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Performing Artists
1877 Isadora Duncan (San Francisco-born Interpretive Dancer) Isadora Duncan Dance Internet Movie Database
1883 Mamie Smith (Ohio-born African-American Singer; First African-American to Record the Blues) Mamie Smith Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists
1884 Charles Winninger (Wisconsin-born Actor) Wisconsin Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database Wisconsin Historical Society
1904 George Formby (British Actor) British Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1907 John Wayne (Iowa-born Actor) John Wayne Actors Film
1908 Robert Morley (British Actor, Director and Playwright British Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1913 Peter Cushing (British Actor) British Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database Biography.com
1920 Peggy Lee (North Dakota-born Popular Singer, Songwriter and Actress) North Dakota Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database Biography.com
1948 Stevie Nicks (Arizona-born Popular Singer: Member of "Fleetwood Mac") Arizona Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database Biography.com
1949 Hank Williams, Jr. (Louisiana-born Country Music Performer) Louisiana Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians Internet Movie Database Biography.com
Sports Figures
1863 Robert Fitzsimmons (British-born World Boxing Champion in Three Weight Divisions 1891 - 1903) British Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1933 Jimmie Rodgers (Mississippi-born Country Music Singer) Jimmie Rodgers Country Musicians Texas Historical State Historical Association
1959 Ed Walsh (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
2008 Sydney Pollack (Indiana-born Academy Award Director, Actor) Indiana Performing Artists American Performing Artists Academy Awards Internet Movie Database
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1913 112 Performing Artists Adopt an Actors' Equity's Constitution, Elect a President Actors' Equity Labor Actors' Equity New York Times
1923 The First Le Mans 24-hour Motor Race Is Run France Auto Racing Historic Firsts CNN
1956 Althea Gibson Wins French Open: 1st Major Tennis Title by an African American French Open Althea Gibson African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Tennis Hall of Fame Historymakers African American Registry
1959 Pittsburgh's Harvey Haddix Pitches 12 Perfect Innings Before Losing, 10 in 13 Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball NY Times
1977 George Willig, "the Human Fly", Scales New York's World Trade Center in 3.5 Hrs New York City World Trade Center Climbing NYPress

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