Composer) Duke Ellington Popular Musicians American Composers/Songwriters African-American Composers/Songwriters History Channel
1879 E.H. (Ernest Howard) Shepard (English Artist of the Winnie-the-Pooh Books) E.H. Shepard Artists Winnie the Pooh
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1878 The First American Bicycle Race Is Held at Beacon Park in Boston Massachusetts Bicycles Historic Firsts Louisiville Bicycle Club
1890 Seattle Defeats Spokane in the First Professional Baseball Game Played in Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Baseball Historic Firsts History Link
1929 The Marx Brothers' First Film, The Cocoanut, Opens in Los Angeles Los Angeles The Marx Brothers Film History Channel
1930 Playland Amusement Park Opens in North Seattle Seattle, Washington Roller Coaster History Link
1935 Reds 2, Phillies 1 in the First Night Baseball Game Ohio Baseball Light Bulb Firsts San Francisco State University New York Times
1987 Al Unser Sr. Wins His Fourth Indianapolis 500 At the Age of 47 New Mexico Sports Figures Auto Racing Indianapolis 500 New York Times
1989 Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade Premieres in the United States Film Internet Movie Database
1992 Al Unser Jr. Beats Scott Goodyear by .043 Seconds to Win the Indianapolis 500 New Mexico Sports Figures Auto Racing Indianapolis 500 New York Times

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